Tuesday, September 29, 2009

..wherein we meet Sweets Bailey Poof

There are quite a few things I could talk about this week...
Only one of importance to blog about ,
....that, and I think I may have exhausted everyone else with my chat of it.

SO, Saturday
I was chatting on the phone with Ri on his way home,(he had got off work to help his mom move to her new apartment) he was just going to drop of the goodies he had got from the discount grocer , when he pulled in the yard and
he said "Why is there a kitten in the yard"
"is not, I was just out there, maybe its the neighbors"
I ran out to see this mystery critter , only to hear Ri say "It's not ok, get the number for animal control"
Ri thought it had been hit by a car, its whole backend looked messed up
:( When I came back outside, ruffling through the yellowpages with my cell phone ,I saw it get up and follow Ri around, sweet and cute... not limping.
...but just sooo covered in filth from the waist down that we thought maybe something else was wrong-...

We filled the kiddie pool with water and tossed him in, only to discover he didn't even have a tail at all - poor kitty I will spare the rest of the details on it- it was the most terrifying thing I have ever seen , to wonder how he had got in such a position, to think he must have been trapped somewhere to be so skinny, and so filthy.

He is the sweetest cat I have ever seen, which is even more shocking considering it is just a stray seemingly abused ,and dumped in our yard. We fed him and washed his butt over and over poor kitty.

We called a friend who is a vet tech and asked a hundred questions, about what could be wrong with him, how sick he should be , should we rush him to the vet now or would he survive the weekend...
with clean eyes and nose , he told us not to fear AND promised to bring over dewormer and such.

Noobie was completely disinterested in him the 1st day or two, I even brought him in the house - maybe Noobie was trying to behave?

Lissy even came over to hang out, bringing with her some newborn diapers- to help bring in leaky butt cat

Sweets wasn't impressed .

Oh Yeah, hung out with Lissy and Nico too

Weirdo pic of me... how do I access photoshop?

OMGosh... when did he get so big. He was rolling scooting almost crawling around my floor!

He is a little BO

wait... I think I might see a Lissy face

even got this incredibly cute video in which I look like crap, and I still -suddenly- cannot get WMM to work with my memory card to put it on youtube

....back to the cat .
I thought he was gone Sunday, when it was storming and I couldn't find him in the garage or outside .. I was thinking maybe a neighbor scooped him up now that he was all cleaned up,
or ..something bad. and Just when Ri had given in an stocked up on kitty supplies
I even softly suggested the possibility he was gone to Rory.
But , when Rory went outside to look he came right out to her, this cat is not mine at all, Rory and Rian's kitty. I gave him another bath with new shampoo - he didn't seem pleased - but he let me, and looked worlds better.

Ri seemed to have a pretty stressful day going from helping his mom move all night ,to working all morning Sunday- then realized he was getting sick. He called into cowboys, came home and pretty much slept all evening. He did take Rory shopping while I cleaned, with the intention of making veggie sloppyjills for dinner, but he fell asleep when he got home, He seemed tired, I didn't bother him..( I made sloppy jill yesterday as he was on his way home instead)
Sad though, I thought we were all pretty much over the sick when Nico was here, instead it seems Nico has the sniffles now- this stupid bug is spreading like crazy :(

Noobie decided Sunday evening to finally take an interest in the cat(I guess she realized it was staying)-
& Sweets decided he is not actually that fond of dogs,or going inside if that is where the big dog is..Noobie even tried sooo hard to be sweet. Laying down and going flat to appear as small as possible when the cat bowed up and hissed at her.

Ri wants an outside cat, Sheia ( my last cat) traumatized him about litterboxes, I am not thrilled about the thought, - and last night I almost busted my face on the door when the adrenaline of hearing him doing the afraid cat whine/growl/ screech , thinking something was attacking him- and forgot how to unlock the door (instead, I woke Ri up slamming the door screaming NOOO!!!)- he was fine. I dunno what was out there but it was gone when we made it out.

Plus, I am now fighting to remind Rory to ask permission as she seems to spend the whole day going in and out to see Sweets.
..or Bailey Poof
Rory decided ( despite what I think may just be a bit of boy parts)
Sweets is a GIRL, and her name is Bailey ...after her fav yellow littlest petshop CSI character..
or Poof, because he(she) is poofy.

Rory is beyond thrilled to have a cat..yeah, I will admit me too.
I am sort of surprised Ri has agreed to keep him, but after seeing him that way how could we not? - plus ,Ri says that THIS is why he never wanted to go get a cat, he knew this would be the way it would happen, that one would come to us.
Poor skinny bobtail kitty
Oh- Ri got Rory some new shoes Saturday too- she loves them.they make her look like such a big girl though-sniffle-
Yesterday morn , we woke up to find Sweets brought Rory a present,he caught a frog, and he made a big deal about it being for Rory.. she wasn't thrilled at the gift- but agreed it was a nice gesture.

Ri's friend came over and gave the kitty the basic shots and dewormer,soo sweet. I don't know how to thank him. He told me bobtail cats tend to have butt issues(with prolapses and such) so perhaps it was just that and a parasite ,that was the problem.His little butt is already looking WORLDS better,he seems to have more control about all that too,and he is gaining some much much needed weight.
We still need to bring him in to get a rabies shot, and get fixed.

Today we brought the kitty to the backyard and put Noobie back there just to let them sit in the same yard together. Sweets/Bailey is still a bit spooked by her but for the most part they did well, just letting them slowly get to know each other.

anyways. in other news.

I haven't heard from Ri's mom now that she is all moved in, Ri says her apt is like if a hotel crashed into a retirement home, he even teased her about how he thought she would be far more senile before he put her in a home. I hope she is happy with it all. Sari (in her online communication) seems happy about the move into Ri's moms old place.Hope it all works out
Lissy says Bo is working all over the house to fix is up and get it ready for their friends to move in with them. Transitions all over the place

Last I heard from Mom, Amy and her had been sick too :( I have completely lost track of the day and am not sure when Ri is off again...

Well.. I know I am forgetting something, but I am off to go clean more


Thursday, September 24, 2009

You are the only flower of meditation in the wilderness, okie dokes?

Rory says Okie Dokes all the time .. the rest is what her fortune cookie told her.

10 days...10 days ago I left you whining about my neverending flu bug.
Nope. I did not die of the swineflu
Though, the laptop might of...
well, in the sense that the panic over swine flu is equivalent to the panic over Y2k ,
and I can blame any unfortunate occurrence on it, can't I??I can right?

Basically.Ri came home, I handed him the laptop and the thing went ~poof~ blackscreen. Some goggling on dinoputer showed us how to get the lights on it to show us an error code-which revealed fried videocard, and being a beautiful dell that she was had an integrated chip...so the motherboard also pretty much went ~poof~
On the bright side that means we may still have a harddrive from the old beast, assuming we can find away to get into it. .. So . Ri dusted off the dell card, that we had JUST paid off mind you, and went back to the refurbished list to find us a nice little laptop,even better than the last one- for fairly cheap(though more money that I wish to not have to spend ,when we just said things about belt tightening grr grr grr)

Soo- three days shipping time was set,we have the mute dinoputer... but its best for checking email, a forum or blog if you are lucky- slow and glitchy for that even
, so no tv , no youtube no games and no fun no fun. Me still feeling crappy. Coughing soo bad I needing meds to sleep.. I hate taking crap.
Rory continued her streak of being an awesome (yet nocturnal)kidlet, so we played outside, and took pics instead of internet games)
PLus the autumny evening weather is nice(still 90s in the afternoons tho )

We played with Noobs, and with chalk
-Rory is such an art junkie lately she spend the day drawing pictures and letters or hiding in her clubhouse/bed with littlepets or baby dolls.
The season mural was Rory's idea. She says her favorite season is summer, because she loves swimming...
.so she needed to go swimming..
I could fix the colors in these pics and make them soo awesome-but I don't have photoshop on here yet :( -- just when I am up early and could really have fun making pics for my other blog)

I was trying to clean her pool and let her swim.. she thought it was the coolest thing ever

In other news... Ri's mom finally decided to move to the apts she has been considering for years.She says she is just DONE with having a yard and all that maintenance, plus the big place is pretty much unnecessary for her with all her kids grown up and moved out..
I think Sari is going to move into her place though, so even cooler all around.
Lissy and Bo are having friends move in with them.
Ri started his short vacation.. woot !!
He mostly just hung around the house.. worked more on taking the fence down. Woke up before me every morning unable to get out of the habit.

Somehow the laptop made it here on FRIDAY- I was really thinking it wouldn't make it here before the weekend turning our five business days into more

old and new.. its so much smaller it is weird to get used to -but the screen is better so tv surfing hooray!And Wooo hoo a fully functioning keyboard I have a working letter K!!

Saturday I woke up from a stupor of crap I took to stop coughing long enough to fall asleep- to see a clean kitchen, a big bucket of soda and a clean dog. Ri had woke up, washed the dog, cleaned the kitchen, taken Rory on a bike ride and to the store while I napped. awwww!
I have been soo sore from coughing in my sleep and coughing all day long.. it is terrible.

Terah invited us over to let the kids play and do art projects ...Well, someone has gotta do craps* with Rory, I've never been a huge fan of craft projects, art yeah- projecdts, not so much.

*I miss when Rory used to call crafts craps..lol

I didn't really want to go see the kids coughing up a contagious storm, on only a few medicated hours sleep .
I asked instead to drink a bit more nyquil and stay home while hubby took Rory... it was hard. I did sort of want to go. I packed a bag of art stuff and a drink for Rory, I even gave her the cam.. seeing the pics the kids took was totally worth the finger prints on the lens

She had an awesome time and colored and played.
Unfortunately, I was woken up by Rory running in the door crying hystericallly for me...
she was a bit traumatized seeing Terah go to swat at what she thought a fly, but was actually a wasp, and it stung her.Rory has been a bit extra bug phobic lately, and that thought- bugs biting someone back, was too much for her without me.

Ri had to work a little on Sunday.. and called and left some odd message about going to TN during this four day vacation..what??? the man who earlier in the week said we couldn't afford a zoo trip?
at the same time Lissy left a message telling me she was on her way to spring, did I want to come, AND did I have any advice about good springs to go to- call her- she said from an unlisted cell number....

I swear I woke up from odd nyquil oversleep cough dreams to think that the virgos in my life had lost their sanity..or were trying to make me lose mine.
I was half waiting for mother in law , and tata to call with cryptic messages too.

I zombied around the house finally catching up chores and tv... man, its nice to move the laptop to the kitchen - stream hulu and do dishes.

Midnight the kid tells me her tummy hurts, and her head hurts. I try feeding her- and take her temp(nothing) ..I give her tylonal just in case the bug is trying to get to her.. sure enough she soon runs a fever..

she was up and down all night after that,as soon as the tylonal wore off she would wake up and run another fever. One was complete with the fever nightmare...
--Did you know if you tell someone a nightmare it can't come true?? Well, thats what Rory says.. therefore, I don't hear about her dreams ,
but I do hear about nightmares-ones where glowing rainbow cats that drive big gray boats and kidnap little girls ..fever nightmares always seem sillier than scary once you say them outloud.
she woke up extra early in the morning suddenly hyper.We made muffins

She seemed to feel a bit better and was happy playing all day after that.
Ri had to run to Radioshack in search of a part for the hard drive...they didn't have it..
we walked around a bit

Rory was being extra good holding her skirt like a princess..
We stopped in wally world to get the LPS journal she wanted.. though there was a battle because she wanted the peacock toy and they didn't have it.
Ran into my cousins- Missy and Mandy.. who said they have also been sick, I swear everyone has.

Ri treated hungry Rory with krytal chiks on the ride home.. he got me a bk veg.

Rory fell asleep early..which excited us, since we were going to go to Ri's boss/friend staycation rental the next day and she was seeming healthy enough to give it a go...
but I was nervous to meet his coworkers ,boss,friends and all..she soon woke up realizing we were still up.. and then it was a struggle to get us all to bed...
a bigger struggle to wake up
I think I was asleep most the way to st.auggy.

We feared bad weather driving through a little storm but it was clear and perfect when we got there.

It was super cool to meet and spend time with everyone finally.
Everyone was funny and nice as expected :) (expecting such doesn't mean I was less nervous tho)
Food was awesome- veggie kabobs , sweet potatoes , fruit, salad , artichokes- I was stuffed. Rory ate as fast as she could to jump in the pool with their little boy..
OMG! he is like boy Rory. Some of the words/phrases they use are even similar, they both seemed so big talking and walking through the house like adults.. omigosh,my baby she is soo big~sniffle~
She was soo big in the pool with him ,too. He has just
learned to cannon ball and belly flop into the pool. He was trying to teach her, she wasn't interested, but she was far less afraid to swim into the deep end once he was there.

It wasn't long before everyone was jumping off of the porch deck into the pool
...everyone except me and the kids, tho Asher did really want to try.
I got great vid of that but a last I can't get vids up today , another day another post.
Hilarious great fun,food and convo.

Rory and Asher spent a long time in the room watching tv and playing with matchbox cars- they are apparently his equivalent of Littlest Pets and he told Rory about every one.They also played hide and go seek AND tag. soo cute.
She said she loved it.

The guys decided to go out on the paddle board and kayak ..

Ri had even tried the paddle board a bit earlier, he did better than expected, he fell trying to do a quick turn.. but he said it was easier than he thought to jump up on it.

... they said they freaked some guy out coming back into the canal. He had seen their heads through the bushes and thought it was three guys in a canoe- and that one -jerry- was standing up fishing..He couldn't see the board and thought Jerry was Jesus walking on water.
We joked about how it wasn't a vacation it was a bonding seminar , a team meeting, a food tasting- and so on. It is defiantly the best place Ri has ever worked , and seemingly the best group he has ever worked with/for. - I didn't know until the next day but the even gave them bonus and sweet thank you cards

While they were gone I chatted with Bobbi and Rory swam with Asher more..

He taught her the "inchworm" going around the pool holding the side inching a long..
the WHOLE pool.

I took a vid too, the way he said inch-worm with each hand was soo cute.
The kids ate some more and watched tv. Then decided it was time for dessert as we were leaving. LOL. the D word was spoken. ..and Rory declared she wanted oreos,actually she wants Ri to deep fry an oreo for her,like we saw on conan the other night- we said maybe another day. We did stop by the store and pick up junk food including oreos for the ride home.

I was soo tired. Rory slept a little on the ride home. And said she was tired, you could SEE she was in her eyes. We layed her in bed with a movie on, but she fought sleep.. in fact she fell asleep for a second, then woke up and cried and tantrummed for HOURS over everything from the air vent, to the blanket ,to her eyelashes - and then to me not loving her when she screamed, all because she was so so overtired. WTH- just go to sleep! I ended up convincing her that the only reason she was soo upset was because her body was tired and nothing will be right until she gets some REST at least rests.She eventually fell asleep while resting in her bed.. thank god.

Today, we had dentist appointments.Ri and I both at the same time. We had asked Lissy to watch Rory for that hour or so, but there was a lot house fixing stuff going on there .. so we asked Ri's mom sort of last minute. Luckily she was MORE than thrilled.Rory was just as excited to go to Grammy's as Nicco's tho she did make a point to mention that it has been to long since MY mom has babysat her...next time I guess.

We woke up later than planned and ended up dropping Rory off and racing to the dentist.Still ended up spending a long time in the waiting room.. but hey! it was on headline news instead of foxnews.-which is something, they even talked about the on going local news case drama.

Filling sucked - and it was cold, and I forgot to bring a jacket- Ri got numb and grumpy. Now,He needs all of his wisdom tooth taken out and has an appointment for an oral surgeon which he is pretty stressed about . :(
Rory had an awesome awesome time at her Grammy's.Swimming, snacking ,playing- It was hard to get her to leave.
Came home zombied out. I clewaned the kitchen and Ri made lunch.
Rory threw another oversleepy tantrum,ate and felt a little better. Terah stopped in a little while to chat while she was nearby and her mom had the kids.
Lissy came over after she left. We played with chunky Nico
He was like" Oooo puppet show"
"this is awesome"
..then he wondered about the box

He also tried to eat Rory's hair and slobber on her toys.
He is getting sooo big!!!
Rory says she even heard him say Rory ..and he might have Lissy says he has been saying little words. Like "Ho-ho" for Rosco their dog.
Rory also stole the camera and took loads of pictures, while me and Libby chatted

I look terrible but I am posting it anyway

Rory decided she had to put him in a box before he went home to bed

So they were on a train.. he thought it was hilarious! I love his excitement soo cute

Aww sooo cute!!

Ri ordered chinese for dinner and took Rory out to get it.LOVE chinese food- we ate soo good.
I am soo tired.ugh.The house is a WRECK
I have no idea how Rory has enough energy to be awake now.
Well. I'm out of here before I pass out on the keyboard.
HOPEFULLY I will have photoshop and all my lovely hardrive stuff on this laptop soon- please please please be intact.
Sorry this is soooo long.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh dear... the bed has spread, the pillow has slipped, and the pigs have flu.

Hi there - Sorry to have not updated you sooner..

I WAS feeling better though. I thought I was over the cold.

Wednesday was a nice day and though my head still throbbed of sinus pressure, Rory wanted to go on a bike ride ,and I decided we should.
I am glad I listened to her, Autumn feels HERE and the its just cool and comfy out, the air even smells a little different.. if you can make it inside before the GIANT mosquitoes the weather has been amazing..
Rory was the cutest thing ever at the park. She was being an investigator, matching leaves to trees.. and following "clues"

The we saw a huge bald patch in the grass- and decided it was a giants footprint. It was fun, and I got awesomely cool video BUT the computer won't let me upload it. GD I have been fighting with it all day. grr. grr.
We did leave the park a little earlier than I planned though. There were a bunch of random people walking around our neighborhood(understandable in the nice weather) but then some went down our dead end road..
One guy really bugged me- standing in front of my house on his cell phone..even after we went home. I locked the doors...
I'm so paranoid. Pretty sure it was just the neighbor who lives on the otherside of the substation building looking for cellsignal or something.

Thursday, Ri called his buddy over to help him kick down the rest of the old fence. Bye bye old fence!
Terah stopped over for a little while with Lynixx and Lyric.

they had soo much fun.

Though Rory did get into a bit of drama not sharing with rambunctious Lyric.. "NO pushing, Rory!"
Rory HAD to have them watch monsters V Aliens..when she saw and advert for it on the junkfood treats Terah had brought over for them to share.
It was hard to pry them apart.

Despite the fact we really need to go shopping Ri order pizza. We hung with Tristan and gorged on pizza.

Friday was a super dull day. Rory played outside a little while -

before deciding it was too cold for sprinklers

It rained after that.
GAH- the ants have been horrible! We have sprayed and got rid of most ever other sort of critter(thank goodness)- and we have managed to keep the bastards out of the house..but you can barely walk into the yard without getting bit. I was glad Rory didn't stay out long with the vicious little monsters.She managed to not get bit.

We spent most of the day cleaning.. and yet I swear the house was a mess by the end of the night.. the more neatly I put up her toys the more she NEEDS to play with.It seems so counterproductive.

Saturday , Ri was off - and mom had planned to come over. I needed to give Amy a bunch of baby stuff, including Rory's crib/toddler bed
She had something huge for Rory....

Wooohoo bunk bed.
It is ooold. and crickety. Ri and I put it together.. then added loads of ducttape to the bottom.LOL .. also, aren't we missing the top rail? -It is probably better though.. Rory gets down by sliding slowly to the bottom bunk and she couldn't as easy with the rail. We only use the top for toy storage- she isn't to play up there, and she sleeps on the bottom. She LOVES it. But considers it a club house to play in..and is a little nervous to actually sleep on it.
I spent most of the rest of the day cleaning up her room....again.I had to rearrange everything for the bed.
Ri and I made veggieloaf dinner.

... and then the cough that I thought was just an allergy slight cough proved itself to be more of that terrible sinus rotting bug.WHY?! I thought it was gone!I thought I was better!For days.
and now COUGHING ! not able to sleep AGAIN. Sore throat.again. Sinus headache .again.. still with the funk.. and now new weird chunks of stuff coming up. It's not effing swineflu..
alright, so maybe it is.suck.
Dad called today, heard how sick I am -and told Lissy she NEEDED to take me to a dr.
Maybe if I don't get better- or if I get dehydrated, but probably not I doubt they could do anything right now.I am probably pretty much over it, right?RIGHT?!

I try to comfort myself with the reminder that I am just coughing up the yuck, which means it is almost gone, and I am almost better..
Unfortunately, that comes with a terrible guilt. I thought I was better. Instead I was probably pretty damn contagious. I saw kids and relatives, and preggy sis. :o !!!

Fortunately, this bug seems to have been making the rounds and I may actually be the last one who has it.
SisInLaw Sari even took poor baby Lily to the ER (she SHOULD have taken her to a PED..but Never mind).... Worried she has swine flu.She has some virus, fevers and such as well.
That made me feel bad- like what if I gave it to her?!
.. but I haven't seen Lily for awhile, and both of us were healthy so I don't see how it could have came from me.

Out of everyone sick/just over being sick
... Ri and Rory aren't among them. I feel like a dangerous weapon in my own home.. and every noise Rory makes has me rushing to check her temperature.

Sunday and Monday not much happened at all I did laundry-
and cleaned a bit in between being a zombie and choking up pieces of internal organs..
my room -storage for all things of everywhere.. looks almost decent

Ri messed up his back at work somehow , pinched nerve or something and came home SORE.

That's really it.. if there is more I am to tired or sick to remember.

I think Thursday I will drink a bottle of nyquil , lay in my bed and hand Rory off to Ri. ..sorry Ri.
At least he has most of next week off work- (his taco stand boss is taking a vacation, and Cowboys cut his hours to almost none)... hopefully he won't spend that week getting my sick.

Fingers crossed I last through tomorrow without collapsing
I am going to go toss some random things in the crockpot and hope it comes out edible.