Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We had a nice quiet Christmas at home. Just us, no visitors, no driving for 8 plus hours to see our families. After seeing all the storms that have hit the Northeast US in the last few weeks, I'm glad we chose to stay home.

Of course, the kids only got a few things each, as they already have enough toys around here to start a day care center. Now that I am mostly done with the clothes rewashing and sorting and storing, I think I'll start sorting the toys in the attic and all around the house. My 6 yr old would like to play with his Duplo battery powered train. The tracks are in various bins scattered around the house. Maybe I can find enough to make an oval track to start with?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Amnio results are in

Everything they test for came back normal. #10 will even us out again, 5th girl! Of course, I gave away most of the baby stuff after Sam out grew it. Oh well, Mom owns a children's clothing consignment shop. I'll get "new" stuff.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I hate laundry!

The next child who goes into the attic better have a responsible teenager with them. The kids were looking for something, I don't know what. They spilled all the bins of off season clothes all over the floor. Just what I need, more laundry. At least I found the maternity clothes.

I've finished the rest of the clothes I brought down. There are still 6 18 gallon bins of stuff to bring down, wash and sort. I scrubbed out the bins and washed the tops that already came down stairs. I thought I could get the extra clothes washed by this weekend. Maybe by next weekend I'll get to them?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Headache day 2

I wish the darn thing would go away. I've gone through Caffeine withdrawl before, but I don't remember it being this bad. Maybe I'm getting another sinus infection. I think I have motrin or tylenol in my purse.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Boy, I have a headache today

I had an amniocentesis yesterday. The dr said I had to avoid caffeine, drink plenty of water,not lift anything heavier than 25 pounds, etc for 3 days. The lack of caffiene is giving me a headache? I didn't think I drank that much caffiene, only a few cups of strong tea every morning.

The dr thought #10 is a girl, but the amnio will show for sure. Rosalie Arlene? Rosalie was hubby's cousin who died recently. Arlene is hubby's mom.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tv, part 2

It looks like from the ground that the wire just came loose from the amplifier. I just can't tell if it unscrewed or if the plug pulled off the end of the coax cable. Tomorrow the kids have an early release from school, so I'll have my 14 yr old help me get out and set up the extension ladder. Then my 10 yr old monkey can climb up and see if he can reach the wire. If not, I'll have to remove the bolts that hold the brackets around the pole so we can lower it down. Time to find the pickax and loosen up the soil at the base of the mast. It is packed hard like cement. While it is down, I need to replace the motor so we can turn it. The hd stations come in fine, except it has to be pointed straight at them to get a picture at all. Not like the old analog stations...