Monday, January 5, 2009

Did you miss me?

Holy crap internet! Where have I been? I would love to tell you that I have been super busy with my family and friends, but that would be a lie. Instead, my computer broke. I got the black screen of death. No fun. John has finally managed to get my desktop to load, but my monitor is still all screwy. Oh, and my battery won't hold a charge. Damn technology. We do have another computer down stairs, but that would require me to walk down a flight of stairs, and well, that just isn't going to happen.

Not having access to the internet is quite strange. At first, I was sure that I would die from boredom. Fortunately, that never happened. I have been keeping myself busy with the last season of Sopranos, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and various crocheting projects. In case you were wondering, I seem to have fallen completely off of the eating healthy bandwagon. I have been indulging in ice cream, cookies, brownies, and unlimited amounts of Coca Cola Classic. I plan on getting back on my diet next Monday. But I am fairly confident that I am going to end up at Baskin Robbins midday, devouring a strawberry milkshake. Mmmmmm...strawberry milkshakes. Do you like strawberries? I love strawberry favored ANYTHING.

Let's see...regardless of my negative tone in the last post, we actually had a decent Christmas. I was so glad we went back. The kids LOVED being the center of attention - especially Porgie. I had the opportunity to see my family and a good friend. John got to spend some quality time with his dad. And my mother finally got to play with her grandbabies. The only real problems we encountered involved naps and my MIL, but overall it was still a good trip.

On the second day of our vacation, my grandmother fell down her front stairs and couldn't get back up. She had to lay in the -2 degree weather screaming for help, until a very sweet woman came out of her house and helped my granny get up. After the tumbled, she was having trouble walking. My family convinced her to go to the hospital, but she checked out with a clean bill of health. During the remainder of our trip, my grandma was so stiff and sore. She could barely move off the couch. I am so glad that she was able to visit with the kids and spend some quality time with them. I am really worried about my granny and her well being.

John has been on vacation for the past 2 weeks. He went back to work this morning. It was nice having him around so much. Just in the past week, Izzy began favoring Dada over Mama. He wanted to be held by Daddy constantly, which was great for me because that kid is HEAVY. But now I am back to the back breaking labor of lifting my 13 month old child. DARN!

Speaking of Izzy, we are having some napping trouble with him. The kid seems to be under the impression that he no longer needs to nap. Most days he refuses his morning nap - which is fine. But now he is resisting his afternoon nap too. He is CRAZY if he thinks that I am going to let him stay awake ALL DAY. Needless to say, there have been some tears shed over here in Cakerwakerville. Poor little guy.

Have you had enough yet? No? Well good, because I have plenty more to say. See you tomorrow!

21 comments:

jen said...

nope ... haven't had enough.
see you tomorrow!
and naps. argh. good luck with that!

Midwest Mommy said...

I didn't have internet access last week. The first day I was itching but by the last day I was ok. It is like breaking an addiction that you know you can start back up soon :-)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I don't like fruit - but I'll join you for a mint chocolate chip shake.

dani said...

yea!!! for being back with us. i hope your computer woes will soon be behind you, christy:)
wow, your granny is surely a lucky woman... not only making it through the fall but the temps. it was really a blessing that someone heard hear. so relieved that she is ok.
as far as strawberries are concerned... yum!!! i love strawberry things so long as they are made with real strawberries; i'm not fond of artifical flavors.
if you have one today, enjoy it.
love,
dani

Jiff said...

Glad your Granny is okay! Poor woman. That was very cold!!!

And the nap thing... ouch! But glad Daddy was home to help out for a while with carrying and spending time with the kiddos to give you a little break. My hubby was off too and it was AWESOME.

Eva said...

I actually don't love strawberry flavoring so much. But chocolate, yes.

Sorry about your grandmother. No good.

My little girl really liked having her dad around, too. And now he's at work. She keeps asking about him.

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Mama Kalila said...

Yup! I wondered where you were...

And I completely understand comp probs because we were just there lol.

Btw.. I have a new blog for when I need to vent uncensored (because this is quickly becoming my family blog..). I'm half hoping that I don't need to use it often lol, but I'm afraid I will. Let me know if you're interested in the link.

Jenny said...

hope the computer does not act up...at least you had a better excuse. i would turn on my computer but not look at the blog world...instead i was introduced to facebook! i do not need anymore addictions in my life..lol!
sorry to hear about your grandma, I hope that she is okay now...hope to see you tomorrow.

Jenny said...

hope the computer does not act up...at least you had a better excuse. i would turn on my computer but not look at the blog world...instead i was introduced to facebook! i do not need anymore addictions in my life..lol!
sorry to hear about your grandma, I hope that she is okay now...hope to see you tomorrow.

Rachel said...

Yes I missed you but my site was down too and I was sick so I took the opportunity to chill out. how was vacation with family?

Rachel said...

Yes I missed you but my site was down too and I was sick so I took the opportunity to chill out. how was vacation with family?

Amanda said...

It's great when the other half is off work to help with the kids. Back to the old routine again :(
I hope you Gran is ok now and not so sore and stiff ~ poor thing.
And enjoy that Strawberry Milkshake! YUMMY!!!

Z's Mom said...

Ha....glad to see you're back. I was wondering where you went. I hate computer problems!!! So sorry about your Grandma....that is scary stuff. Glad she didn't break anything...

Zander sometimes thinks he doesn't need a nap either. He does....but sometimes he doesn't take one.....but then usually he goes to bed early which is nice. But I swear, he doesn't sleep as much as I think a little kid should.

And, I know EXACTLY what you mean about having to lift HEAVY kids. I think both of our boys are pretty solid!!!

Cristina Mathers said...

omg your poor grandma! hope she's on the mend and feeling better!

Tabitha said...

So glad that you are back ~ it is great to hear from you again ~ and YES I have missed you LOL!!!
Take care, love and hugs Tabitha XX

iMommy said...

Oooh, I agree with Kate -- mint chocolate chip is the best! I can't do too much strawberry, I break out in hives!

All these B's and Me! said...

I'm glad your back! Awww, your poor granny - I hope things get better for her.

Don't you just hate computers.. They are so damn expensive but yet so cheap and break all the time.

chris said...

No nap! That is no good... I hope the little guy comes to his sense soon. ;) Hope your granny gets to feeling better too.

Kristin said...

glad you are back online! I can't get enough of you baby! haha! :0)

Danielle said...

missed you! but I think everyone was a little mia for the holidays.

Some kids just don't nap and it makes for a looong day. Hope Izzy starts to nap for you some.

Glad to hear granny is ok after the fall. That is scary.

MarvelousMOM said...

I did miss you and am glad that you are back. Your poor granny! That is terrible. It definitely is an adjustment not having the internet at home!