Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The weather outside is frightful

I can't believe it, but it is supposed to snow again. They are predicting 18-24" inches of snow tonight. I think I am starting to understand the concept of cabin fever. I am so freaking bored. Maybe I should clean the house or something? Nah, that sounds like entirely too much work.

I received a letter from my dental insurance requesting more information/proof that I needed to have those 4 teeth removed last month. This makes me incredibly nervous because I elected to have those 4 teeth removed. There was no pressing medical reason to have them removed. Basically, they were preventing me from getting braces. I have a really bad feeling that the insurance company is going my deny my claim. Translation = I am going to be stuck with the $1,000 bill. I have been fretting endlessly about this issue.

I got a new vegan baking book. I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes, but things haven't gone quite like I had hoped. The muffins are always too wet and the cookies are too soft. It seems like I have to cook everything for 5 minutes longer than the time specified. And unfortunately, things still aren't turning out right. However, I haven't given up hope yet. She has a recipe for "gas station pies," which sounds amazing. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Potty training isn't going very well. I finally convinced Porgie to wear underwear again, but it didn't end well. She refused to use the potty all morning. Before nap time, I asked her to go pee on the potty. She cried and screamed for nearly 20 minutes, and she never peed. So, she went back to diapers AGAIN. Sigh. I feel like we are never going to get potty trained.

My mother bought Porgie this bike for Christmas. We didn't give it to her, because we didn't have a bike to give Izzy (we also stored it away because it was cold outside and there is no room for her to ride a bike in the house). My mom emailed me the other day to tell me that she is buying Izzy this bike. YAY! I can't wait for his new bike to arrive. The kids are going to flip out!


Jenny said...

I am with you on the cabin fever...more snow to come! What the heck can I do with myself...there is only so many activities you can do with a 2 year old!
Also...maybe you can get your dentist to say those 4 teeth were crowding your mouth and would cause problems down the line...maybe worth a shot.
Can't wait to see the kiddos riding their bikes together!

Clare said...

i am SO with you on the cabin fever, will it ever end?? everything is shut down today just waiting for the next round of snow to come. booo! good luck with the potty training, she will get there;0

amanda said...

it's snowing outside right now. i am over it. and want to cry.

sorry bout the potty training and the teeth...both will work out, i promise.

looking forward to spring and new bikes!

Mama Marshmallow said...

I totally fret over things like possible bills too. It drives the hubbs nuts. Hopefully, baking can take your mind off money?

Just Jiff said...

The medical bills are definitely scary, but know that you can always make small payments every month and they'll be okay with that. My husband's medical bills are still coming in after having a lithotripsy (where they break up kidney stones). So far we owe around $2000. Yuck. And it's not to just one place... $80 here, $500 there, another $1000 over there...

We were iced in for a couple of days. I'm back at work today. THANK GOODNESS! I can only take a whiny, screaming toddler for a few days.

On the potty training, someone I know tried a large reward. She bought her daughter a princess outfit that her daughter wanted really badly. The catch was that she had to go so many days without a diaper and using the potty. It took a few tries, but once it worked, her daughter got the dress and never went back to diapers. It may not work with her, but you can always try. Good luck!

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