My kids and I got sunburnt on our recent camping trip.... and now our backs itch horribly. It makes me wonder if when a snake is shedding his skin does it itch and is that why they are a cranky species?
I find it really odd that I like a Miley Cyrus song...but I do. I really like The Climb. Maybe it is coming full circle since I have an obsession with Mullets and her father Billy Ray is a famous mulleteer. It is so true, we are always wishing for the outcome to happen but the journey is the true part of the process, it is what makes the memories.
My hubby just found out that his cholestrol is high and he is trying to take care of it with diet and excercise. I this has proven to be a challenge for me the chef. I do not know what to make for him. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for 2 1/2 years now and have had to learn that world and now I have to learn lower cholestrol cooking. I thought it would be somewhat easy but how am I wrong. I thought it would just be a matter of lean meats and veggies. The dude loves butter, bacon, pizza, oreos and milk, mac and cheese, eggs, chips and hotsauce. Peeps give me ideas pweeeeeessssse.
Toodlelooooooo peeps in bloggie world. I cannot wait to jump over to Keely's random world http://www.theunmom.com/ as well as Julie's (since she is on pain meds and it should be totally random!) http://www.momspective.com/.
Well my kids have been in Florida with Grandma since Saturday....oh my goodness I miss the little pains in the arssses. I know Mikayla has missed us but do not think Taylor will admit it (you know that wouldn't be cool). Monday they spent the day at the Disney parks....all day long. Here they are.. Before they left we celebrated Mikayla's 12th birthday. Here is her Monkey Cookie Cake which has marshmallow fondant for the decorations. Tomorrow they leave Florida and we are all meeting up in Georgia to camp on Lake Allatoona...yes I was a bit crazy when I planned that one-- camping in the middle of June in Georgia. Well wish us luck cuz it is gonna be HOT!
OMG last night Mikayla had a swimmeet and she improved her 50 freestyle time by 3 seconds and her 50 backstroke by 8 seconds! This is an awesome accomplishment. In the years past when Mikayla played soccer we offered the incentive of icecream if she scored a goal...we were close so many times but no cigar. Well this year when she started swimming she asked how she could get icecream with swimming. Her dad and I decided if she improved her times from the meet before then she could get icecream. Guess what she could have icecream...she however decided to get cinnamelts from McDonalds after morning practice this morning. She was a happy happy girl. Now I have to brag on myself....I made cupcakes for the graduation party for Amber, Justin and Trent and they were adorable if I may say myself. Check out the pic and give me lots of love if you think so too! I made them with a great vanilla cupcake recipe that I found on the web (love the web)! Lots of butter in these puppies. I think that they are good based on feedback cuz being diabetic I have never tried them...I know that is like an alcoholic being a bartender! but what can I say...I am a bit twisted. Next I iced with a buttercream icing, sprinkled with school color sugar. Then here is my newest endeavor...I made homemade fondant which I then shaped into caps with the tassel. Mikayla helped me with this part, that's my girl! Again give me lots of love with comments! Friday morning we are leaving for Georgia to have Mikayla's birthday dinner with her Auntie, J and Eli at her fave.....Olive Garden. Then Grandma and cousins get there to head on to Florida to see the Mouse! I will be attempting another fondant creation...Mikayla wants a cookie cake in the shape of a monkey head which I will hopefully decorate with fondant.
Holy shit I have been sick way too long. Memorial weekend I arrive in Gatlinburg to share a cabin with my parents, sister and fam, and my kiddos. Sounds like this was a huge cabin...not so much. It was a 2 bedroom with a loft. My father had the first bedroom and my sis had the other. Which left the loft for the kids and I. Which would have been fine if my father didn't stay up until 3 am watching tv cuz he couldn't sleep....he was afraid that he couldn't breath....more about that later. Anyways we arrive Friday night and after finally getting to sleep at 3 AMish I wake up the next morning with a sore throat...uhoh. I progressively got worse until time to drive home on Monday...kiddos had to go to school on Tues. My brotherinlaw wakes up the Tues with a 104 fever and goes to the dr...and no it is not the swine flu! I had a fever too, but do not know what the temp was cuz my thermometer was from when my daughter was born just short of 12 years ago it showed me with a temp of 77 (I don't think so). Now on to my father, when they get home he isn't feeling well either. So he goes to the dr and they do the norm checks and hear something odd in his heart. It is beating irregularly...they send him immediately to the hospital, do not pass go...straight to the hospital. Turns out that he has Atrial Fibrillation, which thanks to the internet I find that it is an irregular heart beat that creates possible blood pooling and clots. Okay I am skeerrreed now. They keep him several days run many tests and the result is that they shocked his heart like on tv with paddles to try and get it to beat normal. It worked! He was released and is now at home. The not being able to breath is a symptom of Atrial Fibrillation...HOLY SHIT! Now here we are a week and half later and I am still SICK. I am still coughing, I am still full of snot. Will it go away? Oh Gatlinburg is pretty cool...I would like to go back when I feel better.
As the school year winds down I sit and wonder what my kids will do to stay busy. They are going to Florida for a week meeting up with Grandma and their 2 cousins that live in Texas. My MIL and daughter get along like oil and water. Grandma sometimes forgets who is the adult and will continue to argue with Mikayla. Neither backing down...and in the past none of the arguing have been over anything revelant, such as the color of a shirt. My husband believes that since it has been a few years since they have seen eachother and that Mikayla is older that they will be fine. The mom in me is nervous. One of the first summers that we lived here in S. Carolina Taylor, our son, spent a month in Texas with Grandma and his cousins. He loved it. Mikayla was not invited, Grandma didn't think she could handle the extra grandchild. I guess Mikayla was doomed from the get go since she is a lot like me and therefore a reminder to my MIL of me...not good. We have never had a great relationship. When Roger and I were dating in Florida he decided that he wanted me to go with him to Texas to meet his family. So we drove 24 straight hours and got to his brother's apartment...MIL was there and she did not even acknowledge my existence. Maybe she thought that if she ignored me that I would go away...I guess that isn't going to happen since we have been married for 18 years. She has always had a problem with my weight...it is not her fucking problem! She even pointed out a larger person once at a water park..."oh look Heather, there is someone bigger than you!" Like holy shit how can that happen. So back to the Florida trip for my kids...I get to drive them down there and drop them off in Orlando...really really not looking forward to that (seeing MIL). I do not think there are enough anxiety meds to get me through this happily. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Remember that brother's apartment I went to? Well there was something great in that visit too. I met my future sister in law that turned out to be a great friend and ally. Over the years we have lost eachother due to family issues but I have always missed our relationship, over the holidays I saw her for the first time in years and had hoped that our relationship would resume in some form of the old time. It has not. I still think of her often and hope that someday we will be friends again.