Monday, January 30, 2012

2 year checkup

Melissa had her 2 year post op check-up today, I blogged about her surgery here, she has scoliosis and had two rods implanted in her back. The doctor said she looked great and he'd see her in 3 years. Over Christmas break she went ice skating at Crown Center and fell, she was in a lot of pain but falling on ice over concrete is going to be painful to everybody glad she didn't mess anything up when she fell.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Basketball, Girl Scout Cookies and Coffee

Busy busy day today, Jaime had a basketball game then we had to work at the girl scout cookie booth, which was no where near each other, I felt like we were rushing and running all day.

Our Mr. Coffee espresso machine quit working the other day. My husband is a coffee snob, grinds his beans and like his coffee strong and tasty, he usually laughs when other people say they make a good coffee. He is pretty nice guy and makes me a mocha every night, I drink hot tea in the mornings. Anyway back to my story we had one machine that lasted a year, this last one we had only 6 months when it quit working. He was able to rig the old one up and it worked till he opened it up and tried to add the part to the newer machine, now we had two non working machines. I really didn't want to buy another Mr. Coffee machine again but my coffee freak had to have something and we had tried, grumpy kids with us as we looked for one and the cost was also a factor. So we came home with our third Mr. Coffee machine. This time we're sending in the warranty and I'm copying the receipt so it doesn't fade away, I'm also planning on emailing Mr. Coffee because if this one dies a sudden death there will be no more Mr. Coffee for us. We also bought a french coffee press as back-up. I bought a regular coffeepot at a garage sale last year and he was going to use that but we had no filters so he stuck it back into the box and a few minutes later a cat knocked it over and no more carafe. Sometimes you just have to laugh and now we can laugh caffeinated. :-)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back to school

Kaitlyn's Christmas/winter break has came to an end, she heads back to school today. They change rooms in the sorioity house each semester so they have some moving and getting everything situated, classes don't start till Tuesday so that will give the girls a little time.

It was great to have her home, we even had time for a few craft/sewing projects. She made this really cool picture for a freind but forgot to take a picture of it. If you're on Pinterest you've probably seen it it's one of the crayon ones with a girl holding an umbrella with melted blue crayons falling down.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

First snow of winter a couple days ago

Thursday was the first snow of the winter, it wasn't very much but enough to cover the ground. Amy and I were going to meet a friend at Union Station but her daughter was sick. I've been wanting to work on these wool sweaters I'd been saving for a few years, when I run across wool sweaters at thrift stores or garage sales at a good price I grab them. I thought I had enough to make a throw for the living room. After sewing them together and trying to wrap it around my body, I think a couple more rows will make a big difference. Monday I'll be hitting 50% sales at the thrift store and hope to find enough to finish this project.

Today is also my moms birthday, she's been gone 6 years and I still miss her a lot. I wish my younger daughters knew her as well as Elizabeth did. I had Elizabeth when I was a teenager and we spent a lot of time with my mom. We look at pictures now and I try to share the wonderful things that made my mom "my mom".

Sunday, January 1, 2012