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Sunday, January 23, 2011

A little homemade pet therapy

The perils of Winter.

Poor Tessa.  She learned the hard lesson about watching too much TV and computer time.  She got a vicious headache.  Curl into a ball level.

She did go outside in the early afternoon to play in the snow but it was really cold.  So she spent most of the afternoon on the couch or on her computer as I napped.  The bronchitis is getting my butt.

She ended up going upstairs while Craig was trying to nap.  He came downstairs to find Amanda on my computer playing Petville and told me that we were missing one.  He went upstairs to find her curled into a little ball crying.  So downstairs they came to get a little Motrin for her and a little cuddling with Daddy.
I got on the couch when he left to go get dinner.  I had her on my shoulder and called over the cats.  Buggy curled behind her knees and Little Man stretched out on my chest.  I wait about 5 minutes and then slid out to go help Amanda finish her dinner.


The cats curled up with Tessa and she passed right out.  15 minutes of pet therapy later, she woke up quite happy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blog Guilt

Ooopsss.....I have neglected my blog and I feel guilt!  I hate guilt.  I have enough in my life.  It drives me at times.

Been sick this last week.  Started as a sore throat but turned into bronchitis which flared my asthma badly.  And bronchitis and asthma are not as much fun as peanut butter and jelly.  Just saying.  Can I blame my lack of blogging on that?

I got some news today from the social worker who took my crocheted bereavement items to the local hospital.  She wanted to know if I wanted to include a short note with my items.  Now I am at a loss as to what to say.  She did say that she has a family in mind to receive one of my bereavement sets.  I am so honored to be giving something to a family in such a similar situation that I faced.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Blues

Little girls went back to school!!!!!  And boy are they tired!!!

Beware of  a 7 yr old asking how to spell words while at their computer.  They may be asking how to spell a website :)

Tessa wants Wizards101.com.  Does not help that both her parents are gamer-geeks.  She wants to be one too.  Hence yesterday's post.  Unfortunately that left us having to explain that not everywhere online is safe for little girls.  And then came the tears that she is NOT a little girl.  She is seven and look how tall she was!

Oh the drama of being seven.  The world-ending heartbreak of not being able to play at an online gaming site.

I wonder what our dramas were at seven.  I am trying to remember.  Can you?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Hurray for a lazy Sunday.  We did not have to visit Craig's parents as we had seen them yesterday and they leave Thursday for Puerto Rico.  We stayed home all day.

I made breakfast of bacon and pancakes.  Got a little ironing done.  Blocked the blanket I recently finished crocheting, and by recently I mean last night while watching a movie.  Then spent the day crocheting a baby hat while reading and then played DDO with Craig.

Had the ultimate MMO parenting achievement today when we were playing and Amanda was getting antsy.  So up I went and put Tessa in my seat to run my rogue around an open area with Craig and a guidie while I finished cooking dinner.  She looked awesome.  She waded into the fray swinging on Tinkabelle.  You can even see her fighting in the firewall.  Geek Parenthood FTW.




Saturday, January 1, 2011

It is a new year!

Ok.  First post of 2011. 

We told Panda yesterday that it was a new year and that she would have to not come into Mommy and Daddy's bed at night.   She has been suffering such bad nightmares lately. Anxiety caused by the Autism.  So Daddy gave her his magic words to scare away the nightmares and I gave her Pixie Dust to ward off the nightmares.  Then we tucked her into bed and went downstairs to play DDO.

We logged off DDO around 9 and sat and watched a movie.  Just before midnight, we heard the upstairs door open and close.  I went running up the stairs to hear her whining in the dark.  We were not in our bedroom.  It was early for a nightmare, then it hit me.  OOOPS Bad parenting moment.  We had forgotten to give her "nightmare" medicine which is a small dose of valium to help with anxiety over the nightmares.  So she settled into Craig's side of the bed.  Downstairs I went to give Craig a midnight kiss. 

We put Amanda back in her bed and Craig cuddled with her until she fell asleep.

There is our New Year's Eve revelry.  Envious much?