Sunday, March 29, 2009
There were tons of these pretty flowers in many different colors in front of our house. I noticed in the morning before I went to work. I was so happy, I took this picture. I wanted more, but was running late for work!
When I came home later that evening this is what I found:
How sad is that?! Nothing left! Lots of pretty green stems. Barn those deer and bunnies! They eat everything!! I am so glad I didn't put in the effort to plant those. Imagine how upset I would be then....
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The first two nights when I came home from work I had a nap right away. I had great difficulty focusing on homework. I sat there for 20 minutes looking at words on paper, but could not focus on what they might actually mean. By 7 PM both nights I had a splitting headache. The good news is, I slept like a baby both nights and woke up feeling wide awake and great. But by 9 or 10 that morning, I would be dragging like crazy.
I really didn’t think I drank that much caffeine to begin with, but jeez, I guess so. I haven’t really craved the taste of coffee or coke (my drinks of choice) since the first day. I have always drank a lot of water, but now it’s pretty much all I have. On the plus side, I am a lot less hungry.
People have said how great I will feel after a few weeks of no caffeine… less tired… less grumpy… I don’t know, but I will just go back to feeling “normal” as in before I decided to take all the good stuff away..
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Isn’t it cool?
The kids loved it! They just thought it was the funniest thing they had ever seen. The best part is the guests ate every last bite of it.
It was super easy to make. Just a couple of cakes all broken up and mixed with vanilla pudding. And of course, tootsie rolls for poop! It was a lot of fun to make too. I would highly recommend this cake for Halloween or for someone who just really likes cats.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
So the old guy is really getting worked up. I mean the deer really was in pain. So the old guy gets mad and says “well give me your gun; I’ll shoot it!” (there a large amount of profanity that I won’t share). Of course the cop says he can’t do that, right. Well that really makes the old man mad. He starts shouting like crazy about how he paid for the bullets in that gun with his taxes and how the cop wouldn’t have a job if it weren’t for him! The cop really looks upset and like he’s not sure what to do. He just keeps saying “I’m sorry sir, I can’t do that. And I can’t shoot it”.
I was cracking up laughing. I thought the old guy was going to explode. More cops came to the rescue and cleaned up the scene enough for me to get by. So, I had to leave. I really wanted to stay and see the rest of the show, but I thought they may not like that seeing how they already had one crazy person to deal with.
Later that night we drove in town right past where the deer had been. It’s not there anymore…..
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The worst finally happened. Dirk has a COLD. You would think the man is dying! He has a cough that does sound pretty yucky. But it is a COLD! He came home from doing some things on Saturday morning and went right to the couch. I had a Tupperware party to attend (oh joy) and when I got home like 3 hours later there he was still on the couch. Whining about how he was hungry, but didn’t want anything “heavy”. We have no soup in can that he was willing to eat. I ended up making the man homemade chicken noodle soup, pouring his glass after glass of juice, and adjusting the heat over and over to suit his whims. Why am I doing this you might ask. Because it is so much easier to just do it than let him keep whining!! Now, it really wouldn’t bother me if I received the same treatment when I am sick. But oh no. When I had a small out patient surgery I came home and made dinner! I often hear “suck it up”. He gets to cry around of two days and do little else. At one point I said something about his needing to remember this when I am sick. Later he said, “you realize you’ll never get this back don’t you?”. Oh I could have poured the soup on his head, but he already ate it.My mom and I went out to run some errands and I got some extra strength cough medicine that is for night time. My mom noticed and reminded me that Dirk doesn’t like to take drowsy medicine because he doesn’t like “medicine head”. I offered that she go take care of him if I can’t knock him out. He is much easier to deal with when he is sleeping it off in the bedroom. Where is he now? Sound asleep since about 9 last night! Thank you Nyquil.