Archive for March, 2007

27 MARCH 2007

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Not much to report here. I mainly just wanted to get some pictures uploaded of the girls before the March 31st deadline. Life goes back and forth between being busy and not. This past week and weekend was more of those busy times. This week my goal is to spring clean and get rid of the winter clutter. Anyway, check out the girls’ March album on the girls’ page. I have a few more pictures to add, but they’re currently on the other computer (too tired and lazy right now to obtain them).

19 MARCH 2007

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. To say that I’ve been under the weather lately would be an understatement. The illness that the girls had a few weeks ago made it’s way through my body. The fun part was that I also had a day chock full of vomiting. It happened to be last Saturday that this happened, and Mike was home working on his Jeep. On my second trip to the barf bowl while glimpsing the girls throwing beads at each other, apparently from a broken necklace, I decided it was not enough to just let them fend for themselves all day. I called Mike, while hunched over said barf bowl, to request his babysitting services for the rest of the day. My apologies for being so graphic, but it affected me harshly. By Monday I was feeling a bit better even though I had no voice by then. However, I fooled myself into thinking I was healthy too soon because by Thursday evening my sore throat was making an encore appearance and continued until late last night. The remains are minimal, and I actually felt well enough to return to the YMCA today.

During my recovery period I made myself a mix disc and gave Mike a copy. One particular song struck a chord with him because he couldn’t stop singing it all weekend and kept talking about the possible meanings. “I wonder if it’s about two guys that made a rocket. And one of the guys launched it while the other went to go get a tool or something,” he would say. I would just shrug my shoulders and say, “I don’t really care, I just like the song and how it’s got those little xylophone sounds.” I decided to search for the video and found this. I hope Mike can now put to rest all his theories. If you’re curious it’s “Launch Yourself” by Adem.

The girls (well, mostly Mimi) have gotten into the nasty habit of waking up several times a night just wanting me to check in. My guess is that it’s because they woke up constantly while they were both sick and now think that that’s part of the program around here. I don’t know how they can get up the next morning all refreshed while I feel like I haven’t slept in months. The maddening part is that each time I’d go into their room whichever girl who was not awake didn’t even stir from all the racket. It’s so unfair!

Annie can now write her name all by herself and is venturing onto new letters as well. It’s funny though because sometimes she’ll forget a letter from her name and just attach it at the beginning or end like that would be completely acceptable. Annie’s also showing much interest in drawing. Of course, I’m always up for shoving paper and drawing utensils at her to keep her busy. Anything to keep her busy!

Mimi has been cracking us up lately. “It’s so coooode (cold),” sounds so cute when she says it. As mentioned before Mimi has this strange sound that she makes regularly. We’ve recently nicknamed her “Zuul” whenever she makes the sound. “There is no Mimi, there is only Zuul,” is also usually what we say. If you’ve seen Ghostbusters (ALOT), then you should know what I’m talking about. We still love her though despite sometimes being possessed by a demon. I’ve been too lazy to either take pictures of the girls or to download the ones that have been on the camera, but I figure the video (see above) will suffice (for now). I promise to share some pictures soon.

06 MARCH 2007

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Mike is at it again…he’s just plain different (weird if not being p.c.). If I leave him alone for too long, then he tends to do things in which I won’t approve. For instance, while out on a shopping trip with Trang a few weeks ago, I got a phone call from Mike. In a hurried tone, he informed me that an eBay auction was to end any minute and could he buy a Jeep. Yes, a real car, and I was given about 2 minutes notice about the purchase. And, with Mike, there’s no asking. He’s already got his mind made up when he “asks for permission”. I think guilt just sets in enough to make him tell me before he takes the plunge. Lucy was another one of these “decisions” that I wasn’t really given any choice in the matter. Fortunately, he had enough sense to speak with me first before the purchase of an airplane. Yes, a real airplane! He also had enough sense to know that this hair-brained scheme was a little beyond what we could handle at this point in our lives. Now, fast-forward to the present. Mike made another strange purchase…a jumpsuit (see below, and he is also wearing an ascot). I don’t know how to explain it other than to show you. I wasn’t informed of this acquisition until the package arrived on the doorstep. I will admit that Mike has mentioned on a few occasions that a jumpsuit would be a nice addition to his wardrobe, but I never thought he would actually get one. As Chris W. has always said, my neck must get awfully tired from the shaking back-and-forth after dealing with Mike’s antics. Mike wants me to mention that Annie did say in reference to Daddy’s new jumpsuit, “It’s so beautiful!”

The girls have had a not-so-fun weekend. Both were struck with the fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose bug. Annie actually began her journey back in February over a week ago but was well and showed no more symptoms by Monday (or so it seemed). Then on Friday night, she was very feverish and as cranky as a 120-year-old man. Mimi decided to jump in on Saturday afternoon with her fever. Mike and I decided it would probably be best to have them checked out by the doctor. Strep cultures were taken and negative–thank goodness. Last night they both slept until 6:00 p.m. from their naps. Mike was not happy about this as his hunger had gotten the best of him. Annie seems to be back to normal today while Mimi is still coughing profusely. Hopefully, things will be back to normal by mid-week. Just take a look out how sick these kids were 😉

The project that has been eating up much of my time lately is slowly coming to an end. As some of you know, I have done a few web design jobs on the side–mostly for fun and the learning experience. This latest venture helped me to gain a ton of new knowledge in the way of MySQL and PHP. This is probably foreign language to most but basically means that I can now handle uploading an unlimited number of products to a website without having to work on each product one-by-one. Do you know what this means? Large-scale e-commerce web design is now a possibility for me. There are also a ton of other ways to apply to my new skills. Feel free to check out the project here: Keep in mind that there are still a lot of bugs/typos to work out.