Saturday, October 31, 2009

Disney Saturday Sky

Inside Rainforest Cafe


Outside at Downtown Disney

Hey, anybody remember when this was the Empress Lilly??

It's the end of Oct at 10:30pm and it's still 80 degrees outside. Where are my cold fronts??

Tomorrow is the beginning of November. The start of NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. Where I blog every day. Get ready for some interesting posts. And some sub-par posts.

And a LOT of kitty posts.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

National Cat Day

Poor kitties. They hardly get noticed at all! So it's only fitting that they have a day ALL to themselves!!!!!

National Cat Day!!!!!!

How are we celebrating??


Tiger: I have claimed the entire living room floor as my own.




Princess: I prefer the roof.




Lucy: Where is my hooman?

Yeah, THAT'S the spot!!!



Hemi: This better be an automatic dispenser!

Monday, October 26, 2009

WOW

I am among the living!!! Wow that is some nasty virus! I've been WIPED OUT! No energy to speak of. How bad has it been? I've had no desire to be on the computer ~or~ knit. Until yesterday when I posted on Facebook. Today was the first day I picked up my needles. The kids go back to school tomorrow. I say by next week we'll be back to our regular schedules. Well mostly. I'm slowing down. I plan way too much and need to cut back on my school activities. I could just be saying this because my energy level isn't there, but I'm tired of needing constant levels of caffeine to keep going. Cutting back on the caffeine and uping my levels of vitamins.

The one good thing in all of this? We've been exposed, fought and won. Now there is no need to get that elusive H1N1 flu shot.

Since today is the first day I've picked up the needles, I have no pics to share, so I will close this post with a usual suspect.


Does this mean I'll need to move now???

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Official

We have the plague. #1 Son is better, he's still wiped out. No school yet. Baby Girl has had 103+ temps. Going to dr today (couldnt go yesterday because they were booked up). The IO is the only one on Tamiflu, but he's got a major cough going. Me? Not only do I have the flu, but I also have a sinus and ear infections. I've got some good drugs coming my way.

And rest. Lots and lots of rest.

No knitting has been happening. I'm barely out of bed these days.

Something these guys don't seem to mind.

You've been on the computer long enough, it's time for my um *your* nap.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Show and Sickness

Last week it was Baby Girl. This week is #1 Son. Friday I took him to the dr since he wasn't feeling well (he was sent home from school on Thursday) and he had a fever. I figured it was the same head cold we've all been fighting, but since he was the only one spiking a fever, I wanted to be safe than sorry. They tested him for the flu. Being an overachiever, he passed with flying colors. Positive for Influenza A. According to the CDC 80% of the A is Swine.

Woohoo.

I have to say I was really surprised because even though he was sick and had a fever, he wasn't acting that badly. In fact he wanted to go to school that AM. He was going to miss Science Club & Family Picnic. The dr gave us Tamiflu and told him he needed to rest. His lungs were clear (esp since his asthma kicks in when he's sick) which was good news.

He was doing really well after we got home. He ate and had to be reminded that he was indeed sick and needed to rest.

After a horrifying experience at CVS (they told me it would take 2 hours to mix the meds and when I got there was told my insurance would NOT pay for it and since it was going to cost $150 they didn't fill it. Nobody called, no option to pay cash, no asking if I had other insurance. Not the first time I've had problems with this CVS, but it IS the last) I came home and gave him his first dose. He did not respond well.

After the 2nd time of him being sick, we went to the ER. Three hours later he was better and they sent us on our way. Because there isn't a lot of anti-virals out there, he's just going to have to deal with the flu. Since he was doing quite well BEFORE the Tamiflu, they figured he'd be ok w/o it. He's tired today but doing no worse than he normally would be when sick.

Let's hope the rest of us don't end up oinking as well.

The ER visit was last night, but I had plans with Baby Girl to see the ballet version of Cinderella so since #1 Son was doing better, we went ahead and went.

One excited little girl and one tired mama. Thank God for coffee! And we had a blast!! We went to the Family Series version (which means shorter, but cheaper) and while we were waiting to pay for a t-shirt, guess who came by?

Cinderella, Prince Charming and The Fairy Godmother!!!! She was THRILLED!!!!

So now we are home and crashing. It's gorgeous outside

and FINALLY we are getting a break in the weather.

All the windows are open to air the house out which hopefully will help. Tomorrow I pick up my BIL and his wife from the airport, but they will probably stay in a hotel before heading back up north. Better to pay for a hotel than to risk being infected.

Hope everybody is having a nice day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Attack of the Killer Couch!!!


ARHHHHHHHHH!



Don't just stand there, GET ME OUT!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Snow vs Heat Waves

I'm spending time this AM trying to get caught up on my blog reading. I seem to not only be blogging weekly, but reading blogs weekly as well. NOT a good thing since I follow a LOT of them, some blogging every day. I have abt 15 left to catch up on.


Isn't this normally filled with clothing?!?

As I'm reading the different blogs, I'm seeing my friends up in Canada, Penn, Minnesota, etc., covered in snow! Now I did read abt how there are places having their first snow and their trees haven't completely turned yet. And I did see the wind chill map of the US where the only state in 70+ temps was Florida. But when I'm still sitting in an air conditioned house with heat indexes that are hitting record highs, you just don't feel like it's that cold outside! Thankfully we are getting some kind of front go thru so that our temps will only be in the 70s this wknd.


What happened to all the fish?!?

Now that my layette is finished, I'm in that doldrum of trying to figure out what to knit on. I still have my sock, #1 Son's sock and a scarf to work on. In fact I took the scarf to gymnastics last night (#1 Son just signed up and LOVES it!) and got to work on it a bit. But I'm feeling startitis coming on. Just don't know what to work on. Which means my kitty blanket will be seeing more activity. Maybe it's time to change gears and pull out the sewing machine for a bit.


I don't care how much junk you put on me, I was here first!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finito

FINALLY! I have some finishes to share. You've all seen the blanket. I didn't have enough yarn to add 2 more stripes, but I had enough to make my gift a set.

First, a hat.

I started it on 9/27 and would have finished it that same day, but I couldn't find my size 7 dpns. Finally on 10/2 I just pulled out my size 6 dpns to finish the hat.

I found the size 7s the next day.

Still having yarn left, I decided to cast on for some socks.

I used size 3dpns and 32 stitches; 8 rows of k1p1 then stst for a total of 3.5 inches. Knit foot for a total of 3" before toe decreases. My book says it's for a 6-12 month foot, but that longer cuff should help it stay on a newborn.

Since I *still* have yarn left

I may make another hat, but in yellow with a pink stripe. Not sure yet.

So instead of just a blanket, I have a layette.

Much more *gifty* looking. I may also make another pair of socks (in a different yarn) big enough for a 1 year old, but I don't know if I have time. I still plan on making some receiving blankets and want to mail this package out by next Monday. She's due toward the end of the month and I'd like her to have it before the baby comes.

Speaking of "babies", here is mine during today's ceremony accepting his invitation for Honor Society's field trip at the end of the year.

He keeps growing up and yet I keep staying the same!!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

What a week! My brother in law and his wife are flying to South America for a wedding and stopped over to stay with us for a couple of days. Which meant not only cleaning the house, but cleaning for sleepover company! No matter how much notice I have, I never get all my projects done. This is why I only promise a clean bed and bathroom! LOL

Wednesday was the day they were coming in, and plans were made to go to Islands of Adventure on Thursday. I was keeping the rugrats home Friday to recoup from all the fun. So what happens? Baby Girl wakes up at 5AM ill. By that afternoon she had thrown up 3 times.

Thankfully she was better by the time they arrived,

but with the heat index predicted to be 107 on Thursday, I was still unsure abt the theme park.

Thursday morning I was out voted so we all went.


The outcome?

As you can see, she was fine!!

We started out slow,



but worked our way up to the BIG roller coasters.



They both rode every ride they could. Baby Girl couldn't go on two of them, but she held her own the rest of them.

It was hot,

but water rides helped keep us cool.


We were exhausted by the time we left

but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that it worked out as well as it did.

Today all we are doing is crashing on the couch. Hopefully tomorrow or Sunday I'll have some knitting progress to report.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Meme

I saw this on Karen's blog and thought this was a cool meme. Easy too. Here's what you do.

Google “[your first name] needs” in quotes so you will get that whole phrase strung together. Share the first 10 results. That's it! It is that simple.

Here's what I got.....

1. LYNN needs help. (that is true on SOOO many levels!)

2. Jamie Lynn Needs Help With Her Baby Y'all!. (hmmmmm, how did I get a Google hit for Zoey 101?!?)

3. A big crowd of screaming fans to get the adrenaline flowing is the only thing that Sara Lynn needs is to be a star.

4. Lynn Needs Your Help Again -- Vote for her in Flex Magazine's Bikini Contest! She has posed for Playboy and was on VH1's Most Smartest Model.
(well at least I was a SMART Playboy model.....)

5. Lynn needs to develop a larger repertoire of reading vocabulary. Lynn needs our help. Lynn needs a new job. Lynn needs all the help going. (I guess being the smartest model doesn't mean much for my vocab)

6. Please Join our CAUSE for Jamie Lynn - Needs Bone Marrow 2Live. (YIKES!)

7. Lynn Needs a New Home :( (well a home renovation would be good)

8. Lynn McCully Needs A Kidney (I guess I'm really in poor health. Wonder if it had to do with my years at the Mansion)

9. Jamie Lynn needs some name ideas for her baby girl. (more baby problems)

10. Lynn needs your support with my Family and friends cruise group
(especially after all the problems I have!!)


So it's your turn. Google your name and let me know if you post it to your blog. Hope you are in better shape than me!!

Here is something I saw outside my front door. Hmmmmm, maybe I *do* live at the Playboy Mansion!! (click to get a good look at the ladybugs pro-creating)

(would have posted a pic with a third ladybug watching if it wasn't so blurry......)
(and so ends my family friendly blog)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Saturday Sky

Is it really Saturday already? When did that happen?? It's been a bit crazy here at Happy Acres. Lots of activities with the rugrats, drama with a neighborhood kid, a couple of friends needing a shoulder to lean on, and starting to feel sick has definitely put a crimp in my free time.

I haven't had much time to blog or even read blogs. The most I've done on the computer is go on Facebook to play Bejeweled.

And update Ravelry.

On Thursday I felt a very strong need to play with my fiber so I pulled out my sock bag. (all pics are clickable to get a bigger view)

Laid out a blanket and dumped it out.

And proceeded to organize it by color.

Isn't it pretty??

I'm finding out that I definitely lean toward blues, purples and pinks.

I have enough for almost 60 pairs of socks. Since it was out, I decided to list it on Ravelry. It was only then that I realized how much I actually had! I think I've listed abt half. What's nice abt looking at what you have is that it reminds you of what you actually have!! And it makes me want to finish what I have going on so that I can start up a new pair.

We've had some really nice weather the past couple of days, highs of only the 60s in the AM. It still warms up to the 80s, and we're expecting highs of the 90s this wknd, but it's nice to see the weather changing a bit.

Today's sky is brought to you by Baby Girl.

Not a cloud to be seen!

Now I'm off to fold laundry, work a bit more on my baby sock and maybe take some time to catch up on my blog reading. Gotta see what you all have been up to!

Not until you are done scratching me!!