Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Snot with a side of cough and sneezing

Thats me! I"ve been sick all week. Ick Ick Ick. I've come home early from work everyday this week too. Today I ran outta there at 9:30. Everyone was telling me to go home and rest, feel better. I plowed through a box of kleenex in the short 2.5 hours that I was there. Gross. Bonnie (the lady I work with in the afternoons) told me she can live without me this week but not next week b/c next week we start processing carrots. For some reason that make a mess of payroll. I was too scared to ask for details.
In other news, Ady is on her way home. She has been gone for over three weeks now. We are very ready to have her back. I just wish I wasn't sick.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Let's see how fast Liddia can move! Let's see how much she can cram into the week!
This is how I've felt for WEEKS! We have been so busy latley. It's ridiculous and I know it's only going to get worse.
Last week.
Mon grocery shopping. This was awful. We were both dead tired and didn't want to do it. But when there is no food in the house, you don't have much choice.
Tues. PhD student dinner. This went fairly well considering I knew only one person in the room and I call him my husband.
Wed. Nothing Thank Goodness!!
Thurs. Ian went out. I stayed at home and did my own thing
Friday. Kohls.
Sat. Dinner and play with that guy I call husband. Then we went to a really awful party one of the grad students in ian's program threw
Sun. Work. blah. Then more laundry. I swear it's all I do!!

This week.
Mon and Tues. Regular work at Seneca then 3 hour shifts at Venables. :P Good news is that Heros premiers tonight!! yay!!
Wed. Ian's going away thingy with work. I'm sure he will be staying much later than Owen and I!
Thurs. I'm going out with Jen. I think we will be getting Katie her baby shower gifts. Maybe dinner?
Friday. Nothing.
Sat. Baby shower
Sun. work again.

And I'm sure next week it will be similar.
Sheesh. I went to bed at 9 last night because I was falling asleep watching our movie. My alarm went off at 5:35 this morning. I got out of bed at 6:06. HOLY CRAP!! I freaked out. I said it's 6:06!! Ian said 'I'[m up!!" I threw off the covers and did the fastest get ready routine of my life!! Owen and I were out the door, on time, at 6:30. Thank goodness I didn't have Ady there to get ready. I would have never made it!!
I just need more time in the day for sleep!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Last Friday we took off for Spooner Wisconsin to meet up with my parents, who were renting a cabin there. Ian, Owen, and I were going to stay until Sunday afternoon and Ady was going to stay the rest of the week with them and then return to Indiana for another week before coming back home.

It was just what the Doctor ordered! I was in desperate need of an actual weekend. Not just a Saturady off from work.
We arrived at the cabin around 7:30 and went straight to the beach for a fire and brats. Yum! Then we headed back to the cabin to get settled in and let mom and Rob get their hands on Owen!
We talked about the plans for Saturday and headed for bed. Owen didn't sleep too well that night so I was up with him a lot that night. Boo.

Saturday came quick and we all got up and ready to spend the day fishing with the guy that owned the cabin. He also owns a bait shop, plumbing shop, and I think a hardware store in town. We met up with Rick around 9 and headed for Lower McKenzie Lake. Once the boat was in the water and we were under way, Rick asked Ady if she wanted to drive! She jumped at the chance! She did a great job of getting us to our fishing spot!

Almost as soon as our lines hit the water we were pulling up Bluegill! I think Ady caught the first fish. She was so excited about it! We eventually spread out and Ian was fishing off the back of the boat and Ady colored some great pictures of fish.

When it was lunch time, Rick fired up a propane cooker of sorts and deep fried some fresh bluegill, french fries and biscuits. It was all very very good!
By 1:00 we had caught our 125 limit of fish..or was is 150? One of the two. We headed back to shore and planned the rest of our day. Ady wanted to swim and the guys....well, they had a whole mess of fish to clean!

After getting Owen changed and fed, we headed down to the lake! Ady had a great time playing with the rafts and other toys laying around the beach but what she really want to do was go to the swim dock and jump off of it. I hadn't put on the bottom to my swimsuit, so I wasn't going to take her out there (well that, and the fish swimming around my legs creeped me out!!). I told her she had to wait for Ian to get done with the fish and come down to the lake.
Ian finally came down and he just ran down the dock and did a cannonball into the water. Ady loved it! Ian had heard that she wanted to go out to the swim dock so he was trying to get her to swim out to him. She refused. I believe her exact words where similar to this:
'I have a little headache. I'm going to stay on my raft and paddle over'
We couldnt believe she said that! What a thing for her to say!
After swimming for quite a while, we all needed to get back to the cabin and shower away the fish smell and get ready for dinner with Rick and his wife. They live in the cabin next door and Rick was going to cook up some more fish for us. We ended up with fish, hush puppies, french fries, and very delicious biscuits filled with homemade cherry jelly. The french fries and the biscuits were my favorite parts!
At some point during the night, the boys decided to meet up again at 6:30 IN THE MORNING to do some more fishing!! Crazy! I was very happy to decline and sleep in!!

Ian and Rob were up by 5:30 to go fishing. Ian is not a morning person so I found it rather amusing when the alarm went off he put his arm over me for a second then said, "well, time to get up' and the threw the covers off and jumped out of bed! Very amusing to me!!
I got to sleep until 8 or 8:30 and that was wonferdul. Mom and Ady made breakfast and woke my up when it was ready. After that mom and I packaged up the fish and I got mine and Ian's things gathered up. The guys were late getting back because the fishing wasn't so good that day. We ate a lunch of steaks (made Ian very happy) and then it was time for Ian and I to get on the road since we needed to go to the Cities and get Ian's new bike.

Ian was like a kid at Christmas when he gets that one toy he'd been begging for all year long. We got the bike and Ian had a rack and metal petals put on it. Then he rode around the parking lot while I got Owen loaded back into the car.
We finally make it home. I was tired and didn't want to go to work on Monday. Oh well. Thats life. It was a good, but way to fast trip!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Coming soon...

An update about our awesome weekend in Wisconsin, Owen, and everything else that been going on!!
To hold you over though...

We (mom, Ady, Owen, and I) were playing in the lake while Rob and Ian cleaned an insane amount of fish. Ady was happily playing in the water and was wanting to swim out to a swim dock. Well, I didn't have on the bottoms to my swimsuit so I told her she would have to wait for daddy to come and play with her.
When Ian did come out, he ran down the dock and jumped into the water. Ady was laying on a raft and Ian told her to swim out to  him and they would go over to the swim dock. Ady said..are you ready for this? It's great...
Ady said, "I have a little headache, so I'll just stay here on my raft and paddle"

We all bent over laughing!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Looking forward

I'm looking forward to next weekend! When we get off work on Friday we are hitting the road and meeting my folks at a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin. We are staying the weekend, (which means I don't have to work on Sunday!!!!!) but Ady is staying the whole week. And then she is going back to Indiana with my parents for another week and Rob is going to dirve her back up here after that.
Ady doesn't know about any of this yet, though. I'll tell her in a couple of days. Otherwise, the only I'd hear is 'are we seeing granny and pa today?'

Weekend Update

It's becoming habit that I really only do a 'big' post on Sunday. I'm just too busy during the week to actually sit down and do it. I think about what I want to write, I just never actually get to it.
We decided to go the State Fair this weeken. Holy. Cow. The crowds. At least 100,000 people there. It was insane!

Ady had a ball of course. And Owen was an angel, of course.
We started to tril at a bike shop in Minneapolis where Ian bought this:

A Surly Long Haul Trucker. I even think that's the right color. He tried out alight tan one that I just thought was ugly. When Ian told me he could get it in an olive green, I told him that would be much better. Next thing I know, he walked out of the shop and told me that they are going to call when his new bike comes in. Ok, then. 
Then it was off to the Fair. We found a Park & Ride lot and then boarded a bus, which Ady loved! When we got to the Fair we spent a long time just wandering about and looking at exhibts. This is one of the first things we saw
Handmade wooded kayaks. Gorgeous, huh?
One of the main things we wanted to see was the Miracle Birthing Center. It's full of animals that we set to give birth during the fair. If you are lucky enough to be in the building during a birth you get to watch. If not, they record the births and they replay them on TV's all day long. But the place was PACKED and we didn't get to see much of anything. And by this point Ady was dying to get to the rides and get on the Merry-Go-Round.
We did finally make it over to the ride area and spent a good chunk of our money on tickets for Ady. She had a ball.

After the rides Ady was hungry and we were all pretty much beat. We'd been there a long time and just wanted to be home! We finally managed to find our gate and boarded the bus again to get to the car.
Owen was super happy and super smily on the ride back to the car.

We left St. Paul right around sunset and Ian got this great picture of the skyline.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bad day

It's been a long bad day. I fear it will only get worse, not better, from here.