Tuesday, March 31, 2009

so many things, so little time

A recap of the last few weeks:

Seth has been sick AGAIN. Another sinus infection. And he ended up back on ora.pred, after wheezing like crazy for a few days. Poor baby can't catch a break.

Seth went to the ENT again, to see if there is anything they can do for him, with recurrent sinus infections. Thankfully (or not), there is nothing. We just have to keep him on strong antibiotics for 3 full weeks, and irrigate his nasal passageway daily. I ordered a kit and it arrived yesterday. Thankfully he doesn't mind it too much. After the irrigation we use Naso.nex to help reduce swelling in the passages. Here's to hoping it works!!

Celia had a sonogram and Xray to help figure out what is going on with her bladder. She's still having daily accidents (at 5 years of age), and she's even getting frustrated with it. We meet with the Urologist on Friday to see what the results are.

I took Celia to the airprot last monday, and picked her up last friday, so she could travel to Disney World with my mom and step dad. Thankfully I was able to go through security with her, and even got to have lunch with my mom/stepfather both days. They had an absolute blast, and Celia can't stop talking about Disney, and the fun things she did and saw. I can't wait to take her some day!

I had a huge show and sold a ton of yarn! I was completely overwhelmed, and thrilled at the success.

I also will be having my yarn in a booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. More details on that to come! But I'm thrilled, and am busy getting all the yarn I'll need dyed up for it.

I took some of my profit and put it towards credit cards, which was very satisfying. And took more and bought more yarn. And took some more, and put it towards part of a camera that I've been wanting. I bought it this weekend, because I really need to be able to take true to color photos for my shop. It's incredible. And the pics I've taken have been outstanding. I'm in love with a camera. I admit it.

Planned a weekend away in May, with me, my MIL and my SILs in Pennsylvania. We're meeting in the middle, in Williamsport, and going to chill out, craft, and relax all weekend. With out any kids. It's going to be great!

I think that is all. I leave you with a pic I took of the kids over the weekend with my new camera. They are just so adorable!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Wow, it's been ages since I have posted!! Lots has gone on, and all of it is good!!

I had a work trip to Lubbock, TX last week, and overall it was pretty good. I helped teach a course for 3 days, and that went well (minus a few glitches). The hotel I was at had a happy hour every night, which was fun- pretty yummy margaritas too! Dinners were great, I ate tex-mex twice, and great steak twice. Can't complain about that!! All I can say is YUM. It was really good to come back home though, I really missed the DH and kids! 5 days away is a lot. But at the same time, it was 5 days of uninterrupted sleep, so I can't complain!

Got home on Friday, and the inlaws were already at the house. Dinner was ready, which helped a lot too! I didn't have to do any dishes (I would have revolted if I had to), and I just put my feet up for the evening. The weekend was OK. Got some dyeing done for a huge show I'm in this week. If you're in the DC metro area, check out The Homespun Yarn Party, happening on Sunday between 12 and 5. It's going to be amazing- lots of indie dyers (including ME!), and other fun shops will be there.

Seth is still doing great at his new day care. He had a brief fever on Sunday, but it broke by the following morning. Followed by a rash- which means it's a reaction to his shots he had a few weeks ago. So at least I knew what it was when I saw it, and it was no big deal. He's as happy as can be, active, and doing just great! Celia's doing well too. She had fun with her grandparents, and they both stayed home on Monday to have extra nana/papa/great grandma time. She had a blast.

Next up- a trip for Celia to Disney with my mom/step dad. She can't wait for that- and she can't stop talking about it. She already has her outfit all picked out for the plane. What a sweetie.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

day care

I really struggled with pulling Seth out of his day care. I love the teachers, he's happy there, and the teachers all love him. But with him getting sick so much, it was hard not to at least try changing things around a bit. So we found an in-home day care for him, right near our house. It's a nice place, a lady's house, who has a friend who comes every day too (it allows them to have 4 infants instead of just 2 with 1 teacher). And they are both very familiar with asthma, which helped make that decision a lot easier. Every other place I saw, freaked a bit when I mentioned asthma, and said they were fine with it as long as they didn't have to do his meds. Which from time to time, he does need during the day.

SO, he started his new day care on Monday, and he LOVES it. He has a girlfriend already, a little girl who is 18 months old. She loves to hug and kiss him, and he loves it too. It's so cute! His teachers are both great, and they're all impressed at how well he's adjusted so quickly. He slept for 2 1/2 hours the first day, which apparently is unusual for babies in a new situation. But he did great! I'm so relieved. And the fun part, is that Celia usually goes to pick him up with me. And she made a friend there too, who is 6 and goes to Kindergarten, but is there after school every day. She kept asking about playing iwht her, so I asked the teacher if there are any spots available for the summer for Celia. And there was one, so I've now got that. Definitely cool that we found a nice place, that is way cheaper than we've been paying, for both kids. Celia will stay in her current place through June until she graduates from Prek. SO excited about this!

Other things are falling into a better rhythm. Work has been better, with me being able to BE there. I've been really productive, which has been great. Though am meeting the week after next with HR to make sure I"m covered by FMLA in case the baby is sick and my manager gets upset with me again. I don't want to screw up any more. I do like my job, and I"d like to keep it.

I finally got up the nerve to start asking around about expanding my yarn business a little bit. I went to one of my favorite LYS's and showed the owner some of my stuff, and she's placed an order with me for June! 7 colorways and 3 skeins of each colorway to start. And then we'll see how it goes. I can't wait. I'm way excited about this, and it will be so much fun to really get some dyeing in. I spent yesterday dyeing up a bunch of new colorways too, and I"m thrilled with how they came out! I can't wait for them to dry so I can skein them up and see how they really look. I've also been accepted to a big sock show that's going to be happening this summer in Oregon. I'm still deciding on whether it's possible to do it or not, and how much I'd have to sell to make it worth it. But it's a lot of fun to dream, and think that I could be part of the first ever Sock Summitt. I get giddy just thinking about it!! It would be a business expense, and it would really get my yarn out there. So I"m considering it. I'm also speaking with an owner about getting my yarn in her booth at the Sheep and Wool festival. That would be amazing. Really amazing!

Aside from that, I head to Texas tomorrow for the week. I get to teach a course for 3 days with a few other co-workers. It should be neat. We haven't taught a course to so many before (we're used to 12-15, and we'll have 40). Nice to be getting teaching experience in. Always helpful. Well, have to run and pack!! Hopefully the airport won't be snowed in tomorrow! What is it with snow in March?!