Sunday, August 29, 2010

241/365 Imagination

L's unicorn has had quite a day. It traveled to a neighboring town and back, it took a nap along the way causing everyone in the car to speak in whispers, and once awake it needed to use the bathroom. It used a piece of paper in the car, which L carefully folded at the corners to keep the rainbow colored mess from getting on anything. Once home he took paper from my printer and made a place on the floor for future such needs.

L's Pillow Pet uses the potty here

My SIL's hospice vigil ended this morning around 3 am. We were back and forth a couple of times today, once with kids and once without. Long story there that I don't have the energy to share. Tomorrow more back and forth, plus boy #1 goes to the dr, and cat #1 goes to the vet. Somewhere in there V will need to sleep because tomorrow night he will be working 12 hours. There is boy #2 to get to and from school, as well. If I am not as present as normal tomorrow you now know why.

Not writing all of that to complain, just to remember. I read one of my older journals recently and it was amazing how much I recalled from a few written words. I hope I can get back to that.

I should be asleep.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

240/365 Worn Down

The rain just seems unending. I hate the heat but I need the sun. I'm a big bear when I don't have enough of it, and lately, definitely not enough.

Rainy Day at West Florida Hospital

Made a food delivery to SIL and MIL, ran other errands, and Vaughn got some house projects done. Heard from an old friend/former SIL about a surgery she's about to have.


Friday, August 27, 2010

239/365 End of the week

Dr. visit confirmed strep, again, for the youngest. He felt a lot better today despite the scary looking throat, so that is good. Oldest was awesome this afternoon when we were out and, seeing a woman struggling with a door and an umbrella, ran over and held the door for her until she got things fixed. So sweet!

We were supposed to start helping move SIL today but that didn't happen. Waiting for her to let us know when she is ready.

Crappy cell phone pics of the day...

My Cuties

238/365 A very long day

Spent much of it at hospice sitting with my SIL so she wouldn't be alone as she watches someone she loves die. Came home after MIL arrived and got the boys off the bus. L began mentally breaking down the moment he was home. When he wasn't crying he shared he'd almost fallen asleep on the bus. Fever was 101.8, throat was swollen and nasty red.

Picture of the day is this.

Hospital Food

My SIL told me to lift the cover and see what lunch was. It was for her, he is beyond eating now and doesn't wake. The "field peas" amused me and she laughed a little laugh and told me to go ahead and take a picture of it. Family knows me well. After snapping that I made a run to Whataburger for her and MIL, getting them what wanted.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

237/365 Okra

Fresh fried = heaven on a plate.

Fresh Fried Okra

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

236/365 Quiet Tuesday


and took some shots of various types of
that are growing around the yard

235/365 First Day of School

Today I am officially the mom of a 1st Grader and a Kindergartener.

Waiting to go to the rooms
Monday - August 23, 2010

234/365 Last Day of Summer

The day was hot and miserably humid and given to rain, but we went to the splash pad anyway, and they had a blast.

Navarre Park Splashpad

Saturday, August 21, 2010

233/365 Little Cutie

Looking up I spied him as I walked to the car. He was having a standoff with a spider, which I found interesting, but it was just too hot to stick around see how it played out.


232\365 Friday

August 20, 2010

It was open house, where the boys got to see their classes and meet their new teachers.

Gus taking Lucian to see his room

After, it was just another day in Milton.

Another Day in Milton
Another Day in Milton

Friday, August 20, 2010

231/365 From Long to Short

Well it actually happened a couple of days ago, but today it was trimmed up and finished, and this is how they'll head off to school on Monday.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

230/365 This was lunch

Not mine, his. I really should try harder on these, shouldn't I?

Onion Brewski Sirloin - Logan's Roadhouse
Onion Brewski Sirloin with a Vegetable Skewer from Logan's Roadhouse

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

229/365 Tuesday the 17th

Carpenter Park

Beautiful flower from Gus

Park Day, too hot to stay long but they had a nice time anyway.

228/365 Items on a Desk

Items on a Desk

227/365 Far in the distance

Far in the distance the scrubber from the Gulf Power Crist Plant appears to churn out the low, dark clouds bringing us our daily thunderstorms.

Crist Plant seen from Pace, FL

Saturday, August 14, 2010

226/365 Most of the day was spent at home

V had a craving for onion rings and we went out at the worst time.

Rainy Saturday in Milton, FL
Saturday August 14, 2010

225/365 Reading

I have some waiting for me. Not too careful about how things end up on the shelf, am I?

To Read

224/365 Despicable Me

We had a couple of movie passes and it was a good day to use them. Fun movie!

Waiting for Despicable Me to start
Waiting for Despicable Me to start

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

222/365 Heading to Town

Late Afternoon
Tuesday August 10, 2010

221/365 Moody Monday

I didn't feel to good most of today but that doesn't mean the entire day was a loss. I enjoyed the 2/3 hours I spent locked away in the bedroom reading, the late afternoon sun streaming in the windows to keep me company. V was home today and he kept the boys occupied and on the go, and I did venture out a little myself.

Arby's Whistle
Evil, loud toy from Arby's

I always wear my seat belt
I hate this shirt, yet I wear it anyway. I feel this way about most of my clothes.

View in the Conversation Mirror
View in the conversation mirror while V ran in a store.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

220/365 Doughnuts

Yesterday was a feverish boy so sick all he could do was be miserable, while today was like yesterday never happened. That being the case it was time to get out of the house for a bit. First stop was Krispy Kreme for a treat, and after that they begged to go to the park and so we went, though I knew they wouldn't last in the heat. 5 minutes tops and they wanted to head back to the car, another example of it being easier to let them see for themselves than argue. We hit Target, then they wanted to try another park and so we did, with the same result. After that we were all ready to go home.

Today's yum.

Lemon Cake -- Raspberry Filled
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
original glazed -- Lemon Kreme Pie

Saturday, August 7, 2010

219/365 Lamp

I love lamps. I own a couple from each of my grandmother's homes, and this is part of one of them. The original shade is still in good shape, which is amazing considering how old it is.


August 7, 2010 - Saturday

218/365 Hellboy

He's never seen the movie, but he's seen the DVD cover.


217/365 Milton, FL

Long, tiring day. L has been sick, though no fever today and plenty of fights with his brother. When there is enough energy to fight things are looking up. :)

We took an early evening trip to the Riverwalk and let the kids run around Veteran's Memorial Plaza. If the day had been a cool one it would have been perfect.

Veteran's Memorial Plaza overlooking Blackwater River

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

216/365 Don't ride my ass!

I can't help it, I laughed.

Don't Ride My Ass!

215/365 Last minute I forgot picture grabs

I like the old, and the simple
Little Tikes Toy

One! One real vampire here!

(hint, he doesn't sparkle)

214/365 Unwilling to change

But Forgiven!

Forget these new parking spots!  The old way is better.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

213/365 And now it's August

FNB says 103PA says 105
105 outside Hall's Hardware
Car says 106108

Ready for winter.

212/365 End of the Month

There were a lot of pictures taken, but not by me. Some that I took of me were too goofy for words so won't appear here, and that leaves these unremarkable shots of a couple of plants in the front bed.


The Caladium was purchased by me, but planted by my mother. She's rather, uh, territorial about the yard. Anyway, I bought them thinking the white would stand out among everything else in the bed, picturing them scattered among the rest. She had a different vision and planted them in a straight line right along the walk to the front door.


The Persian Shield is a second planting. The one we had last year we lost to the unusually cold winter. I like the purple so had to have another.

211/365 Beautiful Sky

Beautiful evening sky