Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sick child and more...

Let's see, I think it was Wednesday when Sonya came home from school and said her ear hurt. Oh no! I thought, that time of year again. She has the same seasonal allergy problems as I had at her age. So, next morning, gave her some motrin and sent her to school, but went ahead and made an appointment for her at the Dr. About an hour later, the school called and said Sonya was saying her ear and her tummy hurt. I talked to them and Sonya, and since she wasn't running fever and Sonya said she would, she stayed at school. But her Daddy had planned on taking her to her Dr's appointment, so he picked her up early anyway.
And it wasn't just an ear infection, but her tummy ache was actually a bladder infection. She's always seemed to have a tiny bladder and I had noticed her running to the bathroom more the day or two before, but didn't put 2 and 2 together. But, she is on antibiotics and lots of cranberry juice and is doing MUCH, MUCH better!
Now, what else? Oh yeah, William took off on Friday to stay with her and I asked if he would dig a few holes around the yard for some plants I had bought last weekend. I had shown him where I was going to put them the day after we bought them and I thought, ok, if he just digs the holes, I'll come back and put in the good dirt I bought and plant them over the weekend.
Well, I called him later on Friday, and not only had he dug the holes, but he said he planted the plants too!
Uh Oh! I know him too well and knew this wasn't going to be good, and Saturday morning (we had gone straight to town after I got off work and it was dark when we got back, so didn't see what he did until daylight) I realized he was quite a bit off. I wanted one plant on each side of 2 gates that we have, he planted 2 plants on each side of one gate. So, today I've been digging holes on either side of the other gate, digging up the plants, filling holes there and then re-planting the plants on the other side of the yard. I hope they survive the move!
And I have a new toy! Something I've seen on DIY Network, my new favorite channel, and that William and I had a big argument about in the middle of Cracker Barrel on Friday night. I was trying to get our Lowe's list together and trying to explain about this tool I wanted to buy to cut down the big ugly bushes in the front yard. He said something along the lines of "No way those people (on HGTV and DIY) know anything about landscaping and home improvement and you have to use this blah, blah, blah, something or other thingy and you're idea is all wrong and I know everything so just forget about trying to find whatever that thing is you want."
Well, that didn't sit well with me at all, so we spent most of the meal in silence as to not cause a scene. And to top it off, we didn't get our bread until we finally asked for it, then it was stale and crunchy, then when I got my dinner, my fish was WAY over cooked and like chewing on fish jerky, so I was not very happy.
Until I got to Lowe's and found what William said didn't exist, what wouldn't work for pruning etc. I loved being able to show him right on the box of my new Powered Handsaw where it said it was PERFECT FOR PRUNING! And then this afternoon after I did some trimming, he got to play with it and chop down our biggest ugliest bush in about 45 minutes what would have taken all day with what he had in mind. HA!
Well, that's enough for now, I'll be planting my last few plants in the back yard tomorrow, then just trying to clean up the bush mess.
More, later!

1 comment:

Mabunny said...

HEHE, I can just see you sitting in the restaurant stewing over your jerky fish:)) lol.
I'm glad Sonya is on the mend. Remember Nicole getting a few bladder infections? She doens't take baths anymore, just showers...
Ya gotta give William some credit though for trying to help you out and plant the bushes. Hope ya'll do get some of this rain, I hate it.. Yyouknow me and spring storms.. we don't mix.

Love ya and miss ya

I will post some pics from Scarborough next week.

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