Wednesday, February 25, 2009

One Little Tooth and So....Much Pain

The past week has been hell!, I've never felt such pain in my life (besides labor and that's worth the pain because something wonderful comes out of it)! A piece of my molar broke off a few months ago, I didn't get it fixed right away like I should have and now I'm in agony. When I went to the Dentist on Thursday I told them I wanted to save my tooth, at that time they gave me Tylenol codeine for the pain, a antibiotic for the infection and scheduled a root canal in two weeks. By Monday I wanted the tooth pulled! When I called first thing in the morning they told me to come in. When they brought me into the room I was expecting to get my tooth pulled but instead they told me they would put me on a stronger antibiotic and give me stronger pain killers, the tears ran down my face, I mean ran fast down my fast, I couldn't believe I was going to have to take more pills (I've been taking more Ibuprofen then I have in my whole life) and having to continue dealing with the pain was more then I could handle. They said they can't do anything when there is a infection. They also said once the pain passes I may change my mind and want the root canal. After taking so many drugs (every 3 to 4 hours) I'm finally feeling better today. Or at least for the moment. I feel like my eyes have been shut for the past week, my house is a disaster and planning Eric's 40th Party for Saturday is slowly coming together. I've been so tense from the pain that my neck is killing me, the whole left side of my face and tongue are sore and all this from one little tooth. I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone.

I've decided to get the root canel now that I'm not in so much pain. That should be fun.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy 40th Kimberly!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM! I hope you had lots of fun celebrating the big 40!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This is one of my favorite pictures of Audrey, so innocent and super cute!

Our Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday my dear husband Eric decided it was a perfect day for a family walk through the woods. I hesitated at first but thought he was right, we should get some exercise and fresh air. The walk was not easy but felt good afterwards. The snow in some areas came to my knees, I would walk a few steps then all of a sudden down a sank (this reminds of the time I was 7+ months pregnant with Ethan and Eric thought it would be good to take a walk through the snow in the woods in January. I'm surprised I didn't have Ethan that day!). When we returned from our walk we decided to check out the trampoline, Eric and the kids started to clean off the snow and jump, the net is down so we had to be careful . All of us had fun jumping, it seemed bouncer then before. Oh, how we can't wait for spring!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine Goodies

The kids got lots of goodies from their classmates.......

I use to love exchanging Valentine's Day cards when I was little. It was so exciting to receive cards from a special friend (or boy). Oh, and the Candy Hearts, didn't you just love getting a box and reading all of the sentiments like BE MINE...XO...COOL...KISSES. It was so much fun.
These days I get excited when I get Flowers, Chocolates and a Movie..........
a beautiful orchid (one of my favorites)

I woke up to all of these wonderful things. Eric went to work before I got up and when he got home I had to leave for work (it was VERY busy) so we haven't had a chance to celebrate yet. Tonight we will watch my new movie (Eric's willing to watch it with me again, since we've both seen it already) and we will eat lots of chocolate together since I got Eric dark chocolate too!
Oh, and I got the perfect card.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's More Than Saying I Love You
We give on this day candy and flowers,
But we never stop to say thank you for the many hours.
You have stood by my side and gave a smile,
As if to tell our hearts it's been worth every mile.
No need to buy a teddy bear or even a card,
It's pretty simple and not at all hard.
Just put your arms around me and hold me tight,
And say without words that in your heart all is right.
You may say I Love You throughout the year,
But on this day you need to make sure.
The words so sweet and straight from your heart,
That your life would be lonely without my part.
So put forth the effort and take the time,
Look me in the eye and say I'm glad you're mine. Marai

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Tom! Have a fun filled day! We will be thinking of you!

It's hard to believe we are all grown up with our own families.

Can you remember when we would both stay home from school when only one of us was sick?We would end up playing all day, building forts with chairs, hanging from the poles in the closets, jumping on the beds, baking cakes in my easy bake oven (recipe: sugar, flour and water) and fighting of course. But we did have fun!

Below are just a few pictures to remind you of the younger days.
Look...your wearing a computer shirt. Who knew that would end up being your profession!?!??!

Life in 1908

*The average life expectancy was 47 years.
*Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
*Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
*There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
*The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
*The tallest structure in the world was the ! Eiffel Tower
*The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
*The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
*A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500
and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
*More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
*Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
*Were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard. "
*Sugar cost four cents a pound..
*Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
*Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
*Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
*Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
*Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
*Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
*The American flag had 45 stars.
*The population of , was only 30! !!! Las Vegas , Nevada
*Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
*There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
*Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
*Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
*Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
*Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
*There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
*Organized Barbershop didn't exist

How life as changed in just a 100 years! Something to think about.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Today I made one of our family favorites, "Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins". The receipe comes from Jessica Seinfelds, Deceptivley Delicious cookbook. It was a gift from my mother last christmas, thanks Mom! When I first got it I was excited but wasn't sure about preparing vegetable puree ahead of time and how to go about it. I read every detail in the book and thought I'd just go for it. It was quite easy, I went shopping for all the things I wanted to stock up on and spent a few hours one saturday morning preparing it all. Once my freezer was stocked, cooking the receipes were easy. Something as simple as "Buttered Noodles" can become a better choice by adding pureed yellow squash. My kids love them and so do I. Our family eats veggies but anytime I can add any extra I'm all for it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tagged by my friend Melissa

1. What is your occupation right now?
Restaurant Manager
2. What color are your socks right now?
Navy Blue
3. What are you listening to right now?
The Biggest Looser and my husbands comments
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
A Berry Smoothie (made by my hubby, yummy!)
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
7. Favorite color?
Green and Blue
8. How old are you today?
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
10. What is your favorite drink?
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Who hasn't?!?!??!
12. Your favorite food?
13. What is the last movie you watched?
Madagascar 2
14. Favorite season?
15. How do you vent anger?
a lot of sighing (and sometimes yelling)
16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
17. Hobbies?
18. Cherries or Blueberries?
19. Living arrangements?
Married with two kids, two dogs, three cats and a fish
20.When was the last time you cried?
21What is on the floor of your closet?
totes of pictures and papers, shoes and bags/purses
22.What did you do last night?
23. What are you most afraid of?
death of the ones I love
24. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
Veggie Cheese Burgers
25. Favorite dog breed?
MUTTS ,of course!
26. Favorite day of the week?
27. How many states have you lived in?
4 (new york, texas, colorado and currently maine)
28. Diamonds or pearls?
29. What is your favorite flower?
30. Favorite Fruit