Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Megan has been into beading (jewelry making) since she was 8. She is so good at it! She had the opportunity (thanks Brenda!!) to join our friend at a craft fair recently....and now has the opportunity to go with Brenda again to "The Mother of all Garage Sales" a very big arena of booths....anyway..we are in need of some good ideas for a name for her business...she hasn't liked any of the ones I've come up with....because her mom can't possibly have any good ideas!! So, please help her with a good name for her business...we need to make some signs and business cards for her. The picture is a sampling of her fine workmanship. Thanks!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Irony...

So, after my last post I got on the phone to call and schedule an appointment with the new Dr in Omaha.....while I was making that appointment, Dr. N's office in Lincoln called and left a message for me.....the antibody test actually told the Dr that Zack is type 1. So, we have an answer...finally....not the answer I was hoping for...but an answer none the less. I think I'll still keep the appointment with the new Dr...he works with teens with Diabetes...I think it's a much better fit.

A Diabetic Update

We now know that Zack has antibodies in his blood...what kind of antibodies, you wonder....I don't know...but he has them and this means something...but I'm not sure what. All I know is that he must continue to be on insulin and he is to cut his dosage of Metformin in half...and we are still not sure if he's type 1 or type 2.....and we are looking for a new Dr......Again! We will have to go to Omaha...there's only one Endocrinologist here in Lincoln...I hear that he's "the best in Lincoln" hard is that when he's the only one??? So, I've been given a name of a Dr in was given to me by our pharmacist who is also Diabetic. Wish us luck!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

3 little birds and a whole lot of guilt

Late last night I came home with Aaron from a wedding and reception. I worked earlier in the day and also went visiting teaching in the afternoon. I had not seen Hannah the whole day long (she was napping when I came home to get ready for the wedding.) Hannah wears a sleep mask when she kidding! She calls it her "sleeping thingy".....she wears it all night long. Anyway, when I came home I went in her room and stood on Megan's bed to get to her (she sleeps on the top bunk) and I kissed her cheek and she said "good night, Megan."....I said "it's not's mommy"...she yanked up her sleeping thingy..opened her eyes and said "MOMMY!" and gave me a giant hug. Then she pulled the mask back down over her eyes and promptly fell back to sleep. That's when Megan told me the story of the birds. Apparently, earlier yesterday, Hannah saw three birds flying in the air and pointed up to them and said "look Megan....three baby birds! They are looking for their mommy....but they won't find her because she's at work." OUCH! heart hurts.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Love Affair Rekindled

Several years ago some friends and I decided to get fit...(Lia, Jacque and Julie). We started going to aerobics at WV Fitness Center at 530 each morning. What a very fit time in my life! We had this wonderful teacher...Cheri. I still miss her and would LOVE to find someone as motivating as she was. Most of the classes we took were STEP classes!!! I LOVE step! Cheri used to tell all of us we were having a love affair with our benches and we needed to try other things. I did end up trying other things...sitting around eating cookies and sweets.....being too busy to exercise.....saying over and over that I'll do it tomorrow.....guess what?? Those things didn't do much for me except for bring me many unwanted pounds. So, I've started up my affair with the "bench" again. Thanks to my wonderful Dad (thank you thank you Dad!!)....we have a family membership to the YMCA and guess what they have there??? Yep...STEP CLASSES!! Whoopedde woo hoo! It turns out that Step is like riding a bike, once you learn you don't ever really forget. And...lifting weights again is AWESOME! Josh and Zack are my work out partners..... I do miss you Lia (the best workout partner ever...shhhh don't tell my boys.)

Monday, March 9, 2009


I was laying on the sofa on my stomach the other day when Hannah came to sit on me...because that's what you do when your mom lays down...don'tcha know?

Hannah: Mom...I'm sitting on your bum bum.

Me: Is it a little bum or a big bum (always worried about my weight)

Hannah: It's a big one!

Joe: (running across the room to join in)

How's that for the ego?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ode to my Kitchen Aid

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.....

1. cookies
2. cakes
3. cinnamon rolls
4. mashed potatoes

To name but just a few...........