Sunday, June 25, 2006

Rain Rain GO AWAY!!!

Today, is day 3 of rain.  :-(

I am definitely ready for it to leave!

My IV medication visit in NYC went well.  Thank you for all the good wishes and prayers!  They worked!  My IV went in easily in my right arm and this month, no blood draws!  YAY!

Later that afternoon, we went to the town pool as a family, and a great time!  We joined the night before, and this is our first time joining in about 5 years.

This is the same pool that I lived at when I was a kid, all summer long.  I also swam the swim team there, too.  It is fun sharing the memories of my years there with the kids now, as they make new memories of their own.

On Thursday and Friday, I brought the kids there myself, and they were a great help bringing in the chair and towels and beach bag, and getting it out.

Friday night, the rain started, at about 8 pm; we had left the pool at 7 pm... it was good timing. 

Since then, the rain hasn't stopped for very long, and the skies have been gray and dark.  The whole weather system has wreaked havoc on my joints, but I am feeling pretty good since my medication on Wednesday. 

Today, my cousin and her hubby dropped off her two boys for me to watch until Wednesday afternoon!  We all had a nice family visit and dinner.  My dad made a fabulous homemade meat sauce and raviolis.  Magnifico!

My kids are so excited to have their cousins here for the next few days!  The eldest is the same age as Fuzzy and youngest is the same age as Pumpkin!  Hammer has a great time with them both, too.  It will really be a fun time for all!

Three days, five kids... hopefully, the rain stops!

As long as the weather permits, the plans are to do the town pool and the arts & crafts program in our park.  If I get desperate, I will do a movie, but fingers and toes are crossed for the rain to let up!  Movies are so expensive now!

Then, Wednesday my cousin is planning on coming as early in the day as she can to visit with me, which is always nice.  The kids can still spend time together and we will all do dinner together, too.

The kids settled down nice tonight, and everyone was sleeping by 10:30 pm!  Can't complain about that at all!

Libby got her stitches out Friday, and her leg has been prounounced officially healed!  Yay! 

That catches you all up to date with me!

I am still having a hard time getting around to all the journals I want to visit... be patient with me, dear j-landers!

be well,


jckfrstross said...

you can send us some rain:) enjoy the week


eml625 said...

Dawn, Sounds like a fun cousins week!  Have a great time!


sangrialel said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time this week!  I hope the rain stops so you can enjoy the time!!  Linda

cherry2sweet2eat said...

glad ur iv visit went great and its raining bad up here to i hate it to rain to much but hopefully it breaks this heat.

aeelarual said...

Aww the memories of having a house filled with the musical sounds of children laughing and playing, yes I even miss the fighting that seems to come so naturally to them.......  I loved the rainy days when we would spend the day playing, or doing some project together.......... Thank you Dawn for allowing me a moment of happiness as I once again remembered my children's smiles........

cacklinrosie101 said...

Glad to hear Libby healed so well.  The rain is awful this summer in Pa.  Memorial Day weekend was beautiful.  One weekend in between also.  Tues it didn't rain.  It started Wed.  Actually Sat was lovely and it's been raining ever since.  Enough to put anyone in a total funk.  Hope you get to enjoy the pool.  HUGS Chris

dawngepfer said...

'Tis the week to visit with cousins - Cal will spend a few days with his cousins from DC when they come into town.  On their (my in-laws) terms, of course!  :)  Glad Libby is doing well.  Hey, I finally bought that book - Marley & Me - but haven't started it yet.  Finishing "Empire Falls" first.

sdoscher458 said...

I'm happy that your medication went well. I'm a coward when it comes to needles.  Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with family, which is wonderful..enjoy and be well...Sandi