Monday, November 20, 2006

IV Day

So, today was IV medicine in NYC day.  And, see the rheumatologist day too.  All went well, one stick each, IV and blood draw, which always starts me smiling! 

My rheumatologist is happy with how everything is going and doesn't have to see me until March 2007.  All is good.

This is a very short and very busy week, following a busy weekend, too.

Hubby and the boys were away with the Boy Scouts.  They went up to West Point Military Academy and did the tour and the museum that is there.  We have done it before as a family and it is a wonderful experience.  Then, they camped out in cabins at a scout camp nearby.

Pumpkin Muffin and I went out to dinner by ourselves to a chinese buffet.  Normally, she would have really enjoyed the buffet and eaten up a storm.  However, she was still not 100% from her ear infection.  Poor thing.  We still had fun enjoying each other's company one on one.  We came home afterward and watched The Pink Panther remake with Steve Martin.  Very funny.  :-D

Yesterday, Pumpkin had to complete her project on penguins for school.  She finished her speech, we did a poster full of pictures and made her a mask.  Today, I typed her speech, so now, all is set for tomorrow's presentation.

Tonight I am invited to a spa party, but I am just too pooped to pop.  I think I will get a catalog and order something instead.

Tomorrow, Hubby has another 4 hour Boy Scout leader class.  The last one for a while, thank goodness.

Wednesday is a half day for the kids, and they cannot wait! 

It is also my birthday.  I can't wait to see what the kids have picked out for me.  They are very good at knowing exactly what I want!  We will also all go out to dinner locally.  It gives the kids a chance to sing with the waiters and waitresses.  Who wants to cook any the day before Turkey Day anyhow?

41.  Ick.  How did that happen?  I feel like I have been kicked over the hill against my will!  tee hee  It is so strange, it just seems like I cannot possibly be that number.  I don't know how to explain it.  Maybe I don't have to since you all get what I am driving at.  Maybe not and I am insane.  Either way, it is just a number, and I am happy and blessed and that is all that matters!

Turkey Day will be spent at Kathy's house!  I can't wait!  I am bringing my homemade cranberries and maple glazed carrots.  My dad is bringing 2 pumpkin pies.  I also can't wait to spend time with my sweet nephew!!!  They also have 2 sweet kittens, Beau and Bello, that I don't see often enough either who are already 10 months old or so.  Then, there is the delicious spread that she will have.... yum yum!

Pumpkin can't wait because she is staying over her uncle & aunt's until Saturday!  She is so excited and loves being the 'big' one and the helper for a change!  My nephew is 3 1/2, so that makes her not the baby while she visits!  lol

Then, Friday and Saturday will be Christmas shopping time!  Yippeee!!!  Christmas will be knocking at the door real soon!  I love the holiday season, especially Christmas.

Blessings of the season to you all!

be well,


coelha said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  :)  Julie

mrsm711 said...

41, pffftttt.  Thats nothing, try 43.  LOL.  You sure are in happy spirits about the holidays.  Thats  refreshing!  :)     Tracy

tenyearnap said...

Enjoy your birthday, old one. I can't believe you are happy about shopping this time of year...but have a great time.

cherry2sweet2eat said...

thats good your doing so well that your visits are spaced out longer now.

hsauls said...

Happy Birthday in advance... I'll forget. Glad things went well in NYC. Glad you got some one on one with Pumpkin... those are my favorite times, when I get one kid at a time and we have each other's undivided attention. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

lurkynat said...

Happy Brithday Dawn! havea great time! I hope youg et all of teh love, warmth , joy and happiness that you deserve! have a great holiday feast as well! as for the shopping.... er.. I wish you coudl shop for me! lol I have afeeling you're taletned in it!

jckfrstross said...

glad all went well:) Have A Happy Birthday:) and Happy Thanksgiving:)


thebaabee said...

Maybe I should see your rheumatologist.  I am so happy everything went great today.

Have a great birthday.  You are a youngin'.  I will be 50 next year.  Ouch, how did that happen?   I hope your day is extra special.

I am really looking forward to the holidays this year.  I have some new spun crystal ornaments for our tree.  Some new decorations (well they are vintage, but new to me).  Can't figure out where to put the tree, though.  Wilson is still at that puppy stage and I am sure he will be happy to attack our tree.  Two years ago we bought one of those prelite ones.  It was the best thing we ever bought.  No more real evergreens for me anymore.  Junior can't handle the pine with his allergies.  I can't handle the vacuuming of the needles anymore.  This tree is just perfect.  It's tall and no more fighting with the lights.  My son is into decorating the windows and outside with lights, etc.  My shopping is almost done.  Life is good.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.   This year I ordered a complete dinner from Stop and Shop. With me in this horrid flare, I just can't even think about cooking.  Hubby would end up with the clean up anyway.  It's  perfect for us.  I only need to prepare a few of our favorite sides and we are set.

And, have the most wonderful birthday!!!

Thank you for all your encouraging comments in my journal.


eml625 said...

Glad the doctor went well.  You sure dont have to explain the age thing....i'm, when did that happen, wasnt it just 1985??? LOL
Happy Birthday and Thanksgiving !

wfhbear said...

This whole entry was good until you threw in the reminder about Christmas shopping. BAH!! I sure hate dealing with the crowds. My Regards to all, Bill.

bruno64056rs said...

FORTY-ONE? Damned Kid! I've got hairs on my-------HEAD older than that!
Where's the cake?



sazzylilsmartazz said...

I love Christmas too! Can't wait to go shopping;0)

randlprysock said...

Sounds like you are very busy over there with meds and holidays!!!  Hope you have a great weekend!!!  Hugs,