Sunday, July 22, 2007

Let's Go Crazy

This pretty much sums up the last few days of my life!

I am very happy to say that Hubby is doing much better.  We even went out to eat last night.  A local restaurant is closing, and we wanted to go there one last time with my parents.  Hubby had chicken francaise over rigatoni in the francaise sauce.  It was really good, and he is doing fine. 

Hubby does have a bit of phlebitis (inflammation) in the vein where his IV was located.  He has been keeping moist heat on it today, it should clear up in a day or so. 

The day after Hubby left camp, another assistant Scoutmaster from our troop had a seizure and had to be rushed to the hospital!  Thankfully, at last word, all his test were negative on the big things (brain bleed, stroke) and he was to be released today, to follow up back here with docs.  Scary stuff!

Other news is that even though the boys missed 1/2 of Thursday and all of Friday, they did do enough to qualify for all their badges.  They were, according to the scoutmaster, 'the best prepared boys of all' (insert big mommy grin here)!  Yay!  Thank you again, for your kindness... you are all the best!  I will be around to your journals soon!

Yesterday, we went also went to the pet store!  I am now mommy to 2, yes 2, Chinese Dwarf hamsters!  One is Fuzzy's and one is Pumpkin's.   They are brothers and are very cute, but they won't stay still long enough for me to get a non blurry picture!  I will put one up in the next few days, though! 

Fuzzy decided to name his Peng, which is the chinese word for thunder.  Pumpkin's in named Brownie, because he is brown and sweet!  LOL  Brownie is slightly browner and bigger than Peng, and Peng has an extra black stripe, so we can tell them apart. 

Or at least the kids can...   Smile 

Amazon came through yesterday, and we did receive our two Harry Potter books!  Not until 4pm... which was hellish, but, they did arrive!  I did a very fast read through the book, and ended about last night at 2am.  It was AWESOME!!!  Full of action, mystery, adventure, romance... perfect.  I am now going to re-read it again, slower!  lol

Today we went to the golf center.  Fuzzy drove a bucket of balls, and Pumpkin and Hammer played mini-golf.  Hammer beat Pumpkin by 2 strokes, but it came down to the last hole!  They went back and forth all the way; Pumpkin is improving her putting skills!  Hammer claims the 'greens' were more uneven than usual... lol

So, how about them Yankees!  Woo hoo!  They woke up the last few games!!!  It is so nice when the pitching and hitting do great together!  Now, if they can just continue that... lol

I am going to try to catch up on journals now!  Be patient with me, I promise, I will get through it all!

be well,
Dawn

thanks to Donna for this graphic of D's Designs

20 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Peng...very cool. And he is still Thunder to go with Lightning. Now, when you have a hamster on the loose adventure, it will be TWO hamsters. haha
Glad husband man is doing fine and I hope he stays that way. Must have been a very painful experience for him and an exhausting one for you. You're both allowed to just go relax now...go...both of you. --Cin

gazker said...

I am so glad everything is turning out ok for hub. Now you can kick back, relax an re read Harry Potter ok? Slowwwwwllllyyyyyyyyyy, this time.
Gaz xxxxxxx

tendernoggle said...

Good to hear that your husband s doiing ok! Two hampsters...Thank goodness they are both males!!! lol (Been there---done that!)
love ya,
carlene

hsauls said...

Glad things are settling down... I love that tag at the end, so cute!
Happy Sunday!
*hugs*
heather

nightmaremom said...

Yeah glad everyone is ok... and the boys got their badge...  :)
hugs
d

dan@thedistractedmind.com said...

Glad to hear everyone's okay.  DogCat is actually a little apprehensive around hamsters for some odd reason.  I think he believes they are socks with minds of their own.  

Aside from that, don't waste your time with the Yankees.  The Brewers are going to win it all this year, and there will be free beer in Milwaukee!  YAY!

-Dan
http://journals.aol.com/dpoem/TheWisdomofaDistractedMind/

sdoscher458 said...

Glad hubby is doing better. Gosh two hamsters...brave one that  you are. I've been scouring the net trying to learn what happened to Harry, I've never read the books but am addicted to the movies...own them all. No one is talking...is there a rule somewhere that you cannot tell the ending? LOL..it's driving me insane, sort of like waiting for Christmas morn to exchange gifts. Now you know my dark side I have no patience...lol...take care...love, Sandi

deshelestraci said...

Super that your hubby is doing well AND that the boys got their badges!  You gotta love that!  New hamster, huh?  I hated cleaning rodent cages.  I will clean a horse stall any day of the week!  Crazy aren't I?
Traci

emabecmar said...

glad to hear hubby is doing better and the boys got their badges. i bet the kids are loving those hampsters, but who's cleaning the cage, lol. Hope you have a great evening. ((((hugs))))
Cindy

toonguykc said...

Rockin' good news about your man!  I don't read Harry Potter, but I read the leaked spoilers a few days ago.  Are you sad it's the last book?

Russ

topazscorpio27 said...

Eventually, they'll slow down and you'll get a picture.  Brownie is a cute name.  Out of over 32 my first hamster's name was Crackers and he was dark brown and Tiff had Cocoa and he was light.  My dad always joked about switching the names.  As for Peng I would like to congratulate the Fuzzmiester on an awesome choice.  How old is he because I could swear I was never as creative as that so good for him!  Even as an adult the most creative thing I came up with was naming one our tiels,Mac, after John McBain on One Life to Live, and naming the other one Santana, after Carlos Santana.  Still, good luck with the new hammies and hope hubby's doing loads better.  -Dawn-

am4039 said...

happy that hubby is feeling better and you had a good meal out. I remember when my kids had hamsters, but now we only have a dog. Love the cute names.

eml625 said...

Glad hubby is feeling better. Can't wait to see the newest members....how cute.
Have a great Monday (it's raining in NY!)
hugs,
Ellen

chat2missie said...

We're still waiting for our HP book from Amazon.  They sent us an email telling us they ran out!  WTF!!  Excuse my language.  My daughter is very dissapointed.  They told us hopefully sometime next week.  Glad your hubby is feeling better and the boys were able to get their badges.
Missie

rdautumnsage said...

Congratulations on the two new additions to the family Peng and Brownie. Glad to hear the boys still qualified for all their badges. (Hugs) Indigo

nay0114 said...

Congrats your a grandma... Glad the boys got their badges and that hubby is better. I'm doing the same thing trying to catch up on all the news.
Take care, Chrissie

helmswondermom said...

I'm glad the guys got their badges.
Lori

lindaggeorge said...

Good to hear the boys still got their badges, I was worried about that. Great that hubby is on the mend.

Linda x.

gehi6 said...

I think you are excused from journal reading if there are too many crisises going on. Husband's crisis was pretty serious. Glad to read he is recovering well.  I hope the doctor can give precautions to observe so there won't be a reoccurence.  Joyce, who lives here, had several reoccurrences, but I don't believe she has had one now for quite a long time, so she must be living right. I remember my great grandma was subject to this ailment and she hated eating salads and other fiber which was prescribed.  She also experienced a miraculous recovery from stomach cancer after she was sewed up to die in her forties.  She lived to the age of 86!  I have thought about that a lot of times.  She said she medicated with olive oil that had been sanctified with prayer.  I have not heard of too many of this kind of miracle.  Her grandson died of stomach cancer at 36 leaving 4 little children.  Gerry

tlgf1968 said...

so happy that things are getting back to the crazy*normal  lol  and SO happy that you had a chance to read through HP!  not at ALL a disappointment, was it? :))  i stayed up reading all last night to finish - the heck with sleep!  ((( luv to all )))