Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sister's Coming Home

Today is cleaning day... I'm still getting over whatever it is I've got (no results yet from the throat cultures they did at the beginning of the week.. ) but tomorrow, Rachel's Auntie Marla & Uncle Danu will be here! WOOHOO!! I'm just so excited I could scream (but I won't cuz the dumpling is napping now!)
I am dying for Daniel to see how attached she is to the little pink piano he gave her when we were up there in December. She can't go a day without playing it and dancing to the "player piano" mode. Anyway, I know I don't have to clean like I would for company, since Marla & Daniel are definitely NOT company, but I still have to do the average clean up, mopping, dishes, laundry, etc... but right now, I'm gonna lay down and take a little nap while she is sleeping... I still feel SO miserable... but at least I'm on the mends. My sores are almost gone from the roof of my mouth, my throat doesn't feel like I'm swallowing razor blades any more... these are all good things!

Oh... and this is one of Rachel's favorite new poses. She tries to get a close to Penny as she can, squirming her way into Penny's paws... and Penny doesn't seem to mind. At least not until Rachel sits on her paw or something like that. But all she does it gets up and walks away, and waits for Rachel to come back again!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Everybody Hurts

Wow, it has been a while since I've updated this blog... sorry... but it's been one of those months! I started my medical billing classes... and I'm already behind,

but I DID get an A on my first exam! Yeah!

Rachel's been having some teething issues... she now has 10 definitely in and 4 more that are just about ready to pop thru... She's had some firsts... Her first Oreo (Strawberry Cream middle), her first Hot Cocoa, and I'm sure there were more but right now my brain isn't functioning enough to remember...
That's another reason for the delay... been a bit under the weather... and since I didn't just crawl under the covers when I started feeling crummy, now I've got a wonderful viral infection that has settled in my MOUTH of all places... it is awful... my tongue swelled and now has little bumps that keep bleeding... my throat is killing me and feels like I'm swallowing little tiny razor blades... sounds great, right? So I went to the ER the other day and they gave me an antibiotic and liquid tylenol with Codeine... then today I went to my regular Dr... he gave me a lydacaine gel that I can use to anesthtise my mouth... at least then maybe I'll be able to eat something..
I sure better lose some weight from this one!
I'll have to wait a few days for the results of the throat cultures he took... I just hope the razor blade feeling goes away SOON... that is miserable...
In the meantime, I'm now out of work for the next week, so I will probably try to get caught up on my homework and get my girlfriend's web site fixed up right...
and of course,
take more pictures of the little dumpling!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ma Nishtana (Why is this night different from all other Nights)

So it is Passover. Rachel's first! We went to my parent's friends Ruth & Dick for first night Passover Sedar. It was a great time for all... especially Rachel, who got to try all kinds of new foods!

She also got to meet lots of new people. She had a great time

Rachel tried Gefilte Fish and absolutely loved it! She ate a whole piece and even some of MY piece. After the fist, she ate a whole bowl of Matzo Ball soup. loved that too...

She also tried chopped liver. She didn't hate it but she didn't love it either... And then there was the charoset... YUMMY.... that's her momma's favorite. She liked it too, especially on matzo.

She was pretty full after all that good food, but still found room for a little brisket and string beans with almonds. YUM again!
I had some strange dillusional moment, thinking that if I changed her into her PJ's and gave her a bottle, that maybe she would go to sleep... HA!
But she had a good time sitting on Nana's lap, and playing with grandpa!

This morning, it was a typical Passover breakfast... Matzo Brie! She liked that too... oh, and so did Penny, who had a great time cleaning up Rachel's chair!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Workin for the Weekend

I can't believe another weekend is over. Boy, those 2 days off sure do fly by. Rachel and I had lots of fun while I was off. First of all, she is TOTALLY walking by herself now! She no longer NEEDS to hold anyone's hand or finger to go anywhere. She still wants to grab my hand sometimes, but mainly to drag me into the room to play. One of her new favorite things is at least once a day she takes my hand and leads me into MY bedroom. Then she wants to be THROWN onto the bed, where we play trampoline, and pretend to take a nap (complete with fake snoring!)
She also likes to go to her own room and set off all the musical toys at once. Then she dances to them all. It is pretty funny... and loud!

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