Monday, May 04, 2009


Baby swallowed a penny on Friday. A penny! Word on the street is that Middle dared him to do so. Middle contends that Baby is telling a story - that he swallowed said penny without coersion. I'm just going to assume that the cent will make a complete pass through his system. I'm not donning rubber gloves to confirm though.

I went running this morning. I have a neighbor whom I've convinced to join me. (She probably hates me right now.) We did a half hour. I plan on sticking with it and would love to sign up for a big race in the fall. Provided, that is, that it doesn't fall on the same weekend as my annual Girls Weekend. So we'll see.

Eldest's allergies were in high gear this morning. His eyes were all swollen and puffy and he didn't want to go to school. I feel so bad for my little guy, because there's nothing I can do to make him better. Currently his regimen is Singulair, Nasonex spray and Patenol eye drops. To the tune of $80/month. And that's WITH insurance. The only thing left is allergy shots. Which we don't really want to do.

Both our vehicles (which are paid off - can I get an amen?!) need work done this week. Doesn't it figure?

Once we see how far the mechanic bends us over, we will then be able to determine how much we can do afford to do landscaping on our yard (We currently have NO backyard). Anyways, the landscaper suggested perennials for the front. That part of the yard gets full sun in the morning. Any advice? (My thumb is so NOT green. It's black.)

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And finally, gratuitous pictures from the wedding last weekend:

Ya gotta admit, there's just nothing better than a 2:00 a.m. sammich.


Ashley said...

Everything tastes better at 2 am. Just not Taco Hell.

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Great pictures, you both look great, even w/the tongue stuck out and all!!

Manic Mommy said...

Perennials = No need for re-planting every year. Yay, perennials!

(this concludes MM's knowledge of gardening)

Allison said...

great pics.....
Hey - will you RUn a lttle for me? -

Mrs. Schmitty said...

I'm liking ALL of those shoes!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looove the shoes! I will second your "amen" on the car! Counting the days until my Trailblazer is paid off and we can pocket that money each month. :)

Michelle said...

I had allergy shots as a child. Started at age 2 with 1 shot a week. It lessoned to 1 every 2 weeks, and finally 1 every three weeks. But that was over the course of 6 years. I got to stop them at age 8. I got used to it, and I still don't blink at a shot. Although it was much easier for us because my mom was a nurse and they let her give me the shots from home.

p.s. Have you asked the dr. about zyrtec? He could probably take that in addition to the singulair.

Shasta said...

You look pretty darn good for it being 2 am! Love that pic!

Michele R said...

My hubs has an extreme green thumb and ripped out the old bushes infront of house and put in perrrenials. His advice is to ask around the neighborhood and see if anyone has some and ask if they'll split them up and give you some. When they get too big they do need to be divided. What I have learned from the places we've lived and what he has done is to start small and plant with space in between. They really do fill in. But it takes time. The first year is not the best. We have cone flower, shasta daisies, echinacea, bee balm, black-eyed susans, lavender, and calla lillies in front.

Banteringblonde said...

allergies have hit here too... ugh. I hate cars, i think i should move to NYC so i don't have to deal with them!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

To add to what Michelle Renee listed, I also grew lots of lilies and liatris(Blazing Star). Plant some tulips and daffodils this fall.

Pincushion flower and liatris are on the list of flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds


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