Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Hate Being Sick

So, with this H1N1 scare, things have gotten a little nuts. People are hyperconscious of germs and schools have been closed and then open again. (Not mine, but 17 others in the area.) So, I had a sore throat yesterday and go to the doctor's to see if I have strep or some other illness. Well, the 10 minute strep test is negative. You would think, okay, everything must be all right. But, no! They wanted to do one of the tests that you have send away and get the results back two days later because I had a fever of 99.1 and because I work with kids they didn't want me to go back to school until they know what I am battling. She didn't want to hastily prescribe me an antibiotic, which I guess is good. But, not only am I missing school, I'm also missing Cirque de Soleil! I paid around $60 for the tickets over a month ago! Kevan and I had a sitter set up. This was going to be the first time we went out since my birthday. And because of my quarantine, I couldn't go! I am so disappointed! I mean I am very tired and still have a minor sore throat and have to blow my nose every so often, but it is nothing major! But, oh well! I guess the less germs spread around the better! I have read two books during my bedrest. Both pretty good. Water for Elephants and Dogs of Babel. I would recommend both. The frustrating thing is I am supposed to be reading kid lit for the class I am in and can't get my hands on any kid lit because I can't go to the library and all of my books are in the basement and I don't want to spread my germs around to our neighbors with a new baby. Uggh! Well, at least now the kids are sleeping and I can watch a little tv. Kevan now needs the computer. I hope everyone that reads this is happy and healthy! Remember to wash your hands!! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

quick update

I have a feeling that no one is reading my blog anymore because I haven't written in so long. I just have been very busy! With my grad school, real school, and finding time to sit and write at a computer is difficult.

Well, we had spring break a few weeks ago and my mom and my sister, Mary, came to visit. We had a great time. We went to the zoo (Zeke had to have his hat rescued by the zookeeper), saw the Bronze Fonz, saw the Mitchell Park Domes "light show," went to a brewery for a Friday night Fish Fry and polka, explored Schlitz Audobon, and just had fun hanging out with family. Everyone had a great time and was sorry to see them go.

Nothing else major to report. We went to a lasagna dinner last night at our church and the kids won some raffle prizes. (Zeke got matchbox cars and Maya got a necklace and a book.)

Today, I am supposed to be completing my final project for my current class. As you can see I am procrastinating. Luckily, I got to assess Maya for this project and just have to come up with a lesson that I would teach her after analyzing the assessment data. (I have to say that it made me realize that she needs to be practicing reading on her own a lot more. She is right where she should be for her grade level, but with her writing abilities, she should be reading much better than she is.) So, we had fun doing this project together.

Other than that life is going pretty well. After spring break, I am counting the days until the summer! Well, I hope all of my readers are doing well and can appreciate my little update.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

FINALLY an Update

Sorry, I have been rather busy with the holiday season and school and school and other junk. So, here is the long awaited update.

The holidays were great! We got to spend a lot of time with family, which was wonderful. Got to see my cousin Greg get married. Maya turned 6 and got her ears pierced. She is counting the days until she can change her earrings. Zeke got crazier. He definitely is a terrible two! We returned to Wisconsin and got a call cancelling my Christmas sleigh ride, which was a present from Kevan and the kids. We were supposed to go before we went to Cleveland and it was too cold. Then we rescheduled for when we returned and there wasn't enough snow! Wisconsin weather is crazy! Now the temperatures are frigid. With wind chill it is supposed to hit -30 to
-40 degrees! Milwaukee Public Schools has been cancelled, which I think means that I get the day off tomorrow too. (I'm waiting for the phone call.)

Not too much has happened since we have been home. I started up with my 3rd grad school class. It should be pretty good. The books for the course are interesting and our professor seems very nice and accommodating. She has been telling us lots of ways to get free stuff, which is always cool for teachers.

Zeke goes to the allergist on Monday. I am not looking forward to the pinprick part of the appointment. However, it will be nice to finally know what he is allergic to. Mystery spots are no fun!

Kevan is getting back into the swing of things and hopes to start getting things together for his Doctoral Qualifying Exams.

Maya is having lots of fun using the craft supplies that everyone got her for Christmas. She already has made some things for some of you. So, don't be surprised if you get a picture in the mail or a bracelet or some other trinket created with love by Maya.

Candyland mania has continued into our house from Christmas. Kevan's parents own a game and our niece is addicted to it and got all of the kids and grandparents playing it. So, when we got home Zeke started asking for Candyland and continues to ask about every other day.

That's about it for now. I hope you all are doing well.