Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday morning coffee

What a week.
It's been a bit of an ugly one.
A few of the highlights were:

A bruised left foot for Caden that kept him hobbled up for most of the week - not broken thankfully. You know me, we went for x-rays last Sunday am when he couldn't put any weight on it and had three different docs verify he had no broken bones (you know like Colton did way back when).
He was a miserable child not being able to participate at school/practice, but what do ya do.
REST so you can HEAL is the only remedy for a bruised foot.
also - this had nothing to do with his severs, completely different issue.
What is it with my boy's and their Cinderella (fragile) feet?


Chyann turned 16!
She's growing up so fast. 
Incredible.


About every other day we had freaking Alberta clippers swinging through. They typically don't drop a lot of snow, but the one on Tuesday gave us around 9" add in the blustery winds and it was nasty out.

Which of course equaled that the SEARS repair man could not make down my driveway to look at my dishwasher that is again making terrible noise and not washing the dishes as it should. 
Nice right. 
I really can't even talk about how upset I am. 
The jist of it is that I was given incorrect info the last few times I'd had someone out and could have gotten a new appliance after the third service call, but now have to freaking start all over. 
I am not happy at all. 

Bring on Thursday and another clipper, less snow this time but we had a major howling wind!
And wouldn't you know it's Chyann's drivers test day.
I got off work at noon to pick her up from school, thinking we'd do lunch and drive the course a few times before her appt at 230p.
Good thing I started early because I got stuck in the drive way about 40 feet from the road. 
I almost made it!

Called Colton at the house to come help me dig out. 
Also I'll add that since I work from home on these opportunities to exit the house I like to be dressed up.
Nice clothes, hair and make up all on.
We spent almost an hour in the howling wind shoveling then rocking the van, shoveling some more, rocking the van until a friend of the Hubby's stopped to give us a hand.
Even with his help it took us another half hour to get out!
Freaking snow - ugh.
Meanwhile Chyann is calling from the school!
 WHERE ARE YOU! WE ARE GOING TO BE LATE!

Literally soaking wet I finally make it to the school.
We've got just enough time to get to the DMV and take one lap around the course before test time.
I've never seen her so nervous about anything.

I knew she could do it tho and she did!
The instructor even told her at the end "well done"!

The wind howled all night Thursday.
Friday AM the driveway is socked in again. I figured this would be doable as the Hubby could clean it up after work because Sears never comes in the am. 
Wouldn't you know it tho Sears called and wanted to come by early in the day.
Sorry driveway not plowed. 
Tuesday is the day. 
Fingers crossed for no blowing snow. 

blah blah blah blah

Since it was Chyann's sweet 16, we figured we'd do something different/special for her birthday.
I took Chyann and a few of her friends to a local hotel Friday night and we spent the night. 
Swimming, hot tubbing, bouncing on the beds, eating pizza, watching movies until the wee hours.
I think they had a good time.

I was sure glad to sleep in my own bed last night though.

What a week.
Busy and crazy.
Going to be getting cold again this next week they say. 
I'm looking forward to spring.
Speaking of spring - it's still light at 5pm now!
To me there is no better sign that spring is coming than that.

later :)




6 comments:

Ami said...

I used to tell myself, when I was utterly swamped, "This is the good stuff. The stuff you wanted when you decided to have a family."

And then I'd promise myself that I would look back and laugh someday when the dishwasher broke or the washing machine quit or we had car trouble.

But it sounds like you're having fun anyway.

:)

Charity Chamberlain-Reopelle said...

Look at her!! Simply beautiful!!! Happy Birthday to this lovely lady! Wish I were there to hear you vent in person! I need to vent too..I will call soon. Love you!

Charity Chamberlain-Reopelle said...

Look at her!! Simply beautiful!!! Happy Birthday to this lovely lady! Wish I were there to hear you vent in person! I need to vent too..I will call soon. Love you!

Aunt Krissy said...

Maybe you all need to move back to AK where the winters are mild!

Aunt Krissy said...

Maybe you all need to move back to AK where the winters are mild!

Nicole said...

Oh goodness, you guys and that dishwasher :)