I guess this blogging stuff is not for me, or perhaps I'm just too busy, or popular ;-o, to keep up with this thing. Whatever it is, here's a post for ya...it will mainly be a picture post because we have been super busy!
But before I get to the pictures, the other day on the way to work, guess what I saw on the side of the freeway?? Guesses anyone? A rooster. And it was ALIVE. Seriously, as I was going 60+ mph through the EZ tag lane, on the left shoulder was a poor rooster, R.I.P fella, because there is no way in hell he made it through the day. I was on the lookout for feathers the next day, but no sign of life anywhere. Maybe he got rescued, who knows, but that was pretty crazy to see. God, I love Houston. OK, some of my recent fav pics...
The three muskateers
And when did this little boy get to be FIVE years old!?!
And this last one...we bought this at a convenience store on Sunday. Sizzurp anyone!? Curious to know if anyone knows what this stuff is. ;-) Til next time...
I was reminded the other day that you're not here, and you won't ever again be, at least in this life and on this earth. There is no other way to say it, but that moment sucked (I know you probably like me being blunt). Randy and I were in our bedroom with Samantha; she was dancing with her daddy to tunes on the ipod, she is too cute! She ventured to an area where I have some random stuff laying around...maybe it's a sign that I need to put some stuff away, but anyway, she started bringing me what she found. She started with pictures. They were of you, with friends, with family, by yourself (in all your glory!), but of you, with us, you know, that way it should still be. I smiled and reminisced, actually being able to remember every moment in those pictures, man we had some good times (and I swear if Samantha does some of the things we did, I will go insane!). She kept going back and forth, bringing pictures, one by one, giving me time to look at each one, and to think of old times, and to place myself in that exact moment. It's like she knew that I needed a few moments between each new picture she brought me, to do just that, reminisce and think back on all the good times we had. That we should still be having. With you. After about picture #10, I lost it. I know, you were probably really mad at me for doing that, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. It's as if you're so close, but so far away. I know in the end that there were times when we didn't see each other as often as we used to (sucks being a grown up!), so when I was looking at the first pictures, I got that exact feeling. Oh Rach is in Nac, I'll see her soon. But then I "woke up" and came back to reality. You're not here. You're not just up the road. You're not just a drive away. You're not coming back. And it absolutely sucks. I miss you Rach. Please continue to watch over all of us. You're our guardian angel and we will forever be amazing chicks....together. Love you. -Sue
So, yes...my little twinkle toes has croup, in addition to a ear infection, gooey eyes and maybe strep throat. But, the strep part doesn't really matter since she's got the ear infection, they treat it the same way.
GOOD NEWS is that she still a happy girl. I picked her up today, thinking I was crazy for leaving work early, because she was running around outside, playing with her friends, in the dirt, and having a ball. Her teacher called me today and said she had a "really bad cough". I thought, OK, not much I can do about it, because we were just in the doctor's office Monday and found out she had a virus (fever, runny nose, congestion, little cough, etc.). Nothing you can do with a virus, but wait it out. Then I thought, this lady listens to kids coughing all day, so maybe this is something I need to worry about, and the cough had gotten a little worse since then. So, decided to go get her and take her in...good thing, mainly due to the ear infection. Ugh. Antibiotics are not my friend, and now add in eye drops and steroids to help with her throat inflammation.
Hopefully we'll be back to normal in the next couple of days! It is supposed to be a wonderful weather weekend here, so want to take full advantage of that.
My name is Susan and I'm 31 years old (sometimes I forget how old I am). My friends call me Sue. My husband, Randy and I were married in May 2005 and had our first offspring, precious little Samantha in December 2008. Hope you enjoy as I ramble about being a first-time mom!