Friday, August 31, 2007
What a match last night with James Blake...a 5 setter..his first ever win in 5 sets. It was some match with some great volleys.
I love to watch tennis. When I lived in NY I went to the US Open...would get a day ticket and go myself and wonder around all the courts...got some great pictures. It was much cheaper back then for tickets and the new stadium was not built yet.
I saw some great matches with Jimmy Connors and even doubles with John McEnroe.
Also, watched some track and field last night, boy that Tyson Gay is fast...he won gold in the 100 and 200 meters. He is exciting to watch.
We will be watching Tennis and Track and Field again today...at the US Open now just finished an amazing 5 set match with the #3 seed winning in a tie break in the 5th.
Went to the Retina Specialist this morning for a follow-up.
And I must say he was very happy with everything. Pressure in eyes are good...it was a little high last week. The blood vessesls in my eyes are not as swollen and the white spots seem to have faded.
He believes because my blood sugars are much better...this morning woke up and it was 92!
Will go back to see him in 2 months!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I have had injections, steroid injections and pain pills and nothing has worked.
The neurosurgeon said he does not believe surgery will help....he believes that it will take six months to a year for the pain to go away. But now it has been over 6 months and NO relief.
The pain seems worse the past few days and I feel miserable. I can barely walk with out pain. It just seems so unfair to have to be suffering so long. It affects everything in my life.
You never realize how pain can impact your life until you experience all the time.
I am just sad lately and I want to feel better. Is that to much to ask?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Look I finally am a cool mom....my friend Bec over at Mainely Musings...gave me this award. I agree Bec...hope Aviva thinks I am at least kind of cool!!!
Wait it gets even better...how you ask....
Well Shannon over at Gabi's World nominated me for the Nice Matters Award. Thank you Shannon..she is an amazing mom and went through a lot with Gabi when she was young. But Gabi is a thriving student in 2nd grade now.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
So after we registered we got the package of soccer cleats, shin guards and a pink soccer ball. The cleats are black with some pink on it....according to Aviva very cool looking.
We go Saturday, September 8th for a skills test or rating...they want to mix up the teams so not one team has all the best players.
So it looks like Spider and Aviva will need to do some practicing.
Friday, August 24, 2007
But it looks like the TV station Lifetime is going to make it into a movie. I think it is great idea that they are doing that.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
On to Jamaica...still no power where my BIL lives. They are hoping soon. There was a lot of damage in Kingston to roofs, trees and some buildings. Airports were back open today and my SIL leaves Thursday. Her place has power.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Had the eye doc this morning and she is still worried about the blood vessels in my eyes. OY! I go back Tuesday for another field of vision test. Then my SIL is back from my other SIL and staying with us till Thursday.
We had Meet the Teacher day at Aviva's school. Mrs. G sounds very nice new to the school but has been teaching first grade for 11 years. And loved the fact there are only 16 children in the class.
After that we went to Target to get the rest of the school supplies and Aviva a clock for her room. She found a Disney Princess Castle one that shines stars on the ceiling...so of course she had to have it.
We came home rested for a while and then off to dinner. We went to a place called Pei Wei Diner owned by PF Chang...very good.
This evening my SIL has been calling many people in Jamaica because of Hurricane Dean to see if they can help lock down her home and where my BIL lives. They are saying it could be a CAT 4 or 5 hurricane over Jamaica. So we are a bit worried. I just hope everyone in Jamaica is safe and do not be foolish..which is known to happen. She hates the fact she cannot help out.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
She knows not to come to me till it is light out and it worked. This morning she even waited till I woke up and it was almost 9 am. She has a TV in her room and it helps. So I do not mind.
I am happy to have my bed back and she is where she needs to be!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
You need to check out the story on CNN
My head hurts from thinking and researching so much.
It was 6 questions to answer, but in each question there was anywhere from 3 to 5 separate questions that needed to be answered. In APA format and needed to cite at least 2 sources per question.
Now I have a week off till my next class and can concentrate on getting Aviva ready for first grade. We are going to Target tomorrow to get some new clothes, school bag and lunch box and school supplies. Thankfully she does not need as of now. We will find out more on Friday when we meet the teacher.
I just feel so relieved to be finished. Worked hard this past week.
Grains of Gratitude to return next week.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
They went to see Underdog and they liked it. Spider said it was funny and Aviva asked him a million questions during the movie about everything but the movie.
So while they were gone I got most of my paper done. The quiet was delightful. I did more work through the evening and I am about 98% finished with my paper. I have one more to finish and some questions to answer. But will finish those tomorrow. Friday night or Saturday morning will get my take home exam and have to complete it by Sunday evening.
Guess who is working all weekend?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Today was very hard...my paper on Computer-Based Instruction is due Friday and needed to get most of it done today.
Well, it was just Aviva and I here...did our errands in the morning. I said to Aviva if I get you McDonald's will you let mommy do her paper...of course she is not silly and said YES MOMMY!!! Not sure if I should have believed her.
So we get home within 30 minutes...I hear I am bored, play with me, read with me....do anything with me. I reminded her what she promised she basically forgot about it.
It was hard to get work done..,.,I have 3 pages of it done but still have the hardest part to do and Spider was not sure if he is doing OT tomorrow. I said I really need your help and she misses you.
Hoping that worked for him to come home and sleep and then take Aviva out. I just need a few hours of not being interrupted.
Does anyone want a cute kid to play with for a few hours!!!!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
This trip is for Aviva's 7th birthday and grandpa is going to come with us this time. We will be going Jan 2nd the birthday till the 5th.
We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge...we will have dinner with Pooh and friends and lunch with the Little Einsteins. And thinking of doing a day at Sea World...we have never been.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
*What a week we had sharing Disney with Auntie Marie. We stayed at a great location---Disney Boardwalk Villas. We loved being able to take the boat to Epcot and MGM. And loved the Boardwalk at night. The hotel was very pretty and all the CMs (cast members) were really nice and helpful. I loved being able to take Marie on some scary rides and listen how she talked about them when we were done. Pictures soon to be posted.
*I rented a scooter (ECV) for the 3 days at the park and made a world of difference for me. I never would have been able to walk the parks with out it. Walking in MGM to rent the ECV the first day was hard enough, could not imagine going through the whole park with out it.
*We were able to meet up with 2 of my friends, Debby and her family on Sunday...we had dinner with them and they are so nice and have such a cute son. On Monday, my friend Shelley came to the hotel with her 2 girls and we spent the day in the pool and the girls just loved the waterslide. They must have done it 30 times and there alot of stairs to climb going up. I am so glad she was able to come.
*I am so glad that we had such good meals and even embarassed Marie a few times when I told the restaurants we were celebrating Marie's birthday. We had our best meal at Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. It was lots of fun...if you go make sure you ask for ketchup!
*Hard to believe in 2 weeks I will have a first grader....
Thanks Chirstine and Brady's Bunch for giving me a way to share my week.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
The hotel we stayed at Boardwalk Villas is so nice and we loved that we can take the boat to MGM and Epcot. We had a great room right of the lobby. The pool is great and Aviva loved the water slide, she must have gone up and down it 30 or so times in 3 hours! We loved walking on the boardwalk at night and watching the street performers.
Finally saw Fantasmic at MGM and it was great. Got video to upload and plenty of pictures.
The weather was not as hot as it could have been, that could be because it was not so sunny and rained all day Thursday when we were at Magic Kingdom. It rained Tuesday and Wednesday but not all day like Thursday.
We had a great meal at WCC (Whispering Canyon Cafe). We had a great server and Aviva loved to scream Ketchup and boy was she loud.
Thought the Laughing Floor at MK was funny. We did the green side (tame) of Mission Space for the first time. Took my SIL on Tower of Terror and she said that is a ride she will only ever do once in her life. Aviva went on Thunder Mountain for a first time and she wanted to do it again!
It was a great trip even with my herniated discs in my back. My SIL went for her first time and loved it...she just could not believe how big Disney is and how clean it was and how nice all the CMs were.
Now we just have to wait for our next trip at the Beach Club Villas with Spider this time!