Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Samplings: Childhood Unmemories

Have you ever had someone tell you something about yourself when you were really young and you just can't remember it? I'm not talking about before we were three or four. But things you just don't remember after you are supposed to, things that someone who experienced the memories with you talks about them and you just have no clue!

Apparently I walked to Kindergarten with another girl in my neighborhood everyday and I have absolutely no recollection of it! I remember her bringing it up when we were teenagers and I had no clue what she was talking about. Somehow I had blocked it out! But I don't think it was a traumatic experience; she was really nice. I guess it's just one of those things, so I can't even blame old age on that one!

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Tough Week

Gabe is recovering well from his surgery last week! And thank goodness; it's been a very long week for all of us. Quite a few sleepless nights for us, but he is officially sleeping again through the night and boy are we super happy! It was also so distressing to see my child in so much pain and discomfort. It just broke our hearts, so we are joyous that the pain is gone and he's is happy self once again!
Gabe eating his first apple!

Beer Belly Gabe!

Along the Alpine Loop

Daddy and Gabe Alpine Loop

Monday, October 12, 2009

Boog's Surgery Update

Gabe had surgery on Friday. It went well and he's making his recovery. It's been a really tough weekend, but today he started smiling and laughing again and playing with his toys! He still isn't eating as much, but we're hoping he'll get his appetite back soon. Pictures to be put up soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Samplings- Past Household Chores

I know I had chores to do, but they weren't really enforced too much as a child or a teen. I know I had to set the table a lot and put dishes away and sweep sometimes. I also had to clean my room and vacuum the living room from time to time. But as I think back I realize that I probably could've gotten away with not doing them. I still received an allowance and I hardly ever was grounded. But I respected my dad and so I did them every so often as a younger child.

As I got older I had my own sense of responsibility to do things around the house. My room was only semi-clean and if it got too nasty I usually picked it up then. My mom had mental health issues when I was pretty young up til I was in my mid-teens so I never had much of an example of my mom doing things around the house. If something got pretty dirty one of us kids usually ended up tending to it. My dad cooked most of the time or we got our own food. And my mom ended up losing so many things of mine in the laundry that I started to do my own pretty early on, which I'm sure she was grateful for.

So there weren't any chores I've ever enjoyed doing and still don't. My house isn't the cleanest, but things still get done in a timely manner. I'm a clutter horse as well. I also get that from my padres. My dad always had things on the table or the bar while growing up and now so do I! Plus I keep everything, but I'm getting better at that. I try and go through stuff about once a year and throw things out or sell or give them away.

Archie is the vacuum guy in our house. He's immaculate and anal about the whole process. I think his mom made him do it over if it wasn't just right. I'll do it, though, if he takes too long...