Monday, December 29, 2008

What a Day...

Ugh... I won't go into too much detail, but today has been one of those days... I had an appointment for our youngest son to have his cavity filled at 12:30. So I made an appointment at 10 to have all the kids' pictures done. That went great. (I can't wait to get their pictures! They all turned out really good.) Well the morning started out well... then we got to the check out. My middle son wanted to buy a lego kit with his $29 he had. We get to the checkout and he hands me the money. "That's $19, not $29...." Now I wouldn't really care (we could take it out of his allowance), but I have only $10 left in the account, and I have a $10 co-pay at the dentist..... UGH.... So I stupidly bought it anyway. Borrowed $7 from my other son, went all the way to the bank... Okay.(Hopefully nothing will bounce!!) We go to the Petco over there to see if they had any puppies (just to look!).... nope. Get back in the truck.... Give the little guy his prescription... NOT even five minutes later... 'My throat feels funny' Oh no. (We got the prescription ahead of time and gave him a tsp of it just to make sure he wasn't allergic, because I am, and the oldest son is, allergic to penicillin...) Two minutes later...'My throat feels tight' Uh oh... 'Can you swallow? (Trying not to let him feel *my* panic... as I'm trying to drive through INSANE traffic... 'am I supposed to get over, here?.... WHAT is this idiot in that lane doing?'.....) 'Can you breathe?'.... 'Well, eat your sandwich and tell me if anything else happens like if you can't swallow or breathe...' Ugh... (What would I do if that happened?) He starts crying.... Oh brother.... Stress!! 'You're okay, you're probably just allergic to penicillin like Evan and me are.... it's okay....' We get to the dentist. Got in within five minutes! I was suprised. He gets in the chair (he knows he's getting his cavity filled today...) Starts crying again. His little lip is quivering... poor guy. The hygenist (sp?) puts a movie in for him and we talk; she says she'll come back in five minutes and maybe he will be calmed down.... nope.... he's worse, even. The dentist comes in. Tries asking him what's wrong (ha, I don't think HE knows....) I tell him ever since he broke his arm he has been super emotional, maybe he hast post traumatic stress, or something. The dentist tells me he broke his arm when he was little--six times. He tells him/me, we won't do it then, I can refer you to a (?) blah blah blah.... 'Where do you live?' (An hour away...) Man, you drove all that way? I hate to have you just go back, after you drove all that way... He finally calms Eon down, lets him play with the tools.... He's drilling... me--> (in ny head) 'No way!! He's doing great!!' got it all drilled. (No numbing, either, it was just a small one, in the front...) I was so relieved. Whew. That was the gist of my day, besides a MILLION other little things... When I got home, I made the pom-pom for the hat (above) and now it's finished. It's about a size four boys, probably... I used Robins' snake scarf pattern. I think I already posted a link to it in a couple of other places, but... there it is again. The hat is from a book I have, called 'Kids Caps' by Leisure Arts. The mittens used to be a free online pattern; but the link doesn't work anymore. They are very similar to the ones at Bev's Country Cottage, though. (The hat pattern on that page looks very similar to mine, too.) I just did a hdc for the sleeve edge part.... I'll be sending them to the PR Indian Reservation for the Scarf Challenge for January.
This is the beginning of a Noah's Ark baby afghan for my new nephew. It was in 'Crochet!' magazine a while back. I never did find the magazine, ANYWHERE, around here. I ended up ordering it online and now I can't find it anywhere on my computer. (Thank goodness I had printer ink then, and printed it out, then.) I wasn't going to make it, since I already have three million things going and even more coming up. But, here it is... a WIP....
The heating/cooling guy is here. We haven't had heat in this house since we moved here. GRRRRRR!!!!! Do not get me started... Hopefully we will have it fixed or at least one of them, today (there are two heating/thermostats (?) in this house, the one went bad, then the other went bad.... UGH) Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well have a good day today. I need to go soak in a hot tub or something (soon as the heating cooling guy leaves!) Thank goodness we have hot water... (Our pipes did freeze up the other day, too.....) :P

5 comments:

Vik said...

Take it easy, Tina! The baby afghan is coming very nice! And the set above is very very pretty!

Debbi-a1 said...

Oh what a day! You do deserve a hot, long bath.
Love the scarf, hat and mitten set.
The Noah's ark is coming along nicely.

Tina said...

Thank you both. I just bite off more than I can chew with everything, I think. And my brain is going a million miles a minute besides... :P

Caroline said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....I love your snake scarf! Have a happy new year! Hope everyone is well in your house!

Tina said...

Thank you Caroline. I hope everyone is well in your house, too. I can't believe it is 2009~ where did 2008 go? :(

:)