Monday, January 08, 2007

She's alive.....

Yeah. That's me. I'm alive. Dear god, what a start to 2007. It all began on New Year's Eve, 30 minutes before I was going to shuttle the girls to my mom's for the night. Steve and I didn't have any plans, but it's nice to get kid-free evenings. So it's 5:30 and Hannah hurls all over herself and the recliner. I crossed my fingers and hoped that the antibiotic she had taken that day had upset her stomach. But no. Ten minutes later, more vomit all over the floor. Fuck.

So Steve threw Grace in the car and took her to my mom's in our feeble attempt to avoid her getting it. Then he went to my sister and BIL's house for hours to avoid the New Year's Eve Vomit Fest (he hates throwing up... LOL!).

So I rang in the New Year cleaning up my three-year-old's puke.

Anyway, fast forward two days. Hannah's on the road to recovery and at 10:00 that night, Steve starts yakking his guts out. Grace joined him at midnight. And then, after being up all night with other vomiting people, I joined in on the fun around 8:00 that morning. [sigh] The four of us slept in the living room on and off all day and everyone had to fend for themselves. You want a drink? Go get it. You want food? Yeah, go get some crackers out of the pantry and leave me alone. LOL! Ugh.

So anyway, we're all okee-dokee now. Hopefully, we're done with that kind of stuff at least for the next few months. It was hell and not the way I wanted to start 2007. LOL!

Other than that, I've been busy packing up the Christmas stuff and working on my New Year's resolution of organizing this damn house. It's slow going, but I'm making a little progress here and there. One drawer at a time, baby... one drawer at a time...

So anyway, that's where I've been. Hopefully, things are calmed down now and I can blog everyday again. I missed y'all. :)

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This weekend was unseasonably warm. I'm talking like 20 degress above average. Normally, we have at least a foot of snow on the ground at this time of year, but on Saturday, the girls and I were outside having a picnic and wearing just hoodies. Sah-WEET! So with that, I leave you with some pictures of my gorgeous girls. Looking at these, it's hard to believe they can drive me so fucking insane sometimes. LOL!


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16 comments:

mamatulip said...

I can't get over how grown-up the girls look.

It's a special kind of hell when the entire family gathers 'round for a barf fest. (((you)))

Chelle Y. said...

So glad you're feeling better! I hate it when Brendan is sick, but it is worse when I am sick at the same time! :(

Those are great pictures and I am jealous of your naturally curly hair!

Susan said...

Glad that you're all feeling better now.

Great pictures!

Alien said...

LOL! Don't be jealous. I'm often jealous of people with straight thick hair that can get hairstyle they want. I'm sort of limited with my curls. And let's not talk about the frizz. Although it does look OK in this picture, I can assure you that normally, I'm one curl away from a full-fledged afro. LOL! ;)

Alien said...

Oh, and I really, really, REALLY need a haircut right now. It's been almost 4 months since my last one and my ends are split, my bangs are to my nose, and it's just bad news in general. LOL!

Kelly said...

Love the pictures. Especially the one with the blurred background. Did you do that on the camera or in photoshop?
Happy to hear you're all feeling better now. It sucks to be sick.

G said...

the pictures are GORGEOUS. The girls look so grown up and beautiful. I love the picture of you and Grace together...

Glad you all are feeling better....i hate throwing up sickies...especially everyone all at once.

G said...

the pictures are GORGEOUS. The girls look so grown up and beautiful. I love the picture of you and Grace together...

Glad you all are feeling better....i hate throwing up sickies...especially everyone all at once.

Alien said...

Kelly, I do it in Photoshop. It's actually very easy. I have an action that I use to help, but you can do it easily without one too.

1. Make a duplicate copy of the photo.

2. Do a Guassian Blur on it (Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur) and set it at whatever level you want depending on how much blur you want.

3. Then put the blurred copy under the original photo in your Layers pallette.

4. Now just take your Eraser tool and erase whatever part of the photo you don't want blurred (in my case, the girls).

5. Merge the layers together when you're done.

I really like the effect and use it on almost all of my photos where the background is more distracting than it is relevant to the picture. :)

Kelly said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to give it a try.

Alien said...

Shit Kelly! I explained that wrong. LOL! Leave the blurred layer on TOP and erase the parts you don't want blurred. LOL! DOH!

Kim said...

Well, I spent the wee hours of 2007 in the ER with strep. Ugh. I got to see all the "revelers" come out in fancy clothes with their stitches and broken bones. LOL!

Those are gorgeous pics! What kind of camera do you have? It rocks!

Amber said...

Oh, family sick is so bad! Poor you guys.

These are lovely! That first one is so beautiful! *sigh*

:)

Gracey said...

Throwing up is the worse but I think cleaning up someone else's vomit is even worse. Poor thing!

Don't worry, you got all the bad stuff to happen this new year over with so now it's only roses and daisies in your path! (Wishful thinking I know)

hepmomto3 said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

Glad everyone is feeling better. Maybe you got all the bad out of the way already for the entire year!

So...how are you handling Bill leaving the Steelers?? Oh...and...GO EAGLES!

Tink said...

I would have commented yesterday, but Blogger was throwing a temper tantrum.

Those pictures are lovely Alien. You and your girls are so beautiful. Each of them looks like you, which is so funny to me because they don't really look like each other.