Friday, November 18, 2011

Trying Hard

Again, sorry for the gap in updates.  This should go live on Friday.

Things have been going good. Harrison's doing well.  He's 4 months old now and has really started lighting up the past couple of weeks.  It's amazing to see him learning new things.  It's not uncommon for DeAnne or I to see something new happen and call for the other to come check it out.  Usually, Harrison will decide at that point to not repeat whatever it was, but DeAnne and I have come to an understanding that the one who saw it is not lying and in a day or two, Harrison will be repeating whatever it was consistently.

Thanksgiving is next week.  No major plans.  DeAnne will be making her annual Black Friday shopping trip with her mom.  Maybe with some time off I can actually get a blog post up two weeks in a row.

We're heading down to Mobile this coming Friday.  We're going to head down when DeAnne gets off work and spend the weekend with Courtney and Edwin.  We haven't been down in a long time and we're looking forward to seeing them.  It'll also be interesting to see how Harrison does in a different environment.  Hopefully we'll manage to remember everything we'll need.

For those of you that saw on Facebook, our cat Izzy is doing well.  It's not much fun trying to give him a dropper full of antibiotics, but such are the things we do for the fur-babies.

If there's any interest, I may do a single post updating the Christmas shopping posts from last year.  I never heard if anyone found them useful and no one ever used a link I posted to purchase anything, but I've already been asked by a few people at work about things such as Xboxs and Playstations.  Let me know if you would like to see an update and I'll see if I can't get one put together.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Long Time Coming

I have to apologize for the lack of updates to the blog.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks and the mornings just don't afford me much of an opportunity to blog anymore.

Harrison's doing well.  He's growing like crazy.  We had to go to the doctor on Monday and he weighed 16 lbs and 13 oz.  He hadn't been feeling good all weekend so I took him in to get looked at.  Turns out he has a double ear infection.  This is the second ear infection he's had in 6 weeks time or so, so it looks like we're heading towards tubes.  Tubes are pretty common these days, so I'm not terribly worried about it, but I hate that he's going to have to go through anything like that.  We had really hoped and prayed that he wouldn't be sick like his mom and dad have been all their lives and while it looks like he been blessed to have avoided the major issues, he may still have to face the combined force of our allergies.


So it's now Friday.  I didn't have a chance to really finish the post until now.  Harrison's doing better but DeAnne is still struggling.  She's probably going to end up going to the doctor on Monday.  This past Wednesday we went up to Birmingham and met with a neurosurgeon about her back.  He wants her to do physical therapy and come back in six weeks.  I was pretty happy with that order but DeAnne seems to think that surgery would be an instant fix and was disappointed that he wasn't going to cut on her.  Crazy, I know.  You can't tell her anything sometimes.

No major plans for the weekend.  We're having another yard sale in Opp on Saturday but other than that, we're taking it pretty easy.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me at work and I need some down time.  Between work and all three of us being sick at different times, DeAnne and I are both pretty run down.  Hopefully next week we can recuperate some.

Have a good weekend.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Just Because

Not really much to report on for this post but I promised to try and come up with two posts this week, so here's the second one.

Harrison seems to be much better.  He's not all the way there but he's pretty close to being 100% again.  He woke up early Thursday morning.  It's the first time he's done that in a while and it definitely took a toll on DeAnne and I both.  Neither of us were doing very good Thursday morning.  In fact, when I left the house, I grabbed what I thought were my keys.  My keys were in fact in my bag already and I grabbed DeAnne's keys, took Harrison to daycare and then went to work only to have DeAnne call me about five minutes after I got into my office asking if I had her keys.  So I had to run back to the house and while not "late" to work, she was later than she likes to get there.  Good start to the day, that was.


A week or two ago I started using a service to make posts to my facebook page when new blog posts go up.  I'm not sure that it's working very well though.  I'm not seeing them in my feed and I'm curious if any of you are seeing the facebook posts in your feeds. If you could like the link or comment here and let me know if you're seeing it, I'd appreciate it.


We may actually not have much going on this weekend.  It's probably the calm before the storm.  November is looking like it's going to be crazy.  The big goal for the weekend is to get the grass cut.  I'm not really sure when the last time I cut it was and it's looking pretty shabby.  It's going to take a while to get it done and looking good and I'm probably going to have to sweep up the clippings after I'm done.  It'll be a long morning, but once I'm done, I'm hoping it won't need it again until the spring.