Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here! Just been busy.  We are still battling sickness around here.  Can’t wait for the weather to get warm and stay that way.  I have a head cold now, and an earache.  But, at least I’m still fairly functional.

Kendall wen to Prom tonight.  He had a good time; I think it helped that he knew a lot more of the kids this year.  I can’t wait to see the pictures.

Amber’s friend, Christina, has been here all week visiting.  I can’t really tell if she’s had a good time or not.  I hope so.

We had an interview with the people at Veritas Christian Academy this week, to try to get Alex enrolled there.  I guess we’ll find something out next week.  I think it would be a fantastic experience for him.

Michael is moving out on Tuesday.  I am really going to miss him!  I have gotten so used to him being here.  I mean, he’s lived here for two years!  So hard to believe that he’s really going.  At least we’ll still see him at church, and will be able to have him over for dinner.  I just wish there was a way that we could’ve had room for Amber without him having to move.

Well, it’s VERY late, and I have to get up VERY early!  So, I better close and get to bed.  Gotta take Alex and Faith to ballet classes tomorrow morning.  I don’t think I would mind so much if it wasn’t so freaking COLD!!!  Maybe I’ll wake up and find snow all over the place, and then I won’t have to go. *sigh*  Just wishful thinking, I’m sure.

It has been a very busy week, and looks like the weekend will be busy, as well. Kendall got a call from that Modeling agency in Hickory, and they want him to get a portfolio together ASAP because they’ve got some magazines who need pictures, and he fits the profile! So, we’ve got an appointment for pics next week. Wow! It’s really very exciting.

I still have a very sort throat, but that’s my only complaint, I am not so tired all the time, and am feeling better in general. . . as long as I don’t run out of Motrin, I should be okay.

Las night, as I was trying to update my website (I am still trying to figure out how to make some really cool photo album pages) I actually exceeded my bandwidth and crashed my site! It was very surprising, and confusing. Luckily, a friend of mine was able to help me figure it out, and explain it to me in terms I could understand! There is so much about this whole web design thing that I have to learn. Anyway, I was telling Gaylon about it today, and he said I should get my own domain. Soooo. . . guess that’s what my project for tonight is: to find a web hosting service that has what I need and create my own domain name! But it will be a while before I get it all ready to publish to the world.

Well. . . that’s it for now.

Well, I am feeling a lot better, so got a lot accomplished today.  I got all 3 kids sceduled for their end-of-year testing, got the dog scheduled to be groomed (and not a moment too soon, I might add!), got ear candles for Faith (she’s been suffering from an earache, the candles seem to have helped some) got my checkbook balanced, look into an SAT Prep class for Kendall, renewed our membership to North Carolinians for Home Education. . . on and on!  And I still have a ton of stuff to do tomorrow, but I think I’m on a roll now, LOL!

I am finally going to order blinds for Alex’s and Kendall’s rooms and for their bathroom.  After three years of being here, I guess it’s way overdue.  At least Kendall tells me it is!  He seems to have developed some weird aversion to early morning sunlight.  Best I can tell, it’s hereditary, because I don’t care for it, either!

I am disappointed that I forgot about the scrapbooking class at the church tonight.  It totally slipped my mind!  But I’ve got the next one scheduled in my PDA, complete with alarm, so I should be good.

Took Kendall and his girlfriend to the concert Sunday night.  I wasn’t all that impressed, but they really enjoyed it.  I think I might have been happier about it if I hadn’t had to stand in the rain for almost an hour before we could get in, because they were running metal detectors over every single person who went in!  That was new to me.

Victoria managed to get ahold of some food coloring this morning while I was out with Faith, and she got it all over the carpet in the Great Room and Faith’s bedroom.  I haven’t gotten it all out yet, but I am determined, and I will!

Only about three more weeks until Michael moves out, and then Amber will be moving downstairs.  So, Faith and I are going to be going wallpaper shopping for her bedroom.  She is really looking forward to having her room back to herself, and we are going to really decorate it nicely for her.  We are going to paint Alex’s room, too, and re-do Kendall’s room.  Hopefully by the end of the year we will be able to get them all new bedroom furniture.  Kendall wants a futon, and Alex wants this bed-desk combo thing (it really does look very cool) and Faith wants a daybed.  One thing at a time!

Well, I’ve got a few other things to tend to tonight before I go to bed, so I guess I’ll close for now.  The weather was fantastic today, almost 70 degrees, and sunny!  I could really use more days like this!

A lot of people have emailed and asked who Amber and Victoria are.  Well, Amber is Gaylon’s niece, and Victoria is her one-year-old daughter.  They moved in with us right after Thanksgiving.  Amber is 25 years old, and she has two sons who live with her ex down in Florida.  One of the main reasons she moved out here from Midland, TX, was so she could be closer to her boys.

Our basement creature, Michael, is moving out on the 15th of March, and Amber will be moving in down there.  She and Victoria have been living in Faith’s room, and Faith has been bunking with Alex.  That was his idea.  I think he felt sorry for Faith having to share a room with a baby! LOL

And no, I’m no saint.  My favorite fantasty is that I will wake up some morning to find myself alone on a desserted tropical island. (One that is NOT in the Bahamas!!!!)  Amber is great with helping out with the housework, kids, buying groceries, etc.  And of course, it is really wonderful to have another member of the female species living in the house.  I was drowning in testosterone!  It just gets a little difficult to find private, quiet time for myself these days.

Anyway, I hope that explains who Amber and Victoria are!  We are all feeling better today, although I am still not up to speed yet.  I am hoping that I will feel well enough by tomorrow morning to make it to church. (I suspect they may not even recognize me, I’ve been home sick myself or tending to sick people for so long!)  I also promised to take Kendall and his girlfriend to a concert tomorrow night down in Greenville.  We bought the tickets over two months ago. . . hope we make it!

Well, I think that’s it for now.  Gaylon’s about to start grilling steaks, so dinner is imminent!

Amber is feeling better, but Victoria spent most of the day crying and demanding to be held.  And now, Lisa called me a little bit ago to tell me she was bringing Faith home, because Faith is sick now!  Faith has been doing great, and was thrilled to get to spend the day over at Anamarie’s house (where nobody is sick, and there are not any crying babies LOL) But about an hour ago she started coughing and that hurt, and she told Lisa her throat hurt really bad.  By the time Lisa got her home (and she got her here right away) she was running a 102.4 fever!  Poor little thing!

I am really desperate to start feeling better again.  Not just me, but ALL of us.  It’s really getting ridiculous.  Gaylon seems to be feeling a bit better, which is good, because he’s got lots of work to finish.

I am soooooo ready for summer time!  I need some warm weather and flowers!!!

Well, today is going to be very busy, and I didn’t get much sleep last night.  Coughing again.  The doctor did call in a Rx for me for Singulair, so that should help me breathe a lot better.  He also called in a Rx for Alexander for antibiotics, because it looks like Alex has strep throat.  *sigh* I just want everyone to be well again.

Amber wrecked her car yesterday.  She was really upset, but I think once she is not so sick, she will be able to look at things more objectively.  I guess our insurance will go up now.  If I hadn’t been so sick, I could have gotten her on her own insurance last week.  Then she probably wouldn’t have even had the wreck!!

I’ve gotta go in a few minutes to take Faith to the dentist.  One of her crowns came off a few days ago, and it’s really hurting her.  She has an appointment for a check-up next week, but this couldn’t wait.

Still working on the website, making great progress!  I am hoping to be mostly done with the main framework today, then I can play around with other ideas, like photo pages and stuff like that.  I’ve also thought about putting some of my poetry up, but not sure about that.

Amber and Victoria are sick again, and so is Alex now.  I am hoping it will all go away soon.  I have still been working on my website. . . always something new to learn!

Gaylon fell prey to an online web scam today.  He got an email saying there had been ‘unusual activity’ with our account at our bank, and it looked really legit, so he clicked the link and gave them his debit card account number and PIN!  Luckily, he told me right away what he had done, so I was able to call the bank within minutes and get them to freeze his debit card and issue a new one.  But it could have been really bad.  Sooo. . . beware!  These guys are tricky.

Anyway, I just wanted to write something.  Maybe someday someone will read this and be interested, LOL.

Also, a friend sent me an online quiz that I thought was sort of fun.  I scored 86% Southern.  Here is the link:  http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/yankee_dixie_quiz.html

Today most of us are still recovering from the flu, or some variation of it. Seems like we’ve all been sick forever. However, I’ve used the downtime to get my website up and running again. I still have quite a few things I’d like to add, but it’s at least at a point where I don’t mind letting folks know the web address now. . . LOL.

Gaylon and I have decided not to go out tonight for Valentine’s Day, since neither of us is feeling all that great yet, and Faith and Kendall are not really well, either. We’re thinking we’ll watch a movie and eat popcorn and just chill out. We rented “Little Black Book”. . . sounds like a good one for tonight.

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