The title of this blog entry, by the way, is stolen from the URL of the article.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Mikey has been watching the movie, Elmo in Grouchland a lot recently. In the movie, there is a scene where the Sesame Street gang is arrested by the Grouchland police and informed of their grouchie rights. This led to the following conversation with Beth:
Me: Beth, did you know that the Clash forgot one of the most important rights?
Beth: No, which right is that?
Me: The right to scream your head off!
Beth: (rolling her eyes) I am going to forget we ever had this conversation.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Anyway, the next thing I remember is being put on a stretcher and heading to the hospital. I don't recommend Stony Brook University Hospital. The nurse forgot to check my IV and it infiltrated swelling up my arm. The doctor didn't even think of getting an X-Ray in spite of the bad bruise on my eye. The Plastic Surgeon was very nice although I had to insist on a Plastic Surgeon. They were going to have a regular doctor stich up my face. So it will be a few days before I go back to work. I think it might have been too much stress that led to this.
Michel is at her hearing for her Worker's Compensation and later she has to go see the Oncologist. Mikey wouldn't get on the bus and since I don't have a car I couldn't get him to school. Later, Michel has to take me to the cardiologist so there is no rest for the weary. Tommorow, Michel is back to work. I know she is nervous but excited. I wonder if she will wake me up at 5AM!
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Beth: I woke up and I can't fall back asleep.
Me: Well, lie down and you'll go back to sleep.
Beth: I still can't fall asleep.
Me: You have to give it more than 5 minutes. Go back to bed.
Beth: My stomach feels funny.
Me: I'll get you something. (Trudge downstairs and find something to settle her stomach. Back into bed at 5:25).
Beth: I feel shaky.
Me: Are you sick or just excited?
Beth: I think I'm too excited!
Me: OK, try lying down and listen to some music.
Beth: I'm too awake.
Me: OK, let's get up.
So we were up at 5:45 and she needed to be to school at 7:30. This is most definitely a first!
Update: Got the word about the conference... "it was great!"
Monday, March 14, 2005
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Tina's works for a bank that just merged with Chase which is based here in New York so Tina may have to take trips to our neck of the woods every once in awhile. This was the first time we had seen her in almost two years. Those long telephone conversations don't make up for not getting to see her. I can't remember the last time we saw her husband, Chris, and her kids but we miss them all.
I know Tina's mom check's out the blog so I took this picture of Tina and Michel.
Friday, March 04, 2005
The picture shows Mikey asleep on his sister. This shows what a great sister/brother relationship they have and what a good big sister Beth is to Mikey.