Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What's New With Us

Nothing too exciting to report from the Musatov family.

Ally has been busy with school, she goes 3 days a week from 8:30 to noon. This fall, she will attend the preschool program at Northern Voices (http://www.northernvoices.org/), which is Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 3:00! Our little girl is growing up so fast. She turns 3 in August. She has so much fun at school though. One good thing about her going to preschool is that they require her to be potty trained by then. It gives us a goal to shoot for. Supposedly she's really good at "going" on the potty at school, but at home she could care less. I think she wants to impress her friends at school. One of her teachers suggested that maybe we start putting underwear over her diaper, so it gives her a feeling of wearing underwear every day. She has some Dora undies and some others, so maybe we'll start doing that. One step at a time. I'm thinking after that, I might just use good ol' fashioned bribery. ;)

Also, the Northern Voices charity golf tournament is coming up in August. If you're a golfer, or know a golfer, or just want to support a great school for deaf/hard of hearing kids, please check out their website for more information. If you have any questions, please ask!!!

I'm still busy working 4 nights a week at Totino's. I'm really enjoying the tip money and getting out of the house. The part I'm not enjoying is being away from Adam and Ally 4 nights a week. I think we're all dealing with it pretty well for now though. I'd really like to thank Doug & Mary for all they've done to help us out, watching Ally late, picking her up from school, etc. Adam and I have the BEST family anyone could ask for, and that means ALL OF YOU! We're so lucky. When things seem like they couldn't get any worse, I just think of how very blessed we are. We have a roof over our heads, food on the table, a great school to send our daughter to, the best family in the world, and most of all, we have each other! Sorry, got a little deep there for a minute. I mean it though.

And last but not least, Adam is back to work (knock on wood). It's been about 3 weeks now, and I'm thankful for every day.

Well, I'll sign off for now. Remember to hug your kids and think of all the good things you have.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Can I have a do-over?

I'd like a do-over on the weekend, please!

I took a vacation day on Friday. I could feel myself getting sick on Wednesday and Thursday, so I wanted to just take Friday to sleep and get some rest. Well, mission accomplished! I dropped Ally off at grandma's, took 2 Benadryl and proceeded to sleep 'til 2:45 in the afternoon. I don't think I've EVER slept that late. You know when you sleep that much, you kind of feel worse? Well, that was my case at least.

Saturday, I woke up and just was not feeling good. Still, I had plans to go to St. Cloud and go to Crafts Direct with my mother in law, a friend, and Shannon and Marge (they live in St. Cloud). We also had plans to go out for lunch. I have not had money or time to go shopping in a long time, so I didn't want to pass up the opportunity. Well, by about 2:00, I just knew something was not right. When we got back into "the cities", I sent Ally with Mary and trucked my butt over to Urgent Care. I ended up getting a strep test and flu test and the strep came back positive. My glands were extremely swollen, which in turn made me feel like I had a double ear infection. Not fun (understatement of the year)!!! Anywho...I got on penicillin, so I'm feeling about 70% better today. Miracle drug!

So, that was my fun weekend with strep throat. I also had to call in to Totino's (I was supposed to work on Saturday night). Nice employee I am. I don't think they would have been too happy with me coughing and getting my germs all over the customers.

Have a great week!