Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Through the storm with Evy

So last week Andy and Gidget took a much needed mini vacation away from Evy - Gidget's first time away from her baby overnight! So me and Evy got to hang for 2 days by ourselves! With that said, hats off to the single moms because WOW. Anyway, the big highlight of our time together had to be the horrendous storm that blew through here on Wednesday night. We went to church as usual and it was a little cloudy but I had no idea of the torrential downpour that was to come. Also keep in mind that we live about 30 minutes (20 miles) away from the church. At about 7:30 I got a text from one of the girls in the nursery telling me Evy was not feeling well and her temp was rising. So I went to get her and while she seemed fine, she was definitely warm to the touch and her eyes were very red. Yep - pink eye. As we made our way through the chapel to leave I heard it. The sound of rain thundering on the roof. I had a choice to make - attempt to wait out the storm (with a feverish, pink eyed toddler) or just make a run for it and hope the storm wasn't in Morgan Mill. I decided to make a run for it. To add to the fun, my 11 year old car has a bit of a catch in the lock mechanism that occasionally sticks and it takes several tries to turn the key to unlock the door. It hasn't been acting up for quite some time now but wouldn't you know when it does, its when I'm holding Evy in a massive downpour!! At first Evy didn't mind the rain so much but as we continued to get poured on she got upset . I finally got the door open and threw her into the drivers side, threw my stuff down and then opened the back door to put her in the car seat. I got more soaked than she did for sure. Back in the drivers seat, I caught my breath and called Shane - I figured if I was gonna drive in this stuff someone needed to know what I was doing and where I was in case something happened. We were maybe a mile from town when the hail started. Shane wanted me to pull over somewhere and just stop but I was in the middle of nowhere (our church is out on a farm road 4 miles from town). So I kept driving and got to the gas station where I was able to get the nose of my car under the overhang while the rest of my car got beaten with hail. During all this I have the heat blasting because I'm already thinking Evy is sick and now she is soaking wet - not a good combination! But she is sitting in her car seat just singing and talking and saying "rain? rain! rain, rain rain!" She was having a blast. Nothing can scare that kid - nothing! We hung out at the gas station for probably a good 15 minutes until the hail stopped and the rain slowed down, and we made our way home going between 40-50mph. Shane stayed with me the whole time to make sure I got home okay. Evy of course fell asleep somewhere between town and home. When we got to the house I noticed my windows were open. I ran into my little house to find my dresser in my bedroom soaked with standing water on it. I cleared everything off and laid it all out on towels and towel dried the wood hoping it wasn't too wet and wouldn't ruin! Then I woke Evy up and carried her in and put her immediately in the bath tub to warm her up. But carrying her I realized she was no longer hot and sure enough, didn't have a fever. She was pretty hyped up though with all the excitement and from her little nap so we didn't go to bed until after 11. But we survived the storm and thankfully, neither of us got sick from our rain soaking experience!! I did take her to the doctor the next morning to find that she did in fact have pink eye and she also had an ear infection. I was glad when Andy and Gidget got home and I could go rest! Again, hats off to single moms. I appreciated my sleep that night!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

My lovely flowers

a few of them have really bloomed since I got them on Saturday and I'm trying to make them last as long as possible!


Playing in the backyard - she looks like such a big girl!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Early morning

Well, its just me and Evy today. Andy and Gidget took a much needed short vacation to a local Lodge/Resort and I'm with the kid. They left yesterday afternoon and will return tomorrow and its Gidget's first time away from Evy over night. Right about now I'm sure she's deep asleep which is a good thing! I, on the other hand, am up before I normally am. Evy hasn't learned the concept of "its still dark outside, go back to sleep". I am thankful for coffee this morning.

Yesterday I did some much needed spring cleaning. When I moved here I brought a lot of STUFF that really I don't need for normal day to day life. Things like old journals, cards and random stuff that I want to keep but don't need. So yesterday I cleared it all out of my closets and put it down in the basement with my other stuff. Eventually it should probably be moved to the storage room at my parents house seeing as its a lot of sentimental stuff and not necessary stuff. I also took out the mini fridge I haven't been using (There were two) and now have more 'pantry' space! Sometime today (after cleaning this house) me and Evy will go back over there and do some more detail cleaning. Gotta take advantage of the cleaning bug!

In other news, the weather has been great which always makes me happy. I love warm summer days and not having to blow dry my hair in the morning! Here's to hoping it will stay this way!

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Grrreat Day

So I just have to tell you, my readers, that Saturday was a fabulous day! There is a new development in my life and I have to share a little of my excitement with you! About 2 months ago, Gidget's aunt asked if she could give my number to the son of some people she knew. She thought maybe we would "hit it off" and if not, what was there to lose? Well a few weeks ago he finally got a hold of me (she gave him the house number instead of mine) and we've been talking since then and getting to know each other. We were able to meet on Saturday afternoon and had a wonderful afternoon/evening together. He lives in Horseshoe Bay which isn't exactly close to Stephenville so we had to find a 'middle' point which was Goldthwaite. Not a lot to do there, but it actually worked out because we were able to do a lot of walking and talking! The end result is that we both had a great time and agree that we definitely want to continue talking and seeing each other when we can. At the end of the day before we parted ways, he gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers - very thoughtful and sweet! It just might have been the best first date I've ever been on - and I've been on my fair share! It was a great day.

And to add to that, I'm very happy that the weather has been staying warmer! I'm ready for warm evnings as well but I will settle for sunny warm days for now!