Sunday, November 23, 2008

Indian Day and The Nutcracker

What a busy, busy weekend. Friday started with Indian Day for the Kindergartners at Kristen's school. I was there to help out with projects for a little while. Here are a few pictures of the day. People often comment on how tall Kristen looks, but as you can see in the picture with her classmates, she's the shortest one.

Then I was off to a doctor's appointment which didn't go very well. As soon as she put her hand on my abdomen she felt something. I've had pain for a few months, but just attributed it to the same things that have caused me pain off and on since I was 16 years old. I've had surgery twice for endometriosis, and told her with my pain I just figured it was time to go in and laser that off again. I was wrong. Several of the possible scenarios will mean surgery, with I guess the worst case scenario being a hysterectomy. Wow, that makes me sound REALLY OLD!! I'll go have an ultrasound Dec 16, then back to the doctor Dec 23 to find out my fate.

Friday night Kristen had dress rehearsal for the Nutcracker. We had to be there at 6:00 and weren't done until 10pm. It didn't go all that great so I was a little concerned about how the performance was going to turn out. Since my parents came from Texas to see her perform, I took advantage and had them keep her for a while Saturday morning so I could do some Christmas shopping for her. I got almost all of my shopping for her done. Then Saturday night was The Nutcracker. It really turned out great. She was so excited, especially about getting to wear makeup :) It was so fun. Here are a couple of pics. I couldn't take pictures during the performance, but I tried to take a little video and once I see if that turned out I'll try to post it. Pretty entertaining stuff.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bye-Bye Bronchitis

Well, I've been out of touch because I've had bronchitis. I'm almost back to 100%, but it's taken a while. I usually will get bronchitis and just take an hour to two off of work, go to the doctor and get some medicine, and get right back to work. This was a little worse this time, I missed several days of work, would sleep 3-4 hours in the afternoon, could doze on the couch for a couple of hours in the evening, and coughed quite a bit during the night so I didn't sleep well. Kristen didn't get fed very well, but she sure had fun dragging lots of stuff into the living room to play with and making a big mess :) Thank goodness one afternoon my sister came and got Kristen for a while, fed her, washed her hair, then brought back a clean little girl to me. But we're getting back to normal now, just in time for her Nutcracker performance this weekend. She's had a lot of rehearsals, which also drained my energy even more going to and from those.

One day on the way to her rehearsal she said "do these sparkles make me look fat"? She was, of course, kidding. Another day while driving to rehearsal she sat there and recited practically an entire episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. This girl has a fantastic memory. They've been learning about indians all month in Kindergarten and tomorrow is Indian Day. Parents get to attend so I'm looking forward to that. I guess they'll learn to fish, grind corn, and I'm not sure what else. I'll try to remember to take my camera to get some pictures.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kristen is an angel

Kristen is an angel...I know, that's not really news, you already knew that :)
BUT...her dance company had tryouts Saturday for their production of The Nutcracker and she was cast as one of the angels!! We are both so excited. They will be practicing a lot in the next couple of weeks because the performance is Nov 22. I can't wait to see it.