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Bless you. Allergies have invaded our house. It was actually a bit of a surprise because last year Kelly and I didn’t have any after we moved over here. I was thrilled! We have both been plagued with allergies our entire lives and it looked like we finally found a place we could breathe year round. Unfortunately something is blooming right now that is killing us all (Zoë included). My poor little monkey has inherited our sucky allergy genes. She woke up at 5am this morning crying because she couldn’t breath. It was pitiful. I made a run for allergy medicine and was surprised to find Drixoral NON-DROWSY. We have been using Drixoral to battle our allergies for years (you can get a box of 40 at Costco for $8.99 and they are 12 hour pills) but the last box I bought put both Kelly and I in a coma after taking them. Seriously, we might as well have taken Benadryl. We suspected that they had changed their formula but couldn’t get confirmation on that. Today, confirmation! You now have to buy NON-DROWSY. I don’t know about your state, but in Washington any medication that is NON-DROWSY is locked in the pharmacy and you have to provide your driver’s license to buy it. I understand that they are trying to cut down on meth production but seriously, what the heck am I going to do with ONE box of allergy medicine. Now if I were buying a case that would be a different story.
Have you noticed people’s growing Target addictions when reading their blogs? I am a fan of Target myself but my addiction is more Costco-centric. I should not be allowed to go there by myself. I am especially a sucker for the traveling road shows that visit Costco. Have you ever watched their presentations? Well, last month I bought us the set of featured pots and pans (they only come twice a year you know!). They are AWESOME. Hands down the best pots and pans we have EVER used. In my defense we were in dire need of a new set. We had eaten all the Teflon off of our other pots and pans. Yesterday I bought the super cool blender that was being featured. It is the same blender used at Jamba Juice. It actually blends up ice cream in a minute. Crazy! The clincher for me was watching the guy make chicken tortilla soup (from scratch) in two minutes. I knew I must have it. On my way out the door of Costco I picked up my 300+ prints. Holy cow! That was one huge pile of pictures. They were for the grandparents albums I was telling you about yesterday. Now I just need to put them in the correct order and number them. I am going to do that when Zoe goes down for her nap in a few minutes. It feels so good to have that project done with.
Have a great day everyone!
Coffee that is. Don’t you think that sounds better than day old? I thought so. This morning I asked Kelly if he would like a cup of delicious coffee that was freshly brewed yesterday and he just laughed and said, "Don’t you mean day old?" Technically yes, but come on now, we are both coffee addicts, it doesn’t matter. If we were desperate enough we might just suck on a coffee filter. (Totally kidding).
On a slightly related topic, if you have been up late scrapping like me or working like Kel, you might have some under eye fatigue (otherwise knows as dark circles…I am on fire!) you must try my new favorite product from Aveda. It is called Tourmaline Charged Eye Cream and it rocks. I had originally purchased it because I noticed the beginnings of some smile lines (or wrinkles, whatever) around my eyes but I tried it on Kelly’s dark circles since he was looking a bit like death and they completely disappeared. I am not kidding you. Holy cow this stuff is awesome.
I don’t have any layouts to share with you right now. I have been putting the finishing touches on my Grandparents album. Did I tell you about this? I am not sure. I bought 2-up albums for all of Zoë’s grandparents/great grandparents and I sporadically send them pictures to fill up the album. I essentially create a little layout made of four 4×6 photos on each page. Each photo is numbered so that they are put in the album correctly (I hope). I print out 5 copies of each and voila, by the end of the year they each have a Zoë scrapbook. I will post photos of the pages after I send them to the grandparents. Some of them read my blog and I don’t want to ruin the super cute surprise.
On a mommy side note, I am so disappointed. I had a super fun apple party planned for Zoë today. (Well I thought it was fun). All day yesterday she kept saying, "Apple, apple, apple." She got SO excited when she saw them at the store so I let her pick out an apple just for her. I bought applesauce and apple juice to go along with the apples and planned a little party for snack time today. Zoë was so not into it. She didn’t eat a single bite of any apple product. Nope. Not one. She said, "Berries!" (dried blueberries are her absolute favorite food right now). I told her we were having an apple party and she said, "No Way!" shoved her applesauce away and tried to get down from the table. Sad. It may have been a blessing in disguise though because after drinking apple juice and eating applesauce and apples I was feeling pretty disgusting. Bleck.
Normally I would say that the day Zoë was born was the best day ever, but I think yesterday might actually top that considering that I didn’t actually have to give birth to her yesterday (I’m not big on pain). When I was putting her to bed last night I said, "Goodnight Zoë, Mommy loves you" and she looked at me and said, "Wuv You" and blew me a kiss. Best. Day. Ever.
You thought I was just being a blogging slacker didn’t you? Nope. Not me. I would have LOVED to be blogging (and reading your blogs) but alas my internet was down. Kelly left for Chicago on Sunday night and our internet went kaplooey. It just figures. He is the technically savy one. Yes, I can run circles around him in Photoshop but he is the one that makes our home network work!
I didn’t actually notice that our internet was down on Monday until I got a call from Kelly asking me where I was. Well, Zoë and I were just leaving My Gym for her Monday morning playtime. "Why?" I asked him. I thought he was in the air on his way to Chicago. Apparently he was in Chicago waiting for his connecting flight and our security alarm monitoring service called him saying it had gone off. AUGH! I wasn’t terribly worried b/c the same thing had happened two days ago. I am 99% positive that nobody was trying to break into our townhouse. I am pretty sure it was a faulty sensor on our slider. Still, I drove home, left Zoë in the car, and searched our house with a baseball bat (while talking to Kelly on the phone so that he could call 911 if necessary). Just as I thought, it was the stupid slider again. Now back to my point. I tried to call the security company to have someone come out and replace the sensor and the phone wouldn’t work. We have VOIP (voice over IP) phones so when the cable modem is down the phones are also down. Thank goodness I had charged my cell phone.
Zoë and I waited around the house all day long for the security guy and cable guy. I was told by Comcast that someone would be out between 1-6 (you’ve got to love that window). At 6pm we still had not seen the cable man AND Kelly had called and told me that he needed to VPN into the server to get some files for his hugely important meeting the next day. Fabulous. I was on the phone w/ Comcast for about an hour and they finally told me that it was a neighborhood outage and that there was nothing they could do. Less than five minutes later (not kidding) a cable guy showed up. He said that there was no outage and he was here to fix the problem. Huh? I showed him the office and he took one look at our network and called his boss and said he was not touching it. You have to understand, we have about five computers, virtual servers, firewalls, hubs, and wires to connect them all. After about an hour the cable guy got the internet kind-of working. Kelly was able to connect to the network and get his files but when he did that the internet stopped working for me. Why oh why didn’t I check my email first? By yesterday night the cable was back up and working. Thank God! I was about to start drinking.