Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How to Go Nowhere Fast....

We went canoeing with Michael this weekend at Beaver Lake. We went all around the lake and Michael actually kept his bottom in the canoe almost the whole time:) He tried to pick water lillies, I then tr ied to explain that that wasn't possible and that the frogs needed the lillies to jump on. I think he bought that one....

We saw 3 turtles and one frog and I was lucky enough to get 11 mosquito bites while we were out. Yay!

We found a new kind of water lilly. I've decided that when we get a house and a pond, I want one of these!

These pine trees were amazing! I loved the way they line the path. Michael kept looking up and saying..."The trees are REALLY tall!" He has a knack for stating the obvious:)
Look closely, a frog is in there... One of the turtles
Geoff is eating and Michael is jumping...
Some ducks were born a little late. Aren't the adorable?!!I've never seen so many ducklings!

The duck on the left is the baby, born a couple months ago. He's almost as big as Mamma!

The Gosslings are HUGE now! And you really have to watch your step when walking through the grass. They have a tendancy to leave alot of yucky stuff lying around:P

Our friendly groundhog (woodchuck). He lives behind our house and pays a visit to our back porch every now and then. Geoff got some good pictures of him. Too bad most of them were through the screen...... We're obviously still having a lot of fun with the wildlife.

Michael's new friend Anna. He already has a thing for older women. She's 4 1/2:)

We're going to Ocean City MD for the 4th (Thanks Jenny!!!!) So we'll have lots of pictures from that, I'm sure...

Our condo in Chicago still hasn't sold. I think I may shout it from the roof top once it does, so keep praying!

I started the remicade infusions last Thursday, all went well and I didn't show any signs of an allergic reaction, so I'll have another infusion on the 3rd of July, then the 3rd of August and then I will only have to go in about ever 6-8 weeks. I don't have to give myself shots anymore and the infusion is almost like a spa day. I get to sit in a comfy chair and read for a few hours. They bring me juice and snacks and I don't have to to anything while there. So, let's hope the medication starts working after the next infusion, because I don't feel any different yet.

Hope all is well with everyone!!!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

I hate the DMV

So. Syracuse only has two, yes that's right 2 DMV offices, for the entire city and it's surrounding areas. Who does that?!!!!

Anyway, Geoff, Michael and I went yesterday. Left Geoff's office at around 4:10, got there at around 4:30 and finally made it out of there at 6:55. Yes, I said 6:55. If you are unable to do the math, I'll do it for you.....That's 2 hours and 25 minutes. In the DMV office, with 200 other people and a very anxious 3 year old boy who really has no desire to sit still at any time. All this so we can drive "legally" in the state of New York where we now live. We all had to go because our car is registered to both of us and we both had to sign the papers and of course we have no babysitter and after walking out of there 200 dollars poorer, couldn't afford it anyway. Can you tell I'm a bit frustrated? Well, I am. There were so many people looking at us like, "WHY DID YOU BRING THAT CHILD IN HERE?" I was about to tell every one of them why, but was stopped by my husband..

OK. Done now. I think my son will recuperate fast enough, but I'm glad I'm done with that for the next couple years at least. The registration doesn't expire until 2010 and our licenses don't expire until 2013. We are now officially residents of the great state of New York....

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


All bloodwork came back. All my levels are in the normal range. No high enzyme levels or anything.....so everything is good there and I can stop worrying about my liver shutting down....At least for a little while:)