Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
I am about to start my fourth clinical rotation at a hospital not far away. i worked there last time, and loved it. I finish school on December 16th, no telling when the graduation ceremony is.
This past weekend, Amr and the kids returned from their five week trip to Egypt. my children now speak arabic. They speak it to Daddy, they speak it to each other, and sometimes to me. Note to self: Learn Arabic so my children cant talk smack about me in front of my face. I was very happy to see everyone and am glad they returned home safely. That being said, for the last five weeks i did nothing but:
sleep some more.
Sleep with the "sleep" function on my tv (in other words fall asleep with the tv on can only do that when i am alone- Amr cant sleep with the tv on.)
watch tv shows with questionable sexual content (Mad Men, True Blood)
Read 8 books, (Southern Vampire series, Charlaine Harris, did i mention I am hooked on Sookie Stackhouse?)
and go to school (I got a B in Neonatal class, and my NRP)
My mother decorated my house; for one entire week, I ate only hotdogs. (too lazy to go get food, too lazy to cook food.) In fact, i was so lazy, i lost 3 pounds because i just didnt want to make or get anything to eat. I would drink a lot of water and go to sleep. So i got that going for me, which is nice.
So now everyone is home, and we are doing stuff, Ayman spiked a temp tonight, of 103.5. Greeeeeeaaaaaaaaat. I hate that crap.. we will go to the doctor tomorrow. Jennahs allergies are acting up, and the weather is crap right now. I need to go to get my ID for clinical, the kids have dentists appointments, and i brainfarted jury duty last week, so I have to report on jan 5th instead. Woo Hoo. Someday my life will be less frantic where my family is concerned, but i don't really expect that anytime soon. I guess it all goes with the territory.
Oh hey btw- Don't forget to vote tomorrow.
UPDATE: Ayman has tonsilitis again, and the doctor tested him for....wait for it....Malaria.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Hmmph. Who knew?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ayman at soccer pratice....It is kinda funny to watch the kids are interested; kinda.
I put the nozzle on the misty setting. It was totally boring, so it didn't last very long. And that concludes my very lazy, mostly pictorial post. Ayman is in his last week of summer school, i am still plugging along in school myself, and we are moving on September first. Woo Hoo! I love moving, I mean, who doesn't? Packing up all the crap you have accumulated, loading it into a truck taking, it off the truck, unpacking it, getting rid of boxes, settling in. it is totally awesome. Can you detect my sarcasm? Because I am laying it on pretty thick.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
The frustration is unbelievable.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Not to be outdone, Ayman also had to say cheese. I think this is one of the cuter pictures of him I have taken lately. Did I mention that he was in the hospital for 4 days in the beginning of June? He had a raging case of viral tonsilitis, that got out of control before we knew it was really happening. He got admitted on a Tuesday, and discharged on Friday afternoon. Jennah stayed with my mom and Gene, where my mother totally spoiled her. Apparently, Jennah has a flair for retail therapy. Mom got her a purse, sunglasses, a skort, mary janes, and Jen picked out a pair of tie-dyed yoga pants from Dillards all by herself. Mom said she carried them all around the store.
Here is something cute. While Ayman was in the hospital, he missed his sister so much that he had a toy phone that he used to call her on. One night we called Jennah (for real) and she was in the bathub, it went a little like this:
Ayman: Hi Jennah, what are you doing?
Jennah: I taking a bath!
A: Your taking a bath?
A: Okay, I love you
J: Love you Ayman!
It was too cute. Mom said that Jennah laid on the floor on her back and said "I want to go home." Ayman was doing the same in the hospital. The weird thing is, now that we are out of the hospital and at home, Ayman is different. Not in a bad way. He is actually happier, more outgoing, and very loving to his little sis. It is cute, when he comes home from school the first thing he does is give her a hug and kiss. It is a nice change. It makes me wonder how long he had been sick. Right now, we are trying to get rid of that last pull-up diaper he wears overnight.
I will keep you updated on how that potty training is going. Jennah pees and poops on the potty, and will be going into pull-ups in a couple of days. I am so looking forward to diaper-free days again.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
He is swimming around his bowl and ate his breakfast heartily.
His progress will continue to be monitored.
He appears to be confused at this time, looking for his buddy, Rice.
I will post another update later, when his new tankmate is introduced.
When I came home from school tonight, the fish bowl had been moved. I thought this was Amr's subtle way of telling me the fishbowl was stinky. So I asked him about it. He told me the kids were looking at it, (which is really why we have them) Oh, and by the way, Jennah chucked a baby wipe in there. "Don't worry, it was dry".... Um, I don't know why this made it ok for me....
At about 1 am, in between episodes of the Andromeda Strain on A&E, I went into the kitchen for some delicious Spumoni ice cream when I noticed something disturbing. Rice was chilling on his side at the bottom of the bowl. Quite dead. Pasta at first glance appeared dead. I tapped the glass and found that he was not. Quickly, I got him out of the bowl into a cup of clean water, he was bad, guys. Gills barely moving, just sitting really still, I proceeded to clean out the bowl, and gravel and plant. I put water back in it, carefully measuring the temp, I mean, I don't want to f&%k with the poor guy even more right? By the time I was done with the cleaning he was a little perkeier. Still, I don't think he is gonna make it. I put him back into the bowl and he got hitched up on the plastic plant....so I gently moved the water around and he started swimming. He is acting erratically, I am hoping that the fresh water will help him out, and that I caught him in time. I added some food to it, so we will see what happens. Either way, I see fish shopping in my future.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today, I had the annual conference for my son. He was diagnosed with a speech and developmental delay when he was three. He has been in Special Day Class (SDC), with an Indiviual Education Plan (IEP) since December of '06. He has been enrolled in state run preschool as well. He goes in the morning to his SDC, and to State preschool in the afternoon. It is good, because with the special day class, the bus picks him up at home at 0700, and then after that they walk him across campus to the preschool, and I pick him up from the whole shebang at 1430. At the conference today I got some good news and some bad news. The good news is- he is doing really well. So much improvement in the last year, the state preschool is doing wonders along with the different therapies the SDC is giving him. He is testing HIGHER than his age in most areas, and just a scoche below in others. However, he still has one full year- he will not start kindergarten until September of '09. they told me today- that he was ready to move on from his SDC. To where? State preschool. Cassie, you ask, isn't he already in state preschool? Why, yes, yes he is. So, Cassie, what exactly does this mean? Well, it means, he doesn't need to go to SDC. Let's take this one step further....He only needs preschool. So, Starting in August, with the new school year, he will only go to preschool from 12-3. This is a good thing, I know. But you know what else is a good thing? My son in school all day. HA. I know I am not winning any mother of the year awards with that little confession. But, whatevs, he is doing good; that is the important thing, and he will still meet with the speech therapist once a week, blah blah blah. So I got that going for me.
I paid off my braces today. You know, I was thinking, I am taking lighter classes now, and not having that payment on the braces frees up enough cash for me to get the DVR service back. I miss it alot. I mean ALOT. It will take some bargaining with my husband, but I think I will be able to swing it, as in, calling Comcast, getting the box and skipping on happily with my life. WOO Hoo. Yep, that is the ticket. Speaking of TV, and (why not? that is really all I do for fun,) I am watching Million Dollar Baby on AMC right now. Now, the subject matter is sad. I agree with the concept of it 100%. I believe in a persons right to die with dignity. Man, I was gonna go off on a rant about the right to die, but I really don't want to open that can of worms. Let's just say it is a damn good movie. Clint Eastwood is a silver fox, grrrrowwwl.
Ok, so that was a bunch of info. boring I know, but I am going to mirror this on my Myspace blog so whadda ya gonna do?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
On a more positive note, I was in contact with my Uncle Brian, who is a whiz with all things car related, and he says he can service my Honda's AC for very little cash. I will see if he can check out the thermostat as well (the car overheats when you idle, so no stop and go traffic, and no drive thru). Then, the kiddies and I will have a cool car to ride in this summer. YAY!
I made another cake- I kinda screwed up the topping for it though. I don't think it was a keeper. It came out a little dry, although they have you serve it with ice cream. It is OK, but I don't think I am going to categorize it as a "keeper", but when I upload the pic I will post it. It turned out pretty. My next attempt will be a carrot cake. I love carrot cake. I just have to acquire some spices for the dish. I have a delicious recipe for a cream cheese frosting. wanna hear it? hear it goes:
1 pound (2 bricks) of Cream cheese softened
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) of butter softened (it is low cal)
4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
beat until creamy.
Don't ask me what the deal is with me and baking right now. Soon, I will be making a homemade ice cream cake- one of those ones that is rolled up. i saw a neat one on Emeril Live. I have to look in to it.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
So, two weeks ago I got the braces off. I have just been too lazy to post a pic. Everyone knows it involves getting pretty and taking oodles of pictures of yourself. So tonight, I finaly did it. Of course, I should be studying or writing a paper, but this is way more important, huh Dad?
Oh yeah, I am trying to potty train Jennah. As you can see by the picture, it is going GREAT. (NOT)
Hope everyone is doing well!
Friday, March 28, 2008
So here are some gems from Easter- As you can probably see, Jennah has learned to make a face. This is the only one she does. It is adorable of course. These pictures were taken at Genes house on Sunday. I just finished a module at school, and as of Monday, I am on clinical at a hospital here in Stockton. Lemme see, what has been going down? Jennah and Ayman went to the dentist and Yay! No cavities! Umm, I think that is about it, I am boring.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So today my daughter turned 2. It is just amazing how time flies. She got her very own princess tricycle. We did a party for her at Ayman's preschool, where the kids enjoyed cupcakes with marshmallow peeps on them, made by me of course, and gender specific goody bags. Oh yeah, I was awake until 3 am the night before, but it was so worth it. Of course, no post would be complete with out a picture of my boy too.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
In a completely unrelated note, I have seen my husband for like, one hour total all week. That is weird. He comes home, I go to school. I come home from school, he is in bed. He goes to work, I am in bed. WTF? Not only that but I have no energy. I was reading a friends blog and he was saying how he wished he had 1/3 of the energy he used to have. I am agreeing with that. I wish I did too. I just wanna sleep all the time when I have the chance. But I feel restless. Like, I want to do something, I almost need to do something. Like, ants in your pants, you know?
Whatever, maybe I am experiencing once of several self predicted mid-lifes.
I am gonna roll with it and see what happens. Perhaps the crisis won't include flunking out of mechanical ventitlation (ok, i see that that is a typo, but i like it so it stays). We'll see.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
C: o m g
C: omg omg omg omg
D: omg omgomgomg omg
And that concludes my poor re-enactment of the instant message conversation between Daphne and I.
In a completely unrelated note, I started school again last week, and Whoa, nelly! It's hard. Time to study, yo. Last weekend, I met Daphne in Manteca and we had a very nice time visiting with one another and seeing old friends from school. Much props to the Junior Varsity and Varsity EUHS basketball teams for spanking Manteca High, I always like to see that. It made the evening even better. Next time we have a class gathering we need to find somewhere more quiet to do it. I will ponder that one- I have like 7 months.
Alrightie then, I will try to keep you posted, or at least get a good video of the kids up here sometime....I should be getting my braces off soon so I may have that to show you....but I wont be specific, because you just never know.
Monday, February 11, 2008
When I left with my mom to go to the spa on saturday morning, she was standing on the driveway with Amr, pointing at my mom and I in mom's car, crying. Then she threw herself on the ground, (so carefully.) She was on her side, with her upper body propped up, like she should be laying a cross a piano in a cabaret. She hung her head and cried. It was pathetic and hilarious at the same time. I am sure I will be going to hell for laughing at her.
Then, later that day when I came home, I noticed that Jennah was acting like a puppy, (which is pretty normal for her) but with the added twist of biting things. I was talking to her father and she came up to me and out of nowhere bit my thumb, Hard. So, I slapped her hand. I told her: "No biting Mommy! No biting anyone!" She totally lost it. She was bawling. I held her on my lap. She squirmed and cried "Le-et meeee dooooowwwn", "No, sweetie, say sorry mommy." she wouldnt. "Say sorry Mommy, and I will let you down." Still no go. "SAY sorry mommy." Finally, finally, finally, she says "Soorr-eeee Maaaaahhh-meee" through a red face, covered with tears and snot. I gave her a kiss, and said thank you, cleaned the tears and snot with a kleenex. I then set her down on the floor- where she promptly ran over to and dove onto her fathers lap, looking at me as if I were the devil.
A couple of weeks ago, Jennah was crying after her bath. She was crying for no reason other than she hates to get out of the tub. It doesnt matter how long she stays in. She was crying and Ayman says: "Jennah, stop being a drama queen!"
Stop being a drama queen- Stop being a drama queen , indeed.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So next up, we have some awesome video of Ayman in the bath. Enjoy.
Ok, in the begining of the video, I am asking Ayman about about some arabic videos from You tube, so the Egyptian relatives will know what it is all about, but The American folks won't. Also, it is priceless when I cut to Jennah at about 45 seconds.
I don't know what it is, it just makes me laugh.