Oh it’s Thur-ursday, it’s Thur-ursday, ha-ne-na-ne-na-ne-ha-cha-cha

It’s diaper day!!! (If you really care to know what that is, email me, heehee)
Well, I’m sitting here, wondering if E’s going to stay asleep or not. If I get by the 10 minute mark, I should be okay…
Well I won one of the auctions on Ebay hehe. It’s just an old Ste. Genevieve postcard – but it’s kinda cool. I mailed off payment tonight. Which reminds me I need to email the seller… Okay, I emailed her…
The other auction I’m bidding on isn’t over until tomorrow morning. I’m bidding on the Poseidon expansion pack to Zeus. I’ve been playing Zeus lately when I am either bored to death or am giving Elijah a bottle. I can put him on the nursing pillow and have my right hand free for the mouse. It’s either that or sit at the tv and I can only take so much of that. Steve sometimes asks me or tells me, that is, I’m on the computer too much and why do I do that? Well for the same reason he watches tv – to unwind. Sure I will watch tv, but sometimes I’m more entertained here I guess because I’m doing something with my hands and/or mind (web design or something). So really, what’s the difference?
Anyway, I am the winning bidder for that game so far, but I almost am wishing someone would outbid me (for now) because I might end up spending as much after shipping as if I bought it at Sam’s Club. At Sam’s, they’ve got, I think, all four cds to the Zeus and Pharaoh Games (both have an expansion pack each). I already have all three but Poseidon, so if I bought it there, I guess I could give someone the other cds. I’ve been putting off buying it because I don’t need the other three cds though. We bought Pharaoh back when we had the old computer and bought a new hard drive for it. We each picked out a game and I’d been wanting to get Pharaoh. That’s me, I like those city-builders and I love ancient Egypt! Then later I got Cleopatra, for some reason, I don’t remember – maybe I bought it for my birthday or something. And last Christmas, I bought me Zeus on ebay – only paid $5 for it and I think $2 shipping and $1.30 insurance – $8.30 total – so that was totally cool. It was brand-new, never opened, and still had the price tag for like $59. Blows my mind why it was ever that expensive to begin with…. But then again, if you go to the official Zeus site and click buy now, it takes you to amazon.com and they are saying Poseidon is like $23 or something. At Sam’s the four disks are only $14 or $15. I love Sam’s. :-)
Enough babbling about games lol. But I still have not beat all of Zeus and I am going to do some troubleshooting cause I’m having to skip levels because I meet requirements for an action, but that action won’t occur.
N-E-Way…
Today Elijah and I went out to L’s for this homeschool nature journaling thing. She tricked me into it – I got there and she’s like, you’re helping with the preschoolers lol. I’m afraid I wasn’t much help though. It was just too much to lug Elijah around in the stroller and try to understand what she wanted me to do. But luckily P was there in charge – and all the moms were with their kids, so it was good. I had to drag his stroller up a hill though that was really pathless and rocky. It wasn’t too much fun until we got to the top and could come down the road. But he started to get crabby, so we left earlier than I probably normally would have stayed.
I ran into Steve on my way home, he’d worked in the area too and so I followed him almost all the way home (I had to make a stop at the PO though). It was kind of interesting because on my way up to Lynn’s, I saw him at McDonald’s. :-)
Then when I got home, I cooked – yes, cooked hehe. Made some Broccoli/Potato/Cheese Soup and Italian meatloaf (which was damn good if I do say so myself). Also made this dessert, but we haven’t had it yet because afterward we went out to his family’s house.
I was out there to install Norton 2004 on their computer (they recently got a new one). I did so and promptly had to remove some spyware! Arg what a trip. Last week or the week before, they had like 6 viruses that their factory-installed version of Norton had caught. A Trojan spy thingy and then another type of Trojan. What is people’s deal that they have to make viruses to ruin other people’s lives? I remember the time I opened a virus on the computer in the tv station where I worked. Talk about mayhem. It wasn’t a bad one though, it just crapped out all the *.jpg files on the computer at the time. I think it may have messed with something else, too, but the computer still ran fine. I was tricked into opening it though – somehow it made me believe that it was a *.txt file. And I kicked myself for months after that. I mean, how could I have been so stupid??? They found out later and the tech guys took care of it, never knowing where it came from lol.
11 hours, 57 minutes to go on my auction…. lol
Well… dunno what else to say…. probably should shut my big mouth though because this has already been a fairly long entry.
Waiting for Erin to go do her laundry and come back to the computer… should go do mine… yeah right…
ooooooh, I Dream of Jeanie is on…

I guess I should start thinking of cool titles so that there is something to link from lol

Everyone stay away from my stuff on EBay. Lol – that’s all I have to say about that. Don’t outbid me or I’ll get ya!!

So I just set up Sheila one of these things, she should be writing her own first entry right about now. The address is http://younwhagirl.com/blog/ – we named it freakish findings. hehe [EDIT 07/04: she’s now at her own domain, and it’s called gibberish :) [/EDIT]

Steve’s up there with Elijah, who is also currently known as mr-crabby-butt, so I won’t be able to probably spend too much time here now. Plus I’m hungry so I gots to go get something to eat!

Went to church tonight – Elijah was a really good boy there, I was totally surprised. He made everyone laugh during invitational because he burped really loud during the song. After church and my meeting, I went over to the Rec Center to talk to Paul. Looks like we will be going along with the scavenger hunt on Friday after the Harvest Festival. We won’t, however, be going along for laser tag. It’s over the river in ILL and they won’t be back to Festus until around 7am. Since we have to be back in ILL by 9am, it’s just not a good idea. But Paul says he welcomes help with the youth, so there will be plenty of time for me to do something like that. :-)

Well I guess I’m gonna go eat ’cause I’m really hungry!!

Insert foot here

Remember when I said Elijah was sleeping through the night? Well, I shoulda kept my big mouth shut!!! :-P

boring…

Today was boring….
I got up…
I fed the baby…
I cleaned a little bit…
I made some important phone calls…
I put him down to sleep…
He woke up right away…
He screamed in his bouncy seat…
He screamed in his swing…
I fed him again…
I put him down to sleep again…
He woke up right away again…
I took a nap with him…
Steve woke us up…
Steve fed the baby…
I made supper…
Steve left for some over-time work…
I talked on the phone with sleeping baby in my lap…
Steve came home…
I fed the baby…
I put the baby down to sleep…
He woke up right away…
I rocked the baby…
Steve rocked the baby…
I rocked the baby…
Steve went to bed…
I came to check my email…
Elijah fell asleep…
I put him in bed….
He didn’t wake up right away…
I wrote in blog…
I hope & pray that baby stays where he is – asleep.
I go to bed.
Good-night.

tired

Elijah is finally asleep, and so I am going to write real quickly before I head to bed. I am beat. Last night we went to my cousin Rachel’s wedding reception. They were married three weeks ago in Vegas, so they had a reception for family back home. We enjoyed ourselves – it was great to see everyone – and I even learned more about Blackjack. :-) It was also nice to leave Elijah at Steve’s family’s house for a “night off.” That was the first time we have really left him anywhere. After the reception we had to go to Walmart to get some things for today. So we did not get home until after one, I believe.
Then I got up fairly early this morning and we got ready to head to see my great-grandmother. I love her to death, but I am not too fond of going there. She has Alzheimer’s and never remembers us. She was more responsive today than the last time I saw her, however. She said hi to us when we said hi and when my uncle asked her, “can you see the baby?” she said “yes.” So we took her picture with Elijah. I hope that in years to come he will treasure that – I mean, how many kids get to have their picture taken with their great-great-grandmother? Of course, I guess every year younger ones are made great-greats…
From there, we went to Elephant Rocks to eat lunch. I love that place, but not today. It seemed to have gotten colder from the time we left the house until then. And it kind of sprinkled rain a little bit here and there. Nothing too serious until after Steve and I left however. But I wished that I had brought a sweatshirt, I had a jacket but it’s just not the same sometimes. Could have stood to have a hat, too. Elijah wasn’t having too much fun there, I think at first he was cold, but then later I think he was bored. We had him bundled up in so much crap it was so funny. And he had his little hat with the long ties on – I love that hat – wish I had one for me. :-) So when everyone else went to walk the trail, we decided to go, it was just too cold and we didn’t want Elijah sick (or me, miss-I-don’t-seem-to-have-an-immune-system lol).
From there, we drove back to Pilot Knob and looked at Fort Davidson. As many times as I’ve been through PK, I’ve never been to the fort. So we took a quick look at it and drove around a little bit then headed home.
Tonight we change the clocks!! Yay!!!
Well gonna go now cause I am getting really tired…. :-)