Monthly Archives: October 2008

Andrew had a Halloween party at school yesterday.  I volunteered to go and help his teacher wrangle the kids and needed to bring Andrew’s donation of juice boxes.  It was….an experience LOL!  For the first time, the school had a whole school party in the gym, but each class had their own snacks/table.  It was mayhem!  Loud music, screaming girls (there were balloons on the floor and every time one would pop all the girls would scream, yikes!), and sugar.  I think I can easily say that I wasn’t the only adult to leave with a headache!  Andrew’s teacher said she hopes that they never do an all school party again, it was too much to keep her class in line.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics from the event:

Paging Dr. Andrew

Paging Dr. Andrew

Mrs. Gresser talking to her class

Mrs. Gresser talking to her class

Mrs. Gressers class lined up and ready for the parade

Mrs. Gresser's class lined up and ready for the parade

Making Pumpkin crackers

Making "Pumpkin crackers"

Having lots of fun

Having lots of fun


Well…I just got done re-installing Windows on my computer.  So far, everything is working good.  If I continue to have troubles, the next step is to replace the hard drive.  Luckily, my computer is still under warranty, and Acer will just mail me a new hard drive and I have to send back the old one.  I was so afraid I was going to have to send my whole computer back, but it doesn’t look like it at this point anyway.

Since I had to re-install everything, I lost all my e-mail addresses.  If everyone who e-mails me/who I e-mail could e-mail me again so I can get your address, I would appreciate it.  Thanks!  I did luckily have all but the latest couple of pictures saved on an external hard drive, so I didn’t lose any of those things.  Whew!


I’m so excited! I took Ronnie for a long walk today, and my feet don’t hurt!!! How sad that this is exciting news for me.


I took Andrew to the Walk In clinic this morning, because he has had a cough for a week and a half that he just can’t manage to shake. The doctor there said that she feels he may have a touch of bronchitis, but that it was probably viral. She did, however, here a slight wheeze when he coughed, so she put him on an Albuterol inhaler. This is our first time with Andrew needing to take medication in school, but having the mother he does who works in a pediatric clinic, I knew all the right forms to get for permissions. The school nurse was quite impressed when I handed her everything in order!!

In other news, after a 10 minute phone call to tech support, my computer appears to be working again. I do have a ticket # in their system now in case something goes hairy again. I hope that it is all finished up and working good soon though, right now it is still under manufacture warranty, and I don’t want anything to go on it after it is out of warranty, for obvious reasons!!


Unfortunately, I spoke too soon when I said my computer was fixed.  It decided to crash again yesterday.  So…tomorrow I will be on the phone with Acer to see about getting it fixed under the warranty.  I hate calling companies…wish me luck!


Our very busy social calendar is starting to open up some! Andrew finished Physical Therapy this week. He will go back in a month for a re-check to make sure he isn’t regressing and has some games/exercises to do at home, but he is doing so much better with his tip toe walking. Everyone at the therapy clinic said they are going to miss seeing Andrew and all of his little antics every week.

Andrew had his last soccer game last Saturday. His team finished with 5 wins and only 1 loss for the season. We are all looking forward to being able to sleep in on Saturday mornings.

Andrew has his last swimming lesson next Thursday. He has really improved his independent swimming this session. Now he just needs to work on putting his face in the water and rotary breathing/front crawl. He now does a sort of dog paddle.

Andrew continues to do well at school. He missed Monday and Tuesday this week with a stomach bug, but quickly caught up on all his homework. He is reading up a storm. I can’t believe how well he does, and the books he brings home and reads. Next Monday he is going with his class on a Field Trip to the School Forest. He is looking forward to that. Mommy was a little sad that they aren’t allowing parent chaperones, and then she found out that they are going to be learning about bats and spiders…I think it will be better for me to be at home rather than with them!!!

I have been treating Plantar Fasciitis in my feet. I was first diagnosed from our family physician, and he put me on Celebrex for 3 weeks along with stretching (which Andrew found incredibly funny that I would stretch his feet out, then my feet!!), icing, and gel heel cups in my shoes. I wasn’t having much relief, so on Monday I saw a Podiatrist. He has me on a Prednisone med pack (tomorrow is my last day), icing, stretching, and some foam supports in my shoes. I will say that I am definitely feeling some relief now! It isn’t 100%, but the doctor was hoping for at least 50% by next Monday, and I will say I am better than that. Hopefully I will be at 100% soon and can restart walking/exercising.

Al and Ronnie are doing good. There is not much new to report with them, so I will leave it at that.


After our busy Saturday with Grandma and Grandpa, we had a busy Sunday too! After eating breakfast, Andrew and I headed back to the hotel for some more swimming. Then, we took Grandma and Grandpa up to Rib Mountain State Park. The ski area had opened one of their ski lifts for fall colors sightseeing rides. We even convinced Grandma to go on it!!

Ski lift

Ski lift

The colors were absolutely beautiful!!

Fall colors

Fall colors

After the ride, Andrew took Grandma and Grandpa on a hike on one of the trails (I stayed behind, because after the corn maze the day before, my feet were not doing too well).

Grandpa and Andrew

Grandpa and Andrew

Grandma and Andrew

Grandma and Andrew

On our way home from the park, we hit up KFC for lunch and came home to watch the Packers and Brewers lose.