March for Babies

Friday, April 06, 2007

After Falling Off the Face of the Earth...Again

Well, I am happy to report that I have been so busy since my last post that I haven't even had time to freak out about Azure's eyesight. Many, many thanks to Miss W for her first-hand account of Duane's and helping me to calm the fuck down. It helped immensely! We will keep our eyes on her and have her checked carefully again in six months.

Since we last met the following things have transpired:

We took a family vacation three states away to visit T's brother, SIL, and nephews, one of which is a newborn. Holy Cow is that a tiny baby! At 6.5-pounds he seemed so minuscule and fragile. To put things into perspective, that would be an entire pound heavier than Azure was when she came home from the hospital! *gasp* That was ten months ago! How is that possible?

I have started working four 10-hour days with the intention of staying home one day a week with Azure. We can also schedule all of our (hers and mine) doctor's appointments on that day, thus preventing me from having to give my boss a color coded chart as to when I can actually work or not. Win-Win!

The transmission in T's car puked so we have been borrowing my MIL's HUGE VAN for the past couple of weeks while we are waiting for the repairs to be completed. Neither of us likes driving the HUGE VAN (full-sized conversion van as opposed to soccer-mom-mini-van). I have lucked out in the fact that the car seat is already in my car and I have farther to drive than he does so it just makes sense that he should have to drive "The Van-Mobile". Poor guy.

I took our nanny and my cousin to see the show "Chicago!" We had a blast. Before the show we were having a quick bite to eat in the lobby area and looking over people's shoulders at the items for sale at the souvenir counter. I suddenly noticed a tall man standing behind the counter wearing a black T-shirt and black baseball cap. I said to my companions, "Wow! That guy looks just like Tom Wopat!" Then I looked again and I said, "Holy Cow! That IS Tom Wopat!" I had no idea he was playing Billy in the show. I was totally blown away and actually a little proud of myself for recognizing him out of context. Now, you must realize that when I was six-years-old if I made my bed every day then I was allowed to watch "The Dukes of Hazzard" on Friday night. That was my allowance! So, to be standing less than ten feet from one of my childhood heroes when I didn't expect it threw me for a bit of a loop. I stood in line and waited my turn and when I got up to the front I told him that I had been a fan for a "long time" (not wanting to date either of us with the actual number of years). I bought one of his CDs and he signed it for me (with my name and everything!) and stood there while my nanny fumbled her way through trying to take our picture with my new cell phone camera. I was over the moon the rest of the day. I totally met Tom Wopat! The bad part is...neither the 22-year-old or 16-year-old that I was with had any idea who he was. They were all like, "Um, Okaaaaay." Sheesh, kids these days! When exactly did 32 become Over-the-Hill?

Speaking of my new cell phone, I got one of these. I LOVE it! I am all mobile and yet still all email and Internet accessible and it ROCKS! I use my phone more for email than for calling anyway so the full keyboard is fabulous, but I actually get better call reception on this than I did on my old flip-phone. Oh yeah, and it takes and sends still pictures and video which my grandparents love because I can send them up to the minute updates on Azure.

Speaking of whom...someone did not get her nap this afternoon and is now demanding my attention.