I tried to make a few posts in Feb, but various random things happened and I gave up each time. Computer froze, I lost everything, I decided I didn't want to post once... Anyway. I'm back. At least for today.
Everything is basically still the same, I'm the "gwatest, best aunt in da whole world," according to the oldest nephew, when he spent the night with us Friday night. All my nephews and my niece are growing so much! They are all lots of fun. Sunday afternoon we had planned to eat at our fav restaurant after church, then go to a nearby camp to play for the afternoon. Well, the 2 youngest boys were sleeping, so the oldest was the only kid. You'd think with 5 adults against one 4-year-old, the odds would be pretty good. Not so. We ran into some family friends, who have elem-school-age kids. Their kids were down at the lake with their dog, probably 2oo feet away from where we were talking. Nephew decides he's gonna go with them. We all look at them a few minutes later, and nephew is IN the water. Just up to his ankles, but IN the water... And NOT stopping!!! He gets up to his waiste before my sister can get to him, and we're all saying "T, STOP!! T, STOP!!!!" but he's not listening, he wants to go swimming like the dog!! It was a little scary... The lake just kind of drops off pretty quickly, there are lots of holes, and "no swimming" posted everywhere. My sister said she was so scared by the time she got to him, that she didn't even think to beat him within an inch of his life. So, that was a short play date. He cried. It didn't do any good, because he still had to go back to Grandma's and take a nap. My sister always has extra clothes, shoes, all kinds of child-and-infant paraphenalia in HER car, but they were in Grandma's car. His little brother, who will be 2 in May, has taken to calling EVERYONE crazy, or at least telling us we are crazy. "I not sing it, you CWAZY!!!" Or "Dat cwazy ol' Mama!"Too funny. Younger sister's little boy (will be 2 in Sept) is starting to talk like crazy. Repeats everything, finally says MY name (sometimes) on command, instead of our other sister's name... If he wants to. Niece filled me in on her Big Day this afternoon. She'll be 5 in Sept, and she sounds like she's at least 10. Just can't remember to give her mom phone messages! Hahaha.... Her little brother (a few months old) is growing and has chubby little cheeks, and smiles, grins, and giggles a lot. I don't get a lot of time with him, because usually niece attacks me when I walk in the door! High maintenance, expects me to play with her and her ALONE!! ;) And finally.... Aunt NotTheMama still goes home with no babies, no kidlets, just a quiet house. And catches up with former classmates who are ALL having babies.
On a side note, I've had migraines for the past 7 and a half years, after a pretty nasty encounter with an 18-wheeler. They had gotten much better, but over the last couple of months, the monster migraines have returned. I was having only 1 or 2 a month, and usually not a really bad one, but now I'm up to at least one, usually 2-3, a week, and I've had lots of monsters. What am I doing about it? Tanking up on the E_X_Cedrin Migraine, and waiting it out until flu season is over.... Avoiding the doctor's office like the plague it has become. Maybe in a few months I'll have it checked out...