Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still not much happening........... :)


It's been a rather uneventful couple of weeks here at the Tramontana household! (I don't know if that's good or bad!!!) :)

Sam and I were in Orlando for a conference for work - it was great that we are both in the same industry so we could attend the same conference! We went out a day early so we could go to Disney World since I've never been there (pretty deprived, aren't I??) <-- just kidding, Mom!! :) Except ........ I was soooooo sick almost the whole time we were there. I was one of the millions of Americans who have the "Upper Respiratory Illness" (Bronchitis) that has been plaguing the nation this month ... which then turned into a sinus infection. Have you ever been on an airplane with a sinus infection? Well, it's AWFUL. You would think that "descending" is an hour long process. I knew it was going to be bad, so I raided our medicine cabinet and found some VICODIN from when Sam had his uh....."surgery" last year and took that, plus Sudafed ... and I was still positively miserable. Let's put it this way, I was asleep by 8:00, and poor Sam was stuck watching the Flyers game on Yahoo. So...no Disney for us. :( I finally started feeling a little better by the time we left on Tuesday and flying home wasn't nearly as bad. However, now everyone in my house is sick with the same thing, though hopefully they're on the mend. Since it's viral there isn't a lot the doctors can do so they've just got to wait it out and keep taking OTC stuff. I've been walking around with the Clorox Anywhere spray like a freak trying to kill all the germs, and I had our cleaning lady clean all the bathrooms with pure bleach the last two weeks.
No other real news except Zach starts soccer this coming week. His team is called "The Burn" (no, we didn't pick that - very strange name....) and their jerseys are all black. He's number 22 and there are 5 other kids including 2 little girls on his team. They start practice on Thursday and in case I didn't mention it before Daddy (Sam) is the coach. I'm going to see if our Nanny can watch the girls on Thursday so I can tag along and take some photos. We have to get him his little cleats tomorrow. Heeheee. He's still doing good with his ice skating (oh, sorry ...HOCKEY) and he's starting to slide a little on the ice now, rather than just walking. I'll try to have Sam get a video of him next weekend.

Oh, wait one other thing - we did get some snow last week! Yeah! It was a real blizzard, I tell ya! I snagged this photo off my friend Jen's blog (sorry for the plagerism, Jen!), it's actually a photo she must have taken out of her front door, it's looking straight at our house, lol. We really got dumped on...this was the worst snow of the year!! We had to get the shovel and snowblowers out for this one. LOL. Seriously though, this much snow in this area causes schools to be closed or start late, and people start to really panic. They have no idea what it's like to live in Chicago or Minnesota, right guys? :)
I should mention, though, that some of our trees have flowering blossoms on them now - just a week after this, and the daffodils in our neighbors yard are coming up. Funny.....would never see that in the Midwest!!!




Well ya'll have a good evening.....hope you're well and keeping warm!

Love,

Rachel

2 comments:

Hollie said...

Oh that is too funny! That is now your idea of a blizzard?!?!?! You have been away from Chicago too long! Looks like just a little dusting of snow to me! LOL

Hollie said...

Oh that is too funny! That is now your idea of a blizzard?!?!?! You have been away from Chicago too long! Looks like just a little dusting of snow to me! LOL