Sunday, October 17, 2004

Cold, oh so cold...

I haven't turned my heat on yet...and it's so, so cold in my house.  I have an old-fashioned floor furnace, and I have to vacuum it out before turning the heat on.  I meant to do it today, but of course I procrastinated all day long and didn't get it done.  Well, really, it's called "laziness".
I got caught by surprise last night by how cold it was and ended up sleeping with extra clothes on, and double blankets...I got so cold I put my bathrobe on as well, and nice warm socks.  This morning, when I got up, I turned on the stove, left the oven door open, and had to sat in front of it for a half hour before I felt warm.
I promise I will clean the furnace out tomorrow.  It has to be cleaned out before it's turned on...I made the mistake once before of getting too cold and turning it on in the middle of the night when I hadn't first cleaned it, and was promptly followed an hour later by the piercing sound of the smoke alarm.  It's very scary being woken up by that!  But at least I know it works...
Midnight Madness was ALL THAT and more...(Friday night - the first official college basketball practice for the University of Kentucky)...thousands of crazy UK fans milling around downtown Lexington in the middle of the night...huge roar from the crowd as they opened the doors to Memorial Coliseum.  All kinds of fun events inside led up to the 12:01 a.m. appearance of this year's team.  By far the most applause came when Ashley Judd (UK basketball's most famous fan) was introduced and walked into the stadium...she got a standing ovation...I think people were more excited to see her than they were to see Tubby Smith!  Well, okay, that's understandable, because you know, she's ASHLEY JUDD, but still...hello, basketball?...never mind. 
I had to take my daughter to acute care today, she is not feeling well at all...the doctor said they have seen quite a few patients there in the past few days with the same thing and it should clear up in a few days.  She went through stages allday, where she would feel really good and get out puzzles or start cutting paper...and then she would feel bad again and lay down for a while.  I wish she would have just rested all day, but it wasn't going to happen!
Tomorrow is parent-teacher conferences and her follow-up appointment (not for being sick, the other doctor).  I'm a little apprehensive, about both...
I hope this week goes well!


  1. I hope your baby starts to feel better ( I know she's not a baby, but she's your baby), and I hope the appointment tomorrow goes well.  We don't have our heat on yet either--it has to be converted back and forth from cooling to heating to cooling every Fall and Spring.  What a pain.  Anyway, Allen had to put Maddie in her Care Bear costume to sleep in the other night since the house was so cold, but it worked.  SHe slept all night.  Of course I was working so I didn't get to enjoy it.

  2. I don't have my heat on either - but that's because the families that live around me DO and the heat sorta slides under the walls and stuff, so it's warm enough in here for me.  I'm glad you had fun this weekend, and sooo jealous that you got to see Ashley Judd - I love her.  I hope your daughter is feeling better...poor sweetie - we had that nasty yuck awhile ago - it's traveling the country.  I hope her grades are OK and the doctor has good things to say.  I think it's kinda cool we have the same 'flaws' - lol - I don't really view them as flaws either, but I had to say something, right?  Hope your week is peaceful and flows well for you.

  3. I have never been to a midnight madness.  I have stood in line and got tickets for a friend of mine several years ago. Sorry about your daughter. Hope she has recovered by now!

  4. I turned my furnace on saturday night! I just couldn't take it anymore and by the time we got back from Hocking Hills my bones were froze! lol.
    Midnight Madness sounds like crazy fun! I need some of that right now ;) Hope all goes well with "c" and both the conferences ;-)  

  5. I know what you mean...I finally had to turn our heat on just to cut the chill. It's in the 70's today, so it's not so bad.

    I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. And the follow up appointment goes well.


  6. I was so worried when I heard your daughter got it too!!  Josh and I are still coughing up our lungs every 5 minutes!!  Three weeks later for me!!  I sure hope she feels better and you don't get it!!!!
    Kepping you in my prayers for tomorrow.

  7. Hi Sweetie,

    I hope you get your furnace cleaned out so you and your daughter can stay warm.  Please don't turn on the stove to warm up.  That is dangerous and poses health hazards.  I read about it years ago so I don't remember all the details.  All I know is not to turn it on.

    I am glad your daughter will get better soon.  Kids just get bored staying at home when their friends are at work.


  8. I am a big baby and turned the heater on for the first time about two weeks ago. Lol. Anyway, I hope your daughter feels better soon. I know the worst thing is seeing your children not feeling well. Thats really neat that you seen Ashley Judd she is one of my favorite actresses. She is so classy and intellegent. Glad you had a good time. :o)


  9. I went to some product party once; I believe it was for candles.  Not partylite but one that a person could select the scent.  One person wanted the smell that her heater gives off when she first turned it on for the winter.  She was told, “that is mold.”  O---Kay!