Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

She's One!

Birthday Girl with some serious bed head
Daddy with birthday girl, signing that she wants to eat!

Emma's b-day cakes. Little one for her to destroy, big one for adults to destroy. Please disregard the claw toes on the monkey. My bad.


In her new rocking chair, which belonged to PopPop Sage when he was a boy!

Mommy and Emma checking out the cakes!


I think I like this!!

What happened to that pretty little cake that was here before?

So. Emma's 1! Can you believe it?? It seemed as though time was at a standstill just a few months ago, and now BAM! She's 1 already!

So, we celebrated. Yesterday, Mike's sister Amanda flew in from Texas. So we headed over to the in-laws to hang out for the afternoon. Once Emma woke up from her nap, we headed out to Candy Lane at HersheyPark. And. She. Loved. It.

We first went on the monorail. I was a little nervous because she gets impatient when we just have to standstill, and there was a line. But there were enough of us, and we had brought enough food, that we were able to keep her entertained! Once we got on the ride, she was mesmerized. She's always loved lights, so to see the Christmas displays flashing before her, had her awestruck. Next, we went and saw Santa's reindeer. She loves animals so she got a big kick out of that. Then, we hit the Carousel on our way out of the park. It was spinning fast enough to make ME a little nauseas, but she seemed to love it!! I don't have pics from the park, but I'll get some from my in-laws and put them up on FB if you're interested.

After the park, we had dinner at Red Robin. Emma was so well behaved, and just lit up when the waiters and waitresses came out clapping to sing Happy Birthday to her!

Today we had a party with both sets of grandparents, Amanda and Bird. It was great! Presents, dinner, cake... just a great day overall!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How's my day going, you ask?

Officer: Your license and registration, please.
Me: Here.
Officer: Do you know why I stopped you?
Me: No...you were behind me for a while. I know I wasn't speeding.
Officer: No, you weren't speeding. But you blew right past that stop sign back there.
Me: I thought it said, "Except Right Turn"? I'm almost positive it said "Except Right Turn"!
Officer: Ma'am? (long pause)
Me: Officer? (confused stare)
Officer: You turned left.
Me: (burst into tears)

True Story. And that wasn't the worst part of my day. Not even close.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Sickness

Hello, my name is Alyssa. I've been clean for 6 days.

Err...I mean... I've been un-sick for 6 days.

Sadly, it seems as if the Sage household is cursed with the becursing cursification of The Sickness Curse. We just can't seem to kick it. I was sick in the early fall, and shortly after Mike got sick. Then he got REALLY sick because he's the kind of guy who refuses to see a doctor or take medicine until he's about to die. Then he got better. And then a few days later I ran a marathon. And a few days later I got The Flu. I don't know if it was the swine flu, because I DIDN'T go to the doctor. I called just to see if there was anything specific I should do, and they said to take cold and flu medicine. So, I'm glad I didn't waste my time, or money on a co-pay, for someone to tell me to take Tamiflu and quarantine myself. Anyway. So yeah. The flu. And then as I was recovering from the flu I developed bronchitis, but luckily it didn't get as bad as the bronchitis that Mike had. Ugh.

And now I've been relatively healthy feeling for 6 days.

The sad thing is that I missed out on a bunch of stuff being under The Sickness Curse. The symptoms weren't fully manifested at the time, but I was feeling crappy enough that I missed a trip to DC while my sis Anna was there visiting Pittsburgh Sara. Hey Anna.... yeah sorry about that...I suck. I know. But in retrospect, I'm glad I didn't go and infect you and Sara. Although I really was bummed about not going. And also, I had a weird dream the other night that you came home to visit mom and dad this time, and didn't bother to tell me because you were mad at me, and assumed I'd flake out and not come visit you when I said I would. But I just happened to go to mom and dad's that day, and you answered the door and told me to leave, but that I couldn't take Emma with me. I woke up very sad:(

I also missed out on a trip to Green Dragon with my MIL and her sisters. I was really looking forward to it. For those who don't know, it's a huge market with all sorts of food, crafts, and other random stuff.

I also missed out on a BEAUTIFUL week of weather!! The week that I had The Flu was just absolutely gorgeous out! Thankfully both my mom and dad were able to help me out that week, and were able to get Emma outside for walks and to play. But I felt SOOOO jealous that I couldn't get out!

The Sickness also meant that I lost about 2 of the 3 weeks of running I was planning on in prep for the Harrisburg Marathon this weekend. I've jogged a few times this week, but I don't want to do too much, because the race is so soon. So, we'll see how that goes!! Say prayers for me on Sunday, and hopefully I'll live through the race. But really, I just hope I finish!!