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Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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I'm consistently the first one awake. No matter what time I go to bed, my eyes pop open at 6am. It is what it is. Mark is normally the second one up, which brings us to 8:30 am this morning.... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Live from Tormville!
photo from Sunday I've worked so hard to try to get him to try something other than the daily completely monochromatic look, to the point of even begging the art teacher to work with him on complimentary colors (the perks... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Live from Tormville!
keeping fun in the daily Stuff I had this blog post all typed up, I save compulsively, and my computer did a thing and all was lost. !!!! Attempt two: I had to hoped to blog yesterday - on Monday,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
This one has been floating around on facebook. Without any prompting, ask your kids these questions and see what they say, then share. A - Allan (20) W - Wendy (15) B - Brian (10) M - Mark (9) 1.What... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
Mark had earlier in the week requested a birthday party that he could invite all of his ancestors to. By that he meant his local aunts and uncles and their families. And Great Uncle George. I hesitated planning anything only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
Boy, was I happy to get that snow day call at 5am. I promptly went to Wendy's room and rattled her awake to tell her the good news. We lazed, and yet I got so much done. I kept going... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
yeah. Wendy didn't pass out nearly that much, and her medical term was a little different but the other stuff is similar. Wendy has the same thing when going from lying down to sitting and then again to standing.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2016 on Update on Libby's fainting issues at steph's stuff
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that sounds similar to what Wendy was dealing with as well, along with very similar combative suggestions. Wendy went straight to work increasing her lower body strength to help keep that blood flowing when an episode would or was about to occur. She still makes sure to get a high level of sodium each day. Not fun, but always better when you know what you're battling! hugs!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2016 on Update on Libby's fainting issues at steph's stuff
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photo taken with my new phone while on today's walk Last week stunk. I had everything from by chance finding maggots partying in an open bag of almonds in my pantry at 2am (which had me up until nearly 4:30,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
We - being the little boys, myself and my mom - enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner at my youngest brother's home last evening followed by about six rounds of Mexican Train. My brother had to work both yesterday and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Live from Tormville!
On Wednesday before Christmas, we went to one of my brother's homes for our annual Laakso gathering. We bring piles of dollar gifts and roll doubles for a chance to open or steal. We ended up switching to two people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
because we were not one bit happy with each other at 2am when he suddenly decided he didn't want to sleep in his kennel anymore. And he knows the gifted kerchief is supposed to go on his back. He's being... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
Greg took the kids to The Henry Ford this morning, and then came home and got busy painting his Christmas projects. I've been asked if he sells his work, and he has - but it's been a few years since... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
We didn't send Christmas cards this year, but if we had - they'd have looked a lot like this. Happy Holidays to you and yours! From the Tormanens Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
The mandatory rushed before the Sunday School program photo, that was taken along with frustrated growls of - 'would you please stand still for just a second' and 'if you keep horsing around, you're going to tip over the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
Mark: Dad. What's a triumph? Dad: It's a motorcycle Mark: So.....Join the motorcycle of the skies??? Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
The counters went in late last evening. We can't use the water yet for another six hours. Home from work, I thought I'd have a salad for lunch again, and thought I'd just go ahead and re-use yesterday's bowl with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
Prednisone keeps me up at night. I have energy for all kinds of things, but so many I don't dare do as I still become too winded. So, bonus - I've been playing at my desk instead. Late last night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
On Sunday, I had asked Greg if he would mind stopping at the store on his way home and picking up a few things as I wasn't sure what the combination of drugs and bronchitis was going to do yet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
Greg had to work Saturday. My goal for Saturday was to get us moved into the freshly updated bedroom. I wasn't feeling quite up to par - but I had a lot of dust flying and I got the job... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
When I got to school yesterday, welcomed by a tall cup of coffee and a creme-filled doughnut, I told my coworkers that I'm pretty sure my family forgot my birthday. I knew that Mark would remember when he got to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
Working in the school and being the school photographer gets me some bonus in-school candid shots of my own kids. (Mark, with damp eyes, shared that that particular book is a a bit sad) I'm only working my own two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
I think one of the greatest gifts is the ability to laugh at ones self. Even if it takes a little bit of squirming to get to that point. Like this morning. The guy that I approached in Home Depot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
....getting there! -------------------------------- Other stuff Mark sat at the table after school today to do his homework, then very quickly got tears in his eyes and threw his arms up in exasperated despair. "I can't even DO this homework!!!" he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Live from Tormville!
It took us five years and Laura's truck, trailer and determination to get us to take part in the Christmas in the 'Ville event - and now we're determined to come back again. We'll admit to being thankful to have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Live from Tormville!