08/31/12 by pyjammy
08/31/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

I spent many hours on the patio at my mom’s, waiting for this little guy to show up. I feel like we kind of bonded.


08/30/12 by pyjammy
08/30/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Had to get out of the house. Went to a park, ran into another family from the boys’ school. Small world. Linus is climbing the big rope web here. Appropriate, since he’s the one who wants to be Spiderman for Halloween.


08/29/12 by pyjammy
08/29/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

This thing kept us sane during Isaac. Fortunately, we only lost power for about six hours, but how nice it was to have some lights, be able to charge batteries, and keep the fridges cool.

Hunkerin’ down


Things aren’t bad here…George lost power at home at around 7 last night, making me so glad I made the decision to come to my mom’s. The fact that he said a giant cockroach decided to ride out the storm inside reinforced my feeling. And the water that’s getting into the house, and the tree that came down in the yard…yeah. Glad we’re here.

The boys are playing games on the Wii while they still can. I know we’re going to lose power at some point, I just hope it’s later. Much later. It keeps flickering, which makes me nervous. I just hope it holds out until I can get some more movies downloaded onto my iPad. At least my mom and Larry have a generator. It’s for the fridge and fans and stuff, but better than nothing! It’s also nice that technology is so much better than it was during Katrina or even Gustav in ’08. The iPads may save our sanity. We’ll see.


08/28/12 by pyjammy
08/28/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Isaac was slated to hit the evening of the 28th, so we spent the day visiting friends who live near my mom. Remember little August? He and the boys share a birthday, and he is just the sweetest baby ever.

(Also, today was my sister’s fortieth birthday. My OLDER sister.)

Just so you know

I have evacuated to my mom’s house with the boys. I’m not really worried about anything bad happening (though as I was typing that sentence, Larry just informed me the forecast now has the storm making landfall as a Cat 2 instead of 1) but frankly, I’d rather be at my mom’s house than my own if we lose power. She has a generator, at least.

So we’ll see. Hopefully it will end up being a great big nothing, as has happened so many times before. George decided to stay behind, but he’s fully stocked with Chef Boyardee, so he’ll be fine.

Oh, and the funniest page for updates on the storm is Dramatic Hurricane Isaac Updates. Hilarious.


08/27/12 by pyjammy
08/27/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Found a card reader at my mom’s house, so I can finally catch up! Can’t edit, though…

Took Miles to the park all by himself. Love the one-on-one time.

Don’t want to forget this

IMG_4713.jpg by pyjammy
IMG_4713.jpg, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Tonight, Miles came and got me from my computer and indicated he wanted to show me something. He then stood in the living room, but I didn’t understand what he was trying to tell me.

“I cleaned up!” he said.

And then I died of happiness.

The end.


08/26/12 by pyjammy
08/26/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Sunday was my brother and niece’s last day in town, so we took the kids to LSU (both my brother and I graduated from there) to wander around campus a bit. I am not terribly nostalgic about college (at least not the academic part, ha ha) but it was neat to see some old familiar places.


08/25/12 by pyjammy
08/25/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

We had a family party at my mom’s Saturday night, and the boys had a good time playing with their cousin Ellison, once they all warmed up to each other. Love it!


08/24/12 by pyjammy
08/24/12, a photo by pyjammy on Flickr.

Love, love, love this picture. The boys all snuggled on Larry’s lap. What a great grandpa! (They sure are lucky to have two great sets of grandparents, eh?)

13.1 miles or bust!

So on a whim last month, I signed up to run the Jazz Half Marathon in October. Why? I don’t know. I did it once before and I was almost last, so you wouldn’t think I’d want to repeat that again, would you? (Well, I didn’t almost finish last, but at once point, the police car that follows the last runner was on my tail. Talk about incentive to move!) This time, I’d love to get a personal best. I should probably start training. Hmm.

Like last time, the marathon is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital here in New Orleans. I’ve spent many hours in the Emergency Room there so far (fractured skull, a cut, and too many asthma episodes to count) and we’ve always received wonderful care. So this is my way of giving back a bit.

I’m not trying to raise a ton of money, but every little bit helps. If you’d like to donate, my donation form is here.