Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

What kind of costume do you give a kid who doesn't like to eat? Seems appropriate.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oink, Oink

We're dealing with a possible case of the swine flu at my house right now. Connor's been recovering from his 4th case of strep throat this year and even though he was on antibiotics for days, he was still very cranky with a mild fever, slight cough, etc.

A visit to the doctor today, revealed that he does have the flu. However, because the swine flu is spreading like wild-fire through the community right now, doctors are not testing for the actual H1N1 strain. Instead, they're calling all cases of the flu, swine flu (i.e. Connor has the swine flu). BTW - Since he got his regular flu shot weeks ago, the chances are good that he actually does have the piggie flu.

The good news is that his symptoms are very mild. Other than a case of the crankies, he's in good spirits. Eating well, sleeping well, etc. Since the doctor thinks that he's had it for several days already, she told us to just watch him and let it run its course.

I don't mean to down play the subject, but I do feel that the media is blowing this whole thing out of proportion. As a matter of fact, my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece and nephew have also recently had a visit from the piggie fairy and all are recovering nicely.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

McKinnon Family Report

As you may have noticed, 99.9% of the posts on this blog are about Connor. It's my way of capturing the events of his life no matter how big or small.

Part of the reason that I do this is because my dear sweet mom can't remember anything about my own childhood. If I ask her, "when did I start walking" or "if I were a boy what would my name have been" the response is usually - I don't know. No offense be fair, Grandma doesn't remember anything about your childhood either. So this blog is really my way of retaliating against the hereditary memory loss that seems to plague my family.

However, in this post I thought I'd give everyone an update on the other McKinnon family members (even our pet manatee - Morgan)

Ross has been traveling a lot over the past few weeks. Recently he took a business trip to New York where he met with his customers from an oil trading company headquartered there. He said that he had a very productive trip - even though each time I talked to him he was out at a noisy bar. Oh well, this is the oil biz, where the best deals are made on the golf course or sipping scotch over a dinner. They don't call it the "good 'ole boy network" for nothing.

After that he was in Houston for a few days of training. And in two weeks he leaves for Panama where he's doing some business with the pipeline there. When he's not jet-setting around the world, he's at home playing Bob Villa. Most recently, he installed crown molding in all of the upstairs bedrooms...what a handy guy! And that's not wouldn't be a Ross update if I didn't mention football. Of course, he's really enjoying his role as the San Antonio Auburn Alumni President. So far, he's organized several game watching parties - each with a great turn out of Auburn grads (both young and old). Plus Auburn is 5-0 this season, so he's as giddy as a school girl right now...hehehe - I like that analogy.

As for me, I've been incredibly busy at work (but what else is new). On top of my project work, which involves leading the change management effort around a departmental ITIL implementation (ITIL is a set of industry best practices which essentially standardizes and streamlines core IT processes. It enables IT to provide better customer service and fiscal accountability to their customer...i.e. the business)...OK YOU CAN WAKE UP NOW...I'm also the change lead for the account and recently had the opportunity to lead a several million dollar proposal to outsource a key business function to our off-shore delivery team in India.

On top of that, I have my night job of mommy (which is my favorite job of all). By now, you know all about how Connor is doing, so I'll focus this update on the new baby. Baby TBD is ready to rumble. He/She's been kicking up a storm and is now having daily hiccups, which I love. According to my doctor, he/she is growing right on target and has a strong, healthy heart beat. We have only 7 weeks left until the little one exciting!!

Morgan is getting fatter and fatter by the day. I wonder if they have a dog version of "The Biggest Loser"? Connor thinks it's hilarious to feed her and Morgan is a willing participant. What can I do?!?!?