Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wii and More
I was so excited today to finally find a Wii at Wally World--I was even more excited when I found out it came with the game Wii Sports. I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted one for our family, but Wal*mart was always sold out when I got there. Today, they had received 12, and had sold 6 by the time I got there at noon. Those things are hot. I'm not sure when we will get ours set up--no one in the family even knows I got it yet--because this is such a busy week and the weekend is packed to the gills...
Friday night, the twins will be performing in the Elementary musical at school. M. is especially excited because she has a solo part. She's a "Rumor Weed", and I know she will be wearing a green cowboy hat and dancing--but that's about all I know. She has kept her practicing very private--I am looking forward to it. She's quite the drama queen and can't wait to be the center of attention! A. pretty much just suffers through stuff that puts him on the stage--he only likes attention that he dictates--does that make sense??? He's very happy to not have any solos--M. could not understand why he didn't try out! They are so opposite.
Saturday morning will find us out nice and early helping to deliver phone books to every household within our city limits. It's quite a job--and one we've been doing every year for four years--and is a great fundraiser for our Teen Bible Quiz group from church. The money raised will go towards their mission trip to Milwaukee this summer. The kids will have to pay very little of their own money because of this fundraiser.
Saturday afternoon, A. and M. have Upwards basketball. I have GOT to remember to bring my camera for that--I have forgotten it at every single other game this year. For shame. M.'s fractured finger is doing fine, and she was so glad to be back playing last week after a week off for Bible Quiz and her finger, and one off for pink eye.
Saturday evening, we will have our 6th Annual Oscar night at our church. That is always such a fun time for our church family. We will have great food, funny entertainment, and a time of giving out awards to some very deserving people. In the past, I have always dressed pretty formally--B.has always been the MC and worn a tux so I thought I should dress up. B. opted out of MCing this year (due to his school work), so I think I will take it down a notch--no shopping for me--well, not until Sunday...
After church on Sunday, I am taking K. out of town to shop for a dress to wear to the Junior/Senior Banquet at school. She was asked to go a couple weeks ago and is looking forward to going--as friends. She has looked for a dress here in our small town, but she hasn't been able to find anything. We have to get one quick so that we have time to have it altered. Maybe we can sneak in a visit to Star*bucks while we're out of town. Time alone with my teenage daughter--and a trip to Star*bucks--definitely something to look forward to.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
On The Front Porch Today
This crazy squirrel has been in this position forever under my porch railing. Nope, not dead--just very greedily eating something off the bottom. My first thought was, "Oh no, termites!" My second thought was, "I think ants eat termites, not squirrels--aren't squirrels herbivores--acorns and all?" So, is he eating paint?--licking water off the bottom? I'll go check it out in a second while no one is home to take a picture of me looking under there.
Before he/she got caught:
Monday, February 18, 2008
I Find It Ironic
...that my husband was the only one to get the flu shot--and is the only one to get the flu. He has been home sick with the "influenza" since Wednesday afternoon. In spite of being sick, it is very hard to get him to rest. He has managed to get a good deal of school work finished and filed our tax returns. I'm not sure if he will return to work tomorrow, but I think he will. We had such a crazy eventful week last week that I wasn't able to post--plus, B. was on the computer most of the waking hours--we have YET to get wireless.K. had her orthopedic appt on Tuesday, and they told us they were unable to diagnose. She had a full body bone scan on Wednesday morning--we are getting the results of that tomorrow afternoon. She gave us a terrible scare as she had a vaso-vagal response to the shot they gave her before the bone scan. Basically, her blood pressure dropped terribly from "needle phobia"--which she has only had once before--two weeks ago. They had to get a stretcher, call a nurse, then a doctor, and were going to give her vali*um to calm her. Her stomach and back cramped up so that she was crying out in pain. It took a while for her to calm down--and I was quite concerned--none of my children have ever reacted that way before. Thankfully, B. had called right after they gave her the shot, and he was able to get right over. I was so glad--I usually do ok under pressure--but I pretty much collapse as soon as I can!!!! She was fine by the afternoon, and was able to go back to school for 6th and 7th periods.
*While we were gone all day for this, our neighbor decided to cut down a huge pine tree on his property. It fell on our property and did some damage. We may lose one of my favorite trees.
*M. developed pink eye on Friday, so we were off to the doctor again. She is much better today. So, in addition to all that, I worked very hard to get the house clean, run errands, and buy groceries--just in case I succumbed to the influenza! I didn't--or haven't--and for that I am truly grateful.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
A Whole Bunch of Somethin'
Not feeling so well today, so I'm just going to list a few things that are going on around here.
- My cousin, Angie, called the other day with the BEST idea. She is wanting the two of us to go on a 40th birthday trip this year. Yep, we both hit the big 4-0 this summer--and I can hardly believe it. Angie is my life-long friend--our mothers walked together when they were pregnant with us (our dads are brothers)--and we spent most of our lives together until one of us--ME--married someone who took her far, far away from home! We've still managed to stay close though, and I think it would be a blast to take a trip somewhere. Where should we go?--she mentioned St Thomas or North Carolina's outer bank. I was thinking about a cruise--hmmm...
- Becky over at Blessed With Olive Plants gave me a sweet award. Thanks so much Becky. Becky is my blogland fellow JBQ parent. She has a wonderful and precious family. Hope round 4 goes well for you guys!
- I'm so thankful for everyone's concern for K's knee. She said that it is some better, but thinks it's just because she's not doing anything physical. We don't think the shot did much of anything. We will see the doc on Tuesday. She also has her orthodontist appt. that day--fun!
- M. jammed her pinkie finger at her Upwards basketball game Saturday. At least, we thought it was jammed, now I'm starting to wonder if it was broken. It's so hard to know what to do --take her to the doctor or not. In addition to playing on her all girls team, M. has been playing on her brother's team because there haven't been enough showing up on A's team to play the game. The boys are a little rougher--and that's the game she hurt her finger in.
- We are going to see the Gaither's Homecoming concert this Saturday night. I am a pretty big contemporary Christian fan, but I've got a Southern Gospel bent as well. I love it--well, not all of it, but, I do like a lot. I especially like the Gaither Vocal Band, The Crabb Family (I know, they split up), and Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Anyway, I bought our tickets 4 months ago, and we have excellent, up close seats. I'm practically giddy about it--okay, I AM giddy about it. There are a few things that have popped up to try and ruin that day for me, but I refuse to let them. We have our last JBQ match of the year that day--which is being held 4 hours away from the concert. We have to rush out of the match and get on the road. --B. found out it was his drill weekend--so he has to miss the JBQ match--but will, thankfully, be off for the concert. I will swing by and pick him up on the way. --K. is supposed to have a basketball game that day. I have already told her that if the game time conflicts with when we have to leave for the concert, she will have to miss the game. She's not playing anyway--so she was alright with it. She knows that I have been looking forward to this since October. Wow, what a rambling paragraph--sorry for that.
- My weight loss is still going well--down 7 lbs--5 to go. I am loving Skinny Cow fudge bars! Yum.
- I tried three new recipes last week--a from scratch carrot cake, Ranger cookies, and a white chicken chili. They were all from the lastest Taste of Home mag. The carrot cake was to die for--and I only had two small pieces. The cookies were good, the chili-not so much. M. really liked it, but I wasn't so crazy about it.
- My friend, Judi, over at Momma's Mind Sweep has a new blog design business. Her designs are terrific. Go check it out--you might be a winner! Just click on the button below and it will take you to Doodlebug Designs.
Friday, February 1, 2008
The Mystery Continues
We went to the Doctor on Tuesday concerning K.'s knee. It was not Osgood-Schlatter's disease, and they don't have a clue what it is. All x-rays and the MRI came back perfectly normal. He gave her a cortisone shot--which caused her to nearly pass out--the needle was huge!! She seems to be doing some better, but she is bummed about her basketball season being over. That's the way it has to be. We will take her back in 2 weeks to see what's going on. The Dr. said that if the shot helps, he will know it's one thing and not the other (joint versus muscular). He did ask if she had been tested for rheumatoid arthritis--which my cousin and mother-in-law have. She was tested two years ago for that with negative results--surely her x-ray would show joint damage by now if it was RA. I'm so glad it isn't because I have seen how awful that disease is.
*I have had a good week with WW--down 5.5 pounds. I'm happy about that, and I can finally tell a difference in how my clothes fit.
*We have Upwards basketball with the twins tomorrow--we will spend our whole afternoon watching games--then I am looking forward to a quiet evening at home with my family. Actually, we're going to have one of those--a quiet evening, that is, tonight. I missed the premiere of "Daniel's Daughter" on Hallmark last week because we were invited for dinner--I'm so glad it's on tonight. My house is clean, supper is cooking, no one has homework, and B. and I have plans to watch a movie together--Life is Good!