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Sunday, September 6, 2009

It Official

It is official that my husband and I are "old". 5 hours at Six Flags totally wiped us out, and today we are feeling sore...a bit like jello, and somewhat shaky. I remember a time when we used to stay for 10 hours at the park, riding rides over and over and over again, not caring if the lines were 2 hours long. We took our two youngest ones (ages 10 and 8) yesterday. They went in all gun-ho, wanting to spend the entire day there. I can not even tell you how relieved my husband and I were when... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Total Chaos

Now I know for sure that our new puppy, Russell, is one of the family. He took off out the front door and headed for the street and instead of just YELLING his name, I SHRIEKED his name in my "hysterical mommy voice". And my heart was pounding. So I guess its settled that he's staying.:-) I caught him after he led me on a wild goose chase ( in my pajama bottoms and bare feet) across our yard, into the neighbors' and back again. All the while, I was wondering where my 13 year old daughter, Sarah,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


An emotional day. Well, really an emotional weekend and first part of the week. Some church news that affected us deeply and then had to be worked through. It had my 2 oldest daughters in tears and it had me angry and fearful. A two and a half hour meeting with the wonderful Pastor today has set my soul at rest. In the midst of the church news trauma, my oldest daughter ran a friend's car through the fence (more on that to come in a later blog). And a dear friend with ALS is dying in the nursing... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blog it Rules

I am a bit confused as to how my money is distributed on Blogit. I know I read more then 4 writers this month and yet it looks like my money was only distributed to 4. I don't know.....maybe I'm misunderstanding the rules here, which wouldn't be a first for me ya know? Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tubs, Cookies, and Friends

The bath tub is still clogged up. My husband is working on it as I write. I have a feeling that when my 8 yr old and her friend were jumping in and out of the shower in their bathing suits this past summer, that a shampoo cap or a toy might have accidentally found its way down the drain and is now lodged there. We have tried a wet vac and a rouder (sp?) and my husband is going to Home Depot in a few minutes to rent a more powerful machine....not sure what it is called. So, we'll see. My son has... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hodge Podge Thoughts

I cannot get rid of this headache. Water, eating better, sunflower seed (2 people suggested) and sleep have not been successful. A few more days and I am going to go see a Dr. or someone. i DO have a lot on my mind, but nothing real major and I don't usually react with headaches anyway. So this is a bit unusual (which is a bit unsettling). Just some side notes. Some friends of ours lost their 3 year old daughter 2 years ago today. She would have been 5 now, and going into Kindergarten. Her name... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Bad, bad headache for the last few days. I've gotten a lot of advice, most of which I haven't taken yet. But I think I need to. Someone mentioned lots of water and someone else just told me to eat sunflower seeds. I've been napping, with no good results from that and taking pain relievers. Nothing seems to be working. I am wondering if exercise just might do it. Odd that my daughter has had one on and off all week. And also a good friend of ours. Maybe its the weather (which is rainy, damp and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Mom

Mom's cancer has returned. She was diagnosed in June of 1999 with Multiple Myeloma...c ancer of the bone marrow and was given only weeks to live. However she shocked the doctors (and all of us) by responding to the chemo (VAD) and she became stable enough for a Stem Cell Transplant in November of 1999. While undergoing the harsh treatment at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, she almost lost her life to pneumonia the week of Christmas. However, once again, she defied the odds and by January 2000,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Dad, a Garage Sale and a Treasure

I just spent the last few days helping my dad part with some of my Grandma's belongings. She died this past March and it has been hard. Finally, I convinced dad to just hang onto the things that were important to him and to let the rest go. So he did.... he decided to actually garage sale a lot of it, and he felt bad about putting prices on his mother's things until one woman walked up with her own mother, who was using an old, clumsy walker. When the mother saw the walker on wheels that my dad... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Count My Blessings

My husband is an incredible musician. He writes, records and engineers but playing the piano is his main passion. I take it for granted sometimes. And there are times I even get mad when I hear the piano start to play. Sometimes I want just a little silence. But when I start to get irritated, I remember the day a few years ago, when he cut part of his thumb off with a box cutter, and we didn't know how he was going to play the keyboards the same again. I remember how devastated he was, and how... Sign in to see full entry.

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