Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

words from G

A few weeks ago, G and I were puttering around Target when we found ourselves in the shoe section (much to my delight and his dismay).

I reached for a pair a HIGH heeled black pumps (not your 45 year old high pumps but your 20 year old HIGH pumps) as a dropped them to the floor and prepared to try them on .....

G says ... "Are you sure you can wear those?"
Me ~ "of course I can wear these"

I was struggling to get them all situated so I can slip my feet into them while G is watching with great interest.

G ~ "I've just never seen you wear high heels"
Me ~ "I wear high heel to church every week"
G ~ "not like these high heels"

I now have them on and attempt to walk in them .... after taking a step or two...I take them off. Realizing that it requires a whole new posture for this 45 year old to wear 20 year shoes! I just can't lean that far forward when I walk!

G still watching "What's wrong Mom?"
Me ~ "I can't wear these"
G ~ turning away "I didn't think so"

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swim Meet #1 results

Since G had only been going to swim team practices for 3 days I really didn't expect him to do very well

BUT ....

He cut time off of his last swim meet times (last fall) in every event.

(1st place) in Mixed (boys and girls) 10 & under Breast with a time of 29.84
(4th place) in Mixed 10 & Under Back with a time of 30.17
(4th place) in Mixed 10 & under Free with a time of 27.43

relay times were ....

Monday, June 14, 2010

Early starts to our days ~

Today was G's first day at swim team. He has advanced to the 'big kids', all that means is that we have to be there at 7am, which means that we have to leave our house at 6:40am. Hey, we don't even get up that early during the school year!

This also means we have a few days of sleep, body adjustments. This Monday morning has already had a couple of melt downs. I'll be glad when this week is past.

BUT it is nice to have my workouts done by 9am.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

No rest for the weary here!

I can't believe it has been a week since I last blogged. That would have never happened in the early days!

This weeks has been a blur, a week of progression but a blurr still the same....

Monday ~ at 8am I dropped G off to meet his ride to cub scout daycamp, drove to workout. Hubby was at home waiting for 8:30 to roll around so he could call the doctor about what time he was suppose to check in the hospital. I worked out with my phone, waiting and watching to see if I needed to leave ASAP! all of this seems funny now, since we know a few things about hospitals and their schedule ....never in a hurry. We finally got the call that hubby was suppose to check in at 12:30pm ..... he got into a room at 4:30pm. Yea, it took them that long to get a room ready for him. I'm just glad they didn't have us come in at 8:30am! Nothing happened at the hospital that day!

Tuesday ~ Hubby had his MRI, they read it wrong had to go back and re read it. They scheduled his surgery for 2:30, the next day. GREAT time I could stay home a few hours get things, like pay bills~ So this is Day #2 in the hospital and they only accomplished one thing an MRI, oh, and I guess schedule the surgery (but does that count, they didn't do it, they scheduled it) Slow I'm tellin' ya, SLOW!

Wednesday ~surgery day at 2:30 right? I'm at home doing laundry, running the dishwasher, paying bills when they call at 10:55am and say they're moving his surgery up to just before noon, could I get there? "NO, I live an hour away!" and I haven't showered from my workout (I'm not a flower after I've worked out). I tell them to go ahead do surgery without me. I rush and rush, cuz this is only suppose to be a 30 minute surgery and I could miss the doctor afterwards. Rush rush and when I get there they assign me a little elderly volunteer to show where the surgery waiting is, I've been rushing so long by this time that I have remember to slow down and wait for her to show me where to go! I walk into the surgery unit at 12:20 and there is hubby still waiting! Long story short, his surgery was done and was a success.

Thursday ~ I get a phone call from hubby early that says they aren't releasing him, because they want a certain Wound treatment in place for a day before they send him home and they'll be placing that on later in the day Thursday! THEN I get a phone call as I'm driving in from hubby that says, can you call the doctor's office and ask why they aren't putting the treatment on today. Confusion!?!? The doctor's office is right beside the hospital so I park where I can just walk through he doctor's building, stop and chat with them. They say it should be in place ASAP. I walk to hubby's room, and there is the hospital's wound nursing saying just the opposite. Now most of you have never seen my momma bear survival mode come out, but when I walked in and this nurse was saying what she was going to do (which was the exact opposite that the wound doctor had just said), Momma Bear came out! I didn't even stop to introduce myself I just told her she needed to stop and chat with the doctor. well, to make a long story short, the doctor's office asked me if I would mind if they gave my name and number to the director so I could tell my story to them. Seems this wound nurse has been under minding our wound doctor for the past month (that's as long as she's had the job). Seems to me if I've (well, hubby) have hired a doctor to make decision about our health then the nurse ought to follow doctor's orders, don'tcha think? WOW, this is long...

FRIDAY ~ he came home! we had to get a friend of W's help get him home since he still has the shoulder issue.

I have to say being home is good, but hubby just said at supper, that this laying in bed is already old! he only has about 28 more days!

OH OH and I have thank the lovely ladies at church that kept G every afternoon after cub scout camp! He had a blast and was excited everyday to be going to play somewhere! By the end of the week, he was having friend withdrawal!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Busy Busy week

Last week was busy busy busy ....
Monday ~ Memorial day ~ I got the mowing finished and packed to leave town for the funerals. I usually don't like to leave home so late (6pm) but it was just fine this time. We missed almost all of the holiday traffic and arrived at the hotel just in time to go to bed.
Tuesday ~ We had the visitation/funeral for Hubby's Aunt Clovine. During that funeral our cell phones (that were in the van) were buzzing/ringing like crazy. We'd left W at home to have the oil changed on the Yukon and then drive to meet us. He got it to the jiffy oil change and it wouldn't start! The starter was out! He got it to the mechanic (one we'd never used, worry worry) and got a ride home to get his truck! He made it in time for his granny's visitation at 6pm. Well, other than forgetting his pants at home, he made it fine!

Wednesday ~ Lillian's funeral Both of my boys were pall bearers, along with their other male cousins. G sat with the others and held the door for them as they carried their grandmother to the car. G then held the back of coffin to the grave. I was very impressed with his patience.

We visited with family before heading back home late Wednesday evening.

Thursday ~ G had missed the first day of basketball camp yesterday but he loved camp today. He attended a "Called to Greatness"
basketball camp with former KU/NBA player Wayne Simeon. He had a blast!
I was spent! close to exhaustion, so I rested the rest of Thursday
and then started laundry on Friday!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lillian's family

Her Children .......

Her Grand Children .....

Her Great Grand Children ....

Her Siblings ......