Wednesday, February 25, 2009
On my way back into the house I stepped on something that felt like a grape popping under my left foot, then I felt something slimy and jumped up throwing my sock off of my foot. Rob was right inside the door at the time and said, "It was probably a slug".
"EWWW, EWWW... GROSS, YUCK", I was venting as I was hopping on one foot trying to figure out what just happened. Rob picked up my sock that revealed the perfect out-line of a slug in brownish-red slime. He couldn't find the slug at first which freaked me out as I imagined it getting tangled in my pajama pants in the midst of all the ruckus (I even took them off to make sure once I got upstairs).
Later Rob informed me that he'd found the slug in the corner by the stair outside. I asked him if was dead and Rob said, "He definitely appeared to be resting."
I'm still grossed out by the feeling of the popping underneath my foot. I'm just grateful I wasn't barefoot!
Monday, February 23, 2009
When I logged onto facebook this morning I was also greeted with 20 different Birthday greetings... and it was only 9:40! I tell you what, if you haven't poked around facebook yet, you don't know what you're missing! I confess, part of my lack of posting on my blog lately is due to the fact that I spend too much time on facebook.
Anyway, I should probably make some attempt at getting ready for my day, especially since I have a hair appointment with Jill here before too long. I LOVE getting my hair cut! I'm thinking about re-naming my blog 100 reasons why I love Jill. Have you been sensing that theme lately? :0)
For the record, I'm pretty sure 27 can still be considered mid-twenties can't it? People keep telling me I'm in my late twenties now... but I'm still closer to 25 than 30... at least for another 6 months right?
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have felt like I've been walking around in a haze for more than 2 months now. It started with being snowed (and iced) in, then being out-of-commission for the holidays, then lots of sickness, then the death of Rob's mom, then more sickness. Needless to say, I've been without a semi-normal routine for far-too long now! This week I was able to get in some extra time at work (which scarcely makes up for all the work time I missed due to the aforementioned 'issues'), I was able to have dessert with some girlfriends, Starbucks with Jill this morning, and now I'm killing a few minutes before a much anticipated meeting with someone who is going to volunteer on Friday afternoons to do my administrative work! Happy day!
Oh, and I think my daddy may be coming this weekend to do some work on our condo which I'm SO excited about! Progress!
I do have a minor head injury to report though. No ambulance, no E.R., no doctor's visits, but a seriously bruised noggin! Wednesday night Rob and I were watching Bourne Identity and there was a point in the movie that I knew something was going to happen that's scary because I'd seen it before--but I couldn't remember what it was or when it would happen. I was sitting there bracing myself for something but when a man came flying through Bourne's apartment window I jumped and literally hit myself in the forehead with my cell phone that I was clutching. I am such a dork! A serious, true, bonified dork. Yup, that's me. Don't be jealous, it's a calling!
Monday, February 16, 2009
And these are a few pictures I took at Mee Maw's service. I couldn't resist taking this one while everyone was still dressed up. These are Janice's parents, my kid's great-grandparents. It was so good to see them again. It had been nearly a year since we had seen them because of the snow during Christmas. I wish we could have gotten more time with the extended family!
And, here's a picture of Titus and Micah playing together. They bonded pretty quickly over toys and Cheetos. They even matched! I think Micah is 8 months or so older than Titus
Well, there ya go, our last week in pictures. I'm still way behind in blogging, as I still haven't gotten around to the pictures of Christmas day. I would just skip it since it's been so long already but I did that last year and I'm so mad at myself! Some day, some way, some how--I promise to get around to it. Not that any of you care what we did on Christmas day, but I do, and I'm sure years from now I'm going to feel an empty void in my life if I can't recall what we did for Christmas in 2008! Until then though, enjoy this small glimpse into our world.
Honestly, I don't think I have anything else to post about even. Strange.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Rob's staying home from work for at least part of the day today because he's still feeling sick too. So, I'm trying to keep Titus remotely quite to let these two rest. Yeah, that's funny--Titus quiet?
Anyway, I just wanted to fill you in case you've been missing my vomit stories!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Just in case you were bored this week with lack of illness related stories, let me pick up where we left off before the unexpected trip. Let's see... Monday Suzy and the boys came over and Suzy had woken up not feeling well that morning. By evening time all 4 of them had some nasty cough, runny nose, lack of energy thing going on. Our kids played together at small group Tuesday night and then we all ended up in Washington together on Wednesday evening. By Thursday morning my kids were both coughing and Titus's nose was running.
By the time Friday rolled around I was coughing (or rather, hacking up my lungs regularly) with a stuffy/runny nose that was making me feel awful. I lost my voice for short stints a couple of different times too. I felt terrible through Tuesday which was especially unpleasant since we were trying to make boat loads of service preparations. I'm sure all of the family that was surrounding us were not too excited about all of the germs we were spreading, but since there were 14 of us sharing the same house (many whom were sick) and lots of other family in and out regularly, we couldn't help but share the 'love'.
I woke up today feeling better for the most part, but Leeann didn't finish her breakfast--which should have been the first clue some thing was up. Rob woke up feeling sick with a tummy bug and settled in on Shelly's couch for a mid-morning nap. By the time lunch rolled around Leeann didn't really want much to eat and she looked gaunt. We snuggled her into the car with a plastic bag and headed home.
About half-way here Rob asked if I could drive and he napped most of the rest of the way home. Leeann also slept most of the way home (a 4 hour drive). We pulled in the driveway at about 6:00 and Leeann and Rob both plopped back down on the couches while Titus and I went out for a date at Applebees and to the grocery store. When Titus and I got back at 8:30 they were both in the exact same positions we had left them in!
So yeah, I'm pretty sure Leeann and Rob are both sick. She's been asleep for the better part of 7 hours now! Anyone want to guess what I'm probably going to be doing at about 1:45 this morning?
Ah, but I sure did enjoy a date with Titus. He's a fun little boy and so charming! I don't get very much one-on-one time with him, so it's always a special treat when we get to go out :0)
So, here we are... settling back into life as usual... with a sick kid to boot!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here's the video we showed at Janice's memorial service today:
It's so weird that she's gone, and now her memorial service is over too. We'll go home tomorrow and go back to life as 'normal'. It's been helpful to have the busyness of being around family and making preparations. I wonder what it will feel like to be home though, without all of the people, plans and commotion...
For now, I fondly remember a woman that I adored. I loved Rob's mom. She was so sweet and so generous and so kind. And she loved me.
I love that she loved me. She loved so many people. She's going to be missed!
For those of you who didn't get to know her I'll sum up her 'world' in a few short words: Crafts, craft shows, sewing, quilting, antiques, people, giving, gifts, husband, kids, grandkids, gingerbread houses, family, travel, Disneyland, Dr. Pepper and Cheetos!
Friday, February 06, 2009
We met with the Pastor today to plan the details of her service, but other than that we're just kind of hanging out. We've invaded Rob's sister, Shelly's house. She's so good to accept us (and Suzy and the boys too) on mere hours notice on the day she loses her mom. I swear, only Shelly can do that with such grace! We love you Aunt Shelly!
We have more family coming Sunday, including many people we haven't seen in years so we are all looking forward to that. Leeann and Titus are, of course, loving having so much time with all of their fantastic cousins.
Leeann cried for a good five minutes when we told her that Mee Maw had died, but other than that she seems to accept the facts and be dealing with it well. Titus, well, he's 3. He keeps asking where she lives now though, since we informed him that she now lives in heaven with Jesus. I'm not dealing with it very well and Rob... well, I'm just not sure how he's dealing with it yet. I think we're all pretty numb in a lot of ways.
So, that's the story of what's going on around this place. Just thought you might like to know...
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Please keep our family in your prayers, especially Carmin (Heempaw as he's referred to in our house). It's heart-wrenching to lose a parent, but I can't imagine how much more difficult it is to lose a spouse.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
He woke up with a runny nose today and saying "What? What?" a lot. I don't really want to pay a $25 co-pay to find out if he has another ear infection, but I also don't want it to get out of control either. I wonder if the doctor will teach me how to identify them myself?
I think I forgot to update you about adoption stuff after I posted that we had been referred to another case worker. Long story short: that didn't work out. We're now just kind of taking it slow. We're not actively looking for anyone else just yet, but we haven't all together turned away from the possibility either. We'll see what God has in store for us.
We went to St. Helens last weekend, which is always enjoyable. My brother's girlfriend had a baby shower. They are expecting my nephew in early March. I love being an auntie... the more the merrier! Other than that, I think I'm fresh out of news.