Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes you just have one of those days....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Words of the Week

"binge-ables" = vegetables

"mocolotive" = locomotive

"lobster-fish" = crawfish. The lobster in his book apparently looks like the crawfish he helped his Daddy eat last weekend.

"nennonaid" = lemonade

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

I am feeling much better now, even though I occasionally still have a coughing fit. As of yesterday evening, we have a "For Sale" sign in the yard and a listing on Things are quiet at work this week because so many people have taken off for Spring Break.

Now it's time to start working on the next project. It's March of Dimes MARCH FOR BABIES time! The March of Dimes has renamed the WALK AMERICA to the MARCH FOR BABIES. The event in Houston will be held on Sunday, April 27th. Team AJ has been formed again to participate in this year's fund-raising efforts. I am trying to recruit more walkers for our team, as well as seeking donations. So if you are interested in either, you can get more information at Even though AJ is doing quite well considering his rocky start in life, I am reminded daily about the kids that have not been so lucky. Through my blogging, I have discovered so many other families who are dealing with the difficulties from a premature birth. There HAS to be an answer to why this is still a growing problem. Anyone with a child should thank God each day for the little miracles they have been blessed with.

I would love to have a big team walking this year...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Just not sure what to say

Well, I am back from an exhausting trip to Cancun, but have been dealing with some stuff since my return. Good news is that I am still a Mommy, and the Hubby did not have to injure my baby while I was gone. These days you're never quite sure who you'll be dealing with - a precious, smart 3 year old or the spawn of Satan...

Upon my return to Houston, I got a text message with a picture of my friend's new baby. She was born on the day I left town. And she's a big girl, too -- 9 pounds, 7 ounces, 20.5 inches long! I have a hard time fathoming how that can be possible; I can't remember how long it took before AJ got to 9 1/2 pounds! Congratulations, M.....and welcome to the world, G!!

Tuesday Hubby and I were working at our precinct polling location. Hubby is the Election Judge for our precinct, and I was one of the clerks. We only had one Republican precinct voting at this location, but there were FOUR Democratic precincts voting there. It was mayhem from the very beginning, and only got worse. The polls were still open at 11:30pm with people still trying to vote who were in line before 7pm. The lines outside got out of control, the Sheriff's department was brought in, and basically the mob trashed the church where the voting was taking place. Hubby and the rest of his assistants had to be escorted to their cars be 6 deputies!

Wednesday, I spent the day coughing....that night I started to feel congested. By Thursday morning, I woke up with bloodshot eyes, chills, and hacking cough. There were things that HAD to be done and out of my office by Thursday afternoon, so I went in to work anyway. By 11am, I was sitting on the floor in my office, dizzy, nauseous, and afraid I was going to fall out of my chair if I tried to get up. My fever rose to about 102, and I felt horrible. I had a coworker driver me home.

Thursday night, my mother called to let me know that my half-sister was in the hospital in Amarillo, and they didn't think she was going to make it. It was snowing and icy, and none of us could figure out how we could get there. Then about 15 minutes later came the call to tell us that she didn't make it. She has been ill for several years with a disease that is similar to MS, but attacks the internal organs rather that the muscles. She left us at 48 years old. My Mom and Dad waited for the weather to clear, and drove up there on Saturday.

Friday I went to the doctor, where I found out that I have bronchitis. Yippee! Meanwhile, Hubby has started coughing like he is trying to hack up a lung or a giant hairball...Cross fingers that AJ's stuffy nose is just a stuffy nose...

The house is almost ready to go on the market. I have completed the Sellers Disclosure Notice paperwork, and am waiting for the realtor to come check everything out this Thursday. We sure had hoped to already have this thing listed....we're behind schedule. Pray for a quick response.

I have been feeling overwhelmed with everything. It seems like it's coming from all directions at once. I don't know whether to crawl under the table to hide or just sit down and have a good cry. On any given day I might very well do both.