Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What can you expect?

Jellybean has been fascinated by sushi for the past year and a half or so; it seems like it has been even longer than that. We walked past a sushi food court type "restaurtant" while we were in a mall down in The States in October and she went just about nuts. We had just eaten though so we didn't try any.

On Saturday we are getting a friend of ours over; BigB and he will go shopping for the ingredients and we will be trying sushi.

Jellybean is completly pumped and can't wait for Saturday. Not only is her friend from Japan coming to her house but she gets to eat sushi! I really hope it lives up to her expectations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Boys are funny

Tonight as I was bathing Jellybean and Bug, Bug asked if he could use his dad's body wash (Red Zone or something like that) because he wanted to smell like a boy. I figured that would be ok so, he smells like a boy. He and Jellybean were just cleaning up the "splash" mess all over the bathroom floor when Jellybean says to him, "you smell like a boy."

"No I don't! I smell like a MA_AN!"

As he said that he must have slipped on the wet floor because I heard a slight thud followed by a deep (for a 4 year old) boy's voice say, "Ah, that might have hurt."

Sometimes I laugh at the things I over hear my children saying and I just have to write them down so I don't forget...you never know when you get an opportunity to tell a funny story.

He thinks he's gonna knock us down huh?

Well, that old Prince of Darkness really tried to get to us this morning but I've got news for him; it never worked. BigB and I got up and got ourselves ready for work this morning. He called down to get Rush, who hasn't been feeling well the past couple of days, as she needed to be upstairs; Bug and Jellybean were up and she was babysitting today.

She climbed up the stairs looking like death warmed over but that isn't uncommon for her first thing in the morning especially when she is sick. BigB & I started our vehicles and Rush looked at the note that I had written of things I wanted her and the kids to do today. In a small voice she said, "I feel like I'm going to pass out." And no sooner was it said than it was done and she was on the floor and rigid. When she came to, we slowly sat her up and asked all those 'who are you' questions; Bill helped her to her feet and bam, it happened again but this time she started to convulse, her face was whiter than I have ever seen anyone look, her eyes rolled back into her head and after the 5-10 seconds of convulsing her body went completely rigid.

Between faints, I was on the phone with my boss to let her know I wouldn't be at work so she caught all the comotion of the second including my hanging up in her ear to call 911. I managed to stay on the phone with 911, keep Jellybean and Bug in his room, wrangle the cat into our room so that she wouldn't get in the paramedics' way and managed not to get tied up in the cord as I was using the wall phone.

BigB did a lot of stuff that I didn't realize he had time to do in the time frame it was done; he prayed for Rush, called my dad, called the church, called Wayne, called Charmayne to come get the younger 2 kids. I went with Rush in the ambulance and BigB followed behind and somehow he called another heap load of family members.

We were at the Emergency Room for 2 or 3 hours. They figure that she has a weird flu strain and that she got really dehydrated and that is what caused her fainting and convulsions. An IV and some blood work later, she is at home with me for the next couple of days and I am pumping the fluids into her like you wouldn't believe.

I have got the kids back with me now; we are all fed and watered, dishes are pretty much done. I have helped Bug heal a finger he bit terribly hard whilst eating and healed Jellybean's hurt feelings when Bug measured her head and told her that her head was 70, 89.

This all before 1 P.M. I am curious to see what the rest of the day holds for us. I am just glad to say that we have managed to lean on God during our difficulties this morning and our "trivial" injuries after that.

It all reminds me of that song I used to hear in the bar all the time..."I get knocked down but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down..."
Maybe he is able to knock us down once in a while but but we bounce back ready, willing and able to hit back, twice as hard!

Editted to add:

Do you know where the poor girl had to hit her face when she fainted the initial time? Do you seriously think this is fair? The one bruise is finally completely gone and ...she hit her face on my water bottle causing a much smaller bruise right on this same spot

Monday, February 18, 2008

You never know who you will love

This morning found me with my 7 year old daughter heartbroken in my arms. She was crying for a man she has never met but has always loved with all her heart, a man she has a connection to through her name. Before Jellybean was born her Uncle Perry was killed in a car accident and she was named after him as we wanted her to have a connection to him.

Today there were lots of questions about who Perry was, how he died, what he was like and if he believed in God. She cried in my arms for about a half an hour for the man that she loves with all her heart but hasn't met.

Kind of ironic since it is Family Day today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How romantic is that?

Do you know what would be the perfect gift for my husband to get me right now, and since it is almost Valentine's Day...?

A maid.

Is that the most romantic thing you've heard or what? Seriously though nothing says romance like "let me find someone else to clean the house for you" or how about "you and I just sit here and watch them clean?"

We have been busy the last while and I know everyone says they are busy but I was trying to get our calendars all straightened out the other day and I thought, "Wow! We truly are a very active family."

BigB and I both work full time Mon through Fri. I work at BPs Tues and Thurs nights; he goes to school Tues through Fri nights. Rush delivers papers every day except Sun and has dance Wed evenings. We have Church services Wed. and Fri. nights and Sun. days. Worship practice is in there too as well as some of the ladies like to get together Mondays for coffee. Jellybean & Bug have Reading with the Raiders one Tues a month after school (I think that is done now though). Whew, I should have been a juggler...grin!

I haven't even gotten to the point where I even know where to fit laundry in or floor scrubbing so therefore, I think a maid would be the perfect gift especially for Valentine's Day. Roses wither and die and are just one more thing to throw out (keep in mind they are nice once in a while). Get me a maid, a massage gift certificate or a frozen homemade casserole to throw in my freezer for days we just can't muster the time to make anything from scratch. Now that is romantic!

Before I actually post this, I must clarify one thing, I am by no means complaining about our schedules. We are all very happy doing what we do. I am just wondering if, perhaps, God would reconsider this 7 days in a week thing and maybe make it 8 or if He could give us a 30 hour clock instead of a 24 hour clock. That would be cool.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Just so her teacher knows...

She has been practicing even though both of our lives have been a bit too chaotic for a lesson to be planned...hopefully soon.

video

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Excitement overtook him

The day seemed to drag today for Bug as he anxiously awaited game time but finally it was time to go. He has been very excited about this hockey game and has all ready enjoyed the other part of his prize as I read him "Brady, Brady and the Super Skater" just last night.
He only made it half way through the 2nd period and got kind of bored but on the way out he saw one of his Raider "friends" from Reading with the Raiders who was sitting out of the game as he is hurt. Bug was thrilled when the Raider recognized him (this is the one Bug told he wasn't afraid of nothin'). Bug and Dad stopped by to see me at BPs but it was so very busy there tonight there wasn't a place to sit but it sure was nice to see Bug's eyes light up when he saw me and how he gave me that sweet little wave.
BigB said Bug fell asleep before they even got home but he sure was happy as he fell asleep.





Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Bug's big adventure

It hasn't happened yet and I'm not even sure if he knows about it yet or not but, Bug won two tickets to the Raider game on Saturday. It will be his first time getting to see a hockey game other than on tv. He will be going with his daddy and they will have a really good time. I don't know who they're playing (Joanne, I know you will know.) but I know there will be anticipation, excitement and astonishment. I just hope that the boys play a good game so he can see up close and personal what it's like. Are you allowed to take cameras to the games?