Monday, December 21, 2009

My First Snow Storm

Behind the wheel.

Saturday Madelyn and I had tickets to go see The Nutcracker. Another mom from her class arranged for us to go. There were sixteen of us all together, 8 moms and 8 seven year olds. Our friends were driving to our house and then we were going to ride together to lunch and go to the show afterward.

Sounds fun right? Add to that a bunch of snow. We were okay driving to lunch. There was snow on the ground, but it had only just picked up in intensity. Well, an hour and a half at a lovely lunch and boy oh boy did the snow pick up. The roads were covered. It was crazy. I got stuck just trying to get into the parking garage. Thankfully the guy cleared a bit of snow away from my tire and I was able to gain traction.

It was no better by the time we left the show. Oh, The Nutcracker was great by the way. I was a little distracted during the first half due to the impending drive home I had, but at intermission I called Dan and he gave me pointers on how to drive through snow. I did what he told me and we had a pretty easy drive home considering the conditions. It helped that there were barely any other cars on the road. We didn't get stuck. We didn't slide off the road, and we made it home in one piece.

Then poor Serena had to drive a half hour home still. She lives up on a mountain so she had to take the long way. She made it home in one piece too though. I felt like it was such an accomplishment though. Usually Dan is the one driving when we go through snow storms, but he wasn't available at the time. I will admit though, I wanted to call him and ask him to come rescue us, but he told me we would be fine.


Praise God everything went smoothly with Elijah getting his adenoids out. He did not cry once, not even coming out of anesthesia like kids normally do. Amazing! And, he got a special transformer toy, or I should say toys. It was a set of 5 mini transformers. He was THRILLED. His face lit up like Christmas and he didn't sleep at all for the rest of the day.

He was super cute getting ready to go in for the surgery too. He changed into his gown and then asked if he could lie down on the bed. He closed his eyes and pretended to be sleeping when the nurse walked in. He was being so silly and cute. Then he giggled his way back to the OR with the doctor who was really goofy.

We kept waiting for him to show sign that he was in pain, or needed to sleep, but it never happened. We had to keep telling him to stay calm.

On Saturday it was the same thing until the afternoon. Madelyn and I were leaving to go see The Nutcracker and a low fever kicked in and a little pain. Nothing a little tylenol, transformers, and a Scooby Doo video couldn't take care of.

So, that was that. I guess my advice to other parents about to go through this with their child would be to buy them a set of 5 mini transformers and you should be good to go.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hello Blog ...

It's been a while. So sad that I never post on here anymore. The days just slip past and all these funny, cute, amazing, brilliant, poetic, majestic, marvelous, intelligent ... (should I go on?) things that my children say don't get posted here.


I'll tell you why. I am a P. A Perceiver. Ever do the MeyersBriggs Personality Test? I completely fit the P profile. I am a little bit of a J, but mostly a P. I get bored easily. Start projects that never get finished, etc. Hence, the state of my blog.

But, while I am here I'll update a few things ...

Right now my girl is suffering from asthma. She hacks and hacks and hacks and hacks ......... Every time she goes through an attack like this I come so close to having one foot in the asylum. I do believe I may live there one day. But, that's another story. It's just not easy lying in bed in the middle of the night listening to your child hack in her sleep ALL NIGHT LONG.

She is getting better though. Praise God.

My boy is suffering from sinus congestion (as usual). He is supposed to get his adenoids out on Friday. Friday. So, why couldn't he stay healthy through Friday? Argh. So, one last round of antibiotics before the big day. Boo. I don't like the fact he has to have surgery, but the fact he has been on an antibiotic 9 times this year is no good either. The poor boy. I don't even think he realizes how miserable he feels half the time since he's always congested.

Both kids are loving school (when they can get there). They just had their Christmas concert. Elijah sang his little heart out with a few yawns here and there. I love 4 year olds.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!! EEEEEK!! I am so excited. I can't wait to give the kids their toys, etc. I love the whole thing. I am doing my best to not buy them anything else, knowing they will get things from others as well. This is why it's best if I don't get my shopping done early.

Oh, remember how I said I wanted to write about our experience with Dan and what he went through with his health? I changed my mind. I may write about things here and there I just don't want to revisit those places just yet. Things are too nice right now. Although I will say this ...

There are days when I will just be driving down the road and enjoy the peacefulness of our lives right now. Sure we still have issues, but it's not constant. We are not running to appointments constantly, or making emergency trips to appointments on a regular basis, stressing about what will happen next, will the meds work this time, are we doing the right thing? All that is gone right now, and boy do we know it and appreciate that fact.

So, I catch myself thanking God on a regular basis for the simplicity of our lives right now, and I don't think I would do that so much had we not gone through what we went through. Whew! It was a long road, and you do emerge from it feeling somewhat wounded. But, if the woundedness draws me closer to my Savior then so be it. Closer to Him is where I long to be.