Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Storms and Prayer Requests

I was reminded yesterday by Renee that it had been a while since I've posted. It's always good to have a little push. Thanks Renee! Then came the problem......do I even have anything news worthy to even blog about? Well, not really. Currently, we are under a tornado watch.....which always has me freaked out. AND it always reminds me of the movie: The Wizard of Oz. I swear, everytime it came on tv, which was usually once a year.. I'd have horrid dreams for a couple of weeks. We used to have this old push pedal organ in the living room. It was seriously one of two rooms in my house growing up the was always "clean". Like company clean. If anyone came over, they were immediately ushered into the living room.......while the rest of the house was rather cluttered. If you had ever been to my house growing up, you totally know what I'm referring to!! Anyway........the push pedal organ went from floor to ceiling and during the day, it had beautiful ornate wood and a few nick nacks sitting on it. At night, it became the scarriest place in the house. One of my nightly jobs was to turn off the light that automatically came on in there.......via a timer. Yes, I'm sure that deterred many criminals from breaking in. After turning off that light, that organ looked like it was Satan himself. No kidding........it freaked me out. I was so glad that someone wanted that when my mom decided to move!!! Anyway, now that it is spring and we are awaiting the first big storm......perhaps the movie Twister might be fun to watch. Or....maybe not. I think I'm more in a Hitch kind of mood....anyway....

I do have a couple of prayer requests to add. My mom's brother Wayne is in a hospice facility in San Diego. He had some kind of intestinal/GI cancer and went through chemo and radiation. I think he responded well but then it did spread to a place in his neck. They did more chemo that really made him sick and some radiation. However, a couple of days ago, his condition changed and he is now on pallative care.....comfort measures only. I had honestly hoped my mom and Wayne would have patched things up by now. And to think I thought I got my stuborness just from my dad! So, the prayer requests is for a peace for both of them in regards to the past and for no suffering for Wayne at this time.

The other prayer request is for my friend and coworker, Lindsey. I've blogged about her before. I gave her my crib a few months ago and a ton of clothes etc. She is now about 35 weeks and has had a couple of episodes of preterm labor. She is on a pill to keep any labor from progressing. She had a sonogram today to determin the baby's weight etc. The baby wasn't too active, heart rate wasn't that fantastic and he is only about 4 or 5 pounds. I didn't like the sound of any of that......so please pray for Lindsey and her baby.

Oh, one more: Jennifer's son Brenden had a temp of 104 yesterday. She called ask a nurse Lisa last night but I haven't heard today how things are going. I assume no news is good news but he does have a history of heart surgery about a year ago.

Finally, a prayer request for my mom. She has gone to Pella Iowa on a trip with the bank. I call it her old lady trip......and of course, she was totally looking forward to seeing the tulips and going on a little mini vacation! Hopefully she is having a great and safe time.
You will notice the pic of Matthew......his front teeth are STILL not completely in! He is so going to need braces....grrrrr!!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Frozen Fountain!

It's been so cold the water has frozen on the fountains on the Plaza and the tulips have drooped! What happened to SPRING?? Supposedly it will be 60 on Sunday. I'll believe it when I see it! Yes, two posts in ONE day. Someone, check my forehead, I must have a fever!! TaTa for now!!

Winter Weather Advisory??

It's been a while since I've actually sat down and blogged here. Lots of stuff going on it seems. First, a special thanks to the stranger in a black mustang who pulled up along side of me on Tues or Wed this week....in the rain.....to tell me I had a flat tire! I had been going about 75 on a busy highway.....just singing along to the radio in my own little world. So, I pulled over, saw that it was low and called my friend for advice. Got some air in it at QT and headed to Goodyear and bought new tires. It had been on my list of things to do......like get the oil changed! Now, I've got new tires......and just in time. It's been raining for what seems like most of this week and it is supposed to snow tonight. Can you believe that! Hello.......it's April! My tulips will tell you it's cold. They just look so pitiful all scrunched over! I say bring on the snow.....it's probably only going to stick to the grass anyway. As usual, it's Friday and I've got a ton of stuff to do before work this weekend. Sorry this is so quick.

Matthew did loose tooth number 7 a few days ago. Wow, was he excited to go to school and tell his friends and teacher. I tried to yank it out but he wanted nothing to do after my first failed attempt. I believe he actually lost it while I was at work last Saturday. I was in charge again that day and, if I do say so myself, it went really well. We were busy for a holliday weekend.....sent about 6 home and got in about 6 as well. It's never dull that's for sure.

The picture is Matthew's Spring picture. I know......they take them in the fall and the spring. Just another money maker but it was so good I had to get some. I had to laugh.....I didn't realize he was going to have a full body shot taken.....or he would NOT be wearing those shoes. Oh well! It's still one of my favorite pictures. I guess now I should get out the hammer and put up the picture frames back up in the hall. (They've been down since the painting saga). Wish me luck and have a great weekend.
Before I forget....Kelly is coming to town in May! YEAH!!!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I Melt

One of my favorite Rascal Flatts songs!

Ross Gets A Tan