Friday, September 26, 2008

Muffins for Moms

This morning it was up early for Muffins for Mom's at school. The parking lot was CROWDED! So after a little walk from where we parked we headed right for his classroom. We had our picture taken for his teacher and then off to the gym for our muffins...or in my case, donut and chocolate milk. Matthew was way too busy pointing out everyone he knew and socializing to have time to eat. I see why he is starving by the time he gets home. I figure lunch is the same way. :-) I ran into a girl from college that I've seen at another event....she played basketball there but of course this morning I can't remember her name. Now I have to find my yearbook!! Matthew had fun dragging me from here to there showing me where everything was and where his artwork and other things he had made that were hanging on the walls in the halls. It's an early release day...for what reason I have no clue so Matthew will be home in an hour. That doesn't give me much time to get things straightend up!! Then we have errands to run and lunch! Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Breath of Life

My friend and coworker Lindsay had her baby Addyson (not sure I'm spelling it right) by emergency c-section on Monday. So, the day we said goodbye to a coworker...a new life was being brought into the world. Well, Addyson was a couple of weeks early and has had some problems. She has been in the nursery since birth and Lindsay hasn't even gotten to hold her yet. Last night they put her on the ventilator and this evening I got a call that they have taken her to the Children's Hospital. I saw them both today. Lindsay looked great and I made us both an ice cream convient there is a good ice cream joint right across the street from her hospital. Addyson, while sedated on the vent, still looked to me like she had agonal breathing...which I didn't like. So, I am thankful she is going to Childrens. Please keep Addyson, the doctors, nurses and Lindsay and her family in your prayers.
I also found out this week that one of my college sorority sisters has been battling IBC...Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed two months after she got married and has beat the disease 3 times. She has an AMAZING story of fight and survival.
I have also been catching up the last year on her blog through MD Anderson's Carepages. If you have more room or desire for more prayers, she could use them too. At present, she if fighting pneumonia and is on the ventilator as well.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Its been a week!

I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged! There has been a few things going on I guess. Sadly, one of my co workers died last week and today I went to her funeral. She worked at the old hospital I used to work at as well as my current place of I've known her for a while. I had started her IV last Saturday at work before we transfered her to a different hospital and we all knew, including her I believe, that we were all saying our final goodbye's. Oh let me tell you, that was one of my worst shifts. I was actually thankful my cold was still hanging around and I had to wear a mask in her room so she couldn't see the tears welling up in my eyes as I started her IV. I saw a few people today that I hadn't seen in a while and it was basically a sad day. I had a horrible headache when I got home and ended up taking a two hour nap. I still feel exhausted. I also lost a patient at work this weekend. In those cases, I always second guess myself....if I hadn't of gone home when I did maybe he wouldn't have, he would have. He was in bad shape to begin with and had numerous health issue that I had no control over, but second guess myself, I will.

On a lighter note, Matthew had several little test last week in school. This is the first year that he has actually brought home a science book etc to read and study from so he was pretty excited about being more grown up. Of course, being more grown up has more bringing that book home the night before a test. He forgot last Wednesday (with the test on Thursday) so we had to get in the SUV and drive up to the school asap and get the book! Oh he was so upset I was making him do The boy has to learn the material AND responsiblity if it kills me! was he going to study??? And yes, I made him go into the school, by himself and get the book. I think he's learned a valuable lesson!

My new Instinct phone from sprint....well, it went back to the store. It was less than desirable performance was trying to get it fixed. I went to 3 different stores before I finally gave up on ever getting their software to work on my computer. So, now I have the BlackBerry Curve, with functioning software and all is well.....I did manage to make a little profit too....I got a credit on my account for all of my troubles. However, when I went to exchange the phone, I had MORE problems. In walks a family with 3 or 4 unruley children. They destroyed the store and litterally pulled down one of the floor to ceiling displays. The store manager had my paperwork so messed up that someone had to call me that night saying they owed me $54 more dollars. Who knows when I will see that!!!! I told's been a week!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prayer Request


I found her blog off Shawndra Turners blog (another blog I follow) and I've mentioned before. Her name is Stephanie Vest and she has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma that effects the skin. She started chemo and collapased after her first treatment. She has been in critical condition, on the vent, in the ICU ever since. Here is the link to her blog.
No, I do not know her but she's a mom of 3 young kiddos and has a beautiful family and she really needs our prayers.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Cough Cough!!!!

I keep SAYING that I'm feeling better...maybe I'm hoping it will be true! I seem to do pretty good during the day and then the SECOND I lay down to go to bed...COUGH COUGH. So, back out last night came the cough med with the codeine and finally at 3am, I fell asleep. We have had a nice steady rain for the last couple of days so that has been great for the lawn and very nice for the occasional day time nap as well :-) After coughing through my whole shift on Sunday, my coworker Cathy had pretty much wanted to do some pillow therapy on ME. I had barely made it home and she was calling me. I figured I had forgotten something...but instead she was making sure I was starting my antibiotic. Yes, I caved....started on Sunday night.

Today I again went to dial a number on my phone and text and my phone froze. Okay...enough was enough! I caved in and got a new phone. I didn't want to renew my contract with Sprint but I did only when I heard it is prorated now. If I want out in a year, I only have to pay $100 rather than the flat $200 no matter when you exited your contract. So, after having the same phone for over 2 years...which was part of the problem and dropping it a few times here lately I guess, I got their new Instinct phone. Oh it's fancy and quite fun. Now, if I can just figure the crazy thing out. They couldn't get my contact numbers to down load so I've wasted quite a bit of time doing that by hand tonight and then there is a way to download the music I already own on my PC into my phone too. But of course I'm having trouble getting the software and my phone to meet. Can you tell I'm NOT computer savy....I just pretend I am! GRRR! I have figured out the radio, tv, FAVORITE thing on any phone I've owned....and my contacts are in. Not too bad for a few hours of playing around.

Matthew and I played a few rounds on UNO tonight as well. I LOVE to play cards. My dad taught me Liverpool Rumy (sp?) long ago so tonight was fun showing Matthew how to shuffle and deal....I remember how my dad taught me how to hold my hand etc. Matthew won a few rounds....I may have a little competition on my hands! :-)