Thursday, May 29, 2014

Are You Kidding Me? ...And Other Randoms

You know those types of families that have everything put together? The ones that never seem to have anything wrong ever happen or rather they do an award winning job hiding it? The families that appear to have drama free, stress free, pinterest pinable lives and solutions to every problem imaginaeable?

Well, we are just not that type of family. What if I told you that after writing that last post "Strange Happenings" and telling you all about all that drama that there's more. Lol. Yes...more. What if I told you that after Caleb blackened his eye and knotted his head, and after Cate's week long stomach virus and busting her head, and a staph infected tweenager's week long stay in a hospital bed (I like rhyming words), that there's more.

What if I told you that after all of that, a lady kept driving but her light was red. Okay, I'm stopping with the rhyming words. I've got Dr. Seus on brain...oh and pain killers, lots of pain killers.

Caleb and I were on the way home from dropping daddy off when out of the blue sky, and apparently out of her mind, a woman just ran the light and hit us. We were green light GOING! As I saw it about to happen, I tried to turn and dodge her but we still hit. Most importantly, Caleb was uninjured in any way. I, however, slammed into the side of the door (whiplash) and had shoulder pain (no longer have) now have a limp, pinched nerve in my back that sometimes causes leg pain and my foot to swell, inflamed cartilage around my rib cage that occassionally causes pain when I breathe, misalignment in my neck and back vertebrae, and horrendous back pain. Horrendous!

Because I only had shoulder pain right off, I declined to go to the ER. However, by that afternoon and everyday afterwards, I felt like I was dying a slow death. Everything hurt. I've been to the doctor, ER and chiropractor with a referral to an orthopedic doctor as well.

So while I've been half slumped/half sitting for the past 2 weeks, I've made some astounding discoveries along with very randomn thoughts:
1. It's been almost a year since I last painted my toenails.
2. My legs will soon be auditioning for a role in Beowolf.
3. Flipflops are now an absolute necessity.
4. I got hit by a car with the words "make today ridiculously amazing" written on the back. How ridiculously ironic.
5. I shall no longer laugh at the word chiropractor. However, we have a love/hate relationship.

6. I'm pretty sure I have imprinted on my sofa.
7. Yelling Mama, Caleb's sitting by me is a way children show empathy to hurt parents.
8. Do not use this time to gain 10lbs. I repeat, do not use this time to gain 10lbs.
9. Children need jobs. It's summer. Why are they up so early?
10. I haven't done anything for my kids so far for summer. Thank you red light runner.( I did take them to VBS last week )
11. Ashy ankles and legs will be my signature trade mark.
12. It's going to take too dogone long for them to make the next Hobbit movie. Hurry Up.
13. My husband needs cooking lessons and an apron.
14. I'm not used to driving a clean car.
15. I should have got someone to clean the house.
16. I still hate taking medicine. Everytime I pop a pill, I keep envisioning one of those dreadful commercials asking, "Have you or your loved ones ever been prescribed the drug .......?"

It hurt to take this selfie. I finally put on clothes after lounging round in sweat pants forever and did my hair primarily because I have to keep going to the doctor. Otherwise, I'd look like crap.

I feel like crap though, but the show must go on. So I press my way through!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Strange Happenings

What has been going on lately? Well, more like what hasn't been going?
Complete chaos.
I mentioned early on that I'm a secretary twice over. One of those secretaries is for my church and it's been a study stream of overwhelment for the past month.

There was constant going from that and outings with Caleb (guilt from being occupied with that)

Then my children appeared to be in a race to see who could get banged up the fastest. First, Caleb ran into the water fountain at the park...second black eye, attempted to fly across the room from the bed....huge knot on it.

Both have gone down a lot in this picture. However, you can still see a little purple on his eyelid and scratch on the side of the head.

Cate got the stomach virus and was slighly sick for a week. After almost a whole week and it hadn't gone away, I made a doctor's appointment. Of course she got better within an hour after seeing the doctor that Friday. Figures. Then, she ran straight into the open car door last Sunday after church. That was the scarriest thing I had ever seen! She ended up with a big knot and small cut on her forehead.

And to top it off AJ ended up being admitted to the hospital for 5 days and out of school for a total of 7 days with a staph infection in his finger.

There will be a separate blogpost this week about it because there is surely a moral to this story.

Pretty chaotic, huh? To be honest, every single year around time for our church's spring revival....all hell breaks loose. The whole church seems to be under attack. Every year. I kid you not. Oh well. I bind that up! We're still going.

All the minions are doing well and happy and I pray everything calms down for a bit. Well, at least gives us time to regroup. In the meantime, we're going to be of good cheer.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Caleb Turns Three

On May 4, our big boy turned 3 years old! Can you believe it?! My little bug is growing all up and I am only half liking it.

He was very excited to be turning three and everything you give him needs to come in sets of three...because he's three. Lol.

I made him this number shirt the night before using fabric, adhesive and sew around the edges. He was very happy to point out to everyone that he was wearing a birthday shirt. His birthday was on a Sunday and we decided to let him go like this to church.

So after church, we decided to have an impromptu party. However, not before going by both grandma's houses because they would have likely had a fit if they didn't see him on his birthday. Then because I did some non- expert planning for this birthday, we headed to Walmart to buy gifts that evening.

Our mini party spread.

Of course the cupcakes were the favorite or shall I say the icing. Lol. I've never liked icing. I have to scrape it all off and then eat the cake. Of course the kids think I'm weird.

Then we decided to finally convert the crib into a toddler bed. I've been stalling forever, afraid he was going to fall out and no amount of pillows on the floor would help. To make matters worse, I initially tried to remove the side myself about 40% sure I knew what I was doing and about 100% sure Caleb would have to sleep with us that night. Lol. However, the hubs saved the day.

We bought one of these mesh thingies to keep him from falling out and he has been doing great in his "big boy" bed.

Aren't sleeping babies just precious!