Monday, June 29, 2009


Have you ever checked out StoryBlox? If not, I highly recommend you do. StoryBlox sells handmade educational toys. Yes, this is a shameless plug for my sister's company. No, she didn't know I was going to do this.

StoryBlox just announced a 25% off Grand Opening Sale at their Art Fire shop .

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Moms Aren't Supposed to ...Part II

Jon and I have pondered whether or not I have sleep apnea for a few years. One night last week I really gave Jon a scare. He kept having to wake me up so I would start breathing again. So, he told me to set up an appointment with our family doctor and I did. I REALLY don't like going to the doctor. I usually just deal with whatever is bothering me and/or try home or OTC remedies.

Thursday evening at our Life Group meeting we asked our group to pray for the appointment to go well. It did.

My mom took the children with her to visit relatives who were in from GA on Friday. That way, Jon could go to the appointment with me.

So, here are the results of that appointment:

1. I'm on antibiotics for ten days for my sinus infection.

2. I'm now taking allergy medicine (nose spray).

3. I have an appointment in August for a consultation with a Dr. for a sleep study.

The allergy medicine makes my headaches worse. I couldn't even sleep Friday night, because my headache was so bad. If the headaches don't start improving I'll have to call the Dr. I already have a terrible time with several different types of headache and I don't need another type. The information with the medicine actually says to call my doctor if I get a headache from it, but since it's the weekend I can't. My symptoms have gotten worse since I started taking the medicine, but apparently that's normal for the first few days.

Hopefully, I'll be on the mend soon.

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Moms Aren't Supposed to Get Sick, Right? or I Think

I think I've been fighting this off for a while now. I've been dealing with allergies, aches, headaches, etc. just about all Spring. Now, I'm sick.

I think being busy for our week of V.B.S., which our church is now calling Kid Fest, was the final straw.

I think whatever I have is viral. (I almost decided to change the beginning of that last sentence. Then I thought, "Oh, well. It's a pattern." I seem to be doing a lot of thinking for someone who is having trouble thinking.)

I think I better cut this short and go get some more rest. Hopefully, I'll recover and feel more myself soon.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Why Didn't I Think of This Before?

There are times when I have take my children with me to the grocery store. I'm pretty sure taking the kids doubles if not triples the time spent at the store. The trips are always smoother when I am creative and have something planned for the children to do while we shop. Yesterday evening I had to take the children to the store and I came up with a plan and I think it was the best in a long time.

Saturday, our local library had a book sale. I went by myself in the early afternoon and brought back a backpack full of books for five dollars. I didn't have enough time to look, because I had to get home to take the four girls to a skating party. While the girls were at the party, Jon and I decided we would take the boys to the library and see what else we could find. As we walked in we were handed plastic grocery bags and told that we could have whatever we could fit in a bag for one dollar. The boys had a blast helping us fill the bags. We brought home seven more bags of books.

Our children are loving having all the new books to devour. At least one has plans to read all of them this Summer (well maybe not the college math book I picked up).

I took advantage of their interest last evening and allowed each child to bring a book with them to the store. That was the most peaceful shopping trip with children that I have had in a long time! I'm definitely going to do that again.


On another topic, I have a couple prayers of thanks. 1. We paid our van off Thursday and we now officially own all our vehicles. 2. A man in a car sped through a red light Saturday. The boys and I (in the above mentioned van) had been stopped at the light for the intersecting street. We and the van turning in the lane beside us just missed being in an accident with the speeding car. The fact that I was at a full stop at the light before it changed kept us from being in the intersection as the car sped through. The car missed our van by about five feet and missed the other van by about five inches. As Puppy Dog said, "that car was flying" and "we need to thank God that He made you put on the brakes!"