Monday, July 6, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray - a Holiday!

We spent our 4th - um - hanging out. I was on the phone with tech support for a long while - getting my lap top to copy items to a disc. We did go see the fireworks in Pasco. One landed in the neighborhood beside us. I'll bet the pooches in that neighborhood were surprised!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Energize me!

I have such a hard time getting up in the mornings! And I just drag at work. (And it's only a 6-hour job at the school!) (Yesterday after work, I took Jacob to the orthodontist, the eye doctor and did Family Home Evening.....)

Today, though, I must have uncovered an extra battery as I zoomed around like the EverReady Bunny.....
*Threw my sheets in the wash; went to work....... took Sherry home... found some big rocks for our "Graduate Garden"
* Finished reading a booklet for my history class (on the bus to Viera's)
* Got home from work - put the trash out on the street
* Finished drying my bed sheets; made my bed up (love the 800 thread-count sheets!)
* Tidied the house; swept the kitchen and mopped it (used to be Heather's chores - now mine)
* Sorted through a stack of books Taija left out in the dining room last November
* Looked through some photo albums and put the Christmas Cards in sleeves in an album
* Made Dinner (Chinese noodles and stir fry)
* Cleaned up after dinner since Taija is at work tonight
* Read in my scriptures (1830 edition of the Book of Mormon!)
This may not sound so extraordinary, unless you consider that for the past year I've had reduced energy due to surgery, chemo treatments and radiation. Usually I just go to work, come home, sort mail, take care aof kids and go to bed.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rough Week

I feel like I've been put through a meat grinder. What a mix of activities we've gone through this week. Heather left today - for her new "home." Bellingham. Up near Canada. Getting her ready wasn't hard. She took care of most of the details. We put an album together for her. All the unique and frequently visited spots in our community. The Moore Mansion. The goat that eats trash at Columbia Park. The windmills. Our neighborhood. I was up until 3:24 am finishing it. But, that was my choice.

Other things this week weren't anything I'd choose of my own free will. At my work at the high school, our classroom accidentally set off the fire alarm and the school had to be evacuated. That was Monday. The rest of the week was a bit crazed as one aide was gone for training and others were out ill. Friday, my student had a grand mal seizure. It hasn't happened before at school. But I've learned not to go ballistic over things like this from seeing other students in the classroom. Stay calm. I was. But I couldn't watch. I hugged the other aide instead. When it lasted over two minutes and then he couldn't breathe, we had to call the paramedics. He finally recovered and had to go home.

Each day this past week I also had several meetings and activities. My fingers ache. I was so READY for this three-day weekend. If it wasn't a three day break, I know I would have had to take some time off. I just can't seem to juggle everything lately. I wonder how God does it - manages several things at once. Or does He manipulate time and actually only does one thing at a time? I wonder!

(And I promise that I WILL NOT say, "Things can't get worse than this." Because they would! Just like that month 20 years ago. After Stephen's adoption paperwork fell through the cracks, I moaned that "Things can't get any worse." They did. For all of December, we were in the doctor's office for something new and bizarre 3-4 times per week. Then I got Type I diabetes. And I was put in as the Primary President of our newly organized ward. And Max was laid off from his job - 3 times that year. Live and learn. I'm laying low and thanking my lucky stars for the blessings I have!)