Monday, February 28, 2005

My ear!

I keep getting these strange shooting pains into my head right above my right ear. It hurts and they won't go away. It feels like an electric shock.

My husband reformatted the hard drive last night. He wanted to buy a new computer but I talked him out of it. We don't have the money for a new computer, but my husband is not the best at handling finances. He's a great guy and I love him to pieces, but his one fault is finances. He will pinch a penny but throw bills out the window. I cut coupons and try to stretch that grocery budget as far as it will go and he wants to buy a new computer. Or a new washer and dryer. (He says that's for me but I think he just wants to spend money we don't have!) I handed over the finances long ago when I just couldn't bare the stress of it anymore. I basically stick my head in the mud now and don't have a clue as to our financial situation. It's just easier on me to be that way. You may call that stupid, but I call it keeping my sanity. He gives me cash for groceries, gasoline, and Cami's riding lessons. He takes care of the rest. And I must say, we've never been late on a bill, so he must be doing something right. And please pray for him. He desperately wants this job that opened up with the FAA. He plans on going there tomorrow to try to see the woman in charge of hiring for this particular job. The problem is, it's not open to non-government employees. But he feels strongly that this is the perfect job for him so he's going to try anyway! Pray that the Lord will have His way, but also that Olaf would get the desire of his heart.

A friend of ours from the military (ions ago!) came through Atlanta and had a lay over on Thursday. Olaf went to the airport to visit with him for awhile. Our whole family plans on going to see him next Sunday when he has another layover on his flight back. I haven't seen him for 10 years. He and his wife were our good friends when we were stationed at George AFB in Victorville, CA. He was just a Staff Sergeant then and now he's a Chief Master Sergeant. That was a lifetime ago for us.

Camille is doing school right now. Riding lessons were cancelled again due to the rain. She hasn't ridden for three weeks now. Poor girl. She loves riding. I am pilfering her riding lesson money for Weight Watchers though, so that's good for me. BAD MAMA! I don't have the $99 to buy the coupons, so I am going to have to pay the $12 weekly fee. I weigh in this evening at my new meeting. That should be fun to have a new leader and be with all new people. I like change. I'm weird. I think it's because no one knows me and it's a fresh start. I'm an actor at heart.

Off to be a Mama now. Blessings!

Friday, February 25, 2005


Do not go to the circus with a mentally challenged child that has sensory problems! As soon as it started, he was ready to go. It was just too much all at once for Caleb to handle. We stayed for half of it (just for Cami's sake) and went to eat at CiCi's afterward. When we got home from the circus he immediately wanted to get on the bus and go to school. He is mad that it's the weekend now and we wasted a perfectly good school day. Go figure.

Olaf started antibiotics yesterday. I hope he starts to feel better soon. He is coughing really hard and he has asthma, so it's doubly tough for him. He has no voice and whispers everything. Which is really funny when he is yelling at the children in a complete whisper. They don't take him seriously:)

Josiah still has nasty congestion. It's so bad he cannot breathe through his nose at night. Which makes for not very good sleep. Which makes for a cranky baby during the day. Which makes for a cranky Mama as well. I haven't been sleeping well at night either. I have never taken a sleeping pill, but I am so tempted. I would love 6 or 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Charity's shower was lovely. I forgot the digital camera, so I cannot post any photos. Her Mom was so sweet to me. She brought me Moxie from Maine which is just the most awful stuff you can ever drink. (I asked for it though because I just HAD to try it!) She also gave me a mesh bag full of picnic supplies. She is very sweet. Oh, I forgot to post why she gave me those things. We gave her a buddy pass to fly down here from Maine so she could see baby Grace and the family. Saved her about $100 but flying standby sucks.

When I get to my goal weight I am buying an outfit at Talbots. Just one.


Thursday, February 24, 2005

I'm actually feeling better

However, Olaf is not. He is making an apoointment for the doctor after the circus tomorrow. Poor guy. He says he's cold and then sweats under all the blankets and still insists that he's cold. The children seem to be better although Josiah is still pretty inactive. He is content to watch video after video. Or should I say, the same video over and over and over. Thomas the Tank Engine....

Tonight is Charity's baby shower. I think I am well enough to go. I haven't coughed for the past two nights and am coughing much less during the day. I need to make her a card though.

I haven't had breakfast yet and it's almost lunchtime. I did eat some m&m's though. What a great food choice. I do hope I lost some weight this week. I will be going to my new WW meeting this Monday. I'll update my weight loss blog then and let you know how it was.

Tomorrow is the circus. Caleb is already saying he doesn't want to go. I have a feeling that Olaf will be sitting in the van the entire time with Caleb while the rest of us sit in the handicapped section and watch the circus. That makes me feel so awkward when our "handicapped" son isn't with us when we are in the handicapped section. I feel like I'm cheating somehow.

For supper I am making easy salsbury steak. It is SO easy to make and everyone ate it last time. I'm just hoping the ground beef thaws in time. We eat supper early. By 5:00 pm every night. I just took the ground beef out about an hour ago. I don't like to thaw things in the microwave.

I am really hungry, so I am going to go scrounge for food. Camille wants to update her blog as well. If you can leave her a comment she'd love it. Cami's blog

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Absolutely must say this...

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It seems like all I do is sniff, sniff, sniff. Or blow, blow, blow. My head is pounding with a sinus headache and I'm still coughing pretty bad. My poor children are still congested and Camille's ear still hurts. She is doing school today though. We are behind and I don't like that feeling of being behind. I have always been a first place kind of gal. You know, I must win...I must be the best...I must get an 'A'...I must, I must, I must.... I am learning that not everyone has this compulsion to be the best though. I don't understand WHY someone wouldn't want to do their very best, but I am seeing that it is so. I admit it. It drives me crazy. Don't write sloppy when you can take a little longer and write nicely. Don't settle for missing two problems on your math page when you could have gotten them all right if you would have checked it first. Get my drift??? Yes, you're right. I can be a bear to live with when I expect perfection. I am learning. Not fast enough for my liking, but I'm learning. And it is killing me. Which is precisely what the Lord wants. The death of ME.

Olaf is going to take Sage, our 17 year old cat, to the vet this week to put him down. He's deaf, mostly blind and just plain ole old. He lives down in our basement and gets no attention except once a day when we go do the litter box and feed him. It's time. It will be sad because we've had him since we were first married, but all things must come to an end.

We are going to the Ringley Brothers Circus on Friday morning. We will keep Caleb out of school and go. We have these vouchers so the tickets will cost $5 each instead of $12. Grace and Josiah have never been to the circus, so it should be fun. I hope everyone is well enough to go.

I need to start exercising again. I want to start doing "The Firm" videos that I bought eons ago. I was motivated by Carla! WOW! If she can get her ex-fat body looking that good, then I can too! My Firm videos are still in shrink wrap if that tells you anything.

Need to go make lunch for the children. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 20, 2005

And the beat goes on

The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de dee, la de da de da

Yes, I'm still sick. Yes, everyone is still sick. And the beat goes de da de dee.

It is Sunday evening. I ran out to Publix this afternoon to pick up a few things. I stopped by Blockbuster and got The Little Bear Movie for the children. They love Little Bear. I forgot to pick up cold medicine though so I guess I'll be sippin' Grace's cough medicine this evening. Nothing like a little hydrocodone to put one in a happy mood.

Our next door neighbors are moving out this weekend. I am praying for Christians to buy the house. Our driveways are really close together and we need good neighbors. The current neighbors were leasing the home and the owners, who live in DC, decided they wanted to sell it now. They were good neighbors. Pagans, but good neighbors!:)

Charity's baby shower is this Thursday and I have been working on some baby shower games today. I think I am just going to do two paper games. You know, where you have to write out the answers to questions. The church showers usually have quite a few people, and I don't want the games to take too long. Two hours for a baby shower is more than a plenty if you ask me. Can you tell I'm not a party person? Unless of course, the party is for MOI! LOL! Just joking...Maybe I'll take a few digital pics at the shower and post them here. One of Charity and one of baby Grace.

Olaf told me again today that he wants another baby. Like I can just snap my fingers and conceive! Maybe the Lord will bless us this year with another baby. If not I hope Olaf can be content with the four we do have. I would love another baby as well, but I have learned not to get my hopes up. I can't do that emotional roller coaster. It kills me every month if I get my hopes up. There is no chance that we conceived this month. We were sick during ovulation!

Have a great night!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Poor Josiah!

He woke up this morning with his eye caked shut with goop. I held a warm washcloth on it as best I could as he tried to wriggle away. His nose is still nasty and the poor little guy coughs all night. Grace seems to be better this morning though. I took Camille to the doctor yesterday and she has an ear infection. She started antibiotics yesterday as well. My pharmacist friend gave me a prescription for an antibiotic as well. I need it. I don't think I could get over this without one. I'm not a person that thinks antibiotics is the cure all, but in this case I really believe I needed one. Hopefully, we are on the tail end of this. Please Lord...

We have nothing planned for the weekend since we are all still so flippin' sick.

Olaf has Monday off for President's Day. Gotta love that! I guess one of us will take Cami to her riding lesson that day. Or perhaps the entire family will go and then we will head to Costco afterward. Costco has these awesome Chicken Sausages made by Amy's. They have no preservatives, no nitrates, and are only 2 points each. Let me see if I can find them online. Hang on... Here it is. Costco carries the Andouille type. They are very tasty. With a bun it's only 4 points! And they are rather large so one is enough for lunch. to start the day with the family. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Weigh In

I weighed in and did AWESOME! Check it out!

Sickness Updates

Oh I am so tired of this...

Camille is getting worse. He right ear hurts and her right eye is now weeping green stuff. I'll probably take her to the doctor tomorrow.

Grace still has a fever. Her eye is swollen and weeping green goo. Took her and Josiah to the doctor yesterday and they are both on antibiotics. Her nose runs non-stop and her face is red from where it is constantly being wiped. When not on Motrin she is very whiny as you can imagine.

Josiah's lungs are wheezing. This morning his nose is running worse than it had previously. He woke up with blood and boogers caking his nose and upper lip. There was blood in his crib along with something I cannot even describe. Gross. I think he has a temp this morning as well.

When I got up this morning, Caleb was vomiting in the bathroom. He has not eaten anything this morning and is acting pretty sick. This must be something different that he brought home from school. Looks like we'll all have the stomache virus on top of this other junk.

I am feeling horrible. Still coughing like mad and always feeling a bit woozy. It's hard to take care of everyone when I feel like I want to crawl into bed myself.

Olaf is still sick but at work none-the-less. He comes home from work grumpy and tired as well. Please pray for us. It's been a very tiring week.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I'm back

Not that you were waiting with baited breath for me to return. Let's see...Olaf got sick Sunday afternoon and called in sick on Monday and today. Grace and Josiah look like they have been hit with baseball bats. Their eyes have dark circles under them, their little noses are running, they are coughing and Grace has a fever. I am on the mend praise God, but this virus really kicks you in the rear! I probably won't be on the computer much this week because I'll be taking care of the little ones. Olaf has to go to work tomorrow because he is scheduled for training that he has to have. I know he won't feel like it. He's going to be cold and achey. I know because I had to go out grocery shopping on Sunday and I about died!:) Honestly, I was pushing my cart through Kroger almost crying. People were looking at me with pity. I didn't want to return their polite look for fear I'd break down right there and make a complete fool of myself. The good news of having a virus is I lost about 4 pounds this week! WooHoo! Olaf lost 8 pounds. Who needs Weight Watchers? Let's all get sick instead! NOT!

Did I post that my WW meeting got cancelled because there wasn't enough people going? Now I have to weigh in this Thursday and pick up my "card" that will travel with me to a new facility that does have a Monday meeting. I like Monday meetings. I'm not sure how I'll afford to keep going once these two coupons are done, but hopefully I can figure something out.

Tomorrow is cookie dough delivery day and guess who is supposed to be there sorting everyone's orders? That'd be me. Am I going? No way. I cannot take these sick little children out. I have asked someone else to handle it for me and hopefully, prayerfully, it will all work out! I know the Lord is working on me. I am a CONTROL FREAK and to count on someone else to sort the orders is about killing me. I know they'll screw it up and somehow it will get blamed on me. Like I didn't order enough, or we were short due to a mistake I made. I cannot stand being blamed for a mistake I didn't make. The Lord is just saying, "Chill homie!"

Thanks for all the well wishes! I would still covet your prayers for my family. Much love to you all!

Friday, February 11, 2005

I'm sick

It started yesterday and continues today. I have been laying in the bed all day and will post Monday. In the meantime you must check out Molly's Blog and read the comments on the post about being a homemaker. I'll catch you all on Monday!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

A little of this...a little of that.

Camille is sick today. She has a bit of a cough and has lost her voice. She says her throat hurts as well. No fever though, so it just must be a bronchial thing. She is excited because I am going to let her watch Little House on the Prairie today. She is reading the series of books, but she has never watched the TV show. I found it plays on the Hallmark Channel from 10 am -12 pm Monday through Friday. I guess I'll be kind and not "do" school today.

I'm so in love with my husband it's almost gross. Last night I got angry with him because Caleb's teeth are CAKED with plaque and it's Olaf's job to brush his teeth! I tried to stay mad at him for longer than 5 minutes, but I couldn't. My flesh just could not prevail! LOL! If all I have to complain about is plaque on teeth, then I just need to shut up. Honestly though, I have a husband that really does "get it." You know how some women say their husbands just don't "get it?" Well, mine really does get it. Or at least I think he does. Maybe that's it! Maybe it's all perception. Maybe if you were looking in on my life you'd see his faults. All I see is the most wonderful, handsome, loving man on the face of this earth. His faults are there, though minor...not magnified. And try as I might, I can't stay mad at the man. I just love him too much.

Grace and Josiah are down in the girls bedroom playing with Thomas the Tank Engine. Grace is trying to help Josiah put it back on the track and he is throwing a dilly of a fit because he thinks she is taking it away. Grace just said, "OK Josahhh (that's how she says his name)I was trying to help you but now I'm not. You figure it out!" She sounds JUST LIKE ME! I don't put up with that stuff very well myself. I'm more of the "Get over it and get on with it" kind of mom. I really need to watch myself and see what needs in the children I am not meeting because of my predisposition to that ideal. Especially Camille. She needs hugs and love and snuggles. I'm not too good at that when they get bigger. I love to snuggle on babies and toddlers, but once they hit about 5...I'm kind of stand offish. I'm not sure why. Camille is almost 9 years old, VERY tall, weighs about 105 pounds and wears a size womens 8 shoe! Just something about a child being that big and hugging on them is not right to me. Sure I give her a kiss goodnight and hug her often, but to snuggle on the couch or bed gives me the willies. Maybe I was molested as a child and don't remember it or something. What do y'all think? Could it just be my personality? I'm not a hugger in a group of women either. When I go to Bible Study people hug me and that makes me a bit uncomfortable as well. Now, if I see someone I haven't seen in a long time...I LOVE TO HUG! But on a weekly basis? No thanks! Wow! Where did all this rambling come from? It must be my therapy session:)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

So tired...

We stayed up until 11:00 watching the finale of "The Amazing Race." We didn't get to bed until 11:45 and I am dragging this morning. I may have to go back to bed with Josiah once Caleb gets on the bus. I could never be on that show. I get way too nervous. It would be fun though. Last night they had to skydive and I told Olaf that we would lose right there. No way that I would jump out of a plane. Ever.

I have to keep on top of getting school done. We have done great this week, but it's only Wednesday. If we concentrate on Math, Language Arts, and Spelling, then to me...that's a full school day. We do need to work on cursive.

< 2 hours later>

I did try to go back to bed with Josiah, but he woke up 10 minutes after I fell asleep. He kept kicking me and saying "Out Mama!" I was SO pooped, I put in a Thomas video and asked Camille to watch the littles for a half an hour. I went back to bed and slept. Everyone is eating their breakfast right now and I have a cup of coffee in me. I'm feeling better. I just ate a Weetabix for breakfast. Only ONE point if you eat it alone. I like 'em.

I am thinking of trying to design a website. Becky suggested it to me but I feel so overwhelmed. When I learn FrontPage I think I'll take the plunge! April at Northwood Cabin Hosting is so nice. She has patiently answered questions in much detail. And her rates are very reasonable. $10/yr for a website. I'm impressed. If anyone knows how to use FrontPage and wants to help me, please let me know. I'd love to be able to call someone and get a live tutorial. Oh please!!!!

It's rainy here today. We have to go to choir, but that is the only place I need to run to today. I did not go grocery shopping this week and I still have enough food in the house for meals this week. Woo Hoo! I will need to go this weekend though. I also need to get the rest of this website together. Maybe I can do that today. Before Olaf gets home. OK, here I go...

Monday, February 07, 2005

Wipe Out!

I totally wiped out my old template. Forgive me if there are no linkies to my blinkies yet!:) I am slowly but surely trying to get it all together. I am SO mad that I cannot change the background on this template. Just imagine, if you will, instead of these pink sidebars you see cutest pattern of geraniums. Ah, it looks darling in the preview. Then I hit "republish" and it shows up white. No background at all. I have NO clue what I am doing wrong. Why oh why does it show up in the preview and not when I publish? Anyhoo, I am still working on it and maybe one day will have something other than pink sidebars!

I went to Ladies of Grace tonight at church. There was a man there from a Jewish Ministry who taught on the book of Esther and Purim. He is from Massapequa, Long Island. That is where I lived on Long Island. I held baby Grace and put her to sleep. That was precious. I have to say that I really love the ladies of that church.

I went to Weight Watchers and gained a pound. Not bad for two weeks worth of not counting points! I know I'll lose this week because Olaf is asking me the point value of everything he puts in his mouth! He still has points to spare this evening. I don't think I have EVER had points to spare. If I get 24 points, I'm eating 24 points!

I need to run because it's late. Olaf hates it when I'm on the computer. He gets jealous.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Superbowl Sunday

It's playing behind me. I don't watch football, but I'd like to see the Patriots win. You know why? I like their helmets better!

We visited Grace Community Church today. It's the church where I go to Bible Study. Everyone knows me so we didn't get the "visitor" treatment. The children stayed in the service with us and did well. Grace and Josiah colored and Caleb sat nicely through the service. It only lasted an hour, so that is great for our family. Pastor Carl taught on the qualifications for elders and deacons because they are accepting nominations for those positions. It was good. Carl has a servants heart and that comes through in his teaching. The congregation is so mixed. It's really neat to see very old people, very young people, families with many children, some women who covered their heads etc. There were no black people there though...except for Caleb. The sevice is fairly formal which is weird for us. We are used to praise music and wearing jeans to church. That wouldn't be the norm in this church. The music was hymns or praise choruses sung to tracks of music. I do like the fact that most people in the church homeschool. Most women believe it's their delight to stay at home and take care of their families. That is so refreshing.

After lunch we went to Target so I could pick up some Valentine candy. Hershey's puts out kisses that are white chocolate/strawberry creme at Valentines. They are tasty. They have little hearts on the wrapper. Very cute.

I weigh in tomorrow. I have no idea what I weigh. I haven't paid much attention to my diet the past two weeks. Olaf is starting WW with me tomorrow, so I think I will be able to lose faster now. It always helps to have the husband trying to lose weight as well. I'm sure he'll surpass me in pounds lost in a very short period of time. Men can lose weight faster for some reason.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

We went to Callaway today. We loaded up the children's bikes and were on our merry way. We got to the bike rental place so Olaf and I could get our bikes, and it was closed. There was a sign that said they were clearing the bike trails due to the ice storm last weekend. Caleb was so mad he started crying. We were all looking forward to riding and everyone was disappointed. So, we walked the trail instead. And you know what? Not one tree limb was on the bike trail that we walked on! We took a picnic lunch and had a decent time anyway. After Caleb stopped crying that is...

Olaf and I tried to cut Josiah's hair this evening. Poor child. That's all I got to say about that. (in your best Forrest Gump impersonation.)

I talked with an old friend this evening. I went to high school with her and she lives out in California. She has had a rough couple of months and really needs to be lifted up in prayer. If you could please pray for Sandy, I'd appreciate it. The Lord knows what is going on more than I do, but she is having a hard time mentally and emotionally. Pray that God would be so real to her that she could KNOW He's there.

Once again I have to guide you to Molly's Blog. Let me tell you something, this woman has got a great head on her shoulders!:) She is able to convey truth in a straight forward way and not make me think she is holier than anyone else. Be sure to go to the two links in her blog as well. Maybe I should just stop writing altogether and put a link everyday to Molly.

Since I am completely boring, I'll sign off now. Have a blessed Sunday.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Love Fridays!

Fridays are my favorite day of the week. It means my family will be together for the next two days. I love that. It just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I think the weather is supposed to be nice, so we may head down to Callaway Gardens.

Caleb has a sub bus driver again today. He is waiting outside right now. He doesn't want to come back in. He LOVES the bus. He especially loves it if there is a sub and he rides the regular size bus! His normal bus is the mini know, the one you made fun of in school. He gets so excited every morning and asks at least 100 times, "Mama, bus?" Yes son, you get on the bus every morning. You'll get on it today too! He asks for the bus every weekend too. And for about the first month of summer vacation. Since he has a sub today, the bus is running very late. I keep checking on Caleb and he is looking his wrist with no watch on it, tapping "Where is this bus?" (time lapse) Just got Caleb on the bus and it was a big one! He gets this incredible smile on his face and runs straight to it. I don't like the fact that Caleb is non verbal and cannot tell me what happens on the bus, or at school... that scares me a bit. There is an old man that his the assistant on Caleb's bus and I haven't made up my mind whether I trust him or not. He seems kind of crotchety. He's about 80 years old and not the nicest old man if you know what I mean. It goes against everything within me to send him to school in a bus, but he loves it so much and it is so much easier on the rest of the family, that I let him go.

I went to Bible Study last night and got to hold baby Grace. My husband has baby fever worse than I do right now. He's getting the children in on it as well. He asks Josiah all the time, "Do you want a baby brother or sister?" To which Josiah replies, "sitter." I wish it were that easy for us to conceive, but it never has been. You know I want to do this Breast Cancer Walk but am fearful to register in case I do become pregnant. Then what?

Camille is getting to be such a young lady. It's scary. I go in her room to check on her at night and see that big body in that little twin bed (top bunk). She could be married in 9 more years. I'm just not ready for that! So, I'll enjoy today and not think about the future. That's what we are called to do, right? She is such a blessing though. She helps me so much with the children and the chores. She desires nothing more than to be a wife and mother. I hope that attitude stays with her forever. I long to see her fulfilling her role 100 times better than I have done. Can you imagine the legacy that can be left behind if our children all have several children who serve and love the Lord? Like Molly said a couple of days back, we could take over the world!

I need to go read your blogs now. At least a few before the children get up. Oh, and check out this new sig tag that Becky made for me! Isn't is great???

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Quick Update

It's Wednesday night. I feel like I have been running all day and not really going anywhere. Ever feel like that?

First of all, I had major vertigo this morning. I was walking around like a drunk. I didn't think I could drive Camille to choir so I asked Olaf to come home and take us. I had to go because the fundraiser was to be turned in today. During choir I sat there and reconciled all the orders that people gave me. There are still stragglers that will be turning in orders next week even though I CALLED everyone on Tuesday and reminded them to bring their fundraisers to choir! Can you say incompetent? Anyway, the next few days will be spent entering that into a spreadsheet and reconciling money and yada yada yada. You really don't care...I'm sure.

Then I took Camille to Junior Master Gardeners tonight. Their group was chosen to be the NATIONAL JMG Group for the month of February. Check it out. She is in the back row smack dab in the middle. You know, the really cute one! She enjoys JMG and we are counting it as our science this year. As always, we go out to dinner after JMG. It's nice for just the two of us to be together.

Then we got home and Olaf was doing a disk defrag on the computer. We haven't done a defrag in FOREVER. It took three hours to defrag this baby. So here it is late, I needed to update this blog, and I have a ton of things left to do. Well, not a ton, but you know how I like to exaggerate... I hope to read all of your blogs tomorrow. I haven't had the time to do it today.

Please come out of lurkdome and leave a comment or tag. I am SO in blog envy when I visit Jenn's blog with 18 comments! What's up with that???

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Pink eye and green snot

I picked up Caleb from school yesterday morning. The nurse said it looks like he has pink eye. I started drops yesterday as soon as we got home and they don't look any better. I am thinking it must be his sinuses draining through his eyes. He has always had different symptoms than my other children when they are sick. I guess it's because he's biologically not mine and he has special needs. He is home from school today and if his eyes don't look better by this afternoon I will make a doctor appointment for tomorrow. He is acting completely fine. Eating like a moose. No fever, no lethargy...just pink eyes and green snot!:) And let me take a moment to defend myself for putting Caleb in public school...I have no defense! To be quite honest, I am not mature enough in the Lord to homeschool him. There, I said it. Having a mentally challenged child is a blessing but also a lot of hard work. He needs speech therapy and occupational therapy which he currently gets at school. I don't have the time or resources to either do the therapy myself with him, or drive him to private therapy with my three other children. Face it, I'm just not "there" yet. I may never be. You can just pray for me and maybe, just maybe, I'll homeschool him eventually.

If you get a chance, please read Dana today. She has written a lovely tribute to the astronauts lost in the Columbia disaster. We need to be reminded. Speaking of Dana, I received my packet for The Three Day Breast Cancer Walk yesterday. I really want to do it. I have to raise $2,100 in order to participate. After I register they will set up a website for people to make online donations. I have no doubt that I can raise that much. I would set my goal for $5,000. I would walk in memory of my mother-in-law, Ingrid Jorek. She lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 50. I would walk in honor of Dana who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23 and is a survivor. I would walk for my daughters who should never have to worry about breast cancer at all. Check out the link and let me know what you think. If I do register there will be links galore to donate online, so be prepared! LOL!

I need to get off this computer and be a Mama. Not to mention that I'm in my pj's and the only chore I've done is washing my bed sheets!:)