Saturday, November 1, 2008

A stuffy nose, a new "home," a button buck, ten candles, a hayride and a gift from God...What a day!!!

My day started early, about 5:30a.m.. I couldn't breath! After dragging myself out of bed to blow my nose for the 100th time, I realized my "menfolk" were still sleeping. I was soon told that they weren't getting up until 6:00a.m.! I went back to bed...slept until about 7:30, when I decided that unless I took my medicine, I wasn't going to feel any relief by just blowing my nose! This time I stayed up. In case you haven't figured out, I'm kind of sick. My husband says I'm sick in the head, and the truth is he is not far off base. I have a severe sinus infection. I've been to the doctor and right now I have plenty of pills to take. My pill box would rival my Nanny's old pill box, right now! So say a little prayer for me, hopefully I'm on the mend.

As for the guys, well they had gone hunting. It was the big junior hunt today. My son has been talking about it all week. This is the day that dads can take their young sons hunting and the "kids" can shoot what they see. Jordan had new camo overalls and a new shirt and of course his new gun he got last Christmas... he thought he was ready. I guess maybe he was, for he actually killed something. He had to call me and tell me all about it. He thought it was a doe, and that he had missed it, but he didn't. It turned out to be a small button buck. I know he wanted it to be a "big one" real bad, but considering it was his first deer to shoot all by himself, he did pretty good.

I also had a phone call this morning. My parents are retiring this year and are moving "back home." they had found them a new house. They were excited and I was excited for them. So, I guess in a way I have a new home, back home. Having moved my whole life, when people ask where my hometown is, I've always said the name of the place where my grandparents lived. Now my parents are moving back there, so now I'll actually have a "home" in my "hometown." :) I'm happy for you Mom and Dad!

At 1:00 today, we had a party. This time there was 10 candles on the cake. I made another cookie cake and had a few party favors, but other than that it was the easiest party ever. It was at the bowling alley. We had six boys there and Kayla. They bowled, played pool and ate cookie cake. We also lost a few quarters to the games, but overall they had a great time. I think Jordan was happy with his party!

Oh, the day was not over. I would have loved to fit in a nap, but it was not to be. We had a Sunday School party scheduled and I had to go to the store for dip making items and then had to toss me together something to take to the bonfire/hayride S.S. party. Fun! It turned out to be a good time. I doped myself up before I got there, stayed clear of the fire and the hay, talked and watched my kids run around with their friends. It is a blessing to be able to get together with good Christian people and just fellowship.

Did I also tell you I balanced my checkbook today? YUCK! I was getting frustrated too! I had forgotten I hadn't paid a bill, so I had a little less money to "play with" than I thought. It is so frustrating when you have to juggle things. Especially when your kids are as old as mine and have to have money for different things. (I know it is only going to get worse, the older they get!) Anyway, I just let my frustration out before God this morning in the shower (we do a lot of talking in there. It is about the only time I'm left alone if I'm lucky!) and you will not believe what happened not an hour later... I was given money to help pay for Jordan's party, by my mother-in-law. She just "wanted to," she said. It was the exact amount I needed for the bill! God is amazing!

So... today has been busy. I guess it is a good thing that I get an extra hour to sleep tonight! I think I need it. Goodnight!

Oh, I will share pictures of some of the events of the day later... too tired right now.


Jim said...

Sorry about your having to "weather" being "under the weather" with so much going on! Things do crowd together, don't they?

Hey, Jor, congrats on the buck you got yesterday. I've never even had my sights on a deer. Save me some - we'll cook it on our new house's grill and celebrate. I wouldn't be surprised if we might see a deer in the woods back of the house there.

Here's an old Dad comment, Sis, why not write in your check ledger every day as a routine? Busy days, I know, but it will make you old quick if you don't slow down a mite. Ya think?

Speaking of which, I gotta run. Oops! Better take some of my own "medicine", huh?

Love you,

Amber said...

I'm sick, too. I have a nasty sinus infection, gross. I haven't been to the doctor though. I'll just borrow some of your meds...sounds like you have enough to share!

Hooray for Jordan!! My boys didn't get one yesterday, but Kirk and Sawyer are back out this morning before church. Hoping he at least sees something.

Party sounds fun...sorry we missed it. I'm turning into you with this whole present 3 will probably get your birthday presents at Christmas, because I'll forget to give them to you at Thanksgiving!! :)

I'm excited about Mom and Dad's new house, too. Kinda weird though.

I read Dad's comment about your check ledger....I guess he has to say stuff like that because he is Dad. Me? I say, "I totally understand!" God and I have done lots of chatting in the shower, too! So glad that God used your mother-in-law in such a cool way.

Hope you feel better! Love ya.