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Broken bones can change vacation plans

Monday, July 19, 2010

No, not mine. But I wish it were!

DD and DS wanted to go on a bike ride. DS had a flat tire, so they walked the bikes to the Chevron to pump up the tire. They rode their bikes home...or started to. They were racing, of course! You can't ride a bike without having racing involved. DS called out "No shortcuts" and then as soon as DD was past the shortcut, he took it. Or tried to.

The corner was a little tighter than he thought and he didn't quite make the turn. He flew over the handlebars (missed the rocks, thank God!) and landed in the grassy area to the side of the walking path. Then his bike landed on him. And then he started screaming bloody murder. (I would have too, I'm sure!)

DS stopped and came back to check on him. This is one time I'm really glad that they have cell phones. She called me so I could come over and check on him. Less than a minute away, but saved that minute by her not having to come get me! Got to him and he was holding his shoulder. When I looked at it, there was no bone showing (Whew!), but when I lightly touched it, I could have sworn I felt a bone move. Bones aren't supposed to move like that.

He was able to walk back to the house and I pushed his bike home. Dad looked at it and agreed that we should get him to a doctor. Gave him an ibuprofen and off we went. When we got to the "Doc-in-a-box" we were their only patients! Yay!! They took him right in, got his vitals and x-ray'd his shoulder. Yep, broken collar bone. emoticon Poor kid. The treatment? A sling and Vicadin (okay, generic Vicadin, but still pretty good stuff!). Dad picked up the meds while we came on home.

Gave him one pill and you could tell when it was starting to kick in. He wanted to know if anyone else saw the shadows on the wall (we didn't) and he wanted to know who had just walked by outside (no one). He's resting semi-comfortably now. He's sleeping on the couch because he's stressed that he'll roll over onto his arm if he sleeps in his bed. So now I'm stressed that he'll roll off the couch!

So, the plans for the vacation are mostly off...or at least dramatically changed. DD has a friend over who was going to go to Roaring Springs with all of us tomorrow. Since DD's friend already bought her ticket, I told them they could still go. But we were planning to go Monday, Tuesday and Friday this week...and maybe Saturday! New plans - nothing. I still plan to take them to the zoo on Thursday and meet my mom for lunch. Hoping he's up for that by then.

I guess if someone had to have a broken bone, this is the "best" time for it. I'm home and can make sure he's got the attention and care (yes, and babying) that he needs/wants. When we're hurt, we all want our mommy. At least, I do! It's still vacation and I'm still not going to work, so it's not all bad. If I can get him feeling better, that's even better.

On that note, I'll end this incredibly long blog. Spark you all later!

  
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SWEETPEA0214 7/20/2010 7:39AM

    Sweetie - sorry to hear about your son. Funny description of his vicodin haze though LOL. And you not do any work ????? HA. You're Miss OCD (like me).

Hope you enjoy your vacation at home. Have a picnic in your living room. Get out the monopoly game and have an all day marathon. So much fun to be had at home!



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JUNIAATROME 7/20/2010 2:26AM

    Oh no! But you know there's a name for this sort of thing? Murphy's law! I've got 4 kids and you can bet that there was NO holiday season when they did not come down with something or broken something. Hope he can learn something about short cuts from this? I am not sure, however, what you can learn. Just hope that you will get around to resting some too in between the shadows that is...

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/19/2010 8:48PM

    so sorry to hear about your son! Kids heal pretty quickly, though so that is what I will hope for him. Hopefully, you'll be able to do a few fun things.

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NEWNAC304 7/19/2010 8:41PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your son but glad it wasn't worse. Hope he's better soon.

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RWETHAIRYET 7/19/2010 7:53PM

    Ouch, no not a good reason for being home more than planned.
I'm betting he starts to feel better quickly, haha, good luck with that. My oldest broke his wrist in elementary school, they had to set it under general anesthesia and he got a couple of days in the hosptal. 2 hours after getting home, I caught him out in the neighbors driveway playing baseball using his cast as a bat emoticon
Hope you can find some alternate things to do with your time.

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 7/19/2010 2:46PM

    Ouch! Not a great way for your son to to spend his summer, but he's young and he'll heal pretty quickly. It's a shame it's spoiled your holiday plans, but at least it wasn't too serious and he's in one piece. I hope he doesn't get too used to the Vicodin, though. I've heard scary stories about that stuff!
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Here's to a speedy recovery.
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GEEMAWEST 7/19/2010 1:59PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. What a bummer. The good news is that he's young and will probably recover quickly. Just don't let him start using it before it's totally healed or he could make things worse.

And tell Michelle that's it's not a good idea to mix the vicodin with the whiskey. LOL

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LIZZIE13 7/19/2010 1:48PM

    Barb so sorry to hear of your son's mishap. Same thing happened to our DS on Jul 5/08. It took almost 5 months before he could participate in sports at school that year. How old is your son. Ours was 13 at the time. To keep his spirits up, I used to tease him that if he was going to do something so ridiculous, at least do it to the are you use to do things with so that you are really totally incapacitated...he broke his left side collar bone and he is right handed! Enjoy your vacation the best you can. BTW our son has given up the skateboard hopefully on a permanent basis and he was not wearing his helmet at the time. Needless to say he got reamed out by the paramedics, his friend's Mom not to mention his own Mom and sister (who was up visiting him for the summer that year.) Prayers and good luck emoticon

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LIZZIE13 7/19/2010 1:47PM

    Barb so sorry to hear of your son's mishap. Same thing happened to our DS on Jul 5/08. It took almost 5 months before he could participate in sports at school that year. How old is your son. Ours was 13 at the time. To keep his spirits up, I used to tease him that if he was going to do something so ridiculous, at least do it to the are you use to do things with so that you are really totally incapacitated...he broke his left side collar bone and he is right handed! Enjoy your vacation the best you can. BTW our son has given up the skateboard hopefully on a permanent basis and he was not wearing his helmet at the time. Needless to say he got reamed out by the paramedics, his friend's Mom not to mention his own Mom and sister (who was up visiting him for the summer that year.) Prayers and good luck emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 7/19/2010 12:27PM

    OH NOOOO! You gotta be kidding me! Poor little guy...that's such a bummer. Well, when the pain gets too bad, a shot of whiskey always helps. Just make sure you go to the bedroom where no one can see you drinking it.

I'll pray for him to quickly recover. But remember, boys will be boys and this probably won't be the last time this happens. I hope it is, but the daredevils make it difficult. Godspeed on his healing!
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SUZYMOBILE 7/19/2010 7:11AM

    I'm so sorry to hear that and hope he heals quickly, as kids do. Little did you know that you'd be having this much of a staycation!

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BKNOCK 7/19/2010 5:36AM

    Oh Barb, ouch! I am sorry that your vacation has changed so dramaticlly and I hope that your son is soon feeling better!

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MUSIC66 7/19/2010 5:08AM

    i hope your sons shoulder heal up soon i will pray for him.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/19/2010 12:37AM

    Oh dear I am so sorry to hear .Make sure that when he is recuperated you get him to physio so he doesn't get a frozen shoulder.Fingers crossed you still enjoy vacation time .How old is your DS ? If he is young enough it will heal faster .

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ELYMWX 7/19/2010 12:32AM

    Ouch! In a relatively short period of time he'll have forgotten this incident, and be back taking shortcuts again. The joy of youth!

And good medication.
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Everyone gets a haircut tomorrow except me

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Well...and Abby...our boxer. DH is going to take DS for a cut. I *get* to take DS. We are all taking Scooby, our Shihtzu/Papillion (sp?) for his grooming appointment...and then heading out to breakfast.

After breakfast, we'll all come home. I'll work on laundry and finish my grocery list...and then go grocery shopping. DD will get her hair done first (before groceries!) and then it's home to start dinner. Hopefully I will get some serious reading in too. Oh...and a workout. That WILL happen. Good thing I'm on vacation. I need the rest! LOL!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 7/18/2010 3:19PM

    I went for 3 years without a haircut once...and now no one wants to touch it when I go to get it trimmed, haha.
Oh well, it's long and simple to care for...suits me just fine.

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STEELKICKIN 7/18/2010 11:40AM

    Oh, honey. It's okay. You'll get a haircut. Don't worry. I think you should let it grow like Rapunzel. You know, the chick with the long hair that lets it hang out the window for her main squeeze? That would be AWESOME!
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BKNOCK 7/18/2010 6:21AM

    Sounds like another productive day! I hope that you are enjoying that vacation!

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USFBULL 7/18/2010 1:33AM

    I hope they have enough bowls, LOL have a great day woohoo!! emoticon

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ELYMWX 7/18/2010 1:13AM

    Is this one of your rules? Everyone gets their haircuts on the same day?

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MUSIC66 7/18/2010 12:13AM

    have a great day.

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It's been a rough week but I made it - How about you???

Friday, July 16, 2010

  
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AUNTIEANNE22 7/18/2010 9:58PM

  That's me by the time I landed after the trip to Minneapolis. Flying terrifies me. I lost weight on the trip.






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RWETHAIRYET 7/18/2010 3:34PM

    hahahahahahaha!!!
That's me by the time 5:30 pm on Fridays rolls around!!! how'd you get that picture!!!

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MYFEETHURT 7/17/2010 9:35PM

  Sometimes I feel like that rooster...a little ragged but too proud to give up! LOL

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BKNOCK 7/17/2010 9:10PM

    That is way too funny! I can tell that you are on vacation just by looking at that poor sorry rooster!

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WALKOFFWIN 7/17/2010 7:09PM

    Now where did you get that picture of me??? That was me leaving the office yesterday! Lol ;o) At least I'm glad that we both can say that we made it through the week anyway. TY for the laugh.:o)

Chris

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NEWNAC304 7/17/2010 11:45AM

    I had that same kind of week!

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LMB-ESQ 7/17/2010 11:10AM

    That pic is definitely me!

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FITKAT2010 7/17/2010 6:09AM

    I am doing superbly well!

Sorry your week was so stressful hon.

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GEEMAWEST 7/17/2010 12:12AM

    That's the uglyist rooster I've ever seen. Thanks for making me feel better about myself. LOL

BTW, my week doesn't end until Saturday.

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The things you learn when you're not trying to

Friday, July 16, 2010

As many of you know, I read....a lot! And when I read, it is not to be educated. I purposely choose light-hearted, easy to read, fun books (if you can call murder-mysteries "fun").

Today I started Janet Evanovich's newest book, Sizzlin' Sixteen. It is about a Jersey girl turned bounty hunter. She's not very good, but she has a group of friends that "help" her out. One of her friends is an ex "ho" who is constantly on a diet. One of the diets in a previous book was a low-carb diet. To Lula, that meant she could eat all sorts of meat and as much of it as she wanted. She even carried pork chops around in her purse! LOL!

Well, in this book she has started yet another new diet. The "just one" diet. She can eat anything she wants, but just one of each thing. For example (her example, not mine!), she can have one pea or one spear of asparagus or one loaf of bread. emoticon She hasn't lost any weight yet, but she just started the diet. They also headed into a donut shop and Lula was going to have to choose only one donut. By the time she left the shop, she had gotten one...of each kind of donut! LOL! Somehow, I don't think this diet's going to work. emoticon

Lula personifies some of the thoughts that I have had. Special diets, special combinations, special powers, that's all I needed to make this weight disappear forever! LOL! I know now that it's not any special secret. And it's not easy. But it's doable.

Although...I like that "just one" diet! LOL!! emoticon

  
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RWETHAIRYET 7/16/2010 11:19PM

    I like the Stephanie Plum stories and lula's diets are definitely a hoot!!, if not exactly "doable" haha
But I also admit to having some of the same thoughts and Ideas teehee.

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USFBULL 7/16/2010 10:29PM

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NEWNAC304 7/16/2010 10:08PM

    I read one of the Stephanie Plum books. A friend loaned it to me but she never gave me the others. I need to find them at the library after I finish the True Blood series.

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BKNOCK 7/16/2010 9:59PM

    I am waiting to read that book at the beach! I love the Stephanie Plum stories! I hope that you have a fantastic staycation!

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GEEMAWEST 7/16/2010 9:46PM

    I am so glad that you know the difference between fiction and non fiction, or you could get into some serious trouble. LOL

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Liquid calories? Dagnabit!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Every day that I drive to work, I take a 32oz bottle of water to drink on the way. When I get to work, I fill it back up and put it in the fridge. That way, it's ready for me to drink on the way home. Today, I was halfway to my truck when I realized that I had forgotten to grab the water bottle out of the fridge on my way down. It was already 5:30 so I decided that I was NOT going back for it.

Did I mention that it was almost 100' today? I was thirsty before I hit the stop light! So, I pulled over at the Chevron to get a drink. I'd had enough Diet Pepsi and decided I needed something else. While I was looking, I saw the "new" product from Diet Pepsi, peach flavored green tea. How healthy is that, right? Peaches, green tea, awesome!

After I bought it (yes, AFTER!), I decided that I should look at the calories. There were four servings in the one bottle...at 80 calories per! Yep, did the math (in my head even! LOL!) and realized that if I drank that whole bottle that is 320 calories! emoticon That's a lot of calories! For a drink!!

So, now I had a dilemma. Do I drink my calories and not "die" of thirst? Or do I save my calories and "die" of thirst? I compromised and drank about half of it on the way home. Gave the rest to my DD when I got home. If I'm going to consume that many calories, by gum, I get to chew! LOL! emoticon emoticon

  
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BKNOCK 7/16/2010 6:54AM

    I am amazed how many calories drinks have in them and especially ones that sound healthy! I also hate to pay as much for a bottle of water that you pay for a drink, ridiculous!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/15/2010 11:36PM

    I think it is cruelly deceiving to put 4 servings in one bottle ! Unless you market it as family size LOL!At least you have inspired me to stick to ice water!

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GEEMAWEST 7/15/2010 11:29PM

    I'm with you, want to chew my calories. Much more enjoyable that way!

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CHATTIEGIRL 7/15/2010 11:09PM

    Hi CARTOONB:

Water is the best to drink and no calories. I know your problem with time and getting to work. How about having a bottle of water at work and one for home. What I do is take water or soda bottles my daughter has bought and wash them really good and put water in and freeze it. I use that by the pool, take it to the bowling alley or in my car and it stays cold for a long time. I use the bottles to put juice in too for my granddaughter and myself and i also freeze them too, leave space to put about 2 inches of juice or water in.

It wasn't until I joined Spark that I realized what the calories and salt and all the other vitamins where in the food I was eating. I drink juice, 5 different kinds a day and fruit all the time. But now I drink 4 oz's because of all the calories.

Stay true to your routine exercises, healthy eating and reaching your goals. May God watch over you always.

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