Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Well, solitude from the kids and responsibilities anyway. LOL!
Started the day by sleeping in almost to 8:00! Woo hoo! Left for the gym and got my workout in before doing anything else. Ate breakfast, gathered all the stuff I needed, cut the loaf of bread and wrapped the slices and then headed out for MY day.
I started by running errands (bank, post office, turning in aluminum cans) and then headed to Kohl's. Found a great pair of capris on the clearance rack for $8. Then off to Target. Yellow shirt and a 3/4 sleeve black sweater (one on clearance one on sale). Then lunch. Then ShopKo. Another sweater for only $8! I managed to make the day last for a little over 5 hours and I only got one phone call! Woo Hoo!!
After dinner, we went to pick up the boys' gear for football...helmet and pads. He got LOTS of attention because of his sling. Practices don't start for another three weeks, so he will miss at least one week of practice. He'll still be there, just not be able to do anything. After six weeks, we'll get the collarbone re-x-ray'd (is that a word?) to see if it's healed. At that time, he may get to practice. Will have to make the call on playing an actual game though. Don't want to rebreak it!
On that note, DD is staring me down. Waiting for her turn on the PC. If looks could kill....
Talk to you all later!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
There are signs.
One - he has taken a lot fewer pills today than he has in the previous two days
Two - he had a friend over all day and they were able to find things to do
Three - no nap for him today
Four - he is insisting on doing things for himself, even things he shouldn't do yet
Five - he's fighting with his sister
Yep, that last one is the one that tells me the most! They are swiping each other for stupid things. Yelling at each other over dumb stuff. You know...being siblings! Tomorrow is my day to take time for myself, no plans (other than what I plan), no responsibilities, no kids. I WILL assign a ton of chores to each of them if they call me with their bickering! LOL! And I've told them that too. We'll see how tomorrow goes!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Water parks are for kids, right? Well, maybe. But I wanna play too!
As most of you know, I am on a stay-cation and had plans to take the kids to the water park three to five days during my time off. Partly because it would be fun for them and partly because I would get to be warm and read my book. But really, I wanted to go play on the rides too! I like going down the slides and getting wet and screaming like a little girl! LOL! I like soaking up the sun and hustling across the cement cos my feet are burning. I don't like waiting in lines for the rides so much. But, waiting in line with my kids meant that I got to talk to them. We were making memories, having fun and screaming "Olaaaaaaaafffffff!!!" all the way down the ride. (Not sure why "Olaf," but that's what we were told to yell by DS! LOL!)
Since DS can't go, I can't go. It would be very, very wrong to go without him. Right? LOL!! Just kidding! I know that I can't go. But I can still miss it. And, no, I'm not telling him that I miss it. He's in that state of mind that he would take it personally. Like I was blaming him for not being able to go. Of course I'm not, but you know how it is when you're in pain and/or on pain meds! Very emotional!
The good news is that I got some auctions started for DH and got some cleaning done and did my dishes...twice! And I'll be heading to bed at a decent hour. So the vacation is not a total wash. Plus, we still plan to go to the zoo on Thursday. Might get there in time to feed the giraffes. Might not too.
Spark ya later!
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. 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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