Sunday, March 29, 2009


I have the utmost respect for nurses. Anyone who can handle blood and needles has my respect. It's not my deal....not even close. Well, this past week I had a minor surgical procedure done. While I was being prepped, the nurse said words that I really didn't want to hear and couldn't believe she said.
As she reached for a needle, she says, "I've actually never done this before. The doctor made me take the book home last night to learn how. I didn't read much of it, but I looked at the diagrams and think I have it down." People, she was about to put the IV line in my arm!!

Seriously, lady, you shouldn't have told me that. My blood pressure probably shot through the roof and my thoughts were, in a word, inappropriate! I managed to turn my head and all was going well, until she hit a nerve...really. I screamed, and she said I'm sorry, but you need to hold your hand down a little more. It already felt like she was trying to break my wrist, but I just sat there and had more inappropriate thoughts.....
At this point she could probably read my face, because I gave her the LOOK! She quickly finished and gave me the "happy stuff" that made me relax until the doctor came. For some reason, I no longer cared that I was a pin cushion. Happy thoughts.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I read this quote the other day as I waited in my doctor's office. It was in the Feb/March 2009 issue of Working Mother magazine.

"Motherhood is relentless. It's not like, "Okay, today I want to sleep in."
Nope! You're going to get up and you're going to do it again."
Jennifer Lopez
I don't know Ms. Lopez, but for me, she hit the bulls eye! There are days when I think, not again. Another meal to cook, another load of laundry to fold, another floor to clean, another ballgame to attend, another _______________(you fill in the blank). And yet, I get up and do it again. Why? Because in the words of a great Darius Rucker song, "It won't be like this for long." Savor the days.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day

I have been so longing for a snow day this winter. And yesterday we got one...yes it was Sunday, but the snow was beautiful. It is simply one of the neatest and prettiest things God does!

Once we got home from church, the snow just kept falling and falling. We went outside and made a huge snowman, threw some snowballs and had a blast! Here's some pics of our day.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Washing Machines

Washing machines are a critical part of my life...or so I found out this past week! On Monday morning I put in a load of clothes, a big load of clothes. Lots of socks, t-shirts, undies, etc. Added a little bleach, some detergent, turned the knob and went in the kitchen to do my Bible Study. Then there was this noise...a thump. It was loud and it scared me. I didn't see the washing machine coming through the door, so I ignored it. A few minutes later, more noise. This time I knew the washing machine was dieing. When I entered the laundry room, I was sure that smell was not good and the noise, well it confirmed my fears. I spent the next two hours wringing out the socks, shirts and undies, rinsing them and wringing them out again!

I'd like to say that my immediate reaction was good, but well it took me awhile. But thankfully, at some point during the rinsing and wringing, God pierced my heart to start praying. So I prayed for my family, thanked God that we had clothes, that we had a way to dry them, that we could replace our washing machine and before I knew it they were all done and in the dryer.
Unfortunately we were not able to get a new machine until Saturday morning. FIVE DAYS without a washing machine and the mountain of clothes in the picture is what you get...not once but twice!