Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I never and I mean NEVER remember a time in our lives where we dragged our children out to a restaurant, ordered for myself and my husband and told them that could not eat there because they had already eaten at home. If we could not afford for them to eat we would stay home cause we certainly could not afford for us to eat either!
Saturday night as we were finishing our meal up a couple about our age, well dressed came in and was seated behind my husband and Mason. They also had their 4 children with them (somewhere between the ages of 5 and 12). The mom ordered a beer and the dad some other type of alcoholic drink and the children each had water ordered for them. I heard two of the older boys ask if they could have some chips and the mother told them no, they had already eaten. When the waiter came I could not believe my ears! The mother ordered, the father ordered and when the waiter asked what for the children, the mother said nothing. The children ever so quietly protested and asked to order, the youngest one even crying. Yes the mother refused and told them to just shut up, they had already eaten.
It was bad enough that my own children were witnessing such behavior from a grown woman, a mother no less but to hear her speak to them in that tone with those words. Mason actually started praying right at our table for "their mommy to have a kinder heart". We quickly finished our meal. The woman proceeded to have not one but two more drinks and the man another one as well, but yet they would not let their children eat. God help us, what is this world coming to?!
When we got in the car the boys wnated to pray for that family and we did. I wanted to say something to that woman, actually if I were being honest I would tell you that the anger in me made me want to slap her jaws. That was not the Christian thing to do and I refrained. What would you have done? Would you have said something?
I just cannot imagine telling my children they couldn't eat.................
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Saturday they had a basketball game and they played. Everyone seemed fine and we just rested the rest of the day.
Sunday none of us felt too good so I kept the boys home from church while John went to finish cleaning out his Dad's apartment. We met John in town and went by the nursing home to see his Dad for a quick visit.
Monday I sent both of the boys to school as they felt fine. When I picked them up I found out that 3 students had checked out of John's class sick. By the time we made it home and through the door, Mason had diarrhea. That lasted on and off until after bedtime. At 11pm he started vomiting.
He had diarrhea and vomiting constantly for over 24 hours and he didn't eat for 40 hours. We kept him hydrated with Gatorade. In the midst of all of this I called the peds office on Wednesday am for Zofran.
The peds office had been closed Tuesday due to a tornado touching down in the area. 2 were killed and over 700 homes damaged or destroyed. Please pray for these!
As Wednesday progressed Mason was a new child, feeling so much better. He was up and playing and I was a happy Momma!
However, as Wednesday wore on I got sick. Thank the Lord for Zofran and Imodium. I still feel rotten today and am in pain from the diarrhea and dry heaving. Hoping this bug leaves our house soon. The boys missed basketball practice Tuesday night but have a game Saturday. We also have tickets for the Circus that afternoon. Here's to a healthy house of McRae's soon!
Has the tummy bug hit your house or area? Blessings!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
- 6:00am up, get ready, try to get boys to eat some dry Cheerios and have some Gatorade
- 7:30am get cooler ready with snacks and drinks (it's our turn to pack these for gameday)
- 7:50am pick up my Daddy and head to the gym for boy's basketball game
- 8:30am game starts
- 9:30am game over (we won 18-10 - WOOHOO!)
- The rest of the day was kind of a blur........ate breakfast @ Jack's
- home, change, relax, John heads to nursing home to see his Dad, watch tv, play Legos
- eat lunch (the boys only wanted cheese, crackers and Gatorade), then nap (1pm)
- 3 up, John home, get ready, find coupons for supper, go get John a new phone (his is going out)
- drive to Trussville (almost an hour away), CVS, Verizon, Chic Fil A, Sam's (the boys love playing on the ipads)
- home by 8pm, boys in bed by 8:30. Cookies baked and coffee made. John and I head to our master bedroom retreat to tv/computer it.
- 9:50pm I blog and get ready for bed.........
Goodnight and blessings!
Friday, January 20, 2012
The boys love the cowboy lifestyle. Mainly they love the jeans, boots, buckles, horses and hats! LOL! They have decided to have a cowboy themed birthday this year. Their birthday is in March but it will be here before we know it! They want us to grill hamburgers and hot dogs. I will make bronco baked beans and we will have choctaw chips and dip. I am having a friend to make a cowboy cake with 2 smaller cakes with the boys' names. I would love to find some metal pie tin type plates for serving up the grub. I think we are going to keep the family/friend list a little smaller this year. We shall see how it all pulls together! Do you have ideas or suggestions?!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
My father-n-law has finally been given a true diagnosis of Cirrhosis of the liver (non-alcoholic type). He is in the final stages of this disease. The home health nurse said he might have 8-10 weeks left. He can no longer stay alone, is on a walker and O2 full time. He doesn't know when he needs to use the restroom. Sometimes he talks out of his head or sees things or people that are not there. He goes from grey to yellow. He eats very little and is staying swollen for the abdomen down. We took the boys by his apartment yesterday to get some pictures. We will be moving him today or tomorrow one to a nursing home in the same town where he lives. One of John's half sisters is a supervisor there and knows the nursing staff and such. She has been helping us with him ever since their Mom died (almost 3 years ago).
There are 2 more half sisters, John is the only biological child and closer to his Dad than the girls. Their Dad is still living and is a part of their lives. There are some hard feeling from one of the sisters grown children that we are not bringing him home with us and taking care of him here. They will just have to get over themselves. (They have not stepped up to help). John works outside the home and there is no way to keep a normal life for our boys, do their activities, me work and continue to take care of my folks and aunt, nor can I lift him. Please pray for us as we watch him transition to the next life. Man knows not when this will happen but the Lord does and we are trusting in him.
I hope to be around and post more often but we will see! Blessings!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
- Read Genesis 12-30
- Make beds
- Take meds
- Feed pets
- Load/run/empty dw
- Sweep kitchen and entry way
- Clean kitchen sink
- Clear/wipe kitchen counters
- Plan/cook dinner
- Wipe bathroom sinks
- Empty trash
- Do laundry
- Read to boys
- Quiet time
- Prepare tomorrow's clothes
- Clean bath mirrors
- Clean light fixtures and change bad bulbs in bathrooms
- Clean out purse/wallet
- Pay/file bills and balance checkbook
- Clean toaster
- Change boys hand towels
- Clean out my nightstand
- Send thank you card to Connie
- Soup to AM/AP/MD
- DG-carpet cleaner/milk
- Call Peds East-print out for last year
- Mop kitchen and master bath
- Iron and put boys stars on shirts
- Take Christmas stuff down
- Organize spare bedroom
- Clea out fridges' freezers
- Clean tiolets
- Check Mom's meds
Oh my! Maybe this will be today and tomorrow?!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Yesterday we hired a sitter so we could drive an hour to the hospital to visit John's Dad. We stayed at the hospital for 2 hours and then went to eat an early supper/late lunch at Chili's. Then we drove the hour home. It was so nice to be able to sit and eat and talk just the two of us. We love our boys dearly but there were NO interuptions, no potty needs, no cutting up food, no spills or messes to clean up...it was JUST us! We would love a get away though!
So how often do you and your hubby go out just the two of you? Or do you? Do you go on weekend getaways together?
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This morning the boys have their first Upwards basketball game. Afterwards we will come home to grab a bite of lunch and leave the boys with a sitter to head to the hospital. John's Dad has been in the hospital a week today. Yesterday he was transfered to a larger, better facility in Birmingham. He has swelling in his stomach/ abdomen area and it is worse when he eats or drinks anything. He also has swelling in his feet and legs and his legs hurt really bad. He is using the bathroom in his clothes without knowing it. His kidneys are not wsorking at all. He has a bleed behind one kidney. Non life saving surgery is not an option at his age (he's 83 years old). His bloodwork is also out of sorts. We will meeting with an oncologist as well.
Please keep him and us in your prayers. Blessings on this rainy Saturday!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
1 Ham, turnip greens, peas, dressing,
2Chicken noodle soup
5 Shrimp salad, cookies
6 Steak, salad, baked potato
7 Santa Fe soup
8 Enchiladas, beans, rice, salad
11 Spaghetti, salad, bread, peach
12 Peas, fried okra, potato salad,
13 Sloppy joe’s, fries, slaw
14 Breakfast casserole, friend apples,
15 Beefstew, cake
16 Pork chops, green beans, corn, fried
18 Sauted squash, peas, friend green
19 Burgers, fries, salad, peanut butter
20 Brats, slaw, chips
22 Cornmeal chicken, mashed potatoes,
gravy, green beans, biscuits
23 Butterpeas, cornbread,
mac&cheese, fried potatoes
24 Broccoli and cheese soup
25 Chili, cornbread
26 Gravy, biscuits, sausage
27 Nacho bar
29 Roast, carrots, potatoes
30 Potato soup 31 Jack’s
Sunday, January 1, 2012
- Blog daily.
- Take more pics.
- Read Bible daily and get through it in one year.
- Read 2 + booke per month.
- Read more to my boys.
- Restart daily devo and prayers with hubby as a couple.
- Read Bible and pray daily with boys and hubby as a family.
- Declutter and organize!
- Keep my toenails painted and my feet in great shape.
- Paint and redo master bath
- Get new kitchen counter tops
- Actually stick to a defined budget and put more $ back.
- Finish cookbook and get it to the publisher
- Get back to my "magic number" weight wise! ;)
- Organize pics and clean off some of our sd cards.
- Use more kind and encouraging words with my family.
- Surrender and trust more fully in God.
So what do you want to accomplish in 2012? New Year Blessings on you and your family!