Thursday, June 23, 2011


Inspired by Thoughts on a sunny Tuesday by Stacy...

~When Owen went to the ER on Sunday morning with a corneal abrasion, the biggest concern of the medical staff was that a scratch so large right in the middle of his eye could cause scarring and long-term vision problems.  When he went for a follow-up appointment Tuesday with the ophthalmologist, the scratch was totally healed. 

~In other medical news, I've had a pinched nerve in my shoulder this week. I'm pretty sure it was caused by carrying a too-heavy library bag.  Glamorous, huh?   It was the same kind of pain that you have when you hit your funny bone, only it didn't go away.  Ibuprofen didn't do much for it either.  The pain traveled all the way down my right arm and made my fingers tingly.  The best relief came when I laid down on my right side, but how often can a mother of five do that?! The pain and funny feeling is not gone, but it is certainly better than it was yesterday.

~We moved into our new house eight weeks ago and for eight weeks, we have struggled with a dishwasher that leaves all of our dishes dirty.  (Actually, we only struggled for only 2-3 weeks because then we gave up and went back to hand washing.)  We finally had a technician look at it today.  We need a new water valve and the part will be in early next week!  Yay for a working dishwasher. 

~ I've never believed in the whole terrible two (or terrible threes) thing, but boy is Benjamin giving me a run for my money!  He hides everything-- from the television remote to his brothers' toys.  He takes off his shoes every time we get in the van and he peels off his clothes any time he gets the chance.  When I put him down for a nap, he likes to get up and hide in the closet.  We attempted potty training last week, but I decided neither he nor I was ready.  I want to be ready, but I'm not. 

~We're going to put built-in bookshelves on our living room walls.  For the first time in years, we'll have a home for all of our books. 

~We are giving each of our older kids a "special night" where they can stay up later than their siblings .  Owen took his turn last night and he chose to play Wii games with Brian and me.  Gavin is taking his night next week.  He and Brian are going to a baseball game.  That same night, I am going to put the littles to bed and then Maddie and I are going to watch a movie together.  I think she has chosen Ramona and Beezus which we just watched at the $1 movie last week but that she wants to watch again anyway. 

~It was 91 degrees today, but the kids still enjoyed playing outside.  I'm a wimp, but I prefer staying inside when the temperature goes above 85.  Last week, we had friends over and ended up with *16* kids in our backyard! 

~Alaine is a very talky nine-month-old.  She can say "mama," "dada," "papa," bye-bye," and "hi."  She can also sniff like a bunny and say "bow-wow-wow" like a dog. 

What's on your mind today?

1 comment:

  1. Loved the little glimpse into your everyday life.

    As we prepare to move I'm beginning to realize that we may very well have a dishwasher for the first time in almost 5 years. To say I'm excited would be an understatement.

    Of course if we don't get a house with a dishwasher I am perfectly capable of washing the dishes by hand (thank you, God).


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