Wednesday, January 28, 2009

GOOD MORNING!!! The boys have waited all winter for snow. Especially Paden he got a new sled for Christmas and he has wanted to be able to sled everytime we got a little skift of snow. Big brother helped him down the hill towards Mema and Papa's house. In this picture they were packing the snow down so that the sled would go faster. It was really kind of funny, I spent 30 minutes dressing Paden and he stayed outside maybe 20 minutes. He didn't have any insulated gloves so I put two pair of his little unlined ones on. He couldn't understand why I put on two pair of socks. To him that just wasn't right. He had so many clothes on that the poor little guy couldn't get up on his own after he fell off the sled. We spent a lot of time picking him up. He loved to roll on the ground. Then he got snow on his face and that was all he wanted. He went inside at Mema's cause it was good and toasty in there.

When Paden went inside I decided I would push Colton down the hill. That was such a treat. I pushed him once and he wasn't ready and he fell face first in the snow. That was hilarious. Colton is like me and really has a serious side and the look on his face under all that snow was so priceless. Then I went to push him down the hill and was holding on to him to give him a running start and he veered one way and I went the other so we both wiped out. I don't think we take many moments to get down on that level and be kids again. We get so wrapped up with life and we forget to take the time to play.
This was a pretty awesome morning and even as much as I don't like the cold and I can't say I'm really fond of the snow. It turned out really awesome. This afternoon we might even have to do it again. If I ever get warm, that is.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oh My Goodness....I actually am in college!!

Do you ever have things happen that you just think....Am I really supposed to be doing this?

I started OTC the 12th of this month. I was so excited!!

The week before I started the stomach virus had ran it's course through our house. All I could think was, Please let us be over it before Monday.

Well, here comes Colton at 6 am... "Mom, Mema needs to talk to you on the phone." I went to the phone and Mom tells me they're taking my dad to the hospital in the ambulance. At first it didn't quite sink in. I called Steve to tell him and he told me he was on his way home. Once he got there I ran out to take care of my Grandma and get her something to eat and then headed to Cox. I went in and found Mom and Dad.

Now, let me tell you being an EKG tech sometimes has its disadvantages and this happened to be one of them. I found my Dad hooked up to the AED with a heart rate of 10. Not good. The EKG was terrible. I hadn't seen so many LONG pauses. Well, I probably had, BUT they weren't on my Dad.

Like a trooper I left and headed for school. I knew Mom and Dad was in good hands and I couldn't do anything. I got to school....NO PARKING!!! What was I going to do? Call my husband and have a totally breakdown, of course. After a couple minutes of Tough Love on the phone as I drove around aimlessly missing every spot that somebody backed out of, I drove to the far end of campus and started my hike. 32 pound backpack in hand. I made it...3 minutes late...but I made it. Thank goodness I have the coolest teacher for English.

Well, the rest of the day wasn't too bad. My algebra teacher isn't my fave but I'll deal with it. So far I'm doing well in there.

Wednesday, I had went and bought a rolling backpack because I had decided that if I had to park at the fars end of the campus I wasn't going to pack that 32 pound thing. Instead, I drug the strap off of it because my stand in babysitter was running late and I was in a hurry and didn't notice the strap dragging on the ground.

Friday went off and I didn't have any problems. Maybe Murphy was picking on somebody else? Well, we didn't have class on Monday because of MLK day. Poor Murphy he had to leave me alone then too.

Wednesday... Murphy came knocking again. I stopped to get a coffee for the drive. I made it almost to Fair Grove and decided that my coffee should be cool enough to drink...well it probably would have been if it would have actually made it in my mouth. The lid wasn't on and it went all down the front of my shirt and light colored denim jeans. I asked myself, "Self, do you think anybody will notice?" Self laughed at me. One of those lay down on the floor rolling, my side hurts, belly laughs. So going over a mental map of Springfield, I went to Wal-Mart at Glenstone and Kearney bought clothes, changed in the bathroom and hurried once again to campus.

Friday...well, my wheel fell off my backpack. Let's just say...I'm going to get into shape. I'm back to packing that backpack though it's already starting to feel lighter.

Monday...I made it home before the freezing rain and sleet started and I didn't drink anything on the drive in and I left home at 7 to be at my 9 o'clock class...just in case.

Now...let's hope tomorrow goes okay.