• crafting with grammy

    first of all, welcome to winter on my blog.  my wonderful husband added the lovely snowflakes for me.  aren’t they pretty? now, on with the show. i am not crafty.  not at all.  i have tried.  i have failed. i have thoughts of crafty things.  pretty paintings.  beautifully decorated rooms.  adorable scrapbook pages.  handmade cards.  homemade gift wrappings.  but for some reason, these images that appear in my head, can never be transfered into my reality. grammy is crafty.  grammy and her friend aunt patti are crafty together.  grammy invited the kids and i over yesterday to make a thanksgiving craft.  i participated.  actually, i participated twice.  i made two…

  • my little girl

    well, not exactly sure how to feel about the results of the EEG.  i spoke with a nurse from our neurologists office yesterday.  she shared that the results were ‘normal’.  i thought that would mean the epilepsy is gone.  but it doesn’t.  it means that the epileptic activity wasn’t there during the test.  it could have been there before the test.  it could have been there after.  it could be there right now.  there’s no way to know. because it didn’t show up during the test, we are supposed to wean amelia from her meds.  she takes 4mL total, every day.  2mL in the AM, 2mL in the PM.  the…

  • my eyes hurt

    i kept wanting to write yesterday, but felt if i did, and said things were going well, something bad would happen.  josh usually takes the kids to church wednesday nights, i kept amelia home with me last night.  around 7:30pm, i was thinking we were out of the woods.  but then josh called at 7:45pm. josh-we are on our way home from church already(it ends at 8:15). me-why?  oh know.  what happened? josh-wilbur’s teacher came to get me, he was a total basket case, crying, saying his eyes hurt. me-oh great.  he has pinkeye too?  now he has to be home another day.  wonderful! josh-we’ll be home soon. they arrived…

  • come on

    really?  are you kidding me?  remember that saying, “be careful what you ask the Lord for.  He just might give it to you?”  remember me wanting to have real joy today?  well, to help me along, He allowed the following. phone-ring ring me-answering the phone-hello person on other end of the phone-ah yes, mrs. smith?  hi, this is the nurse at xyz school.  amelia’s teacher just brought her down to the office.  we think she has pinkeye.  you’ll need to come get her. me-oh.  i just sat my boys down to eat lunch, i’ll be there in a few minutes. this is at 11:45.  orville and wilbur need to finish…

  • back to normal?

    well, since there’s no such thing, i guess not.  will have wilbur home from school today.  he’s fine this morning, but still had a fever last night.  oh, that darn 24 hour rule!  orville will go, but he has a stuffy nose.  poor little guy.  it’s so hard when they are so little.  he can blow, but not well on his own.  wilbur has the stuffy nose too, and a bad cough.  and amelia is stuffy as well.  and she woke up with red eyes.  she said she was rubbing them a lot in her bed.  and that they had some ‘crunchies’ on them, but daddy helped her and wiped…