Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Random Thanks and Thoughts

I want to thank each and every one of you who left a sweet message, e-mailed, called, offered dinner and prayers.  I cried when I read your messages.  I even received an e-mail from a reader who has never posted a comment, but said she has been reading my blog for years--she wanted to tell me we have friends we don't even know who are praying for us and that she was holding my hand from afar. 

WOW!  GOD IS SO BIG!! 

THANK YOU!!!

And with that, I am happy to bring some random thoughts (since I'm still trying to find coherence.)

My dad is hanging in there.  Good days and bad.  He has now been moved to assisted living, but is two hours away.  Sigh.  BUT, he is surrounded by a MULTITUDE of friends, family members, and my mom is always by his side.  We were hoping to go up this weekend except . . .

My kids did NOT get the memo that they are ALL supposed to get sick at once. 

NOT ONE BY ONE.  That is just not cool.


Now Lan Lan and Mei Mei are down for the count.  Yuck.

In other news--something amazing occurred.  I DID hire a cleaning crew!  I now know what heaven on earth is!  Please, please, come and look at my house right now so you can see it amazingly clean.

Oops too late.  They left an hour ago.

Need some good advice?  Are you the parent of a 5th grade boy? 


Here is goes.  Never, ever, ever, EVER, NEVER put a juice box in their lunch. 

Or rather, a CLIFFORD juice box.  You know?  Clifford the Big Red Dog?  He is apparently NOT cool with the in-crowd (or any crowd) in 5th grade.  In fact, Patrick might need some counseling over the issue.  It doesn't matter if they were on sale!  It doesn't matter if Mei Mei picked them out.  They are for worse-than-nerds.  For TURDS.  TRAUMA-DRAMA!

Here's another bit of advice. 

You know those Clifford juice boxes?  They will be cool again when boys are in 8th grade.  So will Hello Kitty Band-Aids.  Go figure. 


In other news, we celebrated three birthdays.

 
 

Blog posts coming soon about how wonderfully special each and every birthday child is/was/forever shall be. 

Actually, since I'm into time management these days, let's just get that checked off the list.

Happy Birthday insert name here.  I love you to the moon and back!  You are amazing!  You will always be my favorite child!

DONE! 

(I seriously need one of those "That Was Easy!" buttons!)

In other, other news, we've been able to postpone Mei Mei's bone graft until summer.  Yeah!  She does need oral surgery next week.  Boo. 


Just in time for Kim's surgery April 1.  Double, triple, extra quadruple BOO!  But thankful for excellent doctors, a great children's hospital, and insurance.  And incredibly thankful doctors know the cause of Kim's pain and can fix it (and keep it from causing even more problems). 

That, my friends, is all I got!  More mindless posts coming soon to a blog near you!

4 comments:

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Have not been in the blog world for a couple of years now. And I gave FB up for Lent so Im totally out of the loop!!
Im so so sorry to hear about your Dad. I scanned you blog and could not find if you wrote what is wrong? Just that he is sick. He will be in our nightly prayers for healing and comfort for him and your family my dear friend!! Keep me updated!!
Nice catching up with your family. I actually updated my blog after being away 2 years! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you've got your funny back...duly noted as a mom of a 5th grader. Motts for tots fruit snacks are not cool for my 8th grader...oops. Continued prayers for you and your Dad.

Sally-Girl! said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!! You have quite a full plate right now!!! As when I was taking care of Robert's dying mom, just got home with Gio and in process of getting Gracie the hospice nurse told me "You don't have a full plate, you have a banquet!"

You my dear have been to a banquet. I hope at least things get easier from here!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to the 3 birthdays in your family. Praying everyone gets well quick to go visit their grandpa. What do you think of the new "Beaver"? I think :( blahhh I like the cute one lol. praying for your family
God bless you all

ERIKA