Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Isaiah 45:3

I've run across this verse twice in the last 48 hours so I'm sharing it in hopes it will bless you like it did me.

I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you m ay know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the Mend

The flu crisis of December 2014 is over.

Knock on wood.

Brian and Camden both went back to school today, and since Rory and I have yet to show any sign of the flu, I'm going to just assume we're past the danger zone.

Knock on wood.

While Brian was doing this . . .

and Camden was doing this . . .

Rory was doing this.

And this.

And this.

And this.

While I nursed 2 patients (have I ever mentioned that I am about the least compassionate person ever?), Rory's energy was through the roof. It was an interesting 4 days to say the least. My sanity was saved by the 8 hours of play practice on Friday/Saturday because there were plenty of high school girls and college boys (she is so smitten before she even really knows what smitten means) to entertain her.

Camden, who is always my sweet kid when sick, had a tough time with the strep throat swab and flu nose swab. The solitary tear that rolled down his cheek broke my heart. Not enough that I got any closer to his germs than rubbing his back . . . from an arm's length away, but it was sad.

I'm working from home today, in the office tomorrow, and then I'm done until January 5. Brian and the kids finish up Friday, and we leave town Monday. There is ALOT happening between now and then, but I'm determined to somehow get this house back under control, do some baking, and make some holiday memories before the month is over.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tis the Season

When I heard on the news this week that this year's flu shot had missed the mark, I didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal.

As of this afternoon, however, Brian has a confirmed case of the flu, and I picked Camden up from school today with a fever. Hurray for us!

Let me just go ahead and apologize to everyone our family has come in contact with over the past 48 hours. The doctor was proactive by calling in a prescription for Tamiflu for me, and I have already taken the first dose. (Did not know Tamiflu was so expensive!)

We've quarantined both boys upstairs, and Rory and I are disinfecting and washing our hands like it's our job.

Here's hoping for a Christmas miracle. Two miracles actually: that Rory and I don't get sick and that Brian and Camden are well enough to participate in the Christmas play Sunday.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Good Reads, Part 2

I've had several friends tag me to list my top 10 books. I thought this list was going to be hard. And I thought there would be a lot more fiction on here, but I decided to just quickly jot down what came to mind and this is the result.

my very first John Grisham book - I tore through these in college

my very first historical fiction. I read it multiple times throughout high school and college.

And here are a few blog posts I've read recently that stuck with me.

A post by LosWhit (I will not type out the actual title of blogpost)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits

It's been a week since my first chemo, and I think we're going to just pretend it never happened. And because I woke up Sunday feeling very close to normal, I think pretending it never happened is possible.

Am I the last one to jump on the Serial bandwagon? If you're not listening, go subscribe right now. It's incredibly fascinating. Even Brian, who generally has no time for entertainment, is hooked.

Also. Michael Buble's instagram account is quite entertaining. His band does warm-ups every performance and takes requests via instagram.

I went back to work yesterday, and it felt so good. If I would have known how good it felt to get back in the work force, I would have done it long ago. Actually, probably not because I am fairly certain it is this specific job that works.

This week is a marathon, not a sprint with work days, play practices, lab appointments, Christmas programs (times 2), etc. etc. etc. I am taking it one day at a time and focusing on feeling grateful that I am healthy enough to manage all the busyness.

Speaking of lab appointments, I have an appointment this afternoon at the same time and area where Obama is visiting. Something tells me there is going to be a little more traffic than usual.

Scheduling a photoshoot with me this season pretty much guarantees some form of rain, wind, mud, storms and Saturday was no exception. Thankfully, we were able to pull out this family shot of dear friends.