Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

the aftermath

We came back from vacation and started the process of unpacking and putting things away. It was kinda funny, we asked the kids about going to a budget movie that day -- they all indicated wanting to stay home!

Andrew had carpel tunnel surgery the next day. It was a much bigger surgery than either he or I thought. He was recovering most of the week. It went well and Im happy to report he has use of his hand back. It was so great this last weekend to see and hear his joy when he was able to play his guitar without the numbness in his hand. Praise God!

Wednesday was spend cleaning for our new yrs eve party. Several of the kids had a friend over as well as some friends from church and the like. We had a rousing game of apples to apples in which the blue plate of death was passed around. With two tech guys at the table, it was appropriately named . Plus Amy brought some yummy food too to add to our spread. Very enjoyable night!

Then the next day was slated to be our nerf gun war, as tradition states. But Mom had the gall to get sick and I was sick. A nice case of the stomach flu kept me down the majority of the day, I didnt start feeling even slightly better til the evening.

Add the vacation laundry to a week of not getting enough laundry done and well I had a mountain of laundry that takes weeks to recover from. With our large family, minimally i have to do 3 loads of laundry a day IF im caught up, otherwise i need to do 6 to even begin the process of digging out a mountain. Im just at the point now, 2 weeks later that Im beginning to find the hampers and hope that the mountain will stay tamed.

We are now back into the swing of therapy appts, medical appts, girl scouts(cookie time! Anyone want cookies lol), cub scouts and school things.

Josiah got his 4th pin this week -- way to go Josiah! He was very happy to have a break this week. Thursdays meet was canceled since school was canceled due to the cold temps(brrr -50 with windchill). And no practice on friday and no meet on saturday(the varsity team was traveling out of state but not the JV). Wrestling has kept Josiah super busy and he really was relishing a "free" saturday. Perhaps i need to dust off a chore list for him --- lol! The other night he did a quad meet and did not get home until after midnight on a tuesday night. He was really exhausted.

Still waiting to hear on Gideons genetic testing. The first test should be coming back shortly, the 2nd test (done with the same bloodwork) will take 2 more months to complete. Even if both of those tests come back negative, there is a 3rd genetic test that we will do then at that point. We are pretty convinced even without the test that he has sotos though, its just the confirming factor.

Tonite we are looking forward to getting together with some good friends for games! Katarina is going over to babysit their kids, and our littles will be in bed woohoo! Adult fellowship -- yay -- maybe ill even remember to use real words instead of things like potty :)

God is good ... all the time



  • At 9:47 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    I can't imagine the laundry you must do- i cant' stand to do it for just me and G! I am a wimp- :)

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    I am resolving to leave more comments on people's posts because it makes me sad when I don't get comments. So, do a new post so I can comment!

  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger Bren said…

    Yes, I need more musings'!

  • At 10:21 PM, Blogger MJ said…

    You guys are funny. I have lots of blogs in my head, funny how time never seems to cooperate with me. I must not disapoint my fans lol.


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