Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Still With the Boot

People have been stearing clear of me today.  I went to the doctor thinking I would be getting my stitches out and transitioning to a postop shoe.  No.  I'm still in the boot.  I still have stitches.  My mood is pretty nasty. The thoughs of going to Phoenix tomorrow in a boot are killing me.

Seniors had the day off school today since the juniors were taking the ACT.  Jake spent the day watching movies.  Allegedly these movies were for one of his classes.  Caroline took the practice ACT test with the rest of the sophs then did a little shopping.

Craig is busy at work and then on Tuesdays he goes to baseball practice with Isaac.  Sam also had baseball practice.  Today he told me he wished he had more baseball practices.  He's having a really fun year. 

The most exciting thing of the day was the release of MLB The Show.  A great moment for Sam and Isaac.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Slippery Floors

Today I am digging out.  I decided to be all better from my surgery today.  It doesn't quite work that way.  I'm marginally better though.  I didn't even take a nap, unless falling asleep sitting up for 10 minutes with the dogs counts.  Craig was nice enough to leave the kitchen spic and span for me today, so there wasn't much to do.  I washed my sheets and made my bed...hopefully to keep myself from taking a nap.

My cleaning lady came today.  She is a sweet Mexican woman named Grasiela.  The only problem is she leaves the wood floors really, really slippery and I'm not sure what to do about that.  The first time someone takes a nosedive though I'm going to be forced to get a new cleaning lady. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Boy in Fuji

We heard from the boy in Fuji today.  He's such a jolly missionary.  A tender mercy I didn't quite expect.  I expected a little bit of negativity, but we don't get much.  We get happy times, happy faces, happy stories. 

He's skinny.  Maybe I should go to Japan for a bit.  He's had a string of difficult companions.  Transfers are next week on his birthday.  I'm hoping he gets a happy American missionary who wants to work hard.  I sure do treasure my Sunday night e-mailing sessions. 

I heard Craig bore a great testimony at church today.  I got out of bed for a few hours.  Progress.  Caroline had a planning meeting with her dance group for the next girls' dance.  I have no idea what girls do at their endless dance planning meetings. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Worst Day Yet

I can see that the deadening shots have finally worn off because I'm having pain with a vengence today.  Luckily, Craig came home midday so he and my mom have been able to help me.  The kids allegedly did their chores--although how am I going to know if they ever did.  I took the dogs potty this morning and didn't leave my room again the entire day.  Whenever I am sick, I always think about the scripture in the Book of Mormon that talks about opposition.  I'm grateful for the times of sickness or pain because they always help me appreciate the times when I am healthy and pain free.  Opposition is a great thing.  I'm grateful for all the help people gave me today and looking forward to moving forward from here. 

Friday, March 2, 2012


I am definitely doing worse today than I expected.  I was able to get the kids off to school, only because the deadening shots haven't entirely worn off.  Then I was pretty much stuck in my bed the entire day.  My mom checked on me and fixed me lunch.  The kids all went to the semi-final basketball game (Bountiful lost to Orem) and then went about their various business.  Today was a struggle.  Sam didn't have a ride to his basketball game so I had to go without my pain pills for several hours in order to drive him.  By the time 11:00 rolled around, I was in a lot of pain and pretty frustrated.  I definitely underestimated the recovery time for this procedure.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Foot Surgery

I have been looking forward to this day for quite some time.  I have a tendon in my foot that has been causing me a lot of pain.  In fact, it hurts all the time.  Today is the day I it gets fixed.  After the kids headed off to school, Craig drove me to the doctor.  They were a little behind, and when my turn finally came, it took them awhile to get me sedated.  Apparently, after putting me to sleep, I kept trying to kick the doctor, making it difficult to do any kind of foot surgery.  Haha, they had to put me under a little deeper.  They cleaned out lots of scar tissue.  Here's hoping I've seen the last of my foot problems. 

Craig had to go to New York City today, leaving me to the mercies of my kids, my mom, and some nice neighbors who brought a good dinner. 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Superior Student Section

Today we attended the state quarterfinal basketball game between Bountiful and Herriman.  Bountiful's student section has a reputation for being very supportive of their team.  They cross lines here and there, even possibly making a few mothers cry (we were kind of hard on some of the WX kids).  They are generally very loud and they do research so they can tailor their cheers to specific players and their girlfriends.  Jake seems to be one of the leaders of the pack.

After the game we celebrated Jake's birthday with a few of his friends.  We served a crowd favorite:  Puka Dogs.  The weather took a major turn for the worse while we were eating, making it difficult to get to our basketball games tonight in the dumping snow.