Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Big Day

I called yesterday afternoon and scheduled my bunion surgery. The big day is June 17. As soon as I scheduled it, I immediately felt sick to my stomach. Scheduling it just made it more real.

I know that I am not the first time to have surgery. I'm not even the first person to have this particular surgery. None of that, however, changes the fact that I'm scared.

I know I can't spend the next three and a half months worrying about this. I'm trying to focus on Matthew 6:34, which says “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

I know worrying is a sin. My sweet husband reminds me of this often. I'm a bit of a worry wart. I don't mean to be.

But I do know that I don't want to spend my life worrying and be scared from now until June 17.

Instead, I'm going to spend the next three and half months praying for peace. Or even better, complete bunion healing. :) I know my God is capable of that!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Plan B

For several months, the husband and I have been dreaming about vacationing here...


and here...



All of that flew out the window when we learned I needed surgery. The surgery means that no matter what we do, if we want to take a vacation it needs to be done before surgery day. That will hopefully be scheduled tomorrow.

I would love to do the grand canyon before the surgery, but the husband doesn't want me to be doing that much walking on my foot.

The husband said he would be fine just taking a week off work and spending it at home so he could rest. I, however, am going to be confined to our home for at least a month this summer, so I want to go somewhere.

Being the great husband he is he said whatever I wanted to do is fine. :)

I'm thinking a short relaxing vacation. Not a lot of going this time. Maybe this bunion could be blamed on all the walking we did in D.C. last year.

I'm drawing a blank on coming up with a Plan B for our vacation. Any ideas? I was kind of thinking Gulf Shores in Alabama or the beach in South Carolina. Anyone ever done either of these? Anything to do other than the beach? Any other suggestions? We are open to ideas.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Would You Rather?

What a fun game to pass the time! My sweet husband and his friends have come up with some of the nastiest "Would You Rather" questions I've ever heard. I'm talking make you lose your appetite for days kind of nasty. And of course they make these up while we are eating.

Today's visit with the podiatrist left me with my own "Would You Rather" question. She basically gave me three options.

Option #1: Get a cortisone shot, which she offered to give me today. This does not fix the bone deformity, but it takes away the pain. She said she injected herself two years ago and hasn't had any pain since. With this option the chances of me needing surgery some day are still very high. I did not take the cortisone shot today. Something about it just scared me a little. I wasn't prepared to take any sort of action that quickly. I needed time to think it all over.

Option #2: Go ahead and have the surgery. They would put me to sleep. While that terrifies me, it is definitely a lot less terrifying than being awake hearing the sound of them sawing away at my bone. I would wear a boot and be banned from driving and walking for a month. That's right. Very little to NO walking for an entire month. Crazy. After that month, it's another two months before I can run, jog, or do any sort of exercise. And probably a year before I'm completely healed. They put in rods to keep the bone in place. She said 9 out of 10 times this will permanently fix the problem.

Option #3. No surgery. There is a good chance that my foot will continue to get worse. Eventually my big toe will curve behind all my little toes. At this point they would no longer do bunion surgery. The pain is no longer at the location of the bunion. It is on the toe next to your big toe because it is up high since it is on top of your big toe. It rubs against your shoe and that is what causes pain at this point. There is an easier surgery to fix this. Forget cutting off the bone, they cut off your entire second toe. How crazy is that!!

So.... Would you rather have your bone cut off or your toe cut off?

I am going with option #2. Since I will need to be off my foot for a month, I am not going to do it during Spring Break next month. I'm going to wait until this summer. Once Andrew and I find out what our share of the cost will be, we will schedule a date. This also means that if we plan to take a vacation this summer we will have to do it as soon as school is out. Once I have this surgery there will be no hiking through the Grand Canyon like we were dreaming about.

I'm definitely scared about all this, but at the same time I have such peace about it. I know that it will all be okay. And option 2 is definitely better than option 3. The longer I wait to have the surgery the worse this bunion is going to get and the harder my recovery time will be.

This all means it looks like my summer will be spent wearing a not so fashionable boot and staying off my foot. I will just read and scrapbook all day. :) Only question is... who's going to bring me food. I might have to move my bed into the kitchen. HA! That would make for great pictures for my Project 365.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog Design

I am venturing into blog design. I just started yesterday afternoon. I literally spent all day yesterday learning adobe photoshop. If any of you have ever used it and have any pointers, please share. I'm still a LONG way from really mastering it.

Here is the blog I put together yesterday. I loved this less than 24 hours ago. I was so proud of myself for figuring this much out. Of course, I look at it today and think it's hideous, but at least I know I can do it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting To Know You Sunday




1. How often do you wash/change your sheets?
If I answered this question honestly, some of you would be disgusted BIG TIME!! I can't tell you how many times Andrew and I have said that we need a second set of sheets. We only have one set right now and so it is a pain to wash them. It can only be done if I'm home all day which is a rarity.

2. When is your birthday?
August 30th!

3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
Only those who are family. :) Would love to meet all my blog friends though.

4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
Neither. I know they are supposedly all the rave. They are the two you compare all guys too, but I personally prefer to look at Matthew McConaughey in a movie.

5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
Right now, I would take away my bunion without surgery. :) Any other time, my hands.

6. How often do you wash your hair?
Every other day normally

7. Do you have pets?
Yes, Yes, & Yes. Miss Liberty Belle. She will be 3 in May.


And Mr. Liam Bailey. He will be 2 in April.

8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?
Facebook & Myspace. I would get rid of myspace.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mid Week Ramblings

Today has been the first day in what feels like forever that I was back to my routine. Even thought I was back at work yesterday, it was off because of a field trip. I always enjoy coming back to work after a break. I have the greatest students this year.

Yesterday, one of my students overheard me telling a co-worker that I might have to have surgery because of my bunion. So of course the questions were flying today. I described what was going on in my foot and showed them a couple of pictures on my computer. Naturally all the boys thought it was the coolest thing and the girls were sick to their stomach. Seriously, they have to put the nastiest pictures they can find online. The pictures and discussion brought the following statements from my students:

"Wouldn't it be cool if they cut your foot off, Mrs. Weaver"

"Yeah, then you could have a steel foot."

"Just don't kick us."

"Get an athletic foot so you can chase us down the hall."

"Then her right foot would be faster than her left one and she'd be running in circles like this." (He then demonstrated)

Aww. Gotta love 7th graders. Of course they make me laugh. I would like to take a couple of them to surgery with me. I'd be laughing to hard to worry.

If I have to have surgery on my foot, I'm really praying I can schedule it during Spring Break. It's not exactly how I want to spend my break, but I really don't want to miss any more days of school. Of course, it looks like Drew will be in Tulsa that week. No fun for me. I've talked to my little brother and he says he'll come stay with me a few days. My daddy will also be off work for the first part of the week if I need him. I'm going to need someone and not just to hold my hand. I could be wrong, but something tells me I won't be able to drive after they saw off a bone in my right foot.

Okay...on to things other than my disgusting bone deformity. I'm going to the EWomen Conference in Tulsa in just a few weeks. As of right now I'm going alone. Any of you ladies want to join me? I'm really going to be alone. Because their dates got pushed back, Drew won't be in Tulsa during this time. He's going a month later. This means I'm staying alone in a hotel room. I've never done this before. It will be strange, but I know I'll be fine. I'm looking forward to that alone time with God. And I CANNOT wait to meet Karen Kingsbury. This will be a dream come true for me.

We are also looking forward to attending a very special evening for my great uncle. He is being inducted into the Army Hall of Fame. This is going to be a complete surprise to him. He believes he is just speaking at an ROTC Ball, which he has done before. When we asked what we should wear, we were told that Andrew should wear a suit. Easy enough. But we were told I could wear anything from a dress I would wear to church to something very fancy. So now I'm completely clueless. What does one wear to an Army Hall of Fame induction?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Rainbow of Colors & A Great Giveaway!

This morning while sitting in the office preparing for today's field trip, the principal asked me to step into her office.

I have to tell you even though I'm 26 years old, this still scares me a little. Guess that's my fear of confrontation - of any kind!

Of course it wasn't anything bad. She showed me the blue prints for our new middle school that will be ready in July. Because I was the first one in her room, I got first choice of which classroom I wanted. Of course there are a few set classrooms like the computer lab. But other than that, I got dibs. The first choice was first floor or second floor. I chose second floor. That means next year I will be doing a lot of stair walking. I'm actually looking forward to that.

Once I chose my classroom, she told me that she ordered all furniture in gray so that it would match no matter what color room I had. She told me I get to choose what color my room is. I can choose if I want all four walls painted or just one wall or two walls or whatever basically whatever I want.

At this point I was expecting her to hand me 4 or 5 plain colors to choose from. You know... 5 shades of beige! But no! She handed me and entire book of colors. Every shade of every color imaginable. And I'm supposed to choose one. Doesn't she know that I'm the kind of person who needs to mull this over for awhile.

So I want one your help. It looks like I will be teaching all 7th grade Science with a few classes of 7th grade history thrown in. So when you think of Science class, what color comes to mind. I have a color I'm leaning towards, but I want your opinion.



And now for a little treat for you! My sister-in-law Jill is hosting a fabulous giveaway. She has the neatest cookie cutters I have ever seen. They are message cookie cutters. You can put ANY MESSAGE on a cookie. They are great for baby showers, wedding showers, holidays, and tons more. Go on over to her blog and enter to win.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Not Me! Monday


I did NOT finally go the doctor this morning after having NOT put it off for a month. There is NOT a possibility of surgery in foot's future. This does NOT scare me to death. That would only happen to a wimp.

I have NOT spent my four day weekend in a funky mood. I have NOT avoided school work like the black plague.

I have NOT spent all day cleaning my scrapbook room only to make a slight mess again. I am NOT working on an album that is all about our first year of marriage. After all, we've been married six years.

My husband is NOT sitting in his room playing Nintendo and screaming like a little kid. He is NOT acting like Nintendo is a new invention. I did NOT just come out of room after screaming and stopping because I lost Super Mario Kart on Super Nintendo. I am NOT the least bit concerned that my husband is finished cleaning now that he has game systems set up again.

Abiding

I am not a fan of crowds. To be perfectly honest, they scare me. I don't think I've always been this way. But the older I get the less I like to be surrounded by a ton of people.

My students learn this about me right a way each year. There are times when I have 5+ students standing around my desk wanting to ask a question or share a story. I have to just say stop. Go sit down. We'll talk one at a time, but I can't have you all around me at once. They also learn very quickly that my desk comes with an imaginary line they are not allowed to cross.

Our oldest nephew, Tyler, gets a kick out of my fear of crowds. It baffles him, because like his Uncle Andrew, Tyler loves being in the midst of a crowd at a concert.

Whenever Drew and I go somewhere and there is a crowd, I grab onto Drew's shirttail and stick to him like glue. Seriously. I start to freak out if I can't hold his shirt. I trust that he will lead me through the crowd, get us to our destination, and make sure I don't get lost or snatched.

It should be this same way with our Heavenly father. We should grab onto his shirttail so to speak and never let go. My brother-in-law, Cary, shared this illustration in a sermon one time and it just stuck with me. That's been years ago.

Our Heavenly Father will guide us to our destination. He will make sure we don't get lost or snatched, but we have to be willing to hang on and follow. We have to be willing to stay close by.

This week's word for Patter's Scripture Challenge is abiding. When I read her post and saw this word, my layout immediately came to mind. I tried to find a picture of a child holding onto a dad's shirt tail, but I didn't have any luck. I settled on the image of two people holding hands. And the more I think about it the more I like this image better. I think it shows an even more intimate relationship. Intimacy is something I believe our Heavenly Father desires to have with us.

Here is what I ended up with. The scripture I chose was 1 John 2:6. Those who say they live in God should live as Jesus did.

Saw The Bone Off!

About a month ago I noticed that I was having some pain in my right foot. It was only at night when I was sleeping. And only when I laid on the inside of my right foot. As soon as I rolled over so that I wasn't laying on that part of my foot all pain went away.

I finally investigated, but my foot appeared to be normal other than slightly calloused. I didn't say anything to Drew. I didn't want to be a cry baby.

After another week goes by and I'm still having pain I finally mentioned it to him in passing, acting as if it was no big deal.

A another 3 or 4 days go by and I noticed that the bone right below my big toe on my right foot is sticking out way further than the one on my left foot. I mean it was BAD! I showed Drew. He told me to go to the doctor. I ignored him.

A few days later I showed it to our school nurse to get her opinion. When I got my shoe and sock off I noticed that my foot was now all bruised.

The bruising seems to come and go. Some days its worse than others. I thought maybe it was dependent on which shoes I wore, but nope.

She too told me to go to the doctor. But I just couldn't bring myself to miss a day of school over my foot.

On Friday the 5th I noticed it was hurting when I stood. Not a good sign.

I was supposed to go see the doctor the other day because we were out of school on Friday. But I was in a funk and didn't feel like going even though I woke up Friday morning because my foot was burning. It was inflamed BIG TIME!!

After it bothering me all weekend I resolved to go today.

The doctor declared that I have a bunion. I asked how to fix it? He said... saw the bone off.

Not what I wanted to hear.

He set me up an appointment with a podiatrist for Tuesday afternoon. We'll see what they have to say. But my doctor today pretty much said from his experience without surgery it will never go away and probably get worse.

Needless to say I'm freaking out a little. Although I'm trying to be calm until after my appointment Tuesday.

Hoping some of you might be able to help with that. Have any of you ever had a bunion? Did you have surgery or let it be?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Getting To Know You Sunday -Valentine's Day Style




1. Favorite Valentine's candy?


2. Pink or red?

Definitely pink!

3. Will you be doing anything to celebrate today?

Nope. We are taking it easy today. Drew's working on my scrapbook desk. I requested progress on that for V-Day because he hasn't been able to work on it lately.

4. Do you put up Valentine's decorations?

I don't. I've thought about it and I would like to. Maybe I will do some shopping this week and see if I can find some good deals. I definitely want to once we have kids.

5. What does Valentine's Day mean to you?
Nothing really. I think if you only show your love this one day of the year then something is missing. Don't get me wrong, I want Drew to show his love on Valentine's Day. :) But I love that it isn't the only day of the year when he does something special for me.

6. Would you rather get..flowers, candy, or a night out?

Can't I have all three? HA! If I can only pick one of those then I would choose a night out. I haven't had flowers since our first wedding anniversary. I made the mistake of telling him I wasn't really a flower person. Oops!

7. Sexy lingerie or nothing.at.all?

Is this in general or on Valentine's Day? Either way I prefer pajama pants and a t-shirt. Real sexy huh?

8. Do you say Valentine's Day or Valentime's Day?

Are there really people out there who say Valentime's Day? Why?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A little A to your Q!

1 + 1 = 2

4 - 2 - 2

12/6 = 2

1 * 2 = 2

The square root of 4 is 2.

What is my obsession with the number two you ask?

Well that's how many questions you all asked me. That's right. Two measly questions. I'm not sure how to take that. Am I that boring or do you all just know me too well already? I'm hoping it is the latter of the two.

I've been putting off answering them because I was really hoping more would show up, but since they haven't here we go.

Question # 1: I know you are particular about food, so what is the weirdest/strangest/most extreme food you have eaten?

Answer: I've thought and thought about this question. I've tried to remember everything I've ever eaten. I thought about foods that I eat that are perfectly normal to me but shock others. I even went as far as to ask the husband what he thought my answer was. His response? Peanut M&M's instead of plain M&Ms. HA HA! I really don't venture out when it comes to food. I'm not brave at all in this area. People have been surprised to learn that I eat alfredo sauce & the center of deviled eggs. Really exciting right?


Question # 2: I know you talk about babies a lot, so my question is do you have a favorite boy and girl name? Or have you gone there yet?

Answer: Oh we've gone there! LOL! It's funny I never thought I would have any problem sharing these names when the time came, but now that it's been asked... Well I do feel a little funny about it. I guess I just worry that people will hate the names. Actually, I believe there are people in our family who are going to hate whatever name we pick. I'm trying to not let them bother me.

Back to the question at hand. Andrew and I have a list of names we agree on. They are few and far between. For a boy, we like Jadon. This was found one night when we we found this book that has every name in the Bible. Andrew would randomly open to a page and point. We liked Jadon Lewis so that he would be a J.L. like Andrew's dad. But some family members have already told us they don't like that, which makes me not like it. We've recently decided on an alternative middle name that we both love, but I don't want to share that yet.

As for our little girl. I want her to be an AJ like her Daddy. I have two options that I really like and that Andrew agrees with. Anna Jaylyn (both after family members) and Addison (Addie) Jane. Addie is the street Drew lived on a little kid.

We have others, a whole list of them. But those are our favorites.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how I have this list and I think about it often, yet God already knows our children's names. That is just too cool to me!


Of course if we have twin boys we will have Marco and Polo. Hee Hee!!



So there are my answers. Feel free to keep the questions coming!!

Wordless Wednesday - Taken in 2005

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Cleaning Frenzy

Another Snow Day!

Another day stuck at home!

Another day given to me by God.

A day that should not be wasted.

A day that should be used to glorify God.

Sometimes I wonder how you can glorify God in your home all alone. Then I remembere I can glorify my Lord even when no one is watching. He is always watching. He always knows my heart and my thoughts.

I was feeling motivated today.

I turned some Tomlin on and started cleaning.


I've had a couple of big projects that I've been wanting to tackle for quite some time. Today was the day!

I started with what has been dubbed our "junk" cabinet in the kitchen. Don't know where to put it? Put it in the junk cabinet.

Having no shame, here is the before shot.


After about 30 minutes or so it looked like this...



A lot less in there now. A few things belonged elsewhere in the house. But for the most part it was filled with trash.

This was so easy I started feeling brave.

I decided to tackle the hall closet while I was at it.

Here are a couple of before shots of the hall closet






A little while later we had this...





I ended up with a small box and a bigger box of stuff that I needed Andrew to go through. He is out in the garage doing that now.

I must admit, I'm surprised that he is actually doing it. I know he's had a long day of work and so for him to come home and work some more... Well, I really appreciate it.

I've priced a tub full of clothes, a box of miscellaneous items, and some scrapbook stuff for a HUGE yard sale I plan to have the last weekend of March.

My goal is to go through the entire house, garage, and attic, EVERYTHING and do what I did to the closet and cabinet today. I want to declutter our home.

I think, no I know that we would enjoy our home much more if it were clean. And for us a huge part of keeping it clean and organized is to get rid of all the junk we've accumulated over the past 6 years.

I must admit I feel very proud of my accomplishments today. They are two areas that have been bothering me for quite some time. And they were so easy to clean out. Definitely motivates me to get to the rest of the house.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Day + Scrapbooking = 1 Long Post

People started talking last week, around Wednesday I think. A few weathermen were calling for snow Monday and Tuesday. One even went as far as to promise breakfast to one lucky viewer, if it didn't snow. I didn't believe this for one second. I mean it had only been a few days since we had gotten snow/ice. That rarely happens twice a year in Arkansas. The week went on and with a very busy weekend, I completely forgot about the possibility of snow.

Until last night that is. There were facebook status about the snow that was supposed to be coming. I just figured that it would all be in the northern part of the state and those poor people were going to be in school all summer, bless their hearts. So needless to say, I was a bit suprised this morning when Drew got up to let the dogs out at 5:30 and came back saying it was white outside. The ground was covered. I had to get up and look for myself. This is what I found outside this morning.

Once I got the phone call from school confirming that school was cancelled, I went back to sleep. I slept until 10:30 and I must say, it was nice. Somewhere in the time, Drew went to work. Around 11:30 or 12, I looked out and couldn't believe that it was still snowing and getting whiter outside. I bundled Liam Bailey and myself up and out we went. He had never seen snow like this, and let me tell you, that little boy is not a fan. I shouldn't be suprised by this. I know the little guy doesn't like cold weather. Liberty, however, was dying to go out. She loves the snow. I took her in the backyard so she could run around and play without being on a leash.
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I stood outside while Liberty played for about 30 minutes. During that time I couldn't help but to sing and praise our God. Snow is one of those things that I see and just think of God. It was so beautiful outside. Everything was gleaming white and these huge flakes were falling just as fast as they could. It is a wonderful reminder that our God washes us white as snow. Our sins are covered by his love.


While I spent most of the morning reading, I managed to get a little scrapbooking done. At the request of a friend, I thought I would share with you some of the things I've been working on the past few weeks. Let me warn you now that I'm still working on perfecting my skills at taking pictures of my layouts.

Here is a Valentine's card I made for my Mommom. Very simple, but I think it is the first card I've ever made that didn't end up in the trash. I'm actually somewhat pleased with out it turned out.


Last Sunday, I finished the first album that I'm keeping. Everything else I've finished I've given away. They've been things like ABC Baby albums, Mother's Day gifts, and Father's Day gifts.

The album I finished was of Weaver family vacation 07. I started it back in 07 and am just now finishing it. I know, it's sad. I'm glad I decided to scrapbook this particular year. Andrew and I haven't got to go on this vacation since then, and to be honest I can't see us ever being able to go again. It is taken during September and I just can't bring myself to miss a week of school as soon as I get back to school. Either way, here are a couple of pages from that album.







And last but not least, a few pages from my Project 365. These are fairly plain layouts. With so many pictures, it's hard to make it too interesting. :)

This is my title page. There will be a picture there eventually, just don't have one I like well enough yet.




Haven't ordered the pictures from this one yet. Love this paper though.


I guess I was feeling a little purple when I did this one last night. I'm not sure that I like it. I'm hoping once I add the pictures it will be okay.



So there is a sample of what I've been up to. I'm sure there will be more to come.

I plan to answer the questions you all have asked sometime this week. All two of them. HA!! Surely more of you have quetions. I hope I'm not that boring. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Getting To Know You Sunday

A Sunday or two ago, I came across Getting To Know You Sunday. I found it at Katie's blog, but it is hosted by a girl named Keely.

Basically each Sunday there is a series of questions that help your readers get to know you a little better. I actually started a post last Sunday for these questions, but never finished it. I decided I would play this week. It might be fun.




The questions..


1. How many piercings do you have?

At this point in my life, I only have one hole in each ear. Although I've had others in my past. When I was a Senior in high school I got my belly button pierced. I had that until a couple of years ago and I just grew tired of it. It was not longer serving a purpose, not that it ever did. I just realized I no long cared if it was there or not.

When I was a Freshman in college, I got bored and needed a change so I pierced my cartilage of my right ear. That one lasted a couple of years before I grew tired of it. I also pierced my nose while a Freshman at college. I was going through what I guess you could call a rebellious stage. I was dating Andrew at the time and he didn't want me to do it. I also knew my parents wouldn't care for it, so I did it. I hated it! It was out before it was even completely healed.


2. I love the sound of.....?

My husband laughing. Lots of people make fun of his laugh, but I love it!

A close second would have to be rain.


3. Favorite city?

This is tough. Only because I've never thought about it. I don't know that I have a favorite city. I haven't really been to very many cities. I guess I would have to choose DC. I don't know that I would want to live there, but I LOVED visiting. I have told Drew on several occasions since our trip, that it is a vacation that I could take every year and never get tired of it.

4. Colts, Saints, Could Care Less?

I don't really care. I'm going to be okay no matter who wins, but I guess I will cheer for the Saints. Two reasons... it's there first time ever to play in the Super Bowl and that is just cool! Second, I'm not a fan of the Mannings. Sorry, I live in Arkansas. :)

5. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Yogurt, no doubt. I love me some TCBY.

6. Favorite appetizer?

Cheese Sticks hands down. Love them!

7. What item in your closet currently makes you the happiest?

Mmm... I would have to say my scarfs. This is a fairly new obsession for me. I love how you can take a plain shirt, add a scarf and voila..it's a totally new outfit.

8.Favorite facial moisturizer?

Okay this may be bad, but I don't really use a moisturizer. The few times I have used one, I just randomly choose one from Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dancing Painfree with Jesus



This is Andrew's Grandma and Grandpa Mc. They are two of the most loving people I have ever met. They loved me and welcomed me as another granddaughter from the beginning. They always greet me with a hug whenever we get the opportunity to spend time together.

Grandpa Mc has had cancer for quite sometime and last night he went home to be with Jesus.

This man is going to be greatly missed on Earth. However we all know that he is dancing pain free with our Lord and Savior. For that we are eternally thankful. We look forward to being with Grandpa Mc again someday.


He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and we knew then that we probably didn't have much more time with him.

I've spent the past week wondering how we would deal with this. I've been praying all week that I would be able to be whatever my husband needed me to be when this time came. When Andrew's oldest brother, Chris, called last night to let us know, Andrew honestly only cried three or four tears and then went back to what he was doing. He is handling it much better than I had anticipated. At least he is in front of me. Andrew has openly wept in front of me before so I don't think he is trying to hide his pain. I really believe that while he will miss his grandpa, Andrew knows that Grandpa Mc is pain free and in a much better place now.

I'm sure the tears will come and I just pray that when they do, God will help be there for Andrew in whatever way he needs.

Not all of Andrew's family is as stoic as he is. Please say a prayer for them if you think about it. I know they would greatly appreciate it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How About a Little Q&A??

This blog needs a little spice. Or maybe I'm just bored with my post and want you to entertain me. :) I'm also hoping that I have some lurkers who will come out of the wood works, whatever that means.

Either way, I think it's time for a little Q&A. Leave me a comment asking anything you want to know about me. I mean it... anything! I will answer them all.

I'm not sure when I'm going to answer yet. I guess it will depend on how many questions I'm asked.

I did this once before. I think it was a success. Here it was I was asked last time.

Let the questioning begin!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Not Me!" Monday


It was NOT me who did a little dance while still in bed Friday after receiving the news that school had been cancelled. I did NOT stay up after that 6AM phone call because I had NOT been asleep since 5PM the previous evening. I did NOT risk my own safety to venture out onto the icy roads shortly after said phone call for some McDonalds.

Being the oh so wonderful teacher and employee that I am, I did NOT avoid lesson plans and all things school related throughout my three day weekend. I did NOT park myself at my scrapbook desk and remain there for a good part of my weekend.

I did NOT whine and beg until my husband risked our safety (yet again) to take me to Wal-Mart. I was NOT going stir-crazy and I had NOT used all my scrapbook supplies causing me to need more.

It was NOT me who moped around the house Sunday because I was bored. My husband did NOT add to this feeling by laying in bed until 4PM. We did NOT proceed to visit a new church where everyone was just like us. It was NOT made up of only people our age and no children. This did NOT cause me to feel a little better. I had NOT just had a conversation with the husband about babies. He did NOT tell me he wasn't ready yet again. I did NOT get a little frustrated. I did NOT just want him to given and say yes.

I did NOT stay in bed an extra 40 minutes after my alarm went off this morning.

I did NOT laugh out loud at my principal when she asked if I was going to sponsor the cheer & dance teams next year. And of course I did NOT turn down this wonderful opportunity.

I am NOT trying to come up with more things I didn't do today to avoid grading papers. :)


Have a great evening!