Sunday, June 28, 2009
It rained off and on yesterday which we really needed. Let it rain.
The swelling in A's hand has gone down considerably. It took until Friday afternoon before it started going down. When it was swollen you couldn't really see where the actual sting was. Now that it's down, the sting shows up quite a bit. Weird.
T got the rest of the work done on the camper. Yay! Now we are ready to go camping.
We had some frustrations this last week with trying to refinance our house but things seem to be a go for now.
R and I have worked a lot this week as everyone else was on vacation. It's like that through the middle of this week. Sigh...but we are thankful for jobs.
We're praying for a passport for J tomorrow (Monday). Please pray with us. They originally promised it on the 15th. Huge sigh...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Moving along here. I opened up my knee again today. After nearly two weeks from the fall in the gravel, the scabs were gone and the new pink skin was there. Then I bumped into a cardboard tootsie roll display at the grocery store and broke a small section of new skin open. I was mad more than anything. Sigh...T said chocolate will get you every time. I maintain my stand that tootsie rolls are not chocolate.
A got stung by a wasp today while working for my mom. Her hand is quite swollen. See?
It's even swollen up her wrist a ways. It looks like she has elephantitis of her hand.
Here's a recent sunset. I may have posted this already so if I did, enjoy it again.
Here's a pic of Choji when R first brought him home. He was so little and so cute.
He's quite a bit bigger now. R does this thing where she slowly lays him back in her lap and it's almost like he's hypnotized or something.
He just lays there, doing nothing.
You can even move his little paws around and he just lays there. It's rather bizarre. But then, a lot of things around here are rather bizarre right now.
8:30 edit; More bizarre. We came home and the two dogs were standing in the driveway panting and there was a baby deer with them. Sigh...we've called the vet and are praying that momma deer will come to collect her baby tonight.
Thursday morning edit; Momma deer came and got her baby, thank God.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Remember my friend who broke her arm while pumping gas, got stuck in a dress in a fitting room, killed a bird with her car antenna, etc.? This week they took their truck to the mechanic because they're getting ready to go on a trip and the AC sounded strange, like a huge swarm of mosquitoes. Turns out it was a drinking straw from the glove box that got sucked into the system somehow and it had to be extracted. How funny is that? Then the guy that was bush hogging their farm told them that their horses and donkey "ate" his truck and tore the mirror off the side. Turns out, the animals ganged up on the guy's truck while he was on the tractor and did in fact chew on just about every quarter of the truck, leaving deep scratches and bite marks. And they did in fact, pull the mirror off the truck. M had to call his ins. co. and see if they were covered for truck hungry horses wreaking havoc. I haven't heard the results on that one. I'm not sure if they think it's funny or not but I do. Our first van had a slight dent in the sliding door from one of the horses' hind quarter. I thought that was funny too. Maybe my sense of humor is warped.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'm still bummed about the lack of a passport. Some people would say, it's just a few more days. But days become weeks, weeks become months, months become years. We're pushing the four year mark of waiting for this child to come home. Each day is another day of lost time with him. We're at 45 plus months of waiting. Sigh...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I think he's smiling in this one.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
When T got home he discovered the pool had blown a hose and quite a bit of water leaked out. Huge sigh...see, it was a weird day. I think we'll take our walk and then come in for the night and watch a movie.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
T is finally home from his business trip. Yay! A got her driver's license this week. Zoiks!! My dad cut his ankle trying to help move tin for the church roof. Boo! But he got up early this morning and didn't let it stop him. Yay! This post is starting to remind me of the book "That's Good, That's Bad".
Well, we are on our way to a home Bible study. Don't forget to check out the Livesay blog.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Don't be deceived. The little heathen brought a dead mouse in the house yesterday. We usually label this particular cat for not being the brightest crayon in the box. But, she is the only one of the three who can let herself out and back in through the screen door. They all let themselves out if it's just the screen door but Sanomae has figured out how to let herself back in by snagging the door and pulling it open. She went out, found a mouse that someone else had killed and decided to bring it into the house. She dropped it when I came unglued. I had to scoop it up in the dustpan and take it back outside. She then spent the next few minutes looking for it in the house, thus standing by her "not the brightest crayon in the box" label.