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Monday, March 18, 2013

Life is funny...

I can't believe that it has been so long since I have had time to write.  In the last 10 days, I have loved my husband, hated my husband, gained 10 pounds, joined weight watchers, and learned that my  niece is gonna have a baby...

I am one of those people that believe that babies are the most holy and precious of things in this world.  While I am done with them, I love to look at them and wonder who they will become and what they will offer the world.

My niece is sick as a dog.  She is puking and puking and actually is in the hospital to get well.  I told her that when you are that sick, you must be having a boy.  I know its an old wives tale but I would love to have another boy in the family...

I am headed to Mexico with the gang to build on Saturday.  A group of 30 of us will meet in El Paso, Texas to head to Juarez next Monday.  While I  love this kind of thing, I hate to leave my patients.  Not that they won't be okay without me but I won't be okay without them...

My college son got his ears pierced. I thought he was gonna get a tattoo and was prepared for that but not the piercing.  I sat at my computer when he told me and was stunned...humbled...and kind of happy for him.  Seems to me he is exercising his individuality...and honestly, there are so many distructive ways.  Oh, and, I have 7 piercings myself!

We still have all kinds of broken down cars.  Last weekend, my husband and youngest spent most of the weekend under one of the cars figuring out what was wrong.  Tonight, they drove it around and declared it fixed.  One down and a truck, subaru and durango to go...

While Jim was gone to Mexico to build last week, Howie and I had our hands full.  We had to take care of ourselves, get the car out of the ditch,  plow the driveway, take the garbage and recycling out, water the plants, as well as feed and water the dogs every morning and night.  We forgot one thing...

Jim came home on Friday night and we had a nice dinner and put him to bed...he is a 51 year old guy who built all week so he was tired.  Saturday morning, as we were laying in bed talking, he asked, "Did you feed my rabbit while I was gone?"  I gasped and said "No, I forgot!"  I forgot to feed the rabbit.  This thing is old and fragile and lives in Jim's office...I didn't even go in there while he was gone.  He jumped out of bed, ran down to his office, and I heard him talking to the rabit, "Hello, bunny, are you okay?  I  hear you didn't get food or water while I was gone..."  I was ashamed but a little disappointed that the rabbit was still with us.

This rabbit, Jack, has lived with us since the Queen was in 6th grade when we picked him from a box of bunnies at Safeway.  The Queen is almost senior in college!

Life is funny, isn't it?  We can only keep our heads up and forgive ourselves for the mistakes and move forward.  It's the only thing I can do so I don't stay in bed...

Although, last weekend while the boys were working on the car, the bed was soft and the cat was purring so loud that I had a hard time getting out of bed after my nap...

We'll tawk tomorrow,
I love you all,
Terry

1 comment:

Ms. Moon said...

Congratulations to your niece! What a joy, to have another baby around. I hope she feels better soon. Y'all vaya con dios to Mexico and I'd love to see a picture of those earrings!