Monday, February 14, 2011

The one where I try to get back on really, I mean it this time.

I'm really not being very good about this whole posting on a regular basis thing, am I? I could give you the fifty million excuses I could think of, but lets just chalk it up to health issues and motivational fail. Mmmk?

First, thank you to all of you who follow my facebook and sent wishes and prayers while Mike was in the hospital last weekend. That support is so appreciated. It was appreciated the first day when he was so sick and they couldn't figure out what was wrong and then the next day when he was so grumpy, I wanted to thump him with something. You know how you can tell your kids are getting over an illness, because they start getting grumpy? Well apparently he never got the memo that kids do that, not grown men. I think over the last year, I've kind of proved I'm a patient person. So everyone should probably stop testing my patience.

Second, I got to hear the grand baby's heartbeat again. Lu is doing great and everything is going well with her pregnancy. Her platelets dropped about 20,000 but they are still well above normal. She gained a pound back. And her belly has really popped out finally. There's no mistaking she's pregnant. And it's adorable. Although, she really doesn't like people touching her belly. I told her she better suck it up and get used to it. Pregnant bellies are like magnets. You just have to touch them. Things did not work out with the guy she was seeing. But his behavior afterward certainly showed that she made the right decision. Obsessive much? Yes he was. The baby's father finally got in contact with her again. It's only been a few texts but that's a step in the right direction. Maybe they can at least salvage a friendship since they are sharing a baby.

I have about a zillion conversations to share with you. So here goes:

The last day Mike was in St. Louis he'd called to talk to me and towards the end of the convo he began to sound distracted and I heard him say:

Mike: I don't know what I did with my phone.

Me: (completely confused) What?

Mike: I can't find my phone. I hope I left it in my room.

Me: Um. You don't mean the phone that you're talking to me on, right?

Mike: Well hell. That's why it's not in my pocket!

And last night we were watching a movie and the characters were walking in a forest in England and came upon a place where animal skulls were hung from trees:

Mike: That skull is an American big horn. They don't have those in Europe.

Lu: Stop taking the fun out of it!

Sean: The movie was probably filmed in Oregon anyway.

Me: Yeah, they have those in Oregon.

Lu: *giggling* I can't believe they put the wrong skulls up. Geez, did they think no one would notice? How silly of them.

And the other day, while sitting in Mike's doctors examining room:

Me: I can't read any of those papers he has posted on the back of the door. I mean, I can read the large print but that's about it. I need to make an eye appointment because I'm pretty sure I'm going blind.

Mike: *starts reading off the fine print*

Me: Wow. Thanks. Way to make me feel inferior. Good job big guy.

Mike: *trying to make me feel better* Well it's kind of blurry and I have to concentrate to read it.

Me: Um yeah. It's kind of blurry to me too and I have to concentrate to make it look like words!

Which reminds me that I still need to make that eye appointment! I have an appointment with the Ear, Nose & Throat doctor tomorrow for some vertigo I've been having. The downside to vertigo is that everything spinning like that is slightly nauseating. And I did actually fall down once. The upside though is that no one has to take me to Six Flaggs this year. Just bending down makes me feel like I'm on an amusement park ride!

Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day! And that you are all in good health and good spirits.

Peace Out,


  1. Good to see you back in the bloggin saddle Spot...even if it's just for a short jaunt now and then. :)

  2. Who knew Mike could be as intertaining as Lu and as interesting as Sean? Together you all are a riot. Post whenever you feel like it, don't feel pressured...though it is always a joy to read your blog.

  3. Mike on the phone reminds me of myself looking for my glasses and getting really frustrated, only to look into a mirror and find them on my face.

    I can see the telephone thing happening :)

  4. Happy Valentine's Day! So cool about hearing the heartbeat. Glad she is doing well, and Mike recovered. Now what are we going to do about you? That vertigo stinks! Hang in there (or hang on!).


  5. I just lost my glasses. Again. This is why I miss contacts. At least I never accidentally left them laying beside a register. I don't think...

  6. Happy Belated V - Day!

    So happy to hear things are getting back to some semblance of normal. I can't imagine the year you have put in ... good LAWD, girl!

    You are fricken Job!!

    Good to see a post from you again.

    Take care! (No, I REALLY MEAN that!)


  7. I'm with you on the lack of motivation, but you sound like you have a surplus of other priorities the trump blogging. Glad everyone is okay, post when and if you can. I love the little glimpses of conversation you give us, it's like we're right there with you. And baby heartbeats are wonderful to hear that first time, or every time. :)

  8. Hello, beautiful lady! Your convo with your husband and his phone cracked me up, so I read it to my mom. She laughed, too