Interesting times

The last two weeks have been very interesting to say the least.  Last week my unexpected pre-cancerous mole and the removal of….also my life changing conversation with Jeremy.

**Side note: Friday’s “exciting news” meeting went better than we expected.  We have another one this Friday, hopefully making things official.  I don’t want to say anything out loud just yet because I don’t want to jinx a thing.  With the way the devil has been working on stealing my joy this week, I think it best to keep a lid on it until all is said and done!**

The weirdness this week began on Sunday morning.  Trying to get two boys who love/hate each other ready for church is nearly impossible.  Add to that trying to do it with 9 stiches on your hip…yes I said 9.  We thought it was 7, but upon further inspection (i.e. changing bandages) we saw there were 6 not 4 on top.  She put 3 inside and originally was going to put 4 on top.  I remember her saying to her assistant that she was going to do “a couple more”.  So 9, yes 9 stitches.  Sunscreen my friends…..SUNSCREEN!  Anyway….it was pouring down rain as we were trying desperately to get ourselves out the door.  It wasn’t supposed to be raining by the way…..Don’t get me wrong I was THANKFUL for it but it does tend to make it exponentially slightly more challenging getting out of the car and into the church.  Thank you God for giving me boys who don’t mind getting wet and are sweet enough to make sure Momma is covered by the umbrella.  Good news though, we made it!  In time for donuts and coffee before the service too!  I am so glad I didn’t throw in the towel trying to get there because it was one of those services that makes a girl cry!

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I currently have two boxes of these in my house.

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Thank you Elementary School for choosing my drug of choice for a fundraiser!

Just what I need during a stressful week! YAY!

I made Skinny Pizza Rolls from Dashing Dish

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They were super SUPER yummy!

A few words of advice from my experience:

1.  The recipe didn’t make 24 rolls

2.  Go easy on the Italian seasoning and Garlic Powder.

3. Check them at 8 minutes.  I baked these for 10 and look what happened!

It was a good thing Aidan wasn’t interested in these either because there wouldn’t have been enough for everyone!

Speaking of Aidan….weird event #2

Luke had a dentist appointment on Monday afternoon at 3 so I picked both boys up from school early.  As you may know, or not know, I feed them dinner right after school because they make a bee line for the kitchen when they get home.  By the time we got out of the dentist office it was way past meal time for them and I thought they were going to start chewing their arms off if I didn’t get them something ASAP.  I decided to take them to Chick-Fil-A and sit outside since it was absolutely lovely out.  Aidan got bitten twice by a mosquito or something but we didn’t pay any attention to it.

Yesterday around 1:30 I got a call from the school nurse saying Aidan had some bug bites that were pretty bad and asked if I was aware of them.  I said “Oh yeah, he tends to swell up quite a bit.”  She proceeded to say that she didn’t think this was normal and I could tell from the sound of her voice I needed to get there quickly.  When I got there she was right!  My little punkin was swollen up like a muscle man!

These were taken a few hours after I had given him some Benadryl.  The outlines are where the swelling and redness were when I picked him up.

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He looked like he had a baseball under there when I picked him up.

The one on his wrist was so swollen there was no curve from his forearm to his hand.

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I didn’t have any Benadryl but I was on my way to Wal-Mart (sometimes there is no other choice) for a few things before the nurse called. So after I picked him up we went to Wal-Mart and had the weirdest experience ever.

I was in a hurry, obviously because hello, it’s Walmart and also I had to be back in time for when Luke got home from school.  First, I got stuck in the pharmacy area behind the slowest elderly man on the face of the planet….and then I got ran into by a mentally challenged obese woman with googly eyes on a scooter who was also knocking down boxes of Icy Hot with her basket!  After I picked up her helped her pick up her mess she began asking for advice on what pain medicine she should take.  All the while Aidan is mad at me because he thinks I got him the wrong humidifier last year and I really need to get him a new one.  “Mommy. Mommy. Mom. Mommy. You REALLY need to get me this humidifier, its way cooler….Mommy, mom, momma mom mom Amanda….MOM!  Look!”…..Meanwhile I am having to listen to Mentally Challenged Lady in the other ear “What kind of medicine do YOU take? Do you like the liquid gels?  What’s this Goody’s?  How do you take it?  I have an appointment with the pain management specialist tomorrow and I just need…….”  All this is being fed into my brain while I am looking at boxes of Benadryl trying to think….. “WHY would the nurse tell me to give my 5 yr. old Benadryl when the box clearly says Ages 6-11.  I really hate giving them stuff…..I only do it if it is absolutely necessary and clearly it is…I guess I’ll just call her when we get home. By the way Lord God, you are making it very difficult to be a sweet Christian woman right now.”  So I said to the lady “Well, I hope you choose the right medication for you! I personally like the Aleve Liquid Gels but everyone is different!  Good luck at your appointment tomorrow.”  “Ok!  thank you!”  I wish I could say that was that but lucky me ran into her again a few aisles down in baby care.  She told me she chose the Goody’s because……

I honestly don’t know what else she said but I said “Ok!  Sounds GREAT! Bye now!”

Lord help a sister out!

Finally we made it home.  I gave Aidan the Benadryl and the swelling went down.  However he started acting all sorts of loopy.  Slurring his words, blinking his eyes slowly, talking about random stuff.  It was funny and sad at the same time.  The exact reason I hate giving them anything.  I decided to give him half the dosage at bedtime.  This morning the bites were still pretty red but are getting better and I haven’t gotten a call from the sweet nurse so I am thinking all is well!

There have been many other odd events this week that I won’t divulge but trust me….they were anything short of what’s normal around here.  It’s been fun though, last night I just had to laugh.  When it rains it pours doesn’t it?

I am reminded of one of my FAVORITE scriptures.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

James 1: 2-4

So that’s how this week is going!  We are going to try to go to church tonight and I am so excited to see how the devil is going to try to keep that from happening!


Master Commander

THIS made my cry I was laughing so hard!  If you are a little twisted like I am then you may like it too!


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