#1. Jill at Scary Mommy was taking entries to win a Flip Camera this week. As much as I thought that a Flip Camera would be fun to have, I am in no position to admit my parenting failures to the world. Not that I don't have them, believe me, I do; I just don't think that they need to be out in the open for the general public to beat me about the head and shoulders with, ya know. I do hope that my friend, Missy at Are You There God? It's Me. wins though. Just the first story in her entry is priceless.
#2. I am so sick of hearing about H1N1. Really. Our county was going to vaccinate kids for free with parental consent, but Jon decided that neither boy was getting in on that. I was really on the fence about it, honestly. Now, of course, notes came home that the clinic for the schools has been delayed. Should I mention that out of the 14 students in Caleb's class, seven were out sick yesterday? Seven. We already dealt with "seasonal flu" in this house WEEKS before the official start of the season. If H1N1 knocks at my door, I may not survive it.
#3. So far, we've had to threaten to take trick-or-treating away from Caleb if he doesn't get his work done at school. And I'm happy to tell you that it's working like nothing else ever has. What I wonder is what we use for the next thing.....it's not like we can say "No turkey for you, son" and he'll actually care.
#4. The boys learned a valuable lesson this week. Thanks to their dad, they learned the value of taking proper care of ones teeth. I was all prepared to take a picture and post it when Jon came home with what remained of his two teeth that had to be extracted, but it was way too disgusting to even talk about here. Trust me. I will probably never have to remind either boy to brush or floss ever again. And the good news is that
#5. I am really hoping the MRI that I had this week amounts to something. I'm gonna be some ticked if it comes back clean and this doctor starts thinking that this pain is all in my head. The shooting pain that has run down my leg for the last two days is certainly NOT in my head. Not even close. But I think that I
#6. Jon's neice, Heather, is getting married this Saturday. She was six years old when I joined this family. I've had the pleasure of watching her and her siblings grow up and that has been a lot of fun! She is a great young (she's 21!) lady; kind, caring, loves to laugh and loves her family. She and her fiance Bill are great together and I am so happy for them both. Now if I can just make it through those two pieces she asked me to sing, it'll be good.
#7. You know what I like most about living in no man land? That I have to take the back roads to get anywhere. And this time of year, that is the way to go. The scenery has been absolutely breathtaking as of late. Even now, with most of the trees being slightly past peak, I still enjoy taking in the beauty.