Thursday, November 20, 2008

Back to Sanity?

A new day. it is snowing hard here, though I don't know how long it will last or if it will amount to anything, but it is nice to see. I have had a decent day and am blogging before "crazy lady" takes (i'm really not crazy....) I got to go in to school today and chat with Finding Normal,( we totally need to get together outside of time constraints) man it's wild to talk to someone you feel like you've known forever but haven't really. As I was about to leave, I noticed a teacher going down the hall with turkey and one and only all time favorite school lunch, you know mashed potatoes, yeast rolls...mmmm, (wonder why I'm overweight?) I decided to day would be a good day to have lunch with one of the kids. Isabelle highly enjoyed it and I did too. It's interesting to see the whole process. I've never been a fan of the school lunch since my kids have been in school, I don't think elementary school kids should have all those choices. Plate lunch....that's my opinion.

I'm almost finished with Lillian's quilt that I started when I was pregnant. Just the rhythm of stitching helps me relax. Also, I'm dreading the upcoming surgery. Palate repair...*shudders at the thought* Mostly I'm dreading the hospital stay and the whole anxiety of feeling like I'm sending my sheep to slaughter. So far, nothings been as hard as her heart surgery. There's a story. As I was headed to the hospital, I got pulled over by a cop for running stop signs...didn't even know I had. I could not stop crying at her bedside. So not a good time.

I wish the supper fairy would come and make dinner at my house tonight and do some cleaning. Who has good recipes?? I'm tired of making the same things over and over again. I'd also like to shout out to any trach parents out do you get through bath times??? I am finding bath time exceedingly more difficult. I feel like I'm going to drown her. Do you know how hard it is to not get water in that area? Washing hair trying to avoid it? Open to any and all suggestions.

Ok, crazy lady moving in...oldest gets home from school wearing the same jeans as yesterday....HELLLLOOOO

Oh yes, in my sane moment I realize why my baby is cranky....ora-pred. Nasty, nasty drug.


Vickie said...

It sounds like you are doing better, maybe watching the snow helped.

Does Lillian have to keep taking the medication that makes her cranky?

I am gonna check to see if I can see your email address and I will send you a recipe:)

Vickie said...

I don't see an email adress, unless I am looking in the wrong place.

Do you have an email address?

Finding Normal said...

There, I told he liked to spell. I'm just going to start letting him leave that comment everywhere. LOL
I went and got turkey and noodles too. Potatoes were yuck, but the rest was decent.
As for dinner, I'm all about crockpot,and the John Deere Mom has tons of those recipes if you go back a few months. I love Paula Deen's recipes and anything from Pioneer Woman (google her--heaven!)
As for the trach, no clue. Go to 5 Minutes for Special Needs (link on my sidebar) and look for Parker's mom. Or go to her directly at If anyone knows, she'll know!

Finding Normal said...

Oh, and YAY for Better! Better is good!

Junior Mints said...

i so wish i knew how to quilt. Glad you are having a better day. The snow can be soothing (if you can stay at home) haha.
I have some easy recipe, I'll try to post some sometime in the next week. I'm all about quick and easy!

John Deere Mom said...

I don't know ANYTHING about how Lillian's trach works, but...My dad had a laryngectomy 10 years ago so he is missing everything in there and has a hands-free valve he speaks with. When he showers, he takes out his valve and puts in this "plug" that is open but it is longer and points down (like an L shape.) This allows him to still take a shower and avoid drowning at the same time. A big plus in my book! Don't know if something like that would work or if she has something "in there" all the time???