Friday, May 18, 2012
The Overfull Week
Do you ever feel that your life is a bit overfull? Sometimes I feel like that. Sometimes I feel like I don't have time to get everyday things done, because I am taking care of all the extra things. This week was one of those weeks.
On Monday, a really unusual GOOD thing happened. I helped at Kara's girl scout meeting and then dropped off a couple of her friends. I was just about to stop at the pet store when my phone rang. I found out that a local gardener we had asked for a quote on helping with weeding was waiting for me at the house. I rush home and met a really sweet woman named Denise. While talking we found out we had so much in common, and ended up talking for a good 45 minutes. It was like talking to an old friend, even though I had not met her before.
I actually don't remember Tuesday, and nothing is on the calendar. Hmm.. I will consider that a good thing.
On Wednesday, I received a letter in the mail from Denise, the gardener. She told me that she was really touched by our conversation on Monday, and that she was led to do our weeding in the front yard free of charge. WOW! I know without a doubt that God had a hand in that, and brought us together to meet for a reason. We had bonded over some things that we were going through in each of our families. A few more extras happened, but nothing significant enough to blog about.
On Thursday several things happened. It was to be my last woman's group meeting of the school year. Just a few minutes before I was to leave, Kara calls from school. She is not feeling well, and wants to be picked up. I knew she was very tired the last few days and felt a little warm when I got her up that morning, so I agreed she could come home. She was basically just really run down and needed some extra rest. I was able to go to my meeting 20 minutes late. As soon as I got there, Kara called, her new pet frog was missing out of his froggy house. We never did find the frog. Somewhere in my house or possibly a cat's belly there is a baby tree frog.
We also had another visit to the E.R. This time luckily it was a short visit, and NOT Kara.. One of my other children recently started a new medicine. Because they can be sensitive to some meds, we were told by the Dr. to go to the E.R. if that child ever developed a rash because it could be a bad side effect. Last night around 6:30 (these things always seem to happen after regular office hours) this child noticed a mild rash in three different areas. It looked really minor, but to be on the safe side, we did go in to have it looked a. When one of the nurses came in she was confused on why we came in on something so minor. After an hour, we saw the Dr. who said that the rash was most likely a mild allergic reaction but that it didn't appear to be from the new medicine. We were given some Benedryl and released. I was grateful this was a relatively quick visit considering how many times we had been there lately.
Today was another one of those days. Kara had a follow up Orthopedist appt today at 11. I was a few minutes late because I was taking care of something with one of my other children. I arrive to her school 5 minutes late only to find out she is not waiting in the office like she was supposed to be. She was located by the secretary, and I waited several more minutes for her to leave the library, turn in her pass and get to the office. We leave the school at 10:55 (15 minutes later than planned). Luckily the Drs. office was not that far away. Then on one of the busier roads in town, I noticed several cars had come to a stop. I was thinking, why do these things always happen when we are running late? I then see a family of geese, 2 parents and 3 babies, walking across the street in front of me. They were so cute! I would have taken a picture had I not been really late, and had thought about it in time. As soon as they were safely across the road, we were on our way again. Luckily we got to the office only a few minutes late. I took the picture of her foot above while in the office today. The bruising is better, but still quite purple in that one area. Notice how it matches Kara's nail polish. We found out that she is healing, but because the area is still hyper sensitive, she might have some nerve damage. He wants her to have a few physical therapy sessions to help keep her main nerve in her foot from becoming to stiff. That will start next week. He thinks she should be able to dance in her dance recital in late June. She is also hoping to dance in a song during her choir concert in early June. I guess time will tell. She is to start walking on it some more at home, but was told she could wear the boot to school for extra protection if needed. It has now been 4 weeks since it happened. Who knew that standing still would be so dangerous.?!
I look forward to a few days without an extras. I look forward to a day when I can find the time to craft and bake again.