Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hand, Hand, Finger Thumb...

It's the other hand this time, and the bullet we dodged last year with the hand break (yes, it has been a whole year... you are a whole year older... this too shocked me!!)

This time the blast was dead on. It's not only broken in three places, but each break extends shardlike into the joint. Right now, the pinkie is back in the straight position, but it is stuck in the straight position and except for the rare British tea party he may attend, this might prove awkward for a man.

And while we do appreciate the dodgeball coach who took it upon himself to jerk the digit lengthwise to repair what he mistook as a jam... next time... next time, maybe just send the boy to the school nurse. She spotted the break immediately, clued in by the swelling, the fact that the finger yawned off to the left crookedly, and the dead giveaway, the nail of the pinkie was on the side of the digit, rather than at it's customary position on the top.
Anyway, surgery tomorrow morning and we'll see from there.

The surgical nurse advised, maybe a job to cover for gas, insurance and injuries?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Religious Freedom Is Being Threatened

This morning I woke to the alarm clock going off - NPR. The discussion was the New Atheist movement. It is no longer enough to not believe in God, it is now imperative to attack it. On Sept. 30, Blasphemy Day was celebrated, everything sacred was debased and followers made statements like this: Religion is dangerous and should be treated with contempt.

Then hit the snooze button.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I've been blogging a lot on my food blog about my newest fix, green smoothies, and expounding the benefits to my neighbors on our daily jaunt - (sort of a walk, mostly a talk.) and in my scripture wanderings of the morning (I'm limiting my on-screen time and prescribing scripture time before I blog)...
Here are my findings:

And it makes me want to run to the fridge again, fling open the door, embrace my healthfulness and take another slurp of my green smoothie!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today for NieNie

I first stalked NieNie on her blog a couple years ago, when I was referred by a friend who loved reading her peaceful, calm, reassuring essays about motherhood. When she got in the airplane accident, I then stalked her to make sure that she would be okay. But what I really was doing wasn't checking to see if she would be okay, but how I would be in her circumstance.

I can only hope that I would be as okay as she is. Some people are so inspiring. Sorry I missed her on Oprah yesterday, but truthfully, I'm frantic at 4 with the aftermath of children and school and snoring asleep when the piece reran at 11.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Aidan goes for Red Belt

On Saturday Aidan tested for his red belt in Tae Kwon Do. Good job Aidan!