Here are a few things I haven’t been able to blog about since I started my lovely collapsing episodes last week.
I made a couple of camera straps and a key fob for some lovely customers, but was cleaning off my camera memory card on auto pilot and deleted all but this one:
I have placed all my Kerflop Shop items as out of stock, and I’m sorry Big Cartel makes you click each item before you see everything is sold out, but that’s just how it’s built. Anyway, can’t sew at the moment, so I’m doubly sad I accidentally deleted those pics.
Here’s my growing-way-too-fast 3 year old, still sporting his favorite Ninja hat. He used to wear it with absolutely nothing else on, and run around the house. I can’t even tell you how much it made me laugh. But I still think he’s pretty cute in it, even fully clothed.
The best goat-milker in the land is my son N, who will be 9 soon. My oldest is pretty put out that he isn’t the best at it, but I think it comes down to hand size with these little dwarf goats. N’s hands are perfect, and he can drain that udder in a blink of an eye.
He taught my sister, Mandy when she came up for a visit last week. Manda’s hands are waaay smaller than mine, so she kicked my can. Nutmeg is in the background, tethered temporarily because she will jump up on the milking stand and knock everything over.
My sweet J turned 11 last week. I… I can’t even. That’s way too many candles.
He seriously looks like he could have been my twin brother. Only he’s super cool and I super wasn’t. Just thinking about my years in 5th grade and 6th grade and pretty much every grade makes my stomach hurt. I’m so glad he seems to be avoiding so much of that social nonsense.
After my poor body decided it liked the view better from the floor, my super-fun trip plans with my mom and two sisters was pretty well dashed. I went off to the hospital, and they tried to keep things light and fun on the home front. I am so glad they were there to distract my kids from any fear or worry, I think it worked out so well.
They took them to a pretty garden up at BYU-I in Rexburg and tried to get some photos of all the cousins. Getting everyone to smile at the same time is an impossible feat, but I am really, really fond of this picture. I’m going to have to blow it up and have it framed. That is B’s favorite photo-pose. Lovely, no?
I was at my cute little red-headed niece’s birth, but since my sister, Sabra had to move away, I hadn’t seen her since. But look! She’s got a red mohawk, looks just like her daddy, and is one of the most cheerful, happy babies I’ve ever met. Look, you can totally tell she takes after her papa, right? I can’t see a DROP of her mother in her, but oh how fun it is to watch my baby sister mother her.
Sabra drove Mandy home while I was still hooked up to IVs and undergoing various tests, but they left mom here to look after us all. Sabra is back up today to take mom and me down to UT tomorrow for the appointment with the specialist. My mom always wonders if she’s doing enough for us and I can’t even tell you, she’s amazing. But you know the best part? Is just having her here. Her presence alone is a calming force in my life. She hates it when we take her picture, but this one is blurry so hopefully she won’t mind because I love it. Sabe & my mama:
I’m doing okay. Magnesium helps, which I think I’ve already said. I feel like I can’t find the words I want to use, and typing these sentences – which I normally don’t have to think too hard about – is suddenly ridiculously difficult. My MRI showed white spots from migraines but no strokes, so maybe this is just lack of oxygen to the brain, but my goodness I feel really slow when I try to form a sentence or paragraph to speak or type. Weird, right?
My husband and my friend Paula took over my homeschool co-op classes today, and I heard they went well, though the science experiment in Out of this World flopped. Oh wells, you can’t win them all. I miss all the students, and hope I can feel better soon so I can finish out the semester w/ everyone.
I’m exhausted, so I’ll end this meandering post. Hope your mid-week is super fantastic, and if you have suggestions of a TV/Movie series I might like on Amazon Prime, let me know, or of course I’m always open for suggestions on more things to read. Being in bed is so boring.