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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Eating in the Bedroom


I made my lunch plate and poured myself a nice cold glass of ice tea. As I turned the corner headed down the hall to my bedroom to eat a leisurely lunch, an odd thought crossed my mind.

How many people eat in their bedrooms? Do you eat in the bedroom? Is that taboo at your house?

I know many people who would die and go to purgatory before they allowed anyone eat in their bedrooms. I also know some who do as we do, we eat in ours. We have done this for so many years, it is hard to remember when and how it first started.


So, the big question here is this. What are your thoughts on the matter? What is your custom? Do you eat in your bedroom or not?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Another Busy Week


Last week was another busy one, so many things to do I wondered how I would get it all done. Then, I remembered that I could only do what I could and leave the rest. Thankfully though, I got it all done with a little time to spare.

I ended the week by going to the doctor for a check-up on Friday afternoon, had to make sure the old blood pressure was still under control. It was. Everything checked out fine. I left the doctor’s office with another handful of prescriptions for other wellness tests.

They’re sending me out for the dreaded old mammogram, bone density study, and a few others. I have to get these done by the time I go back in three months. Grrrrrrr!!!

If I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not. I just dread all the poking and prodding and such, sometimes it hurts, for real. I’m counting my blessings though, at least I am still above the ground and able to go get these tests done.

Today turned out to be a pretty good day even with the overcast skies and no sunshine all day long. I’m just trying now to figure out what I want to eat, I’m getting hungry.


Wishing you all a peaceful and blessed Sunday!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thank God It’s Friday!


Another week flew in with its never-ending “to-do” lists. Bill paying was the BIGGIE this week, I got it done though. Now the week is gone already. Well, thank God, it's FRIDAY and I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

I intend to partake of a whole lot of quiet time doing a great deal of nothing laced with a touch of self-pampering. Nails need to be re-painted. Last week’s polish was pretty but not my favorite color. So, I’m going to change colors tonight.

What about you, what fun things do you have planned for the weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Anybody heard any funny jokes lately? I need a good laugh!   

May tomorrow bring happiness beyond belief, joy beyond comparison, and peace to sooth your soul.


Wishing you a blessed and serene weekend!

© by dellgirl

Friday, February 21, 2014

Life Lessons: Don’t Judge Too Quickly


There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Moral:
Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Don’t judge life by one difficult season.


Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Chuckle to Start Your Weekend

Surgeons


Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."

The second, from Chicago responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."

The third surgeon, from Dallas , says, "No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order."

The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: "You know, I like construction workers...those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

But the fifth surgeon, from Washington, DC, shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on.


There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine, and the head and the 'Bee-Hind'
are interchangeable.


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Baby Food to The Rescue



Several weeks ago Jace started rubbing his nose like it was itching from the inside. You know how kids do that. A while later he began to sniff and cough a bit. His mommie had been keeping an eye on the situation, and gave his decongestant medicine.

He didn’t want to eat at lunchtime. Mommie let that pass. When he didn’t want to eat supper, she became concerned and asked for my help. Sometimes he’ll eat for me when he won’t eat for her. He still didn’t want any regular food.

We discussed his lack of appetite and, she asked what I thought we could do. I suggested we try some of the baby food we keep on hand for just this kind of emergency. I asked Jace if he wanted Mangos in a jar, he said yes. He loves those mangos.

Since that worked so well, I decided to push the envelope a tad bit further. I then asked Jace if he wanted some chicken in a jar, and he said yes. Oh goody, I think we’re on to something.

Jace ate every bit of the Mangos and chicken in a jar (as he calls it).

Then, we remembered why we kept a supply of baby food in jars on hand. It had been quite a while since we had to resort to using them for this reason, we had forgotten.

Luckily, we always have a supply of baby food in case Jace loses his appetite and we need to make sure he eats and gets some nourishment.

For those of you who are thinking baby food is for babies and not three year old kids, think about this. There is no difference in a jar of baby food chicken and making a puree from fresh chicken meat. It’s all mashed up meat.  


Has your toddler ever lost his/her appetite? What did you do?  

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Christmas Surprise!

Photo © 2011 - dellgirl

Christmas has come and gone, January flew in on wings of wind, water, and ice, and here we are. We are already at the end of the second week of January, and time keeps zooming past. I haven’t spent much time blogging here, like you didn’t know that! Life has been really busy since October.  

Jordyn, Jace, and I went home to visit with Mama the day after Christmas. We’d let her know well in advance so she wouldn’t get anxious and would still have something to look forward to…a visit from Jace. He’s such a character, she gets a real  kick out of his antics.   
I called Mama from the (Alabama Coushatta) Indian village to let her know we were on our way. We can’t let her know we’re coming too far in advance, she gets her “Nervous Nelly” personality on and starts obsessing. What time will we be there? What should she go and cook? Is it raining where we are on the road? Watch out for crazy drivers! Is there a lot of traffic? What do we want her to cook? And, on and on and on it goes. Wheeeew!

We pulled up in her driveway, grabbed a few bags, and headed inside. She watched as we made our way from the car to the door, all the while making her way to let us in. Jace walked in first and the two hugged a great big Great Granny hug while Jordyn and I deposited out bags in the den.

We had to navigate through the hallway since the wall was lined with shopping bags, an over-night bag, a big basket of fruit, and other miscellaneous items. What in the world?!

Back in the living room Jordyn and asked almost simultaneously, “What’s all this stuff lined up here?”

Mama: That’s my stuff I’m going home with y’all.


Surprise, Mama’s going home with us! We, or rather I, had no idea!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Mickey, Minnie, & MiMi-Dellgirl

Wish You a Merry Christmas!

 


Jace beat us to the Christmas tree, checked out the presents, grabbed the largest box and, hurriedly ripped into it. It was something he's been asking for and wanting for the last several weeks. 

He grinned from ear-to-ear when he saw it! Christmas was over for him, he was done. We had quite a time trying to get him to open the rest of his gifts. With a little distracting and a lot of creativity on our part, we got him to open the others.

Needless to say, after he opened the rest he headed straight for his favorite and hasn't stopped playing with it all day long. 

His delight was pure pleasure to behold. 


I hope you had a wonderful day.






Friday, December 6, 2013

Wow, What a Week!


Truthfully, it’s been a rough month. Early in October I had to drop everything and rush home to see about Mama, she had some sort of medical situation going on. That led to a new dimension of caregiving, I had to take over paying her bills from here. 

A week later Jace’s mom, Jordyn, got sick. She was totally bed-ridden for two whole days. She spent the entire week as sick as a dog, unable to function at even 50% capacityWe made it though, got it all done. We were truly blessed! Mama and Jordyn are both fine now with no lingering problems. Thank God for healing blessings! 


After all that, this week flew by lightning-fast and now the weekend is upon us.

Don’t you just love weekends! I know I LOVE them, sometimes I spend the whole week living for the weekend! What’s not to love? I love them because the drudgery of the work week is over. It's the end of all that daily hustle and bustle for a day or two. Weekends are made for having fun and doing all sorts of interesting things with loved ones.

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something totally relaxing and fun. My plans are to do as much nothing as humanly possible this perfectly cold dreary looking weekend (well, it’s dreary looking today anyway). 

I might even take some time away from the computer and other technical stuff and pop open a good book. It’s been a while since I’ve done that. Favorite music playing softly in the background to set the mood, makes being propped-up on my chaise lounge surrounded by favorite things a really inviting scenario.

Okay, enough already. I’m going to get started right now. What are your plans for the weekend? Are you doing anything special or will you just take it as it comes? Whatever you’re planning…



I wish you a Wonderful Weekend, enjoy yourself!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bless this 'Puter'‏

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Hoping your Thanksgiving was the greatest,
Have a wonderful week, my friends!

Loving each and every one of you,

~dellgirl~
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Every night I lie in bed, this little prayer inside my head:
God bless my mom and dad and bless my children and take care of my spouse; who brings me so much joy.

And God, there's just one more thing I wish that you would do if you don't mind my asking to bless my 'puter', too?

Now I know that it's not normal to bless a small machine but listen just a second and I'll try to explain.

You see, that little metal box holds more than odds and ends. Inside those small components rest a hundred loving friends.

Some it's true I've never seen and most I've never met, never shaken hands or ever truly hugged.

And yet, I know for sure they love me by the kindnesses they give, and this little scrap of metal is how I get to where they live.

By faith is how I know them, much the same as I know You. I share in life it brings them, So if it's OK with you,

Just take an extra minute from your duties up above, to bless this little hunk of steel that's filled with so much love.

So God, Please Bless My Puter.

Author unknown

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Who Tha’ Bleep is Dan Perrin?

It is very irritating to find  this same type of letter in the mailbox every week  (sometimes several times a week) literally frightening old people out of their money. Here is how it begins ...

  The recipient's name and address have been changed to protect the innocent. 
RED markings belong to Dan Perrin.

 Does anybody know Dan Perrin?  Has anyone heard of Dan Perrin?  Have you heard of Dan Perrin’s organization, the Seniors Center @ P.O. Box 96692 – Washington, DC 20090-6692?

After much urging and begging and such, here's how the letter ends. Well, almost ends because there's a lengthy PS. 


Somebody help me! I ~dellgirl~ need all the help I can get before I do something stupid.  I have been known to ‘shoot-myself-in-the-foot’ a time or two.  I've even gone so far as to ‘cut- off-my-nose-to-spite-my-face’ because of a little pimple on my nose. I am now in the process of figuring out what to do about Dan Perrin’s constant and frequent solicitations for money from old people, starting with my mom.

So, before I get started calling this man a bunch of ugly names and besmirching his reputation, I want to know if you have heard of him.  Let me know real soon,   before I post about how I really feel about what he's doing to old people.  Soliciting donations for fake charities is shameful. And, using scare tactics about losing social security benefits three or four times a week borders real close to the edge of elder abuse, in my opinion.  

Okay, enough already! I’m just wondering, what are your thoughts on groups and organizations coercing or deceiving old people out of their hard earned money? I’m ready to put an end to this harassment!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What Am I Doing? I Forgot!


I sit with one of four remote controls pointed at the menu screen on television for a full 35 seconds. Then it dawns on me to ask myself, "What in the world was I going to do?"  I glance at the remote in my hand then back at the television screen, and the menu reminds me that I must want to change the channel.

I take a good look at the remote to see if I have the right one for whatever it was I intended to do.  It's not so, I put it down and pick up another one, change the channel,  and take a second to see if that is really what I want to watch.  Okay I got that done.

Twice today already, I’ve gone into a room to get something, and by the time I get there I forget what I went there for.  Looks like it's going to be one of those days!

As get older, I have to remind myself to “be kinder to myself and be less critical of myself”. I have to become more of a friend to myself. What difference does it make if I get what I went into a room for the first time or if I have to make three trips to get it? I’m blessed to be able to walk into a room because I could be fertilizer by now.

I realize I am sometimes forgetful. But truth be told, some things in life are just as well forgotten. I know I’m glad to have forgotten a lot of things that happened on the journey from yesteryear to today. Eventually I’ll remember the important things, somewhere along the way.

Every once in a while something will happen and I’ll remember an event from the past. When that event was not a good one, I always say OUT LOUD…”Thank God, I had forgotten about that”!


I am truly blessed to have lived long enough to have forgotten many of the bad things that happened in the past. I am now blessed to have lived long enough to sometimes forget the purple ball point pen I went in the room for.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You Veterans!

Veterans Day holds a unique significance for me. Why? Veterans Day is extra special to me because many of the men in my family served in different branches of the military at one time or another.

My dad served in the Army as an MP during World War II. My oldest brother served in the Army during the Vietnam war. My second brother was in the Navy, he served 20+ years and just recently retired. Several uncles served in the Army, some for 20+ years during both World War II and the Vietnam war.

With such a rich legacy of servicemen in the family, I feel proud that they all were willing to make the sacrifice to serve our country. Thank God for Veterans!


Happy Veterans Day To all Veterans!

We appreciate your selflessness and love for our country. 

We are grateful that you willingly offered your life to defend our freedom.


Thank you! 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Dragon Naturally Speaking Is Awesome!

You speak into the microphone and, your words fly onto the page like birds flying south for winter!

I bought a Dragon Naturally Speaking system and have never used it before, so I'm practicing with it now. It's amazing to see how this thing works! I speak into the microphone and it types what I say on my Word document. It seems like this is going to be fun.

It’s weird because I have had the thing almost 2 years now, and I'm just deciding to use it.  I practiced with it Sunday night, and had a really hard time getting it to work.

I can see going in that learning to use the Dragon will take some getting used to. At first, I talked too slowly. I said what I had to say… Word – for - Word… slowly… like . . . talking to a complete nincompoop.

I guess the Dragon said, “If you talk to me like a nincompoop, I'll give you back the garbage that you are giving me. I'll show you just how half-witted you sound, I'll write down a bunch of ridiculous words and you can figure out what the mess means on your own.” And, the Dragon gave me a bunch of itiotic non-sense, gooble-dee-gop and jibberish.

Then I ran across a tip quite by accident, that solved the whole problem! The tip simply said speak in long complete sentences so the program can understand, put it in context, and print it on your document.

I started speaking as if I were talking to a friend, and the words just jumped onto the page, out of nowhere, exactly like I said them. WOW, it's like a painter slinging paint on a wall or an artist splashing paint onto a blank canvas. That's just how YOUR WORDS POP onto the page with the Dragon.

Dragon Naturally Speaking is everything they say it is on television. I’m glad I finally pulled the box out and gave it a try!

Get Your Dragon Naturally Speaking and make your life easier!
 xx


Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Golden Time of Day

Sunset from my back yard - 10-21-2013

Watching a beautiful sunset is relaxing, strangely mesmerizing, like having my own piece of heaven right at my finger tips.

From a comfortable chair, I could spend hours gazing at the amazingly beautiful colors of the clouds and the sky. This is ‘The Golden Time of Day.’

The awesome beauty of an evening sunset is but one of God’s precious gifts, a natural stress reliever. Experiencing this celestial phenomenon is so calming I literally feel the burdens of the day float away like feathers in the wind.

During the quiet stillness of this picture perfect scene, witnessing this mind-altering miracle, I realize… life just doesn’t get any better than this.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

Going to Great-Granny's

Saturday, September 21, 2013, Jordyn and I took a road trip to Jasper for a surprise visit with Mama, it had been a long time since we visited and Jace wasn't with us. Needless to say, Mama had tons of questions about him. We had a wonderful visit and promised to come back the second weekend in October and bring Jace. Friday, October 11th, we take Jace to Jasper to see her.

Our first and only stop along the way is at the service station in the Indian Village for gas. Jace has done really well so far. Jace and I walk around and explore a bit while his mommie fills the gas tank. Jace is captivated by some interesting looking rocks on our little walk.

We pick up a few rocks and I show him how to 'chunk' them down the little grassy slope to occupy ourselves (him) for a minute while his mommie gets gas. He enjoys his rock finding adventure and I love watching him 'chunk' rocks down the hill.

We make it to Jasper and Jace steals the show at great granny's house, he is the 'star-of-the-weekend' (as usual). He is his usual sweet & sour self, he does his zero-to-one-hundred thing like only he can do.

Mama has some kind of allergy related cough going on and, we didn't realize that until we got back home. The first time she coughs, Jace runs over to her chair and starts patting on her knee, HARD - - that's as far as he could reach (she thought it was a beating).

Jordyn and I realize Jace is doing his version of patting someone on the back when they cough. Mama thinks he's fighting her. We explain that he is helping her by patting her when she starts to cough, then she gets it.

Saturday I spend the day taking care of paperwork and doing stuff for Mama that she can't do well herself anymore. Mostly it's going through junk mail and getting rid of all the requests for donations (that's a whole 'nother story there).

Sunday is my birthday! She sings the 'Happy Birthday Song' (line by line and word for word) as soon as I walk into the living room for the morning. She sings to everyone, always has...always will I guess. I thank her, give her a big hug, and head to the kitchen to get my morning cup of coffee.

We spend the morning catching up here and there, setting future goals, and preparing for the trip home. Mama ceremoniously presents me with a gift basket somebody had previously given her for my birthday present, she's been doing that for a while now. I guess today it would be called 'recycling' ... giving away old stuff you don't need or want and you're not able to run to the store any old time you want to.

My mother-in-law gives me a gift, several pairs of earrings. It was a good day since Mama and my mother-in-law thinks enough of me to want to give me something.

My daughter, Jordyn, bought me 2 beautiful tank tops with lace around the neckline, one is red. I've been wanting a red one for a long time, but I haven't gotten around to buying it myself. My two grown boys give me giant big huge hugs and "I love you(s)".

Grandbaby, Jace, huggggs my neck tightly and sweetly says, "Happy birthday, MiMi. I wuv you!"
PaPa dellgirl cooks, makes me dinner, and gives me some spending change. What more could I ask for!?

What a wonderful Happy Birthday it is!!!

Life has some good moments in between the not so good ones. These are a few of the good ones. I will cherish and remember these good times with a smile on my face for a long time to come!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Perfect Vacation

Friday September 27, 2013: It’s twelve O’clock noon as we pack the last of our bags in the car. It’s hard to believe we’re actually going to be out of here in just a few short minutes. Jordyn buckles Jace in his car seat and I check around the house to make sure we have everything. I grab my purse, turn off the light and, lock the front door.  We’re taking Jace to the Kemah Boardwalk for some fun and excitement and for a break from the routines of day-to-day city life for us.


 As we back out of the driveway, Jace declares for the umpteenth time, “Going on a trip, going on a trip.” He repeats it until we, or one of us joins him, “Yes, we’re going on a trip.”

Kemah is only a few miles down the freeway, so it doesn’t take very long to get there. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and we’re a little early. The hotel lobby is not busy right now so, the clerk checks us in right away. She gives us our key cards and wishes us a good stay.  

We take our bags to the room and prepare to head for the Boardwalk where all the action is. Jace is thrilled with the room, exploring every nook and cranny with curious delight. I step out on the balcony to take in the beauty of the captivating tropical scene and Jace is close on my heels. He fidgets and giggles with joy as he spies the Dancing Water Fountains below. He’s a water loving baby so, he’s ready to splash and play in the dancing water spouts.


Leaving the room, we avoid the water fountains by using a side exit because we want to take a train ride around the boardwalk to take in the scenery and find out where all the fun is located. We don’t want Jace to see the water fountains yet, he’ll be ‘fit-to-be-tied’ if he doesn’t get to play in the water as soon as he sees it.
When the train stops we find ourselves right in the middle of ‘kiddie heaven’. Jace takes off running, headed straight for a fun looking ride with his mommie hot on his heels.

Needless to say, Jace is in ‘Hog-Heaven’! He has the time of his life, running from ride to ride laughing mightily as the rides take him up, down, and round and round time after time. Jace spends the afternoon enjoying the rides while I spend the afternoon enjoying watching Jace have the time of his life.


Finally, Jordyn coaxes him away from the rides, through the courtyards,  and back to the hotel so she could wind him down and get herself a quiet minute. After his bath, Jace and I settled down together in the big overstuffed chair and I read him a couple of stories from his favorite story books then, to bed, to rest, and to sleep for us all.

Saturday is filled with fun and excitement for Jace and peace and contentment for me. Watching Jace have fun and seeing that big hearty grin on his face makes my heart sing with joy. You’ve seen him strolling down the sidewalk with his chest stuck out, head thrown back, and a grin as big as the Gulf of Mexico on his face. That’s the grin I’m talking about. It just tickles my innards! All day Saturday…nothing but fun!!

Sunday morning is mix of packing for the trip home and making the most of the last few hours we have to spend in this paradise on earth. We savor every last bit of the excitement then head ourselves home.

Unpacking is a breeze as the warm fuzzy feeling of the past several hours engulf me like newborn baby wrapped in a swaddling blanket. Sleep comes easily and I give in without a fight, I’m eager to have the happenings of the weekend drift in and out of my mind throughout the night. What a wonderful get-away, such a beautiful and memorable weekend in Paradise!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Road Trip to Jasper


Jordyn and I took a road trip to Jasper over the weekend for a surprise visit with Mama. We stopped by Kroger before leaving the neighborhood to pick up a few goodies to have on hand when we got there.

I decided on Kroger’s mouth-watering delicious rotisserie chicken and ready-made Caesar’s salad so Mama wouldn’t have to cook or do anything but sit back, relax and eat something already prepared. She’s a ‘feeder’ and goes on and on with the …’there’s some goo-lash in the fridge, or some pot-luck and cornbread on the stove, and there’s plenty of zuu-zuu’s in the freezer. If I bring it all she has to do is enjoy it.

We pulled into the driveway and exited the car. I rang the doorbell and waited long enough for her to struggle herself from whatever chair or bed she happened to be comfortably nestled in. No answer. I rang the bell again and waited, still nothing. I did that three times before I remembered it was 5:30 pm and she was probably already in bed.

I whipped out my cell and called her on the phone, “Hey Mama, it’s me, DellGirl. Come open the front door, I’m out front.”

She laughed and played around a minute or two thinking I was joking with her. Finally, she made her way to the door and let me in, so surprised she was almost speechless, which is rare for Mama. After a giant gut-crushing hug we let go and moved from the front door to the living room. 

I put my things away and we chatted and yakked and did some serious catching up on the happenings of the past week. We are both ‘munchers’ so I made us a small plate of warm rotisserie chicken and fresh Caesar’s salad with a nice cold soft drink to wash it down. Dessert? Red Velvet mini-cupcakes filled with real cream cheese, topped with rich cream cheese icing & cake crumb topping. Oh, how sweet it is!

Well, here’s Jace wanting MiMi to play ball with him. I’ve gotta go now!


There’s more blabbering and munching to the story, I’ll save that for another time. We had a really nice visit and enjoyed ourselves a whole lot. Jordyn and I left Sunday afternoon, headed back to the city and the busy-ness of day to day life. 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In The Blink of An Eye

Chest X-Rays
Last week charged in like a hungry lion, devouring everything and everybody in his path. His frenzy started with little to no warning and soon took over with a vengeance. Sunday night (September 8th) we noticed Jace having a bit of difficulty breathing and a wheezing sound when we put our ear to his chest or back.

He has meds for that so, Mommy gave him a dose before bedtime. Jace never stops moving long enough for anyone to get concerned so we keep a watchful eye/ear on the breathing, and then to bed. We prepare to sleep and send up special prayers that there’s nothing serious happening in that tiny little busy body of his.

Monday morning started off okay but, he kept rubbing at his ears and, he said his mouth hurt. By mid-morning Jace started spitting up intermittently and his usual busy-ness was all but gone. He said his tummy hurt. He preferred to snuggle in bed rather than run around any play, unusual for Jace. Around noon his spit-ups became a full-fledged vomit, gusher to the max.

Uhh-oooo, something’s not right!

Jace’s mommy places a call to his doctor and, I jump into my ‘go-somewhere-shoes’ change my shirt, and grab my purse. We’re out the door literally within minutes, headed for the doctor’s office.

Jace’s doctor gives him a thorough going over checking for the source of the problem. She determined what was wrong and gave him a dose of medicine right there on the spot. After a few more pokes and prods she sends him over for x-rays to see if everything is okay in the internal department.

Back in the doctor’s office we get the report on what is and what is NOT happening. We also get a long list of meds and supplies to combat the coughing, sneezing, runny nose, ear ache and so forth. While Mommy and the doctor converse, Jace announces that he feels better.

Wheeeeew, thank God! Already! He’s back to his usual busy self, climbing up and down on the little stool at the end of the examination table, racing his cars back and forth along the edges of the exam table, playing with his image in the mirror on back of the door.

Cool, he’s better! Back home, all is well with Jace. Not so for the adults but, that’s another story for another time.


Thank God for healing blessings and for good and caring doctors. 

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