Saturday, February 24, 2007

Biddy Ball Finale

Arissa, getting ready to start the Free Throw Competition

Getting ready to shoot. She only made 1 out of the 5 and
was very disappointed she didn't win the pizza party for
her team but we are very proud of her anyways.

Dribbling down the court during the final game of the

How every good coach eating a cheeseburger
during the game.

Steven during the coaches game. They played against the
middle school teams. Tied score 43-43.

What a crazy couple of weeks! I have been so busy that I haven't even thought of updating this blog. Things are getting ready to calm down though. Steven's season is over, Arissa's ended today and Isaiah has his last regular season game on Tuesday then goes into the tournament. We are off until May when Arissa starts cheerleading. She has decided that she doesn't want to play softball this year but that might change. Steven has joined an organization called Men of Tomorrow. It is a mentoring program for at risk boys. I think he will be really good at that! He spoke at an elementary school this week for Career Day. He enjoyed it. He said the kids were really funny and asked lots of questions.

We have all been sick. Arissa managed to get strep while on antibiotics for strep. Isaiah got a terrible cold that he couldn't shake and Steven was on the couch all last weekend. I was sick this week but I think I kicked it. I saw my headache chick on Thursday. We left everything the same for now. She doesn't think I have been on the meds long enough to tell if they are helping or not. I had the same number of migraines last month that I had before seeing her so I go back the beginning of April to see where we stand. I thought things were improving until this morning. I woke up at 6 with a killer headache and took my medicine and went back to bed. Woke up at 8 and took another. By noon I was no better. I seriously considered going to the ER it hurt that bad. I finally brought out the narcotics and took 2 Tylenol 3's. By 2 my headache was gone but boy was I loopy. I managed to take a shower and that helped some. I am much better tonight but still feeling some of the effects.

Work is still crazy. I am transitioning into a new position and trying to train my replacement. Some days I feel like I need 5 or 6 more of me. I try really hard not to let it stress me (especially since stress is a migraine trigger) but sometimes I just can't help it. My Lenten goal is to gain more patience. I must have been absent the day the Lord passed out patience because I have none and will be the first to admit it! Prayers are accepted to help me achieve this goal.

Pretty boring update, I know.....Maybe the narcotics aren't as worn off as I thought they were!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Parent Peas in Red

Sara and I dancing

My hottie husband.......Steven

My best friend, Sara, and her husband Todd

Steven's cousin and his wife, Johnnie and Melissa

Sara and I

Steven and I attended the Valentines Gala to benefit the Boys Club of Oak Ridge. We had a wonderful time. We ate, drank and danced until almost 1am. I am seriously paying the price today--my feet are so sore I can hardly walk. There were a ton of people there and we got to party with people we usually only see at events pertaining to our kids. Our neighbors were there and we had a good time with them. When we got home we realized that Tommy (the neighbor) TP'd one of our bushes. I, of course, ran in the house, grabbed a roll of TP and went to work on their house. I had no idea how difficult it would be to TP while in 3 inch heels, in an evening gown, in the cold and having SEVERAL rum and cokes in my system. It was an ugly attempt but I think they got the point. Getting dressed up was a blast; maybe this will become a yearly event for us.

This past week was CRAZY. Work was insane, home was insane. Everyday I felt like I was chasing my tail. We've had some dental issues with the kids the we've had to get taken care of (like immediately) and Arissa has strep again. We woke up this morning to NO HEAT. We are bunking in the rec room tonight (has wall heat in addition to the central unit) and we'll call a repair man tomorrow. Pray that it isn't something major (read expensive).

Friday, February 2, 2007

NBA Bound......Or Not

"Let me show you how it's done"

Look at that form...
Side note: #22 on the sidelines is every bit of 60 years old...
I was looking for the defibulator the whole game.

Doing what he does best--asking the refs why they can't get
any of the calls right???

"Maybe if I hold on the the bottom of my shorts I won't pass
out from exhaustion....I'm too old for this"

Another great game....they won by a 10 point margin. Steven managed to avoid getting hit in the head this game. This is a good thing since the eye doctor warned that his retina is very thin....He detached it when he was younger and the hit he got a few weeks ago knocked the gel in his eye loose. He may end up blind from playing rec basketball but at least he's having fun. I must say, so far this season has only cost us a $15 co-pay to have the eye looked at....much less than a few years ago when he played and broke his hand just a month before our wedding.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Snow Day!!

Isaiah getting ready to crash

Isaiah posing for the camera

Arissa sailing down the hill

Mission complete
We didn't get as much snow as the weather guy called for but we did get more than Knoxville. My car was trapped in the garage so I got a snow day, too. Steven parked on the street so he made it in with no problems.
The kids had a great time playing with their neighborhood friends. I had to watch from the deck because my office phones were forwarded to my house. I managed to get the house cleaned in between phone calls and worked on payroll for tomorrow. Although, with my track record I am sure it is a good thing I didn't get to play in the snow b/c I probably would have injured myself in some way. "That's a co-pay!"