Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thanks, Tom!

Wow, what a nice tribute by Tom Brokaw (nice scenery pics too).

Thanks! (Some interesting facts.....I learned a couple of things that I didn't know before)

Second Edited to Add --- appears to be back!

....but just in case it goes MIA again, here's a link to an article about it. for article, click here

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Party

Thursday, was the Valentine's party with the homeschooling group. Jake was quite excited about this for about a week before it happened (I's hard to imagine Jake excited *grin*). He had his Dad pick up some Valentine's cards and he carefully hand-addressed each one.

It was to be combined with their regular weekly skating session, which was a huge help. Usually, parties/events are held in the other end of town, which makes it almost impossible for us to attend. However, with the arena being only 20 minutes away...and with the fact it was combined with something they already attend each week, this was so convenient. My health issues still had to be worked around though. Our section of the alphabet was to bring sandwiches...which presented a major problem for me. This part is *so* frustrating for me....things I never thought twice about doing in the past are now quite often impossible to accomplish. Like he has done all through this whole thing, Larry stepped up to the plate. I feel guilty about this as he's stuck doing most things I used to be responsible for (housework, dishes, groceries, paying bills...the list goes on), plus working outside of the home earning money, looking after the kids and also the outside work (snow shovelling/yard work etc.). I'm really afraid this is all taking a toll on him and worried it will affect his health too. Then, we really will be in trouble.

He made a list, went to the grocery store and bought the items necessary for the sandwiches. When he returned home, he carefully made them (did a great job too!). He packed them on plates, got the kids organized (skates, hockey sticks, helmets, coats, mits, hats, valentines, container for other valentines), organized himself (he had to head to work from the party so needed his brief case etc.) Thankfully Tyler can drive now...but those details had to be worked out as well. Seeing as Larry had to leave early to go to work, they would be responsible for making sure everything they brought back home (which it did....they've all been a huge help through this as well.)

With lots of confusion happening, they were finally organized enough to leave. I would have liked to have gone...but the party was upstairs (which I can't do yet) and the skating area is at the other end of the arena (which I also can't do). It was quiet here while they were gone. I am really trying to not be bitter, but must admit I'm more than a little disappointed with many people and institutions. It's been a long month and a phone call (or even an email) would have gone a long ways...especially on days the pain was so bad I needed to remain close to my bed. I am thankful though, for all of my you, my blogging pals....your support (messages, comments on here and emails etc.) have meant so much....thanks to all of you! (My Dad has called a couple of times and also my friend I have had three calls lol. Did I mention it's been a long month? lol)

I napped for the afternoon and eventually they returned home. All in all they had a good time. event, I will be able *will* go with them (this is my goal anyway).