*Blogging has taken a backseat on my priority list lately. These bullet points are all I can muster, I'm afraid.
*A 36-hour trip to Houston last week resulted in clean scans. The anxiety leading up to that trip can not be accurately described except to tell you that I was popping Xanax like candy. The relief I felt after the trip is equally indescribable.
*I flew Southwest for my trip. Not only was I "randomly selected" for extra security measures (read: You might be a terrorist, so we are going to humiliate you in front of hundreds of strangers.), but one of my shoes fell out of the bin when it went through the x-ray machine. While standing on one foot so as not to contaminate my bare foot, I summoned an officer for help. She had to stop the conveyor belt, hold up the line, and climb up on to the belt to retrieve my missing shoe.
*God gave me this verse on the day I went to M.D. Anderson: "You, O Lord, are a shield around me. You are my glory, and the lifter of my head." Psalm 3:3
*While I was lying on the table during my test, trying not to freak out, I was reciting that verse over and over to myself. Halfway through the test, the little tech man entered the room and said to me, "You're doing great. Now for the next part I need to put this shield over you." I started to cry. He looked puzzled, and I suppose he thought I didn't understand. He said, "It's okay, ma'am. The shield is for protection." I know, sir. I know.
*I had several hours to kill between tests, so my mom and I left the hospital and went over to Hermann Park to ride the train. It's been 20+ years since I did that! I loved it just as much as a grown woman as I did when I was a little girl.
*My dad comes to M.D. Anderson when I meet with my doctor to get test results. In the absence of my Hubby, who is home taking care of our cowboys, I feel very safe. It takes a good man to sit in the gynecological oncology waiting room.
*Our Sunday School class came over to our house last weekend and we played Headbanz. Just because it says "5 and up" on the box doesn't mean adults can't play.
*Some people look more foolish than others wearing Headbanz cards on their heads.
*I am learning how to play Mexican train. Hubby has never played before in his life, and when we played with friends, he won. I don't know how he pulled that off.
*Baby read "Goodnight, Moon" to me at bedtime the other night. It made me cry.
*Baby read "Old Hat, New Hat" to me last night. He wants to practice so he can take it to school and read it in front of his class.
*The boys now have assigned seats in my car. They drive me crazy sometimes.
*I thought it would be nice of me to volunteer to take a turn hosting Little Middle's cub scout den meeting. Two things I have to say about that: the den leaders are saints, and we will probably never do it again.
*As soon as the last scout was out the door, I put on my slippers and went next door for a girls' night in. My darling neighbor was generous with her wine and her company, and I immediately felt better. Especially when I saw that her refrigerator AND her stove were in her living room due to kitchen remodeling. It's the only time that my house will ever be tidier than hers.
*Baby is sitting next to me right now singing "Dynamite."
*Little Middle raced a car in his first pinewood derby. It didn't go that well. :(
*I bought my unborn niece her first pair of shoes today and a bib that says "I Love My Auntie." Indeed she will.
*My mom, my sister, my SIL, and I are planning a girls' trip for the first part of Spring Break. Can. Not. Wait.
*I miss my grandparents.
*My co-teacher and I hosted a "Pre-K Preview" day last week in our classroom for parents who are considering sending their children to us next year. All things considered, I think it went well.
*Cotton candy was invented in 1904 and used to be called fairy floss. Thank you, Food Network.
*Hubby plays Words With Friends with my aunt, and he is in awe of her WWF skillz.
*My dad and my uncle are going to the Master's. I am so happy for my daddy, because he will get to check something off of his bucket list.
*I think I really want to see "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Then again, I am a little scared to see it.
*The boys and I watch "Call of the Wildman" every week together. If you haven't seen it, you should catch it on Animal Planet. There is nothing more backwoods than the Turtle Man.
*I am learning that I can't protect the people I love from other people who might hurt them, and that hurts me.
*Some mornings I play Phil Joel's "Good Morning" to wake the boys up for school. One morning, Little Middle rolled over and growled at me, "I would rather put SCISSORS in my EARS than listen to you sing this song to me!!!!" Every time I think of him saying that, I giggle.
*Last weekend Goliath cleaned out my car, including vacuuming. Five days later, I spilled a whole cup of coffee in there and had to get the upholstery professionally cleaned.
*I have had fun lately downloading new fonts to use with my Word documents. So nerdy.
*I think about what it would be like if I die. Not for me, but for my family. I go back and forth on whether I would want Hubby to remarry. I certainly want him--all of them--to be happy, but I don't like the thought that I could be replaced.
*I am an emotional eater.
*My bed is the most comfy place in the whole world.
*I got tall black boots for Christmas, and I love them!
*Someone told me the other day that I am well-dressed. I don't know about that, but I appreciated the compliment.
*Hubby changed his ringer on his phone. Now when I call him, his phone plays "Pretty Woman." Aw.
*Sometimes I listen to the song "How He Loves Us" by the David Crowder Band, and I am overwhelmed. If His grace is an ocean, we're all sinking.