Archive for August, 2009

I’m wondering this week what everybody’s best time of day is, or, when you have the most energy?  You know, some people are morning folks and some are night owls.  What best describes you?


For more of the aloha spirit, visit Aloha Friday #97 at An Island Life Blog!



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A week ago Tuesday I had a stroke scare…went into work, had a nurse take my blood pressure, which was 212/120.  (That’s not the good part. 🙂 )

I had a “nuclear stress test” and “echo cardiogram” down at a cardiologist last Monday and got the results yesterday.  My heart remains sound.  PARTY TIME! *lol*

Other good news for the week:  My son, age 12, who was in Texas for a week with his grandmother (my MIL) and her husband has returned!  My whole family is back together again and I’m as happy as a hen on the nest!

Tomorrow is “Family Day” at work, where the families of the residents and staff can visit the facility.  The food is good, the games and little bouncy things for the kids are well-visited, and it definitely increases morale around the place.  Looking forward to it, even though I have to work afterwards. 🙂

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Let me ‘splain.  DS1 is 12 years old.  I just got back last week from a week in Utah with my mother and brother and was not thrilled about sending one or more of my children (I have 3) off for another week while I settled back into the work routine here.  What about DS2 (age 11) and DD (age 6)?  They chose not to go.

And without airing too much family dirt, I have had serious disagreements with these in-laws in the past decade concerning the children.

But, to the list…

1.  I prayed about it and found peace.

2.  He wanted to go.

3.  He will have opportunities there in a big city that are scarce in our small town/area.

4.  Outside of DH and myself, MIL and her hubby have the fiercest love of DS1 and his siblings.  I have complete confidence that he will be well-loved, -protected, and -provided for this week.

5.  Even though I heard about the possible visit first from MIL (as a ‘fait accompli’), the idea was not presented to the children until I felt good about it.

6.  I found out that MIL and I both have ‘reservations’ about some of the XBox360 games that my kids like.

7.  I won’t have so much competition for computer time.  (I know, that’s kind of petty.  *lol*)

8.  He got to help me harvest at the Pine Corners farm in the Facebook game “Farm Town”.

9.  The noise level in the apartment has gone down several decibels.

10.  DS1 is treating this as an educational adventure.


For other great Top Ten lists, visit the Top Ten Tuesday meme hub at the ohamanda blog!

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