Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Average Girl In Average World at 8:45 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wow this has been a crazy weekend.
Friday night 2/22, at about 11:00p.m. my brother was involved in a near fatal car accident. He was run over in a parking lot by a SUV.
The 12th vertebrae in his back is crushed and moved out of place.
His spine was out of place
His pelvis is crushed
Both femurs have to be reattached to the pelvis
He is breathing on his own
No severe internal injuries
No head wounds or brain damage
He is physically VERY strong
His heart never stopped beating
Right now he is in University of Maryland, Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Four teams of back surgeons participated in his back surgery on Saturday. They were able to get his spine set back in place, and get the vertebrae back in place. Today or Monday they are going to work on his pelvis and legs. He needs plates, pins and rods inserted. In the meantime they are keeping him in a medication induced coma until after all surgeries are completed. The Surgeons told us he has less than a 50% chance of ever walking again. It will be months before he can even come home and there is about 1-2 years of hard physical therapy ahead of him. We believe we know who did this, as there was no witnesses except for the persons SUV who run him over, who happens to be a mother to one of his children, and has had a police report filed against her, less than 60 days ago by a woman who is another mother of one his children. Once more happens with that I will let you know.
Please pray for him, hiis children - Brittany, Angelia & Gavin, and the entire family. Thank You
Posted by Average Girl In Average World at 8:19 AM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I failed the math exam. Missed a passing grade by 1 point. Now I have to take the full math course. It's ok though. By taking the full course I can master the math needed to do the job, which is a good thing (and so I can pass the state board exam). There were more people in the class then I expected - about 25. The professor is great, keeping things flowing and answering questions as needed, besides he is funny too.!
While I am at class on Tuesday & Thursday my wonderful husband is trying to hold the fort down. It's not that I don't trust him to take care of things, I do, he just does things a little different than me. He also lacks the cooking skills I have (ok he lacks ALL cooking skills) in turn the kids suffer...lol... So on my weekly journey to the grocery store Saturday, I picked up easy meals for him to make for the kids (and himself) on nights I am gone. Problem # 1 solved. Problem #2 - his cleaning methods. Anyone with kids reading this knows small kids make the biggest mess. He turns the "cleanliness blinders" on while I am gone. He always has and probably always will. No hope for problem #2, just wishes.
He was extremely anxious about me starting college. I think because he wasn't sure about himself and holding the fort down --ALONE. You see, it takes two people especially when both parties work full time and you have two kids. Below is our normal schedule:
I get off @ 5:00 - pick kids up
Get home @ 5:40
I start dinner
He helps daughter with homework (while I listen in and offer help when needed)
Kids get their baths ( we rotate bath duty)
I clean up kitchen
Hubby cleans up living room and empties trash cans
8:00 sharp kids in bed
Mommy & Daddy time until we fall out
When I am at college, he has to do everything from the time I would normally start dinner to kids bed time ALL BY HIMSELF. He is a little more lenient on the kids and that schedule than I am. Children thrive on routine, schedules, ect...
So far so good. When I get home the kids are are asleep, homework is done and the house is a wreck. I expected nothing less. It's all fine though, besides I have off every weekend so i can clean house then, right?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I know I am. We got a tease of warm weather this week and it's really getting me down. Does anyone remember Will Smith's song "Summertime"? Each Spring this song starts to play in my head. Corny I know, but it's true.
Most of my childhood memories are of the Summer. My parents didn't have alot of money, so we had to find inexpensive things to do. Every Sunday we would all load up and go to the beach. Not Ocean City or Rehobeth, but the inlet in between. No boardwalk, no food vendors, we didn't need them. Mom would pack enough food and drinks to keep us happy. Trust me, 3 kids could find enough to do on an almost empty beach. Mom would lay out, Dad would fish and us kids would swim, search for starfish, dissect washed up horseshoe crabs (eewww, I know). The only downfall to a day at the beach is the sand. It was everywhere., in your bathing suit, stuck to your feet, in your hair - which made it extremely nappy.
Now as adults with 2 kids of our own we take them to the beach when we can. My daughter is a water bug, loves pools, the beach or anything to do with water. My son, hated water the first 2 years of his life, so last year was the first year he really enjoyed it.
Summertine also allows me to do what I really love. Gardening. I know I sound old, but it relaxes me. Watching something grow from nothing is a great feeling. Living in a brand new house, with a clean slate of a yard to work with, my imagination has gone wild. I can not get what's in my head on paper, so trying to explain to everyone what my intentions are, is hard. People ask me "Why don't you hire someone?" Ummm, hello, because I WANT THE SATISFACTION OF SAYING, I DID IT MYSELF. Nothing against people who do hire professionals, but I like self satisfaction, and it's cheaper!!!
Pretty soon I will be able to spend my weekends outside planting flowers and watching my hummingbirds come and go. Now that I have shared what I love about Summertime, what is your favorite Summertime activity?
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
"WARNING - WE HAVE THE STOMACH BUG
YOU MIGHT WANT TO COME BACK ANOTHER DAY"
My daughter is the only one who has not gotten the stomach bug, but has a terrible cough. Mommom is taking her to Dr. today make sure it's not an infection. Can we get a break please!?!?!!?!?!?!?!