Monday, June 15, 2009

Our Weekend

Whew! What a weekend...hummmmm...where to start.
Allen got bit by a spider (or something nasty) and it has caused a horrible infection and swelling. Our regular doctor was out of town, so he went to a medical clinic on Friday afternoon. They put him on medication, told him not to work for the weekend, and sent him home. Home meaning my house, the boy has slept for 3 days. He wakes up to eat, take the medicine watch a little tv and then he is back asleep. But, it still looks just as nasty as it did on Friday. So, this morning, I took him to our regular dr. He gave Allen the choice of letting him lance it and drain the infection or going to the hospital for 2 days and letting them take care of it. Allen choose the dr (good choice). I am not normally a squemish person and have sat through lots with my kids, but this almost pushed the mom limit! It was nasty (no I didn't take pictures and if I did, you would not want to see them). But the swelling is diminished greatly but not completely. He will have to go back in a couple of days to have it rechecked. Yuck!!!!

Katie took her ACT on Saturday morning. She will be a senior next school year, so we have to start looking at her after high school options and are hoping for good scholarships. She would like to teach in elementary school and then homeschool her own children. We are also going to step up the driving lessons, so that she can be a little more independent.

We finished the floor in the living room and have the furniture moved back in. It is gorgeous. James, Will, Allen and Greg did an outstanding job. We also rearranged the furniture and it gave us more space in the room. When all 7 kids are here and us, we need all the room we can get! Next is the kitchen but we haven't decided what to do in there yet. We are thinking about either large tiles (12" square) or the wood flooring. We just don't want puddles on the wood from the kids coming in from the pool. We will have to figure all this out and compare the costs of the 2 different floorings.

Sunday afternoon found us floating, swimming, lounging in our pool. Ahhhhh, how relaxing! With the 95 degree heat we had in the last week and no rain the water temp. is almost cool bathwater now. But, it is wet and we are enjoying it.

Our garden is kind of wilty (is that a word?). Its so hot and dry but we are trying to keep everything watered. The corn is now about 6 1/2 feet tall and the watermelon plant is climbing everywhere. Greg's peppers are producing also. the cucumbers and squash has blossoms and the green beans are trying to hang on in the heat. I think the tomatoes are going to give up, so we will be getting them from the farm stand.

We are getting ready for our Mission Trip to Oklahoma. We leave on Sat. morning. We are taking the RV to stay in at the camp. We will be doing bible schools at 2 different churches next week. One from 9-noon every morning and the other from 6-9 everynight. Katie, Amy and Will are going with us. This will be K & W's first trip and A's second one. We are going with the group that we have gone to Honduras with.

Time for more laundry!


  1. There is never a dull moment in your home. Are you going on the mission trip to get away from the drama?

  2. Spiderman, Spiderman,
    Does whatever a spider can
    Spins a web, any size,
    Catches thieves just like flies
    Look Out!
    Here comes the Spiderman.

    Is he strong?
    Listen bud,
    He's got radioactive blood.
    Can he swing from a thread
    Take a look overhead
    Hey, there
    There goes the Spiderman.

    In the chill of night
    At the scene of a crime
    Like a streak of light
    He arrives just in time.

    Spiderman, Spiderman
    Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
    Wealth and fame
    He's ingnored
    Action is his reward.

    To him, life is a great big bang up
    Whenever there's a hang up
    You'll find the Spider man.

    How are Allen's Spidy senses coming along?

    Get better soon!

  3. Thanks Robin & Sabrina! He is at the bored stiff stage. He feels better and is ready to get on with life. He is not a sit around and do nothing guy and this is driving him crazy! Went back to the dr. this morning and he is free to go back to work! Yeah! Waiters don't make money if they aren't there! On a bad note, he will have to be careful because now it is a staph infection. He has a new antibiotic that should kill it. Oh good grief! and yes, we are ready to get out of Dodge and into the RV. Leaving on Sat.

  4. His spidey skills are weak but he can scale tall building with a single bound...wait thats superman!

  5. Eeks not staph. Hopefully not MRSA. Will pray he is ok.