Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I'm such a slacker. I haven't been on here to update in forever. Thanks for reminding me Linda. Let's see. New developments here... Brandon's hernia is worse. We are leaving in an hour to go get it looked at again. He was in the E.R. on Sunday night with a ridiculously high fever. It turns out he has a really awful ear infection which is strange because he never complained at all! So he's doing a bit better with that. They were concerned with his color around his lips. They think something may not be right with his heart, so we go for an echocardiogram on Thursday. At this point I don't know what to think anymore. I'm just praying.

Jordan is doing well. She has to have glasses though. Wish me some serious luck on keeping them on her because I just KNOW it's not going to happen. She picked out cutesy pink ones. We have to go get them when they come in. She's going to be fitted for a new kind of leg braces on Nov. 5th. I can't wait for them to get it done. She's not wearing any lately and is having pain in her feet from not wearing them. The orthopedic Dr. says she'll have to have surgery on her feet when she turns 4. They won't do it before then because she's still growing. I just hope it helps relieve some of her pain.

Alexis is having a hard time. She is off of her ADHD medicine because she was having a racing heart rate and the Dr. would rather be safe than sorry (So would I) and have a cardiac workup done. The problem is that the cardiac Dr. is out of town until November 20th. We are on week two of no ADHD meds and I'm about ready to pull out my hair. Thank goodness she's still on the bipolar meds or we'd really be going nuts. She keeps asking if she can have her medicine so I know she isn't feeling well either. I feel so bad for her because she seems uncomfortable in her own skin at times. It just makes me wish I could help more.

Ronnie and I are doing okay. I'm just exhausted, but is it any wonder? My Dr. wants to put me on anti-depressants but I keep telling him I'm not depressed. I'm just tired. I've been depressed before and this isn't depression. I need more sleep and more time to relax. Speaking of not relaxing I'm still working on stuff for my business. I'm so thrilled to be selling in two stores! I can't wait for PAYDAY! LOL

Journalling question of the month LOL: Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what do you do? If not, why not? What do you do instead?

Growing up we did celebrate Halloween. Not so much the dressing up and trick-or-treating part, but we'd carve our pumpkins and usually have a bonfire and roast weenies (It's not Halloween without roasted weenies!) and marshmallows. We'd invite friends over and just hang out. Usually we ended up getting in trouble. I'll never forget one Halloween my Mom had one of her friends over and her friend proceeded to get sloppy drunk. She stumbled everywhere and was pretty much a source of entertainment for the whole party. It was pretty funny until my Mom demanded she stop drinking and she got angry and tried to leave IN HER CAR!!! We were all yelling at her to stop and trying to get the keys away from her, but she was too fast and we didn't realize she was trying to leave until it was too late. She backed out of the driveway and straight into the ditch in front of our house at 30 MPH! I don't know how she wasn't injured. My Mom called the cops and they arrested her to keep her safe from herself. I swear there was never a dull moment in my life. "Normal" people don't have these kinds of stories.

Now my husband and I don't celebrate Halloween either. He's Catholic and he is very anti-Halloween. He doesn't mind if we carve pumpkins. We go to the pumpkin patch every year and have a blast. I am thinking this year we may institute the bonfire tradition and let them roast marshmallows over a very tiny fire. I think they'd have a blast. We don't do trick-or-treating because I just don't feel like it's safe for the first part, and the second thing is I'm already paying a fortune to the dentist! Why should I get them buckets of candy to do more damage! Yikes.

Anyway it's time to be off to the Dr. with Brandon. Wish me luck. God knows we need it!


Lisa S. said...

I will be praying for you Heather, just remember God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Oh, btw i remember that halloween night you were talking about. She was so crazy that night and soooo mad that your mom called the cops! talk to u tonight babe!

Mindy said...

Heather, I don't know where to start. You truly are a amazing Mom to keep going in light of everything going on in your family. I hope you know you are often in my thougths and always in my prayers.

Loved the pictures....especially the one of the whole family on the tractor. I can only imagine how long it took to get that picture.

On the question.....We do celebrate Halloween. We trick-or-treat, carve pumpkins, hay rides, etc. Thankfully Connor doesn't have a sweet tooth. So most of the candy goes to Daddy. I'll use any excuse to dress him up. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow he sure is getting big fast. Hope everyone health improves soon.
Slacker I hardly think so you have your hands full honey!!!

Congradulations on now being in two stores that is awsome.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Heather!!!! Wow, you have been busy! I don't know how you're keeping it all together, Superwoman! The kids look great. Now I've had my blog update and I can rest. Thanks!


Adriann said...

Hey there! It has been awhile. It look like fun was had by all at the pumkin patch!

Sorry to hear about Brandon. I will continue to pray for his healing.

My wish for you: That you find a whole entire weekend for yourself to do nothing but sleep, craft, sleep, craft and more sleep. I pray that for you real soon.


Jen said...

Hey girl I was gonna email you but thought I'd catch up on your blogs first. You've been busy!!! You definately need some rest and relaxation!

Poor baby B, that hernia nonsense is getting very old and bless his heart it must suck being seen by the dr everytime he turns around. I hope you find out soon what other issues may be going on, I hope nothing! And glad he's feeling better from the ear infection.

And my goodness poor Lexie too. My heart breaks she has to go through all that, especially so young they don't understand their behavior even when they don't have underlying issues, it must be so hard for her AND you without the meds right now.

Jordan..Miss J, that little princess I cant believe how big she's getting. Oh boy, glasses on a toddler. I was thinking ya know I'd go get some kids sunglasses and knock the plastic lenses out and have her wear those as "practice" until she gets her real ones. Maybe she'll sort of get the idea by the time they are ready.

The smuggler and snake in my butt had me cracking up..I love when kids do and say silly things.

As for Halloween, yes we "celebrate". We get pumpkins for carving, I set my lil scarecrow on the porch and my "crashing" witch on the door and pass out candy. Hubby usually takes D out to trick or treat because he stays out longer than I ever want to lol. It's all in fun, I think a lot of things scare parents into thinking its not safe. You just have to know to check the candy an to escort them. Im amazed though at how many parents turn their kids lose alone though. I roll my eyes at the belief that it's an "evil" holiday but that's just my opinion, everyone is entitled no matter which way their opinion goes. I personally see no harm, it's make believe just like dressing up in mom's clothes or whatever, it's one evening of pretend. There are so many safe Trick or Treating or Church organized things to do these days too, ya don't always have to go the traditional route. I know some people wont necessarily take their kids ToT'ing but they'll still let them dress up and pass out candy.

Anyhoo...maybe I should have emailed you, this is long lol. Much love and I hope things settle down there soon!

*reyanna* said...

Oh goodness! I will definitely be praying for your whole family. You need sleep and rest, and I will pray for that. :D