Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goodbye February!!

This has not been a good month.

A good friend of Mike's from his single days, one of his old hunting buddies, died of lung cancer at the first of the month.

Then our great-nephew died of bacterial meningitis at age 12.

Then my dad has been seriously ill and is still recuperating.

Then a good acquaintance, mother of three boys I taught, died of a brain tumor.

Now I am sick with bronchitis.

Bring on March.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday's Fave Five, 2/10/17

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I prefer having other posts between the FFF posts, but maybe if we would have a regular week around here, that would be possible.  Right now I am doing my best just to keep everyday things going around here.


1. My father is doing some better after being hospitalized early yesterday morning with pancreatitis.  It's been a rather long week what with doctor visits, doctor phone calls, waiting on MRIs, waiting on MRIs to be read, and on and on.  Just glad he is doing better.

2. I am thankful for modern medicine, which provides for serious conditions to be treated successfully.

3. I am thankful for ambulances, which get people to the hospital quickly, with proper care, and straight to the emergency treatment rooms without doing the sit-out-in-the-waiting room routine.

4. I am thankful for school administration that has been very understanding of my need to be absent, last week for the situation with our nephew who passed away, and this week for the situation with my father who has been very sick.

5. Finally - a little levity.  I'm teaching pronouns right now.  This would be a great bulletin board.  Maybe I can find time to put it up (with corrections for the bad grammar).

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday's Fave Five, 2/3/17

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I am going to go ahead and do a FFF, but it will be different than usual, because this was a very different than usual week.  A great-nephew on my husband's side passed away this past Sunday, and it was especially sad because he was only twelve years old.  We did not know him well, but were with him from time to time at family functions - most recently on Christmas Eve.  His father was a fixture in our home when a young boy (kindergarten age) himself.

So here are my FFFs:

--My daughter and her boyfriend took platters of Chick Fil A up to the hospital last weekend, and according to family who were there, they couldn't have come at a better time or with a better gift.  No one wanted to leave to get food, but when they saw the chicken platters, they all realized how hungry they were.  I am grateful for my daughter's and friend's sensitivity to the situation and their generosity in going the extra mile.

--All of my husband's siblings were able to come from around the state to be a support to their sister and family, and many of them were able to stay for several days.

--The boy's organs were donated.

--I was able to take a personal day off due to the circumstances.

--Prayer and the peace of God are invaluable in such situations.

So if you are reading this, and you know the Lord, please say a prayer for William's family.  Thank you.