A have a few things I can blog about. Marc and I are home alone (which surprisingly is quite pleasant for a Friday night). It's quiet, so I'm wanting to tell you, my kind readers, a few really cool things!! This is a blog for those of you who actually like to read... not just look :)
First off - Scott's dad came home from the hospital today. We found out the reason his kidney was failing was there was way too much dye in his body and his kidney couldn't process it all at once. From the two different tests he had right before and right after his heart attack - it was just too much. Almost sounds like a communication error between doctors, but at least he's out of the woods for now. He is not cancer free, and he did have a heart attack, but when I went to give him a hug today, he reached right up and grabbed me and started petting my hair (Sounds funny, but made me cry...) - he was doing well. Very eager to start a chess game with Marc. I swear - Thanks to Grandpa, Marc will kick yo butt at poker, cribbage and even chess. Geesh. He's one smart kid!
Secondly - with all the germs flying through my house this week, we never managed to go visit Grandma and Papa. BUT - we are going tomorrow morning at 10:30, so we're really looking forward to that. I'm excited to give them their canvas's the boys painted for them... as well as the Willow Tree "Angel of Love" figurine I got them. I have a busy weekend ahead of me. Tomorrow in the a.m. - GG and Papa, afternoon, Marc has a soccer game, tomorrow night - I go to a party with my mom. Sunday morn - church, the rest of Sun - Molly's coming over and we're cooking down sugar pumpkins to make pumpkin butter. We're also making jam, and pickling a few more things. Rachael Ray - eat your heart out!! Rachel Phillip's is next in line!! SIKE!
Thirdly - I had fun this week despite my cold. I had some cuddle time with Matty. I know it's horrible when your baby is sick, but when they cuddle on your lap and just want to be loved, especially when they're older than 2 or 3, it's so adorable. Of course I would take his cold or his flu or any pain away in a second if I could. I just love to watch them cuddle on mom and dad and be so innocent. Tuesday I got to hook up with Victoria (Jay J) in the U Village. We had fun shopping a little, but mostly catching up and mowing on sushi. I was also introduced to Red Mango - a savvy little healthy frozen yogurt place. Evidently I'm the only person who didn't know about it?? The fun didn't stop there folks. Thurs, Matt and I went down to Queen Anne to visit my old job and friends... Mostly to Visit Jay J ;) We went to Orrapin Thai (where Matthew was about to get spanked in public - (I can't blame him, it was almost nap time and it was Thai food for goodness sake) and I got to see a few old friends, etc. Also took Matthew to a few fun little shops around QA. If you got the $$, QA has the best shops for little tykes. Then again - I've noticed that if you don't live in Queen Anne, some of the stuff you buy for $75 actually makes you look poor or color blind.
Lastly - (and finally... AND MOST importantly)... Marc and I went shopping to the Alderwood Mall tonight, then to BINGO at his school. I was so amazed to see all the kiosks in the mall. For goodness sake - who thought up this crap their pitching/selling?? I guess we don't go to the mall enough. Every year Marc's school has a BINGO night in the start of the school year to kick off all the other programs the PTA does all year long. Every class has a room parent who collects 3-5$ from each person, or something they have to offer, or something their business has to offer or they pick a theme and people donate stuff to make a basket. The most popular every year are "family fun night" or "night at the movies" or "game night".... you catch my drift. It's only a $1 a card to play, so most anyone can play, and the proceeds go to the school, etc. This year Marc and I got there early to get good seats, buy pizza and drinks, etc. We sat next to a family of four who were talking about a dentist appt they had just come from. Not that I was eavesdropping, but she was talking about the dental Field, and she was talking about 1 inch from my head - so I couldn't help but hear. I guess she had a lot of oral health issues and they must not of had the money cause they all only had one bingo card. Marc and I had 10. a few games into bingo, Marc and I won!! YAY!!!!!!!!! We won "family banana splits night" with ice cream gift cards, really nice glass bowls, silver spoons, all the toppings you can imagine, fresh bananas, nuts.... It was a really fun basket to get! I told Marc that since we already won and the people next to us had one card each and we had 5 each, we needed to share with them. We gave them four of our cards and just started talking to them, wishing them luck. 3 games later, one of the little girls won!!! This gives me the shivers - she won off of the card we gave her, and she came back from the prize line holding a basket with a Sonicare toothbrush w/ a sanitizer ($120 retail) for the whole family, prescription strength mouth wash and a $500 gift certificate to a local dentist. I seriously got the shivers. Later Marc and I talked about how God works in mysterious ways, and what happened tonight was planned. It was not only a big help to them, but a big hug for me. And a mighty way to show Marc the power of Christ. I was so thankful to of witnessed the tears in the moms eyes when she looked at me and said "thanks!" I almost lost it, but instead I just smiled and said "hey - it worked out perfectly - we love ice cream and I work in dentistry, so I have all that stuff for free anyway. COOL!" - OK - I'm done!! Here's a few pics....
My boys - bowling night :) Check out Matt's squint eyes