Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Time Off

A Whole Lot has been going on in my family and extended family and this is why you haven't heard from me recently. Mercy has an ear infection, diagnosed today. We are thankful that God provided a way for us to afford her getting sick. You other parents of little ones understand that I'm sure! We had a short but sweet visit from her Uncle Patrick (which she can say very well mind you). She entertained him and would hardly let him out of her sight. Anytime she couldn't see him she would say, "Where'd Patrick go?" Pretty funny little girl! Except for the runny nose and the obvious hoarseness, you would never know she was sick! It was the fever last night that gave it away. This one was not nearly as obvious as the rest.

I'm not feeling 100% either. I certainly don't think I have an ear infection, but I have an awful headache that just won't quit and a dry scratchy throat. No fun.

My mom is in Baton Rouge with my great uncle who is in and out of being on the brink of death. It's really only a matter of time at this point. Other health issues and marital issues in my extended family are resurfacing as well. Interesting how when it rains, it pours. The only good thing is that apart from this scratchy throat, non of these are actually my problem. That is a nice relief. Still I love them all and want peace and rest for their lives.

My house is a medium grade mess which I'm not so thrilled about, but dinner is in the oven, and M is playing happily in her room. For these things I'm thankful. I missed mom to mom today, which was really sad, since I look sooo forward to it every week...that and I was excited about dishing with the ladies in the coupon coop about their first week trying out the game. It'll have to wait. I've organized my unwanted coupon pile so that they can easily peruse and share. I've got free things to give away. I gave one of my friends to bags of nice dog food, cause I got it for free. I gave one friend to things of feminine products because they were free and I don't use that kind. I have a tube of toothpaste that I got for free, but I don't use that brand. I have a razor (very nice refillable kind) that I was able to get for .34 cents. Oh the fun! At least I can officially say I have a hobby now...Couponing! (shopping always was sort of a hobby) I'll try to keep you posted as things get a little less hairy around here. I have some great pics to post too of M and S at the park! Coming soon


it's a Mom thing said...

We missed you at M2M today, too! And I hope that you and Mercy feel better soon. For you, it may just ben allergies...welcome to G'ville. It's up in the top 5 for allergy problems. We'll be praying for your family. I know your mom is dealing with a lot right now. Take care! Call if you need me.

Anonymous said...

My best "heart" friend from HS in her house there was a COUPON ROOM!!! I swear it! Her mom was/is this amazing coupon lady.....that is how they would go on trips and she was always winning things from rebates! So I support you if you tell me you need me to save any UPC codes I'm on your team! I have seen that it works and how a family basically lived off it!
Sorry you are all feeling under the weather! GVEGAS is filled with things that bloom here and no where else on this planet! WE are all happily medicated on allergy MEDS!!!

Kerrie said...

You know, the "couponing" isn't a far stretch from your college days of shopping at the Salvation Army. I was always amazed at your thrifty finds! Love you!!

Gini Young said...

Yes, you're right. Some things never change, just get better with time. I still shop at the thrift stores here. I go for the bins of kids clothes for 25 cents! It's great!