Monday, February 4, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours!

So, my four or five blog readers undoubtedly noticed that I haven't updated in, like, forever! I sat down to do it several times, but life happened. : ) It does that, you know, but I just had the sad thought that whatever I was going to say, or share, at those times is lost forever. Whatever memory I would have captured is gone. There were thoughts I was going to share, pictures I was going to post, pearls of wisdom just waiting to be dropped! All gone.

Here are some of the things that happened:

Curtain Calls finally ended. The kids performed their unique version of Hairspray/Bring It On/High School Musical and did a WONDERFUL job. They came in second to the Seniors, but won in the categories of costumes and choreography. That entire week was full of long days, dress rehearsals, performances, etc. No time to blog, certainly.

Then, my dear friends Tom and Gail lost their daughter. Amy was an exuberant, creative, over-the-top young woman who lived a troubled life, addicted to prescription pain meds for about half of it. Seriously, terribly addicted. She married, and shortly after her husband (also very young) died of a heart attack. She was ill, hardly able to work, had been through rehabs more than once. She tried so hard, and was so cute and sweet and funny. And she died of an overdose at age 34. So this past weekend we attended her memorial service to say goodbye. Amy - we miss you. We're glad you're free, though.

And on Monday, Sarah sliced her thumb open on a desk at school. Really....we had to leave school early, and go to the clinic, wait two hours, and then get five stitches and a tetanus shot. Well, SHE got the stitches and shot, not "we." It was all very traumatic and stressful. And then the reactions to the tetanus shot kicked in and she missed two full days of school. Fainting, nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, body aches, stiffness.....all of it. She was one sick puppy. And so, she has mountains, literally, of make-up work to do. Has had to spend every waking minute working on it. Not quite through yet, but getting there!

That's not all, you understand. Mary Beth had a band clinic to attend on Friday and Saturday, at the same time that we needed to go to Amy's memorial service. So, we had to figure out arrangements for her to be dropped off and picked up while we were gone. She had a wonderful time, in spite of the fact that, at the last minute, her oboe had to be sent off for repair, and she had to audition on a strange horn. This week she goes to Montevallo on a field trip. And she has pulled her grades up to mostly A's, so she got her Nintendo back. She's quite happy about that, as you can imagine.

And the Mighty Hunter? He worked several 14 hours days last week shuttling airplanes around for annuals and repairs, and shuttling people around on the various airplanes, to Birmingham and New Orleans and Pine Bluff.

We are all glad that last week is over, and the week before last. They were insane. Life does happen, doesn't it?

At A Scrappin' Friendsy, we have a new DT Dare posted. It is mine, and if you haven't already seen it, you can go HERE and check it out.

Oh, and I got my hair cut. And nobody likes it, including my mother, who is the one who cut it! It is short, and stacked in the back. I've wanted to try this for a while. Apparently it was a BAD idea! So I am headed off to school today, where no one has seen it, and am "girding my loins" for the comments and non-comments that I will get. Sigh. It will grow.

I hope you all have a wonderful week...heck, I hope I have a wonderful week!


Braxton's Mommy said...

I always love reading your blog!! Glad you finally found time to catch us up!! Hope this week goes SOO much better!!

Juliet Diley said...

I wanna see the hair cut!!!!!

Robin said...

I bet the haircut is great. Do you like it? That's what counts! Now 3 people have read your post. I am a blog reader, I love to read them when people are actually blogging about life. I'm very nosey and love to know the inside story. Ha.

Penny said...

okay, I want to see your haircut also! I am sure that it is adorable!!

themacmomma said...

Show us a pict of your hair!
Glad you made it through your busy weeks!

Amy said...

Yep...add me to the list of folks who want to see your hair cut!! And I'm like Robin....I love reading about everyone's 'Everyday Life'.