June 23, 2011



The last two weeks have been a doozie.  Not to sound cliche or anything, but when it rains, it pours! It seems like a lot has happened, and thankfully, not all of it is necessarily bad.  Just different.  Posting has been very light lately and here's a small idea of why...

  • My two-year-old had his tonsils/adenoids removed along with tubes put in his ears.  There were lots of errands that had to be run beforehand, along with a couple of pre-op doctors appointments leading up to the surgery.  Now that the surgery is over, it's just a matter of staying sane enough to put up with his crabbiness and mood swings, along with keeping up with all the medications he's been on, not to mention trying to fight him to take all of said medications and getting him to drink as much fluid as possible.
  • Lots and lots of new hair coming in.  My eyebrows have even decided to grow, despite not having done anything to spark the growth.  I'm ecstatic!  The only hard part is trying to get my "temporary eyebrows" to match up with the real thing without disturbing the new growth.  It looks kinda funny, too. 
  • The mother of all changes: I was called to be the Primary President in my ward.  It's a big responsibility and one that I'm quite nervous about.  I heard  a quote somewhere that said "God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called."  I just have to have faith that that's true.
  • A bout of the stomach flu for me and Eli.  Brady got it the day of Eli's surgery, and then Eli and I got it a few days later.  Eli seemed to fare a little better than I did (thank goodness!  I didn't want to have to worry about him vomiting up the precious liquids he was supposed to be drinking), and thankfully Brett was able to leave work to come take care of us.  I don't know what I would have done without him that day.
  • My parents had to put their German Shepherd, Marcus, to sleep.  I was very sad to hear the news, but his health was deteriorating so quickly. I'm glad that he's no longer suffering.
Now I'm just trying to get things back to normal, or at least as normal as possible.  I'm stressed (with the breakouts to prove it), sleep-deprived, and at my wits' end, but I think once Eli can get past this recovery period, things will get a lot better.  Hopefully that will take no more than another week.  Maybe I'll even have a chance to get back to regular posting!

    2 Happy Thoughts:

    denverallens said...

    Good luck with Eli. Tonsils are the worst. I had to take both Meg and Syd back to the hospital. It was terrible. Hopefully you're rounding the corner and he'll feel better soon! Hope you get some rest too. Congrats on the hair growth. That's awesome!

    Erin said...

    You will be a great primary president Amber. Good luck with everything. I hope the hair comes in lush and full.