Monday, February 21, 2011

there is no use cryin' over burnt muffins

I just found myself almost in tears over burnt muffins. You see, I was trying to make muffins to send to my Daddy for his birthday. I had this terrible moral dilemma about buying blueberries, out of season, from Chile. But I bought them, Ellie and I made them, and now I ruined them. I was on the phone and trying to get Ellie to fall asleep and I forgot them. The saddest part and this is probably the real thing, the snow came back! We were able to see brown and green and so many wonderful colors for almost two days and then bam, more snow. So you see I will probably be home all day, with my wonderful children, because we will have yet another snow day. And I will not be able to run out for more, fossil fuel laden, blueberries.

Snow is ruining my life.

Yes, next year I will freeze more berries, but for now I just feel like overreacting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

still here

Doesn't he look fine! He and his friends were sent off for another magazine submission, I'll let you know how it goes.

The last few days have felt like spring. I LOVE spring. We walk everywhere, we play outside, we eat outside. I know this warm weather won't stay, but I love it just the same.

It is busy season. Last week I taught at the college and I start teaching full time at the Elementary schools soon.

I just wanted to let you know - I'm still here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

amish snowmen

There is an adorable row of snowmen outside of one of the Amish school houses near by. Snow is lucky that it can be made into this cute form, because I am starting to despise it. I miss brown and green and all the other earthy colors.

Anyway, we finally heard from Noah's doctor today. It wasn't exactly good news and not exactly bad news. His brain is still forming some abnormal waves, but no one knows if the medicine is keeping them from being seizures or if his brain has figured out how to keep them from being seizures. He is on a very low dose of medicine for his size. Blood work from over two years ago shows an abnormal DNA sequence that may or may not be the cause of his epilepsy. The plan is to do genetic testing, on Joel and I, to see if it is hereditary. Even if the DNA is the problem it won't change his treatment. The bottom line is nothing has changed. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.