Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well, at least our deductible was already met!

Yep, you guessed it! Emergency room visits & x-rays again. We met the family deductible way back in March when Paige had her second surgery to remove the pins from her shoulder. So, here we go again.

Paige broke her "naughty" finger (as the athletic trainer called it) at the first basketball game of the season on Monday. We didn't actually make it to the doctor until Friday morning. She saw the athletic trainer on Thursday, and the trainer recommended x-rays just to make sure it was a clean fracture. It is, so Paige just has to wear a splint for a few weeks and "buddy tape" the broken finger to its neighbor for practice and ballgames. Painful, but not a major injury.

Then, this morning Lane woke up with a sore throat AGAIN. I looked and immediately diagnosed strep throat. I'm actually getting quite good at recognizing it. So, it was either take Lane to the ER or wait until tomorrow and try to get him in to the clinic. Since this is the third time in about 8 weeks that Lane has had strep, we opted for the ER. After all, our deductible has been met!

He will get to see an ENT specialist sometime soon, and will likely get to have his tonsils removed. We'll call in the morning and schedule an appointment. As you can imagine, Lane's imagination is already running away with visions of surgery and "a deep sleep shot."

Here's to hoping for a less eventful week!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, November Babies!!

Happy Birthday, Dana!!! November 9

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Earl!!! November 19

Happy Birthday, ME!!! November 20

Happy Birthday, Aunt Gin!!!! November 20 I always think of her on this day, because we shared a birthday. Aunt Gin would always send me a card or call me to wish me a "Happy Birthday."

Happy Birthday, Aunt Jo!!!! November 22

Happy Birthday, Aubrey!!!! November 28 (She'll be a teenager!)

I think Jeremy Samp has a birthday in here somewhere, too. Happy Birthday, Jeremy!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Survived!

I took my big test yesterday, and I did make it out alive! It wasn't as difficult as my study guide had led me to believe, but I won't know if I passed until December 15. It will be a long four weeks!

Paige has her first basketball game tomorrow, and Jason starts practice with his high school girls tomorrow. Goodbye evenings at home, not that there were very many of them! Actually, I like to go to basketball games, but when there are 3 in one week, it gets a little crazy. I guess I appreciate my time at home even more that way.

Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Test Anxiety

So, some of you know that I have to take a math test next Saturday in order to be endorsed to teach middle school math. Well....

I found out about this wonderful news in September. No worries. How hard could a middle school math test be? I figured that I would need to brush up on my Algebra I skills and review some more geometry than what we cover in 8th grade math.

Then I ordered the study guide for this *&%#@ test. I started reviewing & studying, but I couldn't figure out why I was having so much trouble comprehending the graphing & function stuff in the study guide. It seemed way beyond Algebra I. So I had a student in Algebra II look over it for me (thinking that she could tutor me). She informed me that I needed a junior or senior to help me, because they were studying this in the upper level math classes. Great.

So, long story short, I am searching for a high school senior or college level student (who is good at math), and could pass for me in 15 years with a little wrinkle cream, age spots, cellulite, etc. I am offering a nice sum of cash to said person if they will take the test for me. Seriously.

The funny thing is, I keep having flashbacks to the 80's movie Spies Like Us. Remember when Chevy Chase was trying to pass the secret agent exam & he wore an eyepatch and cast & sling on his arm so that he could write answers on them? That was one of my favorite scenes from the movie! Oh & when Chevy & Dan Akroyd had to pretend to be doctors in the Bedouin camp in the desert! Anyway, I think I might try something like that.

Please pray for me on Saturday!