Commander and I enjoy Homeschooling boys (Herogian, Hawk and Gluten), raising chickens, ducks, and dogs ( Penny and Casey), eating gluten free, surviving breast cancer, coach track and field, and loving God for every minute that He gives us to cherish our family.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh what a weekend ... and pictures for you

We had a doozie of a weekend around here. Two boys away to boy scout camping - they were picked for Order of the Arrow- which I'm told is supposed to be an honor with hard work, little to eat, no talking all day for initiation. Sounds like a lot of cleaning up work needed to be done, and they didn't want to put up with any lip from the boys, so which ones would fall for calling it an honor. Our two did! They loved it! Came home dirty and stinky, left for an Eagle Scout Ceremony, then purchasing more camping gear at Cabela's. I've got to quit letting them take their dad to Cabela's. He is a backpack/ gym bag collector.

Hawk ran a 400 in his first track meet this weekend. He has to run in the 15 year old group since he will be 15 by the end of the year. In the 14 -15 year range you can get a lot of different sized kids. Hawk and one other teammate must have been on the youngest end of the line up. He said there were boys with legs at least a foot longer than his. From the fact that he was ready to throw up at the end of the race, I know he gave it his all. Which was too much, for him to turn around and run the 800. So he came home, pulled out the jump rope, jogged a lap around the neighborhood.... I think he'll stick with it for a while. His practice javelin also arrived so we've enjoyed (last week) going out in the evening to throw. His age also requires him to throw the college weight javelin, so he's working up to it right now.

I had surgery on both feet Friday. I think that part went really well. I'm hobbling around on my heels today. I had the nerves cut between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal into the 4th toe. The nerves were damaged and had swelled to the size of a pencil (says the doctor) so it was easy for him to find the culprit. Hopefully, I'll be able to get back to walking and jogging. I'm hoping for sprinting and jumping, but will wait to see on those.

The excitement for the weekend - as if we didn't have enough, was that I had an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. I turned red and was a bit itchy. Okay, I can deal with that. Spoke to the doctor and took benadryl.  Spent the day on the couch with my feet probbed up. That evening around 8:30 I started getting nauseated, dizzy, and felt like I was going to burn up, but my hands were going cold and tingly. With feet up to the wall, head down with ice pack, I thought I might make it through, but the tingling kept creeping up the arms. We called. no reply. So Commander drove me to the hospital. I prayed for friends, family and for green lights all the way through town. God supplied them. 
They did get me started on cortisone. THe metallic mouth and hunger is already here, which reminds me of chemo days, so I don't enjoy the side effects of cortisone, but it does have it's benefits. 

Gluten turned 13 and Herogian bagged two turkeys with one shot this month. Here are those.

a camping tool. - must have a knife on it and can be strapped to the kid.

Since I have a good reason to laze around. I decided to try a task off of pinterest - crochet a rag rug from old sheets.
Well, it was giving me fits. I first tried oval, rectangle with corners, circle, and now going for the straight run. I must have added too many stitches at curves because thats exactly what it wanted to do in the wrong direction.
When the boys can tell it isn't working and they want to play with it, that's when you start over. I'm just using the three colors. This will be for "my" bathroom down stairs.
Here's what I'm working on.
I also plan to latch hook another rug with old t-shirts for lots of color. I'm thinking Impressionist flower garden style -  .

Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Thanks for posting pics!
I hope the surgery makes all the difference in the world and that awful rash clears up soon!
Your boys are really growing up, so handsome. How close is your oldest to getting eagle scout? Sammo is in scouts and just promoted to Bear. We're committed to keeping him in all the way through and of course our goal is eagle scout.
And how are those meat birds coming along?

Have a great week,
Blessings, Julie