Antique Michigan Map
Antique Michigan Map

Next Saturday, June 28th, we will be making a little road trip from Texas up to Michigan to visit my parents.  I’m really excited.  I haven’t been up there in ten years!  I will also get to meet my sister’s husband for the first time and see their new little girl!  As long as the kids don’t drive us crazy, I think it will be a great trip!

Donna always says it, and it’s true… When it rains, it pours… at least in our family!  Donna had surgery to have her gallbladder removed on April 24th.  It went very well.  Donna’s mom came to look after the kids while I was waiting with and for Donna.  We were at the hospital for a long time, but she did get to go home that afternoon.  After picking up some pain meds at the pharmacy, we made it home just about supper time.

There’s more.  I’ll edit this post later…

Later Edit:

Well I found out that I am allergic (or something) to the Vitamin D supplement that my doctor told me to take.  It makes me extremely light-headed and nauseated.  It also makes me feel like I’m not getting enough air when I breathe.  In addition, I can’t seem to shut my brain down (sleep), yet I have a difficult time making my body do what I want so I appear confused.  Nasty stuff.  Anyways, I ended up in the emergency room twice.  I (and the doctors) thought I was having a reaction to my allergy meds.  I only found out later, when I started taking the Vitamin D supplements again what the real culprit was…  So, I guess I have to try to raise my Vitamin D levels the natural way… Sunlight!!!  Ahhhhh!

The trees are budding out.  All except the mesquite, as they normally leaf out later than most.  My allergies are killing me.  Areas nearby have had thunderstorms.  That’s right.  It’s Spring!  Not a lot has happened recently in our family.  Donna and I have been singing in the Church Choir, the boys have been doing well in Sunday School and Preston has been doing well in Kindergarten.

My birthday was yesterday.  Donna asked me beforehand what kind of cake I wanted.  Since I really don’t care for cake all that much (and since I like being a smarty-pants) I asked for a Grasshopper Pie.  Well, she managed to find a recipe online and made a very yummy one!  Thank you Donna!  I love you!

Bite Me!
Bite Me!

Next week it will be Thanksgiving.  Today at work we are having our Thanksgiving lunch.  I had to laugh to Donna last night, because everyone has been inviting me to Thanksgiving feasts!  Preston is having one at school, the other two boys are having one at daycare, Donna invited me to their’s at Notre Dame, I have my work one today, and next week is the “real” one!  I held my belly and asked her “Does it look like I need five Thanksgiving feasts?!?  Maybe I could handle five Thanksgiving snacks, but not feasts!”  I will just be doing my work one and the real one at Donna’s parents’ house.

We made it through both Halloween and All Saints Day. Donna had been working hard since her class had to present during Mass. It went very well.