Sunday, September 7, 2008


Sunday school started today and the kids were excited to go. Mike then took them to church and they should be home shortly. Austin came home from school Friday afternoon with a fever and runny nose which continued thru yesterday so I stayed home with him and Paisley. He seems better this morning. I hope he will be OK to go to school tomorrow. The thought of an MD visit in the morning isn't appealing to me :(
Friday morning, after getting Amy off to school, I hobbled to the grocery store with Paisley to stock up on hurricane supplies. IKE was poised for a visit. We did have them, but these kids are eating machines so I had to top off our stash. I now have enough TP to last until Halloween. That is, unless the little darlings unroll it into the toilet. You know they can't just unravel it on the floor so I can salvage it ( and isn't TP expensive now?) ...OH, NO, my crew has to unravel it into the TOILET. And you know it is always in a toilet that someone FORGOT TO FLUSH!!! And who do you think has to fish all that soggy mess out??? You got it..ME. Thank goodness I color my hair and have a box of rubber gloves handy I can use for that yummy task!
But, I'm getting off the subject....HURRICANE IKE...after spending over $500 in extra supplies ( my Vietnam $$$ I might add) IKE has decided to visit CUBA! Now, not that I mind missing his visit...I just wish I could return all this STUFF! Have you any idea how stuffed my cabinets, closets, and garage are now???? The good thing is, I don't think I'll be traveling any time soon to Vietnam, so I'm good for groceries for the next few weeks.
Well, well, well, The Embassy now wants Hannah's labs redrawn at one of their "approved" labs... Maybe after that happens they will move a little quicker and approve us to bring her home BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!! I think I'll aim for HALLOWEEN... The Hurricane food will be gone by then, and if I get to leave sooner, at least Mike will have a house full of food easy to prepare..and tons of TP. ha ha ha.
I hear the church crew coming in now, gotta go hobble to the door with my broken toes and let them in!


  1. Ugh! I have to say that your crew would have me hiding for fear of my sanity. I don't know how you do it!

  2. I went to Costco yesterday and spent 700.00!!! My freezers are full, I also have TP coming out of my ears, and my pantry is overflowing.
    I hope I don't have to shop for anything other than milk, eggs and produce for the next few months. Not to mention I already blew my grocery budget, LOL!
    Hope your son feels better soon. And that you have good news from your agency!

  3. Hope your toe is doing better now. This is Tuesday evening here now.
    I will think positive thoughts for things to hurry up for you.
    Poor Hannah having to have blood work done again. Maybe you won't have to have too much done once she is home.

  4. We all know and have SEEN what a wonderful and hands-on dad Mike is! So sorry you have broken your toe...hope it heals quickly so you won't be hobbling around Vietnam with a 6 year old in tow! :-)

  5. I just checked in at your yahoo group and saw you moved to the blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your broken toe! I hope it stops hurting soon. Really, you must tell me how you manage so many children. I only have our two guys and just feel like I'm never getting anything done or doing things right. How do you do it? And waiting for another? Amazing!