THIS IS WHAT THE SWINE FLU LOOKS LIKE
Remember this picture and POST (of the All American family) when Jack was guarding his territory at OUTBACK and DID NOT want Pop to hold GRAYSON...EVER
As you are reading this post, please remember that the last paragraph happened while I was waiting for these pictures to load...Everything else was written and I was ready to hit POST, but first I had to take BELLA out. And now I am wondering if this was ALL for you to have a laugh for the day! UGH
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POST!
This has been one of those days...a day I have thought too much, a pajama day (which I normally LOVE) but today was one I didn't! Most of you know I have an anxious week coming up with my husbands heart cath on Tuesday. I really get that people have heart caths everyday and they are fine and I am praying that will be our story. We just happen to have a LONG AGO cardiac history that makes me a little more anxious. The details are in previous posts and I feel guilty even talking about it. I am spending the weekend alone, at least today. I stayed in bed too long, then got up and read some email and then caught up on several sites that I read daily. If you don't read them, please do.....Kate, Mike, and Jenny and leave them a word of encouragement. I go to bed each night with them on my mind.
Mike's wife has a way with words that few people have. She is a beautiful writer, raw and honest.
So really what was just a BLAH DAY, was a WORRY day, that was really a FEAR day, that led to a GUILT day. Guilt that others had some REAL GIANTS in their lives. Guilt that I was not counting my blessings. There was the guilt that I needed to get dressed and get something constructive done, guilt that I had eaten too much junk ( and I am not normally a STRESS EATER), and guilt that I was not just trusting....
Jack is out of town with a college baseball team and while I know he is concerned about Tuesday, you would NEVER EVER know it. The kids are worried. I hear it in their voices. Then I got the sweetest email from a friend and decided I was going to change the coarse of this day. I got a box of cards out and am determined that in the next few hours I am going to send a card of encouragement to every person that I can think of that is going through a trial. I also decided that what makes me happiest is GIVING! So tonight, instead of just a few WINNERS on my BLOG ANNIVERSARY, there are going to be TEN! You still have a few hours to comment, as it will be a few hours before I draw the winners. It will take a little time to get all the names together.
OK, on to the laugh. Remember I had to take Bella out. That is only my job when Jack is out of town. Not a JOB I even like. Let me set the scene. Normally I wear CUTE pajamas. Today was NOT one of those days. I actually had the top of one pair on and the bottoms to another pair on. Not CUTE. Add to that, I had not even run a brush through my hair all day, had no make-up on, nor a bra. I take Bella out through my shop and then a gate to the back yard. I have done it 100's of times. She does her business and we come in. BUT tonight as I walked back to shop door I realized not only had it closed but it was locked. NOTE TO SELF...Do not EVER go outside without my cell phone. Add to this Bella is the most hyper dog ever, a post for another day. I take her out on a leash and pray that she does not drag me and cause me to let go of it. I then walk to every door of our house, silently praying that I might have left some door unlocked. All locked. I can get in my car, as I have one that you can unlock without the keys, but you cannot drive it without keys. There is one place in our house that you can get in,if you are the size of Parker,but Parker's not here. Then I realize that last night it was a little warm and I had cracked a window in the bedroom, but I would have to take the screen off, then push a chair over and then I MIGHT could climb in. In the meantime, I am holding hyper Bella by her leash and realize that I can NEVER get in and hold her at the same time. So I walk back in the dark, put her in the back yard and threaten her. Out loud I told her if she dared to get out, I would not chase her. She was on her on. Then back to the front of the house, finally get the screen off, push the chair over and in a very contorted position, climb through the window. Then get on my knees and thank God that I did not have to go to a neighbors looking the way I did. NOW LAUGH!!! THIS IS BELLA!Check back late tonight or early tomorrow and I will have all the winners posted.