I'm home today with Murray, as our daycare is closed this week so "Linny" could have a vacation. I am so excited to have a mama and Murray day. We'll go play with the twins this afternoon and then I'm off to a benefit meeting this evening.
Please keep Flynn and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she continues her journey of rehabilitation and recovery.
Anyway, things are looking up. We're busy, busy, busy, but having daycare closed this week allows us to get some neglected housework up to date. I let things slide when Craig was away last week, and then slide even more what with state softball all weekend. It feels good to catch up.
We're almost to Wednesday already!
Have a great week!
Flynn is a woman of great strength and tenacity, and if you know her, you are lucky indeed. She is loved by many, and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Last night, I attended a meeting for Flynn's benefit. I was bowled over by the amount of work co-workers, friends and family who are contributing. I am currently seeking anyone who can donate something for the silent auction or raffle. The benefit will be held on September 20 from 4-8pm. For security, I won't disclose the location, but please contact me if you would like to attend or donate.
Another horrendous bedtime. I know it's molars and one eye tooth, but this is so sad for Murray. He can't sleep through the night and we are up with him every hour after about 3am. If any of you can't sleep, call me, we'll catch up because no doubt I will be awake anyway!
I'm off to bed now. Yawn. . .God bless.
On that note, I promise to post something a bit more positive tomorrow. I am not a health care expert by any means, but I have done the research. I will stop sounding like a know it all and hope that my point gets across.
Stay tuned. . .
1. Washing hands. Yes, I know this is common knowledge, but many people don't understand proper hand washing technique. One of my very close friends is a health inspector. The rules are to scrub VIGOROUSLY; underneath nails and jewlery (especially rings), on top and bottom of hands, between fingers and up to the elbows (pretend you are a surgeon). Then completely dry and use a paper towel to touch the faucet, door knob, etc. on your way out of whereever you washed.
Bring on issue number 2: IF YOU ARE SICK, DO NOT GO TO WORK, DO NOT GO ANYWHERE! For crying out loud, stay home, rest and heal, and then disinfect your home, and again, DO NOT COME TO WORK! I know the guilty feeling about not reporting to your job, but really, our safety is at risk. My co-w0rker decided she should come t0 the office on Monday (she's famous for coming to work hacking, sneezing,etc) and I explained to her that the next time she shows up at work ill, I will go home.
Another easy idea is to always keep antibacterial lotion in your purse, car, and home. It's not always the best source, but will make a big difference.
I realize that this is a crabby post, but health is so important to me. Please help stop the germs.
On that note, I do hope you all remain healthy. More to come. . .
Seems as though summer has arrived. That's the good news. The bad news is that the weekend is supposed to be humid and stormy. I suppose it's best not to complain and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts.
We polished off the weekend with a backyard barbecue at Craig's brother's home. The boys had a terrific time playing in the pool and only had a few minor tussles. We adults always enjoy good conversation, so it was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. If you turn the sound up on the clip below, you'll hear that all four adults are laughing at the boys. Might as well let them fight it out, right?
I had the best day today. My friend Roxane and I were FINALLY able to meet again. We had a fantastic lunch at Toscana - I only wish we could have had more time. However, I'm grateful for the time we had. Thanks, Rox! I wish you well next week!
We were freezing, but the weather didn't stop our fun! I think Maggie should be the next Bud Light spokesperson. We have quite a few pictures just like this one!
Rudy having a rest after pulling half of the rocks in the lake out. He had been at it all morning, and at last count, he had a pile on the lawn that was over 50!
Nala waiting for someone (anyone, please) to throw her ball in the lake.
Owen and Murray in the tub at Aunt Amy and Uncle Todd's. Could have been a dangerous situation, but both mommies and aunt Amy were watching closely.
We've had an incredibly busy, but super fun summer. We still have a few precious "golden days" of summer before winter arrives (I'm skipping autumn, we're already in it). Let's hope the weather cooperates! This weekend we are heading west for a mini-vacation. We hope to visit my dad (pictured above), hit the Dakota Zoo and Sertoma Park and swim in the hotel pool. We'll be back at the lake next weekend.