Monday, October 29, 2007


... for your support. I appreciate the words of comfort and support. It really does help.

Happy Motherhood to all of us :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Ever have those times when things are going along so well that you KNOW you're in for something.

My something landed.

She's 14, knows it all, is way too cool for her own good, is going to do what she wants, is going to defy me, and is planning on "getting high" this weekend. Or so she told a friend. So she thinks.

I am about to become the worst thing on the planet in her eyes.... that's OK, its my job.

So, why am I thankful?

I am thankful that I have a daughter to drive to nuts, ruin my sleep and scare the begeevers out of me. I am thankful for her friends that are more worried about her than she is. I am thankful for my blog friends who love me even though I am about to become "the most awful person on earth". I am thankful for a loving God who will guide me through this rough patch. And I am thankful that I am not alone.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I Love Midnights

I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned this (only 100 times) but this fact was brought home again this morning.

Life in the ER is hectic at best and usually one questions hourly why they chose this and why they're still here. Monday's are the absolute worse. So this AM when we had a call off and there were just 2 RNs for the AM and only 3 for the pm on the busiest of days, I praised Father God above that I no longer have this additional stress.

Don't get me wrong - midnights has its own host of problems. Your "sick" people are usually Really sick. Death happens with regularity in the wee hours of the AM. But all in all I would rather be on the graveyard shift any night than back on afternoons.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I dedicate today's post to Sophie Quayle. I will try to remember to thank God daily for my children's health and happiness through even the difficult days.

To my child...Just for this morning,

I am going to smile when I see your face, and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.

Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.

Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.

Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.

Just for this evening when I run my fingers through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children; the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms; and the mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter, and a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day...-Sally Meyer copyright 1999

This was posted by Sophie's mom October 5th. 4 year old Sophie went to live with God in Heaven October 6 at 11:55 pm. Emily had just one more day.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Great Big Thank You

While wandering thru my blogroll, I happened upon "Spastic Shepherd Knits" when she was having a contest. For the winning answer, she sent me this awesome present...

The bag is super cool and has a button that looks like a vintage coin. The chocolate is my favorite kind! Its suppose to turn cool here in the Midwest this week, so I can close the windows, light the pumpkin candles and enjoy the Apple Butter while making up some new socks with the beautiful new yarn!
Thank you so much Tricia!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thankful Thursday

The positive about a Thankful Thursday is I try to make sure I post. The bad, I realize if I haven't posted since last Thursday.

Oh Well.... Today I am thankful that my children are getting older and more self-sufficient. Granted, I am sure there will come a time when this is not a blessing, but when your tired and want nothing more than a hot bath the fact that oldest child can call friends to drive her to said destination (and home) without me having to get out of my jammies.

On the knitting front, I am working on my scarf for ISE 5 and about 1/2 done. I hope that my recipient likes it... will post pics when done.

I have 2 sets of socks on the needles that both have just the toes done. I haven't been working on them so much cause I've been working on the scarf. The bad thing is I'm due for 2 more sock shipments at the end of the month. Hopefully I can get the scarf done this weekend and than 1 of the pairs of socks done before I receive another shipment.

Happy Days, Happy Knitting .... Karrie