Tuesday, November 06, 2007
We live in an amazing W TX town that LOVES and SUPPORTS their military. Many businesses put their $ on the line to support their advertising claims with reduced prices for services and fun activities. Last year, I had talked to a business about having a giant welcome home party for Mike. We never worked out a DATE as Mike wanted to GET OUT OF TOWN and INTO THE WOODS with us more than he wanted a big party....so we went. The owners, however, said at that time that they loved the military, wanted to support the miliary, and liked my idea. I like to think that those discussions played a small part in the big extravaganza they planned for the military community last night.
For three weeks my children have been counting down to Military Appreciation Night at The Rink. Entrance and skating were to be free for ALL military families. Food, Go-carts, laser tag were also free to all who have a spouse deployed or who have had a spouse deployed in the past year. That would be us. Jamin had to work. I ended up in BED by 2 p.m. with too much pain to lift my head. It made me very sad for Zander to say, "Mom, I sure miss you" as they left the house without me. BUT I AM CHOOSING JOY! It's joy that Mike was home and could take them. It's joy that Josiah had the night off work. It's joy that Mike took some photos. Here you go in no order....
This series has won me over. I find myself waiting for the next one to be released. ::snort:: I still don't enjoy it as much as the Yada Yada girls....but I feel like the characters are becoming more real as the series goes along. I wish they could do that in the FIRST book. LOL
In this book we are treated to shocking rumors, family secrets, a mountain avalance and more hijinks from Lisa Leanne and Evie. Yes....Evie finally weds.
*In Plain Sight by Lorena McCourtney*
This is my favorite new mystery series. Our heroine is a "scrawney LOL (little old lady) who has reached the generation of invisibility". Ivy Malone: a spunky widow with an unquenchable curiosity.
In this adventure Ivy is hiding out in the Ozarks with her neice. Her three month stay in a small Arkansas town turns to be full of adventure and intersting new characters. Many of the characters from the first book manage to find Ivy's hide out and make cameo appearances in this book.
These are both part of my fall reading list.
I've been missing the past few days. In the past I had killer migraines. I've only had two or three in the two years that we've eaten "clean and crunchy". However, they're baaaaaccck!
I've begun a headache diary and can see that I've been living on OTC pain meds and dealing with nearly constant headaches for the past month. I have to find a solution. I'm making sure I'm eating clean again. I'm trying my best to remain consistent with working out - those endorphins are really needed now. I'm taking the OTC meds when I feel pain. I actually took Maxalt on Saturday and it took the edge off....and then I realized that it isn't a safe med if you may be or may become pregnant and well...you know how we are.... so there you have it....
My last headache dulled enough by 2:30 a.m. that I could sleep a few hours. I woke up feeling pretty good. I now have a dull headache but compared to the really bad ones - it's doable.
All that to say that I've not been on the computer. I also value your prayers for the solution to these things. Always before I had have the aura and know they were coming.....lately I can just BAM get pain and blurry vision.
And yet, I'm