For those of you who didn't know, San Antonio was recently beseiged by an ice storm that closed our city for this past Tuesday and Wednesday. I was so excited that school was cancelled for Tuesday. I decided to bake cookies, sleep in, watch movies and play with the Wii. Again, Wednesday, school was cancelled. I was thrilled because it was another day to sleep in and I didn't have to teach this one group that I was dreading. Everything was going well until the afternoon when I developed cabin fever. I hadn't seen another human being in 2 days. I needed to get out. My dog needed a serious walk. So, the South Texas girl who really doesn't heed ice warning well, went along her merry way and took her dog out for a walk. I decided to go the long way around to the mailbox. I was cautious, then for some reason, stupidity hit me. I took the sidewalk on the bridge over the ditch. Hint...it was still below freezing with freezing rain...yeah, there was ice. I totally bit it and ended up on my back and whacking the heck out of my head. I just remember my dog slipping a bit and then the sound of my head whacking on the cement. My cookie monster ski hat flew into the ditch and my earphones from my ipod flew out. The pizza man who was driving by when it happened (I think he gave me oho) jumped out of his car and was freaking out. He wanted to drive me to my house and all I could think of was, I need to get my cookie monster hat out of the ditch. I proceeded to crawl on my hands and knees to get it and I kept telling the pizza guy that I was okay. I was embarassed and shaken. Stupidly, I finished my walk to the mailbox and I got a great surprise from my waiting buddy Diane (thank you!) and I walked back home and called my sister, who is a nurse, and told her what happened. I can laugh about it now, but then I was near tears. My mom gave me a hard time and still does. My body hurts still and I still get headaches. I got one heck of a gooseegg on the back of my head. I am lucky to be so hard-headed. Anyways, I thought I would share my bone-headedness with you guys. Remember, when they say stay inside, they know what they are talking about. Let's hope my daughter won't be as dumb as her mom!
Friday, January 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Last night as I was watching Tv and flipping between I LOVE NY and The Golden Globes, I got a little gift. My district has cancelled classes for today due to the icy conditions. Woo-hoo! I get to sleep in another day. Of course, I'm stuck at home, but that's okay. I get to read, lay on my couch and watch TV. I have an appointment to get my last Hep B shot, but I need to check on the conditions and see if they are going to be open. My poor nephew almost had to be put into the hospital yesterday because his asthma was pretty bad. He is doing better but he is seriously grumpy. Hope, my dog, has serious cabin fever and wants to go outside. I'm probably going to walk her in a little bit. It'll do us good just to go around the block. I need to watch for ice. My back patio has a thin sheet of ice on the furniture.
I'm also going to check out vegas.com to see what shows are going to be there when Denise and I go to Vegas for Spring Break. I figure this might be my last hurrah before I become a mom. I'm really looking forward to going and people watching. It would be nice to win a little money. I keep teasing Denise that she's going to find her man and stay in Vegas. But, what happens in Vegas will stay in Vegas. Yeah right.
Posted by Jamie at 10:08 AM
Monday, January 01, 2007
I spent my New Year's not with my friend D at the movies as was planned, but at the hospital waiting for them to admit her. She has the same thing as my grandfather. She finally got to be put in his room around 10:30ish. My grandmother was so miserable because she's got that nasty stomach bug (you know which one I mean). I feel horrible for her. I feel sad for my mom too because I think it scares her. The thing that came out of this was that the siblings aren't medically trained to help my grandparents and they need 24 hour trained assistance. We'll see what happens. Two of my mother siblings don't want that. One is afraid that they will die within a few months of being there (we found a great one, close to their house) and the other is upset because she'll be out of a job (she takes care of them). How selfish are they? I'm really ticked off with my mom's siblings. Nobody will do anything and it's a standoff. Somebody needs to take the bull by the horns because my grandparents need the medical attention. I am so angry with my aunt/godmother. She came to the hospital right when we got there. My uncle had EMS take my grandmother in (you get into the ER faster that way). They both left and my other aunt and uncle came and they left. My grandmother was still in the ER and not yet admitted (wasn't sure at the time she was going to be admitted). Thank God my sister, who is an LVN and is in RN school was there to help because they were short staffed and my grandmother had lots of issues. It's tough to see her that way (having to help her when she has an accident and she doesn't understand or can tell you what's wrong) When my uncle told my aunt who takes care of my grandmother that we couldn't do this (meaning take care of my sick grandparents) her only response is that she'd be out of a job. That's pretty shallow. Then she left because she had been with my grandmother all day yesterday and she "needed a break" OH BROTHER! Can you say that they purposely left my mother holding the bag???? This is her way to get back and "make" my mother do something (BTW they do a lot for my grandparents, have cancelled their plans, vacation to help out, and help out monetarially) Can you tell how angry I am? I'm furious. Honestly, I really don't want to have anything to do with her anymore. First the whole pity party at Christmas and then our conversation the other day and now this. I know I need to let it go but it kills me that my parents and grandparents are both suffering. This has been an extremely rough emotional roller coaster for all of us. I guess I needed to vent and then let it go. I know that God only gives us what we can handle. I know this will make my immediate family bond even stronger. We have to rely and help each other out.
I want to make some new year's goals/resolutions, but I want to think about them overnight and then put them down. It's good to start the year with goals and a plan. Here's to hoping that 2007 will bring my sister her RNship, my daughter Grace & other exciting surprises, prosperity and peace in the world.
Posted by Jamie at 8:24 PM