Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The New Job

So the new job is going great! For the first time in far too long I like going to work everyday. I spend my day working with a classroom full of kids getting ready to head into first grade. They are so eager and energetic that it just makes the day fly. I come home everyday just exhausted, but a good exhausted.

The way the program works the kids have field trips four days a week so it gets to be quite busy. This week we went to the pool on Monday (where I got completely burned) and our onsite day was today. Tomorrow we head to living history farms, mini-golf on Thursday, and the Des Moines Zoo on Friday. As you can tell, we keep ourselves very busy! It is great though.

I feel behind on getting things ready for school so I need to start that soon. I need to get my loans defered, fafsa filled out, health papers in, just a lot of stuff. I need to definately get on top of all that.

Jim's dad is coming to town this weekend. Him and his wife have some things to do in Des Moines so it will be nice to get to spend some time with them. I think we may head to a baseball game and I am sure they will come by and see the house. Other than that I am not too sure what is happening.

And since I won't get to be home, Happy Father's Day Dad!

More Puppy Pictures

Good Ol' Odie

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Our New Addition

This is Odie. Welcome him to our clan! A girl at work offered him to us and we took him in a heartbeat! Very well behaved and quite a lover, once the cats get used to him it will be perfect.

This is him right after his bath when we first got him.

This is a bad picture but a good picture of him.

Taking a break from playing.

Grandma's Doing Well

It has been a rough week and a half for my Grandma but I am proud to report she has pulled through remarkably well. For those who don't know, last Tuesday my grandma was taken to the hospital after suddenly getting sick at dinner that night. On Wednesday they finally figured out where the pain was coming from, spparantly she had a tear in her esophagus. They rushed her into emergency surgery which was an extremely scary 7 1/2 hours. They just kept saying it was very serious and very grave.

When she got out of surgery things looked pretty grim (the doctor said grim and IF she makes it a lot I guess). Her esophagus had almost completely separated from her stomach and her stomach acid had leaked out into her blood stream cousing a very serious infection to spread throughout her body. When she made it through the first night we were all cautiously happy. Lucky for everyone every day has been a significant improvement. When we last saw her on Sunday she was talking and looking a lot more like my grandma.

We got more good news on Tuesday when we found out her biopsy of the area around her esophagus and stomach came back negative for cancer. They still don't know what caused the separation and she is still in the ICU but she did get moved to a room with a window which she is very happy about. She has a very long road ahead of her yet, but she is the hospital's miracle right now and I will keep everyone posted on her progress.