I feel like there are so many things on my mind lately, so if this blog is a bit of a mess, please forgive me. Maybe I should do this “stream of consciousness” style? Eh, that has the potential to be a disaster.
Yesterday, I found out that my mom has COPD. For those who don’t know what it is you can go HERE. Basically, she has chronic smoker’s bronchitis, which is the beginning of emphysema. There is no cure and it will eventually kill you. We don’t know what “stage” it is in yet, she will have the testing done in about 3 weeks. Her husband, my stepdad, Allen, is currently undergoing chemo and an experimental drug for pancreatic cancer. He is doing quite well, but what a tough hand to be dealt. At the same time, COPD is entirely preventable. I am by no means a health nut or what have you, but please guys, take care of yourselves. DON’T SMOKE. Respect your body and the temple that God gave you. It may be wrinkled, or chubby, or stretched out, or scarred, or not as “pretty” as you would like, but GOD MADE IT FOR YOU. Just for you. To live in and cherish and RESPECT. Love it. I hate my legs. I NEVER wear shorts, even if it’s 110o outside, because personally I think my legs are hideous, but I need to get over that and love them. At least I have them, right? I need to remember that.
So. On a completely different note… I made bbq ribs last night. Unbelievable, if I do say so myself. We have leftovers and I cannot wait to have them again for dinner tonight. Oink oink. Want to know the trick to amazing ribs?? Boil them in saltwater for an hour before you put them on the grill. They will be fall-off-the-bone tender. Do it. You can thank me later.
I can’t remember if it was on here or Facebook that I posted about Michael’s (the craft store) having blank canvases on sale for 50% off this week, but I am going to mention it just in case. I plan on stocking up tomorrow, so be prepared for some crafty posts here soon. I’ll try to keep it to a minimum for you. I’ve got big dreams for these poor canvases, but who knows if that will work out or not. Wish me luck!
Another topic. Told you it might get messy. Colt has been acting really strange lately. I keep thinking he is getting sick, but then he doesn’t. I think it is teeth, but he isn’t fussy. Just weird. I almost can’t explain it. He’s clingy and snuggly and sweet, so I shouldn’t complain, but I just know something isn’t quite right. He suddenly cries when we lay him down for a nap or at night, where he previously LOVED to go to bed. He wakes up screaming and takes a while to be consoled. Ryan and I often wonder if he’s having nightmares. In the evenings it is the worst, almost like he’s getting anxious about going to bed. It is breaking my heart. Has anyone ever dealt with that in a child? I mean, the kid has been through a lot for such a young age and I think it is very possible he could have nightmares about it. Can anyone help?
I hope this blog finds you and your family happy and healthy. Please keep my family in your prayers. Also, remember to take care of yourself. Love on yourself and those you hold dear.