Monday, March 17, 2008

What's that smell? Oh, it's me!

Okay, so for the last week I've noticed that body odor has become a problem with me. The first time I thought, maybe I forgot my deodorant this morning. I've managed to do such a thing a time or two in the past, but the second time I noticed "that smell" I knew FOR SURE I'd put my deodorant on. So next I think, hmmm, hormones they are a changin'. Maybe that's why I'm so odiferous these days. Maybe I need to look into a new brand of deodorant! But being the cheapskate that I am, I wanted to finish up the stick I had so I started spending more time in application mode but with no difference in outcome! Well, this morning as I'm doing the deodorant applying thing and thinking to myself how weird it was that just suddenly I stunk, I noticed that the deodorant applicator felt kind of rough. I took a second and actually looked at my deodorant only to find out that I'd hit the rock bottom of the stick! It was actually at the grid pattern at the bottom which is the rough part I felt! Who knows when it ran out (I'm thinking about a week or two ago with the first b.o. whiff I caught)!

Since I didn't have a back-up stick, I dove into my overnight kit and grabbed my sample size deodorant from there and taaa-daaa, now it's 9:41 p.m. and b.o. has been conquered!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Storms ahead

The last few days there have been storms in Atlanta. I have to admit, I slept through the ones on Friday night, but I hear they were pretty intense. Weather people were debating on whether there was a tornado or just intense winds that ravaged downtown. I think the National Weather Service weighed in that it really was a tornado. That was all the news on Saturday. Amazingly no fatalities...but a bunch of idiots were walking around downtown in all that glass and debris to check it out for themselves. Um, the TV crews are down there. You don't need to be adding to the chaos just so you can check it out for yourself. The storms Saturday touched a little closer. We have a friend who has had weird seizures for about a year. The doctors can't figure out what's going on, but they've gotten so intense and caused his body so much trauma that he was put in ICU at our local hospital on Thursday. A church member had her baby on Friday, so now that Kenny got back from Meg's field trip, we needed to go and do our hospital visits. So we leave the kids home with Ken and Sandra and drive off in what was just sprinkles. As we're heading down the road, the rain intensifies. At that point we realize that we'd both heard that he might be leaving ICU and with the rain, we didn't want to have to be roaming the hospital. So Kenny calls one of his friends, who is also a family member of the hospitalized guy. As he's talking to him the rain is really drumming down. He asks this guy where he's driving at because the background noise is the different than the noise the rains making and we are maybe a 1/2 mile from his house. The guys says he's at home but there's hail the size of golfballs coming down! Okay, so that's weird. We make it to the hospital, Kenny pulls up and drops me off at the overhang and goes to park the car. THAT's when the hail hits! Kenny dodges the hail coming down and we head up to ICU. Inside the ICU waiting area are the wife and mom of the hospitalized guy. There is a tornado WARNING that has just been posted. All ICU patients were taken out of their rooms and placed in interior halls of the ICU and all family members were booted to the waiting room! We get told this and then suddenly the door to the waiting room from ICU get thrown open and a nurse bustles in with sheets and blankets and instructions that if she yells, that we are all to go into a nearby ladies room and hunker down! Apparently the tornado is coming right for us!

Such excitement. It ended up going around the hospital and causing a whole bunch of damage in Covington. But all in all, I guess the safest place to be in an emergency is outside the ICU! I was actually glad we ended up there because the wife was fit to be tied. She ended up crying when she saw me (I thought they'd heard really bad news and were in the waiting room because her husband was having tests or something) and I braced for the news. Turned out she was just so stressed about her husband, that the tornado was the final blow. Kenny and I were someone new and she was so grateful she just let go. Awww. That was a good moment. We also were able to reassure her that her kids were in a basement with their cousins and several adults (the friend Kenny had called earlier) so that was icing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Geez! How'd it get to be March?

It really doesn't seem like it's been 3 months since I've blogged, but I guess it is. Computers don't lie...or do they? The family's in a upheaval right now trying to get the Spring mess cleaned up. Meagan and big Kenny are getting ready to go for a 3 day trip to St. Simons on the 5th grade field trip. He's a bit overwhelmed with school, getting ready for the Spring season of ball and just regular church stuff. But how can he say no to Meagan? I had no less than 10 staff members come to me today to say that she was so excited to be going to St. Simons with her dad. I know if there was a way for him to get out of it, he would just so he could stay afloat with his work. Also funny, while he's there he'll have to call in to our local radio station. They have a contest called "BAttle of the Sexes" where they have a male caller and a female caller answering questions. The one that gets the most right wins. He signed up and what-do-you-know, they called him to play! He has to call in for the recording session. So funny. The kids are so excited that they're dad will be on the radio.

Other than that, we're about to fall headfirst into Spring ball, finish up Lorie's time with the drama dept at the middle school with their performance this next weekend, then move into dealing with Meg and Jo's school production. There are just no lulls in my life. Right now we're just trying to stay afloat and enjoy it while we're able. Soon the four kids will be up to their eyeballs in their own lives. I figured THEN Kenny and I can breathe.