Saturday, June 30, 2012


Just a few things I wanted to get down before I forget!  Jeff's back has been out now for 5 days.  After the initial "injury" monday night, he hasn't walked since.  The week has been challenging.  Since we helped out a friend last week, caring for her daughter here in our home, we didn't do much school.  Then, thinking that we could catch up and finish before the FL trip, we started full steam ahead on Mon. only to have the week brought to a screeching halt with Jeff's back.  It is difficult to see him in so much pain and so frustrated to have no improvement in the week.  But, we have kept our sense of humor, laughing many times over the course of these long bed-ridden days.  Our 13th anniversary found us chuckling as the poor man peed in my mop bucket because he simply couldn't get to the bathroom.  He turned to me asI stood waiting to empty the pot, and said "Happy Anniversary!"  Ha - a moment we will never forget:)  Or when Chewie excitedly chases after him as Jeff crawls around the house.  The sweet dog thinks, yes this is it, he finally wants to play with me!  Alas, no you dumb dog, he's getting around the only way he can right now.  So the school week has been rather hamstrung but we'll get back on track after FL.  That trip too is up in the air - we were due to leave this coming weekend, but if Jeff still can't walk, then I guess we shouldn't abandon him here;)
So I did want to write these funnies down too, since I'm so tired I will probably forget them by morning...

*Will told me that he could balance "on  my two legs!"
*Jack ran in and excitedly announced that he is getting his "Johnny apple"!!!  That is his Adam's apple for those who are challenged by his amazing knowledge of human anatomy:)
*There was a point in the past week when I was trying to help Jeff get back in bed after getting him showered, when Will came running in needing a bandaid after having fallen off his bike, and at the same time, Ryan announced that he had peed his pants!  Good grief!  I got Jeff back in the bed, delivered the band aid to Will, and then set Ryan in the shower, walked his dirty clothes to the laundry room, and then proceeded to get him cleaned up.  Of course, I forgot about the dirty clothes for a couple of days - gross! Thank goodness for strong detergent and modern washing machines:)

Ugh - there's more to get down in print, but in just writing this out, I've already forgotten.  I'll try to fish it out of my soupy brain:(

1 comment:

Aunt LaLa said...

At least you can still see humor in this MESS! I feel so bad for Jeff! I am praying for him...all the Cauler's are! I just wish I were closer, to take the kids, and give you a break. I am praying Florida will work out too! Those kids are a "hoot!"