Monday, February 29, 2016

Wisdom Teeth Woes

Emily got her wisdom teeth out on Monday.

I was hoping to get a hilarious video of her on anesthesia that would go viral and make us all rich, but no such luck.  Apparently they just knock them out with something that doesn't make them all goofy nowadays.


The doctor warned us repeatedly that she wouldn't hurt much until DAY THREE.  Day three is the bad day.  He warned us to make sure we had her prescription for painkiller filled before day three hit.  That's apparently when all the steroids and pain meds they gave her while she was unconscious would fully wear off.

As the doctor was telling us this - I repeat AS THE DOCTOR WAS  TELLING US THIS - Emily said, "I'm already hurting a lot now.  I need something now."  

I had intended to take her home and let her sleep while I went to get her prescription filled.  But she started crying on the way home and wanted to go get medicine immediately.

We stopped by Walmart first as it is close by and I knew how to get to it.  

They were out of the medication. 


So we headed to CVS.  Emily waited in the car while I ran inside.  

"When do you plan to pick this up?" the man behind the counter asked me.

"Right now," I told him.  "I have a teenager in the car crying because she's in so much pain."

He told me it would be ready in about twenty minutes, but thankfully it was actually ready in five.

Emily slept a lot for the first few days and we were prepared to batten down the hatches for day three.

Day three came with no noticeable difference.  Day four and day five came and went.  No problem.

Then day six arrived.

Emily woke up in the middle of the night with a lot of pain.  As is the way of teens today, she didn't wake me up.  She took more medicine and made twenty or so posts on Facebook about how much pain she was in.  

I found out about it the next morning when I checked my Facebook and saw all the posts.  

But she is back to normal now.  Minimal pain.  Ready to shop.

Life is good.

Friday, February 19, 2016


For years now, Katie has wanted to play the harp.  She's had a harp in her Amazon wish list for the last two Christmases.  I told her that I am really sorry but we can't spend a lot of money on a harp when she has no idea how to play it.

Imagine my surprise then, on the last day of our homeschool co-op when two of the students rolled harps into the building in order to play them for us!  I ran to grab Katie, drug her to the lobby, and  said, "You're not going to believe this!"

We were enthralled listening to the students play.  One of them was younger than Katie!  

After they were finished we talked to the girls and their mother.  We got the information about lessons and we signed Katie up!

Last night was her first lesson.  Fortunately all her years of piano helped her out a good bit.  She was able to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" as soon as they showed her the basics of the harp!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Fantasy Package

The girls and I came home today to a package sitting on the front porch. Katie picked it up and shrieked, "Mama! WHY are you getting a package from some place called "Lady Fantasy?!?!"

 I was baffled.  I told them, "I certainly haven't placed an order with any place called Lady Fantasy! Maybe Kerry ordered a valentine gift for me....?" 

The girls completely freaked out, "MOM!! We do NOT need to know this kind of thing! Gross!!!" 

They shrieked and squealed until I got hold of the package. It was from Lady FANatics - it's a football jersey....

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Katie was learning about Winston Churchill in history yesterday. The history book described him as "pugnacious". She didn't know what that meant, so I had her look it up and read synonyms to me. She read, "Combative, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent, bellicose, warlike, quarrelsome, argumentative, contentious, disputatious, hostile, threatening, truculent." 

Then she looked at me and said, " Trump?"