Friday, November 28, 2008

Waiting on a call from the Dr....

Seriously... I just said I was thankful for Gracie... who keeps me on my toes...

She swallowed a penny and I'm waiting for a call to see if she needs x-rays. I really didn't know what to do. She wasn't choking or anything. I figured they would tell me to "look" for it.

I told Gracie we might have to go get a "picture taken of her throat and belly". We might have to see where the penny is.

Gracie said, "NO!! She might show my picture to someone!"

Excuse me??? You swallow a penny at 7 pm. on a holiday weekend, and all you're worried about is the Dr. showing your picture to other people??? I really don't know where she gets the Drama queen gene from!!! (types the girl who uses too many !!!!'s and :)'s

The Dr. on call, called back and said to take her to the hospital. Thankfully Keith was here to stay with Megs. So off we went. We got there about 8:30.

While we were waiting, Gracie informed me that she didn't swallow a penny, it was a quarter. I said, "What you swallowed a quarter? What color was it??"

She said, "White."

I was a little confused by that answer. "White? What do you mean? It wasn't brown like a penny?"

She said, "No It was white like a quarter."

So we go get the x-ray and the tech says it looks like a quarter, but he can't give us any more info we have to wait for the Dr. So we waited for 4 hrs, for the Dr. to tell us that it was a quarter and it is past the areas of concern. She should poop a quarter out in about 3-4 days. :)

The nurse kept asking me, "Do you know why she swallowed a quarter?" I'm biting my tongue, thinking... hmmm you don't know Gracie. I don't have a clue. She has a mind of her own! You ask her!! I'd like to know myself... But of course I just smiled and said, "No, I don't have a clue."

The Dr. said if it didn't come out in 5 days if I wanted another x-ray to bring her back. She also said it really isn't necessary, as long as she's not complaining of any pain. Even if we don't see it.

Soooo unless she's in pain... She can tell everyone she has a quarter in her belly... I'm not going back again to see if the quarter is there.

Late Thankful Post

Yesterday I had good intentions to post a "thankful" post.

The truth is we just had a lazy day after cooking, eating, and then cleaning. We watched football... and more football...

I am thankful for...

God and His never ending grace and mercy.

Keith... Who is a wonderful husband and Dad. I am so thankful he is here with us for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! :)

Megs... She is such a great helper and sweet child. Her ability to analyze things like her dad is unbelievable... (They both know it drives me up the wall!)

Gracie...She keeps me on my toes... literally... wondering what's next!! She has a great sense of humor... when she's in the mood to laugh. :)

Although I really don't like living in Hawaii, I am thankful to be here. Being so far from family has helped our little family to grow closer. For that, I am truly grateful!

I am thankful for all of my family on the mainland too...

There's just so much to be thankful for... I'm afraid I couldn't list it all...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thank You Keith!

I am feeling thankful again tonight... Thankful for my husband. (Excuse the long rambling explanation of why I'm thankful :)

I wanted a signature to go at the end of my blog posts. But I didn't want to pay anyone to do it. There are a lot of sites that will customize your blog, but they are too pricey for me. I'm sure it's worth the money, but I'm too cheap.

I found the "secret" to making your own. The problem with that is, I am technically challenged. It's a miracle I have figured out how to do a blog. I still don't know everything there is to know about blogging. I looked at the lengthy instructions to creating your own signature and decided..... it was a job for Keith!!

Seriously.... I am convinced my husband can do anything!! Anything but "birth" a baby! So he created my signature that is now at the end of my posts! It is so cute!!! All I told him was I wanted my name and maybe a flower or something cute to go with it. I really didn't have anything special in mind. He took that idea and created my signature. He even added a slice of watermelon, because he knows how much I LOVE watermelon!! :)

Also on a side note... I wasn't feeling good this weekend. Keith cooked dinner last night. After dinner, I had to run to the store for something. I left the kitchen a mess. When I returned he had cleaned the entire kitchen! :) The funny thing is, I didn't even notice it at first. I guess I was blocking the "mess" out of my mind! I was in the middle of telling him something about what I got at the store, when I realized the kitchen was spotless!! :)

So I guess what I'm saying is Thank you, Keith.
Thank you for my new signature.
Thank you for cooking and cleaning the kitchen.
Thanks for taking the trash out to the curb.
Thanks for taking the trash to the trash can.
Thank you for being a great dad and husband.
Thanks for being my best friend. I miss you when you're gone. AND I am so thankful you are here right now.
And thanks for agreeing to do the turkey again this Thanksgiving.
I don't think I have ever cooked a turkey. I'm afraid the kitchen wouldn't survive. (I do make the side dishes, just not the turkey.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rebekah's Ramblings.....

According to Gracie... She doesn't EVER want to leave our house. She wants to live with us and NEVER get married. WHY???? Because she doesn't want to get a job. She wants to play all day and never get a job or clean. Uhhhh I'm slightly worried. Seriously.

She also informed me that she doesn't want to go to school. She doesn't want to do school AT school or homeschool. WHY???? Because she wants to play all day... :) I think we should all start praying now, that God gives Gracie the desire to do something other than play. (I'm not joking as I type this. I don't want a 30 yr old Gracie playing dress up all day. No job, and living in our house!!! And then whining when she has to clean all of the dress up stuff up.)

Last night it hit me that Keith works on a Submarine. It will be gone for 6 months. And I don't like that idea. Seriously. I started crying. What is wrong with me??? I knew it was going to happen. It's not even happening soon. Just knowing that it will, scares me. 2 months almost killed me. How will I survive 6?????

Megs wants a skateboard for Christmas. I told her sure... but the only time she could ride it, is when Dad is home. Ummm now the 6 month deployment doesn't sound soooooo bad...

I was driving home the other day. I looked at the outside temperature thingee on the dash. It was 82 degrees!! GRRRRRR It's not supposed to be 82 in NOVEMBER!!! It's just not right. I can't wait to have some cold weather!! (Can you tell I'm tired of living in Paradise?)

And thanks to ParadiceMom :) Every time I type the word Paradise I almost misspell it!! :) If you're reading this. You are still missed! :)

I know I am rambling on about nothing. I just felt like rambling. I'm sure I could add to this, but it would just get weirder.

Oh yeah and if Carla is reading this. Dad sent me an updated picture of you. You are all belly and very cute!!! :) Gracie said she loves Brody already! And she can't wait to hold him. Me too. I can't wait.

Ok seriously, that's it for all of the ramblings.... :) I'll try to do better next time. I just had to get it out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Got another video for you to check out.

I decided to post another song... This is one of my new favorite songs. They play it all the time on the Christian Radio here-- It seems to describe my life right now with Keith coming and going. I still feel "stuck" on this beautiful island in paradise.

There are many other complaints, but believe it or not, I'm not in a complaining mood. I'm in a thankful mood. I'm thankful that Keith is home! He will be here for Thanksgiving AND Christmas!! :) YAY!!!!

But in light of all that is going on around us, I love the words to the chorus. "whatever You're doing inside of me, it feels like chaos, but somehow there's peace." There's so much chaos in my life right now, but at the same time there is peace! God is awesome. So here are the words to Sanctus Real's song: "Whatever You're doing" I'm adding the video at the bottom if you want to check it out.

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
And all I can do is surrender

Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something Heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Reevaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow Your will
Or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is You want from me
I give everything I surrender...To...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears
Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly
Whatever You're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something Heavenly
Something Heavenly
It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out
Sanctus Real - Whatever You're Doing Music Lyrics