Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Big Storm

So some of you may have heard that a big storm is heading up the east coast.  Schools are already cancelled for the next two days and the federal government is closed.  We're as prepared as we're going to be with some extra water in the garage and a few extra snacks.  Not sure what more we can do other than know where the flashlights are and try to keep everyone busy.

M is really scared of storms and tornadoes/high winds in particular.  I bought her some cosy Mickey Mouse pajama bottoms today and we decided that she can wear them as long as she wants to give her comfort.  Anything to keep her distracted.

I brought the big kids (E, M and A) to a local haunted trail last night (D said absolutely not and it's not appropriate for a five year old).  The weather was gorgeous and we all have an awesome time.  E was funny and relaxed.  M got super scared which made all of us laugh.  A loved the whole thing.  It was really nice to see the three of them together having a great time.

D has been our marathon man the past week with all three of his sports merging.  Basketball started, baseball ended and he had lots of soccer this week.  I'm proud of him for getting through it all with minimal whining and a good attitude.  He even struck out the best hitter in the league Wednesday night to end the game.  He was really stoked.

K's INR numbers are finally where they are supposed to be.  He's feeling pretty good, although I've noticed he's pretty wiped out at night.  He's not being the best patient and has forgotten a few times that he's not supposed to run or kick a ball.  In his defense, it's pretty hard to be an active person and then completely stop.  He woke up with a back ache this morning.  It put me in a bit of a panic that something more serious was going on.    He figures it was just bagging a few too many leaves yesterday.  I think it's going be awhile till I don't get anxious about anything out of the ordinary with him.

We've all been on a bit of an emotional hangover for the past few days.  Thursday and Friday I was really washed out.  I've been absent minded and not really on my "mommy game."  I'm trying to cut myself some slack and take one day at a time.  I'm not really "feeling" the medicine as profoundly.  I think this is normal and probably understandable given the extreme stress of the past few weeks.  I suppose I'll talk to my doctor about it.  I really don't like the idea of increasing my dosage.

We're hunkering down for what could be a big storm.  Hopefully there won't be too much damage and, God forbid, nobody will be hurt.  It will be nice, though, for a bit of a break when nobody has anywhere to go.  I'm thinking a bunch of board games, good books, some dance parties and a little storm wackiness.  I'm thinking of taking a good long nap tomorrow.


  1. Good luck with the storm! Hope it proves uneventful for everyone.

  2. Peg,

    It sounds like the haunted walk was exactly what you guys needed. And as for easing back into things - just take it easy the next few days.

    I am glad to hear K is feeling better and I hope it stays that way.


  3. I hope this storm gives your family a break from life for a couple days. Hang in there . . .

  4. Stay safe!! So glad K's feeling better.