Whew! Thank you for praying for Alese. She is out of immediate danger. Blood clots in and around a lung and around her heart have cleared up. The doctors are proceeding with the original cancer treatment. For an update, go to her website www.alesecoco.org.
I was feeling generally subdued last night because of my concern for Alese. It brought a lot of questions to my heart about how I would deal with a similar situation should it occur in my own family. And make no mistake, at some time, for each of us, comes a point of life and death decision where our character comes shining through, for good or for bad! Lord, please find me worthy! Help me trust You more!
Keith took Friday off this last weekend, and Keva had school off for a teacher work day, as well. So we all took it easy these last three days. I'm finding it hard to get back into the groove!
Keith had some kind of flu bug on Saturday. He was supposed to teach Sunday School, but wisely stayed home recuperating.
Meanwhile, Kylie had a sleepover Friday night at one friend's house and then a sleepover on Saturday night at another friend's house. Kristofer and Kade also had a Lock-In on Friday at church, that Kade especially had been talking about non-stop for the last two weeks. So Saturday morning while Keith was puking in the bathroom, I was trying to figure out how in the world to prepare breakfast for a measly six people. It's always so weird to have kids missing, even for a short time.
I shouldn't have worried about cooking a smaller breakfast, because as soon as everyone was back home again, they were hungry. And though we lost Kylie the second night, we got Molly for a sleepover with Kathleen.
Because we were either generally lazy or not feeling great, the house will need a good scrub-down today. I'm missing my steam cleaner. I may try to see if I can get it to work today, however leaky it may be, just to see if I can get some of the dog smell out of the house. Kody has been very well behaved lately, but Labradors can just STINK! Especially if they get a little wet, like when they have to go out for a potty break in the rain. Urgh!
Meanwhile, I'm kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop with Keith's bug. So far, no one else has succumbed. I'm naturally an optimist, except when it comes to the flu. Then I am the world's biggest pessimist. I'm figuring that if it is something that is catchy, we should all be sick well into next week when we're 1) expecting the Kings to come for a visit and 2) are thoroughly entrenched in the Easter Pageant preparations.
I knew Keith was finally starting to feel better Sunday afternoon when he and Kristofer hauled up several boxes from the basement to put together a kids' computer. They pulled out box after box of electronic joy. It was like watching two kids in a candy store. They worked together on that computer well past midnight. Kristofer was completely attentive and interested while Keith droned on and on (at least to MY ears) about various parts, cables, fans, warranties, etc.
Before going to bed, I said to Kristofer, "Do you know what you're doing?" He was going to be putting some of the computer together himself the next day while Keith was at work.
"Oh no! But I'll give it a try!" he told me with glee.
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