The White House

The White House

Friday, March 25, 2011

Orange is Cool

Here we go....

Elijah is suffering from two eye ulcers (if you've been around for awhile you will remember he had one a before).  Painful, scary, but the medicine is working (drops every four hours!) so he's going to be okay.  Obviously, he didn't learn his lesson the first time, but he may have learned it now.  I can only hope.  I'm being robbed blind by the eye appointments...$500 in the hole so far, but today I was taught how to recoup that and three times that for other stuff with minimal legal hassle on my part. Not that I want to or I would have many years ago, but when attacked one must defend themselves. I would rather just isn't my nature.

Elijah also had his orthopedic appointment yesterday and Olivia had an eye appointment at the same time!  Nick took Lucas and went home to do British Literature. Emily came with Elijah and myself, and Homer had to leave work and take Olivia in.  It all went pretty smoothly. Olivia's eyes have improved.  She's up to 20/110 in the left eye and is getting a new prescription.  I gave specific instructions that my husband was NOT supposed to pick out the glasses.  He did it anyhow.  Olivia tells me they are "Tye-dye".  Can't wait to see this! :)

I gave Emily a spelling test on her Nintendo DS while in the waiting room so we wouldn't have to use up our evening.
Elijah and I worked on Science. That sounds like it was pleasant, doesn't it?  No.  Elijah + Homework = Stress. 
Elijah went off for X-rays and Emily drew funny pictures of him for her scrapbook.  Are siblings so kind to each other?
The X-ray showed that the bone slipped more.  Probably when he was taking the splint off behind my back to play video games.  Really....15-years old and you have to be with him 24/7!  Anyhow, as luck would have it he didn't do enough damage to require surgery.  He got a bright orange cast (he wanted yellow, but they didn't have it) and will wear it for 3 weeks.  His doctor is the funniest old Texas.  He tells Elijah, "Listen, Homey, you want to mess with that cast and have your thumb heal crooked I'll be more than happy to put you under, break your thumb with a saw and put some pins in to hold it because that's what I do for a living".  I just love his bed side manner!
These two did quite a bit of "male bonding" last night.  First was the big Internet search for snow machines.  If Elijah works hard at school and doesn't give me-the-mom grief then Homer will get him a new snow machine this Fall.  Have you looked at them lately?  They run about $10,000!  Ack!  After their drooling session they went out and worked on Lucas make it go faster!  And then Elijah shovelled him a jump.  That was a bunch of guy stuff us girls decided to stay out of.
We made fruit smoothies instead!  We were actually going to make homemade ice cream, but I didn't have any whipping cream.  Maybe tonight we can.
So far this week has been one heck of a bust. Everything is either doctor's appointments or legal paperwork.  Both I could do without.  Just wish we could go back to that time when we all got along and weren't letting strangers decide our personal lives. Actually, almost all of us do still get along.   Who knows, maybe there will be a change of heart and we can work out this situation before anymore damage is done to anyone involved. I am very slowly learning you cannot change how people are towards you, but you can control how you react to them.  I am just going to continue as I always have as I refuse to fill my heart with hate. Life is too short to live it pissed off!

Totally stoked about gardening and growing something to eat this summer.  It's always been about the flowers, but I've done a complete turn-around.  Both girls are really into with me as well so it's going to be a great summer.  Now if I could just have a couple easy days so I can actually get into the grow room.

Olivia was throwing up for a couple hours last night.  I missed it all as I feel asleep on the couch so dad was up with here.  Like we haven't had never ends.  She's home today and laying on the couch.  No fever, just no energy.  Hope we have an uneventful weekend.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

can't wait to see the new glasses. I hope he won't need surgery.

Tink *~*~* said...

You are so right about that - you cannot control the actions of others, but you CAN control how you react. It's a choice. Big ol' "LIKE" for yours.



Tootie said...

When great mommy awards are being passed out, you shall receive the first one! I just don't know how you keep your sanity. Hang in there lady. Better days have to be coming.

anymommy said...

You're girls are beautiful. Elijah's pain makes me cringe. I can't believe he took off the splint, *oh my god.*

And finally, your family is constantly in my thoughts during this incredibly stressful process. xo.

Corey~living and loving said...

My thoughts are with you, Gayle. as much stress as you are under, I still see smiling happy children. you are doing something right. ♥