Saturday, September 13, 2008

Random thoughts and happenings

Life has just been busy lately. I'm now taking care of two little babies now...they are keeping me busy, but are so sweet and fun. Yan LOVES them! She cracks me up because she covers them in hugs and kisses.

We've had a busy week. Right now I'm eagerly waiting word that some friends in Texas are okay. I so want to hear from them! Praying for them!

We also had a big scare Thursday night. I was so pleased to run into Angie ("Bring the Rain" Angie) at our post office. We had some time to chat and the girls were running around playing. Yan seemed fine and happy. We left to head off and do some other errands before gymnastics class. It couldn't have been 10 minutes and I looked over at Yan and her head was starting to bob up and down, she looked sick and then started choking. I was trying to drive and help her (not my brightest idea), but was finally able to stop at a friends house, who kindly met me in her driveway. Yan started choking and finally coughed up huge pieces of apple...which she had eaten about 4 hours prior to the event. Then, she seemed fine. But later in the evening ended up choking several other times. Very weird and scary for mommy. Needless to say, she slept right next to me that night.

(Okay, mommy bragging've been warned.) You know, I'm constantly amazed by some of the things that she does. This week she astounded me. We went to kroger to do a bunch of shopping and came home. Lately, she has been trying to help unload the grocery bags and has just set things on the counters. Well, this week she decided to unload them, and put them all away in their proper spots. She knew that the cold ones went in the fridge and even knew to put the squeeze margarine and parmesean in the side hanger inside the refrigerator door. I was AMAZED!

She also cracked me up over a bit of a communication frustration this week. I have been trying to point out the different kinds of sports that we see when we drive around. We regularly pass a baseball and soccer field and a group of kids that play football. I tell her what sport it is and how they play (well, maybe not in "official" terminology, but in my "non-sporty" version). Well Thursday we passed the football kids and she was listening and enjoying watching them. Friday, she started playing ball in the house (with a little blue whiffle ball). She was trying some new "moves" and I thought was just being silly. She kept putting her foot on top of the ball and pointing. I was watching, but didn't get it. She kept doing it over and over and clicking for me to look. I finally said, "What are you trying to show me? I don't understand". She blurted out " FOOT ...BALL!" :-) I roared with laughter and she was so pleased that she got her point across. What a smart girl!! I love her!

Have to run...Sesame is over! Love to all!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Today's Twilight Zone Events

I've been trying to upload videos of Yan...but alas, I can not get them to work. So tonight you get this story from a very wild afternoon! :-)

Did you ever have something happen and you end up sitting there saying, "This really isn't happening to me...please make it stop"?! Today, that was me.

I had some bloodwork come back bad and the Dr. wanted me to go in again to repeat it. Yan and I went in to the Dr's office and there were a bunch of people waiting for the same thing. I got behind this older gentleman (and well I don't know how to say it nicely) who was apparently off his rocker. He was probably in his 60's, had no teeth, had black shades inside his glasses and most likely had a hearing impairment because he screamed everything. (I'm not making fun of him, just trying to paint the picture).

Yan immediately went to sit down while I waited in line and started her moaning. The man in front of me startled me by turning around and screaming, "Is that YOUR kid?" Well, ya'll know how I've been wanting to give it back to some people lately, so I yelled back, "Yeah, WHY?" He yelled, "I just wondered, I didn't say it was anything bad!".

Then I sat down to wait and of course he sat down directly across from me. He started (yelling) to ask her age, grade and where we lived. Then he would randomly get up and switch chairs. Well, Miss Yan so wants to love everybody-she got away from me and went to hug him. (It is seriously a problem that I am working on because it's just not safe). Well, he was shocked and yelled, "What's she doing?" (Please keep in mind that everyone is staring and trying not to laugh.) I explained that she just wanted to give him a hug and he gruffed, "Well, I guess that's nice".

Then out of the blue he asks, "Are you seeing anyone?" (Note to self-the conversation went all downhill from there) I'm trying to mumble things about how I'm interested in someone (cause you know...there's George Clooney and stuff, but of course, I never think to lie).

Well, Yan must have sensed the shift in the conversation because she suddenly decided that she was a tiger and started to get up, walk over to the man and growl at him. So I'm mumbling about my love interests, Yan is growling to the point of not being able to speak over her...and the man yells out of the blue, "So, you think we could start seeing each other?" To which I said "Noooooo". He said, "Why not?" I said, "I'm really not interested."

At that point everyone in the room who were trying to ignore it, turned their heads to start laughing (which was so wrong because I was ready to lose it). I had to pin Yan in the chair because she was growling so loudly the man started yelling at her to "Calm down MONKEY". Everytime he spoke she growled again and got louder. He finally said, "That's ridiculous!" and got up to go yell at the nurses. OY!