January 17, 2014

Seven Quick Takes


1 - As I was making the Google Doc for the Sheenazing Awards Nominations I couldn't help but sing this song. I know the song is about a broken heart (country music and all) but some of the lyrics still fit, right? ;)

Anyways, nominations will close later today (probably around 9pm) for the Sheenazing Awards. Originally voting was supposed to begin on Monday but I'm going to move that to Wednesday. That will give me more time to focus on taking care of JF, contact all the nominees, and make up the ballot.

Since the whole thing is just for a bunch of fun I'm not gonna stress about it.


2 - On to an update on JF. As of 10pm Thursday JF was doing great. THANK YOU for your prayers! Really, really, truly, completely. At some point Friday we will get results from the MRI (which should show a normal brain) but it may take a little bit longer to get the results from the spinal tap thingy. So it'll be another day and night and maybe day of the hospital for JF.

But power of prayer, guys, power of prayer. Shortly after I posted my prayer request yesterday I headed out to the hospital to find my poor little man flipping out. For over 2 hours he cried and screamed and fought and begged for food, water, and to leave. And then he just fell asleep on my lap and napped for most of the rest of the afternoon. When he woke up after his MRI he looked at Travis, pointed at some blocks, and started building and crashing them down.


3 - Some awesome links you should check out:
Kelly wrote the most hilarious post about the past winners of the Sheenazing Awards.
Kendra was featured on the Today Show website. How cool is that?!
Jenna did a short series of vlogs on how to begin embroidering and then a follow up post on how to transfer patterns. Maybe that's how I'll spend my February, learning to embroider.


4 - How's this for cute:
Ben: (sweetly) How about a kiss?
L: (cheerfully) Um, no thanks.

L: Ben, I folded these [towels] all by myself.
Ben: L! I'm so proud of you!


5 - I have finally gotten Travis to watch (and love!) Doctor Who with me. Right now we're on the Pompeii episode. In one little room you've got Mosley from Downton Abbey, the cabbie from Sherlock, and Doctors number 10 and 12. What a wonderful British tv moment.
Do you think it's because the island country is so small?
That's not supposed to be insulting.


6 - I am not yet tired of hearing the song Roar by Katy Perry. This slightly surprises me every time it comes on the radio.


7 - My mom got all the girls in my family boots for Christmas. I don't know where they came from since she ordered them all online but I love them. I am especially in love with my galoshes. Check out those bling buttons on the top! As I would say, "Too cute to boot!" which I say because I'm a dork. But a dork with fantastic boots.

22 comments:

  1. ~7~ Love the boots too!

    ~5~ Good for you, getting your hubby to watch DW! My kids and I are huge WHovians...speaking of the Fires of Pompeii ep, did you know that Karen Gillan is in that one too? She is one of the group of soothsayers ( for lack of a better title....) When she joined the cast in season 5 with Matt, my kids both immediately recognized her from Pompeii...we went back to the season 4 ep to see her again and check the credits...yup,there she is.

    Still praying for James and for all of you.... xoxo....prayer IS powerful, yes. Thanks for the affirmation....

    Have a good, easy day:)

    ~Chris

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    1. Oh that's so cool about Amy! I am a season behind because we wait until a season shows up on Netflix to watch it so while I know about the Doctor's next companion I don't really *know* her.

      Also, you are obviously a much bigger Whovian than me. My respect and admiration goes out to you. :)

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  2. I told Mike that there is nothing in the world I enjoy more than watching my 2yo sing Roar. Totally not over it.

    And, I am SO happy to hear about James. I think every mom has been through a tiny little fraction of an experience like that, and we are all just so thrilled to hear he is doing well, and inspired to see how awesome of a mom you are to him!

    Finally, mucho amore for the shout out ;)

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  3. And of course Amy is one of the Vestal Virgins!

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  4. Glad to hear that James is doing better. My son had a one-off seizure while my husband was driving down the interstate. He had to pull over and flag someone for help and then the ambulance was called and he had to let them take our son away with them while he found someone to watch our daughter who was also in the car. We spent the day in the ER. Scary. Scary. Scary. But it turned out to be nothing. I hope James gets the same outcome.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Jenny! That sounds horrible! Your poor husband and poor son!

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  5. Glad that so far things are working out with James, there's never a time to be more thankful for health than when someone gets sick! Poor kid. And i think I'm the only one that doesn't like Roar because of that "roaorgasm" she has in the middle of the song. Listen to it again, and you'll never hear it the same way :)

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  6. So glad he's doing better today! Will continue to pray that the doctor's can figure out the problem.

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  7. Glad to hear that James is doing better! Your boots are the cutest ever. :)

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  8. British TV always cracks me up because you no matter what show you watch someone from some other show will pop up!

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  9. I'm so glad James is better! For some reason I get your posts via email in a lump sum, so that didn't come through before this one. You are all in my prayers for continued recovery of course. By the by...those boots you got are gorgeous - I love the detailing!! May have to keep an eye out for a bargain pair of fancy galoshes for spring... :) As for the Sheenazing Awards...it's fancy and high brow to keep people waiting, I hear. :)

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  10. Prayers are on their way for James!! I don't know how you keep up with your blog with everything else that you are dealing with...you are amazing, Bonnie!! Love those boots...

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    1. Once the kids were in bed I was just too anxious to sleep - my son in the hospital, my husband not home - I had to fill my time with something I enjoy and something easy.

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  11. Watching British shows is like playing Memory, the BBC Version. You know none of these actors' names but you know for sure which character they played in that series you binge-watched last month. :) Very relieved your son is better, praise God!

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  12. Glad to hear that "little James" as my daughter has been calling him in our prayers is doing better. We will keep him (and you all) in our prayers. Do you have any links to pictures of him on your blog? My daughter wants to see what he looks like and how old he is. I'm blessed that she is growing into the 3 year old version of a prayer warrior!

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  13. Miss Courtney and I have been praying hard for James. You are not alone Mama. We are with you. I pray they find nothing and it was all a fluke. Truly I do. Blessings...

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  14. I'm so happy to hear that James is doing better. I hope the prognosis turns out to be nothing and that it never happens again. I think I need to give Dr. Who a try. I've heard pros and cons about it but you've never steered me wrong with show or song before so I trust you. And the boots I really like. I've given up on finding a pair this season and honestly with the amazing weather we've been having lately I'd be wasting my money. Maybe next year.

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  15. If you like the song roar then watch this song and be amazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toyN81wZzLw

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  16. That was from me Michael. Forgot to sign my name.

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  17. Bonnie, how is it possible to have never met you or your family, but to be completely in love with all of you?? I am so happy to hear that James is doing better, he was on my heart all weekend. You guys are amazing parents. I'll continue to pray for your strength, your confidence in God and your humor as you take life one day at a time! Thanks for sharing your stories with us!!

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