Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Spring, greasy food and 911

Ahhh, spring, beautiful spring. I love spring where I live. The dirty brown mountains grow green fuzz, everything blossoms (achoo) and it smells so good.

There's Apple Blossom. That would be our annual festival . It makes for a great time. Lots of gross, greasy food, a carnival, greasy food, parades, greasy food, classic cars, greasy food, craft fair and of course the greasy food. Bubba and I have a lunch date at the greasy food fair tomorrow, we have to go on opening day - its becomming tradition! He loves the chaos of the park when the greasy food fair is there. He loves anywhere there are a lot of people and it's chaotic.

It really makes for fun at work too. Our center took several calls regarding an unknown injury accident a few days ago. One of the callers was told if they found out if there were injuries at the accident to call back on 911. We sent a full response from law, fire and EMS. Around 10 minutes later that person called back on 911 to tell us that there "is an ambulance here so someone must be hurt." Right, we sent them.

Always a fun time in dispatch.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


This is a rainbow, the sun, clouds and rain during a storm drawn by 4 1/2 year old Bubba. Enjoy

Tell me if something happens

I am lying in bed last night with four-and-one-half-year-old Bubba. He was tired beyond belief, no nap, big evening out to dinner with the cousins at Red Robin and it was near 9:00.

"Mom" he says
"Yes, Bubba?"
"Mom, you can tell me if anything happens"
Hmmm, I think on that one a minute - what does he mean by that? "Okay" I respond and then he was out.

I spend a few minutes thinking; does he have a premonition that something is going to happen?? Yikes!

Then this morning I was telling Honey about it, and he says that Bubba just wants to make sure that he doesn't miss anything. Ahhhh, count on a man to think of the obvious!

But being me, I dont rely on anyones opinion, I tend to check with the source when I have a question about motivation, so, later I check with Bubba: "What did you mean last night when you told me that I can tell you if anyting happens?"
"I mean if something bad happens" he tells me matter of factly.


Monday, April 17, 2006

Painted Walls

"Mom come see what I did."

Ever hear those words from your 4 year old after you have been out of the room for a few minutes? Kind of makes your heart stop.

So I go into the dining room to see what Bubba is up to - ahhhh, painted walls.
"Look, I splattered the walls."
"Yes you did, and that's not okay. We don't splatter paint on the walls."

What's a mom to do? I love it that my son likes to create. He is clever with any art medium - paint, glue, pencil, colored pencil, pen, marker, window marker (these are very cool if you have not tried them) and of course paint. He had a short time out on the stairs, I cleaned walls, then we got on with our day.

Later he says to me "Mom?"
"I am sorry I splatter painted the walls."
"Thank you Bubba, I appreciate that." (yes a few tears in my eyes)
What a kind heart. Love that kid.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter, the moon and heart atacks

Who decides when Easter falls?

The Moon thats who.

The reason that I wondered this year, the first year in 35 years, is because my husband had a heart attack last year on Easter, only the one year anniversary was almost 3 weeks ago. So I had to wonder why this year Easter fell so far away from last year. The answer is the Moon. Apparently Easter is Sunday after the first full moon after March 21st. Interesting huh? Not really, but now you know.

For those who wonder, he was 36 years young, and is doing great! - Thanks for asking.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The First Time

Wow it's hard to find a blogger name, I must not be clever enough!
I have been mulling this idea for awhile now. What I should post, what I shouldn't post, who I should tell ....Shhhh it could be a secret.

What I decided its pretty much going to be like this:
My life consists of three things: Family (kids 4 and 5 months), work (911 dispatcher) and church-stuff (weekly if we can make it). So thats pretty much what this will be about. Cute kid stories - with a curious,verbose 4 year old I am never short a story, maybe some dispatch stuff and maybe some religion. Who knows. But the bulk will be stories of life with kids for my family to read. Hope you all enjoy.