I logged in last night and a DEN Member (Tom) told me he was about to send the state troopers to my house. He was getting worried because it’s been almost a week and no blog. So sorry! But this week has been a busy one for me personally.
It started with a 48 hour study with Joey, my wild but loveable child. After a 48 hour study we found out that he’s been having absence seizures. I thought he was just ignoring me, but it turns out he’s having one of these episodes (petit mal or a absence seizure). So I have a lot to be thankful for, one we know what’s wrong and two it could be a whole lot worse. He started medicine and we’ll continue the study.
We got out of the hospital on Thanksgiving morning and got home in time to shower and change for dinner. It was our first Thanksgiving in my new home in Florida, and the first in a long time that both of my brothers were able to be at the table. Usually Kelly is working on Thanksgiving and couldn’t come join us in South Carolina. It was also the first Thanksgiving dinner I didn’t do any of the cooking.
Then for the first time ever I went shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. (I didn’t go out until 10, no hardcore shopping here.) I usually stay away from the malls but we had to go to the Discovery Store. We went to the one at International Mall this time. They have so many cool ideas for Christmas presents. There was one that scared me though for students. It was a set of text messenging gadgets for kids. I was reading an article about how text messenging lingo is showing up in school papers and here we have a toy that encourages it. But they had some great other toys, such as the Dino Robot, Dinosaur dig, Magnetix Car kits, spykits, Jeff Corwin Videos, CSI forensic science kits (oh wait, that’d be for me), a body art kit that gives you a temporary tattoo (just what Joey needs), some great activity books and so much more. Some great things for adults too, like the Garmin that’s on sale, handheld games, items for backpacking or camping, and even jewelry. I am sure he’ll think that Santa’s elves did all the shopping this year at the Discovery Store, and he won’t be far from the truth.
So, since I didn’t have anything to blog about that related to DEN and I actually took some time off this week, which meant I didn’t blog. Hopefully this will calm Tom down and the police won’t show up at my house. What did you do this week to show thanks and start the wildness of Christmas?