A Random Post (with photos)

I was sitting down just now to begin typing when the phone sounded beside me, which succeeded in sending me jumping to the roof.  (The silliest things startle me and make me jump.)  And who should happen to be on the phone but Connie with “The Ensign” to talk with me about my story that was scheduled for publication.  I just about fell off my chair I was so excited.  And I think my jaw hit the floor when she complimented my writing and that she hoped I would write more (not add to the story, just write in general).  I’m not saying that to brag, it just astonished me that an editor and writer for the magazine thought I was good.  So, lets just say that it might be giving me a bit more confidence in stepping out of my writing/publishing shell (a bit more confidence, I am still rather terrified at even the thought of attempting anything more).  Anyway, the story is loosely scheduled for next March (2008).  So sit back and relax, and I will tell you again when it gets closer and the publication month is more sure.  And believe me, you will definitely hear about it when it finally appears…probably more so than you would want, heh. 🙂


All the kids are home from school today, poor things have terrible nasty colds that they were kind enough to share with me.  Elizabeth woke at 1:00 last night, not able to breathe well from being so congested.  We had a sleepy snuggle on the floor in a very steamy bathroom and she seemed much better after that.


I love our school principal even more after yesterday.  There was ten minutes left of school when I got a phone call saying that Elizabeth was not feeling well, flushed, and feeling week-kneed and could I come get her because she didn’t think she could walk home (and the office aggreed, poor thing looked miserable). Dorothy was stayed home yesterday for being sick.  I informed them that I had a piano student there and that I wasn’t able to pick her up.  Instead of having to call a bunch of people to try to get her home, the school principal said she could slip away for a minute and brought her home for me.  Now, that is a principal who is involved and cares. 🙂


My Dot has been the sweetest thing lately, I think she can tell I have’t been feeling well.  On Sunday she unloaded and loaded the dishwasher (voluntarily).  And yesterday she asked, “Mom, can I unload the dishwasher?”  The little darling unloaded it, then unloaded it again after I had loaded and washed a load, then proceeded to load all the dinner dishes.


On a sad note, Dorothy’s little friend, Maddy, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and will not attend school for the rest of the year and is undergowing severe kemotherapy treatment.  Dorothy is just devestated, so if you would be so kind as to keep Maddy and her family in your prayers I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.


On a more funny and mischeivous note, Jacob has been having way too much fun with mom being sick and a bit slower than usual, and has taken full and complete advantage of it.  I had set a basically empty jam jar by the sink to be washed, not thinking about what would happen if a certain son should spy it.

Jacob Digging in

Yummy Sticky Fingers

And when that wasn’t satisfying enough he went in for the kill…. I call this photo:

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Pot

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Post


Filed under Children, Dot, Every Day Life, Humor, Jacob, Lizy, Parenting, Writing

12 responses to “A Random Post (with photos)

  1. YAY about the Ensign! What a fantastic vote of approval! Hooray!
    Sorry about the sickies, but that is really cool of your principal to go out of her way. I’ve known a lot of principals, and not many of them would have done that.

    And that Jacob… hee hee! Aren’t toddlers great?

  2. Deb


    Mentally I’m in my old pep squad uniform, doing a cheer for you. If I were really wearing it, I’m afraid I’d scare the male population in my house.

    Seriously, I’m very proud of you; that’s wonderful.

    I’m sorry to hear about your daughter’s little friend–I’ll be praying.

    Feel better soon!

  3. This will be a jiumble of comments …
    Congratulations on your exciting phone call!!

    I hope you are all feeling better soon. Not fun at all to be sick, let alone having to care for sick kiddos at the same time! Isn’t it funny how for us moms that, even when sick, life goes on and we still have to do a lot of our regular things:)!

    The pictures of Jacob are hilarious! What a little monkey! He sure is learning how to get what he wants in creative ways :)! I especially love the Winnie The Pooh pic!

    I’m sorry to hear about Bot’s friend. I will definitely keep little Maddy and her family in my prayers.

  4. sorry I mispelled Dot’s name (Bot, oops!)

  5. I can’t wait to read the story!!!

    What was in that jar? I bet he was so purple after getting it on his hands.

  6. Oh my, I noticed you weren’t around. I guess a bunch of sickies and being sick yourself would do that. Congratulations on the vote of confidence from The Ensign. Too bad you (and we) have to wait a whole year.

    Well, it seems you will have to watch that boy–and I don’t just mean being there to take photos afterwards. 😉

    But the photos are great. (Why is your yard green??? I am envious. I want some green, too.)

  7. Awww that is WAY too cute!!! CONGRATULATIONS I can’t wait to start receiving the ENsign… I will deffinately be looking out for your article!!

  8. That’s wonderful about you being published in the Ensign. Speaking of which, I really need to renew all my subscriptions. BUT how great that they want you to write more! woo-hoo!

    Love the pictures, especially Pooh and the honey pot. That caption really fit.

    Hope you all get to feeling better. We all have allergic phlegm, coughs and generally feeling icky. The thing I hate about Spring. (well, it’s pretty much Spring here in AZ.

    We are praying for Maddy. My nephew, Marcus, is battling brain tumor/cancer and our next-door neighbor has colon cancer for the 2nd time. I hate cancer as much as I hate CHD.


  9. I already was in a good mood, but reading a few blogs–all with cute kids stories–and now even pictures! is so much fun! Watch out for this one! [Jacob, I mean]

    Congrats on the Ensign article. I have a dumb question. How did you get to write for the Ensign? I thought they did not take submissions. I really wanted to submit something about the Nativity Pageant our Ward did, but had no clue [and no energy left] on how to go about it. Am looking forward to the Mar 2008 issue!

  10. I hope you all get to feeling better…

    Jacob is so dang cute… I love those pics… as always!!

  11. Oh boy! Great pics. Hope that everyone gets better fast!

  12. Congrats about the Ensign article!!!! Is it going to be about Jacob? I can’t wait to read it! It’s amazing that they have the magazine planned out that far in advance!!!

    Those pictures are so funny! I always grab the camera and get a photo before correcting funny behavior too 🙂 That probably sends mixed messages, but man, the photos are worth it!!!

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