Friday, March 28, 2008

We are moving.....

Oh what a joyous couple of weeks it has been (insert sarcasm). But truly, it has been amazing of the love that has been shown us by our church family.

The Friday after Dwyane's surgery I wound up having to take him back into the DR because he was in so much pain. They took out his outer stitches and prescribed him an anti-inflammatory. He still can't do much - they cut some muscle where his hernia surgery was so that is why he is taking so long to recover. Those of you who have had C-Sections probably don't feel too bad for him! He is mending though.

He has had a couple of good interviews and goes back for a final interview with one of the places on Wednesday so hopefully something will pan out - they have great family health insurance so that is a huge bonus since it seems like my young vibrant bod is starting to fall apart. Haha

Oh yes, the title of the post. We are moving. We found a house that is perfect for our family and is available to buy but on our time table - say in a year or two but we are hoping before then. It has 4 bedrooms, living room, family room, 2 bathrooms (the kids bathroom has a claw foot tub) and a wood burning fireplace. Avery is enjoying the two sliding glass doors and is back to the time we were at my parents house in Minnesota so he is back to barking. My sweet quiet dog was just a barking last night and upon further investigation he really wanted to go play with the bunny in the back yard.

We are cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning tonight and this weekend so if anyone wants to come and help :::::::::hint hint::::::::: you are more than free too :) Unfortunately we need to fork out the dough and hire some movers to move the furniture as Dwyane won't be in any shape for several weeks yet to do anything and my back is already a mess so it is movers we do.

Other than that life is so busy right now. Allison is involved in the Best of Show Choir Competition at one of the high schools next weekend and this weekend is practice all day on Saturday for her. Oh yeah.. the moving date.... Wednesday on Kristofer's birthday (I can't believe my baby will be 12!!) The kids will be gone that night to the Firehouse Underground Coffee House for Youth Group so we are celebrating on Tuesday. No party yet though until we are settled into the new house and then he is planning on seeing how many pre teen boys he can pack into the family room.

BTW - Jean - you tell Bear that unfortunately the new house has stairs - lots of stairs, however since it is a multi level the stairs aren't steep and there are three levels so he gets a break in between all of them.

Life is pretty good although quite stressing at the moment. I will be thrilled when Dwyane is back at work and getting a regular paycheck again and all the bills are caught up again.

One more thing... we may be without Internet, phone, and cable (the kids are not looking forward to this one but I think it will be good for them) for possibly a few weeks. We need to call and set up the transfer and they usually are a couple of weeks out. I will be able to check email while at work so it will be limited to once a day maybe depending on how much the phones are ringing off the hooks cuz you know.. those procrastinators need their Caps and Gowns for Graduation!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

He's Home He's Home

My sweetheart is home after sugery and doing really well. We showed up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6am. Before that however, our 80lb fur baby broke into Kristofer's room and jumped up on the bed to wake he and grandma up - naughty puppy.

Dwyane was nervous before surgery - I could tell. He came through with flying colors though :) Right now he is asleep again after his 4pm dose of vicadin.

I had such a nice surprise in the waiting room for me. I brought a big ole bag of bible study to keep me company and no sooner did I unzip it when I looked up to see one of the sweetest ladies bending over to give me a hug. A friend who has gotten me through a really rough time showed up to keep me company :) How sweet is that? There were some other friends from church also going through the same surgery as Dwyane so I am sure she blessed them too when they made it to the waiting room. On top of that sweet hug another lady showed up because yet another lady was having a knee replacement. So she kept us company and then when the dear knee replacement lady's husband woke up from a short snooze he joined us as well. Just like a church gathering in the waiting room - it was great.

It has been a quiet afternoon in between assisting Dwyane when needed and making sure he doesn't overdo it.

That is all on our front - all other things remain the same.

Blessings to all!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm Here I'm Here

Figured I better get back on here and write since my sister dropped a comment :) Hi Colleen!

Besides, I have nothing to do but lay flat on my back and do something. I have had the priviledge of going to the Chiropracter lately cuz well.. Dwyane made the appointment and said I was going and that was final. So there I was.... to find out what I knew.. my back was messed up again... ::::::sigh:::::::::::. Two inflamed hips, lower back, and whatever else is going on. Today's treatment consisted of adjustments, a half hour massage (with a dude even!), and that elctro therapy stuff with ice. I left with strict instructions to drink my water today (which I did) and to ice whenever possible. I walked into the house after work with a thump thump going on in my back (not a good thump either) and hubby took one look at me and said Ice huh?

Well I am back from my class (going through 32 weeks of training on Growing People God's Way) and on the way home felt the thump thump in my back again so here I am.. my favorite spot....

Ok where to start?

Dwyane is searching for a job... if you want specifics let me know... but let's just say it has been a struggle this past week. Our church has totally rallied around us and showered us with love and prayers. That lifted Dwyane's spirits greatly.

Dwyane takes his state Boards on Friday - he has been studying for at least a month now. Hopefully he will do well :)

Dwyane is having surgery Tuesday morning at 7:30 (see a Dwyane theme on the blog tonight?) He has a hernia and after the Dr felt it, he scheduled Dwyane with the surgeon the next day so on Tuesday he was told it is coming out next Tuesday. He had his first physical in forever and came out with a clean bill of health for the most part except the hernia and he needs a iron pill.

We are looking for a new place to move too.. ::::::::::::double sigh:::::::::. We aren't going to buy this one since it has way too many problems and so two days after Dwyane submitted a 45 day notice was the day he was jobless.

But admist all this we are grateful to God for the many blessings. I broke my tooth while we still had dental insurance and Dwyane's hernia will come out while he still has health insurance. I can walk and move around, yeah it ia bit painful but I can do it just fine. Spring is coming and the birds are back :) I have yet to adjust to the new time change but I got up at 5am before and now it is like 4am adjusted.. it just isn't fair LOL

We have dinner at some dear friend's on Saturday so that should be nice. Another Chiro appt on Monday.. no massage this time. Those suckers hurt when your muscles are all messed up - plus a dude massaging my hips when it isn't my darlin husband feels a tad strange.

Ok the dog just gave me the go to bed sigh so I think that is my clue.. plus I iced my back longer than the allotted 20 minutes so now I am sure that is numb.

Thanks for checking back here to read what is going on with us in Sunny South Dakota :)