Friday, September 23, 2005

I've been tagged!!

"The paranormal researchers want to come back and set up a webcam in our basement." Boy, did that start a whole new hobby for me!! LOL!

I was tagged by Michelle over at Letting it All Sink In. Here are the rules:

1.  Go into your archive.  

2.  Find your 23rd post.

3.  Find the 5th sentence of that post.

4.  Post text of that sentence with these instructions.

5.  Tag 5 other poeple to do the same.

Hmmm..who to tag?? Amy, Deb, Adrian, Jason and Brian!!


Saturday, September 17, 2005

All is well..

Just got back from my 4th trip up to NY to see my nephew and family. Michael was released from the hospital on Wednesday evening!! I spent Wednesday with him so that my sister in law could get some stuff done. He slept most of the time. I went with him to get his eyes examined. When I got in my truck to come home, it started to POUR!! Torrential downpours!! I pulled over on to the side of the road because I couldn't see. And the words that came out of my mouth!! Whew! Was I ever happy to make it home safe and sound...doing 25 mph with my flashers on for half the ride!!

Tonight we went up to have dinner with Herman's family and some of their friends. It was so great to see Mike back in his own environment, playing X-box and basically ignoring everyone! LOL! Actually, all the kids (7 of them) went to the movies to see "The Transporter 2"...which most of them didn't care for.

Well..I'd like to try and get to church tomorrow so I'm outta here..Peace!

P.S. Thanks to everyone for keeping Mike in your prayers! I truly believe it is because of those prayers that he is doing so well today...Again, thank you!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

My new favorite quote!!

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'WOW! What A Ride!' " LOVE IT!!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Update on Michael

First, thank you all for your prayers. They are greatly appreciated by everyone in our family.

Micheal is doing much better than expected!!

He woke up late Saturday night. They took him off the respirator when they determined that he was breathing on his own. He started talking and he knew what day it was!! He doesn't remember the night of the accident or what happened to bring him to the hospital...and that's ok.

Late Sunday afternoon they moved him form the ICU into a regular room! This was most encouraging! He is running a fever (to be expected) and he was in pain, but they were keeping him comfortable. He was much more swollen yesterday, most likely from the surgery he had on his head and sinuses.

The family is in a much better place than they were the past several days. They will have to deal with the details of the accident (which is a criminal matter) and that will be very stressful for them. Michael's only crime was that he made a bad decision. Other people involved willingly commited a crime. (Sorry I'm cryptic but I can't really get into details.)

Anyway..thanks for your support and your prayers! You all mean so much to me! Sharon

Saturday, September 10, 2005

A request for prayers

I know that I make prayer requests often..but if you would keep my 14 year old nephew Michael in your prayers, I would be eternally grateful.

Michael was the passenger in a horrific car crash on Friday night. He took the brunt of the crash. He has a head injury ( his skull is fractures in 2 places) and his sinuses under his eyes were severely ijured. He had surgery this morning from 930am til 130-200pm to place metal plates in his skull and to repair and clean out his sinuses.

Michael woke up this evening around 800pm..talking and squeezing everyone's hand!! He has a long road ahead of him but we are so grateful that he woke up so quickly and with a vengeance.

While you are praying for Michael, please include his mom, dad, sister, brother and grandparents.

It has been a very long day, full of so many emotions..full of watching many people deal with this in so many ways...We know that there will be setbacks..We just hope and pray for Michael's full recovery.

Thanks, friends..I thank you in advance for your prayers..


Thursday, September 8, 2005

More stuff

This past Sunday we took a drive to see our good friends Tom & Ro. They live in Yonkers, NY...where Herman grew up. Herman and Tom have been friends for more than 30 years!! Ro met Tom (and has been with him ever since!) about 28-29 years. They have 3 cute kids: Matt, Addison and Jack. They married 2 years after Herman and I was the absolute MOST gorgeous wedding I've EVER been to! It was in Westhampton, NY on the beach. Not ON the beach but the hotel that they had the wedding was at was on the beach. Herman was best man and I was matron (God I HATE that term!!) of honor. The ceremony was on a patio facing the ocean. the reception was in a room with high vaulted ceilings and blue & white canvas' draping down from the ceiling. BREATHTAKING! Anyway, we had a great time with them. Always do! We ate, drank and we were merry! LOL! OK..two of us were merrier than the rest...Herman and Tom partook of Tom's famous Long Island Iced Teas. Trust sip of that awful concoction and you'd be blind!! Well, the boys were toasted!! I saw this coming so I allowed myself a beer early on and soda after that. I drove home..ugh. I never really drive Herman's car (2005 Maxima) so it was a rought ride home. (I drive a Ford F150 SuperCrew cab truck. Bigger IS better!!) I know my way home like the back of my hand but driving on the ever-so-windy Henry Hudson parkway in a car that has stiff handling..YIKES. And John yelling in the back of me, "Go FASTER Mom!! God, you're driving too slow!!" (one of the reasons that he'll never be allowed to get his license!!) didn't help. Ahh, we made it home safe and sound. My nerves were frayed but I survived.

I've heard from Jackie several times and I am SOOOOO happy to report that she wasn't crying during any of those phone calls!! Usually she's moaning, pleading, begging, borrow, stealing...wanting to come home. She's come to terms with being 3000 miles away from home. She told me tonight that it's actually kind of good that she's far away (DUH!) She has no one to rely on except herself. She loves her job. She's working lunches at a "mom & pop" restaurant. I'm so happy that this "recovery" program seems to be a prayer answered. For her family, anyway. I like that it's a "recovery" program rather than a rehab. She has never sone well in a rehab because she was bored. In a rehab program you just hang out and wait for the next meeting/therapy session/meal/cigarette break. It's boring. Here, she must work, she has house chores, she has to pay rent, she has to take public transportation...she has to be responsible for Jackie...something new for her! Please keep her in your prayers!! Thanks!

Kids went back to school on Tuesday. Rachel is a senior! Today we received the proofs for her senior pictures. It seems like just yesterday that I was shipping her off to kindergarten! How'd that happen?! John seems to like high school...more freedom, more older women!! LOL..That boy is workin' it! Becky likes school, too. She loves German! Thinks that she may one day want to be a German teacher! Go Becky!

Well, time for me to move on to other the couch..