I sat down to blog last night, and would you believe I couldn't even do it?! My head is about to explode it is so full of thoughts, questions etc. I've had an overwhelming response to my brother's situation. So many people are praying for them! There are also tons of ideas of how people want to help and so many QUESTIONS! I don't have the answers. I've talked to both Rob and Kim over the last two days, but only briefly and their brains are 100 times more full than mine, so at each phone call I can get one or two of the many questions answered. Apparently the link to the article that I put in my 2nd mass email was wrong and I also put the wrong home address. Too much going on and I'm having trouble getting things right. I'm avoiding sending a correction because I don't want to keep sending emails to hundreds of people. (I can blab all I want here because you are reading this because you chose to and if you want to stop right here you can and I'll never know!)
Anyway, I need to calm down because my head (and therefore my heart beat) is going a million miles a minute. I do however have two fairly calm guys in my family because Mike and Jonathan visited a Chinese Doctor yesterday and had their first treatment of accupuncture. Mike's for his general health, continued healing of his pancreas (if you don't know that story there is NO WAY I am going into it now), and ideally to eventually get off of the insulin. In addition to the accupuncture, Mike was sent home with some herbs and cleansing tea to take for two weeks. I fell pretty good about that because I didn't want to hear "OK, take this for the rest of your life"...there's got to be a better way. I also like that while this office is using Eastern medicine techniques, they don't completely discount Western medicine...I am a big fan of the combination. That is why we drive over and hour to see our pediatrician (incidently, this office is an hour away too). Jonathan is going back today. He should only need about 3 more treatments. He was referred there by our pediatrician because his thyroid is a little slow. Back in the archives of my blog there is a little info on this and it says when he was tested again it was fine. Well come to find out it is within normal limits, but not ideal. This treatment should CURE that (not just mask it, but cure it).
We are also heading to the orthodontist today for Madi's 3rd broken bracket in just over a month! She is really being so careful, I have no idea why this keeps happening! Too bad there is no accupuncture treatment for that (although maybe there is some way to get her to not be such a picky eater...and maybe it could also help with her "emotional basketcaseness"...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree).
Jake on the other hand has peed in the bed two nights in a row. When time and money start growing on trees he will have accupuncture for that. In the meantime I think he's going to spend his Walmart birthday gift card on pull-ups. Oh, and did I mention he fell asleep in the car on the way home from the accupuncturist and so I let him sleep in the car for the 30 minutes we were home yesterday before heading back out to the tree-lighting at the library. Well, we arrived at the library and guess what....WET PANTS!! So we dropped Madi off there with friends, picked up an extra child, and headed home for Jake's second bath of the day. Although, I guess it is a good thing he's peeing like this or with this crazy life, he might never get a bath (or change clothes).
Well now all of this is out of my head and into blog world, so I plan to start fresh this morning. I'll catch up on laundry, spend time with the kids, maybe even try to educate them, oh yeah, and babysit, go to the stressful orthodontist appointment, drive the stressful drive for the calming accupuncture appointment, and other things, I'm sure I'm fogetting. Thankfully my good friend (and would be neighbor if some meanies didn't put a stop to that) is taking Jake this afternoon and evening to see Santa at bass Pro Shop...thank you soo much!!!
I just re-read this (mostly because I forgot to put the pictures in), how does this all sound for our Christmas letter...it pretty much sums us up wouldn't you say?!