Getting Back To Normal

Things are starting to get back to some form of normalcy around here.  My sis-in-law is still in the hospital in icu, but she's doing much better.  The doctors finally discovered she picked up RSV, and her weaken immune system didn't like it very much turning it into pneumonia.  They finally got her on the right antibiotics, and they should be moving her out to a regular room in the next day or two.  She still needs the forced oxygen when she's sleeping, so it will all depend on when she can get off of that to when they move her.

We found someone who could sit with the girls long enough to let us visit, but because it's RSV and we have a baby under 1 in the house it's not a good idea.  We're keeping updated, and we'll see her when the risk of bringing the germs home to the baby are over.  Our oldest has made quite a few cards for her aunt, and instead of making get well soon cards she is now making "I can't wait to see you" cards.  She says her aunts are her bffs, and she absolutely adores them.

Hubby's younger sister is more than likely coming to spend some time with us this week during her Spring Break, so that will make Miss El happy.  She has been begging to see both of her aunts, so she's content with one of them being around right now.  Hubby also has some friends coming over tonight to hang out since his new job means he's actually off on a Saturday night for once.  Working third shift at the old job meant he spent his Saturdays asleep and worked most weekends, too.

The guys normally sit around playing their guitars and hanging out while the kids run around.  It's a nice day for it, so they can run some steam off outside.  I promised Jay I would price some thomastik guitar strings from guitar center, but I really don't know what I'm looking for. I'll wait until he gets here to show him what I've found, and he can take it from there. One of these days maybe Hubby's friends will learn to invest in their own laptops instead of coming to me for everything!

I pulled out some steaks for the grill and hopefully we'll have a good evening for once. I also want to make a slice baked potato recipe I saw from The Pioneer Woman, so I better get to doing that since it's already after 5.  If I don't get on it they'll be baking long after the rest of the food is done.

March Still Bringing Sickness

March hasn't turned out to be such a great month so far.  Sure, we've had some good things happen.  Actually one great thing happened, and that is Hubby has a new job.  He's back to doing what he loves, and it's a lot more money than the crappy job he was previously working until things started to improve in the job market in our area.  That's just about the only good thing I have to report right now, though.

Unfortunately a lot of bad is happening right now that I really wish I could change, but I can't.  I was hoping the nicer weather would mean we could say goodbye to all this sickness that has plagued our family this Winter, but that isn't how things are going.  My girls and I are feeling better, but the sickness is still running rampant for others.  My sister-in-law is being hit really hard right now.  She picked up a cold that has turned into pneumonia.  She's a type 1 diabetic, so that's not good at all.  She was admitted to the hospital a couple days ago, and the doctors are working to find out exactly what type of pneumonia she has.  The doctors actually used the term "bad" when describing what she has because it's not your typical pneumonia.  That is very worrisome because the last time she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia she almost died and was in a coma for months. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.  On top of that two very dear family friends have had strokes this week, and both are in icu.  It's going to be a long road to recovery for both, so of course prayers would be appreciated for them as well.

All we can do is wait and pray that the doctors will get her fixed up and home very soon.  I would love to put life on hold and spend my days at the hospital with her, but it's not easy to do with 2 young kids at home. For now we're going to press on with our daily lives as much as we can.  I have an appointment to go house hunting with a friend who is an agent tomorrow.  If things work out the way we would like we'll be out of this dump by the Summer, and it would be nice to be closer to Hubby's family where I can be of assistance when my sis-in-law is sick.  I've picked out a few houses in their area that I like, but I'm also looking at houses closer to Hubby's new job location, too.  Honestly I like the area where he is working now a lot better, and I've talked about moving out that way before.  We'll just have to see what happens.  I'm also going to try to remember to let my friend know about the goconnect app for agents that I saw today because I really think it could be a great tool for her. Whether or not I remember to do that is to be determined. I've got so much going on in my head right now I'm surprised I remembered to feed myself dinner tonight!

Not Getting It

Sometimes I really wish I knew more about all the musical gadgets Hubby and my bro-in-law ramble on and on about.  Today they've been discussing the price drop on a Digidesign from musicians friend, and I have no clue what it is or why they want it. All I know is Hubby wants to spend $300 on something I've never heard of, and I'm not up for that unless I know why he needs it so badly. The point is he doesn't need it. He can want it all he likes, but he's not getting it right now. He's not even that good at playing the guitar that he's just learning to play, so he doesn't need to go investing in a bunch of other stuff to go with it, right? I'm sure he doesn't see it that way, but I've got more important things to worry about.

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