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Sunday, April 7, 2013

What's a mom to do!

Good evening my friends!

I hope that not only did you have a beautiful spring day wherever you are, but I hope too that you had a chance to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the day, even if it was just to stand outside for a minute!

I have taken advantage of my weekend, and cleaned up most of the yard. I know, to most people, that doesn't sound very appealing. However, by our own initiative, we have flower beds that go all the way around the house and pool. With the many, many trees we have, that means a lot of leaves to be cleaned out! And I never cut down my plants in the fall. I like the unusual character of seeing the brown plants poking out of the snow in the winter. So, there's just that much more to be cleaned out right now. I see a forecast of rain for the next 4 days, so I had to work efficiently. This was one of the rare times I had assistance from my son. From his wheelchair, Nathan worked to chop down the dead zebra grass, and then raked the mess out of the mulch. I couldn't have finished it all without him.

And what was young son doing instead of helping me? He was up on the roof, throwing sticks down at me!

We finally made a deal, he cleaned out the gutters, and in return, I supplied him with multiple basketballs, volleyballs, and soccer balls that he proceeded to shoot towards the basketball net. Boys can be so much fun! I got the last laugh, he didn't use a ladder to climb up, so he was a little stumped how to get down. He finally climbed down onto my pergola on the back porch, let himself down through the top of that, onto a wooden picnic table. What a sight! Normally, he would have jumped from the roof to the back porch. His jumping activity has been a little restricted right now though. Friday morning, before going to the track, we stopped at the dr's office to get the x-ray results from last Monday.  He informed us Avery has a fractured vertebra in his spine. Alas, no racing this weekend, or next week, or until he's healed. So, imagine an addict missing their fix, that's my son without his dirtbike! He really needs to find a back-up activity. So, until he's healed, we must find creative outlets for his energy. I don't think he'll be back up on the roof any time soon!

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  1. I so need to get out and do some yard work, too. But this pollen has my sinuses in a tizzy. I'll have to wait just a while longer. So sorry to hear about Avery's fractured vertebra. Hope he heals quickly.

  2. Sounds like the same kind of weather we are getting! =(
    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear of a broken vertebrae in Avery.I am praying for him.