Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Fun Evening

Yesterday, about 4:00, Ruthi climbed up in my lap and announced she wanted to "play sumpin." I asked her what she wanted to play, and out of the blue, she said she wanted to go to the park. This kind of surprised me that she even thought of this, because I'm not a very good mommy, and we haven't been to the park much at all this summer. It's just too hot - I don't do hot very well.

I love to go to the park in the spring and the fall, but not the summer. So she actually doesn't have lots of park experience. Yes, I'm a bad mommy.

However, I remembered that a couple weeks ago, while I was at the doctor, Chip had taken the kids to the park for a little bit. So maybe that's why she thought of it. was a nice (not too hot) evening, so I thought it was a good idea. So I called Chip and asked if we could all go. He was about to run out to take care of something, and we just tagged along with him.

Then we stopped at Stevie B's Pizza (YUM!) to get some dinner to fuel up before heading to the park. Then off we went. Chip and CJ played tennis, and Ruthi climbed, slid, spun, jumped, threw played in the rocks, and even did a little swinging.

She also chased down a little boy, DETERMINED to give him a hug.

He wasn't very receptive.

She still had fun. Until we had to leave.

It wasn't pleasant....but it could have been worse. Actually, it wasn't that bad. She did protest and cry a bit. But she didn't throw a tantrum or anything...thankfully!

I took some pictures. The ones of Ruthi came out. The ones of the guys playing tennis did not. It was getting to dark, and my flash wouldn't work from the distance I was from them. Oh well. But here are some of Ruthi.

Today I went for my MRI. I was very happy to see that only my upper body (elbows up) had to be in that tunnel. If it had been one that my entire body had to go in, I probably would have needed a sedative! Tunnels are not fun for claustrophobics! Thankfully, I'm not severe - I can handle small places, just not really tight places. And as long as I can see out, I'm ok.

Chip told me later that when I was in the bathroom, he asked about it, because he was a bit concerned how I'd handle it if I had to be all the way in. I'm so glad that wasn't the case.

I could see out if I moved my eyes toward my feet, but there was also a mirror right above me that was angled out and allowed me to see out too. I had to lay there for about 25 minutes, but I had music in my ears, which helped drown out the noise of the machine, and I just relaxed without anyone climbing on me!!

When it was over, the technician commented on how well I did. She said, "You didn't move at all! It was so nice not to have to keep saying, keep you head still!" I was afraid if I moved, I'd mess something up, so I didn't move at all. I don't think I've ever been that still, for that long...even when I'm sleeping!

But it's over, and I'm glad. I should have the results in a few days. But I'm sure they won't find anything. The headaches are much better. If something was really wrong, they wouldn't be getting better. It would be nice if they could figure out what the cause was, but I have a feeling it will remain a mystery, just as so many other things have in my life! Oh well. I'm just thankful that I'm feeling better!

Now I need to go prepare dinner...later!


  1. Hope the MRI comes back with a clean bill of health!! What a nice visit to the park. Those are great pictures!

  2. I am so glad you are feeling sounds like things are getting back to normal for you (who knew normal could be so wonderful, right?).

    And don't worry about the name flub - most days I don't even know who I am!

    Such a sweet picture or Ruthi!

  3. glad you're feeling better! hope everything goes well.

    i'm a TOTAL bad mommy too. i never take my kids to the park. because the park is covered in sand and the sand gets EVERYWHERE when we go and it drives me nuts.


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