Well I’m happy to say that my nose is 100% healed. Did I tell you what happened to my nose? I didn’t, well let’s get started then.
It happened weeks ago, in fact we had visitors from Iowa at the
time. We had just thrown some wood in the wood stove for the first time and the house was nice and toasty. Out of the blue I got a bloody nose, I’m sure from the dry air the wood stove created. I stuffed some toilet paper up my nose and left a little hanging out.
I grabbed a steaming hot cup of coffee and went to join my guests. On my way to the front porch I took a big drink of coffee from the full cup without even thinking about the toilet paper stuffed up my nose. The hot coffee hit the toilet paper which absorbed it, sending a burning hot stream all the way up my nostril!
Yeah, I felt pretty stupid and no I didn’t seek medical attention but it’s all better now.
Last night we attended conferences for Will at his school. After we arrived we were seated in tiny, blue chairs. The kind 1st graders have in their classroom. The teacher went over facts and figures and showed us test scores and told us what a wonderful job Will is doing in school.
I looked over at my husband at one point and it seemed like he was sinking. Turns out the legs on the tiny chair he was sitting in couldn’t hold his weight and they bent outward, giving him a slow, silent ride to the floor. He attempted to get up during the ride and with his legs flailing about he looked like a wounded giraffe. I almost peed in my tiny chair because I was laughing so hard.
The teacher didn’t find it very amusing. She first asked if he was injured (but it was only his pride that was battered and beaten). She then commented on how the chairs were very old. She didn’t even crack a smile the entire time. I suppose she was trying to remain professional
but come on, how many times do you get to see a six-foot-five man on the floor trying to get out of a tiny, broken chair?!
The kids were there too and got to witness this fun event. Will said he couldn’t wait to tell his best friend Kenny what happened. Mac said she couldn’t wait to tell all of her friends what happened. And me, I couldn’t wait to tell the world what happened! I even thanked him for giving me a blog topic. I would have taken a picture of the broken chair but the teacher was ready for us to leave immediately following the incident and I figured we better leave before we got sent to the principal’s office.
Trunk or Treat
Last weekend we attended our first Trunk or Treat. Around here they discourage children from Trick or Treating door to door so the surrounding communities have different events in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Trunk or Treat for those not familiar is when you drive to a designated spot and pass out candy from the trunk or your vehicle. The kids go
to vehicles instead of houses. Strange concept but it seems to work.
Some Trunk or Treats are successful while other have ‘issues’. Of course the one we attended had ‘issues’. There were only nine vehicles lined up to pass out candy but at least 90 vehicles dropped kids off and didn’t pass out candy! What a scam.
Because there were only nine vehicles it didn’t take kids long to make their rounds so they just kept going. Some of the kids stopped at our vehicle for candy four times! And let’s not forget the adults, some were dressed in Halloween Costumes from head to toe and they stopped at each vehicle too.
It was certainly a learning experience. But then again every day seems to be a learning experience around here!
Have a good day friends!