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Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

Today was kind of busy, but it also felt pretty good because we managed to get several things done. The morning started out with an oatmeal and raisin breakfast, and the funny thing is that Stacy began with a protest and then was the first one finished. She ate every bit of her cereal, and seemed quite happy when she was done. Actually, there wasn't any left when we were done... ;-)

Jason's support nurse came today, the one that will be with him five days a week. He really wasn't much different from Toliver, other than the fact that he was born in Peru. When he first came in I thought he was Mexican, then he started to talk, and his accent was just a little different so I had to ask him where he was from. He has been in the U.S. for about 15 years and is working towards his RN degree. He made some of the same comments that Toliver made, about Jason being so independant already and that he felt like he really wasn't doing that much. I talked to him about Jason's meds, and he said he could, and would, make sure that Jason had them on time. He really only has to take care of the late morning and early afternoon doses, so it isn't much, but it does help - one (two?) less thing for me to have to worry about.

When we took off, to take care of a couple of errands, he jumped right in and helped with making Jason was secure in the van. And of course the van has to start acting up today. Not sure where the problem is, but some of the electrical is not working properly. I used to be able to hit one button and the door would open, the chassis would lower and the ramp would come out. It stopped working today so now we have to hit three different buttons to do the same thing. I'll be giving the Rolex people a call tomorrow, since they are the ones who put the ramp in and set up the hydraulics. The safety isn't compromised, so I have no problems continuing to use it.

One of the big things we did today was to get the girls enrolled in the drop in day care. It did take a little time, but it is something that I only have to do once and now I know there is a good place for them to go, and it is safe. When we have the girls and Jason has an appointment we can just take the girls over there and then head off to the appointment. We are also on the wait-list for the regular child day care (also known as: CDC), though we don't know when that is going to be available for us... soon I hope.

I made spaghetti for dinner tonight, and I'm not really sure what I did differently this time, but the sauce was excellent. Stacy and Jackie were both eating with a high degree of enthusiasm, though Jackie did look like she tried to wear almost as much as she ate. That's not to say Jason and I laid back, we managed to get a couple of good sized plates also.

After dinner, I took the girls upstairs and they got a bath. I let them play in the water for a little bit and then got them out. They were excited because tonight they got to put on their new pajamas, that Jason bought, a couple of days ago. Jackie as tired, so she went to bed first and then I told Stacy a bed time story and then they were both in bed. Tomorrow is going to be a little more relaxing for Jason (and me), so all in all, today was a very good day.

Thank you all, for all your support and continued prayers.

3 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that the girls are getting squared away. Also, great news on getting the new nursing aid for Jason. Sounds as if it was a very productive day. Congratulations on the great sauce!! Nothing like a good sauce with spaghetti. Hope that Jason is resting up those wounds.

    We're going to get a little rain here tomorrow, finally. Trees are blooming and my spring bulbs are poking up. Not much of a winter here.

    Tell Jason I'm going to the gym and I dedicate each workout to him. He is my inspiration and hero. I am trying to get ready for our "guns" contest. My husband is working out also, he ran a mile tonight.

    Give the kids a hug from me. Praying for continued healing for Clan Ross.

    All my best,
    Karen and Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Sounds like a good day!
    Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight! Praying right now!
    Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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  3. Hi Jason - I didn't watch the Super Bowl either, would have love it to be the Ravens and 49ers playing. However, we would have been rooting for different teams...........

    Enjoy your day, happy for you that the girls are with you now.

    Katie a Marine Mom

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