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Christmas 2009

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Miss My Friends and other things going on in my life!

It is hard to explain the bond you form with families at a hospital that are going through the same thing that you are but it is a very strong bond that you count on day to day.  Last night while laying in bed I got kind of down in the dumps about never being able to see my friends anymore.  I miss Philly. There, I said it.... I miss Philly.  I miss the doctors there, I miss the nurses there, and most of all I miss the friends I made there.  Make no mistake, I do not in any way miss being in the hospital with Caroline, but there are days where I think everything would be so much easier and less stressful to my "peace of mind" if we could just be close to CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) all the time.  I know that this is just the worried "mommy brain" that takes over and thinks these thoughts, but its there, in the back of mind always.  So, anyways there it is, that's whats been on my mind the last few days. 

Now, something completely off topic..........

I am wondering if my husband is the only one that thinks his wife can move anything and everything?? Furniture?? No problem, Adam says grab the other end you got this! ANYTHING, he thinks no problem, grab the other end you got this. Well, last night we found my limit!  Adam's lovely truck has been a money pit since the day we bought it. The latest ailment for the truck has been the fuel pump. We bought a fuel pump and after working for 4 days, it went bad again. So, here we are on fuel pump #2 and Adam got a friend to help him after work lift the bed of the truck up and back to sit on the tires so he could get to the fuel tank.  The only problem is that he was missing a part and had to come back later. I will give you 3 guesses and the first two don't count on WHO he decided could manage putting the truck bed back on with him last night??? You guessed it! ME!   So here we are about to put the bed of the truck back on the frame and I am freaking out. I asked "Is there any way I could do this wrong and it like fall on my hand and chop off my fingers?" .... to this I got a roll of the eyes and a 'come on lets do this already'!  So, with the part of the truck i was holding onto about chest high, I put my hands palms up under it and attempted to 'scoot' the truck bed back down on the frame.   Needless to say, when the bed came off of the tires it was MUCH heavier than I anticipated and felt like it almost broke my wrists!!  GEEZ!!! I was trying to be tough, but it hurt. So, this is my 'super hero' limit... I can lift furniture, I can help push his broken down truck around the world, and all sorts of other odds and ends things that my hubby decides I am strong enough to do but I CAN NOT lift a truck bed. 

Well, I must get back to work I guess. Its Wednesday (HUMP DAY) the week is halfway over! 
WoO hOo!! I will leave you with a pic that makes me smile! Happy Hump Day everyone!


  1. I know exactly what you mean on both topics you covered in your update.

    #1 about wanting to be closer to your hospital family. I too wrestle with that a lot. We are an hour and a half away and it is the closest pediatric heart center. Our local hospital that is twenty minutes away has zip. Makes it very stressful at times when Logan isn't doing well.

    #2 My husband too thinks that I can move heaven and earth all on my own. No kidding. He always has me trying to lift things and help him move things. Just a few months ago he wanted me to help him lift a 1,000 pound safe out of his truck to put in our shop. I looked at him and said, "what planet do you think I come from that I can lift that?" LOL!!

  2. Katie, I truly feel the same way about wanting to be back in Philly again...I've always loved the city, and I almost feel guilty when I think about wanting to be back there since it was such a hard time for Maya. But we all made it...thanks for sharing this. I miss everyone too!! Maybe we'll see you next year, if you'll be in PA.