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Just what you’d expect a Monday post to look like

It’s 2AM and I am full of tired right now.

So you’re getting a quick update on all the pertinent issues and I promise it will require no tissues!

Peyton is doing remarkably well post-surgery. The only tears came at taking off the bandage and then she rebounded quickly, because this kid? Is awesome.  She’s been tired and less Energizer Bunny than normal, but so happy and still playful.  Again, I CANNOT believe that port is out!

There’s been a lot of questions about the house.  Well. Yeah. That.  We made an offer, they countered, we countered, they said MEH, we said BITE US! and now we’re both just sitting back and sort of holding our breath to see which one will cave first.

Seriously!  Do they not know about the housing crisis?

I adore that house, I WANT that house, but if it doesn’t work out, I know the right house is bound to come.

If you’d like to say a prayer, cross your fingers, sacrifice a chicken in hopes of us getting that house, we’ll take it with much gratitude.

And now?  I sleep.

OH! I do have to share a teeny tidbit of how my family works.  You know how much we love each other?  At a friend’s house this weekend Rachael ate a nice HEARTY dinner.  In appreciation, she sat back and rubbed her cute little round belly.  Nathaniel, being the smooth talker he is, leaned over and asked his sister, “So, you having a boy or a girl?”

Some day when she understands the gist of that joke I’m going to hold him down while she takes a few swing on him…he deserves it!

One last thing: I would like to thank the Pittsburgh Steelers for winning their playoff game today, thus ensuring that my birthday (which just happens to fall on Superbowl Sunday) will be a day of much celebration and Peter joy…none of it will be directed of me…but at least I’m assured all the beer and chips I can ingest. YAY me.

13 Comments on “Just what you’d expect a Monday post to look like”

  1. #1 Elinor
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 9:38 am

    So glad that Peyton is doing so well and has beat the beast.

    As far as the house is concerned, most sellers feel the way these people do and I am sure they realize there is a housing crisis. The right house will come along if this one does not work out.

  2. #2 AJ
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    A friend of mine was in the same situation with a house deal…over $1000…the seller finally caved. Apparently, he finally caught word of the houseing crisis, or the Common Sense Fairy visited him or something. Hope the same thing happens with your sellers!

    Congrats on a port-free little girl!

  3. #3 John Hummel
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I sacrificed some bacon and leftover steak into my stew last night in your name instead of chicken – hope that helps!

  4. #4 Jen W
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    That joke IS pretty funny. But you are right, if Rachael were a bit older, she would probably be happy for you to hold him down while she took a few swings. 🙂

  5. #5 Adventures In Babywearing
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I wish you could bring your kids with you to BlissDom! Want a play date. Will your new house have guest bedrooms? : )


  6. #6 kaylee
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I WISH PAYTON THE BEST! first time here whats going on with her?

  7. #7 threeundertwo
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    What? Are those people still in YOUR house? Why don’t they move out already.

    Sweet Payton. Does she know she’s a rock star to some of us?

    And thanks for the tissue advisory. You need it for every post.

  8. #8 Karen Sugarpants
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Awww Peyton is doing so well!
    As for sacrificing a chicken, I’ve got chicken boobs in the crock pot for shredded chicken tacos later. How’s that for efficiency? I was thinking of you when I grabbed breasts this morning. Ha!

  9. #9 Ann
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Sorry I missed you and Peter and Peyton on Friday, but it sounds like you had enough goin’ on to keep you WELL occupied. I think the “port in a jar” would have reduced any rational parent to tears – that thing was in MY kid? Thank God it’s out!!!

    As for the house, maybe you should dig up the St. Joseph statue they’ve no doubt buried in the front lawn and CLUB them with it. (Not that I want you guys to go or anything).

    Looking forward to Wednesday afternoon – holler if you have any questions/concerns!!!
    Ann Miller

  10. #10 Jennifer
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm


    I was reading this post and K was looking over my shoulder. She asked what had happened to Peyton (referring to the port removal). I explained what a port is and how it is placed inside Peyton surgically. I told her Peyton’s cancer is gone and that she doesn’t need anymore meds so she no longer needs the port either. She said “Oh, I am so happy for her. I want to leave a message for her!” So here it is…

    I am so glad your cancer is gone. I’m really happy that you can do everything you want now. You don’t have to have anymore medicine and that’s why I wanted to send you this. And just so you know, we pray for you. Have a great day!

  11. #11 Beverly
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Nathaniel gave me my laugh for the day…I know it was naughty, but still, coming out of the mouth of a 10 (?) year old, it was funny!

    Hope the house goes your way…

  12. #12 Kyla
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Hope they give you that house soon!

    Glad Peyton is doing well. That’s great.

  13. #13 Joedi
    on Jan 20th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Hey Anissa! So glad all went well with the port removal! Am praying for the house. The right house! (I sure hope the “right” house is this house!)