No we didn't break down and sign up for the Big Ten Network although some days I wish we had. So instead I am sitting here listening to the MSU game on the radio because my children were too naughty to earn a fabulous, all-inclusive, trip to Grandma's to watch it on ESPN. There was even a potential sleepover involved so I really thought they would behave. Boy was I wrong. I was pretty upset with them for being so unbelievably bad this evening because I was really looking forward to watching the game on the big screen, but if there is one thing I know it is that kids will be kids. And boy were they kids tonight. Naughty ones. I've adjusted and I am mostly over it.
Now sitting here in near silence without anyone around I am actually thankful for the break and I can still follow the game. I just can't see it. I know the kids are all fighting a cold and were tired from our busy day so I tried to be understanding, but still their level of naughty was absolutely horrifying. I can only hope this means they will be little angels at church in the morning and for lunch with friends tomorrow. Jeff ran to Grandma's as soon as possible when I informed him that the kids had not earned anything other than an early bed time with potential for a book reading for good behavior (if they could keep their whining in check)! Amazingly enough they did get three books before bed! With Jeff gone and the kids sleeping, I am seriously enjoying the down time, not the TV.
Also notable from today's activities was a second failure of mine at donating blood. The last time I tried to donate I was a senior in high school and my iron was too low. I am somewhat embarrased to admit that I have not so much as attempted to give blood in the last 17 years. Well today I gave it my all and I fell short again. I was sad to be so close and fall short. This time it was not iron that kept me from donating, but I simply didn't have a pint of blood to spare. I gave about a half of a pint and then I dried up. They said I was likely dehydrated and given that I spent the better part of Tuesday night puking and with diarrhea I guess I should not be surprised if I am still dehydrated, but still I was disappointed. Anyhow, I was unable to donate once again, but this time I vow to try again soon instead of a decade or two from now.
Another notable change in me is that my favorite new line is, "I can do _____. I ran a marathon!" The other night we were in bed and Hazel was coughing so hard I thought she was going to hack up a lung and I asked Jeff if he thought we should get the vaporizer out? He listed a bunch of inconveniences involved with the process and said, "She'll be fine. It's too much hassle". I quickly responded, "I ran a marathon. I think I can handle hooking up the vaporizor". And that is just what I did!
Now if I could just get my siblings on here to update us life would be oh so good! Of course, I can always revert back to providing updates for them since I am so creative and ambitious. It has been over a month since we have heard from anyone!
Let's GO GREEN! Who needs the Big Ten Network I have WGHN!