Sunday, December 27, 2009

Report From Ladder Company 40 -Day 101

Hi Team!

It is Sunday! I get to go back to work tomorrow. Four days off was wonderful. I'll work three more then have four more off. I could get used to a job like that. LOL

I did sleep well last night, but I still felt awful this morning so I did not go to church. I slept in. I did get out to quiz practice in the afternoon though. I've also rediscovered that if I don't resist taking Midol I feel a whole lot better. Not great, but a whole lot better.

I have had two quarts of herbal tea today and I have just started another 20 oz. glass of gatorade. I have no idea how many steps I took today because Pete reset himself when I leaned against a counter. I am guessing I was around 3,000 + steps, about average for a Sunday. I am also getting ready to go to bed. In the morning I have to meet Coach Alex a bit earlier than usual because we are going to change things up and walk at the South Hill mall in Puyallup (pronounced "pyoo al up") instead of at the Tacoma mall that is much closer. I am three for three today. YAY ME!

I have to admit. Even though I still feel pretty crummy right now, I am starting to get excited about my upcoming trip to Brother's Town! I love to go play at my brother's fire station! (of course that isn't blatantly obvious to everyone who reads this blog.) My brother is so good to me. He remembers the passion and excitement he had before he got to start really living his dream of being a firefighter and he both feeds and obliges that for me. He lets me play, but he is an excellent teacher. If there is something for me to learn while I play he is patient and encouraging and lets me learn it hands on. I bet the young rookies really like working with him.

Usually when I go to see my brother there is something specific that I want to learn about. This time, I have no idea what to ask him to teach me. Of course, I don't have to learn anything specific. I could just go and hang out. I love to do that too. My brother loves to spoil me. He reminds me so much of Daddy. I am very proud of the man he has grown up to be. LOL I say that and he is 37 years old! (Sorry bro.)

My sister-in-law is an amazing woman, mother and friend. I love her so much and she is so generous in giving of her self, her time and in giving up some of her precious time with her husband so that I can have it. And she spoils me rotten when I visit. She buys special treats and surprises me with them. I always try to do something special for her while I'm there too. Usually it is that I bring as much food with me as possible and plan/prep the meals so she doesn't have to. I don't know how my brother found such an amazing woman but I am so glad for him that he did! (How many women would let their husband buy a fire engine? -and smile about it?)

My nieces and nephews are pretty amazing too. Genny has become a young woman. I cannot believe how grown up she is now. It seems like yesterday she was a baby. And just day before yesterday when she wasn't even born yet and my brother and sister-in-law were babysitting my son and thinking maybe they didn't ever want kids! LOL

Jimmy is an amazing piano player. He composes beautiful music and plays so incredibly well. I love listening to him play.

Johnny is the chef. He loves to cook. He is also the lover of the family. He gives incredible hugs!

Mark is the scientist. He always has to know how things work and what if...? He has had many moments of "Grrrrrrrrrr" when it is discovered what mischief he has inadvertently caused with his experiments.

Joe is just crazy! He's fearless and fun. And very stubborn! You gotta love him.

Then there's Belle's. (Gabriella) She is such a sweet princess. She is a happy baby and so affectionate. She does happy dances! It is very cute to watch.

I always hate to leave when it is time to come home. Even though a house that has that many children can feel like utter chaos, I just feel so relaxed and at home when I am there!

Well, I had better end this now. Stay safe!

Hotflash out.