Well, so far, in the past two weeks, we have had two scary situations.
First, my momma calls me one morning and says she has daddy in the ER with possible stroke. Sure enough, they admitted him and results showed a blockage on the left side of his brain. He was confused, could not answer questions, agitated every time he couldn’t complete a sentence or thought and his right hand had no grip. The next few days are a blur to me because I dropped what I was doing and went to the hospital that day and the next. My mother was not eating and getting very exhausted already. I made my momma go home and get a shower and some rest and anything else she needed to do. While she was gone, I fed him and helped as much as I could. He would just talk out of his head sometimes. I came back on the weekend and stayed while momma went home again but she wanted to be with him at night so we swapped places. I went and stayed at their house and got up the next morning and went back. As long as I went to the hospital, I would make sure she ate good. I would take her downstairs to the food court. I told her she could either eat or it was going to get shoved somewhere. Needless to say, she ate. 😂😂😂. After a couple of days his speech was getting better and his memory, enough to start cracking jokes again and we had a little fun
They said he could not go home until he could do some things for himself. So momma worked with him and so did I. They agreed to move him to the rehab floor so he could finish his therapy.However, as soon as he got down there he got the flu. So they had to quarantine him to his room and do therapy in there. This was driving him crazy. He wanted to go home so bad. Obviously and with much prayer, he improved enough to be released. I have so many friends and family that work in that hospital, that they kept an eye on both of them for me and visited. I use to work there years ago myself. He got discharged today and I will get more details tomorrow from my momma. It was in the evening when they got home and they just needed to eat and get settled in and get some rest. Atleigh colored him a get well picture and I will get it in the mail to him.
The next scare came when after so many days of rain and flooding in our area, we knew potential tornado activity was coming that evening so we were prepared. I had watched the news all day that evening an alert came through the tv that rotation had been spotted in our area.
When the sirens were going off, I yelled, “Grab your gear and get your shoes on and let’s go!” to Dallas. We get to the back door and Dallas says, “Rule number 1 in an emergency, always remain calm!” Then, we get outside he says, “I’m driving cause you’re gonna drive like a maniac!” Me, “Um, No, now get in!” Bless him. He says, “We are going to Nanny and grandmothers cause they’re gonna need someone to take care of them if something happens.” We were at the same time worried about my momma and daddy in Tupelo, but they were at the hospital, so we knew they were in a structurally sound building, so we were ok and we couldn’t be in two places at one time. We get to Nannys and a few minutes later, here rolls in Dakota and all his girls. Dakota and Dallas sat on the front porch watching, waiting and listening to any threat of danger and watching over all of us in the house like I’ve seen their dad do all these years for us. I was very proud of their compassionate, unselfish hearts. Our boys always call and check on their grandparents and make sure they are ok or if they need anything. That warms my heart too that they are that close no matter how old they get.
When the threat of danger was over, we left and went back home. It had rained for a week straight and so much flooding in our area caused school to be dismissed. You can Google Flooding at Pickwick Dam and see the devastation. School is back in tomorrow.
In amongst all the scares, on a good note, dear hubby got to come home a few days. He let Dallas skip, well, I mean, stay home from school to spend the day with us. You see, dad played a trick on him. Dad has been looking for Dallas a truck ever since last summer for his birthday. It took him forever because he was just never happy with what he found, so he finally found one and said he was coming home to go look at it and take Dallas. However, Dallas didn’t know what dad was up to so basically Dallas helped look at his own truck for his bday, he just didn’t know it yet, if that makes sense. Dad wound up buying it and they drove it home while I followed. The next night we had Dakota, Jossie and the girls come over so dad could celebrate a late bday with Dallas since he missed it. Needless to say he loved his gift….😂😂
Then we got to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day.
Poppie got to play with his girls while he was here. When a toddler brings a hair brush and a blow dryer, you be still.
Atleigh turned 20 months this month:
We are learning so many things and words and best of all potty training is successful. He Lolly helped with this last week and 6 days later she has has very few accidents. She let’s you know when she has to go. I went and bought some tic tacs to serve as candy as a treat so they dont fill her up and we are learning our colors that way too. She loves to play in the water and do dishes. She is our goofy one. Her ears seem to be better. She doesn’t hold them anymore.
Caroline turned 6 months and she has learned so much. She grabs the spoon now and tries to feed herself, she is sitting up and can get on her hands and knees, it want be long until she will be crawling.
She is getting more interesting to play with around Atleigh. They play good together until Caroline wants something Atleigh has got. Lol.
Waking up from nap is fun with these two…
I had to change the way we sleep at naptime. Atleigh has always cuddled up beside me and went right to sleep, however, I started putting sissy in the middle so she wouldn’t fall off. I could tell Atleigh didn’t like it much and just settled for holding my hand. She never fussed but I knew it was hard on her. So what do you do when they both want to lie beside you? You get in the middle. As soon as I did this, Atleigh smiled, laughed, grabbed my hair and was asleep in 5 minutes. Bless her. She has to learn to share Gmaw now. Caroline will try to pull up on me to get in my lap and Atleigh kind of slides her off my lap. She will get use to it.
The sun was shining so good and warm today. We had all been cooped up so long.
It was 65 degrees here today and we made good of it after nap time. Got the girls out in the Gmaw mobile today and the cat wanted to come too.
They both love red velvet cake and Atleigh loves M and M’s.
This is the look you get when you have to tell a couple of Princesses NO.
When sissys cup looks better than your bottle
Never fails, this is what happens after deer season…..right in my front yard.
I finished a blanket for Jossies little brother
Dakota and Dallas got our old blue tractor running. They have worked hard on it.
They are doing really good with their fencing business. They are booked all the way up til May. I love the fact that Dakota wanted his brother to do this with him and he includes Dallas in decision making. He asks for his ideas. It makes Dallas feel very grown up. I am so proud of them both.
Well, it is getting late and tomorrow we get back to normalcy.
Hope everyone has a blessed day.