Thursday, August 13, 2009

ER Drama & Happy Birthday Kaleb!

Man, what a week! I've got 2 of the 3 girls registered for school. Yes, it's back to school time and you know what that means. Hospital visits! Yes, friends, that's how we McKeevers start the school year. We can't stop's tradition. <--- That right there is just a little refresher for you in case you forgot, or brand spankin' news, in case you're new to the blog. So what kind of ailment have ya got for us this year, Chuck? Why, we've got an ER visit for Darien due to chest pains! Which is a real added bonus, since Tia went to the ER just last week in Las Vegas for the exact same thing. Now keep in mind, Darien doesn't like to just be limited to just before school starts. And it's never anything normal. My kids are medical anomalies. Did you know that you can get a pinched nerve in your neck that can make you so sensitive to light that you feel like your head will explode if you're not in complete darkness? True story. Did you know that a possible side effect of immunizations is strange zapping throughout your body? Maybe true. The day after Darien got her shots (MMR & chicken pox for those of you taking note), she started having weird zaps all over her body for 3 days. Since she didn't have a taser surgically implanted inside of her body, the best explanation they had was, "maybe it was the shots". Golly. All those years of school and sometimes they still come up with nothin'. So, today's outcome was "non cardiac chest wall pain. But we have no idea what caused it." To be fair, they said it could be muscular or it could be viral. Well, that makes it much better. I should say that I'm glad we have insurance and we can be seen at times like these, and I'm glad that it's "it should pass" instead of "it's a pulmonary embolism" or something horrible. But jeez. Don't kids get regular, old fashioned colds anymore?

Ok, on to the cards. My brother's birthday is Saturday and this year I thought I'd do something different. Well, it's still a card, so it's not that different, but I haven't done this before. This is not a stamp. It's a line drawing that I found online that I printed out and colored in. As soon as I saw these drawings, I knew I would use one of them for his card. So, I did the green one first and Darien's reaction was less than enthusiastic. Well! I liked it, but wanted to see what it looked like in red. So I printed it out again, a little bigger this time and this is what I got. I'm sending him the red one, so I guess the green one gets added to the collection. The pictures could be a little better (trust me, the flowers are so pretty IRL), but I took them at night so I could have something to show you. Again, you're welcome. Now, go have a healthy day!

Supplies: Paper: white, Pure Poppy & Smokey Shadow (PTI), Handsome Hunter (SU!), and of course, my trusty Copics!


Anonymous said...

I thought I remembered something about the taser implant? No? Hmmmm. Gee, you have ALL the fun! Doctors and meteorologists must go to the same school. But doctors minor in arrogance and meteorologists minor in cheeriness.
Anyway, love the cards and I know Kaleb will! Great job on the shadowing.
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than going to the doctor's and getting nowhere. Been there myself a few times. Michael said he just CAN'T wake up in the morning...went to the doc's...answer: eat healthy and get lots of exercise. OK, then.

Anyway, love the red one (card), and I'm sure Kaleb will have a big smile when he opens it.

Love ya,
Your Favorite Aunt

Angie said...

very cool. I like both of them! I know how hard it is to make a guy card. I bet he will love it !
Great Job,again !

Stephanie said...

becky would love those cards and i like them too. they are so her style right now.


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