the best: As of this morning, Zeej officially is "among the living". She went to church yesterday and back to school today. It was really odd... She'd had one major issue (I'll spare the details because no one needs or wants to hear about gross surgery stuff) since the surgery. That problem disappeared on Saturday afternoon and it was like someone had flipped a switch inside of ZJ and made her better! She could speak again more clearly, she could breathe again, all better! Just like that! I must say, she was an excellent patient, but, it's great to have ZJ back to her wonderful happy and helpful self! I whispered to her several times that having her down really makes me appreciate all of the help that she is in our home! She's back!!! YAAAAAYYYY! I can't believe I didn't take her picture this morning because she looked so beautiful! It's so good to see her feeling great again!
Over the weekend, Amber brought Zaylee over to show me her new hair. Zaylee had said, "I want to show Gram!", so Amber came right over with her! It was darling. Everytime we see her, she's darling and happy. They went to Park City for a few days of skiing and apparently, Zaylee was a natural! We feel so happy that Zaylee has been so blessed with this family!
Super Bowl thoughts...I don't even know the score but we loved the food and the fun together as a family. Commercials are the fun part for us. We loved the Budwieser puppy, the cheerios and Doug and I really had a good laugh at Bruce Willis. I was most surprised that Doug paid attention to the game. He's so not into football, thankfully! I'd never make a good football widow. Our menu included Natalie's Superbowl baked subs, Weanie Beanie Delight, Banana Pudding, brownies, Ham and Pineapple roll-ups, chips, dips, crackers, cheese, guacamole and more. I can't remember and promised myself I would never eat again... or until I get hungry, whichever comes first.
We heard some interesting comments yesterday, at church, about "Superbowl Sunday". Some feel that it is not a "Sabbath" appropriate activity. Doug and I discussed this last night. My food prep was done on Saturday, which is more than I can say for most Sundays. We came home from our church meetings, which were fabulous, by the way, put on our jammies, went to the family room and spent the evening with our kids. Connie came for a bit. But, we were together, laughing, talking, interacting. We didn't do any sort of inappropriate activity. In my opinion, watching the SuperBowl was a lot more uplifting than many of the Sunday night TV shows. So, no second thoughts here. It was a delightful family event.
Quayd, the Manchild, did leave just after half time to attend his first Missionary Prep fireside. He came home at 9ish and said that he was really glad he'd gone. It was a mama moment for me... my son chose to attend a church meeting over staying home and eating himself into a coma with the family during SuperBowl. So far, he has his priorities right. Yesterday, we noticed that his suit is getting too small in the shoulders and the pants are getting short. He's so tall and long! And he is quite proud of it! Gosh, I love that kid!
I was seriously distraught during the game to hear the news of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Honestly, it broke my heart. He was such an amazing performer. What a waste. Drugs are so destructive and to so many more people than just the user. Heartbreaking.
Denise and I just discussed going to lunch a bit ago. We both agreed that we aren't even hungry from last night! And so. I'll stay home and do some scrapbooking. Oh my heck, I think there's leftover guacamole! ;) Life is good!
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen!