Happy 32 Years!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My parents are celebrating their wedding anniversary today, and 32 years of marriage! Wow! Congratulations mom and dad on 32 years, and many more to come!
I love you!

life inside the box

Saturday, May 23, 2009

So I am currently about two days into my quarantine sentence. This means I have like 3 days left. It sounds longer when I say it aloud, I have to be honest. I am just extremely thankful for my family, especially my amazing wife, who has been there to peek her head in and see how I am doing and bring me jamba juice and make me food. This would be a lot harder without her. And, of course, the little man for whom I am hanging out in here to begin with - knowing I am keeping this dreadful illness away form him is well worth it.

Well that being said, the answer to your question is... yes. Oh my heavens, yes. I am bored out of my mind! Which is probably why I have lost it - wouldn't be having this problem if I had just stayed in it. Alas, I digress...

Welcome to the ramblings of isolation and medicinal hallucination.

Actually, it is rather hard to be in here all day - could be so much worse though. On one hand I want to get out and do something and yet on the other I lack motivation and strength. As my body is filled with medicines and allocates numerous resources to the viral battle raging within I find myself weary and unmotivated. However, every ounce of energy remaining in me wants to go run around outside and play like a 8 year old awaiting the bell for recess. It is amazing what conflict your body and mind can be in when working toward the same goal.

I have not been idle though. I have been taking my time to piece together a little photo journal of my fun and exciting day. One day I will blog about something relevant and worthwhile, don't you worry, but that day is not today. Today is about carefully worded nonsense. So far I have enjoyed a rousing day of cinematic entertainment...

And thanks to the modern marvel of television contained on digital video disc I have more than caught up on my Office trivia.

I plugged in some valuable literature time; expanding my knowledge and prowess so that I may converse among the elite high society. (why are you laughing?)

I have certainly performed my share of chemistry experiments...

I enjoyed some of the finer things in life - such as the joy of plucking the ol' six string. Mind you it's been a while and there was less plucking and more mashing. (If any of you watch the Simpsons (Ooo! I know what season series I'll be watching next (Hey! does lack of human contact cause ADD? (Wait! what was I talking about...))) do you remember the episode where Homer tries to get out of going to work by gaining several pounds and filing for disability? There is a part where Homer tries to use the phone but can't dial because his finger are too fat. The operator tells him "If you would like to order a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad now." Wow, did I really just write all that? why? Oh well, too late now I already typed it. Moving on...)

I did what I do often and dabbled in technology. Canon Rebel XSi, MacBook Pro, iPod Classic, iPhone, wireless mouse, all in a day. Did manage to get some work done, though found myself lacking motivation for much of it. Managed to do a blog post - er, umm... doing a blog post.

And finally, I decided what I needed to do most was find someone to talk to. I would like you to meet my little round-headed friend Morty. He is my solitary friend. He is kind of soft spoken and reserved but once you get him out of his shell he is a riot.

Well its time Morty and I got back to whatever it is we do (psst... its nothing. We do nothing! lame.) and bid you all adieu. But, before I do I wanted to mention one more thing I did today. I spent a lot of time thinking. I thought a lot about my family and friends and how valuable and amazing they are. I thought about how much I love them all, and how worthless everything is without them. I thought about what an amazing wife I have and what an adorable and healthy son we have been blessed with. I spend a lot of time thinking about them and every moment I am in here I miss them even more. I realize I am not far away - but I long to hold them both in my arms; God willing that will be sooner than later. I love them both with everything in me. For now I thank God for everything I have in my life.

Solitary Confinement

Friday, May 22, 2009

Do you know of any good books? How about any movies you've seen recently? Any crossword puzzles or word finds, sitting around that you want to donate? I'm pretty sure Kelly will take anything at this point!
Kelly has been quarantined to the guest bedroom. No, this is not some form of spousal punishment by me! He started feeling sick on tuesday. He had a temperature of 101 F, had the chills, sweats, coughing, sneezing, stuffy.....the works. It kept progressively getting worse, so he finally went in to the doctor, telling the staff the reason he was in was for "flu-like symptoms".
A swab was shoved halfway up his brain, and the doctor gave him the profound diagnosis: "You have flu-like symptoms."
It has been confirmed that Kelly has Influenza Type A. He has been hooked up with Tamiflu to help him as he battles his germs. In the meantime, we await results from the state lab to see if he gets to join the group of Swine Flu Statistics from the CDC.
Kelly has avoided us (especially Noah) in hopes of sparing us the sickness. An infant with the flu can be a very scary thing. Please be praying for our little family: That Kelly would overcome the Flu quickly, that Noah and I would stay healthy, and that Kelly's mental state wouldn't decline too much! (There's a reason that solitary confinement also serves as a form of punishment!)

2 Month Update

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our baby is 2 months old! These last 10 weeks have been such a journey, and I am constantly learning and growing as a mom. Noah has already flown by major milestones...he smiles at the sight of Kelly or me, giggles at funny noises that we make, and coos in delight. He is batting at his little toy mobile, and can hold small balls in his hand. What an incredible joy and privelege it is to have this little boy in our lives, and to call him my son. I am so thankful for my new role as a mom. Despite the incredibly exhausting days and nights that accompany parenthood, my soul is completely invested in this little being we call Noah. My heart submits daily to a love that exists purely because he does. There's just nothing else like it.
2 Month Stats:
Weight: 13 lbs. 5 oz. (86th percentile)
Height: 25.7 inches (99th percentile)
Head Circumference: 16.2 inches (86th percentile)

Noah and me on our first Mothers Day!