Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vroom Vroom Vaccuum

So I got a vacuum last week and finally took it out of the box today. It is a Dirt Devil cyclonic lightweight type. It was on sale at Target for $40 so I bought it (I previously only had a dirt devil one that had a long handle but also converted to a hand vac so not too powerful). This new one is loud, but powerful! Delaney did not like it, but they both followed me from room to room and helped. And I like my brush attachment that did all my dusting for me (minus smelly good polish) !!

-Rachel Bright
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Boring Monday

I didn't have a very eventful day, and nothing remarkable is coming to mind either.
It was super cold, gloomy, and we never left the house. Well, I left the house after David got home to grab dinner and milk from the store and make a bank deposit. But the total "time out" was about 45 min, 20+ which were spent in my car waiting on dinner. We had No. 1 Kitchen: Sushi and Beef Lo Mein. MMMMM.
I did manage to put away all the kids laundry as well as strip theirs and our beds, wash and replace sheets (well, mine because they're my favorite, but they got different ones and I still need to put the washed ones away lol)
We read some books today and played mostly all day plus the lengthy afternoon nap.
Well thats about it for the Bright Family today. Perhaps this week will be more eventful as the weather warms up and we get out and about and have some visitors!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Favorite Moments from the Weekend

Buddy had to get a breathing treatment tonight because he was having some wheezing and coarse lung sounds. I haven't had to do a treatment on him in several months and was so proud of him at how cooperative and sweetly he sat there and took his treatment without even so much as a single protest!
Playing "telephone" during his breathing treatment. So PROUD of him for this cooperation!
The kids and I went to IHOP early this morning with Auntie Kelly. They had a good time, pi's, socks no shoes, and all!
David Paul exiting the bounce house. He loved it because the exit is a slide! SueSue is behind him to catch him.
Delaney jumping (and loving it) in the bouncy house from Good Shepard's Grand Opening Sat.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Love and errr...other drugs

Yes, I watched the movie tonight. And yes, I had some tears. Partly because it is a tearjerker movie for the sentimental hearts, but more because I was comparing myself to "Maggie" and David to "Jamie"...-but not the jerk Jamie, the love and acceptance Jamie has of Maggie and her disease.
Now granted I don't have Parkinsons, but I do have a rare disease. And while it is supposed to be self-limiting, my self has yet to make that happen for oh, 5 years now.
Like Maggie, I have good days and bad. And like Maggie, I want the world to see only the good days. It is better to try and emit positivity and good health than to have others sympathizing over you.
After reading that you can see why I don't talk about this too much. Not that it bothers me to talk about it, but I'd rather just have everyone else think I'm doing just fine, even when I'm not.
I am so thankful for my husband who has never left my side. I "got sick" when we were only dating about 4 months. He could have bailed on me. But he didn't. He loves all of me. Just as our vows said "for better or worse, in sickness and health". He keeps true to those. For that I am eternally grateful.

-Rachel Bright
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