Thursday, June 7, 2007

STILL HERE...

Sorry folks, didn't mean to worry anyone.  I've just been under the weather these past two weeks.  I'm still congested in the chest but feel much better.  I probably would have been able to kick this bug sooner but I wasn't able to take any sick days due to scheduling so it was business as usual and I would be totally exhausted by the time I got home.  Today is my second day off in a row.  For the most part I have just been resting in the den.  It has paid off and I am feeling almost back to normal... except for that loogie that is resting just outside of hacking range, grrrr!

Summer is in full swing.  The Halls of Loompa are strangely quiet as most of the Oompas have migrated to the homes of others who still welcome them.  Its just a matter of time before all of the Oompas and their friends return here and start hanging out in their own domain as their welcome is worn out else where.  I don't mind.  I'm used to a million kids calling me 'mom'.  I just wish the Oompas would befriend a neat-freak who would adopt me and clean my house.

Did I mention that one of my photos was finally published?  Okay, so it was only a high school year book senior picture that one of my self-adopted son's asked me to take, but it came out really nice and looked just as professional as any of the other pictures.  And yesterday I got an email from a birding journal asking to use one of the pictures I took of the red tail hawk and the bull snake for a future issue.  How cool is that!  I'm so excited!

Gabe's deployment has been pushed back, which is good in a way, but it means he will have to extend his enlistment which he was hoping not to have to do.  I'm still hoping to get his fiance and her kids out here before then.  My second grandbaby is due in September.  What an awesome birthday present that would be to be able to hold my new grandbaby on my birthday (September 13, hint hint!)  Better yet... BOTH grandbabies!  Come on over and play Zachary! 

15 comments:

mumma4evr said...

feel better!!!!
becky

kidzmakeucrazy said...

Congrads on teh picture, and have fun with those grandbabies.
MELISSA

deshelestraci said...

I have been so swamped with life and too many journal alerts to notice you hadn't been around.  How sad is that?!  Glad you are feeling better.  Great news on getting published and potentially published!
Traci

astaryth said...

Glad you are starting to feel better... Sorry you were sick, I just assumed the lack of posting was do to Summer Vacation with the Oompas ;p

I am sooo jealous of you! I wish someone wanted some of my pictures. Heck, I would be glad if I just had your eye/opportunities <LOL> Let us all know when it is published so we can check it out.... AND brag that we know a real live professional photographer!

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Jody }}}  I hope that you get that last loogie out and put this finally behind you!  Enjoy the quiet... I do hope that Gabe gets his fiance settled in by you soon... maybe he can cut a deal with enlistment to get back to CO after the tour in Iraq?  Keeping my fingers crossed....

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

sdoscher458 said...

Well congrats on the pictures. You certainly have an eye when it come to taking them. Hope you feel better, its bad getting a cold at the start of summer...Sandi

cmarlow330 said...

CONGRATS JO on the pics and Sorry about being sick.. Did I tell you I might be going full time at my store In my new department :)

YEAAYAH!

Anyways get well soon,
Christopher

rdautumnsage said...

Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Nothing worse than being sick in the summer. Congratulations on the publication of your pictures. As a mom, I know part of you is relieved Gabes deployment has been put off. If we cross our fingers and toes, perhaps this war will end soon. Keeping you and yours in my prayers on the smoke! (Hugs) Indigo

demandnlilchit said...

My Son In Law is convinved he has to wait to afford children........I just laugh, Who really can afford children?? they just happen and things always fall into place. At least I know he's putting alot of thought into it and wants my Melissa to be able to stay home and raise their own babies just like I had the chance to.

So in the mean time......can I borrow one of your grandbabies??? lol lol lol

jckfrstross said...

nothing worse than a yucky head thing in the summer. hope you feel 100% soon. that would be great to have the grandbabies at your house for your birthday

Deb

cinisoul said...

I hate it when I get sick like that. Actually I think I hate it when I get sick period. LOL

I had that loogie feeling before. I tried so hard to get that stuff to come out and it wouldn't until the second phase of the cold kicked in (Sneezing).

Glad your feeling better.

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh,I hope you get to hold those grandbabies soon!  And maybe we will be out of Iraq before he gets sent back? (I can hope, right?  I mean, now the Pope is involved, right?)

love, Kas

tkelliher617 said...

Glad your feeling a little better, hope your 100 percent real soon!  Congrats on getting your picture published, I just love your pictures.
Tabatha :)

wumzels2 said...

dontcha just hate those kinds of loogies???  then when they do come up....well, you know..........glad you are doing better.

congrats on the news on the pics.  you are a very good photog.........keep up the great work.

regina

wumzels2 said...

dontcha just hate those kinds of loogies???  then when they do come up....well, you know..........glad you are doing better.

congrats on the news on the pics.  you are a very good photog.........keep up the great work.

regina