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Thursday, September 15, 2011

My GUT WRENCHING woes and ohs....



Mr. Grizzly Bear Hung Out Underneath The Archers Tree Stand Last Week - UGH!



Today He Got This Big Ol' She Bear!

Here is the Pack Out Crew!



Normally, I would not put up a blog post so soon after the last one, but its been a week of extraordinary events and lately I've found myself feeling like I'm going to hurl over one thing or another so in the sheer attempt to debrief, I will tell you my many tales of woe and oh!!
Last week, Kevin III was up in his tree stand archery hunting. One day, he missed an elk. Another day, he was stalked by a large bear who he never got a good shot at. The day after that, A GRIZZLY BEAR hung out underneath his tree stand!! If that isn't enough for a mama to pray about, read on......
On Monday, I called the consignment place where we left our Suburban at. It had been on the lot for one day and off the lot for a week and a half. They claimed a week ago it was "being checked out by a mechanic". A week and a half later, it was still missing. I told them I was coming to get it.
Tuesday, I was leery about facing the creepy car salesman. "Be nice" my daughter chastened me. Nervously, we parked at a neighboring lot and walked over. When we got there, nobody was there and the place was locked down. Finally, after making several phone calls, the creepy car salesman showed up. Thankfully, he handed me the title and keys without trouble. Still, my imagination had gone wild, and I was a nervous wreck. After that, i had a several hour computer class at the hospital.
When I got home, the house was a horrible disaster. The boys and Miss Moonbeam had survived the day safely, but the house had not. I escaped outside to focus. Puppy and Miss Moonbeam in tow, I breathed deeply. No sooner had I walked in the house than Super Catman announced "something was wrong with his braces". He had been eating the breakfast cereal I bought for dinner. Quizzically, I gazed in his mouth to discover that HIS BRACES WERE BROKEN AND HE HAD INADVERTENTLY EATEN PART OF THEM!! Well.. just a small piece, but wire none the less!! " OH GOD"I thought. My stomach lurched and I thought I might pass out right there. "Whats next?" With prayers and petitions, I phoned the Orthodontist and Emergency Department. "Uh.. my son accidentally ate part of his braces along with his breakfast cereal" just sounds so so preposterous......
Both MDs assured me that it would likely pass, as did my brother in law "This too shall pass" - lol!! Should he have any cramping or fever it would mean xrays and possible surgery. I am PRAYING it will, indeed, pass. Today, when the boy informed me of his desire to defecate, I sentenced him to Miss Moonbeams potty frog. After that, we took the doodoo outdoors to smear upon a rock together and search for the culprit to our woes. No luck. I guess I will be dissecting poop again tomorrow......
PMS should be enough, but its not. Today, I waited on pins and needles wondering why the Orthodontist hadn't called me back. My husband discovered that the whole spacer was hanging there by one wire. Apparently there was more damage than just the eaten, broken wire. Finally, I called and talked to somebody who gave us instructions on manual dismemberment of a spacer. Again, my guts wretched as my husband laid our boy on the table to do the job. I just don't know if I'm cut out for all of this!! I am literally "all thumbs". Last week, I some how sliced both thumbs (at different times).
This afternoon, my eldest shot a big ol' she bear. As you may guess, my house will soon be overcome with the powerful odor of rendering bear fat. He took the kids along to help him pack it out. I stayed home and gave Miss Moonbeam and puppy undue instruction as I constructed some enchiladas and pear crisp. After that, I talked to the nice body piercing lady about Miss Virtuous and scheduled her dreaded appointment for a NOSE PIERCING. Do pray for me this week..........

6 comments:

blessedmom's simple home said...

The photos are wonderful. It looks like the bear is smiling for the photo. So sorry to hear about the brace wire. I hope it's all fine. I've been through 4 with braces and never had that happen (that I know of) but I did have one get the stomach flu, and about 15 minutes after the first round hit, telling me that his top retainers were missing. Yep, he didn't even realize he'd thrown them up. The ortho had never heard that one before :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mama Hen said...

Oh me, my 13 year old is about to get his braces....

We have had to do the poop thing. When Matt was five he swallowed two marbles, magnet marbles at that, and we rushed him to the ER. We were given a grace period before surgery to see if they would pass on their own. I was never so glad to see him poop. They passed and all was well, but it was scary.

Nose piercings! Oh boy.

Heather said...

Do grizzlys climb like other bears? Yikes! You sure do live in the wild! :)

Love the pic of you & Miss Moona on your last post.

Momma Bug said...

It really isn't nice, but I can't help it friend! You have me rolling in stitches! I will pray for you though, and hope that poop dissection will be a thing of the past shortly.
As to the rest of it... coffee again?
We're due you know.
Let's set a date and you can fill me in on the whole saga.

Loving you,
-me

Caroline said...

Wow! Bears and braces amongst other challenges for you. There's certainly never a dull moment in your life! Our cat killed a bird last month-that's the extent of wildlife we experience here! God bless you and your wonderful family

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh my you have had a crazy week! Never heard of braces just breaking off like that! And my son has braces, so I hope it doesn't happen to him now that I've said I've never heard of it happening! LOVE the picture of the bear! That would have frightened me to death!!! As you can see I'm slowly coming back to blogging and so happy! Enjoy your day!