Saturday, January 9, 2010

Last Monday!

We were ready for the new year and the new school year and everybody was up and adam, early. Enoch, of course, had waited until the last minute, to study for tests and projects which were due. We were with him on these struggles into maturity. I rose early to escort him through the morning preps, not a usual thing. He is the first one to leave the house and sometimes misses breakfast. Not today, I said to myself. He will not blame the passing or failing today's test on not having had a good breakfast.
I made a big pot of cream of wheat which he nearly ate the whole thing and an omelet of 2 eggs and cheese. Thanks mom, he said as he ran out the door into the freezing new year. He was nutrified and he was headed to school and I felt like it had been a successful morning.
I go to work at 8:30 and at 7 we got a call from the school. Enoch is complaining of chest pains? Oh no! What now? Everyone else was prepared by the tremendous helpers that are on duty when Mom and Dad are frazzled. Frazzled, was not the word? I said, take me to work first and then pick up Enoch. No, we will go to the school together was the answer of my level headed husband. Okay.
The nurse was very kind. She had checked him from head to toe and said that there may be a muscular pain in his chest. He had sat silently in the nurses office and didn't tell them he had chest pains. When they heard that it was chest pains they said, why didn't you tell us. They called us immediately. I was impressed with their care for my boy.
He was not crying or out of sorts in any way, just a small complaint. This tall slim, distinguished young man is rarely out of sorts, just a delicate lad. I think it was gas. He did have a bruise on his chest from a wrestling session with the little guys and of course there was "the test". Well, his dad took him to the doctor and the one thing we learned is that he is not 6 feet yet, but 5'10" and 136 pounds. Wow! What I wouldn't do to be 136 pounds? and 5'10"?
He's better now.


Joanne Bodden said...

This is a major journey as parent! You have to care and let go at the same which is time very difficult! What a scare Jayne! I can only imagine how you felt. Please kiss him for me and tell him to take it easy He may be a worrier like you &I. I am praying every day for your whole family!

Jayne said...

He is just delicate at times like this. I think that he was somewhat nervous and came back from the event, seemingly well. Thanks.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.