Weekend Update


I’m very pleased to report Katie is doing well. No adverse effects from whatever she ate Saturday night. I don’t believe she ate a whole peanut because I think the reaction would have been much more severe. What’s likely is she ate a little bit of a peanut. Still more than is safe for her, but we thank God she’s okay.

Is it wrong to coddle a 13-year-old? Because I can safely say she was sufficiently coddled yesterday. She stayed in her jammies all day and we watched The Bridge to Terabithia (we both cried) and Jane Ayre. It was a lovely afternoon/evening.


Yesterday he was stiff and sore and had a headache. He stayed home from church with Katie and then went to Youth Group last night while I stayed home with her. Sleep was minimal last night and he complained about feeling sick. A trip to the doctor this morning confirmed what we suspected. A mild to moderate concussion.

Me: What did the doctor say?

Him: He said I’m concussed.

Me: He called you a cuss??

Him: No. He said I’m concussed.

That conversation never took place anywhere but in my head. Thought I’d share it anyway.


Last night’s theme for the youth group message was taming the tongue. Thus, the pig tongue gross out. Matt decided just to put the tongues in a plastic tub of water and the kids who were brave enough “bobbed for tongue”. Sounds a bit like a make out game, doesn’t it?


  1. radioactive girl on October 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    How did he get a concussion? Did I miss something? I am very tired if that explains anything!

  2. Eileen on October 29, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Glad everyone is on the mend, and it was nothing that was too serious. Hope everyone is back on their feet again soon.Now explain that to me again about the pig tongue, bob for a real pig tongue or did I miss something?XOXO

  3. Mama P on October 30, 2007 at 1:44 am

    Did I, or did I not, just read that you bobbed for cow tounges? Um… hello? Really? New post with more detail on that. Please? For me? With photos? Hope the family is doing well, also. Sorry for any ailments. Perhaps you can feed them tounge sandwiches to heal.

  4. Mama P on October 30, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Okay, I just saw the prior post about the tounges. You are whacky girl. It’s a compliment.

  5. Sherry on October 30, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Glad to hear everyone is doing well…no serious complications for Katie…as for Todd, no real surprised that he has a concussion…he took quite a wallop when he fell..and he wasn’t wearing a helmet in Costco I’m assuming?!? ;)As for the pig tongues..it’s weird and it’s giving me the creeps…very halloweenie!!!

  6. Tara Marie on October 30, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Glad to hear Katie and Todd are doing fine.Can’t say I’ve ever even seen pig tongue, but my Mom used to make beef tongue when we were little, yuck just thinking about if makes me a little sick. I was not an overly rebellious child but Mom gave up trying to force that when even I refused to eat it.

  7. The Daily "B" on October 30, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Glad Katie’s doing better. Sounds like an exciting weekend… maybe exciting is the wrong word…Pig tounge? Yuck!

  8. Becky on October 30, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Okay, this is strange…I KNOW I commented on this post, but it’s not here! ::quirks eyebrow:: Or was I just imagining this? No, but there was a little something wrong with blogger last night…still, that is so strange.Anyway, what I had said before was I’m glad to hear that Todd and Katie are doing better…and there is nothing whatsoever wrong with ‘coddling’ a 13 year old…especially when it means a day of staying home in Jammies all day watching movies with mom! (Those are the things memories are made of, after all!) I loved Jane Eyre…but I’ve never seen the other one. Was it a good kind of a tear-jerker, or a sad, why-did-I-ever-watch-this-movie kind of a cry?

  9. Travis Erwin on October 30, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Bobbing for tongues, a carnivore’s dream.

  10. Tanya on October 30, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    I am a 24 year old who still likes mommy or husband coddles. I don’t think you ever get too old for that.

  11. Kellan on October 30, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    “That conversation never took place anywhere but in my head. Thought I’d share it anyway” – this was so funny to me. See ya.

  12. Cheryl Wray on October 30, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Bobbing for tongues cracks me up!!Sounds like you have just been a household of sickness!!Hope you have a great evening!

  13. Jenster on October 30, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Radioactive Girl – He fell on his back/head in the pouring rain Saturday at Costco. :o)Eileen – Yes. Real pig tongue. I picked up 10 pounds of pig tongue Friday so the Youth Group could do a “Fear Factor” Sunday night.Mama P – If I feed anyone in this house tongue sandwiches we’ll have a puke fest of epic proportions.And thanks for the compliment! lolSherry – No helmet for Todd. He did have a baseball cap on, though, and the doctor thought that probably helped some.Tara Marie – Beef tongue?? EW! My father-in-law used to eat pork brains and scrambled eggs. YUCK!Deb – I would love a nice, relaxing weekend. Not happening any time soon, though…Becky – Bridge to Terabithia was a good kind of tear jerker.Travis – If you say so! :o)Tanya – Yeah. I think you’re right.Kellan – *giggle*Cheryl – Thanks!

  14. Daisy on October 31, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Glad everyone is feeling better! Coddle away, I say! :o)Bobbing for pig tongues? BLECH

  15. Katybug on October 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    So which “Jane Eyre” did you watch? The best one or one without Orson Wells & Joan Fontaine? 😉

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