I did not realize until Sunday evening that both boys were out of school the whole day Monday. Wee One had a note but nothing from Bubba-grr. Good thing I decided to check up on him using the parent online tool. I can check his grades, attendance, and everything I need to know about his schooling from home. I love it!
Monday morning (Presidents Day) I was a bit late in feeding my horses. Normally, at or before 7am, they are fed every morning. Yesterday, it was about 8:20 am before I ventured out to feed the ever impatient Scooter. I finished my 3rd cup of coffee, cleaned up the breakfast mess, and sprayed both bathrooms down with the cleaner to soak before I started my Monday house scrubbing.
As soon as Scooter heard the back door slam shut, he whirled around, raced over to the gate, and gave me a scolding whinny for being so late with his breakfast.
Scooter trotted over to this favorite metal feed tub and waited for me while I measure out his and Freddie’s feed from inside the barn. I put Freddie back inside his paddock, gave him his rations. Then I walked over to where Scooter was waiting by his bucket.
As I poured the Old Guy’s feed into his pan, a Medi-Vac helicopter swooped over the hillside scaring the bejeezuz out of me, it was so low I swear I could feel the wind off of the chopper blades.
Of course the chopper did not spook Scooter one bit, he never lets anything interfere with his meal times.
Once I recovered from my initial shock, I realized Medi-Vac or otherwise known as LIFEFLIGHT was landing at the baseball field of our tiny town.
I mentally did inventory: just spoke to hubs, hes fine, both boys are fine, just spoke to MIL, all was well with them. So most of my loved ones in the immediate area are accounted for and well….
I silently thought to myself, “I am so thankful it isnt ME , been there done that.”
I finished up my outdoors morning business and headed back inside. The chopper was still at the baseball field and had been for atleast 15 minutes.
I remembered hubs telling me, when I was Life-Flighted to Tulsa, it happened so fast that the chopper never turned off and it took place within a couple of minutes.
I was wondering about who was being flown out from our tiny hamlet and if I knew them…chances are yes because I pretty much know everyone in our community.
When I came indoors, I placed another morning phone call to my MIL who has a scanner.
MIL informed me as to what was happening.
I hope the elderly lady who was being flown out for medical care is okay, her husband is also in my thoughts.
Wee One brought a babydoll home from Grandma’s house on Sunday. He’s been playing with it off and on. Putting the baby to sleep, pushing it in the stroller (in between playing w/ his dinosaurs that are attacking the farms and his trainset/town).
Hubs is not thrilled and told Wee One “boys do not play with dolls.”
I gave hubs a good cussing over that. Bubba had a ‘camo guy’ doll that he played with when he was about 3-4 yo.
I picked up some DVDs for Wee One and myself to watch while he is healing from his surgery.
Wee One’s are The Aristocats From Disney (NOT on the $5 shelf!) , The Adventures of Milo and Otis (not pictured) , and…….while we were digging thru the $5 DVD shelves at our nearest Wal-Mart, I let Wee persuade me to splurge $5 for one of his favorite movies, Anaconda (1997) . I was not going to buy him the movie since it is always on TV but he asked so nicely, I had to give in. Yes, it is a somewhat scary, violent movie and I let him watch it…no it does not scare him, he knows it is not real. It isnt any worse than his Jurassic Park movies.
For me, I bought ‘Fear (1996)‘ off of the $5 DVD shelf. I love, love William Petersen. He rocks as Grissom on CSI Las Vegas. Every single movie I have watched with Petersen in it has been good. Or, maybe I just like Petersen. I have a thing for men with brains. Ya gotta admit though, Petersen is hot despite being gray headed and a bit on the old side. I know I’ve said that before about this certain actor.
**bonus** for the ‘Fear‘ movie, it shows Petersen in only a towel after a shower…..
Oh joy, Wednesday and Thursday, Oklahoma is going to have an ice storm. The weatherman says it is going to be very bad and dangerous driving. Just my luck, we’ve only had Wee One’s surgery scheduled for 2 damn months. BOTH of those days we have to be in Tulsa, not the best drive on icy roads from our area. Wee’s pre-op and Hospital registration on Wednesday and his surgery on Thursday.