Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting sick

One of the bummers about being alive (see the previous post) is that we are mortal.  And, yes, we get sick every now and then.
Unfortunately, we are experiencing a "sick" day at the Rusch household.  Actually, more like a "sick" week.

Chris was sick last week.  I was feeling squeamish yesterday.  So last night, we thought we would sleep off the sickness.
Not the case.
Chris went to bed FREEZING.  I am usually the cold-blooded one, but he went to bed in his sweats with a hoodie on his head.  I thought it was weird.  He even got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and get another blanket, which is just not like my dear husband at all.
And then he got up AGAIN in the middle of the night, and puked in the bathroom.  I didn't know what to do.  If I tried to help him in the bathroom, I knew that I would be vomiting too.  But if I was in bed asleep when he came back, he would think that I was a pretty cold, unfeeling wife.
So I got him a washcloth and soaked it in warm water.  I gave it to him and told him that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WAS HE GOING TO WORK TODAY.  He agreed.
Today, I spent the day at school helping out with career day and tired children.  Chris spent the day at home being tired.
Should I go home or not?  I want to go home because I am sick of school.  I don't want to go home because I might get really sick from Chris.

Hmmm . . . .

Thursday, February 18, 2010

On Being Alive

I have had several thoughts for the last few days about being alive.

I think that life is something that we should all cherish, and not take for granted.  It is really a miracle that we are all here, and that we live each day.  Life could really be taken from us in an instant, and we need to always remember that.
However, six years and two days ago, my life was hanging in the balance.  I got in a terrible accident, but, thanks to our wonderful Heavenly Father, my life was spared.  It is kind of weird to think that it really was six years ago, and I think that every year at this time, it will be strange for me to look back on it.
There are many things that I have learned and that my family has learned from all of this.  I feel like I had a very different experience from my family.  I also feel like we HAD to learn from the experience.  After all, if we didn't, what was the point?  Whatever trial we have in life, we have to learn from it, or else, like I say, what is the point?
Anyway, I won't go into everything that we learned from the incident (mainly because there are too many to count!), but I will say that right now, I am just grateful to be alive.  Me and my family never would have thought six years ago that I would have a good job, a wonderful husband, and own a place to live.  Life is good!
So, today, consider your life and how blessed you are to have it too.  There are miracles that we encounter every day.  Don't forget to count them and recognize them when they happen!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

For Sale!

Our place is for sale!  Check it out!

Happy President's Day and Valentine's Day

It is our family tradition to get together with my cousins for the President's Day weekend.  They are sweet enough to drive all the way from Washington, and we have a blast together!  They have been doing it for almost 10 years!  Oddar used to come with her roommate, but now comes with her husband and her sister.  We make it a point to get together every year at this time.  This year, it was very special, because Taylor and Katie brought their kids!  Playing with little nieces and nephews is really so much fun!  Charlie was only 3 weeks old, so we could just hold him while he slept and the other kids ran around!

This is what we did for most of the weekend--played with the kids!

Grandpa holding Charlie

Anna in the pajamas that Heather made from her clothes.
Anna lost her pajamas, which were later found behind the crib.

Grandpa talking to Anna

Mom holding Charlie
The reason that we went home, instead of the usual Island Park, was that Casey had a basketball tournament that he had to go to.  His team became the District champions!  Yay, Casey!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Should we? Can we?

On Saturday afternoon, we dropped off our tax information in Northwest Provo.  We had just been house hunting with some friends, so we were kind of in the mood.  We saw a sign that said that there was a place for sale by owner, so we drove by.  We picked up a pamphlet and tried to call so that we could see it, but the people were out.  So, tonight for Family Home Evening, we saw a BEAUTIFUL townhouse in Provo.  We are SORELY tempted.  What do you think?  Here's the link.