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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008
What a Day
It was one of those days where I should have just stayed in bed.

It started with my normal morning commute to work. It's my 3 hour day, so it usually goes by quickly. On my way to work, I was stopped at an intersection. I was the first car in line and while I was waiting for the light to change, I saw a cop car come up from the other side of the intersection. OK - no big deal, right? Wrong. Then another came up. And, then one backed up and drove into the parking lot of the Walgreens on the corner. Then more came up and they were all driving all over the place, backing up, turning around, etc. I couldn't figure out where they were going or who they were after. Finally, right in front of me, with only a 2 1/2 lane buffer, they surrounded a car and stopped it. Then, the cops get out of their cars with guns out pointing them at the car. They were all very tense and shouting. All I could think of was, please don't resist, don't start shooting or make them shoot. I had no way to get out of there - it was rush hour, so it was a pretty packed intersection. And when I saw other cops get closer to the car with rifles or bigger guns( I don't know guns), I was getting pretty freaked out. It seemed like forever, but I know it had to only be a minute or two before they got him out of the car and handcuffed. I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief. It was really terrifying. I guess I should stop watching the cops shows with J - because you know you always see innocent bystanders caught up in the mix. I've never been that close to a crime before.

And as if that wasn't enough, when I got to work (after taking a detour around the commotion), I found out that a coworker died last night. He was in his mid 40's with 4 kids. His oldest is early 20's and the youngest is 3. He died of a blood clot. So it was a pretty somber day. Death like that always put things in perspective. Although I could have gotten by without that particular type of reality-check.

I also need to apologize for being a bit lax on my visiting. I can't get my nose out of Atlas Shrugged. I started reading it about 2 weeks ago, maybe not that long, but it's over 1,100 pages and I can not put it down. I've been neglecting everything else around me (except the girls). I've also had many late nights (which I don't handle very well the next day). I'm making it a priority to play catch up tomorrow and Friday. But right now, I must head up to bed and read. I'm on the last 4 chapters (over 100 pages to go still) and I need to finish it. :)

posted at 9:11 PM  

At 8:53 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm sorry about your day. And I'm especially sorry about your co worker. I'll say a prayer for him and his family. How devastating.
Glad you weren't hurt in the stand off. Very Scary!
Hope today is much better and much safer.
And I LOVE books like that. I'm always sad when I'm done reading them. It's like something is missing in my life. I haven't read one like that in a while. Most of what I've been reading is pretty good, but not THAT good.

At 3:22 PM, Blogger All my love, Carmen said...

D: aye-yi-yi!
I too am trying to catch up on reading, taking my new book, "The Twentieth Wife" on my trip with me, and crossing my fingers.

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Mike Zemack said...

Sue, that was some harrowing experience. At least the children weren't with you (I bet you already thought of that).

When I read Atlas Shrugged, some 40 years ago, I couldn't put it down either. But for me, the book lasted a lot longer. Being a really slow reader has it's advantages.


PS: I'm sorry to hear about your co-worker.

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Christine said...

Oh Sue,

That would have more than shook me up, I'd be ducking for cover.

Sorry about your day, and finding out about your co-worker. He was still young.

Hope you and your family have a great 4th of July!


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