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I normally wouldn’t just tell anyone this. Not because I don’t want to share it, but because I’ve found that many people don’t want to hear about it. But let’s face the truth. You’re already here, reading this blog entry. Obviously you thirst for information about the Priebes. Who am I to disappoint?
I discovered why I was feeling a bit under the weather last Wednesday. Turns out I had a kidney stone. That was the day it was going from the kidney to the bladder. Sunday was the day it decided to bounce around. Imagine one of those lotto machines where the ping-pong balls bounce around. But make the ping pong ball spiky, and make the giant clear container into soft tissue. Fortunately, both are quite a bit smaller than that, but still easily seen with the naked eye. (That’s for you, Craig.)
Anyway, I was fortunate (as much as one with a kidney stone can be) in that I passed the stone yesterday also. Right after an ibuprofen induced 3-hour nap. I actually got a longer nap Sunday afternoon than Josh. And I normally don’t take Sunday afternoon naps.
If you’re still reading this, you’ve proved your dedication to the Priebe blog. So as not to disappoint, I will now fill you in on the rest of the weekend.
Josh’s tubes procedure went well. (Side note: Where is the line drawn between a procedure and a surgery?) When they brought him back out, you couldn’t even tell that he’d cried. He has been a bit fussy this weekend, but much less so than I expected.
Saturday, I had a day full of web work ahead of me. However, since the weather was relatively warm, we went to the zoo with the Kumors instead. I still did a little bit of web work afterwards while Josh took his nap, but then we went over to the Kumor’s that night to play games. (The women thoroughly defeated us. I blame Steve.)
All in all, a fun weekend. I suppose the events Saturday cancel the events Sunday out.
Note to self: Sell next kidney stone online, like William Shatner did.
Earlier this month, I started work on PlaceOfPrayer.org, a website where people can go to submit prayer requests, or to read others’ prayer requests and pray for them.
It’s very much a work in progress at this point. But feel free to surf on over and submit a prayer request or pray for any that are there. As of this writing.
Today is the day! Josh is getting tubes at 1pm CST. I’m taking the afternoon off work to help out and comfort Josh, who always seems to want Daddy when he’s under the weather.
We’ll keep you updated. We’re apparently going to see a very ticked off 22-month-old today.
Well, Josh got sick again early, early Thursday morning. He threw up a few times, though it wasn’t nearly as bad as a couple of weeks ago. I stayed at home to help Leann out, though I did work a few hours from home as well.
Thankfully, when he went to bed last night, he seemed to be doing 100% better. I only got about 3 hours of sleep Wednesday night, so last night I slept a long, 11 hour night. Wow!
Not sure if Leann and I will still be able to get someone to watch Josh so we can go out for our Valentine’s date this weekend or not. Only time will tell…
I was the Farscape crew. Which is funny, since I’ve never watched the show.
You scored as Moya (Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.
So Chris Gee now his own blog. Although as I understand it, it is only so he can argue with his wife in cyberspace.
Prior to this morning, the last time I had worked out was January 28, a week and a half ago. That meant I only worked out for a little under a month with my new bike before slacking off. As my boss at work put it yesterday, “$300 is a lot to pay for a month of working out.”
He was right, so after not getting to bed as early as I’d planned last night (because I finally got around to beginning work on www.placeofprayer.com), I still got up and biked for 20 minutes this morning. I still need to lift weights, but maybe I can do that and give myself a haircut tonight before church.
Josh is extra whiney lately. He apparently has a double ear infection. What a whiner. I’ve seen less whining from someone with a kidney stone. Oh, yes, that was me.
Seriously, Leann will take him in for an ear consultation sometime early next week, I believe. He is almost definitely getting tubes. Tamie Ross is trying to convince me we should drug him, while others I know have elected not to with no apparent ill effects. I think Tamie just liked to watch her kids stumble around afterwards like they were drunk.
Oh, and I should look like this in roughly a month, if I stick with working out. Including the beach and everything:
We were tagged by Bobby and Tamie Ross recently. So here you go:
Four jobs I’ve had:
* Pharmacy Gopher
* Grocery Store Sacker and Check-out person
* Programmer Supreme
Four books (or series of books) I could read over and over:
* Anything by Isaac Asimov
* Chronicles of Narnia (all of them)
* Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison
* Myth books by Robert Aspirin
Four places I’ve lived (Note: I haven’t actually lived in 4 different cities):
* Garland, TX
* Dorms at Oklahoma Christian University
* Apartments at 15th and Boulevard in Edmond, next to 7-11
* Current house
Four TV shows I watch:
* Stargate (SG1 and Atlantis)
* Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Four places I’ve been on vacation:
* Disney World
* Angel Fire, NW
* Carlsbad Caverns
Four Web sites I visit daily:
Four things on my desk at work right now:
* Picture of me and Josh in Superman shirts from Halloween 2004 (Man, I need to update/replace that)
* Silly Putty
* Dilbert calendar
Four random pictures I found online that I find amusing:
Okay, I admit,I stole that post title. However, it’s unfortunately accurate.
Around 2am Thursday, I was awoken to the sound of my wife throwing up repeatedly. Knowing from experience there’s really not much I can do about it, I stumbled, somehow both half awake and mostly asleep, into the kitchen, got her a glass of water, put it on the bathroom counter and went back to sleep. All before she was done.
Fast forward to 3am, and I was woken up by a weird sound over the baby monitor. “That was a really weird sound,” I thought to myself. Suddenly, I realized that it was probably Josh puking. I stumbled into Josh’s room to find him just barely awake with a small amount of puke in his bed with him. It actually wasn’t too bad. It was small enough that I cleaned it and him up to an acceptable level with a wipe.
Until, of course, I was rocking him back to sleep twenty minutes later and he threw up on me. And that was only the beginning. I think he threw up a total of 6 times, half of which were on me. I took a shower at the early hour of 4:30am.
Leann actually got to feeling quite a bit better by the end of the day. Josh was a different story. There were a couple of times he acted like he felt much better, but he also got a fever later in the day and moped around for awhile. Until his Tylenol kicked in, of course. One second he was lying on the couch, and the next he was on the floor playing and laughing. It was bizarre.
Anyway, needless to say Leann and Josh are not going to Dallas this weekend as originally planned. However, my mom and sister are coming up here instead. Here’s hoping I can still get all the work done that I need to.