Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Graduations, Parties, eBay And My Mom

Jasper Speaks:

So my life has been busy lately. As you may have read in my earlier posts, we had fourteen kids graduate this year. It was a slew! So now the parties have begun. I had two over the weekend. I have been to three total so far but one was May 22nd. A lovely way to spend my fifth anniversary mind you! I have a graduation on Friday night. I have two grad parties on Saturday. I have three grad parties and a graduation on Sunday. I am still immersed in graduating seniors. The upside to this is I don't have to plan any meals on Sunday. My Senior's parents will be keeping me full.

The other thing that has occupied my time lately is eBay. I am not yet obsessed but I have spent a lot of time there lately. It all started because I want to start a puppet ministry at church. We are revamping our Children's Church ministry and we could also use the puppets on mission trip. So I went around looking for puppets on the web and one of the sites I went to said that they had puppets available on eBay as well. The only thing I had ever bought on eBay was a music box for Kendra a couple of Christmases ago. So I jumped back over there and looked around. There seemed to be some good bargins on the puppets I wanted so I cast my bid. I have had rotten luck and have been outbid several times. I hate that but I refuse to pay more than I need to for something. Actually, I was spared overpaying on a small puppet yesterday. I was outbid and the person paid like $22 for the puppet. I maxed out at $20. Then I thought I would go to the site and see how much it would cost from them without the auction and it was only $18.99. Needless to say when the seller offered me a second chance to buy the puppet for $20 I declined. I have two puppets bidded on right now. If I lose those auctions I will buy straight from the seller's website. I don't have the stamina to keep bidding. The one good thing that came of this recent Ebaying obsession was that I bought a factory refurbished Lexmark printer for a penny. We have needed a printer for quite awhile so this was good. Shipping was $25 but that is okay with me. I bought it for a penny for crying out loud!

Then the serious thing is that my mom had her angioplasty today. It took longer and they did ore than they thought they would. Big shock. I have come to expect complications with my mom's health. Anyway, when she got to recovery her heart was beating erratically. The rate was way too low (like 50 beats a minute). It would stay like that and then jump up to like 150 times a minute and then bottom out again. I think they have her on meds to help. I really hate being this far away at times like this. I am living on second hand information and that is not good for me! My dad especially is "Father Doom" at times like this. It is frustrating when you can't see things for yourself.

So I have been keeping busy. That is why some days have gone by since my last post. I want to start posting what TNT is like each week soon. (I stole this idea from Mykel Pickens). I think it will give me a reason to write at least once a week. Although some weeks I don't need a reason, I just get all "BLOGGY" on my own.

Well my speaking is ending for yet another session. Peace out!

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