Dec. 29, Little dog goes home

Raja playing out in the snow.

Raja playing out in the snow.

Today was finally the day that little Raja was allowed to go back to Jessica and home to Jamestown. Raja came to our house with Paulina when she came home for semester break. We were on dog watching duty because Tony and Jessica went to Green Bay to the Packers vs. Vikings game on Christmas Eve. It was Tony’s birthday gift from his parents. James was so upset about them going on that trip because of the prediction of bad weather. Little did we know what was going on. While they were there, Tony proposed to Jessica on Lambeau field. His text was, “She said Yes!” It was great.

She accepted!!

She accepted!!

Tony proposing

Tony proposing

Considering I didn’t get a proposal and neither did our middle daughter Victoria, we thought this was pretty great. Jess got the romantic moment that we missed. Of course I would probably have yelled at James for acting so silly. Sometimes I wonder how I got so matter of fact in things like that and then break down to sobbing tears watching some Olympic game event or talking about something nostalgic. Just a weirdo I guess.

The little tree with the gifts before we divvied them out.

The little tree with the gifts before we divvied them out.

Today, Jess and Tony were in Bismarck because Kenlee had an appointment with a surgeon to remove her tonsils. The surgery went pretty well and she was able to go home with her mother for over night. They will pick her up later this weekend for some time with them before school starts up again. We met up with them at the Perkins restaurant and had a little lunch and a rather hasty exchange of Christmas gifts. I didn’t do any big presents for anyone this year just a small pile of little things. Alyse was heading back to Jamestown with them, and she was able to open her gifts with us. Fun!!

Ok, so I haven’t mentioned this on the blog before and not really for any reason other than it just didn’t fit the post. Jessica is due to have twins sometime in May, or possibly late April depending on how all things work out. I had almost given up on her even having children, and now she is having two at once. I predict that they are one of each or both boys. I just keep dreaming about caring for a little boy. I just pray that they are both fine and all goes well for them and her. She is currently fighting a bad cold and sinus issues. Yesterday her ear hurt pretty badly so she went to the clinic and was told to take Tylenol and wash her hands. She is miserable, but I guess it is better not to overdo the antibiotics, though I have been in that situation when you feel rotten and there isn’t any help. I am thinking that lots of fluids and rest will help some, but the ear thing is miserable. Victoria yesterday had some ideas about using some scents and rubs to get some relief. Hopefully she is doing that and will be feeling better soon.

Not much else to report. I called a few of the older members today to see how they fared during the power outage this past week. We apparently have a major build up of ice outside of the church elevator and side door. We will drive to Eureka tomorrow to look it over and see what can be done about it or if we will need to call off services on Sunday. I am getting to the point where I may not remember how to hold services. Not quite, but it is beginning to feel a bit off.

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