VBS is over. We were all pretty sad. They had SO much fun and I hope I can find another locally for them to attend.
Today we had a local blood drive. I tried giving blood twice over 12 years ago and both times passes out. I have bad veins for donating or drawing blood. Ask my husband. He almost passed out watching them try to get my iv's in during both pregnancies. One took 11 minutes and the other 15. Yeah, VERY unpleasant. But, in honor of our daughter's birthday (and the promise of a free meal and free child care and live music), I decided to donate. I went in and felt that queasy feeling come over me but went ahead and signed in. A few minutes later they called me back. I said, "Before I answer anything I have a question. See, I have tried twice to donate blood and both times got sick and passes out because they could not get my veins. The first time I was stabbed 3 times and the next time 4. That is what makes me sick and pass out. If you don't draw the first time, can I walk out?" She said yes! So, I went ahead. Very rapidly I found myself lying on the table and feeling pretty scared. The lady checked both my arms and called over another lady. She checked both my arms and called over a man. He checked both my arms and called over another lady. She came and said, "Oh, man, this is crazy hard but I know I can do it." I was NOT feeling confident. She prepped me.... and for the first time in over 30 years of living blood came the first time! I was so excited! I am still yucky around blood and started feeling ill just thinking about it, but about the time I was truly not feeling well it was over! They sat me up and I waited for the tunnel vision and blackness. Nothing, nothing nothing! I gave blood and did not pass out! I was SO happy and excited and just hope that it gets used! I did feel sorta queasy and made sure to keep hydrated, but now I feel fine! Yea!!!! I can go back again around the time of our youngest daughter's birthday! It was so nice to give and be able to show our daughters a free way to give when they are much older!
So the music part.... after I donated we were enjoying the free food and live music. There was a man playing guitar and the youngest said, "This music is so pretty I just wanna dance and listen. Mommy, when music is on the radio do people just slip up into the ceiling and sing?" Isn't that adorable???? When I was little I was always scared to ask to rewind music on a tape because I thought it meant the singer was sitting there singing it over and over! Kids are great! And, we are another day closer to my hubby coming home!