Thursday, March 11, 2010

The One Where it Isn’t Me This Time

Yeah. Not. My. Hand. Not this time. I have messed up my hands more in the last year than I have in the twenty before that. But this time it’s not me. It has been a week since I posted, because my life is boring, and this week has really been about everybody else, anyway.

So the burnt hand… belongs to this one:

I know the photo’s a little blurry. It’s an iPhone photo of a picture on the wall as you walk inside the band hall at the MCRD in San Diego, where LCpl. McD is the most junior band member. Yesterday, he cleared a huge hurdle, passing off the 32 songs he is required to memorize in his first month in the band. Most often, they don’t pass the first time, and paperwork follows them around for the ensuing month. So Ethan was extremely happy and relieved to pass. This is him playing on Friday... they did some pretty cool stuff. (He is clearly visible in this shot. Click it big, and maybe you can pick him out. Think French horn.)

So yesterday he passed his big test. And then this morning while ironing his uniform the iron fell on his hand and he has second-degree burns. He is SIQ today. Sick In Quarters. Believe me, I can feel for him… but it could have been worse. A lot of the guys in the barracks drink until they get stupid and start burning themselves on purpose with cigarette lighters.

Dillon sounds like he has pneumonia. He went to seminary this morning, but now I have to take him to the doctor for asthma meds.

This is a picture of something Skippy made me this week.

Do you know what it is? It is a window. So that I can watch him. Haha! I love that. I will just be sitting here working on music, and he will come in and say, “Mom, do you want me to bring you your window?” Awesome.

Cam is getting ready for a trip to Catalina Island to do science camp, kayaking, etc. at Cherry Cove.

I have a recording job coming up this weekend that looks to be pretty challenging. I may be pulling a couple of all-nighters to finish it. This is the third project that I am “producing” in my home studio. Yes, people pay me money to do it! How cool is that? This one is in French, so I probably won’t know what is going on half the time, but I am good at faking it.

I know, boring post. But look what I have to work with.


Laura Lynn said...

Good luck on you recording job!
Sorry he hurt his hand - glad it wasn't yours!

Laura Lynn said...

oops - your recording job...

Tyler said...

mom you will like this one

Victoria said...

WHAT one???

Joe Wisniewski said...

I LOVE the window. ThStay at is SO cute!!!!!

Stay tuned BTW. In another day or so, I am going to post Eric's pix from his lead as Dr. Frankenfurter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!!!!

Cherie said...

Get to work woman! Ha ha Have fun with your recording job!

Hope the hand gets better soon on your boy. That just makes my hand hurt thinking about it.

Skippy's window is so cute - I love when kids are creative like that! Very sweet :D

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Boring? Not busy? Yeesh. Sounds like plenty is happening over there in your world. Good luck this weekend with the recording!

Garden of Egan said...

Wow. Boring....I don't think so!

Sam said...

yeah, i liked to post.... not all of them have to be gems.

Cindy said...

My teeth are chattering for Ethan right now as I'm wincing in pain for him. Yeeouch! But sure sharp looking in that uniform with the horn!