Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I haz coffee...

Much needed coffee. Ugh. There has been so much going on around here that I haven't been sleeping well. Our dogs have decided they need middle of the night breaks and have been waking me up every morning before 3am for the last week. Which really sucks because about the time I get comfortable and start falling back to husbands stupid crowing rooster alarm goes off at 4am. So of course, little man wakes up and wants to climb into the big bed with me. *sigh*

But we've had two horrific car accidents locally and teenagers have been killed, which has my mind focused on my man/child. My heart is breaking for the families, I just can't imagine losing a child. School starts in a couple of weeks (YAY!) which means I'll be watching the clock and worried about my man/child driving to and from school. We've also had several good family friends running in local political races and dealing with campaigns. Cool news is that Oklahoma will have it's first female governor this year. Mary Fallin is a home-girl and a Republican...which is two strong positives for me. But her Democratic opponent has a great voting record as Lt. Governor. So I'll be digging and looking at both women to check out what they've actually done in their careers that I think will benefit our state and my family. One of my beliefs is to not listen to campaign ads. I don't care what you TELL me you think you can do...prove it. Actions and experience speak so much louder than words.

And...*deep breath*....lots of other fun issues. So no sleepy for me. And definitely more coffee. I'm wide awake and ready to work on critiques. I'm stuck on how to end my current revised chapter and will send it to a friend to see if my sketched out thoughts will work before I finish off the last 3-4 chapters.

Hope you guys are having a great and productive week so far!


Diane said...

So sorry about those accidents. Those families must be devastated.

R.M.Gilbert said...

Chelle, so sad to read about the accidents. It's a tragedy. Just remind your son to be safe on the roads.

And I agree, campaign ads are about as helpful as a telephone directory without the numbers.

Hope you're having a great summer. Best of luck on your chapters.

Beth Mann said...

Ugh, there is nothing worse than interrupted sleep. Okay, maybe a few things, but it's still not pleasant.

So sorry to hear about the accidents in your area, that is always so sad to hear. Praying that you and your family stay safe as you begin back to school!

P.S. Your husband has a CROWING alarm? I'd have thrown it out the window by now! ;P

Chelle Sandell said...

Diane ~ We know one of the families of a survivor from the wreck with four teens. Two of the boys haven't woken up yet and still in critical condition. I just can't imagine. The death yesterday was an outstanding student and top athlete that graduated from my son's high school last year. He fell asleep at the wheel coming home from his last all-star golf tournament where he received a prestigous award. His mom was driving behind him. I tear up just talking about it because I think of what she went through when she came up on the accident. My worst nightmare.

Chelle Sandell said...

Rachel ~ We talk to him every time he drives about the area and issues he may deal with where he'll be driving. I always point out accidents like these that have happened this last week. I'm hoping it'll scare him into being more cautious.

Beth ~ Thank you!! And yes...the only thing that has kept me from destroying hubby's's an expensive cell phone. He says it's the only thing that really wakes him up. Grrrr. The worst part is he hits the snooze for 30 minutes!!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

So sad to hear about those accidents. We've had our share of drownings here at the beach--makes me sick to my stomach for the families.