I vaguely remember those days when this blog was less about "Jack's Journey" and more about the "and Then Some" because things were status quo with Jack. Anymore, life seems to be all about Jack. Well, not really because I have three other kids who are giving me a run for my money, but so far, it's not life and death run for my money, so Jack trumps them.
Today, Jack and his nurse carved a pumpkin. Doesn't Jack look thrilled? (she says sarcastically). Where's the smile Jack?
Jack, Eric and I will be hanging out at Ryan House this coming weekend while Mark and Hilary travel to California to attend the Equestria LA conference in Anaheim where Hilary has registered for a table and hopes to sell some of her artwork. I hope she does well, but, if nothing else, it will be good exposure and a good learning experience for her.
My sweet Jack has a birthday this coming Sunday. I'm a mix of emotions as I always am when his birthday rolls around. I haven't yet put my thoughts to words, but I'm sure I'll come up with something by Sunday. :)
I close with thoughts of my friends and family along the East Coast who are riding out "Sandy". Those I've heard from say the worst appears to be past them but, according to one of my friends who lives in New Jersey, "the East Coast is destroyed". My niece, who also lives in NJ, was supposed to be on a flight home tomorrow morning with her fiance for an engagement party my sister has planned for them on Sunday. Hopefully, they'll still make it. I'm very bummed for my St. Louis friends Jenny and Jason who have been waiting nine months for their appointment at the NIH for their son, Ben. Their flight has been canceled and if they can't get a flight out and be there by Wednesday, it will be months again before they can get another appointment. Prayers that they can get there and that the NIH is open for business this week.
It's been a crazy year on so many levels. It's hard to believe we are heading into the last two months of the year. I'd say I'm ready for this year to be done with, but there's something about the year 2013 that doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling either.
Have a great week my friends. If I am able to capture a smile with my kid this week, I promise to share it!