Courtney S. Barr

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

An interesting beginning of the week....

Well, here we are the week of March 19, 2007. It began as the normal Monday, a bit crazy and jumbled as most Mondays are, but as the week is going by it is becoming a bit more crazy & wonderful at the same time.

Let me retrace my steps... Monday was a normal Monday. Work was going basically as it always does, recovering from the weekend. (which we spent at dinner with friends & gambling for St. Patrick's Day - no big wins, but no big losses either) Tuesday on the other hand was like the Monday of all Mondays! Work was insane, people came out of the woodwork on some of my projects and made it a stressful day.. then I get the phone call...

My best friend Stacie who was nine months pregnant and due around April 7, is going into labor. Her parents are rushing to get on the road and to Texas (where she resides) and try to make it before the baby comes. Now her brother David & sister Kristy had just returned from Spring Break in TEXAS!! Boy were they upset that they missed it by one day!!! So as I wait for the call from the fam on when the baby comes & how everyone is, I get a bit sad. I was there for her first child and really hate not being there for the second. She is totally not just a friend but a sister. I tear up a bit and realize that even though my day was stressful and I was so worked up about trivial matters, there is a room in an Army hospital that my new niece is being born in. She is being born to a woman that has always been meant to be a mom. Who has a first daughter that is adorable, loving, and kind so early in life, a testament to her mother & father. For the first time Tuesday, I really smile on the drive home.

Then as the evening developed and I am told that Grace Ellen has entered the world around 7:40 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz, I hurt myself. :) Truly weird evening. I end up crushing my right hand, causing trauma to (as quoted by the DR) my metacarpal II, III, & IV while also putting (get this) STRESS on my hematite (not sure on spelling) and the rest of my knuckles. So I end up wrapped in a soft cast & ace bandage, with broken blood vessels all over my hand and wrist. Yep, clumsy me. Though, my DR did note that it has been about a year since I have seen him for an injury :) Isn't is just humorous when your doctor actually remembers that you are clumsy???

So here I am.. barely able to drive. Typing this is taking me an hour, clothing is definitely in the comfort zone, weird week!

Other than that it is not too bad. Marcus has been at leadership conferences in Birmingham. He is really enjoying them so far. His week has been fairly nice, being able to get home before 7 p.m. is great for him.

We have his father coming into town on Friday from Houston so that will be a lot of fun!

Though due to my current hand circumstances Marcus will be cleaning up a bit by himself and I will tell you he is not thrilled at the prospect. :)

Well, I will leave you all at this point, but I hope you enjoy the photos of the beautiful new niece of mine!

I love you all!

1 comment:

  1. Silly, how did you crush your hand? Hurting yourself is not the way to show your excitement for your friends! Just because Stacie is probably hurting after labor does not mean you need to inflict pain to join her...


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