The Woozies

Hi there!  Sorry for my delay this morning in sharing my No Filter Friday post.  Our internet has been down and it is finally back up.  This has been a crazy week as I have had Hailey home sick all week.  In fact, she woke up miserable and crying the morning we were leaving Albuquerque to come home.  It was so similar to our previous trip that I literally felt like I was in the movie Groundhog Day. If you don’t know what happened last time we went home for a visit, you can read that story here.

So without further ado, it’s time for another installment of No Filter Friday.  This is the time that I love to share things that the girls have said or done that have left us red-faced, laughing, and sometimes speechless.  If you are new to my blog or missed previous posts, you can click here for a complete list of No Filter Friday stories.

Yesterday we headed down to Phoenix for Skylar’s appointment with the endocrinologist.  She was really excited to be ushered into a room that had a really nice massage chair.  She thoroughly enjoyed the massage and just giggled the entire time.  I was thrilled that I was able to capture the joy she was experiencing with my camera phone.

Both of us were thrilled to be able to meet Jenny and my youngest niece, Sam for lunch following the appointment.  It is always nice when we can coordinate a get-together.  We had lunch at TGI Friday’s and Skylar was ecstatic to get a dessert.  I laughed when the waitress set it on the table and both Jenny and I said “Wait! We need to take a picture before you take a bite!”
Skylar made some of the funniest noises as she ate.  There was no doubt that she was enjoying it.  After lunch we said our good-byes and headed back up the mountain. About half way home Skylar mentioned that she was feeling a bit “woozy”!  This is her new word and she has been using it like crazy this week. Her use of it kind of reminds me how the Smurfs overuse the word “smurfy”.
Skylar needed some more blood drawn so I told her that we were going to go ahead and stop on our way into town at the lab.  She has gotten really great about having this done.  She used to cry and wail, and that was before we had even stepped into the lab.  We got to the lab at 2:30 and it was completely empty.  I of course made a mental note that we would be coming at 2:30 for every future blood draw.  As we were waiting for the gal to get her paperwork in order and to be called back, I noticed that Skylar was lounging all over the waiting room.  She kept saying “I’m feeling really woozy!”
When the technician called us back Skylar plopped down into the chair, flung her arm onto the table and said “Can you make this quick?  I’m feeling woozy and I might fall asleep right here.”  Thankfully the technician laughed and said “I’ve been doing this a really long time, so I will be really fast!”  I must say that this was by far the quickest blood draw we have ever had.  Usually we have to reassure Skylar about a hundred times that it won’t hurt and that it will be over really quick.  This time, Skylar didn’t argue at all!
When we were finished we rounded the corner and to my surprise the waiting room had about 15 people in it.  As we were about to head out the door, Skylar belched SO loud!  I immediately said “Excuse you Skylar!  That wasn’t very appropriate was it?”  She just said “Look mom, it wasn’t my fault. It was totally the woozies!  In fact, I’m thinking the massage chair gave them to me!”
I personally think it was the dessert!
Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend!  Make it a great one!
JuJu
*I’ve been so overwhelmed by the support of my recent post…Actual Awareness: My Thoughts on the “Cryptic Facebook Statuses for Breast Cancer Awareness”! I had no idea it would strike a chord with so many.  Thank you for sharing it with your friends and family!  If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here.
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