Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tis The Season

I've never really thought there were many generous people. A lot online (y'all) but rarely in real life. So I was shocked today when Jimmy came home for lunch with this huge box stocked full of toys. One of his co-workers, who's only been there since the summer, gave Jimmy the box. Apparently he and his wife do this every Christmas year, buy lots of toys and give them to someone he works with. He told Jimmy that we were picked this year. This guy had 5 kids so he understands how hard it can be.

Jimmy's not one to tell a bunch of people our problems, but this guy apparently, knowing how many children we have, listened, I mean really listened to what Jimmy wasn't saying. I, of course, started crying when I saw everything stuffed into that box.

Then Jimmy came home with a grand. He'd finished the side job he'd been working on and had called the guy Monday and told him to pick it up Wednesday and bring money. I was given permission to let my inner bitch out Friday morning if the guy didn't show. And believe me, I would have loved that moment. LOL It's been awhile. LOL He talked to the guy yesterday and was told that he would be by today to pick up his vehicle and pay Jimmy. When he didn't show up by 4, he showed up at his business. Jimmy was not happy he had to show up in person, but he was paid nonetheless. So I can go shopping this weekend! I cannot wait! I'm so friggen excited! Jimmy doesn't really like to shop, so my mom is going with me. I don't like shopping alone. LOL

Justin was sick on Tuesday, home with a fever. He seemed fine the next morning so I sent him to school so he wouldn't miss his Christmas party. When he came home, his fever was back. He had a small fever this morning that went away. It's back. 101 orally. Not too bad, considering it was 102 on Tuesday. NOW, Jackson is running a fever. 103 under the arm. I can't take his temp using the ear thermometer because his canals are so narrow no one has ever seen his his ear drums. He's too young for under the tongue and I've never been able to bring myself to take a temp rectally.

I'm calling the doctor in the morning. I'd rather be safe than sorry since it's Christmas weekend. He's also pulling at his ears. I hope it's just a virus, but again better safe than sorry.


Sonia said...

What an incredibly nice thing that man did for you guys. Merry ChristmaS!

Ami said...

And how is Jackson now?

I'm glad that Christmas will be good for your family.

Merry Christmas to you all!


Lynne said...

Kaytee~ Have a wonderful new year with your wonderful family.
Love you, Lynne

Margo said...

I hope Jackson's better. Both my boys have been ill as well.

I'm happy to hear about the box of toys and your shopping trip! You deserve it!