Okay, not really…..but I wish I could go somewhere, where I am not in a contaminated house:) (Sorry, dear sisters/brothers). As you know from recent posts we may have the whooping cough, and that only 4 people out of the 11 in our family don’t have it. Thankfully I am one of the 4. That doesn’t mean I will not get it, but hopefully I will not. I am taking all my vitamins and herbs consistently, hoping that will help. Now before I go on, I must tell you so you can understand a little better, that ….

….I do NOT like germs:) If someone is coughing on

their hand and they didn’t wash their hands, I am sure to tell them to please wash their hands. Or, I was making some food for us (the healthy 4) to eat on the way home from church, and a dear sibling starts coughing around the food, “AAHHH! Turn away form the food!” But this particular sibling is younger and doesn’t really understand. I am often known as the germ policewoman . I am currently sleeping downstairs in the living room trying to stay away from the "germs" that are floating around in my room, because, the dear sister I share a room has the cough. At first I didn’t mind (when she had bronchitis) but now that she has this, and there is not much airflow, if any, in our room, I decided to sleep elsewhere. That doesn’t mean there are not any germs floating around in the living room but there’s a whole lot more air flow in there:) The only problem with sleeping in the living room is that, I cannot leave my bed stuff out, and yesterday I was going to go and have some peace and quiet in the living room, so I walk in, and their is a dear sibling, laying on MY PILLOW !!!!

“AAAAHHHH!!!! Please get off!!!” Dear sibling admitted it did not know that it was my pillow; okay I’ll let you off the hook. I told Mommy there is no room in the house that I can have my "room" temporarily, a room that is not already contaminated. I did think about asking to sleep in our (Susannah’s and my) old room (it’s being remodeled), but Daddy took care of a bat that was in there recently and another one could come ( The bat came in through a hole that is in our room and it is not yet covered.) Maybe I will just be brave, but maybe I won’t. I have already experienced having a bat in my room and on my bed, and I don’t really want to experience it again.


 One of my siblings suggested that I get a space suitWHAT?No way! I would never wear something like that. But, it might be a good idea. I wouldn’t be breathing contaminated air. So if you know of a great deal on a space suit, then please tell me!!!! HA! HA! Just kidding!

If that is not a good enough reason to go to Australia, then maybe this is.

I am practicing piano, and all of the sudden I hear a loud "PING". I immediately knew what happened, (because of a recent experience) I had broken a string. Now if that was the first string I broke on the piano, I wouldn’t have been so upset, but it was NOT the first string I broke, it was the SECOND string I broke! That piano is falling apart at its seams! Okay, not really. I felt SO bad; both the strings I broke are major strings. What I mean by major is that we use those keys a lot! Mommy told me that the piano is 30 years old, so stuff like the strings breaking, is going to happen. So that made me feel lots better. Oh, and if that isn’t enough, I thought "okay" I can manage finishing practicing with out that D. So I started to play a song, and an Ab key is not working. The string I just broke, had fallen halfway down and it was keeping the Ab "hammer" from hitting the string. I decided I was done practicing piano!

So there is the end of my venting:) Speaking of bad days, here is a poem that I wrote last year, all the things that happened in the poem really did happen to me.

Bad Day! 

Did you ever have a bad day? 

When nothing went your way?

Perhaps your math was not a friendly sight?

Or your throat sore ‘n’ tight.




Maybe you boiled a mouse to it’s grave?

Or thought you knew somebody and waved?

You were playing piano when a string gave away with a BANG!

Brought to the ER with a foot in pain?



Dropped a cello and broke off it’s neck?

Your bedroom quite a wreck?

Called Daddy up wanting to whine,

But Uncle answered – ah! Memorable times!


Well I better be going, have a blessed day!



~The event is in the hand of God. ~

~George Washington~



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  • January 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Susannah-this is for you!




    FAKE FRIENDS: Will ignore this.

    Send this to at least 5 people including me if u care.

    If you wake up in a red room with no windows and doors,

    DON'T panic..you're just in my heart!!!

    Send this to all the friends you want to keep forever…

    If you get 7 back you are LOVED!!!

    There you go! Have a great day and get well soon!

  • January 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I am terribly sorry I laid down on your pillow, Cassia! It didn't have a pillow case on it so I thought it was just an extra : ) and I did not cough or sneeze or anything on it, just to assure you.

    After you had swapped me pillows and left the room, I couldn't help but chuckle at the thought of how horrified you must have been to see me on it~he,he,he!!!

    love me forever~your coughy sister

  • January 26, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    <b>AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW</b> I'm so sorry Cassi! That sounds awful. I hope you all recover, and without you four getting sick. :((

    Make sure you're getting lots of sleep and eat some raw honey (has lots of vitamins) and use some GOOT:

    I don't know if Jessica is one of the sickie or not but tell her thanks for the comment and that i loved hearing from her!


    Miss Jocelyn


  • January 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I hope you don't get the whooping cough Cassia!! I was trying really hard to stay healthy too, and there is only 4 of us healthy like your family :). But, then I found out I could be carrying the virus and just not getting sick :p. We're all on antibiotics now though, so I'll be uncontagious for sure on Friday. Breaking piano strings doesn't sound like fun. Our piano's high D will sometimes just go out, so we have to bang that key until it "comes back" :).

  • January 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Hey, there, Cassia! : )

    I also have germophobia, so I know how you feel. However, as oldest sister and one of the main distributors of little brothers hugs and kisses, : ) I have had to get over some of my "phobia." : )

    Your bad day sounded like one I had the other day. : ) Aren't you glad God doesn't have "bad days"? : )

    I would love to go to Australia with you, by the way. : ) And on the day I referred to above, I would have really loved to go to Australia with you! : D Tell me what your travel arrangements are, and I'll try to raise the necessary funds to accompany you. : )

    Hope you're feeling better today! : ) And that you all get well soon! Love and {HUGS} to you all!

    In Christ,

    ~DB : )

  • January 28, 2009 at 9:53 am

    hi Cassia,

    I'll come with you 😉 it would be nice to get away from my house for awhile too 😉

    <3Hannah K


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