One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Frankie update

I actually wrote the post below yesterday, but I had some problems getting internetted yesterday. So I should also mention that Frankie is now keeping down food and was having so much fun playing when I called this morning that she couldn't be bothered coming over to breathe a few "Hi, mommy!" 's into the phone. Sigh. Last night we got a huge box of supplies for Annika's PICC line delivered (syringes, flushes, bags of TPN, dressing change kits, etc.) When Anni heard that she had a box of stuff downstairs, she got very excited. But, oh, the disappointment when we opened it and she saw such boring stuff. Upon closer inspection, though, she decided that the empty box bore a striking resemblance to a princess castle. She put a pillow inside and installed herself under a blanket tent with all her stuff. She's a real "lemons to lemonade" kind of girl. This morning she received some decidedly more pleasing mail (thanks, Catherine and Marisa), and boy was she pleased.


Blogger liz said...

One comment to cover all the recent posts. I'm so glad the news about Anni is better. Glad too that Frankie seems to be shaking off her illness. Big hugs to you and yours. And a happy Thanksgiving, after all.

11/26/2005 1:35 PM  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

I am here hoping Frankie gets well soon and that Anni gets more fun mail (I sent some out today).

It was so great to talk to you!

11/26/2005 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Becca, Jason, & Natalie said...

More mail is on the way! We think of you all the time!! You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

11/26/2005 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Rowan said...

Big smiles, hugs and cheer. I hope she gets tons of fun stuff to keep her amused and distracted.

Do you have anything around to do so for you?

11/26/2005 9:47 PM  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I've been slow getting my card out to Annika, but I will do it. You are constantly in my thoughts.

11/27/2005 10:46 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Glad to hear that Frankie is feeling a little better. In a previous post you mentioned Frankie first trip to the ER, what happened? Maybe I missed the post.

Hope Annika gets some more fun mail. Tell her Anna says hi, and that she hopes she feels better soon.

11/27/2005 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you guys, Moreena.

xo Catherine

11/29/2005 6:01 AM  
Blogger allison said...

Just another batch of prayers for continued improvement, aimed yall's way...

11/29/2005 12:01 PM  

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