I tried to suppress a silly grin as the blood sucker apologized for his cold hands. You'd think I'd grow up someday and stop fantasizing about a girly chick book, but NO.
And unlike last time when they turned me away because my blood lacked the desired metal (iron). This time they said Sure! So they proceeded to drain my blood all the while I'm laying there stupidly thinking about vampires, and Forks, WA and what-not. Then afterwards as I was enjoying a cookie and fruit drink (diet no-no's) the 17 year old sitting next to me told me something was wrong. I gasped as I saw how pale white he was.
Then my heart stopped beating, in fear, as he slowly slumped towards me.
I haven't been near too many people who have fainted. Never one I knew personally.
The 17 year old was my son Abner, who had also just finished giving blood. And even though it was his third time donating, this time was different.
About 20 seconds later he was looking at me, and the blood sucker standing next to me, completely confused and asking if he had just fainted.
'Yep' I said as my heart restarted.
'Great', he commented, ' I just earned my Wuss card.'
I tried to comfort him and tell him that at least he wasn't at school, surrounded by his peers, when this happened. We were in the mobile blood donation bus. We tried to pin the whole experience on the fact that he probably hadn't hydrated good enough the day before.
They finally let us go around an hour later after his blood pressure returned to normal.
Me sporting my neon green wrap and him proudly wearing his wuss badge. And yes he kindly gave me permission to tell everyone how he earned it. Maybe it helped that he was half out of it when I asked if I could.
So back at home I've finished tackling the clutter in our music room. It's the room connected to our kitchen, and seeing how we just painted the kitchen, it got a new coat of color as well. We are re-purposing rooms in our home, rearranging furniture, kicking out clutter, you know, fun stuff. So here's a before shot of our music turned family room.
And after some new paint, rearranged furniture from the old school room, and getting rid of lot's of clutter. Behold...
And here's another wall in the same room. The Before cluttered shot.
And the After...
The old, lighter bookshelves we put in the front room and we pulled these shelves and entertainment center in from our back room.
And the back room. Since it's no longer a school room/library, well, Prince Erik has given me permission to turn it into my craft room, my art studio, my what-ever room.
I can't wait to figure out what to do with it. My main requirement that I'm giving myself is, get this, NO BROWN. Something dreamy, light and airy. and colorful. Wa-Hoo! I'm going to take my time designing and setting it up with pennies for a budget, because it has to be affordable and I really want it to look nice, organized and clutter free. Someplace I can invited friends over to craft with me. Somewhere where my imagination will be sparked, somewhere where I can share a wee bit of my Mommy blessings with others. Can you tell I'm just itching with excitement? Me and my imagination - what a pair.