Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Works-For-Me Wednesday: Priceline

I love for cheap hotel stays. We use the name your own price option. Twice we have used Priceline for hotels here in the Atlanta area.
Once, we needed a hotel in the Orlando area for a couple nights before checking into our Disney hotel. We were able to secure a room in a very nice resort for under $50 night.
For our anniversary in March we wanted a quick getaway and won a bid for this Marriott hotel for $40 night. The online rate for that hotel was $179. works for me!

Monday, May 14, 2007
Catching Up, of sorts
At the end of March, Austin was home for the weekend. He caught a stomach virus hubby and I had just gotten over. The second day we could see that Austin was not getting over it as we did. We ended up in the emergency room and he was in in a Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) state and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He was in ICU for five days and a total hospital stay of eight days.
I can't tell you how far behind I got in EVERYTHING by being away from home for eight days. I still have not caught up. I do realize organized people would be caught up by now.
Austin has an excellent attitude toward his diabetes ("These things happen.") and is doing very well with his insulin shots, etc. I had to immediately get over my fear of needles. I often kid that I am allergic to them. But since this is now our lifestyle, I decided I would no longer fear them and God has blessed me in this.
Austin was able to return to school after two weeks, and worked hard to get caught up with his studies. He finished his first year of college with a B average which allows him to maintain his scholastic scholarships. We are so proud of him!

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Happy Mother's Day

Well, Barb says my party break is over. BTW, I think Pamela partied a little too hard also.

I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to you all. I'll be back in the swing of things next week. I will.