Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sporadic Situations

Random # 1:
This is Tyler and I - sitting in Room 409, in Orem, UT.
We look awkward.
It was an odd position.

Random # 2:
This is my little, 20 yr old sister, Marissa. I love her.
She got very ill.
She's an inch shorter than me; when they admitted her to Room 409,
she weighed 99 lbs. Malnourished.
She'd been so sick, all she could eat was saltines and Gatorade.
When was the last time you weighed 99 lbs?
After 3 days of the NG tube, 60 cc's of EnSure an hour...
Washing of the hair 2x, blow dried....
AND braided.
She was looking NORMAL.
So good for Tyler and I to see.
We spent Th-Sun in Room 409.

Random # 3
In this heart, lies the boy of Rissy's dreams.
His name is Tyson.
They call him TY for short.
My mom is always apologizing.
She can't keep them straight :)

Random # 4
Marissa's fingers and arms were immensely swollen.
Her left arm looked like a thankle (thigh-calf-ankle).
Thanks to a leaky - IV that the nurses didn't put in quite right.
They did eventually :) They were always so nice!
Tyson would rub lotion on Marissa's hands - they were so dry.
He tried to slide the 'loaner ring' off, but she caught on.
He brought the new ring to her one day....
Tried to put it on....
And her hands were still too swollen!
But we all laughed.
We hung it around a necklace until...
SUCCESS! (This is b4 the success actually haha)
Rissy flies home (to DE) on Sunday.
B/c of the enormous snow storm slamming the east coast,
they canceled her flight on Tuesday.
She has an appointment at Johns Hopkins next week.
Keep her in your prayers, if you could spare a few.

Random # 6
I put up some cute new things in our house.
Forgot to take pictures.
Will do this week :)
I've been sick - allergic reaction to lotion and a nasty cough.
This is why everyone in my apt complex,
all gossipy mormon laides :)
thinks I'm pregnant.
(And prob why Im in the RS Pres - ya gotta learn to love ppl at some point)
Sorry to disappoint. Its just flu season. I spent 3 days in a hospital, visiting and stressed.
Some people have no idea. I'm finished venting.

Random # 7

At Christmas, we went to see the Temple Square lights.
Lovely. We loved the creativities and displays - my favorite were the lanterns that displayed scenes from the life of the Savior.
If I could ever learn a craft, I would like to re-create those...someday.
I would love to own this. I want to embody what this lantern emanates.

Wordy Update:
Tyler is doing so great and loving school.
I'm currently watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Jonny Depp.
Work is great - I laugh all day, every day. So loud. Love it :)
Babysitting for the Alders this weekend - YAY!
OLYMPICS tomorrow!

Not so great news:
My little sister worries me - I love her and I don't want anything to happen to her.
Both of my parents have had cancer.
I've lost 59 friends, family members, cherished people, in the last 9 years.
I've spent most of my teenage years wondering.
Its hard.
Its hard to watch people suffer.
That's why some things are alarming.
If there is one thing that I cannot handle - its being helpless.
I hurt inside. I would give anything to make their pain go away.
And I just can't.

So I go to Room 409 to do hair, paint toe-nails,
giggle, etc.

It all works. The sun goes up, and the sun goes down.
Time moves on, with or without you.
All you get to decide is what you do with your life.
You can determine your attitude, your outlook, your meaning for each day.

Final Message:
I read Alma 24: 6-18
Want to know the Keys to Conversion?
Read that passage, let me know when you're ready,
and I'll post my feelings on the subject.
Powerful revelation in 12 versus, 25 minutes, and a "Happy Winter" journal.
Happy Winter :)


Katy said...

Oh Krista,

What an amazing post (i LOVE random thoughts!)

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister... she's so lucky to have you in her life. You are a ROCK and if i am ever 90 pounds and still swollen everywhere... i'd want YOU to come giggle and paint my toenails anyday!!!

Dontcha just "love" gossipy ol hens... i swear, i wanna just wear a shirt that says, "I'm NOT pregnant. We won't be GETTING pregnant for some time now. Don't worry... i'm just chubby".

I love you lady and i KNOW you're one of the strongest and best out there... hang in there.

Jalene said...

geez!!! i don't even know what to say. i feel like a loser for complaining about my life. i'm sorry about the rough week. i hope your sister gets better soon! and you are a trooper. love you guys.

Callie, Shawn and Braxton said...

I love your posts. You do so well with writing. I'm sorry to hear about your sister. That's tough. My brother in law is going through cancer, it's scary stuff. Luckily he's on the down hill side and just getting chemo once a month. We'll keep you guys in our prayers. Hate to break it to you, but the preggers thing, it starts out with "When are you getting married," then it goes to "When are you going to have a baby" and in the meantime any time you mention that your not feeling well (even if it's a small headache) the assuming begins. Welcome to the baby making years!

justified said...

What a post.... Wow.

I love you and Ty. I've always kept you guys in thoughts and prayers and I'll make sure to include lil sis as well. And good news is, my prayers lately are prob making it higher than my bedroom roof. Haha

I feel like a lot has changed with me that I totally need to update you on. We should prob chat soon : )

Love you guys!

Jordan and Crystal said...

Holy cow! That has been crazy. I am glad that everyone is okay! You are a great sister!

Sarah Newsom said...
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Sarah Newsom said...

So sorry to hear about your sis, Well keep her in our prayers. You are just such a strong little lady and that always helps any situation. Your awesome. Keep doing what your doing.

Bethany Gilson said...

So sorry to hear all that Marissa and your family have been going through. Please let me know if there is anything i can do. Hang in there and we should do something fun sometime. love ya!

Beth said...

So sorry about your sister, Krista. I almost cried. I wish I had a sister...Anyway, I'm glad to hear what's been happening lately in your life. I'll be praying for your sister's soon recovery. ((Hugs)) Beth

MacMui Mom said...

Just want you to know that I saw Rissa on Sunday and she looks good except for the bruises that are still gracing her upper arms. Can't imagine how bad it was in th hospital. Thanks for taking such good care of her. We will try to do our part on this end. We just brought her NY bagels. Lov ya tons!!! Lis