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Toby. (Part Two)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, November 14, 2011

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A continuation of the story about a very special little boy and his family.

Howdy from Dallas Cowboy Country! 

This is Katie Beauregard writing.  Hope this finds y'all doing well.  I just got back from the store; had to get some groceries.  When one has growing kids like we do, we have to keep up with the food or they would eat us out of house and home, particularly our two pre-teen daughters Clarisa and Chellie.

All three kids are at school.  So I have time for myself for at least four/five more hours.  Also started doing laundry; have only a few small loads, but then I do laundry every day.  Have to with three active kids; they get so dirty so quick it isn't funny!

My husband, Derek, is at his job, where he sells cars for a living (Smart Cars, although we, ourselves, don't have one: no room! LOL  Instead, we drive a 1999 Aurora; it's burgundy and it's a great beatar car!). We would like to get a van for our growing brood but right now I just don't see that happening anytime soon, especially since we have medical bills we still have to pay on.

The last time Toby, our six-year-old was in the ER was in August; it ended up he was admitted for several days because he was having heart palpitations and shortness of breath, so he had to be monitored. Thank God he had no other issues, but it scared us so bad!

ER visits or hospital stays are NOT cheap, and it seems that everything else has gotten more expensive as well, thanks to the ever rising cost of gasoline, which, in turn, drives the price of everything ELSE up (EXCEPTING for the paychecks, that is!).

It's extremely frustrating, not to mention, annoying!!

Until the kids get home from school (and Derek gets home from work), it's just me and the animals.  I might take a nap after I'm done writing in here; I just hope the phone doesn't interrupt me again!  It always does whenever I want to take a nap!! GRR!!

I just wish we could have some extra money, especially since Christmas is coming up in a little over a month from now.  I want the kids to have a Christmas they can remember but they may be disappointed (as we are).  It's not their fault that we can't afford to get them the hottest toys or better looking clothes, and I am sure that they must feel that they are failures because they don't have nearly as much as other kids.

It doesn't help that our youngest child has special needs, which eats up a good chunk of our money.  It's not Toby's fault, but my heart breaks for him, especially when he gets sick and/or ends up in the hospital again.  I just wish I could take away some of Toby's pain/suffering and that he didn't have so much problems learning or trying to keep up with his peers!

On a much happier note, the Dallas Cowboys played like champions yesterday: they beat the New York Giants (or was it the Jets? I can't remember! LOL) 44-7.  It was a wild game and it was good to see the 'Boys playing some decent football for once!  I was so happy for them!!

You should have heard all the screaming and yelling that was going on (and most of it was my husband, Derek; he is a huge Cowboys fan)!  LOL  I am sure our neighbors must have thought that there was a murder going on in our house! LOL

Well, I am giong to lie down with the kitties and take a nice nap.  Hopefully I will wake up before the buses come home with the kids.  I will write in here again soon; until later, this is Katie Beauregard saying so long! May God bless you always!

~Love, your Texas friend, Katie.  :)

~To be continued.~

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Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/14/2011
Nicely updated, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/14/2011
Excellent story, Karen, well done. You make your characters so REAL.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 11/14/2011
Hello Ever-Faithful Karen!

It's good to see you still writing with all the warmth and love about a family's joys and hardships, which you purvey so well.

I rarely get to review but I think of you often and keep you and Karla in my prayers.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, Twins.

Love & Hugs, Rhonda

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