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Monday, April 30, 2007

Just stuff

yep..Melinda, I took your title..but just for the day! lol

Mother-in-law started chemo today. We talked to her tonight. I guess she is kind of having a they had to slow it down & give her benadryl & I guess do IV sedation. So, she is now looking @ Fri before she can go home. And one of the nurses told her today that 2 weeks from now she will lose her hair.

I"m on Day 8 in the Bible study book. I love it! I didnt do great today..did take my Vit C, got the reading done, started memorizing the scripture & got 20 minutes of walking in...didn't get to the lemon water, or any water for that matter..didn't get to eating 2 eggs...I forget what else there was...I know I need to get new walking shoes..but right now I have an infection in my toe so it will have to wait. Also, am to find a walking partner.I figure the little ones are my walking partners! lol

The verse for today & 4 days after is Pslam 62:1-2

My soul finds rest in God alone: my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation: he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Just wanted to blog!

lol. Not sure I have much to say but just wanted to post!

I just got an e mail from the Christianwomenonline that I won the book for April's drawing!! WOO HOO! 1st time I ever went to that site & I won! Yippee!! I was trying to remember who got me to that site & I think it was Flipflopmom! So, thank you so much!!!

Today was a gorgeous day here!!! Hopefully soon it will be gorgeous often & I can get some flowers out!

Today was sil's parent's 50th wedding anniversary, so I babysat for the little ones so she could go to church & to their reception.

I'm hoping in 3 weeks noone else will break out with the chickenpox & we will be all done! lol The youngest one regressed on his potty training yesterday..his 1st accident the whole time he was sick! But he was back on track today! PTL! Now, the 4 yr old is a different story! sigh!

I've enjoyed the study I"m doing. I am behind in reading but I still ate some veggies today!

Yay for having 2 more buddies start blogging here!!! YAY!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007


I've been @ bro's for 2 1/2 days. The youngest is still pretty fussy with chicken pox, but he's improving.

This morning my nephew-in-law had made it to Miami. He had a 4 hour layover there & then would be on his way home. I haven't heard anything, but I assume he is home.

Talked to mother-in-law tonight & as she put it, it really isn't good news. She has Stage 3 Lymphoma. The Dr did say it was curable. She starts chemo on Monday. She goes to a hospital 90 miles away from her home...stays for 3 days of chemo..goes home..then returns 3 weeks later to do it again..this goes on for 6 months. She was doing fine telling us until she had to tell the part where she can't travel for these 6 months. Then she broke down crying...she will mis both our boys graduations..and she had been looking SO forward to it. The Dr said he doesn't anticipate her being sick, but she might lose her hair. He did say this was a very aggressive treatment. I think this is called Bulgia or something like that...very rare in adults. Father-in-law is taking this very hard. Mother-in-law is tired! I think she is doing well though.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This and That

It has been quite the week!

We got a new roof! PTL! It's brick-colored to go with our brick porch! It looks so nice! I'm so thankful we got it before the big rains! We are to get 1-3 inches of rain in the next 36 hours.

The youngest little one has chicken pox! ARGH! And my niece has strep, bro has strep, ear infection & an infection in the lining of his lungs, sil has a very bad virus throughout her body!

My nephew-in-law went on a missions trip. While there, there was acue (sp). He didn't get out. We didn't know where he was or anything for about 24 hours. Then the embassy called my niece to say they had him & would be getting him out. He was to have been on a plane last night for his journey home. He wont get here thought until Fri! I"ll be so glad when he lands!

One of the groups I"m in online started a Bible study book. It's called Becoming the Woman I want to Be by Donna Paltrow. I just love it. I"m behind in the reading but hopefully will catch up today.

Since Monday here is what I've done for the body aspect of the Bible study:

increased veggies

talked to Dr about what I can & can't do in this program...he said no to the multi-vitamin as that will cause trouble with my thyroid issues..I will just stay on the vitamin C I"m already on. He told me about some frozen entrees that WalMart & Meijer's carries that he would like me to eat when I need to...he couldn't remember the name of the manufacturer, so I will go looking this weekend I hope.

Yesterday I walked for an hour.

I drank lemon water yesterday morning but missed the fact it was supposed to be hot lemon water! lol So, have fixed that today.

I thought I did something else but can't remember what. So, it's a start on this journey. I don't think I've been this excited about something in a long time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WOO HOO! I"ve been tagged! lol

Hooray! Thanks to Cajun Quilter, I've been tagged! So here are 10 things that hopefully you don't know about me.

1. I was 16 when I started dating hubby.

2. I once was "The Talking Tree" at Christmas time for the department store Lazarus.

3. I LOVE Sweet tea!

4. I like chick flicks.

5. I love electronics.

6. My mom had twin boys in between me & bro..they are in heaven.

7. Dale just set up my digital camera that has been in its box sent Sept! WOO HOO!

8. A friend brought me flowers yesterday.

9. We are getting a new roof on the house on Friday.

10. My thyroid levels dropped to a new medicine increases tomorrow.

This was fun! How many times can a person be tagged? lol

Monday, April 16, 2007

What is my name?

lol Today I truly wasn't sure what my name is! lol Everyday I am "mom", "honey" Daughter" Sister" & Aunt"..but then depending on what day it is & where the imaginations of my nephews take us I could be " Hawk-girl" "Supergirl" or "Batgirl" lol I call my sister-in-law (I call her sister-in-love since the love between her & bro is what gave her to us!) "Grace Kelly" cause she is so elegant & about perfect. I am SO not so I told her I was either Phyllis Diller or Lucille Ball! lol Well, I guess the name of Lucille won out for today as around noon after the 2 youngest went down for a nap, I was kinda of hurrying down the stairs to help boy # 2 with homework & I promptly fell down the stairs! Brother came hurrying to me & asked what happened! I looked up & while crying said " I FELL" ( rofl) He lol & wanted to know what caused me to fall! I have no idea! I guess we decided there is no more traction left on my slippers! lol Tonight I complained to sil about how much I hurt & I listed everything that hurt. She asked bro why I would hurt in all of those places & bro said " cause she bounced all the way down the stairs" ROFLROFL He said once he knew I was ok, it was really funny! lol

So, that's today's blog! lol

Friday, April 13, 2007

You take the good, you take the bad

Do you all remember the song from Facts of Life? "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both & then you have The Facts Of Life" That's kind of what today's posting will reflect. Of course this is several days worth of things! It's been quite a busy week!

Tuesday I went with Dad to the eye Dr. His eye pressure had come down considerably! We are so thankful! We were there for 2 hours. When we came out to the lobby this elderly woman was sitting next to James just chatting away. I turned to look @ Dad, who nodded his head that yes, we know her! I went up & said " Can you spot one of us a mile away?" lol She had no idea that was my son she was talking to. James had no idea whe knew her. He hasnt seen her in prob 10 yrs. Anyway, she is one of my grandmother's best friends. They havent seen each other for awhile as my grandmother went to a nursing home 3 yrs ago & the other gal went to live with her son. So, that was quite the reunion in the Dr's office! lol

Thurs I went with Mom to get her taxes done. That was a long process...lots of paperwork since she retired last yr..and lots of taxes for her to pay! ARGH! But hopefully we can fix some of that for next year.

It has been so cold here..I've been cold all week! Finally got warm today! Anyway, 2 weeks ago when it was SO warm our tulips & other spring flowers that we planted this past fall, came up. I"m concerned they will surviv this cold snap much longer! I love flowers but these are an extra special blessing as these are the ones Mom planted in Nov after she got home from the hospital.

Tonight we received the news that Dale's Mom has been diagnosed with lymphoma. She has testing next Mon-Wed & then back the the Dr on Fri. We will hopefully know more then. All prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 9, 2007

A Day in Our Life

What a day!

I will not be having cataract surgery anytime in the near future. I had concerns there is another problem & today he agrees. So, I go to a retina specialist May 11. Will prob have 2 appts with him/her & then back to my opthamologist & then we go from there. I had hoped to have my cataract surgery mid-June when James was @ Boy Scout camp..but that prob wont happen now.

My nephew-in-law came out today & got the ball rolling re our new roof for the house so that's good!

JM did not get the research thing in Maryland, so he will be sending his application to a police force this week.

My 18 yr old neice is moving in 6 weeks so I"m sad about that. I'm use to seeing her every day for the last 3 yrs! I home-educated her for 2 yrs.

So, that's a day-in-the-life here today!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

How fun!

After months of different people telling me about their blogs, I have finally made one! I love this! I have a lot to learn!

We have had a blessed Easter. Very low-key, which is a nice change of pace! It was our family of 4 & my Mom & Dad. We had ham, chicken legs, turkey breast, asparugas, corn casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, veggie tray & pineapple-upside down cake.

I always make my guys a goodie bag. So they opened it after lunch. Now everyone is off relaxing. Mom is sleeping with the Shirley Temple marathon as background noise, the oldest is sleeping with a movie of his choice as background noise, the youngest is either doing his Suduko that we got him or the Kakuro book we got him. Hubby was reading the new book he got, but I think he fell to sleep!