Wednesday, February 27, 2008


G's spirits are a little low. This is very unusual for him because he's usually laughing & positive no matter what is happening health wise or...
The oncologist prescribed anti depressants months ago but G will not fill the prescription.
I think he should fill it; this Dr deals w/ cancer patients exclusively. He wouldn't have prescribed it if he didn't think he would need it. It's tough to deal w/ this day after day, month after month.
It doesn't surprise me G wouldn't fill the prescription, he will suffer w/ a headache for hours before he takes medicine.

This video helped me be grateful that G's cancer is responding to treatment. I forwarded the video link to him.
I saw this guy when he was on Oprah but it was great to watch it again. Thanks Mitzi for sharing the link.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

G had a good day

Yesterday G had a good day. Today is day 4 or his 6 days of no chemo. Friday we start all over again. The side effects seem to be better this month. I just hope chemo on Friday is better than Feb 1.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring Cleaning

It's not Spring yet but I've been Spring Cleaning. I cleaned the kitchen pantry. I took the unopened Splenda to a co-worker w/ diabetes. He uses it. I try to use organic/natural sugar. No fake stuff no bleached stuff. I had all can goods on one shelf but they weren't organized.
It's amazing that I had so much excess of certain items because they were scattered in different places. How many cans of stewed tomatoes does one household need?? LOL I'll use some very soon. I also discovered can pineapple does not store long. I had two cans w/ odd shapes. It looked like they were going to explode. I think one did leak because the shelf liner tore when I picked it up & it was sticky. I have one can that I bought a few months ago so I need to use it soon. Pineapple upside down cake sounds good to me.

I also started spring cleaning my closet. This was so overdue. I clean Colin's closet every 3 or 4 months but not my own. I worked in my closet for almost 4 hours last night. I got up at 4 am to use the bathroom & couldn't go back to sleep so I cleaned it for another hour until 5:15 a.m.
I don't have much more to go. I had a span of 10 different sizes. 2 sizes large & 3 sizes smaller were donated. I'll never get that big or little again. If I do get that small some day, I deserve new clothes. It was like shopping. I found clothes I forgot about. I've separated my tops w/ collar from no collar. I noticed the no collar shirts would get lost between the collar shirts.
I also have them separated by sleeve length & color. I had them set up this way initially but I didn't maintain it. I donated a lot of skirts. I wore skirts all the time in the past but not so much now.

I need to tweak the shelves for shoes. I have more shoes than boots & want to utilize all of my space. So I'm going to add a shelf. I hope to finish up soon or it will never get finished. My goal is to finish up by Monday March 3. After the closet is finished I plan to do my dresser & chest of drawers. They shouldn't be in too bad of shape.

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's the weekend

I'm so ready for the weekend!! I need a day off. Too bad I can't rest & relax all weekend.
I'll do a little cleaning & cooking. I plan to spend most of the weekend preparing for the
sb retreat in March. I also need to clean my closet. I wear 1/8 of the clothes in my closet.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thank you

We received a large basket full of fruit. Thank you so much P. G was pretty excited that someone was thinking of him. He will eat most fruits. He's a little pickier w/ his veggies.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Kids say the darndest things. Our little guy is no exception. I don't document half of the things he says but I will document this morning.
He's out of school for presidents day. Last night I shut my door because I was going to bed & they were still up. Colin couldn't believe I had to work on President's Day because he is out of school.
G called me to tell me what Colin said. G was cooking breakfast & Colin came in the kitchen & said, "Daddy it's against the law for you to cook. Mommy is supposed to be cooking."
I want G to find out where this information came, who is teaching him this sexist stuff.

Friday, February 15, 2008


I like to get to work no later than 6:30 a.m. This morning I woke up & felt very rested.
I didn't look at the clock; about 30 min later I looked at the clock & it was 6 a.m. I forgot to
set my alarm; it normally goes off at 4:45 a.m. so I can hit the snooze until 5. No wonder I felt
so rested. I rushed to get ready for work. I tried to let the garage door down after I pulled out & it went back up; twice. So I jump out the car, unlock the front door, go to the garage & see that the door would not go down because it's off track. I yell for Grover & he comes out groggy.
I go grab the ladder & was able to get it back off track.

When I got back to the car. I sd to myself this is not going to be an indication of the kind of day
I'm going to have. It's Friday & I'm going to have a good day. Some sick people that really should have stayed home drug themselves in to work so I'm spraying Lysol all day. No offense people but I can't afford to take that crude home. Next I get some not so good news from my new boss. That's OK. I'm still going to have a great day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I had a great lunch w/ my Valentine at Pei Wei. We had to find something not overly
crowded & fast service. Of couse I love Pei Wei so it was perfect.
He had a dozen roses in the car & my gift a CD I wanted for months.
I shared a few of my roses w/ other ladies that didn't have a Valentine or that didn't get
any yet. I've been there & knows how it feels. Most of the time my roses are given to
me at home or the evening. I was so thrilled w/ my Valentine that I felt compelled to
pay it forward.

The afternoon will be interesting when I pick up Colin because his class is having a
party & he will be sugared up. We tried to pack extra protein in his lunch & for breakfast.
If he has protein before sugar it seems to help.

I didn't take a photo of my roses but maybe I'll post an older photo of other roses.
I'm especially grateful hubby didn't give me chocolates this yr. I love
chocolates but I'm trying to get healthier. Besides we have tons of chocolate
at work & it's tough to resist. I'm especially grateful that he pushed through his
lack of energy just for me. I feel very special.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Brighter day

We've had our trials lately but the sun still comes up. We will survive.
Colin is doing much better w/ his behavior. We are rewarding good behavior
& it is working wonders.
G has been in the bed 4 straight days. I stayed home w/ him yesterday to cook
him some nutritious lunches & do some cleaning.
He started to perk up a little late afternoon. I'm back at work today, he sounded much better when I called this morning.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Friday's chemo

I was very hesitant to post about chemo yesterday. It didn't go well. G normally jokes w/ the Dr & nurses that set up the chemo then about 30 min to an hour into the chemo he gets quiet.Yesterday he joked w/ the Dr & we talked to the Dr. I brought up the new side effect; I don't know if G wasn't going to bring it up or if he forgot. The Dr asked about some of the other side effects then deceased one of his chemo meds.When we got to the chemo room G had a frown on his face when he sat in the chair for the chemo. One of the nurses asked why he was frowning. They all love his smile; he didn't say much. If you know G he's always smiling or laughing. I asked him over & over what was wrong & he won't say or would say nothing. It was clear something was wrong. This was my first time leaving him because to run errands. I set him up w/ hid drink & left. I returned w/ about 2 hours to go to finish chemo & he was the same but I noticed he was rubbing his stomach. Their was a guy next to him hacking up a lung (coughing); he would cringe every time the guy coughed.

G got sick he really didn't make it to the bathroom. I had cooked his favorite breakfast & he lost it. We did not have a good morning.
We came straight home & he napped on the couch. I went out w/ mom because I was annoying him. He didn't say I was but I kept asking him questions & he would nod.
I asked was annoying him w/ my questions of how he was feeling & he nodded.
We are so different because I would have sd I feel crappy & please stop asking.
He will sleep most of today. He slept most of yesterday. This stinks but I know their are people worse off.

Mom & I went to buy her new cricut; she's been trying to decide which cutter she wanted. I think she really wanted me to tell her which cutter to get. I gave her all the pros & cons of them. Then I just called her & told her I think the new larger cricut express would be best for her. She will spend more in the long run but it's still a lot less than I or other scrapper that have bought many cutter system have spent.

I think she will be happy with it. It will give us gifts to buy that she will use, cartridges. I hope she gets to play w/ her new toy today.
She will keep Colin so I can go crop. Thank you mom. This will work out well because G will sleep most of today.

Well I need to go pack from my crop & load the car.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

some LO (layouts)

These were scrapped last July. The photos are older from 2003 & 2005.
As you can tell I don't scrap in order. I'm also years behind.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

G had a good day

G has had a tough time w/ side effects. Yesterday he was side effect free. I hope today & tomorrow are both side effect free because he has chemo Friday & it starts all over again.
I wish he had more than 3 side effect free days in the month.

We have snow this morning. Monday it was 80ยบ.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Gymnastics/It's Super Tuesday

Gymnastics was fun last night. The advanced group was combined w/ the beginning group.
Colin's skill are between both groups. Colin is now the only boy; the 2 older boys are no longer in the class. One moved out of state; I'm not sure about the other boy.
I need to decide if I'm going to put Colin in the break dance or the hip hop class. One meets Friday nights. I'm always so tired Friday nights & don't want to do much.
Colin also wants to play basketball. They practice one day a week with games on Saturday.
Maybe next year we will think about basketball.
I'll pick one more activity. I don't want him to be one of those kids w/ an activity every night.

Please go vote; people died for some of us to have the right to vote.
I heard on the radio that there are poll issues in GA. At the time of the report the polls had
been open 30 min. Oh boy.

Monday, February 4, 2008


We had fun watching the superbowl at my parents. Mom prepared a nice spread of food & drink. My sister Karen & her family came too.
It's the first superbowl game I've watched from start to finish in years.
My family was happy w/ the outcome; since a couple of hometown players are on the winning team. Me, I didn't care. I'm not a huge fan of professional sports.

I was productive while I watched the game. I did wind some ribbon on floss cards & separate bling jewels by color.
My scrapbook room organizing is coming along but I have a lot of stuff.
I will buy less embellishments this yr. I now have enough. LOL
My goal is to be ready to take up the carpet by March.

Friday, February 1, 2008

K is going home

Karen is on her way home from the hospital. She was so excited. I just smiled because I remember being so ready to leave the hopsital. She seems to be doing well. My BIL went
back to work today; he had been staying at the hospital with her.
I pray she continues to do well & heal quickly.