Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

I wanted to get in here and wish everyone a Merry Christmas while I had the time. Our gifts are bought, most of them wrapped, and I've begun my baking for the day. We begin our celebrations with supper tonight with the in-laws. Then our own family Christmas tomorrow morning before we head out for a late lunch with my family. Despite anything I've said to give the opposite opinion, I really do love this time of year! Not the hectic preparations that go on before Christmas, but these days when most everything is done and I just feel relaxed in my final preparations before we spend time with our families. Now that's what Christmas is all about for me!

Have a good one!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Who said the Holidays were supposed to be Happy?

It's been crazy around here. More crazy than usual, but you know, that's life. I've been battling the cold from hell and I'm beginning to think I might have licked it, but I'm reserving judgement until I'm positive. I've almost finished up my mom's Christmas shopping, but am having serious doubts that I'll ever finish my own. Let alone the wrapping!!

Momma's lymph nodes popped positive for cancerous cells, so she is scheduled to have the rest of them removed tomorrow morning. Another morning sitting around the hospital. I'll take my Alphasmart with me again, and maybe this time I'll get some writing done.

On the up-side, I'm off work until after Christmas and the kids are out of school for the next two weeks. Goodbye 6 a.m. alarm!!

And in case you managed to miss this post, go take a look. You know we've all felt this way!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Momma's surgery went fine yesterday and today is a day for a bit of rest and relaxation. I'm taking it easy for a few hours, and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

an explanation for my procrastination

OK. So I don't usually need any reason to procrastinate. I'm a natural at it. But this week has been particularly difficult. I've found it very hard to settle down to any real work. We found out on Monday that my mother has breast cancer. She will have a mastectomy on Tuesday. For a few days, it took the wind out of my sails. We were trying to reconcile the big C with Momma's name attached and scrambling to figure out how to make Christmas the tradition it has always been with my family, yet still keep Momma comfortable and out of the kitchen. (No, that's not selfish talk. Momma doesn't want any changes in how we do Christmas.) It will take some doing, we'll probably have to tie her to the couch, but between my brothers, my aunt, my SIL and myself, we'll have a traditional Christmas. No problem, just a shifting of some of the responsibilities.

The good news is, that now that we've all digested the information, we're dealing with it. Momma is in good spirits and actually looking forward to having the surgery behind her. She is not expected to have to undergo any chemo or radiation treatments. We've been very lucky that they caught this early. It will be a blessed Christmas this year. I think we'll all appreciate it more!

And this is my reminded to all my girlfriends to keep your checkups current. You just never know what they'll find. (I think I'll go call my doc and schedule my own appointment.)

Take care!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

was trying

to figure out how to add an RSS feed to my blog. Haven't gotten it working yet and have to fix my daughter's blue jeans right now. Wish me luck later.