Friday, April 21, 2006

Cancer Retreat

Well I'm going to a retreat this weekend with my mother-in-law. I didn't really want to go but my mother-in-law was really excited about going and she really wanted me to go. So I'll be headed out this afternoon, my son is really upset he doesn't like me being gone.

I am excited though about getting away for a couple of days no work no kids (no husband) just kidding I love my family, but I would also like to get some sleep. Let me tell you what I did this morning alone, before coming to work.

  • Woke up two oldest daughters to get ready for school.
  • Put my laundry in the dryer.
  • Removed & repainted my toenails. (sandal's, you know)
  • Ate breakfast
  • Folded my laundry.
  • Went back up stairs and packed my suitcase
  • Took a shower, got dressed.
  • Woke up husband and two younger children.
  • Laid out their clothes.
  • Gave daughter a shower and helped her dress.
  • Put on my makeup.
  • Went back downstairs, grabbed lunch, and my son, and left for work.
  • Stopped for gas.
  • Dropped my son off at my mothers.
  • Headed off to work.

Now my husband will not do half that much work all weekend long, and I did all of that by 7:15.

Wish me luck at camp.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Well last night my six year old daughter learned how to ride her bike without training wheels. YEAH!! She has been wanting to try for weeks, but everytime that we had taken them off in the past she would try for a minute or two and then she would want them put back on. She finally took off last night, she rode that bike for hours. Her hands were all red, and this morning when she woke up and tried to get out of bed her legs were real super sore.

Later we were watching T.V. my husband was in the recliner, and me and my son was laying on the loveseat, my husband looked over and gave us a funny look, and I whispered to my son to tell daddy Jody's got your girl. He did not miss a beat he sung out "Jody's got your girl" my husband's face turned real red for a minute and then he just busted out laughing. My husband is sooo jealous it is not even funny, (sometimes I think he is even jealous of our son).
One: He is the baby
Two: He is the only boy
Three: I do pay a lot of attention to him, so I guess I can understand why, but he's three.

Today marks another milestone in my life this is the first birthday that I have had since being diagnosed with cancer. So that's a good thing.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Weekend

This past weekend was Easter, I was finally able to get my whole family to church on Sunday, (I would not accept no for an answer) I saw one of my aunts at church, she was very happy to see me I haven't talked to her since before I came back to work. My hair is coming back in pretty good she was so excited to see that I am doing so well. I guess because I'm in my early 30's that it had upset a lot of people in my family to have to see me go through something like that. I had not seen or spoken to this aunt since my father passed away 16 years ago (except at funerals), until I came down sick this past year. Actually I have seen or spoken to several relatives this past year that I had not been in contact with for several years, but I'll take what I can get at this point. I wonder why families drift apart esp... After say the grandparents pass away?

My sister-in-law of course did not have either one of her children all weekend long, the youngest still being in Tennessee, and the oldest being at his dad's until he went to school today. She also managed to blow off dinner at her mother's house yesterday, you know because she has to sleep all day long. I really cannot stand her. If I knew that her mother and grandmother would not get so upset, or from fear that the kids would get placed in foster care I would call childrens services on her, she just does not take care of those kids the way that they deserve to be taken care of. A few weeks ago we were going down to my mother-in-laws for a cookout, and we tried and tried and tried to get ahold of her, but could not get an answer on the phone. So we went over to wake her up (1pm) my husband knocked on the door and her six year old son asked, "Who is it?" my husband yelled don't worry about it open up this door boy. (just to see what he would do) and he opened the door right up. My husband told him where we were going and helped him get changed, and right when they were about to leave his sister yelled from her bedroom, "Where are you taking my son, and weren't you going to tell me that you were taking him?" My husband answered, "hell no, if you can't get your lazy ass out of bed to take care of your children why should I tell you anything." Of course I had to tell him that you just can't take someone's child without telling them, his response was (of course) that she just makes him so angry.

We spoke to my husband's aunt in MI this past weekend, I'm sooooo looking forward to the fourth of July weekend when we go up to visit. I'm really in need of a good albeit short vacation. Even if it is visiting family. Last year we had about 14-16 adults, and about 10-12 children up at his aunts. They live right across the river from Canada, and a short walk from the docks. It is so nice. Peaceful and cool. They always have parades, a carnival, and fireworks off of a barge in the middle of the river. Like I said I can't wait.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Let me vent!

I know that I have already put an entry on for today, but I just got off of the phone with my mother-in-law and she told me that my sister-in-law let her 4 year old daughter go to Dollywood with her ex in-laws. Now these are people that she hardly ever sees, but she up and let them take her three states away. What is with these mothers now a days that they don't care who, what, when, or where, but as long as you have an interest in taking their children off of their hands you can have them? I have a two year rule; my children were never allowed to stay the night with anyone until after they turned two, my son is almost four and he has only stayed with my mother a couple of times, and my best friend a few times when I was in the hospital. My sister- in- law let her children stay with family, friends, and barley acquaintances when they were just days and weeks old, so she could go out with her friends to party. With so many predators out there how dare she? You just don't know!!! Just very frustrated with family.... Wishing we could move to another state!!

Daddy Misses Me

I have recently been diagnosed with AML (Acute Mylod Leukemia) and have went through the tough regimen of Chemo (in and out of the hospital for almost five months). Mid February I was finally allowed to return to work (thank God) I just wanted some normalcy back into my life. It was really tough the first few weeks coming back, because up until then all I did was lay around the house and try to rest, but so far so good. I just went back to the doctors yesterday, and all of my blood counts are up, and everything is looking real good. When we went to bed last night my husband said, "Are you sure you're alright? Did they really say everything is looking good?" I think that he is still really scared about losing me.

Last night my son (3yrs) was supposed to stay the night at my mothers house, I went to pick up my daughter (my mother babysits) and gave him a kiss goodbye he was happy as ever because he was getting to stay with two older male cousins. My mother called us at 9:30 pm and said that she had just gotten back to the house with the pizza and he came out to meet her, and he sat on the steps and looked at her and said, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry." She said she thought he set the house on fire or something. Then he said, "I can't stay the night, my daddy misses me." So on a worknight at a quarter to ten we had to drive back to her house because his daddy really missed him.