Sunday, October 31, 2010

Late, As Usual

This has been a whirlwind of a week due to mom's surgery and it's finally over. Her surgery went without a hitch on Wednesday and the doctors feel this should be close to the end. They removed all of her breast tissue but on outward appearances, she will look the same (if you know what I mean) except for two small scars on the lateral side of each breast. What a blessing.
I hope everyone has a safe and bountiful Halloween.

1. While the cat's away well...we are all aware what happens ;)

2. Spending a quiet evening with the one you love; fabuloso!

3. Children can be such a blessing but can also totally drive you crazy!

4. I like quiet and a little me time when I get home from work or shopping or what have you.

5. This may seem odd, but I enjoy small breaks from the usual rigors of life as I know it.

6. Taking a weekend to myself to reflect and decompress seems like a fine idea to me!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching some old movies and eating a yummy hamburger from Bilmar, tomorrow my plans include making my traditional soup buffet for friends to come over and fill up on tomorrow before they trick or treat and Sunday, I want to eat some yummy soup and steal the good candy from my kids (considering dressing up but am not very motivated right now)!

Just for fun, here is a picture of my Bunko group all dressed usual...I lost!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Friday.....Freakin' Finally!

I have had a difficult time focusing on anything this week. I think I am still in vacation mode or at least longing to be there. I want to take another week off, kick the family out of the house, and complete all those menial tasks and touch ups on the house. Anyone who knows me well is aware of how weird I am about my home and it needs love terribly. I wonder how my boss would feel about me taking another week off?
Anywho, mom's mastectomy is in 5 days and she is so ready to be over this already. Who can blame her? She is extremely nervous and would like at least one good night of sleep before the big day. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
So glad it's Friday.........

1. One of my strongest beliefs is (as lame as it may sound) that things do happen for a reason and if something is meant to be, it will be, even if you fight like hell for it to not be. The exact opposite is also true.

2. Marshall woke up in the best mood today...laughing and smiling unprovoked.....huge!

3. The sky is cloudy with a threat of rain and wind and cold, so we closed the windows, put the kids to bed and .......

4. A hot bath, a good book and a glass of wine is comforting to me.

5. I always thought I'd be a good mother....boy was I surprised!

6. I finished handing out the last bit of candy to the trick or treaters and then I went outside to look at the full moon.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to helping with the Haunted Half Marathon..I am the packet hander outer, tomorrow my plans include OMG three soccer 30 minute for Marshall and two 90 min for Michael...arrgg and Sunday, I want to try to get back into the Sunday School grove followed by some fun at Bacchanal. I cant afford to bid on anything but it's fun to go and watch the richies make bids.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Late Evening Friday Fill Ins

A brief catch up: The first week after a vacation is extremely exhausted. I feel as if I worked my butt off at work and yet it was quite manageable. Anywho, must be the 'everything else going on' which is mostly in regards to my mother. She is going to have a simple mastectomy on both breasts on the 27th of this month. They are just going to take out the breast tissue so (without going into a lot of anatomical detail) from the outward appearance, she will be the same except for a scar. We are all very thankful this is a non-invasive cancer and nothing else in her body has been affected. Her lymph nodes are clean and no follow up radiation or chemo. After 2 months, she can have her implants put back in so...there you have it. Our family's first brush with cancer and this is going back >3 generations. We are very fortunate and blessed to have good genes and a hell of an immune system. Thank goodness it is Friday, enjoy your weekend and here we go......

1. Wow, it's already the weekend again. This week went fast and I am not complaining.

2. What two people can achieve if they work together can be beautiful.

3. My favorite way to start a day is a good cup of coffee, a satisfying work out and 'other things'.

4. I heard a whack, a thud, and he walked in the door holding a pumpkin. (or what appeared to be)

5. I look out my window and see nothing because it is dark outside and with the light on in the get the point.

6. You know what subject I've been thinking about lately.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a hopefully quiet night peppered with some good phone conversation, tomorrow my plans include soccer, soccer and spending some time with my mom and Sunday, I want to attempt to get back into the Sunday School routine and hopefully get a few of the little things that need to be accomplished around the house.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Late Fill Ins

Brief update: We returned from our extended vacation last night about 7ish and I was so happy to be home. There truly is no place like it. The boys enjoyed their surprise one day trip to Huntsville followed by a week in Florida. The weather was perfect. Upper 50's for the lows, lower 80's for the highs and not even a hint of precipitation for the entire week. The hotel we stayed in was nice and 1/4 occupied while during our week but started to explode with peeps on the last day of our stay. I was glad we were leaving at that point and thankful I picked the first week of fall break to go and not the second week. It would have been a much different experience.

1. My favorite month is September (a normal one) because it's warm during the day, a little chilly in the evening, humidity has taken a hike and it is starting to smell like fall.

2. If the temperature is anywhere in the 60's I open up all the windows to let in a fresh breeze.

3. I love to sniff a little after watching a good movie that had a hint of a tear jerk.

4. IHOP Pancake combo with scrambled eggs, my bacon crispy and my pancakes grain 'n nut with butter pecan syrup is what I like to have as a treat for breakfast. (I can be very particular)

5. The hobby I enjoy most is (I have to pick one!) hmmm..I somewhat enjoy exercise, I thoroughly enjoy reading and listening to music.

6. Ingenuity comes from being bent on getting what you want and it is amazing the cleverness it breeds, oh my!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to enjoying my last night in Florida, tomorrow my plans include driving, driving, driving and a little of that ingenuity I spoke of and Sunday, I want to make a stab at making pumpkin soup, by a new fish for Michael, get the fall decorations out (Fall and Halloween are my favorite times of the year) and enjoy my last day of vacation.