Monday, May 31, 2010

So, we finally have our dates for our classes to teach us how to be parents. Hahahahaha. Actually, its what they are, but it is how to teach us to be parents to children that have been removed from their home or how to adjust from foster care to a "forever family". So now that this is moving super fast, we have to rearrange some of our remodeling plans. We were going to take a fireplace out of our living room that is for decoration only and then redo what will be the girls' room this fall. So now, we are redoing the girls' room first and then removing the fireplace. I ordered the bunkbeds today and hopefully will paint the bedroom in a couple of weeks. We are going to paint the bottom part of the bedroom mint green and the top part will be pink and white striped. I didn't think we would have to move this fast but since we have our classes scheduled that means we will have the "big" 2 hour homestudy soon. In the mean time, I have to start getting our family book ready. This is a book that tells a young girl or our case worker about our family, who the grandparents and great grandparents are, who are friends are and what we like to do. So I am asking everyone to pray that God will place a child with us that is the one that He sees needs to be here.
Our Memorial Day weekend has been very busy, with Jason's 20 year class reunion and a lot of family time. Now, today, we are catching up on all the cleaning we haven't been able to get done over the weekend. I NEED MY HOUSE TO BE IN ORDER!!! I still feel the affects of the surgery I had, so I am frustrated that I can't just clean my house without taking a break about every 15 minutes. But this is just minor. I hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gall Bladder

OK, so first of all, little did I know that when I posted my last blog, I would have my gall bladder out so soon. Apparently, it was not functioning at all and needed to come out now. So I had that done on Wednesday, and found out that my body HATES pain medications. I felt better Thursday but spent all day Friday thinking I was going to have to go back to the hospital. So now that all of the meds are out of my system I feel so much better. I think it is extremely funny it looks like I have two bellybuttons now. So a word of advice to all of my cancer mom's out there. Take good care of yourselves when you are knee deep in this battle. Your body will make up for the abuse later. UGH! That's all for tonight.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wow, what a busy time it has been! With all of the end of school year things, we have been busy busy busy! Haylie's dance recital is tonight, plus she has has her last day of school next week. Since my last post, a lot has happened. Our little friend Sicily, joined Cash in heaven. My heart aches for her parents, but they are strong in their faith, which will help them a lot. We all, us and my parents, attended the Tough Enough to Wear Pink, event at Remington Park and got to see some of our friends. Asher is getting sooooo big and is doing so good, and our little next door neighbor, (when we were in the hospital for 21 days) Hayley was their and doing so good. Her hair is starting to grow back and she is getting to start the maintenance phase of her chemo. We had a chance meet Linda Webb, Ally's mom from Ally's house and that was wonderful!
I haven't posted because I have been very angry and I didn't want my post to be just ugly. Here is one thing I am going to say. I have been having a real hard time lately dealing with some things. I want to look at people and say, "Really? This is what you are griping about?" "Your life is so little that you have to gripe about THIS?" I am having a hard time feeling sorry for people that are griping about having to stand in line with their kids, not being able to get anything done because they are tired, or NEVER saying anything nice or positive. This never used to bother me before but now, I just want to look at them and say, you know, I'm not going to sympathize with you. You have NOTHING to be upset about.
OK enough about that. We have a lot planned this summer for some fundraising for some organizations. Our Relay for Life event is July 10. We are having a toy drive and fundraiser July 17 for the children at Children's Hospital. Then, we are having the Gold Ribbon Ride on September 11 for Ally's House. Plus on top of this, here is the official announcement, we are getting ready to adopt a girl. We have completed our initial paperwork, done a preliminary background check, had our first home visit, and now we are going to sign up to take our classes and then we will have 2 more home visits and THEN hopefully we will be ready to move forward, but somewhere in all of this, I have to have my gallbladder taken out. It has decided to stop working. It's probably from eating hospital food and vending machine food for 6 months out of the past year. UGH! But you know me, if I'm not going at 90 mph and have a purpose, I'm just not happy. So, my new goal in life is to make everyone more aware of Childhood Cancer and to tell Cash's story and the story's of his friends, the survivors and the angels. God blessed me with a loud voice and an extroverted personality for a reason I guess.
I will try to post more, but for tonight that's all. Time to get the princess ready for her recital......