Been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my niece's first child. Today is his due date. She and her husband went for her weekly check, and after taking the measurements, they scheduled her for a ultrasound for today. They are looking at her delivering a 9 pound baby. Her grandmother upon hearing the news, exclaimed "Oh My God, NO!!" From the time I found out Bri was gonna have a baby and they found out it was a boy, I've called him My Little Man. Who knew she'd literally be birthing a little man!
It's been a while since I've posted anything. Been going thru a lot with Mom and stuff. She's back in the hospital with a bacterial pneumonia and has had to stop her radiation treatments until she gets better. The bacteria has left her lungs and entered her bloodstream, if the antibiotics don't work, I don't know what will happen to her. I'm sick myself, so I acn't go see her and Julie is just exhausted from bouncing between work and the hospital and home. with me being sick I can't help her out like I would like to, plus Bri was at the hospital this morning, we thought she was going to have her baby--but her son is showing himself to be a prankster already! Just wants to see if Dad will get out of bed after working all night to take Mom to the hospital!! December is going to be an interesting month. Julie and I will be going to a Loretta Lynn concert on the 11th assuming Mom's doing better and Bri's not in the delivery room! Something to definately look forward to; an opportunity to have a distraction from all the crap going on. Yeah, I know...blah, blah, blah.
Well, I took some time off from the blog thing, 'cause I just didn't have anything really to say. Julie's daughter Bri is weeks away from the birth of her first child, her husband John will be taking 6 wks off from his job, driving everyone in the house nuts. Tyler's girlfriend broke up with him (again) so he's been real fun to be around. I'm back to taking Mom to chemo and the beginning of her radiation. The chemo causes Mom to have a lot of confusion and with the addition of radiation it has really thrown her for a loop. I spend these days with her explaining everything to her. Over and over...Even when it's written down in her notebook and her huge wall calendar. Really testing my patience; but with love. It's very hard to see her like this, because she was always the one who everyone knew had the answers. And now she's ordering things off TV and doesn't remember doing it once the stuff comes in the mail. My hat is off to those who do oncology for a career. Hate how cancer consumes the lives of those around the patient. Only 2 more days this week... .
Well, much to my surprise it's Friday. I was checking email, etc. and saw that it was Nov 6. Yesterday was my mother's birthday and she liked the blouse I found for her. She also loved the collection of photos that J had me send to her as well. J has become the daughter my mother always wanted, even though they have never met in person. My mother had no problem letting me know that she planned on calling J to thank her for the photo album, but had no intention of calling to thank me. My mother and I have had never had a good relationship, and it was only made worse when I came out to her. I was not the girly girl my mother always dreamed of having as a daughter, the daughter who would wear her wedding dress and give her grandchildren. I told her as a child that I would never have kids, she would have to talk to my brother about that. Well, he never married or had kids either. He passed away almost 2 years ago and I still have to hear about what a dissapointment I have been to her. The only reason that I put up with her crap is because once it's all done and over with, there's a crapload of $ that will be coming that will change not only my life, but the lives of those that I love and love me for me, no strings attached. Yeah Friday!!!!!!!
Well, it's Monday and it's Monday. J's "Freedom Party" Friday night was a huge success. I will try to get a couple of pictures put on my profile, it will take some time because I will have to get my niece to do it for me! I did not get any flashes this time around, but we did see an assortment of "characters" throughout the evening. We saw the Hulk, Popeye, Raggedy Ann, some characters we couldn't identify, but the best was the nerd: glasses held together by tape, pocket protector and the 3in waders!
To lavndrrain: I'm not a paying member, so could you email me and we can talk more? You sound like a really caring person and I never have enough people like you as friends.
It's Friday and rainy, but it's J's "Freedom Party" night! She is so looking forward to letting loose this evening, she wants a crown from Burger King that she can make into a tiara! I think it's going a little overboard, but tonight it's about her. I hope that her friends from work will let me be their DD as well...
My mother's birthday is coming up next week and I still have yet to get her a gift and get it into the mail. She lives in Louisiana so I really need to get a move on. I find it very difficult to WANT to wish her a happy birthday because she's just a b***h. After 20 yrs of separation (to save my soul) it's just not a joyous thing.
Well, it's a new week and cause to celebrate! My best friend's mom has found out that her cancer has shrunk to only 1/3 of it's original size (she's only half way thru her treatments), and she's driving again! Slowly, but surely the goals are being met.
My best friend is officially divorced,she got the papers today! She's already planning her "Freedom Party" for Friday night! She says it's the best 230 pound poop (not her word!) she's ever taken!!!
Friday should be an interesting evening...J's not much of a drinker, but she plans on getting drunk! It could be a very early evening as well! If she gets some of her friends from work involved, well, let's just say I will have my hands full. The last time I was responsible for a bunch of drunk women, I got several boob flashes wanting me to see if their credit cards were in their bras. The only response I had was "Nice view, but no card". Oh, what a night!
I hadn't checked on here for a few days, and WOW! is all I can say about the number of ladies who peeked at my blog. Thank You all. It would really be great if you were so inclined to drop a quick note to me; although I must confess to doing the same thing-looking and not leaving a message. I'll have to get better at that.
My life consists of my best friend/"sister", my 2 cats Rocky and Frisky, my homophobic, bigoted mother, and my "Mom". It's a pretty quiet, drama free life. My mother creates the most drama in my life.
My "niece" is expecting her first child in December so there's lots of excitment with that. Her husband is absolutely going to be a great father to their son!
My "nephew" has a beautiful girlfriend who has him "whipped" but he thinks the payoff is worth it!
My best friend/"sister" is newly divorced (thankfully!) and is sicker than a dog right now; I feel so bad because there's nothing anyone can do to make her feel better.
"Mom" is dealing with cancer right now and I get to take her to chemo the next 2 days; depressing! I make it a point to say hey to everyone in the chemo room, you can tell who is not going to be in treatment next time around. The courage these people have is unbelievable. I hope I never have to find out if I have that kind of courage.
Rocky and Frisky--what can I say about my boys?! They are my highlight every day. They meet me at the door when I come home, and they know if I'm late, and there are severe repercussions if I stay out all night and don't tell them I'm not coming home! I made that mistake once; outside of mealtime, they would have nothing to do with me for 3 days. My niece says my cats are more like people than cats!
I have literally never done anything like this before, so imagine my suprise when I check in and find someone has shown an interest so early on. I sent a text to my best friend and she tells me that if I need a "wingwoman" she's there for me. She owes me that in return for me being her "wingwoman" a couple of weeks ago when she went out with a friend of a friend, after her recent divorce.
This new path I'm taking is exciting and frightening at the same time. It's been a while since I've put myself out there; needed to find some things out about myself first and didn't feel it was fair to take someone else along for the ride.