Random thoughts (really needing to just get stuff off of my chest....)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Cancer sucks

Jeff's mom told us yesterday that she has breast cancer. She met with the surgeon today- not sure of the outcome but I do know they were planning a mastectomy. She sounded good when we talked to her. She has decided that she still does not want to quit smoking. To each their own.

I am large. "Tell them LARGE MARGE sent ya!" Remember that from Pee Wee's big adventure? That's how I feel. But I also have ham hocks for feet. I didn't really swell up with Veda. That was nice. With some warm days I am starting to feel the summer swell. But I don't have much longer to do. Things are going well. The room in finished. I have to go through and figure out what I need then just get it. I have been putting it off because work has kept me busy. But time is becoming limited.

My folks may have a buyer for their house. And we know him! Long time family friend. This would make the transisition easier.

Getting anxious to see his face.

Any suggestions from the newer moms? Things I should have, should know or that your sure I forgot?

Work is going well. I am looking forward to having some time off. It will be so nice to be able to just be with my children for awhile.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I have several questions on my mind today...

What am I doing wrong with raising my 6 year old?

How in the world am I ever going to get back into my old clothes after this? And will I be able to return to the world of the WW point system after eating whatever I want? Is there ice cream after babies are born? Do I really have to give up my peanut M&M's?

Why so much lip from Veda lately? Is this a stage?

Naked News?? Who wants pubic hair in their weather forecast?

Can my dog shed anymore? How will a baby be able to crawl in my home? He will look like he is from Planet of the Apes by the time he moves 3 feet.

Why can't all of my friends live near me?

OK, glad to get those off my chest. So work is going well. J and I are trying hard to communicate more effectively. I think that will be a really good idea once the baby is here. Things are going to change around here! I am wondering if he realizes how much. In for a rude awakening I think. He will be fine though.

Um, you know my life is not all that exciting these days. Just watching my stretch marks grow. Literally. I guess it is a good thing to have little drama. It's just something I don't need or want right now.

My eye is finally just pink today. The shiner is about gone. Still was quite a funny story to tell. My nun thinks it's great!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Once again... It would ONLY happen to me.

So things are going smoothly here. Jeff had a dinner birthday party for me on Saturday as my b-day is tomorrow. It was so nice to see all of the people who were there. Jeff did such a nice job. I guess it is good to know that he really stinks at lying.

So today was going along swimmingly. I was visiting with one of my patients (who is a nun) and we decided to go for a walk outside as it is such a beautiful day. After our walk I took her back to her room and she decided that she would like to get back in bed. She is what I would call VERY INDEPENDENT!! She stood up from her wheelchair and pulled her pants down. I guess she wanted to be more comfortable. This is where the problem started. She became tangled in her pants and started to fall. I tried to break her fall and did it somewhat successfully- though she did land on the floor. But in the mean time her trapeze bar (what she uses to help hoist herself up in bed) hit me square in the eye. Yes, a nun gave me a black eye. It's pretty funny all the things you can read into it. Is the BIG MAN trying to tell me something from above?! She is fine. A small scrape on her back. It was surely interesting.

It was 71 today here. Loved it! The kids played outside and the windows are still open. Just waiting for the snow to hit later this week. Ahh Michigan.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Remember that non-profit??

So last week I got two interesting calls that I haven't had time to really digest yet. First call was from a lawyer firm requesting a deposition from me as one of the patients I had seen at the hospital I worked at (psych ward) had ended up killing himself. I finally got the paperwork yesterday and I never actually saw him on my own. Made me feel better. I was starting to lose sleep over it. But it looks like I was just at a case review. His wife left him, he attempted suicide, was brought into the hospital, his wife still was gone. He left the hospital without his wife, killed himself and now his wife is suing the hospital for his death. Hmmm. Money grubber. She left him!!

Second call was from a detective... I know- weird. I guess there was a woman in this community who recently died and left $25,000 to the non-profit I was starting to get up and going again. Hmm... The detective wants to know what I want done with that money. So is this a sign that I should re-look at doing this or is it just good luck for the next person who starts this up.

What will be the third call? FBI? CIA? Must be some governmental agency.