Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day...

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday weekend. I had a nice one. Busy, but nice. My godson graduated on Friday night from HS (the first senior class!) and God let the sun shine for the first time in 10 days for them. Perfect. Then his BBQ party on Saturday. Rain was not as cooperative...but we still could play bags and the kids could swim...so it was a good day.

Monday I alternated between hiding from and catering to two 7 year olds. At the end of the day, I could not hold my tongue any longer and finally corrected his little friend with "I"m sorry, did you mean no thank you?". My own son was more polite towards me then his guest. Manners, when did they stop teaching them to kids? But they had a great day. Jimmy and I moved the coffee table, set up the wii and let them go to town. They had a ball! I love the sound of kids playing and laughing. Nothing better.

Short week this week. And short week next week! Yippee. Jimmy works late duty this week and Saturday...but I just realized that means he'll be off on Friday with me. More fun. It's worth feeling like a single mom for the week to have a long weekend with him next weekend. Or so I say at the moment. Ask me tomorrow morning...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Two week wait...

And not the kind you expect! In two weeks it's my birthday. Then two days later we are off to Busch Gardens to celebrate James and I. His birthday is 10 days after mine. My neice is joining us for this outing so Jimmy has a ride buddy and I don't have to feel guilty for not wanting to go on them with him! And since I was supposed to pick the park this time and let him instead...he promised me an old fashion photo shoot. I can't wait. It's going to be so fun and I have always wanted to do one. Yippee. Love it. So much fun stuff.

Tonight my godson graduates as the first Senior class for his HS (new school) and tomorrow is his graduation party. Should be fun seeing family that I don't get to see often. As well as one or two out of town/staters visiting. Nice.

Somewhere in here Jimmy and I will go on our adult-only date for my birthday. We usually do an "activity" or show or play sort of thing rather than a gift. I decided I wanted to finally do a boat cruise dinner. I had always wanted to do one in Chicago with the amazing scenery and never had someone in my life I wanted to do it with. Jimmy and James and I saw one when we were out for our Mother's Day dinner and it reminded me that I have always wanted to do that. So I'm looking forward to that as well. Not sure when that will fall...I'm guessing the weekend after Busch. But we'll see.

James is leaving us for 10 days again this summer to head up to NC with Nani and Pa to the cabin. I miss him so much when he's gone a day...let alone 10. My little man. House seems to quiet and empty without his little voice. "Hey Momma" "Daddy"...best sounds in the world!

So that means Jimmy and I will be alone for the 4th of July. Hmm. What to do...what to do?

Monday, May 18, 2009

And the medical saga continues...

I swear I am falling apart before my very eyes. So I switched Primary doctors due to some personalities complaints about my previous dr.'s staff. I expected them to care about me as a human and they expected me to call 10 to 12 times and cry before they would do anything. So I switched and went to my meet and greet. Told her about my back and what is going on and that my dr. had me going to a chiropracter for it. No improvement thus far. She told me that after a month I should feel some relief if that was going to work. So go another week or two and then call her if I was not "better". I'm not. In fact, the day of and after the treatments I feel like hell and they are the most painful days of all. So I was getting frustrated. Now I'm waiting to hear back from the imaging facility to set up an MRI. I have convinced myself that it's a tumor or something horrible. I can't even tell Jimmy as he is a think positive kind of guy and would not appreciate me expecting the worst or scariest scenario. He would totally support me, but he thinks I'm a pessimist (I'm actually a realist!) so I don't like to let him see anything that will fuel that belief. So I'm putting it yet again in God's hands and praying that it is something small and minor and easily "fixed" and I can stop having pain and seeing doctors every week and move forward. I feel like I move from one dr. to the next and back again. It's like an ugly dance I don't want to participate in anymore!! Make the music stop...PLEASE!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day...

First I want to say Happy Mother's Day to any Mom's reading this. What a wonderful day to remember the woman/women who made a difference in our lives. I have been blessed with an AMAZING Mom and wouldn't trade her for anything. She is a true gem and I pray that my children will think of me 1/2 as fondly as I think of her!

Jimmy and James are taking me to dinner on Saturday night (I have to pick...never good!) and then Sunday he's actually coming to church with us! My Mom will be thrilled. Then over to IL's to BBQ and see BIL who flew in to surprise MIL...I love seeing him. He's such a sweet and genuine guy. I hope he brings his new girlfriend. I really like her and would like to get to know her better. She a born and raised Long Islander like me...so I think that helps in our connection. But she's also a hugger like me, and my ILs are not...so it's nice to not feel like the only freak.

Have an amazing weekend all. Take care of yourself and each other...tee hee...channeled my inner Jerry Springer!

Monday, May 4, 2009


IS AMAZING. And I am truly blessed. Period.