Please see her
blog for an update on our mom's test results.
Thanks for all the support- it definitely helps us get through this!!
Please pray for my mom
as she has her next CT scan next Wednesday, January 21. Specifically..we hope that her spots have not grown or spread. Otherwise, she may have to do chemo in the near future. Anyone that knows her, knows what a trooper she is and is very determined to beat this.
Here's a link
that tells a little more about the type of cancer she was diagnosed with 5 years ago this month. I've been thinking lately of doing some sort of fundraiser to help raise some money for more research. So if anyone has ideas or has done that sort of thing before, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
On a lighter note, "a" mouse was caught in the attic inside of greyson's closet but from the description given by my brother (the lucky one to retrieve its nasty, dead carcass) it didn't sound like the same color that amber and i saw. So I'm still jumpy at every noise...and sights. For instance, Greyson has this one plastic animal (I think it's either a rhino or hippo) and apparently he had left it on the floor next to my bed after I had done a floor inspection, my nightly ritual before hopping in bed, because I know I wouldn't have left it there if I had seen it. Well, come 4:45am alarm, I turn the light on to go turn the alarm off and before I touch the floor, I do a quick, half-blinded scan of the floor JUST IN CASE. Well, of course I see something lying there on its side that wasn't there when I went to sleep and I just KNEW the mouse had died in my floor. I was frozen with fear, not knowing what to do. So I started calling Blake to have him come inspect. I finally mustered enough courage to make two huge leaps from my bed to the door and went downstairs to wake him up since he wasn't answering his phone. Needless to say, he wasn't real thrilled with me waking him up that early. As he came back downstairs to give me a full report, he flung it at me and told me to put my glasses on before waking him up to pick up one of Greyson's toys off the floor.
is a pet mouse. Ok, not really but that seems to be what Santa is bringing me this year- early. And unrequested!!!
Nothing like waking up to your 4:45 a.m. alarm and as you turn on the light you see something scurry under your closet door. You hope it's just your eyes adjusting or maybe even a way too early to be awake hallucination...BUT you know what it is. Denial only works so long before you start trying to figure out what you can stand on so your feet aren't touching the ground. I just know the hateful thing is peering at me in its hidden place, waiting for me to go to turn the lights out so it can terrorize my room while I attempt to sleep!!
Sooooooooooooo.....any suggestions on how to get rid of a mouse without having to see or touch it? Please note we are all allergic to cats (but it's almost worth the sneezes if it means it'll get rid of the sucker).
NO MO' MICKEY!!!
Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. Take the time to thank any and all veterans you know or come across. No matter what else is going on politically, throughout the years, they have been so brave to protect and give us the freedom to live in this country.
(Anyone that knows me, knows how patriotic I am!)
This picture always gets to me anytime I see it in an email:
just letting everyone know we got power AND water back around 5 oclock this evening. we got a head start on losing electricity- at 9:30 Friday night BEFORE the storm hit. thankfully, we dont have a lot of damage- mostly just our backyard fence and lots of tree limbs, but nothing to our house. and of course we are all safe! our area of town isn't as bad off as some other parts of the city. how do i know this? because we needed some air conditioning time and would drive around and check out the damage around us.
here's a picture at an intersection, we saw several like this! made driving real fun.. haha
anyway just wanted to let everyone know our family survived the hurricane AND each other! :)