Friday, October 26, 2007

Wasted years

My nephew was recently 'discharged' from his doctors care. He had been seeing specialists for several years at Sick Children's in Toronto and the last trip left him feeling like finally, something will get done. He was told of an experimental treatment that might help him and he could be done with that, and surgery within the year. It was put off. Doctors never returned calls and we werent given any definete time as to when the treatment would begin. He turned 18 in Aug. and calls were finally returned in the past say that he is no longer a pediatric patient and has to seek other care. No referalls, nothing. He has missed his teenage years completely. His best friends have moved on, gotten jobs, girlfriends, cars etc and he has barely left his room. It's just sad....worse now that he has to go through everything again with new doctors, more money needs to be spent and he'll have more time to worry about whether or not his condition is even fatal. No one knows a thing. As much as I disagree with most aspects of the US medical system, I'm thinking it would be best to head that way and see what can be done.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Just an entry.

I saved Christmas! Ok, so it wasnt in any real danger but I got the ultimate gift for Eric that will surely make his Christmas the best ever. The Ultimate Bumblebee transformer. Sold out everywhere but available, of course, on Ebay. I paid less for the item plus shipping than the regular cost in the Sears Wish Book. I am loving Ebay! Most of my shopping is done and I havent been inside a store yet. I am not dreading the holidays for the first time ever. I might even decorate early to celebrate.
New photo shoot. Notice how there is one kid missing. The teenager just doesnt like to play outside and get her picture taken like the other two. I'll get her, eventually.

Still waiting on the 3 addresses from the previous entry. =o) No address, no prize.

Monday, October 22, 2007


First, let me just say that my email went wonky and I lost the addresses of all of my online friends. If you were one of the 3 to respond to my 'I'm sending you a surprise!' entry...please send me an email with your address. Thanks.
I am exhausted. I have had the last 4 days off. I should be relaxed but I swear I never sat down once during that time. lol. With house projects, kid stuff, everyday errands and preparing for our flea market on Sunday....I'm beat. The flea market was a semi-success. Em raised almost $400 towards her trip and we have yet to count and roll the coins so it'll be closer to $450 I think. She had already saved $425 on her own from babysitting and generous relatives so I am no longer worried about having to fork out 2k just before Christmas. We have a few bigger items to sell (privately) and the recycling hasnt been dropped off yet.
The date. She went on her first 'real' date on Friday night. He took her to a movie and she had a great time. I came home Saturday afternoon and there 'he' was. He's obviously smitten. He worked his little butt off all evening setting up the flea market with us. Seems like a nice kid.
Two friends/coworkers left today for a kidney donation/transplant! These are awesome ladies. L, without even a second thought, offered her kidney to R since it was discovered that they had the same blood type. L has 3 small children and will be off work for 6wks or more. R is 23 and a sweetheart who has dialysis 4 times a week and has never missed even a minute of work. If you are the praying type, throw in an extra one please!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'll get you my pretty!

The worlds cutest witch. Today was the first day I had a chance to play with my new camera. I still dont know how to really use it and didnt want to take time today to do it since it was warm and sunny 'right now'. No real blog entry today, just sharing pictures.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Let's see who reads my blog. =o)

For the first three people that reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: you win!For your prize, I will send you a gift.It might be something I've made, or something cool from my hidden stash of fabulousity. It might be a mix CD, or a rubber duck, or a book I think you might enjoy. A love letter, a useful object, or something else that is awesome or maybe just taking up room in my house.Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in 365 days of your posted comment or less, and I will need your snail mail.The only thing you need to do to receive your gift is PARTICIPATE.Be one of the first three bloggers to reply to this, and post this very same thing in your journal, and YOU are the lucky giftee.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

8 Years Ago...

Oct 2, 1999 was one of the best days of my far, who knows, there may be something really freaking good in my future. lol. This one is right up there with the birth of my children and the day I got my crockpot (kidding...sort of). God, look at how young the kids are in the pic! My nephew Brad is standing behind Em...he's 6"2 now and towers over me. Eric was only 14 months old and Emma refused to smile because she was missing quite a few teeth. Jerry and I are both a little bit greyer...and a little heavier but still as happy...most of the we were on that day. Happy Anniversary!