14 November 2009

My 450th post!

Where's the brass band, the balloons, the confetti that I made it to #450.
Yeah, it ain't 500 but gotta celebrate the little things.
And I can TELL you where the confetti is!
No doubt, shredded paper from your shredder is a great source of packing material and keeps your glass things in one piece...but it's the gift that keeps on giving. No matter how careful I am when I unpack the box, wipe off the item from it's confetti home, etc. it always jumps to the floor. It is as annoying as those pellets that you fill beanbags with.
We now have a liveable bedroom, living room, bathroom and dining room. The kitchen is useable but Roger is arranging his kitchen just so...
In other news, I go to Siteman Cancer Center Tuesday to get the results of my bloodwork and see what the cancer is up to now. It's a yearly November date. I always make it 2 weeks or so before Thanksgiving so if it's bad news I have the holidays to get me through it and I can cry in January. I have that same feeling I did when the surgeon told me he was going to remove my thyroid but there was no way I had cancer and I told him he was wrong because my gut said so and my gut was right and he was shocked. It's been 4 years and life is good so it's time for it to rear its ugly head again.
I'm so enjoying my new home...being able to see out the windows at ground 3 flights of steps to get groceries to the kitchen or dogs down to their outdoor latrine.
My mother is on major spin rotation in her grave because her only child is already GASP making Christmas plans, filling up her December calendar with Cathedral Christmas music concert, lighting the official town tree and having a carol-a-long and has BIG GASP already purchased 4 Christmas presents! But Mom, even though you proclaimed you never started on Christmas before the day after Thanksgiving, you were as OCD as I am and I know you had your little spiral notebook you kept in your purse just chock full of Christmas plans...
Kelli has almost finished 1 of 2 semesters to complete her generals for the RN program. Please pray, chant, beg, or whatever that she is accepted into this RN program even though she is out of district(they supposedly get preference). She is in the process of transferring her LPN license to Illinois and she can work as an LPN in the meantime.
Michael is in a holding pattern...the Virginia unit he would be in if he had been able to find a job in Richmond after 6 weeks of beating the streets is deploying in January and he wanted to go and looks like he won't be for now. He is looking for jobs here and I know he has to be going out of his mind living with us, little money except his Guard pay and no friends here. I hope he gets a job soon and can make some friends. He's one of the good guys.
Kiereney is deciding whether she wants to have the THIRD surgery in January because the shunt that was put in her in March is malfunctioning and the headaches roar. This has been going on for 2 years and her life has been on hold. She will be 23 on the 24th...this child needs to start her life. Prayers would be appreciated. She wants to start nursing school so bad but she has to have her headaches under control.
Off to do errands and then I have a date with my recliner and TV. Have a great rest of the weekend!


jojo said...

Congratulations! I have a long way to go to catch up.
Glad the new place is coming together well and that everyone (knock wood) is in a holding pattern health wise.
Take care Ness...jj

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Praying for you and your family. Hoping your daughter finds a solution to her headaches.

I am five years post endo cancer, and understand the anxiety that checkups give you. Everyone helps you get through the treatments but noone tells you how to get through the rest of your life without thinking about cancer everytime you feel bad.

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

PS congrats on #450!!!

Alice said...

Prayers, prayers, prayers. And YAY for 450!! Here's to the next 450!!!

Laura Hegfield said...

Hello, You don't know me, but I'm a blog buddy of Deb (fourangelsmomma) so I stopped by. I hope all goes well at your exam and that there will only be happy tears throughout your holiday celebrations this year and for many years to come!
blessings for good health and joy,