Thursday, September 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen (#21)



Thirteen things about my week:

1. My daddy had surgery last Friday. He's doing fine. No signs of cancer. And his prostitute's back to work. (Yeah. Now you just HAVE TO click the link :p)

2. I was able to go to the hospital and wait with my mom during Daddy's surgery. But I paid for it for several days. I was in so much pain I couldn't move... and I was of no help to my parents.

3. I had to pick up dog food and medicine from the vet's office Monday.

4. My grandma drove me. I'm still not completely over the embarrassment of having to rely on my parents or my 74 year old grandma because I'm not allowed to drive (due to health problems) these four plus years.

5. I didn't feel like leaving the house or even changing from my pajamas that afternoon. But I'm so glad I did... On my way back to the car I saw a friend sitting in the passenger seat of the car parked right in front of ours. It was a dear friend from church. She's my grandma's age, but we've been friends for a long time.

6. I hugged her at least a dozen times. We cried. We laughed. We couldn't stop touching and holding each other. Either my hands were rubbing her arms or her hands were rubbing mine.

7. She has breast cancer. She was diagnosed 5 years ago. She had a radical mastectomy with chemo and radiation. She was in remission for years and lived with "only" the side effects.

8. The cancer is back. It's spread to her bones. She's gone through more chemo. She was wearing her little turban. And sometimes when her tired blue eyes looked up at me she looked just like my grandma. (The grandma I took care of during her battle with cancer... cancer won.)

9. I didn't want to let go of her touch... I think it's the last time I'll ever see her again.

10. Yesterday afternoon my mom stopped by after work. She told me my Uncle Brian's wife, Margie, has breast cancer. They've known for a little while, but didn't want to tell me because of my health. The surgeon was able to remove all the cancer and told her it was stage one. What a blessing!

11. My uncle said he's prayed more over the past several days than he has in years. I'm glad... but I hate when people only seek Him or believe in Him when times are hard for them. God is good ALL the time! Never limit His goodness and grace!

12. Jacob (my ten year old son) has an appointment to see his pediatrician this afternoon.

13. He's going to be tested for Long QT Syndrome. And I'm ready to know the results of the EKG NOW!!!!


*This past week three people emailed me about Baylie. THANK YOU... and keep the orders coming! So far I've sent in an order of 61 bracelets and 14 t-shirts... a total of $486 for Baylie for Brains!!!!! (click the link to read more about Baylie and her bracelets... and order some while you're there ;) Let's do the same this week! :)

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday Funny



Okay... the following funnies are courtesy of Jacob. He was on a roll last night... I love that boy ;)

[My daddy had knee surgery a few weeks ago. My mom (you all know she's not well herself after her massive surgery and recuperation due to Crohn's this past year...) has been running herself sick. Back and forth to the doctor for four people, caring for my dad, cooking, running errands, etc. I asked our church for help since I physically can't cook nor do I trust my brain to remember to shut off the gas stove.

Wonderful, lovely ladies answered the call and have been bringing home cooked meals for us. And since the very first dinner was delivered... what a huge difference in my mom! She actually has color... and energy... and has eaten herself sick (which you know says a lot since she was not able to have anything by mouth for 7 months!!!).]

So last night we were eating some chili. After adding salt, pepper, chili powder (and I don't like spice!), cheese, saltines... nothing was helping the flavor of this dish.

I finally looked over at Jacob and said, "Jacob, this tastes like school chili."

He looked at me funny.

I said, "Well, from what I remember."

"What you remember."

"Why? What does it taste like now?"

"Food poisoning!"

HAHAHAHA!


Later that night we walked over to Mom and Dad's. Mom and I needed to talk about Daddy's upcoming surgery. (Daddy's having surgery today on his prostate. Days after his knee surgery his prostate almost landed him in the emergency room... without getting into private matters Daddy probably wouldn't want me to discuss on this here blog :p) Mom and I were talking about surgery time and how long the doctor thinks surgery's going to last.

My mom said, "She thinks it will take about 2 hours to 'shave' him."

Jacob got a funny look on his face. After a few minutes he said, "Why would it take her 2 hours to shave?"

Then it hit him... we were talking about Papaw's surgery.

"Oh, it'll take 2 hours to shave his prostitute!"

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

OMG! We were all laughing so hard it was actually silent in the house. Then we all started gasping for air, snorting, smacking our legs, Hee Hee Hee-in', Ha Ha Ha in'... that kinda funny! Just too much!

Later... as we were walking home Jacob asked, "What's a prostitute?"

Ha!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Aw- Shucks...


What a week! Not only was my blog featured this week on the Thursday Thirteen hub, but Wolfbernz had only nice things to say after I took a dump on his site.

He not only said nice things about my blog... he also linked to one of my posts. My post about Baylie Belewe. And I am thrilled!!! Because Baylie faces tremendous odds everyday and has decided to do something to change that. Because there are so many who suffer yet continue to face a world that doesn't understand. A world that refuses to reach out and research their rare brain disease(s)... and they deserve more. And for the first time I'll say it outloud... I deserve more!

We all deserve a chance to live in peace before we rest in it!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Funny

(Another e-mail from my sister.)
Subject: Little Mary



The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class, "Which human body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?"

No one answered until little Mary stood up, angry and said, "You should not be asking 6th graders a question like that! I'm going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!" With a sneer on her face, she then sat back down.

Mrs. Parks ignored her and asked the question again,
"Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?"

Little
Mary's mouth fell open; then she said to those around her, "Boy, is she gonna get in big trouble!"

The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, "Anybody?"

Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, "The body
part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye."

Mrs. Parks said, "Very good, Billy." Then she turned to Mary and
continued, "As for you, young lady, I have three things to say:

1) you have a dirty mind,

2) you didn't read your homework, and

3) one day you are going to be very, very disappointed."

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #20



(Thank you for playing the name game last week and helping us name our new puppy. She decided she liked Molly. We decided that the former name "Trouble" wasn't far from the truth ;)

Thirteen of my favorite pictures of our new puppy... Molly!
(click to enlarge)


1. How much is that doggie in the window?
"Ruff, ruff."

2. Before...

3. "I didn't do it."

4. "I know. I'm adorable."

5. Holdin' hands with my new buddy.

6. "Get off me!"

7. "You 'Go fetch'!"

8. Thank you. Thank you very much.

9. "That's just frozen water."

10. "Yes. I'm still adorable!"

11. "I can't see you."

12. Yes. That's my son cleaning up a pee accident...
wearing ONE of my snow boots. (Smart kid! :p)

13. "Will you please stop taking pictures of me?"


*So far I've sent in an order of 61 bracelets and 14 t-shirts... a total of $486 for Brains for Baylie!!!!! (click the link to read more about Baylie and her bracelets... and order some while you're there ;) Last week another T13er purchased bracelets after reading about Baylie. Let's do the same this week! :)

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Monday, September 11, 2006

I Will Never Forget




God Bless the victims, the rescuers, the families, the friends, the children, the soldiers. God Bless America. God Bless us all!


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Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Name Game

Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls today we're playing a little game here at Snickerdoodles. We found a puppy (5 1/2 months old), fell in love and she moved right in. (L-O-N-G story short... we found her locked up in a small cage in an abandoned shed next to our house. Called the number on her i.d. tag and found out she was just adopted from the owner. He didn't want his dog going back with those horrible people and said I could have her if I wanted her. He brought a big bag of puppy food over and spent a long time telling "Trouble" goodbye. Very cute! That's the story in a nutshell... Oh! There's so much more I could share that would make you even more furious than a poor little puppy locked up and abandoned. I don't get people like that!)

Now we have two doggies. You know about Snickers a.k.a. Snickerdoodles (the inspiration for our blog title!). She's a Fox Terrier and VERY territorial. She's been the rule of the roost for three years and is trying VERY hard to be a good girl and welcome our new friend. And I am sooooo impressed with her! (Let me just say she has small dog syndrome :p)

We've been trying to come up with a new name for our puppy. "Trouble" just doesn't work for me. Jacob and I started with candy names to go along with Snickers. "Baby Ruth" and "Skittles" (My grandma's convinced that's what Snickers' name is. Jacob said, "Well, at least she'd get one dog right." :p) I liked "Abby", but Jacob didn't care for it. We started a list of names, but can't find the right one.

We've been calling her "Molly". I picked it out... and it's the only name she's responded to. (Oh yeah. That and "Oreo") She looks like a Molly... and an Abby ;) We knew Snickers was a Snickers the moment we said it. You know what I mean. Just the right one.

Now it's your turn. I'm not selling name rights on eBay. Although, I could use the money ;) I'm just askin' for some ideas. I'm sure Jacob would appreciate some help. He's not so sure about "Snuggles" or "Cuddlebug"... I can't help it. That's what she is. She loves to cuddle and hug. She's a precious one! But Snickers is not yet convinced.

(Snickers enjoying the party a little TOO much!)

"Molly" tryin' to sleep it off. ;)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Funny


Morris and his wife Esther went to the State Fair every year, and every year Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."

Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."

One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, "Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance."

Esther replied, "Morris that helicopter is 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."

The pilot over heard the couple and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word I won't charge you! If you say one word, it's 50 dollars."

Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!"

Morris replied, "Well, I was going to say something when Esther fell out, but 50 dollars is 50 dollars."

(an email from a friend)