Sunday, July 30, 2006

New school year!

School starts Thursday and I must confess I am looking forward to it! I love my kids VERY much, but they do not act like they love each other very much sometimes. Some days this summer it felt like all I did was mediate arguments. I think kids need their " space" and alone time and with all four being home most days, they were not getting it. They also seemed to think we should go somewhere each day, not thinking about the work I still need to do at home. I did try and find ways to spend one on one time with each child. They are each funny and amazing!

My" baby" starts Kindergarten this year! I can't believe it! I hope to get more involved with volunteering at their schools. I was limited with what I could do last year with Emily still at home.

There are some talented Moms out there, with more kids than I have, that can homeschool without a hitch, my Mom did it, but I don't seem to be one of them. Things did not go too well when I homeschooled them in Germany. Anyway they have great schools here and the kids are doing well.

Friday, July 21, 2006

shutter sputter

My very bestest girlfriend now has a blog. Check it out at
I wrote about her in one of my earlier posts. She is an amazing person and a great writer!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I went to the Dr. today and he said the pathology came back clean! I had ductasia. Anyway I am fine and am just supposed to get my annual mammos. I think I will try exercising again on Monday.

On another note my hubby found out yesterday that the military is sending him to Shaw AFB near Sumter, South Carolina, for 4 months. He leaves sometime in August. We are definately NOT going to enjoy being apart from each other, but at least he will be in the same country and even in the same time zone! The job he is going to do will also be good for his career. He will be gone for our 17th anniversary, but he says we are going to celebrate early! It will be difficult having him away, but we have done it once before and we will survive.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Surgery went well! they found the faulty duct and got it out. The Dr. said it was smaller that he expected and that it looked good. It was sent for pathology, but he expects it to come back clean. I am not in much pain, but have to keep ice on the area for all of today. I am just a little tired and my throat is sore and raspy from the tube they stick down there.

My in -laws just left for home and my house is all clean , so I can just veg today and tomorrow.
Hopefully by Monday I will be ready to keep up with activities and kids.

Thank-you for your prayers!

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Boy has this been a busy summer! When I last posted I was wondering how I would keep my kids busy all summer, now they go back to school in 3 weeks! Aug. 3rd! They have been "hogging" the computer and I have not been on here much.

June we got to see a lot of family. My parents and nephew came to our house for 2 1/2 weeks and then Johns Dad a step Mom and younger brother and sister rented some rooms in Orlando and we ( Johns older brother and family) all descended upon then for most of a week 16 of us!!! It was wonderful to see family. Johns Mom and step Dad now live 2 hours away so we see them more often now. They will be here tonight in fact.

They finally finished poking and prodding me and I am having surgery tomorrow at 12:30 EST. There is a breast duct that they want to remove. They do not believe it is cancer, but said it could turn into cancer later. SO I am getting it out! It is supposed to be same day surgery , and I will come home in the evening. I would appreciate your prayers! Another surgery to add to the list. Ugh!!

Other than that everything is great! I looks like the military will keep us here for about another 18 mos. No more moves yet!
I'll try and post again after the surgery! Thank-you for your prayers!

Also on another positive note! Since learning about IR ,and finding out the right way to eat for this "syndrome", I have lost 20+ pounds! This makes me very happy! It has been a 5 year struggle. There is still more I want to lose , but I know how to get it off now. At least the way it works for me.