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Friday, June 13, 2008

Thoughts Du Jour

In 24 hours, my family has had 4 wisdom teeth pulled, a skin cancer surgically removed, and a colonoscopy. 3 of us down and out. The extra one is away at the beach enjoying herself. What a ride! LOL!

Update on the redo of our garden: I had 3 boys out in my yard laying putting down newspaper as a weedblock and laying pinestraw to keep the weeds out. They have done two beds out of 4 that need to be done. I'm paying them $1.00 a bale, which is great for me, and since it isn't over 100 degrees anymore, I think it is ok with them. They can jump in the pool when they get hot and there is lots of food and drink.

My ceiling has had a leak in our family room for about two months. It was finally determined to be related to the "terlet" upstairs. Which is a huge relief as we thought it was the flashing on the roofline. Finally someone is here to fix that mess...the leak and then next week, they will come and repair the ceiling in our family room...for the third time...The other three were do to storms which caused leaks.

And finally, my son's friend just turned 18. He is thinking of joining the Army. I don't know if they will take him as he was never able to make it past 9th grade in school, and this year finally gave up and dropped out. This is not a friendship that I encourage as this young man was headed nowhere, but I feel distressed about him joining the Army at this point in our country's history. I'm pro-military, but anti-Iraq, and I'm afraid they will send him to Iraq.

I plan to scrap today, as I am the one that had the skin cancer removed. I have a two inch gash on my neck. I shouldn't call it a gash. It was done by a plastic surgeon so I doubt I will have a scar that will look like anything more than a line on my neck that is supposed to be there. But I had no idea that they were going to make an incision that large, but they said it should all be gone, which is the main thing! Anyway, I don't want to get it in the sun so mainly I have to be indoors until the pool gets some shade.

That means cleaning up from the boys that have been here for the past two days. LOL!

And the highlight of my coming week is my son is scheduled for his senior pictures. Now I could shoot his myself, but it is part of the journey, isn't it? And I want to take it all in and enjoy him making it this far. If you have a child with ADHD, you know exactly what I mean. It's been alot of work and love to get him to this point, and I'm so proud, I'm going to do every corny little, traditional thing that comes along and wallow in every delightful moment! I'm just busting with pride at my evolving man!!!


Barb said...

Wow, you've gotten a LOT accomplished this week! Take it easy while that wound heals, okay! Good day to scrap for sure!

Wookies Mama said...

Congratulations to both you and your son for making to senior year! That's awesome. I don't have a child with ADHD, but have a nephew. I think I will be shocked if he makes it through high school.

Hopefully you and your families visits to the doctor will slow down. That's a lot in one week!

Victoria said...

I'm glad to hear they removed all of the cancer! You seemed to have covered all of your bases with the doctor and hopefully you can take the year off, now. ;)

I need to cover my yard with newspaper from the door to the street and then start over. Yikes, I hate my poison ivy!

Congratulations to your son and his graduation! My oldest DS is ADHD and it was nice to get some good reports about him at Scout Camp as he is there as the Senior Patrol Leader for his troop.

Your son's friend is part of a growing number of those who enlist from a report I heard on the radio. I think your right about where he will be sent. Sad, but true.

Best of luck staying cool and scrapping! :)

Creative Junkie said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through the cancer removal! But you're right, with a plastic surgeon taking care of it, you'll likely barely even see a scar.

I remember having my wisdom teeth pulled. UGH. I got sick on the painkillers and threw up ... can you say OUCH?

Laura said...

You have been very busy in the last 24 hours! I am sure your neck will not scar as you said. I think it's awesome that your Son is going to have a photo shoot for his senior pictures. I had mine done 15 years ago and I still remember felling like a model!!

Amanda said...

wow! so much going on in your life! I'm glad they got all the skin cancer, glad your "terlet" problem is being addressed (LOL!) and glad you're getting some scrapping done! Enjoy your time out of the sun!

Azrood said...

You sure have a lot going on around you right now! Make sure to find some time to rest and relax.

movefearlessly said...

wow!! congrats to your son! YOU take it easy, obviously avoiding the sun is a good idea! take care, have a good weekend.

Melanie said...

I hope you are feeling better after the mole was removed, hope all the patients in your house are okay now.

Well doen your son, I bet you are so proud for and of him.