Monday, May 19, 2008


Fred went back to the surgeon today. Fred is doing great! He’s gained back 20 pounds and has good color again! He has to have a follow-up colonoscopy soon and then another trip back to the surgeon the end of June to review the colonoscopy. He's working full-time and doing yard work and things here at home. Praise the Lord!
It is SO cold up here. We looked at trucks yesterday and had to wear coats. I needed a hat but didn't have one so I ended up sitting in the car. It's in the 50's but the stiff wind makes it even colder.

Friday, May 16, 2008


This coming Tuesday is going to be a busy day!

While I am in Muncie with our birth mom, Fred is taking off work to go to Indy. His dad is having surgery.

His dad has had a huge boil-type thing under his right arm. When we went for chemo this week, the oncologist wouldn't do chemo after seeing the place under his arm and instead sent him to a surgeon. The surgeon said the good news is that this "thing" (can't remember the proper name of it) isn't in his lymph nodes (yet) but the bad news is that is absolutely has to come off as quickly as possible. So, surgery is in 4 days. He can't even have chemo until it's off. The DR would like to be able to use local anesthetic, but the "thing" is too deep.

So, Fred is going there while I go to the DR and lawyer with our birth mom.

The chemo is working for my FIL's prostate cancer, PTL! It justs wipes out so many other things though. But, he's in good spirits and is totally focused on baby Ryleigh! =)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Weird Stuff

Ever have a time in your life when a bunch of weird stuff just happens? I seem to be in that zone!

I called my mom today and she didn't even know who I was and when I told her it was her daughter, she asked which one. There's only 2 of us and we sound nothing alike, so that was weird.

Then, earlier today, an acquaintance went to my husband's pharmacy and told his boss that we were moving away to Indianapolis. Huh?????

Last week, in a grocery store parking lot, Fred was pulling out and this lady in a mini-van laid on her horn for a full 60 seconds and gave us the finger the whole time. I rolled down my window and yelled, "We're sorry!" and "God Bless you" and she swerved around and pulled up to my side of the car and screamed "Why the h*ll are you staring at me you f***ing *itch???? You're the f****ing idiot that pulled in my way you f**** *itch." and this lady had to be at least 35-40!!! She looked like a typical soccer mom in a mini van! I was trying to yell over her screaming to say "I'm sorry if we pulled in front of you" but she wouldn't stop screaming.
It really shook us up. I can remember a day back-when that I would have returned the hand signel or got out of the car for a fight. But, as she peeled away in her mini-van, I looked at my totally shook-up hubby and said, "You know, that lady has to have a miserable, sad life to be so angry" and so we prayed for her! We're trusting God to bring that lady some peace and some healing in exchange for her anger at the world. Praying helped to settle our blood pressure too! lol