Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tomorrow's the Big Day

Well, it's almost here. Mom's surgery is tomorrow, and I'm starting to get nervous. I'm still here in Nashville. I don't get to go for the surgery. :( It will be hard, but I know my sister will keep me constantly updated. I was going to pack up the girls and head down today. My Aunt Sissy was going to stay at my Mom and Dad's and watch the girls while I was at the hospital, but when I talked to Chris about it, he was afraid being at Mah Mau's without Mah Mau or any of the normals would scare HA. I agreed. So, new plan! I'm going to go down this weekend by myself and leave the girls here with Juju and their Daddy. I'm bummed and it feels very strange to think of not being there during the actual surgery, but that's just life with kids. Sometimes we have to sacrifice what we want for what's best for them. Okay not sometimes, most times. The surgery starts at 7:30 am. I'm just asking for your prayers for all to go well, no unexpected negative findings, no spreading and a speedy recovery! Thanks so much!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Still Here Y'all

Well, I haven't really been blogging lately. Haven't been feeling like myself and blogging has seemed to fall on the list of things I'm just not up to doing. That should show you I'm not me. Ha! Me not blabbing? Yeah, that's uncharacteristic of myself. Still waiting on some of my medicine to get in my system. It evidently takes two weeks, so I won't know if it is even working for a few more days. Things going on in the meantime? Well, my Mom came up for what was her last visit before her surgery. She played with the girls and enjoyed holding Collins since she knows it will be awhile before she can hold her after the surgery. I know that was a little hard for her. She was in good spirits although she admitted to being down recently. Who wouldn't be?! That was my response. We are all just nervous of the unknown. I think that's a universal thing. So no exception with the upcoming surgery and recovery process. And before Mom came, I also got to spend time with my friend Tammy and her kids and catch up with her last Friday night. Then on Saturday I hung out with the long lost bestie Bashty. We used to hang out every Saturday before she moved to Dallas. They luckily moved back in Octoberish of last year, but our Saturdays had not gotten completely back on track. I missed her so much, and despite my mood, we had a great day together. She has invited me over and is making me brunch tomorrow. (She's an amazing cook!!) I'm excited!! Another great thing going on starting today is one of my best friends (and college roommate), Amanda is in town with her family for the week. They live right outside of Atlanta, so we rarely get to see each other, but we keep in touch often regardless. This will be her first time meeting Collins!! One last thing...getting together with the church small group for BBQ Saturday night. So, luckily I have a lot to keep me busy with Mom's surgery fast approaching. Just ready for the surgery to be over and the recovery to begin!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Home Sweet Home

We have been back home at my parents since Wednesday night. Today is my nephew's 11th birthday party. We were originally scheduled to come for this and it would have been after Mom's surgery but then things changed. We do now have a new surgery date: June 19. About another 3 week wait, but at least it is scheduled. I've been starting to have a hard time with all of it. My meds seem to be way off, and I'm just not myself. I can't seem to function like normal which is a major problem when you are married and have two little ones who depend on you!!! I've been on the phone working with my dr to try and figure out how to straighten my meds out and get back to normal. Any prayers you have are always appreciated. I'm doing all in my power, and I know we will get it all figured out but the sooner the better in my opinion. Lol I love being home and spending time with my Mom and Dad and Ash and her family. Since she's a SAHM we get to do that. The kids play, we referee and chit chat. Lots of laughing and talking. Tomorrow we head back home and Monday I have an appt with my doctor to fix my meds. I've got to get on planning Collins Mackenzie's first birthday. You know I haven't felt like myself when I haven't already planned out every detail of it. It just has seemed so unimportant in light of things with my Mom. I did decide on the mermaid/ocean theme so lots of shades of blue and turquoise. I went all out for HA's first, so Ash says I can't have Collins look back and see those pics and then look at hers and see anything less. So, if you have some ideas, send them my way!! I like to do fabulous but on a budget!!