Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

So much to do, so much to do...

I am so far behind on everything right now. This is a busy month here because school doesn't finish until late June. I've had kids graduate the last two years but my youngest is a sophomore so we have a few years off. We don't have the senior activities so we only have the end of the baseball season, the Spring Sports Banquet, after school review classes, final exams, road test for driver's license, summer baseball games, work... that's just for one kid. The other two are in college and more independent. This youngest one just can't ditch us as easy yet. Ha!

Next week is the beginning of the graduation parties for a nephew, two nieces and many friends. The celebrations last throughout the whole summer. It's a small town so everyone gets invited to everything. I also get to see my five-year-old nephew graduate from preschool next week. He's the youngest of my mom's grandchildren so it's sad but fun. He's excited we're coming but I'm betting money that he won't participate in anything during his "ceremony". He is one kid that you can't make do anything he doesn't want to do.

So I have a lot of catching up to do here. I have awards to post from the many generous people who gave them to me and the people I admire and have passed them on to. I really have been working on them. Really. I have reviews, upcoming tours, book club chats and a contest or two to finish putting together. And I have many of you to visit and comment on. I love reading your blogs and I can't wait to catch up with everyone. I have some really good books that I am itching to read every chance I get. My hammock is calling to me but I'm not getting there very often. It's a good thing books are portable because I take them with me everywhere I go.

My cousin who I've mentioned before is going through a very tough time right now. She had her most recent surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor over a month ago and was doing great. It's the complications from all she's been through in the last two years that are making her so sick now. She's been in the hospital for 3 1/2 weeks because of low blood counts, sinus and ear infections, loss of appetite and confusion from her most recent chemo. Fortunately her doctors are keeping her in there as long as it takes, which is unusual in this day and age of drive-thru hospital care. Her insurance company must be having a fit but this is a life or death fight and her doctors are doing what's best for her. Thank God. We want her home but we want her well. Right now we can use all the help we can get.


  1. Your anxiety ridden smiley face caught my attention! I am so sorry that life is so stressful for you. I totally understand being pulled in all kinds of directions. I have prayed - and will continue to pray for your cousin. It sounds like the doctor's in charge of her care are really top-notch!

  2. There are certainly days where you wonder if you'll survive it all...hang in there and just enjoy this time as crazy as it is. As for your cousin...she's in my thoughts and prayers!!! ((hugs))

  3. I don't mind being pulled in different directions - most of the time. I got used to that as soon as I had kids! :) It does get hectic, just like in everyone's life, but it's always good to know there are people to back you up. Thanks for your kind words and prayers Molly. I appreciate it all. My cousin has a strong faith and is very active in her own care. We are all always researching new meds, techniques and developments. She is very lucky to have an outstanding group of doctors caring for her. It's just scary that's she's so helpless right now and we're on the other side of the country from her. Keep up the prayers!

  4. Sorry to hear about all the stress. I hear you, though. I feel like I'm being pulled in a bazillion directions all day long and all I want to do is conk out on the couch. Just take it easy. We'll wait patiently here for you. ((HUGS))

    Your cousin is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad she's getting the medical attention she needs.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  5. Praying for your cousin Wrighty that all goes well for her. Hope things are more normal for both her and you very soon : D



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