October 31, 2007

My mom and I and cancer

Here is a photo of my mom and I a few months before I got married in 1999. It was taken at their home in upstate New York. I am writing this all here because I was told over the weekend that my mother has cancer, breast cancer. She is 66 years young. Her mother had breast cancer when she was 50. So my mom thought she was in the clear. She has been very aware of what needed to be done every year and recently, more often. So this comes as a shock.
Currently my parents are in Florida and have some of the best doctors. I believe she will go through surgery, and then chemo. While I would like to go down and help her, and be with her, I have two young children, one in school and my husband works full time, so having the oldest in school while I am away is not an option, neither is taking them with me. I have always asked god, why do BAD things happen to good people, and this is yet another question for god, why?
I have been told that god tests us here on earth and never gives us anything we can not handle, but why such a horrible thing, like cancer. As I talk with my mom, I will post more, but right now I just needed to write about how I am feeling right now.

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October 17, 2007


It is amazing to me how a child changes once they put on a mask, cape, glasses or pretty much anything that might is some way disuse who they really are! I always say how the boys change when they go through the dress up box, and today is no different. Trevor came home from a swap meet with a power ranger mask, sword and a few other bits and pieces, they were cleaned up and now in the hands of an almost six year old. So being who I am I dug out a costume I was saving for Halloween, that was also bought on clearance last Halloween, and I let my son have this really cool power ranger muscle suit.
Then the little one wanted in on the action, so I put on the Over sized Green power ranger suit, that was cherished by our oldest and brushed to the side for the NEW Red one. The little one normally wears a size 3T, and wanted to put on this 7/8...so i had to work my mother magic and roll up the pants, the sleeves, and tighten the belt so much that my husband said "it looks like the bad guys shrunk him and not his clothes".Now two boy, two costumes, two masks and two swords later, we have a mini Power Ranger meeting right here in our living room. Jumping, swinging, running and all sorts of power ranger ninja moves. This is what we do on a sunday afternoon, what do you do?

October 11, 2007

what not to do on a playdate

I never wrote what happened to me a week ago wednesday. The day before my wonderful hubby got me a NEW used car. A new honda odyssey, great car but much different. So I was out on a play date and that mother and I wanted to go off to the Xmas tree shope! So she got her extra car seat, put it in my car, buckled her cute almost 1 year old little boy and I put my 2.7 year old in his seat. Oh bad habbits die hard...I had placed my bag and keys on my seat. So once the boys were in I closed the slider and my friend did the same. I walked around the back of the car, and closed the hatch. OMG...I heard the CLICK ! Yeah Click.
I went up to the driver door and looke ddown at my KEYS! So I called my husband who works at a honda dealership, he was not reachable, so we called 911...Meanwhile the kids were doing ok, but mine started to take his shoes off, and play with them. He could see us outside the car and really started to get upset.
So the police, sent the fire department and one of the HOTTEST volunteer firemen we have witnesses around these parts. Those guys were trying hard to talk to my little guy, but all he would do is put his shoes on his hands and tap the belt buckle. The Fire men, they could not do much, so the AAA tow truck came and got got the kids out of the car after 30 minutes.
Lesson learned... hold onto the keys!