Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quote of the week.....

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Surgery update

Just a quick update, the surgery went fine, the tumor had rooted itself into the muscle in my butt and they had to remove a small piece (of butt muscle), so the doctor said I will be more sore than I would have been otherwise. In other news he said the tumor just by sight looked totally benign but that they were going to send it off for testing "just in case". Hope all is well with everyone and when I have my shit together more I will update with more info....xoxo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Surgery tomorrow

So again, I know it has been awhile (even I am getting sick of saying that...) I have had doctor appointments what seems like everyday and Tennis matches for Thing 2. We had to get Thing 1's hair dyed (she went dark and it looks sooo cute), we had to volunteer at the car show this weekend and knuckles had an eye appointment that didn't turn out so well. To top everything off, I am having surgery tomorrow to remove the lump from my back and also the one from my scalp.
Okay so, lets see where to start....Thing 2, Tennis season for Junior high is now officially over. It was his first season ever and he played really well. He has a great serve and hopefully he decides to stick with it. He gave up a potentially life long soccer career to play so I hope he doesn't hate it or decide it isn't worth it next year.
Thing 1's hair is kind of a long the beginning of junior high (she is now a high school sophomore) she dyed it bright flame red. When her father got married in May his then Fiance told her she had to dye her hair because it CLASHED with the red bridesmaid dresses.So they took her to some random salon in Hawaii and had this fat cow demolish her hair and put these horrible spaghetti looking highlights in it. Well last Friday I paid to have it returned to her natural dark blond (repair job) at an upper scale salon here in town...Looks fantastic and she no longer hates the sight of her own hair...YEAH MOM!!
With knuckles it is a bit of a tear jerker, apparently when he was 2 his right eye quit developing and his brain shut down function to it, because he was still learning how to walk etc... there were no outward sighs such as stumbling equilibrium etc and it still tracks and moves with his left eye so Frankie and his ex never noticed that the eye wasn't working. Knuckles was sitting at the table doing his homework the other day and looked up at me and said " hey Alex did you know that when I close my left eye I can't see anything out of my other one?" my thought..."hummm that is odd!" Frankie...check this out, Knuckles tell daddy what you just told me!" he repeats story... one eye appointment later we have a 6 year old that wears glasses that only correct his vision to 20/50 and needs to see a specialist in order to regain sight in his right eye...who would have thought....
And last but not least, my surgery will not be talked about until it is over because I don't know anything and I am not going to worry until I have something to worry about. XOXO

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Slacker....yeah that's me!

So I know I haven't been writing much, I have a lot going on, doctor appointments nearly 2 times a week. I have a condition called Adenomyosis.I also have severe headache's that they think may or may not be migraine and may or may not be tension. I also found out today that a lump that I found about 6 months to a year ago on my scalp MAY be a tumor, it could also just be a cyst.... because it is on my scalp they can not take it out in the Dr's office, it has to be taken out in the OR and I have to be Knocked out...I HATE being knocked out! Can you say Stressed instead of venting I have been hiding...anybody else do this? I have decided to post some pictures of things that make me happy...enjoy!!!

The first one is me and thing 1 & 2 a couple weekends ago...still summer, the second one was taken by my talented daughter of my handsome son and the third pic is thing 1 & 2 when they are at their best and behaving and loving each other...oh how I wish it was always this way! Until next time....kbye

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Here they are, this picture was taken on our vacay up in Phx, thanks Poppy for the link to the Squishable site, we all love them!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fantastic weekend fun...

We had a blast, first of all, we stayed at The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix( Frankie wouldn't let me post that prior, as he thought someone would stalk us and kill thing 1 and 2 even though no one reads my it is fantastic, totally kid friendly. They have 3-5 restaurants on-site depending on what time of year it is as to how many are open, a spa, golf course, water park, fitness center, movies after dark...everything you could ever need without leaving the property. The rooms had recently been remodeled, the beds were amazing, the pools were well taken care of(Frankie owns a pool company and has issues with public pools and he swam...miracle!!!) The Hotel catered to our every need.We hardly ever even put on regular clothes, mostly walked around in our bathing suits ALL weekend...not to worry, everyone was doing it.When eating in the restaurants we threw on a sundress or the likes but mostly..flip flops and bikinis etc. Fantastic! They had a shuttle service that ran to a nearby mall, one of the biggest outlet malls in AZ(Superstition Springs I think?), and it was incredibly all very affordable.
Now the thing is...and fill me in if this happens to you as well, the second we pulled back in to Tucson Thing 1 and 2 started fighting. For 3 whole days they didn't utter a single negative word towards each other or lay a finger on one another but as soon as we were back it was like the good bad just don't understand. It is very frustrating especially after having such a fantastic weekend.
Last night, yuck, our power out for like 9 hours, more on that later!