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I'm married to the most wonderful man in the world, and I have a beautiful stepson that I love with all my heart.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here I am, sitting in my last class of the day. The kids' grades are in, except for the end-of-course scores, which won't be in until tomorrow. The kids are watching a movie on the other computer via projector, and I'm slowly trying not to go crazy. I have never, EVER wanted summer vacation to get here more in my life as I had this summer.

It has been a long, tiring year. We've all been through a lot, my little family and myself. Sickness, death...it's been a long struggle. This has been a hard year for Greg school-wise, and I know he's ready to rest and recharge.

I'm ready.

I've been on my CPAP monitor for almost a month, so I'm finally beginning to sleep a bit through the night. My health is getting better. Now all I need is to lose some weight...yeah, something I've been saying all my life.

But hopefully it will happen.

All I know is I can't wait to rest, relax, dig in my garden, eat fresh vegetables and can them, and just be at home.

It will be fantastic.

Let the countdown to summer begin.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's been a long, long, time...

Wow. I can't believe how long it has been since I've had an entry in this blog. So many things have happened since July of last year...way too many to put down in one entry, so I guess I'll hit the highlights.

The biggest, and worst news of all, is that our family lost our dear Nadine in October. She succumbed to the brain tumors that were discovered by the doctors in June, and quickly deteriorated until God chose to take her home. She was surrounded by family and friends in her last moments. She will be missed forever--she was a beautiful, kind, loving lady. I was lucky to have such a wonderful mother-in-law.

Greg is plugging away at school--doing well, making good grades. Hopefully in another year or so he will be teaching. He's excited, and I can't wait to see him in "action" as a teacher. He truly loves the special ed kids, and he'll be so good with them.

My "bonus" son is wonderful, as usual--getting more handsome all the time, about to turn 11 in March, and smart as a whip. Makes awesome grades. He's pretty darn near perfect.

Biggest news with me is health-related, of course...seems like the past three years I've done nothing but fall apart physically. I had major hospitalizations in 2007 & 2008, managed to escape 2009 without one, but man, did I bust 2010 wide open!

January 6th or so I had a stomach pain attack and went to the ER--not here, in Murfreesboro. I won't go back here to the hospital unless it's a life or death situation. Anyway, turns out it was a partial bowel obstruction, which corrected itself with a few days of no food/drink and a tube down my nose into my stomach (ugh). The surgeon scheduled an appt. to talk about surgery in the summer so I wouldn't have to be out of work...


January 25th I had another attack, only worse. Much worse. This time it was a total bowel obstruction, and the doctor had to operate, no putting it off. So he went in and fixed two hernias and removed 1 1/2 feet of my intestine which was damaged from the hernia. I've been on medical leave ever since (no pay, of course). I go back to work Monday...I can't wait. I know my kids can't wait, because they've told me so.

So that's the update, in a nutshell. Hopefully, I'll get better about keeping this thing up to date.