Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Glad to report mom is still on the road to recovery! She sounds a little better every day. Now she is starting to worry about the effects the chemo will have but in a way that's good... because before, she was only concentrating on the pain she was in at the moment... so to me, it means she is feeling less of THAT pain and has more time to think about what's to come. The good thing is, she is SO in love with Rachel that it is giving her something very important to look forward to.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Now on the down side... tonite I have to go back to work. I am SOOOO not happy... I sure would rather stay here with my angel and take care of her and watch every new expression she makes. BUT... since lotto has not cooperated, I am stuck going back there... oh well... I'll just have to make the best of it!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wow... I'm impressed so far with some of the questions being asked! Go on guys, make Lee County look good!
So today is a stay home and clean day... Tonite my girlfriend is coming over to play with Rachel a little and then we are going to sit around watching a movie and probably make some popcorn... haven't had a night like that in a while! Sure wish it wasn't my last week to enjoy being home! I still have some hope that we will hit the lotto before Friday! LOL...
Sunday, February 08, 2009
We also went to get our taxes done yesterday... gee wasn't THAT fun... LOL... actually, it wasn't too terrible. I normally do my own, which definitely would have been WAY faster, but because we had the adoption credit this year, I didn't want to take any chances, so we decided to let someone ELSE do them this time. Well, over 3 hours later, we walked out with them pretty much done. We actually applied for a refund anticipation loan but it didn't go thru correctly, so we will be getting our money the old fashioned way instead... I was kinda disappointed about that since I decided to sign up for a medical billing & coding course and wanted to pay the deposit right away with the money.. oh well... I've waited this long! We also decided we will buy a new cover for the couch to see if we can stretch it out a little longer... if that doesn't work, we will have to finally invest some of the refund on a new one. The rest, we are putting towards the loan we took out for the adoption. It won't come close to paying it off, but it will make a little dent, at least!
So I'm starting my last week of staying home. Friday I have to go back to work. No, I am NOT looking forward to it... Yes, I AM sick to my stomach about it... but unless I hit that damn lotto, this is my only current option...
Friday, February 06, 2009
As for MY mom, well the oncologist went over the plan for treatment. In about 3 weeks, mom will begin chemotherapy, every 2 weeks for about 6 months. The Dr said that this particular type of chemo seems to be tolerable for most patients. Mom was especially glad to hear that most people do not lose their hair with this type either!
Oh, and we also received the report from the social worker for our 6 month post placement inspection. The SW also called to tell me to throw away the first page because she made a minor mistake and she will be sending out a new copy immediately. I decided to hold on to it until I get the new one... not taking any chances!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Today Margie called to tell me that it was almost over... They were just hoping Joy would hold on until Margie's brother could arrive. So sad... but Joy said she was ready to go... and Margie is actually taking it much better now. I wish there was more I could do for her...
This morning I had someone come over so I could do their taxes. (one of our little adoption fundraisers). Other than that, just sitting vigil by the phone... not a fun thing to do!
I think tonite I might make oatmeal raisin cookies... if I can find some dried cranberries to add... I love those...
Sunday, February 01, 2009
We went to my parents yesterday so mom could see Rachel. She had a great time over there, especially staring up at the ceiling fan! She was talking away at it. Funny, since she has one in her room too, but she liked Nana's better, I guess. My folks gave her a funny little plastic fishy that swims in the bathtub. She got a good giggle out of that too. I still say Rachel is the best medicine my mom could have!
This morning I already did a couple of loads of laundry, a load of dishes, vacuumed the whole house, and cleaned out my purse (I was stashing so many receipts in there, I couldn't find my cash, what little I keep). I decided it was time to take a break to check the computer, because my friend Trish is in China getting her daughter as I write this, and I was dying to see how it was going! Well, I just read it and she finally has her little Taylor in her arms! I got all emotional reading her blog about meeting her for the first time. It was so touching! I'm so very happy for their family!
Well, here are some random fun photos to end January... My little cutie is growing like a weed, so I want to get all the pictures in that I can!
- Jodi Shaw
- We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!