DYK...week of May 9

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DYK...week of May 9
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 9:18pm


...Lauri, I hope your mom is doing well?

...sorry to hear about the il's dropping the ball....I can sooooo relate?

...Karol, how did you handle Mother's day?

...I've been thinking of you and sending you strength.



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Sun, 05-09-2010 - 11:14pm

Did you know...

...I was also thinking about you today Karol?

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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 9:22am


...Loving the blog photos?

...Kelley, the ones of the boys, especially the one with Cole laughing, I'd enlarge it and have it on my wall...so cute?!?

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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 9:55am


Christol, the Mother's Day pedi/lunch sounded perfect?

Congrats to Max on the homerun! Super exciting?

Kelley, way to go to the boys on their successful game!?

Sorry to hear about Cole's nose. How is he feeling today?

Missi, how did the kitchen countertops go?

We had a terrific weekend?

Friday was the girls' big May Day celebration at school. It was so fun?

Lily's party friend came home with her after school?

John's sisters and mom came as a surprise for Lily and to spend Mother's Day with me?

It was so thoughtful of them?

Lily had fun with her friend and all of the family?

The Babies movie was just ok...no narration?

Saturday was gorgeous and we spent the day by the pool?

Saturday night we all shopped and then went out to dinner?

The adults came home and played Red Light Green Light and Mother May I with the kids?

Then it was on to playing poker!!! So fun?

Yesterday we had brunch, planted flowers, and the girls gave me a bead to add to my new bracelet along with their perfect cards?

Lily also got to go pick out her new iPod Nano with her own money and gift cards?

She is very excited about it?

Overall, I did ok yesterday. Thanks for thinking of me?

Today I go to the school for the surprise shower for Lily's teacher?

Then we head to gymnastics (just 3 classes left)?

I need to shop tomorrow to round out the gifts for Lily?

Ok, happy day to all?

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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 10:45am


....Eloise had a great birthday

....she was up early & opened her presents

....I ended up getting her some gold earrings, Miley Cyrus's Autobiography & the Hannah Montana movie

....she also got some clothes, shoes, books, hairs thingies, money & a Target gift card

....she took her huge haul of cupcakes that she made with my Mum to school for her class

....then she went shopping with a friend & we went to my Mum's where she stayed while I went to dance class

....then she got Macca's for dinner!!! & fell asleep watching the Madonna episode of Glee (it was repeated tonight, we already saw it last week!)

....I can't believe she is 10!!!!

....suddenly I can see a young lady & she definately has the tween attitude at times!!!

....Christol, my surgery is either going to be easy & a couple of days in the hospital, or incredibly hard & a week in there!!

....basically, when I had Eloise & the hysterectomy all in one go most of my internal organs were involved & subsequently there is a lot of scar tissue in there

....the pain I have & the mass they can feel is a combination of scar tissue, an ovary & possibly my appendix!!!

....the Dr is going to start with a laparascope & have a look around to see if he can remove my ovaries that way

....however, he doubts that & it will likely turn into a large incision & a long surgery of undoing all the adhesions holding everything together

....the end result will hopefully be no ovaries, fewer adhesions, which will mean less pulling pain all over my abdomen &, if he manages to unstick all my bowel, less of the IBS symptoms that I get

....so, is that more than you needed to know about my insides????

....I actually can't wait to get the ball rolling on this, I'm anxious about it & need to get it over so I know the outcome, there are so many whatifs that I can think of!!!

....well, better go, my internet is hit & miss at the moment & it appears to be on at the moment, so I will love you & leave you!!!!

....thankyou for all the birthday messages for Eloise, she was thrilled!!!


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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 11:58am


...Helen, what are you having done??

...a week IS a long time in the hospital?

...what will you be doing with your kids?

...many prayers headed your way?


...Christol, I can just picture Max's home run?

...the smile warms my heart?

...Kelley, let us know how Frank's doing?

...is he going stir crazy being off work?

...Karol, I spent some time this AM on your mom's memorial FB site?

...loved all the pictures?

...she looks like an amazing woman?

...but we already knew that because she raised you to be an amazing woman too?

...I hope you all had a very happy Mother's Day?

...mine was kind of a bust?

...Gerad was a complete and total a$$?

...he did get me a gc for a mani/pedi and two knock out rose bushes that I wanted, but he didn't plan anything?

...he "mentioned" shopping for bar stools and maybe going to the plaza to take pictures...neither option sounded good to me?

...first of all shopping with all 5 of us is a FREAKING nightmare...I love my family but I DETEST shopping with all of us?

...second of all I take pictures for a LIVING, taking pictures for Mother's Day didn't sound appealing, plus it was FREEZING?

...my mom mentioned wanting to go to a movie so I said yes...we were going at 2, would be done by 4, could still hell-shop with my family, but NOOOoOOo Gerad had to start acting like an a$$ because I was "ditching" him?!?!

...SOB ruined my mother's day?

...so I didn't come right home after the movie...didn't come home until 6?

...it's NOT about HIM!?!?!?!?


...when I say I'm OVER his controlling behavior, that doesn't even scratch the surface...I loathe him when he's like that?

...and it's taking me longer and longer to get over his episodes?

...I can see why marriages fail...when a selfish SOB keeps making the same STUPID mistakes, it gets harder and harder to forgive, thus killing any love or positive feelings for each other?

...I told him that if he wanted to do something with me on MY day then perhaps he should put a little more thought into what I WANT to do?

...am I overreacting?

...be honest?

...I didn't know Mother's Day was about him?

...I'm not planning a FREAKING thing for Father's day?

...oh wait...yes I am!

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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 12:26pm


...Missi sending you a few hugs and a cyber slap to Gerad?

...sorry he wrecked your day?

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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:04am

Did you know...

...Karol, your weekend sounded lovely?

...so glad Lily had fun?

...and I had to smile about playing red light green light with the kids?

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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 2:15pm


We had the party on Saturday and it went really well. It ended up with the weather that Joey's friend's baseball game was canceled so he was able to attend the whole party. So Joey had 2 friends and Rhiannon had 5.

The kids LOVED making their own sundaes. It wasn't even that messy either.

I have pics to download, I'll do that later today.

I'm hoping Rhiannon's game is canceled because it's been raining on and off all day. If it's just sprinkling, they will play. Ugh.

Karol, I was thinking of you too on Mother's Day.

You never think about losing your parents, really.

I didn't tell you guys this, I don't think. Last month, I had to take my mom to the ER. She was having really bad back pain and earlier that week, she had an episode while shopping that she thought was her heart. It ended up not being her heart. It wasn't anxiety either. They believed it was a side effect from her new med. So anyway due to the episode, her doc had her go into the ER.

I was just starting my grocery shopping when my aunt called to tell me to come pick her up. My aunt didn't sound especially urgent or scared. On the drive there, I started to panic a little thinking that Karol's mom went in for something not so serious.

It ended up being nothing serious. They think she may have had a kidney stone. Who knows.

But it got me to thinking, I hope my mom is around for a lot longer. Even though I still disagree with the way she did things when we were kids. She is here for me now AND for my kids.

Anyway, I was definitely thinking of you, Karol and Christol.

Kelley, sounds like an exciting baseball game for Noah.

I hope Cole's nose is better.

Christol, that is so awesome about Max's home run! :)

I had to laugh about your comments about Rhiannon. She is very naughty sometimes. And now she is SO moody. She starts stuff with Joey ALL the time and has major attitude with everyone. At least she looks sweet in the pics. lol

Yep, Joey is full of beans. lol He is sometimes naughty but rarely by himself, he is usually egged on by Rhiannon or talked into doing something he wouldn't normally do. I hope he isn't like that with his friends when he's a teen. Eek!

Karol, how thoughtful of John's sisters and mom. I'm glad you had a nice day.

Helen, I'm praying that your surgery goes well. It makes me feel squirmy thinking about it.

I'm glad that Eloise enjoyed her birthday.

Missi, I'm sorry Gerad acted like a butt on Mother's Day. Men are so dumb sometimes. Really.

I don't think you're overreacting especially since he got really crappy about you going to a movie on Mother's Day. You should be able to choose what you want to do on that day.

Aaron used to ruin practically every holiday and birthday for me.

Anyway, I need to run to the bank and start an early dinner so we can eat at 4:00 just in case Rhiannon does have her game. It's raining pretty hard right now. Hopefully it will be canceled.

And I am wondering the same thing as everyone else...

Where did the last 10 years go??? Seriously.

I'm afraid to blink, Layla will be starting kindergarten. Ack!

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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 2:36pm

Oh Christol, here you go again making me tear up as I read your post about Claire?

I hope Claire has a wonderful day?

Amazing these little people are turning 10!!!?

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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 5:00pm

We had Alora's party on Saturday. Here are the pics on facebook:

It was just the 3 girls, but it turned out great and everyone had a good time. Alora is THRILLED about going to GS horse camp (which I knew she would be).

Mother's day we went to Dinosaur Ridge. It is a big hill that has dinosaur foot prints in the rocks. You can also see ripples in the rocks from when this was an ocean. VERY cool. Unfortunately, Kaylee was not feeling well, so she stayed home. She was feeling much better by the time we got home.

I can't believe there are only 12 more "wake-ups" (as Arionna's teacher calls them) before school is over!!! WOW! So excited to be headed to Yellowstone in just a few weeks. We decided to stay a night in Jackson before heading up to Montana on Wednesday. I can't wait...haven't been there since I went with my parents as a kid.

Lauri, when does your mom see the specialist? Sorry the ils messed up on Cole's birthday.

Karol, was also thinking of you on Mother's Day. Glad you had family to spend it with.

Kelley, glad baseball is going well. Hope everything goes well with Frank's checkup and that you guys can catch a little alone time for your anniversary.

Missi, sorry your Mother's Day didn't go very well. Hugs. I hope you at least enjoyed your movie. I mentioned to everyone last week that Mother's Day was coming up and that *I* was not planning anything, it was for them to plan. Everything worked out ok, but next time I will know to keep my expectations low.

Helen, what date is the surgery? Need to know when to start sending those good vibes! Glad Eloise had a good bday. Those were a LOT of cupcakes! :)

Christol, ahhhh. Loved your post about Claire. Loved the cupcakes, as well. They looked really yummy!

I am NOT happy with the weather this week. The forecast for tonight into tomorrow...SNOW! AHAHAHH! Can someone please inform Mother Nature that it is the middle of MAY and we are DONE with snow?!?! Of course the 4th graders have a field trip tomorrow. Outdoors, of course. And, the 5th grades go on their annual camping trip to the mountains on Thursday. The mountains are supposed to get up to 2 FEET of snow. June...where are you????

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