Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank you to my dear friend Lucy for the award...As I have still not gotten the hang of putting links on my blog, I will just ask that anyone that takes the time to read my somewhat boring blog snag this....



We are still having snow. Sometimes just flurries but other times getting hit with at least 3 or 4 inches..Not too bad if it comes slow enough for the snow plows to keep up with it:)


Last week-end, I went to Appleton to visit my sister-in-law. She and her husband were puppy sitting for her daughter..
We went out for dinner Friday night..Mexican..Very good food and not priced too bad. We were even lucky enough to have Flan for dessert..
Saturday, Linda and I went shopping. We hit a couple of thrift stores. I snagged a wool coat for five dollars..It will be nice to have if I want to wear a skirt or dress in the colder months.

We were supposed to go out for a while Saturday night...but never made it..They were both tired..So, we stayed in and ordered dinner from a great Chinese restaurant that delivers..

I woke up at 6:00am Sunday. Decided to head out early because it had snowed a bit and I wanted to get on the road before too much traffic.

All in all, it was a nice week-end.

Today I'm taking it a bit easy.. I have most of my accounts supplied..I was up at 4:30 this morning. I went to two of my restaurants..Got home about 6:30 and took a nice relaxing bath and got in my jammies...lol...
I'll make this my paperwork day..

I have to say that although this type of work can be stressful mentally, I am lucky to have the flexibility that I do..
On Monday Jeremy had a dental appointment at 9:30 and then wanted to stop at the mall to pick up a book that he had ordered..We then stopped at Kohls and he got three new pairs of pants. Plus a nice jacket that had been $130.oo marked down to $36.00...Even he was impressed..lol

I dropped him off at home and then hit the road. So, I try not to complain too much about my job. I'm happy to have it. (Most of the time...lol).

I am so looking forward to spring and summer..planting some pretty flowers and getting some sunshine..

Other than that, not much is new...
I hope that all have a nice day and stay warm....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!


I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day..
I was going to buy myself some flowers..until I saw the price tags..lol..I know I'm worth it, but......

On Friday I finally was able to talk to the cancer care coordinator. I feel better now. After the test, she had said that sometimes tissue overlaps. I knew what I was seeing on the screen was not tissue overlap. When I asked her exactly what they had seen, she told me that it was a cyst. Three to be exact. They determined that they were benign. They want me back in six months to see if they shrink..Not because they are afraid that they will become something more than what they are.
I think I should have been told that there were cysts. But I'm not going to dwell on that. I am just going to be grateful!

My five year old granddaughter spent the night with me. We had a nice time. We made Valentines for her mom and brother (Cameron). It was alot of fun.
Jeremy wanted to go to Barnes and Noble for a book, so we all got one..Well, I got two..lol..Jeremy was nice enough to buy them for me:)
He bought and made beef tenderloin for us last night..
It was very tasty...I made baked potatoes to go with it.

Although it's pretty darned cold outside, it is sunny. I always appreciate that..

Well, it's almost time to get Destiny home. Then prepare for the work week..

Have a wonderful day and great week!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

First off, let me say that my test came out clear.....Amen!

Believe me, when I was at the doctors office this morning. I sure was not in a very positive mood.
After they had me get in the gown, they had a breast cancer counselor come in and meet me.
She did say that it is automatic for her to be on hand if there is a need for a mammogram redo.
Her being there did not bring me comfort at that time..

I was taken in to the mammogram lab. She took the pictures and left the room. Of course, I was looking at the picture on the screen. From a lay persons point of view, it didn't look good.. Everything looked the same except for one large area that looked like three enlarged nodules.
After she took the initial pictures she came back and took one more at a different angle..

When she came back into the room, she told me that I would be going for an ultra-sound..
By the time I got to that waiting area, I was a wreck...I couldn't sit, so I paced back and forth until I was called into the room.
The cancer care counselor came into the room with us..12 or 13 pictures were taken.. They left the room after telling me that the doctor would read them and the counselor would come in and tell me what the results were...
Of course, I looked at those pictures too...and once again, there was a distinct difference in the one area..


The counselor came back in the room and told me that all was clear..She said that sometimes things overlap and makes things look abnormal..or at least like something that should be checked out further.
I started crying...she told me that she was glad that they were tears of relief..
She said that I should come back in 6 months to make sure that there aren't any changes.

What I didn't think to ask her was,,what was there that they want to keep an eye on?
She did give me a folder with alot of info..and her number also.. I will wait until tomorrow and give her a call..


I can't even begin to explain the feeling of relief. This has been my first hint of a major problem.
It made me so aware of things that need to be taken care of. I have no insurance. I need to take care of that.
I need to get Jeremy more involved with the bills (have been working on this one)..
We each need to have a better savings plan..
And countless other things that I need to stop putting off.

My daughter called after I had gotten home from the appointment and I finally told her what had transpired. She was not happy that I hadn't said anything to her.

I am worn out. We are in the middle of a blizzard. It was quite a ride out there. I have decided that I am taking the rest of the afternoon for myself...just to get my bearings back..
Besides with this storm, I may have some people call in tonight saying that they can't make it to work....

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you! Your kind words meant more to me than I can ever tell you..It's a tough thing to keep to yourself..

Enjoy your day,,I'm going to:)

Monday, February 8, 2010


Just wanted to say Thank You for all of the good thoughts and well wishes being sent my way! It is really appreciated:)
Although it is still a bit nerve wracking..I do find some comfort in knowing that this isn't All that unusual..

That's not to say that I am not still worried..I am.
I won't go into all of the thoughts that have gone thru my mind.
It's no different than what anyone else would think about.

Good thoughts, good thoughts..lol...
And now for the weather report...We are supposed to get Lucys snow...It is supposed to start late tonight and run into Wednesday...
My appointment is at 11:00 am tomorrow..I will be there..
I was out at 5 this morning getting a jump on my accounts. Between the snow and my appointment, I don't want to fall behind in my week.
Now I am home for just a bit before I hit the road again.

On that note, I better get moving here. Just wanted to stop by and say Thank You!!

Have a good day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I feel bad that today I don't have the frame of mind to spend time reading blogs.

I had my mammogram last week....Today I got my letter that said the results show a need for further testing...


And I'm scared!

I called the doctors office and talked to his nurse..(after I made my next appointment-next Tues.)
She did give me some relieve and said that because they don't have any of my former results, they have nothing to compare to..I don't know why they didn't make sure they got the former results..
Here are a few of the things she referred to...asymetrical..fiber glandular..and they seem to be more concerned with the right breast..Which I found ironic since it is more my left breast that seems to "feel" more different..

I am glad that I am able to get in as soon as I am..The waiting is hard..
I had felt better after talking with her.. she was very comforting. but as time goes by, I am feeling more scared.

I don't know if I will be in the right frame of mind to comment on any blogs,,but I will be around to see how everyone is doing:)

I wouldn't object one bit if you wanted to say a little prayer for me..

My first thought in all of this of course was my kids and grandkids...My daughter has been thru so much in the recent months..One of the things that came to mind today was being at my ex's funeral and Monique was crying when she got out of the car..I thought it was because of the funeral we were at...no...she was worried about losing me...makes me cry all over again.
I am not saying anything to my daughter until after my next appointment. I don't want her to spend these next days worrying..And let me tell you, it's very hard keeping something like this to myself..We share everything..


Okay,,enough of that...only good thoughts..right??