Thursday, October 25, 2012

Apologies. . .

For being MIA the last week or so. . . 

Before I get into everything, I must apologize to my pals, I have two letters sitting here that have been waiting for replies.  So, Shannah and Melissa, I am hoping to have letters out to you soon, I just haven't been much in a writing mood, which I'm getting to. . . 

As you know from my last post, my Uncle in Nashville was diagnosed with cancer. I've been upset about this and talking to my cousin several times a day.

My Uncle that lives here (my Momma's brother), has been very ill. He is in ICU in the hospital, on a resperator with a feeding tube in and they put in a central line yesterday. He has some kind of infection in his lungs and they don't know what it is yet, they were able to get some of the fluid out of his lungs and are running a culture. He has a bad infection/sore on his leg, which he is prone to because he is diabetic and bed-ridden. I'm struggling a lot with all of this. . . I am so lucky I have my cousin in Nashville, her and I have been supporting each other during our rough times. 

There's a couple other things going on, but it's more personal and I would rather save that for letters with my penpals. 

Anyway, hopefully things will be back to normal soon and I'll have something fun to post. But I hope all my wonderful followers understand that my mind has been in other places right now.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I had a plan. . .

I was getting pictures ready to post and talk about this weekend (not that it was eventful). But my plan was derailed when my cousin called from Nashville, and now the pictures just don't seem as important right now. . .

Since my journal is public, I'm not going to go into specific details to respect my family's privacy.  But they were just given some bad news about my Uncle, I will say it's newly found cancer.

Chelsea and I were the closest in age and spent a lot of time together growing up, as such I spent a lot of time with my Aunt (Dad's sister) and Uncle. They would even take me on little trips with them :)

Anyway, I have a simple request. The news today was not as good as we were all praying for, so could everyone take a minute and say a quick prayer for all of them?  I know it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.


Monday, October 8, 2012

I haven't posted in a week?

I don't really have anything exciting to post, just wanted to check in and let everyone know I'm still around! :)

Let's see. . . Fall has finally arrived, it's been so much cooler during the day and actually a little cold at night (at least for me, lol). It's a wonderful change. And we have a storm moving through Wednesday night which will give us a chance for some scattered showers, yay! We haven't had rain since April, so we need it badly with it being fire season out our way.

I had an exciting Saturday night this weekend. . . I went to my brother's and babysat his two youngest (Joey and Jillian). Their cousin Brooklyn was also there for a little bit until her Dad picked her up because she changed her mind about spending the night. The two little ones were both asleep before 8pm, which made me wish I had taken some stationary to work on letters, for some reason I didn't even think about it. So I watched a movie on television and read a little bit. Although Joey startled me just before midnight when he came walking into the family room. I wasn't expecting him to get up, but he was thirsty and wanted to cuddle on the couch with me. He was back asleep within 20 minutes. I never complain about cuddle time, I'm just glad he was able to go back to sleep. But before he did he was so sweet. He kept looking up at me and smiling really big, and we had this little conversation:

Me: "What's up Joe?"
Joey: "I'm happy you're here with me Bet-Bet."
Me: "I'm happy I'm here with you too buddy."
Joey: gives me a hug and a kiss "I love you with my whole heart."
Me: "I love you with my whole heart too Doe-doe bird."

He makes my heart happy <3 (Doe-doe bird is my special nickname for him because when he was younger he called himself Doe-doe instead of Joe-joe.)

I just started reading "Sing You Home" by Jodi Picoult, my Aunt gave it to me awhile ago. I'm not very far into it, but so far it seems like it's pretty good. I'll have to post a book review when I'm done with it (whenever that will be). 

Well, I guess that's all for now. I've started working on letters, so later this week I will post pictures of my outgoing. . . maybe I'll take some pictures during bowling this week too, we'll see how it goes and if I can remember, ha ha.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! 


Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm Slacking. . . .

I didn't get to writing any letters this weekend. I don't know if I'm just in a slump or if it's this summer-like horribly hot weather that has me feeling like doing nothing. . . I think it's more the latter. It's October, and our weather is in the triple digits. . . ugh.

Anyway, yesterday I heard something weird flying over the house. We have a small airport about 5 miles down the road, and honestly, I thought it was a plane with engine trouble and I freaked out. Until I saw that it was a blimp! It was a small one, but it was still cool because it doesn't happen very often. So, I snapped a picture.

Not the best pic, but I only had my cell phone, lol.

Anyway, that's all I have for now. Hope everyone has a great week!