Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Everything is OK with me, I'm just really, really busy at work. I work at a university and we had new students come in this week, so I have been here early and stayed late every day so far. Lots & lots to do to get all these kids settled in.

I'll write more later, just wanted to update all of you that may have been wondering about me.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

MIL fine

Well my m-i-l came through the surgery well and is recooping. She's in some pain and we've had some issues with the nursing staff, but I think she's on the road to recovery.

I stayed the night at the hospital with her last night and I'll be so glad to get off work today & go home. I've not seen my kids since Tuesday night. We've been at the hospital and working so I'm gonna spend the whole weekend with them. I really miss them today - maybe I'll go home early.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Surgery Day

Thanks to Kathi and 3carnations for teaching me how to link.

Today, my mother-in-law is having surgery on her lung. They found some cancer and are going in to remove one of her three lobes today. The whole family will congregate at the hospital and by that I mean. 7 kids and spouses, 1 brother & 1 sister, 2 special friends & anybody else we can find off the street. We sort of commandeer the waiting room anytime one of us is in the hospital. It's sweet in a small sort of way that so many would want to be there but I'm sure the hospital staff and the other visitors would probably have something else to say about it.

This is not a quiet family. They say what they want, when they want & they don't really care who is listening. I get so embarrassed sometimes, I have to walk away.

One of my husband's brothers and I do not get along. We've never really seen eye to eye but have usually been able to control our feelings (unless alcohol is involved) Recently, his wife left him and took their three children. His wife and I have a wonderful relationship and I am so glad she got out of that situation. He is such an ass! Anyway, he is mad and thinks I am wrong for 'taking her side'. I don't really care what he thinks, but all 6 of his brothers & sisters are all babies and if someone hurts one of them, automatically that person is EVIL. So, I know what I have to look forward to if I ever get divorced.

So this spring when my father-in-law was fighting kidney cancer and heart disease at the same time, this particular brother and another one showed their asses at hospital. It got so bad that my husband had to physically pick up his older brother and throw him down the hospital hallway to get him to leave the hospital. This man was completely out of control and trying to hurt people. He was throwing soda cans and fists and whatever he could find. We were all scared to death. It took 4 men to get him away from the waiting area (luckily this was in the middle of the night and no other visitors were there). It was terrible. And I so do not want to be involved in something like that again. I told my husband last night that if I got the least impression that one of them was gonna lose it, I was leaving before it even started. I'm planning to take the high road on this one & stay out of the drama.

My dad had 6 brothers & sisters also and my mom used to tell me that there was something off with all of them, including my dad. I certainly know where she was coming from, because every single one of my husband's brothers & sisters, including himself have something a little strange going on. (And sometimes, I mean that in a good way.) Most of them can cope with normal, everyday life and fake their way through the hard things, but a couple of them need serious help. You know what they say about marrying someone like your dad? Well, I think I aced that test alright, yay for me!

Please keep my m-i-l in your prayers. She needs all the help she can get.