We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Friday, August 03, 2007

Yay For Sissy!!!!

Sissy needs to update her freakin' blog. I thought she would have done it ASAP, but she didn't so I'll post the freakin' good news. HER PINS CAME OUT!!!!! She's fine and done with her freakin' broken toe!!!! Just kidding. No, really, the pins came out, she can wear any shoes she wants to, she can go swimming, take a shower, etc.... the only thing she can't do for another month is run. That's it. WOOHOO!!!!!! Until later......

Sidenote: Norm just made me laugh harder than I think I ever have. I was sitting here, at the computer he asked me what was wrong because I took a deep breath and just shook my head. Now, keep in mind, I've been having terrible pains for the past 2-3 days. My chest, shoulders, back, neck, spine, basically my entire upper body is extremely sensitive and just touching any part of it hurts. It's inside, like my nerves. Mom says it's stress that is manifesting itself into a physical ailment. So, Norm asks me "whats wrong babe?" I said simply "stress" and his reply? I can't make this up, he seriously asked me "What are you stressed about?" I laughed and laughed and asked if he was kidding. He wasn't!!!! He said "I don't know why you are stressed, there's nothing you can do about any of it." Now, if you knew Norm, you would know how ridiculous this is because he's CONSTANTLY thinking about work! Weekends? Work. We go to a movie? Before it starts he talk about work. He lives, breathes, becomes, work. Which is why it was amazing to see him with Valentina because he didn't talk about work one time we were in GC. He stresses about work when there's nothing he can do, but I'm not supposed to stress about our kid who's 3000 miles away!!!! Oh man...... MEN!!!!!

Secret To Happiness

Let me just preface this by saying that I'm in a bad mood. I'm not happy. I've got a few things I'm upset about and stressed with. So this morning I got up, sat at my computer (as usual) and put my iPod on shuffle. After a few songs, "YMCA" comes on. It is literally IMPOSSIBLE for me to be unhappy when I listen to that song! I found myself moving' and groovin' along to that ridiculous ditty. So that is my secret to happiness, The Village People. Holly, you still owe us a dance and my vote is for you to dance to "YMCA", complete with the moves! Until later.....