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.



Sunday, June 02, 2013

Mish Mash

Yesterday Asa's soccer team lost their first game. We only have one game left and were so close to being undefeated. It was a close, and good, game, with a final score of 5-4. The other team scored 3 against us in the first half, it was the first time this season we've ever trailed in a game. We came back strong and scored 4 goals in the second half. We were on a streak and were on our way to making a legendary comeback. The other team was also undefeated. Norm overheard some of the parents discussing their kids private lessons and extra workshops they had done and I was very proud of our little ethnic team holding their own! All but one of our players are Latino, our coaches are bilingual and about half the time they are talking to the team in Spanish. It's a twofer, Asa is having both soccer AND language classes!

School is almost over and I read the funniest blog post ever that describes me perfectly! I was laughing so hard I was crying. Mom was reading some of the comments other moms had left and those were almost funnier than the post. I can't begin to imagine how the teachers feel!

I'm still struggling to find the right combination of pain meds. It was so frustrating and such an arduous process to find the right cocktail of antidepressants/mood stabilizer/anti anxiety so to have to go through the same thing again for my pain is just tiring. But I'm so grateful that there IS medication to help me, no matter how long it takes to get the right combination.

Last weekend mom and papa went to the cabin and papa ended up spending a few hours in the ER. It turns out his chest pains weren't caused by just a panic attack but he also had bronchitis/pneumonia. It actually turned out to be a good thing as the doctor did a full blood panel workup and his EKG was great. So papa is in great health and he was put on an antibiotic.

Norm got a promotion at work and he's had to log in even longer hours. I have to say that even with some of  the 12 hours days he still finds time to be a great dad. From the time he walks in the door at night he is in total "dad mode" and gives the kids his undivided attention. I have a great, long emotional post about the men in my life but I haven't written it down yet.

Mom and I went and saw "The Hangover 3" last week. I had read the reviews, I knew the plot was pretty much nonexistent and I was prepared. Boy howdy, NOTHING can prepare you for that movie. Disappointed doesn't even come close to describing how I felt. Watching a movie with mom is always an experience, it's almost funnier to watch her than the movie. In this case she was MUCH funnier than the movie. Mom and I had watched "Side Effects" and "Django Unchained" earlier in the week so maybe those two mind blowingly amazing movies made this one seem worse than it really was. No, it was just a bad movie. But again, doing anything with mom is fun so I'm glad we went.

I'm so excited that "The Killing" starts tonight even though I won't be able to watch it until tomorrow. I learned the hard way that I cannot watch "Hannibal" before I go to bed so given what I've heard about the storyline I think it best that I watch it during the day while the kids are at school.

So, that's about it.