Monday, May 21, 2007

Hang on for the ride...

Man, life's been crazy lately. Oh wait, it's been crazy for a couple of months now. Oh, and that's right, it's just gonna keep on being crazy for a while. Sometimes though, I've felt the need to just hang on tight for fear of being thrown off.

So, here's some recap as to what's been going on.

Rokimus lost another tooth. Again, he's not sent any to the tooth fairy for fear of what's done to the teeth when they are turned over for monetary gain. After all, what happens when he gets to be an adult & wants them back?! He's also been a big help at the racetrack the past few Saturday nights. So lovely to see him (age 6) with his dad to pack the track in the race car. Did I mention he's 6? He's also really done great with buddy ball this year.

Moosie has not lost anymore teeth yet, though she does have one that should release the next apple or so. She has also gained a pet turtle. Her life is complete now that Tuss the Turtle has joined the family. Woe unto you if you dare even touch the cage and don't sanitize your hands. She will hunt you down and force Purell upon you. While I wouldn't exactly say she's excelled in buddy ball, she's really enjoyed it. (The fly ball missed her head by just inches the other night as she was trying to talk to the player next to her.) She does not accompany us to the track on race nights, instead, she gets quality alone time with Grandaddy Chief who takes her to McD's to get whatever she wants. Even if I've already fed her supper.

Speedy has been quite busy at work lately. Work at the hospital & on the race car. He's doing great so far this season. Here's a pic of the car at the track a couple of weeks ago. Yes, that tire is off the ground. No, it's not as high as it is during the feature race. Yes, he sets the car up to run that way. Why, yes, that is a concrete wall behind him. And yes, I do pray every time he goes on the track. Here's why I'm glad that he's switched to the modified class. And did I mention I'm looking for something to cover my gray hair? Seriously though, I'm extremely proud of him and enjoy going to the races to watch him do his thing.

Mother is doing well. She started one of her chemo treatments last Friday & has done great with it. We'll do another week of that one, have a week off, then begin the first & add an oral chemo to the mix. We're all hoping it goes well as we continue this. There's so much more I could post about her, but now is not the time. So, for now, thanks for thinking of her, and please keep the prayers coming.

Yes, my grandmother is still in town. Now, we've actually gotten along better than expected. However, this is more time we've been near each other than we can stand. My sister is actually planning on a road trip for her to make it back home. On a bus. Or a train. Or a plane. BUT GET THAT WOMAN HOME! Needless to say, she's been a help, but our patience is running thin.

And me, you ask. What about me? Well folks, I'm just hanging on for the ride. The list is still running rampant through my head. The Noah's Ark is still being worked on, the laundry is still never ending and in just a few days I'll be dealing with the kiddos full time again. Oh yeah, and I'm still working on the freelance graphics stuff and taking care of Mother's store with Sister. I'm also getting ready for company that'll be coming into town this weekend. YEA!! (I'm very excited that this company is coming & can't wait to see her & do retail therapy!!) Friend, if you're reading - be careful driving down & wear your seatbelt. ;)

So, life moves on whether we want it to or not. My advice for today. Hang on, don't take the ride for granted, recognize and appreciate the blessings of everyday. Even if that blessing is a smile or a held hand. Or a call from your Mom to say she loves you.

Take care - Me


Marcus said...

You know, most of the time I feel overwhelmed by life. But, compared to you, I should be bored. I really do feel guilty about complaining, because I really don't think that I could handle your load. Take blogging for example. In the last week (Monday to Monday), you've managed to post twice. I think I posted 14 times. Obviously, I've got too much time on my hands. I don't know how you are doing it, much less with a sense of humor.

camille said...

Friend did read and don't you worry, seatbelt will be on and driving safely! Can't wait to be with you as these long pauses between seeing one another is always tough!