all! Well Christmas came and went with out too much chaos.
The boys had a very simple Christmas! Larry and I
didn't spend a dime. I made the boys each a quilt.
Also made them gratitude beads. It was a fun night
though. We all were up and Matthew asked since it was
so close to midnight if we wanted to stay up and open
gifts so we did. We laughed and carried on. We all
were so punch drunk and giggly. It was nice. We got to
sleep in and that was the best gift Larry and I could
have gotten for Christmas!
started on my detox health regimen again. Hoping to
get a handle on things with my health. Kind of let
things slip here since my stroke in August. BUT
getting serious about it ALL again. If you think about
it, I don't have much of a choice...... do it or die!
Sooooo I guess i'll DO IT! Plus I really don't want to
go down the chemo therapy road again any time soon! My
hair is sooooo long now. LOL BUT actually thinking
about cutting it. It's looking pretty shabby.
have gotten so bad about updating my webpage!
So sorry for that.
Well, here is my
First off, it's just
ONE week from Christmas. AAUUGGHH so not ready. We are
doing a totally homemade/handmade Christmas. I've made
quilts for the boys and other gifts for the family.
They are to make gifts as well. NO STORE BOUGHT items.
(unless used for crafts or baking). It's just too
tight. Everyone is feeling the crunch. We have extra
medical bills still piling up with no end in sight.
SOOO store bought items will wait until tax time! Plus
Christmas is about our Saviors birth, not about who
got what from where! Also about family and spending
time together and enjoying the season.
Ok health updates:
Starting back up with
my naturalist. Tumors have not grown to my knowledge
BUT need to do something. (unless God heals me, they
are not just going to go away!) At this time chemo
isn't an option for me. (my choice) I'm still trying
to get back to my old self after my stroke. I'm much
better but have my days. Larry has been such a
wonderful help in my healing. My goal is to get back
to the coast and the Redwoods. I seem to do better
after going there.
Kassandra is 34 weeks into her pregnancy. Getting
closer to being grandparents each and every day! We
now know it's a boy. Nickolas Adam will be his name.
We all think he's going to be a good size baby when he
Matthew is doing
GREAT in school! Senior year! Great grades etc... He's
even working now! Got a job at McDonalds. It gives him
some extra cash for all the playing he likes to do.
Alex: Well, he has
his first girlfriend I think. Can't tell 100% but
pretty sure. It's kind of cute. Very low key about it.
I did catch a glimpse of her today, very cute! He is
doing well in school too. So wanting to grow up too
Larry: WORKS ALL the
time! His day has been starting about 3:30am(pst) and
works until 2:30/3:00pm most days. Never leaves the
office but for a few min. at a time. Eats breakfast,
lunch snacks at his desk. Kind of sad. I see him aging
so much the past couple of weeks. He even worked his
vacation. BUT the past few days...... well, lets
put it this way, he only got 2 hrs "down"
time since 3:30am yesterday and finally at almost
6:00pm today got to go to bed! Poor guy. BUT, it's job
security and thank God he has a job at this point with
the way everything is going! He just needs to learn to
take care of what he needs too and let the uummm how
should I put this? Incompetent ones suffer the consequences
for THEIR mistakes! Those people only make MORE work
for Larry and never even think to thank him for the
bail out. Larry says thats ok, he'll get his thanks in
heaven! What a great guy!
My dad, still doing
well. Just a few more months and he'll be 92!!! WOW,
still on his own and doing good. Very independent.
LOVE you dad!
Ok, well I think
things are up to date at this point. I will try to get
back into a daily "blog" entry or whatever
they call it. Or maybe at least weekly.
HUGS to all and
thanks for ALL the prayers for me and my family
including my sister who lost her home.
Merry Christmas and
GOD BLESS you all.
TRIPLES with EMMA