October 31, 2008

What is going on?

There has been so many tragedies effect the young families in Panola County in the last month. It started with a boy from Gary ISD being diagnosed with Leukemia, then Oct 9th, an 8th grader in Carthage was diagnosed with AML. A week later Cody B. (whose wife is a teacher at CJHS) was diagnosed with APL which is a form of AML. I heard two days ago that Rusty E. had a heart attack and this morning had a triple bypass. And just now I found out that Valerie Ritter, who graduated the year before me, passed away due to a long battle with Cancer.

Cancer is rampant in Panola County. I know it is everywhere but there are so many people that have had cancer from Panola County or the spouses of a Panola County resident has cancer. We have got to find a cure. Be sure to support the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. RFL is the largest fundraiser that ACS has each year.

Please respond to my blog with a small note of who you know has cancer and what kind of cancer.

These are the people that I know of that have either had cancer or have succomed to cancer.

  • Sandra Weaver Hudson -- pancreatic cancer -- passed away in 2005
  • Minnie Weaver -- melanoma --removed and in remission
  • Leigh Anna Shubert -- AML -- in remission
  • Mary Jo Shubert -- Ovarian Cancer -- removed and in remission
  • Rebeka Shubert -- melanoma -- removed and in remission
  • Alisha Shubert -- melanoma -- removed and in remission
  • Tripp Penner -- AML -- in remission
  • Cody Baldree -- APL (a form of AML) -- receiving treatment
  • Jacob Boniol -- AML -- receiving treatment
  • Mandy Davis' husband -- receiving treatment
  • Ginger Gates' husband -- unsure of his status
  • Valerie Ritter -- passed away due to a long battle with cancer -- 2008
  • Roger Brightwell -- pancreatic cancer -- passed away due to cancer -- 2005 or 2006
  • Macy Isbell -- AML -- considered cured 5 yrs in remission
  • Gertie Denton -- ovarian cancer -- passed away due to cancer
  • Allen Joe Hicks -- passed away due to long battle with cancer -- 2008
  • Mozelle Bixler -- aggressive breast cancer -- passed away due to cancer -- 2006
  • Ted Leach -- Liver Cancer --passed away due to cancer -- 2008
  • Kenneth Owens -- lung cancer -- passed away due to cancer -- 2004
  • Wanda Hanzen -- breast cancer -- receiving treatment
  • Sallie Lipsey -- breast cancer -- receiving treatment
  • Joni Reed -- breast cancer -- in remission
  • Nicole Coleman -- in remission
  • Shannon Ramage Knight -- thyroid cancer -- in remission/cured thyroid removed -- 1991
  • Linda Murphy -- breast cancer -- receiving treatment
I know there are many more that I am forgetting. Please feel free to share your family or friends that have cancer currently or have passed on and I will add them so that others can pray for their family and them during treatments.

October 29, 2008

Ugh....my car

My car is messed up now because a college kid rear-ended me since a dumb shit was sitting still at a green light in front of me. I had already blew my horn at the man and eased up a bit before she hit me. She hit me hard enough to mess up my bumper and then push me into the car in front of me. Her car had to be towed because it messed up her front bumper and busted her radiator and crushed a hood like an accordian. My car probably had $600-$800 in damage. Her car probably has $4000 worth of damage. The car I bumped shouldn't have any damage at all because it just dented my license plate on the front.

Of course, I am now starting to get sore. Hopefully Adam won't be feeling any effects from it. He was rather upset that his Sonic drink spilled in the floor board. If I am too sore tomorrow I will go to the doc because there is no way I can work when my back is killing me.

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Wade's party

<----Here is a picture of the birthday boy.

We make it a tradition to let the boys choose where they want to eat or what they want me to fix for supper on their birthday. Wade chose Jalapeno Tree, which is a local Mexican restaurant. We weren't too satisfied with our service because our waitress was so busy that she kept forgetting us and she forgot that we told her it Wade's birthday so he didn't get his "treat" and they didn't sing to him. Needless to say, she didn't get a great tip.

We came home and Wade got his birthday cake and his gift. We only give the boys one gift on their actual birthday and hold the rest until their party. We are going to hold off on his party until we get moved into our new house, which should be within the next two weeks. Wade got money from my mom and the movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brendan Frasier. Here is a picture of Wade's Bass fishing cake. I think The Bake Shoppe did a pretty awesome job with it. Definitely a better job that any cake I have ever received from Brookshire's or Wal-mart.

Of course, I can't leave off my other two boys....here is a picture them from tonight too.

Wade is 10 today

10 years ago today, I was on my way to the hospital. I had been scheduled for a c/s just a mere two days earlier. You see, the doc was concerned about Wade's size because I was only 38 weeks and was measuring 45 weeks. The doc decided to have an u/s done to check his size. It was discovered that the cord was floating below his head which could have been very dangerous for both of us had my water broke. It was also discovered that Wade weighed a whooping 10 lbs +/- 1/2 lb.

So on Thursday, Oct. 29th, 1998, I went into surgery with Damon by side at 7:30am and at 8:02 am, Derrick Wade was born. He weighed in at 9lbs 9oz and 21 inches long. His head was larger than the 10cm incision so the doc had to use the vacuum extractor to get him out. He had a bruise on his forehead for a few days.

We got to come home 2 days later on Halloween. I had been give a santa clause outfit by my Nov 98 cybershower buddy. Unfortunately, since Wade was large, the SC outfit would not fit by the time Christmas rolled around, so Wade was Santa Clause for his first Halloween. Yes just two days after a c/s I took my "santa clause" and "Darth Vader" trick-or-treating. Of course ,we only went to see family but Brian was only 3 so he didn't know the difference.

Wade is 10 today and he is active playing soccer and struggling through the 4th grade. We are holding off on his party until we get moved into our new house. I will post pictures later.

October 27, 2008

My baby got glasses today

Last week I received a letter from the school nurse stating Adam had failed his vision test and needed to be examined by an eye doctor. I called on Tuesday and the nurse stated that she had examined him twice (once in Sept. and once in Oct.) and he failed both times with 20/200 eyesight. I was really hoping he was having an off day.

I called to make an appointment with the local eye dr and explained the situation. They got us in on Thursday afternoon. We saw one of the new eye dr's, Dr. C. He was awesome. He had lots of patience with Adam which is a big plus because that made Adam tolerate the exam so much more. He did determine that Adam needed -3.75 in one eye and -3.50 in the other. So we found some cheap glasses and they said it would be Monday afternoon before we could pick them up. I went ahead and paid the extra to make sure they were shatterproof.

So after school today, Adam went and picked up his glasses. He wasn't too thrilled to have to wear them all the time. He is finding any excuse to take them off.

Here is my little ham in his new glasses.

October 25, 2008

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October 23, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Adam's class went on their first field trip yesterday to the Pumpkin Patch. He was completely excited to pick out his "baby" pumpkin as the lady from FUMC called it. Adam was happy as a lark playing on the playground before hand but then he was less than thrilled when I offered to take individual pictures of the kids sitting on the hay bales with the scarecrow. His pictures tell it all. To the left is while playing on the playground. Notice he is happy because I am not paying attention to other children. To the right is his individual picture just like the other children. Now below is a picture of his baby pumpkin.

While he was there, every child received a bag with goodies in it and a flyer to tell how to keep their pumpkin's fresh. I never knew their was a way to keep them fresh so I will share the tip with you.

Keeping Jack Fresh

You can either purchase an anti-browning solution from the store of make your own. To make your own, you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 quart of water
Now just mix ingredients together and brush over the carved areas.

Face Paint

  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cold cream
  • food coloring
  • small paintbrush or cotton swab
In small containers or a muffin tin, stir together the cornstarch and cold cream until thoroughly mixed. Add water and stir. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you get the color desired. Paint simple designs on face. Keep out of eyes. Remove with soap and water. Color mixing tips can be found on the food coloring box.

October 04, 2008

We're moving!!

Yeah!! We signed a contract on a house today. We are excited. We will close on it around the end of October beginning of November. So between working, soccer practice and games, I have to find time to start packing.

For those that have my sbcglobal email address please change that part to gmail.com and my email will continue to work once we get moved.