Friday, November 17, 2006

Apologies and a Hug?

I just want to apologize to the people who actually read and follow this blog that it has been so long and then the one post I did do was about a deadbeat dad. So I'm sorry and thank you for sticking around still. That's also where the hug comes in too. :) Many hugs to everyone who has checked for updates and stuck around. It means alot to me and I will try not to take such a long hiatus again.

Let's cover the basics- same crap as usual with the medical stuff except they've added yet another med to the menagerie (it was actually by my request but now I think it's stupid). That is six that I'm on because of the fibro, CMP, and PN and just three that I'm on because of missing organs. LOL. I can't help but laugh that I'm on more for the pain than I am for cancer or organs. My new nickname should be "Train Wreck". hehe

Second- kids are doing well. Monkey Boy (formerly known as Lil Man- he swears he's more monkey and NOT little!) has a slight cold and stuffy nose right now but he's currently running around in his Superman jammies (no he's not STILL in his jammies, he just put this on instead of clothing. lol. If it wasn't so cold you can bet he'd just be nekkid!) and cape. I don't have the heart to tell him that the jammies are a size too small this year and will have to go. I don't have the heart because he'd want new ones and we're so broke at this point that it just ain'ta happenin' ya know?

Third- and this is a biggie, we are hoping to close on our very first home on December 20th. It's both exciting and scary to say the least. It is a very nice house that we got for about $40,000 less than what it's worth because it's a foreclosure so that part is great. There is room for everyone, it's in a fantastic neighborhood (makes you think of Leave it to Beaver. lmao), there is a park and duck pond, there are walking and bike trails, and the neighbors are very friendly. Oh and we will finally have A YARD!!! Yes, after over a year of no yard at all we will finally have a nice sized one for these kids to play in!! Giving my children a home has been a dream of mine for 15 years and being alive to see it come true has brought me to tears many times in the last month. Yes, I'm being a big baby. ;)

The bad part is that it's a 20-30 minute ride into town so that screws the kids on their homeschool park days, spending the nights at friend's often, volunteering whenever they want at the WildLife Rescue, and such. :( I am trying my best to make sure that they get to have someone spend the night (or vice versa) at least once a month and we attend park days once a month as well so they can still be around their friends here but it's still sad. Everytime these kids get comfortable somewhere we have to move and they lose everything. It just plain sucks ass in my opinion!

News that I'm soso on is that MonkeyBoy is turning FOUR at the end of the month. My youngest baby isn't a baby anymore. :( He swears up and down that he wants to stay little so he will always be my little boy but as I told him, he will always be my little boy no matter how big he gets. It still sucks though! lol

I have so much I wanted to post about over the last month or two but now it feels like it would be too late to tell you about it. :( We went to a pumpkin patch with some friends at the beginning of October and had a fantastic time! The place was great and we went on a hayride, then picked out pumpkins from a field (Big B's was over 40lbs), saw a bull with immensely long horns, played in a cornbox (instead of sand it was dried corn, kinda neat), mined for gemstones, went through a maze, and all kinds of great stuff. It was a wonderful mixture of wonderful company and a wonderful place.

Also in October, the kids and I went to see Phantom of the Opera. The show was absolutely amazing and I am so glad we went. The looks on Big B and Sis' faces as they watched the show was priceless and something I will never forget. What made it even more amazing was that the company was the one from Toronto, Canada. The reason that is amazing is because I have wanted to see the Toronto production since I was 14 years old and now I have. :) I highly recommend seeing it and if you homeschool then you may be able to get discounted tickets like the schools do. ;) That is how I was able to take all three kids because otherwise it would have been way too expensive.

November hasn't been much more than trying to buy the new house and doctors' appointments for me every week. I'm giving the Cymbalta (for my fibro) one more month and then probably going off it because it doesn't do anything for me anymore. :( Oh well, at least we tried and now it's on to something else.

Thank you all for sticking around and I will get some fun posts up real soon.

Hugz,
Jo

7 comments:

Elderfaery said...

So glad that you've posted again, and thanks for the update. My Ash turns four in half a year..but he seems to be so cute and baby like again I can't imagine it. Sorry about the pain. Hurrah! New Home! Congratulations! Sounds like a lovely neighbourhood and I wish you all happiness and fun there:) ((JO)) Hugs to you too:) x

Anonymous said...

December 20th is a great day...SF's Birthday...Good day to close on a new home. I think.

Congrats.

Glad you are doing well and back to blogging.

contemplator said...

I'm sorry to hear about the pain. I always worry about you when you go offline for awhile.

But I'm really excited to hear about your house! That's just the kind of boost you need right about now! Hang in there. If anybody can pull it off, it'd be you. :)

Oh, and my child is often referred to as "Monkey Boy" as well--maybe they're related???

Robin said...

Yay! More blogging from Jo! Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing all your house pics when you move in. :)

Kari said...

Woohoo! You're back. I missed you. So glad to hear about the house. That is so exciting. Congratulations!

Meg L. said...

Where the F did this come from?? I swear I checked it over the weekend. Did you hide it???

So good to hear about the house getting close. I've had my fingers crossed for you and they were getting cramped.

I booked our tickets tonight. Girl is very, very happy. So we'll see you in 2 months!! I think she's planning a busy schedule of running, but I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone.

rachel said...

hugs back. it's been a rough time here too, and I'm horribly backlogged on emails, and need to send one back to you!

take care, and so glad to see you posting again!