Friday, November 13, 2009

Todays post is all about my Dad.

It was 4 years ago today that my Dad passed away. Some days it feels like just yesterday we were hanging out and then other days it feels as if it has been a lifetime.

It's hard sometimes to explain the relationship we had, he was only 19 when I was born so as I grew up and became an adult the switch from parent to friend was flawless. It was quite common for Rory and I to go out on a Friday night with my parents and just hang out, we enjoyed a lot of the same things.

If I could have one wish it would be for my kids to know my Dad. Trevor was just 3 and Brendan only 4 months when he passed away. I talk about him all the time so they are coming to know the stories but it obviously is not the same.

My Mom put the following memorial in the paper today:

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again Love you always

Miss you Dad!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MRI, Anne Murray, and Poop

It has been a few days (yeah more like a week + 2) since I have posted. I had made a promise to myself to not let that many days get by without adding a post but... sometimes life gets crazy.

Since my last post I have been quite ill, met Anne Murray, had an MRI done, and made some poop (not gross I promise, lol).

First illness - well my sister offered to take the kids overnight out of the blue, now I love my sister so it pains me to say but something like that done out the blue is quite rare, needless to say I was shocked. So here I am with a free night to spend with Rory and what happens, you guessed it. A headache, stomach pain, and just overall feeling crappy takes over. So instead of a much needed date night I spent the night, and next day in bed. Lovely.... I asked her tonight if I could have a do over to which she replied, ha ha ha, that's more like the sister I know :)

Anne Murray - I heard weeks ago that Anne Murray would be doing a book signing in our local Chapters. Knowing that my mil is a fan I purchased the book and then headed out to Chapters to have the book signed for said mil. Never having been to a book signing I had no idea what to expect.....seriously I had no idea that I would wait 2 hours for a 20 second signing. Oh well I am chalking it up to one of those things I can now say I have done but will probably not do again. Actually that isn't true, if Jon Bon Jovi

ever had a book signing I would probably camp out for a week to be there, but for no one else for sure.
MRI - I had an MRI yesterday just to be on the safe side that I am not dealing with cancer (oh the thought just sends a chill). So Rory is telling me no big deal, the test is easy ( I tend to panic over these things), I get in there and see that really it is no big deal. Wrong!!!!! I am clausterphobic, and that was a really tight space. I kept trying to just sleep through it but the technician kept interuppting me asking if I was ok, felt like screaming I would be if you would let me fall asleep, lol. I get through all the tests and think I am done, nope, they now need to inject me with a dye, I wasn't aware this was even a possibility. They start poking at me and I let them know that finding a vein is very difficult, 6 pokes later finally they get in. Anyway I am just being a whiny baby, it's done and over with, now I just have to wait the final results in about 4 more days.
Finally Poop - snowman, reindeer, and elf poop, I am up to my ears in it. Just kidding, I am making these for an upcoming craft fair, I think they are a lot of fun and I hope that others do as well.