The weekend is almost over. I've had the most relaxed day today...the girls spent the weekend with their dad and Kem was working....I attempted to take a nap around noonish and after the millionth phone ring, I finally answered (saw it was hubby, who had just left knowing I was laying down for a little nappy poo)...I groaned into the phone like..."what the??" He was letting me know that the other 999 thousand calls were from the girls dad (yep, my ex, but that's okay, he's like a brother)...he was coming over to get the lawn mower...his is on the fritz and we will no longer be needing one as we're using ground cover instead of grass...YAY! Hubby told me that Steve had the "code" to open the garage door but he didn't want me to wake up to hearing the garage door opening and freak out. (yes, he knows me well)...After hanging up the phone, I figured out how to turn our new phone ringer OFF and was just starting to drift when the doorbell rang. Lily freaked, started barking and I thought..."he knows the code to the garage, he'll be fine." Then 2 more DING DONG...ugghh...I called for him to come in, he did...that was the end of my nap. :)
I've sat down at least 3 times to write here since the last post but get side tracked. I want a new banner, so I'll start on that, then get pulled away, yada yada yada....I'm determined to get this posted before I head for bed. It's already 1am.
I have to say that I'm so very proud of my two step sons...Ben and Alex have grown up so much since those wedding photos in my album here... Alex has started his 2nd year in high school and Ben graduated last year. I spent Friday with them and their wonderful mom, Traci, (yes, my hubby has been married twice...to traci and to me, tracy...what can I say? Traci has been plagued all her life with horrible strep throat. (I think she's even had someone in her family die from it) Friday she had her tonsils removed and I happily played her surrogate mother. Traci and I have always gotten along so well, it's a huge blessing because it makes holidays and family gatherings very peaceful. There have been several occasions where we have had traci and the boys over as well as Steve (my girls' dad) over for holidays and events. It's so much nicer when everyone gets along. So, Traci, Ben & his gfriend, Alex and I load into the car and head to kaiser...poor girl is so worried. She is the strongest woman I know, an incredible mom, an assistant DA for Multnoma County. Like all of us when we're scared or having to face the unknown, she wanted her Mom....my heart so goes out to her for that. I went in with her for the preop stuff...it took forever for her to finally get going with the meds and the surgery. I sat there with her while she was in her hospital gown, blankets, clutching this cute stuffed german shepherd that one of the nurses brought for her...I kept trying to talk, to get her mind off the worrying but it was so painful to watch. We've all been scared, but not often do we have an audience for it. She was very brave and all the "be prepared for..." advice we were given before surgery were non issues. She went through the surgery like a pro...did great through recovery and by the time we got home, she was doing so great!! I felt so proud of Ben and Alex because of their devotion to their Mom. I knew that Ben would take such perfect care of her that night. We'd been told by one of the nurses that she should take her pain meds every 5 hours, even in the middle of the night...that meant that Ben would need to wake up at 4am to give her her meds. I wrote down the times she was to get each dose so he wouldn't forget, told Traci that she didn't have to worry about it....ben assured me he wouldn't need me to call at 4am as a wake up for meds. I'm rambling...I got one call from Ben after I got home on Friday Night...I brought Cheese Soup and bread over and a huge bag of our dvd's to tide them over during traci's 2 week home stay. It was just awesome to go over there and see how Ben had been taking care of his mom....alex ran out to the car when I pulled in and helped me carry everything in. I'm just in awe of all three of them. What an incredible family.
I have so much to be thankful for...a great family, wonderful friends, beautiful daughters and loving hubby (who brought me up a glass of champagne while I was in the tub tonight)....oh, and Lily, who is curled up in my lap right now.