Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Summer's End

What a summer it's been... My son worked his summer away at his first real job, my Mom has had a rough go of it with her chemo treatments, my Dad has been by her side the whole time, my guy has been gone all summer long, puppies came and went, and more.

My Son... School is going well for my son, if you can tell much by the third week of school. A Junior in high school this year, and he's already earning college credits with some of his classes. We're pretty excited about that! He tells me he can manage working and going to school, and promises his grades will not suffer. I have asked him to cut back his hours at work, he's only 16 years old. In Idaho, once you're 16, there are no limits on the number of hours worked or the time worked in a day. My wish is that he's home by 10 p.m., he's not made it here before midnight already twice this week. ARGH! He needs the job to support that old truck he bought (his Dad bought for him) last spring.

My Mom... Bless her heart. She had only two more chemo treatments left and was told she could not continue the treatments. She's developed a condition in her feet that has left her barely able to walk. If she continued with chemo, it's very possible she may have permanent damage to her feet. Radiation treatments started this week and is planned to continue for six weeks. She'll have to have another biopsy done later this week for new found lump. Will this ever end? I keep trying to tell her, and myself, she'll make it through this. These treatments are tough, but she'll make it through. God, I pray I'm right.

My Guy... Tonight, he's in hot and humid, Thomasville, Georgia. Today, he drove through what looked like a war zone; New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi via Interstate 10. The interstate was clear of all debris, but the devastation he described over the phone, of what he was witnessing from the cab of his truck, was unbelievable. He's happy to be doing his part in helping Katrina victims by delivering badly needed supplies. After almost two weeks of delivering in the south, he'll be heading west, for home. It'll be good to have him home.

Puppies... Our first litter of puppies came early this spring. Almost eight weeks later, we had our second litter of puppies. The puppies stay with us at least eight weeks before letting them go to their new homes, so I had puppies all spring and summer long. I loved it! They kept me busy and out of trouble. Sadie is one of Lucy's puppies we decided to keep, and she's doing great! I need to get a new photo of Sadie to share with you all. I'll work on that this weekend.

I've learned a new trick... I've been playing with hyperlinks, inserting them throughout my entry. I feel I need to multi-task here, and make sure I enter photos too. All words and no photos, hmm, not sure I like that. LOL The above photo is a rose from my yard... I wasn't thrilled with the original shot so played with my photo editor, and wa-la! I like it!


Linda said...

I like what you did with the flower, makes it look like a Monet flower! Puppies do keep you busy don't they? I'm sorry your Mom has been having such a hard time. God Bless you all, Linda
Comment from naturegirlfromny - 9/14/05 4:03 AM

ari said...

It has been quite a summer for you, hasn't it? Your son sounds very responsible. You've done a great job, Mom. I really hope your mother makes it through this. Bless her. And your guy is wonderful! What a job to deliver the much needed supplies!

As for the puppies, well you know I'd take them all off your hands if you'd let me. I can't afford it, but I would if you offered! Hahahaha,

Best wishes,

Comment from mechants - 9/14/05 6:54 AM

psychfun said...

Hoping all goes well with your mom.
Comment from psychfun - 9/14/05 9:30 AM

madcobug said...

Your son sounds like a hard worker. Your guy is doing a great job helping to deliver goods to all those people. Hope your mom soon get better. Of course I love the dogs. The rose turned out good. As I am from the south it makes me think of cotton still in it's shell bowl. Helen
Comment from madcobug - 9/14/05 10:31 AM

ryanagi said...

I know what you mean about the wordy entries. I feel dissatisfied with them. I want to add a picture of some sort. Maybe I'll take a pic of Tyler with his pockets turned out looking "broke" for my taxes entry. LOL
Comment from ryanagi - 9/14/05 2:00 PM

gabreael said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. Hang in there.



Comment from gabreaelinfo - 9/15/05 8:58 PM

lahoma said...

I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 1989. Chemo and radiation wasn't enough so I had a stem cell transplant plus high dose chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Going every day for the radiation treatments were too much, so I stopped on my own. The Dr's told me my life expectancy would be 5 years. In Nov. it will be 8 years.

May God Bless and heal your Mother.


Comment from mzgoochi - 9/17/05 2:11 AM

deborah said...

You have had quite a summer, enjoyed the hyper links in this entry. Like what you did with your flower. Praying for your Mom, she will get through this. Take care and God Bless. ~Deborah
Comment from kokoapuffy1 - 9/17/05 1:03 PM

lahoma said...

correction, 1989 should have been 1998. don't want people thinking you have a crazy woman reading you. hee hee

Comment from mzgoochi - 9/17/05 1:19 PM

judi said...

I love what you did with the flower, and I really enjoyed reading this entry; I liked your summary of what your summer's been like. Your son and your fellow sound great, and I'll be thinking good thoughts for you and especially for your mom.

Comment from emmapeeldallas - 9/19/05 11:49 PM

rebecca said...

This was a great way to touch base on everyone. I'm sending all my wished to your Mother right now. I hope she well and SOON. Take care now
Comment from justaname4me2 - 9/25/05 10:25 AM

susan said...

My son graduated in 2000 with college credits already under his belt. It does make you proud. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Love and prayers for her. I know you miss your guy, but if he is delivering badly needed supplies to the devastation area of Katrina, he is surely where he needed to be. I hope he is home soon safe and sound.

Comment from rjet33 - 10/19/05 12:07 PM