Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Mom, Joe and Writer's Workshop

Today is Writer's Workshop over at MamaKat's....but before I do my assignment, I've got some things to get off my chest!!!
So, yesterday was the "anniversary" (i hate to say anniversary, because that is such a happy word) of my mommy's death. Yesterday at 3:45pm marked 4 years since I lost my sweet mom...4 years since I watched her take her final breaths as I laid my head in her lap. 4 years since she went to Heaven to be made whole again, with no pain or sickness!! 4 years since my children lost their Nanny.....and 4 years since I lost a part of myself!! Oh how I miss her.... why won't this pain just get better-- it's been 4 years. I love you always mommy and I hope to be the woman and mother that you were!!!
CJ, My mom & I
Ok, yesterday was also Joe's appointment..... how ironic is it that on the "anniversary", I sat in the same oncologist's office that she went to...the same oncologist's office that I used to go with her to. And now the same oncologist that will make my Joe better!! Anyway, speaking of Joe, his appointment went really well. We found out that he has the "good" type of this leukemia and it is very treatable. He will start the chemo pill today and will hopefully show signs of improvement within a few weeks. the doctor is very positive and hopeful for a full recovery (with this type of leukemia there is a 90% chance it will go into remission). Thank God!! Thank you, Thank you for all of your prayers. Afetr he told us that news I could see the weight being lifted off Joe's chest....
I love this guy (and if you're reading, Joe--yes, I'm being cheesy!!)
Now I am onto my assigment... sorry, MamaKat that I put this at the bottom...but you understand...right??
Anyway, today I will be writing about my latest obsession..... scratch-off lottery tickets. I'm not even sure how I first got started on them, but I am just crazy about them. I love to get new ones and run home (or sometimes scratch them off in my truck) and see if I've won. Now, i don't go crazy and spend (and lose) all kinds of money.... I mostly just use whatever winnings I've made and buy more tickets. ikind of see it as I am playing with "their" money. There are sometimes when I haven't quite won enough money and I will throw in some extra dollars of my own...but I really try not to do that. I do have my system where I will only buy one kind of ticket; I will buy like 10 or 12 of the same kind....that way the odds are better....right??? Or am I just telling myself that to make me feel better.
So far, this "obsession" hasn't taken over my life...but Joe does laugh at me everytime I come home with a new batch of tickets to scratch off....and he can hear me in the kitchen scratching away!!!

17 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

nope - never bought one in my life - I'm too cheap!

Kristin said...

My father passed away 3 years ago and it still feels raw. Damn Cancer. Glad that the appointment went well. You continue to be in my prayers.

As to the scratch offs-I only get them on Christmas and I NEVER win.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear that Joe has a treatable form of Lukemia.

Jo-Jo said...

I pray for you on this day and all the days to come. This month it will be 12 years since I lost my dad and though I can live each day with less pain than I did before, I still tear up whenever I talk about him.

I will be praying for Joe as well. God is still in the miracle business and it looks as if he is going to prove that with Joe!

Diane said...

I'm 10 years out with my dad and it still hurts. I know that doesn't make you feel better... just know that how you feel now is normal. And I'm SOOOOOOO glad Joe's appointment went well!!

Oh, and as for lottery tickets... I don't think I've ever bought one. Funny, though, 'cause I regularly spend my imaginary winnings in my head!

Rachel said...

I am glad you got a lil good news yesterday; keep us posted on his progress.

So sorry that it's the same day; that must have been hard for you.

Drama Mama said...

I won Two dollars...like a year ago. And to this day...the freakin winning ticket still sits on my desk. Is it even still good? I am going to cash it in. I promise.

Drama Mama said...

Oh. and By the Way...thinking of you during this hard time! My Dad's "anniversary" (bad word) is March 5th.

Jen said...

what a day for you. My heart really goes out to you. I will pray for you and your family. God Bless.
Oh and good luck with the lottery, maybe you will get lucky.

Heather Marie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Joe is going to be ok and his leukemia is treatable! What great news on such a sad day for you and your family! Prayers still being said over my way :)

What part of Florida do you live in?

blueviolet said...

Congrats on your good news about Joe and your mom tribute made my ears tear up. How touching.

I hope your obsession leads you to a big win!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

OMG that is soooooo fabulous about Joe!!! he will be healed!!!!


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La Pixie said...

Ive gotten some scratch-offs for free, but I cant actually pay money for them.

Ill pray for you and Joe.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

My parents both won $100 on scratch off tickets in the same week. I'm never that lucky.


thats great news about Joe. I'm so glad to hear that.

Los said...

Here's to a new year, and better things (you should listen to the Kinks - Better Things ... great song).

I love lottery tickets too ... can't get enough of them, although I get annoyed by the Pennsylvania commercials with the annoying ground-hog.

April said...

I am so glad you got some positive news. Keep being strong.

Casey's trio said...

This is a bittersweet post. So happy for the good news for Joe, but sorry to read about the loss of your mom.