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!!!