Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Or maybe ...

…. more neglectful than the mom in the previous entry is a blogger who after being gone for over a week, comes home, only to leave again the very next day to take her kids to Atlanta so her youngest daughter can attend her first-ever appointment in the Scottish Rite Cancer Survivor Clinic, which pretty much rocks as a milestone, if I do say so myself, and I didn’t even mind getting stuck in that hellacious Atlanta traffic one last time because God willing, it’s one LAST time!

… or who then spends the entire next day taking her kids to the fair, and allowing them to ingest obscene amounts of various and sundry breaded, fried, sugar-coated and calorie-laden food items (and then puts her middle son on a spin-y ride which was perhaps not such a good idea) but hey, we walked what felt like twenty-seven miles up and down the mid-way today so surely we burned off *some* of those calories? Right? Oh, and did I mention that I damn near killed myself eating a caramel apple? But that’s a story for another day.

For now, though, I must go. And frantically clean my house. Because wouldn’t you know, the day *after* my twelve-day extravaganza of totally and completely neglecting every household chore known to man, we’ve received the first serious inquiry for potential renters for this house, and they are coming TOMORROW to look at it. To look at the rooms which haven’t been dusted or vacuumed for two weeks, the dining room whose floor needs to be mopped because the dog pee’d on it yet again yesterday afternoon (note to self: next time you spend the entire day in Atlanta, put him outside. The old boy’s bladder just isn’t what it used to be) The kitchen which, despite my not cooking anything in it for the past two weeks, still manages to be cluttered and messy, the master bedroom which looks like a Samsonite factory threw up in it, what with the only-half-emptied suitcases here and there and everywhere, and the kids’ bedrooms, which, well ….. God help us. In fact, I should get off the computer this very instant and inquire about renting a back hoe.

Wish me luck.

PS. On a more serious note, please visit this site. This family has been through enough. ENOUGH. They need prayers, good thoughts, and encouragement. They deserve to catch a break.

9 comments:

Grandma J said...

I am in shock over Matthew's relapse. This family has been in this battle way too long. I hate cancer....big time.

Glad you are enjoying the life of a vagabond...can't wait to hear about the carmel apple.

Cate said...

Survivor's Clinic. What a wonderful phrase! And congratulations on your last trip through Atlanta traffic hades.

I too hate cancer with all of my being. I lost a friend over the weekend to brain cancer. A great mom of two not so little guys anymore. They're 10 and 12, and she was only 34. I hate the thought that they'll will go through the rest of their lives without the mom who adored the both.

Meg from Americus said...

Good to have you back! Here's hoping you get your house back together, rented and done! Tell Kendrie congrats on the Survivor clinic...now only trips to Atlanta are for shopping and flights to wonderful places!!!

cakeburnette said...

Hey, love the new blog entries, but I love even more that your family is healthy and happy and that you all are getting to enjoy our fabulous Fall Break. Have fun and we'll see you on the 11th

The Running Girl said...

How exciting that someone is coming to look at the house. And big time Congrats to Kendrie on going to the Survivor clinic. Wahoo!
Briana

Stacey said...

Hi, I left messsges before and enjoy coming to this sight. I have grown to check on many people through CaringBridge and pray for many people

I am now in a situation that I need to ask for a favor. My uncle recently was told he had colon cancer. He underwent surgery and was given very good news at the time; the doctors felt they had removed all of cancerous cells and chemo was not necessary. He returned yesterday for a routine check up and the doctor performed a colonoscopy and found that they removed the wrong section of the colon. The original cancer site is still there. So, the family is truly devasted and very confused. So, my favor is "Does anyone have any names of hospitals, surgeons, etc that are they best in this field and they can be any were in the USA". I have already come up with a few places (Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson) but I am just reading information from the internet. If you have any suggestions, ideas, please let me know. sbaracuda@excite.com

Sorry, to use this site for such begging.

I love coming here b/c it usually will give me a nice chuckle.

I will add Matthew to my prayer list.

I lost my mother-in-law in February to a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor, so have some experience with the vicious "C" word.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Stacey
Missouri
sbaracuda@excite.com

Renee said...

Praying for Matthew and family. My heart hurts for his mom and family....

Patty House said...

Hope you were able to get your house all tidy. We had an appraiser come yesterday and I just left piles of stuff...heck with it...and I wasn't gone for 12 days!!

Dianna Lavidalie said...

When I first read this posting a few days back, I went to Matthew's site. It was so painful to read his mom's entries. I can't even begin to imagine what their family is going through. I will definitely be thinking of and praying for them.