Saturday, September 23, 2006

My Daughter BooBoo is Here!

This is Boo with cousin Tom. We stopped at his house for dinner on the way back from Boston airport. It is so good to have her here. It’s been a long time since I’ve spent any time with her.

My biopsies came back. The lymph node under the arm came back benign, but very inflamed because it was full of tattoo ink. Yup, you heard it right, tattoo ink. The Doc said this happens quiet frequently with people with tattoos. It is still the size of a tennis ball and hurts like heck. He lanced it and drained 2 oz. of crap out of it, but it will have to be cut open and the blood clot taken out next Thursday.

I have to go to an oncologist for the boobies. It’s not carcinoma but something similar and I need to take care of it. So I will be good as new in a few months I hope.

Tomorrow we are going to upper New York State to visit Bruce’s sister. Be back in a few days. Be good, Goddess Bless and Take Care. Love ya’ll!

Friday, September 15, 2006


Faith by Shawn Mullins

Pain, come no more
Don’t you come knockin’ on my door
Love, dry your tears
You have lived a life way beyond your years

And faith, when you’re gone
All my demons and my devils they do me wrong
And faith, you let your light shine through
Let a ray of hope surround me
Just don’t think I can make it without you

Hey faith, don’t let me down
Let me know when I come back she’ll be around
‘Cause I’ve been burned, a time or two
If she left me lord, I don’t know what I’d do

And faith, when you’re gone
All my demons and my devils they do me oh so wrong
And faith, you let your light shine through
You let a ray of hope surround me
Just don’t think I can make it without you

In the morning you know I wake up with the dawn
Everyday, there’s a way
You know I got to carry on
To know the way
And take the road of right and wrong
And keep faith in my heart
Just keep faith in your heart

Pain, come no more
Don’t you come knockin’ on my door
Love, please be strong
Cause I need the peace of mind to carry on

And faith, when you’re gone
All my devils, all my demons, you know, they do me wrong
And faith, you let your light shine true
You let a ray of hope surround me
You came back home and found me
Searching for the love I never knew

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Shannon sent these new pictures of Taryn in e-mail. We went to visit her yesterday and she is doing beautifully. Her head is perfectly shaped just like Bruce’s only she has hair. :)

I love this one of baby and daddy. Absolutely Beautiful! I can see Bruce and Shannon’s chin here, strong chin, strong character, beautiful button nose.

The Seed

The greatest dreams on Earth

I trust to you my child.

You are the seed of humankind

the hope, the future of the world.

~Tran Duc Uyen~

Friday, September 8, 2006

Nancy’s Update By Mr. Bruce

Nancy came home last night. Surgery went well. Doctor said he got all the tissue that had the bad cells. The only thing we are waiting on is the biopsy report on the lymph node. That won’t be back until next Friday or Monday. She pulled a Bruce in the recovery room. Her blood pressure bottomed out and when they finally woke her up she threw up. So her recovery time instead of an hour was four hours.

Her arm pit is swollen three times it’s size. She’s taking some heavy duty drugs that make her itchy all over, but she’s taking benadryl to combat those effects. So she’d pretty stoned out of her head.

She can’t use her arm and here is a picture of why, if you are squeamish turn your head. I wanted to show you her booboo’s on her boobs but she said no booby pictures.

I want to thank everyone who is praying for her, and for me. It means a lot to this old tough guy. Thank you.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Up For 28 Hours

I’ve been working the grave yard shift. I got home at 8:00 AM yesterday. I just walked through the door and the phone rings. It’s Ken, Shannon’s husband. Shannon is in the hospital and she’s dilated to 8. At 10, baby is soon here.

Bruce and I hop back into the car and race to the hospital. We get to the hospital and she’s still at 8. We visit and I take this cute picture of Mom. We proceed to wait, thinking it won’t take long. Wrong.

Baby wasn’t born until 8:03 PM last night. It took the whole day and she had some complications. At around 4:50 PM her water broke, and shortly after that she was whisked to surgery. Emergency C-section because baby was showing signs of distress.

The nurses took us to a new waiting area. So here I am over tired and worried sick and ya’ll know how I get when I get over tired. I start to cry. Bruce looks at me and he says “Don’t you cry, your gonna make me cry”, and he then starts to cry.

Long beautiful, exciting story short, Taryn was born and her mom and dad and her are all doing great! She weighed 7 pounds 14 oz. She is 19 inches long and she is beautiful!

She’s all smiles. Shannon is Bruce’s only daughter from his marriage to Sharon his first wife. Shannon was also born C-section. She’s a very special daughter and her dad and her share the same warped sense of humor. They have a unique talent for memorizing every line from stupid movies, Space Balls is one of their favorites and they were doing it yesterday while she was in labor, having some pretty strong contractions. Shannon was a champ. She took no pain medicine because she knew if she did it would also have an effect on her baby.

Mom, Dad and baby Taryn.
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Grandpa Bruce’s first time holding his first baby grand daughter.

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This is Bruce’s mom, great grandma holding Taryn.

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Ken’s Mom and Taryn

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Ken’s Dad, big Ken and Taryn.

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Me and my sweet baby grand daughter.

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I won’t be on for a few days, maybe a week. I’m going in tomorrow morning, same hospital as Shannon and having surgery. I’ll see you all when I get back. My love and thanks goes out to all my friends out there. Take care and Creator Bless you abundantly.
Pictures from todays visit to the hospital.

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Friday, September 1, 2006

My Favorite Son and Daughter-in-law And Other Stuff

I was so excited today. I got these pictures in e-mail.

My favorite son, my only son Travis and his beautiful wife Trina. This was taken at Travis friend, Jeff’s wedding. They have been friends since grade school. Travis gets his red hair from his grandma who was a tiny bit Irish. I always teased him about going to live on the Fond Du Lac Indian Reservation. He would say “Mom, look at me they would hate me, a red headed Indian.”

This is a picture of all the grooms men. Trav looks so handsome and happy!

This is Andy and Travis. They are BEST friends. Andy lived across the road and alley from us and these two were always together. They are the best!

I was supposed to work today 3-11pm…they cancelled me. Yippie now I can stay home and blog and catch up on some blogs.

Bruce and I fed some baby ducks today and it was truly a blessing. They were orphaned. No mom or pop anywhere to be seen. I was cutting up an organic apple for them and they were quacking and walking on my feet to get some apple. After the apple I gave them some corn and granola. They were starving. If they had a mom she would not of allowed them to get so close. Now I feel like I need to go feed them daily. It’s good that they are staying together. The one time I didn’t bring my camera, shit.

My nephew Tom got his phone put in today so now I can call him at home. You remember Tom? He was the angel at the foot of my hospital bed. We’ve been hanging out on our days off. Here’s a picture I took of him from the last time. he got the hat when he was in Australia. He’s a world class travler and all around good guy. He has a sense of humor that will make you pee your pants and he’s single. He’s looking for love in all the wrong places, so I felt the need to give him a plug. :) He’s going to kill me. ;)~

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This is John. He was my daughter Boo’s boyfriend. They met when she was sixteen and he was seventeen. She’s now 23 and he’s 24. This was taken last weekend when he visited me. I love John, and a visit from him was almost as good as a visit with my own kids. He came to see me in the hospital and he calls me almost every day to see how I am. Last weekend when he came I spent a few hours putting his hair in dread locks. Boo is coming to visit from Minnesota on the 22nd of Sept. Maybe I can get them back together. He is such a cutie. I know, I will stay out of it, but I can hope. :) He is stable, he has a job, he is going to school. Plus he likes me. :)
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That’s it for today. Have a great and peaceful labor day, except you Shannon. Go into LABOR!

This is Mr. Bruce and our favorite son-in-law Ken. Ken has a rare tongue disorder, he can’t keep it in his mouth. jk :) He’s going to be the new daddy.

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My bike is the blue one. Bruce’s is borrowed from our favorite son-in-law, Ken. We drove to a really nice bike trail yesterday and we rode for at least 7 miles. Bruce said it was more like 5, it felt like 20.

The day before we went for a walk and walked over a mile. These may be baby steps to a lot of people but for me and Bruce they are huge steps after what we’ve been through. Bruce’s new knee is working awesome. He has done so freaking fantastic and I am very proud of him.

My sister Lee said that I was very blessed to have a husband that is willing to go walking and biking with me, I said yes I am, and he is very blessed to have a wife that will go fishing and camping and to the Friday night races with him. We are a perfect match.

Today he made me breakfast and did the dishes while I blogged. I am feeling emotionally blessed to have him in my life. He is the best.

Shannon hasn’t had her baby yet. She was hoping for the end of August so she could beat the school sign up date of Sept. 1. Taryn, baby girl’s name, will come when she’s ready. I told Bruce she must take after him, bull headed and Shannon said she takes after Ken because she’s annoying her by not coming out in August. Whenever she decides to come it will be a very happy event and Bruce and I are very excited to meet this granddaughter.

After my surgery, I will be out of work for 2 months, so maybe I will get to baby sit. :) :) :)

So I have that going for me too!