Sunday, December 28, 2008

Prepare for a miracle!

This is an image of a bone scan, not mine but I thought the illustration might help. The reason I posted this is because I recently had one and the results weren't particularly the ones I had hoped for. I think most know that I was healed of breast cancer 5 years ago. When I went for my annual exam I mentioned the pain I was having in my knees since May. Dr. Philip ordered a bone scan as a precaution with the assurance that it was probably mute and nothing to worry about. A phone call followed 3 weeks later that there is an "area of concern" in my mid-back and I will need to get a CT scan so they can get a better look at it. As if on cue, my back decided to "go out" on me and render me a couch potato for about 5 days. I have since re-gained my mobility, gotten prayed up and have peace over this situation. Mike and I will be heading to Farmington Hills for my CT Scan tomorrow. One can never have too many prayers so if you feel inclined to pray for me, PLEASE do so.
I will get the results on Jan. 6th when I meet again with Dr. Philip.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Toby is calling

Jo gets to open one present under the tree on Christmas Eve. There are 4 to choose from: Something she WANTS, Something she NEEDS, Something she WEARS and Something she READS. Choices, choices, choices...

Move over Jenn & George! It's the Jake & JoJo Morning Show

JoJo got the opportunity to co-host the Morning Show on Smile FM for Christmas morning. Her co-host is Jake Hewitt, son of mom's co-worker, Clayton. The kids talked about their chilly experience ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in Grand Blanc prior to taping the show. Tune into Smile FM 6 AM - 10 AM Christmas morning to get all the details.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The littlest Elvis fan

Naomi grooves with a musical Christmas ornament

Maahmm! She's looking at me again!

This is Naomi's imitation of Brooke blinking because of her dry eyes. It's kind of funny that she is already picking on her sister.

She done stomped on my heart

This is Jo's Stomp (or Stump, as her very talented cuban instructor says) concert. She is sitting in front of the drum kit on the far right. There were kids from elementary age up to high school.

Friday, December 19, 2008

All I want for Christmas is...

Wish I could say I was in the holiday but spirit but anyone that knows me, knows that I spent too many years in retail to actually enjoy Christmas. After a week hiatus from the internet, thinking that it was my computer, I discovered it was actually my internet service. I'm so glad it wasn't my puter! I think I have all my shopping done. I really don't have any holiday pressures but....sigh, I'm already over it. I'll be honest, you probably won't like me after I mention this but I'm just going to puke it up and get it out there for everybody to see. So here it is:
I get an email from a local business that is looking for help for providing a Christmas for a "needy" family. So here's part of their list - an ipod, make-up, a Wii, one of those fur-real ponies ($200)... does anyone else see the lack of "a need" here besides me? My hubby has a family that they all pitched in money at work to get gifts for, granted they sound like a nice family but I didn't see one pair of undies or a winter coat anywhere on the list. A game system, yep, a leap frog system, yep, a football, basketball, yep, yep...A back pack for school, nope, any books, nope, sweater, nope, you get the picture. Please someone explain to me what any of this has to do with Christmas? I admit, I'm sucked into it too. I had to buy presents, because what kind of parent would I be if I didn't?
Wow, I think I just figured out why I can't get into the holiday spirit. I feel cheated, shanghi-ed, and even bullied into participating in this retail buying frenzy. How could I actually feeling good about this or what has become of the human race? Oh, but shouldn't I feel good about giving the presents... sure, and I do. But I don't feel good about feeling pressured to do so or how our society thinks that people who don't get gifts are under-privileged. If they were, would they be asking for game systems and ipods? So once again, another year later, I dream of a warm tropical island that doesn't participate in this ridiculous tradition. One where I can lay out a blanket in the sand, crack open my bible and have a moment with my Creator. Now that would be Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I think I lost my head.

Ever have one of those weeks? Not sure where it went but not real interested in looking for it anywhere? Naomi has had a chronic runny nose and been real needy, thus the absence of an update to the blog. Jo had her Stomp concert, Jo, Mom/Grandma & I went to the Freedom Center Women's PJ Party and then Saturday was Fenton's JingleFest which included a concert with SevenGlory. The week was topped off with an email containing a virus that I couldn't seem to kick. 20 virus scans later...It all seems a blur.