Always Have A Dream

Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update on my Dad & Cody

 My Dad came home yesterday evening. Everything is going good.  I talked to him this morning and he said he's feeling much better. I was starting to worry about him, like I do everything else! I guess you can just call me a worry wort!
 He has to wait 3 to 4 weeks before they can fix his carotid artery. But that shouldn't take a real long time, and hopefully all goes well with that.
 Other than that everything else is going okay. I will let everyone know how Cody's Doctor appointment goes tomorrow. His teacher called me yesterday morning and told me she was going to leave some more homework in the office. She also asked how he was doing, and that all the kids had made him cards that she was going to leave w/ his homework. That really brightened up his day when he read all those get well cards. I thought that was really nice that they all did that for him. He can't wait to get back to school! Hopefully it will be Friday, but will let you know.
 For now, take care & smile!  ;0)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Some info about my Dad

 I found out from my Sister earlier today that my Dad is in the Hospital. He had a heart cath today, and then they decided he needed to have a medicated stent put in one of his arteries that was pretty much blocked. I knew he was having some testing done, but I did not know as to what extent. I'm glad my Sister called me today, I wish it would have been a little sooner. I would have liked to been there while he was having all this done! I guess his blood pressure got so high they had to put him on a Nitro drip, cause I guess he was having some chest pain along w/ it. He has to have work done on his carotid arteries, one is 80% blocked also, but they have to wait now because of having to have this other stuff done. I just thought I would let you all know. I will keep everyone updated on how he's doing. Keep us in your prayers. Talk to you all soon.

A Family Filled Weekend!

Cody has been doing much better. We will see the Doctor on Thursday for his checkup. Hopefully he'll be able to go back to school on Friday so he wont miss his Halloween party. Even though they don't dress up anymore! I don't understand why it's such a big deal, and Christmas also. They can't make any reference to Santa Clause, and it's not Christmas, it's 'Holiday'. That's all I'll say about it.
Anyway, Cody had his testing for his orange belt on Saturday, he did awesome! Even though they are supposed to basically holler when they do their moves and kicks. His throat was a little sore afterwards, but other than that he was fine. I can't believe how many people were there. Barb & the Twinkies, Mom K., and my Dad showed up to watch Cody. He thought that was nice to have so many family members there to watch! Then we spent the rest of the day over at Mom & Dad's w/ the rest of the family.
Sunday Mike, Cody, & myself went up to Barb & Paul's. Mike helped Paul in the basement, they got two coats of primer put up. While they were doing that Cody, and I visited with Barb, and the Twinkies. After they woke up from their nap Barb & I took them to Frankenmuth, they had a Halloween parade and trick or treating for the kids at an out-door mall. The kids had fun, even though it did rain a little, we even had pea sized hail for a few minutes. But we made it. Sarah, & Jacob were so cute, as Mickey & Minnie. Cody was Harry Potter. Then we went back to the house, and had dinner. We really had a nice time!
It was a nice weekend all together. Sorry I don't have anyother pic's, I had our old camera w/us, the one without the zoom, but didn't take any. Barb had hers and got some good pictures.
Hope everyone has a good day. Take care!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The big day has come & has almost gone!

Cody's surgery went very well, it only took about 40 min. The longest time was the 3-4 hour wait afterwords, before he could go home. He did very good while they were getting him ready. Only one of us could go back in the actual surgery suite while they were putting him to sleep. All the women we walked by, the Techs and RN's, were saying 'Hi' to him, and a few of them commented on how blue his eye's were. I think he was kind of embarrassed. The anesthesiologist asked Cody if he could call him 'Codeman', he thought that was cool. Cody had to mention that his Uncle Andy calls him that too! After the sx the Doctor talked to us and told us that both tonsils were enlarged and filled with nasty (gunk) bacteria. So he said it was a good thing that he was having them out. Lot's of rest and TLC for the next two weeks, and he was strict about that. Liquids and soft foods. Boy, let me tell you he was cranky, I mean 'REALLY' cranky! We couldn't understand him when he tried to talk, which is understandable. He was getting really anxious and upset because the back of his mouth and throat was still numb, making it feel like he couldn't swallow. But now that he's home and that numb feeling is gone, he's doing much better. ;0) Mike went to Tree House Toys & Books and got him some Thomas the Train stuff, during the waiting period before going home. My Dad stopped over, after we got home, to visit. He & my sister got him a couple games for his Leapster, a little Lego car kit, and some writing tablets. So I think he's making out pretty well! I wanted to take a pic to post and this one isn't very good, because as I mentioned our good camera took a dump, and besides he was still grumpy & didn't want his pic taken. O'well Take care & smile, like I always tell Cody(and doesn't always listen)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No excuses

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. I have no excuses! ;0) I was going to put a pic of Cody along with the last post I did, but our camera decided to take a dump! We have another one, we just need to find it. I'm sure all of you got Mike's e-mail about the project his crew & himself did for work. For those of you who didn't see or hear about it, I posted a picture of it on the side bar. They wanted to do something do boost morale at the station. I think they did an awesome job with it. It's about 5' x 3'. Well, Cody goes in for his surgery tomorrow morning. Hope all goes well. He had to have blood work done before hand and we took him last Friday. At first he didn't want to go do it, but once we got there he did fine, but then couldn't use his arm the rest of the day!! ;0) He really did well with it. We will have to stock up on Popsicles & ice cream for tomorrow when he gets home. I'll let you all know how his surgery goes. Nicci, I'm sorry I didn't get back right away after you tagged me on your blog, here's my answers. My Dirty Little Secrets 1. The stuff in the refrigerator that has been there so long that you forget what it was to begin with. 2.The dust on top of the things that you can't see like the book shelf, the hutch, etc... 3. The stuff I shove under my side of the bed, and on the bottom of the closet. 4. And I can't forget about the dust bunnies either!!

Friday, October 3, 2008


The reason the Doc recommends having Cody's tonsils & adenoids out is that, they are always swollen, therefore keeping his sinuses and ears from draining correctly. That is why he's always getting sick. Well, I knew that having this operation could help all these problems, and asked the ear doc he had quite a few years ago what he thought... "oh no, that wont help anything, that's just a myth"... I guess we should have gotten a sencond opinion back then, maybe we could have saved Cody from getting a 2nd set of tubes, and a lot of ear/sinus infections!!!! O'well live and learn right. I'm just really glad that this was the 1st thing that he (the new Doc) recommend, after listening to what I had to say. 'It always starts out as cold like symptoms and his ears are the last thing to bother him, and he almost always has to go through 2 cycles of antibiotics before he gets some relief'. Why risk having him become immune to antibiotics (if he hasn't already)? I'm just relieved now. Not keen on Cody having surgery, who is when it comes to their kids? But I really like this Doc, I knew him when I used to work at the ER at the Hospital. I never heard anything bad about him, he always had a good bed-side manner, and his pt's always came out their sx's an did well. So I'm not worried at all. I just wish I could snap my fingers and have it done and out of the way. Mike & I decided to do it now, instead of waiting for Thanksgiving or Christmas break. That way he don't have to be down and out for the holidays, and hopefully will be up and around for Halloween. The recovery time is about 10 days. I know that sounds like a long time to keep him out of school, but with as good as he's doing, we can keep in touch with his teacher & pick up school work for him to do at home, and he should be fine. Maybe, just maybe.... after this surgery, and after his recovery, things will start turning around for us. Things can only get better right? Take care & smile ;0)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ear Doctor Appointment

Cody's ear appointment went good today. He wanted to get on his blog and tell everyone about it, but forgot his password & it's under Mike's e-mail and he's busy at work right now. Sooooo... I told Cody he could go ahead and type out something on my blog. So here it is.

I`m going to have surgery for my tonsils. They are going to take out my tonsils because they are swelling up too much.

(continued on my blog! Hope you love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)   Once I get my password I`ll put it on my blog.  Love Cody

...okay, he just wanted to type a few words. His adnoids are coming out too, oct.15th. I'll blog somemore a little later. As always, take care & smile  ;0)

My Favorite Actors/Actresses

  • James Dean
  • Cary Grant
  • Myrna Loy
  • James Garner
  • Simon Baker
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Julia Roberts

My Favorite Movies

  • Mama Mia
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Pretty Woman
  • All Thin Man movies
  • All Cary Grant movies
  • All James Dean movies

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today - James Dean

Best friends forever!!

Best friends forever!!

Cody & his guitar

Cody & his guitar