Thursday, May 8, 2008

Not much

I don’t have a lot to say. I have about 5 posts in my head but everytime I sit to write them, they all jumble together and end up being ridiculous. My kids haven’t done or said much funny that I can share or that I remember lately. I already updated on how Brian is doing, except I did forget to mention that he is also suffering from canchor sores in his mouth – another lovely chemo side effect. This is despite the special mouthwashes we have purchased which are supposed to help in alleviating this problem. I already told you about my new priorities. I have little else to say. I have so little to say that I feel the need to tell you how little I have to say. And apparently all this is making me crabby because my kids have been praying for me during bedtime prayers to be a nicer mom tomorrow and Brian tells me a large percentage of what leaves my mouth lately is negative. I am assuming he is not referring to the mucus I am hacking from the cough that has plagued me for the last week. I guess I need to continue to refocus.



  1. Angie - when the day is over, I usually rate how good/bad a mom I've been if my throat is sore (from the yelling).

    That is not a joke, sadly, but I still chuckle a little (ashamedly) to myself at what a jerk I can be to my kids sometimes. :-)

    And, on the topic of saying nothing, one of my all-time favorite commercials was from years ago, for VW Jetta, with the 2 guys driving and the song "Blah Blah Blah." So excellent!

  2. AnonymousMay 09, 2008

    Ciao Angie, THANKS SO MUCH for your news. We received your encouragement for praying, we enhance your effort. As soon as possible I'll reply to you. We enclose you Brain and all your mervallous kids in a big hug and we always fellow you and we take care of what is happening. Now you have my email address and you can write when you are ready. Lot's love

    Emanuele and Claudia Plasmati from Italy

  3. All us moms can use some extra prayers - take your boys' prayers as that. Who couldn't be a better mom or anything for that matter? Don't be discouraged by your role as a Mom. Though I haven't "known" you for long - I admire you for your role as a mother and wife. Don't doubt yourself in these roles - ever!

    You might get a chuckle out of the following post. I am not sure if you read this or not but I loved it.

    I also need to tell you that your words "Keep Believing" are part of each day for me. Thank you. =)

  4. We all have weeks where we don't have anything to say... don't feel like you are obligated to write anything profound. Just that you checked in and we know you are doing ok is enough :-) Hope you and all the boys have a wonderful weekend!

  5. You're entitled to not feel like posting AND being a bit crabby. Find some you time & relax. Let Mother's Day be stress free & allow you to regain your calm and grace.

    Big Hugs & prayers!

  6. I am praying! :) Take Mom's Day for yourself. Relax and do something FOR YOU! :)

  7. AnonymousMay 09, 2008

    Oh wow, Angie. We must be rowing different sides of the same boat.

    It's alright if you have little to say.

    I have about four posts in my head, too, and when I sit to write them down, they end up awful.

    Steady on, friend. Steady on.

  8. nothing like your kids praying for nice mommy to be home tomorrow (yes I have actually heard these words from my kid mouth) to help you realize things are a bit out of whack!! Good luck!

  9. I think it is good for you to be grumpy for a little bit, but then it just will get you down. Which makes you more grumpy. Not that you don't have anything to be grumpy about...but hang in there girl. I will pray too for the grumpiness to leave you in peace.

  10. Rest, Relax, Refocus,
    Rely...on God.
    Oh, and my Favorite prayer
    in such circumstances:

    Lord, please keep your arm
    around my shoulders....
    and your hand over my mouth!

    Blessings to you all.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    Pax Christi, EJT

  11. okay love willisfamily sore throat test! Because they is how I test if I had a good time at family get togethers. If I had to yell to be hear then we all had a good time :)

  12. AnonymousMay 11, 2008

    Happy Mother's Day, my sweet friend.
    I thought of you today and smiled.
    Much love.
    I'm gonna make a matching bracelet for myself soon.

  13. Thinking of you . . . and hoping you had a peaceful Mother's Day.


  14. Who has not been right where you are? We all get grumpy and lose our joy sometimes. It's just how life is. Some good days, some bad days. It's all a cycle. It's impossible to be super happy, funny, and perky all the time.

    In the words of Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

  15. Wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day and let you know I am still here and praying even if you don't post every day. :-)

  16. Still praying and beleliving..Happy mother's day.

    Come by my blog to day for a giveaway contest thingy.

  17. Angie, I so get this. You're previous post spoke right to my heart. I never feel THRILLED about what I post either and most days I'd rather not at all.

    When in doubt. Post a picture. :)

  18. I hope this comment finds your children's prayers have been answered, that you had a good weekend and a great mother's day.

  19. Some days are just hard. And you've got a huge amount on your plate. Sending hugs. {{{Angie}}}