Friday, April 11, 2008

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad WEEK!!

My week recap:


Heard from Stanford regarding Brian's test results. Not good news. Rained all day long.

Heard from local doctor confirming bad test results and got details about new chemos - 3-4 hours of IV drips in the clinic starting Monday.

Terrible wind and rain all day. Got a phone call letting me know my neighbor was concerned because this was in my backyard:

That is was our trampoline. The trampoline that brings the kids to MY yard. The trampoline that elicits laughter and squeals of delight. The trampoline that is currently completely disassembled with two broken frame pieces and a ripped net.
That is our tree. I thank God for that tree, else the same neighbor that called regarding the catastrophe would currently be eating off the trampoline because it probably would have crashed into her kitchen.

This is the forecast for the weekend, the last weekend before Brian starts chemo, the weekend Brian wanted to really kick back and have a good time:

Did I mention my sister, Mindi, her husband, Matt, and son, Logan, are coming to visit? Did I mention IT IS MID-APRIL?!!?!

I'm afraid to ask what else could happen. But, I do know that attitude is a choice. I also know that lots of deep breaths, a quick prayer, and good company help our attitude. That and a big juicy steak with a bottle of red wine.



  1. Angie, This was exellent vent-ing!
    We will have special prayers this weekend for Brian's recovery. Keep Believing.

  2. Angie,

    What a week for you, but we will make this weekend as much fun as possible, I forwarned Logan about the tramp and he said that was okay, he is just going to play games anyway. We will see ya tonight.

    Love you,

  3. Angie,
    do you have a local gourmet store nearby? Know what goes well with steak and wine? Creme brulee! (sp?)
    Go buy the little kit with the torch thingie. It'll be fun!!
    Or, go buy some creme brulee from the store, fun, too!
    Mmmm, steak and wine...can I come?

    That happened to our trampoline last year.
    Love you.

  4. I bet just typing that made you feel better!! Try to have a great weekend regardless of the stinkin weather!

  5. Vent away!!! You definitely have earned the right.

    When you are done . . . do something for yourself . . . something that makes you smile. Bubble bath. Sappy movie. Shopping trip. Chocolate . . .

    Then, hug your family and remember how awesome you and they are.

    Thinking of you and saying prayers.

    Oh, and remember, with the weather . . . the SUN is out, we just can't always see it!

  6. Steak and wine... yes, that can cure anything!

    I'll keep praying! :)

  7. I just read Thursday's post and now todays. My heart aches for you and my soul prays for your family. You are so strong Angie.

  8. i just had a good workout-laughing, at some funny email i got from a friend...

    When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk." hee-hee

    Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

    I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting
    clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

    When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U C L A.

    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

    If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

    and...Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

    hey angie, hope your smiling!
    =^) it's raining here too-again! hope you have an awesome weekend!

  9. Angie, my good thoughts, vibes and wishes are with your hubby and your family. Enjoy the hell outta that steak and wine. There are few fleeting pleasures as nice as that. Let's ALL Keep Believing!

  10. Yikes, what a week...
    Praying about Brian's new treatments.

    Maybe next week will actually be better...

  11. R.I.P. trampoline.. glad it didn't hit anyone. Have a glass of wine for me. :-)

  12. Hang in there, girl!

    At least you will have company...perhaps they can help you with the trampoline!

  13. Oh Angie. Vent away. So sorry about your weather, results, trampoline, and tire. Oh man... when it rains it pours.

    Perhaps God intended for a huge indoor cuddle fest all week long.

  14. Maybe keep an extra bottle of wine on hand? Thinking of you.

  15. Angie -

    So sorry you're having such a bad week! Sometimes when it rains, it pours... But remember, God doesn't always stop the rain from coming, but He'll definitely hold you 'til it does! (From my favorite Third Day song)

    I keep telling myself that surely spring will come eventually. Winter can't last forever - right??!!!

    I'm praying for you, Brian and the boys and I'm STILL BELIEVING!!


  16. Hey girlfriend...A few weeks ago, I had a little visitor who brought me two bottles of Blasted Church and I'm saving them for us to drink. Wish I could hand deliver them to you now after the week you have had, unfortunately we'll have to wait til June. Lots of prayers and thougths about you!!!


  17. read your question on vintage 30's column. i'm a fellow box feet sufferer. size 7.5 though, so not itty bitty. I find Zappos carries Wides. And Maryland shoes (?) catalog. But its hopeless finding style for women under the age of 70.

  18. Sounds like it's time for a good cry, a deep breath and a glass of red! We are thinking about you!

  19. Angie - I'm so sorry it's been such a difficult week. I wish I could send you some nice weather to brighten your day but we don't have any to give. How about some pseudo-sunshine to help you out. I sure hope things turn better next week.

  20. Angie, I'm so sorry for your bad week. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    You believe and we do, too. Power of Miracles.

  21. OY VE. With a week like that, it can only get better. I promise! That poor trampoline - I'm hoping that thing can be salvaged!!

  22. UGH. This is not good. I think I would add a nice bubble bath to your to-do list. Sending happy thoughts, prayers and hugs.