Good Times

To some three weeks with your mother staying in your home may seem like an eternity, but for me…it simply wasn’t long enough. We had a great time with her here and looking back at our pictures brings not only tears of joy, but also tears of sadness because we had to say good-bye yet again. I can only hope that someday the stars align in our favor to bring my mother and Steve closer to me. Closer to Lola. And while most husbands can’t stand their mother-in-law, I think Rob and my mom formed their own bond in these three weeks. We had a good time and I can’t wait for her to come back so the good times can continue. The Pool I have become obsessed...
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Walking For Dreams

On Sunday, we took part in a fundraiser called Walking For Dreams. The walk began in 2004 as a way to help raise funds for non-profit organizations that help children and families in the Indianapolis community. The funds raised this year will help over 35 different local organizations. We chose to walk for the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation in honor of Lola. All proceeds we raised on Lola’s behalf went directly to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I am very pleased and especially proud to report that Team Lola raised $1145!! We want to personally thank each and every one of you that donated to this great cause! My best friend, Alexis drove down from Michigan with her two kids so that she could...
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Plant Sale at ISBVI

If you are in the Indianapolis area then please go check out the Plant Sale at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is going on from now until May 12th (closed Sunday) and all proceeds go to the ISBVI. The hours are Monday thru Friday, Noon – 5 pm and Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm. They have everything from annuals, perennials, hostas, herbs, vegetables and an assortment of flower pots the students themselves have hand-painted. It is a beautiful greenhouse and the funds couldn’t go to a better cause....
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Thank You Body

I now sit here at my computer (no longer lying in bed) giving myself tiny congratulations for a job well done. It took my husband to help convince me that I just went through one hell of an ordeal and if anything rather than being mad at my body for retaliating against me, I should be applauding it for making it through such a freakishly painful event. One quality I continued to possess even through my week long pain battle in the hospital was graciousness. I managed to mutter a thank you to every person that helped get me better. I thanked every doctor, every nurse, every tech that drew my blood, every patient relations employee that made sure my hospital stay was pleasant, every food worker that...
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So Much for Routine Surgery…

A week ago today, I was strolling my quaint and picturesque neighborhood with Lola and my mother-in-law. The sun was shining and I was feeling especially good following my routine gall bladder surgery that was just three days prior. We talked about life and relationships as we would intermittently chime in about someones well manicured lawn or how much we liked a particular house. It’s funny, but that was my last memory of Sunday. Even though the rest of the day was played out, when I think back to last week that is the only part that sticks out. On Monday morning at about 4:00 am, I woke to the most horrifying pain in my abdomen. The only way I can describe it is it felt as if...
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