October 25th, 2006

Seemed like a good idea

Welcome to Supermom's world

Repeat after me: Trish is an idiot.

I think I have to be Supermom. The house has to be clean, I've got to do the dishes, I have to do the laundry, I have to get together some fabric remnants from the bottom of the closet, I have to start taking my kids to and from school, I have to run to the store to pick up my own prescriptions. A little bit of discomfort won't stop me. It isn't real PAIN anymore, and the more you do, the stronger you get! Right?

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On a brighter note, one of my AMAMOM (Allen/McKinney Mothers of Multiples club) friends is bringing me lunch on Saturday and going to sit with me for a while. She also wants to talk because she will be having a hysterectomy soon and would like to know what to expect.

I also had a very interesting call with someone I barely know yesterday. This girl called the day I got home from the hospital to see if I needed to reorder any cooking products from her (she didn't know I was having surgery. We don't know each other outside of that one party). I blew her off. She called back yesterday and I was almost snappy with her because I said I wouldn't be cooking for a while and wasn't interested in ordering anything else until sometime next year. It wasn't why she called. She wanted to see how I was doing. When I told her I had a hysterectomy, we got to talking because it is something her doctor had recommended because of endometrial issues. I said something about my upcoming mastectomy and DIEP reconstruction, only to find out her mother had it done within the past year. We ended up talking quite a while. At the end of the call, we decided that sometimes fate puts two people together at the right time in the most mysterious ways. She's going to call me back every few weeks just to talk and see how things are going, and maybe have her mother call me as well.

There are times, stuck in this house, where I feel that I don't really have any close friends. All of the ones I consider closest to my heart live so far away. Then, when you are really in need, even though it kills you to be dependent on ANYONE, people come out of the woodwork and show you just how great they can be. Even if they aren't around that often, they do love you and would do anything to help you out. I think I'm going to make myself cry. I'm sure this is setting me up for a breakdown for whatever georgiaskydiver says should happen today.

For all of you who have contributed in any way, even with just a kind word of encouragement - THANK YOU!!!! You really have made this a bit easier for me to deal with, and kept me in fine spirits.

Now, to snuggle up on the couch and will my body to be ok. Maybe listen to some new tunes on the iPod since there isn't anything on TIVO.
Trish and Georgia

AWESOME!

YAY! Dinner is ON for tonight!

I just received a Honey Baked turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin and a chocolate/nut pie from georgiaskydiver's family!!! Yum. I can't wait.

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I decided that since we were going to have Thanksgiving and early Christmas in Indiana with the in-laws, I would crochet an afghan for my mother-in-law. I found a pattern for an absolutely GORGEOUS one, made from Chenille yarn. It looks super soft and cozy for those cold Indiana nights.

Ummm, who decided Chenille yarn would be $6.50 for a skein? Each skein is 75 yards and the pattern calls for 900!!!! OUCH! I could buy her a damn blanket for that! So, instead, I downgraded my pattern and found a very nice pattern called 'Red Velvet' that is made with worsted weight lamb's wool - $2.00 a skein. :)