Friday, September 12, 2008

My life...

Apparently I got a little "blog happy" last week, then this week has been kinda a downer. So to give you an update... It's been a challenging week. Last week my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I've handled it pretty well up until now. I have been a wreck all morning. My grandmother, as does all of my family except one sister, live in Cullman. Which takes me 1.5 hours to get there. No, it's not that far, but when you don't have a car, you can't walk. Kent's truck is messed up; therefore, I have no transportation. My grandmother is a magnificent woman. Both of her sisters and her mother all were diagnosed many years back, so it definitely runs in the family and to be honest, I am scared. I know that she is in God's hands and everything will be alright, but what do you do in the mean time. I somewhat feel as though we are twiddeling our thumbs waiting on results, waiting on tests to be run, but "Get it moving!!!" is what I want to scream!!! She has appts on the 19th and 24th. Guess what? That's still weeks away! We did get some positive news that it's only Stage 1. She may not have to have treatments, but it's all a "wait and see" process. I'm tired of waiting. And I want to go see her, but I can't. I'm just bummed. I did have a good day yesterday. Heather drove me out to Dogtown to the hole in the wall furniture store. We'd never been there, so we didn't know anything about the place. I couldn't belive the vastness of NOTHING!!! I mean, I came from the good ole' Holly Pond and thought there couldn't be anywhere that small. I mean NOTHING was anywhere around. Heather has a GPS in her car and there was the road that we were on and the markings from a railroad track. Akins Furniture is the absolute highlight of that place. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with it if you like that kind of land, but it's just def not for me. I like the fact that I am about a 5 minute drive from tons of restaurant options, WalMart, Target and other shopping options. I found a couple of other choices in furniture that I liked, but still haven't made the final decision yet. I will keep you posted on that. On the way home, we stopped and ate at Red Robin in Trussville. Talk about some choices of burgers. Heather, shockingly enough, stuck with the classic bacon cheeseburger. I chose the A-1 Peppercorn burger. WOW!!! It was huge!!!
And delicious might I add. I couldn't eat all of it. Then we did a little shopping at Old Navy and TJ Maxx. We were in search for a cute cotton "beach" dress. We will be there in less than two weeks!!!!!!! You have no idea how much I am looking forward to that trip!! The days are being marked off the calendar!!!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Yay for the beach! I can't wait!!! I had lots of fun hanging out yesterday, and you know I will be praying for your grandmother. She's in God's hands and He'll take good care of her! Love ya!

Trina said...

Aww, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother! Keep us posted please.

I haven't been to Red Robin yet, that burger looks delicious! But it is quite big! LOL

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Your family will be in our prayers... keep us updated...