Thursday, July 16, 2009

Again, I haven't updated in forever. Big surprise. I'm thinking of deleting this blog actually. We'll see...

News: back in February, my uncle was diagnosed with cancer. He had a tumor in his throat that prevented him from swallowing and dropped to about 95 pounds. He received chemo and radiation treatments but the cancer kept spreading. Two weeks ago, his doctor said that there was nothing else that they could do and gave him six months to live. On Tuesday, July 7th, he passed away. I know it's supposed to be a relief when someone so sick dies, but he was one of my favorite people in the whole world and I miss him. You know that person who loves you and supports you and always sees the good in you no matter what? He was mine.

Other news: my parents have moved back home to Colorado. I flew out with them on Saturday, 4 days too late to get to see my uncle. My mother's dementia is getting very, very bad and my stepfather was given 12 months to live by his doctor. So they wanted to get home while they could and will be staying with one of my aunts as long as she can handle caring for them. It's sad but I'm happy for them that they get to be home where they want.

Good news:
my sister is doing so much better! I wouldn't say that she has fully recovered, but I know that she is really trying to stay sober and be strong. I'm really proud of her and hope she can keep it up.

Other good news: my son got his GED and his drivers license this month!!! I am really excited about this, he is finally moving forward with his life instead of just doing the same old thing as he always did. Super, super proud of him :)

No scrapping for me lately. I did make an album for my sister and her husband for their 20th anniversary but with everything that has been going on lately, I can't seem to get anything done. I want to...just can't seem to put any effort into it. Oh well, I know that happens sometimes. What can you do?

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