Friday, August 3, 2007

I Wish It Would Rain Down

  

Yeah... not the best of days... but in some ways, it was great anyhow.

Both kids had great sleep overs.  The boys here, the girls at Bob and Ilene's.  The boys watched 2 movies, snacked, and played video games. 

Bob took Fuzzy and Pumpkin to the pool today with his kids, which was very nice.  Ilene had to be at the hospital all day; her mom was admitted for low blood platelets.  Ilene's mom has been in very bad way since May, she has chronic heart problems, it would be wonderful if you all could remember her in your prayers.

In other sad news, one of my mom's oldest friends, passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Pat had been battling the disease off and on for many years, this last bought non-stop for about 3 years.  She was a wonderful lady, and her family and our family were close when we were all kids, and it was easy to have 2 families hang out together. 

Pat and her husband retired to southern New Jersey, about 2 hours from here.  My mom and dad went to her wake/memorial today, they were gone from about 1pm until after 10pm tonite. 

A long sad day for them, and all.  :-/ 

Tomorrow, I will try to use some of Pat's fighting spirit to keep me going.

We have a family picnic at my cousin Leslie's home!  The party is to celebrate her two youngest's birthdays, the girls are one and two, respectively, just 11 months apart!  Leslie also has two older girls, 10 and 6.  This is also Leslie's first party she is hosting with us at her new home.

Leslie is having a barbecue which will be really nice, and she has an above ground pool, so the kids are looking forward to swimming!  If the heat is still in the 90's a lot more adults may end up in the water with the kiddies!!! 

Thunder showers have been going through repeatedly for over an hour, I keep hoping that it will cool us off, but according to the weather report, it doesn't look that way!  Ugh! 

The heat has always been a problem for me, my entire life.  And, now it is worse, since my lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are more active.  However, I will drink lots of water, stay in the shade, and try to cool off in the a/c inside occasionally, and do my best to have a great day!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

be well,
Dawn

                       

 

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19 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Fingers are crossed. You just remember to pop into that AC if you need it. Have a great time. --Cin

mleighin21st said...

You have a great time tomorrow!  I am so sorry to hear about Ilene's Mom and Your family friend.  Will say extra prayers for all.
                                           Leigh

tlgf1968 said...

fingers crossed & i'm channeling the spirit of sofia petrillo (remember her from golden girls?) and i'm gonna try to give the evil eye to the weather so you can feel great tomorrow and enjoy the bbq :))  did i miss something ... are you not doing the orencia anymore?  is it because of the tumor?  correlated?  i am so sorry ... this is my fault for being away for so long :(  kick me now LOL

sdoscher458 said...

Just relax and have a good time, pace yourself. Feel bad for your Mom and Dad it is so hard growing old, loosing such good friends, please extend my sympathy to them and you too.  Love, Sandi

nay0114 said...

Prayers going out to your friend's mom. Hope everything gets better from here.
Take care, Chrissie

toonguykc said...

So much goes on in your life every single day -- yet you soldier on.  Good vibes to Ilene's mom and to Pat's family.  And to you.

xx
Russ

eml625 said...

My sympathy to your family friend.
Take it easy today , it's still hot...enjoy the party
hugs,
Ellen

pharmolo said...

All strength to your friend, Dawn.

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your weekend!!
Missie

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your weekend:)

Deb

emabecmar said...

Keeping all in prayer. Have a great weekend and BBQ. (((((((hugs)))))))))
Cindy

coelha said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, and your other friends' mother.  I will keep them in my prayers..  Barbecue sounds fun-I'm going to one today at my brother's house.  Keep cool now, and drink that water!  I hope the weekend is nice and painless..  Take care - Julie

ktkamanski said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours as well as your friends! Hope the sun shines bright on you today (but not to make it any hotter)! Enjoy and have some fun! Take care,
Katie

sangrialel said...

Have a great time at the party and I hope that you feel great during it!  Linda

deshelestraci said...

Good luck and I'm sending up prayers for you.  Our forecast says 98-99 for the next week.  I'm not going anywhere I don't have to!
Traci

gazker said...

Everythings crossed for you Princess and I mean EVERYTHING!!!! ;-)
Gaz xx

helmswondermom said...

I am so sorry about your mom's friend!
Lori

shadierush said...

This could have been such a sad entry but your fighting spirit shines through! Good luck at the barbeque!
Shadie

stansgirl2004 said...

Hugs to you babe
Love, Marina