My leukemia's back.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Rachel, it's great to hear you so upbeat! And cobbler for breakfast is nothing more than fruit and bread (well, mostly), sounds great for breakfast [​IMG] No judging here, just wishing I had some too, lol.
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    Cobbler is a perfect breakfast. But, Rachel, for someone who needs to be pacing themselves, and resting A LOT, you certainly have been busy. Take it easy girl... slow and easy... You know what I mean!!!??? Glad things are looking up for you on all fronts.
     
  3. sourland

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    Nope, she doesn't know what you mean. "Take it easy girl... slow and easy." is a foreign language to our friend, Rachel. [​IMG]

    Cobbler sounds like a balanced meal whenever - well, as long as you add a little bacon or fried ham slices.
     
  4. donrae

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    Thanks all. I do feel kinda like someone slipped me some prednisone, just more energy than I was used to. But I like it!

    I am pacing myself. The salsa was a two-day project. One day for prep, one day to do the peaches and cook and process. I got one meatloaf made last night. I've got to deal with the rest today, the meat needs to be frozen and the shrooms I bought won't last forever either.

    Been spending more time just hanging with my boys, which is nice. Taught Big Boy how to make chimichangas last night [​IMG]. he's still not thrilled about the hot oil, but he did great. We have a "part-time kid", BB's friend who has a crappy home life and spends a lot of time here. He was fascinated with making cobbler this morning and was eager to help, so I didn't have to do much.

    It would be embarrassing to admit how many episodes of "Chopped" we all watch each day [​IMG]

    Going to take Big Boy for his driving test now....[​IMG]
     
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    Good luck to Big Boy. Grandchild # 3 just got her license.
     
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    Oh my... driver's licence... We're on vacation, and child free for the week. Loving it. Getting to do what other couples our age get to do! (the empty nest thing!)
     
  7. donrae

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    He passed with 90%. The tester was very complimentary about his driving skills. Guess all those trips to Portland did some good [​IMG].

    And, our little family of 4 is becoming a family of 5, it looks like. Our "part-time" kid has accepted our offer to live here permanently. I'm so happy! We'll need to peruse guardianship (I think adoption is kind of a moot point as he's 17 already), but we moved his things to our house today. Seriously, one small basket of laundry, an extra pair of shoes and a computer. He's got a desk he'd like to bring over when the truck's available. That's it for his belongings. Makes me sad, my kids have so much crap. Anyway, our goal is to get his documentation, start on a learner's permit, get a job if his grades permit, and eventually get him through high school. He's a year behind, and if he kept living in the same situation I don't see how he'd ever finish school. IMO that's the most important thing a person can do for their future--if you don't finish high school, you're pretty much hosed when it comes to making a living. there will be adjustments of course, we all know that, but I feel it's an important thing to do.
     
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    Kudos to you Rachel for taking on this obligation when you already have so much on your plate. Reminds me of one of the Christian songs. A recurrent phrase in the song is: "If not me, then who?" The singer is lamenting the state of the world, and asking God why he doesn't step in and do something to fix the mess. God replies, "I already did. I made you."
     
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  9. N F C

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    Rachel, bless you and your family for adding member #5, it sounds like he really needs a family that cares about him (and he probably needs someone to care about too). [​IMG]

    And big congrats on your son's passing the driving test, that's a milestone!
     
  10. 3goodeggs

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    Children need to know that they are worth it. Thank you Rachel, husband and boys for saving a heart and soul. It may not work out for him, but he may also soar to unbelievable heights.
     

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