Thursday, May 24, 2007


I haven't been stitching lately - too busy and tired! I subbed yesterday and today in a 4th grade class. The kids were pretty good, but it is getting close to the end of the year and they were very excited! They got worse as the day went on. Plus I had to climb stairs quite often and my bad knees were certainly complaining! I had a hard time sleeping last night, because they were hurting so bad. But this school is less than 5 min. from my home, so I was home by 3:00 both days. One sad thing about this job is that this was the elementary school where my son and daughter went. I saw a lot of their former teachers! It made me think of my son and miss him!

DD had a very good birthday. Her dad took us out for Japanese food on Wed. night. We had a great time! The Barbie cake was beautiful and delicious (yes, I had a very tiny piece), but very expensive! Her friends were supposed to come for cake, but they weren't able to make it. This has always happened to my children on their birthdays. Even when they were little, I would have birthday parties and very few would show up. AND the parents would send these kids without any gifts at all! It always upset me. I sent nice presents to their kids! SO we have a very big cake - 4 layers! - and none of us is supposed to eat cake. I really hate to throw the whole thing out. It is really the most moist and delicious chocolate cake I've ever eaten! But DD pronounced it a very good birthday because her boyfriend brought her flowers, and she has never received flowers from a guy before! Plus he remembered that her favorite color is purple and the flowers are purple!

DD's Dad is getting settled in. He has really surprised me - he's fixing things around the house that I haven't been able to get fixed. Yesterday he cleaned one of the bathrooms! (SHOCK! I have never seen him clean a bathroom - even when we lived together!) Today he washed the dishes while I was subbing! And there weren't many, because I washed them after dinner last night. So far we're getting along fine. It's kind of nice to have someone here to talk to - another thing he didn't do often when we were married! We'll see how long all this good behavior lasts! lol

We took DD to the foot doctor yesterday. He said the lump on her foot was definitely a ganglion cyst. He said he really didn't want to do surgery, because they usually go away by themselves on kids as young as she is. He said he could stick a needle in it and draw out the fluid and then inject cortisone in it, but DD wasn't too keen on that idea! So we're just going to leave it as it is for the time being. He said it would probably go away on its own. I was so relieved! I was afraid it was cancer!!

Well, I'd better go and rest up for tomorrow. I'm subbing at a middle school that I like. BUT, it's the last full day of school and I'm afraid they're going to be WILD!! I'm going to take a lot of anxiety pills and a book to read, and just not fuss with them! Maybe they'll show movies part of the day. That's what they did at the elementary school yesterday and today. I hope everyone has a happy day and may God bless you!


Jenna said...

I'm glad that it was nothing serious with your DD's foot. My mother has a ganglion cyst where the thumb meets the wrist. It goes away and comes back, but they are harmless. :)

Kendra said...

A tip for the cake...freeze it. Cut it up and put it into old Cool Whip containers or a cleaned-out ice cream bucket and pack it away in the freezer. Cakes usually freeze quite well, and this way you can get out a small piece every once in awhile and enjoy a little treat.

My birthday was over 2 months ago, but I still have some cake in the freezer. Every so often, I'll thaw out a bite or two and get my cake fix...LOL!

BlissxStitches said...

Ganglions go away if you bang them gently and break the cyst casing. THat's standard treatment rather than aspirating stuff from them. Tell DD to try it. It won't hurt a bit ... LOL
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