Five years ago, I got news that would change my life- for better and for worse. Friends, come with me and Remember back: .............................
Oct. 12, 2004- I am starting this by saying sorry. This is not the way I would normally start out our week, fellow bloggers, but it can't be helped. I have been dealing/contemplating whether or not to even post about this here. But as we are all friends here, though I have not met you in person, I feel it would be deceitful not to let you know.... That last Friday, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. That's right- Those things which have been a part of me since the age of 12 have up and betrayed me. ( that's why my Friday funnie was missing- just didn't have the heart for it on that day). Tommorrow ( Tuesday) I have an appointment with a Surgeon, to discuss my options, although I know the answer, the questions needs be asked. By the way my OB-GYN acted, I will probably be in the hospital by week's end.
I won't lie- I'm scared shitless, but I'm determined! I have a VERY supportive husband, and 3 beautiful children, and I'll be damned if this beast is gonna get the better of me. And besides, I have alot left to do in this world. I have spent the weekend making CD's of my favorite music to take with me on my battle. I've hugged my kids to death. I've sat and cried in Hubby's arms. I'm Strong, Bullheaded, Armed and Dangerous. And I will survive. I will let you all know tommorrow what goes on, Keep your fingers crossed for me. ......................................
5 years. Gods, where has the time gone? Although I have to say the first year took FOREVER, the rest have just gone by like all the others. But really, they're not. You know how they say to check your "girls" monthly? I do it daily. Someone who didn't know me would say I was a pervert! But I'm not going there again, and that's the point.
Many things have changed since then, especially in my world. Most of which have nothing to do with the passage of time. I'm more open. I'm more frank ( gods help the person that asks me my opinion on something- I used to be really diplomatic- now I give it to you straight!) I've taken the family on vacations EVERY year- even if we really should have saved the money. What's money- I want QUALITY TIME with my family. Riding the Roller Coasters of death! eating waaaaay too much food. laughing and just being with the people I love more than myself. Time is something you really get a true grasp of when your suddenly told you may not have it. Yes, I know you can "imagine". But you don't really KNOW until it hits you. Ask anyone who's walked in these very weighty shoes.
I remembered about this yesterday. Becky's reaction was a big high-five. "5 years Mom, it's is a good thing". Yes, my love, it is. But not until I'm 95, sitting my great-grandchild on my knee will I know it's all over.
I still sometimes, in my mind's eye, see that "grave" where the Beast lies. And I think- " Rest in Peace, you sorry SONOFABITCH! And don't come back here ever, ever again".
My friends, this is my reminder- CHECK YOUR GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still Bullheaded and Strong- KC
p.s.- my hair is down past my shoulders now- KISS MY ASS for THAT beast!
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009
KC enters the room and sits down....
"Hi, my name is KC *Hi's from the assembled people* and I've become a Yoville addict.
*Massive humms and head shakes all around*
"I really didn't intend to get involved, but I kept noticing neat stuff happening and could just not resist.
*Chorus of Amens and 'Sing it sista' coming from all over the room*
"I promise I will try with all I have to fight this addiction so that I will have time for more important things like blog posting, blog hopping, oh yeah, and maybe some housework."
* "yeah right!'s coming from every direction. You're in deep kiddo- you're in serious trouble!*
Ok, seriously. I'm having waaaayyyy too much fun with this. But if any of you are on facebook ( and I will try to link mine in the sidebar soon) send me your links so i can friend you.
I'm under my some-what real name ( KC Campbell-Fine)
Now- are my pies ready or what?
Peace and Love, KC!
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Saturday, October 03, 2009
Last night's game
Well, as usual, the team didn't win. Although I'm seeing signs of improvement. Honestly, since this is their first year, and the team is made up of mostly 9th graders playing against Varsity teams, I hadn't expected much. But what happened last night with the bands was really kind-of cool.
They played against Viera HS last night. Which is a relatively new school as well ( they've only graduated 1 class- 2009- so they've been in existance 5 years maybe). When our band came marching in- their whole band got to their feet and applauded. AND kept applauding until the band got to the stands. Then their band director came over to welcome us- and asked if we could stay after the game for a "social" with their band. WOW! The hospitality- it was wonderful. They cheered us at we entered the field for our part of the show as well. Just really, really welcoming and polite.
Any of you that have never been involved in this sort of thing don't understand. Normally each side is involved in a game-long excercise in one-upmanship. Constant competition. Not there, not with this organization. They made us feel like old friends, who'd come for a visit to the house. We may have lost the game- but we really loved going there. So thank you to the Viera HS Marching Hawks- You all are the bomb!
I'm starting to get jokes coming in ( thanks Kat!) so that little feature should recommense next week. And as I have a party to go to at River BIL's house to go to this afternoon, I'd better get off of here and get some things done.
Talk at you later! Peace and Love, KC!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Ok, here they are!
These three are the one's i got last Friday nite. They are in order, with the last one being them in the stands during the 2nd half of the game.
( there is a middle song between these two, but it's a slow song and IMVHO- boring. He's changing the song, so hopefully it will be better soon!)
Just an FYI- The chant's they do? The first is the girls going "Your a Jerk!", then the boys say "I know!" the second is "SWAG!" ( I have no idea- really!) The long one is pretty obvious. Also, the flag girls are having some problems with personnel. They had a few quit- and the new ones are.. well let's just say their sense of rhythm is not all that it should be. They're working hard on it though.
And in the stands:
The funny part of this last video is one you can't see. Those bleachers they are on are the "temporary" kind. Which means they weren't the most stable things to sit on. The whole time the band was rocking back and forth- you could see them move/rock. And the Squeaking! We parents were scared to death that they were going to break on the poor kids! ( they didn't though)
I had a great time tonight. Went to the local Barnes & Noble, to sit in with the local Romance readers club- and Roxanne St. Claire. She was doing a combo signing ( yes, another new book!) and online Q & A. If you go to the B & N site, in the Heart 2 Heart bookclub section, you can see it all. ( I can't get the link to work- I need to re-learn how to post this crap again darnit!)
You can see a picture of all of us, and the questions from the "Roundtable" ( which was us there with her) along with the online questions asked. I'm in the picture- hiding behind Becky lol!
That's about it for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow or Friday.
Well, I went to the Dr. today. And basically- I'm fine ( no pun intended). But it seems that I have a "Genetically deformed Kidney". For the last 50 years. which never gave me any problems until recently ( after I've been out of work. Where I had to do the pee-pee dance for hours before actually being able to use the restrooms- GO FIGURE!)
So what that means is that it's nothing that they can fix, without major surgery. Thankfully, the Dr. said that wouldn't have to happen unless it keeps acting up. That's a good thing- as I'm so sick of dr's, and needles, and knives that I can't even begin to express it!!!!!!!!
In other news- I have a couple more really cool videos of Andy's band. I just have to have the time to upload them. Unfortunatly, youtube takes a realllllllyyyyyy long time to upload videos. I'm going to try for tomorrow, but I won't promise it will happen. I've got an author Q & A I have to go to in the evening, so I've got to get stuff done earlier in the day. But I will try, and I will let y'all know when it's up.
Now I've got to put in some time on my book/thingy/whatever. I promised I'd work on it every day, even if I'm typing a bunch of crap. They have a saying in the writer's world- AICHOK- which means Ass in chair, hands on keyboard. I think it's good advice.
So hopefully, I'll have video and pictures for you no later than Wednesday. And as my son likes to say...
And that means I'm gonna be busy. Have to run errands, followed by getting over to the HS in time to feed, dress, and chaperone the band to their first away game! Have to be there by 4pm, and probably not home until after 11pm. But it should be fun anyway. I will have my camera this week, so hopefully some new/better video will come.
Still haven't heard anything from the dr, but I have an appointment to see him Monday morning, so I should find out something then. Hopefully it's good news. And no news on the job front- but I'm not really expecting anything there right now. I'm not really pushing it hard- I'm going to enjoy a month or two more before I start a big "push" to get back into the workplace.
I do have a problem though. Remember I used to post my Friday Funnies? Well, I don't have any saved from before this thing broke down last fall. So if any of you have any for me- please don't hesitate to send them my way! I'd like to get back to normal around here, and that means funnies to end the week.
Aside from that, it's been a pretty slow week here in the Fine household. Cleaning, reading, and such. I'm going to be having lunch with one of my old co-workers next week, hopefully she'll catch me up on all the gossip. And maybe give me some ideas for the book/thingy/whateverthehell it is I'm writing.
Have a great weekend all! Peace and Love, KC!
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Well, some stuff generally
Just so you all know; 1- I haven't heard anything about my test yet. Which I'm taking as good news. I mean- if there was something majorly wrong with my kidney- the dr. would have called by now right? So I'm thinking it was just a fluke. Yeah- I'll go with that!
2- I didn't get anymore video of Andy's band this past week. I managed to get out of working the food booth, but since I thought I was- I didn't bring a camera. So this week for sure.
3- I've started doing something new/different. I've started writing. Nothing really interesting, but just jotting down some things I experienced working in retail all those years. Ideas for maybe something. A book/primer/something. Since I've got this laptop- I figured I'd put it to good use. The working title is " Retail 101- Or how I survived 25+ years in HELL". If nothing else- it will be an effort in purging all the crap I've put up with the past 26 years. And it's kind-of fun actually.
I blame Rocki ( Roxanne St. Claire). She's the one who told me to write while I was not working. And my Mom. Who for some strange/weird reason said the exact same thing to me not 2 days later ( and with no prompting from me??). So what the heck- I haven't anything better to do at the moment.
Except do the laundry. Or weed the garden. Or clean out the car. Or........
Peace and Love, KC
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