Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Terd of Hurtles

We are just 15 hours away from leaving for Spokane. I do not do pre-travel time well. Not well at all. Once--when I went in for lasik surgery--they gave me Valium and it was lovely. I wish I could take Valium, lots of Valium, every time I travel. I love being chemically altered and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I don't mind the car ride or the plane ride--just the getting ready part. Do any of you struggle with that?? The getting ready--not the desperate need for Valium. I have no idea why I have this particular issue--but I wish I didn't. My whole family wishes I didn't. My whole family wishes that Valium was an over the counter drug. But it HAS distracted me from the other issue--the surgery.

At Young Women's tonight--they gave Kelly the sweetest gift. They all chipped in and filled a little Rubbermaid type box with small gifts and things to do while she is stuck in bed. Then all the YM and YW decided to have a fast for Kelly tomorrow. Her tears were flowing when she got home. I am so happy they showed her so much love---it really helps with the dark moments of fear. She continues to be strong and immovable in her comfort and peace level--I am in awe.

I on the other hand--well let's just say--I struggle. I have been visiting your blogs and reading your comments--drawing strength and also remembering to breathe and that laughter is a great de-stressor. Having my hubby home is fabulous also. I have great friends who have stepped in and offered homes for my other 2 kiddo's while we are gone complete with rides to all the functions they are involved with. I just need to finish my packing etc--heavy on the etc.

Anyhow--I finally got all the yummy chocolate boxes filled and taped up and Kelly and I took them down to the post office this evening--and as we love to say in our family--"They're off like a terd of hurtles!" Side note: When I did spell check it said that terd was not a word but hurtles was--who knew? PSSS--after I finished taping up the last box I had a few leftovers--so if you are missing something that was in the picture that you wanted just let me know--I will be glad to mail it after I get back! I am such an airhead!

I hope they make it to their intended homes and that you all enjoy it! We have been overwhelmed by every one's thoughts and prayers. I have tried to go to every one's blog and thank them personally but I have run out of time. To them and the people who entered that don't have a blog--thank you soooo much!! I will try and update on Friday or Saturday. If there is internet I might even just lurk around your blogs while I wait & wait & wait.

Oh--and they have changed the time of Kelly's surgery to 8:30 am--so we have to be there by 6:30 am. The surgery will be done at Sacred Heart Hospital by Dr. Andrew Howlett. We are staying with one of husband's friends from work who lives just 15 minutes from the hospital. What a blessing.

Thanx again------


Lisa Loo said...
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Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

You'll be in my prayers. I hope all goes well. Give my love to Kelly. She looks beautiful and in good spirits in the photo.

I'm with you on wishing to be medicated through things I don't enjoy. Packing and getting ready for a trip is the hardest part of going anywhere for me. But you are such trouper, getting all those packages done and sent out considering everything else you have to deal with.

I wish I can give you a hug in person, so I'm just going to give you as big of a hug a little person like me can give via your blog, okay? Here goes, catch---HUGS!

Dolly said...

Lisa and Kelly-
You both are amazing! I'm so lucky to have found your blog on the internet:) Thank you for "reaching out"...when you have so much to think about today. I hope you know, that I'm praying for ya' and believing that all will be well!!!♥

*MARY* said...

It sounds like you are members of an amazing ward.
I pray everything will go perfectly.

McEwens said...

Hey you... We are all praying for you and Kelly. What a sweet support of the YW and YM, to know people are fasting and praying. Wish we could do more..... it is good to have the name of the surgeon to pray for him as well.... keep us posted when you can.

Anonymous said...

wow! you have been busy and i hope kelly's surgery goes well & she heals quickly!!!

Mother Goose said...

k, i'm jumping in like I own the place! it looks like we have fellow bloggers in common, so you must be da bomb!

Mother Goose said...

I hope her surgery goes well and she has a speedy recovery!

Thanks for popping over to my blog and entering the give away!
It was an added treat to see you as a follower!! woohoo! good to meet ya, i'm MG!

nikkicrumpet said...

Kelly and the rest of your family will be in my prayers.

Jan said...

I hope all goes well for Kelly. I live close to Spokane. I wish I would have known and came and gave you guys a big hug. I will be thinking about you all and praying. All will go well. I need to catch up with your blog to fully understand all that your family has gone through. Sacred Heart is a wonderful Hospital. Take care and glad that the Yw Ym did that for her. Love it.

Can't wait for the package. You have way to generous girl. :)

Carla said...

Bless you and your family! I wonder if you have 'getting ready' issues because its down time. It will all come together, like, well, to quote someone else, like a terd of hurtles! Just roll with it baby!

onlymehere said...

She'll be in our prayers. We'll check back for an update later. You're stronger than you think you are sweet friend! Kelly's attitude amazes me too and she has such a sweet YM and YW group to do that for her.

tammy said...

I don't struggle with packing, but it does take me about two days. I have to lay everything out, and make final decisions on what to take, then change my mind, then add a few more things, and slowly over those two days, I will finally get it done.

Praying and hoping that everything goes well for Kelly and your family.

Redhoodoos said...

I have been thinking about you and Kelly all day. I am very anxious to hear how it all went - but only when you have time. Your focus should be on your daughter.

I got a phone call from three kids who are home from school today for a school holiday 'MOM - I THINK THE CHOCOLATE IS HERE - can we open it?' I made them take pictures of it and send it to me at work. So I can't thank you enough. We laughed at all of the cute packages. You really are too sweet. So glad I blog with the sweetest gal around. Thank you!!

Let us know how Kelly is doing when you have time.

Mechelle said...

chemically altered is good ... I hear. Have not gone there yet.

You have the best ward. I am grateful for that.

My parents live in Spokane, WA. Same Spokane? LOVE IT THERE. I grew up in Pullman. Anyway, thinking of you. M

Adventure girl wanna be said...

How is Kelly doing?????

I gave you and award over at my place;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am swinging by for an update! I'll check back in in the morning. I'm thinking of you!!!