Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We're not dead....yet

Thought I'd give an update in case there was anyone wondering where the heck we've been. My sister's baby will be 3 weeks old tomorrow and she is absolutely delicious. With all that black hair, I almost want to steal her for my very own (please note the "almost" in that sentence).

We celebrated PHD's Mom's 93rd Birthday yesterday. After the heart attack she seemed ready to throw in the towel but...we moved her to an independent living facility which we think is so nice we wish we could live there. The move seems to have given her a new zest for life and seeing her so happy fills my heart with joy.

PHD went to Honduras and made it home safely. I am still planning to use that trip as a bartering tool to take a trip to Hebron next month.

This week LO and I will celebrate "LO Day" - it's the 8 year anniversary of the day we officially became a family. (It's also the anniversary of our conversion so the date is always a double blessing for us.) I can't believe that it's been 8 years since the day that I first met her - thinking back to that sad tiny little girl they handed me, I would never have been able to imagine how much love could change a child's life.

As for me, I had to have a biopsy last week for a suspicious mass the doctor found. They botched the biopsy and it really was traumatic for me. The doctor called me yesterday and said she had good news and bad news. The good news is that what they did biopsy had no cancer it in. The bad news is that they biopsied the wrong place. I have to have another biopsy. I wanted to tell her that I would rather have undetected cancer than to let her touch me again. But I restrained myself and explained that there was no way I would do it before going to Israel. So the second biopsy will be in July. Please keep me in your prayers.

And finally - our trip to Israel is just around the corner. We are starting to really think of an agenda and are hoping to at least see Treppenwitz, Gila, and Jameel. My offer is still open if anyone needs us to schlep anything there or back for them, just let me know!


The Babka Nosher said...

Before you go back for your biopsy, draw a smiley face (or an X) over the spot they need to take. You know, a gentle reminder.

When do you leave for Israel (and do you have a big enough bag to take me with you?

Jack said...

I have something.

Another meshugannah mommy said...

Keeping you in my thoughts. Have a perfectly wonderful trip - you deserve it!

Leah in Chicago said...

Are you going to be there on Shavuot?

orieyenta said...

BN - That drawing would be funny. Listen, our bags are multiplying as I type, so I am sure we can just add another for you to hop in!

Jack - do I see Jeff's Kosher Sausages in my future?

AMM - thanks!

Leah - no - we'll be there afer that. I'll send you our number, hopefully we can catch up over there!