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Well, we got the snow

And there is no school today…… we got some snow overnight but now we have ice. I just told the kids they will have to go out and shovel because I am not allowed to. As you can probably guess they were “extremely happy” about that. I even gave Lexi a part to shovel. They can’t say a whole lot because the part I gave Nicole and Tyler to share is not that much and they have two people to finish the job compared to me doing it alone.
Norm got called in to work so he is busy shoveling snow at the school where he works.
I will have to post pics later of the pretty snow.
Nicole told me the other day that she saw five very fat squirrels sitting in a circle in my yard the other day…… probably having a meeting about the smorgasbord I have out for them. She told me she thought they were unusually fat for squirrels. I told my sister, Deb, that the squirrels are enjoying the very large bag of sunflower seeds she had given my other sister, my mom and I for Christmas. “The squirrels?!” Somehow I don’t think her intent was to feed my squirrels…… wasn’t my intent either……..
Listen to your body!
Don’t let a doctor tell you it’s all in your head!
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Will we actually get snow this time? THAT is the question!

Due to a ridiculous one inch of snow, our school had a two hour delay. Personally, I think they should have waited because they are expecting heavy snows this afternoon and, if they need to send them home early, it would count. Anyway, it did mean extra time to relax in bed…..until Lexi made her little discovery. “Mom! There’s something wrong with my fish!”

“Oh, no!” I groaned. Followed her downstairs to find the fish floating peacefully on it’s side. “I’m sorry, honey. Your fish died.”
“It died?” I nodded my head. “But why?”
“Well, I guess your fish was sick.”
“It was?……… Are you going to die, too?” That about broke my heart.

She wanted to know what I was going to do with it. I told her we’d flush it. She didn’t like that idea and wanted to know what else we could do. I told her we could throw it in the trash or flush down the toilet because there was no way I was going to get a hole dug. She asked what we did with Tyler’s fish and I told her about their watery gravy so she opted for the toilet. The fact that the carnival won fish lasted six months in a dirty, unfiltered fishbowl and was often forgotten to be fed for days at a time…..well, that in itself is a modern day miracle…. especially when before Norm had spent about $100 on a fancy aquarium and store bought fish that lasted maybe two weeks……I emailed her teacher in case she was down in school just to let her know.

Norm and I went walking today in church in the gym. I asked a lady when we got there how many times around makes a mile.
She answered “sixteen”.
“Yeah, will that be a problem?” We made it 14 times around before I started to feel a little tired and opted to stop so I don’t overdo and prevent my counts from rising.

Today was the day we were supposed to go to the hospital. I think we are over our disappointment and are concentrating on next week.
Tonight we are to get “several inches of snow.” I will believe it when I see it. It’s to change to ice overnight which should make for a mess tomorrow. I’m not wishing for the snow since I am not allowed to shovel and I would have to wait for Norm to have time to get to it and he will be tired doing it for his job.
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Quick update

The large mass is from one ovary and I have anther cyst off the other one. The large one is a benign tumor/cyst. They use both terms so I don’t know quite what to call it. It is 10 cm big and it is pushing on all the other parts making life uncomfy. The MRI was not fun. That is all I will say about that, but if you ever need one, if you turn your head up, you can see out the other end and that helps with claustrophobia immensely. I am to have surgery to remove both on October 30…..probably hysterectomy. Will be in a couple of days. Sorry I have not been on but the stress of just not knowing was making me exhausted plus this thing inside me does not help with the tiredness. Been feeling some better since we now know what it is and what is being done about it. Now I just want it OUT!
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I haven’t been feeling well for at least this past month. I went to the doctor on Monday who sent me for an ultrasound. They found a large mass behind my uterus and a cyst on my ovary.
Tonight I have to get an MRI and I go to the OB next Wednesday. This morning I spent doing something I never thought I would have to do….. an ovarian cancer screen. I am really bummed because I just started my new job and I am afraid of what this will mean. I will proably need to be out several weeks as I will need a c-section size incision due to the size of the mass so pleasse keep me in prayer as we make decisions.