Friday, May 29, 2009

All That and a Piece of Cheesecake Too!

Okay, there is definitely something wrong with my blogger, I can't get this thing to post! So If you can read this...Woo Hoo!

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
--Melodie Beattie

Yesterday, I thought I was dying.

My husband laughs at me today, but I found a red blob on my white, pasty legs and thought.... skin cancer.I wondered if my kids would be fine without me, if they could fix themselves a meal after school, if they would be able to do their laundry (I really did.) Today my son left for school with a red and yellow sock on - they really need their mother. I also wondered why I didn't eat my dessert first. What was I thinking?

So I rushed to the doctor who looked at it and said, "I hate to tell you this,' re going to survive." It had something to do with blood and rupturing and skin. Anyways, it was nothing to worry about. Although now I have a huge red mark on my leg that makes my white legs look luminescent. That's not a good thing, but I am (super) grateful it's not cancer.

So that was great news!

Second, for those of you who don't know, in January, my husband's place of employment let go a few hundred workers. He was one of those. His whole team was let go (65 of them) all high performers in the company (and paid the most so I guess that's why they let them go). This week my husband was offered not one, but three jobs! One of them is the job he has wanted since looking for employment. We are ecstatic! Now I can start buying toilet paper again! Woo Hoo! My kids will be so happy. No more corn husks for us. No sir.

My oldest son has high functioning autism. He received a scholarship from his school this week. Words can't even explain my joy. (So I won't try. Just know that there were many happy tears involved.)

As for my writing, I'm still at 20,000 words. But I'm okay with that. It's been a great week, how can I complain?! I even got some zucchini planted in my garden! This year, I hope it survives (please tell me I'm not the only one who can't get zucchini to grow).

Sometimes life gets in the way of writing, even good things. I'll get back on the wagon next week, I am just so grateful for all the wonderful things that are happening around me!

p.s. I've gained three pounds so far on the race to weight loss with my husband. That's only muscle...right?


LexiconLuvr said...

Your husband and kids notwithstanding, NO ONE could be happier that you're all right and cancer free! I just fell apart with joy after your phone call yesterday! Hooray!
Bri and I are SO HAPPY for your hubby and his job! Hooray! Hooray! We should totally have a party!

Best news ever!!! Even a book contract couldn't outdo how happy I am for your and your family!

Linda Garner said...

Corn husks?!! Uck! Pass the cheesecake. Of course we all knew your hubby would get this job! Time to celebrate. Love, LG

Carolyn V. said...

Now I can afford the cheesecake!!! We are going to have a party on critique night! Whoo Hoo! =)

Peay Family said...

Probably muscle, don't lift so much. Do more cardio :) I'm so sorry for all the cancer talk! Now I've got it in your head! Shoot. But, all concidered, that is a VERY nice week indeed. What great blessings. Hey, corn husks aren't bad. It's the "leaves" that you think are safe...that leave "itchies" :)

Carolyn V. said...

I'm good at over reacting. Oh and backseat driving. I am a pro. =)

The corn husks were itchy. The leaves would have worked a lot better, but I'm going for Charmin next time.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I laughed, I cried, I jumped for joy. Yay to everything!

Carolyn V. said...

LOL. Thanks Heidi!

LDS_Publisher said...

Carolyn, you won a prize over on LDS Publisher. Stop by the blog to claim it.

Melanie J said...

What a great week for you. Your husband got a job AND you're not dying. Does it get better than that?

Carolyn V. said...

I know!!! Woo Hoo, I 'll I need now is a giant chocolate bar. ummm. Chocolate. must resist.