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So, I had a huge breakdown last night. And if I start not making sense, forgive me. I have a lot of thoughts right now.

I have had gallstones for a little over four years now. I’ve modified my diet and always kept it under check and have only had a couple attacks. Well, it’s getting uncomfortable now. No pain, it doesn’t hurt; but I can feel it up against my rib cage. I’m having to come to terms that there’s no more delaying it, and I’m going to have to have surgery. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD MIX with me and surgery!

I have also had lump under my arm that comes and goes that no one could ever diagnose for about 10 years now, and an uncomfortable pain I was starting to have in my breast on the same side a few months ago. Well, the pain has done nothing but get worse and worse and worse. It hurts SO bad, I can barely stretch my arm or back to do anything without having pain. Last week I just about hit the floor in hysteric sobs when I realized I could feel something that WAS NOT part of what is supposed to be there!

A little background: I have a family history of breast cancer. My grandmother has undergone a number of surgeries for it. It’s now come back, and she has only been given a maximum of a couple more years (with chemo). Ever since I was able to really have a say-so in doctors visits I have been begging, pleading and yelling for SOMEONE to give me a mammogram, and still have YET for anyone to grant it to be because “I’m just too young to have cancer.” I’m sorry, but NO WAY!!!

I broke down sobbing for half an hour last night before my hubby realized I was seriously upset (men lol) and came to lie down in bed with me. He said that he’s always going to take care of me no matter what, and he’s not going to think the worst until it happens. He just didn’t realize that I HAVE been thinking the worst for the last two and a half months and it’s finally taken me over!

Anyway, he had me finally make an appointment for next Monday morning for BOTH points of issue. My mom is going to come up to watch Little Bit so he doesn’t have to go, and hubby is going to try his best to take time off so he can go with me because I’m SO SCARED and absolutely just DON’T want to go face that alone!

On a lot happier notes:

Little Bit got an ENTIRE mouth-full of teeth last week… ALL at once! Boy, was that fun! He’s walking around everywhere and now that he’s got some chompers, enjoys eating more big boy meals with Mommy and Daddy! He turned 15 months last Monday, the 17th. Time has flown by MUCH too quickly!

So, after a busy, busy, BUSY weekend, I finally have time to sit and relax, in quiet… as my 15-month-old has crashed back in bed after an early morning of taking Daddy to work and doing our monthly grocery shopping.

I had to post this morning singing the praises of my marvelously wonderful husband.

About three years ago I developed chronic stress headaches. Recently, I have not had many and they have been very few and far between. Last night, however, I ended up with one of the worst episodes I have had in months; with blinding pains in my eyes, nausea and the whole nine yards. (For those who don’t know, they are a combination of migraines and sinus headaches, complete with all symptoms of both.) I managed to dig out my medicine, but knew I was in for a long haul waiting for everything to take effect. One of the bad things about these headaches is that I have to be sitting up or standing, if I lie down they get much worse.

So as I am sitting on the bed in agony, hubby somehow wakes up, which he normally does not do. Even though it was 2:30 AM, he got up to rub my back and neck and did whatever he could to make things better for me. He even got out of bed, now at 3 AM, to run me a hot bath. When my husband wakes up in the middle of the night, he usually will not remember being up, or anything that he did (going to the bathroom or getting a drink and such things). But this night he made sure that he was awake, and did not go back to bed until the medicine had kicked in and I was able to lie down to sleep.

This morning, he did not do anything else before making sure that I was alright. And even stopped to get me a soda on our way to his work, just in case I hadn’t slept off all of the medicine.

It just goes to show that no matter what we go through each day, he will always do whatever he can to take care of our family when we need it the most. Aw!

And while I am on the subject of singing praises, here are a few more…

One of my greatest friends, Erica, has always been there to support me through ups and many downs. I don’t think I could have made it through the darkest time of my life without you. I love you, girl!

The best Mom sites I have ever found are MomConnection.com and TwitterMoms.com. The AMAZING women at Mom Connection are so incredibly sweet and some of the best friends I have made. Twitter Moms is a site for like-minded Moms who are also on Twitter. They are so creative and tallented! There are so many great groups to connect with other Moms with similar interests and hobbies.

And to draw to a close (but absolutely NOT least by any measure!), is Jessica, who I met through Twitter Moms. She is SO sweet and has the biggest heart for not only her little ones, but for everyone around her as well! You’re fantasic!

Sponsored by great friend Danielle.

A memorable moment…
Our Little Bit has FINALLY gotten the whole walking business down!! He still sometimes thinks that crawling is a faster mode of transportation, but if we ask him to stand up and walk, he does! He will stumble and just get right on back up to try again! He has grown up WAY too fast!!!!!

I am grateful…
For many things involving family. Many of which are quite personal, so I won’t bother you with details at this point. As well as I am thankful for the MANY friends I have made who are the most caring, generous and loving people that I am blessed to call MY FRIENDS!

I laugh…
When people in management don’t do things as promised. I have just moved beyond anger at this point. When a landlord considers things that they say as just another job, and don’t take into consideration that those requests come from the people who have to live their every day lives with those things wrong. Oy vey.

I will celebrate…
The Holidays just around the corner! Great time with family, marvelous (not to mention tons of) food, the giving of gifts to those most important in our lives!

Something new…
I have remade our monthly, four-week menu plan. Times are getting harder by the day, but having our four-week menu has helped in ways we didn’t even see! We only shop once a month for major groceris and I never have to worry about what to do for dinner. Hubby has decided that he is determined to become more healthy, so he made his requests to change some things on our menu. Which I have done for this week.

A joyful picture from this week…
You just can’t help but love a face like this!! This was Little Bit on Halloween night. Kole Face

I’m a little late getting these posted, but of course I have to show off our sweet little turtle who had the blast of his life over the past holiday weekend on Halloween.

The sweats were obviously way too big, but we bought them to last through the colder months, even though he kept crawling right on out of them! The shell is a spray painted roasting pan.

He had never had so much fun! He thought it was just absolutely grand that we walked around and talked to all of these new people he could grin and smile at and talk with while they gave him fist-fulls of candy that he can’t even eat this year! We also had a little family “party”, so he was just beside himself getting to see his grandparents and great-grandparents all afternoon! (And just so you know, we don’t “celebrate” Halloween; but we enjoy having fun and going around trick-or-treating. We enjoy the “lighter” side, I guess you could say.)

One of the great things I love about TwitterMoms is the wonderful networking of so many great Mommy Bloggers who all share two great things in common: blogging and motherhood.

Susanna is an example of only one of the countless great Moms there. She is the keeper of A Modern Mother.com, and creator of the first edition of The Best of the Mommy Bloggers Carnival.

There are many great columns that made the cut, and I am honored that my story What A Family Night It Was was a part of the top stories! Since this is a carnival and contest, I would greatly appreciate a vote… pretty please?! All you have to do is head over to The Carnival and post a little comment in my favor.

Thank you all so much for everyone’s great support!



Hi and Welcome to Angel's Kisses! My name is Cara. I am a wife and SAHM. I also work for 5 Minutes for Mom as their Contests Administrator.



My husband and I have a two-year-old son who is the light of our lives. He LOVES cleaning, sharing and reading his books! We have two cats and a busy, busy life!

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