Friday, July 6, 2007

ROAD TRIP!!!!!

Yeah, Yeah....isn't Grandma Annie just precious! That woman has cracked a few hard plastic hairbrushes over my head in her day! lol well deserved I'm sure but still....... OUCH! She likes to tell the story about when I was about 4 years old we just moved to Illinois From a Texas Military base and she was trying to get me to sit still so she could brush my hair.... I told her

OWWW! Your hurting my pretty hair and she said down the end of her nose..........you don't have pretty hair! Ya that came out on therapy! lol lol lol lol Now with me losing my hair twice in 8 months that story makers her cry.........all is forgiven dear one... all is forgiven! She is where I get my fight from her and My Mother.....Both strong, strong women!

Ok, now for the real reason I'm doing an entry.........

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!
I am heading South to the In-Laws...it's that time of year for the family reunion and we have yet to still tell Ruth and James that I'm still sick. We have our own reasons from keeping this from them until now because the last time they kept burying me until they saw with their own eyes that even though I still have cancer and it has done the unthinkable (spread) So we wanted to tell them face to face so they can see I am still in my battle mode. I also feel this has given them 6 months of peaceful grace instead of worrying every time the phone rang, or the doorbell rang....I will leave her to tell the rest of the family at the reunion. I can't even remember if we made it last years reunion, it was right after Melissa and Tony's wedding and right around my diagnostic breast mammo and ultra sound.

It is so WEIRD to know you have a memory issue......pick one I got many to choose from.....is it from the tumor on my brain?Is it from all the chemo? is it just because I was a real blonde before....now I'm just a hairless cat! Is it from the radiation treatments? is it from the morphine? the Norco? So when I come up blank....I just file that under "CHIT! Oh well!" lol again if I knew back then (High School) what I know now I wouldn't have intentionally sacrificed soooo many brain cells......Who Knew??? Lmaoooo

See ya when I see ya and yes I'm bringing the camera....Jim is so worried that a bootlegger is gonna take me out or worse I'll stumble across a Met lab..........could be trouble! I don't think he's gonna leave me to my own free will for a long time!

46 comments:

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inafrnz247 said...

Kim, you just know how to coax a smile out of a person!  You're the best!  I hope your trip down ~ as well as the reunion itself ~ goes well.  

You're in my thoughts & prayers!

::Hugs::

Michelle

canyonsun04 said...

Part of it is being blonde, the other reason is the pain killers and your body fighting this nasty cancer. But mostly blonde I think. You may be bald, but inside your blonde. LMAO
Hugs
Ang

lisa41076 said...

Kim, have a good road trip, Hugs Lisa

lazarai said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip, Kimberleigh! Enjoy your time with Jim and his family.

I have memory issues, too -- I chalk it off to menopause now. Before this, I called it CRS - can't remember shit - from quitting smoking (which I did 8+ years ago, but I still used CRS until the menopause kicked in. LOL).

Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
:) Carol

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mariebm56 said...

Have a wonderful & safe road trip....ENJOY!!!!
Marie

stupidsheetguy said...

Sounds like you have a full weekend planned, which, of course, is a GREAT THING. I hope it goes well and I look forward to your pictures and stories. Take care and have a great time!

icewitch96 said...

Have a safe and fun trip!!!!  Can't wait to see the pictures when you return!

Love,

Jenn

oddb0dkins said...

Family get togethers are the best. Have fun. B. x

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, don't blame the memory loss on being a blonde, that's what I've been my whole life, so can't be that, lol.  Blame it being on having so much going on daily that you are just on overload dear.   Have a wonderful get together with your In-Laws, know they will be so happy to have you with them and them seeing you will show them that you are getting along just fine dear. Heading South, if coming through SC, you are welcome to come our way and crash at our home, let me know. Would be wonderful meeting you face to face.  Take care. Let me know?
Be careful traveling.  Arlene (AJ)

kirkbyj05 said...

Your grandma sounds just like my mother....ouch!   I had black curly hair and she always tugged it when she brushed.  If I ran away from the torture instrument I got it thrown after me.    Lol!  Oh the painful memories of tears and pleas!  Your memory blanks have just got to be hormonal as I have had them on and of before and since my chemo and radiotherapy.  And I'm not a blonde! I'm grey dyed a medium brown...lol!  There's one good thing about it Kim...we have all been in that 'loss of memory boat' at one time or another.  Your family and us will fill in the blanks where needed...lol!  Enjoy your trip, laugh lots and make lots of happy memories.   Bon Voyage!   Hugs    Jeanie xxxxx

mzgoochi said...

I hope you have a wonderful sick free visit Kim. Have a safe trip and have as much fun as possible.

love, Lahoma

lanurseprn said...

You are soooo funny Kim! I laughed out loud at your comment about losing too many brain cells intentionally in high school! OMG I almost spit out my coffee! LOL!

I hope you have a wonderful time seeing your family. Be safe and I'm sending you a big hug.
Pam

astoriasand said...

Gandma Annies tale rings a bell with me too LOL.I had more lugs in my hair than hair LOL OUCH a thousand times.Clip on the lughole for not sitting still LOL and another clip if I answered back to her this wa smy Aunt too and she was like your Aunt lived to be 93 ..Haaaaa.Have a fantastic time.Safe journey there and lots and lots of great laughs and fun, but don't forget !!! we want you back as soon as possible for more laughs here.LOL.YOU ROCK and you are ours. Take Care God Bless KATH
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

dwhee70041 said...

Kim,  Oh yes, we do remember chemo brain (or should I say we forgot chemo brain...LOL)  I hope you enjoy the trip to the in-laws.  Be safe.
David

sunnyside46 said...

maybe your forgetfulness is a way of clearing out unnecessary thoughts so you can be free to di battle.
Kinda like pruning a fruit tree, maybe?
LOL
I love ya
Marti

sybilsybil45 said...

Hope you get to read your messages before you leave and you will know that we are all hoping you have a good visit.  Hurry back. I will be missing you.
Much  love sybil xx

princesssaurora said...

You have a wonderful time on that road trip... try to let Jim deal with the retelling of everything... that gets old quick... I know.  {{{ Kim }}}

You rock...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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dplkjl said...

Funny how things change...I can not imagine saying anything close to what was said to me and my siblings as we were growing up!  Thank God we are a much kinder generation!  My sister and I still talk about the hairbrush marks and the wooden spoon marks that we would get when we were unruly!  My Mom is horrified now when she looks back at that too!  ENJOYY, ENJOY, ENJOY the reunion - nothing like being surrounded by love!  Makes ya smile!  I was with 50 members of my hubby's family last week and I am STILL have a love smile on my face! -Kelly

jckfrstross said...

have a fun trip:)

Deb

acoward15 said...

Have a good trip, I look forward to seeing the photos.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

nelishianatl said...

This sounds so fun.  I have an understanding about relatives that wanted to throw the dirt in on me and I hadn't even died yet.  Continue to fight.  I admire your decision to tell who you wanted told.  Have a great time and your Grandma sounds precious.  I know how she must feel though.  If something like this happened to one of mine...

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/WishingandHoping/

cgtperkins said...

Hindsight is golden!! Just hope that your journey is helping others! You are so funny, you always mwke me laugh, you have such a great attitude!!
Hugs
Carrie

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tendernoggle said...

Yall take care and hurry back ,okAy??
love ya,
carlene

plieck30 said...

Just bet you will have a funny entry or two when you come back. Have fun. paula

raeganfay said...

Oh have fun :)  And when you get back please check out this link: http://journals.aol.com/raeganfay/nowhere-usa/entries/2007/07/07/demandnlilchits-mantra/1731    :)  Hope you like it!

CeCe Beth of Nowhere, USA!  http://journals.aol.com/raeganfay/nowhere-usa/

hestiahomeschool said...

I think your hair was beautiful :-)

totallymentalben said...

I'm sure Grandma Annie just meant that your great beauty does not depend on your hair. Yeah, yeah, that's it. (Same thing your scores of admirers still understand today.)

Enjoy the hell out of that trip, Kim!

Ben
http://journals.aol.com/totallymentalben/better-left-unsaid

mutualaide said...

Have a great road trip!  

sangrialel said...

Have a great time!!!  Linda

emabecmar said...

have a great road trip. and have loads of fun. ((((((hugs)))))))
Cindy

wwfbison said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Lisa
http://journals.aol.com/wwfbison/life-on-a-bison-farm

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heavenlybama said...

Have a great trip!
Hugs,
D
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/journey-to-success

mztishgray0726 said...

I hope you get to enjoy your time spent with family.  Hugs.  Tish G.

beckiepainton said...

I too have destroyed many braincells and I sometimes mix my dreams with reality, lol!!Have a lovely trip!Beckiexx

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bookncoffee said...

Hope your road trip is fun.  As fun as reunions can be.  LOL.
Sonya

fasttrack58 said...

Have a great time!!
Linda :)

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randlprysock said...

LOL about the high school brain cells.... sorry I am so behind on alerts.  Lisa

pprrrr39 said...

I am behind...as usual...hope you have a wonderful time....you deserve it
hugs
Jayne