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Thursday, August 27th, 2009
5:21 pm
Shannon's Teacher
Shannon has the same kindergarten teacher as Caetlin had. Below is a poem she gave to all the parents. She is really a great teacher.

I gave you a little wink and smile
As you stood outside today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with her for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave her at my side.
Just know as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love her as I would my own
And help her learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass.
So please put you mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love her and take her in
When you leave her at my door.

Current Mood: nostalgic
Saturday, July 11th, 2009
2:51 pm
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. I know you got all you wished for this year, and that me so proud of you.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
8:51 pm
Happy Birthday
Happy birthday to my brother for more than half my life...celebrith. Hope it is a great one.

Current Mood: grateful
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
8:59 am
Happy Birthday drawshad
Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...Just thought I would add mine in. Have a great birthday.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
4:54 pm
Uncle Don
Greg, the girls, and I got back last night from Muncie, IN. My sister had called me on Monday to let me know that my Uncle Don had passed away. It was not unexpected, but not really expected either. He had been sick off and on for a few years, and when he was over last August for Dad's funeral he had looked pretty bad. However he seemed to be doing ok the last few months, so I wasn't really ready for it to happen.

As I've posted before it is the advantage and disadvantage of a large family. I adored my uncle Don when I was younger. He was the fun uncle. His kids were Cindy and my ages and we would hang out together. He was the uncle that would buy candy and get us fireworks. He would sing goofy songs and play around. He and my dad were very close and he was only two years older than Dad. When Dad died it hit him really hard. Having just recently passed the anniversary of my dad's death, this funeral was extremely hard to face.

Now out of 17 aunt and uncles and my parents there are only 6 remaining. My cousins and I are the next generation and it is a little frightening. I have lost one cousin already and we go in age from 67 to 40. We get together at funerals and wonder who will be next and where the time went.

I think about the fact that I would love to go back in time to when we were all at my grandmothers playing and driving the adults insane.

I feel bad for my aunt Nancy after watching my dad lose my mother. I know she will have a hard time, and we can be there for her, but there are some things no one else can do for you.


Rest in Peace Uncle Don. You deserve it. You were a good man who was liked and loved by almost everyone who knew you.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
8:50 pm
Monday, March 17th, 2008
1:11 pm
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to pheltzer Hope you have a great one

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, March 15th, 2008
10:14 pm
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to mgucciard. I did get it in before midnight.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
11:08 am
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
9:55 am
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband daddy_guido. Have a great day at work and see you soon.

Current Mood: happy
Friday, April 20th, 2007
9:19 am
Actual Good News
Just so that everyone doesn't think everything I here lately is bad, my dad is doing much better. We are really happy about the way his treatment is going. He won't know how well the chemo is working for another month, but the other medication he is on is finally keeping his blood count up. He has gone 8 weeks since his last blood transfusion. Before that he was getting them regularly every 2 weeks.

Current Mood: optimistic
9:13 am
One more good thoughts request
My cousin Becky was just diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her breast. Her doctor is pretty sure they caught it early enough that if they remove the tumor and she goes through radiation she should be ok.

This one hit me pretty hard. I have 29 cousins, so it isn't a shock when someone gets sick, but Becky is the cousin I was closest to when we were growing up. She is only two years older than I am, and has a 12 year old daughter. I don't see her as often as I would like anymore, but when we get togeather we still really enjoy each others company.

Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
10:02 am
Life is unfair
So my friend lost her baby. He was stillborn. They are dealing with it as best they can. Jody is a strong person and I know she'll be ok. My heart cries for them. I can't imagine going through this, and each time someone I care about does, I feel horrible.

All I can do is hug my children and count my blessing with them.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
9:16 pm
Good thoughts
Please send any good thoughts you have to Lombard. I have a friend who is 25 weeks pregnant and went into labor. The couldn't stop the labor, and were going to deliver the baby. I am still waiting to here any news. Jody and Brian are wonderful people and great parents, and are really looking forward to their new baby. Their first baby was 9 weeks early and is a wonderful little girl and one of Shannon's closest little friends. I'm really hoping things go as well for the new baby.

Current Mood: worried
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
10:23 am
Conversations with a 2 year old
Shannon went and put on clothes after her bath. She came out wearing a pair of pants and a shirt the belongs to her sister.

Me: Shannon that is your sister's shirt.
Shannon: But it was in my room.
Me: That is because you put it in your rooms.
Shannon: Because you keep taking it away from me.
Me: The shirt is your sister's.
Shannon: No it's not.
Me: Yes it is, but I'll get you like it if you like.
Shannon: Thank you, thank you.
Me: So why don't you go change your shirt.
Shannon: But it's my shirt.

At that point I just let her wear the shirt.

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
4:56 pm
5 year old algebra
So a day in the life of Caetlin:

We were talking about Greg taking a finance class at school, and Caetlin mentioned that she loves math. So she wanted to know what kind of math Daddy is going to do. We talked a little bit, and then got to algebra, where the conversation went like this:

Me: So A+B=C
Caetlin: Right
Me: Then if a=1 and b=2 then what is c
Caetlin: 3
Me: Good. Then is a=1 and c=4 what is b
Caetlin after a couple of seconds: Would it be 3?
Me: That's great.

Greg: Ok, Then how about 2 x b = 4 what is b.
Caetlin took a little time to figure this one out but came to the correct answer.

So what are they teaching these kids in kindergarten. And if she were in all day kindergarten would she be going trig?

Current Mood: pleased
Friday, February 16th, 2007
1:27 pm
Why not
Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me.
It can only be one word. No more.

Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.
12:49 pm
Feb 16th
Today was my mom's birthday. She would have been 66 today. I wanted to sit down and type out all the feelings I have today, about the loss and about what she meant to me. I am not particularly good at putting my feelings into writing, and today seems to be the same. I have lots of feelings bubbling up. Sadness, love, loneliness, hope and a knowledge that my mother was a good loving person. My mom was always there for us, and always wanted to be involved in our lives. I have anger that she was taken from her grandchildren, and a sadness that if I had had my children at a younger age my mother would have known them better. Shannon's only "memory" is that her grandma died. Caetlin has told this to Shannon, and now whenever someone mentions grandma (even if is not hers) we get about five minutes of "My Grandma died" over and over.
I also know that my mother wanted us to wait till it was right for us, but still on days like today I can't help wondering if it would have been better.

I was going to drive my dad to the cemetery today, but because of the weather and my dad's health being so bad lately, we decided to wait until next week. That is what my family does. We will visit the cemetery at least 2 to 3 times a year, more if someone dies. My uncle that just pasted away is actually in a different cemetary, so we didn't go when we were in Clinton 2 weeks ago.

I understand that like continues to go on, and I make sure that my children know how much their Grandma loved them. I enjoy thinking about the things we did together, and the conversations that we had.

As my Dad's health continues to not be good and we are sure what is going to happen, I treasure every moment that he is around.

I also treasure my children, and Greg, who is always there no matter what.

Current Mood: melancholy
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
3:11 pm
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
2:31 pm
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