I am a cancer survivor
I have 1 eternal companion
1 daughter
3 sons.
my fair share of challenges
I am human

Saturday, January 31, 2009

In Memoriam - Spot

In Memoriam: Spot

At about 8:45AM on 31 January 2009, Spot was put to rest at the Detroit Michigan Humane Society. He was a loving cat and a true companion. While my heart still breaks, knowing that he was almost a completely healthy cat, the tumor on his head continued to grow throughout the previous twelve months.

While speaking with the veterinarian who handled the process, she confirmed that the best thing for us to do was to allow him to go to rest.

The children were all sad to some degree or another; Rainey was almost inconsolable throughout the process, knowing what was happening. Noah continued to ask us afterward if we "could go see Spot again".

Thank you, Spot, for the companionship and for waking me up at night getting on top of me... fond memories. I know that I will remember you and miss you, and so will all the Jamisons.

Friday, January 30, 2009


is a day I am not looking forward to. I only have a few hours left before I have to say goodbye to my beloved companion spot. He was such a skittish cat when we got him. He warmed up to me since I was home all day and trying to show him love. Wherever I was he was right behind me. If I was having a bad day there he was on my lap purring.
Since I didn't want to focus to much on the loss of him today I put myself to work. I cleaned and cleaned. I really can see the floor . It is void of stuff and it is put where it belongs kitchen has been organized boys bedroom has been cleaned and vacuumed . Now I have to do mine .
I am not looking forward to it. He slept under my bed on my bed in my basket. He is everywhere.
I hope I can find a kitten to fill the void I have.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I am sick of it. It has put a damper on my day. I wanted to go grocery shopping and clothes shopping well I am stuck in my house waiting for it to stop so I can shovel. hope it does soon so I can get kids and take Rainey to ballet . The only bad thing about all this snow is it isn't good enough to build anything with the kids are disappointed.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Will be put down Saturday. It was a real hard choice. My daughter does nothing but cry about it. I think she is afraid if she was real sick like he is we would do it to her. I try to tell her there is nothing we can do for him he is in a lot of pain and we can't afford the treatments plus if we could he wouldn't survive . We love that cat I know we are doing the right thing right now he is doing nothing but sleeping and hiding. He eats and then goes back to sleep . Last night he wouldn't even come to bed with me. He always runs to my room and jumps on the bed with me. I missed that last night. Smokey spends the day meowing for him and he won't come.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday again

I had a long weekend. It started on Friday. The kids and Scott had the day off so we went to Grandma's early. She was surprised. Saturday I went with mi Mom sister Noah and Nephews shopping and out to lunch . I got to know my oldest nephew better. He is nine and a smart kid. He was telling me all about planets and stars. I hope he never loses his interest in them.
I also went on a DATE with Scott no kids. Then we had a birthday celebration for Noah. He got lots of toys and clothes. He loved the rubik's cube. My sis in law messed it up and Scott tried for 3 hours to put it back together and well still not there .

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


will be 6 years old in a few days . He has come along way. I found a picture of him when he was just 3 years old the only difference is he now wears glasses. and his hair is blonder. He is taller and smarter. I looked in his take home folder and he is learning how to write numbers 10 20 ect up to 100 and he has come along way since he first started school. He is getting out of the rough patches and starting to behave. He also helped me clean the few days they were off due to the weather. I guess that week long grounding did work school home dinner and no tv no fun days . I took away the things that he enjoyed doing. It worked . The light switch finally flickered on
for his birthday he wanted a Rubik's cube. Went to 2 different stores and I finally found it. I told him I couldn't find it. He will be surprised come his birthday. His Birthday is the 26

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Movie Marathon:

Hello! This is Scott, and I get to guest-blog tonight. I wanted to tell you all about an enjoyable family day spent on Saturday. The morning was for chores, as it usually is on a Saturday. Melissa and I felt rather stressed out recently though, and we thought to find a way to enjoy ourselves and try to relax.

We thought of more than a few methods to have fun, but kept rejecting them because of the weather. Melissa wanted to go out with Noah, since he's been behaving better lately, but the snow was flying hard. We thought about watching a movie, but thought better of that too. We then hit on a solution... get a bit of candy and popcorn for the kids and have a movie marathon.

While I do miss the fact that the children aren't younger sometimes, it was nice that the two older ones were interested in the movies that we decided on. We ended up having a Hayao Miyazaki marathon. We have a few of the movies around the house, including "My Neighbor Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service", and the two movies we watched: "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle".

All three kids were interested in the first film, "Spirited Away". It's amazing, because if there is one complaint that I may have about it, it's long... over two hours. But the only possible reason I'd complain about the length is if I have a child with a short attention span, and all three kids managed to not only sit through it but to enjoy it quite a bit! I hadn't had a chance to watch it yet, and I was absolutely enthralled by it. While there are a few scenes that can be graphic, overall I quite liked it.

After a short break of dinner and shoveling snow, the second film was "Howl's Moving Castle". Nicholas was the one that wasn't quite able to sit through the second film, but the older two children both stayed still and stayed awake. All in all, we spent over four hours watching movies. The kids were more than happy to tell me their favorite characters... Noah enjoyed the turnip-headed scarecrow and the old witch from "Howl", while Rainey also enjoyed the scarecrow and the huffy dog.

All in all, I think that I will remember the movie marathon too. Not only were the movies enjoyable and memorable, watching the movies with my children and wife made them even more enjoyable!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My new toy

Scott got me a new vacuum cleaner. It is a bag less one. It has a HEAPA filter which works for me and my many allergies. I used it this morning. Boy my floors we dirty. I didn't realize how bad they were until I saw all the dirt and cat hair and stuff in the canister . I love it love it love it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kids day off

I let them have the day off Jan.13 I was not in the best condition to drive them. Plus they are getting over nasty colds. One kid had a slight fever. Plus it was cold with the wind blowing. Well it was fun. I got the living room clean and dining room clean well the next thing I know out come the legos and they went flying all over the front room. The playdough went everywhere also . Rainey caught a 12 hour bug so it was good she stayed home yesterday.
Today is colder but I made them go. They will be inside the school all day where as yesterday they had to go outside.
When will this weather end. I am sick of shoveling and scraping the car off every morning and praying it will start and the doors are not frozen shut.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I am sick of

being sick . Ever since the new year started I have had a sore throat I can't get rid of . Scott has stayed home once to help me .I was coughing so hard that day I could n't catch my breath.I thought I was over the sore throat but no I still have it.
Today is cold and only going to get colder so I kept my kids home from school. Big mistake they are causing trouble since they got up.

Monday, January 12, 2009

When enough is enough

I am sick of all the fighting that is going on at my house between siblings and mom and kids. I am sick of asking family members to do things and flat out get ignored so things don't get done. I am sick of chasing kids all over church because they don't know the word sit and they are over 3 .
I am also sick of them thinking they can just butter up to me and it will make it all better . It dosn't it is making it worse. SO I AM ON STRIKE . THEY THINK THEY DON"T NEED ME WELL I AM GOING TO SHOW THEM THEY DO

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Rainey learned a hard lesson

She learned last night why I tell them that can't be playing with the appliances. I have been sick lately and I can hardly talk. She wanted to make her some more toast. I said no she didn't hear me. We have just a toaster oven and she has used my dish towels to get out the toast . Last night she decided to use a Kleenex it burst into flames as Scott came in the door. I have never seen him run that fast. Next thing I hear is a high pitch squeal it was Rainey screaming I thought she got hurt when she dropped the Kleenex on the floor . No she was just really scared . Now she saw why I say no playing in the kitchen. I am lucky Scott came home when he did or I wouldn't have a home left .

Monday, January 5, 2009

Nicholas is

POTTY TRAINED FINALLY. WE CAME BACK FROM VACATION AND HE WENT RIGHT TO IT SOON NO MORE DIAPERS I put him in one at night but during the day he is in what he calls his unders .

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My very sick cat

He has a cancerous tumor and the area around the tumor is infected we know this because we took him to the vet today . He hasn't been himself lately . So he is on some meds and has to wear the cone collar to keep him from scratching it open more. I am really sad due to the fact his is mine best buddy. The vet said if the tumor doesn't go down well we will have to put him down because we can't afford 2 grand to make him better the surgery will cost 500.00 then we run into the pathologist report them the other meds to help him out .

Friday, January 2, 2009

WII and PS2 Fun

For Christmas I got a game called Game Party for the Wii it is fun you can play darts trivia shuffle board glass pong ( aka beer pong with shot glasses minus the binge drinking) hoops air hockey skill ball it is fun to play with 2 players you can pick some outrageous characters to play as I have been a panda Santa Claus and last night scott was a guy wearing a bunny tie and shoes that looked like bunnies .

I also got Indiana Jones Lego Adventures for the PS2 that one is fun we purposly die and fall off cliff just to see the lego dudes fall apart and build themselves back up. Plus you get to build things out of Legos . These are 2 games I reccomend for the WII and PS2
I know the kids and I get a kick out of them.