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

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Along hot and sweaty night

If you read the title you might think I am talking about the love making with Scott well I am not. I started running a fever about 5:30 pm last night. Even sitting by the hot stove was not helping me get warm. Took my temperature it was100.3 Scott came home I went into the tub to see if that would not work. Ran all hot water nothing so I got out got dressed and laid on the couch. I finally fell asleep at 10:15 after watching a new show at 9pm on CBS called Flash point . I recommend it . It is about hostage negotiators Makes you have a new found respect for what they do. Put their lives in danger everyday. Anyway I woke up at 12am soaking wet and a huge headache. I got up about hit the floor glad I new where the chair was . I took a couple Tylenol turned on the tv. watched it for a bit. Then I made a pallet on the living room floor. Before I laid down I took my temp. again it was 102.3 . I tried to cover up I would get hotter kicked them off slept in my underclothes. Scott woke up at 1:30 to check on me he said my hair was soaked and I had no blanket on me. I woke up at 3 wet again from sweating . Laid on the couch put a blanket on me because at that point I was cold. Woke up at 7:15 when the kids got up and well I am back to normal. WHo knows why I was running a fever.
I am glad it broke because I have plans with mom in law and sis in law to see Twilight for the first time. I save the movies I want to see for the second run theaters so if I don't like them I am not out 10 dollars just 2 so I have the other 8 for a snack.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hummus and Winnings

Scott wanted Hummus so I decided to see if we couldn't make it. I found a recipe and we bought the stuff to make it . I never liked the stuff . So I thought I made it I will try it. I kind of like it homemade. We added garlic and crushed red pepper and scallions. Less garlic and scallion for me.
Then we went to the School for a program on reading and spelling for little kids. It was very informative and fun. Noah one a prize and so did Scott . Noah won a magnetic board and some abc magnets and shape magnets to learn with. Scott one a 20 dollar gift card to borders . That has been the highlight of my day.

Monday, February 23, 2009


went bumper bowling today with his class. It was a fun outing for him. He got 75 points he did really well. I might have a bowling pro soon
forgot camera so I couldn't get pictures

Tic Tock Tic tock

went the clock this morning. I have been up since 2 am sometimes I am able to go back to sleep by 4 but not this morning it came at 545 and I had to be up by 630 to get my kids ready to be out the door by 8 for school.
I am dragging my feet. Wish I can go back to sleep but Nicholas really doesn't nap and he causes trouble when I nod off.
Make matters worse Scott I home sick today. He got up at 2 also but he was in the bathroom for 2 hours . I blame it on the Peanut butter granola bar he had . So another reason is I am worried about him. He is one to get dehydrated quickly when he is like this. Everything he tries to eat or drinks comes right back up. So please say a prayer for my sick hubby and my family.

Friday, February 20, 2009

25 things about me

1 I don't answer to the nickname Missy ( only my uncle can call me that)
2 I love to cook
3 I read anything I can get my hands on
4 I am almost done witting a children 's book
5 I love to decorate cakes
6 I am a very creative person
7 I never wanted to get married or have kids
8 Then I met Scott 12 years ago and we have been married almost 8 years
9 I am a 9 year cancer survivor
10 I am relaxed when it comes to keeping a clean house
11 due to the fact I hate house work
12 I gave up a bank manager's job to have a family
13 I was inactive for 5 years from church before I decided to go back.
14 since my coming back I have gained a strong testimony
15 I hate coming out of my comfort zone. But when I do I make friends.
16 I have never really traveled outside of the US Canada a couple times.
17 My dream in life is to travel all over Europe and Asia and see the St Peterersberg Cathedral in Russia
18 I want to run a business out of my home
19I was told I couldn't have children I have been blessed with 3
20 I can oil paint
21 I can not sew on a sewing machine.
22 my father helped in the building of the Jordan river temple.
23 because of that that was the temple I was sealed to my parents in 23 years ago.
24 I am the oldest of 5 siblings 1 sister 3 brothers
25 out of the5 only 2 are active me and my little bro

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I am spoiled

Scott has taken a vacation from work. Well he has started spring cleaning for me. Organizing the living room moving furniture so i can clean under it and vacuum under it. Helped me in the kitchen by drying dishes and putting them away. I am able to soak in the tub and sleep in while he tends to the kids. to bad it ends Wednesday. He will be putting boxes in the attic so I can finally get my basement ready to entertain company . We are even fixing up our fireplace with taxes so we can start having fires down there.
Sorry to tell you about my wonderful guy. I love him to death and would be lost with out him.
Love you very much Scott

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's day

I got a great gift . Scott helped with house work. he helped me fold laundry, cleaned kitchen, cleaned bathroom. Then he let me soak in the tub as long as I wanted. Then I spent most of the day caring for a sick little girl. Her fever finally broke this morning (feb 15) it was 103.3 Friday and it is now 98.4 .
I also got a good back rub.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Can you feel the love tonight?

That is my new piece I am working on for piano lessons it is coming along really well . I am glad I am keeping them up . I am having so much fun with them.
Lorraine is even doing well. She was so upset Saturday after she slammed her brother's fingers in the door she sat at the piano and started to make something up it was really good. You can tell her moods but what notes she was playing and how slow or fast she was doing them. Noah is even doing that when he gets upset. I think I have some musical children. I told Scott I have a few words . Jillard school of preforming arts. For dance and piano. We better start saving now.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day in the life of Mel

I get up then I get dressed. Get 3 kids up and fight with them to get dressed. Then I get breakfast for Nicholas and me.If they want cold lunch then make them. Get shoes and coats gathered for 3 kids . Drive them to school early so Rainey and Noah can eat a full breakfast at school. Come home and get house work done. Make lunch for 2 try and get Nicholas to nap . Leave to get the other 2 from school . Depending on the day drop rainey of at ballet. Come home get homework started or try to get them to do it. Make dinner . Then if it is Tuesday piano that night. Then get them ready for bed. put them to bed then crash or she what show is on.
that is a typical day in the life of mel

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

When will the holidays end

Since thanksgiving it has been non stop. We had thanksgiving then Christmas then Nicholas 's birthday a day after then New years then Noah's birthday a few days later Lorraine's birthday now to day we have Scott' s birthday. Then on Saturday we have What I call Love day . Why do we need one day to show love should we not be showing it every day . Then I get a little break until my birthday which is the end of March(25) . Then We get into passover, Easter, Mother's day another one where why do we need 1 day we should be thankful for them all year around, then my Anniversary then memorial day father's day I hope you catch my drift.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My poor baby

got 2 of his fingers smashed in his sister's bedroom door. Thankful I know a Doctor who came over at 730 yesterday morning to examine my little guys hand. thankfully nothing was broken and he told me how to take care of it. So he is wearing a wrap to keep it dry and the many bandaids we have to put on it. I am thankful for this dr

Friday, February 6, 2009

When a teacher cares

I wrote a note to Lorraine's teacher at school last Monday telling her that we were putting spot down. So if Lorraine looked upset or started to cry for no reason that was the reason. Today she asked me how Lorraine was doing and I said best she can. Well today Lorraine got a sympathy card
I didn't even know they made them for the loss of a pet. Well she wrote Lorraine a nice little note saying she knew how felt. Her teacher has 2 cats. Her and her Husband even made a memorial contribution in spot's name to the Veterinary Hospital at MSU.
I really like this teacher she is really caring of her students and how the fell. Wish there were more teachers like that out there .

My first born

is now 7. The time has gone by Quickly . Grandma and Grandpa Jamison are coming tomorrow to take her to CiCi's for lunch and they bought her an ice cream cake . They got her Pictionary Junior since she likes drawing and hangman so they thought this would be a fun game she can play. I know this because it was up to me to find it. This is one of my favorite picturesof her . I was wondering where the laundry basket of her clothes went I found her sound asleep in it .

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

When mom is sick the world stops

I have been diagnosed with strep throat. I took Nicholas to the dr yesterday because he was sick . Some how I caught it. Urgh. I can't talk or eat. I had to choke down juice to take my big pills. I have house work that needs to be down I hear my pillow saying lay down you want to . I can't I have a little boy at home who refuses to nap unless we are in the car waiting for school to get out.
I think chores can wait and when lids get home Rainey is in charge. I am going to bed

Baxter Picture

Here he is . Right now he loves under the bed. Last night was like having a new baby in the house. Mew Mew Mew all night But they are so cute. He ventured out this morning . Hopefully it won't take long for him to get used to us.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Baxter Kelsifer Jamison

is a new addition to our house. Before we put Spot down I was looking online and came across an animal rescue in Eastpointe. I saw a kitten and fell in love instantly. I put in the application thinking well 3 hyper kids they would say sorry. Well the morning Spot was ready to go to be put down I looked at my email and saw one from the shelter and they said Baxter is yours.
He is a tabby and white with a little bit of brown and black on him.
He came to our house a while ago and he is hiding in my room. Smokey heard the little meows and investigated she is by my closed door trying to see the new kitten
He is 6 months old . He is soft and he is somewhat easing the pain my kids have after we lost spot.
I will post pictures as soon as I can take some of him

Monday, February 2, 2009

teaching by a 3 year old

Saturday was tough for us plenty of tears were shed .
Rainey had the toughest time. She did cry this hard when her great grandma died last year I think it was because we really couldn't see her she was in a home and had Alzheimer real bad.
Nicholas looked atRainey gave her a hug and said it is alright
spot is with Jesus . Mom who is Jesus is he the person who lives in my body and jumps up and down when I am good.
He gets so excited to go to primary now he runs off to the room . the other day he sang me I am a child of God that brought tears to my eyes because a few short years ago that is where he was.
Today when I got dressed he goes mom why do you need paper boobs ( referring to my garment top) then he asked why i need a bra . I learned today he is to smart for his own good. and not to get dressed when he is in the room