Well as I head to NY for a few days of meetings, I feel myself wanting to blog and update everyone on our world. Jess does such a good job of giving us the boring medical garbage, I love that I get to be the entertaining one.
Where to start. Let’s cover the cancer piece first. Jess had her 1st “new” chemo session Monday, Nov 11th and her week following was the best she has had. For me, I don’t really get the “chemo” part. Ok. So it’s poison and it’s going after all the bad stuff in her. But I don’t get to see that. What I get to see is whether or not my girl has energy, feels good and we can pretend to be “normal” until the next chemo session.
When Jess is on, she is so funny. Just gets so much done. Cleaning, cooking – see Jess is a worker. She is a no BS, let me go get crap done chick. I love that about her and for me, it’s the part that is hard to watch. The old chemo wiped her out and she couldn’t do anything. That’s just not her. Happy to say the new chemo didn’t wipe her out and she had a great week. The best one she has had in some time.
We had no trips to the ER, no fevers, she got to be normal for a week. I was so happy for her. Today we had another round of chemo so we will see how it goes. Fingers crossed.
Little insert. Thanks so much to Debbie (Jess’ Mom) for being there and watching the kids. Just huge. But if she takes my chocolate, I’m not sure we’ll invite her to the wedding. I do have my rules! Ha
Auntie Lisa gets her usually thanks. Had the girls Saturday night and they just love their time with her. She is a great kid.
Jess’ cousin Rachael came to see her in the hospital. Brought her flowers. It’s the first time I’ve met her. She is just a kid. Cute. Works as a nurse too. I could tell Jess had fun catching up with her.
In other news, yes, Jess and I got engaged. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. She moved in with the two rats last January. Did you really think I was going to have her and these kids move in without knowing I was going to spend the rest of my life with her? Come on people. I’ve said this 1000 times, I’m a smart guy. I’ve been given a new lease on life and I can tell you the only people who get in my life these days are the real special. Jess is just that wonderful. Oh and trust me, she can be a bitch. It’s rare, but it’s there. It’s much more of her being stubborn than a bitch but it’s still so rare, I get in more trouble cuz I think it’s so cute. It normally happens when I don’t do what I’m suppose to. It is so rare that I laugh most of the time. I’m very lucky. And yes. I do realize she gets Superman. It’s that win win people always talk about. Hee hee!
We had no kids this weekend so we did what all young and sexy couples do, we went to Whole Foods and Shaws to get things done which are impossible when we have all the kids! Ha. We did get to have dinner and drinks at Nellos in Ashland. It was perfect. It was the place we first met. Just chance, fate, karma, call it what you want. I will always call it God sending me my guarding angel. Wasn’t a great time for me and boom! He sends me Jess. Rest is history as they say.
Anyways, I grabbed Jess, leaned it, like I was gonna make one of my slick moves and asked her and her girls to spend the rest of their life with me. I can’t be sure but I think she may have thrown up a bit. I don’t think she believed I was serious at first. But after two or three hours of begging, she said yes. It was cool. There was no ring (give me some time, she will get what she deserves!), no crazy ceremony, I just wanted her to know that she is a permanent part of my life and I will promise to look after her and her girls under I got nothing left. Funny part is now I expect her to do the same for me and my punks which is a full time job. Ha!
Jess also got to move the crib around. We moved the girls all into one room. It’s a pink, stuffed animal factory. Three beds, so much room, came out awesome. Hannah and Izzy absolutely loved it. Brutal for a guy but the three hens will love it. Courtney probably gets the best hookup because the bunk beds went down stairs in Justin’s room. She will probably split her time upstairs and down.
My office is now in our bedroom and it’s awesome. I was just working off the kitchen area but now I got a desk and it’s great. Again, Jess feeling good, everything gets handle. Little miracle worker. She is too funny. I must remember to thank Bob (Jess’ Dad) and Michelle (Step-Mom) for coming over to help. I’m useless with tools and stuff, and he is awesome. So I held up the wall and watched him put the bunk beds together. I’m sure he is so psyched for his daughter. Ha!
I think that’s the update. No wedding date will be set for a while. We will get this cancer thing under control. Big Daddy is gonna go make some cash so we can get into a house but rest assured Jess and I will have a big party, some way, some how. Everyone and I mean everyone will be invited. Especially my peeps who haven’t met her yet.
Lots to do. As always, I feel so blessed to be where I am. Four kids, all sorts of stuff to do and I get to do it all with my best friend. See everyone has crap in their life. We have it, I’m sure you all do too but I choose to see the great that is this life. She will smack this cancer. It will get under control so I can be a complete pain for the next 40-50 years to her. Plus, I’m sure all four kids will be living with us still! Ha !
Until next time…loves