October 13, 2009

Ears, Cheers, and Tears

I sometimes forget people actually read this blog until I start getting texts, emails, and Facebook messages asking how certain things are going......like G's follow-up appt for his tumor ear.

The doctor thinks the issue is scar tissue around the mastoid bone (big bone behind your ear they had to drill into in order to remove 2 bones and replace with titanium). When I asked the doctor if he was sure, he said "no".

Okey dokey then. He told us to come back in a couple of years for another CT scan to see if the thing has grown except we'll be in Asia - so we're going back in May. If it's grown, it's the tumor making a return visit. If not, we're in the clear. G's hearing was tested again and while the hearing works, the listening often does not. Unfortunately, the Audiologist was at a loss for what to do about that. Oh well!

This past weekend a girlfriend of mine from high school and college was in town visiting. We met in Waco for a walk down memory lane with some friends. They have turned an old haunt on campus into a coffee shop where a bunch of high schoolers, I mean college students, now hang out. So funny......coffee, Macs, iPods, cell phones.......how in the world did I survive my college years without any of those things?

It was a wonderful evening - especially when I left dinner thinking I would choose those girls as friends all over again. Love you guys!! Cheers!

We spent the night with one friend in Austin, met up with another for lunch and then back to Houston. A whirlwind trip for sure, but well worth it!

Monday was a holiday and I took full advantage and slept in. My girlfriend, Mel, was not scheduled to leave until 2:00, but living on a ranch has her trained to be an early riser. G is also an early riser. Apparently he woke up with a ton of ambition to provide a breakfast buffet for those of us sleeping in and having Mel in the general vacinity was all the supervision he felt he needed.

By the time I got to the kitchen, he had made waffles from scratch and was working on pancakes with green food coloring and mold (chocolate chips). He had "set" the kitchen counter complete with flower arrangement, silver platters, and labeling for the syrup. He was so proud of himself and I just fell in love with him all over again! He has such a sweet spirit and is going to be an incredible husband one day......tears!

If you think about it, say a little prayer for us. Scot leaves in the morning for a two and a half week trip all over the place. Although we are used to his absences, the boys and I do miss him terribly.

I hope all of you have a great week!!


  1. Will be praying! And if he gets a gal with those "moldy" pancakes she is a special gal for sure! He better keep her!

  2. Thanks.... for the "tears".


  3. What a sweet, sweet thing to wake up to! So glad you had fun with the girls!



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