Thursday, July 31, 2008

dog days


These weeks are flying by, even though the days seem slow in the August heat.

I have been feeling so good lately. I didn't realize how awful I felt. I spend about 5 more hours a day awake or at least out of bed than I did a month ago. Its like I'm a totally different person.

I'm even in love with my dog.

She still pees on the floor when she sees anyone, bites holes in the kids shirts, and chews only the boys favorite toys.

But she chases the boys while they call for her and run deliriously down the halls in the hot afternoons. She stays right by their bikes as we ride down to the river to cool off. She follows them into the water and comes out just to shake her hair off on me. She found bubble gum the other day and we laughed till our bellies hurt watching her try to chew it down. She tries all day to make friends with our cat-the cat who picks fights with the great dane across the street.

She also barks every time I hiccup. Whats not to love?

Josh is also a different person. I think he was a little overwhelmed being the dad and the mom and my therapist. Now when he wakes up to pancakes, sausage, and a wife who has already showered and put her make up on by 7 am he looks at me like 'where have you been?' He suddenly has no dishes, laundry, cooking, or cleaning up to do.

Wives are like magic aren't they?

I actually think hes happy for incredibly unselfish reasons. He doesn't like to see me sick.

In other news....my parents have returned home in an unexpected (for me at least) change of assignment (they have been in Chile for a year). We are very happy to have them back and have been spending some time with them.

I will have PET scan results this Wed. afternoon. I think they will be fine or someone would have called me by now.

My house is not selling. We have had lookers but no offers. We don't dare have two mortgage payments in this market, and our contract expires in a couple weeks.

But that dang old house on Center Street haunts me every night.

16 comments:

The Brown Family said...

Wives are like magic... I wonder if my husband would hold up if we were ever in the situation you have been in. Your a lucky woman! The dog is adorable and my dog pees everytime anyone is over or she gets excited too. We have to be careful not to speak to her until she calms down or she leaves a mess behind. I am glad you are feeling so well. You look gorgeous. Prayers are being answered! Take care!

ronco said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you, Alisa. I love that you're back, and I'm glad both of you are so happy. Heaven knows you both deserve it.

Momila said...

Alisa,
You look beautiful, and I am so glad your energy and jest for life are returning. Loved the comments about the dog...ours runs the house and she knows it!
Sooooo happy to know there can be LIFE after TX.
Still praying for you!
Buffy

Karlet said...

I hope this doesn't mean I can't come stay with you guys sometime! I love your house and your fam!

Doc said...

Excellent post. Truman is in love with you dog too. I am so glad you are feeling better.

Brittani said...

Alisa your gorgeous! I am so glad that you are feeling better. Your dog looks like so much fun. I love you!

Sonja said...

Now we jut need to figure out to put bows in Ginger's hair that she won't eat.

Tricia said...

So good to see you the other day--You are amazing.. BTW you need to check out Aneesa's blog.....

Mandy said...

I'm so happy to see you are doing better, and I'm sure your little family is to!

emilie said...

alisa, it makes me seriously happy to hear that you are feeling much better and more like yourself. bisous (kisses) to you. i'm thinking of you.

K&K said...

I am SO glad to see you are doing well! You look GREAT! I hope you house sells soon! Hang in there!

Brooke said...

I am so happy for you to have your parents back - yea!!! And glad you are feeling better.

Savannah can't wait to meet your dog:)

AnneMarie said...

Hooray for good news!

Jewel said...

Pancakes and sausage? That will surely make the husband and the family happy any morning. It qualifies as dinner for us. No cooking allowed at breakfast time here unless it is a special occasion. But then again- every single day is a special occasion huh:) I'm glad you're enjoying them more right now.

JamieJoe said...

Wow, that picture is amazing! You look like your 18-20 years old. I do hope you get your house sold so that you can buy your dream house.. you deserve it. I can't imagine what my house would look like if my "magic" went missing for a spell. So happy to hear that you are back in full force.

kathyurry said...

It is really nice to see you doing so well that make all of us fell good.

About the house in Lehi well if it is what the Lord wants for you then you will get it if not then there will be another house out ther for you but eather way we are glad your still in our ward