Sunday, November 29, 2009


Lying on the couch, snuggled close with a sweet smelling head on my chest, that feeling of peaceful contentment filled me. It was that rare silent moment in life where I felt complete with myself. Those stressful moments of life worrying about finances, health or time management took a distant back seat and the contented, blissful ease of happiness settled in.

It is so easy to let the hectic pace of everyday life take over your every move and we are all guilty of letting it rule our lives at some point too. We try our best at being parents to provide for our children and worry about important things like their health, happiness and being able to give them the quality of life that we feel is important. And with those important objectives, sometimes it becomes difficult to take the time and just inhale and realize how good your life really is. It is normal; it is human nature.

As I ponder and relish in my peaceful contentment in life, I allow myself the luxury of keeping my now sleeping daughter on my chest rather than put her to bed. Looking down at her porcelain smooth skin and running my hands through her long silky locks, I find myself wiping at soft tears of humbleness on my cheeks. I am blessed, truly blessed. And with those thoughts, it was so easy to forget about the pressures of everyday life and instead embrace the moment. Embrace the joy of being a mother and the incredible happiness that my children give to me on a daily basis.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Different Child, Another Operation

It is official: Masyn's "mood bump" is no longer a mood bump. It instead is a cyst that at this point has been undetermined as to whether it is lethal or not. But, just for safety measures and of course, beauty measures for the princess, the bump must come off.

What the heck am I talking about? I can understand your confusion given my lack of ability to blog of late so here is the Coles version:

Two months ago a bump appeared on Masyn's cheek. At first we thought it was gasp - a zoinker! After a few attempts to ahem, pop it because Mom and Dad were not patient for it to disappear on its own, it decided to appear to disappear. A week later, it came back with a vengeance and has been growing since. It is now 6.5 mm in diameter and seriously changes colour by the day. Some days it was a greenish/yellow, others a brownish purple, to even a blackish blue. Dubbed Masyn's mood bump, after a month or so, we solicited the wisdom of our family doctor who referred us to a pediatrician who referred us to a dermatologist at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

After a thorough consultation today and an attempt to extract excretions from the bump, the specialist has determined that it is a cyst and that it must come off. If we don't take it off, it will continue to grow. We will await the test results from the excretions within the cyst as the specialist also punctured the cyst, which for those who have weak stomachs, might not have enjoyed. Me on the other hand, was rather fascinated at the goo pouring out of this growth. It was impressive really.

So, due to the location of the cyst, a plastic surgeon must perform the operation. We are now waiting in cue for our call, which could take up to 6 months to happen. And when that call comes, we will be heading back to that fabulous place called the Alberta Children's Hospital where Masyn will undergo her first operation. And how is the diva taking this you may ask? Well, seeing as she is well adversed to operations from watching her brother, she has already asked for a new princess dress and a princess tea set. I wonder when the request for a royal suite in Calgary for the operation day will come forth .....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hello World

Hello world. Hello all. We are good. Yes, I am still alive and I still have the capabilities to type, write and hit a post button. I have had challenges of late: a lack of laptop to post such riveting trivia about my family, a busted up camera that can not take pictures of late nor can I upload the few pictures that I manage to take and well, you see, I am kind of busy. Busy with life, managing a family, a business and trying desperately to acquire a life for myself. We as a family have been travelling for both health and pleasure. So I hate to tell this to you, but you come second in my life now. It won't be for long. Just a little longer if you can find a little more patience within yourself. I promise that you will be rewarded accordingly with stories and pictures that will make you laugh, cry and probably puke due to a cornball wedged within your esophagus.

Until then, let the countdown begin: 4 more sleeps until I will post your first form of entertainment. See? I can still manage to provide you at least a bit of a teaser no?