Mom-capades: Shangie

Shannon & Angie talk about their lives in mommy-hood

I need to get away…

Posted by shangie on August 29, 2007

Will Practice PadsDecided after the disasterous last week and 1/2 that I need to get away.  My two doctors essentially dislike each other immensely it seems.  They do not agree on one single iota.  I believe the Emory Dr. is a complete imbecile.  He will not LISTEN to me.  He went into a 20 minute litany on the importance of water.  Have mercy JESUS!  I could go on and on but that would accomplish nada.  I thought I had the flu last week.  Throwing up, fever, terrible head cold, beg for mercy let me die stuff.  But I went to the ER over the weekend because something was really wrong.  The kidney was humongous and stone was dropping into bladder. Yada, yada, yada.  I got the sucker though.  It’s in a jar on it’s way to Labcorp.  So I told my folks I needed to get away from everything and they are meeting us tomorrow for some RnR at the beach.  I don’t want to think, talk, look…just vegitate. 

I’m looking into the local college at going back to school.  Finish my degree.  English and Elementary Education.  I’m looking at spring that way things will cool off here abit.  Literally and figuratively.  I’m working at Will’s school Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s.  Football has become all consuming but we love it.  He is happy as a lark and is so focused on the field.  Positions were posted and he made running back.  It’s odd in away.  Will has just grabbed hold of this thing and become passionate like I’ve never seen him.  He strives to be his best on the field like nothing I’ve ever seen.  And he’s become a favorite of the coaches.  Where is my painfully shy, introverted boy?  He and the QB are best buds.  But it’s given him this amazing confidence that I’ve been begging the Lord for for the longest time.  He gave a recital of a poem in school and spoke out so loud and clear.  The boys on the field came and told me this afternoon when Will was in the locker room.  They said “What has changed with Will?  We could actually hear him in class today.”  I could hear angels singing.  I’ve just been agonizing about how shy and introverted and unhappy he has been around people.  Thank you Jesus.  He absolutely loves this new school and the children.  The teacher is still abit off but we’re dealing with it. 

Anywho, that’s what’s up here. 



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Nothing much going on here – Shannon

Posted by shangie on August 28, 2007

How are you doing?  Are the stones getting the best of you?  How is Will and Bryan?

Olivia picks up her back brace tomorrow.  We ahve to go to Foley today for her Chirco appt.  It is a busy, full week.


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Very important question

Posted by shangie on August 21, 2007

I am working on my website.   I want to offer a freebie to entice people to sign up for my newsletter.  Would you mind if I offered your short story and my artwork.  Of course, I will credit the story to you and put your email address.

 Let me know what you think?


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PJ & Olivia

Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

PJ acting goofy.Olivia - One day until one decade

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The difference between boys and girls

Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

Why girls have 2 hands 

Why girls have 2 hands:

Why boys have 2 hands

Why boys have 2 hands.

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Rolling Stones

Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

Bryan has a stone?!?  My goodness, you guys are pitiful.  Is Bella OK?

Party is going well.  The girls are watching the movie (High school Musical 2).  I can see why all the girls are in love with Zach Efron.  He is a doll and can dance like crazy.  I think I ‘m i love with him.


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Ode To My True Friend

Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

The day I met you
I found a friend –
And a friendship that
I pray will never end.

Your smile – so sweet
And so bright –
Kept me going
When day was as dark as night.

You never ever judged me,
You understood my sorrow.
Then you told me it needn’t be that way
And gave me the hope of a better tomorrow.

You were always there for me,
I knew I could count on you.
You gave me advice and encouragement
Whenever I didn’t know what to do.

You helped me learn to love myself
You made life seem so good.
You said I can do anything I put my mind to
And suddenly I knew I could.

There were times when we didn’t see eye to eye
And there were days when both of us cried.
But even so we made it through:
Our friendship hasn’t yet died.

Circumstances have pulled us apart,
We are separated by many miles.
Truly, the only thing that keeps me going
Is my treasured memory of your smile.

This friendship we share
Is so precious to me,
I hope it grows and flourishes
And lasts unto infinity.

You are so extra-special to me
And so this to you I really must tell:
You are my one true friend,
My Guardian Angel.

Our friendship is one-in-a-million
So let’s hold on to it and each other.
We cannot let this chance of pure bliss fly away
For there will never be another.

I love you.
I will always love you.

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Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

will-and-bryan-changing-tire.jpgBoy what a week!  Spent the afternoon at the vet with Bella.  She keeps throwing up.  Bless her heart.  She has an infection but think it was really exasperated by the Mars Candy Bar she snarfed down from Bryan’s desk.  Grrrrr!!!!

I voluntereed (and by I, I mean Bryan) to get up early in the morning and paint the stripes on the school parking lot.  No one else would do it and the Coach was so overwhelmed by other things that I jumped in.  I think I’ll take a couple Lortab for my stone and hop up Bryan on his kidney medicine and see what the end result looks like.  Both our stones are giving us his and her fits. 

 This is Will learning to change a tire.  Last week it was the oil on my car.  He loved it.

 My sympathy is with you on the fuzzie.  I  know it is heartbreaking.  When we nearly lost Buttons, it was awful.  All our babes have such personalities, they are our family.

 Much Love,


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The Hamster is in Heaven with Jesus

Posted by shangie on August 17, 2007

HamsterSadly, the hamster passed yesterday morning in my hands.  I think he didn’t want to die alone.  I checked on him yesterday morning and he looked worse than ever (I really thought the day before was a turning point to getting better).  I feed him some fresh water with an eye dropper.  He was looking at me through his one eye that wasn’t caked over.  I had been cleaning his eyes at least twice a day.  But, yesterday he looked so bad, I decided to leave him alone.  I held him in my hands and talked to him and petted him.  Then, I decided to take a picture, so we would remember him.  I took the below picture just moments before he died.  I talked to him and stroked his little hands.  He laid his head against my fingers and died.  I knew immediately he was dead, but I hoped he was only sleeping, so I put him back in his cage.  Checked on him again a couple of hours later and he was stiff.  For some reason, even though he was ONLY a hamster, I was really upset.  He very lovable and tame and had a real personality.

And then, I had to tell Olivia her pet hamster died on her birthday.  She took it fine, better than me.

We (and by we, I mean my parents) got Olivia a VERY low-end laptop for her birthday.  I really want to encourage her writing dream.  She cannot get on the internet, as it does not have that capability.  That was my biggest worry, I didn’t want her surfing the net in the privacy of her bedroom.  It was a nice day.  Tonight is her High School Musical 2 Spend the Night Birthday Party.  Five of her friends are coming over.  Pray for me…..

My dad met with his Urologist.  He has 3 options:  Surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.  He has a few weeks to make a decision.

School starts Monday.  Whoo Hoo!  Today, we go to the open house to meet their teachers and find out about bus routes.  I am so excited!  Please pray for Mrs. Coogle, PJ’s teacher.  She is going to need it.

I am SO jelous of the chickens and goats.  I have always wanted a flock of chickens.  Everytime Rick tries to lure me into the country, he entices me with promises of chickens.  As for goat milk, I’m not so sure.  Keep me posted.  If you do get chickens, please name one after me.  I think a pretty red feathered chicken would represent me well.  Rick’s cousin had a chicken farm and his chicken house burnt down last week. 

Did I tell you that I am a Girl Scout troop Leader?  I go for my first meeting on Saturday morning.  It is a back to school kickoff meeting.  Me, my mom, Tammy and Melinda are going to be the leaders.  I’m not sure how we will work it, but I would like for us to rotate leadership roles at our troop meetings.  That way, no one gets burnt out. 

Send me love to Will and Bryan.

Shannon – the taller half of Shangie

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