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Purple's Catch Up Cafe

By PurpleSkys ·
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As promised...

So how the heck has everyone been anyway? It's been a long old winter here and I don't think I've ever been so happy to see spring arrive.

As I assume some folks are as well, we're gearing up for our next high school grad's prom and graduation (my oldest). It's been a tough year for her, but we'll be glad to see her make it through. She hasn't decided what to do next, so I think she's going to take a year off before making a career path choice.

The other children are all doing well. Darryl's son will finish his studies at MUN around Christmas time and his daughter will be starting her teaching studies at St. FX in the fall. My other daughter will start grade 8 and our daughter will start grade 2. Hope I didn't loose anybody with the list of kidlets (clarification: 2 of his, 2 of mine and one of ours). It can get a bit helter-skelter at times with keeping tabs on all of them, but we wing it the best we can.

Winter is over and I'm finally back to work with the road construction company I was working for last fall. The first couple weeks were a bit scary....stressed myself out a bit trying to remember everything, but it's finally falling into place.

Darryl has been well too, thank goodness. He's been checking out Sleep apnea the last few months because he's had trouble staying asleep at night. They did have a breathing machine here for a while, but that didn't work out so well. I'm sure he'll comment at some point over the next few days, maybe he'll elaborate :) . We just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary as well. Being the absolutely, most loving husband, he cooked me lobster and steak and made a decent ceaser salad for supper that evening, and gave me a new ruby and diamond ring. I was ecstatic!!! It's very pretty and the supper was to die for !

That's my story and I'm sticking to's YOUR story? :)

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We just had our eighth wedding anniversary...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Purple's Catch Up Cafe

We've had a thousand things keeping us busy, but I do think I probably cooked dinner that day. And then I helped my wife pick out a bicycle... and it's so good that every once in a while she'll take it for a spin, just because.
Psst; Way make a person look bad in comparison, Darryl!
Our eldest daughter is starting school in the autumn, so that's certainly exciting.
In other news we now have to study up on Ehlers Danlos...
Summer is here, now's the time for enjoying it, we can complain about the heat and the sunburn when it's winter again

Fifth anniversary huh? Wouldn't have been six days ago? ]:)

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by PurpleSkys In reply to We just had our eighth we ...

June 3rd.... :) was a good one without a doubt. I do have to ask...what's Ehlers Danlos?

Keep a box of tissues around for the Mrs., I cried when my kids started their first day of school, they grow up so fast too...take lots of photos :)

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I googled it

by santeewelding In reply to nope
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Potentially liveable though.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I googled it

At least we know, now.

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Was this

by santeewelding In reply to Potentially liveable thou ...

Out of the blue?

Or, had you seen over time accumulating clues?

Either way, may God give you spirit.

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Well... it's something that's active from the get go...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Was this

so, the clues were there.
Now they fell into place...
If something like that has to be, at least it's good to know about it. Fitting on diagnoses is no fun at all.

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My heart

by santeewelding In reply to Well... it's something th ...

It goes out. It goes almost too many times this past. I have family, too. They are running up against it. So much, I will have none left for me when my time comes. Which is probably a good thing. I go without the personal travail.

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That way

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Well... it's something th ...

Thoth's feather will be the heavier.

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It's a syndrome of symptoms caused by abnormal collagen.

by seanferd In reply to nope

You can see some info here:

I hope it isn't too terribly bad for whomever Ansu is reading up on it.

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At this point...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to It's a syndrome of sympto ...

it is that it is.
We'll find ways to live with it, the alternative... well, there isn't one, is there?

The sucky thing about it is that it never skips a generation, apparently it's a dominant gene - degree of symptoms vary, though. That's where we've got our fingers crossed.

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