Monday, August 07, 2006

Trying to Focus

Swelling is down and infection is being treated but a mass remains. A biopsy will be done tomorrow and we will know more. Manny has been pampered and spoiled in every possible way, which put this smile on his face. Mommy has been stressed and sad but since that effects my illness, I am thinking of all the happy times. I could not really find anything left for "Poetry Thursday" and " Sunday Scribblings." I did read many of them though and as usual they were fantastic!
Her royal highness was none too pleased that she was not the focus of our attention this week and has been sulking. When Manny gets his pills wrapped in cheese, Nikki gets cheese. When Manny won't eat neither will Nikki and when Manny drinks extra water because of drugs so does Nikki. Her bladder is much smaller...Grrrr!
Dave's birthday is the 13th and I got him tickets to see Randy Travis in concert, at an outdoor theatre, months ago. My best friend offered to watch Manny so we could go. I'm not a big fan of country music but I do watch American Idol. The opening act for Randy Travis was Carrie Underwood who had won that show. Dave really likes old country music and enjoyed the show. It was after he worked all day and comuted for four hours. It started at 8pm and we got home at 1:30am...you do the math. He really enjoyed it though and He even liked Carrie. Especially when she belted out her rendition of a Dolly Parton song called "Jolene" which happens to be the song that inspired him in naming his only child Jolene, 24yrs ago...too cool! I really enjoyed them both and each act had some goosebump moments. Carrie sang "Jesus take the wheel" with the audience swaying, their arms reaching for the sky waving their concert lights back and forth. Thousands of lights reaching for God in the dark was an awesome sight. I needed that moment! I even did the mosh thing when she belted out her own rendition of an old "Guns and Roses" tune and I'm sure I looked like I was having a seizure. Randy's closing song was a 911 song that ended with a HUGE American flag rolling down behind him...very cool!

This is the amphitheatre where the concert was held. It's a winery surrounded by gardens in the middle of nowhere. Very beautiful but not disabled friendly, which tired me out getting to our seats. I happen to get seats on the farthest side from the entrance and had to walk in front of lots of people on the journey...you know I just loved that:( They graciously called for a golf cart to escort me back to the car when the concert was over.

Thank you for all your Manny prayers and support:)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool picture babe,Guess we must be getting old when crowds and getting home after our 9:00 bedtime seems late.I had fun and thank you for the wonderful present.James Blunt concert later this week...Love Dave

betty said...

what a sweet comment your husband left you, Tammy :)

the concert sounded awesome; hoping Manny continues to hold his own and get better.

betty

Becca said...

More Manny prayers going up right now! I know he's going to be fine :)

The concert sounds like fun, even if a little grueling for you. It was obviously a great choice of gift for you husband, and I bet sharing it with you made it 1000 times better for him!

Chris said...

Carrie has an awesome voice, and she's beautiful to boot! I love concerts and can't wait to see Tim and Faith in two weeks. My hubbie doesn't care for country music either, but he's doin' it for me. Gotta' love him for that!

Sky said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for Manny. Glad you enjoyed the concert and that the golfcart was ready for the return trip to the car! Wish I had one to go shopping most of the time - hip pain makes me hesitate!

Colorsonmymind said...

Glad the swelling and infection are better. Hopefully it is just a fatty cyst.

Glad you went to the concert. It sounds like it had some very beautiful moments

Love to you

~ Lori said...

I'm sending all my best wishes & thoughts your way and hoping Manny is OK!

Star said...

I seem to be out of words this week too. No SS and no ODB yet this week for me.

I've got Manny on the mind though; let us know about the results. That's a sweet picture up top; he looks like he's lovin' the lovin'!

I'm thinking of you, too, Tammy. Hang in there.

pepektheassassin said...

Just coming by to say "hi." Glad you were off havin'a good time. I missed you!

paris parfait said...

Hope Manny is doing much better - and you! So much stress associated with the illness of a beloved companion. Am glad you and hubby enjoyed the concert and some special moments together.

Belle said...

Tammy,

Wonderful....gift, hushand, songs, outdoor amphitheater, golf cart!

Good for you.

mikim said...

I'm glad Manny's swelling and infection are better! Let us know about the biopsy results. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.
The concert sounds like it was wonderful!

boliyou said...

hope Manny's doing much better. Great concert location...what a vantage!

Turquoise CRO said...

O! That concert sounded like FUN! and that pic of Manny grinning is soooo sweet and the pic of Nikki and Manny is sweet too! Tooo Funny how they are jealous! xo