Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Patience...



Hello... First of all, thank you to everyone for your beautiful comments... they meant a lot.
I want everyone to know, that Scott's appointment today really told us nothing. The number stayed exactly the same. It shouldn't have gone up last time, and we were certainly hopeful that it would go down this time, but it didn't. He was supposed to be on an every six month check schedule, but instead he's now going to be checked every three months.

I won't say no news is good news, but since it isn't any worse, we consider that something to be thankful for. Perspective is everything.

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Now... on a happier note. I've been reading that book "Buying a Piece of Paris" that I mentioned in a previous post. I have read most of it aloud to Scott, so we can stop and analyze each and every paragraph, and try and relate it to our situation. We talked and talked... BUT... once I read the part where the woman mentions that their Paris apartment will be bought with an inheritance, we kinda lost momentum. We thought there was some secret way they afforded it... we were ready to be let in on it. Come to find out, they are related to money... a lot of it! I continued reading the book, which is hilarious each time she describes dealing with a french real-estate person. Basically, they got maybe 10 minutes in each apartment. If they decided not to make an offer, the response was, "I do not understand madame et monsieur, if you didn't want to make an offer, why did you want to come look at the apartment?"
Can you even imagine? They really expect you to buy if you look.

I finally just looked at Scott and said,
"Let's stop killing ourselves trying to figure it all out. Let's focus on returning as often as possible. As soon as our youngest is old enough, let's expand our trips to a month, two months, and finally three. That would be perfect...remain in America, yet live the Parisian life as often as humanly possible."

He looked at me with an uncertain grin and said, "Whatever." He was not impressed. I went to bed that night with relief. No more torturing myself. The decision was made. That was Saturday.

AND THEN...

Last night, we relaxed on the couch and Scott told me to put a movie in. We chose Julie and Julia... this was a bad move. As soon as scenes of Paris danced across the screen in HD, we immediately looked at each other...

"What was that you were saying?" Scott asked...

So basically, just like Scott's cancer, we have no answers. Sorry to disappoint, I'm sure some of you were waiting for the gameplan! There just isn't one...we are just going to keep doing what we are doing, and be on the lookout for opportunities... you just never know! (Bummer of all bummers... the company Scott works for has branches all over Europe... in every country except one... FRANCE).

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I also said in a recent blog I have a new product video for you... it's not very pretty, not romantic, and actually kind of clinical... but I wanted to share it anyway. I tell you in the video that I got the product at Walmart... it was actually Target. It is not a lotion... not sure what's in it... probably some unknown Chinese Herb...but again, I am not their spokesperson! I just like it...

video

It worked for me overnight, but it might take a few extra applications depending on your situation. I plan to use it once a week just to keep my feet chic!

So... Bonne Chance!

12 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Teri... you make me sick. HAHAHA! Now, I can say that.... cuz you know I'm kidding....

You are SOOOOOO great at these videos!!!!!!!!

Okay -- let's see...
1.) you're pretty and petite.
2.) you're a fabulous writer.
3.) you look like you're in your 30's but you have your 2nd grandchild on the way...
4.) you look great no matter WHAT you're wearing...
5.) You pull of the chicest of Parisian style clothing -- at church! ;)
6.) You go to Paris yearly.
7.) You do videos like you're a celebrity.
8.) YOU MAKE ME SICK! ;)

Okay -- now....
In all seriousness...
Your words about Scott, about Paris, about everything...
Wow. No matter WHAT ends up happening about Paris -- you two SHARE the dream and that is half the beauty right there.

Keep us all posted on your sweetie pie.... sure do like that old boy. (OOOPS --- Scott I didn't mean YOU are old...). ;)

~Ruth

Jenny said...

Thank you for the Scott update. and the Paris pause. Girl, one of these days you may just befriend the right Parisian and find an in into the market...the Lord only knows. I pray for Scott's healing and peace as y'all cast your cares on Him. By the way I am glad you have a whole new "situation" going on feet wise and thanks for the heads up.

myletterstoemily said...

i am SOOO getting that wonderful
product. thanks for the head's up!

the paris apartment said...

I just caught up with your posts. You're going through a lot and I'll be praying for Scott. Keep the faith, you two will live your dream in Paris one day soon! Yesterday I stopped by lots of agencies to check out apartments. Tell me what you're looking for and I'll keep an eye out! I fell for one that was only 150.00 euro but it was a 4th floor walkup. I assume you want an elevator? xc

JBeaudetStudios said...

Sorry about what your having to deal with. I hope you end up living your dream! I have a dream to live in Hawaii someday and I'll never give it up! We haven't moved yet (to Davis) My daughter will be living in the dorms the first year so I'm not sure where I'll be! Thanks for the product tip; I sure need that too! Take care! Jennifer:)

LPC said...

Just found you too:). I have to say, what a coincidence. I just saw Heeltastic advertised and sent myself an email to look into it. But wasn't sure if it was a huge ripoff. Thank you so much for the validation. Your blog looks lovely. Nice to meet you.

High Heeled Life said...

Keep positive - I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers and wishing a full recovery for your husband. I know from experience (not cancer - but waiting to see if a specific surgery or treatment will help in some area of my recovery from the accident) that the unknown is a difficult stage ... The one thing I do try to do it live life to the fullest and for the moment. It sounds like that is what you are doing... I hope you get your own little piece of France, soon!
Your in my thoughts.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

I did not know about your dear man. I will most definitely pray for the two of you. Love reading your posts - a love story for sure!! So many (of us) are in need of prayer and positive thoughts. Hugs galore...

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Ok, onto FUN stuff. Your video cracked me up! You are SOOOO good in front of the camera - a natural. And, now you've forced me to go shopping! xoxo

The Flying Bee said...

Ditto to everything Ruth said! I just love your videos. Maybe someone will discover you because of them and hire you to promote their products and then you will make lots of money and be able to buy your place in Paris! :)

But seriously, I will keep you both in my prayers about the moving thing and especially Scott's situation.

xo,
Adrienne

Diane said...

You said it right, Teri. Perspective IS everything, and yours is definitely positive, faith-filled, and contagious! Love that about you. Will be keeping you and Scott in prayer believing with you for his complete healing.

On another note, I did not find the heal creme yet, but finally bought the Instyler and love it! As you know, my hair is so fine, limp and thin and when I use this Instyler something just happens! And it's ALL GOOD.

Thanks for the tip girlfriend!
Diane

mya said...

How wonderful that you can visit Paris and planning your next trip must give you something to look forward to.

I know how the scheduled retests can hang over you. I hope and pray for you both. You proably both grow stronger through your faith and the support and love you give each other.

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