Monday, June 22, 2009

SoCal Genealogy 2009 Jamboree Bound!!

It has been a while since I have posted, I have had alot on my plate which I will update you in this post.

I am heading for the SoCal Genealogy 2009 Jamboree and I cannot tell you how excited I am! This is a first for me, I have never been to a Genealogy event or convention. I have only done one road trip (and it was a major one) to Kentucky to research my ancestors and meet my Aunt Virginia for the first time, we did not know each other existed! It was an awesome trip and I learned quite a bit.

I am so looking forward to meeting many of my fellow Genea-bloggers and Genea-bloggers on Facebook family. Having my blog and connecting with so many wonderful, supportive people has made a huge difference in my life, my research and learning how to do Genealogy and to make awesome friends. Thomas is my mentor along with Cheryl, Becky, Tammy (Who's your Daddy), Randy Seaver, Elyse, Miriam, Judith and many many more. It's going to be a great time and I can hardly sleep! We are going up on Friday afternoon, checking into our Hotel, then Sat will be at the Jamboree all day, and then I am really looking forward to having dinner with all the Genea-bloggers and their family members that are with them. Unfortunately I will have to come home on Sunday, money kind of gets in the way so a full weekend was not affordable but don't get me wrong I am very grateful for what time that I will have there.

I am really looking forward to meeting DearMrytle and Maureen Taylor and many more that have taught me so much thru blogging. So...hopefully I will see you there.

My Mom~

Mom ended up back in the hospital once again and was very ill. In my previous posts she was in the hospital on Mother's Day with an "Aorta Aneurysm". She was kept for about a week and then released. She just was never the same. About 3 weeks ago, she became very ill again with massive chest pains and again was admitted to the hospital, this time they took it a step further which in my opinion should have been done last time, she would not have gone thru all of this had it been caught. After about 3 days of morphine and vomiting continuously and major chest pains the doctor had her rushed via ambulance from Kaiser in Fontana to St. Bernadine's in San Bernadino. The Cardiologist decided they could not wait any longer and Kaiser there in Fontana was not equipped to handle open heart surgery if needed. As soon as she had arrived at St. Bernadine's she was taken straight to surgery, it was determind that she had a collapsed main artery just below her previous stent that had been put in 4 years ago. That had been the problem the entire time!! The Cardiologist she has now is outstanding. She had had 2 heart attacks and was not getting blood to her heart. She has pre-existing Angina and blocked arteries on both sides. One side is about 80% blocked but too small for a stent. The other side has a stent but was the artery that had collapsed just below the stent. She was not in good shape, plus she has the Aorta Aneurysm. After about 2 weeks and lots of rest, I can report that Mom is getting back to normal and her old self...stubborn and full of vinegar! Thank goodness, I wasn't sure how this was going to go, it didn't look good there for awhile. She is doing much better and must be checked every 2 months if she doesn't have any problems in between.

She is now teaching me German, I call her each and everyday and say goodnight to her and I try and talk to her in German! Something I should have learned when I was little!

The Hubby~

After 29 years working with the city of San Diego, my husband has retired. It was an early retirement due to the "stuff" the city is pulling with the 6% decrease in pay as of July 1st and messing with his lifetime medical. He had signed up for the "Drop Program" 2 years ago and had 3 to go but with the changes he decided to go early. He was definitely not ready to retire and is already going nuts! He is looking for something to do and he will find it but it takes time and he has no patience! I can understand how he feels, he loved his job and is way too young to just stop.

My daughter graduated College and is going to SDSU in the fall, I am very proud of her. She is getting her teaching credentials.

Me...I am still working full time and can't wait to retire someday soon! So... much has been on my plate and I have missed blogging. I will be back to blogging much more after the Jamboree and will share my experience and what I have learned when I get back. Hopefully some of you still remember me!


Becky Thompson said...

You could never be forgotten that easily, Gini! I enjoyed your post and all the updates on your family. So glad to hear that your mom got the right doctor and has had good medical care. I'm VERY happy about that! Maybe you should get your husband into genealogy--he'd have plenty to do in his retirement! Enjoy every single minute you're at Jamboree. I want to hear ALL THE DETAILS!

Caroline said...

I hope you have a good time at Jamboree! I wish I was going, but since I'm not, please share everything with the rest of us! Also, I'm pleased to hear your mom has being coming along well lately. I second Becky: get your husband into genealogy...AND don't worry...we'd never forget you in your brief hiatus!


Gini said...

Thank you Becky and Caroline for your wonderful words and support, it's nice to know you are missed, it really is. I have tried to get the hubby into Genealogy but he has zero interest! He is going to the Jamboree with me so one never knows, we may be able to convert him! My granddaughter and I are the only ones that are obessed and addicted to Genealogy and I am glad and proud that I am!! You guys are the best.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I'm looking forward to meeting you this weekend, Gini!