Thursday, November 1, 2012


Without a doubt, Dalen is a NERD and
without a doubt, I absolutely LOVE IT! 

Some kids want to play football and mine would rather open the ribcage and disect an alien, search through it's slime covered body parts, staple it back together and monitor the growth of his brain each morning for the next 2 weeks!

Some kids want to learn how to play baseball, mine would rather make candy snot and ear wax and inject it into a fake ear and anticipation of tasting it before and after it goes in the ear/nostril to see if the taste changes!

Some kids want to play basketball after school; mine would rather become a 'Certified BathTime Color Scientist'!

I will support him in whatever he chooses but I am really loving the Nerd phase!  This kid is AWESOME!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Domestic Violence

My little sister today.  She is such an inspiration.  14 years ago, she suffered at the hands of a man who left her within inches of her life.  She has shared her story of domestic violence with others so that they can GET OUT!  She stayed with a man who abused her and this is what happened......

She was with a man who physically abused her.....she tried to make it work because they had a 6 month old son and was pregnant with another child.  One night, he decided that he was going to cut the baby out of her stomach.  She fought him back; he beat her badly and stabbed her in the heart.  She managed to escape and ran out the front door....shirtless because he had ripped her shirt off.  She made it to the neighbor's porch, knocked and passed out.  Thankfully, they immediately called 911.  Her lungs collapsed.  She had 4 chest tubes and was life flighted to have emergency open heart surgery twice.  She lost the baby she was carrying.  She got a blood clot in her leg and developed foot drop.  The doctor told me to say goodbye to my little sister.  That was the worst moment I have experienced in my life.  Seeing my little sister like this....I couldn't imagine her suffering. 
She has ALWAYS been strong-willed and a fighter.  She fought her way back!  She went through months of physical therapy.  There was no way she was giving up!!!  She needed to be there for her son, Tre.

That's Tre on the left!!  She had another son, Gage.  (On the right)

14 years later, she finds out that there is a hole in her heart.  She can't work, can't exercise (which is her form of a stress reliever), can't lift over 5 pounds.  And, on top of that, has to find a way to deal with the possibility of open heart surgery again.
We don't know what's in the future.  Further testing is being done.....
In her mind, this man is hurting her all over again.  My heart aches for her. 
I know she wouldn't mind me sharing her story because she shares it. 
If you know someone who is suffering at the hands of another, help them get out!  If you are suffering at the hands of another, GET OUT!! Just because it isn't this bad, doesn't mean it won't be.  Domestic violence is real and it is wrong.  There is help out there!  SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please call 911, your local hotline, or (in the U.S.) the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or
TTY 1-800-787-3224

Please remember my little sister in your prayers.  She is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mother, a child of God, an aunt, a blessing to others and a SURVIVOR!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Where are the Dorsey's???

  1. Good news: we are still alive and doing wonderful. 
  2. I can't believe it's been sooooo long since my last post!! 
  3. Dalen started elementary school. 
  4. I have a pretty nice tan for the first time in a few years. :)
  5. Dalen is still very much a mama's boy.
  6. I beat Jason on Michael Jackson Wii.  (Guess what they say about white people not being able to dance isn't true.....oh, how I love proving those kind of things wrong.)
  7. There is nothing more important than family.  We have family in at least 7 different states.   We got to meet extended family and visit almost every single family member this year.  xo
  8. Dalen says the absolute sweetest, most heartfelt prayers. 
  9. My 20 year high school reunion in in 2012. 
  10. Dalen is turning 6 next month.  He requested a cell phone and a computer. 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dalen and his mom

This post is dedicated to Dalen and fun memories with his mom. He is always wanting to look at my blog and wanted to help, so this is being edited by D.C.D. I asked him what he thought of each picture and we wrote his thoughts under each. This is too cute for words.

"She looks so happy"

"That's so happy too"

"That's my bed over there"
(His bed is now on the other side of the room)

"Aw, look at my blanket......I want it"
(He hasn't had any of his blankets for a few months now)

(He actually remembers that he had a spider bite on his eye)

"That's so cool....real so cool"
(He was at the fair with his mom)

"That picture is mean....that person behind me."

Friday, September 18, 2009

N-A-R-C-O-L-E-P-S-Y #1

Sometimes I wonder why, why, why did I have to get narcolepsy. No pity party required; I am just having one of those 'why me' days. Granted, I have been dealing with narcolepsy since I was 15 years old, but I am just plain old tired of it. (No pun intended)
In an effort to conquer my current state of self-pity, I have decided to compile a list of the positives of narcolepsy:
1. I will never, ever have to experience insomnia
2. I get more beauty sleep than the average person
3. I sleep so soundly that I could sleep through absolutely anything
4. A 4 hour plane trip to PA seems like 20 minutes to me because I sleep the entire way
5. I can plan what I want to dream about because I fall asleep in a matter of seconds and go directly into REM sleep. (REM sleep is when you have very vivid dreams that you can remember.) So, all I have to do is think about what I want to dream, close my eyes and I am there. I have been all over the world.
6. From what I am told, I am extremely entertaining while I sleep. My husband says that he was talking to me one day and I fell asleep in the middle of our conversation. So, he thought it would be funny to continue talking. He proceeded to tell me that there was a spelling bee downstairs and asked me if I would like to attend. (He knows that I always wanted to participate in a spelling bee) In my sleep, I nodded my head, “yes”. He continued, “Wendy spell the word: metropolis.” And, in my most serious spelling bee voice, I responded: M-E-T-R-O-P-O-L-I-S, metropolis”
7. If I am mad or upset about something, I just close my eyes and go to sleep

Pity party officially over. Now, off to sleep, I think I will go to Paris tonight.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


When I found out it was "tacky" dress day at school, my gemini imagination went on into overtime. (I found out at 5:30pm when I picked D up at was for the next day.) Luckily, I was directed back to earth by Jason, who informed me, "With boys, you can't risk their coolness."
So, my task changed to tacky/cool (and fast, of course).
Did I fail to mention that they are giving out awards for 1st and 2nd place? Now I know that winning isn't the most important thing....BUT it was his first contest at school!!
How did the contest turn out???

IT WAS A TIE.............

How did I create such a "tacky" masterpiece??? See below:

  • Cut the sleeves of a long-sleeve t-shirt to make short-sleeves

  • Cut strips up the short-sleeves

  • Using the sleeves that were cut off, cut the shape of a "D", a small strip and a bigger strip

  • Sew the "D" and small strip onto a pair of jeans (on opposite legs) using colored thread

  • Cut the legs off the jeans to make shorts then cut triangles into the short legs.

  • Take the bigger strip (cut from the t-shirt) and sew the ends together to make a bracelet.

  • Use the triangles (cut from the shorts) and sew onto the bracelet using colored thread

    One Big piece of the outfit is not shown in the picture above...."THE TURTLE HAT"......not sure why he didn't have it on yet, but it was the key element...... LOL......The turtle hat can be seen in soon to posted zoo pictures.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ways to Beat the Texas heat

Summertime is soooo fun. I get so hot outside that I am delirious. Just because I can, I'm going to stretch my face as far as I can to see if it's possible to reach my ears.
When it's over 100 degrees, there is nothing like a little gardening in the nude.....

Mama, leave me alone...I'm relaxing....