Saturday, December 22, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
We are finally settled in at my mother in law's house. I have completely changed my eating habits. We no longer are owners of a home. I have gone back to work... Well for 1/2 days last week... Tomorrow I will probably come straight home and go to bed. Who knew my energy level would take so long to get back up and running. Times they have been a changin'
I look back to August when I was finally getting close to starting this surgery adventure. I was just not happy at all with the way my life was going. My weight was not budging. A friend had me try the Advocare 10 day cleanse. I lose about 10 lbs. But at my weight at that time a 10 lbs loss was hard for me to see. Our house was not getting attention, we actually decided that it would come off the market as soon as the contract was up.
The months started flying by and before we knew it it was October. October was full of Dr. appointments and stress. Then in the course of a 2 week period, my surgery was here and our house was sold. CRAY!!!!
It has been 3 weeks and 3 days since surgery and I am down a total of 37 lbs. since August.
- 10 lbs from the cleanse in August
- 13 lbs during the 2 week liver shrink diet
- 14 lbs since surgery
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tomorrow we will be going to eat Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents' "home," my grandmother has Alzheimer's and lives at a facility that is very nice and takes good care of her. My grandfather just recently moved into the assisted living facility that adjoins (is that a word?). So, the hubs and I will swing in to Andaddy's new place and pick him up/ walk next door to Mimi's for their big Thanksgiving Dinner. I am super thankful to have these two people in my life! My mom's parents passed away about 5 and 10 years ago. So, at the holiday's I am truly blessed that I still have grandparents to spend them with. Luckily that is early in the day. Then we will head to pick up my mother in law and head about 45 minutes north to Robbie's sisters house to celebrate with his family. The best part we will all be able to be home in our own beds tomorrow night.
This year has been full of things to be thankful for. I have tried to do the daily thankful's on fb. I have skipped a few days as the moving is dominating my life. But, most of all, I am thankful that it looks like 2013 will be a great year, full of new beginnings. I am not by any means saying that we haven't had a great year this year, but for the past few years I have often thought, man if we could catch a break it would nice. We are going into the new year with so much hope for our future. I will be losing weight and getting healthy ( hopefully encouraging the hubs to do the same). We will be finding and buying our 1st home together in the town I grew up, where our parents live, and I work. And then, this time next year we will be starting again to try to grow a family. I really have so much to be thankful for its almost impossible to put it into words.
Thank you God for all our many blessings!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This is not nearly as bad as I expected it might be. The hardest part of all of it is waiting for my Hubs to help me out of bed and keeping Zoe from jumping on me. As long as I take the pain meds every 6 hours I am good. Today, I ventured out to the grocery store. This might have not been the best idea. I have found that I am good to go in the morning, but around 3 to about 5 everyday I am hurting and have zero energy. But, I needed to branch out and get some more things to eat and I was 1 pill away from being out of the anti vomit meds ( and since I now know that I am very sensitive to pain meds I NEED that medicine BIG TIME). Well I had hear from someone that the baby food company had something like apple sauce but it is made with lots of different fruits and veggies. So I picked some of those up, I am super excited about apple cinnamon and sweet potatoes ( did I really just say that?!?!?). I also ventured out to the toddler meals because I need more protein and easy meals. So, I had one tonight and believe it or not that thing was tasty! I think this is going to be ok after all!
I have my post op appointment on Monday the 19th. I will get these terribly uncomfortable staples out. Praise Jesus! Oh and I've already dropped 20 lbs since the two weeks pre surgery until today. Woo Hoo!
On the house front... Well, I am not allowed to lift anything that takes 2 hands, for 3 weeks and in three weeks we will be living with my mother in law, so I guess I got out of the whole move thing hahaha. No really, we were supposed to close on Nov. 30th and they want to move it up to the 28th. We have set up for a new larger storage unit. We also have all of Robbie's rowdy friends (haha is that a Hank song?) lined up for the saturday after Thanksgiving to move all of our stuff. Its so weird to think this time next month we will be "homeless." But, God is in control, and all of these changes are for the good. So I am not going to wig out... well maybe a little next week.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
breakfast - protein shake or bar (220 cal or less)
mid morning snack - 1/2 cup of fruit
lunch - protein shake or bar (220 cal or less)
afternoon snack - 1/2 cup of fruit
dinner - AHHHH FOOD....
3 oz of lean meat
unlimited green veggies through out the day but must be steamed or raw
NO butter, oils, dairy, caffeine
Which really means I am eating food... but my head is not seeing it that way. Every(well so far 2) afternoon about 2pm I start getting the head ache. :(
Now, that is the only complaining! The end result is worth this, I just didn't prepare myself for it with my crazy busy schedule.
Oh yeah I went to the cardiologist and apparently have a slight murmur... so I have to have some nuclear test or something on Monday. Please pray that it is nothing bad. Or else I might not behaving this surgery after all.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I am going to have to really put my trust in him this next month. If all goes through, I will be having my surgery on the 8th, closing on my house on the 30th, and moving in with my sweet mother in law for then next few months.
I have realized that I have become about as cynical about selling the house as I have about getting pregnant. I really had told myself this was NOT going to happen. I mean I already had my Christmas ornament exchange invitations printed (super deal) with this address...
Anyway, please pray that all goes well and through and we are able to get all moved out and life is just as it should be.
Monday, October 22, 2012
On Friday we showed the house to a lady who seemed to love it. I could tell by the look on her face when she left, by Friday night we had a call from our agent... We were getting an offer. They were going to work on it Sat. morning and send it over... Well that turned into Sunday, which then turned into Monday. And finally this afternoon we got the offer... LOW BALL, but hey it was an offer. In the mean time we got two calls for showings today, we were able to show it one of the times and that couple stayed in the house for about as long as the lady with the offer. Maybe a good sign...
Well our realtor came over after the showing with the offer and to discuss the counter offer. We started crunching numbers and realized quickly that we have pretty much put ourselves between a rock and a hard place. We are not going to make ANYTHING hardly with the sell of this house. Nevermind the fact that we have dropped the price 10,000 since we listed it over a year ago. I know I should be happy if she accepts that we aren't having to pay out of pocket anything, but JEEZE. It really hit me tonight that due to this foreclosure epidemic that I really am giving away all that I have worked so hard for the past 10 years. And I am not even in foreclosure, or anywhere close... I am not able to sell my house for what is worth thanks to bad judgements of the powers that be.
It makes me sick to my stomach! I bought this house 10 years ago on my own, and I guess now that I might sell it, it is hitting me, this house was not the investment that it should have been. I am not going to come out with hardly anything to show... almost like maybe I should have just rented for the past 10 years.
Do I dare say it... I kinda wish that it falls through...
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I had the most unsuccessful yard sale ever. We made like $80. Really was more of a waste of my time than it was a money maker. I didn't get my hair done or a massage or anything like that. I had an appointment to get the hair done, but my sweet friend's sister in law was gunned down at her job by an employee she had to fire the day before. So she had to go be with her family in Louisiana. So sad and senseless. I hope that man is put in prison where he can' t do that to the next person who makes him mad. But, anyway I box dyed my hair myself and it looks pretty snazzy if I do say so :) All in all Fall break was great! But, it got me thinking, man I wish I could be a housewife. I made dinner each night, cleaned house, etc. It was great not being completely drained each night. That is never going to happen but, its a nice thought :)
But, Monday it was back to the routine. It was a rough day for me and the kids getting back into the swing of things. My surgeon's office called and threw me into hyper drive. My surgery will not be the 30th as planned. It is going to be November 8th. Which I had originally wanted, but we couldn't get cardiac clearance until the 2nd. But, at this point I was given the 8th or 2013. I don't want to wait that long. So, this set forth alot of appointments super quick. Yesterday I had an upper gi... GROSS! It was an experience, and I am glad that is over. Monday I have my pre-op visit with Dr. W. This is when I will get my liver shrink diet for the next few weeks, and get more info on the surgery and post surgery stuff. Then, Thursday I go for my cardiac clearance. Then two weeks from that is the surgery. I have tried this weekend to think of food I may not be able to eat again and eat it... but the crazy thing is none of it has tasted as good as I thought it was going to taste. Could my body be helping me realize that I wont be missing these things after all?!?!?! I think maybe. But needless to say, this time next month I will be recovering and not eating Turkey and dressing like I have in the past. But I will still have so much to be Thankful for!
Now, I would like to ask for some prayers for my neighbors. They found out a few weeks ago that they were pregnant with their third child. It has been a rough time for them lately as she has been out of work since the spring. She was really worried about finding a job etc. Well she got a job on Wednesday. So that was great. She went for her first ultrasound yesterday and it didn't go well. Last night she had to go to the ER for the pain. Turns out she was having an ectopic pregnancy, her tube ruptured and they had to remove it this morning. It is always so sad when this happens. I know that they both are going to need prayers to get through this and for her to heal safely. I also know that her two kiddos are going to need help to understand what happened, as they had already told them.
I have two more blog posts in the works, but they are both unfinished so, be looking for them :)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
My plans for the week you ask?!?!? NOTHING set in stone. I plan on resting, relaxing, and pampering. I am finally going to get my hair colored and cut. It has been since before school started. And for many that might not make that big of a deal, but see I have this "skunk stripe" (what my bff and hair guru calls it) it is literally a stripe starting at my forehead. Yep that's right, right in front and it isn't just gray... It's starting to grow out white. So, pulling it back in a pony tail is kinda embarrassing at this point. Well, I think I might just get a facial or massage or something too. My mom and I are going to lunch and a movie. The rest is pretty open. My principal gave us orders that we were to leave school at school and spend the week school FREE. You don't have to tell me twice :)
Tuesday I went for my nutrition consult. And let's just say... the ball is rolling full speed ahead. I have an upper GI scheduled in two weeks, and my cardiac clearance first of November. And.... My surgery date! November 30th is the day! That will be the day I start the rest of my life. I am a ball of emotions about this. I am super excited to get on my way to a healthier, thinner me. I am anxious to see how it works out. I am scared of course its a major surgery. It will be laproscopic (sp), but still... I will go in with a whole stomach and come out with one the size of a banana. I can't believe that it is coming so quickly.
Have a great Friday!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
First, off I have the cutest little firsties ever! They are great! I am loving being back in 1st grade. Now I do have to say that being back in 1st hasn't all be roses and rainbows... It is a lot of work to get everything perfect. And we are about to start week 7 and I am still working on this. But, I am up for the challenge because this is my dream job! So, moving to Common Core State Standards is a lot of work. It will pay off in the long run, but its a little overwhelming trying to go straight to them, when our TN state standards don't really mesh very well. We had a district learning day on Friday, which only overwhelmed most of us more. I just wish everyone would have an open mind, which is not the case. But, enough about school... it already consumes my life... no need to consume my blog too lol.
Weight loss surgery update. Aside from the monthly check ins, I have to have a psychological eval, upper gi, cardiac check up, and dietitian visits. I had the psychological eval on Thursday. Let's just say, by the end I wondered if I might be MENTAL. I had no idea what I was in for, but lets just say it was NOTHING like I expected. I talked with the lady for maybe 20 mins and spend another 1 and 25 mins filling out a 567 item true or false bubble test. I laughed at some of the questions, rolled my eyes at others. I realized about half way in that some of those questions for for people who were bi polar, some for multiple personalities, some for abused people, you name it they were there. I just hope and pray they don't grade it and think I have some problems... Because by 357 I wasn't sure if I was answering them the same as I had earlier in the test. Yeah they asked the same question like 5 or 10 times just in different words. But the thought did occur to me, if you were to have some mental disorder... would you answer truthfully... Like to the question, "sometimes I hear voices and can't figure out where they are coming from." I mean wouldn't one of those voices tell you no that is false? or if you had stolen something from your friend because you liked it so much, would you really put true. But anyway, the Dr. said if I didn't hear from her then I was good to go. So, here's to hoping I don't hear from her. :)
House news... well we got our first and only offer so far... It was a whopping $61544. Yep thats right our house is listed for $109900 and that is what they offered. It was a company in AZ. We nicely rejected the offer all together. Both Robbie and I have pretty much decided we are done with the whole process. Other houses in our hood are selling for well above what we are asking, and we are just done. Not sure if it is our agent, our house, or us. But we are thinking of doing some things to it this winter and maybe put it back up in april. But we have to ride the contract we have now out unit Christmas. Its just added stress and disappointment that we really don't need right now or anytime really.
Our baby girl Zoe is growing up so much, and she is definitely the one ruling breezy valley now. Zeke just looks at us like, you wanted this thing. lol I have been a tad under the weather yesterday and today, and they have been fighting over who is going to stay by my side. It was sweet. Here is a picture with a growth progression. This from June 21st - August 16th. She's our big girl :)
Sunday, July 22, 2012
No really, this past week I had a few experiences that I could have done without. See this past week was our first week back in our classrooms to start getting ready for the new school year that starts in T-minus 15 days... 15 DAYS!!!! See this wouldn't be that big of a deal except I am moving down to 1st grade (THANK YOU LORD & PRINCIPAL T). See I have to start from scratch, because I gave all of my 1st grade stuff away after my first year in 4th. Now 5 years later I am starting ova. Its alright though because I am a little person teacher at heart anyway. So Monday, I got in there and couldn't see the forest for the trees. So I had HUGE plans for Tuesday, I was going to be there all day. Side Bar: I should never "plan" anything with the house on the market... its like realtors have bugged my house and call to show whenever I have said out loud, "I have plans."
So, Tuesday morning at 8:20 I get a text message, to show my house for 2 freaking hours... WHAT? I respectfully told them they could pick one hour. So, 10:30 - 11:30 it was, it gave me time to get up and get the house spic and span... At 11:28 they call to say she needs more time. I have been sitting in my car with it running for an hour with 2 crazy dogs and she wants more time?!?!?! I said ok. At 11:50, i mins after she said she would be there I call back. She is 10 mins away. Here I climb on my soap box. If your job is to show houses, and you know that the seller is sitting in the car in the 100+ degree temps SHOW UP ON TIME or don't make the appointment. You need time management training anyway. NO ONE sets up showing times for 2 hours. So they finally showed up and I get back in my house with my hot dogs (yes they have fur coats ya know) at 12:15. I am so mad I could spit nails so no classroom work Tuesday. We get another showing that night... more about that in a minute.
Well, Wednesday am I get up early and make my way to my 3rd check in with my dr. for the insurance co. for my surgery. My blood pressure seems to be higher when I go in the am, because everyone and their brother goes to the dr. and I end up parking 5 miles from the building and have to truck it to make the appointment time. So, I got there early, only about a half mile (not really but for a fat girl it still is a ways to walk... good exercise but, not good for bp. ) The nurse takes my blood pressure and says, whoa.. that is really high (189/110). I immediately FREAK OUT! She says here sit here and find your happy place and I will come back and take it again.... Um all I could think about was I must be dying!!! my bp is usually 120/80 at the highest. It is 166/110 this time, I start crying... why is this happening to me. I am a crier too, once I start I can't stop. Dr. K comes in and says what is wrong... you are probably just having anxiety or something. But, does and EKG just to make sure. My heart is fine, my head not so much. See apparently (I am learning so much about health and health issues these days) high bp can cause very bad headaches... But headaches can also cause your bp to go up. So in the words of Dr. K which came first... we don't know yet. He doesn't put me on meds, but tells me to take it easy and take my bp once a week for the next 4 weeks til I see him in Aug.
I am headed on my way with a headache, the fear of high bp and its side effects, and I get a feed back email from the night times showing stating my house's price is too high for the size, and needs to be cleaned..... It really is amazing I didn't kill over right there in the elevator! By the time I get home I am feeling really weird and my head feels like it might explode. I try to rest and sleep... not happening. So I call my mom, talk to her and she informs me that with bp like that I could have a stroke.... WHAT?!?!?
I am pretty sure that Wednesday was the biggest eye opener ever! It is so important to pay attention to your body and your health. It wasn't until about midnight that I finally started feeling normal again. I am looking into putting the cake biz on hold for a while, and trying to not get so upset about things... I don't ever want to feel like that again. I am looking at all the balls I am juggling and seeing what I really need to keep and what I can let go of. It will be hard for me not to freak out or obsess over things, but I am going to try not to for my health's sake. Moral to this story: Take care of yourself! All that other stuff won't matter if you aren't around to see it or participate in it.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tonight I got together with my sorority sisters that get together at least once a month. I know I have previously posted about these girls. I love them so, it is sometimes hard to hear of all the blessings and miracles in their lives when I am bombarded with the unanswered prayers over here ( insert pitty party... I think I am about done with those though!). In fact, many times I don't make it to these get togethers because I tell myself I won't have anything to contribute. Most have children, a few are singles, then there is me the infertile. How crazy is it that when infertility is introduced in your life it starts defining you? Well, I am glad I went tonight. I don't know why I let my little infertile devil on my shoulder talk me out of making time to go each month. These ladies are truly the best thing since sliced bread. I can be me infertile or not, over weight or not, crazy or not and guess what THEY LOVE ME for me! I have got to remember this when my little voice says nah you are too busy, or too tired, or even just not sure you can handle the kid talk etc. Anyway these girls have been in my life since college. I watched them all join my chapter DG (I am the oldest pledge class represented) I actually pref'd a few of them, one is my lil sis, we really are like real sisters, we all watch out for each other. Don't mess with my sister lol. We are there for happy times, we are there for the sad times, we even send group texts that drive me crazy lol. I have a few true friends that are not in this group of girls, but when anything happens in my life aside from family these girls are the ones I want to tell first.
I am so truly blessed with a wonderful life, wonder friends, and so many more exciting miracles to come. So, if you threw a party and invited everyone you knew... would the card attached say Thank you for being a friend? I am so thankful for these girls and I hope they all know that the biggest gift would be from me! I just wanted to put it in writing! :)
Here are some funny scenes from my favorite old show :)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
So, when fast forward to last Friday... She posted about "the call." They were picked by a birth mother in California. So Saturday they were able to fly to get that precious little miracle! This makes my smile just typing it. I am so overjoyed for her little family.
Now for the excited part... I had my first appointment with my bariatric surgeon today. I know in the past I have posted about this... I can't remember (getting old... my mom asked me today if I was really going to be 33 in a few weeks lol I AM!!!) But, I am going to take charge of my life and do this surgery. After ho humming it for a year and being generally disgusted with what I am become, I made the first move back in May. I am on my third monthly weigh in, and have only 3 more to go. It looks like my surgery will be about the first or second week in Dec.
I love my surgeon. She is very personable and is highly recommended. She told me today (what my internal med dr. has already told me) that I am perfect candidate for the surgery. I will be doing the gastric sleeve. This is where they actually remove about 85% of my stomach completely. The other type, gastric bypass actually leaves it in there... I can't do that. I know am weird I know. Anyway, the even more AWESOME news that she told me today was... It almost 100% CURES PCOS. That is the best news of all!!! She did say that with in 3 months you could get pregnant, but they don't recommend it for a year or your weight plateaus. I had already decided that we would not try until after that year, I would be 34 and that is still pretty young right? Not to mention, I don't want to not lose as much as I could because I get pregnant in the early stages of weight loss... wouldn't that be defeating the purpose? I mean I can't be as healthy as I can be for my child, if I don't do the work to get that way. This surgery is only a tool to help, its not going to work by itself. I am just so ready to make this change and get on with my life... and maybe even find the real/ old me that is hiding inside this larger than life body.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I can't believe we are already over half way through June... My time is going fast. That could be one of the reasons I am having a hard time finding time to blog... So my posts this summer might be a lot of hodgepodge (sidebar, Robbie saw that on a sign today and was like wth? So I had to explain lol)
So, this past Thursday... June 14th was our 4th... YES FOURTH wedding anniversary. Its crazy to think we have been married that long. Especially when other anniversaries hang over head like little black rain clouds and seem to go on an on an on. Any we decided that the beach wasn't happening so we went up to Iowa for Steamboat Days instead (way cheaper too). My hub's family is from there and uncle actually was over the entire grounds during the even. What on Earth would entice me to ride for almost 9 hours for my anniversary, you might ask... BLAKE SHELTON and Luke Bryan with VIP passes... we were supposed to do the meet and greet but, that didn't work out. It was an amazing anniversary for sure!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Robbie and I have always made no bones about the fact that we wanted to have kids, be parents, live the dream. Until 3 years ago, we never even thought that we might have that opportunity. I mean I guess we were "those people" picking out names of kids before we really even had been trying a month, talking about how life will be with a family.
Now, we both were close to the last of our friends to get married. Which of course means we were older when we started trying, etc. We were able to see all of our friends have their first baby, in so cases with our fertile myrtle friends, their second babies. This is where life got harder and harder for me, ( I am pretty sure it was for Robbie too, but he had to be the rock for me at this point) We were trying and nothing was working, I was becoming that crazy woman who was demanding baby making on command because it was the ONLY time we could conceive. Man, thinking back to those days, I kind of wish we hadn't known all this stuff. But, the fun was gone and it was just another thing we had to schedule into our daily lives. While all of our friends ( it seemed, but not everyone of them) could still have that fun married people life whether they wanted to make a baby or not.
Fast forward a year or two, and my ideas on baby making had changed. We had spent thousands on treatments, procedures, shots, and pills. Which all amounted to less money in our account and my crazy sporadic mood swings. Poor Robbie, he deserves a congressional medal of honor!!! I embraced friends babies as that best thing for me to do, get my baby fix with other's babies.
Here we are at year 3... nothing but extra lbs from emotional eating and trying to dull the pain of everyone else moving on with my dreams and we are still yearning for our little baby gift from God. Now I look at my friends, and I know that no one, no matter how perfect they make it look, has a perfect life. But d@*n, some people are so good at making it look PERFECT. It honestly is hard for me not to go to that place of envy or questioning "what I did earlier in my life to cause us so much strife later in life." I know that God is not punishing us, but when I look at some of my friends, they are much younger and are good at making babies, have debt free lives, live where they want to live, I mean its like they can live life footloose and fancy free. Then I look at our lives and we can't sell our house, can't make a baby, can't lose weight, its like we can't catch a break. I feel like Winnie the Pooh... I have a little black rain cloud following me lol. I know everything happens for a reason, but could we get some little reprieve to help us keep trucking?
Don't get me wrong, I am so totally blessed for what we do have, but I woke up at 2:34 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep til after 4:30. For some stupid reason, this was all I could think about. I know God has a plan for each and everyone of us... I just wish I had some idea where or when we get to live the dream.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I think I mentioned the gastric bypass last time, I am still waiting to hear from the surgeon's office to schedule my 1st appointment. Once I meet with him or her, I will then have to have a psychological and meet with a nutritionist. I have to ( as of now, praying its only 3) meet up with my Internist once a month for 6 months to document weight loss attempts. The Internist seems to think I might could have the surgery by fall. But I am praying for Christmas.
In other news I am happy to say I am moving back down to 1st grade!!!! I am so excited and a weight called TVASS has been lifted.
Our house... It seems as though it will never sell. Our dang master bath is small... I did sacrifice when I bought, because the rest of the house was so cute and great for entertaining. Well it seems that in this market of a forclosure on every corner, buyers seem to think they will find EVERYTHING they want in one house. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what exactly these people buy when they pass over our house. It would help me feel better about the situation, I think. We are coming up on 1 year on the market... Really?!?!? As much as I would love to move, I love my house... small bathroom and all. But, my fear is that waiting longer will only make it worse when we go to sell in later. We are already listed less than what I originally paid for it. In a few years who knows where the property value will be? :(
So, we redid our front flower bed this weekend, and I have decided to redo our laundry room... easy, cheap, and fun. Our laundry room is not much bigger than the wash and dryer themselves, so we are talking a small area. I have picked out a paint color, a new light fixture and some extra shelving. I think I will be able to do everything I want to do for about $150.
I think that is all for now... Hope you all are doing well! I am playing catch up on reading blogs :)
Friday, May 18, 2012
The cable/ internet people have already messed up and I don't even have internet yet. Well, apparently the nice man I talked to over a week and 1/2 ago was new or just a bad employee. I still have no stuff to hook up, in fact after calling today, guess what.... HE DIDN'T PUT IN THE ORDER!!! Come to find out, someone will have to come out and install because we don't have a signal coming to the house. But, the nice man I talked to today was having to cancel the other account that other guy set up before he could get it started correctly. Of course my break was over and I had to get back to class... and this helpful guy was supposed to call me back.... Good thing I didn't hold my breath. Still no call back and I am just beginning to think we will never have internet again!!!
Now on to the good. I have taken charge of the weight issues I have always had. I have started my monthly weight loss attempts and all of my doctors are supportive and ready to get me to the surgery. SO, by Christmas I might be well on my way (have had the sleeve type of gastric bypass surgery) to a healthier self. I am really motivated and excited where this journey has now taken me.
So, as much as I thought I would have internet and be able to get caught up and such, that is now on the back burner again until someone with a brain gets in touch with me and sets up an appointment.... Heck at this rate I might have my surgery before I get internet. haha Have a great weekend!
Monday, May 14, 2012
I do want to thank Lucky as Sunshine for the blogger award. I feel terrible that he gave it to me so long ago and I am just now able to thank her properly. But to add to my chaos, the Internet we have been using is no longer available, and we are patiently (NOT) for xfinity to mail our new stuff so I will be back up and running! (side note where would we be today without all this technology) I do have the app for my phone but jeeze it hardly ever works correctly and my eyes are getting worse for trying to see the tiny typing.
Anyway the blogger award post will be next when I am not rushed at work to get something down.. I want to make it meaningful :)
So, school is out for summer in 9 days.. 10 if you count today. Up until today I have counted the day but now, it can be single digits so even though today is not over, there are 9 days left. WOO HOO!!!
I had my SHG (is that the abbreviation?) on Thursday. I took the whole day off. The appointment was supposed to be at 10:15. The office called at 9:00 to say the ultrasound tech called in sick. The only appointment that day was at the other office at 3:15. I took it only to find that a close friend (who is a Dr. in my practice) would be doing the test. WHAT????? I wasn't sure that this was ok, but I had taken the day off and wanted answers... the stuff I have been dealing with is HORRENDOUS! So I met my bff for lunch so she could talk me into this being ok. I mean, I have known this guy since college, he married a sorority sister, delivered my bff's twins, it would be ok... but the anxiety involved could overcome me. About an hour before the appointment he had his nurse call to make sure I was ok with him doing the test. At this point, I am desperate for answers so, I went on with it. Well, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I mean if my Dr. can't do it at least I know him and he will shoot me straight. TMI alert: The only VERY awkward part was when the saline... came out. They lie when they tell you it will drip out. I felt like (what I can imagine) my water broke all over his feet. But they only saw one spot and it could have possibly been the catheter. But the kicker was they put me on birth control to help with the irregular stuff going on. I have mixed feelings. I mean for almost 3 years it hasn't worked even with meds, shots, iui so why not get on bc so that I have a normal cycle... but then there is that little voice inside saying well now you will never know. But for now I am ok with it... I think.
Jeeze my break goes by so fast when I need longer. I have to go for now, hopefully my internet will be up and running in the next day or so so I can update more and so my blogger award post.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
- Saturday's showing was from 10 - 11 am. They showed up at 10:57
- They stayed for 20 mins (making me think oh they must like)
- First of all, we have new carpet in the front of the house, and $1000 in carpet allowance for the bedrooms of which is really more than enough CASH at closing for new carpet in 3 bedrooms.
- Second, we painted everything right before we put it on the market.
- Third, we are practically giving our house away (less than I originally paid for it) there have to be concessions made when buying a house. GET REAL!
- My closing comment - You will not find a house in this area this well kept and move in ready. You obviously don't have a rational idea of what you can afford and/or what is out there. I would love to see what they actually buy.
- First of all, who ends a statement with however? that goes at the front of a sentence.
- Second, the showing time was from 1 - 2 pm. The agent did show up until 2:25 the people sat in our driveway from 2 to 25 then got out for like 5 mins... never even saw them go into the house.
- Third, I would love to see what they say about foreclosed houses... if our was just OK.
- Closing comment - I am absolutely OK with the fact that our house might not be the one, but when you drive up late for the appointment in your ghetto sled and don't even go in my house, I would probably prefer you not give feedback.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
But back to my topic, we went to church this morning, and it was just want I needed. (like always) The title of today's message was "Heal the Wounded" with scripture from Mark 1:29 - 45. This whole message series has been about the church body being the place to get Jesus, and share him with others. I absolutely love our pastor and could listen to him for hours. The heart of every messages that Jesus and God have for us is LOVE. Today, Steve spoke about how Grace is love lived out actively, specifically, intensely and delivered personally that heals the wounded. He also pointed out that we are all wounded in some way (which we all know... IF weighed heavy during this celebration). But that if we come to church, that church is the "medicine" that will heal us. We experience grace in many ways, but that Jesus is the focus with the church family during celebrations so, we can experience his grace every Sunday as a group. This time is the time we can all have Jesus heal our wounds and we can help each other in the healing process. Now I know we all know this, but I think our wounds sometimes make us doubt that healing. He did make the point that when we truly feel our wounds, is the time when we are truly ready to face them and start the healing process. We then were invited to be anointed with oil to commit to start healing our wounds.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
- regularly attend Sunday celebrations (thats what we call services)
- invite others to join you at Heartsong/ church (I do this)√
- belong to a group (need to find a small group)
- learning and practicing the Jesus Centered Life (I feel I do this already)√
- reading he Bible (need to work on this one)
- praying √
- sharing the message when prompted
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I got the idea to do this from a blog I read often, Walk With Me By Faith. She does this every year, and I think I might start this as a yearly tradition too. So, here goes... 20 things about 2011
1. What did you do in 2011 that you had never done before?
Put my very first house up for sale, rode in a gondola at the Venetian in Vegas, taken on home renovation projects with the hubs, and last but not least... run out of gas in my own driveway (lol)
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
OMGEE - Don't lose count, but this year was truly amazing for all my friends in this department. Here goes: E & M had sweet baby Landon Matthew in Feb., A & N had baby Garner in July, C & B had baby Henleigh in Sept., E & A had baby Wels Oct., A & B had baby Benjamin in Oct. and Sweet baby MJ in August (adoption finalized in Dec.), S & B had baby Aubree in Nov., Our sweet cousins S & C had baby Grady in Nov., J & J had babies Wilson & Addison in Nov., J & C had baby Morgan Mae in Nov., and baby Sloane made her debut on Dec. 27th to LA & J. (*sorry if I forgot someone, but I am sure you can see why I might have left someone off.)
Here are baby Addison & Wilson on their first trip to Aunt Morgan's house around Thanksgiving.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No one in our families passes away this year thank goodness. But some of our close work friends lost loved ones, and Robbie's coworker passed away.5. What places have you visited?
Our own baby to snuggle and spoil is really the only thing we lack to make life as close to perfect as we can get. But, we would both like to get healthy and lose some weight!
7. What date from 2011 will remain etched in your memory and why?
I wish I had some date here that was etched... maybe if I could remember things I would have something to put here haha
8. What was your biggest achievement this year?
Getting that much closer to being debt free... so close!!!
9. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Other than normal sinus/ allergy stuff... The infamous ear infection of 2011 might could have been used in #7 (lol). It was NOT GOOD!
10. What was the best thing you bought?
12. What song will always remind you of 2011?
God Gave You Me by Blake Shelton. I love him! But I love my hubby more and this song reminds me of him! I thank God everyday for my sweet hubs! I am not sure how he puts up with me most of the time, but he does and I love for that too!
13. What do you wish you would have done more of?
being healthier, walked, gone to church more often. I really hate to admit there were times when I should have just gotten up and gone, but didn't. (that is one of my "life changes" I spoke of earlier... Church every Sunday unless I am too sick)
14. What do you wish you would have done less of?
Eating. haha no really. I wish I would have made healthier choices when eating.
15. What was your favorite TV program?
Mike & Molly is my all time fav. But Dexter & Real House Wives of Anywhere ran a close 2nd.
16. What was the best book you read this year?
The Help. (actually the only book I made time for)Man it was the only book in a long time that I have not wanted to put down. In fact I finished it in 4 nights. I was really tired during those days, but it was so worth it!
I turned 32 in 2011. My "usuals," close friends, and our hubbies, and I all went to dinner at my "usual" place, Nagasaki Inn a hibachi place. Lets just say it was not the best service and 2012 we will be going somewhere else. :)I guess the older you get the less exciting your birthday becomes. Which makes me so sad.
19. What national/world event stirred you the most?