Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving a time to be thankful!

Well this Thanksgiving we have lots to be thankful for! I know that once this move is over I will be able to be a little more thankful, right now I am completely overwhelmed and really need tomorrow to not be Thanksgiving Day, so we can get packing done, but tomorrow I am going to let it all go! I am super thankful that I will be spending time with both my hubs, his family, and my family. I am thankful that we all live close enough together that we can spend the holidays together and there are no problems or fights about who is going where and when.

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

slow and steady... then sprinting to the finish

Well I am 5 days post surgery... I have moments of great energy, and even longer moments of exhaustion. I currently have 22 stapled in 5 different incisions. Thanks to pureed chicken noodle soup, mashed potatoes, and cream of wheat I have stayed full.

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

Surgery Day

Well, tomorrow is the day. I can't believe it is already here. Please say a prayer for me, my Dr., and my family. This is going to be a awesome new adventure, but we are all in for a HUGE life change :)