Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Just say, "NO!" source|
- Not worry about goody bags for Riley's birthday party. I think I speak for all parents when I say, "Enough with the tiny, plastic crap already!" It's my son's birthday...why should everyone else get a gift?
- (On that same note) be annoyed when people bring gifts for my other kids when they attend birthday parties. 99% of the time it's the grandparents, and I know that's just what they do - spoil the grandkids! But I think it takes from the birthday child's day being special.
- really enjoy Barbie movies. So far Princess Charm School is my favorite, but A Pony Tale is pretty good too. (I'm totally serious! Don't judge!)
- Be hoping for a snow day tomorrow. It's a far-fetched hope, but right now the pain of having my kids home all day sounds better than having to put on actual pants in the morning. I just can't even.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
- be thankful Christmas is over. But ready to plan for next year.
- to have taken all of the Christmas decorations down. We still have our main tree up, I promised the kids we would wait until New Year's Eve to take it down. But I'm ready to get the house back in order!
- be glad the kids are still on Christmas break. But that may be because they are all still asleep. My answer may change later this afternoon.
- have some serious goals for 2015. What do you have planned for the next year?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- legitimately love "ugly" sweaters. I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's not Christmas unless someone is wearing a reindeer appliqued sweater.
- learn from last year's mistake of thinking I had to bring 72 homemade frosted sugar cookies to the elementary school for Christmas parties. This year I volunteered to bring plates. Someone else can make themselves crazy making perfect homemade treats.
- be SO GLAD Playing House is getting a second season. That show is so funny. Get ready Jammers!
- to have really enjoyed the Grumpy Cat Christmas movie. I'm a big Grumpy Cat fan as it is, but I thought it was really funny!
Monday, October 20, 2014
|A silly "before" pic the morning of surgery.|
Last Tuesday I started to really feel better. It was a complete 180 from how I was feeling over the weekend and I was so relieved. I'm doing a better job of judging how much I can drink at one time, so I rarely get the hiccups and - aside from a slight issue this morning when I drank too much at once - I haven't been throwing up.
I'm still technically on a full liquid diet until Wednesday. I don't get physically hungry, but man, do I miss eating! It was/is my favorite thing to do and now I'm having to find other things to occupy my time. I tried sewing Brenna an Elsa costume, but discovered I'm better about thinking about sewing than I am actually sewing. So I'm searching out different hobbies and I'm open to suggestions!
I also have permission to start exercising again and I'm looking forward to starting the C25K program again.
What other hobbies or activities should I try?
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Since this was an outpatient procedure, I expected to bounce back right away. I'd have my lifting restrictions, have to eat in phases, but essentially be myself. That has not been the case. I'm extremely tired and very irritable - I've cursed more than a sailor these last few days. I'm so thirsty, but drinking more than an ounce of water at a time makes my chest hurt and gives me painful hiccups, sometimes even vomiting.
I was supposed to be able to start my 'full liquids' diet yesterday, but instead was hospitalized for a few hours to get fluids and steroids to help reduce my swellling.
I did a barium swallow to make sure fluid could go through my band. Now I'm having stomach issues, which is so weird since I haven't had anything except clear liquids for a week.
I've been told that I'll start to get back to myself in a few days. And I pray that is true. I did so much research and was sure this was the right choice for me. Now I feel like it's the worst decision I have ever made.
Recording these feelings mostly for me. So I can hopefully look back and see how far I've come. It's a rough road so far. Not asking for pity, just patience with me. 😊