Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My favorite little things.

I belong to a chat board and every Tuesday they do a "Ten on Tuesday". Well every Tuesday I think I'd like to post something about my favorite things, seeing as I have so much to be grateful for. I'm blessed in more ways than I can count.

I'm grateful for:

- Julie's blog every morning
- Diet Dr Pepper for waking me up
- friends like Liz and Rhiannon for inviting me to the NKTOB concert this Friday
- my blogging buddies - life without you would be boring!
- LW for reminding me that life is short so play hard every day :)
- my family for reminding me it's better to give than to receive
- my volunteer gigs (the hospital and Rebuilding Together)
- having a job that allows me the freedom to travel, to eat and to clothe myself
- my camera - without it I would be lost

Happy Tuesday friends! May your day be filled with sunshine and happiness!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm back from my computer hiatus.

Boy was it nice to be away from the computer. LW would drag out the laptop and I denied it every day...Fri through Sun. Sometimes it's good to be away from the drama.

My weekend was good. I was extremly busy cleaning out the guest bedroom closets and the master bedroom closet. I am a huge clothes and shoe horse, so I did my best to make room for LW's things when he officially moves in this summer.

I did so much organizing of shoes, clothes, scrapbooking materials, crafts, etc. By Saturday night I was exhausted!!!! I had started Thursday night. My house looked like a war zone for a couple of days. Who knew one person could have SO MUCH STUFF!!!

I have yet to move my old bed out of the guest room to make room for Kassidy's things. I'm hopeful I can find a buyer for the bed so that I don't have to move that huge ass bed to the basement (it's a california king)! I plan on painting the room purple for Kassidy once that bed is gone.

Other than that, we watched a lot of basketball, shopped for summer clothes for vacation and ate out with friends. It's always good to see our friends Chris and Chuck.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update on my arm.

Well, no news is good news right? I went to the nerve doctor yesterday and he told me that I would have to wait another 10 days to get the nerve study done because he usually sees patients after 21 days of an injury. Great. And I took a half day off of work to hear that?

He's also sending me to my orthopedic surgeon, whom I'm on a first name basis with, to get TWO, count them TWO cortozone shots in my arm...one in the shoulder and one in the elbow. I will be a complete and total mess that day. If you have ever had a cortozone shot, you understand how ridiculously painful they can be. Hopefully LW can drive me to the doctor that day because I don't see myself driving home from that. HA!

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In other news I leave for vacation in 44 days! I have not been able to take a solid week off from work since last July, so this coming vacation will be a welcome relief. For those that don't know, we're going to Cancun for our one year dating anniversay. We actually leave on the day of our anniversary. Words cannot even say how happy and excited I am.

I'm also off tomorrow, which will be nice. LW is taking the day off with me and we are doing NOTHING but going to the gym and hanging out at home until we part ways to go hang out with our friends for the evening. I'm excited about that because I haven't spent much time with Staci (yo - shout out) and her mom in quite a while.

The weekend should be nice...not weather wise, but nice otherwise. We have no real crazy plans other than to go to the gym and watch basketball. Looking forward to that. I've deemed Saturday as date night so hopefully we'll do something we haven't done together alone in a long time...go to dinner and a movie! :-) If we're going to dinner and a movie, it's usually with Kassidy. I'm not complaining, but sometimes we need our alone time too. It seems lately that on the weekends when he doesn't have Kassidy, we're going our seperate ways doing other things. So this will be fun.

Peace out incase I don't hop on to blogging over the weekend. I try to avoid the computer at all costs over the weekend. I sit behind one all day...why in the world would I want to be on it when I get home? :-)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I love the sound of laughter.

I've really been in a funk lately. Between being worried about losing my job, my arm in complete shambles and feeling completely useless, LW showed me last night how much laughter is important to getting out of that funk.

It's safe to say...I'm funk free for the moment! HA

I can't really remember all of what happened last night, but basically, it was dark, I hit LW in the head with the TV remote in the bedroom, he said he's calling CSI and is gonna have a brain bleed. We laid in bed laughing for what seemed like a half hour.

I needed that. So desperately.

We forget in our everyday lives that laughter is such an amazing thing. I completely forgot about how scared I am about losing my job, about how bad my arm hurt and about anything completely out of line in my life.

I love that man.

He makes me laugh.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MIA from blogging.

Holy cow it's been a week since I last blogged. I've had so much going on that it's been impossible to keep up.

To update everyone:
Strange things have been going on with my right arm. About two weeks ago I noticed that my forearm had been swelling a lot. Well now it's got a rather large knot in it and from time to time my hand, shoulder and forearm will go numb. Last Monday I decide I can't take the pain anymore and so I headed to the doctor.

Well there's no good news. The nerve that is pinched under my right shoulder blade has now flarred up and is causing the nerves down my right arm to act out, thus the swelling in the forearm. So my doctor, who knows I'm highly allergic to codine, prescribes me a pain medicine so I can sleep at night, with codine in it. What happens next? um-ya Monday night I take the medicine, and end up almost in tears thinking I should go to the emergency room. See I didn't check what the medicine had in it before I took it.

Basically I was a MESS come Tuesday. My face was swollen, my throat was swollen, I had a hard time grasping my breath, I was itchy all over, I was nauseous and I was so dizzy that it was miserable walking or getting up and down from the chair. So I called the doctor and by the time he called back, I could breathe. So I went to work. Imagine working in that condition! I was a mess but I was also afraid to call off since we are going through a re-org and I want to make sure my boss sees how dedicated I am. Stupid I know, but I just couldn't bring myself to not work. LW drove me to and from work, which was so sweet.

But anyway, outside of that I have been fighting off the sickness from the steroids the doctor prescribed as well. This week I will have to get with the nerve doctor and have another test and look at possibly scheduling surgery to fix the problem. Not sure I'm ready for that. But we'll see.

Life outside of my arm and the sickness from the meds is good though. LW had Kassidy this weekend so her and I baked cookies for Daddy-O, played games at Gameworks, shopped with a friend and her daughter and ate so much we nearly split our pants (hey isn't that a song?!).

I hope this week is a good one for everyone. And for me!

Monday, March 16, 2009

St Patty's Day Party

Every year for the last seven years I have hosted a St. Patty's Day party. And every year it tends to get a little crazy after midnight.

We did a lot these:


Drank a lot of rum punch:


Many wonderful friends and neighbors stopped by:








And of course having the kind of friends I have, they decided to play a practical joke on me.

I'm a very photo friendly person. I have pictures everywhere, so my friends thought it would be fun to replace my family photos with photos of people I don't know. What would have been even funnier is if I wouldn't have busted them in the process of taking pictures of their handy work!





But it doesn't stop with the photos. They rearranged the vases on my mantel (by height I might add).


By the end of the night the alcohol was flowing, and the whipped cream some how came out of my fridge!






After all was said and done the night turned out to be fabulous. Another one down in the history books.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's Friday! T.G.I.F.

I am so unbelievably happy that it's Friday. I'm whipped (and not in the good way!). I have so much going on this weekend...Bunco tonight with some girls and my 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday...woot woot. While I can't wait for all of the fun, it will be a relief when Sunday rolls around so I can lay on my butt all day.

Ever feel like life is traveling by so fast? In less than two months I'll be in Cancun with LW (hopefully getting engaged - HA!), then in June we'll be in Orlando doing the Disney thing with his family. July brings about a girls weekend in Chicago....yipppeeee! August is when college football starts up, and then we're back to the cold fall/winter months and the cycle then repeats itself.

How did that happen?

I'll be 40 before I know it!

...off to get a drink now. I can't stand the thought of being my Mom's age! Growing up I always thought my Mom was 40 and old. HA! Now look at me? I'm three months away from 36, 4 years away from 40 and about 22 years away from the age my Mom was when she died. Holy f-ing cow. Wasn't I 21 about three weeks ago?

Oh wait, that's right...I thought I was 21, but then I woke up from that dream and reality slapped me right in the face.

Happy Friday the 13th my friends. Get your drink'o on this weekend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thanks for the advice!

Today is a great day!

After dinner with Julie and Elizabeth last night, and three glasses of wine, I went home and LW and I actually talked.

It was a great conversation, with respect and lots of listening on his part.

I'm happy to report...things are good and there was LOTS of misunderstanding on my part.

I guess if I didn't love him so much it wouldn't have bothered me as much. I think when you really love someone it all has a way of working out.

Thanks for all of the advice and support yesterday. Like I told Julie last night, perhaps I'm "overly" sensitive. Gotta get over that!

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's been 10 months...

of togetherness with LW and nothing about today is happy.

He's upset with me. Go figure.

Why you ask?

I asked him to communicate with me...about the Y (he signed us up on Saturday) and our trip to Cancun.

Is that too much to ask? I'd like to know more about the classes at the Y (and I'd like to workout with him) and more about our trip to Cancun.

Why do men find it so hard to communicate? He has maybe said 12 words to me since we left the basketball game last night...no kiss good night and no hug and kiss good-bye this morning.

I feel like a loser, the worst girlfriend ever, a failure at relationships....a big fat idiot.

Clearly I'm better suited at being single than I am at being in a relationship. If it's one thing I learned from hours of counseling after my last marriage fell apart is...one should ALWAYS communicate. Okay clearly I over communicate now, but wouldn't you rather I over communicate, than not communicate at all?

I guess I'm a nag. I guess it's too much to ask to want to workout with him, or to talk about our recent joining of the Y, or hell, about our trip to Cancun. Forgive me for wanting to know.

So today, is not about happiness, but rather reflection. Maybe I'm better off alone.

At least I wouldn't bother anyone.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Random-ness

I'm grateful for...

- LW who took care of me last night when I was sick
- the post office for processing my passport today
- Kassidy who always makes me laugh, even on the tough days
- homemade mac and cheese for warming my belly
- Diet Dr Pepper for acting like coffee - it keeps me awake
- my blogger friends for always making me feel special
- FB for allowing me to keep in touch with long lost friends
- the sun (need I say more?)
- work because I am one of the lucky ones to still be working
- my Blackberry because it truly keeps me connected

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Turkey burgers give you....

..stinky burps.

I'm not afraid to admit that I am human and have bodily functions. The people in the cubes next to me probably wish I didn't, but I do have them! I'm quiet when I burp at my desk, but the foulness from the turkey burger will soon have the office scrambling for the doors shortly. Thank goodness they are all mostly gone for lunch at the moment.

What's in a turkey burger? Beans..check....turkey...check...but what else?? Whatever it was was nasty and will never make it's way back into my mouth. I thought I was doing a good thing by eating it. It's healthy right? According to the calorie counting genius in our cafe at work, it was only 390 calories today...with three carrot sticks. YUM-O...um not so much.

Once I finished the turkey burger I was off to find something that would fill my lunch time desires....aahhhhh a miniture Milky Way. I was saved! It had like 60 calories in it but it's gonna keep me from barfing up the bad bad turkey burger I downed with my nose pinched shut.

Why would anyone want to torture themselves like that?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I lost weight?

I'm trying to find where it went, because quite frankly I can't believe it's gone. A whole 1.5 pounds disappeared off of my body. If you happen upon it, can you please ask 'it' how I lost it? I'd like to know for future referrence!

Seriously I have no idea how 1.5 pounds just disappears. How does that happen? Did I scare it off? Did I wish it off? Because Lord knows I didn't work it off! Only making it to the gym twice last week doesn't do justice on your body. You have to go more regularly.

And sure I **ate** better last week and have been avoiding alcohol (with the exception of Steph's Jell-O shots Friday night)like the plague, but dude, how does one lose 1.5 pounds unless you're on the Biggest Loser?

I am NOT complaining either. Shocked is more of how I'm feeling...excitement because losing weight is possible...and over joyed because I am 9 pounds away from my goal weight, which will put me at the weight I was pre-marriage to both hubby's! Damn!

But I still feel fat. Or untoned is the better word. So I think if I can tone this puppy up I might have a shot at being 'cute' again!

By next Weds I am shooting for one more pound lost! WOOT WOOT

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm feeling like a 4 (speed).

ROFLMAO - Julie Julie Julie.....I can't stop thinking about how on Friday at the Sex Toy party all of us were going to hop onto Facebook and mention what 'speed' we felt like on Friday night.

Today I'm a 4 speed...

slow

tired

not feeling it

wishing I was home with the covers ova my head

out cold.

Slept like CRAP last night because all I could think about was what my NKTOB shirt is going to say for the concert next month. I think I should have other pressing issues on my mind, oh like say the economy and the state of my job,rather than what my t-shirt should say!! HA

I seriously woke up several times last night thinking I had the best saying ever, but then when I was awake enough to write it down the thought had vanished. RATS

Anyway, have a super duper day friends.

By tomorrow I'm sure I'll feel like a 6 speed. :-)