I can hardly believe that Maddie will be 10 and Spencer will already be 8!! Where does the time go??
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I can hardly believe that Maddie will be 10 and Spencer will already be 8!! Where does the time go??
Monday, September 29, 2008
Brett and I went to see this movie last night, it was AMAZING! A must see movie!! It made me laugh through out the whole movie and it also made me cry! We had a really great date night last night-it is a very romantic movie that every couple should see!! You can watch the "trailer" for the movie by clicking on it at the top.
At weigh in I did better than expected! I was not even over goal-so I did not even have to pay. I am back on track today! I will let you know how next week's weigh in turns out!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Brett and I are heading out for our first date since my surgery!! My Aunt bought us tickets to see the movie "Fireproof"-I have heard really great things about it so I am excited about going to see it tonight!! Plus...............Kirk Cameron was my teenage "heart throb". Don't worry, Brett already knows ;).
Anyway, we are about to leave for that-I will update you all on my weigh in tomorrow! Send me all your "skinny vibes" :).
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Oh yeah! I am there!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
After I left Starbucks I went to Publix and Wal mart to get some groceries.
Once I came home and put away the cold items, I had to run to the school to get Maddie and Bubba. From there we went to Sam's club to pick up a few things. No sooner did we get home, it was time to go to Brooke's volleyball game. This is BY FAR the busiest day I have had since my surgery. Now, I am in bed-getting some much needed rest! My low back is not hurting that badly from all that I did today but my mid. back and my neck is really bad. I just keep praying that I can avoid the surgeries that they want to do on the rest of my spine!! I really, REALLY do not want to go through spine surgery again! I am going to ask the surgeon tomorrow if I can start going back to the chiropractor to get my cervical and thoracic spine adjusted. Fingers crossed!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thank God that His mercies are new every morning! So, I am gonna pick myself up, dust off the cookie crumbs and go for a looooong walk! I am actually looking forward to my walk this morning! I have some errands to run so I am just gonna walk to them.
Hope you all have a "cookie free" day! Well........what is one itty bitty cookie gonna hurt?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"Biggest Loser" starts a new season tonight-I am excited about that! Brett and I always make a "date" out of watching it each week and it is very motivating to see the transformations of the contestants. Of course, Working out for 6 hours a day is not practical-(or safe!) but it does motivate me to do what I CAN do! I do not know how the people on that show can just show up, so overweight and out of shape, and then be thrown into such a rigorous exercise program. I would be half dead by the first day and I am in decent shape! Anyhoo-I am looking forward to watching the new season with my sweetie.
Today.....was a milestone for me. I got up, took the kids to school and then I went to Publix and bought some groceries! It was SOOOO nice to be able to do that! About half way through the shopping I began to get really tired-so I listened to my body and I went home and rested. After I rested for a while, I went to Wal Mart to finish up the rest of the shopping. Brett and I made a trip to Sam's Club tonight-(I was in a hurry Carrie or I would have stopped in to see if you were working :). We picked up a few things there and then we went to the school to pick up Brooke-she had an "away" volleyball game. Now-I am tired, tired,tired!! Brett got on to me and Tanya called me "stubborn" (who ME? Stubborn? ) but I just feel like I want so badly to get back to doing all that I did before. I realize that I may be "pushing it"-a little. I talked to someone today who messed up her surgery (12 weeks post op) by Vacuuming! I am afraid of messing everything up but I want to be well so badly! I think I will feel better once I see the doc next week-I feel like a expectant mother who is waiting for the ultrasound to tell her that her baby is healthy and his heart is beating! I just can not wait to see my x rays and see that the bones are growing together. They say 9 months to 1 year before they are fused completely but I pray I can see some progress next week.
Ok-I feel like I am rambling on now. I am going to go take a shower, take off this brace!, and get comfy in my bed!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Then, he says what he always says when he does not want to think about something (like our girls getting married!) "Well, the Lord is gonna come back before then anyway!" I can never get him to talk about the "what ifs" of life. I guess this may be too personal to be sharing with the "world" and it really is not a laughing matter but truthfully, if I ever thought I would need a living will-I would not be joking around about it. I just laughed when I thought about him letting me "suffer" for 365 days! As I type he is saying "Noooo.......giving you a chance to come back to your family for 365 days!"
Karen....I will need you to sign some papers when you come over !
......as Brett is now yelling "don't do it Karen!"
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well-I just got a phone call.......it looks like some of what "Perry Stone" has prophesied may be starting to happen-a little scary!
He said some things that I can not really share here, if you are interested in finding out more...send me a email or visit his website www.voe.org and order his "prophetic alert" series that was just released.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
One time, several years ago, we all got together and tried the "cooking once a month" thing-we all went to Karen's and spent the entire day cooking-then we froze the meals so we could just heat them up. Some of the meals went over very well, and it made supper time easy, but some of the other meals did not go over well with my family. We did have "bonding" time though-so it was worth it just for that! Maybe we should give it another shot girls?
Today I have been really sore. I did go for a walk this morning but I only made it about 35 mins. I guess that is to be expected, since I did too much yesterday. I called my surgeon 2 times today-I only got his voice mail so I left messages. I wanted to see if he would release me to drive and help Brett some by next week. I do not want to wait until my appt on the 24th. I am nervous about trying to do new things-I am gonna have to trust God to protect me. I talked to someone online today who had a "lesser" surgery than I did-he did really well and was back to normal within a few weeks-but, he is now 12 weeks post op and his pain is "back with a vengeance"-that scares me a little. I will have to learn to listen to my body and "stop" when I need to "stop"-but every mom knows that the world does not stop when we do! I have been so fortunate to have the world stop (or almost stop) for me these last 5 weeks (can you believe it has been 5 weeks already?). I am just so ready to be "better"and "normal"-ok, you can stop laughing now-I mean "normal" for me! (as I chew my gum-praying that I can get this floss out!)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Well this was different but fun, you can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think. It's really hard to only use one word answers.
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Where is your significant other? here
3. Your hair? blonde
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? provider
6. Your favorite thing? laughter
7. Your dream last night? silly
8. Your dream/goal? giver
9. The room you're in? bedroom
10. Your fear? failure
11. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
12. Where were you last night? home
13. What you're not? quiet
14. Muffins? chocolate
15. One of your wish list? Money
16. Where you grew up? here
17. The last thing you did? bath
18. What are you wearing? pjs
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pets? stink!
21. Your computer? lifeline
22. Your life? beautiful
23. Your mood? thankful
24. Missing someone? always
25. Your car? silver :(
26. Something you're not wearing? socks
27. Your summer? amazing
28. Love someone? deeply
29. Food? sweets
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
This afternoon Michelle and her daughter came by with lots of goodies for us! She brought over an ice cream maker (can't wait to see what the kids do when they see that!) and she brought a CASE of easy mac (the kids love that!), she brought juice (grape is the kids' fav!), she brought a ton of fruit cups for the kids' lunches and she brought cookies (Brett and I already got into those-but don't worry, we saved some for the kids :)!! Her family has been such a blessing to us during this time-Michael has even asked if he could mow the lawn for Brett! Unfortunately, Brett's 2nd job has been dead lately-so he has had the last 2 Saturdays free-he's been able to keep up with the yard work then. At any rate, I am just amazed at how giving they have been! Worth repeating...time and money are so tight with almost everyone-I continue to be humbled by how people have stepped outside themselves and taken time,money and energy to help my family. I will continue to pray God's blessings on Michelle and her family-that is the only thing I can do for them now, but someday-I hope that I will be in a place that I will be able to "pass it on" and BE a blessing just as she has been!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tanya came by this morning-she brought me my fav Starbucks coffee drink and she took the time to sit and visit with me before she left to go buy our groceries. She has been up since before 6 am-taking care of her kids and getting them off to school, but she cared enough to sit with me a while. I enjoyed our time together this morning! She volunteered-from the beginning, to do our shopping but she has went WAAAAY beyond that (as if that were not ENOUGH!). Each week, she has bought a complete meal-out of her own budget-that we can throw in the oven "in case someone forgets to bring us food one night".
Last night, one of my other sisters brought over a meal for our family. She shared a little about what HER family is going through right now....someone should be bringing THEM meals-but yet she, so unselfishly, took the time to make a (awesome) meal for us!
Karen is always calling me to check on me-she's brought us a meal and even brought over a ton of extra goodies for us.
Money is tight-with everyone I know. Time....probably even tighter.I do not take for granted that my sisters have used money out of their budgets, and time our of their chaotic, busy days to help a sister in need. I am in awe and I am so humbled by all that has been given to us. Not many people have what I have...Sisters who REALLY care and who give so much of themselves to show it.
I thank God for each one of you-I pray that He blesses you and your families in everything that you do!
Oh...and just a note-they have even planned our monthly "Girl's night out" around me-we are having a PJ and movie night at Tanya's house (or mine-if I am not feeling well enough to go over to her house)! Sounds like so much fun-I will be sure to bring along my camera!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I went for another long walk today (50 mins)-let me stress again, the more I walk-the better chance I have that my bones will fuse and I will not have to have the surgery re done. This morning I woke up a lot more "sore" than I have been-I know that it is from all the walking that I did yesterday-it is to be expected. Well....that is about it for now!
Monday, September 1, 2008
This morning, I went for a walk-it was nice to get out of the house for a while and get my body moving. I have lost so much strength and muscle mass from being in bed so much-I am amazed at how quickly you "lose" what you do not "use"! My nurse has told me that it is very normal to lose as much strength as I have-so I am just now determined to get back in shape! The food that everyone is bringing has been so good and with me not being nearly as active as I use to be-I think I have gained about 10 lbs! Anyhoo-I have decided not to let it bother me too much-I am just gonna be careful about how much I eat and try to keep going on walks. The rest...I will have to deal with once I have fully recovered!
This afternoon-we took the kids by Chick fil a-they were giving away free 3 piece chick strips-we just went through the drive through (as I STILL can not sit), then we went in to the pet store to by the hamster some food. On the way home, we drove through Dunkin Doughnuts-they give away free doughnuts whenever the "Rays" win a game (I know, I know......I only ate half of a glazed one)-anyhoo-so we got lunch and dessert for free! We are so cheap-we did not buy anything at either place-we brought along bottles of water! Shameless-that is what we are....shameless!
Now, Brett is working on his sermon, Spencer is watching "National Treasure", Maddie is on the computer-playing "club penguin" and Brooke is doing her homework. I think that I am going to try to take a nap!