Sunday, October 31, 2010
I have no idea when we plan on eating. I am trying to hurry the boys along and maybe we can get a bagel before things start.
I know this is off topic but...... As I was sitting here blogging, a woodpecker just hit our window. It was hard. He is now sitting in the tree barely moving. He has been there for quite some time. I think his headache might be worse than mine.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Immediately after church we need to set up and get things in order. The fun begins at 4:30 and goes until late. Then of course we will have the clean up. Lucky me I will also have the privilege of working most of the day on Monday putting away things that are left over from Sunday.
It will be a lot of fun cooking hot dogs over open fires, making SMORES, eating popcorn, and participating in several games where candy is the prize. There will be no scary costumes or costumes of any kind for that matter.
In addition to that, the hubby had already promised him a laptop. Of course it cannot be just any laptop or a netbook it has to be a 4GB blah, blah, blah computer. The sad part here, is that those requirements are The Hubby's not CAL's.
I have no idea where he expects us to get all this money. He mouth is writing checks our bank account cannot cash. Unfortunately this is typical!
I am doing my best and trying to give her hints and suggestions. She is starting from scratch. She needs to get a blog and then we can go from there with directory submission, and other ways to attract readers.
I don't think she will have as many obstacles as I did with attracting readers. She is a single mom that adopts special needs children. She just finalized the adoption on her two year-old with Downs and her three year-old with autism. She will definitely have a lot to offer the blogging world.
Right now he is at the courts trying to work on his shooting. Considering the number of phone calls that he has made home I don't think things are going that well.
Try-outs are in two weeks. Please start praying now! I think he is going to need all those prayers.
Friday, October 29, 2010
It is in the late 1930's and suddenly a mysterious items arrives that could help Doc make all the wrongs in his life right. That is when life in Bay City changes for the worse for them. The item seems to be evil on one hand and a godsend on the other.
Doc summonses the person that he feels he needs make things right with. Little does he know that it would be the biggest mistake of his life. We cannot change time, we cannot undo past wrongs, and we most certainly should never give our souls away trying.
The Miracle of Mercy Land written by River Jordan was a very interesting and sometimes confusing story, but I did enjoy and will probably read it again when I feel I can take my time.
This book was provided by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group and Kelly Blewett, Publicist, KBK Public Relations free of charge for a review.
This topic was not something that interests me but I would recommend the book to someone with different interests.
I have a pretty long list for him and I know that I will only be able to purchase a few of those items. I hate to have to choose.
CAL's list is a lot shorter but much more expensive.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The good hardworking people that have paid into the system for years and need it, have a long battle ahead of them. Allsup is there to help those kinds of people. People who qualify and have paid into the system (FICA taxes). I like that - people who have paid into the system.
If you know of someone who needs a medicare adviser, needs help with Medicare part D plans, or needs someone in their corner, they should contact Allsup and see if they can help.
I am not sure what type of job CAL would like, maybe production jobs? I know he would love the pizza place but I think the grocery store might be more fun because you see more people. I guess a job is not suppose to be about fun, is it? My son is pretty talented and from what I understand from others, a hard worker. He has neglected to show us that side. I am sure whatever they decide that CAL will give it his all.
The cart was so full and overflowing with candy. We did have some donations so I only had to purchase 2500 pieces. That was 25 of those huge bags of candy. Each and every person that we passed in the store had some comment about our purchase. I didn't really look good for me being a person that is larger than she needs to be. My friend is very petite so I am sure they thought that was all for me! Paranoid much
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
He also informed me the other day that the wii football game that he has is no longer working. I think it is strange and I tried to get him to let me look at the disk to see if I can fix it but he doesn't seem interested in a fix, he wants a new one.
I really enjoy the wii fit and I need to get back to work. My favorite game is the balancing game that have the marbles that you have to get into the holes. I think it is called Marbles Balance Challenge. If I am correct it looks like that have a new version out. I have not mastered the second one yet. I better get to work. Honestly I enjoy all the "games" that come with the wii fit. I have not learned to enjoy the exercises.
If I am honest I would love to go with a group of my lady friends but I don't think anyone enjoys this sale as much as CAL, the hubby, and I. I guess it is better to be safe than sorry.
Back when things were better financially, we would go and spend hundreds of dollars. Now we have to be more careful with our spending.
I am hoping to save enough to go to The Cheesecake Factory while we are down there but that is a HUGE expense. I don't think the boys would enjoy that as much as I do!
How rude to keep talking about how only special people receive these invitations and I am never one of those special people.
If she only knew that if she sent me an invitation I would hop on the next plane to FL and show up at her party, but I am never invited.
Below is another fall picture. This is the location that the family sits and watches the beavers swim in the river. We also sail our RC boat in this area. It is just relaxing.
The day the photo was taken it was cloudy and dark, that is why the trees in the water look more vibrant than the real trees.
The hubby has a pretty good relationship with the maintenance guy in the complex, plus he goes to our church. As a matter of fact two of his kids are in CAL's class at school. I don't think that is a plus because they are not friends but the father seems like a really nice guy.
We try not to be demanding and wait until there are needs instead of wants.
CAL gave himself his name. I am thinking that I need some suggestions. What should I call my husband? I love the name Rupert but that is already taken, but I would like something cool like that. I want something very unique and manly. Kinda like my hubby!
CAL is a son after his mothers own heart. He is much more interested in gold bullion coins. Who in their right mind would rather collect stamps?
Back in the good ole days I wanted our IRA to be a Gold IRA. Right now it is not an issue because we don't have an IRA or a 401K. We went through those accounts like water. If it we had invested in gold bullion, maybe we would still have something left. The retirement accounts had dropped in value and unfortunately we had to cash them out at the worst possible times.
The hubby and I have talked about trying to set a small amount aside each paycheck and see if we might be able to get ourselves back on track and get back into the savings mode. I would love to buy gold bullion each month or so.
I honestly hope that we trade it in soon and get a car or a mini-van. The hubby wants a mini van and CAL would like that also because he wants to be able to take two or three friends with him wherever he goes.
I love a nice fragrance on a man, it make him more attractive. The hubby has a medicine chest full of classic colognes.
Female fragrances can sometimes hinder my ability to breathe. I don't know why but real flowery smells do not work for me. I do love a fruity smell or some of the new perfumes and colognes that are being marketed lately do not effect me as much.
I will be purchasing cologne for both the men in my life. I have been known to make a purchase based on the pretty bottle it comes in more than the smell.
I invited them to a youth group activity in a few weeks and also to Wednesday Night Youth Group. Her mom sent me an email this morning saying she would love to come. I really hope they show up.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I was lamenting to the hubby the other day that we needed to get home theater furniture so that I could watch all my sports in luxury. He does not enjoy sports any where near as much as I do so I don't think I sold him on the idea.
CAL and I also love to watch movies, the hubby, not so much. My chair that I sit in is over 20 years old. I think I "deserve" more, don't you?
It felt good to be out, and the weather could not have been more beautiful. The sad part is that our fall is just about over. The leaves are rapidly falling. A good wind or rain store and it will be done.
I was pleading my case. I said "but I am old and overweight and need a golf cart or a Segway to get me back and forth. Do you have any idea how far it is to walk down there (pointing), and that road is dangerous". My wonderful boss replied "You are not old".
Well I think that was enough said. He may not think I am old but he certainly didn't dispute the overweight comment. I guess it is time to revisit the almost weekly dream of losing weight. Maybe I will check out the hcg Austin weight loss program. Sometimes I wonder where rock bottom is going to be for me. That thought really scares me. All the lines I have drawn in the sand have been passed a long time ago.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Driving past three Dunkin Donuts on the way doesn't help either. I know that the minute we get in the car he will ask to stop. I feel bad because he cannot eat breakfast before we leave for school or he will get car sick. I am sure that by lunch he is starving.
Well I have to get off the computer or I will be the reason that we are late today. If the truth be told I am probably the reason more then he is.
I have been taking the vitamins and they have been helping with the sleep issue. If you remember I was having a hard time getting through a day without taking a nap. Yesterday I did close my eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes. I really don't count that as a nap.
It is so beautiful out, I have no idea why I cannot get my body to cooperate. I have wanted to take pictures of our trees but have just used what the hubby has taken.
He has changed his routine a little and I so wish I didn't have to work. He does his praying and devotionals during a walk each morning. He has been losing some weight. I don't think walking is the best way to lose weight fast, because there is nothing fast about walking, but having him get out and do something is a plus. He is usually the inactive one.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I continue reading the email and the last line states. Please let me know what you will be bringing. Oh so you invite me to a lunch but in reality, I am providing lunch for these special VIP. I don't know about you but that took the fun out of it and I responded with "I am sorry but my family will not be there".
Saturday, October 23, 2010
It seems that someone had a bright idea to make our bathrooms "children only" bathrooms for Sunday. They are pretty bad for the next day.
I have my dreams for the employee only bathroom. The first rule is that it would have to be a woman's only room. It would have those beautiful glass tiles that I have seen online recently. I would have to get opinions from others as to whether the tiles would be only on the floor, or if we should cover everything with bathroom tiles.
I think the cleaning would be much easier if they were on the walls and floor, just like the subway tiles, covering everything. Those kids can trash a bathroom is seconds.
When we lived in Syracuse we put tile down in our bathroom, it was hard work but it was worth the effort.
I will keep working on the boss!
We have turned on the heat for a second time this season. Just enough to take the chill out of the air. We are now arguing about whether we need a heated blanket for the beds. I am not sure who will win this argument, CAL probably.
CAL's room is much cooler than ours, plus he likes to sleep with his door closed. I might get him a blanket for Christmas. He loves to be warm (downright hot) at night. The hubby and I would rather have the temps cooler.
I have kept quite about stupid baseball all season. This year the Yanks were better than my beloved Red Sox. I am glad the bums are out of the playoffs.
The other item he is requesting is a I-phone. I don't think this is going to happen because I don't want to be stuck with a $90 phone bill each month. I think the I-POD touch would be a much better choice, and he wanted that until he heard the I-Phone was coming to Verizon.
CAL is very involved with his youth group and in January they go on a weekend trip. It is quite expensive so he was asking for the money to pay for that. Otherwise, he will have to actually do work and earn the money. Oh no, say it isn't so!
Obviously they were a better team than the Red Sox this year but is that really saying much when the Sox had four or five of their starting lineup out for significant parts of the season. The Sox did fantastic with what they had. They were the underdogs and showed that they are more of a "team" than the Yankees EVER will be.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Honestly I hope that the hike wins. We went leaf peeping last week and we don't have many days left to see all the colors. I guess we will be at the mercy of the weather. I really don't have the proper hiking gear though, which is always recommended here in New England, where the weather changes at the drop of a hat.
I have some fall pictures to post so check back on Monday or Tuesday!
I have to fill batteries with water and charge them. The previous person had a history of overfilling and making a mess. Well my very first time doing the task, I used a special jug that was suppose to prevent overfilling. It didn't work. I really made a mess. I thought I had it all cleaned up but yesterday when I was recharging the batteries the water/acid was bubbling out and going all over the floor. Would you believe that the acid burnt a hole in the concrete floor in just a few hours.
Today I have to go in, remove the battery from the machine, and clean everything. Then I have to figure out how to stop the battery from overflowing while I am charging it. I will be fired if that acid damages the gym floor or the carpet that rolls over between the closet and the gym.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I am totally confident that he will not pull his normal trick, which is to purchase the item that I have planned, right before the holidays.
It seems live every time I enter a store I can add something to the index card. The other day I was in the dollar store and they had some things that would work great for stocking stuffers on one of those point of purchase displays.
Some times I wish that our business was a retail business instead of a business to business out of the house.
When I ran the school store it was like my little retail business and I loved the different displays that came with some of the products. I think that might have been my true calling.
Tomorrow is the first of two appointments necessary to finish the root canal. Then we are just going to play things by ear. CAL will start with the bottom braces and once those teeth respond to the treatment then they will go to work on the top.
The first thing that needs to be done is a jaw spreader needs to be inserted. Then after six months of that, the top braces will go on. This entire procedure will take almost 30 months.
I am determined to get some blinds in this house. Not only for privacy, that will become an issue when the leaves are off the trees, but it will also help with keeping the house warm.
I would love to tile our bathroom with glass mosaic tile. In the morning the amount of moisture that builds up in that small room after three showers is unreal. The sheet rock is just not holding up.
Then there are the fireplace doors that I would love to purchase. It is hard making those kinds of investments when there are braces and implants in our future.
I got my work done but I didn't go looking for more like I usually do.
The next few days things will start to pick up. We have several events at the church over the next three months and I will be kept very busy. I love busy, the days fly by and it usually means extra hours.
You would think that working in a church I would not have to deal with gossip and whispers behind my back, but that was not the case yesterday. The thing that makes me most upset is that I think I go above and beyond in my tasks. Anyone and everyone at my work knows that I will exhaust all my efforts to help them.
Anyway back to the plaque or even better the plaques that I deserve. It should be an award plaque that is prominently displayed. Do you have any idea how much plaques boost employee morale and performance? Plus it makes up for the times that they (me) have felt unappreciated.
I think it is safe to say that most employees feel under appreciated. It is nice to receive some recognition that you are doing a good job and that people notice all your hard work.
Maybe I should take my own advice on this subject and purchase a plaque of my own for my boss. There are times that I think the man must be a saint. First he deals with me and second he has much more responsibilities than the other staff members.
Yesterday as I was telling him that I had had enough of a certain person, he just nodded his head, gave me a look that said "I understand" and that was the end of our (my) conversation. I didn't feel like the things I said would be repeated or used against me.
OK, I have convinced myself, my boss deserves the plaque much more than I do.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
For several years we did not speak. My parents were divorced after the hubby and I were married and I took the opportunity to repay him for all the years of slavery. When CAL was born I agreed to let my dad back in our life.
For the most part it has been a very good decision. There have been times that I will go several months without talking to him but it is not out of anger, it is out of poor timing.
Why am I telling you all this? I was looking through my photo album the other day and found my favorite picture of my dad and CAL. They are swinging on our wooden swing set. Both CAL and Dad have these huge smiles on their faces. I never remember my dad being that happy.
Things certainly have changed with Dad. I do think he is a much better grandfather than father, but from what I understand, many people think that way about their fathers.
I love my dad and he has helped our family tremendously. Dad I love you, and thank you so much for all your love and support.
It is going to be a long expensive process. This portion will not be covered by insurance and unfortunately we cannot wait. Please pray for us because this will be a huge financial set back. It must be done, and now, but I am so concerned about the money. I guess I am showing my spiritual immaturity. I am suppose to give the situation to God and let him take over.
Since moving we had set a very realistic budget. This will put us over the top and I pray that it will not put us in the same situation that we were in last year.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The new bed is a queen. I only had one set of matouk sheets for that bed and they are among the missing. I have been using a mattress pad and sheets that are king on the queen bed. It is quite uncomfortable. They will not stay tight and are shifting all around. Almost every day when we make the bed one of us will say...."we need to get new sheets". Now that it is fall/winter the flannel sheets are significantly cheaper than regular sheets. I saw some at Walmart the other day for $15.00. Hard to pass up but unfortunately I was broke. I hope they are still there in a few weeks.
The entire plan was nearly flawless. Upon her flight arrival she gave us a call and we headed to the terminal to pick her up. She didn't notice what terminal she was in just what airline she was on. After visiting two terminals and have the police honk at us we called back and requested that she ask someone what the terminal letter.
Now the best part of the trip. We stopped to The Cheesecake Factory on the way home. All I have to say is Oh My WORD! It was fantastic. The down side is that I would NEVER be able to afford that meal if I was paying.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I promised CAL that we would go back real soon and climb to the top of the mountain instead of driving. Several years ago I made the promise to myself that when I could no longer do things with my son, that I would take my weight seriously. The time has come. I injured my foot this summer and I just cannot get that silly thing to heel. I blame all the excess weight that I carry. The time has come, and I think climbing that mountain might be the answer to my question how to burn belly fat?
Anyway back to the view. You could see Boston from the top. Not just the tops of the buildings but you could see entire buildings. It was fantastic and I cannot wait until CAL and I climb it and we get to see the view on a nice clear day.
I have NEVER driven in Boston before. I always make the hubby drive. I am having him google me a map right now.
The good news is that I will finally get to eat in the North End. We have only eaten there once. I don't think we made that great of a choice on the restaurant because it was not nearly as fantastic as everyone else claims.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The other day during the downpour I was walking across the parking lot and within two steps my entire foot was covered with water. Later I turned my shoe over to find this very large hole on the bottom and it was allowing the water to flow freely.
After a year of living here I am sure the neighborhood would really like us to install blinds on the windows. I cannot believe that I have been able to survive this long without blinds.
I am thinking that the only way I am going to be able to actually make these purchases is to start looking for additional jobs. I am able to work about 30 to 34 hours a week at the church but business is still off (and probably always will be) so I need to find something that will work around my church-job schedule.
I thought I had a line on a job a few weeks ago but it didn't materialize.
He is getting so quirky in his old age. So we have to be ready to leave the house by 7:30 a.m. This means that I will sit at the dark church trying my best to stay awake for an hour before we see another living soul. Then another hour before church even starts.
The other thing that makes it difficult is the fact that we don't leave church until noon. This means no coffee or anything to eat until then. If I suggested some sort of breakfast the hubby would have us up at 4 a.m. instead of 5 a.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
sweaters. I enjoy my winter wardrobe so much more than my summer. It is very difficult to find conservative summer clothes. Usually they reveal much more than I am willing to show or anyone else needs to see.
I love fall.
He refused! I very calmly leaned over and dumped an entire bottle of water on his side of the bed. Would you believe that he came in and laid down anyway. I have no idea how or why he did that. Just to tick me off even more.
Anyway back to my wifely talents. I baked an apple pie and then made a casserole out of the odds and ends that we had in the house. Everything was quite tasty if I do say so myself. The apple pie was one of the best that I have made in years.
I recently stumbled across an offer for a free cigar, and I am sure that Jason would love to take advantage of that offer. Me I am not a cigar fan but I sure do wish I could enjoy them the way Jason enjoys them.
Every time I smell a cigar I look for our old neighbor Peeping Tom. He used to watch us over the fence but we could smell him coming.
She was giving me instructions when I said to her "do we have any other cutting boards besides that nasty one that you have?" She looked at me and very calmly said "this is my cutting board".
Oops! This is the second time that I have done this with her. We were doing a wedding several months ago and there was a cookie sheet that was very well used. I basically made the same comment about that.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I think the suggestion to make a fire and curl up with a good book is the winner. The boys will be home in a few hours so I have to get off this blog and get making a fire.
The downside to the fire is that we don't have any Fireplace accessories to control the fire. The hubby and I looked at a few things the other day at the store. I think we found a fairly inexpensive set of tools but they have to wait until payday.
I so dislike being poor.
I never realized it before, but there is not a major motel/hotel within a 15 miles radius of our house. There is a little motel a few miles away and she had been asking me to go check it out because they want to come for a visit.
So sometime soon we have to start car shopping. I have really no idea what I am looking for other than it has to have room for at least five.
The hubby wants to go back to a mini van. I would not mind that but they tend to be out of our price range. I have noticed a really nice Nissan Quest, at the car dealer down the street. I think I would be ok with a mini van. It would allow us to drive for the youth events that CAL seems to attend every weekend.
I love our Jeep and really loved the Cherokee when we had that. There is nothing like a Jeep. We have had pretty good luck with the Wrangler but the Cherokee was another story. That being said, I still love a Jeep and would consider a Jeep Patriot, if we could find one at a reasonable price.
Another option would be one of those cars that is like half van half SUV. I don't think that is the technical term, it is just what I think of when I see a Chevy HHR.
Honestly though I would just love a car. I might have to wait until CAL leaves for college before I start thinking about a Fisker Karma, but a girl can dream, can't she?
She signed me up for a seminar tomorrow, and that is OK, what is not OK is that she also signed me up to be greeter. Are you kidding me...... Greeter! Those are the people that smile, make you feel all warm and cozy and shake your hand. I am against all three things. I HATE to shake hands. I also hate Germ-X so I really just try not to touch people.
The seminar starts at 9 a.m. and my panic attacks have started already. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
According to the progress report he has a 96 in Algebra 2. He was very disappointed because he was pretty sure it was going to be a 99. My boy has some skills in Math. Frankly he must get them from his father because I am horrible in math. I need help in all areas. I have not been able to help him since 4th grade math, if I am honest it was probably way before that.
I have a feeling that when CAL is older he will obtain a job that requires graphing linear equations. He does really well in other areas, with History being is struggle subject. He does not like all the dates, which I try to tell him are just NUMBERS, but he is not buying that argument.
When CAL was in the public school he did not excel in Math like he does now. I give the credit to his current teacher. She is fantastic and make his feel smart. She also has a way about her that makes adding fractions and finding the formula for volume fun. I was even a little interested when she was discussing her technique.
CAL has repeatedly asked for tutoring because he wants to get ahead, he is very interested and tries to bring math into everything. I have been looking into online tutoring, not for him however, but I sure could use some extra help. I have not really understood anything since 5th grade math.
Tutor Vista is a company that I found online. They are offering a monthly tutoring package for $99.99 a month for ALL subjects. CAL could get a little extra help in Science and History. Tutoring is available at your convenience, because we all know how things come up and tend to destroy any schedule you may have. I have used their free demo, you should try it yourself.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I really need to pick up some of the those storage bins that Target has on sale to start cleaning up the basement. That is the place that is still a mess from the move almost ten months ago. The bins are only $5.00 and that is the cheapest I have seen then in over a year. Yes, I have been pricing bins for that long.
Staples has their copy paper on sale so I have to make a run there everyday to buy a couple cases.
Yesterday I had to go to Walmart for work, and while I was there saw several items that we need for home, including Queen size flannel sheets for $15.00.
Darn it, let's get some business going!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
We have such great friends (and a great God), the truckload of wood was free. That is the best kind. The hubby said it was very nice seasoned hardwood. God is good. I was joking with the hubby that he can now add material handling to his resume.
He was pretty sore for the remainder of the day. When I was a kid, we always cut our own wood and it was very hard work.
Today at church someone approached him and asked if he would like to join the "firewood ministry". It is a group of guys that get together to delivery free firewood to people in need. I think he said yes but he did't have all the qualifications that they wanted...... A guy with a truck.
On Thursday God blessed us with another one in the same location as the previous, and it was the most vibrant one yet. It just popped out of the sky. I am pretty sure that if I walked down there I could have touched it.
At one point I looked out and the arc had disappeared. All that was left was this section that looking like it was coming from the ground up. It was very awesome.
CAL has a volunteer job with the best pizza place on the oval. I hope he enjoys it and works hard. He is staring to put on a little weight since school started. I think he is much more upset about not making the soccer team than he is letting on. It was difficult socially more than anything. Hopefully today will be a real fat burner for him.
I don't think that will be the case for the hubby and I because I know there are several things that I plan on eating today. Fried dough, candy apples, oh my. We tried some really nice looking onion rings last night. They were not good. Who ever heard of coating your onion rings in a pancake type batter. NOT GOOD.
Friday, October 08, 2010
I have a co-worker that I have become pretty good friends with and we have started doing things together outside of work. The problem is we have nothing in common personally. She is all about crafts, sewing, beading, and whatnot. Me? I have no idea what I am about.
I don't enjoy shopping unless it is for something specific. I am trying. It is hard when you feel like every penny you have is already spent.
Anyway we went to breakfast last weekend and then hit some local shops. I tried to enjoy myself and have fun but she knew I was not. We are suppose to go out again sometime within the next month. We are going to try to make it a monthly habit. I do enjoy trying different breakfast places.
Hopefully the car insurance rate will also drop dramatically, helping out a little more.
I wish that business would just pick up but I think I have to give up on that dream. It is not getting better and has not for quite some time. I don't think it will EVER get better. I probably need to start looking for a full-time job because working 33 hours a week is not cutting it. Honestly I love my job and although it drives me crazy at times, I don't think I could find something I would be happier with. Maybe I should start researching an additional part-time job that the hubby would "approve".
All I know is that with each confusing opinion my bank account shrinks. The oral surgeon said to us the other day.... "you can visit 100 oral surgeons and you will probably get 100 different opinions." Oh great. In other words none of you know what the heck you are doing.
CAL's dentist is consulting with a third mystery person that is suppose to be an expert in his field (whatever that may be) and only does seminars and no longer sees patients. Again I think that is the story.
I think I need to pray more.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
After visiting the oral surgeon on Friday we felt pretty good. Now we talk to the dentist and he is saying that "that is not what the oral surgeon told me!".
I think that all this stress is not really on the list of healthy weight loss diets. Either way the picture that was painted to us on Friday does not look nearly as good as what we are being told today.
Oh and just to make things all the more exciting, CAL told me today that the root canal tooth is starting to hurt.
The dentist called today. I am so confused. We have about 10 different opinions on what the next step is going to be. He said today they want to start with braces right away. One doctor is talking to Joe, the other is talking to me. Honestly I wish they would all talk to each other and then present their opinions to us.
We have an appointment on Friday. We didn't expect this expense for another six months.
I have been taking the vitamins for a few weeks now and have already seen a big difference in how tired I feel. I have not had to take a nap at all this week. It is quite refreshing. On Sunday, the day that I almost always take a nap, I had determined that morning that I would break free from that routine.
After arriving home from Church we had a light lunch. I did the dishes and then while the boys ran to the toy store for another model, I baked apple crisp. The crisp didn’t turn out but that is for another post. After cleanup I sat down to watch some football. I could feel myself starting to get tired so I jumped up and decided to iron. CAL needs his outfit iron each day. He has to wear tan pants and a blue collared shirt. For the next two hours I ironed. I think the final count was seven pairs of pants and nine shirts.
The pants are the worst. The pockets are made from a heavier cloth so they get all bunched up in the wash and in order to make them lay flat and look nice you have to iron the pockets first. What a pain! It also means that the pants take twice as long as they should to iron. Oh and did I mention that my husband insists on pleats, that’s right, pleats. It takes me forever to get the pleat in the correct position. I know this is going to sound pathetic but…… my back is killing me today.
This morning I get up and realize that I didn’t iron anything for myself. Back to the ironing board. Everything, my skirt, shirt, and jacket all needed ironing today. Honestly I think I figured out how to build muscle fast, don’t tell anyone but, I secretly enjoyed the task.
I think I will have to make this a new routine. Minus make a really bad apple crisp.
If you want to be technical, I work six days a week. Because there are events, I usually work all of these also. I am tired. I never realized how much a person really needs vacation time. Because I am only part-time (I work about 30 to 35 hours a week) I don't get any paid vacations and there are only about six or seven days a year in which the office is closed.
Just to be clear, I think I "volunteer" an additional 10 to 15 hours a week. We don't get paid for the events or for Sunday. My point? I am tired and really need a vacation. I am finding it very difficult to get up in the morning and go to work.
Friday, October 01, 2010
She follows a MS Diet and usually only has problems when she is tired or stressed. I feel badly for her but she said she is lucky because there are other people out there with more severe cases. I didn't ask her about the future. I guess it is like many other diseases, I need to be more educated about it before I even ask such questions. I am going to do my research on MS treatment because I really would like to be able to offer her support and aid in the years to come.
We are two peas in a pod. Saved women with a down to earth attitude. We are both sinners and get in to trouble quite easily because of our mouths. We enjoy each others company and know that we can say just about anything without hurt feelings.
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