Showing posts from June, 2011

Oh Snap, June's Over!

I'm finding it really hard to believe that June will be over in another hour. This month was just so busy with things going on every weekend, and things going on most days during the week. I don't like that it's already July!! It'll be another busy month for us, with 3 bridal showers for Joan, a baby shower for my friend, and I'm sure other stuff in between. My sister, Lisa, will be up for about a week with her little guy, so I'm looking forward to that! I just really hope the days will go by a bit slower, because I want to enjoy my summer!!
This past weekend was such a great one! Saturday and Sunday was an inaugural art and music festival on Main Street downtown, and it wasn't too bad. Mandy bought space for a booth, and she actually sold quite a bit of her beautiful glass items. I was happy for her! I walked around with Joan on Saturday after she picked me up to go, and saw some really neat things, some really odd things, and some very pretty things! One t…

Where'd The Week Go?

I can't believe it's Friday night already. I don't know what the heck happened to the week, but it sure went by fast. The one very good thing about this week was that I felt a lot better than I did last week. Except for a headache here and there in the beginning of the week, I got through the rest of the days feeling pretty good, although tired. For that, I am thankful!
Tuesday I had to bring my mom to the eye doctor. She has diabetes, and her eyes need to be checked to make sure everything is ok with her eyes physically. Since they had to put in drops to dilate her eyes, I drove. It sure isn't that easy to try driving after those drops! After her appt, we had lunch at Applebee's, and then went to Walmart. Seemed like we were out forever, and I guess we were. I left the house at 10:30ish to pick my mom up, and we got back home after 4. Tiring!! Dinner was very very casual for me, since I didn't have the energy to cook. I watched a Netflix movie after eating (wh…

Not Your Typical Night Time Story


Paying People To Stay Home

Paying People To Stay Home
This article doesn't describe my exact health situation, but it could really fit anyone trying to deal with a chronic illness. Everything written in it pretty much describes how I feel about not being able to work. Never, ever would I have thought of "retiring" at the age of 24, barely after starting my teaching career. If it wasn't for my doctor telling me to quit my job as a preschool teacher, I truly believe I would be dead today. I have spent years feeling guilty about not being able to work. Even though "I look good" on the outside doesn't mean that I feel fantabulous on the inside. I've often wondered if I could handle going back to work full time, or even part time, and I know the answer to that is no. I may be able to do ok at first, but on a regular basis, I just don't think my health would stand up to the daily grind, and I'd be back where I started 11 years ago when I stopped working. So I really do appre…

Game Over

Yesterday I still felt pretty crappy. I was trying to figure out how to rest up, make it to Aldi's quick to buy some flowers for my nieces (one biological, one through my best friend) for the dance recital, and then actually make it to said dance recital. Luckily my mom called me to ask if I needed to still go to Aldi's since she was going out to the bank, and I said yes. She picked me up and we spent maybe half an hour in the store. I got home and tried to eat something before going to lay down for awhile. My parents got me later to go to the dance recital, which was very good. Both kids did great jobs with their dance numbers! We only stayed for the first half of the recital, and took off during intermission. I'm glad, too. I still felt pretty nauseous, and I kept getting chills and then hot spells during the show. When I got home, I took my temperature, but I didn't have a fever. By the time I went to bed, I felt as if someone had both hands around my neck and was s…


This busy week keeps trudging along. My nephew had his preschool graduation on Wednesday morning, in which he totally refused to participate. lol He just sat there on the chair and didn't sing, didn't stand, didn't say the poems. At least he wasn't the only kid not to join in. The boy next to him sat straight in his chair the entire time, and a little girl cried. Better luck next year, I guess!
My niece's Kindergarten graduation went a lot better. There was a picnic lunch first, which was nice, but hot. And then we all went into the auditorium and listened to the kids sing three songs, and then each of them got special awards from their teachers. My niece had Best Artist award! She really is quite talented! After everything was over, I brought my mom back to the vet so she could pick up some meds for Shelby. Poor Shelby has an infection of some sort. She's been getting laser treatments, too, to see if the pain she has in her back legs will get better. She's …

Exhausting Day And A Shout Out

Yesterday I didn't do too much. A lady I know came over to see how to alter my dress for my sister's wedding in September. Mandy came over with the kids so that Mrs. C. could also fix my niece's dance costume. After Mrs. C. left, Mandy, the kids and I hung out on my front porch for maybe an hour. The kids played with sidewalk chalk for quite some time before their focus shifted to matchbox cars. Eventually they left, and I got my dishes done, some stuff ordered on Amazon, and dinner made. I was pretty tired when I went to bed, but didn't think I'd be even more exhausted when I got up this morning. I wanted to go back to bed while showering. Not good! Somehow I managed to get 3 loads of laundry done, but when my stuff was in the dryer, I finally tried taking a nap for awhile. I had broken sleep because stuff kept waking me up: a phone call, the doorbell, and then my alarm to take my 3pm medicine. Eventually I tried just laying on the bed again, Mittens joined me, an…


Today I spent time with my 2 best friend's as we celebrated Eve's wedding from last September with about 100 people. The predicted weather for today was full of thunderstorms and clouds, but the actual weather turned out to be mostly cloudy with some brief appearances of the sun. It was pretty comfortable! The restaurant was right on Lake Erie, and it was so relaxing. Everyone seemed to enjoy the easy atmosphere! I'm happy for Eve. Her husband seems to be a lot better than the first one, and he even likes us! lol I've seen how much he's been supportive to her in many situations, and especially most recently with her brother's passing. So I truly wish them much happiness and love for the rest of their lives! It really was a great afternoon!

Process of Elimination

I'm sure at some point I've blogged about this topic, but being that I can't remember much lately, I'm going to bring it up again. Just for my own sake. Ever since the end of September last year, my mouth has been driving me nuts. Something didn't feel right for awhile, and trying to describe it was even worse. I had no words for it really. So, I didn't bring it up to any of my doctors right away. Dumb? Yes. But, I just didn't have a way to let me doctors know exactly what I was dealing with since I didn't know what to say about it. Anyway, I actually thought it was a side effect from taking cephalexin, which is a type of antibiotic. I was on it for acne. I thought it had caused some staining some of my teeth, and so I eventually tried stopping it in December, right before Christmas. But after being off it if for a bit over 2 months, my mouth still felt the same. In February, I decided to go back on the cephalexin, but just one pill a day instead of two…

Mittens Playing Around!


And So It Begins

June began on Wednesday, which means that hopefully the summer weather will stick around for awhile since it's the season I like most. June also begins an incredibly busy summer, especially on the weekends. I had thought about going to meet an author in town today, but then decided to just stay home and take it easy. Besides that, I was just really tired. Starting next weekend, however, the fun begins. I will be busy every single weekend from June 11th until July 31st. I feel overwhelmed. I'm glad to have things planned, but also, I just want to take it easy! Of course, I'll have the weeks in between, but it doesn't feel the same. This month I have a couple parties, a dance recital, and a stag and doe (which is like a bachelor/bachelorette party in Canada) for my sister and her fiance. Next month is shower month. Three bridal showers for Joan, three weekends in a row, and a baby shower the last weekend of the month. Like I said, an incredibly busy time!! I just fear th…