Dec 302013

Once again, it’s been a while. I’m really slacking on writing things down lately. Life has taken hold. I miss this place and must figure out a way to schedule in 5 minutes to post the notes I take all day long. I use the journal feature in my Outlook to jot things down… you’d think it would be a simple thing to post them here! Pft.

#4f81bd;">Health Notes

The beast has been kind to me lately. Winter settled into the Valley just before Thanksgiving bringing us some cooler temps. I can’t believe how great it’s been! The average high for the past 3 months has been in the lower 60’s and lows around 40. Love it! Finally I don’t feel as if I’m a walking flu monster. My thinking has been rather clear too. I have been experiencing the tingly junk… tingly doesn’t do it justice though. It’s more like someone is stabbing hot needles under my fingernails. Yeouch! But… I can deal with that if it means I feel good and think good.

I go for a breast mutilating mammogram Friday. I hate those things. Those of us who were given large blessings really suffer when they mash them between the plates. The mammo techs are convinced they can get the boob just a little flatter… but I’m telling you, there’s only so much flattening you can do!

I’ve been feeling fortunate the past few days. Coach had a volatile stomach bug a few days ago… projectile vomiting… man vomiting… lots of noise and commotion. It took him about 3 days to really get over it and feel decent again. And the grandkids had a variety of cold like things happening. My good fortune comes in that I haven’t gotten sick… whew! (by typing this out I may have jinxed myself)

P.S. – Choking on your own spit really kinda sucks. I do it often. Not only does it cause uncontrollable coughing spasms that make me cry and snot all up, but it also causes me to wet myself… from my waist to my ankles. Joy.


1,001 miles in 8 days… dang! It was great fun and I love seeing family & friends. Coach and I made a big loop across southern and central Texas….

Edinburg to Rockport to Brenham to Austin to Rockport to Edinburg

I have finally figured out that if I break down the travel time into smaller increments I don’t struggle as much. Instead of driving7 hours in a day, we do 2 days at 3 +/- hours. So much better. And we still get lots of time with the grandgirls.

 Christmas was big fun! I love Christmas morning with the girls. It’s so great to watch them open their gifts and sing, laugh, dance. They are such sweet little things.

The day after Christmas Coach got sick… really really sick. Stomach bug… the noises that man makes when he up-chucks … holy cow! It took him about 2 1/2 days to feel decent again. I think yesterday (Sunday) was the first day he felt normal.

Addison (youngest grandgirl) had a wealth of stuff going on …. ear infection, respiratory infection, agitated tonsils. She was a trooper and remained happy & fun through her sickness.

The rest of us have been lucky so far… we haven’t caught the bugs.

#4f81bd;">Back to Work

Today I was back in my office. I realized last night on the drive home… I didn’t dread going to work! I think this is the first job that I actually don’t mind going to. I don’t mind giving my time, my self… not at all. Sort of a nice feeling Smile

This is a short week… I worked today, I’m off Tuesday & Wednesday, and work Thursday & Friday. Sweet!

I suspect I’ll spend the new year holidays in recovery mode. I’m pretty whooped.

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  9 Responses to “Dec. 30 2013”

  1. How did I get so far behind? Oh, that’s right. I’ve been miserable.

    I’m so glad to hear you have been well. Especially since there’s been illness around you. Make sure you get plenty of sleep and 20 minutes of sunshine a day. Stay healthy.

    I’m trying to catch up, but mostly I wanted to tell you I finally posted a couple of tangles on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration — I’m loving it!

  2. So good to see you writing again. For some reason, I only get your blog via FB — it no longer comes up on my blogger feed. Have a fantastic 2014!

    • I checked my feed and it appears to be working. I guess maybe it’s not showing up for blogger anymore… maybe part of their gradual change in services. Ugh.

      Happy New Year!

  3. I have been putting off having a mammogram. And you have inspired me to keep putting it off.
    Have a wonderful New Year.

    • LOL
      I am really NOT looking forward to the boob squishing procedure but I suppose it’s a necessary evil. I always get a bit anxious while waiting for the results…

  4. Oh, ughhhh. Mammograms. Trust me, they also try to make even SMALLER those of us who are…underendowed (?). Whatever. Good luck!

    • A friend of mine was telling me once about how difficult it was for her to have a mammo done… she’s very “petite” and the techs had a hard time getting enough boob in the plates.
      No matter the endowment, it seems none of us really like the procedure…

      Happy New Year!

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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