Saturday, December 31, 2005

Well 2006 is almost here. Hubby is working until 8pm and his sister is having a party but I don't think we are going. We have so much to do in the next couple of days since we are celebrating Christmas with hubby's family tomorrow and also my nephew's 13th birthday and we are not getting home until Monday night. My husband wants to sleep over and since he knows how I am about my sleep he said I could book a hotel room and stay there Sunday night. What a guy. The hotel has a pool so maybe we could get in a Monday morning swim before we check out. I love to swim. I love the water, being a Pisces.

I am going to try very hard to lose the weight this year. I am still thinking about getting the gastric bypass surgery. I will try on my own for 3 months and then when our new insurance kicks in I will see where I am at with the weight loss and maybe talk to a doctor about the surgery. I have heard so many success stories with the surgery from the ladies in aol weight loss chat room. I love all of the ladies from that room.

I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I can't believe I haven't written in my journal in 7 days. It not because I have been busy. Our Christmas was nice and peaceful. I guess I just haven't had to much to say. My husband and daughter got me a beautiful hugs and kisses bracelet. I have been wanting one for years and I finally received one. It is so beautiful. Christmas with my husband's family is this Sunday, New Year's Day. I am ready for the holiday's to be over. My daughter started taking down some of the lights and window clings today. She has really been a big help since I came home from the hospital. She wanted to sleep over at her girlfriends' house tonight so I told her she could.

Our hot water heater has been acting up and as of today there has been no hot water. I unplugged it and shut it off 3 times but it is still not working. My husband called someone about it but they have not called back yet. I can't imagine taking a cold shower in the winter. I guess I will ask our good neighbor if I can use theirs tomorrow.

For the last 2 months everything in this house seems to be breaking. First it was my husband truck, then my stove which still isn't working. Then it was our heat which took them coming out 5 times before it got fixed. We still haven't received a bill from them. That is a good thing. LOL Then it was the washer, which one of our good friends had an extra one and put it in yesterday and now today the hot water heater. We have only been in this home 16 months and has cost us a bundle. Well, I guess being a new home owner things like this are going to come up. 2006 is going to be our year. Getting healthy and nothing is going to break. Keeping fingers crossed.

I am off to read some journals and watch a little TV.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Who I am makes a Difference   Someone on line sent this to me in July. I saved it because I thought it was so beautiful. Click on the link and read it for yourself. Add a comment about it if you wish. 

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Just wanted to share with you what I read in the Sunday Tribune newspaper today. I got a few chuckles out of it. It is titled: If you do the crimes, do the time.  First Place: Not returning your shopping cart to the parking lot "cart coral" gets you six months of having to use the cart with the jiggly front wheel.

Here are a few others: Returning too many items to a store throughout the year sentences you to a full shift behind the returns desk on Dec. 26.

Anyone who pays for a $1 item with a $50 bill gets his change back in pennies.

The crime of greeting someone with "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" at Wal-Mart will earn you a frown from the one person who objects to the religious endorsement and a smile from the other 5,000 customers of the day.      (My favorite)

My husband and daughter went Christmas shopping today, or so I thought until the door opened after only 2 hours and my husband was alone. He said it seemed like our daughter really wasn't into shopping today so he let her go to her girlfriends house and they decided to go shopping at the mall. I couldn't believe it. He said they will try again tomorrow. He told me in the car when we were on our way to get some movies from Blockbuster that she started showing him purses and clothes and he said he felt sort of funny and out of place. I said to him what about all the times you talk about having a feminine side. He just laughed. I knew the time would come when it would be hard for my hubby to hang out with our daughter, especially since it was shopping. My husband likes doing all the physical things with our daughter. I think that is what he loves to do most with her.

I am off to take a jacuzzi and to read awhile. Sweet dreams everyone. 

Friday, December 16, 2005

My little girl came home from school today with the flu. When she came home from school on Wednesday she went to sleep for a few hours. I knew right then and there that something was wrong. When she woke up this morning she said her throat hurt but wanted to go to school since it was the last day. She did not even have breakfast and she didn't even eat her lunch at school.  I hate when she gets sick. I feel so helpless. I gave her this TheraFlu and she felt good for about 30 minutes and than she said she wanted a bowl of cereal but only took 2 bites and came upstairs to say she felt sick to her stomach. She mentioned every year that either I get sick or she gets sick for the holidays. I told her at least she didn't get sick on Christmas and that she has 8 days to feel better. She is laying in my bed right now just watching TV.

I ran out of my pain medicine this morning. I called the pharmacy that I got my prescription filled at and they said they are only open until 8pm. That is what I get for filling a prescription in a little town pharmacy. I may take the car tomorrow and go get it filled myself. I haven't been in to much pain lately but I want to have the pills just in case. I know I am not suppose to drive for another 4 days but I think I can handle the drive. I know hubby will just say that he will pick them up on his lunch hour. What a guy. lol

It is getting late and I am going to check on my daughter. Talk to you all later. 

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Moving Slowly

Today I made the mistake in thinking I could do 3 loads of laundry. My outside may be healing but my inside still have the stitches and is still sore. Sometimes I just can't get it through my head that I have to take it easy. Well, today showed me that I definitely have to take it easy. I really wanted to take a drive tomorrow but I am suppose to wait until next Wednesday to drive. I know my husband and daughter are going to go Christmas shopping for my presents on Sunday or Monday. He always waits until the last minute. LOL That's my hubby.

I think I will go lay down and watch the Lifetime movie and maybe read my new book that I have been putting off. It is Danielle Steele's Toxic Bathelors. TTYL

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

My Recovery

First of all the 3 pictures I put on my journal are of our house decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. We decorated last year but didn't put as many lights or decorations. My mother in law gave us boxes and boxes of lights, north pole stand and lawn decorations. I think that is why we went a little overboard, but it does look pretty.

Second I had my surgery done a week ago. I didn't have a hernia but I did get my hysterectomy done. I can't believe how good I feel. I had my staples removed today. I had 29 of them. My husband wasn't sure if he wanted to come into the room with me but in the end he came in and was a big help. He held my hand and helped me in the chair and out of the chair. My nurse was great. She only pinched me 2 times out of 29. It only took a few minutes. I am so happy I don't have to see my doctor until Jan. 3rd. After that I will probably put off seeing any other doctors for 3 months, unless my medicine runs out. LOL

I guess I will go take a nap. I will probably write in the journal a little later.  

Monday, December 5, 2005

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I am having my surgeries. The hospital called and rescheduled my surgery for 9:30 instead of 10:30. We have to leave the house at 6:30. My daughter had to spend the night at her friends house because she didn't want to be in the house by herself that long until she went to school. I really wish she would have slept at home because I am missing her already.

It is about 9:40 and I know I will have a hard time sleeping. My mother in law and sister in law are sleeping over so they can go to the hospital with us tomorrow. I am happy they are here because it takes away from me thinking too much about the surgery.

I am starting to feel tired so I think I will try to get some sleep.


Friday, December 2, 2005

Repair Person

I can't believe our boiler guy. He fixed the downstairs heat and now the upstairs heat is like a sauna. I told my husband this morning that he had to deal with it because I was going to do all my Christmas shopping today. Having my shopping all done has lifted a weight off my shoulders, especially since I am having surgery on Tuesday and not sure if I will be able to do the shopping than. The only person I didn't buy for is my mother in law. She asked for dusters but I think I will wait and see if the family may chip in on a big gift. We don't celebrate Christmas with my husband's family until New Year's Day so I have time for her gift. Well, I am off to finish wrapping presents. I will probably write more later. TTYL 

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Last night and this morning we had no heat. Yesterday the boiler guy told me he would be back at 4:30 today but I called this morning and complained that we had no heat last night and this morning so the guy got here about 11 am. I was suppose to go Christmas shopping all day but I guess I need heat in my house more than going shopping.

I did do a little bit to much today. I am really hurting and I don't have anymore pain pills. I don't think my doctor is going to give me anymore since I called in the refill 2 days ago. I guess I could hold out until my surgeries on Tuesday. Tomorrow I am getting up very early and going to the bank and than to the mall. I will finish hanging the lights and cleaning on Saturday and Sunday.

My sister in law called this afternoon and told me she would like to be at the hospital on Tuesday. I told her it is fine with me and that she should sleepover on Monday night.  So after she works she is coming by. I think my mother in law is coming sometime in the afternoon since I have to take that Fleet medicine to clean me out. YUCK!!!! 

I am off to go read some of the 50 journals I enjoy. Have a good night. Hugs.