Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's been a while...

Today my family is having a reunion at my cousin Becky's place in Colfax, California. Why am I not there you ask? Good question. I would love to be there. Swimming, eating, visiting. But unfortunately our finances did now allow us such a trip this summer. We are embracing a "Staycation" if you will. I miss my family terribly and it breaks my heart that we didn't get to go. Maybe next year. God willing.
It's been a while since I've posted on my blog. I wish I had something exciting to share but I don't. I work. I sleep. I eat. My life is pretty boring. Sometimes we get out to a movie or the bookstore for some coffee and an hour of reading. The kids have been spending a lot of time with their friends this summer. I hope they are making fun memories. They are growing up so fast. Ariana started driving and it scares the hell out of me. She is actually doing really well but it doesn't help the fact I am terrified every time we go out. I need to trust her more. I guess since I'm not the best driver I worry I'm not the best teacher either.
My job offered me full time the other day. Not sure how I feel about that since I currently don't have enough work to keep me busy just working part time. I also applied for a job at New Dawn Technologies as their receptionist. It wont pay as well as I'm making at Spiricon, but at least I would get to interact with people. I think I am a people person. It would be a no-brainer job. It's a good company to work for and the people are great. Dave likes it. He's been there 9 years now.
Well that is all for now. I'll post again when I have something interesting to blog about. Happy Summer!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another year older...

...but none the wiser.
It's been a tough year.
I joke that poor people have nervous breakdowns,
rich people have a midlife crisis.
I would fall into the former category.
After all is said and done I have a lot to be thankful for.
I have a patient, kind and wonderful husband who doesn't resent
me for falling apart on him.
OR at least if he does, he hides it well.
I have two beautiful, smart, creative kids who mean the world to me.
I have lots of great friends and a supportive family.
So, we don't have a lot of money.
We are relatively happy.
And my house is at least a little bit cleaner
now that I'm working part time
and have energy to keep up with it.
Now if I can just get my butt to the gym everyday,
THAT would be an accomplishment!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dawson's progress

It's been a little over a year since Dawson
was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
It's been a rough year, but he's made great progress.
and I am thankful for that.
He does his daily airway clearance treatments and
takes a boat load of pills every time he eats.
He only has to go to Primary Children's every 8
weeks now for checkups.
They are awesome people.
Most of the time he doesn't mind the appointments,
but it really sucks when they have to draw blood.
Dawson is REALLY squeamish like his mom.
and he has little veins.
Recently he had his 1 year checkup.
The whole shebang.
Chest X-Rays, blood work, physical.
Dad got to take him this time around.
He's gained some significant weight and grew almost 3",
which puts him in the 15% opposed to where he was in the 5%.
He's so lucky to get to eat whatever he wants.
He's on a high fat, high calorie, high carb diet.
The rest of us need to lose a few pounds.
It's amazing to me that the doctors never caught this in the past.
They attributed his low weight to him having a high metabolism.
I've always felt something just wasn't kosher.
It really makes a difference to have a good doctor.
One that cares.
One that goes above and beyond the basics.
I would highly recommend Dr. Nordell Brown,
here in Cache Valley to anyone looking
for a good pediatrician.
Yes, that's a plug.
Cause in my eyes he saved my little boy's life.
We try to keep things positive and just take it
one day at a time.
He's happy.
He's healthy.
And that's all we can ask for.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feels like Fall...

This morning I woke up and didn't want to get out of bed.
Not because I was still tired.
But because it was cold!
It's still August people.
I shouldn't complain.
I mean,
It beats central Cali weather of 100+
But I'm not ready for cold.
I didn't get enough warm.
I didn't put in enough sun worshiping time.
Soon it will be another long, hard winter.
That's right.
Long AND hard.
I don't know if I will survive.
How have I've managed this long?
I don't know.
I truly don't!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I don't know about anyone else...

but I can't WAIT for school to start!
My kids currently stay up way too late.
Then sleep in until noon.
or later.
They wake up about the time I get home from work.
because I MAKE THEM.
They are bored.
Summer entertainment is expensive.
We had a really cool FREE splash pad open right behind our house.
But they "are too old for that".
We are going to Lagoon next week.
One final Hoorah before the madness resumes.
Then it's back to school shopping.
and haircuts.
The struggle to get everyone up and going in the morning.
Am I ready?
but I guess it will be here before I know it!