Friday, June 19, 2009

We Don't Have a Camera!

It is true. All of our cameras have bit the dust.

Garth's "expensive one" dropped a few hundred feet a couple of years never was able to take another picture.

My point and shoot "expensive one" battery holder latch won't stay latched among other things making it useless (I guess it is time to take it in...where?!).

I have been using my CHEAPO Kodak camera I got years ago until it mysteriously stopped working a few weeks ago.

Imaginations is what we have failed to capture in picture:

Calvin graduated from fifth grade and will be entering middle school with Sommer next year! He had a super year as a head honcho of the elementary school.

Tate had the cutest Kindergarten program. I love watching those little kids sing "Your a Grand Ol' Flag" at the top of their lungs (no fifth grader would do that without cringing) and do a little skit with a silly hat on.

Joey's retriever fur was SHAVED last week. He looks ADORABLE! The neighbors thought we got a new puppy. I had no idea he wasn't overweight! He always looked a bit chunkers with all of that hair!

Calvin and Tate received mohawks earlier this week. Shocking to finally see Calvin without a mop on his head. The neighbors thought we adopted a couple kids...

I would have taken a picture of my gall bladder incisions sites with bruising bonus...really I would have...but I don't think you would have appreciated that.

Ethan, Sommer and Tate had their first swim meet. No pictures of Sommer taking 3rd in the butterfly (she rocked it) or Ethan getting 2nd in the Breaststroke. And what about Tate doing the cutest backstroke coming in ribbon contention (you have to get at least 20th!). Or Garth heading the Runner Committee (is in charge of all parent volunteers who take the time cards to the recorders during the swim meet. Sounds easy but it takes skills I don't possess) with his army beanie hat thing adorable!

Anyone seen a picture of my new bike?! Didn't think so!

Hopefully a camera will be a part of our lives again soon! In the meantime, thank goodness for imagination and my memory!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Over Did It

I ate too much yesterday. And too much of the wrong kinds of things. Should I list them?! Okay you twisted my arm:

Mimi's Cafe: Huge Zesty Chicken Tostada Salad with HUGE Muffin (which was scarfed). A piece of key lime pie and a few bites of a chocolate mouse cake (it was a birthday celebration, Okay?!)

A package of Sour Patch Kids watermelon gummys and a handful of Ashton's chewy Sprees

A slice and a half of pizza

A yogurt (ate this when my stomach started hurting and the only good thing I consumed besides my small bowl of cereal I had in the morning)

An M&M ice cream cone. It was so good I couldn't turn down Ashton's left over one he said he didn't want (pretty much all intact). This all eaten too as stomach was hurting (I HAVE NO CONTROL PEOPLE)!

This eating frenzy as well as deciding to run 5 miles with some of my gal pals on our Wednesday morning run at the Battlefield (very HOT and very HILLY).

Later that evening, I was in bed moaning and groaning wondering what in the world I had been thinking. But I will tell you my doctor said I could "run" whenever I felt up to it (not sure if he understands my definition of running) and I did feel up to it...I thought! I think I did forget what he said about "taking it easy on high fat foods" for awhile to see how my system tolerates a missing gall bladder though.

I do feel better today. Not going to run. Not going to eat naughty (I did have 4 of the remaining sour patch watermelons..shhhh!)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grogginess,Uncontrolable Sneezing and Blurred Vision

I was all geared up to feel major pain AND nausea after my surgery on Thursday. Instead I was given one strong pain killer and slept from 4 pm until 7:30 am the next day. Even after being passed out for that long, I am still groggy. Don't like it one bit. At least it kept my pain at bay...

But something else occurred I wasn't planning on, I have been sneezing non-stop since the surgery. Normally a good sneeze feels great but not 3-4 in a row every 30 minutes after having surgery that invaded most of my core. Each sneeze is torture and feels like my innards are going to rip. What is up with that?!

And I had been looking forward to reading a book I had been putting off and catching up on my magazines after my surgery, but my vision has been so blurry I can't see to read. Luckily, my far-sighted vision is perfect and I can watch TV, but I am rather sick of flipping channels hoping to find something of interest.

I have been a bit sore, especially when I take a deep breath or cough (or SNEEZE). So glad this whole process is just about over!

Thank you to all of you who brought us dinner, flowers, Slurpee's and well wishes!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Life is Good

Today was GOOD!

It started off with a run with my gal pal Kristi for a romp around the neighborhood

Then I had a super fun catch up lunch with my dear friend Angie.

It was then I headed to Harris Teeter to get my weekly fabulous deals on groceries (I almost didn't go). As I was chatting with a few neighbors, the cashier exclaimed, "You Won free groceries!"
"I did what?!" I said confused. Looks like I was the lucky 400th customer that day (or something) and won all of my groceries for free. It was really good cause I almost didn't buy that frozen lasagna (figured we needed some freezer meals cause my surgery is tomorrow), those razors for Garth, the extra cleaning supplies (I really only wanted to spend around $50). But luckily I spent $98 and got every penny back (but it was really over $200 worth since I had saved about $100 bucks with precious coupons)!

Then Garth was nice enough to let me ride (my new bike) with my buddies on the Haymarket Bull Run Mountain Ride this evening. That means he has to take all of the kids to scouts/young women's.

During the tough ride (these boys are fast...and I happened to be the only girl tonight...and they show no mercy), I got caught behind the longest train I had ever seen. It was just what I needed to get my heart rate back down and some hydration.

What a Life is Good kind of day!

Off to get my gall bladder out tomorrow. Can't wait to see my darling stones (yes, I will be asking for them)!