Saturday, June 21, 2008

Change is Hard

I had to change babysitters. It was such a hard choice because my kids were at the old sitter for over 3 years. There were two situations that I knew wouldn't change and I couldn't live with them. So, we found someone new and made a change. It was hard because my old sitter was someone I considered a friend. Things were comfortable there and very routine after being there so long. Now things are different. My daughter was sad to make a change too because she had friends at the old sitter. She's a very friendly girl, but it's mostly boys at the new babysitters house. I hope she can enjoy herself somewhat this summer. Once school starts it won't matter as much because she'll be in 1st grade and at school most of every day. I feel a little sad about moving the kids, but it's something I felt that I had to do. Somedays being a grown up is harder than others!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bad Blogger

I'm definitely a bad blogger. I haven't posted on here since March! I just got busy with my health problems and my kids and found a really great site called CafeMom
I spend my computer free time on there.

I'm feeling better, but still not 100% back. I can't eat as much as I used to and I still have some tummy troubles. I'm much better than I was this winter though and I'm thankful for that.

My daughter finished Kindergarten with flying colors! Her expected reading level was a 3 at the end of the year, but she had a 28. Talk about being a proud mommy! She just finished her 3rd dance recital. She's growing up too fast.

My son finished preschool and will be going back for one more year. We thought about doing t-ball this year, but we decided too late. I guess that will be something for next summer.

I'm having a babysitting dilemma at the moment. One of those important decisions that you have to make as a parent and hope you do the right thing.

If you're stopping back in after not visiting for a while, thanks for checking in!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Happy Easter! I know I'm a little early. I just don't know that I'll have a chance to post again before Sunday. Easter is such a happy time as it usually means that spring is coming. I remember when I was a little girl we always attended church with my grandparents on Easter Sunday morning. Then my Grandma would cook us a fabulous dinner and we'd do an Easter egg hunt at their house. I enjoy reliving these memories now that Grandma has Alzheimer's. She always got such happiness out of hiding eggs for us grand kids. I always loved the service at their church as well. Sometimes even though I was a visitor they would let me go up front and sing with all the other kids. This Easter will be spent with my kids and then later in the day my parents and sister's family. Things have really changed since I was a little girl and I do miss the old days. I hope you all enjoy Easter no matter how your family chooses to spend it!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Still Not Well

I'm 4 months into not feeling good and I'm still not well. I have good days that I am very thankful for, but I still have bad days as well. I've been run through every test imaginable and the Gastroenterologist gave up. She released me back to my family doctor. Their doesn't appear to be anything wrong with me, although my upper abdominal pain and nausea tell me different. I lose weight during the bad times and then desperately try to gain some back while I feel good. It's very frustrating and depressing. My blog is the last thing I ever really think about. I've missed a lot of work and I've missed activities with my kids. Hopefully someday I will feel good again, but it's hard to imagine when they can't even find anything to cure in the first place.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Waiting Game

I am now playing the waiting game. I am going to have an Endoscopy (EGD) done on January 30th. The specialist had a few thoughts on what could be going on, but nothing is certain until next week when she can do this test. I have done research online and the one thing that I think it could be won't show up on a scope. It is also a condition that is mainly treated with a medication that I'm highly allergic too! I really thought I would feel better by having a plan, but health wise I feel I've declined. I have another week and a half to wait and it seems so long. You would think after 3 months it would seem like not much time at all, but yet it does. I'll try to update my blog after the big test and I'll be praying for some type of answer! Thank you for all your support!

Monday, January 14, 2008


After almost 3 months of suffering with this mystery illness I'm going to see a specialist tomorrow. It's going to cost a lot of money, but at this point I couldn't put a price on feeling better. I have a whole list of food I want to eat when I finally recover. I think I'll feel better after tomorrow, because at least there should be a plan of what we can do or test. Tomorrow is really just a consultation with the doctor. I know that I have learned to appreciate my health through this whole ordeal. I think about all the times that I woke up feeling great and didn't even realize that I should thankful. Now I know how much it means to have your health. If you feel good today you are blessed!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Belated, Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Between my ongoing health problems and the busyness of the holiday season I haven't been updating my blog. I don't think it matters a whole lot since I don't have many readers anyway. I just want to wish those that stop by a late Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year! I sure hope that 2008 brings answers to my stomach troubles. I am continuing to have those and now I've developed a sore throat as well. This has been a very long and depressing two months for me. I am thankful though that I actually felt good on Christmas and truly enjoyed the time with my family.
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