Saturday, February 27, 2010

time flies...

I have been under the weather for a couple weeks now.
Just can't seem to shake this sinus crud.
May have to break down and go to the Dr next week.
the cough is annoying everyone.

I got the phone call from the Dr that my surgery will be March 16th.
that is the week of Spring Break.
But, she got sick and had to reschedule so much that it bumped me out.
So, Daniel is taking off the day of the surgery and then some the next week when I am out of the hospital.
Kids are all staying with friends the night of the surgery so he can stay at the hospital with me.
i am not so nervous about the surgery itself as the moods that are sure to come after...uh oh. brace yourself for might get very bad.

Mom seems to be doing better. Not much, but enough that the Dr is not needing to see her every week. We had such a good time on Thursday when she had an appt with the pulmonologist...we also had to go to an office in the main hospital and we parked, took the 'tunnel' over to the main hospital and got lost in some office area of the hospital!! haha. then Daniel needed to pick up papers and brought me lunch so we sat in the lobby and talked and ate and just enjoyed being together. These are the times I love!!!

Then, I got an email from the youngest son's teacher. Seems he has some missing work...funny since I see him doing it and all. THEN, like really, 3 minutes later, my phone rang and it was the oldest teacher and he had gotten into some trouble with another child from his class-just for the record-DON'T GO ALONG WITH EVERYTHING YOUR FRIENDS SAY AND DO, IT MIGHT COME BACK TO GET YOU....MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!! we got it all worked out and we are on track again. oh, the day before the teenager came home with her hair markered in and her pants had drawings and writing all on them. sometimes I just they listen at all???

Friday, I took Gabi and she got 2 fillings. She did great. Mouth seems to be a bit tender, but not so much she can't eat :o)

We got to hang out with some of our favorite people Friday night and eat homemade pizza and just be. I love getting to just hang out and be together, with no expectations and being able to be real-good bad and ugly. This a relationship that will always withstand anything and I am so thankful for that. Good, true friends whom both you and your spouse enjoy being around are hard to find, so when you do, make them so very special!!

Today we had a family meeting and set up a new chore and ticket system and them set them off to work. they did a good job. The girls room needs some TLC from the parents, plus our room is getting a to look better and make it easier for me after surgery to get around it...did I mention that with the help of Sarah, I DEEP cleaned the kitchen-emptied out each cabinet and drawer..even the pantry. give away bags totaled 7, trash totaled at least 5. It looks great and we have managed to cook and eat and it is still clean 4 days later-I say that is a record!!!

So, yep, that is about all that is going on. nothing exciting and crazy. just being a mom, wife, daughter and friend. Keeps me busy, keeps me going. God is amazing the way He is working things out!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Izzy got her nose pierced...

What a great way to start the day~~key lime cheesecake from one of my favorite local spots, Bella Peppers! Paired with my coffee to start the day.

Waiting to hear from the Dr the date for my hysterectomy. It will be in the next 2 weeks. We are happy that it will soon be done. I have had 4 c-sections and an ovary removed, so they are going in through the same incision and I will be in the hospital a few days, so Daniel is taking some time off work. I plan on getting some foods cooked and frozen to help him out and getting the house in order.

So, that is what is on tap. Now, I am going to go enjoy my coffee and key lime cheesecake!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


I just want to remind myself what i want to post about in the am, because well the meds have kicked in.....

so that was last week when I said I wanted to do this.....

I had the surgery on Monday.
check in at 8:30, surgery at 10:30.
got checked in, sitting in waiting area while Daniel prayed over me.
called me back and I got changed into some fabulous hospital attire.
got vitals all checked-excited that I had lost 2 more pounds.
went over history.
my friend, the anesthesiologist, who really is a friend, came in...left, came back and said they would indeed be giving me a general. I did NOT want to be awake at all and hear anything!
they were a little freaked that I had put a plastic stud in my nose after removing my nose stud :o)
that tickled me, so I told K, the friend and she said not to worry, if there was an emergency, she would be going for my throat, not my nose :oP
had to rinse my mouth with this awful mouth wash.
IV time...this is where I get nervous!!!
but, I was happy to get a numbing shot(which is only saline)so i didn't feel the needle for said IV at all...that made me happy.
they wheel me into the operation room, which was ice cold, but they have those nice warm blankets that they put on you. I was moving onto the operation table and flashed everyone. to make myself feel better, I just said, not like you are not getting ready to see my everything.
noticed the big screen where they would be watching what was going on, said as much and one of the -10- people I could see in the room, said nope, we are going to watch some tv while she does surgery :o) I remember K telling me to breathe regular, then to take a deep, I only remember that I did one time, then I woke up to the Dr telling me they were unable to do the procedure...I was still in main recovery and well, I cried. hard. like the I can't breathe because I am so upset. you go through all of this and then they can't do it.
now, in my mind, I have only been out for a few minutes. not so. they had 'tried' to do the procedure for about an hour. Poor Daniel was in the waiting room scared because they said it would be 15 minutes. made me feel bad for him, the not knowing. Then, I had to, not happening on a bed pan! so, then eventually, they took me to secondary recovery and told me I was going to room 3, but well, there was a husband waiting and it was not my husband...he was gray haired and I am sure very nice, but alas he was not mine. ended up they put me in room 1. my hubby was there waiting and had talked to the dr, so he knew by this point. stayed for a bit, drank some, flat diet pop. got dressed, wheeled me out to our van.
I remember coming home and just hurting. Laying down in our bed and hurting. Not sure if i was in real pain or sad pain that now, we have to go back and schedule a hysterectomy. but, I know there is an end in sight to the problems I have been having for so long now and I am ready. I mean, they said I would never have children-I have 5! I am blessed. the week was hard. Daniel had to go back to work on Tuesday, I couldn't drive, so Piper and I literally laid in my bed and watched tv. Wed was not much better. I still hurt so much. very early Thursday morning-like before the sun was up-I was freezing. Like shaking. I started running a fever. good thing Daniel can pop in and check on me and Piper, because I was really sick. Friday, the kids had 1/2 day of school and the younger 3 had parties. i went, then took mom to have blood work done....then dinner out with the family, then to purchase new shoes for the the time we were done, I was so tired. beat. done. but, sleep would not come. ugh....hate when that happens. the pain is getting less each day. that is always nice.

we go in on Monday to talk about when the surgery will be. the kids are out of school for Presidents day and hubby is off work. We are going to do a bit of deep cleaning around here during the day, then my appt, then I must grocery shop or the troops may turn on me!!!

GREAT sermon today at church....much that can be applied to our lives in parenting, loving our spouse and others. I am a mess today. I think I am getting a sinus infection because the right side of my face is swollen and hurts...even my eye.

Did take Izzy to get her nose pierced...looks great! I can't believe I have had mine a year.

well, late, but dinner just beeped...we ate at the mall at lunch and it was sooo good!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

pre game/pre op

So, I went to the dr this week and there was no mass!!! I was soo happy.
I do have a cyst, but not a large one.
I will have surgery on Monday~to have the lining of my uterus burned to help with my cycle.
As crazy as it sounds, I am really excited. Daniel took the day off to take care of me-and to grocery shop, because that was the day I was going to do a HUGE shopping trip.
I will let you know how the surgery works out....

SO, what about SUPER BOWL???
we are ready. I have sooo much food planned, that my kids are so excited. We have dips/chips/meats/sweets and POP...we never buy pop, so they were very excited to see me bring in several 2 liters :o)

Geaux SAINTS!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl weekend

it is that time Daniel has been dreaming of for so very long...
I think we are going to just stay home.
I don't think I can handle the stress of anyone talking during this game!
As long as I have known him-almost 13 years-he has been a Saint's fan.
This is exciting for the kids as well, they all love the same team.
So, I have been finding some recipes to make this weekend for our family party.
Martha Stewart has some great ideas on her site...
what are your favorites???
I know we will have a salsa and chips, BBQ wings, brats and hot dogs, cheesy fries...maybe even some cookies...
I know the kids are very excited!!!

welcome February!!!

I just can't believe it is already February!

The last few month were like, um, strange.
like I was sleeping and just woke up.
That is a good thing.

The adoption is over.
That is nice.
Hard to call her Izzy, but we are all getting there.

Piper and I are not feeling well today,
great way to bring in the new month.

Piper is not going to be going back to preschool.
We just decided with me home full time, it was best for our family if she stays home with me and we save-use for something else-the money we would pay out for school.
She is very excited-so am I.
It is hard with 5 kids to make sure everyone gets individual attention.

Daniel's birthday is right around the corner,
so is Valentines.
what to do???

I think Piper and I are going to make some cute heart streamers for the living room and kitchen out of tissue hearts :o)

Very good sermon yesterday at church. John, you rock the Word of God!!!
However, if you could quit making all of your sermons based on my needs, that might be good-I find it hard to work on all of it at one time!!! LOL

Had a couple of birthday parties this weekend. One on Sat at the glow golf in the mall for the boys. We took the 3 girls to Garfields and had a bite to eat. That was nice.
Sunday, Piper had a party at Macaroo Gym. I had to work, so I didn't get to watch her, but I hear she had fun!

SO, I think I will veg with my girl on the couch and try to kick this cold!!!