Tuesday, February 24, 2009

health update

Ok, sorry Heather that I haven't updated. I haven't felt like doing much of anything including blogging. My MRI was fine but am still having headaches. I have been to the neurologist twice. He thinks they are cluster headaches, which is evidently some type of migraine. The blood pressure medicine is working good. But, this weekend, I got sinus crud. So, when I take sinus medicine, my BP goes back up. Needless to say, all of this sickness has kept me from exercising.

The good news is that I finished my taxes and getting a nice refund. I am going to buy me a Toyota Corolla and Jared is getting the Blazer. Also, I can pay off my credit card. I am really excited about that.

Friday, January 23, 2009

overweight or obese?

I am having some new health problems including high blood pressure. I have had to start a diuretic. Like most people, I am carrying around some extra weight. I asked my doctor if my BP problems had to do with my weight. She said that she did not feel that I was heavy enough for my weight to be causing the problem with my BP. She said that it doesn't hurt to exercise and eat better. Well, I was planning on exercising (really). But, with Christmas shopping, cold weather, etc, I have not done it. I kept thinking that I would start exercising next week. Why do we always think we have to start on a Monday? Or, maybe I could talk one of the girls at work into walking with me. I was playing on line yesterday and it asked if you want to figure your BMI. Well, I did. It said that I was obese. Obese! I was really offended by that. Why didn't someone tell me? So, maybe that's what I needed to hear to be motivated.... I walked yesterday and today so I am off to a good start. I didn't get this way fat by myself so why was I waiting around for someone else to walk with? Pray for me.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Nothing to wear

You ever wake up one morning and realize that you have nothing decent in your closet to wear? Well, I am there. It seems like overnight everything has gotten too small or needs repairs. All of my sweaters have either shrunk or look washed out with those little fuzzy things on them. I only have a few pairs of pants that fit. Two of them are missing the hooks at the top, the leg on one came unhemmed, and another pair is missing a button. I have three skirts in my closet that need to be altered. Anybody know a good tailor? There is a Blazer that is missing a button in there too. Pitiful! It's a wonder that my coworkers put up with me- LOL.

I am off to Target at lunch to see if I can round up something to wear next week. With Goody's going out of business, maybe I can find some deals there too. Wish me luck!


Desperately in need of a makeover

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year, New attitude?

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year's Day!

It seems like everyone is "down" after the holidays. Why is that? We just celebrated the birth of our Lord & Savior! We should still be excited.

I know the economy has a lot of people down. Personally, I have got to figure out a way to make some more money this year. Maybe a 3rd job? LOL

It is hard NOT to focus on our problems instead of our blessings. I am certainly guilty. I do not like this dreary weather. It gets me down- everything is the same color (the sky, the grass, the trees, the roads are all gray). I like sunshine.

I challenge everyone to look for the positive every day. I think God wants us to find the joy in every situation- not just when we are in our ideal situation. Teenagers can be a pain in the butt(But, at least ours are around to get grounded), money is a worry (but we all have a roof over our heads), the house might be dirty (but that means we have loved ones to make a mess)etc.

Come on, guys. Let's make a resolution to cheer up!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry CHRISTmas!

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone. I am sooo excited this year! This is the first year in a long time where I have not completely stressed myself out. I am just enjoying the time with my friends & family. God has truly been good to me! I am blessed with a wonderful family and great friends!

I think the boys will be excited about their gifts this year. I know Kendall will love hers! I can't wait for LaDon & the kids to see their gifts, too.

I wish everyone a stress-free Christmas with lots of joy! Please take time out of the chaos to remember the real reason for the season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

wardrobe malfunction

Yesterday, I wore a pair of pants to work that had a hook at the top (instead of a button). I noticed when I put them on that the hook was loose but did not have time to change. Well, about midmorning, I lean over to pick up a file, the hook falls off and they come unzipped. Thankfully, I had on a long sweater so no one else was aware of my problem. I did not have a sewing kit. So, I dig around in my desk and find a safety pin. I was mentally patting myself on the back for solving this issue. I should have said that I found a mini safety pin (and I do mean mini). I pin my pants together at the top & zip them back up. After congratulating myself for fixing the problem, I reach for something else, the safety pin pops open and the pants unzip again. I try this several more times with the same results. So, now, I am dealing with unzipped pants & getting stuck by a "safety" pin. Through this all, I could not help laughing at myself. Needless to say, I made a Walmart run at lunch and resolved the problem. Whew!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Do-overs, blessings in disguise

I want a Thanksgiving do-over. You know when you were kids and you messed up playing a game, you could call do-over. I woke up Thursday morning throwing up. I could not even take a sip of something without getting sick all over again. I did not get to see my family or even get a bite of dressing. Not fair! Then, Friday morning, I woke up with a head cold and still throwing up. Miserable! Saturday morning, I woke up at 3 am sick again. So, finally drug myself to Primed when they opened. I got some medicine that knocked me out. I even missed the entire Iron Bowl- slept right through it. I vaguely remember someone calling & saying "Roll Tide" in the middle of the 3rd quarter.

But, Sunday morning, I woke up feeling like a brand new person. The boys came home from their dad's at lunch. We put up the Christmas tree and had a wonderful afternoon. I was feeling really sorry for myself missing out on Thanksgiving. But, then I thought about the fact that it was convenient that I did not have to miss work. I have no leave time left so it would have been without pay. I would have had less money to Christmas shop. I decided that I really did not need a specific day to celebrate Thanksgiving. I can be thankful every day, no matter where I am.

Bring on the Christmas shopping!