Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Break

I had my follow-up with the surgeon.  I had gallbladder surgery in January and they put a stent in to catch any gall stones that might still be in there.  I had some complications, I posted about in the post before this one.  This surgeon told me they wanted to wait until 12 weeks and I am at 8 weeks.  They will remove it on April 20th.  It will come out via my mouth and they will use a scope to go down my throat, etc to retrieve it.  I thought I was going to be awake, but it is a same day surgery and I will be knocked out for it.  I am kind of glad just because I gag easily.
I also fell on my hands and knees in January and my arm is still hurting, plus I helped a teacher lift a table at the school for parent/teacher conferences and my back is pulled out.  I went to see my chiropractor yesterday and he got me lined back out.  My hips were off, my shoulder was out of line and he worked with my lower back.  It will take a few days, but I am hoping to feel much better soon.
Josh and I are going to get our hair cut tomorrow.  I am excited about that.  I had also wanted to take him to see Beauty and the Beast, but the tickets are so expensive.  I have not decided if we will go or not.
I decided to try the Wal Mart Beauty Box.  I have been looking at subscriptions and I decided this would only cost $20/year and I could see if I liked it.  I hate to sign up for a monthly subscription and us need the money for something else.  Anyway, here are the pictures of it.  I liked it.  I believe the Spring one will come out April 1st.  It comes with items you can find at Wal-Mart.  There are no name brand items like you might find with Ipsy or Birchbox.  That is fine with me.  I just want to see what I get.  It is kind of fun.  Target does these as well, but it is not a subscription, you sign up monthly.  I understand they sell out fast though.  I might try to get one of those this summer when I have time to be online and wait for them to post it.  Do you do any subscriptions?  Which one/s?  Do you like them?

Josh and I are on Spring Break, so I hope to be able to come by and visit blogs.  I hope you are all doing well!  Happy Spring!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gallbladder surgery

I know many of you know about my gallbladder surgery, but I did want to post about it so I would have something written down here at my blog.  I had been having attacks in my abdomen for the past year and a half or so that would last a couple of hours and then go away and I would be fine.  Then I might not have another one for months.  Karl told me he thought it was my gallbladder, but it passed and I did not want to see the doctor.  Well in early January I had another one and had to be home a couple of days, then had another one a few days later and I just felt really bad.  If I tried to eat I felt sick.  My co-worker (Wendy)...her son was going through the same thing and they had found a doctor.  She gave me the number, because I had called my regular doctor and they told me it would be a year before they could see me.  The surgeon my friend recommended was able to get me in the next week, I went in and talked to him on a Tuesday, they ran an ultrasound and found gallstones and surgery was scheduled for Thursday of the same week.  I took Thursday and Friday and then Monday through Wednesday off for the next week to recover.  I had a complication when they went in.  They got my gallbladder out fine, but there was a gallstone in the bile duct the size of the end of a thumb.  They had to bring in another surgeon to scope that and get the gallstone out and they put in a stent to make sure no other gallstones were in there that could get to my pancreas or liver.  The stent has caused a great deal of pain for me.  It has been two weeks since my surgery and I am eating fine now and I am able to take less Tylenol for pain.  The first day back to work was hard.  I went back to see the surgeon again last Tuesday and he said the pain I am feeling is normal for what I had done.  My tummy still has bruising.  He said everything was healing nicely though.  I see the second surgeon on March 20th about the stent.  I have to have it removed also.  That is during Spring Break, so I am hoping they can do the surgery that week.  I will keep you posted.
I am still reading my Bible and I have stopped drinking Pepsi.  The surgery made the thought of Pepsi make me sick.  I am trying hard to not go back down that road.  I was drinking way too much caffeine.  I feel less tired now actually. 
So much has been going on, but I wanted to post about my gallbladder surgery so I can remember it.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Happy February and Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Greetings!

Well, I had hoped to get back here over Christmas to make a post, but I was sick for almost my whole time off from school.  I was very fortunate. The flu and strep were going around at school...but I just had a virus I believe.  I was coughing and just really tired.  I will take that over the flu anytime.  We did get with my parents day after New Year's to celebrate.
We have started back to school and it has been so cold, but tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 60's and Wednesday also.  I will have to keep an eye on the weather though, because they are saying we could get ice this weekend.
I have started reading my Bible.  I have done this before.  I was on a plan one other time to read the Bible in a year, but I really want to do this, so that is also what I have been doing.  I have read my Bible, but I want to do it from front to back.  I need to be walking on my treadmill too, but that hasn't happened yet.
I fell when we were taking down our Christmas stuff.  We have a step in our house and I was not paying attention and slipped and landed on my hands and knees.  My right arm has been hurting some ever since.  I hope that goes away soon.
I will leave you with a picture that was taken at recess and of November at school.  It is me (on the right and my co-worker Samee on the left).  We wanted to get a picture in our furry hoods.  I love my co-workers!  Have a nice winter and stay warm!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas is in the air

Everything has been fine here, I just haven't been on to update.  My job is going just fine.  I am still really enjoying the group of kids I am working with this year.  They are so much fun.  Josh just wants to be done with school.  It is his senior year.  I do not remember feeling like that my senior year until closer to the end of the year.  Karl is still working full time, so we are doing ok financially.
I go visit my mom and dad every Friday after school.  My dad got new compression socks for his legs, but my mom cannot get them on him anymore, so they are having home health care come out and wrap them instead.  I wish I did not have to work so I could help, but we would not be able to pay our bills.  It is stressful for everyone.  My mom wants me there all of the time and I cannot do that.
Anyway, we did go spend the day with my parents on Thanksgiving and it was a nice day and a great meal.  My mom had asked me to move her furniture, so when we were down I asked her where she wanted it moved and she had changed her mind.  We offered to put up the Christmas tree, but she said no.  She is just so tired and overwhelmed.  We actually left a little earlier than normal, so hopefully they got some sleep.
Karl and I went Black Friday shopping, but not until later in the day on Friday and it wasn't to snatch up any deals, but we did get a new comforter set for our bed, new sheets for Josh's bed and a Shark mop for the kitchen.  We managed to get the house decorated for Christmas and we also got it all cleaned up.  I am doing laundry now getting ready to go back to work tomorrow.  We also ordered several Christmas gifts for family online.  We have a good start.  I am excited to get them wrapped and under the tree.  The dogs do not mess with anything believe it or not.
We have been watching the Hallmark Christmas movies and I have been enjoying them so much.  That is about it.  Nothing crazy going on.  I just thought I would drop in and make an update.  I hope you are all dong great and I will try to visit over Christmas Break.  Enjoy the holidays!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Decorating for Fall...

Things are still going good at work.  I am just enjoying this year more than last year.  I feel more included with this set of teachers than I did last year.  Last Sunday the 4th grade team had a cookout at one of the teacher's houses and it was a lot of fun.  I had a really good time.
This week the boy I work with was out of town on vacation, so I was in charge of the dental clinic at the elementary school.  The school has a dentist office that comes in and checks teeth and also cleans them for those that do not have dental insurance and no dentist.  It is free.  Ok, so I am not in charge of it,  but I get the kids for them and escort them back to class.  I am in charge of making sure the kids keep coming, so I have to know the schedules of each class and work around testing, recess, lunch, etc.  It is fun and I get out and about in the school and see people I do not usually get to see anymore.  I think we will be done on Monday.  The little boy I work with will be back on Tuesday, so it worked out perfectly.
I had a Scentsy party on facebook last night and that was fun.  The party made over $200, so I was able to get some free goodies.  I am so excited.  Scentsy if you are not familiar with it is like wax pot burners with scented wax cubes...you turn them on and your house smells wonderful.  I guess they have car scents now too and I got some of those as well to try.
Karl and Josh are doing fine.  Josh is still hating school, but his grades are not as bad as last year.  He will be glad when he is done.  I will have less stress when he is done.
I redecorated here at my blog for Fall and I am thinking I need to start decorating the house too.  Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

First week of school...

It is always so hard for me to go back to school.  I enjoyed staying up late watching Hallmark movies this summer and visiting with Josh and my parents.  We had a staff meeting (district wide) on Monday and then a building meeting on Tuesday.  I was able to eat with my friends both of those days.  Then on Wednesday the kids came back.  I am always glad when the kids come back.  The meetings are so boring, but necessary.  The student I am working with had a great week.  I was so excited.  I am loving his class so far.  The kids are very well behaved and the teacher is very good at classroom management.  The student I work with needs this very much.  I also have my own area this year with my own computer.  I used a student cubby last year to put my things in.  It is kind of exciting to have my own space.  Anyway, week one was a success full moon and all.  The kids went over procedures and expectations this week.  They will start regular classroom work on Monday.
We got a call from Josh's Principal this week also.  He wanted to pass along a message that one of Josh's teachers wanted to let us know that Josh had a positive report and was being a leader this week.  I was so happy for him.  This is a new Principal, so I am really hoping Josh's last year will be a good one.  Josh has had pretty negative experiences with this school district for a very long time, so I am hoping for a good year.  I also work with the Principal's wife.
I went to visit my parents last night and they were good.  My dad was having a good day.  I love it when he is so on top of things.
Today I slept in and am just relaxing and recharging.  Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Back to School

Josh started back to school on Thursday...it was his first day of school senior year.  I cried when he left.  I start back on Monday, so I guess this is a wrap up the summer post.
We spent a lot of time with my parents.  The summer started bad with another fall from my dad and he had hurt his shoulder really bad and could not stand up on his own.  He had great PT over the next few weeks and was back to normal and released from PT the end of June.  It was a rough first week with my dad not able to help us lift him.  He got stronger fast though.  Josh and I still visited most days this summer to take my mom grocery shopping and one of us to stay with my dad at home.   She can take him out, but she needs time to herself.  It became frustrating to Josh and I both though because she would take hours out shopping daily.  I have to drive a while to get to a place to shop and I do not take that long.  Anyway, I did enjoy my dad.  He is so much fun.  I know as frustrating as it all is, I will be so glad we took this time to spend with them.
I was able to have lunch with several of my friends from work this summer.  I have met so many good people at my new job.  It will be good to see them again when we get back to work.
Josh had his birthday on August 4th...he turned 18.  I am glad we were able to spend time together this summer.  We got to go shopping together for his school clothes and the shirt he is wearing in these pictures is one I picked out.   Unfortunately he is wearing the same shirt in both pictures, but these were different days.  We went to eat at Ruby Tuesday and then had chocolate cake for his birthday cake.
Well, like I said, I start back to work on Monday, but I will try to sneak over and update if anything happens during the school year and I will try to update just because I enjoy reading everyone's blogs.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and fall.  I am so excited to decorate my house for fall.  I bought some new things to decorate with yesterday and I have stocked up on fall candles.  They are the best.  I did not get to go swimming at all this summer, so I will leave with a little beach siggie.