Sunday, February 27, 2011


Just like anyone else I've had crappy things happen in my life. Things that were hard to deal with. Things that majorly sucked. Lately, I've had a real run of good fortune and for that I feel grateful.
Things that I'm grateful for right this moment?
  • Spiderman's new job which has allowed me to stop worrying all the time about him getting fired and us living in a box.
  • The extra money that the above mentioned job has provided us with that helps us to afford not living in a box.
  • Since having my gallbladder removed I've become very aware of how lucky we all are to be healthy.
  • Spiderman and I were able to hire a sitter for Jack and went to a movie to spend some quality time with each other. (as new parents that's quite a feat!)
  • I'm eternally grateful that I have a wonderful hubby, son, family, and friends to share my life with.
  • When I was at Walgreens today I noticed that Easter candy has officially hit the shelves. (hey it can't all be deep)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I finally cracked.

Anyone who's read this blog knows that I have an addiction to books. I want to read absolutely everything in an obsessive kind of way. In the past I've debated whether my combined love of reading and gadgets was enough to justify getting a Kindle. I never really came to a decision until recently. A coworker of mine got a Kindle for Christmas. I played around with hers a bit and then my mother got one too. She LOVES hers so when my birthday came around she asked if I'd like one. I told her of course I would. I think it was something that I wouldn't buy for myself, but would use if it was given to me.

The timing couldn't have been better since I was getting ready to have my surgery and would have time to read. I had to finish the hard copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that I was currently reading and then last night I went onto Amazon and started looking for books to download. I got the sequel to Dragon Tattoo and The Hunger Games (two books I've been meaning to get.)

When Jack was new I barely had time to shower much less read. When I went back to work I had even less time. Lately though, he's developed his own little routine of going to bed every night between 7:30 and 8:30. This leaves me evenings open to relax, spend some time with Spiderman, and READ again.

I have a feeling I'm going to love my Kindle. It's pretty easy to use, it downloads quickly, and omygoshtheyhavefreeand99centbooks! So if you'll excuse me, I have some reading to do...

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Little Valentine

Spend time with your Valentine's today!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

At least I have good drugs.

In case anyone was wondering having your gallbladdar removed sucks.

That is all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why Hello There.....

Gosh, it's been FOREVER since I've posted. So what's new with me?
Well, last week we had Snowmageddon here and got around 23 inches of snow. The blizzard was so bad that several of my coworkers were trapped at the hospital for over 72 hours. Managing the "code white" and getting relief for them took up most of last week.

Then Friday was my 33rd Birthday. I was so exhausted from the stress of that week that I just vegged out and fell asleep early. My stomach is still a nightmare so I didn't even have a birthday cake. It was truly tragic.

This shouldn't be an issue for much longer because my surgery is tomorrow! I'm pretty nervous because this will be the first time I've ever been intubated. It's kind of a case of knowing too much and it's freaking me out. I am, however, MORE than ready to eat what I want without getting deathly ill.

With all that has been going on lately I've been feeling frumpy and unattractive. I hadn't had my hair done since Jack was a month old and it was a hot mess. The greys were showing and the hair itself was dry with split ends (probably from lack of nutrition due to my new diet of jello and more jello). On Saturday I decided to treat myself for my birthday. One cut, color, and deep condition later and goodbye "mom ponytail".

What do you think?