Saturday, August 5, 2017

Good News and Bad News

Over the past few weeks, we have been doing Gluten-free and Lactose-free for the Princess. She has been having stomach pain when she eats certain foods.

Doctor tested for Celiac.  It's not that.  (Good news)

Doctor sent her for allergy tests. We did those yesterday.

Good news..... NO food allergies.

Bad news... NO answer for what's causing pain! 

Good news.... found out what else she's allergic to.

Bad news.... Unfortunately, she's like me.... allergic to most everything else.  Just to name a few (cats, dogs, tree pollen, grasses--except 2, pollen, dust)

Now.... we have to figure out the best option for working with (or treating) her allergies.

We also have to wait to see what the doctor says is the next move for figuring out the food/stomach thing. 

I'm NOT the world's most patient person.  So..... the waiting game is NO fun for me.

Why is that when you go to the doctor (or just about anywhere) there is always good news and bad news. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Decisions Made

For the past few months, Tony and I have been toying with the idea of homeschool.

We went to the Homeschool Conference in Winston-Salem back in May. We got many questions answered and came up with many more questions to ask.

I kept researching. We actually planned out what curriculum we would use.

We talked to the family about it. Not all of them are 100% sure it would be the best thing for The Princess, but they all said, "You have to do what you feel is best."

We talked to The Princess about it. She wasn't 100% on-board.

We weighed pros and cons. In some cases, we even wrote them down because the discussions got a little deep (aka loud!).

We finally made a decision.

On September 1, 2017, The Princess will proudly begin taking classes at Boundless Triumphs Academy--our newly registered (and approved by the state) homeschool! 

After much prayer, thinking, planning, talking, discussing, and weighing options, the three of us (Tony, The Princess, and I) have decided the best thing for her is to homeschool. 

She is much more excited about it now. She is helping plan her daily lessons. She helped pick curriculum. She helped pick the name. She even helped set up the calendar for start date, end date, and "vacation" days.

The fact that we are excited about this does not mean that it isn't terrifying! It is! We are scared! But, we all feel that it is the best choice.

What's the scariest thing you have done recently? 

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Different Anniversary

One year ago today.... just 365 days ago, I was lying in my bed and couldn't move.

I couldn't sit up because my head hurt too badly.

I couldn't eat because I couldn't keep anything down.

Tomorrow marks a year since I ended up in the hospital because of it.

I wish I could say that the headaches are gone.

They are NOT!

In all honesty, I missed church on Sunday because my head was hurting so badly that everything was spinning.

I have actually had a headache EVERY DAY for the past year. Some days, it's tolerable. Other days, I cry a lot.

I am so tired of it, that I finally called this morning and made an appointment at the doctor's office. I have no idea what she's going to do.... probably send me for the same tests I've had 5 times already.... but maybe they can figure it out.

My surgeon suggested, when I went in for my 2 year post-surgery visit there, that I ask my doctor about Botox.  That has shown some promise for migraines.  (But.... the question of all questions is if my insurance will cover it or not!)

A friend of mine suggested that I get some specific part of my ear pierced.  I haven't worn earrings since 2008..... the holes are still there.... but I'm not sure I want to get MORE holes in my head!  LOL (Besides, I work at a daycare where kids like to grab your hair and ears..... I don't need them pulled off!) (Another thing.... I HATE NEEDLES!!!) 

So.... today is the anniversary of the day I got really sick! 

I have NO intentions of being that sick ever again! 

I just thought it should be mentioned that although I'm better....some things never change. :) 

What anniversaries have you celebrated recently?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day and a Promotion

Yesterday was Father's Day.

I spent 90% of the day with my Daddy!  I spent 100% of the day with Tony! I even got to spend about 10% of the day with my brother!  (Even though she's not a dad, I got to spend a lot of time with my sister yesterday too!)

It was a good Father's Day!

Tony, the Princess, and I  took him and Mom to my Papaw's church yesterday morning.  It was awesome!

I sang, which I don't get to do often any more. Best of all, my Daddy sang. I haven't heard him do that in a long time. It's one of my favorite things to do.... listen to him sing. 

After church, we "kidnapped" (not really) Papaw and took him to lunch. We went to this awesome Mom and Pop home-cooking place in Maiden. There wasn't even a sign out front to tell you the name. So... I don't even know the name of the place we ate, but I hope we go back again!

After lunch, we came home (about an hour's drive) and we did some laundry and rested before going back to Mom and Dad's house to watch WWE Money in the Bank. (I don't even want to discuss how disappointed I am in the matches from last night.  Hopefully, they will sort them all out on Tuesday night's live show! It was horrible!)

Then, we came home during the storm. :)  It has rained a lot here lately, but that's a good thing. July isn't typically a wet month for us, so we need to save up the water while we can! :)

On Friday, we got a copy of the Princess's final 8th grade report card in the mail. It has a little blue check mark in the bottom left corner beside the word "promoted". I guess they are going to let her go to 9th grade.  Now.... I just have to decided if we are ready for her to go to 9th grade!  :) 

What did you do for Father's Day?  How was your weekend?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Telemarketing Rant

First, if you are a telemarketer, please don't call me. If I need your services, I will call you.

Second, if you ARE going to ignore the "first," please be courteous.

This morning at 5:30am, YES AM!!!, my phone rang. Because it was before my alarm went off, I didn't look at the time or the caller ID. I just assumed that someone needed help!

I'm not a morning person so my family doesn't call me until after they KNOW I will be awake.... unless it is an emergency.


"Good morning! This is ADT/Honeywell Security."



It's 5:30am!

If you are calling from a computer generated program in another country, please set the clocks so they do NOT wake people up!

This was a robo-call. It wasn't even a human.  But... it's probably the best because I would have been YELLING at a human!

I know...that's not the best attitude to have, but still..... DO NOT CALL ME at 5:30am!

Now.... I'm getting down off my soapbox!

Rant is over!

What aggravates you?