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Hangover Morning

9 Oct

I woke up this morning and realized I had had a dream about ice cream. Drat.

I also woke up to the worst sciatica pain since I was pregnant. I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck…

But I know that this is how it goes. I’m going through the withdrawal symptoms that they warned about.

First official day of Paleo/The Whole30 lunch: nectarine. strawberries and turkey. So hard to not dive in to the cupcakes…

Dinner Day One: deconstructed huevos rancheros with no cheese and without the yucky onions that plague salsa and guacamole. #paleo #whole30 #food

Day Two Dinner: no bean chili with avocado (because I am a wuss and cant handle heat) with sweet potato fries. Only thing better would be ranch… #paleo #whole30  #campbellwhole30


I’ve realized that I really enjoy my meals pieced, like the deconstructed huevos rancheros I had on day one. Eggs, tomatos and avocado. I could mix it up as I wanted, but I enjoyed eating the pieces individually. It was yummy.

Now, just need to get past the hangover period. I’d really like to get rid of the sciatica pain too….because it makes me want to burst into tears and so far, nothing I’m getting is giving me any relief….


Mother’s Day

9 May

We had a very busy week last week.

Avi fell off a couch while we were playing at the hospital for Ryan’s therapy on the 29th of April. After a couple days of it still hurting her, we made an appointment last Wednesday. Three x-rays later (first one was blurry and one of the left side to compare) we discover that she has a cracked collar bone. No wonder she would whimper when it had pressure placed in the right spot. She did NOT like getting her picture taken by the x-ray machine. Two lolli pops, a nursing session and 3 stickers later, she was exhausted. We got home and slept through the whole night.

Then Friday, she went to the day care at the hospital while Ryan did his therapy and I went to get her half an hour early so we could go get her tested. Ryan has Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency which may have been the reason for his carotid artery dissections (that caused his stroke). (And if you want to get really depressed, following links from that and Google searches to all the things that can occur…)  So we had to draw blood from a 2 year old. Anyone that has had to go through this (or worse) with your child, I feel for you. The pain and fear and just overwhelming everything is heartbreaking. She yelled “scawy!” when she saw the needle. She screamed during the prep and really did not like the rubber band around her arm. The worst part for me? When they had the needle in and she just kept going “OW! OW! OW!” and looking at like I had betrayed her.

She did so good though. Got a sucker after that (thank goodness for Dum Dums!) and as we walked out, kept showing everyone her arm and the sucker. She is a trooper for sure!  They’ll be testing her for all types of the alpha-1 deficiency, so we can have a better idea of what to look for. I am trying not to think about it….


She still has a bruise on her arm, but is fine if you don’t mention it. The cracked collar bone seems to be healing well too, only have had a couple pain moments.

Saturday was busy busy! Got a call on Friday to see if I could attend a hiring seminar for Apple on Saturday, so got up early to go do that. I should hear sometime this week…would be nice to have something steady already lined up when I get “let go” from my current job. I’ve also been busy with The Photog’s Helper, meeting some AMAZING women photographers that are so talented and helping them grow their businesses. It’s been such a wonderful outlet for me. Hoping too to be able to announce my biggest news soon.

We went over to my MIL’s house for a birthday party for Ryan. A long trip but delicious BBQ chicken was had by all!  Avi had a blast too and it was nice to spend time with family, even if Ryan was exhausted at the end of the day. He was so tired that he thought about staying home instead of going to my parent’s for a Mother’s Day feast.

The next morning we all woke up lazily, stretching and snuggling in bed, listening to the rain outside. Ryan stayed in bed, playing his Pokemon game for several hours while Avi watched Aladdin and I got some work done. It was so nice to be able to work without a distraction and even took some time to play mindless Facebook games without feeling guilty.

Ryan called me into the room at one point to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. He had forgotten until then, but remembered on his own. It was so wonderful.  We walked over to my brother’s apartment to all troop to my parent’s house. Delicious hamburgers, deviled eggs and two glasses of Oak Knoll Niagra wine equals a lovely afternoon. We hung out under the heater watching the rain fall while the burgers cooked.

So now, the week has started again. Who knows what this week has in store for us….

An Open Letter to All

16 Mar

To everyone I know and love;

We may not know each other super well, but I have a request for everyone.  Please, NO MORE HEALTH ISSUES!  I am tired of hearing that someone is in the hospital. Or needs surgery. Or has died.  I’m exhausted.  I don’t know how much more I can take.

So please, before you do something stupid, think about me!  :p  I’m going to be selfish and tell you that you should all stay healthy, at least for a little bit.



(if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that this is in reference to my dad who went to the ER yesterday. He was severely dehydrated and his BP was dangerously high.  He’s okay now, just tired.  Oh, and he’s at work today as well.  Also, Ryan’s Grammy broke her arm and had to have surgery.  One of my dad’s dear friends from the Air Force died of cancer recently. My baby nephew is going to have surgery on his eyes at the end of the month. Then of course all of Ryan’s stuff still.  I’m tired!)