Friday, February 18, 2011

Just Life

The past couple of weeks have been a bit crazy for me, lots of ups and downs! With everything that's been going on, this is the first time I have been able to check on my blogger & emails!
One thing is for sure...I am currently having a love/hate relationship with my doctors! I love them because they do help keep us healthy, but on the other hand, I go for one thing & that one thing becomes something else and so on.
Back in November I went to my primary for a bad cold, then I noticed something growing in my left nostril so I went back to her.  She wasn't sure what it was but warned me that this is a very delicate area and I shouldn't touch anything that grows there, and she referred me to an ENT.  I went to him and it turns out that it was a wart, but it definitely had to be removed and sent out to be tested.  The worst part of the removal was the injection for the local anesthetic, after that it was cut off and then the site of the wart was cauterized to, hopefully, kill off any remaining cells.  Yeah, it hurt for the next 3 days or so, but advil helped relieve some of the pain.  Few days later I got a call from the doctor's office to tell me that it was benign, so I felt much better after that call.
Next up, my OB/GYN appointment.  I'm 35 so I never expected him to send me for a mammogram now, but he did! Then he also noticed a skin tag on my thigh, which I've had for a long time, but he recommends I have it removed....Oh my!!! More stuff to worry about now!  Aside from all this, I asked about coming off my current birth control, which are pills, and possibly going with something more permanent.  I came home and went over my options, and then decided to check the possible side effects and now I'm staying with my pills...LOL, I'm such a paranoid mess. Oh well.
Now I have a persistent pain in my left hip, but I have yet to call my doctor to check it out and I still have to call to set up my mammogram appointment.......trying to avoid the inevitable.
On the upside, my kids are doing great, my son's grades seem to be improving and my husband has started walking with me.....we are both on a mission to lose weight before the summer arrives!

Working towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.....and boy, does it require a lot of work.......

Monday, February 7, 2011

SuperBowl Sunday

This was a fun filled weekend with all the preparing for the Super Bowl!! Now, I'm not a football fan, although I am considering picking a team and being more involved next year :)  It was fun watching the game!!

This was a great way to spend time as a family, my kids were actually sitting with us and not locked up in their rooms, so it made it that much better! My daughter's favorite part was when the Black Eyed Peas came out to sing, now I know they got bad reviews, but I honestly don't care.  We are all big fans of Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas and we loved their show!

The only thing that was a bit of a fail was the food!  I was avoiding cooking (regretting it now) so we ordered take out from Chili's restaurant.  We used to eat there all the time, but they stopped making the Chicken tacos I loved, so we haven't been going as much.  Now we decided to order Quesadillas for each of us and the Triple Decker appetizer with the Big Mouth bites, cheese sticks and the spinach & artichoke dip with chips.  The quesadillas were loaded up with jalapenos, OMG!! They were so spicy, I cleaned it out--LOL, took out all onions & jalapenos, and was able to eat mine.  My husband did the same thing and ate his.  My son, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky.  His were a bit more spicy & he really couldn't take it!! So, he ate 1 of the 2 big mouth bite burgers and some cheese sticks! My daughter was good, hers were just cheese so she really enjoyed her food!! So now I know that quesadillas from chili's are a no-no for us :( what a shame!

It was a good weekend, but now its back to the norm!  Kids are back in school and I'm back to cleaning house and looking for a job.  I'm also trying to finish my book Naturally Thin by Bethanny Frankel, I'm halfway through.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What an imagination....

I'm sitting here enjoying the fact that the kids got another snow day so I didn't have to step out in that icy mess, and flipping through my daughter's book....the one she was creating last night.  LOL, my 5 year old loves to glue sheets of paper together, then draw pictures and tell stories to go with the pictures, which I have to write out since she can't spell yet.  I love it.....she really has a vivid imagination.  Who knows, she just may turn out to be a great author!