Saturday, January 31, 2009


I have a major case of the boredom's. I have been sitting around not doing much of anything for going on 4 months now first it was the pain from the back/ leg herniated disk thing that was keeping me confined and for the last month it has been the recuperation and Herman the hump thing. Seriously I have read 12 novels in 9 days. I will admit I have always been an avid reader and will readily read anything I can get my hands on but lately it has gotten ridiculous. Especially when you add to it the hours upon hours of Lifetime television and my usual strange shows. I really have entirely too much time on my hands. I am not good at being idle, I have been going 90miles an hour for most of my life and to be put in the position to not only slow down but pretty much come to a complete stop is making me and everyone I come in contact with crazy. (poor Ron) I have tried to come up with ideas for crafts but nothing really comes to mind that I would like. I have been writing a bit in my journal but nothing worth publishing. I do get to spend time with the kids and with Cloe which is entertaining but the kids all have other things to do besides hang out with mom and Cloe wears me out fairly quickly.. I am trying not to whine here but wow this whole post sounds like a whine fest. Anyone got some cheese to go with it?

OK over my fit for now.. In good news I have been able to get out a bit lately. We went to Lexington yesterday and took Cloe with us. We stopped to see Ron's mom, then to visit his nephew to take a drawing Ron did of his baby. Then to my favorite thrift store, and back to mom's, then we came home and grabbed Sierra and the 4 of us went out to eat. That was great but I have paid for it. I was beyond exhausted when we got home last night and haven't had the energy to do much of anything today I have pushed myself a bit to get out for a short trip to the store, but otherwise I have been in bed most of the day. I can't wait until the 12th when I go back to the doctor to see if some of my restrictions can be lifted and if they have a cure for the Herman thing that is still hanging out back there. Freezing him didn't work.

Does anyone have any good ideas for someone like me who loves to stay physically as well as mentally active in a situation like this?

I am gonna try to make it to church tomorrow. I haven't been the last 2 weeks and I really think that has a lot to do with my feeling down lately too. I miss my church family and friends and I miss being in God's house. I don't want to ever feel like just a visitor there ya know.

Well I am gonna get off here and try to find something to get into for a bit.. hey maybe there is a good lifetime movie on.. Ron just loves them so much.. NOT!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

My New Friend Herman

Ok well he isn't really a friend or even friendly. He has invaded my space and moved into my body. He is the huge lump on my back at my incision sight he is about 3 to 4 inches long ,2 to 3 inches wide and about an inch or so tall. About 2 weeks ago I noticed a small lump on my back at the incision sight. I popped a couple of ibuprofen and took it easy and the dang thing went down. The next morning it was back , again with the ibuprofen only this time nothing happened in fact said lump got bigger. This went on for a couple days. I called my doctor on Friday I left a message for his assistant. Monday afternoon she called me back, I told her what was going on and she assured me she would talk to the dr and call me back. Fast forward 4 days to the next Friday when she still had not returned my phone call. I called again, this time she was out of the office and I spoke with someone who was filling in for her. I was again told I would be called back. This time only an hour went by when I did get a phone call. Brooke, told me I have a hematoma, and that while they are not all that common in this type of surgery they are fairly normal and mostly harmless I was further instructed to ice it for 20 mins per hour and take it easy. If I take it any easier I will be in a coma. I have been icing as instructed, and still there is a big painful lump in the lower part of my back. I have decided if it is gonna be hanging around with me 24/7 it should have a name, hence, Herman. I have a strange obsession with naming things anyway from cars to thanksgiving day turkeys so, for my new lump to have a name doesn't seem at all odd to me. I am however hoping ours is a very short friendship.

In other news , I know Ron has told everyone about Chella getting her GED. I am very proud of her. It isn't the way I wanted her to get her education but I do understand why she chose this way and I have supported her decision. Her next step is to check out colleges and what financial assistance is out there. She wants to go into journalism, (imagine a writer in this family who would have thought?) I just hope she continues to follow through with her education. I know it isn't easy to do it once you are grown and married so hopefully she goes ahead with the education now and the home and family thing later. I didn't quite do it that way. I got married when I was 16 had my first child a month before I turned 18. I was 20 and had just given birth to my 2nd child when I went to get my GED, and 21 when I started college and spent most of my 2nd year of school pregnant with my 3rd child. Talk about getting your education the hard way. I did manage to come out the other side of it with a good education and 2 degrees but it would have been much easier to have done it without the full time home/mother/and 60 hr a week job thing as well. These kids don't seem to realize how great it is to still be able to live at home and not have to do anything but get your education. Oh well all I can do is encourage her and pray. Now I am working on Sierra to try and get her to go to work on getting her GED. Wish me luck.

Well, Herman is getting pissed about sitting upright so I am gonna get off here and try to freeze him to death.

Y'all have fun.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Post 250

Apparently this is my 250th post. I am not sure what the posting etiquette is for such an occasion. Am I supposed to throw a party? Should I post something meaningful and full of wisdom? ( that would confuse my readers) Or should I just say yay 250 I am surprised I have had that much to say at all?

I have been slowly recuperating from the back surgery. I am trying to obey my doctor and take it very very easy (his words) I am just not good at taking it easy. I have too much to do. The laundry won't do itself, the house won't clean itself, the groceries won't come into the house on their own, it just seems this taking it easy bit causes more stress than it is worth. According to the doctor my spine is destroyed that was his medical term for it. I have to be very careful right now and for at least the next 4 to 6 weeks that I don't hurt my back in any way. I am not even allowed to pick up my grand baby how much does that suck? In fact I am not allowed to lift anything over 5lbs now ladies seriously how many things in the life of a housewife weigh under 5lbs? The good news is he hasn't grounded me completely from going places I do have to limit how far I ride and how often but I can still get out of the house. If I couldn't believe me no one would want to be in the house with me.

In other things, American Idol (my guilty pleasure) has returned, I don't know why I love that show but I do. I love music, I love to sing. I do have a problem with the age limit thing, I think they should come up with an Old Fogey Idol. You know for us old farts that are over 29. What do they think that if you are 30 or older you can't carry a tune and your walker at the same time? I do have one other complaint about the show.. when the judges do the 150% or the one million percent thing does that make the yes or no answer to are the contestants going to Hollywood more important? If it is more than 100% does that mean they get to skip the Hollywood round altogether? Do they get to go straight to the finale? Sorry that sorta thing just bothers me I don't know why it is just a minor pet peeve of mine. Over all though I will sit here in my bed and watch for the next several weeks and yell at the TV when my favorite pick gets sent home or cry when they do the sappy background stories, and love every minute of it.

OK I don't know how this post measures up on such a momentous occasion as my 250th post but it is the best I have to work with right now..

Y'all have fun