Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A blog post

I really didn't know what to name this post. Sometimes I feel like I have to blog just to say hi to those who don't follow me on facebook, and of course to give a little more detail than I do on facebook... I mean come on... it only allows for so many characters per status message, and you don't want to sit all day and post status updates..... well, most ppl don't.

Just a few things going on in my life...

1.) Jason is snoring.. I mean right now he is snoring beside me. It doesn't help my insomnia at all, but at least my loving husband is going to get a sleep study this Friday. We are thinking he may have some sleep apnea and might need a C Pap machine. I just want something to fix it, and so does he, because he wakes up so tired. We are definitely enjoying him on first shift though, and haven't noticed a big change in his paycheck yet. It will catch up with us, I'm sure. LOL.

2.) I don't like to be one of those bragging moms, but I do have to do a tad bit about Casey. She tells me last week, the night before report cards are supposed to be issued, that she might be getting a B... OH MY!!! She was SO worried. I promised her that a B in 8th grade was not going to hurt her when it comes to college admission. She so wants to go to Duke and is afraid that she will hurt that chance if she slacks at all right now. Well of course she had straight A's in all 8 classes. Most of them were 100s, one a 99, one a 98 and one a 97. I'm so proud of her!!!! She is also in several clubs, including the Beta club at her school. She works hard, and I'm so proud of her for it. She will start back her piano lessons soon.

3.) This weekend is Jason's and my 4th year anniversary, AND my parent's 47th (?) anniversary.... wow! It feels longer than 4 years for Jason and me, but maybe that's because I was married almost 10 years the first time. That makes me sound really old, huh? We are meeting some friends at a Japanese steakhouse nearby. Casey is also taking a friend. We were thinking The Melting Pot, but we did that last year, and wanted something different. I'm so happy to be with a loving, thoughtful man, who also loves my daughter and takes care of both of us. :)

4.) I'm working out like a crazy person!!! I hope it lasts. haha. I'm doing several DVD's, one of which is the Biggest Loser Bootcamp. I love it!!!!!!!! Of course it's hard right now to stand up from a sitting position, because I am so sore, but I'm sure that will get better.

5.) I go see my pulmonologist on the 18th. We will see how my pulmonary function tests look and he will decide whether or not I need to be treated for chronic rejection. I'm praying that my small airways are better. I haven't had to use an inhaler the past few times I've exercised, so that's good!!!! I'm also meeting a dear friend of mine for lunch on that day. Her name is Tiffany, and I have heard her speak before to medical professionals about their relationship with their patients... she was awesome... and I met her briefly, but other than that, we have only had correspondence on facebook. She has CF and has had TWO double lung transplants... what an inspiration.

6.) The Charlotte Observer is doing an article on my Mom and me for Mother's Day. What a great way to bring recognition to my mom for giving me life 3 times, to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis, and organ donation. They are going to come interview my mom, Casey and me in a couple of weeks.

7.) My hair is growing... FAST! I'm so happy about that. It straightens out a bit as it grows longer and is much easier to manage. I can get a small ponytail now. :)

8.) My photoshop class is coming along. The last class took me 5 hours to complete, because of all the work involved and the assignments afterward, but at least I'm learning. I still have about 3 classes to catch up on.

9.) I ordered new glasses today. The cutest Coach glasses called Hilary. They fit my face perfectly. I will get them in 5 to 7 days. My prescription hasn't changed that much, only slightly, but I still need new frames.

10.) Jason and I start a new Lifegroup on Thursday. It's a small group of Christian people who get together and connect. We do have lessons to do and reading to do that we discuss, but it's mostly about fellowship. It's been awhile since we've been in a lifegroup, so we are excited... this 1st shift is giving us much more flexibility with our schedule!!! :)

I do want you all to keep my dear friend Lori in your thoughts and prayers. She is experiencing some chronic rejection that is a rare kind, and treatments are not the same as with the most common chronic rejection. Her center is in touch with Duke to figure out the best treatment plan.

I wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day!!! Lots of love and hearts. :)


Katelyn said...

It was great to hear from you!

Debbie said...

Hey, just wanted to say hi. It has been forever since I have checked up on you. Hope all is going well. Life is really hectic around here.

Katey said...

Thanks for the update...even though I follow you on facebook....we don't get that detailed of an update :)

YAY for Casey...she seems like an awesome girl...she reminds me of myself! She will definitely succeed in anything she wants to do.

I'm glad your hair is growing...that's always a good thing, especially when we know what it's like to lose a lot of hair..lol.

I hope your appointment goes ok on the 18th, and those PFT's are better...so you can avoid the chronic rejection treatment.

Oh...and Happy Anniversary a few days early!

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs...so glad everyone is doing well. Tell Casey I am proud of her! I will call you to see how you make out at your appointment. XOXOXO LVU!

OceanDesert said...

GO Casey!!!!!!!! That's awesome!

Picturing your appt going AWESOME as well! xxoxoo

Rick said...

Just dropped in to check out your world. I confess that I didn't read every word, but I poked around enough to catch up on your happenings. Tell Casey congratulations. I don't know if I ever made straight A's and see how I turned out? (Maybe you shouldn't share that last part. Just congratulations.)

CowTown said...

That's awesome to hear you're working out like a mad woman! Wow. I wish I could say the same. Goooo

Lisa said...

Nice update :) I hope that you can find something to help Jason's snoring. Right now I am the one that snores and I feel badly. I do have sleep apnea and a CPAP...I just don't use it :) And actually the way that Gess is describing what is going on, I am not sure that the CPAP would be helping. But, I guess I should get it out... :)