Monday, November 09, 2009

Dear Diary Monday...

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted anything so I thought it was time to get my ass back on track!

October was a great month. We had the house all decorated, inside and out. We carved 30 pumpkins and they turned out MAGNIFICIENT. We found a new pumpkin patch and it not only will be my favorite pumpkin patch to visit every year, but it is people that I grew up with who live next door to where my Aunt and Uncle had their fun!

November and always.....are going to be hectic months. We have Dylan's uncle and new aunt coming into town for the holidays and we have got to get a jump on our shopping. My folks have taken "precautions" this year and have already got their normal flu shot and the H1N1 shot so I am hopping (crossed fingers inserted here) that we won't have problems like we did at the end of last year/beginning of this year with them being sick.

Other than that, we have the same ol' drama at work with the economy and lay offs, but I believe the worst is over.

Gonna try better to keep this updated...

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dear Diary Monday...

It was a FANTASTIC that was much needed and well deserved. Dylan and I finally made it out to Wendover on Saturday night and just had a great time and relaxed and enjoyed being together. We then came home on Sunday afternoon, spent some time with my Dad for Father's Day, and then relaxed the rest of the afternoon. It was nice to be able to get out of town, even if it was only for 24 hours and Dylan has really deserved this get away for being such a great supporter with all of the stuff going on with my family the last several weeks.

Week is looking good, even though I have no plans. I am working an odd kind of schedule this week and going to keep doing some small projects every night. We have some monster-like yardwork we need to do this weekend and, of the sun, moon, and stars all align properly, we might be able to do a few projects around the house. However, I am not going freak out....or really even care if we don't get everything done. All I really care about is getting the yard weeded....that's the biggest thing on my mind right now.

Work has been good. I have really been focused on helping other people out with their work situation lately and haven't really put a lot of thought into my own, so I might start doing that a bit this week. I want to work on my resume'.....need to update it and make it look better. Other than that, I am just going to keep looking to see what is out there and keeping my ear to the ground for possibilities. I am not in any rush to move, which makes looking all the more fun.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Dear Diary Tuesday...

Well, we finally got Mom home last night. It got to the point that if they had not let us bring her home, I am pretty sure she would have pulled out all the tubing and stuff and WALKED home. Unfortunately, it was pretty late when we got home and she was absolutely exhausted, so all I really got to do was get her into her pj's and put her to bed.

This morning I called and talked to her but she was a little incoherent....not as bad as what she was when we first took her down to the ER, but still not completely alert. Thankfully after she had something to eat and was getting ready to go to the doctor, she was doing much, much better. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she will continue to get stronger and more mentally alert.

Oh, and all of my love, energy and prayers are with Shane and his family at this time. I love you my friend!!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Dear Diary Monday...

oh GAWD the last three weeks have been HELL! After getting my Daddy out of the hospital due to an emergency surgery and all of his issues, then my Mom goes into the hospital this last Saturday and is still there! She has pneumonia, a very bad bladder infection, and was so dehydrated that her organs started to fail. I have NEVER spent so much time at a hospital in my the point that nurses recognized me and came to my Mom's room just to chat and see how my Dad is doing. Too much. I actually started emotionally "shutting down" on Saturday and the lack of sleep I have gotten the last three weeks would probably kill most people.....thankfully since I have insomnia I am able to function on very little sleep after years of experience.

All I can say is thank the GODDESS for the amazing emotional support I get from my friends...and believe this or not, my family! My friends have been a life-saver these last three weeks....and I am not using that term loosely. Without the shoulders to lean on and the ears to bend, I don't know where I would have been. And Dylan, let's just say that I won the lottery when he and I got together. He has been absolutely amazing and perfect in his helping out with everything.

Okay, wish me luck. I am hoping I can get Mom out of the hospital today and maybe, just MAYBE get some sleep!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dear Diary Tuesday...

It would be nice to come on to here to say that I had a wonderful three day weeekend, but I would be totally lying. This won't be the most upbeat blog...just FYI.

Okay, so on Saturday I woke up and was starting to get things done around the house when Melvin got VERY physically sick. He then began to weave when he walked, fell down, and some other bad things happened. I was convinced he was dying. I woke Dylan up in a panic and bawling and Dylan got me calmed down enough that I was able to see past the point of having him euthanized. We gave him some tuna fish with a whole bunch of water, let him relax for a bit and he was BETTER THAN NEW! Needless to say after that experience, Melvin is now thinking he needs to be pampered all the time. And thankfully for him, I am more than willing to accomodate him right now!

After that, I spent the morning taking my parent's around to the cemetaries to put flowers on the grave. My Daddy was not feeling well, so we got it finished in record time and then headed home. That is when everything went to shit. By 5:00pm that night, he was vomiting anything and everything he had in his system. By Sunday, we were down at the hospital, thinking he had the worst flu EVER. Well, turns out that there was no flu at all, but he did end up having emergency surgery and will be in the hospital for a few more days. So, since Sunday, I have been pretty much living at the hospital, taking care of my Mom and my Dad. Can't say that my attitude is very good, but I am keeping a smile and positive attitude when I am around everybody, but when I am all alone....I am more of a bitch than normal! I am sure it has to do with exhaustion, but I don't care.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Dear Diary Tuesday...

I wish I could tell you stories of all the exciting things I did for the weekend....but it would be a lie. Dylan and I relaxed this weekend and spent our time on the couch, watching a movie or TiVo and not a lot more than that. We did vacuum the house late on Sunday and I made dinner on Sunday, but that was the entire extent of our productivity. I figured since I knew that the next couple of weekends were going to be busy with projects and such, that he deserved a weekend of doing absolutely nothing...and that is what we did. It was actually kind of nice and I refused to let myself think of all the things I could/should be doing. Nope, needed some time to enjoy with my husband and we did.

This weekend is going to be a bit more productive. We are going to be working diligently in our yard to make it more beautiful. We have bushes to trim up, ground that needs to be planted, lawn that needs to be mowed. And of course, Sunday is Mother's Day and I am not exactly sure what were will be doing tht day...other than delivering gifts to our Mom's.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Dear Diary Friday...

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

This week has been great other than a few major lows that occured....but life carries on and you learn from those lessons and rejoice in the fact that you still woke up with breath in your body!!! Gotta love that which does not kill us, right??

Well, the weather has screwed up my plans of working in the yard, however, Dylan and I are still going to go and buy plants....I need some foliage and color in the yard, dammit!! I will at least have everything I need to work in the yard when the weather decides to clear up and behave itself.

Really looking forward to going to the Super Pet Adoption this weekend and lending my support to the cause. I think I will see if they will allow us to maybe walk a few of the dogs around to stretch their legs. The rest of the weekend I think I am going to play it by ear and see what comes to pass. I do know that I need to clean a few things and vacuum, but other than that, just going to enjoy.

Oh, and I just about forgot the most exciting news....MY DADDY CAN HEAR! Yes, he was actually able to call me on the phone last night and I didn't have to scream at him AND he could hear everything I was saying. It got me very choked up, and I heard my Daddy get a little choked up himself. It will be so great for him to be able to speak to his kids that are out of state and his nieces and nephews. Thank Gawd for modern technology!!!!