Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Well we dodged a bullet. My stepson's girlfriend is NOT pregnant! According to a blood test performed by the doctor. It's all very emotional. I am very happy she's not pregnant, but hate all the drama. These are the times I feel soo guilty for making my husband move to Florida. The distance makes everything so much more difficult. It's all very confusing. I guess that is what you have to expect when getting important information like this from a 17 year old kid. Apparently, he and his girlfriend have been having problems, and I can only guess this was her attempt to keep him, or some crazy thing that teenagers do to each other.


Surgery update: I'm feeling pretty darn good. Still sore. I haven't eaten any real food (unless you consider Jell-O real food) since Friday, the 24th. And I'm not hungry at all. I want to be, but it ain't happening. Water and broth make my belly hurt, I couldn't imagine real food.

Thanks for all the prayers!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thank You!

We are home, finally! My husband had a hard time in recovery so they kept us a little while longer than we expected. They gave us the option of staying the night, but we both wanted to come home.

The surgery went well. We both had hiatal hernias, DH's worse than mine.

We are both pretty sore, but not too bad. The gas they pump into your body is the worst. I have never had abdominal surgery before, so I had no idea what it felt like. I now have much sympathy for all the girls that have had to have laps.

Thank you for your prayers, I felt them.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Prayer Request

Tomorrow my husband and I will be having surgery (lap-band). I've mentioned it before, but tomorrow is the big day. I'm excited and maybe a little nervous, but not scared. It's been a long time coming.

I've been overweight my whole life. I was always active in sports (as a kid) and healthy, but chunky. I was always the fat friend and I was ok with it. I was told I have high blood pressure about 8 months ago, and then told I shouldn't get pregnant at this weight and FINALLY decided it was time to do something about it. So here we are.

I have tried dieting, but would lose 20-30 pounds tops and then slowly gain it back over time. I would gain a few pounds a year, every year.

My husband has a different story. He was always healthy and fit until in 2003-2004 he somehow gained 100 lbs in the matter of about 6-8 months. It was crazy! We took one of his suits to the cleaner, he tried to wear it 2 weeks later and it wouldn't fit. I mean not even close!! He was put on testosterone, synthroid and diabetes medication and lost 100 lbs in about a year. He has slowly gained about 50-60 pounds back.

A co-worker asked me the other day, "why now." My only answer, "because I want babies." How simple can it be?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Well it happened...

my 17 year old stepson and his girlfriend are having a baby. DAMMIT!

They are typical kids. This is the information we got: "she took one those tests and it was positive". "She hasn't had her period for a couple of months". That's all we know. They have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday to confirm.

I can't say I'm surprised, but I can say I'm pretty pissed off (read: devastated). He is apparently going to move in with his girlfriend and her father.

How are they going to do this? How are we going to do this?

Merry Christmas and Prayer Buddy

Merry Christmas!!! I am happy to be home with my family. All of my sisters and their respective significant others are coming today. We'll have a house full, but it will be fun! This Advent season went by incredibly fast for me. I can't believe Christmas is here already! I love Christmas and the way it brings families together. The good times and memories, and not to mention the good food.

I had the pleasure of praying for Angela. I had been reading her blog for a while (but a very bad commenter). I prayed for the return of the elusive, missed placed CDs. I would like to take credit for her finding them, because I prayed one day and miraciously they were found the next, but I cannot. It was a miracle! HA!

Angela, I was so happy when you found out you were pregnant, so of course I prayed for the little one growing in your womb. I asked your little Mary Grace in heaven to watch over her mommy, daddy and big sister, but especially her little brother.

God bless you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Quick Takes

1. I have to work tomorrow....YUCK!

2. The reason I have to work tomorrow: I do not have to work from Dec 17 - Jan 4th. So I can't really complain too much. That's what my company gets for "use it or lose it" vacation policy! BAWHAHAH

3. I am soo happy for all the new mommies in the blogosphere!!! All the new babies are beautiful!

4. My husband and I went to Savannah, GA earlier this week (for work) and got to sight see a little. We went to the Cathedral there and it was beautiful! I love going to Churches outside the norm.

5. I have an exam in January to be a "certified paralegal" and my studying skills SUCK!!! There's no way I'm going to pass. The only good news, I can take it again in May when I flunk it (notice I did say IF I flunk it)! SOOO NOT GOOD!

6. I love my husband, even though he's grumpy today! Maybe he should've fell asleep when I did at 7:00 last night. I LOVE me some sleep!!!

7. CD1 was Wednesday...BOOO! Getting pregnant would be a disaster right now with surgery scheduled for December 27th. But a welcome blessing still!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My personality...

I took the quiz suggested by JBTC (I'm an ISFJ a "protector") and this is what it says:

ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their "need to be needed." In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them; however, most ISFJs find more than enough with which to occupy themselves within the framework of a normal life. (Since ISFJs, like all SJs, are very much bound by the prevailing social conventions, their form of "service" is likely to exclude any elements of moral or political controversy; they specialize in the local, the personal, and the practical.)

ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted--even take advantage of them. Admittedly, the problem is sometimes aggravated by the ISFJs themselves; for instance, they are notoriously bad at delegating ("If you want it done right, do it yourself"). And although they're hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they're getting, it's somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself). (And as low-profile Is, their actions don't call attention to themselves as with charismatic Es.) Because of all of this, ISFJs are often overworked, and as a result may suffer from psychosomatic illnesses.

In the workplace, ISFJs are methodical and accurate workers, often with very good memories and unexpected analytic abilities; they are also good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others. ISFJs make pleasant and reliable co-workers and exemplary employees, but tend to be harried and uncomfortable in supervisory roles. They are capable of forming strong loyalties, but these are personal rather than institutional loyalties; if someone they've bonded with in this way leaves the company, the ISFJ will leave with them, if given the option. Traditional careers for an ISFJ include: teaching, social work, most religious work, nursing, medicine (general practice only), clerical and and secretarial work of any kind, and some kinds of administrative careers.

While their work ethic is high on the ISFJ priority list, their families are the centers of their lives. ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle--and often possessive of their loved ones, as well. When these include Es who want to socialize with the rest of the world, or self-contained ITs, the ISFJ must learn to adjust to these behaviors and not interpret them as rejection. Being SJs, they place a strong emphasis on conventional behavior (although, unlike STJs, they are usually as concerned with being "nice" as with strict propriety); if any of their nearest and dearest depart from the straight-and-narrow, it causes the ISFJ major embarrassment: the closer the relationship and the more public the act, the more intense the embarrassment (a fact which many of their teenage children take gleeful advantage of). Over time, however, ISFJs usually mellow, and learn to regard the culprits as harmless eccentrics :-). Needless to say, ISFJs take infinite trouble over meals, gifts, celebrations, etc., for their loved ones--although strong Js may tend to focus more on what the recipient should want rather than what they do want.

Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice. (However, like most Fs they hate confrontation; if you get into a fight, don't expect them to jump in after you. You can count on them, however, run and get the nearest authority figure.) Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it. One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven't known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. For instance, an ISFJ child may be reproved for "sulking," the actual cause of which is a combination of physical illness plus misguided "good manners." An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ's unexplained moodiness, only afterwards to explain about a death in the family they "didn't want to burden anyone with." Those close to ISFJs should learn to watch for the warning signs in these situations and take the initiative themselves to uncover the problem.

This is pretty much me. There are a few things I disagree with, but for the most part, it's right on.

I've never taken one these before, it was interesting. My husband is an ESTJ and COMPLETELY opposite of me. Maybe that's why we work together?! :)