Monday, June 30, 2008
But all in all: nothing serious, and I should live! whew! :)
Today has been nice and I worked out for the first time since my "heart condition" came up last Thursday. It went pretty well - 40 minutes on the elliptical and then some weights.I got a little dizzy toward the end, but that could have just been because I hadn't eaten lunch yet. I have, however, hit a plateau as far as weight goes. I'm not really worried about it because I'm not really one of those people that has to be at an exact number on the scale... however, I am convinced that I would not be stuck if it weren't for my ice cream addiction AND Sonic's 99 cent milkshakes!! oops. Oooh well, it's too good to quit eating. :-D
All that's left for today is finishing up some chores around the apartment and then tomorrow I have to pack for Florida!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Holtor monitor which is just basically a portable EKG. Because OF COURSE when they did the actual EKG in the doctors office, my heart didn't do it's little fluttering thing. OF COURSE it did do it right after we were done. So Dr. B hooked me up with this Holtor monitor. Then OF COURSE it did flutter again after I was hooked up, but BEFORE it was recording. I have to wear it around for the next 24 hours...see... Jack Bauer only has 24 hours to get me out of this bomb! 3 down... only 21 to go. hurry up, Jack! I can't even shower. Okay, out of my 24 episode... my heart has since done its little trick several times, so there should be plenty of flutters recorded.. we'll see on Monday!
This little contraption has 7 little thingies (I don't know the technical terms, sorry :)) that will monitor my heart rate and hopefully give us some type of idea of what's wrong with me. Although, it could be nothing that has to do with my actual heart beat, so it could tell us nothing and therefore being hooked up to this
More later... I'm off to enjoy a chocolate/peanut butter milkshake and watch 24 (the real one!)
Maureen offered to go to the ER with me tonight if I wanted to go, even though it's their anniversary and she has 4 kids at home! And Amy & Tim talked to me and offered to call doctors and get me in really quick either tonight (at the hospital) or at the cardiologist on Monday - and they don't even live in Jackson anymore! And did I mention it's their anniversary, too?!
I will definitely miss all of my TN family when I move home!
Friday, June 27, 2008
I haven't had a whole lot going on this week, thus the lack of posts.... today's going to be a long day. I'm going to watch Harris (7 y/o boy) at around 10:00 until his mom gets home (probably between 4 and 5). Then at around 5:15 I'm going next door to watch 4 kids until.... she said at least 9:00. Long day, but it should be fun!
Now to tie in the subject of this post... I'm slightly worried about my heart. Just slightly. You know that feeling you get when you're really nervous, like about to go on stage and your heart starts beating really fast and you get that, almost shortness of breath and feeling of butterflies in your stomach? That happened to me about 5 times over the course of the day yesterday. But I wasn't nervous or anxious about anything, it just happened randomly, and it went away as quickly as it appeared. I didn't even think it was strange until it happened a few times. Now today, at nearly 8:00am it's already happened twice and I've been awake less than an hour. I'm only slightly worried, because I don't know if it's something to be worried about. I don't even know for sure if it has anything to do with my heart. Heart things just always make me nervous since I had to have open heart surgery when I was 6 for an Atrial Septal Defect. Supposedly I'm all better now though, so I don't think it has anything to do with that... I'd just prefer to keep my heart nice and closed up in my chest for the remainder of my life.
I guess if it keeps happening I'll go see a cardiologist in Jackson, since mine is in Louisville....
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I had so much fun and I'm so glad I went! New friends, old friends, dancing, and wedding cake! What else could you ask for?
fiance husband is from Australia, and she left today to go live there! I can't even imagine being that far away from friends and family... but at least Australia is a cool place and his family was really nice!
Congratulations, Mesha & Nick! Best wishes! :)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
One of the best parts of my jobs I think is watching the babies grow up!! I've been watching Madison since she was 3 weeks old... and now she's crawling and pulling up! It's so much fun to watch her learn, grow, change, and discover the world! What a little cutie! :)
Monday, June 16, 2008
Anyway, in honor of the sibling day, I thought I'd just let you all know that I have the best big brothers in the world! :)
I love you guys!
It was an eventful day of lots of food & sweets (they have every kind of ice cream imaginable in that house, so I ate a tonnnn of it!) And we made a Butterfinger cake for Dr. Bruce & in honor of my dad (it was/is both of their favorites!)
Then we attempted to take a picture of all the dogs together... out of probably 50 pictures, this was about as good as it got:
at least they are all in the picture...
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Today is one of those nothing-to-do days. While I am thankful for them, I also feel bad for just sitting around all day. I feel like there is something I could or should be doing. I actually thought I was going to watch Joshua this morning, but it must have slipped my mind that she said Thursday, not Tuesday. Thankfully I realized this before I made myself get up super early this morning. No Joshua today, thus, nothing to do. I don't even have laundry or chores to get done...which is usually always hanging over my head. But I have, for some strange reason, been staying on top of it (not that I'm complaining). I am turning more into my mother every day, and for the past couple weeks or so, I've been making my bed every day. she would be so proud! I always thought it was pointless, unless you were having company over, because you just un-make it later in the day to go to sleep. BUT, it does make my room look a lot nicer, and I think it motivates me to keep the rest of my room clean too.
The only thing on my to-do list today was to get the vacate notice for our apartment. They require a 60 day notice, and since our lease is up August 20th, it is fast approaching.
I love this apartment and I will miss living here... we've had absolutely no problems besides our loud, rap-loving neighbors....but they're long gone now. The staff is so nice and accomodating.. they even knew our names (and who was who) - BEFORE we actually moved in! At the old apartment complex, they had to ask me my name and which apartment I lived in every time I went in (which was often because we had a lot of problems there) even after we had lived there for a year. Here we've only had a few maintenance requests, so they don't even see us much, and they still know who we are and which apt we live in. Yesterday, I even had a maintenance guy recognize me when I was out in the parking lot and I've never even met him before. In a way it was a little strange I guess, but they just take the time to actually get to know you.
Anyway.. it will be bittersweet I think. I am excited and sad to be moving back home... there will be some things and people (and precious babies!) in Jackson that I will surely miss, but I am so thankful for my friends that are still at home and it will be nice to be a lot closer to family again!
Well, seeing as how it is almost 2:00pm, I should probably grab some lunch, then maybe I will force myself to go to the gym... we'll see... maybe I will just lounge around? :)
I don't have a copy of the book yet, as it has just been released, but I can't wait to get one! I am daily reminded of God's providence, grace, strength and protection every day when I drive on Union's campus to go the gym and see the new dorms being built in place of the old ones that were destroyed, serving as a reminder of that night. It truly is amazing what happened that night.... it - if nothing else - is my first hand experience of a miracle and truly feeling God's protective hand.
I do believe the book would be inspiring to anyone, whether or not you were anywhere close to Jackson, TN on Feb. 5th.
When a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour slammed the Union University campus on February 5, 2008, destroying eighteen dormitory buildings and causing $40 million in damage, the immediate assumption was that dozens if not hundreds of lives would have been lost. Miraculously, nobody died, and the next morning major media outlets flocked to Jackson, Tennessee, where Union students and faculty credited God for their survival and got to share their faith with millions worldwide.
God in the Whirlwind recounts the entire experience through twenty eye-of-the-storm accounts from those who saw the walls and ceilings crashing down upon them and felt their ears pop as the pressure dropped, from anxious parents who waited for their child’s call, and from Union leaders who marvel at the university’s unbroken spirit in the face of such devastation. This inspiring book also includes eighty photographs that visualize God’s mighty hand upon nature and his gentle hand of grace.
If you are interested, you can purchase it here, and it should be listed on Amazon soon. All proceeds go to the Union Disaster Relief Fund.
Here is a link to my tornado experience.
Monday, June 9, 2008
This was only the 2nd time I had tried to take him swimming this year, and the last time we didn't even make it all the way into the pool (it was too cold). He loved swimming last summer, but this year he's not as much of a "baby" so I wondered if he'd feel different about it this year... I think he will warm up to it though.
It was weird though... I am sure he will love it once he realizes how much fun it is! Instead, he really wanted to come back home and play inside. He didn't even want to go to the playground. Who knows??
So...we watched Barney! I hope this does not become an every day thing....
Oh well.. we'll try again on Wednesday!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
While I was laying out, I noticed that there were several huge clouds that kept passing over, some were dark, some weren't, but they were all huge. So I looked up the weather forecast to see if it was supposed to rain or anything, and this is what it said:
88 F, Clouds. Hot.
Well, I had already figured that out, but thanks.
That's pretty much all that went on today, though.... nothing too exciting. After I got home and ate dinner I went to the pet store to get another filter for Obie and Zeke's tank. I just cleaned it about 3 weeks ago and already had to clean it again. It usually lasts about 2 months, but I think they got fed a LOT more than normal while I was gone. That's okay though, I'm just glad they got fed :) And now their tank is all nice and clean again! Maybe they can make it until I move home and they can move into their mansion tank....
Okay, well, it's pretty late... so off to bed!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
He mostly played on his Nintendo DS, anyway...
they have a little white dog that looks like Duncan! her name is Sophie
pics taken on camera phone, so not the best quality, sorry!
Tomorrow I'm going to tackle taking Harris to the Country Club to go to the pool... so we'll see how that goes!
Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and got a bunch of cruise scrapbook stuff! I really want to get back into scrapbooking, and I'm planning to start with the cruise - I figured that would be better than trying to go back and pick up where I left off (I never finished my senior year scrapbook...3 years!!!) maybe one day... So hopefully that will motivate me to start again! My mom also said I can have a room in the basement just for scrapbooking and she won't complain and ask me to pick it up all the time! thanks Mom! :)
Just a side note...there is music playing on my computer right now and I can't figure out where it is coming from!!!! so weird. I WAS listening to itunes but then I heard extra music playing in the background so I closed out itunes and it's still there.....
Anyway...I guess I am going to get off here and go eat some dinner! I'll try to have something more interesting to post about soon... m a y b e .....
Monday, June 2, 2008
The weekend was pretty busy... on Saturday we were gone pretty much all day for Crystal and Derek's wedding in Paducah, KY. It was my first "Kappa Delta Wedding." I wasn't exactly sure what that was going to mean, but all it meant was that we sang to Crystal at her reception. So it wasn't bad. The wedding was really nice though! Derek was super cute when he started to cry saying the vows... how sweet!
How the KD's entertained ourselves at the reception.....
such good "just married" faces...
I love weddings!
Congrats, Crystal and Derek!