Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Gum

If you have ever asked me if I want a piece of gum, you'll usually hear me say, "NO - its from the devil" - LOL... but have you ever read the ingredients on it? YIKES.
So I may need to try this because its natural & to help the environment, it doesnt have the plastic wrappers too! NICE!! 

Favorite Gift Wrap

HOW COOL IS THIS??? You use this to wrap your gift, but then you can water the wrapping paper & it will actually GROW!!!! How fun is this? I think it'd be so fun to wrap a kid's gift in this too & let them have fun with it.

Favorite Towel Rack

I actually like this more than the big bar that has one big towel. This would be easier to change out the hand towels after guests & also fun to be able to change out the colors or have holiday/seasonal towels out.  

Favorite Bath Mat

Bamboo - give your bathroom a spa like feel

Favorite Yarn Project

crochet scrap blanket

This is supposed to be a project for scrap yarn.
So beautiful!

Favorite Kitchen Towel

Favorite Car Decoration

OK ... this is adorable hanging from your rear view mirror

Favorite Make up Brushes

This is kinda funny for me just because Ernie Walker LOVESSSS to jump up to my dresser & get my make up brushes & carry them around.  I have to find them  &then clean them & wait for them to dry.... it gets old. So this is a perfect set of brushes for me to use.

Favorite Funnies

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... when my dogs stand outside begging me to come play but its 15 degrees

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... my dog's view when I check them over every day to see if they're OK

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... me at work when I get emails from problem people

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... me at 4:30pm

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Happy Weekend y'all!!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thankful Thursday #256

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This week I am Thankful for:

Ricky + the horses
My brother has been in the hospital for over 2 weeks now... he is the horse care taker 5 out of the 7 days.  He also does all the heavy lifting. He's makes sure there's water in jugs in the barn for me to give to them on the weekends & makes sure I can reach the hay.  He's full time horse caretaker. I'm part time.  So when he was out of commission & I ended up having the cold from Hades - we were in trouble.  Good ole Ricky stepped in though  & has been the champ of taking care of the horses when I was down & out. Grateful for the help.

I had to go to the Lady doc this past week for what I thought would be a routine check up.  Little did I know I would be laying in pain, unable to get up because they ended up doing a biopsy of my uterus.  Also scheduled an ultrasound & talks of a uterine ablation.  To say I was a little freaked out was an understatement. But I text my sister in law who has been having similar issues & she messaged me back & told me she had just had an  ultrasound & a biopsy the day before!!! WHAT? What are those odds. .... it was just so comforting to be able to talk to someone who was in the same boat I was in, comparing stories & how we were feeling. It's just always good to know you're not alone.

Mucinex DM
... FINALLY... that bottle was my lifesaver for finally a good night's sleep & helping me get this junk up out of my lungs

Budget Journal
I mentioned this in my post last week but I am LOVING my new Happy Planner Budget Journal. Keeping me aware of where my money is going.

Bruno Sitting up
Our little old man was having some rough days. He seems to do that - have good days, bad days - but his bad days have his worried. I mean, he's now at 19 years & 5 months old! (WHAT??? Is he gonna make it to 20???) but he was even having trouble sitting up on his own for a few days. We'd have to make a Bruno Sandwich - put pillows on both side of him to hold up upright .... but now, that little old man now has that core strength building back up.  He's able to sit up on his own & once again fighting to stand on his own - which he can't do but again, thankful for his walker that lets him get around.

Warm January
My goodness... winter here has been very calm. We've had zero snow (knocking on wood it stays that way) & we've spent most of the time in weather that you just need a light jacket.  I know winter still has some weeks ahead, but I'm grateful for the ease of it all so far.  .... 38 days till Spring!!!!

Dr. Brown to the rescue ... again
My Brother was in the hospital for a week & getting worse & worse.  He had some obvious issues that were getting serious & when the nurses were telling us that the doctor would just see him in the morning, we knew this wasn't going to work. My brother wasn't going to be able to handle it for over 12 hours... Me & my Sister in law were ready to cause a big scene when all of a sudden, nurses come in & they tell Tony he's going into surgery within the hour.  The Doctor had seen his latest CT scan & was rushing in... & it was my surgeon who did my 2 emergency surgeries.  Isnt that funny?  He remembered me & was curious how my situation ultimately ended.  But I was so grateful he took the initiative to handle this - because honestly, Dr. Brown said if it was left alone longer, it would have been dire.

Over 2 hour surgery
So grateful my brother came through the surgery OK.

My brother has some good friends. One of them came up & sat with us during this surgery that took over 2 hours to do - & it took an hour to even get him started once they were back in the OR - so we were in the waiting room for over 3 hours.  It was really nice for Tony's friend to help us out & run & get drinks & just keep conversation going & company.
... Tony's friends also came over & cleaned the stalls & put down new bedding for the horses.  Thankful for all the help they have been giving.

Christmas is Over
For those of you that do Christmas in just a few days in December - you're doing it wrong.  We take it & make sure we can spend time with those we love & not be rushed.  It works for us to spread it out & yes, it goes into January... but we finally got through them all this past weekend.  Another successful holiday in the books.  ... & now, I can take down my decorations. Whew!

What's good in your week?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The weekend I'm starting to give 2020 the side eye.....

This past week / weekend has been a doozy.  & not in the fun, joyful, yahoo way of saying doozy. But more of the, "lets see how much we can throw into life at one time" sort of doozy.  So instead of just sort of summarizing the weekend, I'll sort of do it in categories so I can give a little bit of background on what's been going on this past wee,....


So yeah.... I dont want to share a whole lot because my brother is a really private sort of person & while I'm obviously not, I dont want to take someone else's life & put it out there unless he said it was OK.  I can say, he was put in the hospital the Friday before last. SO over a week.  & he was just getting worse & worse & ended up being rushed into a pretty long surgery on Thursday night.  My poor brother... he's never had any sort of surgery & to have to go into such a big one that is setting him on a pretty long road, it was just heart breaking.

With my brother being in the hospital, that's just changed our family dynamic right now too.  He has twins & they're both active in different things so his wife is trying to keep up on games & practices & just all the 15 year old things on her own right now.  He also is the one who takes care of the horses 5 days a week & does most of the heavy lifting with them... so that's on Ricky & I right now.  Plus, he does so much for mom & takes her to appointments during the week, so now, we're trying to find some people that could help us in that area.  Needless to say, with such a small family, you take one of us out & it changes everything.

& in all of this, it just breaks my heart because I know its a lot for my brother.  Not just the pain - which is severe - & the recovery & the future surgeries ahead for him... its just alot.

Biopsies & Ultrasounds

Remember when I said I'm not a private person - well get ready because I'm going to be doing some TMI right now. 

I know I've talked before about my over excess bleeding in the past. Remember when I was bleeding for 6 months straight & that's when we discovered my hemoglobin had dropped to 7.2 (YIKES) & that's what kicked off all the infusions.  Well..... it's started again. I've been going for quiet a few months. & its been SEVERE. Like, I dont know how I'm standing upright with all the blood I'm loosing. 

So I went to the doctor last week & she gave me a biopsy on my uterus - which HOLY COW THAT HURT!!!!!!! Dont believe them if you ever need one & they say "its only a pinch - it'll just last a second" - LIESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! 
My doctor also sent me for an ultrasound which I had to go do this past weekend.  Super Thankful that they offer Saturday appointments.  It was crazy because I've had these before & I dont remember them being very long but this one took nearly an hour. A LOT of clicking of the machine so I'm curious what they found.

The doctor had told me if everything came back OK, she was wanting to do a uterine ablation. Anyone else every have one?

In the meantime, to try & get the bleeding under control, she's given me a prescription of Provera - anyone else ever take that?  I hate medicine so I'm curious of anyone has been on that before.

Now, I wait for the results that should be back this week.

So on the night that my brother had his surgery, while he was in pain & we were trying to get a doctor to come to his room.... I had to take my mom to the Emergency Room.  She had a lot of issues happening at once so yeah, I had to drop her off in the ER & kept running between that floor & my brother's floor.  Talk about the Wood family just taking a nose dive.... geez.

Little side note
... I've seen been battling this stupid cold. I cant stop coughing.  I'm about over this!

... Mother Nature pulled the rug out from under us with the cold... Winter finally kicked in

... We had to make a mad dash to mom's Sunday night when my brother's friend went to do something in the barn & Baby got out of the barn. She started running free & didnt want to come back. LOL ... My brother's friend got nervous & called my brother & Tony text me if me & Ricky could help out.  By the time we got there, he had already gotten her up & all was well.  She just needed to do a few laps & stretch her legs is all.

... We finally got our last Christmas done this past weekend - yahoo!!!! Now, I'm on the process of getting the Christmas stuff down.  It's always fun to keep our Framily's Christmas to the last one because its one of our favorites to do & the kids love having Christmas after all the celebrations. Who doesnt love gifts nearly a month AFTER Christmas?

You know its a good time with framily when you eat Cheesecake & drink amazing coffee at midnight.  We had gotten home that night at nearly 2am.... time flies when you're with ones you love.

& yes, after getting back to work after a long weekend, 
I'm gripping my coffee the same way baby boy.

So how was your weekend?

Did you get off for MLK Day?

Have you ever taken Provera?

Ever have a Uterine Ablation?

How is your 2020 starting out?

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Tee

Favorite Lazy Helper

All the photo editing or blog work in bed... yes!
I like it can fold up too - so much easier to store.

Favorite Magnets

Because all these years, I never tire of Mean Girls quotes.
I say You Go Glen Coco at least once a week.

Favorite Keychain

Favorite Tea Kettle

I've been on a tea with honey kick lately & of course, I got rid of my tea kettle awhile back.
I'm looking for another one. I really like the wood handle on this.

Favorite New Year Reminder

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Favorite Slippers

It cracks me up these are a real thing!!! I kinda love it!

Favorite Royal Pic

I know all the talk is about Harry& Meghan (love them) - but I love his picture of all the people in line for the throne. Pretty cool.

Favorite Pill Organizer

I dont take any meds - but I know a lot of people do & this looks so much nicer on the kitchen counter than the big, bulky plastic containers.

Favorite Grocery Organizer

I have these on my fridge & LOVE IT
It's magnetic so you can just leave on the front or side of the fridge & when something runs out, just mark it on there. Then Pull the sheet off & take with you!

Favorite Funnies

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... when I come home from my hair appointment & the hubs says I look pretty

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... when I see commercials for weight loss & the results are like a size 12 to 2 in one month

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... every time I walk into Michael's & look at all the Planner stuff

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Happy Weekend Y'all

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