The old college try

We’re are going to attempt to go to the beach tonight. I’m still bleeding, but the dr says there is nothing more they can do for me without me missing the wedding. So I’m going, then when we get back my Dr. said she will discuss our options. Oy. I’ll have my crackberry with me, so I won’t be out of touch. I’ll just stay out of the water so I don’t attract sharks!

Pillow Talk

We are in bed discussing my current situation. Jon just said to me “this isn’t your fault and there is nothing you can do so try not to get upset. You’ve got to just go with the flow.
Ooh wait. Bad choice of words. “
Heh. He is such a good husband. He changed back into street clothes from pjs to make a jack in the box run for me and has been a great nurse. Part of his reward will be that he won’t have to shave if we make it to my moms wedding. Fingers crossed. Course jon is just amazed that anything or anyone could bleed this much and live. That’s me miss freak of nature!
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Hospice & PCOS

I spoke with my Nanny this week and my Pappy is on hospice. They are giving him 3-6 mos, but it is doubtful he’ll go the full 6. I’m going to try and go to Florida to see him soon.

My PCOS is kicking my @ss again. I realize that this is a blog published on the internet and therefore I censor some things. But I’ve gotten some really supportive emails from fellow PCOSers and I’ve realized I should share more. If you aren’t familiar with PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, click here for more info. I have most of the symptoms. The main one I’m dealing with right now is bleeding. I don’t have a regular period. Example: Since last August I’ve had my period in August, January for 2 weeks, Feb for the last 2 weeks of the month, March for the first 3 weeks of the month, and now for the last 3 weeks. When it gets really prolonged and heavy I’ve had to have d& c’s and am usually put on a ton of meds. The problem right now, besides the constant bleeding, nausea, headaches, backaches, cramps, and did I mention bleeding?, is that my mom is getting married on a beach next week and I intend on being there. However, if I don’t stop bleeding by Tuesday my doctor won’t let me go and I may end up in the hospital again for another d&c. Fun! So I’m picking up a new prescription today and will be taking iron supplements to fend off anemia until the bleeding (hopefully) stops. Cross your fingers for me!

New duds for Ling Ling

While in Baltimore, Lisa gave me some gifts she’d been saving for Ling Ling. First is this adorable ladybug cd holder complete with tons of Disney and kids’ cds. I’m so excited about this as I have no kids’ music yet. She also gave me this adorable dress in the best colors. I love how all the ladybugs are different colors. And it comes with bloomers which I love. And listen to this- she ordered one, but 2 came. Obviously a sign from the retail gods that yes indeed we will be getting twins. I’ve already picked out the hair bows and shoes they will wear with this outfit. Now, for the cutest thing I’ve ever seen with my own eyes: How cute is this?!? I love how the little ladybugs will go over her little girl boobies. And the bottoms have ruffles all across the back. Thank goodness they don’t make this in adult sizes or we’d be quite the site at the beach. And those would have to be the biggest ladybugs ever. It would look like I was under attack!

Bon Voyage

Things I adore about traveling:
-staying in hotels. I love the towels, the little bottles of lotion and shampoo, the way the tissue is folded into a V.
-Sky Mall magazine.
-Walking down the gang plank to the plane.
-Airport people watching.
-Airport moving sidewalks.
-Airport gift & magazine stores.
-Checking out the products in your host’s bath tub. I’m always interested to see what kind of shampoo, etc. that people use.
-Little kids pulling little suitcases on little wheels.
-Trying new restaurants. It blows my mind why anyone would eat at a chain restaurant while on vacation.
-Checking out local grocery stores or W@lmart. I love to see what products are available in different areas.
-The crowd of people waiting to pick up travelers at the airport. Their expectant, excited faces.
-Travel sized products.

Things I don’t understand/get/like about traveling:
-Why luggage isn’t available/popular in every color of the rainbow. You get off the plane and stand there watching 937 pieces of black luggage go by. Every so often there is a blue, red, or floral suitcase, but mostly they are black. At baggage claim Sunday night I saw this family with 3 kids. They all had different brightly colored rolling duffels from LL Bean. They could spot their luggage from a mile away. Smartest traveling family ever.
-The last place in an airport where we rely on the honor system is baggage claim. You can walk in from the street and take any bag you want. There is no security. I mean, I guess you run the risk of stealing a bunch of dirty laundry, but still, it is all up for grabs. I think it shows that when it comes right down to it, people are mostly good.
-How women travel wearing stilettos. Thank goodness for my Crocs.

Walking down the concourse of an airport always reminds me of just how many people there are in the world. We get so caught up in our own little worlds. I think it does some good to get out there and see how other people live.
My 2 favorite things about traveling are getting there and exploring, and coming home.

Operation Birthday Surprise Trip

Success! Lisa was surprised and we had a great time! Wow, so much to talk about on this trip.
Friday Lisa and I tooled around town getting a fabulous pedicure (cheap!), eating breakfast at our usual spot (the waitress always remembers me), checking out this cool Asian market.
I love a trip when I see and experience things I’ve never seen before in my life. Like the word “Guts” on a store sign. We picked up Pete from work then went to dinner at this great Asian diner. Then we ran home and packed up for our trip to Atlantic City! We checked in to our hotel and hit the boardwalk. I’d never been to AC so this was all new and exciting! We went to Bally’s for a while and then had a midnight snack at Johnny Rockets
before heading back to our room.
SaturdayWe woke up and took our baths in the fabulous in room GINORMOUS jacuzzi tub. Then hit the boardwalk again.
We saw a guy arguing with the air, then ringing the air’s neck after warning said air about air’s upcoming death. We stopped in the little shops and played a couple of the boardwalk games. I saw AC’s version of a rickshaw. This guy pushing a 3 wheeled cart you could ride in. I could never hire one of those, I’d feel so bad for the pusher!
Later we went to the Tropicana, which really reminded me of Vegas with all the shops and restaurants.
We had lunch at Cuba Libre, which was fantastic. Then we hit the casino. I found penny slot machines. So fun! I was busy for hours with just $10! I didn’t win big, but Lisa did pretty well at roulette. We had a big time then hit the road for Baltimore. Once we got home we went to Lisa’s old elementary school for a spring carnival, then dinner at the Double T Diner which was full of people who’d just come back from Preakness. I love people watching in a diner.
SundayWe woke up and met up with Laura and Brandon for brunch at Nick’s on the water. Then we stopped in at W@lmart so I could pick up some Tasty Kakes & Utz chips for Jon.
Yep, before I left Jon showed me the ones he wanted online and sent me on the plane with an empty bag so on the ride home I was to check my 2 luggage pieces then carryon the snack bag. I’m a snack mule. After W@lmart we went to check out Laura & Brandon’s new house. They are doing so much work. It is going to be great! I’m always interested when I travel to be able to compare home costs city vs city. When we got to their house I klutzed out and tripped going up the front steps. It wasn’t a horrible fall (though my knee is hurting pretty good now) but it was made all the more dramatic because I had just opened a ginger ale that flew everywhere. Jon said the picture looked like a CSI crime scene. We went back to Lisa’s and hung out chatting until it was time for me to go. I was sad to leave but happy to get home to my boy and my puggies. Oh, and my sweet tea of course.