Friday, December 28, 2007

The end of the year brings a blog...

learned in 2007:

* true friends are hard to come by, but best friends are even harder to come by. I am lucky enough to have a few of both.

* love is always there, though not always in the form you think it is. Embrace it- it seems to be such a rare commodity these days.

* drama isn't worth the wrinkles it gives you.

* "Your body is a wonderland"- no truer words have been sung. Treat it as your temple and it in turn will do you right.

* trust in doctors, it's called the practice not the exact science of medicine for a reason.

* family may drive a sane person crazy, but I'd rather be crazy than alone.

* incorporating new people into a family keeps it interesting, having your family embrace and love the new people is priceless

* making new friends and acquaintances is the spice of life.

* long chats with dear friends over a glass of wine makes for a great evening.

* smiling, saying please and thank you, and treating people as you would like to be treated are coming back into style- I swear! (I'm bringing them back dangit!)

Just a few of the many. Happy New Year to all! I hope 2008 brings you smiles and great times, I know mine will! :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tis the season

The stockings are hung. With tape yes, but plaster walls suck so at least they are up. LOL

The tree is trimmed and presents are starting to fill the underneath....

And decorations are all over the house, along with great Christmas smells.
Every year gets so very different for me. The holidays have totally different meanings, and different things become important. Healthy family members and friends top my list this year. Along with smiles and warmth from people and homes.

The more materialistic this world gets, the more simple I make my life. Enjoying the things that matter and the people that make it all worth while. The older I get the more I value friends and family and start realizing that they won't always be here. Sad but true. The more I love the more love I get and the more calm and relaxed I am the less there is to worry about.

To all of my friends and family love you all and know how grateful I am that you are a part of my world. You are all amazing and have touched my life in one way or another. I wish you all the Merriest of Christmas's and the Happiest of Holidays and can't wait to see you during these festive times.

And Fishstick, special thanks to you for making all of my dreams and wishes come true. I love you lots butt head!


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Life happenings as of late......

It's been busy, crazy and everything the end of the year brings. (Well it's usually a bit chaotic, just kinda how things roll in my life! LOL) But I have had the greatest support system through friends, family and a lover than I could have ever asked for. The past few weeks have been interesting to say the least.

I had an appointment with my surgeon- a follow up on my anemic state of being. Unfortunately my iron decided to be stubborn and not come up, even with diet and pill changes. This worried both Doc and I, so he referred me to a Hematologist. Go to Mr. Iron, he says that my body will never absorb iron the correct way, because of the surgery I underwent almost three years ago. Okay, so how do we fix the problem???? Iron infusion. Great! *insert sarcasm here* But, when it comes to my body, gotta do what I've gotta do!

So a week went by, and last Thursday I had an iron infusion. Fishstick being the sweetness that he is, came to be bored out of his gourd with me. We arrived at 10:30 am, returned home at 4:45 pm. It was a long day. And to dig the dagger in a bit further, I am expected to feel like poop for the next 2-3 weeks! I have decided that I would rather feel bad for another few weeks, and then start feeling better than continue to feel as I have!

So what are the side effects you ask???? For the first two days I was soooo sick to my stomach. Next- my bones hurt. I now know where every joint in my body is and how important it is to daily function. My fingers even as I type this are just screaming. It's like the description of Harry Potter growing his bones back in the hospital wing. I empathized with him as I read it, but never figured I would have the pleasure of actually feeling something that painful.

Christmas decorations are slowly going up at home. We did a test run with the fake tree Sunday and Fishstick came home yesterday to it toppled over. He was so sure it was my kitties in ka-hoots, but last night I watched his "little angel" walk right up to it and start pulling on the branches! My kitties I'm sure! :P

Thanksgiving was different for the family this year. It included Mom, Dad, Gramma, Nanner, Fishstick, Nanners friend from school Mary, Solitaire and myself. It was wonderful. We haven't had a big family Thanksgiving in so long. After dinner some family friends came over for coffee and desert. So total there were 13 people in the house on Thanksgiving. I know some of you have massive families and what not, but this was great for our family.

I think that's about it for now. I am looking forward to seeing some people I haven't seen in a long while (Dezzie) and spending much snuggle time with Fishstick and the girls on the couch. I can't wait to get my energy back up and be a holy terror again! :)