Sunday, February 27, 2011

Surgery Tomorrow....AGAIN

Have I mentioned that I am sick of surgeries? Sick of hospitals? Sick of being broken?
Well, if I haven't here it is......


Tomorrow I am going in for another surgery.
Hopefully this will be the last.

This surgery is to repair my elbow.
I broke my elbow in April of 2009 and it hasn't been the same since.
There is very little strength in my left arm, I can't bend or flex fully.

The kind of break I had is seen once every 2 years apparently.
Not very common.
I stick to being unique, even when breaking bones.

The screws they put in are now falling out.
Sometimes you can see the screw protrude out of my skin.
Not pretty.

The plan is that the doctor will remove the one screw, possibly the second one if they can. Then they will cut out a cartilidge type thingy that is in the bottom of my elbow preventing me from flexing/extending. They will manipulate the tendons and muscles and what have you to hopefully give my arm better mobility. They will also remove the scar tissue that has formed from the last surgery.

Sounds like a frickin fantastic time, doesn't it??

Have I mentioned I am SICK of this crap??
I am.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Current

Saw this on my wonderful friend Lee's  

listening to Eminem. I know some lyrics can be inappropriate, but I love him.
eating plenty of crap. I really need to stop.
drinking lots of tea and not enough clear water
wearing American Eagle. My fave place to go for hoodies.
feeling very anxious. Surgery is Monday.
wanting to just shut down but I know that's not what I do. I'm a survivor.
needing sleep
thinking too much about the negative, need to focus on the positive
enjoying my 8 year old everyday
wondering why it took so long to invent a Kobo! (my eReader)
creating a list of what needs to be done before my surgery
procrastinating on getting the cleaning and laundry done
pondering what will be in store for me next
loving the sunshine
anticipating a very busy and stress week and weekend before my surgery

where is your current taking you??
Lee discovered this meme on this blog.
do you participate? send me a link so I can check it out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Truths that were sent to me from a co-worker - Enjoy!
I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

There is great need for a sarcasm font.

How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the Person died.

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Bad decisions make good stories.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk-off from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door.

Friday, February 11, 2011

8 Years Ago

8 years ago my life changed.
It was a change I thought I was prepared for.
I was wrong.
I never expected the impact to be so strong.
I never expected my heart to feel the way it does.
I never expected the new found respect I felt for other women.

In June of 2002, I learned my life was going to change.
I knew it would be different, I knew it would be great.
But there was a lot I didn't know.
I would learn.

8 years ago my life changed.
On February 11, 2003 I became a Momma.
It is a moment I will never forget.
It is a moment I will cherish for a thousand lifetimes.
It was a moment the doctors told me would never happen.
Thank GOD they were wrong.

8 years ago, my life changed.
For the better.
It completed me.
It showed me what true love is.

8 years ago today,
Jonah William O'Hara came into this world
In to my life
In to my soul
In to my every breath

He is 8 today
I feel like he just arrived
Yet, I feel like I have known him forever
He is funny
quite a character
and the most loving boy you'll meet

He is my proudest accomplishment.

Happy 8th Birthday to my Jonah