No Phone Zone

While I am a fan of Oprah I am frustrated, disappointed, etc. with the fact that so many people have come on board with this whole idea of no texting and driving because they saw a show on Oprah several months ago.  I agree that the show was impactful and I’m glad that she did it.  I just wish that someone had done it YEARS ago.  We all need to be held accountable for our actions and make the right decision.  Texting and driving is distracting.  You cannot be looking at your phone and the road at the same time.  Life is too important to chance it.

One of my best friends is behind this cause 100% and I applaud her for getting on her friends and family and having them get on board with the program. Check out her blog about the whole thing.

Also, one of my favorite blogs that I read also wrote about the No Phone Zone Pledge.  The last statement she made is one that we should all read over and over and then follow through with what we read:

But you don’t need Oprah.  You don’t need me.  Make the decision for yourself and for your loved ones.  Do us all a favor and put the cell phones away when you’re driving.

 Now everyone please be responsible adults and do NOT text and drive! 

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The BIG debate

It’s definitely a Friday in my office.  Two other co-workers that sit next to me were talking about the show Marriage Ref.  We were talking about two different episodes: one about a stripper pole and one about having a dead dog taxidermy. 

This is a conversation with my fellow employee, who is in his late 50’s.

me: so a guy called into the show saying he wanted to have a stripper pole put into his bedroom.

co-worker: that would be great. I wouldn’t mind having a stripper pole in my room

me: are you going to pay for your wife to have classes to learn how to use the pole?

co-worker: no! a stripper is going to come with the pole!

#2 co-worker: what about having your dead dog taxidermy?  Would you do that?

co-worker: no, I would much rather have the stripper pole and stripper then see my dead dog everyday.

Thank you!

I was going through my normal blogs that I follow and one of them had a post this morning that was absolutely touching to me.  For her to open up the way she did and put her heart out there and to share the struggle she has been going through took courage.  As I sat reading it I could relate to the entry.  We all have our struggles in marriage but that is normal.  Most people don’t talk about them, or share them publicly.

I’m not sure if Marriage Confessions follow my blog but I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for letting others know they aren’t alone.  I always look forward to reading your blog!

Go check out the post.

I’ve been so quiet

Everyday I sign on to my blog to write but then I realize that I don’t know what to say.  This week has been kind of difficult.  Since my surgery last week and the sad news I received on Monday I just haven’t had much motivation to work or write.

On Monday I received a call from my best friend telling me that she has lost her baby.  She was 12 weeks pregnant.  This woman is so strong.  She is a positive person and has made a great life for herself.  She had been trying to have a second baby and when she found out she was pregnant she was so excited.  Lots of things were going on in her life that kept her very busy and stressed but she kept thinking of how soon she would have another bundle of joy in her life.  She was going for just a normal appointment and left with this horrible news.  I have seen her cry maybe once or twice the whole time I’ve known her.  To see her like this is hard but we are all rallying around her to show her that she is surrounded by love and that everything will be okay.

I’m going up to see her tomorrow and I told her I will bring a bottle of wine or margaritas!

Ouch!

This past Thursday I had a medical procedure done.  I’m not going to go into detail but OUCH!  It kind of hurt.  I’m okay and the pain will eventually go away.  This is my first day back to work and so far, so good, but a little uncomfortable.  The doctor said it would be about a week until I would feel better.

I am not allowed to lift any more than 25 pounds so working out with my favorite personal trainer is on hold. Bummer!  However, since I can’t do much lifting my husband did a bunch of stuff for me around the house this weekend.  He did all the laundry, mowed the lawn (normally my job because of his allergies) and he vacuumed!  It was all greatly appreciated.

MRI

Last Thursday I fell.

I fell hard. 

It hurt. 

I cried.

And now I have a headache.

I was doing my normal household duty of vacuuming when I tripped on the cord of my vacuum and fell.  It hurt really bad and the headache came on immediately.  I took some medicine and said to myself I’ll be fine.  Throughout the weekend I had a little bit of a headache but didn’t think much of it.  Monday I arrived at work and after a little bit my eyes started to hurt and the pressure around my ears and the back of my head was starting to bother me.  I ended up calling my doctor for an appointment just to make sure everything was okay.

The doctor visit went as expected.  He wanted me to have an MRI just to be safe.  He said it would be one of three things.

1. I was bleeding in my head so bad that I should be dead (we ruled that one out right away since I was sitting there still alive!)

2. I have a slow bleed that will either get worse or eventually get better

3. Post traumatic headache.  It will hurt for a while but will eventually go away

We are hoping it is number three.  He gave me some strong medication and away I went.

Yesterday (Tuesday) I went to have my MRI.  If you have never had one try to keep it that way.  It was not the most fun thing to do.  I have a huge phobia of having my face covered and suffocating so this was not meant for me.  I walked into the room got up on the SMALL table and they strapped my head in.  I was still feeling okay.  Then they put this cage looking thing over my head and the heart rate was getting faster and faster.  Slowly the pushed me back and I panicked.  I starting pushing the button to get me out even though they were standing next to me!  I said to them I couldn’t do it.  I needed to breathe.  After they pulled me out and I took some deep breaths they gave me a cold rag to place over my eyes. Boy, did that help a TON!  Back into the machine I go.  The tech was very good about telling me how long each segment would last and 30 minutes later I was done.  I was given a CD of the images and to me my brain looks normal! (well as normal as it can be).  The doctor called this morning and said the results came back normal and so that means it is #3! So now I will keep popping the pills back to help with the pain and to call him in a few weeks if things don’t get better.

I need a new Washing Machine

Yes, that is right.  I need a new washing machine.  Ours has decided that when it gets to the cycle where the water drains nothing happens.  It comes to a grinding halt and water stays.  Which only means that my clothes are soaking wet.  So then husband has to drain the washer set it on the spin cycle and hope that there isn’t soap still on the clothes.  He has also had to wring the clothes before putting in the dryer!  It is a pain and so we have stopped doing laundry. STOPPED!  My favorite pair of work pants are dirty, my favorite clothes are dirty, I’m running out of socks and underwear and most of my workout clothes are dirty now.

Tonight we are heading out to find a new washer.  I don’t want to spend a lot of money but I want to buy something that is good quality and will work well.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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