Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Schools Out for Summer

Now that we are full on in summer vacation mode, I'm hoping the behaviors around here will improve. Thankfully the weather is on our side so the kids can be outside burning off all their energy. I just wish I had more to keep up with them.

I've been dealing with anemia, and I won't go into details but it's female related so I'm sure the male readers won't want to read about it. You know what whatever. Male readers stop reading now if you don't want to read about it and start at the next paragraph. So here's the scoop. After I had Spencer I had a big infection in my uterus which caused my incision to open up, which has now caused a cyst to grow on the thin tissue. I finally went to my Doc in March because I have periods that last for 3 weeks. They sent me for an ultrasound and this is when they found the cyst. I have been referred to a gyno but I don't see him till November 23rd. For the last month or so I have been feeling very tired and have had stabbing pains where the cyst is. I feel so tired that I'll drop the kids off at school and find my self falling asleep as soon as I get home. I thought maybe my blood pressure was off so I went to my favorite nurses house to check it. It was normal but my pulse was really low. So again I make another appt with my doc, just to make sure the heart rate thing is ok and see what can be done about being so lethargic. He sent me for more blood work and an ECG. ECG came back normal. So no worries about the low heart rate. And the blood work came back normal except for my iron levels. He said that 14 is on the low end of normal and mine is 4. I've been taking iron but now have to up the dose. I'm also trying to add more iron rich foods everyday. Spinach is becoming my go to smoothie ingredient. So there it is out for everyone to read. Could be why the lack of posts too.

Ok men you can read again.

Anyway I'm really looking forward to camping and just relaxing. I have a hard time doing that. So I'm going to go right now and ignore the laundry and maybe put my feet up outside while the boys play.

Happy Sunshiney Wednesday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Somedays I just feel like crying

Today is one of those days. Being tired never helps. Quinten's behaviour is frustrating me. Over the last few weeks it has been the worst. I know he's just testing the boundaries but I've had enough. Nothing I seem to do makes him stop. You would think emptying his room of everything but a bed, dresser, pillow and blanket would have taught him. But no you'd be wrong. I'm sticking to my guns and hopefully soon he'll take me serious and know who the boss is. Soon he'll have nothing to play with. It'll make cleaning up easier if there aren't any toys. :)

And I want to say Happy Father's day to my very best friend! You are an amazing Dad who takes the time to be with your kids. And to my Dad who without I would not be who I am today.

My parents have been a great help to us lately by watching the kids when we have to work. I wish I were rich to be able to pay you back for all time. Just know that what you do for us is not taken for granted. Thank you so much! Words are not enough.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Late race review

Life is getting in the way of posting. I really must do something about that. :)
The race on Saturday was crap. It was pouring, freezing and because of that I had a crappy time doing it. My leg started to hurt with 3k left. There was a giant hill I was not prepared for and it was too soon to do another half. Lesson learned I guess. But on a positive note I got out there and did it. That has to count for something right. Not all races can be great. I'm thinking about training for a half in the fall but trying to run some 10k races in between.

I think that sums it up. Life is good around here. Dealing with the end of the school year behaviour issues, trying to keep the house tidy seen as the kids can't play outside in this rain.
I have another order for next week. Muffins and apple shaped cookies. They will be teacher gifts. I'm thinking I might do the same thing. If you are interested in doing something like that let me know.

Anyway back to the mayhem.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

11 and a half days left

School will be done. I'm really looking forward to sleeping in on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Taylor has to be at gym on Mon, Wed and Fri at 9:30. Not too early but still early enough for the Lobbster family. The behaviour at our house has not been stellar. I think we are all in need of a break.

Even though I'm looking forward to the end of the school year it sadness me too. I get a little teary just thinking about this past year and what our family has gone through and what the kids have over come. Especially Taylor. She has really matured over this last school year and we are so grateful to her teacher. I'm not sure she would be where she is if it hadn't been for Mrs. V. We've been really lucky to have her the last 2 years. And I'm happy to report that for the past couple of months Taylor has gone into school without tears or clinging to me. She doesn't even need to go in her normal door. Those are huge steps for her.

It also makes me sad because we won't see all the friends as much during the summer. It's tough when everyone goes in their different directions. I'll miss the morning, mid day and after school walks with the moms. Those are really special times for me.

I am soooo looking forward to packing up the trailer and getting to Penticton. We will be there for almost 2 1/2 weeks. We decided to go a couple of days early so Taylor and Quinten can do the Penticton kids triathlon on the 16th. I think it's pretty cool that they want to get into that kind of stuff.

Anyway, now that I've poured out my feelings I must be wrap up this post.

Tomorrow is a new day and will be filled hopefully with relaxing. 2 sleeps. And no muffin order now. They didn't get enough interest so had to cancel the event.

Good night!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Again I suck at updating

But I have good reasons. Been busy running, baking, cleaning and entertaining.

First off running. The Calgary half marathon went really well for me. My goal was to have no pain at the end. I'm happy to report I made my goal. It felt so good to finish pain free. My time really did suck but I checked my ego at the door and took er easy. In the past it's taken me months to get back into running after the painful finishes. I was able to run the Wednesday after the race. And I'm doing another one this coming Saturday in Cochrane. Again I will not be winning or setting any kind of records, but trying to finish with no pain.

Second baking. I've got a big muffin order for realtor friends. 200 muffins for this weekend. So I've been trying new recipes. The kids have been loving my trials. And so has my body. Good thing I've been able to run or else.

Third cleaning. These kids are so messy. I'm so sick of cleaning up there mess that I've been living with it. Something I find hard to do. (I know Mom and Dad you might find that hard to believe but one person can only clean up so many times before they say screw it and leave it. Then guests come over and it looks like nothing has been done.) So last week we did a big clean up but once again it looks like a bomb went off upstairs.

Fourth entertaining. I love having people over. I know some people might think I'm crazy for having people over so often. Don't get me wrong I love going to other people's houses but I don't feel comfortable inviting myself over. Anyway I'm looking forward to the weather being great so that we can have people over even if it is to just hang out on the deck.

Now that I've updated I'm off to try another recipe. I'm finding so maybe great ones.

4 more sleeps till race day. 2 of my race supporters will be busy with their own activities so it'll be buddy and Chris there to cheer me on.