Monday, January 14, 2013
I'm gonna try to make a consistent effort being here. And if I don't, for the record, it's not from lack of wanting to. I am having a hard time finding the time to brush my teeth these days...lol
Brief recap of what's happened in the last few months..
- puppy went into kidney failure last September, and it's taken thousands of dollars, and many tests to find out we don't really know why. At first, they thought it was a congenital defect, but that was disproved last week, so now we're waiting for the most recent "is it THIS?" test to come back. Meanwhile, I'm home cooking for him (and I must say, I have learned A LOT about medical things like blood test results (what they mean & don't mean), canine nutrition, the role of the kidneys, etc etc etc). He is taking supplements, vitamins, and a diet that took a month for me to figure out. It's kinda crazy, trying to balance medical needs with dietary needs, and not pay a nutritionist to do so. It's sad that I've done more research into helping my puppy live then I have into my own medical issues.. sigh. Good news is, he is currently doing really, really well, despite (or perhaps to spite) the vet who wanted me to euthanize him 3 months ago.
- a child has "moved out". T's oldest daughter got caught doing some typical (stupid, irresponsible, yada yada) teen crap, and decided to run to gramma's house, instead of stay home and work through it (and the consequences) with her father. This started a family feud on his side, which extended through the holidays, and isn't yet resolved. I'm really sad about this, but it's out of my hands. T is doing ok, on the outside.
- Basement remodel is stuck. We'll be getting back into that, very very soon. With school starting, us moving in, kidney failures, the holidays...it was just all too much, with not enough money to go 'round.
The rest is normal, life stuff. Kids, work, housework, grocery shopping, laundry, sleep. Rinse, repeat. Not enough to complain about (I got what I wanted, right? LOL), but enough to seriously inhibit me doing things I want to do, if they don't fit into that cycle.
I haven't ran since...August? I can't even begin to say how much I miss it. I might even join a gym, just to have a place to run. Then I just have to find time to actually GO to the gym.
I remember way back when, before I moved into T's, I was nervous about how to merge my way of eating with his. I haven't been successful. I didn't want to be all like "ok, now that I'm here, you gotta eat my way". So I more or less adopted his (easier, cheaper, faster) way. But I'm paying the price, I've gained weight, but I don't plan on keeping it. My heart palps are back, as well as a few major headaches with weird vibrations. So now I'm slowly trying to edge it a bit back towards healthy. I'm also trying to take better care of me, aside from the food issue..ya know, all the things that busy moms sometimes forget are important..like makeup, clothes that don't look like they belong in the bottom of the laundry bin, a little me time (I just bought a...BOOK!), some camera time, and 60 seconds longer in the shower then normal. Oh, and tooth brushing...
Life is good. I have someone who loves me, some reasonably well-behaved children, a growing puppy, and my fridge is full. All I need now is a few 34 hour days :)