Wednesday, February 20, 2013 it a sign of being preggo?


I have been doing some serious organizing/nesting around here.   On Friday it was my closet

Here are the before pics, as you can see, it needed some serious clean up....I did it shelf by shelf but finally got to this:

I need to spend some time now, going thru and organizing my jewelry.  All costume, cuz after being burglarized, I no longer buy 'the good stuff'.    

Oh, see the books in the first pic?  yeah, that is my 'to read' pile...bought after I counted my books last year...I had over 1500 books already.  Yeah.  I have no explanation, it is such an addiction...maybe I'm preparing for the apocolypse.  You know, when there won't be tv or computers anymore...
found this pajama top during the clean up, and Ain't it the truth?  All gals need more closet space.

Then Saturday morning I cleaned out my desk area.  I told the kids that "I'm nesting, I may be pregnant"

So, today, I was supposed to go to work...but, as I was leaving I discovered that my car keys were already there.  I won't tell who the absent minded person was...but yeah, and it is the only known set of keys.  The car was dd's during college...and in Texas, so, it's a good 7 or 8 years in the family and where the 2nd set of keys went is ANYone's guess.

So, spent the morning, sweeping pet hair.  and hopefully, can make my way into my scraproom.  Wouldn't that be something?  I haven't had a chance since before Christmas.   of course, gonna need to do some organizing I've been putting things in there.

AND, hoorah, signed up for the Pleasanton Expo Crop next month!  So gotta pull together my stuff...cannot W A I T !

Monday, February 18, 2013

dizzy...what does THAT mean...

Saturday evening was great, we went to Henry's in Turlock and I had Moussaka...the entire Clan was there...after, the kids decided to go out for drinks, and asked me to 'hang out' with Missy for an hour or so...pffffffft, they don't need to ask.  But while hanging out with her, I kneeled down on the floor and got a sudden dizzy spell.  You know, where you just feel like, 'well, I did that too fast'...esp when you are older and overweight.

BUT I never fully recovered from it, and while the kids were driving me home...still felt 'groggy'.  By the time I closed my eyes for full twirling in my head.   I KNEW I wasn't moving but on the inside I felt like I was swirling around in circles.  BUT figured I would sleep it off.

Woke up Sunday morning and it was actually worse.  huh?   I used our bed post as a focal point, as I looked at it , it was as though the wall behind it would lift and twirl to the right.   Gotta say, I was getting scared.

So, I thought, maybe its like on the plane when you almost passed out.  So, I got up and ate some cereal and  half an better.  As I was walking I had to hang on to the walls to keep from falling.  It felt really strange.  So, I went on the could be ANYthing, from the start of a stroke or heart fluids in the ear.  

So, I talked to dh and ended up going back to bed...I was supposed to help at church, but asked him to cover for me.   BY the time dd left for church, the wall behind the bed post was no longer spinning, but I could not keep the bed post in focus.   So, went back to sleep, when I woke up at 11 am, again, this time no spinning and bed post was focused and I was hungry...hoooray.

Ate, and watched some of the North and South Marathon....but, after an hour or so, had a light headache, so took some tylenol (after eating, a lot!) and back came the lightheadedness.

So, spent the day on the couch.   Feeling like such a slug.   Did take a bath, early evening, used the stuff I bought on the cruise, you know, the miracle Algae/Seaweed bath soak that cost $69??/   Yeah, that one, (I can be such a sucker for upselling)...BUT gotta tell ya, I did feel better and even READ a couple of chapters of  The Book Thief.

DD made a wonderful Southwest Chicken Quinoa salad (such fresh tastes) and I am happy to say this morn is much better.  More 'normal' feeling.  

I know, I know, this is getting weird and as soon as I get my new insurance card I'll make an appt.  It is time for blood tests anyways for my high cholesterol.   BUT the insurance switch situation ....  so, I have not even had a prescription for my statins since November.  (the switch was officially in Dec).  

Today, I'm off work,  We have a new housekeeper starting this morn.  (that sounds better than it is, a friend's niece is going to do our heavy cleaning once a week for an hourly rate) (helps us with our schedules and 4 cats and 2 dogs in the house and helps her start up a business)  Funny thing, MJM spent the whole weekend cleaning (mostly putting things away) to prep for her...hmmmmmmm, if he is gonna do that, why hire someone?   ha!

Hey, I'm guilty too, I spent Friday afternoon organizing my closet.

So, while the gal is cleaning, I'll work on taxes.   Now talk about something that will make you dizzy.  ha!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

crazy month

Got the chance to travel, which I LOVE!

We went to Florida, for a couple of days to meet with our friends John and Lucy...they live on Merritt Island, and all I can say...I'm ready to retire there...

Then we went on a 4 day cruise on the Carnival Ecstacy to the Bahamas.  Now, I like cruising (MJM says he does not)...but this cruise was a li'l...hmmmmm.   The non dining room food was not that good.  Like cheap, low grade ingredients...and while being herded through for the first day's excursion, I heard coughing from a lady in an orange terry beach coverup...and yes, by the next day MJM was sick and then by the last cruise day, I was.   Its been 2 weeks today, and I'm still not 100%.     BUT I still love cruising.  I'll probably not cruise on Carnival again.  The Princess experience was sooooooooo different.  I'll stick to Princess.

The Bahamas were nice.   We stopped at Nassau...interesting story about the day.  Our Excursion was cancelled, but when we stepped out of the port...a gentleman named JoJo was there and offered to take us on a tour of the island, for $30 per person, in his stretch limo.   Okay, sounds good....He was fine, the info he gave us was fine...but the limo was falling apart.  And we breathed exhaust the whole time ... and the traffic in Nassau...and it is just so 'ghetto'.  Not a comfortable experience.  We called the tour off short, and then went to the main drag to shop (which we were gonna do) and that was much better.   I found shopping are supposed to barter.  Luckily, my bil's gf was there and she was much better at the bartering thing.     Then was the stop at Freeport (the pic is from Freeport)...much nicer environment.   We went on an excursion bus driven by Leon.   BUT took MJM shopping with me...he tends to spend more money, but got souvineers for the family.   I don't think the Freeport shops barter as much as the Nassau.   

Then, I got to spend 5 days in Texas with my mom.  My sis was working on a deadline, so she was working till midnight my first 3 days, I did not get to see that much of her.   BUT her pup, Rylee, became my bff.  Rylee really likes to be near a touching someone at all times, so she truly became my companion.   Mom is doing well, but let me tell you 80 year olds are not good housekeepers...I spent most of the morning cleaning...then sleeping the rest of the days (still recovering from the cold).  It was funny, the last time I visited, mom told me, "I'm not going anywhere, so don't make plans"...this time, around noon, she was always dressed and ready for me 'to take her out to lunch".   Because of the cold, I also got banished to the guest room (with Rylee).   Overall, a great vacation getaway.

Then of course, gotta go home.  Flew home on Monday.  Also interesting, as I passed out on the airplane.   Guess I did not eat enough...just a bowl of cereal in the morning and the cookies they give during the flight.   I went to the back to go to the restroom, was told I could not wait in the aisle, sat in an open seat on the back row...and the next thing I know, people are asking 'are you okay?"   An orange juice was placed in my hand...and as i drank it, I could feel the feeling come back in my body.  It was the oddest sensation, like a cold sensation crawling through my body from head to toe.  Well, as soon as I got off the plane, I bought a sandwich (did not want a repeat in luggage claim)....MJM picked me up, and when I got home, went straight to bed.    AND I've been working ever since, even on Saturday. 

  Today, Sunday, is a first day off.  But it isn't cuz gotta do the weekend chores.  siiiiiiiigh

So, vacations are great....but coming home to work that needs to be done, not so great.
just wondering when is the next one!! ha!!!