Where Does The Time Go?

I have been so crazy busy for the last couple of weeks that my blogging has taken a backseat. Its funny how that gets away from you and by the time you realize it, its that much harder to get back in the saddle. Have you noticed that?

Anyway, things are crazy, its summer time. Its 101 degrees right now at 845 and its miserable here. Its officially monsoon season and so instead of being a ‘dry heat’ its hotter than hell with humidity to top it all off. Ugh. I have been asking myself for the last few days why in god’s name do I live here in the summer!?! Ick. I guess the answer would be that I am not made of money and can’t afford to have 2 houses and move 2ce a year! lol

I will be getting back to my regular posts and commenting hopefully tomorrow since there is nothing going on! haha

Award Time – Honest Scrap

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“The Honest Scrap award comes with a caveat or two. Firstly, you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true. Secondly, you have to tag 10 people with the award. Thirdly, let all the people you’ve given the award to know that they’ve gotten it (comment on their blogs or something). And finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you.”

I got this award from Linz over at Goodbye, Martha. Linz bestowed this fun award on me early last week (Monday I think) and with everything I have had going on, I am just now getting a chance to accept it and pay it forward. Thanks so much for thinking of me Linz!!

Ok onto the task! I have to tell y’all ten things about me that you may not know, but that are true.

1) I was born in Connecticut. Yep, I am true ‘Yankee’ lol.
2) I was engaged three times and married the third one.
3) I have 2 tattoo’s that you can’t see unless I decide to show them ๐Ÿ˜‰
4) I have several body piercings that you wouldn’t expect from someone like me.
5) I believe in ghosts and haunted houses. Yes, my house IS haunted too.
6) I didn’t vote for Obama.
7) I filed bankruptcy 7 years ago.
8) Before I met my husband I didn’t want to get married or have kids.
9) We have been TTC # 2 for 3.5 years. Sucks.
10)I was home-schooled in the ATI program with Bill Gothard.

Now to pass this wonderful award on to ten other fantastic bloggers! Ready? Here we go!

1) Stacy over at LipGloss and RazorBlades
2) Shelly over at Shelly’s Story
3) Angie over at Angie’s Spot
4) The Obnoxious SAHM
5) Erica at But Mommy
6) JJ at I’d Rather Be Laughing
7) Erin at It’s All About Alex
8) Liz at Sugarplum Creations
9) Amanda Jo at A Special Blend
10) Heather at Mrs Southern Bride

Now go check them out and leave them some comment love! I am off to let them each know they I have given them an award!

Writers Worshop

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Mama Kat from Mama’s Losin It wrote:

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. Linky!!

The Prompts:

1.) Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share two โ€œteaserโ€ sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

2.) What do you aspire to be?

3.)Share a piece of unsolicited parenting advice…only I’m soliciting it.

4.)Tell us about your blogline…how long have you been blogging, when did you start, what were/are your goals for your blog, etc.

5.)If you had 5000 dollars to give away or donate to a charity…explain what you would do with it and why.

These are great prompts this week, I think I am going to choose #2 What Do You Aspire To Be?

I aspire to be a better mom. I know we all make mistakes and its all part of the process of parenting…feeling your way, learning from your mistakes. But I hope that I am making better choices and being a better mom everyday than I was the day before.

I aspire to be a better wife. Sean works really hard to support us and I am able to stay home with our daughter. There is a lot of room for improvement and I am really trying to work on building up our relationship. Aside from being parents, we need to work on us as a couple and I have a lot of work to do in this area.

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

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Ok I know I am like 4 days late with this, but better late than never ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am going to be catching up on the prompts from all my favorite daily blogs from last week while I am on doctor’s orders to be ‘resting’!

If you haven’t played EMME before, head over to Amber’s blog at {AEFilkins} she has all the instructions and the cute little button you can grab too.

The task for this week is :

This week’s question:
Brought to you by Connie at The Young and the Relentless

Post a picture of the contents of our fridge to see how much healthy food is in it.

So here are pics of the inside of my fridge and freezer – not all bad stuff, but certainly room for improvement!

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So there you have it. We try to eat healthy and each time I go grocery shopping I buy less and less of the ‘bad’ processed foods and more of the fresh, healthy foods. I am shopping less of the inside aisles and staying on the outer perimeter. Finally. After how many years of nutritionists telling us (as American’s) to do this if we want to eat healthier. Anyway, I am definitely making progress and that is the more important thing.

Head on over to Amber’s blog if you want to participate in the next EMME! See ya in a few days!

My Night In The ER

Ok, so this is not exactly the post I envisioned coming back with, but oh well.

For the last 4 days I had been having a pain in my chest (around my heart) that I thought might have been just from sleeping wrong or even just indigestion. It was hard to take deep breaths but I was ok with shallow ones. Then yesterday afternoon it started to hurt worse and I was even having trouble with shallow breathing. Also the pain was extending down to my shoulder and upper arm. Last night after Sean put Hannah down he came out and I told him what was going on and since he works in the ER and sees this kind of thing everyday I was hoping he would tell me it was just indigestion or something. Wrong. He was very concerned because all the questions he was asking and the answers I was giving did not indicate a small problem.

We called my mom to come sit with Hannah and we left for the ER. Luckily there was no wait and they got me right in to a bed. They took blood, started an IV, did an EKG, chest xray and then we just had to wait. The first EKG was abnormal – mild heart attack. They ran all sorts of tests on my blood to check for heart disease and everything came back fine for that. He also thinks there may be a tiny blood clot. They did another EKG right before releasing me that came out normal.

I was released after 1 am with the instructions to come back to the ER if it gets worse. I am on drs orders to rest, take baby aspirin and follow up on monday with my doc and then get a referral to a cardiologist for a treadmill test and other heart testing.

I am still in a lot of pain when I breathe otherwise I feel ok. So if I am not posting as much, this is why. I am still really uncomfortable and of course – kinda freaking out. I will keep everyone posted after I see my doc on Monday.

Any positive thoughts and prayers would be much-o appreciated!

Friend Makin’ Monday – Confessions!

Today is FMM again and Kasey at All That Is Good says today’s task is Confessions! So it’s time to spill your guts…

1) I have totally been neglecting my house. It’s awful. My floors are atrocious and apparently I am not disgusted enough because instead of being up sweeping and mopping, here I sit blogging away…yep.

2) I send about 3000 text messages a month. What am I, 17? Sheesh.

3) I bought all this expensive camera and equipment and I haven’t done a darn thing with my photography in months.

4) I have been a really awful wife lately. My poor husband works so hard all day long and then comes home and wants to spend time with his family and I haven’t wanted anything to do with him lately.

5) I spend way too much money at the grocery store. Seriously.

6) We eat out way more than we should.

Ok, well I think that is enough confession for now. I wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about me ;). So, have you spilled your guts?

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

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If you haven’t heard about EMME yet, head over to Amber’s blog at {AE:Filkins} and grab the button and the rules. Each week she posts an EMME to help us all keep track of our progress on improving ourselves by taking time out for ourselves! Something that most women, especially moms don’t do nearly enough. So, this weeks question for EMME is:

What’s your favorite thing to drink while you’re losing weight? We all know how important it is to get that water intake up, especially with summer almost here. What’s your favorite way to spice it up?

I really don’t drink anything special when I am trying to lose weight. I just try to drink more water and less of the other stuff like soda and the high sugar drinks like Kool-Aid. I do drink lemonade and some Crystal Light, but honestly I haven’t really gotten into those kinds of drinks. Maybe I would have better luck staying away from the soda’s and stuff if I was drinking the Crystal Light instead…hmmm, thoughts to ponder!

Writers Worshop

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It’s time again for the Writers Workshop with Mama Kat, pick a prompt from the list and then link up on her site after you have done your post. Pretty easy!

Here are the prompts for this week:

1.) Describe something someone has done to make you feel special.
(inspired by Le Poppy Design)

2.)Name your current addiction…we can get through this together.
(inspired by Lula)

3.) What have you been busy doing that’s keeping you from updating your blog? How hard is it for you to get back into the swing of blogging when you take time off?
(inspired by Sera)

4.) Write a letter.
(inspired by eyegirl)

5.) Where would you like to be?
(inspired by T.J.)

I am thinking for this week I am going with number 5, Where would you like to be?

I would like to be at the beach. Preferably somewhere in the Caribbean. For a really long time. I need a vacation. Badly. For our honeymoon five and a half years ago, we went to St Lucia. We stayed at the Sandals Regency St Lucia. What an awesome, beautiful place.

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We have always said we want to go back for an anniversary, so hopefully in a few years we will be able to do that, in the mean time I have my pictures…

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And until I can get back to St Lucia, we are planning a trip to SoCal to see the inlaws and go to the beach and the San Diego Zoo and do all sorts of fun things. But as for where I want to be right now, it is definitely St Lucia…a girl can dream can’t she?!