Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Very Thankful

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Right now, I am very thankful and feeling very blessed for all that I have. I recently had a very scary health problem that really put things into perspective and has made the small stuff in life seem in fact, small. I hadn't been feeling well for over two months now. It started off with acid reflux which I NEVER get. Went to doctor, got medication, thought it was the end. Six weeks later, acid reflux feels good, but everyday for two weeks, I was having chills, fever, sweats,dizziness or body aches. Not in that order and not all at the same time but everyday. Also felt very weak and had no energy. I had my bloodwork done for routine physical and my white blood count came back high, along with very high liver function. I was told it could be reaction from acid reflux medication, hep, viral infection, or something else. This happened two days before Thanksgiving.

I was really, really scared that something was extremely wrong with my liver even though my flu-like symptoms went away finally. I went yesterday and had my ultrasound and the tech said everything looked great! What a relief. I also had more bloodwork done yesterday and the Dr. said my white cells are normal and liver count is going back to normal. I am feeling so happy and very blessed and relieved. I realized how short life is and am going to live every moment to it's fullest. I am no longer putting off things I have always wanted to do. This has been a life changing experience for me and I would not wish it upon anyone. The Dr. thinks that I had an acute viral infection. He wants me to do bloodwork in a month just to make sure everything has completely gone back to normal. I don't know about you, but I am going to relax, be happy, and enjoy each and every wonderful day with my family that I love so very much.

In all of the chaos, I did manage to take a few pictures from Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Gracie has been getting into everything lately and she is not even walking yet! I can't take my eye off of her for a second or bam, she's into something. She loves remote controls and tries to take them any chance she can. She also likes to try and knock our drinking glasses onto the floor. The other day, she crawled over to the dry dog food and before I knew it, had a piece in her mouth that she was sucking on just like a piece of candy. Below in the pictures, is one of her favorite things to do. She crawls into the reading room and crash bam, pulls down all of the books. She also likes to pretend to read them. At least she has good taste and reads the trashy romance novels!

I love books

Oops, caught again but I think I'll throw this last one on the floor

I'm innocent, I swear I am

Come on mama, how can you resist this cute little face?

Okay, I guess you can pick me up since I was caught

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gracie had to have two candies in her hands

I wonder which one I should pick?

Hey mama, is there anything good in there?

This one looks good

Gracie didn't want to pose for the picture because she was too busy checking out Tigger

Lots of loot for mama, I mean for me to eat

Wrigley wants some candy too

Do I really have to choose??

You mean I have to unwrap it first?

Almost out

One pooped pumpkin!