Thursday, February 28, 2008


Well... again last night I couldn't sleep due to the hot flashes! I think that may be a big reason behind the weight gain. Some of you were so kind to post about Thyroid Disease. Well, in short I know ohhh to well about this little wonder. I was diagnosed with it 17 years ago. I have (had) Graves which is a form of hyperthyroidism. Yes, weight loss, hair loss, mind loss, and exhaustion are all part of it. I had every single symptom, but my drs at the time didn't have a clue what was wrong with me. I must've had it for at least 1 1/2 years before I had major eyesite problems that brought me into an eye dr. The first thing he said to me was OH MY GOD! you have Thyroid Disease. I never heard of such a thing. My first words were ....What the hell is that? and Can I die from it? He in turn explained in short detail what it was and said to me... (words I will never forget) I'm surprised you are not dead yet!

He then proceeded to pull out my insurance book of dr's and found an Endocrinologist (dr who specializes in this), called them and told them that I needed to be seen immediately. I left the eye drs office and went right there. They hooked me up right away to an EKG machine and yep... I was actually having a heart attack right there. Amazing. My own dr's couldn't tell me what the heck was wrong with me, but an eye dr that I never saw before takes 1 look at me and saves my life. Needless to say, as soon as I could get another dr I did. So in short... its not my thyroid (I've had to have it total removed ohhh about 15 years ago) I just had all my blood work and my levels are good. Thank you all for wonderful concern for me. It is a disease that is frequently overlooked by most dr's.

So... Saturday I took my friend and we went to the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium. It was a cold day. Very gray and gloomy out. It actually looked like it was going to snow, but didn't. Here are a few photos of our trip to the North Shore.
This is the entry way. That is my friend Tina posing and the Long Island Sound in the background looking out at CT.
Here is the Planetarium building. They have a little gift shop in there also. Very nice.
I just love this picture. It is so pretty, even though it was gloomy out. That is the Sound again looking at CT.
As we were walking down the wonderful brick road to the Mansion I shot this photo of the top portion of the Mansion. It is truly beautiful.
Here is another photo with the bridge going into the Mansion gates.

Ok... I've got to jump into the shower before DJ this morning. I will try to post some more photos later of tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


2 peas challenge for today (Wednesday): Are you the type of scrapper/card maker that buys things to use on items your creating now. Or do you buy with the future project you could be creating? This is a good question. As most of you might know... I'm at a standstill right now in the creating department. It really stinks, but I have to say that still look and buy items that I know I will use in the future. When I'm really rockin' and rollin' I will buy items for things that I'm working currently and in the future. I'm weird, I know.

Things here have been very quite. I like it that way. I've been attempting to diet again. I went for my pre-admit testing yesterday and got on the scale and almost died! My dr. said it's due to all the med's I'm taking right now. I really don't believe him. I've gotten lazy and have stopped walking due to the flair up of RA. I've got to get my body back. It wasn't great back then, but much better than it is now that is for sure.

Its been raining off and on here today. ugh.. I just hate this weather. I almost can't wait to get away. I know that I promised that I was going to post photos fromt he Vanderbilt Museum but I forgot the camera in the car and well... I just don't want to go out in the pouring rain to get it. So tomorrow I will have to post them.

Ok... I'm getting out of here for now. I hope that you all have a Terrific Day!

Monday, February 25, 2008


2 peas challenge for Tuesday is: Share with us something you have recently created. Now normally I would share something, but as many of you may already know.... I have not created one single thing since October! I swear something is wrong with me, but that is a story for another day. I keep thinking I'm going to go on down into the dungeon, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't know what it is. I think I just don't want to be down there possibly. Its a mind thing. I really think I need to take the time and clean it up down there. Maybe change the color so I'm motivated or at ease being down there. Its either that or I have to find another room to occupy with all my scrapbooking stuff and that won't be easy. Tomorrow I will update with some photos of my trip to the Vanderbilt Museum. It was really nice.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Stop the Snow!

Now I know that I have no right to even really say that. We have been very lucky and this is the most snow we've had all year! I was hoping that the little dusting we had a few weeks ago was going to be the most, but I was wrong. I know.... I have no right complaining.

This is what we woke up to this morning here. I took these at about 7am this morning.

Can you say "Freakin' Cold" well it is out there. I just can't seem to get warmed up. I really should've gone for a tan. That would've done the trick.

Now as for tomorrow... I am kidnapping one of my friends because her family is a bunch of losers and she needs some time away from them. When she is not working with them at their deli, she is babysitting her neice on her day off from work. So I told her we were going to spend the entire day together doing something she hasn't done in a long time or maybe never has. She does not have a clue what we are doing. Her family keeps trying to get me to say, but I'm not giving in. It's a secret (thank goodness none of them know about my blog). We are going to the Vanderbilt Museum · The Planetarium I hope we will have some fun. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Afterwards... I'm hoping that we will be able to see a movie. We both have been dying to see Fool's Gold with Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson. Look's very cute. Of course, we will be stopping to eat somewhere. I haven't really decided where yet, but I'm sure it will be good.

Well... I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I hope to update on Sunday about my adventure tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How Old???

2 peas challenge for today: How old would you be if you didn't know your real age?

This is a very good question. Here is the short and sweet of it in my eyes. My body feels like its in it's mid 80's. No I'm not kidding. My mind tells me that it is mid 40's, lol. Still working hard and not to forgetful. Then my appearance says it could be around 40. So in short...... if you average everything out.... 63!

I really don't have anything too exciting going on here at the moment, which is nice. I have to tell you that since getting back on here.... I've been catching up with everyone's blogs and the cards you guys have been making has me a little interested in making some myself. I really don't know where to start and to be honest... I haven't even been down in the dungeon in months! I know its a mess down there. DH has been down there moving stuff all over the place looking for his little boats and stuff. I'm looking forward to getting back into doing some stuff and catching up a little.

Ok.. like I said this is going to be short and sweet today. I hope everyone has a great day.

Monday, February 18, 2008

What a weekend!

Well.... Folkstyle wrestling has officially come to an end for us here. This weekend was a doozy! Non-stop wrestling from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening at about 9:30pm. I was ready for bed when I finally got home.

My boys didn't do as well as we had hoped, but one did place 5th in the County. If anyone knows about our counties here they well understand that Suffolk is the largest county in NY. Its a little hard to believe but apparently true. Placing 5th is a huge accomplishment and I've very proud of him. Great job.

Now we are gearing up for Freestyle/Greco Roman wrestling. DJ will be training to be an official. Which means I guess I'm going to States in May! This is upstate in Binghamton during the Mothers Day weekend. Of course it is! They wouldn't have it on Fathers Day. Why ruin their holiday. Men!

The past few days I've been feeling pretty stiff and sore due to the weather. It has been very rainy and a little on the cold side with the exception of today.... it was 55 and poured all day.

I finally got a date for my surgery. I'm going into the hospital on March 3rd and I'm suppose to stay in for 2 full days. We will see. So no infusion for me next week.

Now for some weird reason... ds Joseph wanted to bleach his hair. I figure you know what.... there are better things that I could fight over with him (and do). This is small stuff and it will grow out or he will get a hair cut (boy does he need one, ugh). Here is the new Joseph!

He thinks it looks cool and he looks like a surfer and a rocker. He is such a dreamer. lol

Speaking of dreams.... 2 peas challenge for today: If you could go on a dream vacation where would it be and with whom?

I would love to take a cruise to many different countries. Cruise Greece, Italy, Alaska, Europe, Austraila just all over. I would want to be alone! Peace and quite. I would never be able to travel with anyone except my youngest sister for that long of time. We don't get on each others nerves at all! I couldn't be at sea longer than 7 days with dh. I've done it and wanted to throw him overboard after day 1, lol! He is no fun!

Ok... I'm out of here for now. I have to try to get some sleep! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm still here

yep, I'm still here. DH seems to have a million and one things that he wants to look up on the computer and the first time in ages has sit here for hours on end. So I never got a chance to get on here. I think its almost time for me to get my own computer.

Yesterday, for me was very hectic. I had a million appointments and one after another. I went to the Rheumotologist and he was not too happy with how I looked. To be honest I'm not happy with how I look,lol! And apparently I now have to stop taking some of my meds due to the fact that I'm having surgery (finally) on March 3rd. Plus, I can't have my infusion in 2 weeks either. Oh well, priorities.

Then, again, I must've sleeped the wrong way (not hard to do when dh is constantly pushing me off the bed lately), because I woke up yesterday with something pinched in my neck and shoulder blade. So I went to the Chiropractor to see if he could relieve it a little, he did, but it seemed to come back again a little last night.

Then I was off to the podiatrist. Boy was I just having fun on Valentines Day! He told me to soak my toe in white vinegar. ok thats what I'm going to do.

I then finally got a call from the ob/gyn surgeons office. They were finally able to get me a date for my surgery. I have to have a full hysterectomy and they have to also put my bladder back up. I will probably be in the hospital for a day or two according to the dr. I surely won't mind having a bed to myself for a day or two! I'm looking at this as a mini vacation.

So that was my wonderful Valentines Day! How was yours?

Today, I will be heading off to the Stonybrook Sports Complex for the County Wrestling Championships. I sure hope my 3 boys do well today. They really need it. If they do well today, they move on to tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed. I will keep you all posted.
Ok... I've got to get my butt moving here. I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On a Roll

Wow... 2 days in a row. I almost can't believe I'm getting this done. It really feels good to be back on here and communicating with my friends. I've missed you all. I feel like I've missed a ton of stuff in the past few weeks. I can't wait to catch up.

Now that the regular wrestling season is almost done, things will be a little less hectic thats for sure. Freestyle/Greco Roman will start up in about 3 weeks from now. DJ will be training for that. It will be nice to see him out on the mat again. It's hard to believe that its been about 8 months since he has been really out there. Of course, he has been down in the room with the High School guys and helping them most of the season, plus he is one of the Kid Wrestling Coaches. He really loves it. He is also planning on being an official. I think he would be great at it.

As for me and my health... things are about the same. Still waiting for a surgery date. I don't really understand why I'm having to wait, but hey what do I know. Apparently, both dr's now want to be in there and they can't find an opening for the OR when both are free to do the surgery. I say that my regular dr. does not have to be there. First of all... why did he send me to his friend who specializes in this procedure for anyway? I just want to get it done and over with already. I'll keep you all posted when I get a date, finally.

2 peas challenge for today: Where do you see yourself one year from today? To be honest with you.... in exactly one year from now I see myself right where I am right now. Hopefully there will be less of me (I'm trying to get back into my walking now also). Not thrilled to be here, but doing it for Joseph and counting down the days til' the end of June 2009. Thats when I see big changes for me. I'm soooo ready to move out of here. I'm sure Danny will be grief about it the whole time, but I don't really care. I've stuck it out here for so long for everyone else, now it's time to do for me! I can't wait for it all to finally happen.

Ok... that's it for me today. Hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's been a long, long time

since I've posted anything on here. I've just been so exhausted and haven't had any time to even jot down a line or two. I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things here now that the main wrestling season is just winding down. I've been training a mom to take over as head team mom and dropping down to assistant (hopefully) next year. BTW-- did I mention that I don't even have a kid on the team (Joseph refused to join this year).

I also haven't been feeling great lately. Just too many things going on at once. I'm just run down. It's just been hard to take it easy lately.

Here's a quick update on the family...... Danny ... well he is still Danny. Nothing has changed much for him. Jonathon and Shannon are doing very well. Jonathon just got a newer car and very happy about that and him and Shannon just got a puppy (just what they needed, lol). She is a mix and her name is Cleo. She is very cute. When I get some photos of her I'll post them. Many of you may remember that Shannon moved in with Jonathon back in November. She is doing great and starts her recertification classes in May. Now as for DJ.... he is going to college. He is attending SUNY Farmingdale (nice college and close by) and taking 12 credits for the spring. He is hoping to transfer up to Oswego for the fall. As for Joseph... he is just the same. A big pain in the behind. I never saw a kid who didn't care about a thing. He just drives me nuts. And I can't forget about Lacey... she is doing good. She is in desparate need of a hair cut, but doing good.

I want to thank all of you who continued to drop by and check on me. Thank you all so much! You don't know how happy that makes me feel. You really are true friends. I've missed you all. I hope everyone is doing well, and I will be visiting all of your blogs this week to check in and see what I've been missing (I know its alot).

Well my friends... you all have been in my thoughts, and thank you again for keeping me in yours.