Thursday, April 15, 2010


Whew! Mailed them last night. All done.

It seems around here we are either full steam ahead or doing nothing at all. We went for weeks of weekends with friends and enjoying the weather and each other to OH.MY.GOSH.I.HAVE.SO.MUCH.TO.DO!

Every weekend is filled with wedding, showers, parties, things to do... I have to go to work to get a breather. In a few weeks most of what I MUST DO will be past me. I know I need to slow down and enjoy the excitement and the ride.. but it's just so hard when you have lots on your plate.

Monday, April 12, 2010

menu monday

Better late than never!

Monday - Lasagna with garlic bread

Tuesday - Left over chicken or left over Lasagna.

Wednesday - chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes and veggies.

Thursday - Taco Soup!!

Friday - finish up the leftovers in the fridge!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

2 weeks

I'm just about back to my old self. I still cannot carry heavy things, twist, or reach about my head too quickly or it hurts or starts to burn. It hurts if I accidentally push up against something with my stomach. I'm not tired, no more naps and I feel great. It's amazing.

The doctor said my cyst was actually a tumor and it was 5 cm! He said the surgery was rough and was worried I would be in a lot of pain afterwards. He was right. They will be watching me with ultrasounds and blood working because this type of tumor has a history of popping up on the other ovary. They want to catch it asap. I have an awesome doctor.

We have a wedding to go to next weekend. I am due to start my cycle that same day, except now I can still go to the wedding and enjoy it! I am sure had I not had the ablation, there would be no way I would attend the wedding. I never realized how bad my cycles were until a friend asked why was I letting my cycles control my life. That really got me thinking on all the things I had missed. A few kind words by others who had gone thru it and the final words of "just talk to your doctor" was all it took. I am so glad I listened to them.

Now, to just finish up healing from the removal of the tumor and my ovary!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter 2010

He is Risen!! Happy Easter, everyone!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

More Savings

I love saving money, and using coupons is a great way to do it!

I saved 56.00 today at Kroger. I bought the must-haves for the week and was able to stock up on some items at some awesome savings.

Yes, I bought MORE detergent, but just one All. I have a strange love of having detergent in the house. I also believe I am stocked for the year on dish soap. yes, for the YEAR. I go thru about a bottle a month.. and today was able to purchas 2 more bottle to add to my stash. I also bought 4 packages of dishwasher detergent. That stuff is expensive, but I love using my dishwasher.

An item here and there every trip will add up. I try to buy frozen veggies when I have coupons and there is a good sale. It may not seem like much at the time to buy 1 package, but to know all the veggies in my freezer were bought at the cheapest price possible.. well, that just makes me feel really good.

I also added to the cheese stock pile LOL We go thru a lot of cheese.

Shopping is also great for running into others who share your passion and bumping into old friends. I am sure I get strange looks from people when they see my binder, list, coupons and multiple items, but they sure would love to have the savings I am getting!