Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Despite the Monday,

... it really was a good hair day.

Am I the only one who takes pictures of your hair when you think it actually looks cute?

PS. Do you like my new glasses?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Oh, Monday.

This is a whine post.

I didn't get all my homework done last night because a) I spent all day on Thursday researching at the library for it; b)Saturday we were plumbers and organizers, therefore, not homework-doers; and c) we were at a wonderful meeting last night with our workers. :)


I was up until 12:30 though, because I was going to attempt to work on the homework. And got up at 5:30 because dear little Turbs had to be dropped off at the vet this morning for her doggie hysterectomy. I had a mocha from Mickey D's and then someone offered to go get Starbucks, so that was another nice dose of caffeine and sugar.

And I'm tired again, so whine.

And I have class tonight.


And they rescheduled my ablation/eps surgery.. after wheeling and dealing with work to get those days off in the first place.


And it's Monday.

Whine squared.

Anyone got chocolate??

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And a quick random!

Quick, before it gets blocked out with all this reality stuff.

Have you ever thought about how much money you spend per day? I always thought it would be really cool (and I use that term lightly) to go through and every single thing you use like shampoo, hair spray, face wash, electricity spent for the computer, food you eat, etc, break it down and figure out how much money you spend in a day.

I'm kind of curious. Now I know you could do the same thing by taking your monthly expenses and breaking that down into days, but that's too easy.

Why you may ask? Well, just because I'm curious, of course! And it would be one more thing to use your beloved copy of Excel for. :)

So here's the thing.

I went in to talk to the cardio doctor last Thursday.

He told me that I for sure have WPW (Woulf-Parkinson-White) syndrome, drew me pictures, answered some questions, etc.

The long and short is that there is an extra pathway of electricity between the top and bottom parts of my heart. This causes it not to be able to rest in between beats like it should... and essentially creates a short circuit (here is where Joel told me to look up his relatives in Town and Country.. hah).

So we made some decisions and I walked out of there with a stress-test date (for the dr to get some more information) and another date for my EPS/Ablation operation.

Fast forward to yesterday, when I had my stress test.

Apparently when my heart rate starts increasing, the electricity flow hops back to where it's supposed to... and now the physician's assistant is explaining to me a little more about the symptoms. He said that the main thing with WPW is the symptoms... so you could be sitting on a couch doing nothing and all of a sudden your heart might skip a few beats and start racing like crazy. Well hm. I've never really had that. If the symptoms like the racing heart aren't affecting your life, it's really not a problem.

I did really feel it when my heart skipped a beat on the treadmill, but the PA said that skipping a heartbeat every once in a while is normal for 6/10 Americans.

The PA also said that it's not life threatening (which the dr said also), and my heart will continue to change as I grow older. He said that it would look physically different in 10 years than it does now, just like the rest of our bodies.

So here's my quandary.

Do I wait? See what happens.. see if I ever faint again, or if my heart ever starts racing. I can take a chance throughout stress, pregnancy(ies), or any other situation that would affect my body, and see if I ever am affected. What if I let it go, and later on through life, maybe I need a permanent pacemaker because I didn't take care of it? Or maybe it gets better as I get older... no one knows.

Or should I get it done? Not take a chance on anything, and do it while it's paid for... is that a bad reason, by the way? Get rid of the cloud hanging over my head?

And is he brushing me off (like it feels) or am I over reacting (which is entirely possible.. haha)??

Anyway, let me know what you all think. Right now I'm leaning towards having it done. The EPS/Ablation surgery is at least 95% successful, and only takes a day or two to recover enough to go back to work. Plus, it would be covered by insurance... completely.

Monday, February 15, 2010


More on my test results tomorrow... and possibly a vote?

But for now, so I can go "talk" to my hubby for the first time today, I just wanted to ask...

Like my new design? I would like to thank google search for helping me figure out how to widen my blog. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


So apparently I can't go back in and put text in there without really messing it up...

Here's the basic story line.

Joel sleeps while Mariah cleans house.

Turbo gets a new kennel and bed.

Turbo wears a premie onesie...

We take off for some unknown destination.. which happens to be La Crosse!

I see Mom and Dad's truck, and surprise!

We eat at Fayzee's.. yummy cheap food downtown La Crosse.

We go to the motel, hang out, and swim.

We go back downtown, find Pickerman's (amazing soup and sandwhiches), and catch an odd but interesting play about soldier's lives in the Vietnam War called 5000 pounds. The coolest part was a photo exhibit of all the local vets with little blips by each of their photos in the lobby of the playhouse. I'm talking big, huge 24x30's or bigger. The lighting the photographer used on all the portraits was really neat, and showed a lot of texture. I really want to try that sometime.

Mini celebration for my birthday on Sunday.

After meeting, we ended up back downtown at a really awesome Mexican restaurant, and coffee shop for dessert.

Then we headed home... and I slept. And Joel was wearing a really nice looking outfit. :) I thought he was dashing. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Birthday surprise!

I wanted Joel to surprise me for my birthday... plan something fun, exciting, etc.

So, all I knew is that I was getting cash out of the bank for him, I was supposed to pack a bag, and I wasn't going to get to sleep in Saturday morning. :)

We ended up in LaCrosse (Wisconsin) downtown waiting outside a restaurant. All of a sudden I see my dad's truck drive by.. wait, we should call them and see if they want to meet for lunch!

And theeennn, I realize that he set it all up for them to come to LaCrosse to surprise me! Yay! We did some eating in different restaurants downtown, relaxed in the motel for a bit, saw a confusing yet very intersting play about soldiers in the Vietnam War.

After meeting the next morning, having lunch at an amazing Mexican restaurant, and coffee/gilatto at a coffee shop downtown, we headed home.

It was great, relaxing, and awesome to see Mom and Dad again... as we wouldn't have seen them until April! They also enjoyed seeing Turbs again. I've been taking quite a few pics of her lately too... she's stealing greater chunks of our hearts all the time!

I'll post pictures soon, hopefully.

In other news, I have my first eSeed class tonight... the one that teaches me how to run my business, that I'm really excited, but very nervous for.

I also got a call back on the Holter Monitor that I wore on my heart... turns out, it's another indicator pointing yet again to the WPW (Woulf-Parkinson-White) Syndrome. I have my cardio appt this Thursday (I'll kick someone if they reschedule again).. so hopefully we can figure out what's happening and how to fix it..?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Note to self #4736

This one takes some explaining, or maybe justifying, if you will.

When Joel had his accident, I just wasn't hungry for the first time in my life. My stomach was always a little queasy and upset... so I "started" on Sierra Mist. Mmm hmm.

Well, he came home and things are getting back to normal... and I kept drinking my 1 soda a day.

And low and behold a few days ago, a stinkin' cavity, right in my lower right eye tooth!

Now, I'm very proud of the fact that I have had never had a cavity before. I brush twice a day, floss once a day, etc. Never a cavity. Nada. None.


So my note to self:
        Don't try to compete with Joel's soda habits.

And ps, anyone know of a good cheap dentist in the area?
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