March 16, 2019

This week has been full of ups and downs. My hubby had to go away for work so we’ve missed him all week.

My son got a great report card and has been busy with school and has a part in the school passion play.

My throat has bothered me and it’s seeming to be my tonsils they are swollen and inflamed.

I got back to my Peloton workouts and did my 50th ride. Felt in a bit of a funk and pretty depressed most of the week yesterday and today started feeling myself.

Made some delicious Kung Pao chicken the other night. Love trying new recipes and it was a hit.

Still waiting on my glasses to come in really hoping they come in soon! Using my essential oils has helped with my throat and my mood this week.

My daughter is loving these Pinkalicious books so I was able to pick her one up today after school. Now that it’s getting warmer I’d love to have her start painting again. Get the easel out and have some art time.

Brandon my son has Voulenteering tomorrow so we will do all we can before that and I will take Savannah to visit with my mom and we can all get dinner after his hours.

Really on the fence on cutting my hair shorter or leaning it long. I haven’t had it done since November so I’m due for some style.

I’d love to get our house super organized and get back into menu planning. I’ve not been motivated to do pure barre much lately miss my favorite instructors so much.

Happy that the instructors and community on peloton are giving me motivation and happiness in my workouts.

I’m still very disappointed with people who have let me down with their actions or lack there of.

This year I’m turning 40 such a big Birthday for me I definitely have been feeling my age lately my hormones have been changing feel like pre menopausal symptoms.

My body has changed a lot in last five years. Can’t believe my Little one will turn 4 this summer and my son will be 13 this fall.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I am so ready for some sleep 😴

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March 07, 2019

This week has gone by fast Savannah had picture day this week. Brandon had basketball and tutoring.

He started his 3rd Trimester this week and ended second one with a 3.29 GPA. We did volunteer for the Parkinson center on Monday. I did Pure Reform on Monday and Pure Empower on Wednesday.

We’ve had two nights to visit with my family that’s in town from back east.

I started added collagen peptides to my coffee and smoothies once a day.

My wantable box arrived and I kept a cute jumpsuit and a cozy grey sweater. My husband and I got eye exams and ordered our new glasses.

I read up on blood type specific diets this week and it’s very interesting. I need to get back on my Peloton it’s been a week.

I cleared out my closet and beauty items that I haven’t used and was able to give some great stuff to my bestie and her daughter.

Still debating on cutting my hair short again. My husband got our new patio table and chairs put together and set up it looks nice.

I ordered the kids yearbooks at their schools this week they are growing up so fast. I got my Function of Beauty personalized shampoo and conditioner last week.

But wasn’t able to start using it until I finished the ones I already had. I love the bottles that I picked the color the scent and what I wanted and needed it to do for my hair.

Only one use in and live it but will follow up again when the bottles are empty. My cramps have been intense today. I surprised my son Brandon with a Carmel frappachino when o picked him up from school today I hadn’t had a coffee all day and decided to get a pick me up and add my collagen peptides to it.

My husbands about to complete his fit in 42 day program he’s done so great 😀. Tomorrow I have a busy day ahead so I am hoping I fall asleep right away since it’s almost midnight and I will have to be up early.

Hope everyone had a great week! 😊🤗🙏🌈😴

March 03, 2019

So this week I did my Pure Barre classes nearly everyday. I got in a dinner with my friend Sheri after our intensive class Wednesday night.

Thursday morning I got in coffee with my friends Barbara and Sara. A great Reform class Thursday night.

Friday we had our back east family visit which was nice. Yesterday we had a nice morning Witt kids then took them to CPK for lunch then Brandon’s basketball game.

I was able to get my nails done and then Zenaida came over and did my hair and makeup for the Gala for Savannah’s school.

We had a nice time at the Gala so many nice friends to chat with and Truman’s parents were there too and all the proceeds going to them we love them and Truman is doing great what an amazing kid he is he’s an inspiration to us all.

Today took the kids out for coffee took Savannah to get a manicure and her first pedicure she loves having her nails painted. We played outside since it’s so beautiful out today.

We also played blocks and dress up while watching the “Frozen”. I hope everyone had had a wonderful weekend! 😊🏡🌈🙏

February 26, 2019

So last week I got my stitches out and finally felt human Friday. Took my kids to school my daughter had snack and share day. It was super cute.

I raced to Pure Barre my friend was setting up my stuff in my spot but when I arrived they were fully booked and waitlisted so I was unable to work out.

I went for a coffee then met up with my friend Kellie at Tiffany’s we shopped there I got myself a belated valentines gift a infinity necklace and matching earrings.

We browsed at Saks and then went to lunch. Afterwards I got dry cleaning picked up and came home and did a great Peloton workout.

Saturday we had a Birthday party to attend and we were supposed to do a basketball game right after but my sons attitude was horrible and it turns out they didn’t have enough players anyway.

So after the party we went home got packed up for our overnight at the gala. My husband and I left once my dad arrived.

We had a great time at the Gala so many nice people even one of the gals my husband coached as a swimmer back in the day was nice to meet Ashley and her husband such a nice couple.

President George W Bush was the speaker of the night and he was quite funny.

Sunday we had another party we raced to once we left our hotel my kids were already there with my Dad.

We got another nice day catching up with friends and neighbors. Monday I got all the housework going and continued that today. I did Kim’s Pure barre class last night and took Mandy’s today.

Kim’s leaving so it’s such a bummer another great instructor gone. I went and had soup salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden hadn’t gone there in forever maybe 7 years it was a nice lunch.

My Nose has been running for a couple of days and it’s driving me crazy. I’m going through my oils to pick a blend for diffuser to help. Still have a decent amount but need to order some more.

Got this kit back in the spring last year since our oldest daughter was selling this stuff through young living.

Another friend of mine does doterra and always has great blends that are awesome and helpful for me to use.

So back the first week of February we officially became grandparents. A sweet baby girl. I do feel super bad for my husband that he’s still being iced out and even with all his reaching out and love he’s not been included or acknowledged in this beautiful happy experience. I’ve told him that the only person we can control is ourself so if you know you’ve given all your love and kept your door open and trust in God it’s all we can do.

We did have an eight month window of hearing from her everyday and face timing and texting etc. it was really nice our kids loved it too.

It’s a shame how family is seemingly just erased and cast aside today I had heard a lot about the erased family movement that’s swept the country but seeing all my husband has gone through after his divorce ever since we met in 2011 it’s truly become real and heartbreaking when the other parent works so hard to damage a child’s relationship with their other parent.

Jeff’s a great dad and our children are lucky to have him and it’s a shame his three older girls don’t show him how lucky they are to have been raised by him loved by him coached by him.

It’s always nice when we run into the kids he’s coached through the years and the parents they always appreciate the great job he did.

Jeff’s been doing a great job doing his 42 day fit in 42 program he’s a little more than halfway done. He’s been losing weight and gaining muscle.

I’m looking forward to more time with friends this week. Will see a bunch tomorrow night and intensive and have some dinner after.

Meeting two of my friends for coffee Thursday morning. Should be able to take my son to lunch Friday since he gets out of school early.

We have another Gala this weekend for Savannah’s school and I’m looking forward to that we have a lot of nice friends going to that so we can have a fun parents night out.

Our weather here is finally warming up so I’m thrilled about that because it’s been way too cold for quite awhile now.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far ! 😘🙏🏡

February 17, 2019

So Friday I started to feel human again but still weak. I got cleaned up dressed and a few things accomplished before kids got home from school.

We watched Wreck it Ralph 2 movie and I was able to eat soup and oatmeal.

Saturday we took the kids out in morning I had oatmeal and coffee. I played with Savannah got us ready for Brandon’s Basketball Game.

We all went to game got kids a late lunch after I wasn’t able to eat anything but the fries since they were soft on my teeth and they were so darn tasty. Had more green tea and rested with Savannah.

After we got the kids fed Jeff and I went to get soup for me and salad got him at California Pizza Kitchen before heading to a movie. It was so crowded and huge wait. Found out later they had a two person valentines meal special running all weekend that was causing the crowd.

Unfortunately fir Jeff and I we are limited on what we can eat. He’s in a 42 day health and fitness program. I can’t open my mouth all the way and have about five inches of stitches on right side of my mouth from impacted wisdom tooth removal. So sore but thankfully healing and on the mend.

We still enjoyed our dinner and we went to see “What Men Want” it was a funny movie we both just had waters no snacks at the movies.

It was terribly cold outside afterwards and I think that messed with my ear it was bugging me all night and most of today.

My husband was sweet and stopped for brownies so I could try to eat one carefully which was a challenge but I was so hungry and been craving them.

He also went to the store for me today got me more soups items to make smoothies and avocados which I’m also able to eat thankfully.

I fought a fever today but got a b12 shot and tried to take it easy hydrate and play with my little one. Jeff took Brandon to the movies and he and I watched “Widows” while Brandon kept Savannah occupied after dinner. Then I cuddled with Savannah until she fell asleep.

I somehow got myself to do a 15 minute ride on the peloton so I could keep my streak going. It was hard and it was only 15 minutes but it felt good I hadn’t worked out since last Tuesday before my dental work.

I will start with the shorter rides until I work back to my 45 minute rides. I also want to get back to Pure Barre.

Kids are off school tomorrow so planning to take them to coffee and movies and make a nice dinner and enjoy our day together.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Goodnight 😴

Happy Valentines Day!

So it’s been seven days since my wisdom tooth was removed. It’s been a long seven days as I have felt awful but today I was eating soup and oatmeal so that’s a plus.

I didn’t have a fever and was able to shave and wash my hair which made me feel like a new woman.

It did wear me out but for the most part I have every again. Thankfully I had bought kids and my hubby cards before feeling bad.

The kids and my husband has cars and flowers for me today which always makes me feel special. I’m bummed I couldn’t celebrate more with kids and hubby but I will be feeling back to my old self very soon.

It rained here nearly 24 hours straight which nearly never happens here in the desert. I am praying for the time when it doesn’t hurt to eat so I can have real food again.

Kids are both off Monday so here’s to a three day weekend and hopefully more energy for me.

I’ve missed my workouts and missed having energy for Basic everyday stuff. Tomorrow I will test the waters and see what I have energy to do and how my pain level is. I hope everyone had a fantastic day!

February 11, 2019

So today is day four since my oral surgery and my whole right side of my face is still sore.

I’m swollen and basically been living on water, Gatorade and soup. I’ve been able to add in oatmeal and mashed potatoes. But can’t eat anything more at this point.

I appreciate all my sweet friends and family who have been checking in on me and seeing if I need anything.

I was able to take Savannah for yogurt tonight since she was so good all day today. I couldn’t have any toppings just plain yogurt but was nice change from soup and oatmeal.

Brandon had his orthodontist appointment today and I asked if they would be able to let me know when he gets X-ray next if his wisdom teeth will need to come out.

I am hoping he doesn’t have any issues like I am having with mine. Both on screen in books and life lately there has been so much showing of true colors. Anyone that’s been fake is becoming clear.

We saw an adorable baby girl while at yogurt tonight and it made me smile. Can’t believe we’re grandparents what a blessing. Savannah has grown so much and I can hardly believe she will be four this summer.

Brandon turns 13 in October and I hit the big 40. I don’t want to waste a moment of this precious life we have.

My husband Jeff has been helping out a lot while I’ve been recovering. He’s cooking for kids and making me soup he took Brandon to school for me this morning so I could sleep in with Savannah.

He showed me a picture in his phone from back when we first met. It was a great picture but definitely showed me how much I’ve aged or matured and it’s nuts how fast time flies by and how much my body and face is starting to show signs of aging.

Kids will both be at school tomorrow so plan is sore or not to get a lot done. I hope everyone had a wonderful start to your week! Goodnight 😴 day four swollen face after wisdom tooth removed.

February 10, 2019

So Friday I had my wisdom tooth removed was supposed to have three removed. But the one we took out was really infected and took a lot more time than expected.

I was pretty sore and still am swollen and ache. Saturday was the worst I was puking all day even during my drive home which was awful. I was having fever and chills.

Today thankfully no more nausea but I was sore all day. My son spent last night at his best friends house after their basketball game. Glad he had such a good time.

Savannah was so good for Jeff and I and he got me soups and yogurt at the store. Today I had ya meet them at Starbucks to pick up Brandon I was able to eat a oatmeal thankfully and had a little coffee but didn’t really have much.

Savannah got a little cranky so we left shortly after that to get us home. I was able to eat soup today lots of fluids and keep medicine down.

My husband went to get me mashed potatoes and coleslaw which I was able to eat potatoes pretty well not so much the cole slaw. Kids got chicken and other goodies.

Savannah was so cute playing doctor with me today getting me ice packs when I needed.

Not looking forward to getting my other wisdom teeth out since this has been so horrible but they need to come out. My face doesn’t look pretty I’m definitely swollen.

Tomorrow Savannah is home from school but Brandon has school so we will have some girl time for sure.

Hoping to take kids to LEGO Movie when I’m all healed up. I need to make an appointment for a physical and a Pap smear. I’m turning 40 this fall so I’d like to get all my bloodwork done and get s good checkup.

I’m thankful I had my Dad looking after me Friday after my surgery and on our way home he has always been the best caretaker. Love him so much.

Don’t think I’m going to do barre this week but hoping to get on Peloton by Tuesday when Savannah is back to school. I need to get valentines stuff for kids school exchanges.

It’s not looking like I will be up for valentines dinner out so maybe just a movie if my jaw and mouth are still sore and swollen.

Hoping to get some sleep tonight. One last dose of medicine but no more pain pill until the morning 😂

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Goodnight 😴

February 08, 2019

What a week this has been. My husband has been doing 5 am workouts everyday and he’s doing fantastic losing weight eating right. He’s swapped with me and has been dropping and picking up Savannah at school and having me drop and pick up Brandon.

I got a lot done Monday and Tuesday having great days two back to back coffee days with my best friend. Tuesday I also got to meet my dear dryers Kellie for a movie and worked out with her early evening. She came by house to see it and meet kiddos she’s already met Jeff as we’ve met up with our husbands for dinner.

Later Tuesday night major pain came on from one shoulder to the other but not in back in front collar bone to collar bone and my neck it was excruciating and lasted until Thursday evening when I got a muscle relaxer shot.

That shot was a god send for that pain and it’s my lady cycle so I had those regular horrible cramps and those were instantly gone too.

Found out that we’re officially grandparents seems the precious baby arrived in this world Tuesday evening. I’m hoping one day my husband and me and our kids will get to be a part of this sweet blessings life.

This morning went to have three impacted wisdom teeth removed. One was such a doozy on a nerve I couldn’t be completely sedated and it was quite painful I was crying in the part removal and my whole right side is in terrible pain still. We opted to do other two at later date. I will be on all liquids for 72 hours then get to have oatmeal and other soft items after that but was told to expect pain for up to three weeks it was so deeply impacted they almost had us go to hospital to do it so I could be fully sedated. Might need to do that with other two.

I’m so thankful my dad is here with me taking such good care of me. Happy kids are in good hands with Jeff while I’m dealing with this. Jeff took Brandon to the movies today since he was off from school.

Brandon had tutoring on Wednesday and I really like his teacher he’s going to make sure he gets taught some things that slipped through the cracks that he never learned mainly because of our two middle of school year moves.

So glad we have him at Sacred Heart look forward to Savannah starting there as well. We have both the Sacred Heart Gala and the Academy Galas coming up and those will be fun even if my mouth still hurts and Jeff is still on strict program until March 10th.

I’m very proud of him. Also proud that a position he’s always wanted has come available and he is going to go for it. I’d love to see him get it. It’s something he has wanted for a long time not a sure thing lots of competition to get it . I know he could and would do a fantastic job if he gets the position and they would be so happy they chose him.

There has been an incredible lot of snow In June Lake and Mammoth more like what my husband grew up with when every winter had good snow. Kids will have to get up there and experience all this fresh powder soon.

I need to get to sleep we’re getting on the road by 7 am so we can get home by 11am I want to make Brandon’s game.

Miss my kiddos so much they are my world. Hope everyone had a great week and enjoying the weekend thus far! Goodnight 😴