Sunday, April 22, 2007

Couldn't have asked for a nicer ending

to spring break here. This weekend was BEAUTIFUL! On Friday we went to the zoo. Everyone but Pat and Carrie went with us. Pat was working and Carrie went to a birthday luncheon with a group of girls. As a substitute we brought J...Val's boyfriend of the last 2+ months. I had a little bit of a hard time getting around but did ok.

At one time we "lost" Danielle. She was walking while I pushed the stroller. We made sure someone was always holding her hand or carrying her. At the penguin display we stopped while the kids took pictures and I stood in the shade. After they were done taking pics of Danielle, they put her down and continued the photo session. When everyone was ready to leave the area I realized Danielle wasn't with ANYONE. I yelled WHERE'S DANIELLE! Spun around and there she was all by herself walking in a crowd about 25ft or so away from us. Talk about a heart attack!

Saturday we went to my parents' house for a cookout. It was a very nice and relaxing day. My Dad bought clams because he knew I was craving them after Tom and I went away for the weekend. It was SO hard to resist eating them raw. I finally brokedown and threw back 2 of them. THEY WERE SO GOOD! Steamed ones were good too, no denying it but the raw ones...YUM! (probably because they are taboo lol) After an evening around the firepit we headed home around 12:30am.

Sunday the temperature was in the 80s!!! It's insane! And to think that exactly a week ago I was out grocery shopping in a crazy mob, getting ready for a snowstorm. Yep, we got hit by the snowstorm last Sunday. Lots of schools had a snowday that Monday. My kids were looking at the fact that they didn't get a snowday 2 ways...What a waste of a vacation day. Then again, we still have a snowday so will get out of school a day earlier in June. :o) Anyways back to today. I was feeling a bit exhausted and weak so didn't do much. Tom BBQ'ed for dinner and we sat around outside. Danielle LOVES it outside and stands screaming at the door if she's not allowed out with everyone else. Luckily Tom loves it outside too and is usually willing to have her out there with him.

I had a dr appt last Wednesday. I gained 4 more lbs. :o( My blood pressure was LOW (for me) and my sugar was ok. We decided to up my insulin anyways since there was some room for perfection. I complained that my hands, feet and eyes were swollen 3 out of 7 days last week. (now it's there all the time to some degree) My urine must've been fine since he didn't seem too concerned. It's more irritating right now then worrisome. Especially since the hot weather isn't even here yet. Not to mention I have about 13more weeks to go. My next dr appt is a week from this Wed.

After doing the huge grocery shopping trip last Sunday my sciatica was KILLING me! I hadn't hurt that much in a loooong time. Mostly the pain goes across my butt cheeks and a bit into the back of my thighs. The hard thing to deal with though is that I can't physically lift my feet up much. And my legs feel really weak, like they are about to give out any second. Holding Danielle or carrying something is out of the question when I'm like that. I'm lucky if I can carry myself. This means that I didn't do too much work this past week. So much for plans of men. My house is still pretty much the same as before vacation....although the kids did hit it on and off all week. I'm looking forward to when Michelle is out of school and I'll have almost everyday at home to do things. (as long as I'm not on bedrest) She only has 3 or 4 wks left! Wooohooo!

Back to the old routine in the morning. Although I'm not dreading it as much as usual. It's still a bit hard to think of having to get back into a routine and force the kids out the door. The fact that the temperature is suppose to be in the upper 70's tomorrow doesn't help. I need some rain days lol.

Oh yeah, a DS update....he's been discharged from the hospital! He's not at home right now but he's recouping well last I heard. :o) He still has a loooong way to go and lots of hurdles to conquer though.


AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

just found your blog!! what a blessig!

aka_Meritt said...

We must blog in the same greater circle because I manage to stumble upon your blog every once in a while, and when I do it brings a smile to my face.

Re; sciatica
I know this sounds silly - but walking backwards helps. Really! You have to have a completely "safe" area straight behind you because you have to walk quickly and with a purpose... looking straight ahead, not peeking over your shoulder where you are going. A husband or kid clearing the path for you works best.

Sometimes 3 steps does it. Other times you may need 10 or even 15, but it's the ONLY thing I found to relieve it. I have no idea WHY it works, but it does. LOL.