Thursday, October 14, 2010

Highs and Lows

Ok, people, I’m one post away from having my mother tell me she’s worried about me.

I really am fine, especially after coming to terms with the fact that I probably do need that extra 50 mg of Zoloft. Whatever.

Let me break it down for you. Some highs and lows from the week. It’s been a little all over the place round here.

Let’s start with the “lows,” so we don’t have end on a bad note and go to bed with a box of Kleenex (they really aren't that bad):

-Stomach problems. You really don’t want me to expand. They were my own stomach problems. You know. The kind you get every single time after your toddler has a weekend of throwing up and diarrhea.

-One day this week the devil hijacked my son. He was so rude. Tired, cranky. Had me fantasizing about hotels and stuff.

-Parent teacher conferences at work this week. Damn parents. Nah, I got nothing against parents, seriously, it’s just that it messes up our family’s schedule in a majorly annoying way.

-Feeling down about not losing weight recently. But, one can’t be perfect, huh? I guess I could try and run myself into the ground and continue to get up at 6:00 am to work out before work and then have the mental clarity at 4:00 pm to think, “No, I will not eat any crackers or, say, a bag of chips.” But, I just have not been able to do that this week.

-Work stress in general. All I have to say is that it has nothing with the dear students I work with. Love them.

Now, the “highs!” The stuff that life is made of! Excitement, gratitude, and reminders that “everything is going to be alright:”

-My biopsy result came back negative for cancer. It was an “atypical” mole that needs to be monitored. If it comes back, it will have to be removed again, but there was no cancer!

-The best thing about my biopsy results is that I know so many of you were wondering and care!

-My boy was only hijacked by the devil one day this week. The other days, he has been loving, putting his toys away, sleeping in his own bed, and mostly using his big boy voice.

-My boy gets speech therapy, and his vocabulary has really been increasing lately! For example, just tonight, I have heard him say brand new things like, “Delicious!” and “It’s on the coffee table,” and, “Wake-y, wake-y, hand off snake-y!” Obviously, we are proud parents.

-My husband has arranged a babysitter for tomorrow night. Funny thing is, he didn’t think I was serious when I said that I would like to just go to the babysitter’s empty house and watch a movie. I’m. Totally. Serious.

-My mom sent two of my grandma’s paintings in the mail to me today. I can have a piece of her, look at those beautiful paintings, and hang them with love and care in my home. When I took them out of the package, I told Parker that these paintings were painted by “GG.” He said, “I love GG.”


blueviolet said...

I am so happy for your negative results!!!!

Your Grandma was quite the artist, wasn't she? I'm sorry that the week has kinda crapped on you. :(

Jen said...

Well, that sounds like a week I am betting you are glad is over. :)

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Talk about a roller coaster-let's all raise a glass to the high's though! No cancer, no worries about cancer, beautiful paintings, and a kid that can now say delicious!

(Don't worry, in in the next 5 to 80 years you'll be wondering WHY they had to learn to least, that's why my parents say. Haha. :))

Mrs Woog said...

Well this is a case of where the good bits FAR outway the bad bits. Sending you lots of Woogie hugs xox

Finding My Weigh said...

Yay for a good biopsy result! Fantastic news.

I love listening to their language develop. Tonight the little man said "After I have some yogurt, I will have a bath." The sentence development is crazy!

Kara B said...

Wow, your little maniac P is SO BIG. YOu've inspired me to make my own highs and lows, only it'll be a journal entry and not a blog post since the lows are causing me to swear right now. :)

MultipleMum said...

Wakey wakey hands off snakey!? Too funny! I bet his 'speechie' would be happy to hear that one.

Good news on the Big C front. Phew!

I hear you on the weight loss front. I have been S.L.A.C.K. I think I am going back to WW. Exercise will help with the mental health too (I know you know that, just sayin').

Your GG was quite the painter. xx

Babes Mami said...

YAY!!! On the negative! Yay!! For GG's paintings, love the first one.

Boooo for the lows. And a hug.

Ratz said...

Hello Kristy.. long time that i have been here... i see there have been so many things happening in ur life as well... but before that YAY for the negative results... Whoo hoo... and your Grandma's paintings are beautiful.. she was quite an artist.. hugs again

Glen said...

Great news on the biopsy and that the parent/teacher conferences have finished! Great paintings - wow talented family?

We once got my wife's parents to take the boys to their house for an overnight babysit on the premise that we were going to a really late party. We went to our local pub for one drink then went home - brilliant!

Shell said...

LMAO @ wakey-wakey... So appropriate in my house of all boys.

Amy said...

LOVE the wakey-wakey!

This week was just a ball of crap at our house too. My husband and I went to an out of town wedding two weeks ago, and my son is STILL possessed by the devil after spending two nights with my in-laws. (stupid grandmas, sigh!)

I love those paintings. So special that you can hang those in your home and think about your grandmother.

I'm hoping our lives have much more highs than lows in the upcoming week! Enjoy your weekend (and date night!!!), love;)

Anonymous said...

Parker looks like he's giving the "stink eye"! Looks just like Richard! Love you, Mom

Aging Mommy said...

My three year old was replaced with the devil child for an entire day this week too, it is just horrible when that happens.

Glad your test results came back negative, that is great news. How wonderful to have those paintings that your grandmother did. A little piece of her you can keep forever.

Amanda Broadfoot said...

Having been one phone call away from summoning an exorcism this week myself, I soooo feel for you. I love that picture of your gorgeous little guy -- I can tell he's enjoying himself :-)

Wonderful news about your biopsy results! And your little man's language development. Those triumphs are well worth hoisting a glass!

Ca88andra said...

I think the positives are outweighing the negatives! Great news about your results. Oh - and don't worry too much about weight loss. The more you stress and worry, the more your body will hang onto extra weight, just in case.

StephanieinSuburbia said...

Oh, the highs and lows! I so feel you. I had a big complaining week on my blog, but then I spent extra time with my baby this weekend, who is just turning into this awesome little kid and she has been extra snuggly and kissy and giggly. So then I feel like a jerk for ever complaining.

Young Wife said...

Sorry to hear about your stomach problems, but I'm thrilled the biopsy came back cancer free! How exciting that Parker is saying more words!

TV's Take said...

Oh Kristy, that's such great news about your negative results! Yay!!! Love Parkers words and those pics of your Gma's art are amazing. Thanks for sharing the good news (and the bad).

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

I'm so glad your biopsy came back OK hun.

Those paintings are just beautiful. As I've said before, your gran must have been a very special women.