Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Heart Antibiotics

My mouth feels so much better today. I think the antibiotics have finally kicked in. I tried not to take the pain medicine today, but didn't last too long before I popped some pills. I think the anti-inflammatory stuff in the pain pills help, so I will take them for a few more days. I actually got some housework done, which was a nice change from laying in the bed crying.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get the rest finished before therapy. I am pretty sure we will meet our new therapist tomorrow, and that should be interesting. I hope she has a good personality.

I'll let you know!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Trip To The ER

Okay, so when Junior got home from work yesterday, I told him I was ready for some relief. I knew it was too late to go to the dentist, so he took me to the ER. On the way, a storm hits, complete with lightning and thunder. We get to the hospital, and the ER parking lot is PACKED! I was happy I grabbed my James Patterson book as we headed out the least I had something to pass the time. As we were walking in the parking lot, my flip flop hit a slick spot, and I went down on one knee, and my pants got all wet. I skinned my knee pretty good, too. Of course, there were tons of people around, and I was completely embarrassed.

We walk in the ER, and there are people everywhere. In this hospital, you go through stages before you see the doctor. There is the main waiting room when you first walk in, and this is where you wait if the receptionist is busy. Luckily, we walked right up, and I told her my jaw and ear hurt. She sent me to triage, which is behind the closed doors of the ER. After triage, you are sent to the second waiting room, where you wait forever to get into an exam room. While in triage yesterday, the nurse asked why I was there, and I told him that my jaw and ear hurt. I don't know if he thought I was having a heart attack or something, but he sent me directly to an exam room. Nice.

When the nurse came in the exam room, she asked why I was there, and I told her. She finally asked if I injured my jaw in any way, and I told her the pain started in my tooth a couple of weeks ago, but now it was in my jaw and ear. She looked in my mouth, felt my jaw, and said the doctor would be in in a couple of minutes. (I have been here before...a couple of minutes usually means about two hours!) Not ten minutes later, the doctor came in, and he checked out my ear, jaw, and mouth. He said my ear was white (it should be pink) because of all the pressure built up behind it. He also said the muscles are pulled tight over my jaw, because of the swelling, and that is what was causing the pain. Then he looks at me, and says.

"Here's what you do...go see a dentist"

This is where I lost it. I looked at him and was like, you can't help me????

He responded with a "I'm not that mean!".

This is where I lost it. I cried like a baby as he told me he was going to give me antibiotics and pain medicine, and that he would give me something good before I left so I would feel better. He stressed that I needed to have something done with this tooth, though, because the pain will eventually come back. He recommended a dentist...told me to save my pennies...and get it pulled. Then as he left the room, he turned and said,

"God doesn't give you more than you can handle."

That got me crying even more.

Then the nice lady came in with two percocets, and she became my best friend. Although it did make me loopy, it didn't really get rid of the pain. The prescription he gave me for pain is an anti-inflammatory too, but I am still hurting. It makes me sleepy, but I am having trouble staying asleep, because it wasn't enough that my mouth hurts....I started my you know what yesterday, too, and I never sleep good while I have that. I am just glad it happened this week, because we go camping next week, and that really would have sucked.

For now I am sitting with ice on my mouth, trying to decide what to have for supper. Opening my mouth hurts, so I avoid talking and eating. I know, imagine that. The kids have been so good, though. I think they enjoy taking care of me sometimes.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm A Mess

At the risk of getting yelled mouth is killing me! I say mouth because the pain is no longer in my tooth, it's in my jaw and ear. I am debating going to the doctor...only I don't have a doctor so it will be a three hour trip to the ER. I just can't take the pain anymore. It has made me an emotional wreck, and I need some relief. I need some sleep. I just need something done.

At least I am in the middle of a good book, so maybe the wait will go by quickly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For All Things...

...there is a reason.

The past few days I have been trying to figure out why my luck has gone in the crapper. Maybe luck is a wrong word choice, so let me explain.

I was doing really well with the paid posting. For a couple of months in a row I made over $750 a month. Then google took away my PR3. I thought this would be the perfect time to change that blog to a dot com. I do that, and the next day I get the PR3 back, but my blog no longer has that Url. That particular blog is now a PR0, and as most of you paid posters know, you don't get a lot of opps for with that ranking. I still have a PR2 on my kids blog, and have gotten a few opps for that one, but no where near what I was making.

I have been thinking about it, though, and believe there is a reason. All summer I have been tied to the computer, trying to grab opps when they become available. Maybe this is God's way of making me back off a little, and spend some quality time with my family. The past week has been great. I've been swimming with the girls, last night I sat on the kitchen floor with them and played with playdough. Today we went out to lunch and shopping, and I wasn't preoccupied, thinking about what opps I was missing. I enjoyed the time with my family, and the kids had a great time playing at the Chick-Fil-A playland. We seldom go here, so it was a treat for them.

My point? I am hoping that when google does another re-rank in the next couple of months, when the kids are back in school, that I get my PR3 back. Until then, I am going to enjoy my kids.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Things Are Looking Up

My tooth is finally starting to feel a little better. Wait, that's not true. My tooth is feeling a lot better. This makes me happy, because I am going to take the kids to the movie in the park tonight, and I don't want to be in agony.

The a/c is also fixed...yay! we are cool again.

I'm off...time to start getting the kids bathed.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons

Things can never be uneventful around here for too long.

Kasi and I were watching television earlier, and the a/c unit started making a funky noise. I woke up Junior, and he diagnosed that the fan stopped. No longer working.

I asked if he could fix it, and he said he would have to take it apart, again, tomorrow, and see what he can do. I have everything crossed that he can fix it, because we don't have the money to buy a new unit.

I guess I will spend tomorrow in the pool with the girls. Hopefully it won't rain, even though it is supposed to.


We had therapy today, and it was kind of a waste of time, therapy wise. We basically just sat around talking about whatever popped up, nothing really spectacular. Somehow we got on the subject of why I don't drive, and the rules I have for the drivers of whatever car I am in. (Missy is the only person who hasn't freaked me out with her driving...I didn't scream one time in her truck) I had Kelsey cracking up. She claims we always make her laugh, and we do do a lot of laughing in therapy. In fact, we laugh a lot everywhere we go.

I laughed and talked more in that hour than I have in the last week. After we left, Brandi and I ran into walmart, and I was at the checkout, and I got a pain in my tooth so bad it made me instantly nauseous, and I almost passed out right there. I think it was from using my mouth so much. Luckily, supper and some tylenol made me feel a little better, and my tooth is back to being just a steady achy pain.

I can not wait until it feels completely better.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I forgot to mention...I am losing weight. Not a lot, mind you, but I'm losing.

Yay for me!

Good Intentions

I always neglect this blog. I think it's because I usually come here to bitch a little, and lately, I haven't had much to bitch about.

And that's a good thing.

We (Junior and I) are trying to get everything together to go camping in a few weeks. We didn't gp last year, because of my surgery, so it's been two years since we've been. Plus, we moved, and have no idea where half the stuff was put. I am making a master list, so hopefully we won't forget anything.

It's going to be weird to be away from the computer for four days, but I believe it will be good for me. I bought three books at the dollar tree to keep me busy, and there will be lots of swimming and fishing. I need a break. I need some relaxation, and so does Junior. He's really looking forward to this.

Don't worry, I plan on taking way too many pictures.

I have been fighting an awful toothache. It's the bottom right wisdom tooth, and this happens a couple of times a year. I finally...fingers crossed...knock on wood...have the pain under control with tylenol. It still hurts, but the pain is bearable, and I'm not sitting here in tears like I was a couple of days ago.

Tomorrow it's back to therapy. Who knows what we'll talk about. I'm pretty sure she will have another therapist in the room, maybe even the one who will take over our sessions. I hope we feel comfortable with her, because I don't want Junior to quit going. I think therapy has been really good for us.

Oh well...I have housework calling my name...must get to it. I'll try to not be so long between posts anymore, but no promises.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I Didn't See This Coming

I started doing this paid posting thing about eight months ago. At first, it was fun making money while being home with the kids. Today, my brain is fried. There are days where the opps are slow coming, and then there are days like today where there are so many my head feels like it will explode. I am in no way complaining, because we need the money, but I just don't have anything else to write about today. My brain is fried. That said, I have something to say.

The weirdest thing happened today. Junior was sitting in the van on break, eating breakfast this morning when his dad pulled up beside him. He asked Junior if we wanted to come to a cook out at his house.


We haven't had anything to do with this man for almost a year, and he wants us to come over and have a cookout? Junior told him no, obviously. Now, had Junior said yes, we would have gone. This whole thing with his family was his decision, as much as certain people would like to blame me. I am supportive of my husband, no matter what he decides.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Today's Session

Last time we went to therapy, Kelsey (our therapist) had another therapist sit in. I asked her today if that meant that she was leaving, and she said she was. Turns out she is graduating from the program in August, so she is turning us over to someone else. I'm not too sure how I feel about this, or about how Junior feels about it. We are very comfortable with Kelsey, and I hope whoever she decides to give us to shares of thinking? I'm not sure that's the right way to say it...maybe therapy style? I feel like we might have to start over, and I'm not sure Junior wants to. He has been doing so good with the kids, and dealing with his anger towards his family. I don't know if that will continue if he stops therapy. I hope it will. He's been going for almost a year now, and he has made so much progress. I am so proud of him.

More Me

In my last post, I mentioned wanting to make this blog more "me".

Miss Donna responded with:

"I'm missing "the purple love" in here!!! And Where's the Elephants????"

And she was right. What is more me than elephants and purple?

So I went to work this morning, and redid things. Do you like it?

I love it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Already

Seriously, where has this year gone?

We finally figured out when Junior will take his vacation. It's not until August, and it will be nice to get away. We're going to go camping for a few days. We are going to go to Lake Greenwood, which is where we went two years ago. If we reserve it in the next week or so, we can get the same campsite, which we loved, It was right on the water, so Junior and Ryan will fish while the girls and I swim and hang out. It's been two years since we've been, and we had so much fun then. I'm hoping we will have just as much fun this time.

I have been doing good. Junior and I have been fighting...or should I say I have been mad at him and he has been trying to make me less mad at him. I won't go into detail, but he did something he knew would tick me off, and it did. We're working through it, though, like we always do. Therapy tomorrow, but I don't mention our marital crap there. Therapy is Junior's time, not mine. I am just there to be supportive.

My mom bought the kids a pool, and my dad supplied enough chemicals for the summer, so the kids have been doing nothing but swimming. If you read any of my other blogs you know this already. Oh, speaking of blogs, I bought a dot com domain for my craft blog, and hopefully can get that set up in the next couple of days. I need the help of a friend, so it all depends on when she is available. Google dumped the ranking on that one from a 3 to n/a, so I needed a way to get some opps, and going dot com helps. I redid the look of it, too. I'm thinking of overhauling this one too, but we'll see. The kids blog is about family, the craft is about crafts and stuff, the picture is about, well, pictures, and this one is about me. All mine. I want it to reflect who I am. I'm still trying to figure that out.