Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentines

I know a lot of people don't celebrate this holiday. We don't really go overboard with it anymore. Maybe a dinner date or something. But even though I don't buy into the expensive flowers and jewelry commercialism, I don't think its a bad idea to take a day to celebrate love. I don't even think it should have to be romantic love. Love of any kind is worth celebrating. And contrary to what the relentless television advertisements would have us all believe, its possible to love and appreciate love without diamonds. A heartfelt "I love you" is more than enough. Although chocolate? Well, chocolate never hurts. LOL. Love you all!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What is going on?

I have been having a lot of stomach pain and discomfort for over a week now. Its a bloated burning sensation that has been keeping me up at night. Kind of like heart burn but worse than the occasional bouts I feel when I eat something really heavy, greasy or spicy. Is it an ulcer? I don't have any idea, having never had an ulcer before. But its persistent and really uncomfortable. Not intestinal at all. I decided to try and eat really lightly for a few days and see if that helps clear it up. Give my stomach a little rest. I still get hungry, but after I eat I start to regret it almost immediately. Today I had a small cup of yogurt for breakfast, some really bland chicken soup for lunch, and a small bowl of oatmeal tonight for dinner. And I am STILL having stomach pain tonight. What the heck? I suppose its going to take a few more days of light food to heal things up, but the fact that my day of blandness has made very little difference is making me wonder if its even going to help at all?
I have NO idea what in the world it is. Its making me really tired, not only because being uncomfortable is exhausting, but I spent a good part of last night walking around the house in the wee hours of the morning because I kept waking up in pain. In fact, the night before that I actually dreamed I was pregnant and IN LABOR somehow incorporating the pain into my dream. Of course, its really nothing like labor pains. But my subconscious doesn't seem to know that.
Oh well, its not keeping me from going about my day. I haven't called in sick or missed out on anything going on yet. If it doesn't clear up soon I guess I will have to see the Doc who will probably prescribe an antacid and send me on my way. I have taken Tums, Rolaids, Pepcid, and Tagamet......none of them have really made a dent in this. Who knows....maybe if I fast for a day or so and have nothing but liquids it will clear up. That might be my next plan of attack. Any other suggestions? I keep thinking its just a little virus kind of bug because God knows my whole office has been sick with one thing or another. Flu, stomach viruses, upper respiratory infections...there is a little bit of all of it going on there. And most people think they are doing the world a great favor by showing up for work like a martyr. All they are really doing is spreading germs. Ugh.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Strange Dreams and Crafty People

I had the weirdest dream last night. Maybe it was more than one and I just remember bits and pieces of them. Who knows. What I do remember is that I was living in an apartment building and one of my neighbors was Randy Jackson, one of the American Idol judges. Yeah, I have been watching the Idol auditions these past few weeks. I may have to stop if Randy Jackson is going to invade my dreams. I recall that Bruce was calling me telling me that I needed to bring him some necessary item for work (no idea exactly what), but he needed it right that minute. And Randy Jackson called just after that and said he needed me to bring him some incredibly important item that he had inadvertently left in his apartment. Strange. Randy's "item" turned out to be truckloads of electronic products, tv's , blue ray players...etc. His apartment looked like a warehouse. These things were supposed to be handed out to people in need. Because we all know that people who are struggling to afford food need nothing more than a blue ray player, right? Somehow I was getting it all done....errands for Bruce, errands for Randy. I remember feeling really tired and I kept thinking, "Seriously? I have to do this for everybody on my day off?" LOL. I was probably having uneasy dreams because I ended up sleeping in Erica's room last night. Bruce went to bed first. By the time I got there he was so wrapped up in blankets and sheets that I didn't have enough of a sliver of blanket to cover even half of my body. I kind of laid there for a few minutes, pulling and tugging to no avail. So I just gave up and found another bed to sleep in.

Also? I keep reading all of these "crafts" blogs where people are making these beautiful valentines. It makes me feel so inadequate. One woman had been thrift store shopping for weeks collecting all kinds of interesting items to re-purpose as valentines. She had even used really old Bingo cards from a game she bought for fifty cents. The cards were amazing when she was done with them. Personalized, and unique to each recipient. I love crafty stuff. I never have time to really do any of it though. Maybe one day I will be able to present my family and friends with beautiful handmade valentines. Just know that I love you all and if I could make everybody fancy, original cards I would. :) Just pretend I did this year, ok?

My Life

My life is pretty much like this:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

We don't watch the Super Bowl. Yeah, I know....its strange. Neither my husband or I have the slightest interest in football. Or most sports in general. I was teased mercilessly yesterday at work because I honestly had NO idea of who was actually IN the Super Bowl this year. I found out, but could not have cared less. To me it has all of the appeal of watching somebody read the phone book on tv for a few hours.

What I DO like to watch today is PUPPY BOWL !!!!

Animal Planet is having Puppy Bowl 2011 today at 3pm. And it is adorable. I never get tired of it. No gigantic, grossly over paid, stinky, sweaty steriod kings running around bashing each other up. No violence. No drunk and obnoxious crowds. Just outrageous cuteness and fun.

One of my favortite parts? KITTY HALFTIME!!! You just gotta love it. Its purrrfect!

I know it probably makes me weird, but I don't care. I like what I like and I do NOT like football. I am going to make us a tray of snacks and settle in with Bruce to watch the onslaught of CUTE today. Thats where I will be......