Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's On My Mind ...Glee, Tristan, and Stuff

Hello Blogger Friends.  I'm going to apologize before I ever get started if this post appears unorganized and random.  I have SO much on my mind that I figured the easiest thing to do would be to try and somehow, collect my thoughts into one post.

So here goes.....

~ Tonight is going to be a GREAT night for TV!  Not only are American Idol and LOST on, BUT....Glee returns tonight.  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this show.  I'm one of those people that will sing any and every chance I get, so a TV show that is dedicated to song and dance is totally up my alley.  Tonight's episode is supposed to be all about Madonna.  SO EXCITED!!

~ Tristan has been enjoying rice cereal for some time now.  And when I say enjoy, I mean he REALLY enjoys it!  I swear before cereal that kid was the pokiest eater known to man.  However, now that there is cereal in his bottle he sucks it down like it's his last meal on earth.  So cute!  We started him on oatmeal Saturday and unfortunately, it looks as though he is allergic.  He broke out in a rash all around his mouth and down his neck(one of the signs the pediatrician told us to be looking for).  I talked to the doctor and she says no more oatmeal for now.  I'm really hoping it something that he outgrows and that he definitely doesn't have any more food allergies since we get to start fruits and veggies in about 2 weeks from now.

~ Jason is still actively looking for a new job. I believe at last count he had applied to around 20 jobs.  We are really hoping to stay in the Midwest since it would be closer to family.  However, we know that if it comes down to the wire, we will have to go where the jobs are regardless of the location.

~  I've been in some kind of funk lately.  I don't know if it's a combination of Jason losing his job and the realization that we are going to have to pick up and move that's just now hitting me or what.  I'm also really frustrated with my dad right now.  I love him SO much but I just don't understand his actions some times.  Let's just say it comes down to Ben getting whatever he wants no matter what the cost.

~ Before I moved to NW Arkansas to be with Jason, I worked a second job at a local health club a couple of nights a week.  This was such a great job because I was actually motivated to work out.  On the nights that I worked, I would get off from my first job and just go straight to the health club to get in a good work out before my shift began.  I discovered that I really enjoyed running and that it made me feel REALLY good and I was in shape.  I've battled with my weight my entire life and for the first time, I was actually at a place where I was happy with the way I looked.

After I was diagnosed with Crohn's, I was put on steroids to control the inflammation.  With the steroids, came almost 80 lbs of weight gain.  Something I was not at all happy about, but willing to deal with to get my disease under control.  Once I came off the steroids, I was never able to get all of the weight off before I got pregnant with Tristan.  Now here I am, the heaviest I've EVER been in my entire life, and I REALLY want to start running again.  Only problem is that with my Crohn's comes serious joint pain.  This joint pain makes it very difficult for me to do any type of cardio, high-impact exercise which is the only thing I've found that will get my weight off.  I'm really not happy with the way I look right now, or the way that I feel, but I don't know what to do.

~ I'm looking forward to getting out this afternoon to run some errands with my boys.  It is such a GORGEOUS day outside.  I am SO glad that Spring has sprung.  I love all this sunshine.  I could easily become addicted.

Thanks for "listening" to me.  I know this was a rather lengthy post.

But that's what friends are for, right?!

Hope you are able to get out and enjoy lots of sunshine today!!


Ashley Stone said...

can't wait for GLEE tonight!!!

Emmy said...

Yes too many good shows tonight! Going to be up late the next several nights trying to get caught up.

Hope your husband is able to get a job soon.

Anna said...

#1 I WISH Kiya loved rice cereal like Tristan does, buuuttt she doesn't. I keep trying so hopefully one day she'll change her mind because she still wakes up at least once at night and I really think eating rice would help. I tried in the bottle too....nope!

#2 I know what you mean by "funks." They suck, but as long as you know you're in one you can worn people! :)

#3 I'm sorry the job is on hold, I know a week can seem long so waiting a month seems like eternity and longer than that you want to give up, but keep in mind God has a plan! He won't give you anything you can't handle...maybe not so fun, but he knows your family's strength.

#4 and most importantly....I.HEART.YOU!!