Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas or xmas?

As I was laying in bed this morning, I was thinking about Christmas.

As a child and sometimes now when I get too lazy to actually write out the word Christmas... I write xmas. My brain started to think...what is xmas? Well CHRISTmas has Christ in it... without Christ we might as well call this holiday xmas. So xmas would mean no Christ in the mas (lol).

The other thing I've been thinking about it carols. For 20+ years I have sang carols (and enjoyed it). But I think this was the first year I realized that we could sing carols all year long because they are just like our worship music we sing all the time. They are praising the Lord and Savior we serve... they have just been reserved for this time of year.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

YEAY for Digital!

So I finally remembered to go buy the converter box the other day. So I got home and Alex hooked it up. We went from 4 really fuzzy channels to 26... yes 2-6 amazingly clear channels. So we have a church channel and I got to watching it the other day... mostly for background music while surfing the net. Anyways, there was this really funny comedian on the channel and I just found myself laughing out loud (no one else was in the apt.)
I think this guy is share-worthy... His name is Tim Hawkins and he has a lot of videos on
Other than that I have just been staying home and resting up while Alex works. I am really starting to like this whole stay at home wife thing. But I have to go back to work in a couple of weeks (sad day).

Sorry this is kind of boring... we have a find of boring life---minus Beans...he keeps us entertained.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Time to Think

Since I had a lot of time in the hospital. I did some thinking.

In the hospital you could watch a long list of movies they had. For some reason we decided to watch Evan Almighty. It surprisingly had a really good story behind it.
There's the part that really hit me,:

GOD (Morgan Freeman):Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

WOW out of that funny movie!
Over the past year I have been praying for 2 things consistently 1. Humility 2. Patience. While I was in the hospital, I couldn't do a lot of things by myself. I really had to learn to ask for help (one thing I struggle with) God really put me in the situation where I had to learn to be humble instead of just praying about it. I took the little things for granted. I couldn't cut my own food, take a shower, blow dry my hair. flat iron my hair, etc... from this situation I also learned to trust Alex more than ever. I have trusted him for over 5 years but the situations God puts us through, throughout our relationship grows my faith and trust in God and in Alex.

on a side note: If you have not seen me since October... you may not recongize me... since I was diagnosed with the gall bladder junk... I have lost 21 lbs. Yes it's exciting, but it's not the way I wanted to loose the weight!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Here we go again folks
I woke up on Tuesday morning and I couldn't keep any food or liquids down. I thought that I just had the flu, so I didn't go to work and just tried to eat something and keep it down. Well the same thing happened Wednesday, so my mom took me to the doctor who then called me into the ER at St. Luke's East Hospital.
So Wednesday night I am at the ER for a gall bladder attack and jandis (yellowish skin(I don't know how to spell it)). So I am admitted to the hospital and told that I would just have to wait until tomorrow to see what will happen. The reason I couldn't (and still can not) keep food down is because they believe a stone has passed through the duct and is blocking or has entered the duct. So if I haven't passed the stone, then there will have to be a separate operation than just the removal of my gall bladder.
Thursday, I had an MRI done of my gall bladder and that revealed that I have 5 stones in my gall bladder. The GI doctor was so nice and was very straight forward and very serious about getting my gall bladder out as soon as possible. So he called the general surgeon to come and speak with me about the procedure.
The surgeon walks in and he is only like 27 years old and he says, "Let's get it out today" to bad there were no operating rooms available at all yesterday. So right now I am sitting in my hospital room just chilling until they can find an opening in the operating schedule. What a wait of money. Today I am praying that I will have my gall bladder removed and go home!

Just so you all know I am doing just fine. Besides typing on this stupidly huge rubber keyboard with no mouse. But if that's my biggest complaint then.... I am GOOD

T minus 2 weeks until I am eating my salad I have been craving for the past 2 months!!!!!