Skip to main content

Catching up

Life right now is all about getting caught up...

For me...It's about catching up on 'stuff' before Spencer comes home.  I'm afraid to admit that I just did his laundry!  Yes...he left two years ago and I closed his bedroom door and didn't step foot in it again!  So, ya...clean room, clean sheets, new pillows, new curtains...

I am also back to applying for work!

Again...It seems life for me is all about feast or famine.  Unfortunately, I haven't exactly arrived at the 'feast' stage.  I don't think I mentioned this before, or maybe I did...I got slammed with an $8000 tax bill for 2014.  I applied for an "Offer In Compromise" to have the bill reduced.  Apparently, the office I sent it to in Tennessee doesn't communicate with the tax office who sent me a mean letter saying they were placing a lien on my house.   Of course...they never include a phone number until the threatening letters start arriving.  They say I need to pay my entire debt by July 23rd.  I'm pretty sure that isn't going to happen...just saying.  I did finally get a hold of a human being they are straightening out my file.  I should hear in 45 days if my offer has been accepted.  Cross your fingers.

I also found the most amazing website called Skillshare!  It's my new addiction.  It is full of classes you can take in just about any area you want.  One of my goals for this year was to go through my blog and choose an inspirational phrase or quote, one for each month and hand letter it.  I am not a graphic artist or hand letterer but I found a class on Skillshare that is teaching me how to do it!!  I'm so excited.  It's been amazing. Each class comes with video tutorials and projects that you have to upload to the class.  I'm really enjoying it.

Finally...I did one more thing on my bucket list this week!! I submitted an article to a brand new National Magazine just getting ready to launch.  My article is about expectations.  I am scared and excited!   If they buy my article, it will be my first magazine article and I will make more money on this one article than I ever have.   Fingers crossed.

In other news of catching up...All of the activities we have done over the past two weeks have caught up to Shelbie.  She finally crashed last night.  She is one worn out, sick girl.  I'm hoping a full day of sleeping will restore some energy to her.



Popular posts from this blog

Some Results

I was surprised to get a brief update from our doctor this morning.

They did not catch any seizure activity last week.  She said that while that may be good news, it didn't rule out deep structure seizures.   I asked if the test gave any insight to the cause of the slowing of activity in her brain and these were her words.

" No, this does not give an answer ... But it is just one test, done one time ..."

We are still waiting on the MRI results.  I'm not losing hope.  I know, I play this game ALL THE TIME...I wish for problems that no one in their right mind would wish for.  I only do that because it's usually the option with a fix.  Of all the things they are considering to be an issue for Shelbie, seizures are the simplest explanation and medication would manage it.

I'm certain we aren't going to find a solution to her problems any time soon.  While I sat in the waiting room during her 2 hour MRI last Thursday, there was a couple in the room as well.  A…

Random Saturday

Whenever I feel like we are careening out of control, I declutter and clean.  By midnight on Friday, I had 1/3 of my living room filled with stuff I didn't want.  Today, I made a couple of trips to the thrift store and the dump.

Ahhh, I feel like I lost 20 pounds.

When Sam came home after his first week at school a while back, he said, "Wow, my room looks the same."

"What did you think your room would look like?"  I asked.


Turkey!  He came home this morning with his laundry and was a bit despaired.  He said, "Mom, you gotta help me with the smell in my apartment!  I can't stand it anymore! Do we have any Ozium?"

He went on to explain that there is no garbage disposal in the kitchen sink but food gets crammed down there anyways.  He said he keeps putting the little metal drains in that are meant to catch bits of food but his roommates take them out.  He's about fed up.  And while he was on his rant about boys and their leve…

A Witness

I was expecting just another run of the mill night at the gym last night.  The kind where the 'meat heads' stay at their end of the gym grunting and groaning to sound strong and I would claim a little corner in the room where the Yogi's hang out and Plank, and there I would Spin on a bike for a few miles, do some rowing, a little TRX and finish up with some free weights.

Last night though, I actually decided to do an easier workout and took an inclined walk on the treadmill.  There were no meat heads in far end of the gym.  No one really at the gym at all.  For the longest time, I kept pace with an old guy on a bike behind me.

But then, a man and his son came in.  I knew them.  I knew them well but they don't know just how well I know them.  They have a son who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis a little while ago, he would have been Spencer's age now.  They have a younger son who also has CF.  I knew his wife and mother in law back when my kids were being diagnosed.…