Friday, August 10, 2012

Toning it down...Ha!

1. I want the option to mute all Olympic commentary, but still hear the hype of the crowd. There aren't any polite words I can express via FB/Blogger about Olympic Commentators.

2. Blogging - I really have NO filter. Crap. Why am I so opinionated?!?! I should write a book about everything that pops into my head because I end up deleting almost everything I type. Would that sell? I think after today I will only blog about family life because what I have to say can't be put out there without consequences.

3. Today is the first day in a week that I don't feel like death!!!!

I am pretty sure that I could conquer giving birth naturally now that I've had my tonsils and adenoids removed. This past week has been something along the lines of a slow-dying death. I have never felt so incredibly miserable in my life. The first couple of days weren't that bad, but days 4-8...Whoa!!! I expected a ton of throat pain, but what I wasn't prepared for was the serious amount on stabbing pain that would emanate from my ears and tongue. All of the post-op stuff I've read about the procedure mentioned SOME ear and tongue discomfort. My doctor has been completely unsympathetic and says it's all normal. I'm not one for crying when in pain, but I've been brought to tears a few times this week. The doc's solution - Drink More Water! I've been chugging it down...if I have anymore I'm going to throw up!! Drinking water along with taking pain meds haven't done the trick. I've had to GRIN and bare it. Okay...actually there was no grinning, just crying (which makes it worse) and  grasping my head until the pain subsides. This morning I woke up, why didn't I schedule an appointment with my acupuncturist?!?! She could have totally helped in the pain department!!

On the eve of my tonsillectomy I blew up a bunch of balloons and made Mitch dinner for his birthday (a day early). What a way to celebrate a birthday, right? Catering to your wife while she's ordering you around via white board. Mitch is truly amazing!! I know we'll celebrate with a nice dinner out in a couple of weeks, but by then the looming presence of work will be upon me and I'll be a wreck.

I am unprepared for this school year. Until last week when my teammate called I knew in the back of my mind when I had to report back, but had pushed all work related business out of the way so I could enjoy summer.

Being home with Stella has been a true blessing. I'm dreading the fact that she'll be starting school in 10 days. We'll have to wake her super early just to get her there and I pray that I can get my work done during the day so I can rush to get her. As all teachers know, we don't work from 8-3 like many assume. We get there an hour before school starts and stay very late. Once we leave, we bring home more work to do. I envy those countries where the workplace rewards hard work and values shorter work weeks. I love their overall sense that a rested worker puts forth more effort and is more productive. **I think I'll start researching which countries those are and if feasible - move there.

BTW - Has anyone been watching Newsroom on HBO? Jeff Daniels hit the nail on the head in the first episode.

On a lighter note - Stella Kate Update:

-she LOVES solids (which I'm making!!)
-she's about to crawl...she's got a really good scoot down and is rocking on hands & knees!!
-we are so lucky to have such a happy girl

Here are a few pics from our weekend in Surfside.

That's all I've got!


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