Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bad news on myspace again

I swear, I'm going to stop logging in to myspace!

Every time I do, I get more bad news about an old friend. First, Ro announces that Ted Jensen died in his sleep un-expectedly, now today, I see a note from my friend Heather that she has to undergo another brain surgery related to possible tumor growth from her previous bout with cancer.

So, anyone who reads this, please put Heather Garrison (and her family) in your thoughts and prayers; she's one tough little lady (and I do mean little! She's barely 5' tall and maybe 100 lbs dripping wet!) She's beat this cancer back before, and I have faith that she can do it again but a little extra positive energy certainly can't hurt!

She has two beautiful children and an amazing husband who need her. And the world needs her sunshine in it; truly she is one of the most amazing people I know.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cool Quote

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn

I saw it on a t-shirt over at Cafe Press....not sure who said it (if anyone), but I think it's very true.

Other library thoughts swiped from t-shirts

"Information is the currency of democracy" Thomas Jefferson

"Books are the compasses and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life." Jesse Lee Bennett

"No matter how busy you think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." Confucius

"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." Walter Cronkite

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration..." Andrew Carnegie

I spoke too soon....

Today was pretty nasty in terms of how I felt. I've been doing really well, but a big storm came in today and I had a nasty headache a good portion of the day. I also spent a good chunk of the morning at work feeling sick and light headed, partially because I threw up all of my breakfast on my way to work and didn't have time to eat something (and not much of anything I actually wanted to eat in my desk) to 'replace it'. Not totally sure what triggered the throwing up as I ate when I usually do on the way to work and ate the same thing I always do, I thought I had figured out what was causing it (going too long without eating; I also found when I eat first thing in the morning, I have to eat a carb first before anything else.... I had a couple of bites of an apple this morning before my sandwich, I think that might have been what did it, but I can't figure out why it didn't actually make me sick until I had eaten my whole breakfast sandwich...

I've wondered if this headache is an indicator that I have developed gestational diabetes because my sugar was all out of whack at work today, and the headache got worse this afternoon when I had gone a little while without anything healthy to eat (because we were moving the office today and I had packed most of my desk's healthy snack stash my afternoon snack was swiss cake rolls and a caffeine free pepsi.....) The storm was also getting worse around the time my headache was though, and the phone problems we started having again also hit around then. Add to that the fact that a couple of the calls I took around that time were from people calling on terrible cell phone connections with really loud interference and at least one or two of them were very angry people who would not be talked down (which makes me stressed and aggravates my headaches) and it's no wonder I felt like my head was going to explode by the time I left the office (twenty minutes later than usual)

If it rains it pours I guess (and today, that's LITERALLY the case....see the Boman family blog for pictures)

It's a very good thing today was Friday and I get to sleep in tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

26 Weeks

Not much news from today's doctor visit, my blood pressure is good, I have still gained no weight (which is no different than with Jacob) and after many attempts with the doppler, Dr. Ludlow finally found Madilyn's heartbeat way down, right above my pelvic bone.

No complaints lately, my headaches have been better and so has the nausea. I've been trying really hard to drink more water and eat every couple of hours. Now the problem is that everything I eat seems to give me heartburn. So, I'm looking for suggestions for what to eat that is healthy but won't aggravate the heartburn I know I'm going to have anyway, as well as any thoughts about what works the best to relieve the heartburn. I have Tums and an 'acid reliever' sort of like pepcid ac, a gal at work gave me a gaviscon today and that seemed to work better than the tums. Anything else anyone can suggest would be appreciated!

Oh, our family blog moved too, Tony was feeling a little nervous about the fact that the name had where we live in it, what with it having so many pictures of our kiddos on it. I think it's probably smart to be a little more cautious with it being out on the internet for anyone to see (although I'm pretty sure the only people who read it are our far-flung family members, still better safe than sorry) Anyway, it's now over at thehousewiththebigbackyard.blogspot.com
so please re-direct any links you might have to us over there.....