Friday, June 29, 2012


These past few days I may not have been the most pleasant person to be around.  In fact if you ask the fam, they would have probs preferred me to not come out of my room ever again.  And the reason behind all of this? Not a clue.

I have been exhausted lately.  In fact, I think that is an understatement.  Pretty sure just about all of my tweets lately have ended in #exhausted.

I have been getting the right amount of sleep lately, but I have felt like I am constantly always on the go.  Whether it be work or physical therapy or some other doctors appointment or thing to go to, I never get the time to just chill.

Yeah I know, welcome to the real world!

I have been craving some Mosby time.  At school I had my own dorm room so I was able to get away from everything quite often.  If I wanted a meal by myself or spend some alone time, I just did it.  The only person I was accountable to was myself.

Here at home, I live with 5 other people who all hold me accountable in some way.  While I am LOVING being home for the summer, not having a lot of personal space is hard.  Not having time to just be on my own is an adjustment.

All of this plus I don't really have any friends here in Florida.  This summer has really made me realize how much I need my friends and how much I love them.  I really cannot way to be back with them at Milligan:)

Hopefully there will be a turn around soon and all things will be great:)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes and Always #16

Oh Tuesdays how I don't really look forward to you.  Typically I work all day, like I will be today.  My schedule is kinda crazy filled with work, work out, and more work! Oh well, at least I get to linkup with the wonderful Megan Mackey!

Sometimes...All my meals look the same
Always...The taste good so why not eat it!
Grilled chicken and half a sweet potato 
Sometimes...I make plans to cut my hair all off
Always...At some point I fall back in love with the length and don't want to do it

Sometimes...A rainy day can be good around here
Always...5 days straight of rain is annoying. Debby please leave.
Can you even find Florida?!
Sometimes...I cannot wait to be back at Milli in the fall
Always...I need to remember to enjoy my time at home

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Recap

This weekend was all rainy and everything so we spent our time in Lakeland, rather than down on Anna Maria.  It was a nice reprieve from the beach.

My Friday got started off right with this text message from Becky! Seriously made my day:)

Yes I realize I can't spell.
On Friday I had to work till about 6:30, and let me tell you if I never have to work a Friday night again I will be perfectly OK with it.  We bleach everything in the place on Friday nights.  It is tedious and takes FOREVR!

After work I met up with Dad and Mamerz and went out to eat where of course I run into my boss.  Oh just a tad bit awkward but oh well what are you going to do?

Saturday morning Mamerz and I woke up and did a Spin class.  Not only was this the first Spin class I have done in forever, but it was the first one since my surgery and I was not sure how well it was going to go over.

The class was great and I actually enjoyed it.  But lets just say those seats are so not made for sitting!

After the gym we decided we needed to go shopping.  I was excited about this because it was one of the first times in a while I actually had an excuse to look cute.  No more yoga pants and t-shirts.

We went to Panera for lunch before shopping and man was it good! I haven't had much variety in my diet lately so it was nice to have something yummy to put in my belly :)

Chicken Salad and Tomato Soup!
I was able to get a couple things from shopping, but not too much.  I wasn't really wanting to spend too much money on clothes that hopefully wouldn't be fitting in a short while.  But I did get some new tennis shoes and Mamerz got the same ones.  TWINKIES!!!

Saturday night we just hung out on the back porch and watched the puppies swim.  Ordered some pizza and enjoyed a good night in.  I was exhausted from Spin that morning so I was fast asleep by 9:30.  Yeah I know LAME!

Sunday Mamerz and I went to church.  I had missed being able to go to church, and going made me miss my church back in TN.  I cannot wait to get back in the fall!

It rained and rained and rained all day.  And rainy days= movie days!  We watched Big Miracle, and I loved it.  Such a feel good movie from start to finish!

I also got some time to work on some of my canvases.  I had not worked on them in forever and still have a long ways to go.  I got two more painted with their based coats, and lined, taped, and painted with it's white coat!  I cannot wait for all of them to be finished!

I am REALLY loving my color choices!
Hope y'all had an awesome weekend as well:)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Letters

I know I have been linking up in a lot of my posts, but I kinda really like it! It gives me a fun way to share more information about my day/week so I hope you all enjoy it:)

Dear Nails, You add a little sassiness to me whenever I paint you, and I kinda like that!

Smokey Canvas by Revlon

Dear Body, You are starting to change quite a bit from me losing weight, and I have to say it's kinda really weird.

Dear Dogs, I am not your biggest fan right now so please do not ever put me on dog duty EVER AGAIN!

Dear Self, You look pretty cray-cray in this picture.  But hey at least your skin felt pretty nice and soft afterwards:)

Dear Mamerz, Thanks for being extra quiet this morning when taking care of Boone and letting me sleep in.  It was much needed and much appreciated.  

Dear Mattie, Please take notes from Mom on how to be quieter.

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend:)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Ok Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's been a long week but this linkup tells me the week is almost over, so thanks Neely for that great reminder!!

Today It's Ok...

That the little sleep I have been getting has caught up to me and I have been cranky.

That I am seriously starting to LOVE my coworkers. We all get along great and it's pretty awesome.  Please be jealous.

That my physical therapist finally cleared me to do some light training with my shoulder!!! And that when I told my trainer this she responded with...

That I spoiled myself with a much needed pedicure.

That I need a weekend away from the dogs and to be with my friends.

That I only have to work this morning and then I have a big plans for this afternoon... A NAP!!!

Whats OK with y'all today?!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

As you may know I do not care for dogs all that much.  As in I put up with the ones we have because I am forced to most of the time.  And I think you can see that just a touch in this picture.

When we ride on the boat Ella has her seat.  Well thats also where we like to sit, and if you are in her seat she will sit and glare stare at you until you make room for her.  And does she sit on her side? No.  As you can see she takes her half in the middle.  

To make matters even worse I was obvs wearing my black cover up so the the fam goes and calls us twins.  Which is how this picture ended up being taken because I was not happy about that.  

The only good I see in this picture? We are on a boat.  Oh and this is like this one picture we have where you can actually kinda see Ella.

PS: In my defense we didn't have dogs growing up so I am not use to them in the house. Ella came when I had already gone off to college, so I am never sure what to do around dogs.  I don't really hate them, I am just awkward with them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sometimes and Always #15

Is it Tuesday already? For some reason my days are a little off...but I am always happy for a little Sometimes and Always with Mrs. Megan!

Sometimes...I have to get blood taken
Always...I throw a fit about it and cry.  I can NEVER look. 7 vials were taken today people!

Sometimes...I crave working out
Always...I make fun of myself for it and wonder where the real me ran off too

Sometimes...Cute boys get on the treadmill next to me
Always...I try to impress them with how fast I can walk.  Even if I do look gross and sweaty.  And even if they totally can go faster than me.

Sometimes... I have not so good days
Always...I try to remind myself tomorrow will be better!

Hope everyone is having a happy Tuesday :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Many weekends in our family are spent in the same way! We always end up down at the beach and on the boat, which we all love!

This weekend I didn't have to work Friday or Saturday so I was a happy camper being able to come down on Friday afternoon!  I started the weekend off right with a cute bow in the hair! I spend most of my time in t-shirts and yoga pants these days so I was thrilled to be get a little dressed up!

Friday night Mom, Dad, Mattie, and I went to dinner at the Colombia with some friends! While there I managed to make a complete fool of myself.  I slipped and fell and banged my knee pretty hard.  Stupid floors.  All I wanted to do was go to the bathroom, but no I had to go and fall again!

Also at dinner that night we saw an old camp friend! Does it get any better than that?! The Girls Camp Director my last year as a camper (6 years ago) Laura Robinson, was there with her husband.  They were celebrating their anniversary and Mattie happened to see her walk by.  It is always so nice to catch up with old friends:)

Saturday I actually got to sleep in till like 8:30! Hah stupid dog always waking me up! We spent some of the day by the pool and the other part on the boat and beach! Probs the best part of the day though was being able to Skype with Jessi! Seriously miss the friends and I always love being able to talk to them!
Yes Jessi take the best pictures :)
That night as Dad cooked out on the grill, we all sat around and played Sequence.  Our family could seriously play that game forever! We are just a tad bit competitive so we always have a good time!

Sunday was Father's Day and after Dad and the other three kids went diving, we went back out on the boat with the dogs!
Brycey all ready to go dive!
Love the beach and love being able to spend time with the family! Living in Florida is always the best when the summer comes around.  The beach, the boat, and the sunsets are amazing and I am so glad I get to spend this summer enjoying it all!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Social Sunday 2!

Sunday Social

Loving this linking up with Neely and Ashley on Sunday!!

First off I want to wish my Dad the happiest Father's Day! You are one awesome man and I love so much! Thank you for all you do for me!

Favorite movie of all time?
Ok don't make fun of me...How To Train Your Dragon is my fave.  No joke.  LOVE this moving.  I have been obsessed with it since it came out.  One of the Besties and I went to see it in 3D and I fell in love.  My birthday party that year was How to Train Your Dragon themed! 

Favorite movie quote?
This one is a little harder for me.  I am not one that remembers quotes all that easily from movies.  But if I have to say one it would have to be "That's why her hair is so big.  It's full of secrets." from Mean Girls.  The girls say this a lot and I have big there ya go!

Best movie for a girls night in?
Well see if the girls are staying in we wouldn't be watching a movie, we would be watching Grey's or some tv show with cute guys on it.

Best breakup movie?
Anything sappy that will bring on the tears.  Grab that ice cream and tissues and cry it all out!

Favorite celeb eye candy?
Yes I know I am a girl, and yes I know I should have an answer to this question.  Problem is I can never remember peoples names or what my last thought was on them.  If I think about it REALLY hard I would have to say....
Mario Lopez!
Tall, dark, handsome, starred on Saved By The Bell! Loves it!

Which movie stars closet would you want to raid?
Hmmm I have been loving Jessica Simpson's style lately.  Like pre-pregnancy of course!

Can't wait for the next Sunday Social! Have a happy fathers day everyone!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Letters!


Dear Lauren B. Austin (soon to be Albrecht!!), YOUR GETTING MARRIED TOMORROW!!! I cannot believe it is almost time! You have been counting down for so long and I really cannot wait to hear all about it! Sorry I'm not going to be there!

Dear Boone, Please stop barking in the mornings.  I like sleeping and you always make that hard when you bark.

Dear Parents at the Gym, Please read the sign that says we are only open till 7:30.  If you are later than 5 minutes I will bring your child to you!

Dear Camp Vineyard, I am missing you a lot right now.  I love that people are tweeting and posting about camp, but it makes me sad I am not there. I wish I was going to be able to visit:(

Dear Best Friends, Do you find it annoying that at least 5 times a week I write on here how much I miss you and love you and thankful I am for you? Or do you not so secretly love it and wish you were featured in this blog a whole lot more?!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's Ok Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays
Another Thursday and another chance to Link-up with Neely!
Today it's OK...

...that I fill up with gas at least once a week.  I am so not use to driving this much!

...that my shoulder is doing SO much better just after two days of physical therapy

...that I am starting to LOVE working out.  In fact I maybe kinda sorta a little look forward to it everyday.  And I am bummed that today I don't think it's going to fit in my schedule:(

...that I am supes excited about these hairbands from EmiJay that I just order.  In fact I found out about them from Neely!

I knew these were perfect for me when I saw the giraffe print!

...that I still cannot finish eating breakfast in the morning.  Not a morning person and not a breakfast person at all!

...that I am way too excited to have Friday-Monday off from work!

...that one of the besties is getting married Saturday and I won't be able to make it:( Don't worry we have a deal that she has to tell me EVERY last detail about it!

Whats OK with you today?!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chevron Craft Project

A couple of weeks ago I started this SUPES cute Chevron Craft Project.  If you don't know this already, I am in LOVE with Chevron.  Seriously best thing ever.  My blog is chevron, my phone case is chevron, and now I will have a dorm room filled with chevron!

My original inspiration came from this little gem on Pinterest.

Again I love chevron so I immediately fell in love with this.  But I also love pictures.  I have about 6 canvas's from my dorm room that I decorate and put pictures on.  So I got this awesome idea to just chevron the canvas's and then put pictures over top.  

After deciding what I was going to do, I had to come up with a way to paint the chevron onto the canvas.  So where did I turn to find this? Google, duh! And I found this cute blog that showed me how! 

First I painted the canvas the base color I wanted.  Then you measure out lines on your canvas.  My canvas was a little bit of an awkward size to make this perfect, but I did about 1.5 inches.  You do horizontal and vertical lines, so that when you are through you have boxes on your canvas.
I know this is kinda hard to see! Sorry!
You want use pencil for this, and not to make too dark of lines because they will need to be erased later.

Then you go through and draw diagonals through each box using the corners as guidelines.
Again sorry if you can't really see this!
After you have drawn your chevron pattern you grab some masking tape and start the taping process! This part takes a little time.  You tape off every other line so that it makes the chevron design.
Now you can see a little better what is going on here!
When the taping is all done it is time to paint! I learned the hard way that white should be your base coat, because then you don't have to do so many coats to cover the darker color.  Only problem for me was the original colors of my canvas's were dark so I didn't have much of a choice. 

When all is said and done, you peel off the tape and you have your wonderful chevron canvas!
Again not a great picture!
You may have to go back through and sharpen up some of the white lines from the whole bleeding through the tape thing.  Also make sure you erase those pencil lines!

This is the first of six for me and I am in love! My other colors will be grey and gold.  I know it is not perfect, but I am thrilled with what I have been able to do!!

Now go get your craft on and make something you love!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sometimes and Always #14

Another link-up today! I feel like I have been posting mainly link-ups lately, but I kinda really like deal with it!

Sometimes... Mamerz buys me bags, clothes, or any other wearable items and I think "when am I ever going to wear this?" or "is this even my style?"
Always... At some point in time, maybe even 6 months later, I realize she did an awesome job and become obsessed with what she bought!

Like this bag.  Currently OBSESSED!

Sometimes...I get really discouraged about my shoulder
Always...I find something to cheer me up.  Like Physical Therapy today.  That lady was supes nice and told me all will be good:)

Sometimes...I dread having to come home from work and cook my meals
Always...I know it is worth it.  And yummy.  And I feel like a man at my grill!

Sometimes...I get wayyyy to involved in the shows I watch
Always...How can I not?! I mean some of those housewives need some serious help!

Sometimes... My friends have super awesome weekends
Always...It makes my heart happy to see them happy

Sometimes... When I tell people that I am a double major in Child Development and Psychology they look at me like I am crazy
Always...It makes me feel smart.  And I know God has called me to work with kids...even the crazies need some lovin:)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Book Down!

For the past couple weeks or so I have been reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult.  This one was recommended to me by the lovely Miss Jessi.  It took me a little time to get into and read, but overall I thought it was a pretty good read.

Here is a little about the book from Amazon:
Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father's life -- a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who's always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence...and suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie.
For fifteen years, Daniel Stone has been an even-tempered, mild-mannered man: a stay-at-home dad to Trixie and a husband who has put his own career as a comic book artist behind that of his wife, Laura, who teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college. But years ago, he was completely different: growing up as the only white boy in an Eskimo village, he was teased mercilessly for the color of his skin. He learned to fight back: stealing, drinking, robbing, and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself, channeling his rage onto the page and burying his past completely...until now. Could the young boy who once made Trixie's face fill with light when he came to the door have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a man with a history he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back in order to protect his daughter.
The Tenth Circle looks at that delicate moment when a child learns that her parents don't know all of the answers and when being a good parent means letting go of your child. It asks whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime or if your mistakes are carried forever -- if life is, as in any good comic book, a struggle to control good and evil, or if good and evil control you.

If you are just looking for a good light read this and any of Jodi Picoult's books are good to pick up! I love that there is always a twist involved that takes you by surprise!

Also I am really excited because I found out that this book and another one of Jodi Picoult's that I have read were made into movies.  Supes excited to see these and compare them to the books. That is probs one of my favorite things to do!

Again I am looking for something new to read so if you have any suggestions let me know!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Social!

Sunday Social
So excited for this new link up with Neely!  I love that the questions this week help everyone get to know each other and why they blog!

How did you come up with your blog name?
I attend Milligan College and wanted to write about my life while there.  A new name will be coming in a year or so, so be on the look out for that!

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
That I get to document my life.  My dad was telling me a couple months ago about how one of his grandfathers (possibly a great one?) wrote down everything about his life.  Because of that my dad was able to read about his family and learn all kinds of fun facts.  Since then I have started looking at my blog as something that my future family can read and know all about me and my family!

What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live 
Hmmmm not sure about this one! Maybe if I win one of those 91238346 giveaways I have entered I will find something :)

Facebook or Twitter? and why?
I use both but I have to say Twitter wins hands down.  Facebook is good for some things, but it just has way too much going on for me.  I much prefer just being able to put out there what I am thinking/doing.  Simple is always better.

If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?
I instantly knew who I would want this to be...

Tori Spelling!
Tori hands down wins this.  Don't ask why but I just love love love her! I think she is just awesome and really down to earth about life.  She is a great mom and is sooooo crafty.  If she read my blog I think I would die!

What is something you want people to know about your blog?
Oh goodness another difficult one...hmmm I would have to say that it is a very honest and true to life blog.  I write how I talk, so you can kinda get the full affect of me.  I really do say totes, probs, cray-cray, supes, and any other shortened word I can come up with (and yes the fam and besties make fun of me for it). I really am all over the place with my life and what I am doing/thinking.  When something big happens I tell ya about it because I want everyone to know! That is just who I am! Love me or hate me (please love me?).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Making The Best Out Of Today

I don't usually post more than once a day, but today I feel the need to! I have had a pretty rough morning and early afternoon and all I want to do is blog.  So I am going to!

I went back to the doctor for my follow up and it wasn't good news.  While I got my stitches removed, my range of motion and pain level is not where it should have been.  My emotions are through the roof right now and I just need a little brightening to my day!

And when I came home that is what I got! The first thing that brightened my day was a package for me from a bestie! This one was from Lauren, who I threw a bridal shower for back in April.

A cute card thanking me for the bridal shower and these supes cute earrings!
The earrings go with the necklace she bought me for my birthday!
I then decided I needed something warm to brighten my day.  I have had a craving for coffee lately so I decided to make myself a cup of this!
Totes hit the spot!
Now after blogging I am feeling much better and have decided to curl up with a good book or watch some tv so that my headache will go away:)

Friday Letters

Linking up with Amber again for some Friday Letters! 

Dear Doctor's Office, Why do you always give me the run around? I just want to see my doctor and know what the heck he did during my surgery!

Dear Mom At Work, Thanks for the apology for attacking me.  I know you were in mom mode when you spoke to me, so all is good!

Dear Mamerz, I love you a lot.  Your the best Mom I could ask for.  I promise to keep up with my stuff in the house!

Dear Best Friends, I am glad I can make you laugh at me all the time.  I am also glad you know me so well, I could not have asked for better friends! P.S. our apartment is going to ROCK next year!

Dear Breakfast, I never can seem to eat all of you.  There is just too much on my plate and I am not a breakfast eater.  I promise to keep trying!

Dear 9 pounds, I wish to never see you on my body again.  I am happy to see you gone and will be even more happy when a lot of other pounds on my body decide to join you!

Happy Friday Friends :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's Ok Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays
Linking up with Neely again for some It's Ok Thursday!

It's OK...

...that I woke up and hour later than I should have this morning.  At least I didn't have anything important to do!

...that I am looking forward to another weekend at the beach

...that I am terrified of my stitches

...that I get jealous when I see my best friends meeting up and I am not there with them (I just REALLY miss them!)

...that I don't want to go work out today but I am going to because I am bound and determined to lose this weight

...that the only reason I am good with going to physical therapy is because every time I go there are always super cute boys there

...that I hate it when the old men in the gym stare at me while I work out.  I am wayyyyy to young for you sir!

What is OK with you today? 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blog Makeover and Other Important News!

All right blog friends I am in need of some help!  I have made the decision that this here little blog of mine could use a little makeover! When I look at all of yall's blogs a get a little jealous about how cute they are and it has made me want to update mine!

So anyone have a suggestion on how I should go about doing this? Who do you know what can help me out?

Any suggestions would be great!  I want something fun, something chevron, and something very ME! I would love to work with someone on creating this because Lord knows I am not very good at all this computer stuff at all!!

Can't wait to get this started! So help a girl out and let me know anything you know!

In other news, yesterday I finally started getting back into normal life.  I worked out for the first time since surgery, and let me tell you...I am dying today! My trainer pushed me hard but I needed it! It felt so great to not sit on my butt all day!

I also went back to work which was great.  Being around those kids always brightens my day!  Except when that one mom came in and got mad at me.  I didn't even really do anything, but as you know it is always your fault when working with children!

My appetite is coming back slowly but surely which is nice.  Still not always hungry when I should eat, and still not eating everything I should! But it will come with time!

And for the bestest most important news I weighed in yesterday and I have lost 7 pounds!!!!! Considering I had surgery and was not moving or eating right, I am pretty proud that I have continued to lose weight! Yay me!

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday:)))

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sometimes and Always #13

Another Sometimes and Always is here!! Link up with Megan today over at Mackey Madness!

Sometimes... I think the puppies are cute and fun
Always... they ruin it when they wake up

Sometimes... I want to scream at the top of my lungs when I can't do something like pull my hair up because of my shoulder
Always... I remind myself I just had surgery and still have stitches and everything and that I need to give it time

Sometimes... I think the guys on the Bachelorette are cray-cray
Always... most of them are
This guy freaking full of himself.  He thinks he will be the new Bachelor...I think not!
I swear Doug has two personalities.  When he is with Emily he is perfect.  Around the guys...not so much!

Sometimes... I think going on the Bachelor could be fun
Always... I remind myself I don't like the idea of my boyfriend dating 15 other girls at the same times as me!

Monday, June 4, 2012

What Grey's Doesn't Tell You...

We all watch Grey's Anatomy and it kinda convinces us that that is real life. NOT! As most everyone knows, I had surgery on my left shoulder Friday morning!  I was not excited about the actual surgery, but I am excited for the pain relief it is suppose to bring me.  Here is what all has happened with probs a little too much detail. Sorry for such a long post!

Friday Morning
Woke up at 5:30 and took a shower.  They gave me some soap to use, and it smelled like the hospital.  Gross I tell you.  Mom and I left the house at about 6:30.  I was not allowed to have anything to eat or drink after 12a.m. so I was kinda hungry.  I think my nerves got that out of me though.

This is what I ended up wearing...for almost 3 days...
We got to the surgical center at 7 and registered and waited to be called back.  To say I was not in a good mood or happy is an understatement.  Sorry I'm not sorry people.  They called me back to get ready for surgery and I got really scared then.  Mamerz didn't go with me and even though I am 21, I still like to have my momma there.  They had me change into this supes cute gown and socks and hair thing.  And then I had to pee in a cup.  I find that to be the most disgusting this ever!

I finally got into the chair where I knew they were going to start the IV.  Now I hate needles and started crying even before they came and talked to me.  The nurses laughed at me and then I asked for my mom.  I was so happy to see her come back there.  It always calms me down when I have someone there with me.

The IV was not fun for me, but I did it (with tears) and then had to wait some more.  I answered the questions "What are you having done today?" "Who is your doctor?" "Have you marked your arm yet?" and "How did you injure yourself?" approximately 327858293 times.  I just tried to distract myself with my phone until it was time to go back to the operating room.

I walked back there.  It does not look like it does on Grey's.  I was disappointed.  They had me lay down and the sweet nurse kept me distracted as they wrapped up my legs (not sure what that was about).  Slowly I drifted off to sleep...

Next thing I know I am waking up in hysterics.  I don't even know why I was so upset.  But I was crying and shaking and could not get myself under control.  It was kinda scary.  I was cold so they gave me warm blankets.  And then I wanted water.  Lots of water.  I kept asking for my mom again, but they wouldn't let her come back till I calmed down.  Finally I did and there came Mamerz.

The nurse I had was the same nurse who took care of my brother a year ago when he had his tonsils removed and knew my mom which was good.  Gradually they had me sit up.  That's when the nausea hit.  Apparently me and morphine don't go well together.  Fortunately my stomach was pretty empty so all I threw up was water.  Three times.  Not cute.  Not cute at all.  But at that moment I could care less what was going on.  The nurse and my mom helped me get dressed and it didn't even phase me.

Friday Afternoon and Night
Mamerz got me home and in bed.  I tried to eat a couple saltines before I took my pain meds.  I wasn't really hungry so I only got a few down.  I drifted in and out of sleep for the next couple of hours.  Mid afternoon I woke and though I was hungry.  So I asked mom to make me a protein shake.  I know I can't stay completely on the diet these few days, but I want to try as much as possible.  Well silly me didn't think about the protein powder having dairy in it and within an hour I threw that up and everything else.

I was in and out of sleep the rest of the afternoon. I would sleep and hour or two then wake up for an hour or two.  Come 7 or so I was up and went to hang out with the fan for a little bit.  The pain meds made me nauseous again so I kept battling that.  Sweet tea seemed to help settle my stomach down and I was able to eat a little for dinner.  Mostly saltines and then a few pieces of bread and two bites of steak.  Thats about all I could take.  Fortunately I was able to keep that down all night.

My sleep Friday night was much like during the day.  I would sleep a couple hours then wake up for some time.  I kept my tv on pretty much all night so that when I woke up I would have something to put me back to sleep.  FYI come 4 a.m. the informercials start and there is NOTHING to watch.

Around 5a.m. the numbing meds wore off and I was really feeling the pain.  My shoulder, neck and jaw were pretty sore. I woke around 7 for the day and took another pain pill.  It again upset my stomach but I was able to hold down a couple crackers.

Later in the morning I was feeling better and was able to really drink some Ginger Ale and eat some potatoes. Moving my shoulder was a little hard but I had to keep working on it.  This way it wouldn't get stiff.

Fortunately I was able to spend the majority of the day up.  I sat in the kitchen while mom painted and told her what a wonderful job she did.  I am a good supervisor if I do say so myself.  The pain was too bad and I was really able to move my shoulder a lot more!

Bryce's girlfriend was really sweet and brought me over some ice cream and then did my hair for me! My hair is so long now and I could not pull it up myself and I was annoyed with it, so she braided it for me.  I still need to work on learning that one.

It was nice to spend the day up and moving around a little.  I think by doing that it helped with the recovery.  I was also thankful to have gotten my appetite back by dinner time.  We ordered from Carrabas and I was able to eat a pretty good portion of my meal.

After dinner Mamerz and I watched Hugo and then off to bed for me.  The only bad part about the night was I had an annoying allergic reaction to something on my neck and it itched like crazy!

I was finally able to sleep in past 7 on Sunday.  It was so nice! I kinda feel lame that 8:30 is now sleeping in to me, but hey I will get what I can take in the sleep department!  

Sunday during the day was a little rough. I was trying to come off the pain Meds and started taking over the counter pain Meds. That and I was tired of the bandages and everything.

Sunday night I really needed to wash my hair. I have a meeting today and knew that I needed to look somewhat presentable.  I am already going to have to go in whatever will fit over these bandages, so clean hair was a must.  So what do you do when you can't shower? Have your mom wash your hair in the sink.  And let me tell made all the difference in the world.  I felt so much better!

Tonight I will be able to take off the bandages, and I am hoping over the next couple of days the pain will start to wear off.  I am also going to try to stick to my diet hopes that this will help me feel better.