Well, I ordered some pretty necklaces from Carmella. I got the "Fly" and "Grow" ones. Aren't they cute!
I started reading the Hunger Games, finally! (I'm borrowing Michael's Kindle that I got him for Christmas.) It's pretty good at keeping you interested, but I find it a bit reaching - like the author was trying too hard to be shocking. But I'm no book critic, so what do I know? I obviously like it enough to continue reading it.
I'm also helping Michael design an app for the Windows Phone that's a Time Out Timer. He's entering some contest that is giving away like 200 of the nice, new Windows Nokia phones (because he now hates HTC). So if you have a Windows Phone, get this timer when it comes to the Marketplace! (I'll post when it gets approved.)
I also thought that I would want to share more about my Prague trip, but I figured y'all were probably tired of hearing about it, so I put my efforts into making a photo album of the trip. I really like doing this, and I wish I would have done this with ALL of the thousands of pictures that I have stored on my computer already. Ugh, it does make me realize how behind I am on printing pictures. There's pretty much no hope of ever catching up right now, especially since I take forever to make the albums since I'm too picky.
What else...well, I have another day (at least) until I get my drains out. Gross, I know. How do you think I feel?! I try not to think about them too much because it really freaks me out. If you want to know gory details, then read on. If not, then go to the next paragraph....So the two drains go in at the bottom of my scar and travel all the way up to about an inch below my diaphragm, and I can feel them just below the surface of my skin. They're sewn in to my skin at the bottom so that they don't come out. They're attached to these deflated bulbs that I have to drain and measure every twelve hours. Plus, I have to clean the entry site at that point, too. Hopefully the drainage measurements will be low enough tomorrow for them to take them out. Otherwise I'll probably have to wait until Monday. I can't go anywhere with these things because I can't wear normal clothes, just baggy pajama pants or skirts (of which I have just one).
Okay, so I've been bemoaning the fact that Michael doesn't think it's a good idea to show my "before" pic, so I had a great idea. I would find one online that was similar to mine so that you could understand just the exact reason that I got the surgery. Because every time I tell someone I had it done, they say, "Oh yeah, wish I could do that, too." But like, I've seen their tummies, and they're fine! Mine was ridiculous! I mean, seriously, ridiculous! So I looked through hundreds of Google images, and I couldn't even find one that looked like mine. Bah! Oh well.
What else...oh, we're also redoing our wills (gotta make a few changes since Isaac was born and my name is different now). Do you have your wills in order? I sure hope so; it's so darn important.
AND, we went through this list from Simple Mom to make plans for the upcoming year. I can't recommend it enough! SO SO SO good!!!!! Here are just a few of the questions:
- What healthy character traits would you like to see developed in your life this year? What are some specific steps you can take to develop these?
- What are your plans for having regular date nights? How will you handle childcare?
- Do you have specific planned vacation time in mind for this year? What needs to happen to make this vacation a reality?
- How is your current physical living space working for your family? Do you need to make changes to this? If so, what are they?
- What are your children’s strengths? How will you help them use these well?
- What are some of your long-term financial goals? In what ways can you make progress on them this year?
- In what specific way would you like to grow in relating to your friends this year?
Aren't those good!? Anyway, I've rambled on long enough. I hope you're all having good weeks. Thank you for all of the well-wishes and love that you've given me. Y'all are some good folks!