Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Friday!

Although today is Friday that fact doesn't mean as much now that I am on break from school and my internship. I had planned on getting so much done during this break but so far have accomplished very little. Yesterday I just couldn't get motivated to do anything other than go to physical therapy. I really have a hard time focusing to get done what I know I need to do. I have ADHD but can't take the medications available because they make me so mean that a few months ago I thought Chelsea and Mike were going to kick me out of the house. I tried a different medication but it had the same effect. Sadly it worked really well at helping me focus. Oh well, I eventually get done things that are really important, even if it is with seconds to spare!

Last night I was telling Mike I was depressed about how little I have accomplished in the past two weeks. He told me not to worry about it, to take it easy and to schedule a spa day. What an amazing husband! All that after he worked all day and then worked in the yard for 3 hours! I just love that guy!

I did accomplish one thing this past week. I cut out this vinyl saying and got it on the wall. We are going to frame a bunch of photos and put them on the wall surrounding the saying.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am so tired of being less than able-bodied. I know I am making good progress, but the weather is nice and I want to run. The pin in my tibia is really bothering me. Both Mike and my physical therapist are suggesting I get it taken out. I am hesitant because I have pins and a plate on my fibula that also needs to come out but that can't happen until October. If I get the tibia pin out now that will mean two operations. I am going to see if I can get it out using local anesthesia. If that is possible then I will get it done.

I am depressed because I've gained about 10 lbs this winter. I am doing Julian Micheal's 30 Day Shred DVD workout to get some strength and cardio exercise. I am also going to add in some walking and short periods of running. My PT thinks I am ready as long as the pain in my tibia doesn't get too bad.

Tomorrow is the expo for the Ogden Marathon, which is on Saturday. I was training for a relay for this race when I broke my ankle. I will be glad when the race is over so I won't have that to remind me of my stupidity. I plan on running it next year, however, just to make myself feel better. Not the whole marathon, but just a leg of a relay team.

I haven't accomplished much since school got out but really need to focus more on my task list. I feel guilty when Mike comes home from work and I've done nothing all day.

Last night we went to see the new Star Trek movie. It was surprisingly very good. I am not a Star Trek fan but went because Mike really wanted to see it. I figured I owed him since he went to see Mama Mia with me and watched Twilight with Chelsea and me. I was glad it turned out to be such a good movie.

Tonight I am actually going to scrapbook. I printed off about 300 photos from the past two years and am going to sit down while the Grey's Anatomy season finale is on and actually complete at least one two page layout. I think I have just been scared to get started again because it has been so long. Well, here I go!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Here I am with my diploma, finally! It was such a great day! My mom and dad came:

My parents instilled in me the necessity of getting an education. They have always supported and encouraged me. Thanks Mom and Dad for all you've done for me over the years. I wouldn't be the person I am today without you!

This not-so-little girl helped me get through school as well. She is such a good kid that I really never had to spend a lot of time worrying about her. She has really been helpful to me when I've been busy with homework, stressed about tests and worried about being successful. I love this girl!

And here is the love of my life. Mike has encouraged me so much the last two years. And for the last year he has worked to support our family and has never once complained about the fact that I don't have a paying job. He has encouraged me to take the summer off before graduate school and even told me not to rush to get a job after I finish next year! He rarely complained about all the papers everywhere, the textbooks on the counter and the endless hours I spent in front of the computer. He always had faith that I would get into graduate school, even when I had serious doubt. He's always there for me and I love him so much.

My friends, Candy and Laura came to support me as well. I can't tell you how many times over the years I've called Candy to pick up or take Chelsea somewhere or to do something for me. And Laura, well, she's my best friend. She knows everything about me and I know I can always call her to talk about anything. She's been a big cheerleader for me and I just look forward to growing old with her.

Tonight I am having a party with some of the people I graduated with. I hope we will stay in touch after graduation, but we'll see. I know how that goes.