Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I promise that I did not intend for my hiatus to last this long. I swear, swear, swear, swear, swear. Things have just been crazy busy around here.. in a good way. I was gone so long, even Blogger is different. Oh, vey! Where, oh where do I begin?

  1. Guinness is loving the change in weather... we have had a lot of 60 degree days, plenty of 70 degree days, and even some 80 degree days around here! Hard to believe I know. My daffodils have already come and gone, and my tulips are in full bloom right now. Yes, I said TULIPS people! It is March 27th.... in Iowa. It is as crazy as it sounds. But we are enjoying it. G's allergies flared up a bit due to the extreme changes (to be expected). But a $200 vet visit last week seems to have done the trick and he is currently sunbathing on the porch.
  2. PEANUT!!! My precious peanut, Kellan, is up to E I G H T  P O U N D S. Yes, you really did read that right. From a little two pound peanut to a whopping eight pounds! He is doing fantastic and lights up my life every time I am with him {and even when I am not}. In fact, I don't think that an auntie has ever loved a nephew as much as I love this little perfect piece of humanity. Tomorrow, finally, is his actual due date, which marks three months in the NICU for him. It has been a trying time, but my sister is doing amazing, and we all cannot wait for him to come home! Hopefully in about a month we will be getting very close to his homecoming!
  3. I put in my two weeks notice at work and am starting a new job in April. Can you believe it? I told you I've been busy. It is kind of whirlwind and honestly happened by chance {read: Teresa}, but I couldn't be happier. Cue DCFC... "the seasons have changed and so have we..."  It has been really hard adjusting to leaving the dear, dear friendships I have established at my current workplace. But I don't think that we will have any problems keeping in touch and already have numerous plans scheduled in our calendars. So, those feelings aside, I am getting really excited for this new opportunity and very anxious to see where it takes me!
  4. I spray painted a plastic elephant with metallic gold paint and have been awestruck by it's awesomeness ever since.
  5. I found a co-op about a mile from Kellan's hospital that sells this stuff by the can and I am a full-on addict. Oh, how they get me.
  6. Dear husband. Well, he is perfect. Sorry... the mush, I know. Okay, well he is still daringly perfect for me and doing just dandy. Very excited about what the future holds for us this summer and even more excited about my most recent endeavor....
  7. The chiropractor. I have been a migraine sufferer my entire life. It's just something that I deal with... I've always dealt with. And it sucks, but, eh. Life goes on. But with all of the crazy migraines that added to the mix this past year {jabs & jolts as the neurologist likes to call it; lightening strikes in my head as I like to call it}, with the addition of a lot of severe neck pain... we knew the time had come for me to finally see a chiropractor. Enter Chelsea's anxiety. For some reason, chiropractors terrify me. No thank you, you do not need to crack my neck, just one step away from brutally murdering me in your run-down doctor's office, thank you. Call it irrational, because that's what it is, but I am a baby. Even though I knew the pain was becoming too much, several MRIs and neurologist visits later, I was just working up the courage to make the appointment. Well lucky me when my dad took it upon himself to make me an appointment for my birthday. Awh, thanks dad! Really, as much as it terrified me, leave it to my dad to know that I needed the extra push. And so I went. So far I am one consultation and one adjustment down and I survived. Hallelujah! My treatment will consist of adjustments and some other crazy shit 3x a week for the next three weeks. So if I go on blogging hiatus again in the next three weeks, just check in to make sure I'm alive, okay? Fingers crossed this thing works for me!
  8. THE. HUNGER. GAMES.  Otherwise known as the movie that made me believe in everything. again. and all at once. at a midnight showing. This deserves it's own post so more to come.
  9. I bought a comic book for the first time in my life. This, I know, really needs an explanation.
Soooooo much more to come. I promise. I'm back ya'll.

"now and then it's good to pause
in our pursuit of happiness
and just be happy."
guillaume apollinaire

xxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooo chelsea


Sunday, March 11, 2012

today, I finally feel like me for the first time in weeks.  a couple of weeks ago I randomly caught the flu and was laid up for a couple days. no big deal because it was only a couple of days, but I practically ran out of work two hours early on a friday because I was so sick. had the weekend to recover and was fine by monday. but even being out of whack for a couple of days completely threw off my "routine". the house was a wreck, there was so much to do during the week and I just couldn't catch up plus husband caught a head cold. somehow made it through the week only to find myself with a very sore throat and slight migraine settling in on sunday. enter monday morning.... agony. headsplitting migrane... so much pain.... still a little sore throat, but didn't think much of that due to the head.... called in sick to work {which I hate doing by the way, doesn't everyone}. anyway, I needed it. laid up, again, on the couch all day with G watching a Kardashian marathon and downing meds by the hour. woke up tuesday to a very reduced headache and still sore throat, slight cough, but tolerable. worked tuesday, wednesday and thursday and by thursday I was in all sorts of sickness. my wastebasket at work was completely filled with tissues, with three empty tissue baskets in the recycling basket next to it. miserable. queue friday.... called in sick again. cold was all out and the "cold" had moved to my head, causing, you guessed it, another full out migraine. did I mention this was my birthday weekend?? you can start feeling sorry for me here....

friday was torture and my head hurt so bad I literally couldn't think. I even tried the incredibly intimidating neti pot ya'll. I was desperate to rid myself of this. but I just had to ride it out, turns out. cancelled my birthday lunch with co-workers and my birthday sushi date with friends that night. thankfully, I woke up on saturday feeling much, much better. headache and cold symptoms lingering, but so much easier to deal. 

husband + family + friends have made it a great birthday weekend despite "the plague", and of course my precious G by cuddling with me constantly in my sickness. I have a big week ahead, but I am grateful to finally feel like myself and leave all of this sickness behind me! Lots of updates for you soon!


oh, how you have lost your way.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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