Oops, been awhile

Hello all!

Looks like I have been MIA for a month…well let me explain.  I took a road trip to see my friend who lives outside of Chicago and made a few pit stops along the way to see another friend and my cousin and her family.  That was a week of the past month.  I had a great time and it was a lot of driving for little ol me all by myself.  When I got back from my road trip, early morning football workouts started for my bonus son along with other afternoon practices.  Then 3 days of baseball tryouts on top of that.  So needless to say I have been a bit busy when you add in all the normal family life stuff, house work, doctor appointments, time with friends and more.  I have had a few lazy days here and there and tried to take advantage of them but then I feel guilty for laying around.  I feel like I should be doing something more substantial.  I am blessed to be able to be home and do all the running around.  The month we didn’t have my bonus son while he was with his mom was boring and we couldn’t wait for him to get home.  Contrary to what some may think, I am unable to work due to the time it takes to take care of myself and how often I am sick.  I am thankful my life has played out the way it has because I have time to take care of me and my family.  I know how hard it was working and taking care of myself when I was working and I didn’t have my bonus kids then.  I can’t imagine doing that now with all the extras in my life.  It is already overwhelming when I have to be in the hospital and miss things or on IVs and am drained.  Heck it is hard enough when I am not having a good day in general and have stuff to do.

Oh yeah and another reason I haven’t posted is my laptop decided to freak out and not have a screen show up.  I gave it a time out and it worked again.  Well it has done the same thing again.  I got everything off of it that I needed so now it can really die.  I’m just not looking forward to replacing it, I don’t like spending large sums of money. haha

It is raining today, as it did yesterday and will continue to throughout next week.  I am not a fan.  I want my sunshine back!!!  When it is rainy it is like I am forced to have a lazy day because if it were nice I would be outside doing something, anything.

Now changing the subject.  I update my caringbridge about my doctors appointments and more health related things for the simple fact that is where I began updating and a lot of people are already signed up to receive updates through there.  I then struggle with what to post here.  I don’t want to double cover doctor appointment updates and such because I think that would be annoying for those of you who get notifications from both caringbridge and cfhappens.com.  Plus caringbridge has 5 years worth (I think) of past updates which is a lot of stuff.  I think at some point I will transition to using the blog more but not sure.  I’m sure it will depend on what is going on in life.  I don’t know whether or not to post topic related things here and health updates there.  Hmmmm decisions decisions.

We are gearing up for school to start in 11 days.  They pretty much go year round here.  They get a fall break in October for 13 days so if we didn’t have that we would start school later like everyone else.  They do get out at the end of May.  This year it was the 23rd.  I don’t mind starting school early because he is ready to go back to school and be around his friends plus he needs the structure/routine.  He is playing football for the school this year so that means my football season just got crazy busy…Picking up, dropping off, practice, games, get togethers, etc.  Bring it on!

My bonus daughter starts college next month!  She is in Europe right now with a group from school and having a blast!  I’m so glad we were able to give her this life experience.  I’m living vicariously through her since I have never been outside of the US except for Mexico.  The trip was our graduation/Christmas/birthday/any other holiday in the past year gift to her for all her hard work in high school and getting scholarships to college.  We are so proud of her and can’t wait to see what she does in life!

Let’s see what else can I ramble on about……

I had CF clinic last week.  My lung functions aren’t where I want them but I’m still breathing so I’ll take it.  My FEV1 is down about 10%-13% from a year ago when I moved to Tennessee.  I don’t think my lungs are a fan of the weather/climate in East Tennessee.  I will keep on keeping on and pushing on through because that’s what I do.

I think that is all for a life update on me/us.

Until next time…

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