events and sickness

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I’ve been very busy around here, especially this past week. Last Saturday was the busiest day ever for Atlantans I think – I am pretty sure that everyone who could have hosted an event did. We were no exception – along with some of the other volunteers, we pulled off a consignment sale. It was fun, but exhausting at the same time. I had the fun task of coordinating the consigners and recording all the consigned items into a spreadsheet. We made more money than we expected (this was sort of an experiment to see if a consignment sale was a good fundraiser), so that was happy.

Sunday morning, Savannah woke up vomiting, so we skipped church and had fun dealing with sheet and clothing changes. It only lasted over a four hour span, and then she seemed to be fine… We spoon-fed her Gatorade mixed with water for the rest of the day, which she liked. However, when we tried to give her Jello and chicken broth, per doctor’s orders, she refused and wanted her goldfish instead. We compromised on toast.

Wow two paragraphs into this post and I’ve already finished the two things I was going to talk about. :-) I guess when you strip them down to their very bare descriptions, it’s not that long.

The other thing on my mind right now is somehow we seem to have regressed back to winter, which doesn’t make me very happy! After a gorgeous, mild weekend, we have gone back to 50s and 60s in temperature. We finally had to break down and turn on the heat in our house again. :-( Unfortunately, I packed all the blankets up and don’t really feel like pulling them down again. I think the change in weather has made me a little grumpy (as well as trying to keep Savannah at home and away from other kids, since I don’t know how contagious she is).

Okay I’m falling over my keyboard about to fall asleep so I should go turn in. G’night!

happy 8th birthday!

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Today marks 8 years since I started this blog!

I can’t believe it. Of course, I say that every year.

I do hope to someday get back in the habit of blogging regularly, but for now I’m not there. Too many distractions, inability to focus long enough to write a complete post… but someday, I want to come back!

Eight years ago, I was a junior in college, procrastinating doing my homework, sitting in the lounge of our dorm with our laptop. Starting a blog was much more interesting to me than doing what I should have been doing. (Look, not much has changed!) I blame Beth – she put me up to it.

So where were you on April 24th, 2004?

yay, sciatica

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I’m laying in bed right now, listening to the sounds of VeggieTales coming from the living room. I guess this is turning into a watch tv day for Savannah. Which, of course, she is thrilled with but I always feel so guilty!

I have been crazy busy this past week, and hunched over my computer trying to get things done. I’m paying the price for that, I guess – Saturday evening my sciatica flared up and has kept me in pain for the past few days. I went to the chiropractor this morning which helped but only 3 hours later I’m back to where I was. Unfortunately I’m in so much pain that she couldn’t stretch me properly, which means it’s going to take longer for everything to heal and stop aggravating my sciatic nerve.

I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow and I hope that helps!!

My mind is going with the other things on my plate, which I can’t really tackle right now because sitting is the most uncomfortable position. I have a website I am doing for a client that is proving to be harder than I initially thought. I’m so grateful for Paul and his willingness to help me with the coding aspect that I was not expecting to have to do.

Also, there’s an event for the birth center coming up this weekend that took me a little by surprise. I spent a good portion of my weekend getting ready for that! I hope it goes smoothly. It seems like everyone and their brother is hosting an event this Saturday, at least here in Atlanta.

On the homefront we’re having some plumbing issues which necessitated us turning off our water. That’s always fun! I’ll probably blog about that on my house blog after the plumber comes tomorrow and we find out exactly what it is going to take to fix.

I’m laying here mentally working on a to do list, which isn’t helping really! I should pull out a book and read until my leg starts feeling better and I can move again. Or maybe nap… I only slept a couple hours last night because of the pain.

then & now

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I thought I’d share some fun pictures of Paul and I, then and now!

Paul and I climb the tree
My freshman year, we went with a group of friends to Pennsylvania for fall break. I was 18 and Paul was 19 in this picture. I can’t get over how skinny I was back when I first moved to the States!

Paul and I in Orlando
This picture always cracks me up because of how little we look! Taken spring break my freshman year while we were visiting my parents in Orlando. We had just started dating a few weeks earlier. I was 19 and Paul was 20.

Bride and groom
Our wedding day – July 2006. I was 23 and Paul was 24. I’ve obviously gained some weight since those early days!

Family picture
We took this picture a few weeks ago while we were visiting Orlando. I’m 29, Paul is 30, and Savannah is 2 1/2. Look how tan she is!! (We went to the beach and I forgot to put sunscreen on her!)

A few posts…

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As you know, I run the blog over at Atlanta Birth Center’s website. We have some regular bloggers who handle the writing, and I take care of announcements and updates and that sort of stuff. Recently, I have started writing actual posts over there. I have so many ideas – just need to force myself to sit down and write!!

Last Friday’s post was Savannah’s birth story. :-) It’s the same one I wrote here, but if you haven’t read it then I encourage you to do so!

Today brought my post about cloth diapering (another reprint of my post on the subject from last year).