Friday, February 1, 2013

I Love Roller Coasters, but...

...this isn't what I have in mind when I'm thinking about riding a roller coaster.  

Last week was the week from hell.  I don't think I've had a week that bad since I got sick.  It was just a combination of physical, mental, and emotional issues that made it such a bad week.  Now, this week has been one of the best weeks I've had since I got sick.  Crazy!!!

I have felt pretty good this week.  The only thing that's bothered me is my pain.  But my pain is always worse when I have more energy because I do more.  The week started with a beautiful day - temp. in the low 70's and sunny.  We had the windows and doors open in our house.  That was awesome!  The end of the week (now) consists of temperatures in the single digits.  That really screws me up physically if I have to get out of the house.  But it didn't affect me too much, despite getting out in the cold yesterday to have lunch with a friend.  I have had a smile on my face most of the week.  If I felt this way all the time, I'd be okay with this stupid mito thing.

It's also been a great week because I've had some good news and/or had some things happen to lift my spirits.  First of all, I am going to get some permanent help.  My parents (dad and step-mom) are hiring someone they know (well, they know her dad) to work as my slave... er.. uh... helper one day a week.  She'll be here whether I'm sick or not.  If I'm sick, which is about every other week recently, I'll have someone to take care of me and the girls when they get home.  If I'm not sick, I'll have someone to help catch us up on laundry, cleaning, etc.  That way, my girls can maybe spend some quality time with their dad.  I was so happy when they told me they were going to do that, it just about brought me to tears.  I was/am SO happy to have the help, but I was near tears because they made that decision completely on their own.  I didn't ask them to do that.  It means a LOT to me.

I have also scheduled a meeting with a local cake baker/designer who is a friend of a friend.  I'm going to try to learn some new techniques and maybe ask her if she needs an assistant decorator every now and then. 

My lunch with a friend yesterday was actually half pleasure, half business.  I was meeting with the person who has planned the mito walks all of the years prior to last year, 2012, when I did it.  She had stepped down last year because she had way too much on her plate.  She wanted to step back into the roll of co-chair again.  So, we have decided to chair the Energy for Life walk together, with help from my husband.  We have already decided on a date and location and split up quite a few of the duties.  We have 7 months to plan this year's walk instead of 3 like last year.  This year's walk is going to be a huge success!  The extra time will help a TON and having someone else to share the planning responsibilities will help a lot as well.  That way, when I'm sick, I have someone else to rely on to take over for me until I get better.

This weekend I am heading to the lake with my best friend and cousin, Kerri.  I had decided about a month ago that I needed to get away for a weekend and go to the lake.  I was originally going to go to the lake by myself for a weekend, but I decided it would be nice to have Kerri there.  We don't see each other as often as I'd like, especially now that she's working (she used to be a stay at home mom).  We can both get some much needed time away from our kids and some much needed time with a friend.

So, as you can see, it's been a great week.  I'm really hoping that I stay healthy for the weekend so I can enjoy it.  I have a lot of news I want to tell everyone about, but it all deserves a post of their own.  So keep an eye on my blog for the next week or two for some important announcements.  (If I'm really good, then I'll post it all this week.  However, I always have great intentions of posting more frequently and it never happens.)

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