Monday, April 28, 2008

Night hawk is here........

When Matt was little everyone told me how important it is too keep him on a schedule. Well now I am realizing first hand why a schedule is so all know I have been out of work since March 20 and I have NO more schedule. I am up to all hours in the night and I sleep till late morning....I'm going to be soooooo messed up when my Dr. finally lets me go back to work!! You would think now that I have realized I would start getting to bed at a reasonable hour....NOPE...Kelly decides to write in a journal and tell everyone how messed up she is! DUH!!

I found out last week one of my residents collapsed and died...he was the last person anyone expected. One of my co-workers actually found him and she did CPR but it was not successful. She is doing much better as she was very upset, as expected, after it happen. He will be missed!!! I also found out one of my buildings is closing......part of the consolidation of the facility. So thats what I am missing at work!!

I certainly had a great weekend!! Friday my sister and sister in law and I went to pick up my neice at college.....we scooped her up and went shopping at the Holyoke Mall. My Hubby gave me some cashola to do some shopping and that is what I did indeed! That mall is amazing.......up until around 2 O'clock despite the pain pills my back was killing me to the point where I was laying on the wooden bench in the dressing room while my sister was trying on clothes! Laying on a hard surface feels good when my back hurts!! So we all left at that point.....I did feel bad ending everyones day so abruptly but if I didnt we would have never fit all the bags in the SUV ha ha

So I have been looking forward to this past Saturday night which was Micheles bridal shower and what happens to Kelly on Friday night???? I burnt my face!!! I have a dime size burn right on my cheek, the one night in weeks that I have somewhere to go I have this horrible looking burn on my face!! These things ONLY happen to me!! Anyways about the was not your ordinary sit around and eat and watch her open presents shower. I mean she did do all that but her brother D.J.'d and we had a great time!! Its always nice when all of us girls get together. We all sat at the bar and chatted and laughed all night and then I took pics while some of the girls danced. Good times!!!

Weekend ended with a lil cookout at my house....Chris cooked on the grill for us, my sisters family, Matts girlfriend Ashley and his buddy Foley. Lots of good food and then my parents came for dessert....nice ending to a nice weekend!

Although seeing another work week begins WITHOUT me I guess there is no weekend/weekday to me just yet! So I will continue my PT and go back to the Dr on May 9th and hope I can go back to work on May 12th even if it is light duty!

Matt goes back to school tomorrow........he has until the end of May and then he is all done with high school!! INSANE!!!!!!!!!!

Well now its off to watch some more senseless tv and I hope you all have a good work week wihtout me!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Should be sleeping..............

I lay here on the couch at 1:23 am and earlier tonight around 10pm I promised my husband I would not be long and will come to bed soon! Ya that didn't happen. Since I have been out of work I have been becoming nocturnal. I am addicted to the reality show Big Brother and they have a live feed from midnight to 3am and stupid Kelly is addicted to this show. So when I should be cuddling next to my husband as I promised I am sitting here on the couch watching this senseless show!

Well my house remodeling is like 75% done. Walls are painted, kitchen border is up (thanks to my mom and sister), curtains up (thanks to mom), my cousin is in the process of painting the awnings which will be in my kitchen, there are still some odds and ends but overall it looks great and I love it!

Its school vacation and Matt is finally getting some time to relax. He goes from school to work 3 days out of the school week and then works Sat and Sun also. So its nice for him to get some R&R. So when he goes back to school he will only have 4 more weeks of school! CRAZY!!!!!! He got his report card this Friday and got all A's and B's. So proud of him!!!

I went for my PT evaluation last week and got some shitty news...I was hoping to go back to work this week BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO every thing he asked me to do killed my back and I couldn't even fake it. He told me he needs to work on pain management before he can even strengthen my back. Asked if I could go back to work and he said "Absolutely!! But you bend over to transfer a client or even bend over wrong to pick up a pen and you will be back here for therapy after surgery" Than he went on and on about how you have one body and you need to listen to it and let it heal! YADDA YADDA YADDA! Thing is I know he is 100% correct but I still wanna go back to work, I miss all my friends!!

I did get some visitors from work this past weekend which was nice...Chris cooked on the grill for everyone, which was also nice. We made a little cookout out of it. I also received a nice Edible Arrangement from my co-workers which was full of chocolate covered strawberries. So I am a lucky person! I am going to miss my supervisors bridal shower at work this week but she will understand. I have PT Wed am at 9 and her shower is at 8:30 which is half hour away so it just was not going to work. Cant put off PT cuz its helping me get back to work!!

I was dog-sitting since Friday for lil Diamond and I brought him home tonight, which is always sad to see her go. She is thee cutest lil pup in the world!! Love her! I also had my two nephews sleep over last night seeing my sister and her hubby had to work today and obviously I didn't. So it was twice as nice to have them too. My God son Evan is 12 yrs old and is showing signs of being a teenager already so to my sister I have 3 words GOOD FREAKIN LUCK!! ha ha They were both great and I love having them here!!!

My per diem job has probably replaced me by now!! Luckily I get mail and calls weekly for new ones. I can not wait to get back to a regular work week!

I started walking this weekend like my PT recommended.......well it started out a lil difficult. My first walk ended up being 3 miles and because of my back supposedly I am walking differently because I woke up the following day and my right knee was KILLING me. I kept getting shooting pains in it. Good thing about that is my knee hurt so bad my back felt better. So like usual I took it too fast......I have continued to walk just took it down a notch.

This Saturday night is one of my favorite person in the whole worlds bridal shower. Miss Michelle Simmarano!!! Lots of the girls from high school will all be there. I can not wait!!! Due to the fact I am still on vicodens I will not be drinking but I still will have the best time!!! So that's something to look forward to.

On Friday I am going out to Umass Amherst with my sister and sister in law to pick up my niece Brianna and her roommate. We are taking a big SUV so I can lay down in the back seeing I wont be able to sit that long with my back.

So I have alot to look forward to this weekend!!!

Man I really should get to bed at a reasonable time...................

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hit me like a brick wall!!!

I have been so good this whole time while planning my sons graduation party. Let me tell you about my sister in law last year......while she was planning my niece Brianna's graduation party or even thinking of it she would cry uncontrollably. My brother actually thought she needed professional help because she was having such a hard time with her graduating. Well the whole family, including myself made fun of her. Well as most of you know I have been planning Matt's graduation party and recently began purchasing things. Well today I bought a CD that was full of graduation related songs. Today I started scanning over 150 pictures of him to make a slide show. Well I needed a break from scanning so I decided to listen to the CD I bought. I laid down on the couch to give my back a break from sitting so long put in the CD and as Pomp and Circumstance came on I glanced over at Matt's Sr picture portfolio on my mantle and I completely lost it! CRIED MY FRIGGEN EYES OUT!!!! Yes it hit my like a ton of bricks!! My Baby is graduating!!! That is like WOOOOooooooooo

I made his invitation which is soooooo cute there is a pic of him as a baby holding a football and there is a Sr pic of him in his football jersey. I searched the Internet for graduatiom quotes/sayings to put on the invitation and decided to write my own little blurb. Here is what I wrote

Seems like yesterday he was just my little guy
It all seemed to pass in a blink of an eye
I couldn't be prouder of the man he's become
Please join me to celebrate and have some fun!!!
Short and sweet and to the point!! Came from my heart so it is better than anything I could find on the Internet!!
I'm still out of work, although just over this past weekend I have started feeling much better! I start PT this Tuesday and hopefully will be back to work next week! I miss everything about work!!
The house remodeling has been moving right along.........all the wallpaper has been torn down. The walls have new joint compound on them and all sanded and ready for the painters who are coming in this week. I went to Linen and Things and purchased some cute decor. My Mom made the curtains for the bow window. I CANT WAIT FOR THIS TO BE OVER!!! It is going to look so pretty!!
I got my hair done and I no longer have any blond in my hair. I also now have bangs. Yup I needed a change and I love it tons!!
I went to dinner on Saturday night with Simmi and Lauren and we had some champagne with pomegranate juice with frozen strawberries in it. It was soooooooooooooo yummy! Although seeing I am still taking vicodens for my back I didn't have much. I was very responsible!
I wish everyone a good week!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A whole lotta nuttin............

Yup thats what I have been doing since my last entry!! "A whole lotta nuttin"

I have remained out of work since March 20th and I am going stir crazy. My back is still not good at all!!! I am now scheduled for an MRI this Sunday at 2. My Dr. thinks I have a disc pressing on my sciatic nerve, which some how is effecting my bladder, which is why I need to pee 100 times a day! Funny how everything is connected in there!! I am getting so frustrated and bored. I miss exercising and my friends at work!!!! Luckily my husband has taken some time off to keep me company. He goes back to work on Sunday :(

My house is now officially in the middle of being remodeled. Due to my back I have not been able to do much to help although I have been taking the pictures. It took forever to peel the wallpaper off the walls in the kitchen as it was applied with two layers of paste!! We used a steamer, DIF wallpaper remover, scorer etc etc and it was a bitch!! It took my Mom, Chris, and my sister 4 hours on one wall!! Then the next day my Mom, Chris and my moms best friend Sandy finished the rest of the room and it took them all day! the walls need to be touched up and then the painters are coming in on Monday/Tuesday. My cousin is going to start on the awnings for the slider and window and my Mom has started the cafe curtains. So basically MY house is being remodeled and I am not doing any of it besides handing over the credit card.

Tomorrow is Chris and I's 4th wedding anniversary!!! 4 years have flown by. I still love him today as much as I did on my wedding day. He still makes me smile when he enters the room. He still brings me flowers for no reason at all. He is there for me whenever I need him and even when I dont realize I do. He is cooking me my favorite meal (bow tie pasta with spinach and sausage) for our anniversary. I look forward to many more years together as his wife!!!!!

I am sitting in a room fulled with flowers from all the caring people in my life who have given me flowers to cheer me up!! My son and husbands flowers are right here next to me making me smile every day!

I have an appt to get my hair done this Saturday. I called my hair dresser who is one of my bestest friends to see if she could do my hair and let me stand because sitting is thee worst position and very painful. So I am gonna load up on pain killers and she said I can take lots of breaks and walk if I need to!! Thank God because I need to get something done to make me feel better!! I am getting rid of the blonde highlights and going back to my dark hair!! Cant wait!!

I think I am becoming nocturnal ( ? spelling) I am up all night long and sleep from 5am to noon!! Its gonna be fun breaking that routine to go back to work!!

Well good night everyone!!!!!!!!!!