You know, just when I thought things were getting slightly back to normal for me, I get slapped in the face with yet another challenge. I went to see the nurse practitioner last week for my one month check up for my back and during the course of our visit, he told me to remember to not bend, twist, or pick up anything over 25 pounds for the next 6 months….I sat there with my mouth open and said..”Um, what!” I know that my neurosurgeon told me 3 months but apparently he forgot to add 3 more months on top of that. I have been really struggling with this. It sent me into a wonderful state of depression for several days. All I could think of was all the things I will not be able to do this summer. I mean I was to a point where I was accepting the fact that for another two months it was going to be a struggle, but now…. Uggg this really bites. I am so glad that Austin has been so supportive. I have not exactly been a pleasant thing to be around lately. Today I have felt a little bit better about all this. I usually pride myself in not letting things get me down, but sometimes it seems like this whole ordeal is getting the best of me. I’ve also been sooo tired lately, and it doesn’t help that at night it takes me like 3 hours to go to sleep. It sucks when you don’t feel like yourself and you can’t do a lot of things that you used to be able to do. I’m not the kind of person who likes to lay around all day and have other people do things for me. Anyway, I’m not trying to be a mopey sour puss, but I just needed to vent. I’ve realized that the only way I’m going to make it through this is the with the help of my Heavenly Father.
Well, a couple of good things that have come of this is that I have a lot more time to read now. Right now I am reading the 13th reality series. It is really really good. I’m also now obsessed with watching The Office. Austin’s brother got the first 3 seasons for his birthday, which he kindly let us borrow. I also got released from my calling as the 2nd counselor in Primary. I am now the secretary in Primary. I am so grateful for this change because it really would have been a struggle to do the other calling. Well it always seems like I have a lot more to say, but I guess that’s it :) Oh, Wendy got her gastric bypass surgery done two weeks ago and she is doing awesome! She has already lost 16 pounds! Anyway, hope you all are having a good week. Here are some random pics to enjoy.
Kylie LOVES dandelions.
Our flowering cherry tree…LOVE IT!
Kylie bug after eating a yummy cookie
Ok, this is the first and only time so far that she has done this…
Me and my sweet girl