Saturday, August 20, 2011

A photo post

I feel like i have been boring you all with text posts so this post i wanted to be mostly photos and share some of my life with you. =) It is hard to imagine someones life without photos. First up we will start with a portrait that my husband just painted of me:
It is very spot on and quite creepy :) I love it. I have been asking him to do a color rendition of me for years. He did a few earlier in our relationship but none since we have been married (over 2 years!!) He has a website HERE and does EVERYTHING. Currently he is painting superheroes on ceiling tiles replacing the people for the sistine chapel. Pretty cool stuff.

Above is my back yard. I have been spending lots of time in. Who knew i would like to spend time in my yard. The past 2 years i worked/lived at a storage facility where it was difficult to spend much time outside because customers would come up to you 24/7 and ask you questions/favors. It was annoying to say the least. But now i am free, and enjoy laying in my hammock while the evil mosquitos eat away at me all hours of the day.

The first two of these three photos... The first is Brewster... well actually his full name is Baron Von Brewster the Wookie Christ. Now i am sure no one but my husband and i find his name silly, but it does have a reason. Brewster we both agreed upon when we got him (i don't remember why my husband thought brewster, but i was thinking punky brewster even though he is a boy.) We love Anime by Hayao Miyazaki (look him up they are great!) (Spirited away, howls moving castle, ponyo, kikis delivery service.. etc) anyways one from Studio Ghibli (company that Miyazaki works for) produced this movie The Cat Returns and we loved The Cat who was called The Baron. So thus Baron Von Brewster was born. The wookie part came because he was really puffy yet small and it encompassed him, add in a collar that was too big and hung over his chest and you get wookie. Finally when he was held he would move his right arm around and touch people like he was blessing them thus the last part. Sorry if this offends we don't mean it to i just like sharing the origin of brewsters name =) Since he has so much personality to live up to the names! By the way Brewster is 1 of the 5 cats currently living with us!

The second photo is Kaeci, when we got her from a woman who had 3 dogs and was giving her away for free her name was KC. We thought she was too special to only have a two letter name and thus became Kaeci. Kaeci is 9 we have had her for 6 years. She does many tricks and her only "undesirable" behavior that she came with was barking excessively. Since we bought a house this has diminished, and is no longer an issue. Kaeci is a very loving dog, she is bright, still learns quickly and is sneaky and has been known to steal frosting off the top of donuts in a box, and close the box. In addition, she has been known to tip a pizza box slide the pizza off the box so the box falls back on the counter and eat the pizza. She is very smart, and very talented. Whenever you think you have out smarted Kaeci she is behind you eating your snack. But as you can see above she has a pretty doggie smile, and a lot of love to give.

Finally, this weekend in my town in southeast, Michigan is Heritage festival. A bunch of vendors come together to sell stuff, and music plays, and it is an over all good time. The last photo is my first henna ever. Obviously i did not get traditional henna, and i did not get it on my hands. The reason for that was because i am starting my internship the first week of september and i have to be professional. I can hide my inner wrist if it is still there but not what is on top of my hands. I went to heritage friday with J and a few friends, got henna and got to hold birds (parrots, conures, etc) . Today i went with J and we moseyed and played bingo. Tomorrow we are going with some other friends. It is a small event but still nice to go to with friends.

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Be safe.

Oh and i never made it to my meeting. Slept through my alarm. Whoops. Next week is my Sleep apnea doctor. I hope i get a Cpap, my sleep is really disturbed and i won't sleep with the funky backpack so i won't roll onto my back in my sleep. That will just give me back pain.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do what makes you happy/ House keeping

Hello i am back! Hopefully for good now that i am settled into my new home. By settled i mean that 60% of the boxes are unpacked, some of the walls are painted and friends have been coming over very regularly. Settled to me = relaxation, and peacefulness in your area of choosing. A little too zen for me i know ;) 

While i have been gone i have been getting some wonderful emails from some of you and i really appreciate them. You are all so encouraging, and i really appreciate each and everyone of you, even the quiet ones. Yes, i see you there :-p. 

The other odd thing that started happening is the amount of emails i have been getting for marketing. One i got a few days ago was off bounds, as it praised me for not getting surgery. When in reality in December i will be getting surgery just not the Lap band. Who knew that buying a house would get you noticed by marketing moguls?

Now i am not sure if i mentioned why or even what surgery i have chosen. So here it is:

I have chosen the Gastric Sleeve. See Here for information
For many reasons the most important one to me is my Warfarin (coumadin). I have taken Warfarin for 4 1/2 years (since i was 21) now because i have a clotting disorder. The lap band makes it difficult to take pills and warfarin cannot be crushed or made into liquid. Gastric bypass has malabsortion which would also affect the warfarin. So folks in December i will be getting the Gastric sleeve which many say looks like a banana :) 

On a non related note: I start my second year of graduate school September 1st. This is my final year for grad school and i will graduate July 2012. Another exciting point to mention is that i also start my practicum (internship) at a place which only sees diagnosed clients: such as schizophrenics, bipolar, manic depressive, etc. I am really excited to embark on this hands on training, as i will get to be the therapist. =) 

Next week i am seeing a sleep doctor to determine what to do about my sleep apnea, the following week i am going to my first support meeting. I will check in!! 

Take care and enjoy the rest of summer!! I promise some photos will come. I have many!