Friday, December 18, 2009

time for a break

So I am on winter vacation til Monday morning of January 4, 2010. Now I will still be doing my part time gigs - trivia and bartending, but my main gig - teaching - has given me 2 weeks off. There is so much to be done at my house - I really do have to straighten and organize my bedroom. I tend to come home and throw things down and my husband hates it. So it is super important that I get it done. Also I have to remove the rest of the carpet from my bedroom so when we have the money to put our new flooring down, we can act super fast on it. I am so tired of walking on plywood in my house.

Working out at the gym will also be a priority! I will be there everyday (except christmas and new year's when they are closed). Those days I might do the 30 day shred at home.

I will also be trying to spend as much time with my husband as possible. We have both worked so much lately that we don't get to see each other that much. That tends to happen when one person works days and the other works nights.

I plan on also going to the library to pick out a book and will read at least one whole book this winter break. I love to read and for the past 5 months I have not had any time to sit and read at all. So I am committing myself to read at least one book in the next two weeks.

Holiday gifts have been taken care of for everyone except for one person and I just need to take the time to go and get that gift. The gifts are wrapped and under the tree ready to be given out.
Let the Holidays begin!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time to sleep

So I have been very tired lately (past two or three months) and thought it was nothing until I finally gave in and went to the doctor. They did blood work but everything came out fine so my doctor did a referral to a sleep clinic to see if I had sleep apnea.
Last night I went to spend the night and sleep in the clinic. What an experience. The tech procedded to apply sensors all over me! The sensors had to be taped down so she had to put paste in my hair where she was applying it so the tape wouldn't get stuck. I had them stuck to my face, chest, and legs. I looked like quite a sight to see all of these wires attached to me. I was allowed to sleep on my back and turn slightly on my sides, but that was difficult with the wires wrapped around me. All of these monitor your sleep - like what stage sleep you are in and how long you stay there, how much oxygen you are getting, etc... I could have gotten under the covers but thought I would be fine with just the blanket I brought. After a couple of hours the door opened and the nurse proceeded to tell me my body temperature was way up and that she had to put the fan on me to cool me down. After that I think I shivered all night.
I was awoken at 5:30 am (way too early for me) and then the nurse proceeded to pul the sensors off of me. She said I was then ready to leave. I decided to stay and take a shower because I had to get all of this paste out of my hair. It took me 20 minutes just to wash my hair! (and still I get to school and there is still paste in my hair!).
I was told someone would call me to give me my results. If I do have sleep apnea I have to come back and do this again this week , but this time with a mask on my face. I would really like to know why I have been so tired all the time, but the idea of having to wear a mask to bed for the rest of my life does not appeal to me and probably wouldn't appeal to my husband either.
Has anyone been through this before?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How lovely!

So I have been dying for one of these.. something simple that I can wear as a little reminder of my wedding day. My colors were purple and black and to have our initials and wedding date hand stamped on it is a wonderful little reminder of the most important day for me. It is made by Lauren Nicole Gifts and can be found here.