Sunday, August 21, 2005

mundane mumblings

I haven't posted in a few days because I've been waiting for something really blog-worthy to happen and it just hasn't. Instead, I'll give you snippets of what's gone on here and hope I win the lottery or something dazzling happens for tomorrow!

We got a satellite dish and I am in DVR heaven! Seriously, is the DVR not the greatest creation to man since sliced bread? I am obsessively recording scrapbooking shows on my new favorite channel, DIYnet, and then watching them at bizarre times. Unfortunately, this means I'm getting nothing else done around here. But, honestly, how is that really any different than my normal week anyway?

I took a freelance magazine writing class Saturday that I really enjoyed. This is definitely something I could see myself moving into and possibly making into a part-time career for now and amping it up later when both kids are in school. On the one hand, it got me all fired up and motivated to try my hand at writing and attempting to sell magazine articles. On the other, it totally overwhelmed me when I discovered the background work needed to really get your work to the right people and get it published. I'm still interested, but I have to tackle some of the other big issues in my life first before I dive into the publishing world.

And those big issues, if you've read on here, would be my health problems. I am in waiting mode. I have upped my workouts and now am trying to run, aerobicize and lift weights at least six days a week. I'm trying to lower my food portions as well. That's all I can really do until I see my diabetes doctor on Tuesday. I get a treatment plan then and will find out if I have to go the shot route or can be put on medication.

I'm considering asking my doctor to refer me to a dietician, who I plan to inform that I'd just like a week's worth of menus done for me. I am tired of thinking about all of this. I have been thinking about what I put in my mouth, and obsessing about it, for so many years. It really isn't funny that I have to do this even more now!

My moms' group and the bickerings that have gone on for several years have come to a head. The camp to which I consider myself a member is thinking about walking out of the group. I had already begun the process of this, but it will be hard to leave. I have been a very active member for five years and have a lot of friends who are not among the BSB (back-stabbing bee-otches) that I will miss.

However, this group and my bunco group are ones I am considering leaving. Neither gives me much pleasure anymore and they only bring me stress. With this medical diagnosis, I have decided to take a hard look at what is important and what brings me happiness and fulfillment. Everything else must go. After an evening with my bunco group the other night where I felt, once again, alienated and the butt of a few jokesters jokes, I decided that will be the first thing to go.

My entire family, aside from me, is completely Star Wars obsessed and it is starting to drive me nuts. My daughter, who is only saying a few words, can now say "my Yoda." The child doesn't even say her brother's name yet, but she can say Yoda. What is wrong with this picture? Still, I may dress her up as Princess Leia for Halloween this year. My son's going to be Darth Vader and I think she'd just look so cute with those little hair donuts on each side of her hair!

That's all for now. May the force be with you! Oh, Lord, someone please help me now...

3 Comments:

Blogger christina said...

Stephanie, you sound like you're really taking charge of the medical situation, and that's sooo awesome. Definitely go the dietician route...my husband reminded me today that Type 2 diabetes is curable. Remember that. And reading about you're magazine workshop & clearing the clutter of frustrating relationships from your life inspired me so much. Blog-worthy for sure :)

10:57 PM, August 21, 2005  
Blogger christina said...

I accidentally posted twice--hence the deletion. oops.

10:57 PM, August 21, 2005  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

This is so you- You're already using the diabetes information to make positive changes in your life. Go Steph!

Hey, I'm starting a brand new play group in two weeks minus the PAB (passive-aggressive bitches!). It's through my church like the last one was, so I was worried some of the PAB might try to sign up- but it's already full so they can't! Now I'm secretly hoping one of them will call so I'll have the pleasure of saying, "Oh, I'm so sorry, but we don't have any spots left!" Evil, I know...

So yeah, start a play group of your own and fill it with girls who play nice. And dump those BuncoBitches.

10:08 AM, August 22, 2005  

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