I am a daughter, mother, sister, friend, wife, and one who is striving to walk every day in the path that my Heavenly Father has laid out for me, which some days, may I add can be a struggle. Thankfully, on those days I know that I can go to him in prayer and he is there for me. I'm always busy doing odd projects in order to keep my sanity while being a mom to two wonderful kids. I'm married to a wonderful and supportive husband who helps me bring my ideas to reality. I love to decorate, scrapbook, organize and take LOTS of pictures. Even though my friends may disagree, my house is not always perfectly clean and the laundry is not always ironed and put away. Remember...I'm busy being a mom and doing odd projects.
Have you seen this movie yet? Courtney and I had a girls night out and saw it. It was so cute! And actually really funny, too. It was weird to see Julia Roberts in the role of the villain, but she did a great job! I've always loved her as an actress.
Courtney and I really enjoyed the girl time and the movie with the guys tagging along and actually picking out a shooting up bang, bang. This afternoon was exactly what we needed!
Jonah and Courtney both attended the midnight premiere of the Hunger Games last night with several other friends from South Warren. Based on the popular three-book series, the movie theater sold over 900 tickets for the midnight movie. It was sold out months before the movie. Luckily Phillip bought their tickets when they went on sale back in February.
The kids arrive at the theater around 8:45 but kids had been there since 5:00. Courtney said that they let everyone enter the theatre around 10:00, but the movie did not start until, YES, midnight. Courtney said that the theater employees sported "Hunger Games" T-shirts, and they led the audience in "Hunger Games" chants. Phillip, oh how I love the man, set his alarm and picked the kids up from the movies around 2:30 a.m. and seeing how the premiere was on a school night the kids had to be up at 6:00 a.m. Yes, they were ALL tired but made it through the day, I think.
Let me just start out by saying this certainly did not go as planned.
Phillip and I was told 30 minutes and I would be in recovery. I had made plans to be at work the next day and up until the day before my surgery I really hadn't told anyone. In fact my friend Diane asked if she could come and sit with Phillip and I said, "no, it's a simple procedure, I'll be home in no time." But no, who would have thought that once the Dr made his first incision at my bellybutton that he would find me bleeding inside. He then had to make a five inch incision to figure out where the bleeding was coming from and to stop the bleeding. Long story short, Dr. Campbell put my gallbladder surgery on hold in order to figure out the cause of the bleeding and then once everything was under control which he never found the reasoning for the bleeding he then proceeded with my gallbladder surgery. He said he had never seen anything like it.
Two in a half hours later, Dr Campbell finally meets Phillip in a holding room, which Phillip said was odd since all the other Dr's were coming out and speaking to their patients in the lobby. He was asked by a nurse to wait in another room from Dr. Campbell. Phillip said he was panicked, thinking the worse and then Dr. Campbell came out and said, "there's been some complications." Phillip said his heart sank.
Meanwhile....I was aroused by the nurses and I believe Dr. Campbell in the recovery room that they were taking me to CT for a complete body scan in order to rule out any interior bleeding and I was out again. I had no clue what had happened.
My CT can back negative, praise the LORD but my blood count was extremely low so I was in the hospital for two wonderful nights. Phillip spent the night on a roll-a-way bed both nights with me. The first night I got really sick and was thankful he was there. I would have never made it to the bathroom in time and there would have been black cherry jello everywhere if Phillip wasn't there to help...... GROSS!!!
This was my dinner the first night that I was in the hospital and no that is not potato soup, it's cream of celery soup, yeah, who eats cream of celery soup. I traded in my chocolate ice cream for vanilla and ate a couple bites of my jello and I was done. Actually every meal was similar to this, not very grand.