Having CF Stinks, but that doesn't stop me! I'll share with you a little about myself, my life with Cystic Fibrosis and anything else that crosses my mind. Thanks for visiting!
I had a great, but exhausting weekend in New Jersey at my sister's dance competition. I didn't do a single thing, but sitting can really wear you out. How she did all those dances, I have not idea...and they do this 5-6 times in about a 3 month span - holy cow! Here is an awesome pic of my sis:
The competition was like a cross between "Real Housewives of NJ" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" - haha! There was make-up, hair & costume changes galore. All the parents were super nice that were part of my sister's team, but had a run in with another "dance mom". She yelled at me for sitting at a table that she claims was "hers"... WTF?! (meanwhile the table was empty when we sat down) My stepmom left me unattended for 2 minutes and I get yelled at - haha! Good thing I'm a nice person or I'd have had a few choice words for her. That's my goal in life to be more confrontational - I just let stuff slide too easily sometimes. Guess she thought I was younger than I am and could boss me around - I don't think so!
I got to surprise my youngest sister on Friday when my dad & I picked her up from school. It was so cute when she saw me, she yelled "that's my sister!!!". I felt like a celebrity :) Here's a pic of us:
An the post wouldn't be compete without a pic of Zoe - love her! Makes me want a little lap dog :)
Well, here is the long awaited official review of my new SmartVest SQL. I don't have any current or updated vests to compare this too, so my feed back is based upon what I like/dislike versus the old and out-dated vest.
Pros: Weight - it is MUCH lighter than my ancient Hilrom Vest. By all means, it isn't light but definitely a great improvement from my older model. I can at least carry it myself!Comfort of vest - the fabric is much softer and less scratchy when wearing it.Technology - it has a digital screen, so I can set the time and know for sure how long I'm using it (the old one had a knob to turn). Also, I can set different programs based on how long I want to use it, etc. It's quieter!! Will still doesn't enjoy watching TV with me while I vest, but I don't have to turn the TV to its max volume! And, the dogs aren't scared of this one as much!There is only 1 hose...so I'm not tangled up :)And it comes with a rolling case (that looks like a re…
Unfortunately, I've been MIA due to some family medical stuff. We had quite a scare with my stepdad. Thankfully, he is out of the hospital and recovering! He will be staying with Will and I for a while so we can help nurse him back to health.
I never thought about losing a parent before. As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older. But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life. What a scary thought. It definitely got me thinking.
Life is precious. I can't sweat the small stuff. I shouldn't worry about stupid things that really don't matter. You never know how much time you have left in this world, so enjoy every moment that you can. Have fun! Let those that you love know that you love them.
I am not done with my parents. I still need them ALL. I don't think that will ever change though.
My little bully babies are growing up. Sarge & Stella turned 6 at the beginning of July and T-Bone turned 8 at the end of July.
We celebrated Sarge & Stella's birthday at home with some special treats from the local pet store. T-Bone got to be at his favorite place on his birthday (our cabin in WV). Unfortunately I was a bad dog mom and forgot his birthday hat and treat, but he got extra loving and sang to multiple times.
T-Bone had his bi-annual check up just before his birthday and had a good report. We are changing his eyedrops due to the formula change in what he was using - it was making his eyes red and itchy. And then, in his ear (not the one that just had surgery) we noticed a tick like thing in one of the folds. He got very irritated with us when we messed with it, so thankfully his appointment was the next day, so I figured I'd let them piss him off. Turns out, its not a tick. The vet said it looked just like the mass that he saw in his other ear cana…