Sunday, November 30, 2008

Back in the groove

The holiday weekend is coming to an sad. I had six lovely days off in a row. Four of those filled with family and fun...wait, can those two words be used in the same sentence???

Work is still bogging me down. We had another R.I.F. and I lost my manager. Actually we lost a lot of good people, but it's what the company has to do to survive. As I said before, my job was saved again. My job role will change but that's okay, I'm flexible. I just need that paycheck and insurance benefit.

My mother in-law and her husband, along with my brother in-law and his wife all flew in for turkey day. My MIL is up in Oregon and my BIL is from Los Angeles, on the border of Beverly Hills. For the latter it's like this: It's their world and we just live in it. Truly. My MIL and her husband stayed with us at the house and the BIL and his wife stayed down town at the Four Seasons. He works for a company that runs AV for the big hotel chains so he gets a semi-deal on hotel rates, but still...a deal at the Four Seasons has GOT to be $$$. Anyway, they all came in on Tuesday afternoon. Trainer picked them up and I took the day off to clean the house. I also stopped by the doctors office to get my blood tested and to get this rash on my leg looked at. I know, that sounds gross right?

Yeah, the rash on my leg is a blood rash. Remember all of that thick/thin blood crap and all that stuff about regulating my medication?? Riiiight...well, I haven't been as diligent as I should have been lately and it's a little out of hand. Apparently I haven't been eating enough salad, broccoli, spinach etc. and my activity has been a little that threw my meds into the danger zone. Interpretation: if I get into an accident this week I'm toast, I'll bleed out. Dramatic, I know. I don't think about it that way. The "blood scale" is from 1-5. You, normal people, should be 0-1, meaning you're not on any medication. Me, blood clot girl, should be at 2.5 (right in the middle). Those people who have had heart valve replacement should be at 3.5. What was I at??


Whooops. No wonder I haven't been able to get out of bed or keep myself warm. (that really does happen when it's too thin)

But onward, no time to think about those silly things. My in-laws were arriving!! Trainer was supposed to call me on his way home so I could vacuum at the last minute. He forgot. He called right as they were pulling into the driveway. I was still in my sweats and dinking around on the internet. Of course they didn't care, they were more concerned with getting through the door unscathed from the puppies that were jumping up and down from excitement. The week was pretty uneventful. No comments about my weight (yippee!) and they loved the house. Here are the highlights:
  • We ate lots of yummy food out on the town
  • I ran the Turkey Trot which is a FIVE MILE race here, in 56 minutes
  • I came home after that and cooked a 22lb turkey
  • I also prepared all the other fixings and served a dinner for 7, biggest ever for me
  • I only drank 4 glasses of wine the whole time, all at once, but whatever
  • I was the good daughter in-law, finally, for once!!!

That was it! Oh, and I got my perfume sampler from Sephora. It's 10 best sellers and they send you a gc for a full bottle once you've made your decision...still looking for that next scent... I miss blogging, I'm going to try and get better. I need it. And lastly, my things to be thankful for:

  • Thank you, all of my bloggy friends and reader, for all of your comments and support
  • Thanks to the higher power that keeps me employed
  • And finally I'm thankful that I'm surviving this roller coaster that we call life


The Sports Mama said...

For the record, I will not be the least bit amused if you bleed out. However, in the event it happens, can you at least reassure me that Trainer knows to call or email me? Or hell, even leave it in a comment on my blog??

I am so glad that Thanksgiving went well for you!

the saint said...

You better be taking good care of yourself Woman, or I'm going to be on the next flight out there to kick your sexy a*s. ;-)

I'm glad you had a good chunk of time off from work for the holiday, and that you're back to the blogging. I miss your posts when they're not as frequent as I'd like. Love you. :-)