we just ate at pf changs (big surprise) and it was delicious.
i don't know what i would have done, michelle, without you showing me the light. i guess i'd be a lot sadder. and smaller, probably :)
so a lot has happened since i last posted...
so we went to texas and it was aWEsomE! it was so nice to see everyone, and EAT good food every day. i acutally gained 6 pounds.
in a week and a half.
and not just "i'm so fat! i gained six pounds!"
so ANYWays, since we've been back me and aaron have been trying to run as much as we can, so that we can actually DO this race next weekend. we are SUPEr excited to get to go to disney world, though. hooRAY! aaron has never been, and i went when i was lik 8, so it should be a good time. plus i get to hang out with michelle and liz, so it'd be fun either way. we're going to spend a couple of days at the beach, and a couple at disney world...it'll be a blast!
work has been really sad lately. i guess they say it comes in waves, but our 'wave' doesn't seem to be going away. one of my favorite patients is really sick, 2 died this week, and one more was told he relapsed. yikes. i just can't imagine living day to day with that kind of burden on your heart. these families are really amazing. one little boy that passed the other day had a really sweet christian parents and an older sister. when he was gone, the dad cried for a bit, and then composed himself and immediately rushed over to his little girl and told her that they couldn't take her brother home with them. he said that he needed to go to heaven, and he was waiting for them there. the little guy's favorite thing was eating cheetos..and his dad was talking to him once he was gone, and said 'you know the best part about eating cheetos in heaven? you don't get orange fingers" what an amazing spirit..i just can't imagine.
sorry to be sad..
on another note: i had a girl doctor appointment last week and they found a "fibrous" lump, and she wanted me to get a mammogram and ultrasound to get it checked out, since my grandmother had breast cancer. scaRY! i know it would probably be fine, but still..i was nervous all week. (this was last wednesday). so THEN aaron got FIRED from his job at apple on saturday-and we lost our insurance that day too! god must have really been testing us this week. it's a long story, but basically, it was a policy thing, but he really had a peace about the whole thing.
so, we were short a job, insurance, and i had appointments for PT and mammograms with no insurance. hmm. so after many prayers, i was able to re-sign on with duke's insurance, effective the DAY that aaron lost ours. prAISE JESUS! so i got to keep my appointments, and turns out everything is FINE. i guess it's just a fat glob.
that's right, i have a fat glob in my left breast.
ps. mammograms are tOTALLy weird. i wouldn't reccommend them. especailly if you don't have much to work with in the first place :)
so it's been a tough week, but we know we'll get throught this. aaron has been working on his portfolio and getting certified in photoshop so that he can "beef up" his resume, so he can FINALLY do what he really loves-graphic design/photography. so send prayers out to north carolina, so that aaron can find a good job. i think the perfect one is out there somewhere, but if he was still working at apple, he couldn't find it.
so that's that.
i took mason to the puppy groomers the other day, to see if he could be shaved since he's a shedding machine (he couldn't by the way), but they dID bathe him and brush his teeth and such..and even got this cute bandana! i was a proud mom.
BUT also the worst mom, since we looked up mason's info the other day to see when his birthday was..because we knew it was at the end of october..and we'd miSSED it. it was oct 6th. we are such bad parents! so happy late birthday mason.