My blogger friend Sara went in to have her fourth baby this week. She was posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram and then it got quiet. We all know that after a few hours that's not a good sign. Turns out she ended up having an emergency C-section and had an amniotic fluid embolism, which sounds absolutely terrifying. She was in a medically induced coma for a couple days but is now of the ventilator and able to talk to her husband. I cannot wait to see her post something herself so we know that she is feeling better. In the meantime a friend of hers started a Go-Fund Me page for her. I think all of us blogger friends feel so helpless that it feels good to at last contribute a bit to her family. Sara is a type A super organizer and I can just imagine how pissed off she is going to be that this messed up her schedule :) This picture just makes me want to bawl.
I've been back on the counting calories and running/walking wagon this week. I upgraded my Lose it account to Premium so I feel guilty if I don't use it (although that's only partially working for the gym...). I made my menu and shopping list last week so I've been doing good cooking and staying on track. I am not allowed to buy those little coconut ice cream bars any more though. They are just too yummy.
I decided that I need to walk or run at least a mile for every day of August to get my ass out of the house. So far so good. I start by taking the dogs around the block since Rusty thinks he HAS to go when he sees me getting ready and Snookie is a fat pug and about has a heart attack going any farther than that.
After I drop them off I do a round of couch to 5k to hopefully get me back up to being able to run without dying again. When I'm done with that I've been close to a 5k and 10000 steps on my Fitbit so I just keep going until I have both. So far this whole thing is taking me about an hour. Once I'm running more I will be able to do that in 1/2 an hour-ish again. That will be nice. I've been going out around 9 since that's when it cools off and my dinner is all settled (and my phone charged).
Last night I slept so well it took me a second to figure out what the noise of my alarm clock was.
Melissa starts her senior year of high school on Monday. So far I've shelled out $200 for the yearbook/sweatshirt/student body pass, $40 for school pictures (not the fancy ones we'll do later) and still need to do $180 for the bus and maybe some school shopping.
Trevor starts school Wednesday and definitely needs new shoes and probably some new t shirts and a pair or two of jeans.
Still looking forward to my raise in November....
Saturday Melissa is going to Warped Tour with some friends. The original girl she was going to go with wanted to do this elaborate plan on getting there. This plan included staying at a few different houses over a couple days, trains, etc. I was like uh how about I just drive you? So I will be driving her and her friend there Saturday. My Mom is going to go with me and we are just going to hang out all day. I need to find something to do in the area. I'm sure we'll have fun!
oh that is so sad and scary about your blogger friend.
I hope it all works out well.
All the stuff kids need for school is so expensive it blows my mind.
You can tell I don't have kids. Now I get why my parents didn't get me all this stuff.
Thankfully I had a job in the summer and used my money for 1/2 of it.
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