Hello everyone! Long time no see. I know I promised you that I would write blogs and keep you up to date on my journey, but here it is a year later. I miserably failed at that promise. I’m so ashamed trust me!
The main reason for my absence is my year long struggle with a staph infection that just would not go away despite numerous antibiotics and surgeries. It got so bad that it ended up in my hip bone and they had to take it out.
So here I am with a floppy leg and your wondering why I couldn’t just write while I was locked up in the hospital with nothing to do but watch reruns on the tv. I mainly didn’t write because being in that state really took a number on me mentally. Here I am ready to finally get out and live life and Bam! I’m stuck confined to a bed. I was not a happy camper. Expecially because that also ment that I was away from my husband and daughter for really long periods of time. Not that they didn’t come visit because they did. It’s just not the same. But now I am 100% infection free and finally doing the things I planned on doing last year.
So where to begin. I guess with when I got out of the hospital for the final time. We ended up moving from our really small house and moved into a bigger house that has so much more room and my absolute favorite part, a front and back porch.Since we have moved here I have finally started driving again. That has helped alot with my anxiety, depression, and independence. I no longer need to wait for Jake to take me anywhere. Which was driving me and him crazy. Mostly because he was spending his three days off from work doing errands and running me to doctors appointments and we could never really go anywhere fun. So now that I’m driving, watch out world, here I come!
We took a family trip to Pigeon Forge in September. We went to Dollywood and Ripley’s Aquarium which are both fun places to go. It was Angela’s first time going and she loved it! She wasn’t scared of the rollercoasters at all, but she was scared of the fish at the aquarium that you could pet. Then for Halloween we took her to the Boo at the Zoo in Knoxville. Of course she dressed up as Minnie Mouse.
After being away from her for so long I am so happy we could take time to do things as a family. I almost missed her second birthday last year. I got out of the hospital the day of her birthday. So we only had a very small party. This year for her birthday we rented a play area for her and her friends and family. We also took her to Disney Live. Her all time favorite thing in the world is Minnie Mouse. I wish she could have actually gotten to meet Minnie Mouse but they didn’t have a meet and greet. But she loved it so that’s all that matters.
I have also become obsessed with the pokemon games lately. Jake bought me a 3DS and the Alpha Sapphire pokemon game while I was in the hospital. Since then I have caught all the pokemon, started shiny breeding, and started watching the tv series. On that note, hey did you know it’s pokemon’s 20th anniversary this year! I feel old!
Jake thinks I have a problem. He might be right but don’t tell him I said that. But hey my obsession has gotten me back into sewing! I started following this awesome woman on youtube that has video tutorials and I used one of her videos to make a pokemon messenger bag. Which will be awesome to take with me on my camping trip and when I go to Otucon.
So far I’ve only taken it with me to Fall Creek Falls. A beautiful place to visit if you ever come to Tennessee. Jake and my friend Willow got me out of my comfort zone and took me across the rope bridge and down some steps to see the smaller one of the falls. But I had so much fun and got some amazing pictures.
Willow has also been taking me to her hoop jams that she goes to. She is a very talented hula hooper and has been trying to teach me some arm hooping tricks. Unfortunately the person that was hosting the jams had to stop, but I think we could start up our own hoop jams sometime in the future.
Jake has started a youtube channel with his friend Gil. It’s a lets play channel where you and watch them play video games and make fun of each other. I’m very proud of all the progress they have made on it. Everyone really needs to check it out. Expecially if you play games.
We have a new addition to the family! A baby kitten named Pixie. All of our fur babies are named after candy. So far we have Reese, SugarBaby, Mr. Bubbles (Bubblicious), and now Pixie (stick). We found her and two other kittens living under our porch. Gil was the one who found them. Pixie is the runt of the litter. The other two went home with Gil. They own a farm so they have been wanting cats to hunt mice.
Thank you everyone for reading!