Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nee's News for 2011

 I've had lots of exciting things happen this month. I am finally going to spill the beans. It's good news for me. I've been on this journey for 15 years and it's thrilling to be here. I was voted as a Trustee on the board at the Temple that Avi and I are a member of. It's so awesome to be a part of a group of people. We all have very different perspectives on things, but its such a warm and welcoming place. The synagogue we went to in Virginia was called B'nai Israel and the one we go to here is called B'nai Israel. Coincidence, I don't think so.
I get to lead prayer services on the 29th of July. When our student Rabbi isn't in town (which is most of the time) we take turns. We have small attendance during the summer, so it should be good practice for me. There will be some Hebrew, OK, lots of Hebrew, but I should be alright. I will have a really good friend Mr. Adelman helping with me songs as chazan.

The kids have had a blast this summer. Right now they are in Canyon watching Cars2. They had so much fun in California. They keep telling me something new to tell me every day. My parents say that they took tons of pictures and hours of video, but it'll take a small fortune to print it all. I look forward to seeing them. I am so thankful that my parents drove all that way and spent so much time and money with the kids. I doubt I will be able to afford taking them to Disneyland until they are teenagers, so this was perfect for them. I am sure my parents had a good time.

Well, I just had to tell my good news. For the most part my friends and family are hugely supportive, if unsure why I chose this path. I am terrifically happy and I really just want to share my happiness with those I love.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I miss my babies

I love my kids. They were so good on this trip to Austin. They are just better behaved away from home. Don't know why that is, but they are. Cuddling Tzipi and hugging Zee and hearing them fight and play... It's what children do. I think this is good practice for me because they won't be little forever. They will grow up. They will leave. And I have to be OK with that. I know they are 9 and 5, but they will be 10 and 6 before I know it. Poof they'll be grown and have their own lives to live. Right now they need me less than they did when they were in diapers but more than they will as teens. I hope we like each other. I really want that. My speech was about them. I wake up thinking about them and go to sleep thinking about them. I know they will have a blast this summer making great memories. The alternative, staying home in a hot nasty little house entertaining themselves. This is better. I just have to keep telling myself that as the tears fall from my face.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Busy Austin trip!

I have so many pictures and so much to say, but golly I'm beat.

The kids have had a blast. All they want to do is swim and swim. I've been a good mom and got in the pool each time. I'm actually remembering how to swim too.

The doctor has said I've lost some weight, so maybe I'll try and start swimming on a regular basis. It's a lot easier on my body than anything else. Who knows!

Dr. Taylor filled out my FMLA paperwork, so hopefully we can get this faxed in and get it all covered and I don't have to worry about it anymore.

I will have this neuropathy always, but the anti-virals were keeping it under control. I'm going to start giving myself daily B-12+Folate shots. The B-12 by itself isn't enough I guess.

We have had such an adventure. I hope I can get it all blogged in one of these days. I figure I'll probably just need to print some pictures so I can just scrap it. I enjoy that so much these days. It's a great hobby. I don't get as carried away as I used to. Now I carry an envelope of pictures and my book and a glue stick with some fancy pens, and do a page with some journaling or just a page and then journal later... it's just a nice break.

I'm gonna hit the sack. Love ya!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011: Fashion Favorite

I am not huge on following fashion trends, but this year the Maxi dress is back. I think it's awesome! It is so feminine and flowing. I don't have one yet, but I'm hoping to find the perfect one for my wardrobe. I'd even go with a vintage one from the thrift store. They had one at Walmart, but it was smocked and I don't really care for the way that feels. So, I will be on the prowl for the perfect Maxi dress. Do you have one?

First Day of Vacation

Tzipi kept coming in my room. TIME TO GET UP EEMA! I was like, Why? I don't have to go to work. She was lonely. I tried to go back to sleep, but my heart wouldn't let me. I got a decent amount of sleep, but I'm still so tired. I got up with her and now she's outside playing. go figure.

I am thrilled to be off of work. I am going to do my best to enjoy every minute of it. I don't have to go back to work until the 13th, and then I'll be gone to Dallas on the 15th (by way of Lubbock). YAY!

I am hoping that Dr. Taylor or Dr Stewart (not sure who I am seeing) might have some ideas for treating my thyroid. The symptoms are yucky. I'm supposed to go see my endocrinologist in August, but I don't really want to wait that long. On top of the neuropathy making me hurt and numb all over, my thyroid is making me sweat, my eyes hurt and tear all day long, I crave salt (which I've never been big into) and I'm not supposed to eat it. So much for saving electricity, as I can't be without AC with this new adventure. The heart racing is not as bad as it was, since I'm now on a betablocker. But I do have tremors. Heck , Mrs Adelman is turning 100, and I think she's doing better than I am. The thyroid thing happened because of taking care of the occipital headaches, with nerve blockers. I don't have the headaches, which were terrible, but I probably would have said no to the nerve block had I known this is the result. Oh well. My mother really enjoys hearing people talk about their illnesses, so I should find something else to talk about.

Tzip and Zee had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with their babysitter. She is moving to Corpus Christi so I wanted them to get time with her before they went on vacation and missed her altogether. They had a great time. Feeding the geese and going to the movies.

Well, I have a lot to do to prep for our trip to Austin, so I'm going to get started while it is still cool.

Love you all! Nee