I thought it might be an allergic reaction to some new makeup or face wash I was using but I have since used them with no problem. I looked horrific for about four days (as you can see in this nasty picture I am sharing with you, ugh). Ian kindly mentioned that I looked like I had aged 20 years...haha. Glad that is over. I do have a few good prospects for jobs at the moment and I am anxiously, and impatiently awaiting call backs from them for interviews. One thing I will say is that a degree really makes a difference and I am soooo glad I have it.
The other hit came from Ian breaking his arm. We had gone camping with my best friends' family the weekend before Labor Day, which I might add was a lot of fun in spite of the injury. They have all sorts of "toys" - a Prowler, a 4-wheeler, a gigantic trailer with a TOILET...my kind of camping :)
|Here is Evan driving the Prowler. He felt like a pretty big dude on this. LOL|
|Here is Ian riding the ATV before he broke his arm|
Apparently he tried to turn the corner and hit a groove which jerked the handle bars. He panicked and gripped the handle (which was the gas) harder which shot the ATV over a small drop-off and into a ditch. Ian, not wanting to go over the edge with the ATV tried to jump off and in the process of landing, snapped his wrist in two places. We had a wonderful neighbor camper who was so kind to calm us all down enough to get the car so he could help Ian get in, and we raced to the hospital.
|Yay for drugs!!! LOL.|
What an adventure. He claims he will NEVER ride a four wheeler again. If it were anyone other than Ian I wouldn't believe that but it took this cautious child of mine five years to attempt riding a bike again after he fell off one at age five.
I turned 41 this September so I am officially "in my 40's." Its a strange feeling really and parts of it freak me out a little, I'm not going to lie. But, I feel relatively well having lost 45 pounds since February.
I am almost down to the size I was when I married Denver 15 years ago. I am finding joy in shopping for clothes again, something I haven't felt for over a decade. I still have another 40 or so to go but I hope by this time next year to be racing in a triathlon. I am determined. Life is plugging along, no slower than usual unfortunately. I look at my children and wonder where all the time has gone. It has been a rough year for me emotionally with the end of my marriage and the recent struggle with employment but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. I think next year is going to be a lot better and I am anxious to start that phase NOW. Hah. Six more paychecks until Christmas!!!! 2013 will be here before you know it.
Here are some more pics of the kids camping...