Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Change of Plans

Well, that daycare didn't work out.  I just didn't feel comfortable there - the owner/directors lack of interest in her center and of following DSS rules didn't help.

Soooo...in the morning I start work at Hardee's.  It's not my dream job but it is a job.  I will keep looking until I find my perfect job.  I know that no job is perfect but there has to be something out there that is meant for me.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Journey Begins

I have another journey to embark upon.  It is probably my most important journey of all.  It's the journey to good health.

I'm 46, almost 47 years old.  I am, like a lot of people, overweight.  I'm 5'4" tall and weight 181 pounds.  If that's not bad enough I am also diabetic, have high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.  My doctor sent my lab results in the mail and the sentence that was typed really caught my attention.  It said, "Diabetes is not well controlled.  Patient has been noncompliant with her diabetes regimen but committed to being compliant which should improve her control."  Hmmm, yes, that was me. 

So, the journey to health begins.
This is me now.  I hope, no - I WILL lose weight and get the diabetes under control.  I want to teach my son to be healthy and to be active and to do that I have to set an example.

Another thing is the doctor found thickening in my breast tissue.  She is scheduling a mammogram and we will go from there. 

Lots to do but I'm up to it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sad Today

I had a doctors appointment today.  She did my physical and then told me she was scheduling me for a mammogram.  I know that I need one every year, after all - I'm past the golden age of 40.  She said she felt some "thickening" in both breast.  I, of course, got nervous.  I'm pretty optomistic about everything so I wasn't worried.  Then I came home...

When I got home I got on Facebook.  I'm addicted to Facebook and seeing what is happening in my friends lives.  Today my friends son had  posted on his mom's page, "I have to woefully tell you that mom passed away this morning."  What?! Not my Dara!  She has battled breast cancer for the past few years and was doing so well.  The cancer got her!  And now I am more worried!  I'm ready for the mammogram today! But I have to wait until the appointment is scheduled.

I will miss Dara and, even though I hadn't seen her in a while, I will miss her smile.  I will miss the e-mails we sent and the chats on Facebook! 

Rest In Peace Dara - you made an impact on my life!
This is Dara and one of her "kids".  She taught pre-school and loved it!  She called all the kids in her class "Dara's Kids".

Friday, September 9, 2011

Good Morning, Glory!

I'm finally relaxed and rested!  I got up at 5:30 this morning and actually felt rested!
Around 7:45 I went outside and took some pictures of the morning glories.  This one is my favorite!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Job

I got a new job!!!  I was out of work exactly 6 days!  I'm very fortunate because a lot of people are out for months and years!  I start in a daycare today!  Off by 6 pm every night and off on week ends!  Yeah!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Fun Day...Finally!

So, after a year or better, we finally got a fun day that was not interrupted with a phone call from Pizza Hut!  A day with just us to do whatever we want to do!  I had such a great day!

We went to Campbell's Covered Bridge in Gowansville.  It is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina.  We have been before but they have done some work to the area and installed some picnic tables and really made it nice.  I love it there!

Sean had fun splashing in the water.  I forgot to take him a change of clothes so we wouldn't let him sit in the water or really get down and dirty in it but he still had fun.

I took lots of pictures.  These are my favorites!
The Bridge 
Splashing Fun

Even Baxter and Rafiki enjoyed the day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Well, I finally did it.  I quit work!  Now, I know that it seems really stupid to do something like that but I do have my reasons.  Let me explain...

Reason One: Sean Gillette!  He never got to see his mom!  I only saw him from 6:30 am until 7:20 am, getting him ready for school.  I always ended up working until 9 or 10 o'clock and he was in bed when I got home.

Reason Two:  Mark Gillette!  Well yes, he's a big boy but he's still my husband and I do love him!  Heck, I like him too!  I never had any quality time with him.  He would stay up, waiting for me to get home and I appreciate him doing so.

Reason Three:  Dee Gillette!  Yes, I like myself and I missed me!  I have been so tired and stressed lately.  I'm actually losing some hair!  Ugh!!  My blood sugar is up and I don't like taking the medicine! 

So, yes, I quit!  I'm very happy about the change and my next job will fit MY schedule!
So now I will be spending more, much more time with Sean and Mark.  Homework is going on and life is great!  Looking forward to the next chapter in my life.