Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Happened to July?

Holy cow, July is almost over. We have been so busy that time is truly flying by. Well, I should say that I've been so busy, time is flying by. The kids are bored out of their minds and are driving me crazy. Since starting my intern/extern at a local family practice, I can't really do much and the kids are stuck at home while I'm working. They (kids) have way too much time on their hands and I think their new favorite pastime is pestering the crap out of one another. I must say that because of their boredom they have been organizing their rooms and certain areas of the house, which to me is like hitting the lottery.

The kids’ Grandma Donna gave us her piano last week and they both are very excited about having it in the home. I am excited that they are excited, but now the noise level has increased in the home and I feel like I want to give it back. It has been neat to listen to them tinker around on it and make somewhat of a tune. Cassie has taken a few lessons and knows how to read some notes, but Kyle hasn’t taken any, but knows how to chord, so he can really play around it quite well. I will be anxious to see if they both keep up with it. The piano will be tuned next week and may need a little fixing up, but here is a picture of it:

As most know that live in the Midwest, July and August tend to be the hottest, stickiest months of the entire year and trust me, it hasn’t failed. This past week alone has broken a few records with the highs almost hitting 100 degrees. With the humidity, crappy air quality, and high temps and heat index today, Indiana may potentially reach 120 degrees. I can’t help but feel so bad for all those without air conditioning and those that work out in these elements.

Heat and Multiple Sclerosis don’t mix well at all and the humidity on top of that just makes me turn into a limp wet noodle. I am now somewhat adjusting, if one can really truly adjust to this kind of heat, but it hasn’t been an easy few weeks. The office I am working at, their air conditioning wasn’t working very well last week, so I had a fairly miserable work week. When I went in on Monday, the owner of the building had a guy there to fix it and by mid-day it was about 69 degrees in the office…….ahhhh!

I got my first speaking gig in Kissimmee, Florida to talk about my experience with MS and Gilenya (the drug I did the study for and am currently taking). I am nervous, but also very excited about telling my story. I will fly to Orlando on August 3rd and fly home August 4th. Since this is a short trip, I'll be traveling solo this time. I’ll be sure to blog about it afterwards.

I don’t really have any “it can only happen to me categories” this month so far. I can tell you that I did learn that I HAVE to get bifocals, which I’m not too happy about. I just turned 37 and already need a bifocal. (To be honest, I have needed them for a few years now, but didn’t like them). The Dr. told me I truly can’t put it off any longer. So we’ll see how a no-line bifocal goes. I haven’t ordered them yet because I cannot find any frames I really like. Just can't get use to the retro look, which by the way, doesn't look good on me! I finally did like one frame, but asked if the office could order a different color. I'll await those frames and will go from there.