Not Talking About Certain Things Today...

Life is hard right now.  I wish I was on a beach in Mexico sipping something frothy whilst reading a good book. But, no. I have been MISERABLE dealing with work issues, courtesy of my physically-broken heart and this mess of a hand:

I'm pretty sure I can't discuss work issues on my blog, so I will refrain from telling you .  We are in the middle of a huge project at work, which is part of the reason why I rushed back to work after both surgeries (and not just to help, but also because I didn't want to get behind in learning what everyone else is learning), but what I learned is that if you don't put yourself first- it will not happen.  Nobody will put you first except you. No matter what they say.  And if I could go back in time, I would take off a month and read 30 books, and do seven puzzles, and watch every movie available, and not think for 2 seconds about the stress of my coworkers or the project  we are working on. But I can't talk about work so I will keep the rest of my thoughts to myself. 

Speaking of total messes, this is a section of my living room:
My backpack project for Bienestar is on Saturday.  At this point I have quite a lot of supplies, but I wish I had been able to find just a few more donors.  Last year I had about 10 random people donate, this year has been pretty slim.  I still feel really good about the project and I know that we are giving the children of Bienestar a great start to the new school year, so I accept what I can offer and know that I am making a difference regardless. 

I have missed blogging. I feel like I'm out of touch with everything right now.  The thought of typing makes me very tired and every time I think about being on a computer at night, my whole body mentally curls up into the fetal position.  However, if you are not aware, Windows comes with a speech-to-text recognition software built into your PC.  It is pretty amazing and seems to work very well, hence my ability to blog today. 

I am currently typing all day at work with six fingers -it would be great if I could sit at home and talk all my responses into my nifty headset and save my poor little fingers the pain of typing all day at work, however, I do not have the support to do that -but I am not going to discuss work on my blog.  I'm also not going to discuss how bitter I am right now. Nope, not going to talk about it.  I am thankful to have a job and I am really grateful for the benefits that come with a job. 

That's all for now.  I start cardiac rehab in the morning. I'm excited to meet other cardiac patients and start my day off with a little exercise.  I am hoping it will greatly improve my mood...  at least until I get to work. But I'm not going to talk about that.

Hello to all my blogger friends - I have missed you! Hope you are all well!

Random Pics From My Wretched World

My hand is still killing me, but I know you all miss me like here are some pictures of some wonderfulness in my world of miserableness:

Andrew and I passed by this when I was checking in to the hospital for hand surgery...and then when I got home-this lovely 4.5 ft giraffe was waiting for me!!! I love him so much!! (both Andrew and the giraffe!) VERY thoughtful of young Andrew!

I didn't get a pic when these came last week and are not as fresh in this photo, but you get the point...These came on a day when I was really down - sometimes the timing of kindness works out just right!!!

These lovelies were delivered this morning and is the most unique flower arrangement I've ever seen! LOVE.

seriously, look at these vases!!

killer fruit & veggie basket brought to my house tonight!!

ugh, so cute! I wish he was real!!
random shot from my garden.


Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch - Not Your Grandmothers Cereal

Thanks to General Mills and, we were able to sample the new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch cereal last month.
My son is a lover of Cocoa Puffs, so this was right up his alley. I'm a lover of brownies, so I thought it might be up mine. One of us was really happy.

Teens will love this cereal, which is obviously a sugary one, but at least has 8 of your 48 recommended whole grains for the day. Andrew said that it tasted a LOT like cocoa puffs, but in a bigger shape and slightly different, but a good different.  He said they didn't taste as much like brownies as he would have liked, but it's probably not easy to get the flavor of a moist dessert in a dry cereal form. Overall, he liked them. And look at how far we've come in cereal advancement! Brownie flavored?? Crazy.

I wasn't too excited about these, but I don't like chocolate cereal - and I really just wanted to open the box and find a giant brownie.

If you love cocoa puffs, I suspect you will strongly like these. Go check them out!

Knives Don't Cut People. People Cut People. I Just Cut Myself. Boo.

Having trouble's why:

Cut my hand making dinner on Sunday night. Spent 3.5 hrs at the ER, miserable.
Saw a hand specialist today and am going in for surgery on Wednesday.
Out of work for at least three more days. Pain and agony for at least ten days.

Hand therapy to be scheduled, on top of the cardio rehab I still haven't started.

BUT - I am NOT canceling my barbecue on Saturday!! I will be high on pain pills, but doesn't matter-I need some social time and I need to not sit and be miserable.

Best of love to all of you. I'll be back when I can.


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