Tuesday, August 17, 2010


DAY 154

I looked up and all of a sudden it was the 17th again! This month has flown by. But of course, I have been uncharacteristically busy. (P.s. uncharacteristically is a really long word!)

Lets see, since July 17th, I have been working more, had just sent my family home only to discover that I had a faulty gallbladder full of gall stones and needed surgery. So my mom and grandma were kind enough to come back out here to help me while I recovered. Have I told you my surgeon was flipping hot??!! Always a nice perk. Especially when you're sitting in hospital gown with dirty hair talking about all of the things that could go wrong with the surgery. And then a super cute anesthesiologist walks in. Nice. They were awesome though and helped me chill before the surgery.

We decided that I needed to go to grad school so I have been trying to decide how and when and where and HOW to do that.

And I started full time at work this week. I was just a sub until now. The hours were cool, but the pay was so sporadic. And the people I work with are GREAT! I have the best co-workers and the most un-boss-like boss on the planet. And I already have my R&R dates confirmed by the new sub, so I get to have that whole time off with Joe.

Things to look forward to in the next month:
more play money
seeing Joe
last check up with the surgeon about my wounds
going on a *real* vacation with Joe

And on a more personal note, I'm trying something different. I'm getting rid of all of the unhealthy relationships in my life. I had to do this a few years ago too. At a certain point, some friendships take an unhealthy turn. I had a friend that became very competitive and comparative about the time Joe proposed to me. It was so hard to be her friend. She always seemed unhappy and wanted all of her friends to be miserable with her. Oddly enough, she used to complain that she didn't have any friends. It was no secret why. History repeats itself. And in this period on my life, I don't need people dragging me down. I have tried to surround myself with awesome upbeat supportive people. I know I need it to function for the next 6 months. I have made some amazing friends here in Colorado Springs. As Army wives, we know the importance of good friends and battle buddies. And as a wannabe psychologist, I know that we can be sympathetic and empathetic without being competitive, comparative, and selfish. One-sided friendships really piss me off. So I'm done with them.


Anonymous said...

I just went through a period of getting rid of all the unhealthy relationships in my life. I feel like such a weight was lifted off my shoulders! So important to have positive relationships in our constantly changing lives!

Jessica said...

Yay for 5 months down!! That means that mine is right around the corner!! My OBGYN is pretty cute as well...

I agree about unhealthy relationships. I've been fortunate that I haven't had to do it a lot. You need positivity around you now!


ABW said...

Woohoo, 5 months down!!!!

I totally understand the unhealthy relationships. I kept my sister on facebook long after I should have, and she deleted me the other day, and it was so releasing! (My sister is psychotic, over 40 and supported by my mother, dysfunctional, chooses herself over her children, the list goes on.) So anyway, I totally get the need for positive relationships, I just wish I had done it sooner!

Field of Dreams said...

Congrats on 5 months down...I know you can hardly stand yourself being that R&R is around the corner!!!

Natalia said...

Just found your Blog and I love it! Always nice to find Army Wives like me out there! Can't wait for the R&R update! So exciting!!


Amy said...

I agree with the unhealthy relationships. That is something I've seriously been considering over this summer. I guess I've sort of done it but need to make it official so to say....

And congrats on 5 months! Woohoo!