Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I am so thankful for the people who love me so well. My birthday was on Friday, and I was blown away by everyone's kind words. My students were so cute. They sang "Happy Birthday" many times with the encouragement of another teacher. I received many handmade birthday cards complete with illustrations. One of my students even gave me a pencil as a birthday present!

My family and friends showered me with love and birthday wishes, and I couldn't have asked for anything more! My husband was supposed to come home Friday night around 8:00, and I was so excited to see him. Thursday, as I was getting ready for bed, he walked in the front door. It was definitely one of the best birthday gifts ever!

Fast-forward to today... I had my clinic appointment at Vanderbilt. I had originally set my goal for my FEV1 at 70%, but after starting my new job, I had some trouble getting into the routine of taking care of my health. I've also been working hard not to catch all of the little bugs my students keep bringing in. Long story short, I thought it might have dropped a little, and I was right. It dropped from 60% to 53%. I also lost 8 pounds. Those two things concerned my doctor a little bit, so he decided to put me on some antibiotics. I am supposed to go have another PFT once I'm finished with the round of antibiotics to see if it helped at all. I hope that it does something, but I know it won't do anything if I don't step up my treatments and exercise. I feel like I sound like a broken record, so it's time to put my words into action.

In happier, less stressful news, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I'm so looking forward to spending time with family and just enjoying each others company! Not to mention, I get to have my husband home with me for five whole days! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Today, I am thankful for the right to have a say in my country's future. I voted two weeks ago, but I hope that everyone else who can vote does so. Take advantage of your right to vote! There are so many places that do not allow the people to decide on who should run their country. Why would you waste this opportunity?