We have been very busy for the last few weeks. Both Ethan and I finished started our summer on May 27th! Sylvia is still working and so is Jack. We do still have to get up early two days a week for my niece and nephew who come over while their mom works! Ethan enjoys playing with his cousins and we have been on a few outings having fun. I have completed two of the three days for a workshop this week that has been very interesting. I have a two day workshop next week and then that is all done! I also found out that one other hospital is covering 95% of my bills, so now I am down to just 4 medical bills. I have two doctors that I need to pay, the ambulance and the hospital that didn’t treat me correctly. I am still in discussion with them, because I got my medical records and there are NO doctor’s notes for the first visit. I just have more time to do the research now!

Ethan has a few doctors he needs to see in the next few weeks. I have met my out of pocket limit so I am going to see the eye doctor and visit my gynecologist about menopause! My insurance year starts over on Sept. 1st so I have to get in what I can now. Even my prescriptions are $0.00. Having to go to the ER seven times which included two CT scans, lots of lab work, ultrasounds, a HIDA scan and many other things is not the way to get free medical care, but it is what it is! I know most people complain about their health insurance, and believe me there are things I don’t like about mine, but I am glad I had it for this situation.

Sylvia and I celebrated one year of marriage this month. We went out to eat and had a great time. We have actually been together since the Fall of 2010, so almost seven years. I am so glad we were able to marry!

The summer is already going by so fast. My mom is having surgery in a few weeks so I’ll be helping her with that. i plan on taking Ethan to see my sister and nephew, so that will be a fun few days. I have made myself just SIT and watch some movies….which isn’t easy. I like to stay busy.

I also want to say that I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER. I know that sounds weird, but I think I finally have my stamina back since having the surgery. I am walking at least 10,000 steps. This all started about a week after I finished school.

Well, this has been a rambling post, but there was lots to share.


Life is good! The new year has started off well for us. We are staying busy with work, but finding time to talk each day while we are not together. We take the time to cuddle in the morning and also at night! We eat dinner as a family each night and we have started going to the rec center three times a week. We walk a mile together and then lift a few weights. Ethan loves to go with us and we make Jack go at least once a week! He just needs to get away from his computer sometimes!

Sylvia and I have been together for just about 15 months now and we are still very happy. We had very nice visits with my family over the holiday and my mom seems to be even more accepting of our relationship. Jack has gotten to where he likes to tease Sylvia and Sylvia starts tickling him. I am glad to see that we work together well as a family. Jack even likes helping us hang the clothes on the clothes line!

Joined the Local Rec Center

Sylvia likes to walk and has encouraged me to walk daily with her. We found out the city had opened a new recreation center, so we decided to check it out. It was very reasonably priced for a family of four so we joined.

Ethan just loves going to the rec center and it is good to get him out and be around kids his age.  He really enjoys playing fussball. Jack hasn’t been as enthusiastic about going, but that is just being a teen. He did want to play ping-pong today against Sylvia! They played for a bit while Ethan and I watched. Later I played Sylvia a bit and Ethan got a turn too! It was really a lot of fun!

I have been up there almost daily walking on the treadmill and Sylvia has been able to join me a few times. She is working a bit more than me right now, so I have a little bit more time. She has been walking longer than I have and is able to walk a bit faster than me on the treadmill. It has been a nice way for us to spend time together and also exercise. We hope to try out some weight equipment soon!