Hi everyone! Today was a typical Friday so far. Had to run to the store for my Mom and pick Jeffrey up at school. I usually wait until then so he can help me get her stuff together. Didn’t see anything too mind boggling while we were out today. This morning my Annie and I walked 2.05 miles for 1 hour and 5 minutes I believe. It was tougher this morning. It was muggy out when we walked and it was really bothering me. I get so hot though. Not sure why I get that way but I can smother just sitting. Anyway maybe getting some weight off will help that. Knowing me, it will bother me more because that is just how things go.
Since this all has happened I think I have mentioned that I have had to make some serious changes. It is just weird how all of a sudden my tastes and things have changed. I absolutely enjoy water with the flavors in it. I almost crave it. They are all sugar-free but somehow they taste like there is real sugar in it. The tea I make I make in the coffee pot and I put Splenda in it and it is as sweet as sugar. I don’t notice it at all. Splenda or the generic version that I use has almost no bitter taste or nasty aftertaste. In fact I have bought liquid of it to take with me if I need to use it. Plus now I have a never-ending tea-pot! Yay!
I know to some that walking for about an hour every day and doing around 1-2 miles doesn’t seem like much. Let me just describe how far I have come. We went to a Reds game a couple of weeks ago. The parking lot we park in is a little ways from the stadium and we have to walk. So walking in I end up dragging behind everyone. I am huffing and puffing and just cannot keep up. I start mouthing off that we need a golf cart because I am old and fat. A lady coming up beside me agreed wholeheartedly because she couldn’t do it either! Well now, I can go up and down these hills out here, on foot, with minimal huffing and puffing. I can catch my breath and keep going. I don’t stop to rest on the hills nor do I dread them. It may seem so simple and not so much but for me it is a monumental accomplishment. I can’t wait to see if i huff and puff on the way into the next Reds game.
With that let me tell you about the last game we were at. It was raining. We had hoped it wouldn’t rain. So we sat and waited most of the day in the rain because they thought they could start the game at 330. Well no. They cancelled it around 5 PM or so. So I took some awesome pics this time. I happened to get over where they were doing Reds live and took several pics. I also took several of the kids and the two lone umbrellas I will post below the kids waiting on us. We went ahead and set up the DVR to record the game while we were there and oh my what we found! Derek and I were shown sitting in the rain! I will see if I can find that and post it here too. The kids were sitting between us and had just gotten up to go get something to eat. Good times, and we will get to go to the rescheduled game when they figure out the date.
I can’t get the video to upload but there is a picture of it. The bottom pic is Derek and I, what they ran on TV. You can see I have it paused on the picture of us. My poncho was completely over my knees to keep my iPhone, iPad and stuff dry. It was almost impossible but those things stayed dry. The first one, the girl and boy on the right of the photo are Annie and Jeffrey waiting on the ballplayers to sign autographs and the middle is Reds Live and the next one, the two umbrellas in the middle by themselves are Jeffrey and Annie.
I had to run to the drug store today and I had my Murr & Sal & Joe & Q shirt on. One of the ladies there actually knew what my shirt meant! Holy smokes! I haven’t run into anyone who has known yet. Y’all are missing out. I will let you chew on that one. I will put up a blog in the future or maybe later in this one about all my comedy loves. That may take a whole blog actually.
So yesterday I had started a blog that talked about Jeffrey having leukemia. I had published it before I was ready really but I am going to continue on with it a bit and start adding my Caringbridge entries too. I had blogged those when he was sick. I may put one a day until I have all of them on there. I didn’t blog much but I did longer posts mostly so I could tell the whole thing at once. I just feel like I need to continue talking about that and who am I to argue with my gut.
Here are the first two entries that I made on Caringbridge. I haven’t read these for a while so it will be interesting for me to re-read them as I go.
Jeffrey Crowder–Room 5124
Riley Hospital for Children
702 Barnhill Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Thank you all so much for the love and support! —-Stacey
Remember this is from 2009-2010, not today.
It looks like it may storm so I better shut this off for today. Have a good night!