Friday, September 30, 2011

less than 1%

There are many times in life that it is outstanding to be in the less than 1% group ... like if you get a score on a test in school and are among the top 1%.  People often strive to be different, to set themselves apart from the average person. In these cases managing to be unlike 99% plus of the population is a feat and makes people feel special.

Over the last couple of months I have learned that being in this group is not always outstanding and doesn't make me feel special.  You know when you are sick and you get drugs to get better and you read the side effect warnings? They usually list the most common side effects and then they list the "call your doctor right away" side effects and then sometimes they include what they call the black box side effects. Well, to show how special I am ... I have managed to get into the "less than 1% chance" side effects of several antibiotics. YES - SEVERAL! Really? Over the last two months I have managed to be on 5 different antibiotics ... and have had allergic reactions (in the less than 1% category) to 3 of them. Really? When this all started, I remember going back to the pharmacist to ask about a certain symptom regarding whether I should be worried about it. She was like ... no, that shouldn't be a reaction, no one gets that symptom ... I mean unless you are in the less than 1% group or something, but who is really like that? Uhm... ME!

Anyways ... I am thoroughly tired of being sick, especially when most of the sickness is caused by the drugs that are trying to get me well! Just wanted to share with everyone how special I am in case you didn't know;) Actually, there is one area where I feel very special -  I have an amazing husband who has been helping me lots while I have not been able to do much.

Disclaimer... While I usually appreciate advice and natural remedies ... that is not what I am looking for in this post. Michael and I eat well for the most part and try to eat organic etc. Sometimes in the end no matter how well you eat and live ... you still get sick and need drugs. Typically drugs help many people ... unless you are special like me;)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

michael is COMPLETELY done with his m.div.

Michael finally finished his last paper on Friday ... and now he is D.O.N.E.  - done! He has completed his Master of Divinity degree. I am so proud of him. It will be nice to have my husband back ... but then again I have never known him outside of seminary. All I know is that I am excited about it. We still have no idea what the future holds. I am trusting we will know soon...

Yesterday we celebrated Michael being done with some yummy dessert and friends.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

happy birthday to my husband

It is my wonderful, kind, amazing.... husband's birthday today. Unfortunately, we will not be able to celebrate very much today since he is in his last week of his masters degree! Too many papers to write in very little time (you will notice the books that are pushed aside as we eat breakfast in the pictures). We will celebrate his birthday and graduation in the weeks to come.

Happy Birthday Michael. I love you very much.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

meeting jonathan

After the wedding in Seattle we were able to spend some time with Michael's family in Stanwood. One of the highlights was meeting little baby Johnathan for the first time. What a cutie!

We also had the chance to see Grandma Lund's new apartment. It looks great!

And of course, a trip to Stanwood wouldn't be complete without going to Scandia to enjoy a great cup of coffee with good friends.

Friday, September 9, 2011

scott and amy's wedding

Last weekend Michael and I went to Seattle for Scott and Amy's Wedding. The wedding was outside, but luckily the Seattle weather was beautiful. Michael was the best man, so I spent most of the weekend with Sharon (whose husband was also in the wedding). We all had a great time at the wedding. Congratulations Scott and Amy - we are so excited for you guys! Thank you for letting us be part of your big day.

 Here are a few instagram iPhone pictures from the wedding.

somehow didn't get a picture of michael and scott at the wedding...

sharon and i