Friday, June 25, 2010

My Crazy Life

So I know my new leaf seemed a little short-lived to the person that reads my blog. She told me. I'm sorry. I've had a crazy couple of months. I got a new job (I start Monday), John and I are trying to buy a house in a relatively short period of time with the help of my mom, John has been working a lot more hours that he used to, he's applied for school, Abby started walking on Father's Day, my mom flew to Utah to hang out with my sister Becca for the summer (but you already knew that, didn't you, Becca), etc etc etc. I've been busy. I've also been pretty terrible about taking pictures lately. I need to give John a hard time about this too though because when I am good about taking pictures they all end up being of Abby with either John, Heather, or Mark. None include me. Which is why my Facebook profile picture is just Abby, not Abby and me. I am going to take some cute pictures this weekend and put them here by... Sunday. Night. Ish....
All I can do is try.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome Back to Work!

So I went back to work yesterday after being super sick since last Saturday night. Everything was so weird and I had missed so many days, it felt almost like I had started a new job. The phone lines were down, so we had to forward all our calls to our cell phones, and we have just started using a brand new computer system. I was a bit out of my element all day, exhausted from recent illness and trying to catch up. Somehow I made it to the end of the day; our last patient was on acupuncture and all I had to do was clean up a detox footbath and close up the office. When I went to drain the footbath, however, the pipe disconnected from the pump and proceeded to spray the entire front room of the office with gross water. Unfortunately, I happened to be bending over the pump when the pipe disconnected and was directly between it and the rest of the room. I was soaked, head to toe and front to back. It was such a ridiculous end to that day that Dr. Angelina and I couldn't stop laughing. We wiped up the floor and she let me go home (with several towels draped over my drivers seat). Thank goodness for hot showers. I'm just sorry I didn't take a picture of my sodden self to include for your viewing pleasure. I'm still getting used to this new-fangled blogging thing. But hey, two posts this week! I told you I was turning over a new leaf.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I know, I know...

You don't need to tell me, I already realize it's been a year and a half since I wrote on my blog. I've been busy. I promise I'll try to do better.

Here's a quick synopsis for those of you who only communicate through blogging (which, to my knowledge, is no one I know, so this post is really just to move some embarrassingly old posts into the archive):

Abigail Marie Crenshaw came, happy and pretty healthy, 10 weeks early on March 3rd 2009. She spent 5 long hard weeks in the NICU at Madison Memorial Hospital before coming home. At that point, I surprised everyone again by going back to the hospital and ended up having surgery to remove my gallbladder. Sheesh.
By the end of April, everything was mostly back to normal. John and I worked opposite schedules for a few months so that one of us was always home with Abby, and by the end of the summer, we knew it was time to go home to North Carolina. We left our jobs and friends in Rexburg and packed up our van and drove... to Rigby, 5 miles down the road, where our back windshield blew out. Undeterred, we covered the gaping hole with a Harry Potter blanket and continued on our trek.
We made it all the way to Idaho Falls (20 more miles away) before we were pretty sure something else was iffy under the hood. We had it checked out at the dealership and made the decision to risk it and push forward. Just past Pocatello (a couple hours, this time) we did her in for good. The car broke down and there was no way it would take us any farther. We called a tow truck and a good friend and found a place to stay for a few days. Somehow, we got it all figured out there, and I got to see a very beautiful part of Idaho before I left.
We got home in September and have been going pretty non-stop since then. It's great being close to family again. In fact, we are extremely close to some of them, since we rent a house with John's sister Heather and her husband Mark. Abby loves them, and is spoiled rotten with all the love and attention she gets in the house.
John is working at A Southern Season and loves his job, maybe for the first time ever. I am working for a Chiropractor in Chapel Hill and it's a good job, but I'd love to figure out a way to stay home with Abby more.
It's hard to believe it's been almost 14 months since she was born. That number somehow seems too big and too little at the same time.
We just got Abby paid off with our tax refund for last year, and it's great to have that burden off our shoulders. Next on the list: paying off the rental truck and van repairs that went on a borrowed credit card so that we could make it home!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kinda Creepy Baby Ticker

Becca recommended this to me, and I'm really not sure about it... but John really likes it (no surprise there) so here it is:

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I slept on a friend's futon last night.

So I did not get a whole lot of rest. John and I are in Utah for the weekend to play because our anniversary on the 16th gave us an excuse. Today is going to be one of the highlights of our vaca: The Highland Games. It is a Scottish Festival. I think John really wanted an excuse to wear his kilt again. I'm fine with it because we bought the thing and he might as well wear it a couple times a year. I just hope today isn't too windy or the other attendees may get a show they didn't see on the program.
It is supposed to be around 90 degrees here today, and it's 77 in Rexburg. Last week it snowed but the moment we leave town for a few days the weather turns beautiful. It figures. Maybe Rexburg dislikes us as much as we dislike it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

John Doesn't Blog

So I've decided to start blogging because all my friends are doing it. What can I say, I give in easily to peer pressure. John refused to participate in this new venture. He said he doesn't get the concept of blogging because he doesn't read. I can appreciate that.

I woke up at 8:30 this morning because now that John and I both work full-time at Melaleuca we are on a reasonable sleep schedule. It makes us feel old because we are exhausted by 10 pm. It is paying the bills though. We are finally getting some things paid off ahead of schedule. Getting our taxes back is helping, too. We are deciding which computer we want to get before our current one finally gives up on life (which may be only days away).

Maybe I'll start taking more pictures. I need a digital camera.