The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day here in Eugene, Oregon. I have a three day weekend coming up and my fella and I are sneaking off to the beach Sunday night. I got the car's oil changed and I cleaned it out so we are ready! (This is a side note, but am I the only one who has a car that gets completely trashed? I mean like it smells like someone died in there and there's garbage and clothing and toys and CRAP that has to be scooped out with a shovel? Have you ever seen the show Hoarders? It's like that!) Anyway, I am looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow we have an Easter Egg Hunt at church followed by a soccer game. In the evening they'll be an Easter vigil service and of course Sunday morning Easter service. Then Easter dinner at my mom's and off we go to the beach for the night!
I am having a great deal of anxiety about SPENDING MONEY. Does that ever happen to you? I'm trying to save money, but it has been ages since the fella and I went anywhere alone (except the grocery store). My sister pointed out yesterday that I used to EAT to cope with anxiety and now I don't really have an outlet for it. I have noticed that my anxiety has really increased lately.
I've been reading blogs this morning and several people are talking about needing a fill. I had an un-fill a couple of months ago and I now have less than a cc in my 4cc band. And you know what? It is just about perfect! This level of restriction means I can eat whatever I want, but I get full at the appropriate level and must stop. No foods are off-limits. I just can't eat too much of anything. It is PERFECT! I have noticed that I think about food more than I did before, but so far I am coping with that. I'm also glad that the acid reflux is under control. I think I'm a little afraid of getting a fill and having to cope with that again. I still sometimes can tell that there is stomach acid in my stoma. I can feel the sloshing and have to burp to feel normal. It bothers me the most when I try to sleep on my left side. I am occasionally taking previcid to stop the sloshing. Has anyone else experienced this? It is kind of weird!
I still haven't progressed on my roof project. I got a material price list yesterday. It will be $3,200 in materials to do the entire roof. With what the insurance company gave me, I'd only have $1,000 left over to pay my BIL and nephew to do the work. I asked if it was worth it to them and I haven't heard back yet so I guess I'm just waiting. Plan B is to hire a roofer to replace the damaged half of the roof. The money from the insurance company should cover that, but then of course I'd eventually have to replace the other half so this is not the ideal option. Can you see why I'm stressed about money? My tenants will be out at the end of the month and the new ones move in (hopefully) the next day. There are things that could go wrong in that scenario too.
Anyways...that's what is going on. I still don't know if my sister is moving away. Happy Easter!