I’m so irritated right now because my internet has been down since just after I wrote yesterday’s blog. I can’t stand not being able to check my e-mail and blog comments and all that! Oh, and yesterday morning, Jerry was driving to work when the van overheated, so he came right back home and had to use a vacation day (there wasn’t enough time for him to get the Jeep and make it to work on time). I just came to my mom's for a minute to post this with her internet.
My surgery is less than 24 hours away as I write this—I’m SO excited! Yesterday, I had Jerry take a whole bunch of “before” pictures of me and my saggy belly. I’m not at all sad to see it go, but I just want to make sure I get all the pictures I want before it’s gone. I can’t wait to compare photos a few weeks and months from now.
Last night, Renee, Jessica, and I went out to dinner at La Pita. It’s an AMAZING Middle Eastern restaurant that I love, and Renee and Jessica had never been there. I ordered my usual chicken kabob, which comes with hummus, warm pita bread, salad, rice pilaf, and my favorite—garlic sauce. It’s a pure white dip that has the texture of mayonnaise, and tastes like pure garlic heaven. LOVE that stuff! My kids asked me to bring some of it home, so I bought a 12 oz container of it for home.
Renee and Jessica really liked the food, which made me happy—since it was my idea to go there, and because it was kind of far to drive (40 minutes). I wish we had taken a picture of us there! Totally forgot about it. We were too busy inhaling garlic and hummus and pita bread!
Today I’ve been trying to get my house ready for when I come home on Tuesday. I want to have everything clean and ready for me to just relax for the next 10 days. I still have to get a few groceries, but I have no car today (Jerry had to take the Jeep to work, and my dad is going to fix the van later today). I have to pack overnight bags for the kids, because they are going to stay at my parents’ house for 3-4 days.
The kids were invited to a birthday party this afternoon. I feel so rushed to get everything done, but I already told them I’d take them to the party. After the party, they’ll go to my parents’ house for the night, and I’m going to bed at about 8 PM tonight. I have to leave at about 3:45 in the morning! My surgery starts at 6:30, and it’s supposed to take about six hours. I showed Jerry how to write updates on my blog. I apologize in advance if he updates a little too frequently! I am going to have him take lots of pictures and a video or two and I’ll post them as soon as I can. Maybe Wednesday? I’ll be home on Tuesday evening, but I don’t know how I’ll be feeling.
Don’t forget to watch my Dr. Oz episode on Friday!! As soon as it airs, I’m going to publish the posts I wrote about the whole 24 hours I was in NYC for the taping. J