But here's some good news:
1) The hospital stay I blogged about in my last post ended up being an incredibly effective and beneficial stay. I was able to get my PFTs back up to baseline (a number I haven't seen in a year or more) and I came home feeling awesome. I've had a pretty rough go of things for the past little while and I can't even begin to tell you how great it feels to finally be back on my feet.
2) I mentioned, oh, I don't know... a year ago, that we were doing some remodeling/renovations on our house. Well, let me tell you, home improvement sucks. Plain and simple. It's hard and expensive and time consuming, and when you decide to do the projects yourself despite a serious lack of know-how, you're asking for trouble. Ultimately, most of the projects we had planned ended up being put on the back burner and we're just now getting around to them. Fortunately my dad is helping us this time around and it's already been wildly more successful. Hopefully in a few weeks we'll finally be living in a home instead of a construction zone!
3) Spring has decided to grace us with it's presence. I've lived in Utah long enough to know that we're not out of the woods quite yet. I expect at least another snowstorm or two before the sunshine is here to stay, but we'll take what we can get for now. Morgan is excited for summer, her birthday (kid turns four in a few months!) and "lots n' lots" of swimming. I have a feeling it's going to be an awesome year for us!
4) This happened:
"In this episode we chat with Jenny and Brian about their experiences parenting while living with CF. They pull no punches and answer tough questions with so much honesty and love it made me well up with tears. This podcast will give potential CF parents many things to ponder and open the eyes of those who might question their decisions. Plus, there are funny kid stories!" -- Josh
I'm honored to be a part of this! I've been friends with Josh for a while now, but this was the first time I'd "met" Brian. We discussed both the serious and fun sides of parenting with CF, and had a great time doing it. I strongly encourage you to listen, whether you have kids or not.
You can listen on iTunes, here.
Or on the Joshland Unfiltered Podcast Fanpage, here.
Well, that's it for now. Would you believe me if I said I'm really going to try to blog more? I know, I know, you've heard that before but I promise I'm trying. I still plan on finishing the 30 Days of Truth challenge, and there have been a lot of fun things happening around this place thanks to Morgan. I've got a ton of stories, and when life slows down just a little I promise I'll tell them.