Thursday, October 18, 2012


  • I have been alive almost 45 years.
  • I have been married almost 25 of those years.
  • I cannot remember much of my life.
  • Time tends to blur things.
  • I really do not like politics.
  • They are all liars.
  • Republicans and Democrats alike. 
  • I am selfish.
  • Sometimes I want to be alone with no children and no husband and no pets.
  • If I knew then what I know now, things would be different.
  • I would never choose to parent a mentally challenged child.  
  • Because I am selfish.
  • As I get older, and closer to death, I think more about me instead of others.
  • What have I done with my life? Is it everything I want?
  • Because I am selfish.
  • But being selfish isn't a bad thing to me.  Not anymore.
  • I need to be me.  
  • Being me makes me happy.
  • For 18 years I was Olaf's wife.
  • Now I am Misty.
  • Strong.
  • Independent.
  • Self sufficient.
  • Funny.
  • Authentic.
  • Yes...transparent and authentic.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Posting from my phone

Who would have thought that I would be posting a blog with my phone? Not only that, it is correcting my one thumb typing. (my other arm is around Simon. And I spelled half if those words wrong, including simon. But my awesome phone corrected it.)

Not a lot to say today. I mowed, mower broke again, I drank Jameson, Olaf took Josiah to Cub Scouts, and here I sit. Pretty typical day. Caleb has had diarrhea for almost 2 weeks. Fun. Not.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there...

You're as welcome as can be.  M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! 

HEE!  I am so silly.  Does anyone remember the Original Mickey Mouse Club?  I used to watch it all the time as a kid.  Annette, Darlene, Bobby...  Black and white.  My favorite.  It was destiny to be a Disney fanatic.  I grew up so poor, I thought I would NEVER see Disney. Then I joined the Air Force and was stationed at George AFB, CA (Victorville) and guess what?  I went to Disneyland at least four times from 1988 to 1991.  I cannot wait to head BACK to Disneyland in January.  I am sure it has changed A LOT from 1991, and I cannot wait to take my children.  We will spend three days there and then fly to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Yep, the Disney Aulani Resort!  I hope Caleb does OK.  I am worried about that. 

Caleb has had, what I think is, the rotavirus for almost two weeks now.  It started like a normal stomach virus and then progressed to this awful diarrhea that just will not stop.  He has missed so much school.  If it doesn't stop in the next few days, I need to get a stool sample in. It started October 4th and here it is the 15th and he still has diarrhea!

My birthday is November 9th.  I think I am going to hang out at the Alamo for a few hours to celebrate with my friends.  If you are local and want to come, PLEASE DO!  It should be a lot of fun.  I'll be there about 9 pm.  You can buy me a drink. :0)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


I actually blogged, but never published it.  Weird.  So, you get two blog posts back to back.  Isn't that special...

First of all, let me say that I cannot believe people still come here to check on my blog.  I don't know who you are, but I am glad you are interested in my life.

We leave Saturday bright and early for a few days at Disney World.  We will be back Tuesday.  I am so lucky to have found a great house/pet sitter while we are away.  Especially with Kidani.  Things will be tricky for awhile until she is fully trained.  She is a spoiled, spoiled dog.  We all love her so much.  (so much that we special order dog food that you cannot buy locally!) 

So, update on the children.  Caleb is at Newnan High School and is adjusting nicely.  He goes skating every week and to Target etc.  As usual, he rides the bus and loves it.  Camille (who prefers to be called Cami) is almost done with high school although this is only her junior year.  She has Advanced Math, Physics, American Government, Spanish 2, and I think one other course to take before she will graduate.  She takes the SAT on December 1st at Newnan High School.  This will give us an idea what she will need to improve on to enter college.  Her plans are for West Georgia for a semester so she can apply for the Disney College Program.  At least that is the plan right now. She loves to travel, so who knows...Grace is a Cadette in Girl Scouts and likes it.  All the girls are in the seventh grade except Grace.  Fortunately for me, most of them are dorky and brainy and not the "typical" seventh grade girl.  Josiah is in Cub Scouts too.  He doesn't like school, but tolerates it.  Simon is five and there is NO WAY he could be in Kindergarten this year.  He is slightly autistic I think.  There are a few issues anyway.  I try to do school in a sneaky way, but if we sit down to do something formal, he melts down.  He is an enigma, but I am glad I had him later in life or I would be freaking out right now. 

Olaf is now on a Fentanyl Patch for pain.  It doesn't get much stronger than that.  I hope he never needs pain meds in the hospital because they will have to put him in a coma to relieve the pain.  The only thing stronger is Dilaudid.  As for me, well I am just taking things one day at a time.  My children drive me batty some days and I wonder WHY I home school.  It sure would be nice to have the break.  Then some days I am truly grateful for the extra time I have with them.  If I died today, I would have had so much more time with my children than most women.  Hmmm...let me do some quick calculating.  If a child is in school for 30 hours a week (roughly) starting at age five, then I have had an extra 550 DAYS with Camille so far.  That is a year and a half! I'll take it.

And that's it for tonight.  Perhaps I will be back shortly.  Leave a comment if you stop by.  I'd like to know who is reading.  

I love Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bombay Sapphire Martinis, but I am trying to lose weight and alcohol impedes my weight loss.  I still love my Visalus shakes, but I just re-read a book called "Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It" which advocates a low carb lifestyle.  Now, I have done low carb before and I absolutely LOVE eating that way.  The problem is my body doesn't respond with weight loss.  I track my carbs and limit them to 20 (or less) a day and still do not lose a lot of weight.  The weight melts off most people, but not Misty.  Thankfully my shakes are low carb so I can still have one for breakfast or a snack if I want to, but honestly the great thing about low carb eating is you can eat and not feel hungry. For what it's worth, the book is really interesting and great reading.  Then again, so are all the vegan books I love like "The China Study" and "Forks Over Knives."

So happy that fall TV is starting back.  Once Upon A Time started last night.  We love that show.  The other shows we watch are The Middle and Modern Family.  Raising Hope is also a fun show but we always forget to watch it.  We need to set the DVR.  

We still have boxes in the house and we have lived here since-May!  I'm too lazy to unpack I suppose.  It sure is nice having all this room though.  Oh, and we just adopted a new puppy two weeks ago.  She is part mastiff so she will be huge.  Someone cropped her ears when she was just a baby with scissors.  This is a link to a video of her story.  She is such a smart dog and we love her so much. We have renamed her Kidani which means necklace in Swahili and is also our home Disney Resort at Animal Kingdom.  As soon as we changed her name, she knew it instantly.  It's almost as if it was destiny.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I really need to blog more often...

Today is Caleb's 17th birthday!  Seventeen years ago, Jennifer (Caleb's birth mother) gave birth to a baby boy and made me a mother.  I will always and forever think about her on this day.  How brave and selfless she was to allow Olaf and I to parent her baby.  Jennifer, if you happen upon my blog...thank you.  Thank you just doesn't even do justice for the gift you have given us.  Caleb is happy, healthy, and loved by six people in our family.  He has many friends, plays baseball, and loves us unconditionally.  And I will always think about you today...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

ten secrets

I don't even think I have ten secrets. I am an authentic person and there is no facade with me. What you see, is what you get, BABY! But, I'll try. Not like anyone reads this blog anyway.

1. I love, love, love giving gifts. Especially to people who don't expect them. I also spoil my Pure Romance Hostesses like crazy.

2. I don't like children. I like my own children, but I don't like other people's children. And I am a Girl Scout leader!

3. I am lazy. I don't like to do housework or homeschooling. Moving is going to KILL me!

4. I am finally ready for Olaf to have a vasectomy!

5. I am an unfundamentalist christian. is one of my favorite blogs.

6. I had a breast lift in 2009. So glad I did it! Wish I would have gotten implants at the same time.

7. I hate pedicures. They tickle. But I do it because I need it.

8. I want a big huge diamond ring from Olaf, but we cannot afford it. Therefore I would be mad if he bought one for me. I would return it! (and I'm talking gorgeous huge!)

9. I have NO problem being truthful and living authentically. Not really a secret, is it...

10. I have no attachment to my siblings. They are strangers to me.

Whew, that was tough!

Sunday, January 08, 2012


I think I am on the upswing. Days 5-8 were bad. I was in a lot of pain. But today, I am feeling better.

Olaf and Josiah are building a soap box derby car for Boy Scouts. Well, Olaf is building and yelling at Josiah. I'm sure that will be a happy memory. I am in no shape (or mood) to go referee. I can barely speak and still feel weak. I guess I'm thankful tomorrow is Monday and he goes back to work. The children go back to school tomorrow as well. Cami needs to get busy with her Algebra 2 and Chemistry.

Time to get back to healthy eating as soon as my throat is better.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Yep-the pain gets worse

It's true! Yesterday my tongue was killing me and I was certain it was thrush. I took a Diflucan yesterday and my tongue is feeling better today. That said, good golly my throat hurts!! The morning is the absolute worst. Until I eat and drink and get Lortab in me, it sucks really bad. My follow up appointment with Dr. H is tomorrow at 2:00. I am going to make Olaf drive me because I still feel loopy when I am on my feet. I must say, having surgery and being waited on hand and foot is really nice. I could get used to this.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Post Op Day 4

Still doing good. I kind of feel like my entire mouth is coated in thrush, but I think it's just my tonsillectomy. Still laying in bed because Olaf took today off since he wasn't feeling well himself. Tomorrow will be the test when Olaf goes back to work and I have to be the mommy again.

My friends have been fabulous and brought dinner for us. I am so blessed with great friends. Renee, Becky, Robin, and another Renee have brought us dinner so far. That has helped our family so much.

I am still taking Lortab every four hours. I would love to take Motrin, but Dr. H said not to. I spilled a bottle of my Lortab, so I may not enough to make it through the pain. I have a post op appointment on Friday, so if I need more I will ask him then.

Sleeping has not been a problem for me as long as I am on my side. I cannot exhale when I am on my back. I love Mayfield Snow Cream Popsicles! Oh my word. They are terrific!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Post Op Day 2

Today hurts a little more than yesterday, however it is still very bearable. I cannot talk as easily and the sides of my tongue seem to hurt worse than my throat. I am plowing through the Lortab and will probably need another refill before it's all said and done. I have not lost any weight because I am able to eat pretty well. Sitting in bed and eating = gaining weight. That sucks because I was counting on losing some weight during this process. Cold things still feel much better than warm things on my throat. Ice water, popsicles, Italian Ice, etc. I am wearing an ice pack on my throat a couple times a day still. I am running the humidifier day and night. Everything in my room is wet. I know it is helping me a lot though as when I wake up my throat doesn't hurt any worse than normal. I started taking Zithromax today. Since I am already on Benadryl and steroids, who knows if I am having an allergic reaction to it. Overall, I am doing quite well. Very manageable at this point and much less pain so far than I anticipated.