Monday, January 26, 2009

7 1/2 months towards 12 steps

I don't do change.
I like my life. Its easy and smooth sailing (most of the time.)
2009 has brought CHANGE. I did mean to capitalize the entire word, its that big. I need a 12 step program to get myself through all its going to take.

These are the basic rules I am going to need to follow-
*admitting that one cannot control one's addiction or compulsion; I have no problem admitting that I don't do change, I am working on the contentment phase-CHECK
*recognizing a greater power that can give strength; God has always been in my life and He isn't going anywhere now-CHECK
examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member); I am going to need a sponsor, I am going to sign up the Lawyer's Wife. She always has good advice and mint tea-CHECK
making amends for these errors; this is going to take work,
learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior; I have years to work on this one
helping others that suffer from the same addictions or compulsions. Give me a few years and I will be your sponsor

So are you wondering what is changing?
First, One of my favorite product lines is being pulled from the Southeast. This is very rare,usually they will switch to a different distributor, not drop an entire region of the country!
I now have to experiment with new product lines, find new favorites and then convince my clients that they love this new line more than the old one. HUGE!

Second, my assistant of 4 years has decided that the new commute she has is too far.(She recently moved way out into the country) I knew it would happen sooner or later with an hour commute, but damn this week? I have had to place ads, sort applications, interviews applicants, and now train a new assistant. Thank heavens the new girl wants to do everything perfectly, so that the transition is easier for me. Bless her heart! I won't miss the old ones family drama. You would die if I shared half of her crap. She has 6 kids+ their spouses+ 10 grandchildren= a lot of phone calls and drama. BTW, she is only 43. Yeah, drama.

Last but not least. In March, I had a procedure attempted (read this) to not have any more babies. One of my tubes is blocked and the other is very narrowed. God had other plans for me.
I got an elliptical machine for Christmas. I thought that my waist should have been getting smaller from working out, but it started to spread and my chest started to ache. It had to be the arm workout.
I even had a period this month, it was short, but still there.
My tubes don't work.
All the signs were there, but it had to be ectopic. My doctor convinced me that there was no way.
I took a test and like lightning it said POSITIVE!
I laughed, Paint boy laughed. We knew it was a miracle, but probably ectopic.
I went to the doctor on Monday morning. No exam room, straight to the ultrasound room.
Let me tell you when your doctor's response is, "OH My!" you know you are in trouble. The nurse said,"Oh my goodness, how old are your boys?" That would be 12 and 6.

Well people, Hairgirl is knocked up!
10 weeks pregnant. Not a little pregnant, almost through her first trimester.
We saw the little legs and arms wiggling, the little heart beating. A true miracle.
Now all of you start praying for a girl.


The Major's Wife said...

wowow, good morning. that's a lot to take in when I haven't even finished my diet coke yet. Congrats.

I have a friend who went to the Dr to discuss menopause issues, and she found it she was 4 months prego. One in college, a 17 year old and a new born.

Hang in there.

Mom on the Run said...

Wow! Congratulations!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Yay baby! Girl, girl, girl!

Natalie said...

Wow! That was definitely NOT the post I was expecting to read.
Congratulations! I'll keep my fingers crossed & think pink for you. And just a warning, if it is a girl.. save the time & just file for bankruptcy when she's born.

Tahoe Girl said...

That's sounds very much like my 3rd Mini Tahoe story! It's never good when three dr's stand around your pee saying "Oh Shiot!" cause the test is positive.
I am so excited for you and can't wait to get started monogramming!

The Lawyer's Wife said...

yeah ... I knew you would post in your own time ...

Now I can share with the world!!!!

And by the way ... it is a girl ...

Cuz cute little one could not handle the competition!!!

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Ladystone said...

How exciting! A real blessing. My totally unexpected third angel was a girl after 2 boys. She's 16 now and yes, I agree Natalie who posted earlier. Just file bankruptcy now! But they are worth every bit spent because they are so darned cute! I'll keep you in my prayers.

5 Boys And Me said...

Congratulations - that is too funny - one of my best real-life friends just found out the same news - she has three kids now - 12, almost 10 and almost 8 - just keeps life interesting!

Katie said...

Just stumbled on to your blog from Clemsongirl's and want to congratulate you! Good luck!

Ned said...

Sweet Jesus! I sure hope it's a girl!

e.m. said...

Congratulations! I do hope that it is a girl!!!

Julie said...

Congrats! And as a mom to 2 girls I agree with the whole bankruptcy thing. I just wrote out a check to Hannah Kate for major bucks but they sure will look precious this summer!

Maybe now for sure you will not have to go back to the armpit of the Smokies next year!

Mags said...

Wow!!! That's awesome news...Congratulations.

Jillian, Inc said...

Congratulations! Sending good PINK thoughts your way.

The wife said...

Holy sh-iot! That's not what I was expecting! Congratulations!!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

When you said change, you meant CHANGE!!!!1 I didn't exactly expect that in this post. Wow...excellent news. I hope all goes well!

Michelle DiMaio said...

WOW! Found you from Clemsongirl and WOW! Congrats and yikes :) I have two boys and then a girl (though much closer than yours - 5, 3, and 1), but I'll be wishing for some pink in your future!!! :)

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