Friday Brain Dump

  • I went to see my OB/GYN yesterday (every girl’s favorite doctor). I have been bleeding for a month and finally admitted there must be something wrong. They did an ultrasound and I immediately saw the huge cyst on my right ovary. And bonus: the big one was covered with little ones! The doctor told me that my hormones are out of whack and cannot handle ovulation on its own. I dealt with this in high school too. My doctor recommended that I have the IUD taken out and go on birth control pills. I really don’t want to be on the pill but I also need to make my body stop bleeding. Taking the pills will also make the cysts go away so I won’t be in pain. I am also hoping this makes my hair stop falling out and my acne go away.
  • I have been going to the gym at least twice a week. I always thought I hated working out. But the part I hate is actually going to the gym. You know, getting ready, getting in the car, driving there, walking to the treadmill. I know, THE HORROR. But once I’m on the treadmill and I’m sweating out the stress from my day I can tolerate that part. Plus, it’s the way I feel afterward that makes the effort worth it. I am not doing this to lose weight. I am doing this specifically to release endorphins that will hopefully help alleviate my depressive episodes and irritability. I really hope I can keep up with it because I feel amazing after a good run.
  • I am hosting my nephew’s first birthday party at our house tomorrow. There will be around 40 people there and lots of kids. This is the first time that many people will see our new house and it makes me a bit nervous because it’s not completely decorated yet. Hopefully no one will care about that.
  • Last night I went to check on Landon and he was not in his bed. I was a bit panic-stricken. And then I found him. In his closet. Asleep. We picked him up and put him back in bed but it appears that when he wakes up he just hangs out in his closet. I asked him why he does that and he said there was a face on the wall. Poor guy. I told him if he is ever scared to come to our bedroom. It hurts my heart to know that he is scared and goes to his closet to hide.

That’s it for now. Everyone have a great weekend!

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The Playroom Reveal

Welcome to Landon & Brigham’s playroom!



Now you see toys . . .

Now you don’t.

Colorful kiddie table was half price from World Market (baby does not come with)

Many of the toys are garage sale finds courtesy of my parents

Alphabet cable art display on clearance at Pottery Barn Kids

Landon helps me switch out the art every so often

Ikea Expedit bookshelf bought half price off Craigslist

I seriously love it.

I wanted the room to have lots of colorful accessories and toys

Canvas painting purchased at a womens trade show for $15

Sock monkey was a gift and the little sign was on clearance at Kohls

Other view of the room. Still need some pillows and something big on the wall. Photo wall maybe?

There’s that cute model again! Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere chair and rug from target which we already had.

As you can see it’s still not entirely finished. I want to make a cute cushion for the big toy box to create a neat little reading nook. I also tried to buy red tie-up curtains the other day but they looked awful. I’ve decided that we need red Roman shades instead. It has a big walk-in closet, which we use to store DVDs and soon-to-be my craft and sewing stuff.

So what do you think? I know I could have painted but I didn’t want to paint again. Simple as that. Maybe someday, eh?

Don’t forget to check out Landon’s room reveal too!

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