Thanks to all of you that left helpful and encouraging comments. I had no idea ovarian cysts were so common. I'm still not certain that's what I have, but we'll see. I'm calling for an appointment today.
It's weird, the pain comes and goes in a way that makes no sense - some mornings I wake up hurting, other days I feel great. Thankfully I felt mostly well yesterday (after a Percoset first thing in the morning, ugh.) I'm trying to keep up with everything I've got going right now, and managing fairly well so far.
Chloe's birthday is Thursday. We're going to KidzPlex with one of her friends in the afternoon, then out to Old Chicago's for dinner (her choice.) Her party will be on Sunday - I've got most of the decorations and such bought, but I'll need to make a snack list and buy groceries for that, plus decorate her cake on Saturday. Kid's parties are such a pain, but so worth it sometimes. :o)
I've not been in the mood to blog lately, not sure why. I have a ton of pictures of things I've knitted lately that I just can't muster up the motivation to post. I guess I'm just busy doing other things, or something.
I'm working on yet another beanie, this one for Andrew's dad's birthday on the 7th. That leaves me two days of knitting left - probably not a good thing, as I'm only about 3" in. I'll need to work on that today. I bought some awesome scrapbooking stuff at Joann's yesterday, it was clearanced out, and then half off the clearance prices. I got something like $150 worth of stuff for about $30. I've got it all out already, making a book called "Two Little Girls", full of pictures of both girls doing things together. I wonder what people scrapbook when they don't have children....
I also have some sewing to do - a couple of slings for pregnant friends, curtains for our bedroom, which is now painted, with a new bed spread and new night stands. It's almost finished, and I'm loving it.
And now that Christmas is over, I can start planning this year's garden, always a joy. I have a stack of seed catalogs to pour over, something I truly enjoy.
My New Year's resolution was to quit smoking (again.) I'm struggling along, but making progress. I stopped at Ashley's and bummed a couple of cigarettes yesterday, but I still have one left. It's amazing how hard it is to quit. Since I've been feeling bad, I haven't really been in the mood to drink coffee or alcohol, which is odd for me. I usually have 3 or 4 cups of coffee throughout the day, sometimes more, and usually a drink or two before bed. I've just been drinking water and juice instead. I wish whatever this illness is would affect my desire to smoke, but alas, it hasn't. I'm pretty cranky, and just sit and watch the clock waiting for the next time I'm allowing myself to smoke (usually about once every 6 hours.) Argh. Wish me luck!
My husband went out last night and bought me an iPod Shuffle and a stereo to hook it up to, so I can have music during the day. Cora, darling that she is, has broken Chloe's CD player and the CD-drive on the computer, so I've been without music for some time. Now I have a fancy new little stereo, mounted on the wall in all it's high-tech glory, and I'm excited. I'm not generally a big technology lover, but it's going to be so nice to have music to get me through the day. I'm such a spoiled mama. :o)
Alright, it's time to get showered and get my day going. We're starting school back up this week, and I have some errands to run today, so I need to get a move on!