Monday, November 22, 2010

it's me again!

Today is day 5 of my post surgery healing process...and let me tell you, day 5 has been quite a breeze! Not in as much pain and not as swollen as I have been, changed my band-aids today and my incisions are looking better already. Jimmy says I'm on the downhill now, but I have to admit, I've liked having him wait on me and do things for me, it's good practice for our upcoming marriage and future family life. Who knew that we'd hit all the bases in one?! hehe. So I'm not quite ready to get back into my wifey role yet, he needs to appreciate me and the things I do around here just a liiiiiittle bit more as far as I'm concerned ;)

My grandma went home today, and man do i already miss her! She's been a big help around her too!! Her and Jimmy make a great team, between dishes, laundry, food preparations, Kendra-watch, dog sitting and all the other things that go on around here, they have kicked butt!! I'm so proud!

So, as I said yesterday I am attempting to use a walker to get around, yesterday was very hard! Today...well today has been a little easier, even though I hit myself in the leg with the walker earlier (OWWWWW!!!) I joked with Jimmy about bedazzling it to try to make it look a little cool! But he just laughed. Yeah, i agree honey, i don't think that is going to help. Boo!

So because I cannot really get up and around right now, I spend most of my time in bed. Either watching movies, realityTV, reading magazines or goofing around on the computer. Looking at blogs today I became inspired to nest(again!), we have 3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 family room, 1 dining room, 1 kitchen, and 2 bathrooms in this there is lotttssssss of space to organize, clean, decorate, paint, name it!! We have lived here since August of this year and when we moved in I was working like a maniac so I didn't have any time to really decorate and in the last month or two I have had this urge to nest(definition: make a house a home--basically.) So I have taken a project here and there to help with this urge; painted the master bedroom, organized family room/office, organized 3rd bedroom, decorated 2nd bedroom, organized wedding stuff I have cluttering up in the 2nd bedroom, updating the bathrooms, hanging pictures and decorating the fireplace in the living room...and I'm sure lots of other little things here and there as well! So it's coming along, little by little, but this week I have the spare bedrooms on the brain. Our spare bedrooms right now are kinda crazy, one is basically like a storage room with a couch in it and the other is more of a spare bedroom with an extra queen bed and TV in there and lots of wedding stuff! The storage room was the bedroom of two little boys who lived here before us so it's a little scuffed up and has red paint on the bottom half of the walls. And the spare bedroom was the bedroom of a baby girl so it is light pink and green and has cherry blossom trees painted on the walls... cute right?! So instantly you think, you need a baby girl to go in that room, right? I know! Trust me.

So now that I've explained what the rooms look like, I'm hoping that you're following me as I continue trying to describe what I want to do to these rooms....

The "pink room" or the "girl room" is pretty much done, it just needs furniture. We have a queen bed, antique bedside table, a lamp, and a small t.v. in there. But that room just screeeams "baby!" So call me crazy, but I want to start getting it ready for the future..which (i hope) will be a baby. And when I say future, I mean near future, I mean not that near, but shortly after the wedding. Who's exciiiiiited???! OK, let's not get too excited, still have a while before any babies are here. But I want to start getting prepared now, start decorating, start buying furniture and fixing it up and making it ours. Like I said, the pink room is done, but the "red room" or the "boy's room" needs some help. It needs paint, a color scheme, we have lots of room decor (jimmy's tractor toys and little boy stuff)-- you guessed it, the room's scheme is JOHN DEERE/FARMER...hehe, perfect right?! So I want to start painting and coming up with it crazy to start preparing for babies when they're not here yet?? They're definitely on the way and on the brain, but it might be a year before he/she is here. I just get bored and have a million ideas running through my head... so I've been just browsing online for DIY ideas to do here and there without going BABY OVERBOARD, maybe just a little paint or wall art for now. Yes?? Ideas to add to the theme of the boys room?

Well, I hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving!! I cannot wait to see my family..and eat lots of foooood!! And stay out of bed for longer than 20 minutes. But booooo on not being able to go Black Friday shopping!! :(

Goodnight everyone

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well, I took my bandages off my knee today and was able to see my battle wounds! Yikes! GROSS! LOL Just kidding, it's actually not that bad, but I'm a little out of my comfort zone now because I replaced the gauze and ace bandages with two little band-aids to cover the surgery holes...weird right?! I'm still very sore but day 4 has been a lot better than day 2 and 3!!! Attempting to use the walker to get around the house today has been a JOKE! I should've practiced beforehand.

On another note, I have had so much help around here the last couple days, I am so greatful to have people who care about me:)

Anyways, I just wanted to give an update on my healing process!

Talk to ya'll soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's over!

Hello There!
Well like I said before, I had to have knee surgery today! And I was quite nervous! But I must say, that wasn't bad! hehe. Not that I plan on doing this again(hopefully!) but it went so quick and easy I was quite impressed. So now I'm home in bed recovering. Feels like all i've done is drink liquids, eat a lot and use the bathroom every two seconds! ha! But I feel great! Now tomorrow I hear will be a different story.

My grandma, Jimmy and my in-laws have all been great. I'm not allowed to get out of bed so I have to rely on other people to do things for me which is something I'm going have to get used to, at least for the first few days. So Jimmy has brought me my laptop, magazines,my walker (try not to laugh!), a TV tray (for all my snacks and beverages!), an extra pillow, and now her just brought the DVD player from the living room with a bunch of Disney movies for me to watch. Yahoooo! Talk about spoiled! Lol.....but actually it was the only way I would sit still! I hate being cooped up in here!!

Jimmy has to work for a couple hours tomorrow so I will have my sister, grandma, and mother-in-law here to take care of me! Lol it seems so silly, I can't do anything anyways! But i've definately needed the help to get out of bed to go to the bathroom and someone to bring me things. So I guess I won't gripe about so many people being here, I know they mean well and are worried.

Anyways, just wanted to update and say surgery went well I am feeling good....especially thanks to the vicodin!! haha. I'm all curled up in bed watching Sleeping Beauty. My FAVORITE<3
And my poor husband-to-be has to sleep in the living room on the couch with all the doggies so noone hurts me in the middle of the night. This should be an interesting night. Let's see if Jimmy decides to change his mind tomorrow after sleeping on the couch tonight HAHA I told him i'd sleep out there but noooo...he's so good to me. Let's see how much he can handle though! And I'm already putting our wedding vows to work these days between being sick two weeks ago and now having surgery..... "for better, for worse, in sickness and in health..." let's just say we don't even have to say those on our wedding day because it's basically a given now! hehe. I am so lucky!

Ok, enough mushy stuff from me!

Going to bed soon....hope everyone has a great weekend! Hope you're ready for the rain!
<3 Kendra

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my first surgery!! ahh!

Well, I could think of a million other things I would like to talk about today, but it seems that the biggest thing weighing on my mind right now is my knee surgery that is scheduled to happen in less than 16 hours! O.M.G.!
I've never had surgery before! I'm only 22. I'm not ready to add knee surgery to my lists of things i've gone through in my life! Thankfully, it's only a little orthoscopic surgery procedure just to clean up my knee and shave off a little piece of ANNOYANCE that is bothering me and causing me pain, but still! It still involves a knife, holes in my skin, and a recovery process..which involves vicodin (ew!) and being stuck in bed! This is not going to work for me!

Could be worse I guess?!
Holes so small doc says I won't even need stitches!

ANYWHO, on a better note, Jimmy will be here to take care of me and let me tell you, it will be quite a nice change!! Don't get me wrong, he's a great guy and takes care of me and our little family already, but this time is different. Because I won't be able to go behind him and do the things he doesn't do or just doesn't think about doing. So now I get to sit back and watch as he realizes all the things I do around here! hehe.

So, I know that God will be with me in that surgery room, but I'm still a little uneasy about the situation, so I hope everyone has me in their thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I'd appreciate it!:)

That is all.
I'm going to make something to eat, feed the dogs, take a shower then go to bed and wait for tomorrow.

Take care (:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nice to meet you!

Hi! Nice to meet you, my name is Kendra.
And maybe occasionally you'll hear from my fiance Jimmy!
I am new to this, but lately I have been noticing a few friends of mine are jotting down their hopes, dreams, worries and ideas and publishing them on their very own blog sites. Seems a lot more calm, and hopefully a little more fun than Facebook!
So I wanted to get in on this action!
I have plenty of things going on in this little head of mine.
So I'm hear to let it out, ask for advice, look for ideas, maybe I can even bring something to the table.

So let me tell you a little bit about my life.
I am 22, living with my fiance, who is 28, and our 3 dogs! Work two jobs(it's rough!) I am a very busy person, as is my fiance!
We are recently engaged, after dating for 6 months and living together for about 5 months, we decided that THIS IS IT!
I am the oldest child out of 8 total. (Not all biological, but i love them just the same!) Needless to say, I have spent a good portion of my childhood babysitting and constantly chasing kids around!
I am a TOTAL girly-girl! And Jimmy, he's a farmer. How does that work? Stay tuned....

Basically, that's a little sneak peek for tonight, i'm getting tired, I will be back tomorrow to tell you all the things you want to know, don't want to know, and i guess just to vent if need be.

(top to left to right) Star, Sammy, and Stubbs....our wittle ones...who think they ruuuule the roost!