Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Over

Had my ultrasound and CT scan today. As usual, no one can tell me anything. I think that is the most frustrating part of all this. As expected the u/s was outside and in. The CT was ok, the IV only involved minor hysterics. Please don't anyone tell me to get over myself and act like an adult. I assure you the panic/hysterics are completely beyond my control. Do you think I enjoy looking that stupid? The tech. was wonderful and really did a great job putting in the IV. The scan itself was fine. Just like a large doughnut, not the small tube I was expecting. Now I have to wait until the 13th to see the OB/GYN. I'm expecting him to say I didn't need these tests and will order a whole bunch of other ones. Colin said my hip bones looked good :)

Monday Miss Ella started her dance class. She was so excited. I'm excited because I don't have to buy her dance wear, the teacher said her jumper was fine. I couldn't believe the price of little ballet slippers! Mommies weren't allowed to watch. Next week I'm going to try going out to the ice level and see if I can see up into their room. This is a picture of Ella's entire class :) The other little girl is 4 1/2, guess my girl is tall. Ella's teacher, Miss Christy Anne seems so young. But I guess I shouldn't make too many comments. Mom used to get comments like that when I taught figure skating. Parents would complain to Mom (in charge of learn-to-skate) about the little kid teaching the class. She would turn to them and say 'that's my 16 year old daughter' and then they would sort of slink away. My sister and I couldn't help it if our students were nearly as tall as we were :)

Ella was helping Daddy with the pumpkins on Sunday. She had so much fun driving around the yard with her tractor and trailer. Unfortunately the trailer isn't meant to have any weight against the tailgate and kept popping open. Daddy being a farmer, just pulled some baler twine out of our truck (yep there are yards of it in there) and tied the trailer closed. Made for a much better ride.

Found a yummy recipe for goulash. It's called Potato Pork Goulash. When I make it again, I will put more pork in:

1 1/2lbs pork -I cut up shoulder chops and will use close to 3 lbs next time
1 tsp caraway seeds, crushed (didn't have any)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2T paprika
salt & pepper to taste
2lbs potatoes -I will peel next time
2 onions, diced
2T butter
2T vinegar
3 c beef stock
14oz diced tomatoes -I used homemade tomato sauce
chives and sour cream to garnish

Cut pork into bite size pieces and sprinkle with 1T paprika, caraway seeds, garlic and salt & pepper. Let sit while you wash and cut the potatoes into bite size pieces. Melt butter in a large pan and sear pork bites over high heat. Add onions and cook until softened. Add everything else and simmer for about an hour. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives.


Vera said...

It must be so hart for you not knowing what really is going on don't lose heart.
Just keep believing that everything is gone be alright.

I sent a little strength your way.


Anonymous said...

The question is whether or not you have concerns, go by your instincts. Hey, I freak out at the dentist office - and have to be knocked out to get any work done.
Man, I just donated a bunch of leotards to the dance school! As long as she's in something compfortable and moveable, at her age she'll be fine. Don't know if you have payless shoe source stores, they have ballet shoes that are resonably priced and good quality. Down here they run from about $16-25 US.
Oh, that not watching thing, just about kills me!

Niki RuralWritings said...

I hope they figure out what's going on with you soon!!!

The recipe looks great, I'm going to try it.
have a blessed weekend,

Paula said...

Thanks Girls, it's so great having you to 'talk' to. Really, the test went well -I have a really nice bruise to show for it. I even bruised where the tape was holding the IV! I'm not too worried -so long as I don't think about it :) Most of the time I have it pushed to the back of my mind.