I'm going to try to start writing my peak, pit, praises and prayers for the day...
I'll rewind and do yesterdays... today!
Peak: Coming home and seeing that my sweet hubby had cleaned our bathroom! He even swept and mopped.
Pit: We have loads of laundry to do from all the guest rooms. We had 13 guest this past weekend.
Praise: Everyone in MS is safe. A tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, but did not kill a soul which was awesome. Unfortunately, there is a lot of damage to USM and the surrounding area.
-The people of Hburg and everyone up north dealing with Nemo.
-The Lady Tigers and Coaches. They play Maryland tomorrow night. -Coach G's son is has a disease/pain that they cannot name/label what it is and he is only 8. His legs are constantly in pain and sadly "growing pains" are just a myth.
-My nephew should be making his appearence any day now... Cooper, come on!
-My sweet hubby and family/friends
The past week was a roller coaster. About two weeks ago I found two small lumps on my breast. My grandmother had breast cancer, so I've always done self-checks knowing that my risks are greater now. I'm glad it's one habit I have stuck with and I guess you can say it paid off. I had a doctors appt. coming up so I waited until this Tuesday to have it checked out. The doctor confirmed there was something there and immediately set me up an appointment at the breast cancer center at the hospital for 8:30 the next morning. I held back my tears as she was explaining everything. I got in the car and drove to lunch to meet Cody. I called my mom and tried not to cry, but it wasn't possible. I think it's more emotions of losing my nanny to cancer that swelled up inside of me than anything. I have faith that no matter what happens God will handle it. After lunch, I went back to work. I am so blessed to work with some amazing people. Coach is a godly woman so her first reaction was to tell me not to worry and that will pray. She handles pressure everyday so she talked me through the mental part. I am so glad I am in such a comfortable place right now while this is going on.
That afternoon I didn't want to do anything, but be at home alone with the Lord and in my own head. I wanted to wrap my head around what was going on. While on the phone with Cora, the doorbell rang. It was almost 9pm so I had no idea why someone would be coming by this late and all our friends know where the key is so it was weird. I ran downstairs and like and idiot, I didn't even look in the peep hole. When I opened the door, I stood there shocked - It was my mom! She had driven 8 hours to come be with and go to my appointment. It made me cry like a big baby. It was so nice to feel so loved and taken care of. Her and Cody kept it a secret. I should have known when I got home and the house was so clean.
The next morning was my appointment. The doctors did a sonogram and saw the spots. One is a cyst and the other looks like a cyst but they aren't positive so they want me to monitor it for the next couple of months and come back to check if there are any changes. I was/am so relived. It didn't really hit me until I was laying there that... "oh, crap, what if it is cancer?" I guess I had just assumed the whole time it was fine and thankfully it is, for now. The whole thing was surreal. I'm glad it's kind of over.
It did make me realize that even though I'm 28 years old, my momma will still come to my rescue though.
I'm getting pretty good at making and creating omelets. They are so fun to make and fairly easy. Side note: I never ate eggs until now. The only way I would even come close to eating them was having my french toast battered in them.
I love them now though. This is one I made on Monday for MLK. I used some leftover fajita mix we had from the day before. It is filled with steak, chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, spinach and a little cheddar cheese.
A few weeks ago, we bought a couple of purple yams at Whole Foods. We've been wanting to make them ever since we had them at LaBastide - the inn I worked at during college. I baked them off and added honey, cinnamon and some butter. They were fun to eat and tasty. They are better for you than plain potatoes. We also made a turkey tenderloin to go with it. It was such a colorful meal!
To get to this waterfall, you have to hike down a trail carved out by people that just wanted to get closer. It's not the safest route, but it's fun to hang out once you get down. Climbing back up isn't any fun though.