Chronicling The Comerfords

Sunday, March 24, 2013

What Does Your Bra Do For You?

Amelia while running into the room tonight with my bra "Mommy! Here's your this thing to keep your boobies still!"

I love this girl so much!

In Annie vocab, she has now mastered shoe and ball (along with Mommy, daddy and bye bye) . Poor girl can't get a word in with her sister around!

We are Not Made For This World

After a weekend of moving we decided to do home church this morning.  The main topic was on suffering.  We read letters from Paul and talks from Jesus.  Basically the point is that all humans will suffer, it's just a matter of who you will suffer for.  I personally would rather suffer for the Lord than for the things of this world.  That is so hard for me to remember!  Sometimes I think we suffer to remind us that we are not made for this place.

I like to think that this world is a beautiful and that the people in it are beautiful.  In my little bubble that is mostly true, but there is a sick, sick world out there.  I just went in and changed the blog from my 3 year old's birthday party to delete two pictures that were on there of her hilarious naked backside. 

When I went online today to look at my stats someone had searched "naked 3 year old" and IT SENT THEM TO MY BLOG! To that specific post!  I am absolutely disgusted!  Surely if the internet can tell me what people are searching to get to my blog, then they can find out who searched for this.  Could my baby now be on some perverts computer?  At this moment I am sad for her, mad at myself and disgusted at the creep who searches for naked 3 year olds!  Don't you think in the world of technology someone can track this?!  

I love my blog.  I love reading back and all the sweet memories.  I love finding comfort in the sad times I have had that I've overcome.  I love that I've received so many messages telling me how I've helped them with my words.  But today I realized that not all people reading my blog are like me.  I am going to continue with my posts, but I will think twice about all I put out there.  And I am reminded once again that we as followers of Christ are not made for the ugliness that is in the world.  Such a sad, sad place it can be.

Hopefully my reader who searched that topic will read this and realize the nastiness in their heart.

Breast Lumps are Scarey!

I have not posted this week because I've been really busy planning my funeral. In case this story gets really long, I will tell you up front that there is no funeral to atend.  The Cowboy tells me on a regular basis that I am a drama queen and I am starting to think he is right!

I painted the dining room on Sunday, which looks great by the way, and when I got home I was SO sore.  In the midst of rubbing and soothing my sore arms, back and chest muscles, I found a mass in my breast.  I've had a cyst in my right breast that I found while breast feeding Amelia.  I've always been told it was a fluid filled cyst and we are fine.  I have been ok with it living there because I hate needles. What I felt on Sunday was completely different.  It was larger and more of a mass.

I'm not sure how many of you reading this have breastfed babies and I'm not sure what your results were, but this Mama fed two babies and I now have A cup boobs.  It's terrible!  I do still buy B cup bras because a 34 year old woman should have nothing to do with an A cup bra.  It's just not happening!  Point being is that while I proudly wear my sad little sacks of womanhood, they allow me to feel everything inside them.  I found myself doing self breast exams multiple times a week because I feel so many bumps and lumps.

In my hysteria I had a friend feel my breast and on Monday morning I called my doctor.  Tuesday afternoon my doctor said "Let's get it checked out and I'm just going to send you to a surgeon if you are ok with that. She can get you in ASAP and if the ultrasound on your breast warrants a biopsy she can do it right then."  What?! Listen friends, if you want to freak this girl out put the word surgeon and ASAP on my medical chart.  I had an appointment for the next week, but called in my drama queen tone and had it moved up to this Thursday.  Between Tuesday and Thursday I spent my time googling to find out the chances of me having breast cancer (which is the quickest way to make yourself think you are dying), calling my Mom to hear every single detail of how everything happened when she had a fibrous cyst, peppering my Mother-in-Law, who is a breast cancer survivor, of her thoughts and calling/texting/emailing a very small circle of friends to pray for me because my faith was just not strong enough. 

Why is it that you have such strong faith for other peoples circumstances and so little for your own? It's kind of sad.  I read so many Bible verses regarding living in fear and such, but they went in one ear and out the other.

The surgeon and her nurse were two of the most amazing ladies I have ever met!  They were encouraging, sweet and comforting.  I was very honest about my fears and concerns.  They did give the typical "At your age and with no history, your chances of breast cancer are extremely slim." but they understood my fears as well.  Turns out what I was feeling was just dense breast tissue. But within that all physicians felt a lump.  I was pretty certain it was the cyst I've had, but I wanted to be sure. Everything about the way it felt and looked was a textbook cyst, but the doctor was more than willing to aspirate it and send it to pathology to ease my mind.  I left her office with a 99.9% comfort level, but was waiting on pathology to be certain.  They called me yesterday afternoon to confirm all was completely negative.  Praise the Lord!

I had just had my annual exam in July.  I've had two previous ultrasounds.  Chances were that if this had been cancer that we would have been so early.  Here's the thing ladies, get regular check ups.  In the middle of those, do monthly breast exams. While finding a lump is one of the scariest things I've ever done, I imagine breast cancer would be a lot scarier!

 
When Amelia saw me change my clothes she asked why I had a boo-boo on my booby.  I told her it was from a check-up (since we are obsessed with Doc McStuffins that was good enough for her).  I wore my band-aid and sore booby proudly for 24 hrs.  It was just another reminder of how much I love the people around me.  If you don't want to get check-ups for yourself, do it for those that love you.
 
 
In other news... we are moved in to the Ponderosa!  We have been here since Thursday and love it!  There is still some (a lot) of work to do, but it is so homey and we love it!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Family Fun Day

Today was much better! The cowboy cleared his calendar and spent the day with his girls. We had a pancake breakfast this morning then headed to Monkey Joes for some "jumpy jump". After we had jumped ourselves silly we had lunch at Hooters. Yum yum! (The food not the boobies)
I had a little alone time cleaning the porch at the ponderosa and went grocery shopping BY MYSELF! We ended the day swinging in pajamas while daddy grilled hamburgers.
Bad news: the curtain panels I went to buy at Pier 1 do not come in 96".
Good news: the moving company called and has us on the calendar for this Friday!! So exciting! Lots of work little time!

Friday, March 15, 2013

March the 15th Sucked!

What a shitty day!  How's that for a fine attitude?!  The morning was frustrating, the kids went back and forth between whining and crying all afternoon and my back is killing me from rearranging furniture by myself yesterday.  No one napped today. The house has looked like someone robbed us and destroyed it all week. I did muster up enough energy today to make it presentable in case someone needs to show it tomorrow.  I wish I would have done that sometime around Wednesday, because that alone makes me feel a ton better.  That and my friends Jack and Ginger.  You'd think today's amazing fresh air would have helped but it did not.

So you ask was there a silver lining at all?  Yes!  I got to spend some time with my new favorite guy on the planet.  In all the drama of moving and remodeling I forgot to mention that Jamie and Pete had their baby!  Henning Miles Daniel is one week old today.  He is cute as can be!



 
We love you Henning!  Thank you for being here!  You were the best part of my day!

Kitchen!


The kitchen is basically done!  We have a few more little cosmetic things, but you can get the idea.  All of my dishes, serving ware, etc is in there and put away!  What an accomplishment!  I have what i will need here for the next 2 weeks, but other than that the kitchen is moved!  Hooray!

I love this faucet.  I need to get the cowboy to work pull out his pulmbing skills and install it.
I got a smoking deal on it at Overstock.com.


A breakfast table will go on that rug. I really should have brought it on over since we will probably get on the couch every night the next week anyway! We were going to do and island, but we are going to wait a while on it.  Turns out I need one bigger than standard size and having an island made is not cheap!
Can you see the bead board in this picture?  I think it made the kitchen so, so pretty!

We will get a new refrigerator in time, but for now this one works fine.  That's not on the top of my priority list.  I've thought about painting the pantry door a fun accent color. Again, not on the top of the list.
This is a great shot of the floors.  Refinishing them all was not in the current budget.  I mopped and mopped and mopped with orange oil, pledge for floors and old english to bring out the color.  They were slick as ice for a while, but they look great now!

I love this window.  Doesn't the table Pawpaw made look precious there?!
We are getting all the blinds this week.  Hello, tax refund check!
 
 
I'm so proud of my kitchen!  Now on to the rest of the house...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What a busy Weekend!

We spent ALL weekend painting the new-old house.  My parents, who are amazing for a thousand reasons, came down to help me paint.  I had NO IDEA how much work it would be to paint 2 rooms.  I also had no idea how hard it is to cut in chocolate brown paint around white trim.  Let's be real, I'm not the world's greatest painter.

Here's a few before pictures.  Basic flat finish builders beige.  But not even quite that much color.





Here is a middle of the road picture showing the before and after adding the beadboard backsplash

Cutting in this brown trim was not the most fun thing I've ever done. 
Thank goodness Mom is a MUCH better painter than I am.
 
I stuck to painting the light gray in the kitchen.  It was much safer

Pawpaw, caulker extraordinaire!
 
Ta-Da!!
What do you think of the chocolate brown living room?  I love it!

And my kitchen is beyond amazing! The beadboard backsplash doesn't really
stand out in this picture but it looks so pretty

Annie likes to stand around and supervise.
 
While we were hard at work inside, Nana and Pa were cleaning like crazy outside.  We still have a lot to do but we got a ton done.  There is no way I could have done this without my parents!  They are more than I could ever put into words!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Old Crow or Hootie?

Have you heard Darius Rucker's cover of Wagon Wheel? I will honestly say that I do think I love it. I heard it a few weeks ago and almost wanted to turn it off. I typically hate covers. They just almost always do not work. Wagon Wheel is one of my most favorite songs. Amelia and I have dance parties in the kitchen while we are cooking dinner. She always asks to play it, which is awesome! And she refers to it as "that baby song" "because that mama is rocking her baby":)

So am I crazy? Or is it really fun? It is totally different. Maybe I just love Hootie that much?!

Speaking of covers I am obsessed with John Mayer's cover of Free Fallin. Obsessed! That could be because I want to kiss John Mayer's face off and I think Tom Petty looks like a creepy-creep

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Convo Favs of the Day

Amelia while getting dressed:
"Mommy when I grow up ad get big boobies can I wear a pink bra?"
How did I answer? I bet Grandma might buy you one! You should go talk to her about it!"
How is this the same girl who 3 mins later asked if her hair was long enough yet for "2 ponies" aka pigtails.

And my most favorite came while getting ready to go to sleep. "Mommy, do you know who is my best friend?"
Glowing and grinning knowing it was me I said "who?"
Sweet precious lovebug sweetly said "God". I admit it, not the answer I was looking for. I'm a little jealous but not a bad person to be first runner up to, right? Surely I am first runner up!

I am beyond thankful for this little gift of life!

Farmhouse Progress

Things are coming along!  This afternoon we went to put out 2 area rugs and clean up a bit. 

This is the rug that will go under my breakfast table in the kitchen.

The first dinner in our new-old house!
 
My mother-in-law gave me this great tip to save money on area rugs... Turns out you can go to carpet stores and browse their remnants.  They can take any remnant and cut and surge it to the size you need.  Turns out you can do this to any floor covering they have but it is much cheaper to to it with their leftovers.   Isn't this a great rug?!  So excited for this find and it's price!
 
My parents are coming this weekend for a little DIY projects.  We are putting up bead board for the back splash and doing some painting.  SO exciting!!
 


Monday, March 4, 2013

Kroger aka Hell

First off, we are Publix Peeps.  I try to shop other stores because I know they are cheaper but it just does not workout. I know where everything is in Publix and the people are amazing.  We go at the same time multiple times a week.  The cashiers and baggers know us and there is always free cookies.  Today I decided to run into Kroger, truthfully I do like their store brand organic milk a lot.  There is nothing quick about going there because I have no idea where anything is. 

Today it was a good thing I stuck with the Kroger instead of Publix because this

Turned into this
In about 5 mins.
There are tons of tears all over both of these faces in case the picture is leaving anything out.
 
It was hell on earth.  Do you think is was just a shitastic day or do my kids miss Publix as much as I do?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Amelia Island Time

This blog is brought to you by a day of bloody marys, mimosas and the Amelia Island Plantation. Mommy is taking a break! See you Sunday night!