Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ups and Downs

These last few weeks have been filled with ups and downs for me.

Up - finished my Master's degree program! Yippee! No more tasks to complete and my pay raise will be on my first paycheck in September.

Down - So darn tired lately, frustrated about not losing weight, and experiencing other symptoms. I make an appointment with the doctor who finds that I have heart murmur that was never heard before. Blood tests show vitamin D deficiency and possibly anemia. Have to have an Echo Cardiogram. Then when results come back from that - I'm told I need further - more invasive test done. So tomorrow morning I go in for a Transesophageal Echo Cardiogram. Which means a tube with a camera is inserted down my throat to get an ultrasound picture of the heart. I'm not looking forward to this at all. I hope it is over quickly.

Up - I entered my art room at Washington in a contest on facebook sponsored by Bounty paper towels. We are one of 11 finalist for a $25,000 art room make over! We have until this Friday to collect votes to win. Very exciting!

I'm hoping for more UPs and very few DOWNs.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What a transformation!

I'm relaxing this evening after a very hot day of working in my classroom at Washington. As I sit here on our new love seat, I look around this room and love it! Chuck has done such a wonderful job working on this room. What a transformation!

Before images

After images