5.15.2015

Life Update + Other Musings

Well, hello! So, I am finally feeling up to blogging again and  hoping there are still some of y'all out there who will stop in and read : ) I wanted to provide a little update on everything, but I promise every day won't be filled with posts about my health, ha! (Seriously, I cannot wait to get back to fashion + beauty writing + other razzmatazz.)

Where we are now:
I'm still in the hospital...whomp, whomp...

But!

I'm feeling a lot better. I still get worn out after a lot of walking, (like more than an hour or two), but I'm getting stronger every day. I'm feeling and doing so well that there have been talks of me going home very soon! We still don't have a definite date, but we are sooooo close.

Hopefully I'll be writing from my comfy couch in Northwest AR soon instead of the 5th floor cardiac unit ; )

Also, my roots are atrocious and I need a salon day like nobody's biz, and if that isn't reason enough to warrant getting discharged, I don't know what is.

The babies are perfect and thriving, and my sweet husband and MIL are keeping things together back home. My mom is here with me the majority of the time, but Stephen works for a really flexible company that allows him to travel up here nearly every week for a few days.

And that's that.

Stay tuned next week and hopefully I'll have good news to share!

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One of my dear friends sent me this lip balm and I have become obsessed. It has just the perfect amount of color, right in time for summer. Love it.

Fresh brand Sugar Rose Extreme Lip Treatment with SPF 15


Who's ready for Pitch Perfect 2?! I hope I can get out of here while it's still in theaters. Bring on the harmonization!
Photo credit: Entertainment Weekly


Anyone out there have a Fitbit? Do you love it? Are you lukewarm about it? I'd like to hear your reviews because I'd love to get one to track my activity once I get home.

And so what if discovering this Tory Burch Fitbit cover is my main motivation for wearing one? (Kidding, kidding...except...not.)

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Now, get off your cute fannies and enjoy your Friday evening. Have a great weekend, chickadees.



34 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I decided to check on you today. You "sound" so much better! So happy for you that things are going well and home bound is in site! Hang in there pretty momma!

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  2. Oh and I have a Fitbit and love it! And you NEED that TB band!

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  3. So glad to hear you're feeling better! Still praying for you and your sweet family! Have a great day :)

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  4. It's sooo good to read your post and it sounds like you are back to your normal self. :) I have the same lip balm and LOVE it. It's so moist and good! Prayers for being sent home soon!! Hugs!

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  5. So wonderful to read a post from you! Continued prayers for you and I hope you're back home soon :)

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  6. So happy to read a post of yours today. Here's to your health improving and being with your family full time.

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  7. Looooove my Fitbit! Glad you are feeling better.

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  8. Congratulations on your continued recovery! So glad you will be blogging again soon. Obviously your health and your family come first, but we sure missed you here in blog world! I hope you get to go home soon to be with your little ones. Prayers and thoughts are coming your way!
    "The Busy Brunette"
    http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com/

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  9. Glad to hear from you and that you're doing better!

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  10. So happy to see your post! Sending positive thoughts for your continued journey back to good health.

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  11. This is, by far, my most favorite blog post of the day! So happy to hear you're up for blogging again and beginning to feel better. You've had quite the journey. Praying and hoping you're home really soon where you belong.
    I have a Fitbit and love it. For me it's about knowing I walk enough. It motivates me to get up and go a little more. That TB cover is quite cute...I may have to add it to my collection!

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  12. Thrilled to hear from you! Of course we're still here :) Hoping and praying you get home SOON!!!

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  13. Praying for you! So glad you are feeling like blogging! We have missed you!

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  14. Yay! Was so excited to see your post in my feed tonight! You've been missed so much! Praying for you and your family!

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  15. SO glad you're back and feeling better!! I've missed your blogging and hope your recovery is quick from here out!

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  16. So happy to see an update from you. Praying for you daily friend

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  17. So good to hear from you! Hoping to hear more positives from you soon, sweet girl. You've been in my thoughts and prayers for the last couple of months!

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  18. I was soooooooooooooooooooo excited tonight to see a blog post from you! I don't know you, but I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. Been praying for you and your family!!!

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  19. I am glad you are feeling better sweet girl... That fitbit is too dang cute I so would wear it :) Cannot wait to see Pitch Perfect 2 I just know I will die from laughin..

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  20. So, so glad you're feeling better! Hope you're home soon! Sending you good thoughts and prayers!

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  21. Glad you're feeling better! I can't wait for Pitch Perfect 2!

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  22. Glad you're feeling better! Can't wait to see more posts coming soon! Take care of yourself lady :)

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  23. So glad to hear you are feeling better! I have been praying for your sweet family <3

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  24. Leslie,
    So glad to hear that you are doing better and are hearing talks of discharge! It sounds like it has been quite a long journey for you and I hope that you are well enough to go home soon and continue your recovery where you can be most comfortable. This is still my favorite blog and I check back nearly every day to see if there are any new updates as to how you are doing, etc. I have a fitbit and I love it. It is constant encouragement to get up and do my steps, be more active, and just move. Once you have set it to a certain amount of steps or whatever, it will notify you when you have achieved that goal for the day which is a great feeling, and any more steps you take are gravy. The data gets stored on your "dashboard" automatically, and it also has alarms and other cool gadgets to set up if you wanted. Depending on the age of your phone, you can set up the App to sync throughout the day so you can see your progress on the go as well. You can even set up friendly little competitions with others who have one to see who can get the highest amount of steps, so once you are ready, you could use that as incentive as well. Thinking about upgrading mine soon though to the one that has a watch feature because I always wear mine and it's too much on my arm to have a watch and a fitbit, especially if you are exercising, never mind if you are wearing bangles too (on a regular day). Anyhow, so glad you are doing well, Leslie, and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts when you are ready!

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  25. I haven't been actively reading my blogs lately - I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to respond! I am glad you are feeling better and getting all the help you need, deserve and should have right now!!! I'm thinking of you and glad your spirits are not dimmed! oxox

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  26. Still read your blog? are you kidding? I check by so very often. I have prayed for you and ask Jesus for healing in your body. So glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  27. Love this update! Stay strong! You know there are people following your blog still, including stalkers like me. So glad you are on the road to recovery.

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  28. This could very well be the first time I've ever commented, but I've read your blog for years! I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better; I hope and pray you can get home with those babies soon.

    And we saw Pitch Perfect 2 last night - SO GOOD. :)

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  29. Yay, glad you are feeling a little better! Praying you get to go home soon:)

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  30. It's so nice to hear an update. I'm sorry that you are still in the hospital, I really can't even begin to imagine what life is like for your family. You seem to have a positive attitude though! I hope you can go home to your babes soon.

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  31. Excellent update, I really hope it keeps progressing and you are back to 100% and they let you go home. I know it sucks to be there, but if you're improving, staying there really is the best for you, especially if your doctors back home weren't helping you to the best of medical abilities.

    Re: fitbit: I have the ONE, that clips on my bra and it's fine. I don't use it to the best of it's abilities, and it sure does not motivate me. But it's useful. It does not have a heart rate monitor, and none of the ones they have that do are from what I read particularly accurate, so that might be something to consider.

    Looking forward to your release--don't rush it! Your babies need you at your best. But boy do I feel you on the roots ;)

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  32. So glad you are doing better!!! Hopefully you will be home to your loves in no time...You have been missed for sure but please take care of yourself and don't over do itπŸ˜€πŸ’œπŸ’„πŸ‘ πŸ’ž

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  33. Cannot even tell you how happy this blog post makes me!! By now, you've been sprung and have had your roots covered! I can report that Pitch Perfect 2 was...well, perfect! Lots of laughs. Take care, sweetie!!

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  34. So glad you are doing better!!! Hopefully you will be home to your loves in no time...You have been missed for sure but please take care of yourself and don't over do itπŸ˜€πŸ’œπŸ’„πŸ‘ πŸ’ž

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