Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 2:11 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 6:59 PM
Friday, March 28, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 4:18 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 12:16 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 10:37 AM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 8:45 AM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 10:28 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Well....In my last post you could tell that I missed my babies and was excited about seeing them!! Though I was sad to leave Park City because I didn't really feel like I got to enjoy it this year, after being sick and so tired... I was honestly ready to get home to my bed and my food and my home.
Monday morning I once again wake up at the ACD of 4:15am!! Yes... I know I just slept 14 hours a day for 3 days, but I was all caught up and now I'm right back into my deficit! We arrived at the airport at around 5am and started working our way through the pandemonium that is the airport.
I quite honestly didn't behave myself very well. :) I had been explaining to Adam all weekend that I was actually looking forward to turning 30 this year because I felt that I was "growing" as an individual... Well, he said I lost several years after exiting the airport security line. :)
In all seriousness... I'm all for the security of our nation and I've never had a problem with the security lines before... But this was just plain OVERKILL....
Step1: Print boarding pass and show id to person to check baggage
Step 2: Proceed through security line and show id and boarding pass to get into the security area.
Step 3: Take off shoes, jacket, jewelery, etc... load all belongings into bins to slide through detection screening.
(Ok with everything so far, nothing too unusual. Here's where it gets ridiculous)
Step 4: Load my saved water bottles that are the only thing I can drink at the moment without making me nauseous only to have them confiscated by the security man. "No liquids through this point." I was like they're not even open... Didn't matter, so my first little "moment" is when I told him to enjoy my waters while I had to go pay $4 for another one rather sarcastically. :I
Step 5: Get yelled at by same security man to once again show id and boarding pass AGAIN. Is it normal to show it AGAIN??? Adam says yes, so I dig it out and proceed.
Step 6: Move into this air sprayer container thing that sprays you with air in testing for gun powder residue???? WHAT??? Never done this before. AND the doors took no kidding forever to open as if they'd found something on me or something. It was retarded.
Step 7: Get patted down by lady in security for wearing a "hooded shirt" which she just so happen to realize wasn't hooded after she'd felt me up all over the front and turned me around to the back side... "Sorry." Yeah right.
Step 8: Ma'am... We're going to need to look in your bag. So now I'm like great. She scans all over it with this little pencil thing then proceeds to open it and go through the entire contents. Apparently I was in violation of the 3:1:1 rule. You know... 3 oz, in one container in one bag. Well, I made it from Atlanta to Salt Lake that way, now suddenly it was a problem. She puts all of my stuff in this baggie and starts explaining this rule thing to me. Well... unfortunately for us all I was EXTREMELY tired, nauseous, low on food, and VERY grumpy. Normally I don't say anything in these types of situations, but today I'd just had it and was being a royal B$%^&! When she finally took my brand new bottle of $8 lotion that I had just purchased because it was 7.5oz instead of 7oz, I retreated to a bratty teenager and didn't really say anything but you could tell I was boiling inside. My final straw... and I'm so sorry to admit that I actually did this... I can attempt to blame it on the timing and circumstances, but ultimately I must face that I behaved badly in that I actually coughed on the ladies equipment! I know... really stupid.... :) But I'd like to think that ultimately I've grown through the situation and will try NOT to let my personal issues interfere with my behavior in the outside world. :)
So I have the entire 4 hour plane ride to reconnect with my inner self. We get home and see the kiddos and give them their little gifts and everything is good and fine. Gracie had ballet practice that we all went to to watch. On my way to her class, I send Marit a text to check in with her and make plans to pick her up at the airport later that night. She was to fly home on Monday as well and since she rode to the airport with me and Adam, I was going to head back over there that night to pick her back up.
Well she sends me a message back saying that she had been in a little bike wreck and was still in the E.R. That she and Liz were ok, but she was getting checked out. So of course I'm freaking out wondering if she's really ok and worried about her. But she assures me she'll be fine and will call me when she gets discharged.
In the meantime... my Mom is at our house still from staying with the kids over the weekend and when she calls to talk to my Dad for a second, she says that it sounds like he's not feeling well. She insists on calling back in 30 min to check on him and when she does he assures her that he's fine.
So I proceed with dinner and trying to pick up my yet again disaster of a house when my sister calls to say that something isn't right with my Dad. Just for a little history... he's Diabetic, had a heart attack 8 years ago, has 3 stints in his heart or blood vessels where ever those things go, he has high blood pressure, and has had many issues for quite sometime. He smoked for A LONG time all the way up until his heart attack and hasn't lit up ever since, but... you know... sometimes things develop and there's no turning back. He's never SUPER healthy. He's always had these chronic issues, but generally he's fine. Well as soon as my sister said that he was delirious and didn't really know what he was talking about yet his blood sugar level was fine... we got scared.
So off to Carrollton, an hour away from my house to meet her and my brother-in-law Gary with my Dad. MANY phone calls later and SEVERAL hours. They decide my Dad had a mini-stroke and want to admit him for further testing.
In the meantime I talk to Marit shortly enough to find out that her situation is more complicated than originally thought. She's suffering from some nerve damage and they're admitting her to the hospital there in San Deigo.
After an EXHAUSTING day, I finally hit my bed at 12:30am after being up for over 20 hours straight and with my Dad and my new friend Marit both in the hospital!!
The updates as of now is that Marit is unfortunately having to undergo some surgery to alleviate some nerve damage to her pelvic/bladder area. She'll be in San Deigo for a few more days and her Dad and husband are both flying out there now to help her. Her car is still at my house, but of course I told her NOT to worry about that. When she needed it, we'd get it to her. So PLEASE be thinking about her and her speedy recovery!
After more tests they are now thinking that my Dad did NOT have a stroke, but is suffering from more heart complications that may be associated with his kidneys....He's in the cardiac wing over in the hospital in Carrollton and is doing fine, but they're trying to figure out what's going on. His blood pressure was like 250/132 and is still fluctuating, so a specialist has been called in to try to solve the mystery. I'm guessing he won't be released today or maybe for a few more days, so we're continuing to think and pray about him.
After my 12:30 bedtime... Cooper promptly woke me up at 6am throwing up. Apparently, he has now gotten the infamous stomach bug going around. So no school for him today... However, he's actually in great spirits and is currently bugging the mess out of his sister, so the bug hasn't knocked him out on the couch as it did me!
So... If you've made it this far in my blog, you're probably super depressed by now!! :)
I'm sure everything is going to be fine. Marit is going to have a super quick recovery and be back racing and kicking everyone's butt come end of season! :)
My Dad I'm sure will be fine. More medication and he'll go back to his cute, stubborn self. Why is it so hard to convince a 63 year old man to go to the Dr. or that if you've maybe had a stroke you might need to spend the night in the hospital "just to be sure??" I mean... BIG stubborn old man! :) But of course I adore him and am a Daddy's girl, so he'll be fine, simply because he has to!!
Hopefully, Cooper will be back in school tomorrow and within the next day or two life will return to a semblance of normal.
Until then... you may want to be thinking of us all!!
Posted by Kellye Mills at 2:03 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I absolutely adore my children all of the time...
They have their moments. Life at home isn't incredibly peaceful. If I'm not busy running around chasing after/taking care of them, I'm busy doing my stuff, house stuff, work stuff, etc.
So anytime a vacation is around the corner, I get a little excited about the opportunity to have some "quiet time!" I seriously do believe that all marriages are made stronger with a little alone time without the kids! So, I am very grateful for the opportunity.
However, the moment I'm out of their site or earshot, I miss them SOOO much! I talk about them and the things they would like or wouldn't. Like, they'd LOVE to see all of this snow. They would have a blast at the tubing park or going down the alpine slide!
We'd actually planned on bringing them along this year, but it went from a big family vacation with Adam's family to not a ski vacation at all because of several reasons on all sides, to a quick long weekend with just me and Adam.
Next year though, I really do want them to come. Honestly, I'm not sure they'd appreciate it as much this year as I hope they will next. There's a LOT of little-bity ones out there, but knowing mine's personalities, I'm not sure they could hang out there long enough to make it worth the while. However, I think next year will be perfect!
And you should see some of these babies skiing!!! Literally... we saw one little fellow that couldn't have been 3 yet out there on two itty-bitty little skis holding onto a pole that two other adults were squatting and holding onto too. He was so cute! And the kids here can do things us adults wouldn't dream of. They have such a low center of gravity, even if they do fall it doesn't hurt that bad!
I am feeling better, but ended up not skiing today either. So it does suck that I got in only a little less than 3 hours on the slopes, but I think I've averaged about 14 hours a day sleep, so that had to count for something! :)
I thought about skiing today, but am still a little iffy and the weather here has actually been a bit on the harsher side. Winds of 25-30mph mixed with snow showers on a Mountain didn't sound like something a weak body should be engaging in today!
I really do believe in a reason for everything and have CONVINCED myself that I would have gotten hurt this year or something. Adam participated in this NASTAR thing where they set up a course with gates for you to go through and try to win medals. He did two trys and did really awesome! They even have 2 side by side ones so you can race your friends and such...
So this year he signed us up for it and here's what WOULD have happened if I wouldn't have gotten sick...
Adam and Kellye each lined up at the start line waiting for the buzzer to sound and the gate to open... Adam starts pulling slightly ahead when Kellye looks over and decides she will have none of that....Kellye maneuvers her body into a tight tuck heading straight down the hill to beat Adam and Win the GOLD....Suddenly, she's out of control, falls, loses a ski, and breaks many said body parts all in an effort to maintain her competitive spirit!!
So, I guess the world does have a way of working everything out KNOWING that Kellye Mills had no business racing that course this year and therefore stuck her butt on a couch instead!!
There's always next year... RIGHT!!
We're headed home tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be 100% and back into my training groove.
Posted by Kellye Mills at 7:04 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Well, I had said that I wanted to focus more on relaxing this vacation than Adam and I normally do, and apparently my body did as well as it has now taken over and bed-ridden me here in the beautiful Mountains.
I'm sick :(
It completely sucks!
We arrived on Thursday, and I was just tired. But you know travelling, 3:30 wake up call, and all just made sense. We went to bed pretty early and I slept 12 hours!! Holy Cow!! Couldn't even remember the last time that happened!
Well we decided to go get some breakfast, then hit the slopes, and then I'd get my run in in the afternoon. After breakfast, I knew I wasn't feeling 100%, but I just kind of blew it off and off to the slopes we went. Things were going well, but my body just started aching. So I decided to head back to the room early to lay down for a minute to try to recoup. Well... my run never happened. :(
I did manage to go to dinner last night, but have been stuck to the couch or bed ever since.
I keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason.. Maybe I would have hurt myself on the slopes or something like that and that would have been REALLY bad!
So, I'm just trying to rest while poor Adam has to ski alone.
Well back to bed. :)
Posted by Kellye Mills at 3:53 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Somewhere, Cooper picked up that little line! When he "lounges" on the couch or something, he'll put his little hands behind his head and kick back and say that! But it comes out "Buhcation" instead of "Vacation!" :) So that has been the line for today!
Yesterday was CRAZY busy! It was Gracie girl's 4th birthday party. She really got into the birthday thing this year! I took Dunkin Donuts to school for her and her class. Her favorite thing is to lick the icing off of about 6 of those things if you let her! She got to make a Birthday Crown at school to wear all day. I dressed her up in a pretty, new dress for her big day, and she literally felt like a princess ALL DAY!! We had a Tinkerbell party with my Mom and Marit. Pizza, flower cakes, and presents... doesn't get much better than that!
Marit is GREAT!! Absolutely everything that I was envisioning but more! She's so sweet and just fit right in. And to sit and have a conversation with her about triathlon... was the BEST!! She is so incredibly enthusiastic about it, and I can just imagine a person NOT into traithlon getting around her and getting excited about the sport! We talked bikes, races, results, plans, sponsors, shoes, helmets, nutrition, coaches (we have the same coach so we swapped secrets about Jen... :) Just kidding! ha ha), and seriously everything about triathlon. She is already such a great friend!! I may come and return the house favor and stay with her, Nathaniel, and Tabittha for some good old fashion heat and humidity training if it doesn't get warm enough in Georgia before Hawaii. And we're both teetering on riding out together to Lubbock, TX for the Buffallo Springs race in June. Kellye and Marit on a Road Trip... we just may be able to supply enough energy together so that we don't even need gas!! :)
You know I must like her if we hauled ourselves out of bed at 3:30am this morning (YES...you did NOT read that wrong... I said 3:30!!) to make it to the airport for her 5:45am flight. It actually ended up getting cancelled, but it worked out really good in the long run because the 3 of us sat there and chatted and got to know each other that much better for a couple hours in the airport before flying out to complete opposite destinations! Well... 3 of us until Adam couln't stand the tri-talk for one second longer and went to peruse through the terminal to people watch! :)
So here I am... in our second little home of Park City, Utah! Completely snow covered and beautiful as always! After a long flight full of some quality study time for my PT test coming up, the whole rental car pick up, check-in, and lunch we arrived! With a full belly, my chocolate craving for fudge subsided, and a quick dip in our hot tub in our condo... I just woke up from a 2 hour nap and the first thought... "Ahhhh... There's Nothing like a Buhcation!" :)
I'm completely bummed though because I forgot the little cord that plugs my camera into my computer, so I don't think I'll be able to post any pictures right now... but I'll have plenty of them as soon as I get my hands on that cord!!
I'm off to go pick up our ski gear, grab some dinner, and pick up a bottle of wine for a little hot tub relaxation before probably passing out tonight shortly around 7pm!! Hey... on a side note, Giro makes ski helmets. Thought... if I would have brought the Giro Advantage 2 aero helmet I'm planning on getting with my whopping $100 gift card from All 3 Sports, would that have been a GOOD idea or a BAD one??? Hummmm... The way I ski... probably BAD!! :)
Have fun everyone, and hope and pray that each and every blog I post over the next couple of days is done so with a body completely intact of all parts in proper working and functioning order!!
Posted by Kellye Mills at 5:42 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I LOVE anything and everything chubby!!
Posted by Kellye Mills at 9:39 AM
Monday, March 10, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 10:59 AM
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 9:31 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 8:19 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So I think this game of "TAG" has been going around the blogger world... So here we go... :)
Posted by Kellye Mills at 3:21 PM
Monday, March 3, 2008
Posted by Kellye Mills at 9:27 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
(Cooper was 1st to bat! Notice he pauses to smile for the camera instead of focusing on the ball!! :)
I LOVE SPORTS!! I do! It is so much fun to watch any team go out there and put their heart and souls into something they love and go through the ups an downs throughout the competition! I tend to root for the under-dog. I guess because it seems that they have the most to overcome. And you can turn on ANY sport competition that I won't know ANYTHING about, and I will end up picking SOMEONE to root for. Why?? Because it's FUN!!
Posted by Kellye Mills at 7:59 AM