I know ALL my blog followers (Yolanda) have been wondering what we’ve been up to!! So, I’ll tell you(Yolanda). Blogging had gotten a little difficult-all three posts. When I first started blogging, my intention was really to post every weekend. That got crazy in 2.3 seconds.
Chanei is doing her High School thing: going to the movies with her besties, playing handball in the park, doing her mandatory volunteer work for High School credits, and occasionally jumping on our elliptical machine. Chanei refuses to get on the scale around me……?? Okay!?
Chloe is an extremely intelligent little girl. Really bright. She is in the 5th grade of a gifted and talented school. In order to move on to a specialized Middle School, she has to take entrance exams. For EVERY specialized Middle School on our list. Thankfully it was only five. She was also afforded the opportunity to test for Prep for Prep. Prep for Prep is a leadership development program that offers promising students of color access to a private school education and life changing opportunities. So literally every weekend has been an exam, an interview, an IQ test, an information session or a meet and greet. CRAZY.COM. There was one Saturday where she had an entrance exam in the morning and an IQ test in the afternoon. Her weekday schedule is pretty crazy also. Between dance class, drumming class(she signed herself up for that) and performing at the United Nations—I don’t think you heard me. MY CHILD HAD A DANCE PERFORMANCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS!!, the week gets a little nuts. But I have to say, she hasn’t lost any weight and she, thankfully hasn’t gained any either.
My daddy, who if you remember, cooks dinner for us every Sunday, was admitted in the hospital for observation. He, this year will be 83 years young. We walks about twenty blocks every day, and on one of his walks started having chest pains. He went to the hospital and was admitted immediately. Stress test after stress test was administered. After a week, he was discharged with a diagnosis of take-it-easy-your-ass-is-too-damn-old-for-all-the-things-you-want-to-do-itis! But on a serious note I loooovvvveeee my daddy and wouldn’t know what to do with my life without him. Boy was I stressed out!!
Speaking of stress: I have two children-STRESS. One of which, I’m taking all over the city for examapalooza-STRESS. My daddy sick in the hospital-STRESS. Work-STRESS. STRESS. STRESS.
I went to this thrift store out in New Jersey, and later that evening I had the worst cough known to anyone that didn’t have TB. This cough lasted for about 4-5 weeks. What cough lasts that long? Thank GOD it did? I, who never has time to go the DR., went to the doctor. Blood pressure through the roof!!!! What? I have never, ever had high blood pressure in my life!! Dr. asks what is going in my life! I tell her about everything. She instructs me to stop eating salt, Adobo, Lawry’s seasoned salt…….. Lawry’s Seasoned Salt??? I chuckle!
Dr: what is so funny?
Carolyn: Ummm, could my recent meal choices have raised my blood pressure?
Dr: What have you been eating?
Carolyn: Five Guys French Fries! Everyday for about 6 weeks!(Excuse us please)
The Dr. proceeds to speak to me like a child. Not only do I have high blood pressure, I’ve also gained 10lbs. The Dr. gives me the DASH meal plan booklet(that I didn’t even bother to look at) and demands that I follow it. She demands that I lose some weight and be back in her office in two weeks. I’m back in her office three weeks later with slightly lower pressure and I have lost 6lbs. Yay me!! I’m so happy!! The Dr. is not pleased at all. My pressure is not low enough for her liking and she still wants me to lose more weight. OK! I have 1 month to get my pressure back down to normal and be back to my 182lbs or she is putting me on medication. MEDICATION???
So, that’s what we’ve been up to Yolanda! I take the honorable oath to be a better blogger!