Thursday, December 30, 2010
No TV Dream!
Okay so my brain nearly exploded almost exactly four years ago (January 11th is my surgery versary). No I am not kidding. I know it sounds like a made up story, but I can assure you it is very true. I developed severe unexplained hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and had to have emergency surgery to eleviate the pressure. I now lead a fairly normal life thanks to my VP shunt. I will post the story of my brain for anyone who wants more detailed background information and feel free to post any questions you have about this condition as I have become a bit of a self proclaimed expert on it. The point to all this is that since then I have been feeling restless like I need to do something a little crazy and make some major life changes so I have been doing so slowly (so as not to lose my husband in the process since he is all about maintaining the status quo and he does not like change) although for me the changes have come all too slowly. In October 2009, I finally quit my job (which was a promise I made myself in the hospital bed some four years ago) I now stay home with our three young children at the time they were 3.5, 1.5 and a newborn. This was a major change since I had always been the bread winner and my job as the Animal Shelter Director had always defined me. Well quitting the job helped with the restless feeling and having 3 kids to care for helped fill my days and ease the restless feeling as well but it was (and is) still there lingering and causing me a lot of heart ache so a few months ago I started to brainstorm (yes with my faulty brain) but alas this dream was born to eliminate television from our home. TV had become such a crutch for us an easy way to just do nothing meaningful as a family in the evenings so although my husband is not totally on board (he has been given an alotment for sports tv) we are moving forward with this crazy idea of mine and hopefully this will help to ease my restlessness. Special thanks to my siblings for coming along on this journey and to Miranda for making this blog as I had not found time to mess with it while caring for my kids. Stay Tuned for our television free adventures in 2011!~