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October 27th – Hope!

Matt has been hired to teach music lessons in Canton part time! It is not much, but it is s start. He also has an interview for a very good call center tomorrow.
I had my section meeting today. It was interesting. These are now my best connection to the profession golf world. I am quite isolated otherwise. It makes these meetings so much more important.
I am exhausted. And my heart has been giving me trouble the last half hour.
My doctor’s appointment is tomorrow. I am not really sure what I am going to say.
“Hi! Yeah, my heart has been feeling funny lately…”
I need to remember my heart is “feeling funny” on average six days a week. That is cause for alarm.

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October 20th – Save the Dates

Finally!
Our engagement pictures came in the mail today! Too late to order the Save-the-Dates Matt and I had liked at 40% off.
I took another look at the options over at Mixbook. That is the same company I did Matt’s birthday book through. They are having a sale where Save-the-Dates are 50% off.
We made a beautiful card! I cannot wait for them to arrive and to send them out!
Matt was job searching today. I think he is onto some good leads. Doors will be opening up soon for us.
He is staying the night here, and then going to an interview and continuing his job search.
It is so nice to have Matt here. I know when he does move here we will spend most of our evenings together. It was comforting just to be next to him tonight.
I did not feel palpitations yesterday. But they are back again tonight. They come and go as they please. I will try my best to avoid laying on my left side because that seems to agitate it.
A week from tomorrow is my doctor’s appointment. I have cut out caffeine the last few days and limited my alcohol. I may as well do those things now because that is what my doctor will tell me to do.

October 14th – Tonight’s Worries

I am very tired today.
I have a doctor’s appointment two weeks from today about the palpitations I have been experiencing the last few months. I have read they are rather common. But experiencing them every other day is not normal.
Tonight I really miss Matt. I wonder how exactly marriage will change our lives. We are a little more than six months out and we still lead rather separate lives. I am not quite sure how you handle such a large, day-to-day change. I think it will change both of us. I am just not sure how.

October 13th – Tough Decisions

Matt got a job offer today from someone he used to work for. It is a great offer. But we do not know how much it will pay to start off and it is nearly two hours away from my home.
Luckily Matt has a few days to think about it before letting him know. We have a lot to think about.
It is really really close to being the answer to our prayers. And it reminds me how everything always works out for the best.
You see, Matt started working for this guy two years ago when the cement factory could not take him on as a temp. Matt still works on weekends for the same company, but this former boss has since left and bought his own business.
We were scrambling when the cement factory could not take on Matt in 2013. But if that had not happened, then Matt would have never received this offer today.
So if we find we cannot take the offer, I know that something else will come along.
I went 48 without feeling the palpitations. I started to feel them as I was on the phone tonight. I sat up on my bed and they went away in about five minutes.
I was unable to call, but I did go online to get started scheduling an appointment with my doctor. I need answers. Is this going to be no big deal and normal for me? Or am I at risk for a stroke or heart failure?

October 12th – My Heart

I did not want to discuss this until I had talked with Matt. But I think I am having a health problem.
Towards the end of 2009 I started to experience what felt like my heart fluttering. These events occurred very seldom. They would only last for a few minutes and then disappear.
In the last few months I have noticed it more and more. Especially towards the end of the day when I am tired.
This weekend moth nights I was away I could really feel it. I would be in bed laying on my side and it felt as though my heart was trying to do summersaults in my chest. The second night I turned over to my right side in bed and the fluttering stopped. It stopped so suddenly I thought my heart had actually stopped and I panicked for a few minutes.
It past occurred last night at dinner. It made me feel sick and slightly dizzy.
I think I may have a heart problem.
I am scared to go and I do not know what I am going to say. But I know I need to go to my doctor as soon as possible. I need to find out what is happening.
From what I have read, some heart irregularities are harmless and nothing can be done. Some are life-threatening and result in heart failure.
I am really hoping it is harmless.

August 10th – Looking For Furniture!

Matt and I went to IKEA today with our game faces on!
We went through the store carefully considering any piece of furniture we may need for the house. I took pictures of the tags and the furniture while Matt wrote down on notecards for each room the name of the piece and price.
Except for a couch, we think we can get everything at IKEA. We did not find a couch we liked there in our desired price range. Plus, I think we need a couch with a pull-out bed for functionality. We think our best bet is to keep popping into other furniture stores and check their clearance items for this couch.
It looks like we can furnish the whole house wellfor just under $2,000 by my initial estimate of what Matt and I liked and thought we needed. Not too bad. I think Heather spent $3,000 furnishing her living room alone.
I really hope Matt gets a phone call early this week. Either another interview or a job offer. That would give me so much piece of mind. And u think it will take a huge burden off of Matt’s shoulders. Which have become rather buff, by the way. 💪
After lunch Matt and I went to a clinic about my cough. My terrible sore throat which turned into a cold with Niagara Falls pouring from face has now developed into a deep cough with some rattling in my lungs. Oh, and my breath smells like the inside of a vacuum cleaner. Yuck.
The doctor though I had a virus and potentially some bacteria. She gave me a steroid to help the bacteria and keep this from turning into bronchitis or pneumonia. Let’s face it; that is the last thing I need this summer.

August 8th and 9th – Possible Pneumonia and China Cabinets

I fear my cold may have developed into something worse. I now have a deep cough and I am hacking up the grossest things imaginable.
Last night I did not get to post because we had our first golf match. We won against one team and lost to the third team.
Dinner was mayhem. We went to Texas Roadhouse and our orders did not get put into the computers… Twice. Luckily the meals we eventually received were free. But it meant we did not get back to town until 11:00.
My cousin Justin had texted me to invite me to his house for a party last night. I thought that since Matt and I would practically be neighbors with him it would be a good idea to go whenever invited. I got there just before midnight.
At the auction Justin had purchased a china cabinet for $25. He took me to see it. It is beautiful!
He said he wanted something like that for his cabin, but did not want to use that one in particular because it was so nice. I bought it off him for $100.
So now Matt and I have a china cabinet!
I did not get back last night until after 2:00. Which made for a rough morning.
Matt’s family reunion was this afternoon. I felt that since I was (almost!) family I should bring a covered dish. So I made my buffalo chicken dip again.
I love how seamlessly I blend into his family. I feel like I have always known them. It is as if they were always meant to be a part of my life and they were waiting for me to find them.
Depending on how I feel tomorrow morning, I will maybe go to the medical express center here. We have three tournaments and two matches this week, so I will not have time to go the my doctor if I am sick. Tomorrow will be my only chance.