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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Squee Sunday post # 5 of 2012

It's been a long time since I posted.  I have a few things to squee about though.  I've finally gotten a diagnosis and am on new meds,  You already know I have Celiac and Raynaud's but have been in a lot of pain to the point where I haven't been able to knit or crochet in over a month.  After a lot of blood work and Dr visits, I am officially diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.  I feel very fortunate that my tests for Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogrens and Thyroid all came back negative.  Although I have a difficult road ahead, it could be much more difficult and I am thankful that what I do have can be managed over time and won't be life threatening down the road.  I'm still coming to terms with all of it - I feel like I've just gotten a handle on how to manage the Raynaud's and being gluten free - but I have such an amazing support in my husband and parents and they have been key in getting me through all of this.  I am thankful for the three of them and can't express how grateful I am to have them in my life.  That being said, I am hoping that the new medication works and I don't have to go on any more meds.  This one is called Mobic and I take it once a day.  It has a good reputation so I am hopeful.  I am also still on prescription Vitamin D for the next eight weeks and then will try to go to over the counter supplements.  So, that is my health update...

My huge squee is that we had Jarett's Bar Mitzvah last weekend!!!  It was amazing!!!  I am so proud of him- he did an amazing job!  His read a Torah portion, a Haftorah portion and made a speech as well.  I have pictures from the rehearsal of it taken the day before since you can't take pictures on the Sabbath.  We had a huge party that evening that was a Doctor Who theme.  My dad helped me with the center pieces and they came out amazing!  We also bought a life size Tardis cut out that was used as a sign in board for all of our guests to leave Jarett messages.  We had an awesome time and although I paid for it physically the next few days, it was well worth it!!  My friend Jen  took some pictures for me with our camera so even though I don't have the professional ones back yet, I can share quite a few with you.  Thanks Jen for taking them - we really appreciate it!!!  So, without further ado, here are the Bar Mitzvah pics!!

                                         The Bar Mitzvah Boy (or should I say Man)!

                               Bryan and the boys - what a proud moment!!

         Jarett gave a beautiful speech and even brought tears to many an eye during the service!

Jarett dressed as The Doctor in front of his cut out Tardis which later became a sign in board.

Us lighting his first candle.

My parents lighting a candle - don't we look spiffy?!

The Hora always ends with the chair lift!!!

Bryan and me dancing, but I wanted to you to see how gorgeous the back of my dress was, hence the sideways hairdo!!!

        Mother and son dance and you can sort of see the centerpieces in the background.

                      Jarett and me all dressed up!

We had t-shirts made up to give out.  My parents and the four of us posed for you!

Here is what the back looks like!  You'll "get it" if you are a  Whovian....

So, there you are.  My Squee Sunday post finally!  Hopefully I'll get back to knitting and have more to share again... in the meantime, visit Calophi and bug her to get back to blogging too!!!!

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