Introductions all around!

I’m Avery Byrd (Ava). Of course, that’s not really who I am. But I’ll answer to it if you call me. I’m 31 years old. For real. I know 31 isn’t old, but it sure feels old. I even have a couple grey hairs! *gasp*

I would never normally tell you this, but since it’s the point of the blog, I guess I will. I am 5′ 2″ and I weigh 274 pounds as of this morning. Ugh. That looks terrible in writing. Pretend you didn’t see it. That makes my BMI an embarrassing 50.1. Ick, ick, ick.

I’ve been married for 11 years. My husband is wonderful, as are my 2 boys. Teaspoon is 14 years old. (Go ahead and do the math, but he’s adopted. I didn’t have a teenage pregnancy. My teen years were complicated enough without one.) Teacup is 7 months. Yes I know that a teaspoon is smaller than a tea cup and perhaps they should be named the other way around, but I have my reasons. *mysterious smile*

Anyway, it’s a good thing that my family is so wonderful (even extended family, but I’ll get to that another time), because my job is hard. I teach 7th grade English. That means 70+ pubescent, hormonal, self-obsessed toddlers in big-kid bodies. But it’s not all bad. I love my crazy kids, almost as much as I love summer vacation.

And speaking of summer vacation, that’s why this has all come about now. I’m trying to have the surgery done before I go back to school – August 19th.

The 8th is only 20 days away. 20 days until my life changes forever!

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