Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Will it ever end?

Poor sissycat is still not feeling good. She had a pretty good night and was playing. She and Chase played Wii for awhile and I think that kind of lifted her spirits some. Being able to do something other than lay around. She ate lunch and dinner and drank all day and managed to keep it all down. So she went to school this morning, dropped her off at 7:40am and then I got a phone call at 9:30am to come and get her. She had the stomach cramps really bad again and felt sick. So I stopped off at Wal-Mart and got her RX! To bad it's the up your heiny medicine. She was crying and freaking out that I was going to put something up her butt. I hate when my kids are sick! I hate that Nate isn't old enough to tell me exactly what is wrong. But on the other hand I hate that Tori is old enough to look at me and say, "Please momma, don't!" I don't know which is worse. Rick finally told her that if she didn't not let me give her medicine this way they would have to put her back in the hospital and try and give her an I.V. again and do it that way! She gave in pretty quickly after that! On another's been kind of hard to get ready for Crop*A*Ganza! I received all 75 pictures I just ordered from Snapfish to work on for the weekend but I need to pull the rest of my stuff so I am not taking everything I own like last time! I really wish this wind would stop. I hate it!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Have you got an hour?

Do you remember that line from French Kiss? When she gets to the Hotel in Paris and Meg Ryan sets down and the theif sets down beside her and he ask, "Why the long face? You are in Paris...the city of love?" And she says, "Have ya' got an hour?" And he says, "As a matter of fact, always!" You have to say his parts with a french accent! It makes it so much better! ANYWAY...ok so long story short, Tori has been sick, she got better, when I got home from work last night she was sick throwing up again so she layed down, I called the doctor and off to the hospital we went. They were worried because of the way it has come and gone that it might be something other than a virus. Like possible appendisidis (I know I didn't spell that right)! We checked in at 9:13pm and didn't leave until 1:45am!I really lucked out though because one of Rick's buddies was working as the admin. nurse and took us right back. He was so helpful trying to get things moving along. You know that people that were there waiting were probably not impressed. The absolute worst part of the evening: besides the hospital and blah, blah, blah...was them trying to start an I.V. on her! The couldn't get it, they tried 3 times and her screaming crying, "Momma make them stop!" My mom had gone over with us and I don't think I could have done it with out her! REALLY! My mom was helping calm her as much as I was trying and it was taking all of us that's for sure. Rick was having a really hard time. We all were! He has seen sooooo much in his line of work and it doesn't bother him. Just because he has come accustom to it. But he does not handle anything or anyone harming his babies. It's like we play opposite roles. He is big tough meany with anyone else and I am a weeny! But with the kids I am the tough one and he is the weeny. Once we finally got home and got to bed Tori asked me if I would lay with her for a little bit. When we got laid down she said to me, "Mom, I am sorry for putting you through this stuff tonight!" So that is when I thought I was really going to loose it! I think between her and Nate getting up after that I've had maybe 3 hours of sleep. I am exhausted today and I'm not sure if it's more emotional or physical. I am sure it is both. I have really laid off of the caffeine since I have been trying to "eat better" but I am thinking I might have to cave in and have it today for sure if I'm going to make it! Anyway...have a good Tuesday.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Yeah for Monday!!

OK...I have never been one to want the weekend to be over but I was ready to come back to work today and get out of the house. I had sick kids all weekend. Friday night we went to Mom and Dad's for supper with everyone to celebrate Anya's birthday and to talk about our much anticipated trip to DISNEY! We watched a video that my mom had about Disney and things to do and traveling with little ones and all of that rah rah! After watching 1/2 of it we decided that it was pretty much worthless. You can tell everyone is really getting excited about going though. We talked about what parks we thought we wanted to go to and that kind of stuff. So Tori was kind of quiet and still and sure enough Saturday morning she woke up throwing up! We were in the bathroom, me holding her hair while she pucked, and here comes Nate. I think he will be the kind of kid to have a weak stomach because he started throwing up too! Both at the same time. I told Chase to go and get his dad! Nate didn't throw up again but Tori was throwing up every hour, hour and a half until 11:30pm. She was crying for me to hold her and set with her which Nate did not like. He thought that HE needed my attention. Sunday she got up and threw up once and did good the rest of the day. She was able to keep food and liquids down so I knew that that made her feel better! I still kept her home from school today because she is just weak still. Just not enough momma to go around. Anyway...I hope that your weekend was more productive than mine. Tomorrow morning is weigh in so wish me luck!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am Starving!

I am setting here watching the clock and the minutes cannot go by fast enough for me to go to lunch. I am absolutely starving. I can't believe how hungry I am ALL of the time! It seems like since I started counting calories I am hungrier now than I was before. AARRRGGGHHH! I went back to Curves last night and my legs are sore today! It felt good though to know that I am on my way to hopefully a smaller hiney! I also wore my new glasses for the first time yesterday! My new prescription I think is crazy! My eyes are having a really hard time focusing. I figure I am giving them until Monday and if they don't work themselves out I am going back to the eye doctor. I have gotten lots of compliments on them though. Even from the guys at work. How totally impressive is that? You know that I am impressed! Anyways...Hope you all have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What a Weekend!

Non-Stop! I am used to my week's being that way but not necessarily my weekends. First and foremost I did not get enrolled in my class at Butler because they changed the class date to Monday's instead of Wednesdays and Todd doesn't think I should be gone on Monday mornings! So I am going to have to wait until March and see if they are offering the class in the Summer at all. Went shopping with SummerTime on Saturday morning for new glasses. I got a pair and their machine was down so I was supposed to go and pick them up last night but with the weather I was not driving on the ice. Plus Rick called me and told me I did not need to go. He NEVER tell's me what to do so I said OK! Back to Saturday...Tori went to Pump It Up for a birthday party and lost one of her front teeth. I was so happy. She's starting to look like Buck Tooth Billy bless her heart. Just because her other teeth have come in behind and were pushing them out. After being at Pump It Up she decided that she was having her party there. Then Sunday after church she wanted her dad to pull her other front tooth that wasn't hardly hanging on. She decided that she wanted it pulled with dental floss and tied to the door like you see in the movies. So after 1/2 an hour of crying and Drama later Rick tied the floss around her tooth and pulled it out. Blood everywhere, more Drama and more Drama! I didn't think the blood or drama would ever stop. At least it is finally over. I did manage to get my coupon book done that was on Alisha's blog and took a pic last night to post but forgot my card to get the picture! I will do that tomorrow. Tonight I am having highlights put in my hair again. I am think a carmel color this time. I did red last time and it didn't hardly show up! Then hopefully I will get my glasses. I can't wait for them. And for Wynne~I got my "Motherhood" shirt at the Pink Boa in Andover! Also you can get them at That is who makes the shirt! They are pricey for a tee but absolutely worth it! I love mine!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

It's Friday

I am so bummed! Great that it is Friday but bummed that when I went to sign up for my Web Graphics class they had changed it to Monday's instead of Wednesdays. Mondays are just to busy of a day for me to not be here so I am going to have to wait until Summer now to see if they offer it now. Stupid Butler! Anyway...I am going shopping in the morning to look for new glasses. I can't hardly wait. I have wanted/needed new ones for forever now. Tori has a birthday party tomorrow night to go to so it will just be me and Nater! Hope every one has a great weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What a Day!!

This has been one of the most hectic days ever and it's not even a Monday. It was kind of crazy this morning getting around for school trying to get Tori ready for school pictures today and then out the door to school. Met my mom to give her stuff for Summertime. Ate breakfast with Nate, got ready for work (3 minutes late) and then it started all over. We are having a really hard time with a box that was shipped to us from Sweden so I have been dealing with a Customs Broker for the last 2 days that I don't think he really knows what he is talking about. He finally just admitted to me that he is new to the company. Well sir...find me someone who isn't. On another note...I have cooked almost every day for the last 2 weeks with this whole new make a menu and plan thing but I am thinking it is my night off. I am going to enroll at Butler when I get off of work for my Web Graphics class and then it is whatever is in the fridge or Rick can come up with something. I am finishing getting all of my pictures ordered from Snapfish for Crop*A*Ganza!!! That's Super exciting because it's almost here and I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WELL...I was right. We were at the eye doctor forever yesterday. An 1 1/2 to be exact. But they were looking at Chase and I both. He did such a good job. He starts having almost like panic attacks anytime that he gets really nervous or scared. They now do the glaucoma testing different now. Instead of blowing the air puff in your eye they put these numbing drops in there and touch your eye ball with this instrument. His eyes got HUGE when they told him that but he did a really good job. He is more near sited than last year and needs a new presciption. I on the other hand am Near Sited in my right eye, Far Sighted in my Left Eye and have a stigmatism in both eyes. HELLO. My grandma Wanda used to say, "You get your ass fixed and your head goes crazy!" Or vice versa. The more I go through life the more I believe it. I just had surgery on my bottom half to get it fixed and now my eyes are crazy. Anyway, I am going to back to Curves today and can't wait. I have to resign my forms and make sure nothing has changed and then bring on the exercise. This morning after Chase got up he was complaining that it was hurting him to eat because of his loose tooth. He asked me to pull it for him. I almost hit the floor that he even asked. He would let it stay in there forever instead of have somebody pull it. But I guess it was hurting him bad enough he wanted it done. I told him to pull it and eat his breakfast so we could go to school. I went to get Tori up and when I came back 20 minutes later he was still messing with it. So I pulled it out. No wonder it was hurting, he had another tooth under it. I didn't even have to hardly touch it and it came right out. It was so little compared to his other teeth. Anyway...having a great day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I tried the Special K protein Meal bar today for breakfast. I know it's supposed to be for lunch but I was in a hurry and didn't get breakfast and just grabbed that. Anyway...I can see why it makes you feel full because it took forever to chew. Parts of it were like chewing dirt I think. But it did fill me up. So I will have to try it as a meal replacement for lunch one of these days with a piece of fruit. Good news...I called Curves yesterday to ask if I could rejoin without all of the fees. I had joined last year and had to stop going (because of my doctor) until after I had had surgery. So I went in with my doctor's note and stopped going. I called the owner last night and she said that she would let me rejoin again without paying any of the service fees. Just starting at the monthly fee. How cool is that?? I go tomorrow to go over my paper work to make sure nothing has changed. (It hasn't...I'm still "over-weight" according to my BMI)!! This afternoon Chase and I have eye appointments at 3:00. I can't wait. It's been 2 years since I have been and I know my eyes have changed. I think Chase is already dreading it. He can't stand the little puff of air on your eye and all of the sit still stuff. We'll probably be there forever. Oh well!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Special K

Does anyone else eat Special K stuff? You know that I am on the "need to eat better" bandwagon but I need to loose weight at the same time. Tori is all worried about it because somebody told her that if you were to skinny you could die! I have a feeling I know who probably told her that and I assured her that that would never be me so she no longer needed to worry about it. So mom asked me if I had seen some of their cereal so I bought 3 boxes to give myself variety. Also bought their frozen waffles, protein bar, snack bar and am trying their K2O Protein Water. I had the waffles this morning and they were great. I had the red berry ones. Sprayed them with my 0 calories Parkay Butter and they were only 160 calories for 2. That's 3 points for you weight watchers girls. I tried the cereal this weekend. I highly recommend all of it so far. I would really like to drop some weight before I go to Florida. Which as you can see is fastly approaching. Dad and I went to the Airport on Saturday and purchased all the tickets for us to go to Disney. Talk about making it official. Not that it hasn't been but now it's a reality since we bought the airline tickets. Saturday night we went to mom's for my Uncle Jim's 76th birthday party. We got there at 5:30 and didn't leave until 11:30pm. We just barely beat Rick home from work. We started playing Cranium about 8:30 or so and it was absolutely hilarious. If you haven't played it before I recommend it. Lot's of laughs. Well...hope you all have a great week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Remember when???

OK...the last 2 nights the phone has rang about 5:30 or so and it has been for Tori. One of her little friends from school. Do you remember how old you were when you started getting phone calls from friends? I don't think I remember before Middle School. My memory isn't great though. I'm afraid it's just the beginning.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'm Cleared!!!

I went to the doctor for my 6 week check up. Hard to believe that it has been 6 weeks since I had surgery already. He naturally said that all looks good and I am free to taken on whatever I feel up to. Although I do still tire easy. But I am wanting to go back to Curves and he said that's great and it would probably help my stomach muscle some. I'm not exactly sure how. After being cut open 3 times I don't know how there is any hope for that area of my body. The next step is to try and get my hormones back on track. They drew my blood today and hopefully they can figure something out with them. Somebody told me about taking "Black Coash"! Has anyone ever heard of that? It is for hot flashes and hormones. It is some kind of weed I think. I asked my doctor about it today and he said it's supposed to work well. Just make sure you buy the kind the German's make (because they are more consistent with their methods). It's the Remifemin brand. Hopefully if anyone else needs it you can try it out and see if it works. I wish it would get warmer so I could start walking. I want the weather back that we had this weekend and yesterday. Loved it! It could always be in the 60's and 70's for me!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008


I feel so lost when I can't get on the computer all of the time! I was always always always on the computer before I had surgery and now I feel such a void. I need to get some kind of communication to the internet upstairs!!!! Not a lot going on here. I go to work starting Monday my regular hours. Tuesday is my 6 week check up and I am really looking forward to that. I have a lot of questions for the doctor. I have decided that I don't want to look like McNasty at the pool at Disney so I am loosing weight. The best thing I knew to do was to call the health guru! That's right. My BFF Summatime! What did she do???? She took me grocery shopping last Thursday afternoon. We met at Subway in Walmart and she laid it all out for me. Literally. She had my next weeks menu planned for dinner, the grocery list I needed to make those meals, the recipes and clipped coupons for some of the items. HELLO!!! I have totally become the kind of shopper that just runs up and down the aisles because I am always in a hurry and throws whatever in the cart. Not paying any attention to anything. But now, not now. Totally going to be giving it a little extra time to look things over. And still keep some of my fav things in my diet just a different way or approach I should say to eat them. So we set a calorie count for me and so far (for the 4 whole days I have been at it) I have done well. Even under what my "allowance" is. I just wish my stupid stomach would catch up and realize it's full. So...I couldn't thank Summer enough for "showing me the light"!! Seriously girls, talk about true friendship. She's definantely the one that holds my hand through it all. Love ya'!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Well Race Fan's I am back at work. Only half days this week. But at least it is getting me out of the house for that some what of a break I am needing from my so called life. So as you can see I am putting a ticker above for our big DisneyWorld trip and that means I have weight to loose. Can't be looking like a McNasty by the pool with my kiddos. And you know that in the kitchen this morning is a BIG box of doughnuts and small candy bars. It's killing me knowing they are back there so I am TOTALLY avoiding the whole area. I brought my apple and it taste delish! Heres to hoping you meet all of your New Year's Goals!!!!