Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for good friends.
Friends who call to check on me when I am sick.
Friends who take time out of their schedules 
to spend time with me.
Friends who get excited for me to see Landry.
Friends who are willing to play tennis or golf with me 
(I stink at both).
Friends who are just there.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two-fer Tuesday!!!

Let us always meet each other with smile, 
for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, 
and let those few be well tried 
before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Diva Rock Star Party

Katie turned 7 yesterday. Each year I am more amazed at how quickly the time has gone by. I miss her toddler days - chubby cheeks, gruff voice, and enthusiasm for cuddling with her Mom-Mom. For her party this year, she wanted to do a sleepover. I told her it would have to be a small group so she chose her 3 favorite friends to invite over.

We had pizza for dinner, then made fancy picture frames and put a copy of the above photo in each one for the girls to take home. Mr. C and I are pretty tired. The girls were up until a little after midnight, then woke up again at 7:00. However, he DID have enough energy to go play golf this afternoon with Bren.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for:

  • A sweet friend who said she'd pick up Katie's Girl Scout Cookie order for me tonight so I don't have to try to do it myself. (You ROCK, Lisa!)
  • The incredible people I have in my life. Those who stick with me always, no matter what. I am also grateful for those people who have wandered out of my life - it is through them that I have learned to treasure those who have stayed.
  • Having a son who keeps up with NCAA Basketball so he can help me with my brackets. I made my selections, but went over them with him for approval. He thought I did a pretty good job. I hope he is right. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


My funny for the week - go watch it:
Kidney Stones = Hell

It has been a rough week. I woke up at 3 am last Thursday with severe abdominal pain. I was doubled over and covered in sweat. I went and sat on the couch hoping it would go away, but it didn't. I somehow managed to get Mr. C and the kidlets out the door that morning, then collapsed in bed again. I began debating whether to drive myself to the hospital, call Mr. C for a ride, or call an ambulance...when the pain suddenly lessened, then concentrated into my left kidney. Having suffered through kidney stones a few times before, I knew immediately they had made a re-appearance. Ugh.

By Friday, I was still hurting, but not as bad. But two sleepless nights in a row had left me worn out and tired so Mr. C suggested I go to the dr. for some pain meds. I went in Friday afternoon, and found out my kidneys are bleeding and I did, in fact, have stones. I was given a strong anti-inflammatory and some pain pills, and told to come back if the pain got worse. I arrived at home tired, sore, and miserable - and minus the pain meds because the pharmacy forgot to check their fax machine for the prescription (apparently narcotics scripts can't be emailed, they must be faxed or hand-written). 

About an hour later, Katie Bug came into my room crying and saying she was cold. I took her temp and she, indeed, had a fever. Awesome. I called Mr. C and asked him to pick up my Vicoden when he got off work, and I informed him of Katie's illness. I somehow managed to make dinner so Bren could go to his final Hunter Safety class, and then to spend the night with my BIL & SIL. 

Mr. C ended up having to go out for a beer after work with his bosses, which made my pain meds late. Very late. After he delivered them to me, he reminded me of his gym schedule and left to go running. The day was getting better by the minute - and so was Katie. Her temp spiked up to nearly 103 that night and she was unable to sleep at all. The next morning she was even worse. Mr. C went to pick Bren up from his shooting test and in the space of that one hour, she bottomed out. I forced myself to dress her, and myself, and was ready to take her to Healthreach when Mr. C finally called to say he was almost home. Thank heavens.

He took her to the dr. and she tested positive for Influenza A. She was given a prescription for Tamiflu and sent home with instructions to give her lots of fluids and rest. Mr. C was feeling a bit overwhelmed at about that point. He ordered take-out for dinner that night, then spent Sunday playing nursemaid to the two of us. 

Katie is home until at least Thursday, and I am still in bed. I've had a total of 7 stones so far. The pain hit so hard again this morning that I was once again contemplating a trip in an ambulance. After about half an hour, it eased up again. I am praying this is over soon. Katie turns 7 on Friday and has a sleepover planned with her friends. I don't have time to be sick. 

Friday, March 09, 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Spring Break 2011

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

It will not be me.

Have you ever had the misfortune of knowing someone toxic?
You know the type:
someone who always causes trouble for everyone else,
yet seems to come out of things unscathed?
How do they manage to do it?
How can they continually treat others so shabbily,
yet suffer no repercussions? 
I can't figure it all out.
And, heaven forbid someone would actually stand up to them! 
That would be unacceptable.

I stood up though.
I didn't allow it to continue.
I removed myself from the situation,
and everyone associated with it.
Things are a bit more quiet for me now.
And I lost a few people from my life.
But that is the price that we have to pay
to keep peace and harmony.

And it was totally worth it.

But life for the toxic one continues on as before,
except with one less person to bully.

There will be another victim before long...
there always is

But it will not be me.

Saturday, March 03, 2012