Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm it!

A - Available or single: I'm married
B - Best Friend: Jonathan
C - Cake or Pie: Cake, especially one of the Snow White variety, white cke with cream cheese icing to be exaxt.
D - Drink of choice: Diet Coke
E - Essential Item you use everyday: probably either bed head manipulator or my toothbrush.
F - Favorite color: Red
G - Gummy Bears or worms: Worms, but only if they are sour.
H - Hometown: Abilene, Tx
I - Indulgence: I have several, however most aren't a big deal because when you have kids it's the small things. Some of them are: two diet cokes instead of one, Starbucks, any purchase from Ulta that includes getting to go by myself, haircut and color, internet time at home.
J - January or February: February, it's short and the month we are going to Austin to run the half marathon.
K - Kids & Names: Laine Emory and Bowen Cole
L - Life is Incomplete Without? Family, and I couldn't ask for a better one.
M - Marriage Date: June 14, 1997
N - Number of Siblings: 1-Meredith
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges for shizzle
P - Phobias or Fears: Spiders, someone attacking me while I'm washing my face at the sink because what can you do to save yourself with soap in your eyes?, dentist, I had another one but I forgot.
Q - Fave Quote: "Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight Noises everywhere" Goodnight Moon, my kids fav book.
R - Reason to Smile: Santa Claus is coming to town, it's even better when you have kids!
S - Season: Spring, it goes from cold to warm. I hate cold and I love warm.
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: heather, Robin, and all of the rest of you that haven't done this.
U - Unknown Fact about Me: I'm a HUGE Harry Potter nerd. Really, I am, I've read the last book three times and I have it on my ipod and am listening to it while I'm reading it but not both at the same time.
V- Vegetable You Don't Like: Frozen green beans and sweet potatoes.
W - Worst Habit: picking my nose
X - Xrays: More than I can count on my back because of scoliosis, a kidney one where they had to inject dye because of lots of bladder infections, pelvic for hip pain.
Y - Your Fave Food:Mi Cocina, yum!
Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Three Stories

Story Number One:

On Monday afternoon I decided to take the kids to the museum. We have a membership(thanks, mom and dad) so it's no biggie to show up an hour before it closes. We go in and begin playing, I didn't bring anything in but my keys. Soon I snif the air and smell poop, since we're the only ones playing I knew it was Bowen. So I look in his pants and taa-daa, there's a nice solid turd in his diaper. So I do what any cool Mom would have done(?), I took him to the bathroom, shook the poop out of his diaper and put it back on. We went back out played some more and everyonce in a while I would catch a faint sniff of poop, I thought it was just dirty butt smell. So we left, went to Chick-fil-a came home, ate, went out and ran with the double stroller and then came back for a bath. I go to take Bowen's diaper off and yelp because it was FULL of poop. What the heck, I guess the antibiotics he's on make him extra poopy.

Story Number Two:

Last night I was making spaghetti and I heard Bowen cry a little, I sent Laine to investigate and she came back and reported that Bowen fell in the bathroom. I said OK and shortly after Bowen came out of the bathroom brandishing the toilet brush. And he was covered in water. And the bathroom floor was covered in water. And the toilet had less water in it than usual. Amen.

Story Number Three:

My tooth has been hurting and I just thought it was because I had a sinus infection. It kept on hurting, it was only on one side and it felt like only one tooth. I freaked out, I hate going to the dentist, it makes me so nervous. I scheduled an appointment and went today to have it checked out. I was afraid that I was going to have a root canal and crown. My dentist is really nice, he took x-rays, tapped on my fillings and finally told me it IS my sinus infection that is making my tooth hurt. He said if it still hurts in a week to come back. Oh and I have two other cavities to get filled. To show you how nervous I was today my blood pressure was 123/86 and my pulse rate was 97.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Off he goes into the wild, blue yonder...

This afternoon Jonathan was talking to his mother on the phone when he hung up he told me to find him a cheap airline ticket, he was flying to Beaumont tonight. So, I checked into some flights, called my mom to see if she could help us with the ticket, and yikes, the cheapest ticket was $300. A little expensive for Christmas time. So my little mind was turning and all of a sudden I thought of Jonathan's school. He had lots of parents who love him, and have lots of resources. So I asked him if any of his parents had a plane. Long story short, a parent of one of his 7th grade students has a jet. He couldn't fly Jonathan but one of his friends is flying Jonathan to Beaumont and will pick him up whenever he's ready to come home. Amazing. A blessing in a very stressfull situation. Hopefully, while Jonathan is there Ray can be trasferred to a hospital in Houston. Things are so slow happening in Beaumont and Ray is getting worse. It's time for a change.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Randon thoughts...

Why, oh why has my son cried ALL DAY LONG?

I love Hobby Lobby, I bought several Christmas presents there today!

Like Shauna, I tend to hate songs that Fergie sings, at first, then I find myself singing and dancing everytime they play. For example, My Humps and now Fergalicious.

I had the worst run ever today, I don't know what the problem was, but it was 5.3 miles of hell.

I'm ready for my kids to go to bed, right now.

Tonight, one of Jonathan's students is coming over at 8 and we're going to go shopping. Woohoo!

Bowen is trying to stick his finger in Sadie's nose.

The bottom of my tree no longer has any ornaments, Bowen has taken them somewhere.

I need a cut and a color.

I could not live in a place with a real winter, I hate being cold.

Update on Jonathan's Dad: He found out two days ago that he only has one kidney. The one kidney he has is partially dead. He had an echocardiogram today and the cardiologist will read it tomorrow. Then the nephrologist will decide what to do about his kidney. Please pray for him and Linda.