Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Days 3-9: Spend most of it in pain, and calling for help every time you need to move. Try to remember why you left the hospital where the nice, nice nurses kept you drugged up on demerol. Begin to wish that you brought one of those movable beds with you. That would have made life so much easier.
Day 10: Spike a fever and end up in the ER for two hours only to have them tell you it is something "viral" which means one of two things: (1) they have no idea what is wrong and they won't give out any drugs or (2) They don't believe you had a fever and they won't give out any drugs. Either way, nobody's getting drugs!
Day 15: Become allergic to the pain meds. Have your feet feel like they are on fire and you want to scratch them off. Spend the night awake wishing there was some way to detach your feet then reattach them when the itching and burning stops. Call the pharmacist and have her tell you that ibuprofen cannot be causing the itching. "Maybe it's a new pair of socks" she says. Hang up on stupid pharmacist and call another pharmacist. Other pharmacist says "Uh oh!" when you tell her the problem. Have smart pharmacist confirm the allergic reaction. Call the doctor. Get Benadryl. Buy Aleve to help with the pain because Advil has ibuprofen, the thing that you are now allergic to, and Tylenol has acetaminophen. Acetaminophen makes you vomit, and vomiting with an 8-inch incision really, really hurts. Take Benadryl and hope it stops the itching. Take Aleve and hope it stops the pain.
Looks like my recovery is right on schedule!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Why waste wrapping paper? Just combine pieces of different papers, and don't wrap the back. No one sees that part anyway. Will someone PLEASE teach Husband how to wrap a gift?!?
Of course Gary had to join us for our celebrations!
Our Christmas Eve dinner. Usually, we make our own pizzas on Christmas Eve, but given my recent surgery, I wasn't really feeling up to getting everything together to make pizzas. So we ordered instead. This Christmas was about me doing as little as possible so I didn't tear my incision open. This, along with some root beer, was also our Christmas Day breakfast. Let's just say, that is not a tradition we will adopting anytime soon.
The turkey. It did not get eaten on Christmas day because we were still recovering from our pizza and root beer breakfast. Have I mentioned that was a very, very, very bad idea?
My beautiful book on grain elevators that Husband got me for my birthday. I absolutely love grain elevators. I'm not really sure why; I guess it's the prairie girl in me. I wish I could show you the amazing pictures inside, but I am pretty sure that is a violation of the copyright, and I don't want to end up in jail. I hear they don't allow grain elevator books in jail!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Dear Sister who feels so neglected in her life,
I have been thinking and I feel that it is unnecessary for me to apologize about your week being stolen for the following 3 reasons:
A) Rolling my car was not intentional, if you want to blame someone blame mother nature. She caused it to happen.
2) It was my week before it ...was not yours because it was my birthday. So technically it has been my week for the last 24 years. It was NEVER yours. You just intentionally planned your surgery then so that you could steal my week in the first place. So maybe Mother Nature was giving us a gentle reminder that weeks can't be stolen so she caused it to happen so that my week was given back to me. Mother Nature set things back into its proper order. Get over it.
D) This just furthermore proves my point that I am the most loved sibling. I can't help the fact that the family was more concerned about me than you. Man, I am loved aren't I?
P.S. Stuff that in your little blog and spread it
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Having Gary in our home these past few weeks has led us to make the following conclusions:
1) We really need a pet and
2) Talking to a stuff animal is one step away from the loony bin!
I wonder if they let stuffed animals in those padded rooms?
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sea World video #1: Watch the sea lion on the left. He kept slapping the water, waiting for fish. Now, whenever Husband wants something, he slaps his leg. He thinks he's funny...
Sea World video #2: The sea lions were slipping and sliding like crazy! Right before I took this video, about 10 sea lions slid into the water! So funny to watch!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Our own Humpty Dumpty
Trying to glue it back together (I think he inhaled too many super glue fumes before this picture!)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
On his laptop.
On his thinking chair.
In his underwear drawer.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Some of his creations. I want to have a big pirate battle with them!
The LEGO we got from freecycle
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Update: Husband just walked in with a more expensive steak, because that was all they had left. The best part: They didn't even charge him for the difference! I should leave steak at the store more often!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Then on Thursday, Husband's sister had this little guy (6lbs 9oz, 18.75 inches long)! Hello there, Thales Christopher! I absolutely adore this picture. He looks like he is puckering up for a kiss from his favourite Aunt (that would be me, in case you were wondering!).
Oh man! I can't even stand how cute this picture is!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Me: Hey just calling to let you know Margaret is being induced tonight.
Joe: Yeah, we know. Mom already called. Ron said they were seducing her. Has she been seduced yet?
Husband: Not yet. They are just buying her drinks right now!
My family cracks me up! My sister is being seduced at the hospital. Classic!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So, on this Mother's Day, I want to say thanks to my mother for taking an everyday situation and using it to scare the crap out of me in order to get me to stop a habit she hated. That is a gift and a talent, and quite frankly, completely messed up!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The dogs at the starting gate
Run, doggie! Run!
They had a petting zoo that had the most adorable baby goat! I want a goat now!
I think this is the fattest chicken I have ever seen!
Here's Jack in his race (with Vance, his owner)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
This is Ron the day he left for his mission.
This is after about 20 months in Peru
Forget Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or even exercise! I'm moving to Peru to lose some weight!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Colorado River and the very, very expensive houses!
Up close and personal with aphids.
These flowers were everywhere on our hike! I think they look like irises so that is what I am calling them. If anyone knows what they are, let me know!
One of the paths we took. Doesn't it look idyllic?
The city skyline. It looks crooked because I was standing on a very unstable rock when I took this.