Monday, July 28, 2008


The stupid COW that was selling the house my parents were buying changed her mind.

Long weekend

I am not even sure I remember Friday. Oh yeah. I remember. Friday was the swim party and lunch at my friends house. It's something that she's trying to do every Fri. Whoever can make it does, we all bring something to share for lunch, the kids play and whoever wants to swim does. Then we got home, and left to go meet ANOTHER friend at the park for dinner & play time before swimming lessons.

Saturday we went to go see my grandma, who is doing really well btw, and then we went to Train Town. Then dinner with my folks. It doesn't sound like much but it was almost 6 hours of driving total.

Sunday was INSANE. Here was the plan: church, lunch, Target, home, clean, fair for rides and demolition derby. Church & lunch went fine. lol At lunch my friends dh called Brad. Said he had a new toy he wanted Brad to see. Brad's reply "Oh yeah, I heard!" "Wow, news travels fast." was his reply. Yeah, it does. Realized that I had forgotten to put my id and debit card back in my wallet so we went to Target and had them give us a gift card for the stuff we were returning because they would have put it on the card I didn't have and I needed things. Then we went to my friends house. The new toy was NOT the new Escalade they got on Fri but a new MOTORCYCLE! lol So no, news didn't travel fast!! We were thinking the wrong thing! lol Kids swam, had fun, came home, changed clothes and went to the fair.

Our fair is short, 4 days. So yesterday was the last day. We had promised Riley he could go on rides tonight. So we hit the demolition derby then rides. Got home around 11.

Had lunch with S today. Well, we planned to anyway. Sat down, Susan brought us our drinks. K called her. He'd wrecked while on the bike. He is currently at the hospital getting cleaned up. Nothing broken or anything but road rash at 70 mph isn't nice. I really don't know what to think. He doesn't have a motorcycle license. He hasn't taken a course. NOTHING.

Oh well, off to put away groceries then to get Riley for swimming!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Feel like I'm gonna cry

and I really don't know why I feel this way. I'm not sure if it is relief, fear or what.

We got back from taking my fil to the airport last night to a message that I have a dr appt tomorrow (Thurs) with my GI dr for a follow up on my EDG. Well, this doesn't work! I don't have childcare, Brad can't take the time off right now and I CAN'T take Riley to this appt. I was able to talk to him on the phone just a few minutes ago.

My biopsy's are fine. Except that they show this thing that is basically like asthma of the esophogus. It is usually related to food allergies. Of course, the 3 top allergens are things that make no sense for me. Eggs--which I don't eat. And I understand that eggs are in other things, but I don't even eat THOSE things on a daily basis. Seafood---I don't eat. Any fish. If it swam I don't eat it. The only think with fish in it in my house is Worcheshire Sauce. Some Italian dressings have anchovie paste but I buy the ones without it because my mom is allergic. And lastly, peanuts. Again, I don't eat nuts often enough. And I know that it could be something that is manufactured in a plant with nuts but again, not in my diet on a regular enough basis to explain something that happens almost daily.

I need to keep a food journal for 2 months then I will go back in with the journal to look at it. The only thing I am to do is take my Prilosec daily ("ignore the take it 30 min before you eat, just take it every morning!"), take my Pepcid Complete at bedtime, no soda (have maybe one a week) and no coffee (I don't drink it at all). When I go back in we will look and see and then decide the next course of action. Next course will be cutting things out of my diet. And maybe an inhaler, similar to what you'd have for asthma.


Trying to catch up

I am trying to catch up on all the work around the house that Brad didn't do this weekend. I've got a load in the washer, one in the dryer. I just don't feel like I can get it all done today. Course, sitting on my butt on the computer isn't getting the work done.

I'm a little bit anxious. Apparently I was supposed to have a follow up with the GI dr to go over my results. When they biopsied my mole they sent me a letter that it was negative, which we knew. The fact that he wants to see me to go over it makes me nervous. But I don't know what I can do as far as getting in. You can't frigging call me with a "reminder" on Tues night for a Thurs appt! It's only a reminder if I knew about the appt before hand! ARGH! So now I wait to hear if he will do a phone call or not.

We're also waiting to hear if the offer mom & dad put on a house is accepted or not.


More on Reno

Alright, as my brain is starting to work again I can fill in more. lol

Friday night Blythe & I wore boobie shirts as Jen called them. Mine was my really tight Luxt t-shirt that says "Suck it Down" on the front and "God's Ex-Girlfriend" on the back. B's was just super low-cut. We were walking through the casino with me in front, then Blythe, then Jen. We were getting 2nd & 3rd looks. lol I even got the comment "I'd suck THOSE down". lol BOYS! Here is what Jen said about it, from her view:

"Okay the "suck it down" story. So night one...Suzanne puts on this T-shirt that is a boobie shirt cause it hugs the girls (And Suz has girls!...unlike myself) that reads "suck it down" on the front and "God's ex-girlfriend" on the back. (It's a t-shirt from a Sac punk band). And Mrs Blythe puts on a boobie shirt in all sense of the world...boobie A and boobie B get introduced to Reno on night one. Where as myself is stuck in my boobie less attire as one must have cleavage to wear boobie shirts otherwise you look like a flat chest boy (aka me). So we go strolling through the casinos...Suzanne leading the way with Blythe following and me bringing up the I get to witness the shock and awe that follows in their wake. The men we encountered would first read Suzanne's shirt (twice many times making sure they read it right)...break into a huge grin (or in the case of the old man stunned confusion) then they got the sight of Blythe's twins wrestling under that top and the double take becomes a triple take as they trip over themselves in confused ecstasy. By the time they get to me they are so bewildered its hilarious and I'm just dying with laughter as we walk through the casinos...yes ladies this continued all weekend long. Suzanne and Blythe were both blessed with boobies to die for and the men appreciated them at great length while I laughed my butt off."

Sat & Sun nights we used some of my cheap silvery/glittery eyeshadow to show off "the girls". Course for B & I this wasn't doing much, just drawing attention to what we already had. Jen joked that we were trying to make it look like she has cleavage. lol

It was a really fun trip. Blythe got a new tat on our way home on Mon. Ray, the tat artist, was HOT!! lol Made me want to get a tat! lol NOT! So that was most of our trip. As things come to mind I'll add more!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to get kicked off a plane

Good lord. This is what was in my FIL's bag that he was checking tonight (he is flying back to Maine):

2 feet of PVC pipe
3 extension cords
5 valves
copper pipe fittings
multiple types of blades
bungee cords

and on top of all of it? A pillow. Oh, and 3 pages listing chemicals.

*sigh* This is my life. Anyone wanna trade? At least this time we didn't get a call to come pick something up like we did when he tried to take a weed-eater to France. *sigh*

Monday, July 21, 2008

Home again home again, jiggity jig

We're home from Reno. We had a TON of fun!! We stayed at Circus Circus because it is the least expensive hotel that isn't scary. lol

We got there on Friday and went and gambled. Saturday we went shopping then we gambled. lol We decided that it would be fun to collect players cards from all the casinos. I came home with 9 of them. Let's see . . . Circus Circus, Boomtown, Harrahs, Fitzgeralds, Atlantis, Peppermill, Silver Legacy, El Dorado, and Cal Neva. I came home with the same amount of cash as I left with. WOOHOO!!!

B got a new tattoo today. And we drank a few Midori Sours. lol Course that was NOT today! lol

We had a lot of fun. And now I am home and snuggling with Riley while we watch Pooh Bear.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Just a few more hours!

And I get to leave for Reno!!! YAY!!!

We have swim lessons from 11-11:30 then I come home and Blythe & Jen should already be here! YAY!!!!!! Then off to Reno. The only thing totally planned is that Blythe & I are getting pedi's tomorrow and Jen is getting her eyebrows waxed.

Probably won't be around this weekend because idk if we'll have internet.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Less than 2 days!!!

Till I leave for Reno. I can't wait. I really really can't wait. On Sat Blythe & I are getting pedicures and Jen is getting her eyebrows waxed.

Tomorrow after swim lessons we're having a picnic in the park with Lily & her mom and the little boy around the corner. That will be fun!

I am so tired. Off to shower and go to bed. :) Night!


Monday, July 14, 2008

My child is a freak!

He is sitting and punching the cat door like it's a punching bag. It's hysterical!

4 days!!!!!

Only 4 days till I leave for Reno. I'm ready to go NOW! lol

Swim lessons started today. Riley did really good. They had the kids sit on the side of the pool and slide in to us. Not Riley. He jumped in! lol He put his face right in the water and blew bubbles. He just all around had fun.

Before we left I changed his diaper and got him dressed. Wet diaper, not dirty. I'm dressing him and he says "I poop. I fart. I poop. I fart." So I ignore this. I mean, he IS a boy! Less than 3 minutes later he looks at me and says "I poop!" I check. Yep! That little monster did not poop in the disposable but waited till he was in cloth and then pooped not 5 minutes after being put into a clean diaper! BOYS!

Off to daydream about Reno!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

My fence is done!

I HAVE A FENCE!!! This is the fence we got:

Yesterday Brad & Stan put in the fence posts. Today they put in the actual panels. Brad still needs to screw them into the the posts, but that's ok. :) Those will get done one or two at a time till it's done by the end of the week. We also need to get the gate cut and made. We were one panel short, the one for the gate, so we went and got it today.

And hit Target. And Old Navy. I'm sooooooo grumpy with them! They have the CUTEST skirt in the store, but not in my size. So I look online and I can't even find the stupid skirt online at all.

Oh, and did I mention? 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!! (Although it's really close to being 4 days!!)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

6 days!!!!!!!

Six days till Reno. Six days till Reno. WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I cannot WAIT!

Monday starts swim lessons. This is going to be a chaotic week.

Mon.: Swim lessons 11-11:30. Take R to T's. Hit Walmart for thread for Tues projects.

Tues.: Swim lessons 11-11:30. K is coming up with the girls to help with my sewing projects. The problem with being so short is getting things that fit! I have some skirts that I want to shorten as well as some shirts. Hopefully with Brad's new schedule they will stay and hang out for a while and maybe BBQ with us.

Wed.: Swim lessons 11-11:30. Take R to T's. Dentist at 1 for me.

Thurs.: Swim lessons 11-11:30. Maybe have a picnic in the park with R after class. Pack. Hopefully make it to hip hop class with Shawna.

Fri.: Swim lessons 11-11:30. Take R to T's. Come home, change, leave with Blythe and Jen!

Sat: WHO CARES!?!?!?!?! LOL I will be in Reno, hopefully relaxing!

Sun.: Same as Sat.

Mon we come home. And we have swim lessons that night. I think at 6. And that goes all week.

Well this is going to be a ton of fun, although busy. It will be fun!!! I have to try to stay somewhat contained though so as not to drive Brad crazy!


Happy birthday Jenn!!!

You're 21 . . . again!!! This is what, 20 years of being 21? LOL You are such a wonderful friend. I am so glad that I've gotten to know you. You have held me through tears, through the good, through the bad, through the ugly. You are truly a good friend.

Last night was a ton of fun! Shawna and I took Jenn out for her birthday. We had dinner, then went to see Hancock, the new Will Smith movie. I didn't want to see it and I LOVED it! It was so good. There was this total twist in it that was awesome! Totally not expected at all. Then we went home. It was a nice night, mellow and calm. Still stayed out late.

Brad & Kevin took the kids (sans Hannah) to a park to a band. The kids played and really had fun. They might go again next week. lol Good. Maybe he will start to trust Brad and open up more.

Today brad & his dad got all the posts in place for our fence. Tomorrow they are going to finish putting the fence up. I can't wait! I am thrilled. Finally a front fence.

Alright, off to do my day!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

New job

I am soooooooo excited. Here's what happened:

Yesterday Brad's work called. They wanted him to come in for a formal interview for plant engineer. Well, it was NOT an interview, it was an offer! AND it was MORE MONEY than we expected!!! *happydance* Beyond excited on my end.

The best part? It was effective immediately. Which means that he started today. :) He was supposed to go on night shift tonight and instead he is at work today and he will be home tonight! YAY!!!!!!!

Can you tell that I am excited!?


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tuesday was fun!

Well, yesterday was fun. Shopping, lunch, dying hair. What ISN'T fun about that? lol

Blythe's hair came out fine. Not as dark as we wanted but it's nice.

I'm getting to go get a massage and see the chiropractor today. YAY! lol Is it sad that the chiropractor is a highlight of my day? Yes? Well piss off! My back hurts! lol

Alright, going to go get ready!


Monday, July 07, 2008

It's almost TUESDAY!!!!!

And Tuesday I get to go to Blythe's. We're going shopping for our Reno trip, on the 28th, and dying her hair. I need the day away. I'm going crazy here.

And Wednesday I get a massage. NICE!!

The wedding

was AWESOME!!!! It was beautiful, went off without a hitch, she was GORGEOUS, he was . . . handsome. IDK, it's hard to think of Daniel as handsome! lol

I'm gonna start with the bachelorette party. First, the bride, maid of honor, myself and one other bridesmaid went to get pedicures. Did that, it was great. I got 4th of July toes. Blue, red stripe on the tips of the big toes, and clear star shaped rhinestones! lol FUN!

The other bridesmaid and I went to lunch, Fresh Choice. I couldn't believe that she had NEVER been to one! I remember back when they were HEALTHY! lol Anyway, her and I did that, the other 2 went to the airport to pick up the 5th bridesmaid. (The 4th was already here, staying with her sister.)

We were supposed to go play mini-golf but there were over 700 wild fires in the state at the time and the air quality was so bad. So we found this totally kick butt place to go, Monster Mini Golf. Black lights, glow in the dark paint, the whole 9 yards. Totally fun.

Picked up the last bridesmaid at the airport, went to Elephant Bar for dinner, I went home, they all had a sleep over at the maid of honors house.

Friday we decorated for the reception. The 3 girls from Portland & I went to the hotel, showered, rested, got ready for the rehearsal. Got to the rehearsal and the groom was . . . LATE! Totally typical of him! lol Did the rehearsal, had a groomsman pretend to faint (completely hysterical btw!), etc. It was typical.

The dinner was a Texas BBQ complete with my favorite, sweet tea! It was really fun. After us girls went in the hot tub at the hotel. His parents went totally overboard though. Oh my word! lol They had a guest book, Texas flags, favors with "Daniel and Adrienne Rehearsal Dinner" and the date on them. Eh, what do I expect? I got a FORMAL invitation!

Saturday was the wedding. I got to the church at 10:30, which is when Adrienne wanted us there. Laura & the Portland girls were still at the hotel. They didn't get to the church until after 11. Took lots of pics of us girls, had lots of fun.

I thought that I was going to pass out at the wedding. My feet swelled and so I didn't fit in my shoes but didn't realize that until we were up at the alter. Oh it was HORRID. :( I really thought that I was going to fall over.

The reception was nice. Appetizer type foods because of the time. Cake. The usual. Nothing super spectacular.

I did have to laugh at the other girls. On Friday they were all talking about how we were going to send someone to get lunch for us all before the wedding, which was at 1. Now, I was the only one who is married. I knew that this wasn't going to happen. But they were all so sure of themselves! I just bought Adrienne and myself some snacks at Starbucks! lol

Adrienne's parents had an after reception reception at the hotel. Which we went to. They had beef, chicken, potatoes, Caesar salad, rolls and cake. And lots and lots of wine and beer. That was fun too.

So all in all it went well. It was expensive but fun. I will NOT be in another wedding until Riley gets married though. I'm DONE!!! lol Fortunately no one is still single. No one better get divorced though!

Total cost:
Dress: $155
Alterations: $60
Shoes: $40
Bra: $48
Panties that don't show under dress: $6
Swimsuit for hot tub: $30
Bachelorette Party: $50
Pedicure: $67
Total: $456

Cost of seeing that look on Adrienne's face when the pastor introduced them: PRICELESS!