Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This most recently occurred at the dentist last week when he noticed that not only had a filling cracked (and it could not be more than 4 years old as I had NEVER had a cavity before that), but that I had a pin prick sized cavity forming on the top of a molar, no where near a crack or crevice.
In case you've lost track of my "that's odd" medical moments, here's a quick run down: ruptured appendix at 10, scoliosis, chiari malformation, amenorrhea, PCOS, and unexplained infertility. My body has the uncanny ability to adapt to these oddities and doctors are often baffled because I don't present the "usual" symptoms. This has led to my regular Googling of various symptoms to self-diagnose...this often pays off as I learn cause and effect for various things like caffeine and sugar.
Moral of this story is that I will be sacrificing caffeine and sugar, sticking to my super strict diet for those of us that are insulin resistant, and exercising more for at least the next month. Wish me luck!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I could attempt to write a tribute to the Queen as nice as the one she wrote for me on my birthday, but I am busy writing birthday haikus for tomorrow night's Striker & the Hot Chicks: Birthday Edition at 7:00 PM Pacific. It's extremely critical that EVERYONE calls in to wish her a happy birthday, because my goal is for her to have 22 callers. Now, I know that we have many followers who remain anonymous and never call or comment, but what a better occasion to join our insanity than to make your debut on the Queen's birthday show? Bonus points if you share a birthday haiku! (Haiku rules can be found here.)
The best parts about today are that it is World Water Day (and raining in Southern California, much to Striker's pleasure - just don't ask him to explain transboundary water) and that it signals the end of the Queen's March Madness. Now please set a good example and get back to blogging! :)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The second noteable is that they have smart cash registers that pull your name off your card so you not only don't have to give them your name, but they spell it correctly! And you don't have to remember your order number!
Friday, March 20, 2009
- Clean out and organize closets and cabinets (including Master closet, which is 50% completed)
- Clean out and organize my home "office". Currently a room full of crap, and no, I will not be taking a before photo. :)
- Clean out and organize the garage. We have empty cabinets and stuff stacked everywhere. It's been 2 years, it's time!
Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Today at KFuj's Card Club several things happened:
We got to meet Diane! (Who is also crafty) Come back and visit soon!
We got to unite both Kim Thomas' in KFuj's life (I really hope someone has a picture!)
We got to eat tasty food. Thanks KFuj!
We made several birthday and baby cards.
We learned that Kim is really beginning to like this crafty stuff and her OCD makes for some very entertaining rule following! She takes her art very seriously!
We decided how Kim will provide Sydney's age once she's more than 12 months without saying 13 months, 14 months, etc.
We learned that the KFuj's need a baby gate at the top of their stairs.
I officially took off the training wheels and was able to successfully tie all of my knots and bows by myself!
Sydney had a play date and we all got to experience what it'd be like to have twins. She was super good and let her mommy make several cards relatively uninterrupted.
It was super fun and I can't wait for next month!
All symptoms are gone, except for a grudge that he is holding against me. He refused to sleep next to me and cuddle last night (like he does every night), and instead slept by my feet. Apparently he has not yet forgiven me for forcing benadryl down his throat. However, his Daddy, who took him to get the shot, and assisted with the benadryl, is in the clear. Whatever!
C (aka Chaz, Chuck, Jack) is obsessed with ribbon, rubber bands, and plastic. He finds the stuff everywhere no matter how hard we try to keep it out of his reach. Apparently he ate some curling ribbon, because last night while we were dealing with Puff Doggy, we were also playing "clean up C's puke" (let us know if you ever want to play, we'd be happy to have you over!)
Friday, March 13, 2009
I called the pet hospital and they suggested I try giving him some Children's Benadryl. I immediately headed for Walgreens and returned home in record time, pondering the whole way home how I was going to get Oskar to swallow a teaspoon of syrup. I was crossing my fingers that he'd like it.
Sadly, he was SO not into. I tried getting him to lick it off my fingers, no luck. No eye droppers in house, crap. Eureka! Syringe! (most of you know why I have a large supply of syringes on hand. For those of you that don't, no, I am not a drug addict.) I bolt up the stairs with Oskar under my arm and decide to position us in the bath tub to minimize the sticky cherry syrup from getting everywhere, as I was already covered in a good amount.
Eventually, with a little help from the hubby, I was successful and his face began to deflate. His hives are now gone. He's still ignoring me, but with a little coaxing, I can get him to give me kisses. And now we can resume 24. :)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I was comparing rating systems with a certain Kim1Champ last week and we agreed that neither system really helps you understand how you rank...especially when everyone typically falls within 2 numbers.
Very Good 3
2 partially successful
I much more prefer the blog rating system. I'm sure Andrea Braun will agree with me :)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
- Flowers from Striker
- Edible Arrangement from my sister
- Cash from mom, in-laws, and aunt & uncle (to be used towards my new dining room table)
- Ikea gift cards from Rachel and my team at work (dining room table)
- Ann Taylor Loft gift card from Pickle
- Lunch with Rachel, Kim, and Pickle
- Wine Fridge from Mr & Mrs KFuj, also known as my partner in wine tasting/buying crime
- Borders gift card and Twilight DVD when it is released on 3/21 from my counterparts
- Birthday wishes from KFuj and Paula on Striker & the Hot Chicks, as well as 3 birthday Haikus
- And from Queen B, this post and a card to fulfill her New Years' Resolution and probably procrastinate on some sort of school work.
- Get b-day kisses from the furries - check
- Visit Starbucks - check
- Let your phone go straight to voicemail - check
- Eat a cupcake that someone else made for you - double check!
- Fire someone (call me for suggestions) - sadly no, but I thought about several potentials
- Have Olive Garden dinner - did that on Saturday
- Drink wine - added to collection...have a bottle in the fridge for Friday...was too full from food fest today
- Host radio show - did that yesterday
- Get card from Queen B - um, duh? Check
- Have a very happy birthday! - CHECK!
All and all it's been a great birthday so far...I just could have lived with out the blood being drawn at 7:30 this morning and the double mega dose injections this evening...sigh. I hope that the medical mystery that is me is solved while I'm still 28.
Results from today's birthday edition of FFSU coming tomorrow...it's my birthday and I'll judge if I want to!
Monday, March 2, 2009
First there was Sprint, then Michaels, then Sirius, and now we have Circus Circus.
Twice this month I have stayed at Circus Circus in Vegas because: 1) they were a sponsor of the tournaments that the hubby bowled, 2) it's the closest hotel to the Cashman Center where he bowled other than the Stratosphere and downtown, and 3) it's super cheap.
Yes, I am aware that you generally get what you pay for when it comes to hotels. However, I didn't pick the hotel. ;)
The first time we went, I was less than thrilled with our view. The rooms were kinda dingy, but the beds were okay.
This time, we had a view of the Adventuredome, the rooms was newer/nicer, but the BEDS WERE TERRIBLE!!!! We literally felt every single spring in the mattress. We've never been happier to get back to our own bed last night!
I made Striker promise that we'd NEVER stay at Circus Circus again!