Thursday, August 28, 2008

So, to save my hubby's liver, floating is cancelled!

I've been meaning to post many, many things. I had a busy weekend, and I'll get to that. I came down with something this week, and have spent my week dousing myself with NyQuil and cough syrup. Oh, yum.

Blake had a gastro. appointment on Monday. As long a I've known him, and for a while before I met him, he's had stomach issues. He's had countless tests, and has been poked and prodded up and down. Well, his sister started having these ''attacks'' that are similar to what he has everyday, and he decided to go see her dr. Well, the doc called today and found something with his liver. They scheduled him for an ultrasound and more blood tests. His ultrasound is Tuesday. I'm hoping it's nothing serious, and i am of course worried, but at the same time, I'm hoping they find something so that they can fix whatever is going on with his stomach. I'm trying to be positive, but I of course am a bit nervous!

We were supposed to go camping this weekend with some friends, but since this came up we figured we should stay home. Plus, I'm still hacking away and chugging cough syrup like its water! I'm a bit bummed but he needs to save his liver, and refrain from any float trip debauchery.

We are both falling apart!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Product Rave...

I heart these. I saw them in a mag a while ago, and then a few weeks ago, i found them at Target (aka--my pitfall) Yep, those are gummies, and they are vitamins--FOR ADULTS! My husband thinks i am the biggest dork for taking these but I hate normal vitamins (some make me nauseous, some taste yucky, and some are ginormous!) but i swear, these are the greatest invention since sliced freaking bread. They aren't gross and chalky like Viativ. Just fruity gummy delights!
They also have Vitamin C, and Calcium! I'm glad i found them, I haven't taken vitamins on a regular basis since my Flinestone's years--I almost regressed back there. Yipee!

For dog people....

Here is an email i got Friday, and it was one of two emails i recently in like a 4 hour period. Talk about needing kleenex. Be warned--kleenex's may be needed.....

Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old)
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.

  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
  • Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  • Be always grateful for each new day.

....Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

I know, too sappy for a monday morning, but it's the little things in life, we take for granted sometimes i, i love my doggy. I think she kicks ass and the animal's in our lives teach us little lessons daily! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

I almost beat up the starbucks guy!

This guy shouldn't be messing with me before i have had any caffeine. I left work to get my latte that has some many words i can barely spit it out to the girl taking orders.

$3.33 is my total. I dig around in my purse for the .033. I hand the guy $20.33.

He hands me back $16.87

I look down at the change, confused. I ask in bewilderment, "what was my total again?"

Dumbass: $3.33 (um, that is what i thought....) and you gave me 20.13.
Me: I gave you 20.33.
Dumbass: Do you want your receipt? (ok, just bc the receipt says that doesn't make it right)

I wasn't about to create a scene with the 12 year old barista, i mean cashier in front of a never ending line of Clayton-ites for a quarter--but I wanted to. If your going to work with money, and with people, learn how to effing count for Pete's sake. and while your at it, learn some damn people skills. (my biggest pet's called customer service for a reason.)

Why in the hell would I give you change to make more change?

Come on kid, I don't think this profession is working out too well for you. I hear McDonald's needs a fry cook.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our dryer smells like fire....

AND so did the clothes coming out of it. Yep, that is what the text read from my hubby. That couldn't be a good thing. Well, it turns out it was a sad, yet fast and painless death of our dear dryer. May she R.I.P.

But---low and behold, hello new dryer. Luckily, we can thank craigslist for scoring us a tight new dryer that was easy on the pocketbook.
Thanks Craigslist!

Of course, we are still mourning our loss.

What was I talking about?

I have been so scatterbrained lately, and easily distractable. I mean it's getting bad. I forgot a baby shower i was supposed to attend. I've messed up on paperwork here and there, I forget my own name (but then again, i still haven't adjusted to being Amy B yet, I'm still in pre-married Amy mode) It's like I forgot my brain at home and it's still lying on my nice fluffy pillow, where i wish i was. No, I am not losing it (well, maybe i am but not officially) and I'm not preggo.

I saw a new Dr. on Friday because I was very unhappy with the chiropractor and his.....well, i guess you can call it, results. He was a great doctor, but not for me. I just didn't feel like he took me seriously. I decided that was the case after the last few weeks when i would go in, still in pain (actually the last two weeks i saw him were the WORST in a long time) and he would shrug it off, and I'd leave wanting to cry. I felt like no one was listening to me. (especially after the one thing that made me feel better, he stopped, wtf)
Yeah, so, I went and saw a real doctor. She said that I have some issues with a disc that is basically irritating the nerves, which is causing the pain in my back. It was clearly shown on the MRI. So, the real doctor prescribed me some meds to calm the inflammation, and it's starting to make me feel a bit out of it.
I'm not complaining, at least i have an excuse for acting like an idiot, but man, I feel like a zombie. I hate that. I hate meds anyway because sometimes i think it masks more than it helps, and in my case, it's just making me damn near special. (insert joke here, i know i have them coming....)

So, i am giving these stupid meds the 3 weeks the doc wants (normally i wouldn't but i am near desperate). I may lose my brain cells, i may lose my keys, and my cell phone, and forget where i parked my car, but ill give her the 3 weeks. Oh, One almost down, two to go.

I'm just dreading the 3rd week because that means if I'm still in pain (and it's looking very likely) that means it's shot time. VERY LARGE NEEDLE IN MY NECK kind of shot.......not so much looking forward to that. I'd rather have my teeth yanked out or a pap smear.

Maybe i should look into acupuncture. At least they are tiny needles. ::sigh::

(oh, and by the way, i know i am missing out on some posts but i FINALLY found my lost camera. So, expect a rampage of posts soon. Our yellow casa is now a white casa. pretty ecstatic about that one......)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome baby Sydney!

My dear friend and bridesmaid jaime, had her sweet baby girl this week! I have known Jamie for about 16 years, and couldn't be more excited for her!

(Pic courtesy of Browers Photography)

She is the one on the far left, about 6 months preggo there!

(Pic from MoBap)

And her twin, Sydney. She looks just like mommy!

Congrats Jaime and Dan! She is precious!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ta da! I survived 100 posts!

Wahooo! It's like i won an Emmy or something. 100 posts! :) While i should have reached 100 forever ago, i made it and that's all that counts right?

My life has changed since I started this blog....I've gone from a fiance to a wife,

(and maybe my 200th post I'll have more titles. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see what karma brings. Me and karma aren't really that tight right now, but i think we have to make up sometime.)

Life is funny. I don't' think i have ever posted about the title of my blog. The life and mishaps? Well, during the series of events which finally landed me down that aisle, i realized that my life has always been kind crazy, and had it's fair share of mishaps. I don't mean Jerry Springer kind of crazy. It's just that I swear the oddest, and craziest things happen to me. In college, my car caught on fire out of nowhere in the middle of an ice storm. I nabbed a credit card robber at my part-time job in college. I have also replaced a trach in a two year old while he was flailing and turning blue when i taught preschool a few years back. Seriously, I can't make this crap up. For one, who gets hives, and then into a car accident two weeks before their wedding? Then, on the day of their wedding gets threatened by a homeless woman, and their trolley almost breaks down on the way to the reception? Me that is...That is my life. Some of my friends have told us that we need to have our own tv show. Between him, and me, I am sure there would be plenty of things for people to laugh at.
(Photo Courtosy of Browers Photography)
See I like to laugh!
So, My husband, after a few drinks last weekend told me, something i felt was a huge compliment. I like to talk a lot. If you can't tell by my blog, you'd know if you met me. Anyway, i am pretty bubbly most of the time. On the way back from the wedding, he tells me, that i talk a lot. Thanks, hun, is that a sign for me to shut up? Then he says's, "Yeah, but that's one of the reasons that i love you, it's just that you are always happy. Even when your not, your happy."
(Photo Courtosy of Browers Photography)

It made me all warm and gushy inside, but made me feel good that i don't let life bring me down. If i have learned anything, it's that life is short, and why let life stupid snags along the way bring you down? I have always tried not to mope, and wine, but sometimes it's unpreventable because life isn't all puppies and rainbows all the time. (ha ha)
(isn't this the cutest? a hippo and turtle cuddling?)
So, dear readers. (All 2 of you.) I have a job for you. I have become fascinated with the blog world, there are so many people out there with amazing, beautiful, funny, or sad stories to tell. There are also those like me. I've found the blog world to be huge place but it can also be a supportive world, if you've ever read Punk Rock Mommy, or Matt, Liz and Madeline's blog, it's pretty cool how people band together, and give support to those who need it, but also WHEN they need it most. Even Jenn, posted about a recent newlywed that contacted her who is going through a similar situation as she is. Now, you see, why i find the blog world to be a wonderful place.

When my hubby found out that i had a blog, he first thought it was weird. (i know, he's a silly guy) but as time went on, i think he understood more and more what it was all about. Life is crazy, and sometimes it's wonderful feeling to just write, or as little as sharing something cool I've found. Sometimes it's funny, and sometimes it's not. Just like life is.

Now, as i ramble you all ask, what's this job she wants us to do? I want you to post your favorite blog, or a new blog you just stumbled across. Share the love, man! :) Tell me who you are too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's Monday...again!

I think that Monday's tend to be random so i might make it a weekly thing here. maybe baby...

  • I had the hubster take lily to the vet Thursday, and it wasn't a horrible thing (as in he asked most of the questions i needed answered) but i still have some questions! Lily has a bad case of allergies! Naw...really? He prescribed 2, and i was shocked but 2 Benadryl a day! He says it doesn't affect doggies like it does ppl. I don't know about you but i take two i am out for days! He is hoping it will help with her ears too, but mostly with her rash, and constantly biting her paws. (I might get more sleep if she stops that!)
  • I accidentally knocked lily off the bed Saturday night. I don't know how i did it but she fell off and was sl wrapped up in the blanket that she couldn't get out. No wonder she ran to daddy.......I'm a mean mommy!
  • Bad news here. My freaking back STILL hurts. I am disappointed, and upset but i can't let it ruin life even though it really make it hard not to sometimes. I am thinking of seeing a new doc but I'm not so sure of what kind. Anyone have any ideas? I at a loss, I've been to my Primary Care Dr., Physical Therapist, and Chiropractor. Who's left?
  • Speaking of PT, i think that the reason i felt as decent as i did before the wedding was because of the predisone i was on for the hives--it's an anti-inflammatory. hmm. maybe i should just get hives again.
  • I attended a wedding this weekend, and there WILL be a post regarding that very soon (animals included, yes, i said ANIMALS!)
  • We also finished our deck last week (well, almost, it needs one more coat of stain!) but I've got a ton of pics and other things, that i will be posting too.
  • I will also be hitting my 100th post! finally....geez!
  • Julia recently posted about her pup resembling that creature from the Neverending Story but I came across this and couldn't help it.....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My confessions.....

Jennelle tagged me, so I'm it! Here are the rules and my secret confessions....
  1. Link to the person who tagged you.
  2. Post these six rules on your blog.
  3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
  4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
  5. Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.
Here we goooo:
I've neurotically taped General Hospital for the past few years. Um, yes. and thier stupid show on SoapNet called "night shift." NightShift is stupid but for some odd reason i still watch it. (I think this season it's because Jagger is back--Antonio Sabato Jr. mmmm) Here is the kicker, my husband is more addicted then I am! HA!

I'm left handed. In grade school, I thought i was cool because i got to use special scissors. In gym class during basketball, all the righties had to go to one hoop to practice free-throws, and well, i went to the other. I was the only lefty in my class. Yeah, i was cool. Did you know that left-handers day is August 13th? Yea, me either.

I am obsessed with Bread Co's (or for you non-st. louisians, Panera) Ice-Tea. i swear, no one can make it like they do. I think they might put crack in it because it's the freaking bomb diggity bomb. I drink at least 3 a week. At least.

I like order in like i organize my pantry by shapes and sizes. I know weird. I do the same thing to my closet too. And my dishes. I guess you can call me neurotic, or weird, or OCD but yep. That is my deep dark secret.

    And last by not least, I have never and will never get the chicken pox. Neither has my mom and some of her sisters. It must be an immunity gene or something. I was actually tested in college before i started teaching preschool (ya know, kids have germs and all) to see if i needed the shot, and nope. This reminds me of yet another grade school story. Flash back to 2nd grade where everyone but this me and this one kid with glasses and lots of freckles. (don't remember his name, and that is all that i remember about the poor kid) got the pox. Then, the day came. and it was down to just me. It was like a freaking epidemic. There was a week, where it was seriously me and a few other kids. I know, there I was again, being all cool with my bad self. tagging is now complete. If you haven't been tagged, feel free to confess with me. Anyone else have anything they'd like to get off their shoulders?

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008


    Ok, I know i have been tagged and i'll do that post, but i had to post this first. I am drooling on my keyboard.
    Seriously in love. Saw this here at furniture fashion. It's from the Hjellegjerde collection of recliners and ergonomic it! oh, and i found this too. I serioulsy think my husband would be all over this just because of this feature:
    Thin and crispy, deep pan, stone baked or stuffed crust - You need never worry about pizza storage again with the Hoover ‘Pizza Space". Recessed in the freezer door, this clever compartment easily holds a 12” pizza.
    I love the curvy design. Find it here