Friday, August 31, 2007

Vegas/California Pics

Me and my Dad at the Reagan Library

Me and my Mama.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Home from the hospital

Well... it looks like that cyst that they thought had "resolved itself" had "resolved itself" by bursting inside on me. Ick. The doc is thinking that that, combined with scar tissue and adhesions from a prior surgery caused me all that pain.

My throat is killing me- It's like the worst sore throat EVER. The only other time I have had a sore throat this bad was when I had strep & MONO at the same time. It's from them having me intubated (sp?) during the procedure. I HOPE it's better tomorrow, cause this is for the birds! It hoovers, big time.

The incision sites are kinda achy right now. That's with a couple of happy pills in my system. It's extra strength Vicodin & it just takes the edge off the pain- doesn't really take it away. I'm thinking about upping the dose to 2, instead of the 1 every 4-6 hours that I was trying to start out at. But I'll deal with that tomorrow.

**Special note, please keep the family for whom I nanny in your prayers. The oldest girl, M, who has been battling an eating disorder & severe depression took a rather large step back a week or so ago. She's tried to kill herself by shredding her wrist and arm while her mother and I were both gone from the house. I came home and handled the fall-out that went along with M calling for me and showing me what she had done. She's back in the hospital now, but the whole family (mom, dad, and 2 younger sisters) are in need of every prayer they can get.**

I'm off work tomorrow, but plan on returning on Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Well, I have good news & then some not so good news.

FIRST- the ovarian cyst that was found 2 weeks ago has resolved itself! It's gone. Whoo-hoo!!! Praise God, I am so happy about this. HOWEVER, the bad news is that I am still having some pretty intense pain in my left side. Nothing out of place was found last night at the ultra-sound, so my doc has decided that the best path to take now is a diagnostic lapriscopy (sp) surgery. Doing this, he'll be able to see what's going on inside. And let me tell you, I'll be happy to see this come to some kind of resolution. I'm getting pretty darn tired of living on Vicodin. Being a nanny and having a permanent foggy feeling is not the best thing in the world.

On to other news, I am going to (FINALLY) finish moving in this weekend. Ya, I know, what's it been... 5 months?! With the help of wonderful friends and family, we're going to move my bedroom set from my mom and dad's to our house and it will go in our bedroom & then we're going to set up the guest bedroom so it's no longer going to be a way station in the middle of our house! :-) Yea! I don't know who's more excited... me or the hubby.

Writing projects are trucking along.

School has started back up for me & I am super excited. I was bouncing in my computer chair on Sunday when I ordered my school books. Yeah, I know... dork.

That's all for now. Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We're Back!

And we had a wonderful time!

Pictures will be coming soon. But today, it was back to the rat race for my dear hubby and me.

One cool thing, we went to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley (I am a good little Republican, after all) and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend going. They even have the President's Airforce One that you can tour. I purchased some postcards & a cd package of some of the President's speeches. I started listening to it this morning on the way to work. GREAT stuff!

**** Side note, met Walter Koenig (Checkov) when he signed my poster... He looked at Michael and asked if I was his girlfriend. Michael said, "She's my wife." Then Mr. Koenig looked at me and then looked back at Michael and said, "She's very pretty."... That's my kinda cool story from the convention****

Friday, August 03, 2007

You Are Destined to Rule the World

You have the makings of a very evil dictator...
Which is both kind of cool and kind of scary!
Will you rule the world? Maybe. Maybe not.
But at least you know that you could.
You Are An Apple Tree

You are quiet and shy at times, but you have lots of charm and appeal.
You are quite attractive: your pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, and adventurous spirit draw people in.
Sensitive and loyal in love, you want to love and be loved.
You are a faithful and tender partner - who is generous in sharing your many talents.
You love children, and you need an affectionate partner.
Your Star Wars Name And Title

Your Star Wars Name: Tayva Frenn

Your Star Wars Title: Nahlil of Rehtom
Your Superpower Should Be Mind Reading

You are brilliant, insightful, and intuitive.
You understand people better than they would like to be understood.
Highly sensitive, you are good at putting together seemingly irrelevant details.
You figure out what's going on before anyone knows that anything is going on!

Why you would be a good superhero: You don't care what people think, and you'd do whatever needed to be done

Your biggest problem as a superhero: Feeling even more isolated than you do now
You Should Rule Jupiter

Huge and hot, Jupiter is a quickly turning planet with short days and intense gravity.

You are perfect to rule Jupiter, because you are both dominant and kind.
You have great strength and confidence, but you never abuse your power.

You are always right. Even if you make mistakes, you compensate for them... before anyone knows it.
Headstrong and ambitious, you always have a goal in mind. You are optimistic and believe thing things will always work out.

August already

I can't believe that it's August already.

That's just crazy. The days and months fly by so quickly & each and every one of them become more and more precious. I look at the girls that I keep and just kinda shake my head at the way they want to hurry up life... knowing how much they'll want to slow it down in just a few short years. They have no clue of how it flies by. But then, neither did I when I was their age. I guess that's one of the milestones of growing up- knowing how fast it goes & how precious every single second is.

For those doing the Happy Vegas Countdown with me: (drumroll, please) 5 MORE DAYS!!!!!! Whoo-hooo!!!!! Yes, gentle readers, in only 5 more days yours truly will once more be in the happiest city on earth! I can't wait! I am soooo excited! (I know, you can't tell can you?) There is a little fairy inside my head doing the 'Running Man' and 'The Moonwalk' as we speak.... I can't wait to show my sweet husband the city that I love so much...... and, of course, to geek out at the Star Trek Con.!

I got most of the laundry done (it never seems to end... just multiplies like bunnies on meth) yesterday. I want to be all packed by this weekend.... or as close to all packed as I can get. I work 8am-6pm Monday and Tuesday & we leave on Wed. I do not want to be running around like a crazy person Tuesday night trying to get everything packed. No way.

So, with that in mind, I'm hard at work on my beloved lists. Those faithful readers out there will remember my great love of list making and how I owe what little organization there is to my life to my excellent list making skills. I have lists for EVERYTHING. Not kidding. I am the List Making Queen... and, interestingly enough, I married the List Making King.... we just don't make lists for each other...... yet... very often. :-)