Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Petunia aka LuLu

Magically and mysterious--That is what she is! She appears out of now where and can disappear as fast as she appears! Who am I talking about? It is Petunia aka LuLu our neighborhood pig.

What is a neighborhood pig? Well, she is a friendly creature that likes to come visit your front porch! But be nice to her, because she may disappear as fast as she appears! Side note- K is utterly embarrassed by Petunia and makes sure her friends entering the house know "it is a joke-the pig is not ours"!!

Our neighbors down the street started this tradition, one that was originally started about 4-5 years ago in a different neighborhood far, far away. Anyhow, Petunia was given away to someone else, in a garage sale *gasp*. They were tired of Petunia appearing on their porch! Although far from her original home the tradition continues, but now in a new and better neighborhood. A neighborhood with good people, that love her!

Petunia goes around from porch to porch. The rules are, there really are no rules. Just be nice to the Petunia, she is a sweet pig. You are allowed to be sneaky and pig nap Petunia for yourself, or you can pig nap her and place her on someone else's porch.

So now we have Petunia. I hope she stays for a while. She really is a sweet little piggy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Birthday Weekend

This week's Blog Hop theme is TIME TO LAUGH. Post your favorite joke, cartoon, funny picture or video. We all need a good laugh sometimes, what a great way to start the week. Here are some silly times from over the weekend...

So this weekend my K celebrated her 14th birthday. I took off work a little early to finish up her birthday cake.

The day was basically K's to enjoy. Her best friend M came to stay the weekend.

Saturday morning we rose early and got to the local zoo before it got to hot outside to enjoy ourselves… Fun times at the zoo as always…

Saturday afternoon was spent relaxing and playing rock band. Then it was time to go eat a Yamatos Japanese Steak House. (K’s Choice) The girls enjoyed the meal.


Saturday night the girls went to the movies. After the movies cake was enjoyed. Here is a picture of the girls eating the cake, with their hands tied behind the back. Was it messy, YES… but so totally worth it.

K was totally upset when I told her it had "cream cheese" frosting under the fondant. I sneak cream cheese into alot of things and she loves it... until she finds it is in there!

I had to laugh when it was all done, I turned and looked at my kitchen sink to find my daughter cleaning her face with the water sprayer. Totally classic and I didn’t get a picture. I did get a video, but it wouldn't load. Just my luck!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exciting Day!!

Why is it such an exciting day?? There are many reasons....

This is my garden. I have 11 jalapeno plants and about 6 green pepper plants.

I picked my garden today and this is what I got...

Yes I counted every pepper. 199 jalapenos and 12 bell peppers. I haven't decided if I am going to can the jalapenos, or share them.

My wonderful hubs completed yet another project over the weekend and the timer is now set, so at night we now have lights around the deck. They look so neat! I am so excited and lucky to have a hubs that is so handy!

Another exciting point of my day was a got a picture of one of the humming birds that has been visiting us in the evenings...

Now another highlight of the day is watching Big Brother. I am so excited about how things are working out! YEAH!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where Did The Weekend Go??

I really have no earthly idea where the weekend went! I felt better on Saturday and Sunday, than I have felt in about a month.

First things first though.... Friday I got a call from the neurologist. All of my blood work came back normal again and so did my C-Spine & T-Spine MRI. They will now do an EMG on September 10. I am still not convinced that this is neurological. I totally think that it is circulatory. I put another call into my regular doctor to discuss this more.

This weekend went to fast. I felt really good and got alot accomplished. I made 6 batches of fondant for K's birthday cake next weekend. I cleaned the entire house. Did the grocery shopping and even went to Walmart. Sunday I got up and made homemade bread.... Yummy! It was great to have energy again!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vacation Fun & More

Sorry it has taken me so long to post again. Life has just been so busy, so here are the details:

Update on me: As some of you know I have been having neuropathy. We still do not have a cause. My symptoms have been getting better though. I am getting SOME of my energy back and my arms, hands, legs, feet & face only tingle now sometimes. My regular doctor did blood tests, all came back good. Well my cholesteral was high, but otherwise good. He ordered a MRI on my brain and that came back clean. That is REAL good. Means no brain tumor or MS. Yeah! Still puzzled, my doctor sent me onto a neurologist. They got me in right away due to a cancellation. Another YEAH! He did an examination and said it could be one of 7 million different things causing this, so we want to start testing and rule out what it is not. I had alot more blood drawn that day for different tests. I also ended up having a T Spine MRI and a C Spine MRI. SO SO not fun. I had to be sedated all 3 MRI's. The C Spine MRI went fine. Today during the T spine MRI, she kept telling me last one, then when it was done, she would ask if I could handle another. She ended up doing 3 extra scans, that were all longer than the others. I go back to the doctor after Labor Day for all of the results.

Miss K:

This is my Little Miss K

This is my little girl...well what was my little girl. She's not so little any more. Today we did the hardest thing...we went to pick up her High School schedule. My baby is starting High School in a week. Growing up way to fast. I do not know how time has flown by so fast. I blinked and WHAM! Here she is all grown up! I am not ready for high school, not yet!

One Last Summer Trip:

We took one last summer trip in the travel trailer to our favorite little place, Eufaula Lake. We let K take a friend, M. They had so much fun. The resort/campground that we stayed in was hosting a wake board tournament. BOYS BOYS BOYS all over the place. The girls kept us on our toes... This is what it looked like the day we got there.

We went shopping downtown one morning while it was cool out. K took some good pictures of course.

We went to eat at our favorite place down in the cove... K & I had fun snapping pics while eating...

On the last day there, we had alot of fun watching the wake board tournament. That evening, the boys had fun on some ramps and pipes. K again took some good pics...

So now you know why it has taken me so long to do another post. We have just been a crazy sort of busy with life....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Update time again...

OK, so I just can't seem to keep up with everything! We did have a fun little cookout with a few of our neighbors on Saturday. That made the day fun. I soaked up the sun in the pool with my brother-in-law and sis-in-law and then got out and grilled up a storm. I really over did it I think as I slept for about 11 hours that night. I had such a migraine/headache the next morning (to much info I know) got sick every time I moved.

I went back to the doctor this morning for the results of the MRI of my head. That was clean. SO with good blood work and a good MRI my doctor is sending me off to a neurologist. Hopefully someone will be able to get to the bottom of this! It sucks feeling sick all the time!

I am now on my lunch hour at work thinking of all the things we have to do today and Tuesday. With me not feeling good, this has so crept up on us, but we leave for vacation with 3 teenage girls on Wednesdays. Please Pray for sanity! :) Just kidding, I am sure it will be fine!

UPDATE: I called the neurologist to get an appointment and they said they could not see me until September. That just really didn't set well with me. I didn't want to go another whole month feeling this way and not knowing what is wrong. I took the appointment, then called and left a message for the nurse at my regular doctors office to see if they had someone else they could reffer me to. Then I called the hubs to tell him. By the time I had gotten off the phone with the hubs, the nuerologist called me back and gave me an appointment for tomorrow. YEAH! I told her she didn't know how happy she just made me! She said she could tell how devistated I was that they couldn't get me in sooner, so she immediately called me back because they had a cancelation. What an emotional roller coaster ride!