Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011

How's this for a Glamour Shot? I have a staph infection AGAIN . . . for like the 4th time in 2 years. On antibiotics, and while they "war" with the infection, I feel like dog crap. Taking pain pills because it hurts like hell, and this is where I've spent the last 24 hours . . . in bed.

April 29, 2011

Woke up at 3:45 am . . . got my coffee AND my diet coke. Already had one tear in my eye when Prince William and Harry showed up in the same church that their mom's funeral was. :( It was a perfectly romantic wedding!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

It's working! My food is starting to sprout! Even the corn, which I didn't think would because it doesn't get much sun. I saw ONE little carrot spout, and no peppers sprouting from the seeds . . . but the pepper plants that I have are growing like crazy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Well, my knock-out rose got knocked out today . . . TWICE! I was about to leave this morning, and I saw Chili out the living room window IN MY GARDEN!! I caught him in the act! He got a spanking, and I quickly tried to save the plant before I left for work. I guess he didn't think my replanting was adequate, because it was back out when I got home! SIGH! I hope it lives (I mean the rose, not Chili . . . I guess I'll let Chili live! hehe) ;-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Check out the sky's heading south on my way home from work today. Tornado's were popping up all over to the southeast all afternoon. Luckily, I saw just a few drops of rain.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

It was time today to get off my LAZY ASS and start working out again. Since I bought my HRM, I haven't used it ONCE . . . until this morning. Started with this DVD that I got a week ago at Half Price Books for $6. Did 2 miles today. Gotta work my way back to the tougher DVD's next week.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

Robert is "no carb'ing it" . . . so he decided he wanted to cook a brisket today. It didn't turn out too well, it was kinda dry and tough, but I cooked a pork loin as a back up. I made corn casserole, baked beans and corn bread to go with it. I'm stuffed!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23, 2011

Part 3 . . . all planted. All the plants, all the seeds . . . all done! Even mowed and trimmed the hedges. Watered . . . now just waiting on the sun. Hope some of it grows, don't expect it all to live . . . it is my "test garden". Hopefully it won't get eaten . . SOMETHING dug around in it last night!

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

After doing part 2 of this project, I realized today is Earth Day! Perfect timing. :) So today, I laid out 50 feet of soaker hose and hooked it to a timer, then laid 7 bags of soil on top, then planned out the plants and seeds I'll plant tomorrow. Have tomatoes in the pot (that's also hooked up to the soaker! woohoo) . . . then a knock out rose, black berry bush, and raspberry bush. Those are lettuce seeds in front that I'll plant (yes, I know they need to come out of the packets, just planning! LOL) . . . then strawberries, peppers, mint, carrot seeds, lavender, lilac, beans, rosemary, oregano, and corn seeds at the end. I bought all these seeds last week, and figured I might as well plant them in my "test garden" and see how they do! Cost me an even $200 for all the tools, dirt, hose, plants and seeds.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Hope my landlord doesn't get mad . . . but I just chopped down all his hedges by the deck! They were blocking my view of the backyard, and it REALLY needed to be redone. They were UGLY! Gonna go get a soaker hose, a timer, and a bunch of bags of top soil tomorrow. If the weather cooperates this weekend, I'll plant me a garden all along the house.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

[no picture today, putting benefit enrollment form in scrapbook]
Had to meet with the Cigna benefit coordinator today. Our health benefit year runs from July to June, so it's time for change . . . and it's not good. :( We can keep the "traditional" plan with the co-pay and pay twice as much as last year, or go to the "choice" plan and not have a co-pay. Had planned to play the odds and go with the choice plan, but after Evan's accident decided to play it safe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

Wow! Long day! Left work at 1, kissed Evan hello at 2, he went into surgery around 3, finished around 7, and got to see him after 8. This was Dr. Patel in the waiting room telling us how the surgery went . . . lots of anxious family listening!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

I don't know if it's sympathy pain, or stress, or something I did . . . but MY back is messed up now! Not nearly as bad as Evan's (left arrow in picture), and I don't think mine is really my back. I went to the chiropractor today after the last 24 hours in MAJOR pain, and he said I "slipped a rib" (right arrow above). It killed me to breath! I'm hoping after my adjustment, some rest, and some advil I'll be feeling as good as Evan with that morphine drip! LOL

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011

Evan's had his first surgery today. The doc removed all the damaged bone fragments, and has to go in from the front tomorrow or Tuesday to put in his "robo" parts. I went to see him this afternoon, and he was HIGH as a kite! LOL Probably won't even remember I was there, but I have photo proof! ;-) Also took a TON of food for the family, since they've been up there since Friday. Too bad Evan can't eat any - hopefully after his next surgery . . . he'll be up there for a week. :(

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

What a scary night!! My mom called me crying at about 10pm last night, and I was so worried . . . my first thought was that their was a forest fire out there, because there have been so many around here. But it was Evan (my nephew). Someone posted this picture to his facebook account right after my mom called me. He was riding his dirt bike, and did a jump and landed bad. They took him to the hospital, he had an MRI late last night, and found out he broke his back (L3). He's moving his arms and legs, and is in ICU. I guess they will do surgery today?

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

Robert took the day off, so Chili got to help him in the backyard. Our fence got blown over by the storms, so he had to fix that, and Robert is prep'ing the yard for my "white trash" pool! woohoooo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

I had to get gas this morning, and this is the CHEAP place to get gas. SIGH!! Cost me almost 60 bucks! And have to fill up atleast once a week. That's over $3,000 a year just to go to work. :(

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

Got my new HRM (heart rate monitor) in the mail today. It came so fast. I just ordered it Sunday night. I spent a LOT of time researching which one I should get, so I'm really happy with it already . . . just hope it motivates me to use it in the morning!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Forgot to take a picture today . . . and Robert grilled steaks, and they were SOOOO good, so I shoulda taken a picture of that, but I forgot. This pic is from Saturday, and thought it would look cute next to yesterday's picture!

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

I'm not having a good day, so I "stole" a picture that my mom took of my dad and Luke. I needed something to make me smile today . . .

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Got that sign with hooks on the right yesterday. I was out shopping, just wasting time at Hobby Lobby, and saw it for 10 bucks and HAD to have it for Robert and Chili's "Man Cave".

Saturday, April 09, 2011

April 9, 2011

Check out the fish Heather (my stepson's girlfriend) caught! I wasn't there to witness it (Chili and I were fixin' dinner) . . .but I'm told it was a joint effort. I ain't buyin' in! GIRL POWER! ;-)

Friday, April 08, 2011

April 8, 2011

This whole thing just makes me SOOoooo angry! ALL of these politicians need to be fired! Get rid of them ALL, and revamp the whole system. It's BROKE . . . and so is this country!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

April 7, 2011

I'm not much of a gamer, but every once an awhile a game peaks my interest. This one did when it came out, but since I get 25% off of used games, I knew I needed to wait awhile. New this game cost about $60 . . . I got this on sale today for $14.90 (tax included!). Of course, I was killed about 30 minutes in . . like normal! :)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

April 6, 2011

Ohhhh MAN! Does Boston Rob MAKE Survivor or WHAT??! It wouldn't be NEAR as exciting without him. I think he has a really good chance of winning it this time!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

April 5, 2011

ugghhh . . . the traffic was SO bad this morning. Took me over an hour to go 32 miles, and it backed up the minute I got on the highway. It was a wreck on the OTHER side that was gone by the time I got to that point.

Monday, April 04, 2011

April 4, 2011

It's a good thing fruit is ZERO points on the new weight watchers plan. As bad as I ate this weekend, fruit is about the only splurge I'm allowed the rest of the week (plus a little cool whip "free").

Sunday, April 03, 2011

April 3, 2011

Laundry Day! 4 loads while I watch the Rangers kick ASS!! Ian Kinsler got a home run again, for the 3rd game in a row . . . and my Kinsler shirt is CLEAN! Can't beat that. LOL ;-)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

April 2, 2011

Robert took me to the new "Babe's Chicken" in Arlington for lunch. It was good, but not "all that!" . . . it would have been just as good to make my own healthier sides, with a bucket of Chicken from KFC! LOL

Friday, April 01, 2011

April 1, 2011

Here's a picture from our "Opening Day" potluck lunch . . . about an hour after this, my boss turned in her resignation. Last lunch as THIS group . . . I'm not fond of change, but hopefully the grass is greener . . .