Monday, June 16, 2008


In honor of Father's Day (I know, I know... I'm a day late....) I thought I would share a little peek into our lives (as if I don't do that on at least a weekly basis as it is).

I was making a cd for J to take to work to one of his coworkers, and T was having a hard time getting her chicken cut up. She kept persisting and asking me to please come cut it for her. I kept putting her off, asking her to wait... I had to get the cd's finished in the next couple minutes before J left. I looked up and saw J leaning over T, cutting her meat for her, and T looking up at her Daddy with stars in her eyes. It was a simple thing on his part, but just one of those moments that draws a tear to your eye because of the sweetness of what you are witnessing. What is it about little girls and their daddies? I know I think the world of mine...

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I PASSED!!! With flying colors, no less!! The state average is 83. I got a 93!!! Here it is:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hypocritical maybe?

Today I got a chance to see my friendly nearly neighbor and physician. I went in for a check-up and my HEP B vaccination. The nurse gave me the paperwork on it and I started reading:

Who should get hepatitis B vaccine and when?
Children and Adolescents
• All children .... blah blah blah, not me, don't care right now, skip that part....
• Children ... skip that one, too. The hot pink paper just didn't make it interesting enough to read that part...
• All unvaccinated adults at risk for HBV infection should be vaccinated. This includes:
- sex partners of people infected with HBV, (uh, no.)
- men who have sex with men, (eek! Number one, not a man. Number two, that is just so wrong.)
- people who inject street drugs, (nope, don't do drugs...)
- people with more than one sex partner, (at this point, I am REALLY starting to wonder why I just subjected myself to the sheer toture of a needle.....)
- people with chronic liver or kidney disease, (not me, healthy as a horse over here...)
- people with jobs that expose them to human blood, (OOOOOOHHHHHHHH, THERE I am..... ok, quit reading now.....)

Now I feel better.... I had a logical reason for putting myself through that... I guess. I hear it is mandatory for EMT's to get it done. Yay. So, I jumped into this field for WHAT reason? Wait, it will come back to me eventually...

Anyway, on to the hypocritical part: I was sitting in the exam room, already slightly nervous because I had more things to deal with at the doctor's than just the shots. And, honestly, I completely forgot I was getting them til I looked up and saw the little menacing vials sitting there on the counter, laughing at me. Really, they were. My nurse read through my paperwork and mentioned said laughing vials, sending me into a nervous twitch. She laughed and said perhaps a dose or two of Valium would be appropriate at this point, then proceeded to take my blood pressure. What good timing. What is hypocritical about any of this? you may ask..... Because, needles really do make me freak out. I start to shake, my palms get all sweaty, and at times I wonder if I will end up passing out.... Yet, on our rig, anytime the needles come out for drawing blood and starting IV's and the patient starts to panic, I calmly bend over them, gently place my hands on their face, tell them to just look in my eyes, and say, "it will all be ok. This is not a big deal. You can do this...." Meanwhile, if it was ME on that cot, I'd be heading for a full blown anxiety attack. I have one more shot in the series left... maybe I can do better on that one.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


My first black eye!!"

Yeah, that's how I looked at it too.... or not. My reaction was closer to: Oh. My. Gosh. WHAT. HAPPENED?! B was down at the neighbor/cousin's house playing "500" (no clue) and he got kneed in the eye by the resident girl teen/horse trainer of the family. Yikes. It already looks worse. This is what it looked like when he walked in the door:

Yeah. We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

All I Need is a Milk Cow

...all I need is a pig (sung to the tune of "all I need is a miracle, all I need is you...") It's been stuck in my head for hours... ever since I thought of this post. So, I hope it gets stuck in your head, too. You're welcome.

On with the show:

We have a handful (more like a few handfuls) of new additions to our happy (and crazy) home. Meet:

the little chicks:

Thirteen of them to be exact.

And the big chicks:

Six of them.

And the pride and joy of T's life.... Scoob:

This is good. She needs something to mother. Really. She does.

I firmly believe that the only thing we are lacking to make "farm life" official is a milk cow and a pig. But I have drawn the line. We are NOT getting either one of them.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wrapping Up (Week 14)

I know, I know, it hasn't even been a full week yet... But this time I am on time. :) Besides, for any of you that actually care, I didn't want to keep you waiting.

I've lost another pound. Yay! I'm getting ready to stop keeping track and "trying". So.... pictures will be coming soon. :) Hopefully. I do have one awful "before" pic and am hoping for lots of good "after" pics this weekend. We'll see if I can remember the camera first of all, and secondly, and just as important, remember charged batteries. :) I'm waiting with barely concealed impatience to see how she did when all was said and done. Who won?? And what was the prize? Hmm.... needs to be something good. :)