Well CONGRATS to Mr. H! He successfully passed.... Now he can breathe and stop worrying so much.
Love you guys! Can't wait to visit you in the ATL!
#1. My previous template when I made all the changes said it was invalid. I did it 3x.
#2. Ok, so I reverted to the Classic Template, but then when I did Contol F, I couldn't find "outer-wrapper" in the template provided by Blogger.
WTF, am I an idiot? possibly...
We were talking today and we both said that this totally reminds us of Marshall from How I Met Your Mother and the episode where he is waiting to find out if he passes the Bar.
One particular was the last one I had before the Mr. came into my life, and is the whole reason I met my husband. Not to go into long detail, you can take a look at my old post from July, if you want the whole story of the Mr. and Mrs.
Long story short, the ex cheated on me on Match.com, I met the Mr. on Match.com.
Anyway, the ex and I are now friends on Facebook, and he's a total douche. Not that he wasn't when I dated him, but for some reason I never saw it. I think I was blinded by the fact that I had recently moved to Indy from college (leaving another relationship behind that I missed very much) and desperately wanted someone special in my life. I enjoyed his family and liked someone to hang out with. I think that clouded my view of him, and my ability to see his real doucheyness (no that's not a word, but it suits him).
Well he's married now, with a child, and I'm happy for him. Even though, he ended up treating me like crap, he didn't really break my heart, I don't think I ever really cared about him. We've remained cordial to each other over the years. He used to dog sit for me for a year or so after we broke up, since Milo was "our" dog.
Anyway, he's a total douche and all my friends/family never liked him. And his pictures he posted, well they speak volumes. One statement for you, PUT A SHIRT ON.
But I'm the lucky one here, because the Mr. is 50x hotter and cooler than he could have ever hoped to be. His mistake was most definitely my gain.
So which leads me to my question, does anyone ever look back at their ex's and think... "What the F@#* was I thinking?"
Ok that's out there.
Every morning when heading to work, I keep my eye out for something that always brings a smile to my face. And, if I don't see if in the morning, well, the day just doesn't start off right.
Living in P'cola, neighborhoods change rapidly from one street to the next. We live in a nice subdivision, but as I drive the side streets to get to a "main" road to head into work, I pass various types of neighborhoods. I see a couple of churches, a school, but my favorite is some sort of contractor (I have no idea what they do) but they the cutest goat that wandering around their large gated area. Yes, I said goat. His name is Fred, well, that's what I call him. He wanders around the area, and appears to know his boundaries because the gates are open and the street in front of the shop is pretty busy. In the morning or evenings, I'm always on the lookout. He's a cute, old, brown goat, and when its a cold morning like today, or raining I always wonder how he is when I drive by.
For the longest time, I kept telling the Mr. that there was a goat in that yard and he NEVER believed me. Every time we drove by he didn't see him or Fred was hiding. Finally, one Sunday afternoon, Fred was out and now the Mr. keeps a look out for him as well.
So here's to Fred. He was out dancing around the yard today and it most definitely brought a smile to my face.
Its times like these, I just wish the Mr. was around to lean on, physically that is. I miss him.
1. I want a new background, who can I go to create a custom one for me. How much does that cost? How long does it take?
2. I want 3 columns, how do I do that. I read an instruction guide, but I appear to be stupid so... it looked hard so I gave up.
SOS... Please someone help me...
Friday we met up with some friends at O-Zone's, a great pizza place in P'cola. We shared some yummy pizza, beers, and wine for me, as well as some great conversation. After that we headed downtown to Will-Call a new sports bar, then to our regular bar, Intermission. We played some darts, and Hubby and I dominated.... I'll admit I probably drank alittle too much. But it was a good time.
Saturday, since I drank too much we didn't make it to yoga. Instead we took Charlie to get his incision checked at the vet, get groomed, and buy him his new Blue Buffalo dog food that we're trying. That afternoon we returned some things to the NEX, stocked up on Halloween candy, got a bulb to fix my tail light, stopped at Lowe's for supplies, and then headed home to do some yard work.
With the Mr. taking Charlie with him to TX, we thought it was time to start repairing some of the "damage" that he had put on the yard. We filled in the "trenches" he dug in the yard and planted grass seed. I also talked Brent into letting me get mums for the front porch. I had to talk him into it, because at our last house, I bought huge baskets of mums 2x, and killed them all. So I bought a smaller pot of mums and cross my fingers I don't kill them, because they are really pretty...
Saturday night was very chill, we BBQ'd some chicken, watched Almost Famous (one of my favs), my DVR'd copy of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and then I passed out on the couch. I have a small partial filling that fell out last week. I went to the dentist, but I'm a new patient so I couldn't get it fixed that day. I'm getting it taken care of this week, but last night my it was very sore. I took a pill for the pain and it put me to sleep.
Today, well it was a very lazy day. I went to the grocery store and stocked up for the next week or so. Came home, watched plenty of "Moving Up" and played with Milo and his new toys that I bought him today. We took care of the yard, watering the new grass, Miracle Growed the plants I'm willing back to life, and re potted the mum.
Tonight, the Milo and I took a walk, made dinner, and we're chilling watching Extreme Home Makeover, which I'm sure I'm going to bawl any minute now.
So the Mr. is gone until March, granted we'll be together for Thanksgiving, Xmas, and NYE, but march seems forever away....
I don't know about anyone else who's away from their spouse for an extended period of time, the worst for me is waking up in the middle of the night with them not there and coming home from work to an empty house. Thank goodness I have the lil puggie to meet me at the door and to snuggle with.... I've been told that we snore we in unison.
Oh... I almost forgot... I also received a totally awesome package at my doorstep. More about that tomorow.... All I'll say is I'm madly in love with it, and I'll do my best to talk about it tomorrow evening...
I used this quote in the back of our guestbook that I made with Snapfish.
It means a lot to me especially now, with Brent leaving for Texas on Sunday. He'll be there until March, the first year of marriage we'll be apart more than we'll be together. Keeping it in perspective, he is not deployed, only in training. Absence makes the heart grow fonder right....
Seeing that I have several readers in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, I wanted to introduce you all to Michelle's work. I've really enjoyed working with her and loved the pictures she has given to us. She's local to Jacksonville, in P'cola from time to time, and will travel for weddings. Please take a look at her website or blog . I have some more boudoir shots, but I'm a little too shy to show them. But trust me, they are great, and the hubby loves them.
Thanks Michelle... I hope to get another shoot in when you and Brent are going to be in town.
Love - because you make me look better in my BR Khaki sheath dress.
Hate - because I forgot how high the slit up the back was
Hate - because I have the high waisted ones on and i can now really tell that I've gained weight since i wore this pair...
Ok, this extra 6 lbs that I gained since the wedding has to come off.... 6lbs is alot on a 5'2" frame... especially when you gain weight in your butt and thighs like I do.
Her surgeon said that there is a good chance that this cancer is still at a Stage 1 phase, however we won't know for sure until the surgery. Based upon the type of cancer she has the likelihood of it coming back and appearing in the other breast is high, so he was very happy that my mom had already decided she would be having a double mascetomy. The only issue that concerns him is that there are some very small clusters of cancerous cells in that same breast, but since she is having mascetomy it shouldn't cause too much of an issue.
She felt that the staff was excellent. They talked with her at length about her cancer, the surgery, what they can offer her, etc. etc. She feels so much better about the situation now. It looks like they have her scheduled for surgery in 2 to 3 weeks, since they have to schedule the surgeons together. After the surgery she'll have spacers implanted in her breasts and regularly go and they will inject them with saline solution to inflate them.
FYI- My mother does have breast implants, but that in no way was the cause of her cancer. Ironically enough, having never been happy with her breasts and getting implants over 10 years ago, has allowed her to deal with the mascetomy much better.
I want to say thank you to everyone for their kinds words. And thank you to Kayte whomever you are and wherever you are, I appreciated your kinds words and thoughts on the Siteman Center. I pray for your mother as well.
My mom was referred to this female doctor from a cousin whom had recently been treated with her, so my mom took that referral very highly. Well needless to say, that Dr, in my own humble opinion, is a POS. She has totally dropped the ball, and my mom has suffered from it.
#1 this is cancer people, you shouldn't have to explain that to a doctor. This process of her getting a mastectomy should have already been completed, she shouldn't have to repeatedly call to get results, find out referrals, etc. If she went into the DR with a broken arm, it would be treated right away, why can't this be... Ok, let me explain a little.
1. Up until a complete of weeks ago, she didn't even know what stage the cancer was. They had never cared to tell her.
2. They referred her to a hospital in the central part of the state that didn't accept her health insurance.
3. They didn't even figure that out, my mom called and spoke to several people at the hospital. They finally said we'll take you but you have to process your own claims to the insurance company... WTF are you kidding me... do I want to go bankrupt.
4. They had never given her a copy of any of her records.
5. My mom asked to go to St Louis, and the Dr said that wouldn't be possible.
6. Finally, my mom called to get all her records to take them to a new Dr she found in STL, at a top notch cancer institute, that takes her insurance, and you know what the Dr's cancer nurse said to her.... "Well we're gonna need you to come in and do another biopsy...
"Excuse me, she's getting a freaking mastectomy. I know its cancer, we've determined that weeks ago. She wants it the hell out of her why do we need to take another look...
So today, my mom has her appointment at the Sitman Cancer Center, a great cancer center associated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wash U Medical School. Her appointment is with the Dept Head. I very excited for her, I mean as excited as you can be in this situation.
Its a wonderful, teaching hospital and there she will be able to participate the new procedures, clinical trials, and see some of the Midwest finest Doctors. I have a close friend that is an oncology rep for a drug manufacturer and she says that outside of Mayo, Sitman is the best cancer institute in the Midwest.
She should leave today with a plan of action, an idea of next steps, and hopefully a date for the surgery. Which is more than her other Dr ever did for her.
I'm so proud of her for taking control of the situation, and not settling for the BS that the Dr was giving her.
FYI - her original DR referred her to a State University Hospital located at the capital city of our state. My step-father is an elected official and has state health insurance. The Medical School which is funded by the state would not accept my mother's health insurance. What kind of crap is that.
For now, I'm letting the bad thoughts exit my body and only letting good energy in....
I drank a bottle of Verdi this weekend, while Brent was enjoying his Sam Adams Octoberfest....
The FAIR!!! Yeah!
The P'cola Interstate Fair is in town, and we had to make a visit. Overall, the P'cola fair isn't the best I've been to but, they do have "free" concerts that make the $10 entry fee worth it. A couple of years ago we watched Skid Row. Last night was Bucky Covington. We got there around 6pm, walked around ate a TON of food and watched about an hour of the concert. He was ok, I knew of 2 of his songs, and then he started playing covers of Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, etc. That's when we left.
Picture of us 2 years ago at the fair. It was cold, why am I eating ice cream???
Picture of us before we went to the fair. Before I felt the ill from all the fat and sugar....
We headed home and felt the pain of eating Fair Food .... We first ate a corndog a piece and split a lemon shake-up. We walked around looking at all the hot rods, then the photography/art exhibits, played some games (we have heated skee ball tournaments, I unfortunately only won the 1st game), Brent tried to win me a huge stuffed pug (but I only let him spend $4 trying), and then off to eat more. We ate a gyro and fries, Brent had a huge Philly Cheesesteak, and then he wanted ice cream. We had to watch Bucky, because we couldn't move...
We got home, had some drinks, and proceeded to have a hotly contested game of Scrabble, that neither one of us with acknowledge whether the other won or not. We both rocked some 6 letter words in the beginning, so at the end of the game, it came down to whether or not "AH" could be used as a word. Based upon the online dictionary its not a "word" that could be used, but Brent swears in his brother's Scrabble dictionary it can be used. I refused to accept it and then I'd win by 2 points, he ignored my refusal and says he won by 4 points. I ripped up the score paper so this game had no history....
Sorry.... We're total nerds.
Here's a pic from the concert. Brent's Grandma Emma is a huge American Idol fan. We had to get a pic.
My 1st close, college friend, J, is currently pregnant and due in January. I'm totally excited for her and I can't wait to meet the lil girl that they are having. J, has chosen to use all environmentally-friendly diapers and organic only baby products. During her pregnancy she has removed all harsh chemical cleaning products and is eating all organically. I'm proud of her, she was a pack a day smoker, Starbucks chugging, wine lovin type of gal, and she quit it all cold turkey.
She's having a shower in Chicago next month, which I hope I can go to (more on that later), and I was scanning through her registries. She has a pretty normal registry at Babies R Us and then another one at Rightstart.com.
Ok, so here's my question: She is requesting G-Diapers, they can be found http://www.gdiapers.com/.
Has anyone ever heard of them? I took a look at the site and they seem really interesting.
From the site: gDiaper's plastic-free flushable refills have no elemental chlorine, no perfumes, no smell, no garbage, and no guilt. They come in two sizes: small refills fit small 'little g' pants, medium/large refills fit both the medium and large 'little g' pants.
You buy a "cover" and "diaper" or refill as they call it goes into the cover. The covers run from 16.99 to 18.99 and the refills are 52.00 for a pack of 160 (small size).
Another question, seeing how I don't have kids, never bought diapers, and don't have any point of reference here.... $52.00 for a 160 changes, is that reasonable? I mean obviously they are going to cost for than the standard diapers, but you also don't have to put them in your trash can and deal with "that" mess, you can flush them (that's worth a little more to me) but 160 changes - how long does it take to go through 160 diapers.... I suppose that the real question that I need to answer, what's the ROI on these diapers.... outside of the environmental impact.
Obviously, I'll get them for her since she wants them and that's how they are going to be raising her, but its got me thinking what I'll want to do when I have kids...
We attend yoga classes at the new gym on NAS P'cola (the port side base, P'Cola has 2 bases port side which is on the water, and Corry Field which is where the larger commissary, NEX, hospital, etc. is located.) We were driving home from port side and I turned to go to Corry forgetting that I had left our scratch and win %% off coupon at home. (I need to buy new speakers for my Liberty, one of the front one is blown). Anyway, we head back home the long way and turn onto the intersection close to our house, a HUGE wreck and just happened. People running out of their cars to help, calling 911, etc. If we wouldn't have turned around and went the long way home, we would have been right there.
Word to the wise, if you do buy this machine. You can buy most of the beverage discs from Walmart (except in Columbus, MS Brent found out). They are A LOT cheaper than BBY and Linens n Things. But I did have a couple of 20% coupons so I did buy some. FYI - Starbucks does make the discs for the machine as well.
Our management in general is great. They are easy going and reward us greatly, in non-monetary ways, bringing in lunch, snacks, birthday cake and ice cream once a month, donuts on Fridays, etc. They even gave all of the women in the office flowers on Valentine's Day. In general they treat us, the employees, well. I can't complain at all.
So yesterday, a member of the admin staff, let's us all know (excluding mgt) about today, and asked if each of us could throw in $5 to have lunch brought in. We were getting BBQ sandwiches, baked beans, etc. In our main office there are about 25 people (excluding mgt) so that puts us at $125.
Well, it has been a fiasco getting people to contribute $5 for the meal. Some people didn't want to participate, others weren't going to be in the office that hour and didn't feel they should give money if they weren't going to be there, and some people were just being pains in the asses.
Its $5 freaking dollars people, I understand we're in a recession here people, but come the f@$% on, a meal from this restaurant is usually $8 - 9, so if you eat the lunch you've gotten your $$$ worth. And let's say you can't be here to eat, well you ass has certainly taken part in the monthly birthday celebrations, various lunches, snacks, pot lucks, holiday parties, retirement parties, etc.... with out ever putting in dollar one.
Sorry, I'm done venting on....
Oh wait 1 more thing. Ok there is Administrative assistant's Day and Boss's Day, what about all the other employees.....
Better get back to work...
Well, he called me at about 11:30 and said I'll be there around 12:15. My hubby showed up at my office with a flowers and Subway. He knows the way to my heart food and flowers... He picked out the flowers himself, mixing yellow and white Calla Lilies, in a cute white ceramic vase.
We ate outside in the common area at my office park. And had a great lil lunch date.
Any who.... I've totally stole this from http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/ so sorry boys.
Here are all the looks from the 3 final designers in the competition. And I'll be honest, these have been my 3 favorites all season. I know people hate Kenley, I agree she's a pain in the ass, but I love her work just the same.
LeAnn's work. I love the architectural feel of her designs. I fell in love with her wedding dress that was shown last week. Its to DIE for....
Kenley's work has been repeatedly called RETRO. While I can see it in some pieces, I feel she still has a fresh outlook in her designs. I love her lil dresses. Korto - I've been on the fence on some of her designs. I have LOVED some and completely hated others. Week 2 - was horrid and I thought she should have went home then, but she hung in there and pulled out some great pieces.
I hope Leann wins. I've already looked through all the pieces shown at Fashion Week, and I think her show shined more than all the rest. Can't WAIT....
We split Fajitas Texans, which is our favorite, but no drinks. Then we headed over to Super Wal-Mart to get our shopping on. Since Brent is back in the house, I needed to get all the essentials for him - Orange Juice (Pulp Free Low Acid), Acai Juice, Beer, Cereal, tons of lunch meat, and cheese. That boy loves his beverages and sandwiches.
Side Note ..... Military wives - do you all grocery shop on base? I can't, I get totally annoyed. People are pushy and the baggers insist on walking you out to the car and demand tips. We do go to the NEX (we're on a Navy base but he is USAF) and shop sometimes when there is a sale.
Then we headed home to watch Greek (one of our favorite shows) and of course Bravo's new shows - Housewives of ATL and Rachel Zoe. He hated both of them and instead read his book on the couch. But I did talk him into rubbing my feet...
God we are so exciting.....
Is anyone else watching the new Housewives in ATL? Is Kim is she wearing a wig or is that just me? And why do I have to see her bra all the time?
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