Friday, May 28, 2010

Fuzzy Friday

I say Fuzzy Friday because that is how my brain feels this morning. This is my last day to be one assistant short at work and I could not be more excited. That coupled with Michael's birthday party last night and the spray tan I need to get this morning before work so I won't glow in the dark over Memorial Day weekend. Wheeewww, I literally feel as if I could barely go any further and I still have all day to work..boooo..that would bring my total hours this week to around 50. I have already told Mike that I do not want to make any decisions for the next 3 days that includes menu planning!
Michael's birthday party went swimmingly. (Birthday actually on June 2nd) We had a Hummer limo pick him up from school along with a dozen of his friends. It was actually two fold seeing at it was also the last day of 4th grade so they were also celebrating their "graduation" from elementary school. The limo drove them around town some, dropped us off at CiCi's, and finished with a 30 minute cruise about town. The kids hung their heads out the window, waving to all the other cars. You could tell they felt like Rock Stars! There was even a beach ball being volleyed around inside. I am still not for sure where that came from. Anywho, the girls went home and the boys spent the night. They finally succumbed to sleep around 3 in the morning. Well, there is so much more but I don't want to bore you any further. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

1. A fabulous chicken salad sandwich-- the best food to take on a picnic.

2. Summer is hands down my favorite time of the year.

3. One can not have too many pairs of flip flops.

4. To love someone is to know the exact moment they are thinking about you which is most likely the same time you are thinking about them.

5. I could use a long hike.

6. When I crave food, it's usually something fried. (I am not a big sweets eater

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a peaceful house, tomorrow my plans include possible some boating since soccer is on hiatus and Sunday, I want to enjoy doing whatever in the hell I decide to do that day even if it is sitting on my tookus doing absolutely nothing.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Joy Of Selfless Giving

I have the most awesome child in the world. First of all I would like to preface this little story with the fact that Michael keeps some of the cash he gets from the Tooth Fairy and other ancillary holiday cards in his underwear drawer! (original, eh!) He didn't have a boatload of money in there because the majority of it is deposited in his bank account. However, I think he had around 20 dollars in 5's and 1's.
So, unbeknownst to me a memo was sent home from school regarding a family whose father had brain surgery and was having problems covering their medical expenses. In order to encourage kids to bring a small donation, the memo stated 'if you bring $1, you could wear a hat to school on the designated day.'
Well, the designated day was last week and I read the memo yesterday! Go figure....So I asked Michael "Did you wear a hat on this day?" I figured the answer would be no since he didn't ask Mike or I for any money. He told me he did wear a hat on that day. "How did you get away with that since you didn't actually donate $1?" I inquired.
"I did donate money", he stated. "Only I didn't give just a dollar, I figured if one dollar would help some then five dollars would help more."
Hello, this is my child! Taking care of business without pumping his parents for cash. I am so proud of him, I think I could explode with pride (Yes, I know being too proud is bad) but who could not be beaming from this. A nine year old doing all of this by himself?!? I just don't know what else to say.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday, Friday, Friday

I survived my first week without one of my assistants. It actually wasn't too bad and I was feeling rather confident yesterday as my week was winding down. That is until I took a sneak peek at next week's schedule, I think I quit breathing for 11 seconds! I guess we shall see how I feel this time next week. Oh, did I mention Michael's birthday party is intermingled into next week along with a sleep over involving a dozen of his closest friends. Did I mention this was Thursday night and I do have to work on Friday!?!?! I will need prayers all around!
I was able to do a little pampering yesterday in preparation for the christening of the pool this weekend. Botox, pedicure and spray that order! Sunday I get to take one of the two new bikinis I bought on a little test drive! Have a fabulous Friday and a fulfilling weekend. Michael is at camp in Crossville with his entire 4th grade class and he returns home today. I will be much relieved when I see that little face in Cookeville safe and sound.
Here we go.......

1. My fabulously fabulous children never fail to make me smile. (unless they are fighting)

2. I'm looking forward to a little summer fun in the wonderful sun!

3. SpongeBob on the boob tube is what I'm listening to right now.

4. Potato salad must have little bits of pickle in it!

5. Coffee was the best thing I ate today. (I don't eat breakfast in the a.m. before I leave work....does the nasty protein drink count?)

6. Today is just beginning so I have no idea what is in store for me today.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing my eldest child, tomorrow my plans include soccer, soccer, seeing my mom and visiting one of my patients in a social capacity and Sunday, I want to hit the pool, of course!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Couple of Randoms

Short life in pictures.....I am sure the neighbors are loving our continued downward spiral into redneckdom! We are just trying to grow some things and educate the kids. It's all in the name of the kids but it is a trite tacky. I didn't know how else to string up my peas so I used 'string'!

I am still waiting for my check from Old Navy for this advertising campaign!

How cute is this guy? Waiting for soccer a few Saturdays ago.

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's That Time Again...

Whoo Hoo....the time has come once again to celebrate FRIDAY! I so look forward to this day every week and it is finally here! I only have a few patients today so I am much looking forward to an abbreviated day but one of my assistants will be in Jamaica over the next 2 weeks getting to say I will be earning my keep at work. I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets something accomplished on that spring to do list. My main item on the agenda is figuring out how to use my new camera. I finally broke down and went digital so I get to stop using Michael's for (he is happy). It came in the mail and just the mere presence of it is daunting. I am thankful that my Canon lenses off of the 35 mm are compatible because I was not excited about having to buy new ones. Here we go:

1. I just had the most wonderful time sitting in a quiet house!

2. Sometimes it just is what it is.

3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I'm reading: "Yonder's the 'Hill' now, see them lights yonside the road," he said.

4. A really good song tickles my fancy.

5. I was walking along minding my own business.

6. Just about anything makes me laugh! (I love to laugh)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to buying a new pair of running shoes followed by a little test run, tomorrow my plans include soccer and a hot date with a trailer of mulch, and Sunday, I want to watch the boys sing and church and spend as much time outside as Mother Nature will let me.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary......

How does your garden grow?
I did find it interesting that this little nursery rhyme has a bitter past. Discrepancy over origin, the exact wordage, and (most interesting) it being a religious allegory of Catholicism. Hard to believe something so simple can be so deep. And here we are thinking we can interpret the Bible....Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All I wanted to do was show pre and post pictures of our little garden. You see, we are not allowed to have a 'real' garden in our neighborhood so this is the compromise. The kids have really enjoyed planting and watering our little slice of Heaven. Let's see...we have tomatoes of all shapes and sizes (literally), peppers of all shapes and sizes, sweet peas and okra (I am a big fan). Hopefully will have a fruitful bounty! Happy work week....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Fill Ins.......Or Not

Here are the Fill Ins.....Enjoy...

1. Salsa and chips from Chili's are my favorite.

2. Look at this spread of condiments and you've even got mustard.

3. By the time I get home I have the best intentions to exercise or run but usually talk myself out of it! Surprisingly, it is not that difficult to do.

4. Seeing how much money I can save with coupons is what I look forward to most when grocery shopping.

5. And I was dreaming in a deep sleep when I hear in my ear, "Mommy, I need to go potty"

6. Peace and there anything else better?!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to planting more vegetables in the garden, tomorrow my plans include soccer and more soccer and Sunday, I want to watch Michael acolyte in church and hopefully get pampered on my special day even more than I usually am.

Unfortunately for me and you readers hanging on the edges of your seats....the Friday Fill Ins young lady must have slept in this morning. I will add it when it becomes available. Otherwise, there has not been any type of excitement this week besides Marshall's surgery. He has recovered remarkably and never asked for any of his Tylenol/Codeine pain medicine. He denies any neck pain or stiffness (which the MD said would occur) and has not complained of a sore throat. I have never seen a child this tough in my life. Have a fabulously fabulous Friday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We Made It

Just wanted to post a pre and post picture of my little guy at the surgery center. He did have to have an IV and be intubated because he was going to be sedated longer than 20 minutes. So sad to see an IV line in his little arm...pitiful. Thanks to all my friends/family who prayed for him today. It worked!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Hate Surgery

Well, here we go...yet another surgery for Marshall. Not wanting this to be a long drawn out thing but I am a little concerned with the 845 a.m. surgery time. You see, Marshall loves to eat and he gets this voracious appetite from his mother. I could eat every hour on the hour. So I have been trying to explain to him that eating in the morning when he wakes up is not really an option! He told me his hearing is fine and he doesn't need surgery. Poor guy! Well, I just wanted to put that out there and around 845 a.m. central if you think about it....pray for my little man!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dusting Off The Keys

In retrospect, I had absolutely no idea how much of my time was consumed by a computer. It was as if Dell was the name of my closest BFF instead of some inanimate thing which required no love or physical contact to make it day to day. I know to some this may seem a little over the top but taking a personal account of my face time with 'Dell' was astounding and a little frightening. It would be different if I was writing my memoirs, solving world famine, or making my first million of off Ebay sells. Far from it!
Instead the time was consumed with Facebook, blogging, reading other blogs, reading politically motivated propaganda (which is never good), trying to glean from other professionals the true state of the economy, job prospects and the like and hoping I would not stumble upon the fact that our country had officially crashed financially and the U.S. dollar would not even be worth the paper is was printed on.
Since I obviously had to fight my addiction head on I decided to treat is like any other addiction.....STOP! Although this is fairly impossible in today's computer driven society a significant cut back would fare quite well. The 20 minutes I allowed myself per day on the computer had to be rationed like water in an arid desert. I had to give up some things and blogging was one. I was having writer's block anyway so it worked out just fine.
Well, the breaking of my addiction worked. I am trying to do whatever computer stuff I want to do in the a.m. when the kids are still sleeping and when I find myself during the day on it for an extended period of time.....I start to feel guilty and extremely non-productive...which is good!
Now that I have aired all my grievances I feel better! Hopefully my blogging sabbatical did not deter my dozen or so daily visitors but if it did, oh well, it had to be done.