Friday, October 27, 2006

Movie Trivia Time

Isn’t it the perfect time of year to cuddle up by a fire, put on some slippers and watch a good movie? Let’s test your movie line skills…

1. “Bees. Frank was always allergic to bees.”
2. “This is a well oiled machine, my friend.”
3. “Do you have anything besides Mexican food?”
4. “I’m signin’! You’re signin’! We’re all signin’!”
5. “Listen. Do you smell something?”
6. “Sell crazy some place else. We’re all stocked up here.”
7. “He lacks the physical strength and the opposable thumbs.”
8. “Skin that smoke wagon, see what happens.’
9. “Oh wait. Wasn’t she that real big fat person?”
10. “You came back to tell me that I’m odd?”

Some are easier than others. Good Luck!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Campout the Bird

A Poem

This was my bird but now he's gone.
His life fell short...just before dawn.
Ben awoke and out of a deep, deep sleep
when fluttering and flapping but not a peep
did come from our bird so quiet and still.
What have we done? A bird, did we kill?
His normal habits were hissing and pooping
So such disturbance led Ben to some snooping
He searched around for some other source
but what he found led him to deep remorse
The noises had quieted because... it was dead.
Poor Campy was jammed in the corner on it's head.
What did we do? Or what did we not?
All we know now is an empty cage, we got!

Amen. And Amen.

God rest his soul...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ding, dittly, ding, dittly, ding, dang, blog!

I tried to post earlier this week and I lost it! Then I became a ticking time bomb or maybe a ball of fury as my dad took his laptop away from me to continue working... Then, I think my children were screaming and crying or something like that! This is the first time I've been able to calm down and write something new. I think I'm doing okay.

Well, on my last post I said something like,"We are having a great time here on the west coast and it's been a real blessing to be here. We've had busy times and quiet times and times with family and times with friends. It has been a perfect blend."

Thursday was Survivor which is always good. We also got to watch it with Aaron and Chelan and Aris and Christy who have always been our Survivor buddies. It was a little different this time, though. Instead of there being three or four children, there was six. We could have been man-to-man but Ben wasn't around... It wasn't as quiet but we actually managed to watch the whole thing!

So, as Survivor began, so did a toothache. I slept horrible and by the next afternoon I was calling my dentist in Abilene for a drug prescription. I've been drugged ever since and I'm gonna be real pissed if it doesn't let up. I can't drive, obviously, so that puts some kinks in my plans. Wish me luck! I'm sure it will be fine...

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bear with me. It's worth it!

So Thursday morning I woke up at 6am and rushed to get ready. I hurried out the door at 6:40 and headed off to Abilene. I pulled up to the Hospital and went to the appropriate waiting room. I was suppose to be there at 8am and wasn’t able to be taken to my own personal suite until well after 9am. Normally my sweet and thoughtful husband would be by my side as my support and witness but unfortunately the combination of school-aged children and a weekend course of his own prohibited him from fulfilling his husbandly duties aside from a ten minute, heart felt, drop in on his way to school. So my good friend Shelley was more than willing to be my temporary companion. A nurse came in and poked and prodded around my left hand to get a needle into my particularly minute veins and failed. She then went for my right elbow pit which went much smoother but prevented me from moving my arm much. Shelley and I talked and talked until the nurse got the phone call saying the doctor was ready for me and then I was given some valium and some pain killer. I waited… Was it working? Maybe, maybe not… I hopped into a wheel chair and my valet took me through a maze of hallways to an ultrasound room. After waiting some more along with three other nurses and my companion, the doctor arrived and the fun began. The yellow soapy cleany stuff was smeared all over my neck and the needles were taken out of there packages. There were sterile things all over the place and it smelled like vinegar. “Here comes a poke.” Sure enough, my neck went numb quick enough but unfortunately I was still awake! Shelley remained by my side and watched what I would never be brave enough to watch. I prepared myself by closing my eyes as a scalpel moved toward me. Then came needles and pressure and more needles trying to get the best sample of tissue from the cyst on my thyroid. The doctor used an ultrasound machine to help guide his freakishly long needles past the liquid filled cavities of the cyst and into the really hard crap. Yah, that was painful…I was freakin’ out ‘cause he was totally going to puncture my esophagus! Meanwhile, Shelley is rather intrigued with the whole procedure which you might not have known had you seen her faint half way through! Good times! Once the doc finally had the best sample ever, the nurses bandaged me all up, making it nearly impossible to move my neck. Well, I’m trying not to make this heck-a-long but I’ve failed miserably… Anyway, I had to have a volunteer drive me home a freakin’ hour away ‘cause I wasn’t allowed to. Then I continued to care for my children and be the Superwoman I am!