I got this from a dear friend of mine today. I've since sent it on to those who I have email addies for. For the rest of you Im posting it here.

Thought for the day...


Friends are like butt cheeks.
Crap might separate them,
But they always come back together.
Send this to all your butt cheeks.

Thanks for all my buttcheeks out there...you've been really supportive and I appreciate you immensely!



The only entry today is in the Main Blog area. I've done some freshening of a couple layouts too. That's about it for today.


just a quick note

Hubby just called from work and said he's on the way home. There are 2 posts today. One in the Main Blog and a real quickie (*WHOOT*) in the Journey Blog. Gotta go get ready because hubby will be here shortly and I still gotta get into some decent clothes!

Thanks for all the nice comments on the new look. I really appreciated them.

Hope everyone had a great day.


this is the only entry today

Hubby's got that appointment today. Will edit this post when we get home.

Checked online at WalMart to see what the medicine is that was called in and I was right, it's Prometrium. God I hope she called in for pills and not the suppository that I see it also comes in. *UGH* Looks like this drug is going to make me sleepy. Maybe I'll get a good night's sleep in for a change.

EDIT: 543pm Looks like hubby's doing well. He's not in pain so they're adopting the "wait n see" position again. He still has to pan for stones for the next 2-3 weeks and has another appointment the day before his sinus surgery in September. At that point, they'll do another CT scan on him. He also said something about the dr explaining that some stones are visible via xray and some arent. Unfortunately hubby has the kind that arent and that's why they need to do the CT scan on him. Ah well.



Not much to say today. Got a couple updates. There's a blog entry in the Journey Room. I've freshened the look to the Main Blog too. Let me know what you think.

EDIT: 615pm. I got two of the horse plaques done and their pictures are up in the Craft Corner.


Todays Entries

One each in the Padded Room, The Main Blog and in the Journey Room.

Waitin on a call from the obgyn so I may end up editing the Journey Blog later today. Im not sure on that one.


Too good not to share

I shared this in email with a few of my usual readers but thought I'd put it in here.

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?"

"Of course my child. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"

The priest answered: "I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you"

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father." Next!

That shared, Im gonna go to bed now. There may not be a post for a couple days as I anticipate things are going to be slow here tomorrow and not much is going on except my PT on Friday.


answers and today

Sorry the post is late. Im like totally dead tired right now. It's been a long day as I was up a good 6 hours or more before Im used to and things were rough.... well rough for a highly strung person. I actually started writing in the main blog around 225pm or so and fell asleep after one paragraph so I went in for a nap. I didnt wake up til 530pm and started to get it finish. Then while I was moving the one pic I lost the first paragraph and had to rewrite it so it's taken a bit longer to get this posted than anticipated.

Thanks Alice for pointing out that one song. I got it fixed. When in doubt always use the file from the artist's own page or a properly spnsored page ;).

Thanks for all the nice comments on the decor in the Journey to Parenthood room. I love the feel of the room too and I look forward to putting more entries in there soon. I may end up changing the decor in the Main Blog to something similar.... possibly even this home page eventually. Not the Padded Room though...I dont think I'll ever change that dark feel in there.

Oh and I made sure to answer most of the questions in my comments as per my usual. So yes, there is a bit of reading in some cases.

EDIT on 08/16/07 @ 305pm: I know I said I wasnt going to write but I found an interesting article that I posted the link to in the Journey page.


New Update

Ok, this just in. Hubby called. He said they took more blood from him, a urine sample and did more xrays. We have to be there for his appointment at 530am. The procedure is supposed to start at 630am (the time delay is so he can be sedated) and will last an hour. God willing, he should be ready to come home around 8am. They'll have him on a couple meds for a few days (an antibiotic and pain killer Im guessing) but he should be pretty much "normal" by late afternoon when the sedation meds wear off. He'll need to stay with his feet elevated for a bit. I didnt understand why when hubby was trying to tell me over the phone. Anyhow, that's where we stand right now.

In other news, I've been a busy gal this morning. I was up at 7am when he got up and after he left started working my blogs. There are 3 entries today. One each in the Padded Room, the Craft Shack and the Journey to Parenthood area. As always, fair warning on the JTP blog...TMI due to content and subject matter.


Important Update and not so important stuff

Didnt hear from the urologist by 3pm today so I beeped hubby and had him call them. They were *just then* working on his scheduling. *sigh* I wont go there I promise. Ya'll know how I feel about this dang mess. Anyhow he's due in tomorrow (Tues) at 9am for pre-op stuff. Wednesday morning at 630am he goes in for the procedure. We need prayers this procedure is better than the 80% effectiveness we were quoted. Surgery means time off and we all know what that means (oohhh I promised not to go there...sorry). He does have an option if he needs surgery though. He was telling me his boss had mentioned if they'd (him n his boss ) had thought of it they would have put him on "short term" disability...this way he wasnt missing out on any pay and he could have the time off. Crossing my fingers he doesnt need that and if he does the option is still available.

On not so important news...you'll find two new links to the right. Im still working on the decor to the one area but there is an introduction entry in already. I'll put last Thursday's adventure to the obgyn in there tomorrow. The other link is to a crafting area. Im thinking about a jokes page too, simply as a place to put all those emailed jokes I get. It'd beat leaving them in my email inboxes....unless that's being done by someone already....


Just another lonely Sunday

Nothin special today. Havent decided if I want to work on the computer or not. I know I dont really feel like typing. Sometime in this next week I'll be adding a couple new sections... one for crafts and one for that other I discussed the other day.

Hubby went to work today. He's still in pain. Havent had a call from him yet. No news should be good news right?

No One Lyrics


the rest of today...

The post dealing with the rest of today is in the main blog. Wont be adding one to the Padded Room because Im really too pissed off to write anymore today. HMOS and drs...really gotta love them. Just told hubby anything goes wrong Im sueing the shit out of everyone involved....starting with the insurance company.

Just a couple quick updates

My newest gal showed up yesterday. She's the pretty one on the right. The Geppeddo one I mentioned before is the little one in front of her with the pink hat.

On the medical front: Yesterday hubby called the dr in the morning. Damned if it wasnt afternoon before they called. He was told to report to the radiology department at the dr's office for a CT scan of his belly. We get there and are informed that the insurance wont cover a scan from there but to take our paperwork to the hospital (which is merely the next building over) and get the scan there. Ummm, these people are in the same "group" so why cover the one office and not the other? At least the dr's office worked with us and found a loophole so the scan would be covered (stupid insurance companies and their damn friggin hoops ya gotta jump through). So we go to the hospital and get the scan done and we're informed that it'd be 30 minutes before it's ready to go on home and the dr would call. We figure 30 minutes is going to be after the dr's office closes so we swung by the Wendy's around the corner from our house to pick up something to bring home for dinner. We arrived home at 10 minutes until 5pm. The dr office had already called not 5 minutes before we arrived home (10-15 minutes after the scan was done). Called them right back and ended up on hold for over 20 minutes and said :P~~ on that. They called this morning (early too, @ 830am...) and said to watch for fever and extreme pain. If he had either to go straight to the emergency room. Looks like he's not going to pass this on his own as it's a whopper at 12 millimeters in size. They said they're going to "try" to get him in to thurologist today. Try??? This man's been on meds since MONDAY! I think if someone comes in with that amount of pain you should just automatically send them for a scan the same day. Then he wouldnt be off work for as long... mind you hubby is paid by the hour and makes a substantial amount per hour so every day lost is a HUGE bite out of the check. He worked only 1 day this week... 14 hours maximum. My luck they wont call until Im in my PT appointment. Lord I need a drink.....

The phone just rang, it's the dr office. He has a 2pm at the urologist.

Oh and Alice, that post option thingy....I never noticed. Thanks for the heads up!


Just a couple funnies

I didnt sleep so well last night so Im not really much up for writing. However, while I was reading through my emails I came across a couple comics that I figured I'd share. The one with the dog came into my email the day after I commented on Chicago's blog regarding the post with the kids in the pool. With all the rain we'd had, maybe I should have taught Katy (the chihuahua) to reply like that. The other reminds me of working at Toys R Us when the PS2's came out and how I needed a bodyguard or three to deliver them from the receiving area to the front of the store where the electronics department was located.

Everyone have a wonderful day.


catching up

Yes, Im alive. Just had something on my mind and I think it's what has been making me not want to write. Who knows.

Padded Room has one entry. I talk about CrossCreek Drive here.

The Main Blog has 2. The one labelled Sociopaths is a bit deeper than I usually get but it's been on my mind since I saw this one segment on a talk show. The one before it talks about my PT, shopping on Amazon, and my trip to Tyler to see Squint. I didnt get into the obgyn appt as it was alot of TMI and Im thinking it'll be better suited to a blogspot all it's own through this account so be watching for that in the next day or two. I need ideas for a good name though. This new section will house the obgyn appointments (with a standing TMI warning) and any dr appts that deal with getting ready for having our first child (and if we manage to be successful the 9 month journey to parenthood).

GTG...hubby's home with kidney stones. He came home from work around 1030am. I guess he left work at 830am and went straight to the dr's office. This pretty much tells me he's in serious pain as I havent had to nag him to go and get it looked at. If it (or they...we dont know how many at this point) isnt passed by Weds the dr said he goes in for scans and possible hospitalization to have them removed. Damn we're falling apart here.