Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tonight I made homemade chicken noodle soup and breadsticks for supper and had Ashlie over to watch the 1995 version of Bye, Bye Birdie since she had never seen it. We're thinking of watching the original together now, too, as I still say that is better, and she hasn't seen that either.
My soup was delicious and my noodles to chicken to vegetables ratio was great. Ashlie brought Napoleon brownies or something of that sort and they were just magical. I wish I would've taken a picture of her dessert. I am hoping for the recipe.
Here's a picture of my soup. I have to go to bed so I can work at 6 in the morning. Love you all!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Check them out. Please. Make sure you use the restroom first!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I have NEVER been one to be swayed by brand names. I buy whatever strikes my fancy and my checkbook. If the store brand is cheaper than the brand name whatever, I buy generic. If the brand name is on sale this week or I have a coupon that will make it cheaper, I buy the brand name. I've always been a fan of Target, WalMart, even, gasp, Kmart. Don't tell the kids from school! I have never had the need to buy purses, shoes, etc at higher priced stores. I keep things simple. This goes over to my scrapbooking/crafting supplies, too. I am not swayed by names, brands, designers. I like what I like. Who I like. So for people to name drop, doesn't impress me. Just annoys me. Makes them sound snobbish. Sure, I'll say who things are made by. That way if others like it, they can find the products easily. That's what they do in the magazines, right?
If I hear something, I'm going to verify it. Especially if something sounds "funny" to me. I will call and ask how much something costs, if something is true, etc to back up my thoughts. Crazy? Maybe. Fact checking? Yes. Believe you me, if someone is going to say something about ME, I will back up what I say. I will also prove you wrong. I might not tell you that I've proved you wrong, but trust me, I've done so.
I'm also fairly computer savvy, so I will use my World Wide Web to find things that even the unsavvy could find. Keep things private if you don't want them to be viewed, yes?
I am keeping this fairly vague, only those who are the offenders would know what I am referencing, and a small group of friends.
I know that I am better than you. Much, much better than you. Whoops, there went humble and modest. Wait, I already stated I make mistakes at times.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I wish I could've seen myself, as I'm sure it was hillarious. My jaw completely dropped. Quite comical.
I was all excited about SPRING! The grass to snow ratio was excellent....only a few mounds of snow here and there left. Right before I got to work I heard the dj announce something about three more inches today.... My client's dad said that we'll be in a winter weather watch tonight, too. Not amused.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Grandma is back in the care center, and now with her own room. She's so happy with that. They think she might be able to go home in a week or so. Hopefully! Grandma says she can move her fingers more and that she has been using the apple stress ball from Emily. She's very proud.
Still no babies. But we got our new king size bed today, so hopefully it's a baby making bed! Don has mentioned that I really need to go back to my ob/gyn and check out the Chlomid again. We probably will do that soon. And maybe check out Don's swimmer count. heh.
Emily is flying in Thursday so we'll be picking her up and then going to the MoA for cheese for Dad and I have some coupons for free cardstock at Archivers. Then to Tony & Julie's for supper and LOST and sleeping at home in Sleepy Eye. Friday morning we'll be off to Willmar for a day trip and back to work that night for my 24 hour shift. Then Emily flies back on Monday.
Dad sent an email with our Florida ticket info and itinerary! We're flying out April 15th and coming back on the 24th. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Today I talked to Mom to see when she was going to Shakopee to leave tomorrow morning. I was then informed that she cancelled/postponed her flight as Grandma is back in the hospital due to tingling in her lips and arms. They're going to check her Coumadin levels and adjust them and then adjust her BP meds.
And just in case you're wondering....Nigel is much better, too. Almost back to normal. For a comparison, here's the weights. Simon's was 12.4 oz on 2/17.
Here are Nigel's weights:
So he's almost back to his normal weight. I'm not sure what he was exactly, but it was very close to Simon's. If not a smidge bigger.
I'll blog more when I know more.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Today I got an email from Mom that she is planning on coming on Thursday, leaving next Wednesday. We will be picking her up at the airport and bringing her to the hospital. Then we'll stay overnight at Jason & Chivon's. Go back to the hospital on Friday, then head home for my weekend shift.
I was also able to sign the paperwork for the car and get all the insurance situated. The DMV was closed because of President's Day, so I'll take care of that tomorrow. I'm glad we're going to have a decent car again. A humble car, but decent. Don also got a salvage yard/auto shop to buy Lucy the Lumina so that's good and taken care of.
Nigel's eyes yesterday, compared to Simon's eyes (below) yesterday.
Nigel's eyes today, although I swear twenty minutes later his eyes looked bigger.
The coat staring has reduced dramatically. His coat is more normal..sleek with minimal strays.
See, don't his eyes look bigger?
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Last night when I got home from work I saw that there were messages, but I didn't feel like checking them. One was very unimportant and one was from my parent's number. I figured it was just my dad calling to chat. I would listen to it later.....
So when I got up at 12:30 this afternoon I checked the messages....still mom and dad,unimportant call, a photo order, and another senior's mom callling. No vet. But I listened to the messages. And here's the BIG THING.
Mom called at 7:29 to say that my Grandma had a stroke and was helicoptered up to Hennepin County Medical Center. Grandma went to go use the bathroom early Saturday morning/Friday night? and noticed her arm wasn't moving. She went to tell Grandpa and it came out a garbled mess. Grandpa called 911 and they came and got her and flew her up.
I have no way of getting there since the car quit on 2/8 (antifreeze in the oil in the motor...awesome). I feel helpless, and yes, I know that even though I couldn't do anything if I was there anyways, I don't like that I have no way there. Tuesday we're supposed to get the car from the office...I'm going to see if I can just do it tomorrow so we can go up. Grandpa is even renting an apartment 5 blocks from the hospital. $275 a week...kitchenette, bed, etc, so he can try to have some good sleep.
I talked/bawled/sobbed to my Aunt Nancy and then to Grandpa John...they said it's okay, that I shouldn't worry about it. Grandma Susan wanted to talk to me. She said, "Hi Cathy. I can't talk very well." I said, "It's okay Grandma, I understand you. I've had almost nine years experience of working with people that can't talk very well." She laughed. That made me happy. Then she said, 'I'll give you back to Grandpa." Now, that's what I know she said. What it sounded like was completely different. Almost drunk sounding...slurred.
Mom isn't going to fly up yet. Nancy doesn't think she needs to, and Jeff and Curt (uncles) aren't going either. Anyways, I had to unload. My heart is heavy and I feel powerless.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I don't know what else to say, but apparently I wanted to say something.