Saturday, March 29, 2008
Once it was done we both proceeded to laugh our asses off at the hilarity of the picture. Then we thought.....what the heck are we going to do with this? Within seconds we decided to have it framed and give it to Bill's parents for Christmas. We figured they were the only ones that might actually hang it up. Low and behold....they loved it and it now has a proud spot on their living room wall!
I especially like the proportion of my lips and my tatas! That's how you know it's me for sure. The squared off jaw line on Bill (which exaggerated looks like Jay Leno) is pretty classic as well!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Chunk belongs to Becki's brother Chris and he's going to be with us for a little while since Chris is on vacation. Well, he was actually supposed to be with Ellen but I kind of stole him (I swear you can have him if you want Ellen!) How rude of me! I must say he is quite the character. He's a pretty lazy dog so spends most of the day sleeping, but each evening he gets a little amped up and has been known to play with a ball and hump Bill (the funnier of the two in my opinion.) I think he's pretty comfortable here and has claimed himself a good amount of space on our bed. It's very nice having a bulldog in the house again. There is definitely an empty space since Louie passed and it's nice to fill it with a similar dog for a little while. Plus, it's company for me during the day! I hope Chris is having a fun vacation, but I know I'm having fun with Chunk here!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
1 loaf sliced white bread, crusts removed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup melted butter
Flatten bread with a rolling pin.
Mix cream cheese, egg yolk, and powdered sugar.
Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
Spread 1 T cheese mixture on each slice bread.
Dip in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350* for 20 minutes, or until golden.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Here's a simple example. I'm sure everyone at some point wakes up in the middle of the night and has to go pee. If you are anything like I was you hate it. In fact, you'll spend some time lying there thinking that you can just go to sleep and forget it. Then you know you'll have one of those dreams and end up peeing in the bed so you get up. If you are anything like I was you will walk to the restroom, use the bathroom and get back into bed while managing to stay slightly in REM sleep. When you wake up in the morning you will barely remember that you got out of bed in the first place. No problem. Now, imagine this for me. I have to think about moving the leg because at this point it is stuck in whatever position it fell asleep in. Then I have to find the crutches. Now I have to attempt to stand and balance on crutches with my leg stuck in about a 30 degree angle. Now I have to try and navigate from the bedroom into the bathroom without running into something, slipping on something or making too much noise in the complete darkness. Now I have to balance myself on the window sill and the sink so I can lower myself onto the toilet. Now....ok you got the picture! What I would give to just hop out of bed and quickly go use the bathroom. You take that for granted, I took that for granted. When I can walk I'm going to quit bitching about that kind of stuff and just be happy that I can walk around. Hopefully you can learn from this too and when you're feeling frustrated by this little stuff think of what it would be like if you were stuck on one leg.
Since we're on the topic I'll go ahead and give you an update. I'm still going to physical therapy. In fact, I'm going EVERYDAY! I only get to meet with the therapist twice a week, but the other three days I just go and do the exercises on my own. Luckily, the therapists there are all rooting for me so they tend to help me even on the days that I'm supposed to be on my own. There is a therapist there named Bob that stayed today after he was off just to help me. I managed to get down to one crutch and today Bob would only let me use a cane while I was there. It was hard, but I pushed through it. I'm hoping that by next week I will be using just a cane which is so much closer to using nothing! I've started driving some, but try to limit this to therapy and back. I don't want to get on the freeway but I've had no trouble on the streets.
I definitely feel like I'm on the home stretch and hope that the next update will be to tell you that I've officially returned to the world of bi-peds. While I'm on the topic I feel like there are some people that I need to thank. First just a general thanks to all for your support and well wishes over the last 5 months. I owe a big thanks to my Mom who flew all the way out here from Florida in my time of desperate need. I could not have made it through those few weeks without your help. Next I'd like to thank Kim for all the many many rides to and from physical therapy/lab work and Dr's appointments. Thanks for the lunches, the small outings to Target and for coming to the house and keeping me company while you folded Bill's underwear! Thank you to Java City and my co-workers. I know this sounds weird to be thanking my job, but I left you high and dry and you have supported me through it all. Finally I really really really have to thank Bill. I'm sure you will never read this, but I hope you know what a pillar of strength you have been for me through all of this. You have had to take on sooo much and still manage to love me. I've cried many times, I've been grumpy many times, I've showered infrequently many times and I haven't been able to do much to help out. I hope that I can one day repay you for all that you have done for me. I love you!
Well, there you have it. I feel like I just gave an Oscars speech or something! I like to imagine that I just gave that standing in front of a crowd in a gorgeous dress and then gracefully walked off the stage. Exit stage right.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Transcend: to rise above or go beyond the limits of b: to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of : overcome c: to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence)
Vanquish: to overcome in battle : subdue completely : to defeat in a conflict or contest
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Sunday, March 16, 2008
P.S. Thanks to Carey for all of you help making the salad. I can't take full credit because I did have an extra set of hands!!!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
While there she asked me when the Orthopedic wanted to take me off the blood thinners. I told her that he thought that was her job so she decided to take me off of them! That is sooo rad (and the good news by the way.) This means that as of tonight I am officially pill free. No more blood thinners, no more pain meds, no more labs, no more blood draws and hopefully no more bleeding gums! Gross, I know, but unfortunately for me that has been one of the big side effects of the blood thinners. Yippee! Even though I'm sick I am starting to feel the light at the end of this dismal dark tunnel of leg trouble.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
And here it is with the cute additions!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I got a subscription to "The Nest" recently and got my first episode yesterday. I can't say that it's the greatest magazine ever, but it was to support a good cause. There's a section on closet organization in the issue and I must admit there are some great ideas in there (which I would put to good use if I had something that resembled a clothes closet instead of a coat closet.) There was one little gadget though that I would LOVE to have. It's called the shoe wheel and will hold up to 20 pairs of shoes. I love it cause you can see the shoes and it gets them off the floor. Since there are hardwood floors in the closet things can get a bit dirty when they are sitting on the floor. I keep all my shoes in boxes, but that makes it hard because you can't see them. This may be something I have to invest in....but I'll think on it for a while.
Monday, March 03, 2008