Tuesday, March 29, 2011


So I have this cousin, her name is Kelly, and she has this AMAZING gift! Well, technically, she has many AMAZING gifts. She is the most talented person I know. I always hoped that one day I would suddenly discover that I have the skills in my blood, and I would be able to whip out things that would match the calibre of her genius....alas...I am still hoping....with fingers crossed.

If you don't believe me I will tell/show you. For one thing she is a stellar cook, she always puts awesome recipes on her blog. For another she makes the coolest/prettiest jewelry. You should see her Etsy Shop, here is the link:

For another she is an Amazing Photographer! Along with Her Husband Kelly, they started up this Photography business, and they are just Incredible! Great pictures, and every time they have done photos for me or my family it has been so much fun. They have a way of putting you at ease. SO if you are in the market for any kind of photo I highly recommend them.
Here is that link:

Well Kelly has been on a sabbatical for the past few years, to raise three cute boys, and she is starting to take more photos. She asked if she could take some of me, SO if you want to look at her favorites click HERE and you can check them out. Then you could grab a couple of recipes while you are there. Anyway check them out, check it all out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

There's Good New and Bad News

If you read my frantic Cha-cha-cha-changes post a couple of weeks ago (there is no need to go and read it if you didn't) you would know that I am having some change in my life. Mostly to do with work and some of it is good and some of it is bad. You will be happy to know that I am dealing way better than I had been at the last mention of these changes. It turned out to be not as bad as I thought it would be. There is just one thing, that I can not get a handle on. SO, as not to dwell on only the negative, I am going to tell you about this good news/bad news style.

The BAD:
I have one more week and then I switch from Scrubs to Business Casual. I have been in Scrubs for 5 years. 5! So you can imagine that I have accumulated quite an extensive collection. So many colors! So many coordinated jackets! So many undershirts! So many shoes! I HAVE 35 PAIRS OF SCRUBS! Also I had a small uniform allowance to help with the purchase of said Scrubs (not nearly enough to cover all expenses (but it helped)). SO I had to go buy a whole new wardrobe. I had no slacks. I had no shoes. I had no nice shirts. I had no uniform allowance! The people I work with all seem to think that this is no big deal (especially the ones who made the decision), but it's a big deal to me. I am going from comfort to pain induced, uncomfortable, annoying clothes. BLAH!

...deep breath...moving on...

I have a brand new office. My old office was taken by the new Site Manager, and so they needed to move me next door to the old Supervisors office. I am not going to lie I was not happy about this move at first. BUT things turned out WAY better than planned. Not only did they build me a door for more privacy. They repainted both offices, with a color of my choosing. Also I got to go out and get some nice new decorations to spice things up. Tell me what you think...

I still have a couple of things to add/take away, but I think it is coming along nicely. It is kinda fun to have all new decor.

There are more changes, that I won't detail here, that are for the better. I am doing much better at dealing. A couple weeks ago it was all thrown at me at once, and I was on overload. BUT, I have been able to take them one thing at a time, and so far the results are inspiring. Who knows maybe the business casual thing won't be so bad (said through gritted teeth), I guess I will tackle that one next week. So we shall see.

Monday, March 21, 2011

No Help At ALL!

You guys have nothing?!?!
Not even one little April Fools Prank?
I promise if you give me the idea I will not use it against you.
Come On!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just so I am prepared.....

Alright I need a little audience participation.

We are drawing nearer and nearer to the beginning of April.

Which means April Fools Day.

Which means I need some awesome trick ideas.

If you remember last year, I went completely nuts (see HERE if you do not), AND I am gonna need some fresh ideas for all the unsuspecting victims waiting innocently at my workplace.

So if there was a post that needed comments this one is that post.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I have thrown up a million times today. (here is where you say what the ...., this a throw-up post, I'm out (and I say I know this might be too much information, but I just want to share a thought and why not share the story that brought up the thought (plus there are some funny parts))).

Anyway I didn't think that it was possible that you could hurl cause you were in so much pain! I am here to tell you that it is.

Have you ever watched the Brian Regan video about going to the emergency room (click here if you haven't). I have been thinking about it all day and how I would rate my pain.

So here is my story I had major cramps yesterday, I left work early and cuddled up with a hot pad. Then I drugged up, and tied on a mobile hot pad and went about my business, still very cramped.

THEN this morning I woke up and I was DYING!!! I tell you dying!!! I was in so much pain that I threw up. I am pretty sure I gave my dad a good scare cause I was in the kitchen trying to choke something down (so I could take some pain meds) and burst into tears. Mainly cause I didn't know what else to do, and I was frustrated. Thankfully I didn't scare him off. He stayed a little while and helped me out a ton.

Anyway back to me imploding, I couldn't keep anything down to take the pain meds, so since I have good connections at a Dr's office I decided to go in. Not so cool cause I work there so everyone saw me at my absolute worst! But I was SO grateful cause they got me right in and they all really helped me out a lot. Thank You Dr Sorensen's Office! Also Thank You MOM! I am also SO grateful that my Mom was there to take me in and be with me for all of this. I was out of it! So she was a big help to me today too! (my parents are great).

Well I saw the Doc(threw-up there) and they took a bunch of tests and then gave me a shot in my bum (threw-up again), and they sent me to do more tests, an ultrasound (threw-up again), a CT, and another shot in the bum (threw-up again). They thought that maybe it was a ruptured cyst or appendicitis. So after all this testing, and me still dying, they come back with my results and.......NOTHING! It is just cramps. Can you believe it?

So here is the thought that my Mom brought to my attention, and I think is so weird and true. I go into the Doc cause I know there is something wrong, it is in no way normal. The whole time I am praying that it is nothing serious, but when they tell me it's nothing. Instead of relief, I think are you kidding?!?! There has to be something wrong. So now I am feeling like an idiot, cause after all that there is nothing wrong. BUT I am here to tell you that the pain I felt today was at least a firm 8, maybe even a 9. So here I sit hopped up on pain meds and still hurting a little, with nothing more than some cramps.

On a funnier note. I had to take off my bra for the CT, and I put it in this nice little locker and did the test. I said goodbye to everyone there and went on my way to do another test on the other side of the clinic (already embarrassing mind you cause I was wearing non-matching sweats, looked like death itself, and ran into just about every single person I know). Then I started walking out to the car when I realized that I didn't have as much support as I am used to. So I walked back in to the imaging front desk and said:''I left my bra back there'. You should have seen the look on her face. She had to walk me all the way back to retrieve it.

Anyway there is my day. Sorry if it is TMI.