Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Not to be mean"

Don't you notice when people start off a sentance with "not to be mean" or "not to be rude" or some other phrase like that, the thing they have to say IS mean and/or rude?

Look, feel free to think what you want, but if you have to start off by saying something like that, maybe you should think twice before allowing it to come out of your mouth (or through your fingers)?

Sublime was, well, sublime.

What a wonderful night. Sublime was ON! It was zoo surreal to listen the whole crowd sing along with every song. They played everything I wanted to hear, even Scarlet Begonias for an encore. Amazing. Simply amazing.

One of the guys we went with had to buy a scalped ticket and it came with a box seat. While all the boys went down in front with the masses of people, I was in the VIP area where I had my own perfect seat. I couldn't ask for a better place to watch them while I was trying to keep my belly safe from any pushing. So that was awesome good luck.

What's the last concert you went to?

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Oh whoa is me.

My belly is still swollen like a football and its starting to turn purple. Ultra sexy if you ask me.

Still, I am still planning to go to Denver tonight to catch sublime. They got back together with a new singer (since their original singer died) and they're touring. Ill sit down in the back due to my condition, but I'm still excited to go. And a band I've wanted to check out, dirty heads, is opening. Seems like a good night to go watch some great music.

What are you doing tonight?

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Friday, April 23, 2010

I've been discharged.

Doc thinks its a hemotoma due to my hemoglobin going down from yesterday. They told me what I need to look out for and sent me on my way. Thank God I didn't need another surgery today to drain it!
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I saw the doc and he was shocked how swollen I was. So he is going to talk to the surgeon to see what he suggests. I may have to go to CT to see what's going on in there. I may have to go back to surgery to drain my belly.

The guy in the next room is entertaining me. He sounds like he thinks he is dying. "oh god. Oh god. It hurts. It hurts. Oooooh! Please help me. Oooooh! oh god. Oooooh!"
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I'm back in the hospital.

The left side of my belly swelled up like a football. I called the doc and they sent me to the ER. I swear, can I get some good luck today?
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm out of surgery!

Surgery went well I guess. I'm in post op eating graham crackers and drinking apple juice.

How crazy. I can't believe I had emergency surgery today! And, of course, I blogged about it. Since I came from the ER, I had my stuff with me so I had my phone.

Going to relax now. Hope your day is nothing like mine!
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I'm going to surgery

In ten minutes. Wish me well!
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Im in the hospital

With possible appendicitis. Fun times.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Nancy: 1. Laundry: 0.

Take that laundry! I got ahead of you this weekend. Even towels and sheets have been washed, dried, folded and put away! Ha!

So. I'm fat. I gained like 15 pounds somehow. Well, I know how - I eat a bunch of crap. But 15 lbs in two months? A side effect of my medication lists weight gain as symptom #1, but I didn't think it would affect me. Seems I'm not so lucky. I was so proud of my weight loss after Karl was born and now that's all down the tube. Lame!

So I'm now on a diet. I need to eat more often and better. No more skipping meals until I'm famished and eat fatty and sugar filled foods. I have to lose this weight. Its almost bikini weather and I can't look the way I do right now. I feel ugly in my own skin.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The monster is gone.

I've come to the realization that the green eyed monster is almost gone. It took some time, but it seems I am no longer jealous of other's pregnancies.

I was talking with jenn yesterday about this. I think I've finally come to the place that pregnancy is in my past and I'm okay with it. The memory of my pregnancies is still with me but its time to turn the page and focus on my life with my children.

One of my best friends is pregnant right now and I love talking about how she is feeling. And I even watched one of those baby TV shows and I was fine with it!

I didn't know I would ever get over the fact my turn is over. But somehow it is. I guess it just took some time. And its a nice place I'm in now.

What about you? Have you ever been in a place where you were jealous about something and found you are over it somehow?

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Its raining its pouring...

I love rain. I really do. But this is the second time its messed up my scheduling of getting our lawn power raked. Oh well. I'd rather it rained and rescheduled the appointment then not smell how beautiful the air is after a nice rain.

What are you doing today? I'm cleaning and being a mommy while the husband is out getting his chest tattooed. I'm dying for my next ink session. Have I mentioned it? I'm getting a cherry blossom tree with all my kids' names written in the branches. Its going to be so awesome. It'll be on my right arm. I can't believe I'm going to be double sleeved.

Welk, time to get back at it. Here's to wishing everybody a wonderful weekend.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why do people love screwing with nature?

These "your baby can read!" commercials are irritating me. Why on earth would someone. Need their baby to read so early?

Leave learning alone people. Babies are soaking up as much information as they need. They don't need to learn sight words now. Let babies be babies!

This reminds me of process elimination or whatever they call it. Teaching babies how to use the toilet. When in reality its teaching the parent how to know when to hold the baby over the toilet.

I don't know why this all bugs me. Nature knows how to allow babies to learn. Why speed everything up so much?

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Aw, shucks.

Thanks for letting me know you are still out there! You all made me feel all warm inside!

I'm sitting outside in the sun right now. Savoring this Colorado spring weather. Its just gorgeous out now.

Although I feel I'm coming down with a cold or something. I feel it in my chest. Yuck. I hope I can avoid getting sick.

How are you all doing out there? My reader is full and there are tons of blogs I need to get to. Fill me in!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

I lost it.

I lost my readership, didn't I? I've been a crappy blogger lately!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's George's fault!

Ah. I figured out why my kitchen has so many problems for me. The guy who first owed our house died in the kitchen.

All of these things happening to me in the house all orginate in the kitchen. Two toaster fires, light socket bursting into flames, huge electric shock from one of the electrical sockets, fire alarm going off whenever I even turn on the (very clean) oven.

Ah ha.


Friday, April 2, 2010

For all intensive purposes, it was supposebly irregardless to the story!


Those three words/phrases are my vocabulary pet peeve. ESPECIALLY when I hear someone in a position of authority use it.

Today it was the newscaster chick. She said "supposebly". Um, hello, news chick? There is no such word as "supposebly". Really. See? --> "supposebly - no dictionary results". Yet people use it all the time. And it drives me absolutely batty!

Irregardless is another non-word that is used a lot. But it's made it in the dictionary.

"—Usage note Irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir- and -less. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. Those who use it, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis. Irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in a comic radio program of the 1930s."

As you can see, it's a word, but REGARDLESS is all you need to say. Adding the Ir makes it a double negative.

But my absolute favorite word/phrase blunder if "For all intensive purposes". It's amazing how often I hear it. And every time I do, I crack myself up laughing. Which is pretty rude when someone says it to me face to face and I laugh and point right at them. For the record, it's "For all intents and purposes". I actually heard it come out of the mouth of a "Jeopardy!" contestant who was introducing herself. She didn't win.

Do you have a favorite word or phrase blunder? Does hearing someone say the had lose pants on make you want to loose your mind? (yes, I'm making the errors on purpose.) Have you ever read someone talking about angles in heaven? I didn't know geometry would be used in the afterlife. Did you?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It ~is~ a new toaster!

I replaced it after the original fire. So I think my house's soul just keeps making deals with whatever applicance I bring into the house! ~wink~

My house ~wants~ to catch fire.

Seriously. I've never had such fire troubles ever.

First, my heating lamp got unhinged somehow and fell on top of the wood log in peter pan's cage (our tortoise). We just happened to get home when if happened, as we caught it before too much damage was done. It was smoky and the log was smoldering, but we got it taken care of immediately.

Second, my toaster sticks while cooking pop tarts and I get a raging fireball, damaging the entire kitchen from the smoke. After washing all curtains, rugs and scrubbing down the cabinets, it was back to normal.

Third, my light switch in the kitchen for the garage lights catches fire and the only thing that stopped my house for going down in flames was the metal casing the wires were in. Whew! $80 bucks later for some rewiring work from the electrician, all is fixed.

Forth was the toaster, yet again, which somehow got turned up to high high high and it turned a bagel into two smoking little disks of burnt bagelness. Dammed toaster.

This time it was an evil plan cooked up between a pineapple and my toaster. Yes. My toaster. Again.

I made chinese for dinner last night, which means I spent the day cooking. Cashew chicken, fried rice and won ton soup, all from scratch. Well, trying to keep up with the dishes while I was cooking, my pineapple got knocked over. I didn't think twice about it and continued my cooking. Next thing I know is Tom comes in the kitchen asking if something was burning. That's when I noticed it. The kitchen and living room was filled with a light smoke and we started the search for the culprit.

I immediately panicked and ran into the children's rooms, making sure there wasn't a fire in one of their rooms. Nada. Thank god. Then we went around the house, letting out nose to the investigating. The smoke seemed to be worse in the kitchen and I checked the burners. The ones that were supposed to be on were on and the other ones were turned off. I checked the oven. And then it occurs to me. The evil toaster.

Apparently, when the pineapple was knocked over, the bulk of the pineapple pushed down the lever, turning on the toaster. The leaves on top of the pineapple landed perfectly inside the toaster which were smoldering.

An ironic side note is I am allergic to pineapple!

My toaster is out to get me. I'm sure of it.