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Seven Days Straight

Yay! Doing a pretty good job of getting a daily post in! Made all seven days this week!

This morning Emma and I are hanging out at home while daddy went fishing with his buddy. After he gets home we have a few errands to run - get groceries - and then tonight Emma will get some father/daughter time b/c she is staying here with Michael while I go to Tiara Happy Hour. I haven't been in years and I am so excited that I am going tonight! I actually need to go get a tiara while we're out and about tonight - if I don't make it to buy one I may bum one from Elaine - I know she has a couple extra!

My throat is still killing me. I've started taking something for the congestion so maybe my throat will get better if I get another one of the problems resolved - it's all connected anyway! Emma is still going strong thankfully. I was so afraid she was going to relapse since I got this crud! She does have a cough every now and then, but that's it. While getting stuff organized …

Geddo & Teta to the resuce!

I am now 1000% sure that sugar is a trigger for my migraines. I've "tested" it out over the past few weeks - going without sugar for a period of time then having some and indeed I had a migraine after I ate sugar. Well, last night Michael made cookies and I had a couple - this morning I woke up with a terrible migraine. Thankfully it was my Friday off, though I did have some work to do from home and oh yeah, I have a daughter to take care of!! Well, in the past I've had such a bad migraine that I couldn't function and had to call my parents to come over to help me with Emma. This morning my mother called and I told her I had another - I told her they didn't have to come over b/c I had taken my Imitrex and hopefully it would kick in soon. She said she would give me 45 minutes then would call back to check on me and if it wasn't better they would come over...

Luckily Emma was busy with her juice and Sesame Street and content to just sit on the couch, so I wa…

Product Pimping

I have two must-have-products in my bathroom vanity: Sensodyne & Chi Silk. I think if I were sent to a deserted island and could only take two things with me in the vanity category these are the ones I would take!

The Sensodyne is a must b/c I have a cracked tooth. I grind my teeth pretty bad and I guess that is what has caused the crack - obviously it's very sensitive b/c of that. I've tried to have a crown put on it, but they haven't been able to deaden me enough to do it - tried twice so far, though my dentist tells me they have a new drug to try. The alternative would be IV sedation and honestly I'm not too thrilled about unnecessarily being sedated in a dentis chair (my dad's cousin passed away doing that very same thing) I think I'll give the new drug a try first and if doesn't work, I'll use Sensodyne forever! It's cheaper anyway and it works! It works very well. I haven't had any pain in my tooth at all since I started using it!



To be able to see out the window!

So, it's cold again...

No one is going to be able to stay well with this weather going back and forth - it was in the 70's two days ago and today it is cold again...

I am so glad Emma got a flu shot this year, b/c I know there is stuff going around and she just got over being sick so hopefully she won't get it again. Those nights aren't fun for any of us! Last night I woke up to her crying and jumped out of bed thinking, oh no, ear ache again - but by the time I made it to her room she was quiet again. So, I just peeked in and she seemed fine and was going back to sleep (if she had even woke up) so I went back to bed myself. Still didn't want to get out of bed this morning, though. My bed was so comfy and warm and after Michael left Emma came in to snuggle with me just before I had to get up - I would have been content just to stay there.

Thank goodness this is a short week for me - I am finally getting to take a Friday off. The last Friday off I had we were working and the one after that I wa…

Visiting Grannie

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Sunday before last Michael, Emma, & I drove up to spend the day with Grannie while she was in the hospital and mother who was staying with her (like I said in my earlier post) and while there Emma had to crawl up in the bed with Grannie. She didn't know what to think about that bed with all the buttons - and she had to push, or try to push, each and every one of them!! She has to push every button she sees. It's crazy! The remote, the TV, the computer, phones, car window, now hospital beds...*sigh*

Anyway, I am so happy that Grannie is home again so I wanted to share this picture of the two of them. I told Grannie when we left I wasn't going to come back to that hospital so she better get home so we could come visit her - guess she listened!

For Emma

Mom & Dad came over tonight - Michael grilled - and mother brought this
as a surprise. She made it for Emma while she was with Grannie.

Take two of these & call me in the morning...

We've been sick in our house for over a week now. On the 16th Emma got the 2nd part of her flu shot (apparently when it is their first, kids get the flu shot in two doses instead of all at once) and since that Sunday she, then I, have been sick. Saturday (the 17th) she stayed with my daddy all day b/c I had to work and Michael was out of town. Daddy said then she had a runny nose most of the day. The next day Michael & I drove up to Lufkin to see my Grannie in the hospital (she's home now - I'll add that update next) & my mother who was staying with her, and drivign home that night Emma was cranky & told me her ear hurt. For the next few days we treated low fevers with Tylenol & treated her ears w/ eardrops from the doctor and had some pretty sleepless night - finally after about three days she started showing a lot of improvement. Then just when she started getting well I started to get it. My throat got scratchy Thursday & Friday I is when the raspy v…

Why not just buy pants that fit?

Maybe it's just a crazy idea of mine, but if you find pants that fit & under-garments that fit, this shouldn't happen...right? Well, maybe not today with all the really low cut pants that are in stores.

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Or you could just go to Hip-T for their solution to this can get the same solution from buying a pretty cami that is long enough to come over your hips from under your shirt. Their products are about the same price I think and you don't have to worry about the extra layers or bunching that that can sometimes happen with a long camisole. I think it's a good idea that really just comes down to preference - silky camisoles shouldn't bunch much, but are still an added layer that in Houston summers can be too much. The idea is a pretty good one, though.

Y'all be careful...

I guess it must be a Southern thing to say "Y'all be careful..." when saying good-bye to someone. I mean, I don't say it all the time, but it isn't an odd phrase to me if someone says, "Okay - see you later. Bye. Y'all be careful..." - there is no real meaning other than to say good journey or something like that in my mind. It isn't as common as most phrases, but still not something that is so foreign it would make me stop and think about what the person is trying to say to me.

There is a point here...

Last night we were watching American Idol- love the auditions - and there was a very country redneck gentleman auditioning. He didn't make it through and upon leaving to tell the judges bye, he said, "Be careful..." and the judges called that a threat. Paula Abdul actually said, "That's not something you say to people..." - um, I really don't see the harm. Now, if he glared at them and said it in a threatening manner…

I'm tired today

It hasn't been a hard day, but today was supposed to be my Friday off. So, I think that & the fact that I know I have to come in to work tomorrow, too has me very tired. Just thinking about the three days off I could've had & will be here instead makes me tired! That's the job, though. It's cyclical like that so there are times when I don't have much to do and other times when I feel like I'll never get all the work done. Right now we are working on the year end close, that's why it's so busy, but feeling like I could go right to sleep if I had two minutes to close my eyes isn't helping me concentrate today!! I think this calls for a double shot - I might walk downstairs to the Perk (our Starbucks) and get myself a double shot of espresso to perk me up! I went outside at lunch & the beautiful cool weather was definitely a pick-me-up!

I left earlier than lunch once today, too b/c I had to take Emma to the doctor. She isn't sick or anyt…

Weekend Visitors

This weekend I got to catch up with Alice! Friday night after Michael's birthday dinner Sean, Alice & Connor stayed overnight with us. The next morning Michael & Sean got up early & headed to Nacogdoches to Cycleland to spend the weekend on their four-wheelers. In the meantime, Alice, Connor, Emma & I spent the weekend playing! We thought we would get to run around a lot more, but turns out Emma & Connor decided naps were more important - and not at the same time! One would nap and then just before that one woke, the other would fall asleep! Thanks guys!!

We did get to play outside a lot and go to the park & Alice & and I took advantage of their downtime to visit & get play with some crafts - we made a ton of air fresheners this weekend! It also turned pretty cool outside so I guess it was good to be indoors!

Michael & Sean came home Sunday pretty tired - I don't think they slept too much Saturday night! They had a lot of fun, though. Alice &a…

Birthday Wishes

From your girls...

Happy Birthday Michael!!! I love you sweetie!!

Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you whole bunches!!! Emma


I'm leaving at lunch today & picking up my sister to go visit our Grannie.

My Grannie

Well our plans for this weekend changed a bit. We came down Thursday night and spent Friday in Nacogsoches with friends. We planned to have our big family Christmas today. This past week though my Grannie hasn't been feeling well and she got bad enough that my parents brought her from Houston (where she had been staying with them) to the hospital here per her doctor's request. Turns out she has pneumonia and she has been hospitalized. Learning this was actually a relief bc they know what is wrong and can get her well now. Hopefully she'll only be there a couple days. So we decided to postpone Christmas bc it wouldn't be Christmas without her there.

Michael, daddy, Emma & I are on the way to the hospital now to visit with her. Mom stayed last night and will stay in town a while with Grannie until she is feeling back to her normal spry 94-year-young self! She'll perk up when she sees Emma today too! Emma is passed out now in her car seat so she will be rested by…


Had to see the changes they made to the campus.