Saturday, May 31, 2008
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
After months of trying to get my hair to grow out (yet again!), I decided to whack it all off yesterday, and finally get a color! I've been meaning to do this since February!
Now all I need to do is loose 100 lbs by Friday night, and I'll be ready for family pix!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
I mean, why wouldn't Joey be sick with a raging fever of 102.5 or higher? I could only hold him for so long while getting his temp, and that's all it went to. I thought after his tonsils were out, he wouldn't be sick anymore, like my others. Since getting them out, this is the 3rd time, and the last time he had another ear infection. I am thinking this may be another, but I won't know until I can take him in tomorrow to Dr. Platt. He isn't in the office today, and I rather go with someone who I know & trust. Not that the other doctor, or the CRNA , or the PA aren't good... I just don't know them as well as Dr. Platt. And we now have to go to his clinic if Shawn continues to work in Shreveport because our insurance won't pay for regular visits to dr. offices out of area... only to emergency rooms or minor emergency clinics (like Dr. Platt's). Crazy!
So, my poor baby is sick today, so not feeling well, and I hate it! I can't get him comfortable, and he doesn't speak yet, so he can't tell me what is wrong. Joey is getting his tongue clipped on June 6th, and if I can arrange, maybe tubes in the ears? If that will help him from getting sick so often! I think he has had more ear infections since 2 months old then any of the other 6 combined! My mom said I was the same way, so hopefully we can get things taken care of now instead of having a long-life of problems like I have had. :-(
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Study: Just One Poor Night's Sleep May Prompt Dangerous Shutdowns in the Brain
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
All it takes is one night of tossing and turning to make the brain unstable, according to a new study from an international coalition of researchers. Researchers said the sudden shutdowns in the brain that result from sleep deprivation could lead to potentially dangerous mistakes or accidents. “The main finding is that the brain of the sleep-deprived individual is working normally sometimes, but intermittently suffers from something akin to power failure,” Harvard University's Dr. Clifford Saper, an expert unaffiliated with the study, told the Journal of Neuroscience. The study was conducted on 24 adults who were asked to perform simple tasks involving visual attention. Participants performed the tasks when they were well-rested and when they had missed a night's sleep. Using MRI, the researchers found significant, momentary lapses in several areas of the brains of people who were sleep-deprived. “To my knowledge, this is one of the first studies to look carefully at brain imaging during lapses of consciousness after sleep deprivation, the equivalent of ‘blanking out,’” said Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, at Stanford University, who was not involved in the study.
The study, which will appear in the May 21 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, was performed collaboratively by researchers at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
the walls are getting the sheet rock back on them. Now I don't have to worry about Joey playing with uncovered wires. That is the ladder that Josh is climbing to get to his room upstairs. :-( We are hoping, or I should say, I am hoping that the new stairs will be done soon. I have teased Shawn that it'll be another 10 years before I see stairs there!
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She can strike a pose anywhere!
Her goofy face!
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Yikes! Can you believe Lauren is 13 today? This past Friday night she had a BeautiControl Spa Party/Sleepover with some of her friends from church. She also invited the YW leaders since she is friends with all. We had a great time getting our faces cleaned, feet pamperin', lips peeled, and hands done too. Well, wait... they had a great time. I didn't do it. I refused. Hehe!! After the grown-ups left, the girls watched 2 movies. Unfortunately, Shawn had to work the next morning, so they couldn't be as loud as the wanted to be.
Tonight she wants Mexican casserole for her dinner, and a mint chocolate cake. I think I can do that. Mamaw took her shopping at Target last night, and got her 2 outfits, a swimsuit cover & a necklace. I got her a big duffle bag (hey, she wanted it!) for Girls Camp, and I will also get her a pair of new shoes for church. We just didn't have time to get to Dillards to try some on (where they have narrow shoes for her).
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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And yes, that is duct tape on the bottom of my Texas-star door that was broken last week. We will replace the whole insert, as soon as I get $300 to do it. Until then, the glass that won't come out, is causing a hazzard to Joey who likes to stick his hand up there. It has caused a few cuts.
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Monday, May 12, 2008
And the funniest thing Shawn has said so far today, is that he is tearing down the stairs, and is going to build a ladder so that Josh can get to his room. I about died! Hilarious! Now that his dad is here "helping" I don't know if that is more hilarious then the ladder thing.
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Saturday, May 10, 2008
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Friday, May 09, 2008
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Thursday, May 08, 2008
- Josh didn't bring his clothes done to be wash (do I really have to remind an almost 18 yr old week after week after week...?).
- I just combined 3 loads of clothes into the dryer because I am SO TIRED OF LAUNDRY NOW AND I WANT TO BE DONE!
Just like the picture, I also plan to have a smaller stackable washer/dryer (cheapy brand) in my closet of my bedroom so that my clothes never leave my room. I've seen that many times in the new homes in Bryan/College Station during the Parade of Homes. I loved it!! Shawn said he'll put a place for them. But then again, the real question is: Will it ever happen?
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Wednesday, May 07, 2008
To poor. Can't afford to drive the Suburban out to AZ. I really wanted to go to DI. Oh, well. Shawn will more than likely go with his parents, and Krissy & Lindsey. Lauren will go to Girls Camp with Rebekah in Killeen, Josh to the Pioneer Trek in Oklahoma, and the other 3 will stay here at the house so we can watch things here at the house, plus take care of the garden. I am sure I will have plenty to can & freeze.
Shawn is off the whole 4th of July weekend, and he wants to go to Killeen. We may go, even though Lauren will have to be home by Tuesday to go to Girls Camp here.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
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Saturday, May 03, 2008
Posted by Heidi at 7:16 PM
Yikes! What a busy month already! Today we had Shelly's step-grandchildren at our house for a while. Shelly is Shawn's sister. Her husband was married before and had 2 children, who he had not seen for the last 20 years. They contacted him a few months ago, and to come find out, have 6 children between them. So, now 1 daughter has moved to Texas with her 4 kids to be by Shelly and their dad. To make a very long story short... Shelly brought the kids up today to play with mine. They all seemed to have a great time playing.
This week: Josh's Eagle Scout Project, Mother's Day (I have to make stuff for that for RS to hand out to sisters), and doctor appt in Shreveport for the little kids and Shawn. I finally got Shawn to see an ENT, and hoepfully (fingers crossed!) he'll get his tonsils out soon. Poor guy! Going to be in some serious pain!
The 3rd weekend: Lauren's 13th birthday bash.
4th weeked: Calendar is free... yee haw!
30th of May: Josh graduates from high school! Most everyone I know is getting some sort of an announcement~ most of the locals are getting an invite to a graduation party because I only ordered like 40 announcements, and people living away from us get those first! Don't be offended! And if you don't get one, and you do know Josh, still come! With everything going on, it was an oversight! PARTY MAY 30th, 9pm!
I am sure the 4th weekend since my calendar is free, I'll be busy cleaning up house. My parents will be coming the 29th.
Today is my in-laws 45th anniversary. Wow! That's awesome! Mother-in-law is sick this weekend though. We are going to celebrate it at a different time. She loves the Outback, so we'll probably take them there (Shawn's siblings too). She won't be going to church tomorrow, so I will be teaching her Primary class. My 2 kids better behave! I'll have to whip their booties if they don't! I peeked in last week into the classroom since our doors just got new windows, and Kayley was lying back with her eyes closed. Jacob got her attention, and she sat right up. Let her try that with me! Ka-pow! LOL!!!!
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Friday, May 02, 2008
The point is... a snake! Black with long yellow stripes. As I googled this type of snake, I have found there are a lot of names for it. Rat snake, western snake. To many! I'm pretty sure this is the same type that Josh found 2 summers ago, and he called it a racer snake. I think if you were to go back and check this blog when I first started it, I may still have the picture of Josh and his snake. Not sure though.
Lindsey was coming home from Mamaw's house. She was coming to get a can of sweetened condensed milk that Mamaw needed for a lemon pie. I can see her coming through the window. She comes in all panic. "MOM, there's a snake!" We go look. Sure enough, it's at our back door, lying there with it's head up, and little tongue just "tasting" what's out there. Lindsey was so brave, and went past it, and walked in the door! I would have gone around for sure. But she wasn't about to go back outside that way. She was heading towards the front door. As she was starting to go, I told her that the snake was slithering away, and that she could use the door now. We both went outside, and watched it go into the grass, never to be seen again (I hope!). I then thought of my friend, Rebecca, whose had to deal with spiders in her bathroom, and how I should have been more brave and caught that stupid snake for my 3 boys! Yeah, right! LOL!!
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