Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

Decided to do a Ten Things Thursday courtesy of LauraBelle and the fact that my last couple of posts have been a little Debbie Downer : (

1.  I am going camping this weekend......yay! I am so excited!!!!  We are doing a mini olympic theme for the kids where each mom will be in charge of an event and the kids will get medals and prizes and treats.  It is going to be so much fun.

2. My dad helped me patch his little 3 man raft last night.  Fingers crossed the patches hold and we don't sink.  The best part (especially knowing my dad) when we started to inflate the boat we realized that the screw in plug was missing.  My dad being the inventive soul that he is wasn't going to let that stop him from making this work.  So he brought this out......


yes that is a cork, (as in once shoved in a bottle to keep from letting wine out of the bottle and then) wrapped in black electric tape.  Genious! no?   Hell if it keeps us from sinking to the bottom of Yuba lake I am game.  Now don't get me wrong, I will attempt to stop at a few stores to find a "real" replacement but it worked in a pinch and it will screw right into the hole.  My dad......

3. John is back from Australia for a while it seems.  A little girl I live with is beyond excited for this.  It was perfect because we were driving down the canyon one afternoon and she said "I hope buddy get's back so we can go for our motorcycle ride to see the fall colors before they are all gone" (yes the leaves are already changing) then she burst into tears.  That night on Skype she found out he was coming home in 3 days. She burst into tears again.

4. We took 5 tweens to Lagoon (local amusement park) from open 11am to close 11pm,.  I slept until 9:30 and my child slept until I woke her up around 1:30pm the next day.  It was a lot of fun but holy hell we were exhausted..... I missed my girl friends bridal shower because my brain was clogged up from....well okay I am a suckmaster friend and forgot until it was to late : (

5. I decided to trim my Pekingese, by myself, with clippers! let's just say it is a good thing she doesn't have regular public appearances because it would be shameful.....yes shameful indeed.  I think she would agree however that having 2 lbs of hair removed is cooler though.

6. Oh crap I almost forgot to share the most amazing thing that happened last time we were at my dad's cabin.  A little back story...My dad has a cow moose that has generation-ally  brought in a baby calf (or two) over the last 20 years, he keeps fresh water and a salt lick available to them, it is also very secluded where you can only see them if you are sitting on the front porch. They usually come in the very early morning and most the time he is the only one that sees them because we are lazy asses and still asleep. So we are sitting on the porch chilling out about 4 in the afternoon and my dad says "oh shhhh look" and points behind me.  I turn around and see this.......

2 huge Bull Moose
You can see the water and salt, dad keeps for them.

This is at the back of my dad's cabin. About 20 feet from where we were watching!

These bad boys hung out there for about 45 minutes.  At one point one got really close, he was munching his way towards us and then looked up and saw me and jerked back a ways. Nature in all its glory!

7. Another thing that we do at dad's cabin is drink beer shoot guns at target's off the porch.  You can see one of the targets in the first picture of the moose. Usually when the grand kids are there dad let's them shoot the single shot bb gun and pellet gun.  This time Kodie was the only kid there and dad brought out his .22 pistol and rifle well now my daughter is saving her money to buy a .22. I have a future gun lover on my hands. She was so cute. every time she heard the ping ping of the bullet hitting the target her smile just got bigger.

8. I have signed Kodie up for Hunter Safety to get her blue card and teach her SAFETY with guns.  I figure if she is going to want to shoot them then she is going to know all about them.  She is the same age my brother was when he and I took Hunter Safety.  She is excited.

9. I am so excited we are going camping this weekend...... oh did I already say that?

10. Well that is all I have!  Enjoy the hell out of the "last official summer" weekend.


What are your plans?

Monday, August 13, 2012

An appendicitis

Guess where I have been? oh what the title was a clue?

That's right ladies and gentlemen.  I had emergency surgery last week.  Son of a biscuit when your appendix decides it no longer wants to be a part of your body it makes sure to let you know.

I was awakened at 4 am with the beginning of the pain I went to work and by 3 pm I was in a lot of pain.  I tried to make a dr's appointment but my doctor is out of town they recommended I go to insta-care.  Since the hospital is closer to me I decided to go to the ER instead.  Five hours and many tests later I was informed that I would need to have my appendix out ASAP.  Yay me!!!

So now here I sit with an ice pack on one of my incisions and hoping the kind surgeon will refill the good drugs to get me through a couple of days. Oh yes and the lovely drugs have caused the onslaught of a yeast infection.  So now not only do the healing incisions itch so do my lady bits!  Yay me!

The timing of this loveliness couldn't have come at a better time.  My sister from Vegas has been here with her kids all summer, this was the last weekend until her family goes home.  Her husband flew in for the week and my brother (also from Vegas) drove in for the weekend so my mom planned for family pictures. This was scheduled 3 months ago.  My mom when I told her I had to have surgery first words were good thing it is a minor surgery so you will be able to have pictures on Sunday.  So yes folks this girl was at the park yesterday for 2 plus hours in the heat having her sparkly whites photographed for prosperity. No one could believe that my mother insisted on going through with it.

All and all it has been ok but I will say support wise I have never felt like such an inconvenience in my entire life.  When I called my mom to tell her they were releasing me from the hospital she asked me "will you be ready when I get there, or will I have to come up to your room and get you?" I was thinking sure mom I will just ask them to roll me out the front door.

Maybe I am selfish, maybe I am a total bitch, but I don't think it was to much to ask of my family to stop in and say hi.  When my mom and sister showed up on Thursday evening they walked in the door and said "we are here to get your car" I asked them where my daughter was and was told "we were out shopping and came straight here, sorry she really wanted to see you too".  My mom was pissed because I wanted to be home in my own bed when I was released from the hospital instead of going to her house with 13 people there (her house is maybe 1500 sq. feet)..... mmm relaxing eh!

The most ironic part of the entire thing is my mom had carpel tunnel surgery on both her wrists 2 months ago when my sister arrived.  I took half a day off of work to take her to and from the surgical center. She has been on short term disability since and is just going back to work tomorrow.  So she had 2 months to recover with my sister living there taking care of her every need until she was able to start picking things up again.

I enjoyed my family yesterday and I think the pictures will turn out really cute.  I am happy to be home today and have my daughter home with me.  

Hope you all had a great weekend and a fabulous Monday!