Tuesday, April 27, 2010

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

A baby that feels better!! She likes to multi-task: Cold, tooth cutting and a head start at the terrible two's!
I love the snobby sense of humor.

Anti depressants. Bless modern medicine!

My new pretty bedspread! Never had a green one before, I thought it was time to try something new.

I love this perfume! Very Sexy* from Victoria Secret.

My jacuzzi tub. Ahhhh, relaxation!

White snapdragons with pink lips.

My Tropicana roses!
Other items not pictured:
1. My husband! He's so patient and wonderful!
2. Moroccan Oil. Best stuff in the world!
3. Ghost Hunters, the show
4. Naps.
5. Weenie the neighbors dog. Petting him is so therapeutic.
What are a few of your favorite things?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Vampire Got Me

And no I don't mean Edward!! The clinic in Mesquite that I have to go to, is filled with lovely nurses and doctors. They have 2 nurses specifically for blood drawing. They all know me there, because I am around so often, so they know all about my idiosyncrasies.
Unfortunately they got a new 'vampire'. She was very kind and very professional. But she didn't believe me when I told her my veins have an in tendency to collapse in my left arm. Yep! That horrible bruise is from a routine blood draw! It left a lump the size of a golf ball for 2 days. Hopefully new vampire is on my right hand side next time!!
It doesn't help that I bruise like a peach!!
*Just incase: sucker is about 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. I tell everyone Brent beats me... : )

Monday, April 19, 2010

Speaking of Icky...

This is Icky the cat. She belongs to my mother and has a long and incredible story! I think it should be told!
Icky is 11 years old,and for those of you who are unfamiliar with the feline race, 11 years is OLD. Especially for an outside, alley cat!
Icky gets her name for several reasons.
1. She has cat allergies and always has goopy, red rimmed eyes.
2. She used to be REALLY skinny, due to her worm problem.
3. She has a fang that grows on the outside of her lip.
4. She has notches taken out of her ears from years of fighting.
5. She DROOLS. Like a pit bull!!

Icky was a mass producer of kittens. She would have at least 2 litters a year. Because of her worm problem making her skinny, and her red rimmed eyes, we always called her a crack hoe. It seemed fitting. Now Icky is a farm cat, and on the farm, if you become a nuisance, you are taken away somewhere and turned loose. In Icky's case, she was released into the wild somewhere near the Virgin River. My parents had thought they had seen the last of this fertile, drooling, fighter...but no!!
I decided to go and pick up some kittens from the animal shelter. The lady showing us the kitties was very nice and had animal lover written all over her. She asked if I would like to meet my kitties mother. Sure!! Why not!? They quickly rounded up all the other cats, telling me the mother was very hostile and was not to be around other cats. On the cage door was a picture of a red cat with an X drawn through it. I thought to myself, "What kind of monster is in there?"
They opened the door, and there was Icky!! In a mesquite animal shelter, when the last time I had seen her was in Overton!! I stood stunned, obvious disbelief on my face.
They told me,"She's so smart!She knows the name we gave her!Oh Lily!"
Lily.... Icky.... Strangely they sound alike!! Icky came running to me and instantly began to purr and drool. "Oh she loves you!" the nice lady exclaimed. I laughed awkwardly.
Well, it was $15 to adopt Icky. I paid for cat I had already once owned. Irony. I couldn't just leave her in that jail where I knew she was headed for the bad end of a cold needle! BUT, prison wasn't bad at all for Icky! In fact, it was like kitty day spa. They de-wormed her,making her fat again. They washed her, something we never did. Aren't cat supposed to bathe themselves? AND they had already fixed her!! Tada!! I figured my parents would be delighted to see their #1 mouse/rabbit/gopher/bird/lizard terrorizer. Especially now that she was fixed! And they were.
Icky had supplied the entire neighbor hood, possibly the valley with her offspring, kicked dog @$$ every day of the week, and killed pests for years. Big pests! She once dragged home part of coyote carcass!
So this is my ode to Icky! The crustiest, ugliest, fiercest kitty cat I know!! May you enjoy the last few lives you have left!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I feel Icky...

Ella has been running a low grade fever, and just been generally cranky. She just wants to be held or watch Elmo's world. I honestly have no idea what going on. It might be her molars are cutting. She has four of them and two of her I teeth, but there are four others in there some where! Poor little bug has been sitting on my lap reading or watching cartoons when she gets tired of that. I don't mind because....
I feel like CRAP. Although for a whole different reason. I have some medical problems that require me to take multiple, POWERFUL drugs. I like to keep my conditions private (it's not life threatening), so I will not elaborate, but these drugs are terrible!! SOME of the side effects from the two separate RX are: insomnia, lack of energy, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, chills, weight gain, and water retention. I list these side effects, because these are THE ONES I SUFFER FROM. I figured out that between the two of them, 36 different side effects! And I think I have experienced them all at least once. The above list are the ones I have to deal with every day. Now, you may ask yourself, Why is she telling us this?....Because I am sick of people asking me if I'm pregnant!! The answer is NO. I have just gotten fat and feel like I want to sleep and barf all the time!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!

Ella is a natural, born egg hunter. She knew just what to do!! It was so cute to see her get excited and point at the eggs, and run to get them. She even knew to put them in her bucket! So cute! (This is Sunday morning)
My Auntie and cousin were here from SLC. We haven't spent an Easter together in years, so it was extra fun to have them here. From left to right: Auntie Katie, Amber(Kenny's cute wife), Kenny, my Daddy. (The rest of these pics are from Saturday evening)

Aunt Katie and Jack, proudly displaying his new carrot bat! Easter Bunny brought Ella one too.

Ella was very excited and made sure I had full participation.

After a late night the day before, not enough sleep, no nap, and intense cousin fun; combined with Easter egg excitement; Ella was beyond tired. She fell asleep in the car before we even got out of my parent's driveway!!
It was the most fun day!! Babies make holidays so fun!