Sunday, October 29, 2006

Captain Hook and the Fairy Princess

Here is my daughter Savannah stitting in the pumkin patch. I absolutely love this picture!! She is definitely my "Fairy Princess"...Don't ya think?
Gabryel (my grandson) looks so brave...After all, Captain Hook is the bravest man ever!! Don't ya love his mustache?? hehehe!! Notice Savannah just had to be in the picture. LOL They are such good buddies...
Here are the two buddies after too much candy. Notice the look on Gabe face..he has had defenitely enough. But...nooo Savannah wants to make sure they get one more ride in before it's time to go. LOL Notice, Gabryel isn't too happy at the speed of this train...But, his Aunt can't stop the train now...hahaha! So, he just put his hands up in the air and decided if you can't fight them ..just join them....

Halloween for the Littlest grandkids!!

Here are the Little ones! They were so active it was exhausting...but, wonderful!!!
Elyjah is "Stitch"...(From the cartoon "Lilo and Stitch"). He yells, "Look Grandma! This is a big piece of candy! ...Can I eat it now??" Josiah is Rolly..(from the cartoon "Rolly Polly"). He is thinking.."What are we doing? Is this going to take all day?" LOL haha!
Dumbo..(James) said, "Bag this...I'm going shoot some hoops!!" Can you tell he has a low attention span?..LOL His dad (Michah) was sooo proud. I just had to get this picture...hehehe
"Watch out Josiah!!" Elyjah is going to hit ya Bud!!! Quick...RUN!!!

Dano (Danielle, my oldest daughter) wanted a picture too...So, here she is with Josiah and the baby Poppy (James). Don't ya think Josiah is thinking, "Okay mom...Do I have to do this again?!" WHEW!! What an exhausting day for the twins! Poor Elijah...

Josiah just couldn't make it home without a "cat nap"...or should I say a "Rolly Polly" nap! I say, "Thank God for such a wonderful memory!...But, thank God this day is almost over...." I hope you all enjoyed this day just almost as much as we did....

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Watch out every body...I've been tagged!!

Unseen Child
A Tag: Pop Quiz
Tagged by Jo! Now, I've tagged 4 people!
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4. "
Excel for Dummies" Can help you…..( I know pretty lame) 2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.Wow! I still can’t touch the walls of my cubicle.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?“The Lake House”….Another chick flick …..And of course "Reba".
4.Without looking, guess what time it is?YES!!!! IT IS ALMOST TIME TO GO HOME….
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?NO!!!!! AAAHHHH MAN!!! IT’S ONLY 2:00!!!!
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?The Radio… “BABY YOU SAVE ME”?? (I have no idea what kinda song this is).
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?Lunch!!!! Chipotle….now my tummy hurts and I feel the need to take a long nap!
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?Hello!!!!….The clock…
9. What are you wearing?From-head-to-toe. 1).Kaki slacks…2) White shirt….3) Green blazer (is that what they call it now?) The usual…a) underwear) bra, c) socks d) and these cute little boots….e) eye glasses…f) hormone patch..(Wait! Was I supposed to tell you that?)
10. Did you dream last night?Yep!! It was a nightmare!! I just went into surgery and the Doctor turned to my family and said, “She didn’t make it….She died right after we put her under…(Yeah…I have no idea how I overheard this conversation…)
11. When did you last laugh?I am laughing (as I attempt to type this ….without anyone looking into my cubicle)…LOL
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?Lot’s of pictures of my family….rules for work…phone numbers for the employees here in the office….and yea a ton of reminders. (you know what I mean…those “post its”)
13. Seen anything weird lately?Well…I live with a bunch of teenagers and so it is like living in one of those scary movies…you know the one that the child gets possessed by some demon…so, yep! That’s my house…Very weird… and VERY SCARY!!!
14. What do you think of this quiz?It was a wonderful way to pass my time…oooppsss sssshhhhh….I should be working …
15. What is the last film you saw?None….I have to stick with videos….too broke…
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?Well….Definitely a movie theater!!
17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.Sometimes I cry when my grandchildren cry…(I just noticed I don’t when my children cry…uummm I wonder why?)
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?World peace…I know typical answer…but, this was all I could think of right away…
19. Do you like to dance?Yep!!! Ask my children…I dance every morning! I wake up to Country Music …weird huh…I think I’m revealing too much…
20. George Bush...Father or son?
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?Angel…(After 8 children I can’t think of any more names…you ask 25 years too late)
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?Christian….(ditto to number 21)
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?No…I hate to fly, float, and trains make me sick.
24. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?That is so easy….I live my life with the hope that He will not say, “Whew!!! I’m sure glad you made it”…I WANT HIM TO SAY, “MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL DAUGHTER…THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT I HAVE ASKED.” At that point HE will show me my very own castle…covered in many jewels…right next to the biggest mall!!! (How about that? Shopping for eternity)
25. 4 people: 1)Diane (I know you love to do this)...2)4 what it's worth (of course)3) Minotte's Notes ( I hope she does it:) 4)Crazy Bloggin' Canuck (long time no see Amber) By the way guys...please cut and copy your answers here too..I want everyone to read them....Have fun guys! Got to get back to work:D

Monday, October 23, 2006

Update on my little friend Sunshine!!!! Please pray for safety!!!

It is time to update you on my little friend from Iraq. Please continue to pray for her safety and the safety of her loved ones. Here is her last post. Written on Friday, October 20, 2006. Please go to her blog and drop her a note of support....

From the middle of the events ...
On Thursday, terrorists attacked the police station behind my house , it was a horrible day ..I couldn't sleep well at the night before because of bad flu, I woke up at 7 am , while I was still in my bed I heard VERY loud explosion but it seemed to be far away from my neighborhood. I left bed and went to the living room ,at 7:30 while my mom was preparing to go to work we heard many explosions with heavy shooting just behind our house , my brother ( two years and half) ran from his room , shouting , crying , and shaking " MAMMY , NO,MAMMY " , he was sleepy , my sister was also asleep she left her room crawling , we hide in my grandparents' guest room , my grandpa was in his work , as soon as he reached there, two vehicles exploded near al-mosul university , we were very worried about him. he saw the whole thing . in that horrible explosion 25 were killed and 38 were badly injured ,all were from Iraqi citizens.many rockets fall on my neighborhood and in other regions that day , 19 innocents died , thank god my family and I are ok .. the phone didn't stop ringing all day long, our relatives and friends were checking us..I called my friend" B" , she said that at 7:30 am , the police station near her house was attacked by terrorists too , a nearby neighborhood noticed a battle also, so I think the situation is horrible in Musol as a whole…There is a curfew , and it will last for some time, I guess..Last week , the terrorists wanted to occupy mosul , but they failed. They will NEVER win ..It was a tough week for me , in every day I spend at least an hour trying to find an open way to go to school , it has been a month since I started school , and until now , I didn't go to school easily.I saw a video in Nineveh TV .in which a brave Iraqi policeman suspected in a driver driving his car speedy and coming toward the police station , he shot the driver before reaching the police station , but unfortunately the car exploded , to kill the brave policeman , who saved many souls, I was very touched by this video, god bless the policeman soul..Oh , I heard so many tragic news this week !!!. I very much appreciate your concern about Mohamed, his family doesn't want money, they just want an organization can send their child to a good hospital , Mohamed is very sick , and he is getting worse, so please hurry up..Eid will be on Sunday or Monday , I wish from the bottom of my heart that we will not have a curfew , and I will enjoy Eid .I didn't have fun since my grandparents left us, the first day we will have a big family meeting in my dad uncle's house , I am eager .Sunshine ..

Saturday, October 21, 2006

You're right guys....Alyssa forgot to attach the link to the post! LOL

I woke up this morning and did what I always do. I ran down stairs to my office to see who had visited my blog. I had to laugh when I scrolled down and realized that Alyssa's video wasn't there! LOL She is with Dano for the, I will have her work on it when she gets back. It is her turn to add her post to the, she will be mad if I do it wrong. So, I guess we will all have to wait....

The Great Things My Mom Taught Me!

I woke up this morning frustrated with my children. I found myself saying the exact same thing my mother said to me. You all know what I'm talking about. Everytime my mom came up with comments (that she thought were words of wisdon) I would mumble, "I'm never going to say this to my children when I grow up". Now, I realize my mother was a very wise woman! I found this and felt that it was more than appropriate for my situation.
The Great Things My Mom Taught Me!
This fun page is for all of the mothers of the world who lovingly try to teach their kids some of life's most important lessons.

In the end, little brats just end up growing into bigger brats without learning a thing, but hey, at least mothers try their best to teach them something along the way! Thanks, and enjoy.....

My Mother Taught Me About...

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...

"Just wait until your father gets home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....

"You are going to get it when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...

"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC...

"If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...

"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."

7. My Mother taught me HUMOR...

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

8. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

9. My Mother taught me about GENETICS...

"You're just like your father."

10. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...

"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

11. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...

"When you get to be my age, you will understand."

And last but not least...

12. My Mother taught me about JUSTICE...

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you....Then you'll see what it's like!"

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Alyssa woke me up to show me this....It sure makes one think...and think

Yes! I'm still alive!!!

Hi Everyone!!!
I have missed you all soooo much. Yes...I am still sick.... I finally saw a surgeon Tuesday. She found the source of all my pain and I will be going to her for shots until she is able to get me in for surgery. I went to my cardiologist on Monday and she sent me to her friend right away. Of course her friend is a surgeon. So...I had a chance to talk with her about my pain and all the while I kept interrupting her saying, "They found nothing on the tests and so maybe there isn't any reason to be here". She finally said, "Diana, there is something wrong with you...I just need to run a few tests to get the answer". Well, she touched my stomach and I screamed, "No! Don't touch me!" I didn't mean to yell....but, I was so afraid of anyone else touching me! I was in more pain after all the tests in the hospital. I was convinced that she would send me home in more pain than when I came in. And if that was the case there would never survive!! Or so I thought...I know...a little on the dramatic side! LOL But, it really hurt!! So anyway, this Doctor was awesome!!!! I don't trust many Doctors. Actually there is a total of 3 that I really trust with my life. One is my family pratictioner and one is my cardiologist. The other one is of course my therapist!! LOL Or should I say...Was my therapist. I haven't seen her in such a long time. Anyway, back to the subject at hand. This Doctor was able to inject some L------(I have no idea what it was). She shot it in my hip and the pain was finally gone. Atleast for 24 hours. She told me that the pain was due to my last major surgery. Not my heart attack..but, my hernia surgery. There is pinched nerves in my pelvic area are not going to believe this...When they did the hernia surgery they never repaired the hernia!!!!! I know! I couldn't believe it either!!!!! I may still have the hernia!!! OMGosh!!! Well, I will be going back tomorrow to get a shot and sum up the treatment plan. I go in to the hospital on Monday to get another ultra sound. And hopefully fit in another shot. Then we will decide when to schedule surgery next week. This entire week I have been thinking of my friend 4 what its worth. I have been whining about my aches and pains. Yet, I have been able to see one Doctor after another. Yet, 4 what its worth has waited for soooo long to get in for surgery. I'm so sorry my friend. I will be praying that your day comes soon!! Once again we are so spoiled by being in America that we often complain, yet when so many would wait days or even weeks in the hospital if it meant they could get the medical care they need. Instead, I whine about just 6 hours. So...while I am sitting in the waiting room (or in the hospital) I will definitely bite my toung and just be thankful that I have insurance and a Doctor. I am beginning to babble so I think I will say goodnight...The pain medication is definitely kicking in.....zzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Doctors can be frustrating. You wait a month-and-a-half for an appointment, and he says, "I wish you'd come to me sooner."

Hi Guys!
Sorry I haven't been writing lately. Work has been taking up a ton of my time. I absolutely love my job!! Abby has been training me in so many areas. I can't wait until Monday. I just know I will be challenged to lean more. I am also getting ready to go back to school. Hopefully I will be going back on October 30th.
So, anyway I need to tell you what happened to me over the last 24 hours.
Well, I spent 6 hours in the emergency room yesterday. I have been having sharp pains in my pelvic area for several months now. I was up vomiting on Thursday and by Friday morning I was hurting so bad that it was hard to stand or walk. So, I called the Doctor and she said that it was probably my hernia acting up again. She scheduled an appointment to get x-rays. I went in and waited.... and waited.... and then waited some more. After 2 hours they took me in for an ultra sound and then informed me that they could find nothing. So, the Doctor recommended I go to the emergency room to get a cat scan. After 3 more hours they determined that it could be scar tissue and possible nerve damage from a hernia surgery I had last year. Then the Doctor handed me some pain medication and told me to get some sleep. I thought to myself, "Yep! It's definately nerve damage!! And they better watch out because I am on my last one!!" One...I hate to take narcotics and two... I hate to be told that they don't know what is wrong with me after I just paid hundreds of dollars for testing!!! I am soooo angry and yes...I still hurt! My Doctor called and asked me to come back in for more tests on Monday. Angrily, I responded,"I don't think so!!!" I don't know what else they can do to me. This is what happened for a year before my heart attack They couldn't figure out what was wrong with me and after many tests and embarrassing moments they began treating me as if I was an hypochondriac. Needless to say, after I finally gave up all the tests and just accepted that maybe I was crazy...I was rushed into the emergency room with a massive heart-attack!!! I know when there is something wrong with my body! But, I can't afford to go back for more tests only to find out that once again they don't know why I am hurting and give me more pain medication. They look at me as if I am crazy and perhaps I am so desperate for attention that I just impulsively go to the Doctors. So, therefore I won't be going back to the Doctor or the hospital. I will not take strong doses of pain medication. I will just wait. I believe that eventually my body will show whatever is going on. Until then I will do what I always do..Use humor. After all..laughter is the best medicine.

So... I have included some jokes and comics. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
I laughed so hard my side hurt! LOL
Getting Older:
Three older ladies were discussing the problems of getting older. One declares, "Sometimes I catch myself in front of the refrigerator with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, and for a brief moment can't remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich." The second lady chimes in, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs, and can't remember if I'm on my way up or down." The third one responds, " Well, I'm glad I don't have that problem; knock wood," as she taps her knuckles on the table. "That must be someone at the door, I'll get it!"Emotional Comeback
A man who was in the ICU was slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet his wife stayed by his bedside each and every day. One day, when he came through, he motioned for her to come nearer.As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you stayed right here. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what?""What, dear?" the wife asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth."I think you're bad luck!"

Do you understand your doctor's language?
Doctor says: "One of several things could cause your symptoms."Doctor means: "I haven't the foggiest idea what's wrong with you."Doctor says: "Are you certain you haven't had this before?"Doctor means: "Because now you've got it again."Doctor says: "I'd like to run that last test over."Doctor means: "The lab lost your sample."Doctor says: "This prescription has a few side effects."Doctor means: "You may experience sudden hair growth on your palms."Doctor says: "Your insurance should cover most of this."Doctor means: "You'll have to sell your house to cover the rest." Doorbell rings...
Feeling edgy, a man took a hot bath.Just as he became comfortable, the doorbell rang. The man got out of the tub, put on his slippers and robe and went to the door. A salesman at the door wanted to know if he needed any brushes. Slamming the door, the man returned to the bath. The doorbell rang again. On went the slippers and robe, and the man started for the door again. He took one step, slipped on a wet spot, fell backward, and hit his back against the hard porcelain bathtub. Cursing under his breath, the man struggled into his street clothes and with every move a stab of pain, drove to the doctor. After examining him, the doctor said, "You know, you've been lucky. Nothing is broken. But you need to relax. Why don't you go home and take a long hot bath?" Doctor's opinion..

A patient complained to his doctor, "I've been to three other doctors and none of them agreed with your diagnosis." The doctor calmly replied, "Just wait until the autopsy, then they'll say that I was right."

Hot Water or Cold Water
A business executive injured his leg skiing one weekend. By the time he got home Saturday, the leg was very swollen and he was having difficulty walking, so he called his physician at his home. The doctor told him to soak it in hot water. He tried soaking it in hot water but the leg became more swollen and painful. His maid saw him limping and said, "I don't know, I'm only a maid, but I always thought it was better to use cold water, not hot, for swelling." He tried switching to cold water and the swelling rapidly subsided. On Sunday afternoon he called his Dr. again to complain. "Say, what kind of a doctor are you anyway? You told me to soak my leg in hot water and it got worse. My maid told me to use cold water and it got better." "Really?" answered the doctor, "I don't understand it. My maid said to use hot water."
This exactly how I have felt over the last couple of years!!! So I ask you, "Why do I have to continue to show them where it hurts????"
This one reason I don't take pain medication from an emergency Doctor! LOL Don't you hate this...Talk about stress!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

What does this picture mean to you?

I came home tonight and found the house a total disaster!!! I was soooo angry! I turned to my middle child and said, "Why didn't your clean the house?...(I then paused & took a deep breath)...You had 4 hours!" The response I got was,"Okay mom, let's not get irrational now". I hate when they use my lingo against me! So, like usual I grounded them and put them all to bed at 8:00. Yes! Now I have the computer to myself! Once again I received a cute little note from my special little friend...Diane:) It sure fit for my situation. So, I say,"I need patience Lord!! RIGHT NOW LORD!!!!!!! haaha lol Thanks Diane:D

This picture can mean many things. This picture reminds me that everyone has a little child inside them. Please share what this picture means to you.....