Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some news is just hard to take..

On Wed I had a doctor appointment. I had no idea what news I would walk away with. I thought I was prepared for anything that might be thrown my way. I was not prepared for this.. not at all.

I really do like this doctor. She is very nice, sympathetic, understanding, smart, very knowledgeable about her field. She also takes a very holistic approach to healing, one of the reasons I like her so much. The appointment was going well, and then... it happened.

I was given the worst news. I was no longer allowed to have CAFFEINE!! I mean really?? So I said to my doctor...


and she said



Does she know who she is dealing with here?

Goodbye Monster

Goodbye soda

Goodbye coffee

Goodbye (gasp chest pain) ch ch ch..... *Sob* chocolate .

You never think it's going to happen to you, you never think you will get this kind of news, you always think "this only happens to other people, not me, no never me". Alas, it has happened, and I am now going to have to be caffeine free.

I do have some time to wean myself off, as to avoid the horrid caffeine headaches (and my absolute bitchiness that would ensue). I am doing well. I have been coffee free since Wed, and have had only one monster and very few sodas.

I can do this.. I am drinking more water, working on this whole running thing... and trying to stay focused on the bigger picture.. a picture that apparently does not include a coke in my hand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

I have so many things to be thankful for. My amazing lovely friend reminded me that I should get to back to listing those. I find it makes for such a positive outlook.

So without further ado, and in no particular order...

I am so very thankful for

10) Being able to share my heart with the friends I know will always have my back no matter what.

9) My amazing family, I have 4 of the coolest kids I know, and a hubby who has stuck with me for almost 17 years, and through some very turbulent times, he is amazing enough to not give up on me.

8) Coffee, but mostly when it is consumed while chatting with some of my favorite people.

7) Who I am. After so many years of searching and trying to change for other people, I finally have realized that the good and the bad make me who I am, and I like me.

6) Smokey, he's just an A+ on the sheer amusement scale.

5) Bacon - You knew it was going to be here. Yes it means that much to me

4) My amazing wonderful God, who through the bad spots in life I have improved my path and walk with him, and know that ALL THINGS are possible through God.

3) Scrabble - truly the king of all board games.

2) Working out today with one of the most amazing women I have ever been blessed enough to know. I can't imagine going through all this craziness without her.

1) Rain, the smell, the happy feeling I get when standing in it, and the fact that there is supposed to be bunches on it's way here. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


My lovely friend has called me out, so I felt the need to rise up to the task :) (and I am avoiding laundry, so it was kinda a "win-win" deal.

so here is what ya do..

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same

This picture was taken shortly before we moved to Arizona, so I was about 3. My favorite things in the world were "train driver monkey" , "hug-a-bye", and my bike... so I slept with them. Not sure about the safeness of sleeping with a bike, but hey :)

Ok so I tag everyone who feels the itch to do this :) (I know what a cheater I am)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hoffy's last stand

Even though it's been fairly certain since late November when Trevor Hoffman's option for 2010 and accompanying contract was pulled. Reality was firmed last week with him being signed to the Brewers.

Tanner did not take the news well. Tanner is not just a Padres fan, he eat, sleeps, breathes baseball.. more specifically PADRE BASEBALL! Hoffman is Tanner's favorite baseball player. In Tanner's eyes, he can do NO wrong.

After taking in the news of Hoffman's new position with the Brewers (pending a physical), Tanner was sad, pouted for a bit and then decide that he knew why Hoffman was let go by the Padres.

" Well I guess because the Padres have been losing so much lately, they just wanted to lose more"

yes Tanner, I think that must be it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Really Sweethearts.. REALLY??!!

It is no secret that I am a HUGE and I mean H U G E fan of Sweethearts conversation hearts. I patiently stalk the aisles of my local grocery store, waiting, waiting for the first bags to emerge.
As much fun as I have eating them, I also like reading them.
This year mixed in with the "love me" and "be mine" hearts. I found THIS little gem...


Now I'm just waiting for the "America's next top model" heart, or the "project runway" heart.

I don't know, I guess nothing says Valentine's day or "I love you" like


girl - "I love you"
boy - "oh top chef baby, top chef!"

yeah.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Friday, January 9, 2009

The joys of boys

What he brought home :

On Wednesday, January 14th the Kindergarten classes will be wearing their pajamas to school. Please have your child wear tennis shoes, as we will have P.E. that day.

What he said :

" MOM on Wednesday I get to wear JUST MY UNDERWEAR TO SCHOOL!!! Oh and shoes."

*Sigh* perhaps I should push more for him to wear more than just his chonies to bed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Years, and all that yada yada

1: the act or process of resolving: as a: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones b: the act of answering : solving c: the act of determining
That being said, I am NOT making any new years resolutions this year. Seems too complicated.
However I am making some promises to myself.

I am going to lose weight (yeah yeah I know, me and 99% of the world, but seriously I am) :)

My house will never be any messier than it is at this moment.

I will not complain (or try very hard not to)

There are several topics I have deemed taboo, and am done discussing them. So please take no offense if you ask about one of them, and I smile, nod, and change the subject.

I will call my grandma every week.

I will save money.

I am going to think more and speak less. Ok I will think more before I speak, I am sure I will talk just as much.

I will stop trying to change the things about me that I adore. The things that make me ME.
I know who my true friends are, and they love me for me, and that's pretty awesome. I will focus more on them, and less on the people who don't. I can't change people, and that is ok.

I am going to pray more. A LOT more.

I am planning on running a marathon (actually a half marathon) by years end.

I will appreciate life more, and everything I have been blessed with.

So there ya have it.. Life the way I want to live it :)