Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Kiddo's are at Grandma and Pa Pa's for the weekend so the Hubs and I took this opportunity to go out on a date. We went with the typical first date scenario, dinner and a movie.
Dinner was great! Yummy and delicious. We went to Olive Garden, I had a Sangria and some super fattening Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, which was totally worth every single calorie it dishes out. The Hubs was good, he had Salmon and veggies. Booooo!!!! We talked about nothing and everything. We laughed. We joked. We fell in love again. All in less then 2 hours. Maybe it was the Sangria? LOL! Kidding. Love you Babe!
After that we made our way to the movie theatre to see The Hangover. Once we got seated the Hubs got a phone call from our alarm company saying the alarm was tripped in our house. Grrrr!!! Hubs was pretty positive it was Max, jumping on the kitchen table (BAD DOG!) and tripping the motion sensor. But I just couldn't sit in a theatre waiting for ADT to call us back and let us know if the cops saw anything suspicious.
We got a refund, jumped in the car, and headed home. When we got there all was fine. Damn dog! At that point, we didn't feel like waiting 2 hours to catch the other showing of The Hangover so we just stayed home. The last time the Hubs and I saw a movie (in a theatre) without the children was in 2005.
P.S. If you have seen The Hangover, don't tell me anything. We'll just add it to the Blockbuster list.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I can't decide. I think I'm going to darken the trunk and branches to better match the top, lighter portion of the canvas. My intentions were to put this up in our (empty) formal dining and living room as inspiration for design.
Now, I'm not so sure. I'm almost positive my husband won't like it though. LOL!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Around noon the Hubs called the Deputy Sheriff's Dept. and put in a request to file a report. Shortly after, the sheriff stopped by to take down our report and informed us that they caught the guy. Can you believe it? Things like this usually get passed up with bigger cases but they were able to catch the guy. Apparently, there have been other reports in the area and during a drive through of the neighborhood, a police officer saw a suspicious vehicle and pulled him over. Cha-Ching!
The Hubs is on his way back from the police station WITH his CD case and D's Nintendo DS. The guy is in jail and is being charged with a felony because of priors and possible relation to a gang. The Sheriff said he could be lookin' at 5 years.
We'll be leaving Kouma outside from now on. At least we can have a little warning if a bad guy is lurking around the house. A rude reminder of the real world, outside the gates and armed soldier's of military grounds.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
One hour later, around 8:40am, I had one more unit drawn and a conversation with the same nurse about my passing out. She said, "I can't believe you really passed out. I've had children wiggling all over the place, adults pulling the needle out, but I've never had a fainter. Even when I worked at the hospital, tons of things happened but never a fainting. You're my first." I am so proud. :)
The 8:40am unit was done with zero injury or sliding out of the chair. Then I had my final draw at 9:40am. No problems there either.
That was part 1 of my day. I expect part 2 to be worse.
Part 2 includes a Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS). Or, pure torture. Any test that states, "Please take a pain pill 30 minutes before the test", is not a test to look forward to.
Educational Portion: This study is usually performed as a workup for pain, numbness or tingling in an arm or leg. It tests the condition of the nerves from the spine into the extremity to the foot or hand. There are two parts to the test, the nerve conduction study and the needle EMG Study. Eeeekkkk!!!
I am having this test done because I have been experiencing tingling (like pins & needles) in my hands and feet. Unexplained. It's a different feeling from when your hand or foot falls asleep. I've been dreading this test for weeks. It was actually pushed back a week by the doctor and I was more then happy to change my schedule around.
I can handle the NCS part, where recording electrodes are attached to my skin. (Note to Self: Shave Legs.) But it's the EMG part that has me a little nervous. Wouldn't you be if you read this description...
1. You lie down or sit in a comfortable and relaxed position. Certain areas of your skin may be cleaned. No problemo!
2. One or more NEEDLE electrodes are gently INSERTED into the muscle. (God help me) You may feel some pain, a dull ache or pressure as the electrode is inserted (Breathe Sarah, Breathe).
3. The muscle is tested at rest-normally there is no electrical activity in a resting muscle. The electrodes may be MOVED to get readings from different sections of the muscle.
WHAT?! Yes, they are going to move needles around under my skin. (Insert deep breath here)
This sucks! Wish me luck, and bravery.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Daughter and Daddy
Friday, June 12, 2009
We had some errands to run today and I've been dying to get out of this house. This is the last day with this darn thing on my head. I'm counting down the hours until 6am tomorrow. At that time, I'm allowed to remove the glue, tape and wires and return my handy-dandy recorder back to the docs office. Praise Jesus.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I've been hanging in the house for most of the day. This test isn't painful, it's more of a nuisance then anything. Sleeping last night went ok. The worst part was when the hubs got up at 3am to take Max out and he set off the alarm, again. I wonder how abruptly being awaken by loud, piercing, shrieking sounds shows up on my test?
I had to change my recorder batteries at 10am sharp and actually remembered to do it pretty close to that time. 10:03am. Hubby came home and said, "Did you change your batteries today?" LOL! All I could do was laugh, it just sounded funny.Yesterday, I realized that the wires that are surrounded by a fabric casing remind me less of a long ponytail and more of an umbilical cord. So freakin' sexy! After the wires were attached to my head, the nurse gathered them all up, put the casing over them, and then taped around the end of the casing to keep it in place. You can see that area above my ponytail. Then I put my hair up in a pony and he wrapped my head.
That's all for now.