Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Goodbye, Tonsils!

Well, yesterday was the big day!! We got up at 5am, and made it to the Avenue's Surgical Center by 6. I was glad it was so early, we could get it over with! We had to wait for a bit, and it made us all a little antsy, but then the nurse gave Cannon some "silly medicine". Boy, did it work!! He kept making peace signs and trying to grab something that wasn't there. He was so out of it, it was funny. He was so looped up that he didn't even care when they came to take him to the O.R. in a little wagon. He just said, "bye!" That was at 7:30am. The surgery was done by 8. Pretty quick!! His tonsils were so big, they had to cut one in half to get it out!! (sorry for the graphic pic!)
I think he is more beat up from after the surgery though. He has some bruises and scratches, and he was so agitated, he RIPPED out his IV! The nurse said, "This is your child on drugs." Scary. I hope we never have to see that again. I'm glad he doesn't remember it.
I was surprised to see how well he ate yesterday, even with a sore throat. He ate some soup broth and THREE pieces of bread! I have never seen that before. Those tonsils must have been a major blockage.
He will take his antibiotic, but not his pain medicine. Weird. My cute neighbor Susan even took it back to the pharmacy for us to have more flavor added, and he still won't take it. He's a little more stubborn today. I can tell he hurts because he won't even eat ice cream! So he's taking lots of baths and I'm trying to be extra patient. My mom is here to help us both!
Thanks everyone for all the well wishes! Love to you all!!
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Week 8

I am so glad I have a sewing machine! And a new one, at that. It was in the shop all last week, timing adjustment. So I'm very happy to have it back. The good thing about that was that I got caught up on my scrapbooking.... I think sewing is my favorite right now!! I just love making something and looking at it and thinking, "hey, I did that!"
I was able to make a blanket and silkie for Cannon for his upcoming surgery. That made me very happy. A sense of accomplishment!
Thanks to Greg for the wonderful Christmas present! If you'd asked me 10 years ago what I wanted for Christmas, I never would have said a sewing machine!! Funny how things change, right?
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Friday, February 22, 2008


Did you know that I am a HUGE fan of this show? Did you know I wrote to our Attorney General when he was in trouble in Mexico? Now he is pardoned in Mexico.....

Did you know I wrote MANY letters to A&E when they cancelled his show? GUESS WHAT???? TMZ reports that "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is back in production!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I will for sure have a big party at the premiere, with many white-trash snacks!! Will you come?

To quote Crazy Mama of 6: "Wooooohoooooo!"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

say, "AHHHHHH!"

Can you see those HUGE tonsils in there? They are causing poor Cannon "disruptive sleep apnea". So, on Tuesday he will have them taken out, along with his adnoids.
So he's a little apprehensive, so are we, but he's also excited for all the ice cream and bubble gum he can handle! Wish us luck!
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First Haircut

Austyn got her first haircut today! What a good girl, she loved it! Finally we got her hair out of her eyes!!
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Week 7

This week I'd like to give a shout out to PRIME TIME TELEVISION!! I know, it's shallow, but I really love my time alone at night and my shows! It's my down time. And now with the writers strike over, I have new stuff to look forward to! I love Medium, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order CI, Criminal Minds, and CSI. Then I top it all off with Golden Girls and hit the sack!
Have a good week!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A good book...

I just finished this book last night. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. What a wonderful read! The subject manner is depressing, but you don't feel depressed. She is a master of the English language, her words and descriptions are so rich. It was one of those books where I wanted to highlight everything! She words things just perfectly. If you are looking for something to read, I highly recommend it!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Idol Thoughts...

Is anyone watching this season's American Idol? Every year I say, "I'm not watching that again." And every year I get sucked back in! This year seems to have some promise though. I am loving that cute David Archuleta!! Isn't he great? And I like Brooke White, she seems like a less-depressing Tori Amos. I also have high hopes for Syesha...
I am glad the crying homeless kid got sent home, one Green Day is enough, right? And what about the 2 shouting Austrailians????
What do you think about it all?

Monday, February 11, 2008


I finally got the lead out and made some Valentine's cards! Thanks to Melissa
for the great cards on her site, I was very inspired to create my own!
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

week 6 (blessings)

This was also a "no brainer" week with the 52 blessings post.
With "heart day" coming up, I am THANKFUL for modern medicine.
This week Gary gave us a scare. He had some "routine surgery" on Tuesday to add some stints to his heart. Thursday a blood clot ended up in his bypass in his heart.
I am so so so thankful he listened to his (heart) and called for an ambulance. I am so thankful they gave him medicine to dissolve the clot. I am so thankful that they were able to successfully install another stint to block the clot.
Also, my friend's daughter is brought to mind. A two year old having open heart surgery. I can't imagine it, as a parent, or a patient. It is a miracle that the doctors were able to fix everything completely. Hooray for Primary Children's Hospital!
Happy Heart Day everyone! Be thankful that yours is healthy and strong. Be thankful for the love. Love you!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hair Day!

One of the best things about being a girl is the ability to gussie up and feel fancy. One of the best things about being an older girl is living vicariously through someone else!! Today Nicole brought Ashley, Brayden and Lexi up for haircuts. Luckily, it turned out to be the day of Ashley's Sweethearts dance! After coloring and cutting, I got to do an updo plus her make up. (check out her new bangs!) What a fun day for me! I just love doing dance hair! Brayden even let me style him up, and Lexi got some highlights. Cannon just ADORES her, and they had a fun time together. Thanks everyone for hanging out, I had a wonderful time!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

52 Blessings

This week it was an easy choice. I am so thankful for our computer! After being without it for a whole week a while back, I realized just how much I rely on it! It is my link to the world, and my link to all of you!

I remember being young and referring to our dictionary or encyclopedias whenever I wanted to learn about something. Now, with the internet, EVERYTHING is at my fingertips! I love the instant gratification, whether it's looking up something I don't know quite how to explain to Cannon, or trying to find out who that dude is on Celebrity Rehab!

What did we ever do before?

Friday, February 1, 2008

Take Down!

Last night Cannon and I went to see my nephew Johnny wrestle. Have you ever seen REAL wrestling before? It is intense!!! I had to remind myself to breathe!! I also had to remind myself that I am almost 32 and these are barely legal BOYS!!(creepy!) Man, the muscles! Woooo! I am scared of my nephew! He is so quick and strong! (he's in the red shoes)
There is a girl on their wrestling team, I would almost join too just to get in shape! John didn't win his match, but he sure did a great job. Cannon loves to watch him playing "take down"!
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