Monday, June 26, 2006

Duck!
























Hailey's birthday party was yesterday afternoon. Her cake was awesome! I couldn't get over how incredibly cute it was. The little duck is the one she got to play with, and boy did she destroy it! It was all over her hands, her face, and she even got it on her mommy. lol It was fun watching her!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Year Gone By










This time last year, I was in a hospital waiting for the birth of a beautiful little baby girl, my niece. She took her sweet old time to arrive, not showing up until around 6:30pm. I just can't believe that a year has gone by, though. She has grown so much, and she's now showing a little personality. She's even started temper tantrums. lol I never knew I could love someone as much as I love this little girl! So Happy Birthday to my little Hailey! May you continue to grow into a wonderful little person, and continue to bring joy to our hearts!

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Weekend

My weekend was pretty nice, albeit tiring. I went out for drinks with Dee on Friday night, and didn't get home until 2am. And I had to be up to be ready for shopping by 9:30am the next morning with Mandy and my mom. I seriously thought that I would cancel, since I was so tired from the night before, but somehow I managed. It was a long morning and afternoon, but it was fun. I got home in time to rest a bit before going to The Tragically Hip concert. That was an interesting time. The band was good, although they played alot of songs that were new. Some were good, some were not. Besides that, we had our seats on the lawn, and I think I ended up "smoking" 14 packs of cigarettes and doing about 10 joints. It was just disgusting, and I think I will think twice about going to a concert again with seating on the lawn. Not to mention that the smell was about 10x worse since I wore my oxygen the whole time. UGH.

Today, I slept in until 11am. I haven't done that in forever, but apparently, my body needed it from the long day I had yesterday. I hung out here for awhile, then went to my parents' house. We made dinner for my dad, and Mandy came over with Ron and Hailey. It was a nice evening. I got home, and just relaxed for the rest of the night. I am going to bed as soon as I'm done with this entry.

This month is flying by, and it's actually bothering me a little. I can't believe how fast time goes. I'm not sure if it's going quickly because I have so much planned this summer, or if that's just the way it is. Before I know it, it'll be July, and I'll be getting packed for the week in North Carolina I've had planned for months, for my sister, Lisa's, wedding. It's just crazy. I feel like I have no time for rest sometimes. It sounds odd, but it's true. I almost feel sad about it, because I feel like the summer is going to go by and I won't be enjoying it as much. I'm not sure that is making sense, but I'm not sure how else to describe it.

Well I guess I'll be off to bed, since I think my ideas are just getting jumbled. lol

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Just Stuff

I've been busy doing little things here and there for the past several days. Sometimes I just think that I am too lazy to write in my journal. Well, I am, but there are many times I just forget!

I've been trying to work on my jewelry website. I finally got alot of pictures up, thanks to what my sister took, and thanks to my friend giving me her digital camera. The process of putting them up takes forever, though! I think it's a combination of my computer being connected to the internet via phone (boohoo!), and the website just working ever so slowly! I get so frustrated with it sometimes, that I just end up working on it a little bit at a time. But the last major step is figuring out how to allow people to order. I can either just have them send me an email with specific information that I list on the site, or I can try to do an order form type thing that I need to play around with. Another question is payment. I don't think I want to get into credit cards, but I guess I just need to figure out exactly what to use! But I do hope that I launch my site soon! I'm excited about just having people see what I make. :)

I am going to a concert this weekend, to see The Tragically Hip. They are a Canadian band, and they've been around for quite some time! It should be a fun time, though! I'm going with my best friend and her husband, who bought the ticket for me and said not to worry about the cost. I thought that was very sweet of them!

My sister, Lisa, and her fiance will be home for 5 days next week. We will be celebrating our niece's first birthday! I can hardly believe she'll be a year old next Wednesday. We are also having a small breakfast shower for Lisa and Brandon, with family and a few friends. It should be nice!

I found out on Friday that my cholesterol is atrocious, and I have been put on a statin drug. My cholesterol has been high, but last year I got it down quite a bit from the last time I had it checked. Granted, it was still high, but not like it had been before. However, a year later, it's gone way back up again. I've changed my eating habits quite a bit, but sadly, genetics are not on my side. I didn't want to go on another medicine, especially because being on the statin and Tracleer means more potential for liver failure. I just have to pray my liver is strong enough to take both drugs! It's been pretty good to me all along, so I hope there are no problems!

Well I must be off to exercise. I'm trying to walk every day. I really started slacking again, but this week I've done well so far. I'm trying to just at least walk for 1/2 a mile every day. If I can go further, then I'll do it. But I think more exercise will help me with the cholesterol, too! Here's hoping!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Damn Allergies!

I've been a miserable chicky the past several days. My allergies are driving me nuts. And sadly, I have come to admit that I do actually have allergies. I grew up without them, always feeling bad for my sisters and my dad when spring and summer came around because I knew they were feeling horrible. In the past few years, I've developed allergies to something in the air. To what exactly, I'm not sure, but it's definitely not a cold. The sad thing is, I can't take much to help relieve the symptoms. I'm not allowed to take a decongestant, and that just makes me want to cry! I emailed my PH specialist tonight, to ask if there is anything I can try to take. I have just felt so very tired and sniffly, and itchy the past few days. There has to be something out there I can take!!

I went to a town called Lewiston yesterday with my good friend, Renee. It's only about 15 minutes from the Falls. We browsed some of the shops, and enjoyed some yummy slushies outside a coffee bar. I got a blue brandy-style glass for only $2 at an antique store, and I was happy! Then I took Renee around the downtown area of the Falls, and showed her a few of the bars we go to when we go out. It was a rather nice day, and I enjoyed hanging out with her!

Well I am off to bed, since I had a busy day of running around doing errands today. Then I took my dad to see Ice Age 2 as an early Father's Day present. It was hilarious, I thought funnier than the first one. We were the only 2 in the theater, so we laughed loudly! It was a nice time spent with my dad. :)