May 30, 2009


Ahem.....So... define the word "Clubbing"
Hello? Clubbing?
My innocent 20y.o.-son, Tim, is going clubbing tonite with his new girlfriend. Now, I am assuming that clubbing does NOT mean, they are taking clubs and beating other people.
I'm also assuming that clubbing has nothing at all to do with golf.
I must try to regress & remember what it was like to be 20 and the world is your oyster.
Ahhh, to be twenty again.....
You have to learn how to love & get hurt. Like 1000 times.
You learn that staying up all night isnt really what its cracked up to be.
Especially when you have to arrive at your J.O.B. by 8am.
You learn that life comes along with this stupid thing called responsibility.
You learn that wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.
What you NEED to learn, is that life is half spent before we even know what it IS.
At 20, we worry about what others think of us.
At 40, we dont care what others think of us...
And at 60 we discover they weren't even thinking about us at ALL.
Isn't life just funny?
Some days you are the Bug. And some days your the Windshield.
Whether your 20 OR 40.........

1950 meets 2009

Haleigh had the funnest 1950's musical last week. It just so totally rocked. What fun. They did the hand jive & Haleigh can do it soo fast, that she's like a live tornado.

I wanted to get a good shot of her with the 50's Cat Eye Glasses, and my Mom made her a B&W polka dotted scarf. She looked great.
I should have had one made for Miss Kady also, lol......
Summer is upon us, and there are 5 days of school left for my child-ren.
Oh have mercy on my soul!
Let this be another great summer....!!
The pool is filled, bathing suit shopping is almost done, the only thing we are lacking is
sunscreen. Boo-Yaa! I cant wait.
Most people look forward to grilling out, come summer....but not us.
Gary grills out even in the snow, lol.
To make things even better, is my best friend of NINE YEARS came into town, and stayed
with us for 3 days, 2 nights, and I laughed my ass off.
I mean completely off. I tend to gauge my friends with a stomach ache.

No really, just hear me out.
If you laugh soo hard that it gives you a side ache/stomach ache, now THATS a funny friend.
A sure keeper. Thats my friendship with her.
I havent laughed that the 4 years she was away getting her masters degree in Sociology. Man, she came back SMART too!
I think I need to go back to college now, lol.....
All in all, it was a fantabulous time, and when someone tells you that ol' wives tale,
that Laughter really IS the Best Medicine......................
They are right.

May 22, 2009

Funny Faces....

Last nites Concert was whole buncha fun! And you know how it is, don't deny it...
We ALL dread going to these things, because they are just TOO long. Now, if you dont fall
asleep watching everyone ELSE'S kid but yer own, then your the one with the
movie camera, watching everyone ELSE'S kid but your own.

So, 1st, the Seniors were there as well, which was a nice change, and
these 4 guys sang "BarberShop Style" Boy oh boy, was that funny....they are
such characters!!!

Then the "Select Choir" sang, they were all dressed to match, and they all looked great.

This is Lauren. I'm sure you can see by the look on her face, that she's absolutely estatic to
be on stage singing.

Speaking of faces, I found this face.
Stop laughing, that's not very nice. You should see the boy SING.
He's amazing!

By the end of the musical, Lauren was finally starting to shake her booty and get
into the night a lil' bit more than in the beginning. She looked great on stage...
She has a great presence.

Ok. What is up today's teen boys? I mean, look at "the hair"?
Do you find it as funny as I do, or am I just being cruel?
I mean.....Seriously. Ok, ok....I'll stop here.

It was then that I spotted Cousin IT !!
I wonder if he can see past his bangs? It sort of reminds me of an English Sheepdog, I guess.
For some reason, I thought it only looked good on dogs, but hey...Who knew? ! !

Last but not Least.....Yah, yah...dont let this picture fool you.
They were each threatened with the skin of their chinny, chin, chins, to get a nice
smiling GENUINE shot....C'mon....Smile for Mommy .....Mommy has cookies...
Now SMILE, or ........................................

May 20, 2009

Oh Poo!!

Oh Poo. Once again, I have failed my dutiful duty to blog. Lol, is dutiful duty even a word??

Sounds to me like this: dootyfull dooty....get it? ok, nevermind.
NeverMind I say!! Let it go.

As for the flies on your left, yes, they are torched by yours truly, and the pile of Poo? Oh know it.
Dont act like you dont like it either.
Its sorta gross in a funny way. And by the look on Mr. & Mrs. Frank & Francine Fly, says it all.

So here's my deal. Yes I have all good (valid) excuses.......................................
1.) My dog ate my blog
2.) I was in a meeting. What?
You weren't invited? That's messed up.
3.) I saw Elvis.
4.) Then I had a meeting with The Pope.
5.) I lost the link to my own Blog.
6.) Who are you again, and why are you reading my Blog?

Ok, I lie, but its all for the valid reasons above. Ok, NO, not really.
My children have 10 days of school left.
Oh holy hell, save me now. Please. Dont sit there and act like you dont understand what I'm saying.... You know how it is, these kids cant WAIT to get out of school. 7 days later, they are BORED. Ha ha, you know its true. Don't act like you dont' know what I'm talkin' bout!!

On a heavier note....I continue to struggle with my health. ;(
I have an appt., with a Neurologist next. Maybe he'll be checking to see if there is actually a brain, who knows. Now, for those that follow my blog religiously (thankyou) you all know I had my EMG's a few weeks back....I blogged about it.

Anywhoo, this is the SAME Neurologist that did my EMG's, so I'm sorta nervous because this is the man that tried to kill me.
No, I'm not embellishing. No I'm not over-exaggerating. No, really...Im serious.
Ok,Ok, so I'm lying, you caught me. But this doctor did the EMG's HIMSELF.
Now, I have to actually go see him as a patient. Eeeekkkk......I'm skeered!!
But you must understand my fear.

As Mr. Electricity Shocking My Legs Neurologist, he sticks a long thin needle into
the arch of my foot.

That hurt.
I mean REALLY hurt.
So, I am holding in my scream, when he sticks a needle in between my BIG TOE & MY 2ND TOE. Now, what this does, is it sends an electrical current thru my foot, into my calf, upper leg, thru my ass and into my spine. I not only screamed, but when I screamed.....I, um.....well.....ummmm......
I farted.

How freegan embarrasing. Seriously. Don't laugh, that could be you next. Pffft.
I am only hoping that my scream was LOUD enough to block the sound of the fart out.You know, who knew that stimulating the nerve in my FOOT, would shock my ASS??!!!

Have you ever been electrocuted by a household item? Any thing? So you know how much it hurts. Well, thats what Mr. Electricity Shocking My Legs Neurologist did to ME.And houses in the U.S. run on 110 volts. When I was in Egypt, everything runs on a 220V.
Thats your DRYER. Imagine getting shocked by that baby.
It happened once to me, when I was plugging in a used dryer, lol.
Shocked the hell out of me, and I actually flew backwards. My arm hurt for a WEEK, after that.

Ok, I'm out of here.....I have sculpting to do....
If you are in the need of beedz, be sure to go to my Etsy shop ok??
Smiles Peeps.

May 6, 2009

Almost 2 am................

I had my EMG's today.

I would rather have natural childbirth, than to be tortured with the electric shocks
into my nerves. FOURTEEN needles later....yes, 14, I was trying to remember
my Lamaze breathing, to get thru the pain of this test.

The torture lasted 45 minutes PER leg, with each poke, prod, stick, poke poke....
My feet are twitching uncontrollably, the pain was almost UN-bearable.

Anyone that can stick a needle in the TOP of my foot, and get it to stimulate
my calf, my thigh, my tailbone and my spine, all in one big SHOCK, should be feared.

So anyway, its late, Im tired, and I have now been diagnosed with Neuropathy in
my right lower leg. Sad, painful and true, that my right leg looks like a 80 year olds.
No wait, in fact, the doctor said he's seen better legs ON an 80 y.o. Wow, thankyou
I feel really good about myself now.

So basically, Neuropathy is a fancy doctor term for Nerve Damage.
I also have a nice group of veins that decided to burst.
The circulation is SOO poor in my legs, that the doctor had to actually HEAT my legs
back up to normal feet were bluish gray.

I'm falling asleep...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I'll chat again this week, I have some fun new beads to show!

May 2, 2009

It's....alive.....alive !!!

Oh no way.
I haven't blogged since April 11th? Holy crap.
Oh, man....I am soo totally sorry. Seems like, since I've been down with all this crap,
that I'm always apologizing to someone,
& it's usually because this auto-immune disorder RULES my life. *Sigh*

It's been a great month though, (not healthwise:( exactly, but 4 people from
my past, contacted me, we all had a blast felt soo good.
It felt like hear from people that still remember me, lol.

But....there's a catch. Isnt there always?
What they remember is different than what they will get ...

YannO, I compare it to Sobriety for those that dont understand,
what its like to live with an Auto Immune Disorder.
One Day at a Time.
i.e. I woke up this morning after only 4 hours of sleep, and my fingers hurt soo bad,
I couldn't even move my hands without intense pain. The soles of my feet too.It was truly unreal. Usually its my LARGE extremities that are hit, but this time....very weird.
Then when your in the sort of pain that goes along with all this illness,you dont sleep.
When you dont sleep, your tired. When your tired, your bitchy. When your bitchy, you can blame it on not sleeping. When you dont sleep, your tired AND bitchy....then your resistance is down. Your immunity to sickness lowers and BAM.

Your sick again.
Not you, but me...why am I writing in 2nd person, lol..

For those that asked (thankyou) the swelling in my ankles has gone down.
I still cannot wear my Nike's, but I throw my lime green crocs on and they fit my fat lil' feet.
My ankles are sexy....oh yes....So know it.!
The doctor didnt find any humor in how sexy the tire around my ankles looked, so he put me
on Lasix. Have YOU ever been on Lasix? Um, ya......might as well just stay home, cuz
your chained to the Toilet....peeing your brains out.

You would think after I peed my brains OUT, I'd lose like 99 pounds or so.
Um, such luck. Pfffttt... Whatever.
Wasn't gonna attach a pic, but isnt my ankle, just sexy? You know you want
ankles like this....dont deny it, lol.....
Soo, as you can see, and this was on a GOOD day, I would not be able to lace up my sneakers, lol.
But it is finally better, after 3 long weeks...
They put me on anti-seizure medication, to help with the chronic pain.

Who knew! Anti -Seizure meds helps people that live with chronic pain & illness.
Wish me luck, this next week. My Rheumatolgist sent me to the Neurologist for EMG's on both legs. Can we all say "UGH"

On an ending note....
It's been a long road....and the road ahead is VERY long....somedays I'm up for the challenges that lay ahead of me, and other days, I just want to call it quits. I know you can relate.

But for today....I'm NO quitter...and anyway, I have soo many beads and joolz, made into jewelry that I need to share with you. My head is SPINNING with ideas!!!
Hugs to all....
And it wont be no month, before I blog again!
Seriously....stay tuned....this involves hand dyed Silk Ribbons, GLORIOUS colors, Beachy
Beads, with lots of fun sterling beach themed charms to dangle along with Seahorses, and fun summery colors!

Ya'll C'mon back now, ya hear?