Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And Tonight We Will Say...

Peace Out 2008!! 

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Look Who Came Back!

Can you see it??? Here's a close up. Maybe that will help:

Yeah, my rash is back, and I have no idea why this time. It started out yesterday as a little splotch across my cheek and then last night it was full blown down my chest. Yippee. 
I think I'm going to name my rash one of these days, seeing as we are becoming close acquaintances. Is that too weird? In other news, 
here are some more pictures from Christmas for your viewing pleasure.

This is the fern that was on the oak tree that was cut down on Christmas Eve. Here it looks pretty dead and gone. BUT, add some rain over night and voila':

The dead fern perked up! It was so pretty on Christmas morning 
because the big ol jumble of chopped up oak tree was very green and covered in fern!

Here's a picture of the fern in black and white - 
because I know you all have always wondered what fern looks like in black and white! 

Okay, that's all I've got for now. 

Friday, December 26, 2008

Family Introductions - Merry Christmas Style

This of course is Warner. Enough said. You all know about him.

This is Ruekie. He's awesome.

This is Edgar. He's really a Shetland Pony disguised as a German Shepherd.

This is my dad. The picture is blurry because he has super powers. 
He has super sonic speed and won't slow down for pictures. 

This is my mom. She's a lap dog person. Me on the other hand, 
I like my dogs to be the size of a Shetland Pony. 

This is my brother. He only has one eye because he wanted to be a pirate back when he was in highschool. We try not to make fun of him for it though.

This is my grandmother. She's pocket sized. 

This is Warner's dad. I think he thinks I'm weird. 
No, I don't think, I know he thinks I'm weird. 

This is Warner's mom. She's part of a gypsy rock band. 
Check out her awesome head-banging skills. 

This is Warner's sister. She's (almost) 15 so there's nothing more to say about that. 
Oh, and she likes cat food.

This is Warner's Aunt Lily, her cousin Margaret, and Warner's Grammy. I can't think of anything witty to put here as a caption though. So just enjoy the picture.

And of course this is me. Because your day wouldn't be complete without seeing a picture of the wonky smile! It's pretty tragic! 

More Christmas pictures to come later!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Families have been visited and all the presents are open. We have made it back to our apartment and are looking forward to a good nights sleep. I may go shopping with my parents tomorrow or I may just sleep all day. We will see what their plans are! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!! I'll post some pictures soon!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Cancer Posse

Ha, I really don't have a posse, and I really don't know enough people with cancer to actually form a posse, but a girl can dream, can't she? I would definitely be in an Old West, gun slingin' type of posse. Can you just picture it?? But ANYWAY, I do have a new friend that is also 23 and has oral cancer. And guess what?? She is having her surgery today - which means, by the time she reads this, she will hopefully be cancer free! So, kick butt today Shaylynn!

In other news we will be heading up to Auburn soon and spending a few days there with family before heading back to spend some time with my family. OH, and PAULA is hooooome!!! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Turns Out, I'm NOT The Celebrity In The Family

So today, I became a big girl and went to my first doctor's appointment all by myself since this whole ordeal began (except for my endocrinologist appointments). And you know what?!!? EVERYONE asked me where Warner was - so much for me being the super-star. I told them that I decided I was a big girl and didn't need him at every appointment. So, now I'm flying solo, kind of. I brought Dr. Pou and Mell Christmas cards and they went all girly emotional on me - at least Mell did, which makes me feel special! Anyway, so it was a good appointment, I have some slight swelling in my larynx but that is normal and is probably from me having a cold. The first thing Dr. Pou did when she got in my room was pull out my chart and start rattling off all my weights from past visits. Yeah, I'm down another four pounds. I told her what my endocrinologist said and that they make fun of me for eating all the time at work. She just doesn't want me to waste away. I only had one resident come in and look at me this time and I've moved on to two months in between visits - which is only an extra 2 weeks, so not that big of a deal. I had blood work done for my endocrinologist by some nurse who was all business. She didn't say a word to me when I tried to talk to her, then she jabbed my arm with the needle, patched me up, and in the most grinch-iest tone said "Happy Holidays." I left wondering what had just happened!

Dr. Pou sprayed both sides of my nose today before she scoped me. I had mentioned to her that I had a stuffy nose from my cold so she told me the spray would help unstop it. Well, the spray worked wonderfully (except for making my nose and sinuses numb) until about noon and at that point I started sneezing every few minutes and projectiling boogers everywhere and blowing out massive amounts of boogers! So that has been fun. Aren't you guys glad that you are reading this and finding out about my boogers?

So, that's about it in my world. Oh, does anyone have any good tips for getting red liquid cough medicine out of carpet? Edgar knocked over a bottle on the coffee table that apparently was not closed all the way and yeah, our carpet is still a little pink...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Reason # 367,916,748,352 Not To Take Me Out In Public

Warner: Huh?
Me: It's Pete Sampras! 
Warner: Where?
Me: There! It's stinkin P.E.T.E.S.A.M.P.R.A.S.  !!!!!!

This little conversation took place today as Warner and I were driving on to LSU's campus to go watch the Pete Sampras vs. James Blake match. As we were pulling in to the parking lot, there were a bunch of people walking from the outdoor courts to the arena where the match was going to be played. During this point in time, I was people watching and I see this guy walking with a tennis racket. Me, being the judgmental person that I sometimes can be, think to myself, who's the MORON with the tennis racket. Well, then my little outburst from above took place. And yeah, the MORON with the tennis racket was PETE SAMPRAS. I called Sampras a moron. Not to his face, and only in my head, and in the safe confines in the car. After my outburst I told Warner that I was just wondering who the "moron with the tennis racket" was and when I realized it was Pete Sampras so it obviously was okay for him to be carrying a tennis racket if he wants to. I mean, he could take his racket to the grocery store or the flower shop if he so chooses and no one could tell him that he can't because he's Pete Sampras. 

I think he has the most recognizable serve ever. Check out the form! It's amazing! 
Watching him play makes me REALLY want to get out and play again.

So, as we were walking in to the arena, JAMES BLAKE was walking in front of us going in to the arena. So, OF COURSE, I look at Warner and say in my loud whisper voice (yes, that one Paula) LOOK IT'S JAMES BLAKE but I'm pretty sure he didn't hear me. When we got to the top of the stairs in to the arena these ladies were bending over the railing and yelling down to James Blake and waving at him. It was really funny and I'm pretty sure he heard them because they had huge grins on their faces!

This was at the start of the 3rd set. Sampras was feeling the fatigue and was goofing off here and hobbling around and stretching like an old man. 
They were pretty funny the whole match goofing off back and forth.

There was also a wheelchair tennis exhibition match 
I'm pretty sure those guys could have kicked my butt!

So, in case you were wondering - Pete Sampras won! I might post more pictures online later.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Walkin In A Winter Wonderland...

It LOUISIANA! and it snowed a lot!

The following is the chaos that ensues when you put Ruekie and Edgar in the snow!

We had another stranger danger moment. When we got out to the field, Edgar did NOT like the snowmen and was barking like crazy at them! Once we let them off the leashes to run they both ran straight to the snowmen to check them out!

It took me 20 minutes to Edgar back in the house this morning after letting him run in the snow for the first time ever. I would get him in the house and he would dart back out before I could close the door. He  would go stand by my car and stare at me and then he would just start running and sliding everywhere.

Jingle Bells Batman Smells...

And it's beginning to look a lot like...


I'll put up pictures at lunch!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Gollie Gee...Tim Tebow Is Such A Swell Guy

So, in order to be fair to Ruekie and because I know most of you never saw him as a puppy here you go:

Wasn't he so cute??? And he still is! Today I did some shopping and I'm ALMOST finished. Warner got home from work at 5:30 this morning after working a super duper ridiculously long shift. He then "slept" for about 4 hours and went back to work after going out to lunch with me. He kept getting phone calls while he was trying to sleep this morning and the mutts kept wanting to play and were dropping toys on the bed by his face. When he was leaving the site, his alarm was going off at it's normal time for him to get up! They are having issues at work and are trying to figure out what is causing the problem. As far as I know they still don't know what is wrong so he may have another late night tonight and he might have to go back in tomorrow. I feel bad for him because he is missing some awesome football games tonight. Especially the whupping that Mizzou is going to get tonight by OU. Right Anne? Yeah, I knew you would agree, I won't tell Andy though. Your secret is safe with me. 

So, after the people above us moved out, I didn't think it would be possible to get someone louder than them, but man, these people are hiding a herd of elephants up there. It's a couple of guys and I'm pretty sure they are construction workers and they are LOUD! 

I'm still pretty sick. It's mostly just coughing up a lot of nasty stuff and a stuffy nose. So, it's not strep. I'm just worried about it turning into a sinus infection or something worse. But oh well, I'll survive. I'm going to go eat some more cookies that I baked earlier! 

Friday, December 5, 2008


When did this:
and this:

and this:

turn into this:

ACK! He's so big! And those ears!!!! I miss how they used to cross. The pictures of his ears still kill me!!! Not much is going on around here tonight, Warner is working late and I am at home hanging out with the dogs. I started back to work on Monday and it has been pretty uneventful so far. I'm just learning about what I'm going to be doing. I started getting sick yesterday - I'm not sure if it's what Warner had or not because he started off with a sore throat for a while and then developed a cough and I got everything all at once. Everyone in the office is sick as well so it could be something I picked up there. So, that's pretty much all that is going on. I'm almost done Christmas shopping, I only have a couple more things to buy and I'll be done!