Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DaY NiNe

Day Nine: Post a photo of the person who has gotten you through the most. What did this person do for you during your troubled time? What made you turn to them out of everyone else in your life?

My husband has done so much for me.  Even when I was dating HIS FRIENDS he was probably better to me than they were.  However the biggest thing he helped me through was my pregnancy.  That's a husbands job, right?  Well, considering we weren't married (or even really dating for that matter), and I was pregnant with someone else's baby, I think he deserves extra credit.  Before I told my parents about my pregnancy, I was living on campus.  Being sick and scared and alone wasn't my idea of a good nights rest, so he let me sleep in his room at his apartment, and he took the couch.  When he got off work he would ride his bike to campus and then we would ride the bus to Walmart and he would buy me saltine crackers and soup to help calm my stomach.  He's the one that bought my pregnancy tests.  He was there when I took them.  He was the one that held me while I cried all night long, on several occasions, because I was so afraid of what was going to happen.  He went with me to tell my parents that I was pregnant and then when I tried to run out the front door he convinced me to stay and talk to my dad.  Do you know how many of my 'friends' wanted to hang out with me on the weekends while I was pregnant?  Not very many.  Mostly just him. 
Why did I turn to him?  Good question.  But I'm damn glad I did.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vlog #4 Weightloss Challenge

So here's my weight loss nonsense. I did bad this week, sorry. Aaaannd after watching this back, I think I'm kind of a spaz. I need to just calm the fuck down because, holy cow, I'm out of control. Anyways, thanks for watching :)


Day Eight: Post a photo that makes you laugh. What made this moment so funny?

This is a picture of me and my best friend Marlene.  Let me tell you, with all the shit me and this girl have been through together, I have A LOT of pictures of us that make me laugh.  This one probably has the best story behind it though.  I won't be telling you all of the story, because it's one long mother fucker, but just know that it's awesome.  When we took this picture, we were more than just a little drunk.  We were supposed to be at school (of course) but we went to hang out at her ex-boyfriends apartment instead.  Even though she had a boyfriend at the time, I had just gotten out of a relationship, and I needed some coronas damn it!  It's not like I was upset about the relationship or anything.  I was pretty glad it was over, actually.  I broke up with the guy a couple times and he kept coming back and I would take him back cause I felt bad.  I finally got rid of him by being the worst girlfriend ever so that HE would break up with ME.  So the coronas were more of a celebration I guess.  The day this picture was taken was the first time I had seen the movie Blood In Blood Out.  Let me tell you right now, it's not a good movie whether you're drunk or sober.  Don't waste your time.  So when we finally decided to leave that day, we had to call her boyfriend to come pick us up because there was no way either one of us was going to drive.  So he came for her and brought his friend to drive my car.  When I got in the passenger side of my car I said to his friend, "Dude.  I peed like 7 times."  And then I laughed.my.ass.off.  High school was fun.  I was stupid, but it was fun.

Oh, and that hat I'm wearing?  Yeah, it wasn't mine.  And those sunglasses Marlene had?  Not hers.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Day Seven: Post a photo of your most treasured item. Why is this item special to you? How did you come to own this item?

Okay, so I said at the beginning of this photo challenge that I was going to finish it before my birthday and my birthday is in..........23 days and I have 23 pictures to go.  What a coincidence!  I didn't even do that on purpose.  So I guess I'm gonna be doubling up some days in order to get this shit done.

I already posted Day 7 a while back, but there was no picture.  I guess when I was first thinking on this one, I was trying to think of a material item.  Then I decided it could be anything with some form of sentimental value, and I've just been putting off deciding what to do.  So here it is:

This is my baby grand piano :)  To some it would be considered a material item, and I guess for me it is, but it also holds an amount of sentimental value as well. 
When I was 7 years old I started teaching myself to play the piano by listening to music in church and then trying to make the same notes come out of our hand me down piano when I got home.  A lady that went to our church was a piano teacher and she told my parents I needed to start taking lessons before I learned bad habits.  My grandma was thrilled with this.  She had zero musical skills, but she always forced my dad and his brother into various musical lessons.  She purchased this piano for my dad to learn on (and I'm sure to impress visitors as well because that's just how my grandma is, God love her).  And the checks that she gave my dad to take to his piano teacher???  They were torn up and my dad went fishing with his friends.  (He did learn to play though, and he's not to shabby).
Anyways, my grandma told me that if I kept taking piano lessons and learned to play well, the piano would be mine.  I took lessons from the time I was 7 until I was about 15 when I quit because I decided I hated it.  Then I decided I missed it and went back to lessons when I was 16 until I was 18. 
Needless to say, I got the piano, and I love it.  Oh, the perks of being the oldest grandchild ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Weight Loss Monday 2

Quick question for other people that vlog; Do you do it through youtube?  And if you do; Does it take FOREVER when it says Preparing for Preview?  I feel like I sit here FOREVER waiting to preview it.  And then I NEVER wanna redo it because it takes to long to load or whatever and so I just pray that I don't have a booger or something.

So this week I weigh in at 167.6, probably because I've been so sick, but whatever.  Just watch my vlog or I'll punch you in the nards.  (That last sentence is an actual quote I used on my husband.  Lucky for me, he doesn't know enough English to completely understand what I said.)

Sorry for chewing on my sharpie the whole time.

Am I as abnoxious as I think I am?  And I promise I won't stand up again in a vlog.  You don't need to see that shit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Best Week Ever.....or not.

So I'm just sittin here chillin.  I have been sick ALL WEEK LONG!  I have to apologize to Sara because I was totally gonna sing Happy Birthday to her and then I was so sick that I just couldn't.  But HAPPY FREAKIN BIRTHDAY anyways.  So let me update you on my crappy, or more accurate, pukey, week.  Monday I was feeling fine and dandy, Isabel was kind of getting a runny nose, but I was like, we can handle this, we've done it before.  Monday night rolls around and I get a fever.  I go to work anyways because I'M A DEDICATED EMPLOYEE...........anyways that's what I'm trying to put out there.  So then I throw up in the bathroom.  3 times.  I was pale(er) and grumpy.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a happy person at work.  I was not being so happy.  So they sent me home, where my fever got worse. 

Tuesday when I woke up my husband informed me that I WAS NOT going to work.  I was like, whatever, Pancho, (he gets really mad when I call him that) and I went to work in my pajamas.  Because I'M A DEDICATED EMPLOYEE!  Seriously, for my day job I'm an ESL aide (English as a Second Language) and I care about every single one of those kids.  So I went because we were doing testing and the teacher I work with stressed how much she needed the aides there to help her (because, yeah, we're certified!) so last month one aide quit because he's a PA and he got a job with a heart surgeon (he was slumming for a while) and this weekend the other aide decided to take a trip to St. George.  Thanks, dude.  Glad we can count on the girl to show up.  Even though she can BARELY WALK because there's a stabbing pain in her side.  So after 4 hours of testing, I think I must have looked like I was dying because, well, the teacher asked me if I was alive still.  So she sent me home and told me to go to the doctor.

Wednesday my hubby finally convinced me to go to the doctor.  I guess it's a good thing we went.  Apparently I have a kidney infection (wonderful).  I've had one before though, so, whatever.  This time they gave me a SHOT IN THE ASS!!!  Like, a real big one.  This wasn't like a flu shot people.  She warned me that it would be 'thick'.  So when she poked it in my but I was like, that's not so bad, and she goes, "This is where it gets a little rough".  She started injecting the medicine, and ladies and gentlemen, my WHOLE FREAKING RIGHT LEG went numb.  It's a damn good thing I was holding onto the table so that I didn't tip over.  So my right but cheek and right leg were in serious pain for like 3 hours.  Oh, and earlier that day, Isabel shit all the way up her back.  It was in her hair, on my shirt, on my pants, in my hair, on my hand, and on the carpet.  We just went to the bathroom, I stripped her down and stuck her in the bath tub, I stripped down to my underwear, which was cold cause I had a fever, but I couldn't bath her without getting the poop from my pants and my shirt all over the outside of the bathtub.  So then when I was done bathing her I got her dressed and put her to sleep so that I could shower and get the shit out of MY hair.

Thursday we took Isabel to the doctor because her runny nose turned into a cough where if she coughed hard enough she would gag and throw up.  AND she has an ear infection.  Because of all the mucus.  So she got some amoxicillin and we were instructed to clear her nose out with that blue sucker thing and saline drops four times a day.  They told us if she got worse to bring her back.  Thursday night, was one of the worst nights EVER because she was sick, I was sick, we both had fevers, I had thrown up again, and let me tell you, chicken strips?  Bad idea.

Friday I STILL wasn't feeling good, despite the freaking monster shot the stuck in my culo, and on top of that I was getting a cold.  Anyway, Isabel was asleep on my lap, and she freaking STOPPED BREATHING!!!  For like 5ish seconds.  Okay, people, I tried to remain calm.  I kind of wiggled my arm so she would wake up and then she started coughing and breathing again.  Phew, MY BABY IS STILL ALIVE.  So then my husband and my mom walk in the door, I look at my husband, and I go "Isabel was sleeping ah-ah-and s-sh-she s-s-s-s-stttttopped BREATHING!"  And then I broke down and he grabbed both of us and my mom grabbed the phone to call the doctor.  They still had a doctor there so we went in.  HE told us that she has RSV.  Great.  He gave us a number of a 24-hour respiratory therapist to call in the middle of the night for IF SHE GOT ANY WORSE.  But he said that if she turned blue we should just take her to the ER.  He said she wasn't breathing heavy enough that we needed to worry and that I could sleep tonight, but he did suggest we get a humidifier to have in her room at night.  One day I'll share my feelings on humidifiers. 

Today is Saturday.  She is obviously feeling a little better.  She's zooming around like crazy and she's a lot happier than she has been, and last night she slept A LOT better.  I haven't had a fever and I only get one of my freaky bad headaches every couple of hours instead of every time I sit down or stand up.  Now I'm just dealing with this stupid runny nose and sneezing.  Most likely I'll be back to both jobs on Monday :)

I sincerely hope you guys had a better week than I did :)  See you Monday for the Weight Loss Challenge Check In.

Here's Isabel on Tuesday.  Her babysitter took the picture.  Apparently she's a fan of funeral potatoes.
My husband's sexy new tattoo.  It says our last name.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge Monday 1

So here's my weight loss junk.  It's gonna suck today because I'm sickkkkk as hell!  I wasn't even gonna do it but I saw that Sara put a link to mine sooooo lucky you guys.  My weight is (as of 10 seconds ago) 170.5.  Maybe not totally accurate because I just threw up.  Excersize (and I know that's not how to spell it, but I'm on some serious drugs right now and stupid spell check is giving me every fucking word in the dictionary except for that one) is hard.  I work two jobs and I have a 9 month old baby.  I know, I know, I'm making excuses.  But I'm sick, damn it, so I will.  At my Job #1 I work at a high school and I walk around  A LOT because I'm an aide so I make sure kids are in class and then I go to classes with some of them if they're having a hard time.  HOWEVER, that being said, Job #2 is at a restaurant with amazingly delicious Mexican food and so the two balance out and I suck.  I'm going to promise all of you, myself, and my poor husband that has to see me naked, that I'm going to improve.  And no more excuses........Unless I'm sick.

For those of  you that DIDN'T follow the link from Sara's blog you can find her HERE.  She rocks my socks off, so check her out.  And everyone think happy thoughts for me ;)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vlog #2! PSA and tattoos

Vlog number 2 ladies and gentlemen!!!  I'm hoping you like this one better.  And you won't have to stare at the glare on my glasses.  I talked to my manager at work today about my blog and there's a possibilty she's going to start vlogging/blogging with me.  Ya'll are gonna love her!  She's a Californian and kind of high maintenance but she's funny as hell.  I think we were in hell together or something...hahaha.  That's all for tonight children.  Blogger is kind of stupid and slow when I already have the video embedded.   Love ya!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vlog number 1!

Tadaaa! It's my first Vlog! I hope I'm not scaring anyone off. It's kind of boring now that I go back and watch it so I apologize in advance. I got this idea from Sara at Sara's Organized Chaos and Holly at Hollydays so HOLLA! to them and you should check them out.  AND I want you to do it too and send me the link ;)

Say these words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?