Saturday, June 30, 2007
There is something about Koi fish that I love...I really would like to get one tattooed on my arm because they mean good luck. This was taken last summer at a local fish pond inside an office building.
There is something about Koi fish that I love...I really would like to get one tattooed on my arm because they mean good luck. This was taken last summer at a local fish pond inside an office building.
So here I am after a very long week. I have had so much of an experience that I could talk about it for ages. I'll just give you the short version in an email I sent my aunt.
~~~~~~~I think that it really freaked me out in general. But when they were giving me my spinal that is when I really started to freak. I started wondering why I was doing it and if it was the right thing. I was really excited to be awake but they saw how nervous I was so they kept on giving me relaxants.Then he cut me open and started yanking on things...that was the freakiest part. I told them I wanted to be put to sleep...the mental pictures I kept getting! It was just really weird being awake and having them cut you open. They said the whole surgery would be that way the pulling and tugging. So I went to sleep. I was upset about that...I really wanted to see my uterus.
When I woke up in recovery I couldn't believe the amount of pain! They started letting me push the morphine button (bad idea!) so there I was stoned out of my mind and then on top of it I started puking. So finally at night the nurses had enough because I wouldn't stay awake or breath they said, they took me off of it. I was sad but hey I was glad to be coherent after that!
I just can't get over the pain. You have to watch out how you move and what you do constantly. Last night at home sucked sleeping because I was flat...it felt like my stomach was ripping apart. I don't have very good drugs for at home because I didn't want them but I think I should have reconsidered.~~~~~~~~
But now the whole thing is over and I feel better.
This is my last day here in Mom's Out There blog! You can always get me on my own blog 7Confessions! It was a little difficult to run this blog cause i have no clue about what you are suppose to talk about between mothers! Thank God Taylor is back.....
My last quiz : my hidden talent!!
|Your Hidden Talent|
You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!
UPDATE!!! Taylor_Blue is back from the hospital, she's feeling tired but relieved to be home!! Yeah a big shout out to our girl!! She will be back to us on Saturday till then you still have me... so here is your picture for today!
Look at those eyes!!!!! Beautiful !! This is from Taylor_blue's girl!! :)
|You Are Glam Sexy|
You live for flaunting your sexiness, and you totally work it.
Why not? You've got the goods - you might as well use them.
You're 100% woman, and you never go out without looking your best.
After all, you never can tell when you might bump into Mr. Perfect!
Hi everyone!! I'm Confessing7Girl, i live in Portugal and I'm 22 years old!! I will be taking over all of Taylor's blogs this week, so keep on visiting cause i promise they will be updated everyday!! As you probably know Taylor must be in surgery right now and from here i know i can say we all wish her a fast recovery! The blog world misses you girl!You ROCK!!!
Although I'm not a mom (please don't ask me about mom's issues) I'm a daughter and i know how hard Mom's out there work to keep us happy!! I wanna make a confession and say i love you mom even when i hate you!!!!!! I know my mom wants the best for me and she is my SuperHeroine!! Every Mom is a SuperHeroine!!
So what's best to start than a What SuperHeroine Are You? Quiz! Here's my results, wanna share yours??
|You Are Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
"We saved the world. I say we have to party."
So here is my pick for my Sunday Favorites this week. Do you ever wish you could go to a site that asks insane questions about the silliest things and see what others have answered??? Well at The Center For Improved Living you can do just that. Here is today's question on there...If you were to write and direct a sitcom based on your life right now, what would it be called? Who would star as you? It always challenges my mind!
Remember if you want to be considered for next weeks SUNDAY FAVORITES just leave me a note in the comment section and I will get to it as soon as I can.
Also...I will all see you in about a week. Be nice to confessing7 she is the best out there!
This has to be one of my favorite pictures from last summer. I just love the look of this picture. You know last summer was my first couple of months with my digital camera. Now adays I couldn't live with out it. It goes everywhere with me now.
I was awarded the Rockin' Girl Blogger award today. I wasn't expecting it at all! Twisted Sister thought I was so cool that they awarded to me.
Now I must choose 5 women bloggers worthy of the "Rockin' Girl Blogger" award - so if you get tagged, place your pretty pink badge on your site and then list 5 of your favorite Rockin' Girl Bloggers. (Of course only if you want to!)
I am surrounded by so many "Rockin Girl Bloggers" that it will be hard to choose. So here it goes.
7 Confessions- She always has something cool to say or to show us all.
40'S Singleness-She shows me that you don't need a man to be happy. Her latest blog shows that everyone could stand to sharpen up on their English....even me and I am a writer!
Ms Danielle-Everyone of her posts show a different side of her. My favorite day of hers is Flashback Friday were she shows all something we have forgotten about. (Hey does this help my contest entry?? wink,wink)
Out of Focus-Kali has ADD and everytime I read her blog I gain insight to the way my daughter must feel. Way to go Kali, you are an inspiration to me!
Rippin Kitten-If there was ever a rockin' blogger it has to be her!!! I love how everything revolves around her motorcycle...
Ok so I found out what time my surgery is on Monday. I have to be at the hospital at 6am and then the OR time is 7:40am. I tell you I have been so nervous I want to puke. I can't even eat supper because I can't stop thinking about it. I'm also wondering how things are going to go at home while I'm gone. There is bills to be paid and things like that. This is really teaching me how to let go.
I have news for everyone, since I will be gone next week...Monday to Friday I will have confessing7girl taking over my blog for me. Just be really nice to her....she is an amazing person and I know my blog will be in good hands. But you are stuck with me until Sunday but I wanted to prepare you all!
Ms Danielle is giving away a Microsoft Zune that she won from John Chow. That is so amazing because I just happen to want one....They aren't available in Canada. So you need to check out the contest and her blog. She writes about everything from golfing to the best cartoons in her childhood. I really liked this blog entry that she did on the five reasons to adopt a needy pet. She is the most amazing person I know...well ok I'm trying to suck up. I just hope it works.
Well today was a big day for our family. My son went to kindergarten today. I was dreading this all along. We walked there and he was crying the whole time. He didn't want to go and he was hot and he wanted water. (OK it was really hot and humid out...we hardly ever get humidity here.) So I felt bad that I like dragged him there. And then he got into the classroom and it was a whole different ball game. He took off and became independant. He started playing in the water and really liked all the new things he had at his fingers. He also got to meet the teacher that was my daughter's teacher 5 years ago. She said she couldn't believe he was already so old. He really liked the little centers they had...especially the kitchen center. He had to make me something to eat. It was so cute. He had on his little chefs hat and everything. I realized that he would be okay without me. He has been with me every moment...I was hoping he would embrace this.
I also got myself in a little pickle today at Go!Smell the Flowers site. They opened a can of worms over there. They just wanted to know if they should invest in a charity to donate to. Well all of us had other ideas. I am almost embarrased at my behavior over there (I said ALMOST) but sometimes when people pressure you to try do something good other things end up happening. Here is the post if you want to read my horrible comments. And even feel free to add your own...they encourage free speech over there....I tell them to rock on!
Here is a quiz that I got sent in my mailbox....
Who is your Movie Star boyfriend? George Clooney? Brad Pitt? Johnny Depp? Take the quiz to find out.
Then come back and tell me who yours is!! Mine is....OMG...I can't even believe it...it's JOHNNY DEPP...oh no!! I wanted Jensen!! This is not fair....
(Photo courtesy: All Stars Central)
Well I was nominated for another award! I have to thank 7confessions for this one. She said that my blog makes her think...think about how she doesn't want children??? I love making people think and I love sharing all the photos I have taken in the last year. I get this question many times if I am the one that takes the picture. Unless otherwise specified all the pictures are mine from my camera. So here's how this thinking blogger award goes.
1. If and only if you get nominated for this award, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. (optional) Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
If you need more details please click here.
Five of the blogs that make me think are:
1. 40's Singleness-Making Money Online - Lisa is always making me think about how cool I am...I mean how I can make money online. I think that she has all the good ways, so check her out!
2. Absolutely True-I love this blogger for everything she writes...she always has a view on something!
3. Craft Zombie-She is a crafters dream...always making me laugh.
4. Cool Mom's Rule-This blogger shows that all Mom's are cool and they do rule!
5. Random Thoughts from the Mind of Me-I love reading this blog...it makes me laugh and cry all at the same time.
I was just going about my day today when this thing on what my dream on celebrity appearances ended up in my mail box. I totally forgot all about the dream I had last night about Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri. Katie Holmes was giving me money to help with child care. Now that really is a dream. And Suri was just talking up a storm. I didn't think about it until I was going through my emails. And there was the dream decoder I get sent to me everyday and today they are right on the money! What are the chances....so now you can read about what my celebrity dream meant....
Dream about Celebrity Appearances
As the media continues to create stronger icon status for people in the news, it is not surprising that lay people are dreaming of them as well. It is not at all unusual for people to think they know particular public figures and so to experience them in a dream. Dreaming of any particular celebrity often reveals a fantasy for friendship or romance. These dreams may also show a sense of being a peer or equal to that celebrity as if to say, I can do that, too. A second aspect of this phenomenon is living vicariously through a celebrity. In this instance, people will assume a peculiar sense of participation with a public figure's success and notoriety.
Another variation of this is becoming a celebrity yourself. This may include performing with other celebrities while achieving your own icon status. This kind of notoriety may be showing you your own giftedness (or sense thereof) in a particular area, or it may be intended to encourage you to pursue a higher ambition for yourself.
Of course, because today's media completely inundates the public with images and rumors of celebrities, they may appear in your dream simply as extraneous static.
So I'm superficial...boo hoo!
I don't usually watch Family Guy but when I saw this I thought all parents would get a kick out of this one.
Today is one of my most favorite Parenting sites. Type A Mom. Right now there is a contest over there for a prize pack worth over $300. At Type A Mom you can write articles, join forums and even start your own blog. The website has a lot of articles on a variety of topics....check them out here. I really think its a cool place for mom's to hang out...after all there is no better expert than a MOM herself.
REMEMBER: If you want your site featured in one of my Sunday Favorites leave me a note in the comments!!!
We just came back from the Chinese restaurant. It's an all you can eat buffet. I have never seen my son eat crab like he did tonight. We wanted to take my husband out for Father's Day. What a sweet thing, eh? Afterwards I got my fortune cookie. I got three fortunes...These are them. I scanned them just for you.
My blog has won the Blog of the Day Award!!! I can't even believe it....
Here is the link to see it.
I like the idea of being able to tell what my mood is....Come back and tell me if you followed the directions correctly!!!
|Your Mood Ring is Orange|
Full of desires
Here is another awesome quiz...I have always wanted to know what happened the year I was born...too bad that you'll all know how old I am now....
|In 1975 (the year you were born)|
Gerald Ford is president of the US
Evacuation of US civilians from Saigon as Communist forces complete takeover of South Vietnam
FBI agents capture Patty Hearst, who is indicted and convicted of bank robbery
Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappears without a trace
Marines rescue the crew of the American ship the Mayaguez near Vietnam
First Lady Betty Ford says in an interview that she thinks her children have tried marijuana
Natalie Imbruglia, Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Enrique Iglesias, Angelina Jolie, and Tiger Woods are born
Cincinnati Reds win the World Series
Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl IX
Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup
Production begins on Star Wars
Jaws and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the top grossing films
Soul Train premieres on television in the United States
"The Way We Were" (performed by Barbara Streisand) wins the Grammy for best song
Saturday Night Live and Wheel of Fortune premiere
So it is Father's Day on Sunday. I got ripped off this year because my wedding anniversary and Mother's Day were like a day apart. But now there is nothing around on June. I told my husband I didn't know what I was going to get him. He is the most picky person in the world. If he doesn't like what you gave him he will say something. Me I'll be grateful if you remember me. Give me a paperclip for all I care at least you gave me something.
I was looking at This Eclectic Life and she had this list of things that her father said to her. You have to check it out. There I was balling my eyes out. (My dad and I are on the outs right now. But it doesn't mean I don't miss him.) It should be so nice to have a wonderful father.
Happy fathers day to all fathers out there.
I was talking (typing) to 7Confessions today talking (emailing back and forth) about life in general...and then I found this quiz. So now you have to take it and tell me how much you have lived!
|You've Experienced 52% of Life|
You have a good deal of life experience, about as much as someone in their late 20s.
You've seen and done enough to be quite wise, but you still have a lot of life to look forward to.
I was just sitting here writing an article about eating out. Then I realized I haven't shared my latest obsession with you....its IRON CHEF AMERICA. It's on at 10 pm here on the Food Network. I always have to watch everynight now. There is something about watching them be amazing with the secret ingredients they get. I was watching last night and they can tofu. TOFU! And they made the most amazing things. My mouth always waters I get inspired to maybe be creative and make something like that. And then reality sets in and I go to bed. This show is amazing and almost as good as IRON CHEF. The commentors they have on are so funny. I just need to install the smell o vision!
This joke was in my mailbox and I had to share it will you all....
(This is what I have to look forward to when I turn 50!!!)
The Perks of Being Over 50
-- Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
-- In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
-- No one expects you to run into a burning building.
-- People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
-- People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
-- There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
-- Things you buy now won't wear out.
-- You can eat dinner at 4 PM.
-- You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
-- You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
-- You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
-- You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
-- You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
-- You sing along with the elevator music.
-- Your eyes won't get much worse.
-- Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
-- Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weatherservice.
-- Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
-- Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
I went for my pre-op appointment. My surgery is in two weeks today. I'm starting to get really nervous. I got a whole novel on what is going to happen and how to deal with abdominal surgery afterward. I wish they would have given it to me after they take my uterus. I had two appointments....one with the guy who is going to give me a spinal like I asked and and internal doctor. He just couldn't stop staring at my tattoo's. I had to show them all to him. I went to get blood and get a funky little bracelet that I have to wear now until after I get out of the hospital. It is so if I need a blood transfusion they know what kind of blood I need. (Very reassuring isn't it???) So the funny thing was the nurse that took my blood asked if my tattoos were permanent. And if they weren't how I would get permanent ones. You know I used to think that too but if they have a needle and ink...guess what...THEY ARE PERMANENT. She asks me how do you get it off? I said with a laser. But then I said you don't get a tattoo just to remove it later. Funny people eh???
Here's the question for the day:
|You Should Get An All Over Tattoo|
Outrageous and funky
Because you should never have to choose just one tattoo
Today I have a great blog for you to look at it called
1 million Love Messages
The mission is quite clear...to reach 1 million love messages. You can send in your love messages to be seen by everyone. The author is up to message 140!!
I even have my love message to my husband there...
I am very exhausted as I write this. Today we went swimming. Well it wasn't like we couldn't do that in our backyard since it rained and rained again. We are going to have such bad mosquitoes this year...but I regress. So I really had alot of fun. We were all trying to drown each other in the water...Great family we have eh??? And then I went on the diving board with my daughter. I have been getting to know the diving board a little better and today I got cocky. I went to dive and started to roll too soon and did a back flop. I was seeing stars for a long time after that. I don't think anyone around me realized how bad it was. I just stayed quiet for a long time thinking may be I shouldn't do that anymore. After we got home I never knew my family could be so quiet...LOL
I thought it was so funny though how brave my son is. He would jump right into the waves as if there was no tomorrow.
Here is today's quiz for you....
I saw this tree with these steps on it so you could climb it. It totally amazed me because it was in the middle of nowhere. Around us was water and here was this little island with this amazing tree. I had to take a pic of it because who knows what happened on that tree!
If you are anything like me you are always trying to find ways to lose weight. I thought I would share this article I found on yahoo to show you there are ways we can try to outwit our appetites....we can be tricky....
You don't have to be smarter than a quiz show fifth-grader to learn how to control the urge to eat. Just follow these ingenious tips:
1. Feed it protein for breakfast. You'll be less hungry later on and end up eating 267 fewer calories during the day. At least that's what happened on days when St. Louis University researchers gave overweight women two scrambled eggs and two slices of jelly-topped toast for breakfast rather than about half that protein.
2. Make it climb a flight of stairs. At home, store the foods that tempt you most way out of reach. For instance, Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, keeps his favorite soda in a basement fridge. "Half the time I'm too lazy to run down there to get it, so I drink the water in the kitchen."
3. Sleep on it. People who don't get their eight hours of zzz's experience hormonal fluctuations that increase appetite, report researchers.
4. Give it something else to think about. When scientists scanned the brains of people eating different foods, they found that the brain reacts to fat in the mouth in much the same way that the nose responds to a pleasant aroma. So if you feel a craving coming on, apply your favorite scent.
5. Never let it see a heaping plate. The more food that's in front of you, the more you'll eat. So at a restaurant, ask your waiter to pack up half of your meal before serving it to you, then eat the extras for lunch the next day.
6. Put it under the lights. You consume fewer calories at a well-lit restaurant table than you do dining in a dark corner. "In the light, you're more self-conscious and worry that other patrons are watching what you eat," explains Wansink.
7. Talk it down. Entertaining friends with a great story doesn't give you much time to eat up, so you'll probably still have food on your plate when they're done. Once they're finished, call it quits too.
8. Offer it a seat. If you sit down to snack -- and use utensils and a plate -- you'll eat fewer calories at subsequent meals.
9. Satisfy it with soup. Start lunch with about 130 calories worth of vegetable soup and you'll eat 20 percent fewer calories during lunch overall, say Penn State experts.
10. Give it little choice. Packages that contain assorted varieties of cookies, candy, dips, cheese, etc., make you want to try all the flavors. The effect is so powerful, says Wansink, that when people are given 10 colors of M&Ms to munch on, not seven, they eat 30 percent more!
You know I have never seen rain like this before. And it didn't take long for it to get like this.
Here is today's question:
|Your Preppy Name Is...|