November 17, 2010

Cheratussin AC Syrup and Levaquin

I am as sick as it gets. I can't complain because it's not the flu and it's not swine flu. It could be worse and it's not. Therefore, I am grateful.

Kinsley has a horrible cold so she won't be going to Cubbies tonight. I can tell she's not feeling well because she is currently taking a nap in Ree's bedroom. I have her in there because we can actually make the room dark which makes it nice for nap time.

Looks like Don and Fiona will be going to church tonight without us. I'll be at home in bed which is where I'm at right now.

I have a pile of stuff to dig through on my bed and it's nice that I can have my laptop with me in bed. The laptop does keep me warm as does Sushi my little Mini Pin who insists on snuggling under the covers right next to me.

I had a hard time sleeping last night. I don't understand why but I think it has something to do with my medicine. I may take a nap here myself in just a bit. I'd like to feel better tomorrow so I can do some birthday shopping with Don.

November 16, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

1. I am sick. I’ve been going downhill since last Friday. I have a doctor’s appointment today so hopefully my doctor can hook me up. I’m pretty sure I have a sinus infection.

2. I was going to try and decorate our tree in the front yard with Christmas lights today because it will be in the warm 50’s. That’s not going to happen. I don’t feel like it. Instead, I will wait until Friday to give this a try. It is supposed to be slightly warmer anyway around 52 degrees.

3. This year Christmas is going up EARLY. I would like to have the house decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving.

4. We are super busy this time of the year. Not only are we gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas but we also gear up for Kinsley and Fiona’s birthdays! We know Fiona wants to celebrate with friends but we haven’t figured out the venue yet. I know she would LOVE to celebrate at Pump It Up but she keeps changing her mind.

5. We haven’t figured out what we are doing for Kinsley’s birthday yet. We usually just celebrate with our immediate family so we’ll have to see how it all works out.

6. Check out Tuesday’s Tip Jar over on Blog Mommas because #7 corresponds with that tip. Yes, I wrote the Tuesday Tip over on Blog Mommas. Did you know that Blog Mommas belongs to me? If you have a blog and you know this OR just figured this out – what are you waiting for? Join the blog directory! It’s easy. All you do is link to Blog Mommas and then let me know that you did and I add you, introduce you, and you go in for the Blog of the Week drawing. Easy as Apple Pie! Yum!

7. We talked about the NVO lights for today’s Tuesday Tip Jar. So here’s what the Tree looks like:

It’s a Jaclyn Smith 7.5ft Madison with Clear Lights. We found our on sale at Big K. The lights are NVO lights which means they are Never Out Lights. Why is this important? Because most pre-lit Christmas Trees don’t have the Never Out Lights. When a light goes out the entire section of lights goes out and it’s a big hassle to try and figure out which bulb needs to be replaced.

Our new Christmas Tree also comes with a rotating stand. I’m excited about this because #1 it’s so super quiet you could hear a pin drop and #2 I will finally be able to decorate the entire tree to include the back of the Christmas tree!

8. Christmas is my FAVORITE Holiday! I feel blessed that both of my girls were born around this time. What a wonderful gift to receive just in time for the Holidays!

9. Birthdays are FUN for me because all the Birthday fun starts in August. Don’s birthday is in August, Lauren’s birthday is in October, Kinsley’s birthday is in November and Fiona’s birthday is in December. So we have August, October, November, December and then mine hits in March. Fun Fun Fun!

10. I will take a picture of our tree and share it with you when we are done decorating.

November 15, 2010

Student of the Month

Congratulations to my sweet daughter Fiona for being selected as the November STUDENT of the MONTH at your school. We are so proud of you! Keep up the Good Work!

November 14, 2010

Upside Down Christmas Trees?

We're in the market for a new Christmas tree but not any like this one. I didn’t know they made upside down Christmas Trees!? What will they think of next?

Orange Juice in my Cereal

That’s right people. I poured orange juice in my cereal. If that doesn’t describe how things are going for me right now I don’t know what does.

For starters I woke up feeling sick as a dog. My throat hurts when I swallow, my lymph nodes are swollen, everything is scratchy, my chest is somewhat tight, and every once in awhile I have to cough.

I tried taking a Benadryl last night but that didn’t do much. I did take some Advil off and on yesterday to try and help with the pain but that didn’t put a dent in any of it.

Today Don took the girls to church and I stayed home. I honestly don’t know what the deal is because I don’t have a fever or anything like that. So...I decided to take some Claritin and see if that helps.

It seems to be working because I do feel better. But even though I feel better I still feel kind of sick.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

November 12, 2010

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans

Thank you veterans everywhere and may God bless all our heroes known and unknown.

Remembrance Day 2010

Church Pajamas

Yesterday the girls had fun wearing their Pajamas to church!

Wearing Pajamas to church was a Sparky theme for our weekly club meeting.

My Cubby decided she wanted in on all the fun too!

The best part of this theme is they are ready for bed as soon as we get home.

November 9, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

1. I received a horrible text message from a stranger on my cell phone. It was so bad that I called the police and filed a report. The police are investigating it and hopefully will find the culprit.

2. We have some extracurricular activities going on in our neighborhood. Three times in one week of young people coming home after last call, screaming, yelling and fighting in the middle of the street. Because we live in a nice neighborhood I waited until the 3rd incident to call the police. You can bet I will not be waiting if this activity continues. I will call the police each and every time. Watch Me!

3. Rick Warren has some of the best tweets on twitter these days. He is constantly tweeting things that make people think! If you’re on twitter you can follow me here ----->@Divapalooza

4. Rick Warren: Matt 13 NOT YOUR JOB to discern the weeds from wheat in God’s field! Don't play God! You should be sowing & cultivating instead!

5. Rick Warren: Before there can be reconciliation both sides must feel that their perspective and feelings have been understood.

6. Rick Warren: Never presume that you understand the silence of another person. Only they know what they are thinking.

7. I’ve been busy moving stuff around concerning my blogs. If you want to keep up with it you’ll want to note my new blog addresses:,,, and

8. I like that I can have an actual www on blogspot and am so happy with the new blogspot blogs that I don’t think I will ever go back to wordpress blogs. Don’t get me wrong, wordpress is great but I am tired of having to pay for hosting when blogspot blogs are FREE. I’m also tired of having to do updates over and over again due to wordpress always having to constantly update. The new templates on blogger blogs are fresh and clean and I Love IT!

9. Sushi gets her heart-worm pill today.

10. I love my family and my friends. Thank you for loving me back even when I’m not the most lovable.

November 6, 2010


I think it’s hilarious that Kinsley thinks Don is on vacation when he has to go out of town on business. She is always saying things like, “Daddy…while you were on Bacation.” She likes to be the informant on what went down here around the house while he was on vacation. No matter how hard he tries to explain to her that he is not on vacation she continues to connect his business trips as vacations. I think it’s funny and laugh every time too.

November 1, 2010

I Voted Today!!

I hope all my liberal friends out there realize they are not scheduled to vote until Wednesday.

Linking Up w/Tuesday's Tip Jar