Nov 30, 2009

New addiction

Like I need any more addictions!




I recently signed up for a free 2 week trial at Netflix and I've had it for a little over a week and I LOVE IT!
Any time that I had some actual time to go to Blockbuster to rent a movie, they were either out of it, didn't have it, or I would forget to return it and rack up a huge late fee bill.

I love that I can get 3 movies and take my time watching them, then popping them in the mail and receive more in the mailbox.

I've been busy filling up my queue with a bunch of movies.

I'm so addicted.


Nov 28, 2009

Sunday Praise & Worship [Edition 21]

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
2 Samuel 22:33 (NIV)


Praise
Another beautiful holiday with the family
Trudy [Everything going great with the pregnancy after a little scare]

Prayers
My Grampa [He's looking for a new doctor since his diagnosis of prostate cancer. His doctor is not being proactive in his care what-so-ever and hasn't even scheduled a follow up appointment since the results came in from his biopsy.] 
My mom [Going through some tests with her doctor]
Genny [Continuing a healthy pregnancy]

Debbie [Safe flight home]


Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed and fantastic week ahead!
As always, if you need any prayers, feel free to contact me.



Nov 27, 2009

Happy it's time for Christmas music!

Oh yeah!
I love Christmas music!
I love everything about it!
And now that it's after Thanksgiving, we have a 24 hour Christmas music station on the radio and on Digital Music TV!

ALSO,

I'm so happy I survived Thanksgiving!

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Nov 23, 2009

Tuesday Randomness [with bullets!]

  • This is the first time in awhile that I've been REALLY stressing over finances.
  • Really wishing Hubs would be more proactive in looking for work.
  • Can't wait for Thanksgiving this year, although we're not doing turkey. Father-in-law is cooking prime rib. He's a pretty good cook so I'm looking forward to eating it.
  • Don't know if I have to work Thanksgiving. I would like to because it's holiday pay, plus I'd have to work on Friday so I wouldn't lose any money off of my paycheck. I hate working Fridays if Carrie or Darcy isn't there. Everyone else is mean and doesn't like to help me.
  • I've gotten the itch to bake something really good, but I don't know what I want to bake.
  • Can't believe December is next week! Time is flying by
  • December 5th is my 1 year anniversary being married to Hubs. It's pretty exciting.
  • Still taking Vitex to regulate my lady functions. Hoping it helps with ovulating.
  • Can't wait until payday. Need to pick up some things.
Nov 22, 2009

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha goin' do...

As I've mentioned on Twitter late Friday/early Saturday, I had to call 911 for the first time in AGES.
Around 2:30am, my sister calls me in hysterics telling me she's getting her ass kicked by a chick and guys are there and aren't helping her, but rather they were helping the chick.

I was pissed and rushed out of the door ready to go over there. Well, my husband tagged along and told me to call the police on my way over there.
I was pissed and ready to just beat the crap out of the people that were hurting her, that I thought I better call the police so I don't get put in jail.
So I called...

The dispatcher asked where I was and I told her I was on my way over to my sister's house.
She told me to meet the police by the school where my sister lives and to turn on my hazards so he could find me.

Two cops pulled up next to my car and I told them about the phone call I got from my sister saying she got her ass kicked by a girl and a few guys.
They asked me if she was throwing a party, and I told them no, it was her roommates that were throwing the party.
I then told them I called them as an escort because I want to get her out of that house and bring her home with me for the night.
Well the cops told me to follow them and park on the side of the street across from her house and to wait for her to come out.
So my husband and I were there waiting for the cops to get my sister out of the house, when we saw the cops disappear then my sister appeared.
I got out of the truck and walked up to my sister while another cop pulled up and started getting her story.
Once she told them everything, the cop told us to go back to the truck and sit tight for a bit while they enter the house.
As my sister and I walk back to my truck, ANOTHER cop car pulled up and got out and ran to the house. All of a sudden, there were 8 cop cars surrounding the street and the house.

Here's pics of all 8! Some are hard to see...couldn't use my flash.

There's 2 in here, then the corner of one in front of me


One right in front of me.




 Cop #4 rolling by
 

Cop #5 is really hard to see, but it was parked across the street out of the way.


Cop #6 pulling up beside me


Cop #7 driving by to get behind the house


Lastly, Cop #8 pulling up behind me



The reason so many cops showed up is because my sister mentioned that some of the occupants at the party were carrying weapons.
As we sat there in my truck from across the street, we saw cops go in and groups of people coming out of this house. I didn't know this small house could hold that many people. I lost count at 52.
The cops kept bringing them out in groups after finding them hiding in all kinds of places.

They asked my sister what the girl looked like that was assaulting her and she gave them a description.
The cops found her and brought her to my truck and asked my sister if she was the one, and she said yes, so they arrested her right there.
Along with her, there were 3 other guys.
After doing a head count on everyone, they sent taxis to pick up the rest because guess what?
THEY WERE ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 18!
Anyone older than 18 was arrested, but later let go.

I told my sister when she moved, she didn't belong there. She lives in a neighborhood known for gang related violence. Not to mention, she obviously lives with people that don't respect her. I would never through a party unless I had permission from ALL roommates.
The other 2 roommates also got assaulted as a result of this.
Another roommate blames my sister for calling the cops and his excuse for all of this that happened is, "It's a house party. What do you expect?"

Let's just say that my sister will be finding new roommates.

And this ties in to my Six Word Saturday post of NEVER HAVE A PARTY IN FAIRVIEW!!!
Nothing ever good comes out of that neighborhood on a Friday night.

My sister is doing alright. I looked at her face and she has a black eye and some bruising on her cheek. As well as some bruising on her body due to the kicking they did. The cops took a picture of it and gave me the case number.

And you're all probably wondering why they started hitting my sister...
It was over music.
Yes, that stupid of an excuse.

Nov 21, 2009

Sunday Praise & Worship [Edition 20]

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)
 
So lots has been happening, and I have a lot of things that need to be prayed over. So if you don't mind, this post is going to be all about needed prayers.
 
Prayers 
Hub's family [Great uncle Ben passed away last Saturday and the family is in lots of mourning and sad]
My Grampa [Diagnosed with prostate cancer. Hoping the biopsy comes back slightly abnormal and hope it's easy to get rid of]
Megan and her baby Bella [Bella has had some horrible health issues. She was diagnosed with some kind reflux in her urinary system where she had to have surgery in hopes of fixing it. While in the hospital, she got more and more sick]
Trudy and her baby [Having some complications with some bleeding, but doctors are saying the baby is safe and there's a nice heartbeat. She has a doctor appointment on Thursday to confirm the ER results]
Carrie [Her mom found a lump and is having surgery on Monday]
Genny [Healthy pregnancy]
Steve [Was given the diagnosis of "Cancer Free" and has an appointment to check up after 3 months to make sure he is still cancer free]
Debbie [Her alcoholism is getting out of control]
Hubs [Needs a job!]

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed and fantastic week ahead!
As always, if you need any prayers, feel free to contact me.
 

Six Word Saturday [Mobile Style]

Because I don't have access to a computer @ the moment, I'm typing this out on my BlackBerry.


Make sure to stop by Cate's at www.showmyface.com to check out what everyone is saying in 6 words or less!


This week: Never have a party in Fairview


Detailed blog post to come. Too tired and I'm ready to go to bed.


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Nov 19, 2009

Flashback Friday

How I long the days of this:


Now all I get is this:



Nov 18, 2009

Never mix a drunk parent with your friends

I've only been mortified once by my mother and I pray it is the last time.

I was about 18 or 19 and I decided to have a few friends over while my mom went to a baseball game.
We were all hanging out in the living room when I noticed seeing some car headlights pull into the driveway.

I went to the door and I saw my mom had driven home completely smashed from her boyfriend's house after the game. Thank god he lived 2 streets down and nothing horrible happened!

I grabbed her and started pulling her into the house because her and her boyfriend were acting like idiots.
She went into the house and saw my friends were all sitting in the living room watching TV and eating pizza.
Well she decided she wanted to sit down and eat, so she sat down next to my friend Tim and started eating.

My friends were asking her who won the game when she looked at Tim and started telling him all about the game. She then decided she wanted to lay on him...like a lap dog while trying to grab his butt.

I.was.completely.mortified.
Completely.

Tim just sat there laughing and playing along with my mom while I'm trying to get her into bed.
I've never seen my mom smashed like that and I hope I never have to see her like that again!

Tim was nice enough to help me get into her bed while I was apologizing over and over and over.
That was when my mom decided to come back out of her room and go up to Tim and said that she loved him and hoped to see him again.
I just sat there staring at the wall...

The next morning she didn't remember anything and I had to explain to her what she did.
As for my friends and Tim...they thought it was hilarious and whenever Tim came over, he'd flirt with my mom.
Ew.

My mom never came home after she drank ever again for the fear that I'd have friends over and she'd make herself look like a huge ass.
Lmao.

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Nov 17, 2009

Tuesday's Randomness [In bullets!!]

So it's been a crazy couple of weeks.
I've found it more hard to blog regularly due to the fact that I'm so tired after work, and I still don't have my own computer hooked up yet.
I'm lucky that Hubs and BIL got a new game to play so I could get online to pay some bills and get on Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, etc....

So here's my week in bullets...coz everyone loves bulleted lists!
  • It is officially winter. I wake up every morning to negative degrees. 
  • I really need to get auto start for my truck. It sucks going outside when it's negative 9 outside to walk down 2 flights of stairs, walk across the parking lot to start my truck, then trudge back upstairs and get ready for work.
  • Still waiting for Hubs to get a J-O-B!!! It's been forever!! He's driving me nuts.
  • It's crazy working at a hospital. It's more crazy to see how many stupid people there are that do stupid things to get in the hospital. There's alcoholism and lots of drug abuse that have been running through our ICU. It's insane!
  • I got an email from my crazy Grampa. He has prostate cancer. I'm devastated by the news, but he seems chipper. He's not at all worried which is my typical crazy Grampa. He's currently waiting on the results from a biopsy taken last week...I swear, the docs are running as fast as a snail. I told him if it's bad, he MUST move to Alaska from Ohio so I can take care of him and so he can come to the hospital I work at so I can make sure he's doing everything he should. He's a stubborn old man.
  • There was a death in my Hubs' family. His great uncle Ben died last Saturday from fighting pneumonia for a long time. It was expected, but it came as a blow to a lot of people. It was really sad when my husband and I had to run over to his other great uncle's house and tell him that his brother had died. I guess he didn't know how sick he really was. So on Saturday, we took Uncle John to my Hub's grandma's house and we ate a big dinner and remembered all the good times they had with Ben. Everyone cried together and then I made everyone laugh LoL. I hate seeing people cry and I feel like I have to lighten the mood by doing or saying something funny. It worked for them all and made them feel better so I'm glad I could do my part!
Aren't I full of lots of depressing things??
  • Thanksgiving is coming up and I don't know if I want to cook or go to family's house and eat all their stuff then leave. The last thing sounds so much better Haha. I can't believe it's almost December. Just a few weeks ago I was saying Happy September dammit!
  • I think I may have to work on Thanksgiving because I'm usually scheduled on Thursdays, but I don't mind IF I have to...it's holiday pay yo!
  • December 5th marks Hubs and my 1 year anniversary. Due to some crappy circumstances, we WON'T be able to do anything, but thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions. Maybe we can celebrate late....after Christmas or whenever Hubs gets a job. Better late than never, I always say.
So that's about it for my week.
I'm trying so desperately to get on Blogger more.
I miss all my peeps!
(Yeah, I'm a little hyper and sounding really retarded...I know)

So what's everyone up to this week and for the holidays?

Nov 9, 2009

Back on the horse

I know I haven't talked about this much lately, but I think I'm ready.

Hubs and I are seriously trying to have another baby after losing Katelynn in October last year.
We've been trying for a few months now, but haven't been serious about it.

I was diagnosed with PCOS and thought I would never get pregnant until last April when I found out I was.
After almost a year of trying, I've become very frustrated.

I saw a doctor after my miscarriage and she put me on Metformin to help regulate my hormones so I could possibly get pregnant in the future when I was ready, but I couldn't take it longer than a month. It made me so sick!
I was pukey, had huge migraines, bowel movements were horrible, and I wished for death every day while taking Metformin.
I finally stopped taking it. I just couldn't handle it anymore.

I even got more active to try and balance out my hormones....still no luck.

After talking to a few people and doing LOTS of research, I've decided to take a more natural path because I physically cannot do Metformin. Doctor said if I can't do Metformin, I'm going to feel worse on Clomid or any other fertility drug.

My brother-in-law's fiance is also suffering from PCOS and hasn't been able to conceive so she's going the natural way too. She's the one that mentioned we try this pill, so we went to the Natural Pantry store in Anchorage and bought a bottle for each of us. I'm glad I have someone to go through this with!
We've been taking the pill for 3 days now.
I don't feel any different, but it does say it takes 3 months to kick in and such.

Now I know the natural/herb route is a pretty much hit or miss, but we're willing to try anything. I just don't want to ever feel like I did again while taking Metformin.

So wish me luck!
I'm popping my pill and heading to bed.

Happy Tuesday!

Nov 7, 2009

In need of help

December 5, 2009 is my 1 year anniversary being married to Aaron.


We've been through a lot together in the 3 years that we've been together and the year that we've been married.


We've suffered a miscarriage, job losses, struggles with finances while he was in school, troubles becoming pregnant again, and many other things.


Looking back, I've never thought I'd be married, let alone married for a year!


I've never been good at opening up and letting anyone in, or any good at showing affection LoL.


So for our anniversary, I'd really like to do something romantic and fun.

My problem is that I have no idea what to do!

We don't have a lot of money, but I want to do something fun and something where we can spend some much needed time (without arguing!) together.


Any suggestions???

I really need help!


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Nov 5, 2009

Random things [with pictures]

There's so much randomness that I'm going to bullet everything.
Coz everyone loves bullets!!
  • It's been so crazy since I moved. I absolutely love living with Justin and Carrie because there's no bitching, no drunk mother-in-law, and I can sit and veg out after a hard day of work without anyone bitching at me.
  • Work has got me so tired! I started working my four days, 10 hour shifts and I like the 3 days off work. Gives me lots of time to recuperate from the body aches.
  • I think I found a job I really enjoy. It's different and busy, although there's quite a few people I don't like because of their attitudes, but that goes with any job. It's really hard though. Today I was holding a patient that took her last breath. Intensive Care Unit is my least favorite place to go, but the nurses rock.
  • So many of you long time followers know that my mother-in-law has a drinking problem and she likes to take it out on anyone who is near. Something happened last Sunday, which I might blog about another day. She still has not called and apologized to me. I will not be going over for Sunday dinner until she does.
  • I'm finding it harder to keep up with regular shows that I used to watch. I may have to say goodbye to some of them.
  • I hate that I'm gaining muscles while losing weight. I was losing weight consistently, then I started getting muscles. I just want to lose the weight first dammit!
  • I'm really starting to hate my Blackberry. It's not doing what I want it to do! Seriously thinking about dropping my service provider once hubby starts working and going with someone else.
  • One more month and it's Hubs and my 1 year anniversary. Craziness. I have no idea what we should do.
Now here's some pictures!!

I'm really getting depressed with losing daylight. We're down to 8 hours a day! I miss my 22 hours of daylight.
I was on the 5th floor at work and was so depressed when I looked out the window at almost 4:30pm. This is what I saw....

The street lights are coming on and the sun is gone. At 4:30pm!!!
It's not fair!

Snow has not graced our presence in Anchorage yet and I'm happy! I'd love to go the whole winter with negative 20 degrees and no snow. That's my perfect winter. I hate driving in the frozen stuff.
But the mountains are beautiful.


Crappy phone pic

Another thing I hate about winter is the moose. Don't get me wrong...I love them to death, but I hate that they come around in town and don't look both ways before crossing streets and stuff. I've almost hit them so many times!!
This is a picture of 2 moose in our parking lot at work. It was hilarious because you see people walking out of the hospital and into the parking lot, only to notice them a little too late and start running!



 

Well that's all I have for now.
I'm going to go to bed and enjoy my 3 day weekend.
Oh yeah!!


Nov 4, 2009

I'm still alive

Just super tired.
Awesome updates tomorrow.
Promise
=]

 

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