Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I started getting a scratchy throat on Sunday at work and thought, "Great. I'm getting a cold." Yesterday it was worse and I waited for the cold symptoms, but they didn't come. Today I woke up and was dying. Could barely swallow and felt like I was only minutes away from needing trach to breathe. Still no cold symptoms, but something was. not. right. I, as a nurse, am a horrible patient. It's just the way it is with most of us. I normally wait until I have no other choice before I go see my doctor when I'm sick. Half the time, I wait too long and wind up in the ER instead. Thankfully, I rarely get sick. Roni started telling me that I have Strep Throat today. Now, normally, and she'll tell you it's so, I pooh-pooh her, but I knew that something was definitely different with this sore throat. So I went. Yep, Strep. Sigh.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
As I've said before, I'm a planner. I like a schedule. I'm a little OCD that way. So, with that being said, I have the timing of the pick-up trip planned out in my head. Right down to my Embassy appointment date. It's a fool's game, but I can't help myself. I'm predicting (HA!) the Embassy date being on, or around, 8/22. But! If the sign-off didn't, or hasn't (I can't even contemplate that), happened right away (or any other glitches), the whole plan goes in the crapper and I'll have to reassess my planned dates.
My stomach is churning waiting for the news that Kevin is, indeed, legally my son and is coming home. As usual, I'll be at work when the update is sent. It seems that has happened often to me and it sucks.
I'll let you know Monday if I got it.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Terry Metz for most of my HS days. We started growing apart in our senior year, though.
2. Did you play any sports?
No. The coach wanted me for track, but I was too busy smoking in the lav. Hey, I had my priorities!
3. What kind of car did you drive?
I didn't have a car in HS. My first car was a used Pinto...yeah, I'm lucky to be alive.
4. It’s Friday night. Where were you?
Hangin' with my "gang" on the street corner. It wasn't as sinister as it sounds...
5. Were you a party animal?
Hmmm...Define "party animal".
7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir?
8. Were you a nerd?
Perish the thought!
9. Were you ever suspended or expelled?
Suspended (in-school)....see #2.
10. Can you sing the fight song?
11. Who was your favorite teacher?
I don't recall a favorite.
12. What was your school mascot?
13. Did you go to the Prom?
14. If you could go back, would you?
15. What do you remember most about graduation?
Trying not to cry.
16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day?
I don't remember...
17. Did you have a job your senior year?
My dad wouldn't let me work.
18. Where did you go most often for lunch?
19. Have you gained weight since then?
20. What did you do after graduation?
My father opened a sub shop and was wildly successful. I managed it for 14 years and then went to nursing school.
21. What year did you graduate?
22. Who was your Senior Prom Date?
23. Are you going/did you go to your 10 year reunion?
Good grief, no.
So....before my OUT call, I told several of my friends that I would text them with the word "OUT" and then they'd know that it was over. I was very clear and I spoke slowly when I told them I'd do this. What some of them heard was "wahwahwahwahwahwah" like the Charlie Brown teachers apparently. One girl text back "out where?" and another was "what?". Sigh.
I told my bosses to get me covered from the 25th of August on, but that it may be a week sooner. I can't give them an exact date until I actually get PINK and then they'll have very little notice. I'm feeling a little guilty because I have a feeling they're going to force people to cover my shifts because they really have no choice. You see, I work Saturdays and Sundays double shifts. This allows my fellow supervisors to work Monday-Friday with every weekend off. They're not going to like it that they're going to need to split it up some way. They've been very spoiled with our arrangement because it's unusual in nursing to not have to work any weekends. Now they may have to and they won't like it one little bit. Sigh.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
But I won't.
'Cause that would be unattractive.
And, well, gross.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'm kidding. I kid.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
- Bathe all 3 dogs.
- Fix the leaking faucet in the bathtub.
- Clean the pond filter.
- Fix the basement window well...every storm brings a flood of water in.
- Rip up the tattered carpet in the laundry/dog's room and put something...nay...anything else down.
- Pick up more fish for the pond...there's only one lone fish left after the winter.
- Put the Winnie The Pooh decals on the wall for Kevin.
- Buy car seats.
- Buy a highchair.
- Paint the dining room. I haven't even finished the edging on the ceiling yet...I'm so ashamed.
What I accomplished today:
- Bathed the dogs...
That's it. That's all.
I can't seem to get my head in the game. it doesn't help that I'm a born procrastinator. Add in the fact that I'm glued to the computer looking at submit/resubmit dates for the latest OUTs to try to tell if I'll get the call soon, and I'm toast. I'm going to lose my mind when I do get the call trying to get everything done, but it'll be a good losing of the mind. It'll be a nice change of pace.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thank-you, Janet, for thinking of me enough to start that thread. I can't tell you what it means to me.
AGAIN I have an amusing error in grammar. Well, "amusing" isn't the best word. I may be looking for "idiotic". Chester draw....what do you think they were trying to type? I'll tell you...chest of drawers. Can you even freakin' believe it?!
How difficult is it to close the cupboard door after you get a glass out of it? How. Difficult. Is. It?I'm sorry, but if your children are 25 and 27 years old, why are you still paying their bills when you're flat broke and are worried about losing your house. You aren't doing them any favors because when you die...and we all do...they are not going to have a single clue on how to survive in the world.
Coincidence or not, there hasn't been a single mouse sighting since I bought those sonic things...or whatever they are called.
The guy who weighs 400 pounds that lays in bed all day and can't do a thing for himself except eat, including holding his own urinal, who, when the fire alarm went off and it wasn't a drill, flung himself out of bed and started speed walking down the hall. It's a miracle!
I'm absolutely addicted to reading blogs. Humor blogs are my favorite, but I read a whole mess of them. If y'all don't update your blogs regularly, I heave and audible sigh when I click on your site. You may have a life outside of blogging, but I. DON'T. CARE. I want more material. I have worked my way through one of my favorite blogger's archives and await, breathlessly, for her next post every time. I am currently wading my way through another of my fav's archives because some of you...and you know who you are...aren't keeping your blogs current. C'mon, throw me a bone, people. Help me through my wait for Kevin...and for those of you who don't blog, start one. Now. Dammit.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
When Kevin first entered PGN 8 weeks and 1 day ago (but who's counting), I vowed, publicly even, that I would try to be nothing but happy for those who go into PGN and get OUT in 2 weeks(ish). I am happy for those families and, especially, the babies. It's the way it should be, but, boy oh boy, it's getting tougher and tougher to fight the evil feeling of jealousy. I know I haven't been IN that long compared to some and that makes my envy even worse in my own eyes. I'm terrified of another KO at this point. It turns my stomach when I see someone has gotten a KO so late into PGN because I know another one could come for me at any time. I'm so tense waiting for the call because it could go either way, really. I ask God for strength, not only to get through the rest of the process, but to open my heart and lose the feeling of bitterness when I see a quick OUT. It's not who I am to feel that way and I don't like it one little bit...
Thursday, July 5, 2007
43 Little-Known Facts About Tami
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My middle name is the middle name of my Grandmother.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I cried tears from laughter reading the archives of this blog about a week ago...http://boobsinjuriesanddrpepper.blogspot.com/ Sad tears was the day I had to give Kevin back to the FM on the visit trip.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Depends on my mood. I don't eat it often, but hard salami when I do.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Working on it.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes....unless I had no common sense at all, or a completely illogical thinker, because I can be impatient with people like that.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Oh, Lord, it never stops.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
That time has passed.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Don't eat it, but when I used to it was Lucky Charms
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whatever is most noticeable about that particular person. See how I
over think things?
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Kevin & My grandmother
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO DO THIS MEME TOO?
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Jean shorts and white Nike's with silver trim and a bright green swoosh.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
3 cheese cubes.
21. WHAT RADIO STATION ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Uh...how does one answer this question? It's weird. Do I answer my favorite color? Do I answer a color that gets used a lot or one that doesn't? Weird question....over thinking again...
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
A baby's head
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
25. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Hockey...especially if I'm there!
27. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HAIR?
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Shrek the 3rd
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue Tower of Terror T-shirt from Disney
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer all the way
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
depends on who you are (I stole this answer, but could it be more appropriate?)
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
pb cup and Oreo cookie Blizzard from DQ
37. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
Don't Say A Word...can't remember the author.
38. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
39. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
40. FAVORITE SOUND?
The music playing at Disney World!
41. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Not really fond of either
42. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
43. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Does always being right count?
My mom and her DH brought the crib down last night, as well as a bunch of other goodies. I decided today that I would assemble it taking a page from A Field Of Dreams. If I build it, he will come. OK....I'm ready...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I knew the minute I saw him why things happened the way they did and I couldn't be happier (Well, except when I get my OUT call, of course).
Monday, July 2, 2007
Drum roll, please:
On another note...my mom called today to ask if there's any news on Kevin (as if she wouldn't hear me screaming from over an hour away, or something). She informed me that she bought a stroller and some books for Kevin. She also asked if I got a crib yet and said she found a 4-in-1 crib and wondered if I'd like that. Oh, abso-freakin'-lutely! She's picking it up and bringing it to me this week. WooHoo! This made me inordinately happy. Just like the day she told me she kisses his picture and tells him she can't wait for him to be home. It just touches me so deeply that she is so on-board with the adoption. Excuse me while I get a tissue...