Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Good morning.

I am sending out a plea to anyone who may visit here, to ask everyone they know who prays, to say a few extra prayers today.

My sister-in-law's sister has contracted MRSA. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl earlier this week, and now she is fighting for her life.

What is MRSA?

There are many things in this world that can do damage to our bodies. We can break a leg, get a cold, and have allergies as well as other things. However there are a lot of things that can have a very strong negative effect on our bodies, and most of this comes from bacteria, which causes certain diseases. One of the most deadly diseases you can get is the MRSA Virus.
Now you might be asking yourself, what is the MRSA Virus? MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureu. MRSA is a variation of the common Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which causes staff infections. It's known as a Superbug, meaning that it has evolved into a bacterium that is immune to anti-biotics. The virus was first discovered in 1961 in the UK, a few years after we started taking the antibiotic Methicillin to treat the S. aureus bacteria as well as other harmful bacteria, this is how it got it's Methicillin resistant name.

Please, say some prayers if you are a faithful person.

They have been through a lot in the past few years, and while their lives have been filled with the joy of a growing family, their two year old has been struggling with the after effects of a difficult birth. It has been a long hard road, so the rejoicing was plentiful when their new baby girl was delivered healthy.

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Ok, so I started it, I know. I had to share what I purchased on Saturday. I had to get all sassy about how great it was. I had to share how I was jonesing to use it again, it was that great.

And then I took the skin challenge. Just now. Because I read my comments, and it appears that it may be common for the Ped Egg to make our feet young and sexy, but our faces look like the left overs in the basin.

So I took it. And I am so sad. My skin age is "44". I am 37 people. My mom always looked young. Apparently, I do not. So you say to me, "you bought this great product to fix it, what are you bitchin' about?". Well... here's the thing. When I scrub away my skin age, I reveal what my skin can become... and well, it tells me "39". TWO YEARS OLDER LOOKING THAN I AM.

How do you recover from that? Get out the paper bag, Im done!

: )~

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Where oh where has the weekend gone?

Again? Time is flying so fast that I am afraid winter will be starting again before we even get spring/summer! Do you realize that in 5 weeks, the year will be 1/2 over already? I swear we just took down the Christmas decorations!

It was a good run I tell you. Relaxing. Fun. Lazy.

Flicks: I rented one of my new favorite movies (Cloverfield), ate popcorn (twice) with m&m's and then watched a lame-r version of alien invasion (Invasion). I am all extra terrestrial-d out, but it was fun.

Shopping: I got two of the best things ever this weekend (actually 3). First, I got a Ped Egg, and I love it. I had thought about it in the past, but it took my pal fadkog to share her experience to make me absolutely have to have one NOW. I did a lot of walking to be sure that there was extra "cha cha" for my maracca (read her post and you will understand). I love it I love it I love it. I would like to recommend that you soak your feet first, and make sure they are very dry before starting, but you too will love it.

My second favorite item: was the Nutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvinator (I got both the face and the body systems). I used the face system last night, and I have been jonesing to do it again, but since I have to limit it to 3 times a week, I will abstain for one more day! Seriously, you notice the results immediately! The body version is fab too. Although had I not gotten it for a third of the cost of the face one, I would have passed on it.

So my third favorite item: I got the Skechers Bikers Aspire (in black). They are so comfortable, and they breathe, and that is what I was looking for in a non sandal for summer. Esp camping and walking. I live in sandals, and never can find a good summer walking shoe that is airy (I hate tennis shoes, I hate socks). I love em! There are several more feminine pairs I would like to buy also, but I limited myself to one pair this time!

Oh, there is one more thing... I got a Bean Elite (this one is the Bean, its missing the handles that mine has). It is awesome for my fibro! I used one at a friends once before, but couldnt justify almost $80 for a blow up stability ball. Well this weekend they were 70% off - so without haste I got it! And I have stretched over it, and rocked on it so many times today I may actually lose some weight while relieving pain!

Boy I am a little materialistic today arent I? But really, most of these items are good for me right?

Lazy: I was L.A.Z.Y today. I showered and put on clean pj's and firmly planted my fat ars on the sofa. It felt so good.

Clicking: We also started working on click training Dash. Its amazing how quickly they pick up on it. I am excited to see what we can achieve. Right now we are dealing with some issues that I am quite concerned about - this wont solve them, but at least we can teach him some better boundaries with the click method.

If you are a dog owner and have some good ideas for me, please share... we have the following habits to break:

barking... at everything outside.
running... the vet said as soon as we "fix" him it will not be as much of an issue
scratching on the walls... I will post some pics later, but we now have three area's in his pen where he has scratched the daylights out of the wall. UGH!

And here comes monday!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Only in this God forsaken State...

Would this be the weather map on April 25th!

We are exactly one county outside of the advisory, less than 80 miles from the blizzard that closed down schools, and highways, and is presently dumping close to a foot of snow.

Madness I tell you, madness!

I figured it out!

The reason why I strayed.

The reason why I didn't post for nearly a month.

The reason I made false promises to return only to not come back for 12 more days.

The reason why the world has begun to spin on its axis again, and the water in my toilets has started to swirl the other direction.

I was...

But now I am found.

Because last night (although mostly absent of my one true love Des) Lost came back to me.

Oh how I have missed ye brotha. But now we are both back on track!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why on God's green earth

Imagine what happens if house full of people who run screaming from these:

See one of these scamper across the wall or ceiling:

Look ma, I smiled for the camera! EWWWWWWWWWW!!!

And they seem to wait until Jim is in bed. Because I am usually the one that finds these nasty's. My skin is crawling and I am constantly waving off yet another phantom creepy...

We could hold the World's Fair of indoor spiders and centipedes. We grow em big I tell ya. Probably because we all run away when we see them, and they continue to eat and grow and hide and scare and eat and grow and sneak up on us when we are least expecting them.

If you ask them, the one Jim and Jadon ran away from last week was this long:

I think they are full of it.

But the one I saw tonight was no doubt about it, cannot deny, I would not tell a lie, this long:

Ok, I am creeping myself out again. Its 1:02, and I am afraid that its family will be missing it soon, and come after me, the murderous b*tch who killed their loving husband/father/son, whatever you want to call him. So I wait, broom in hand, ready to start swinging as I watch the basement entry way for the flood of hairy creepy bazillion legged killer 'pedes to attack!

Pray for me friends, pray for me!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I have a germ on my uvula.

Matter of fact. No expletives. No excitement. Just fact.

"Mom, I have a germ on my uvula".

"And it is eating the crumbs from my cookie".

How do you recover from that?

Well there was more...

A few days later I get a call from Daycare to tell me that my baby has lost two teeth. Yes, my baby... that little boy that has won my heart and soul is now becoming a real boy (as he called himself), because this morning he lost not one, but both of his sweet little wiggly middle/lower teeth.

And what does he do with those teeth? Well they go under the pillow so the tooth fairy can come. And what will she leave him? A "thousand bucks" of course! Before I could ask what he would do with the "thousand bucks", he gleefully shared with me that he would give said "thousand bucks" to daddy to buy wood so they could build Daschel a dog house and paint it green.

So there you have it. My baby is growing up. And investing in a home for our pooch.

Now, the girl. The one that I am such a bad parent to - because well, we are too much alike. So, after much talk of meses, V's and P's, and of course she decided budding bosoms, she announces that hers were "freaking her out" and she needed a bra. Now let me remind you, she is 10. Not exactly bursting at the seams, but she is freaked out, so I digress.

My baby is loosing teeth, and my big girl is wearing a bra...

What happened? I don't get it and I don't like it. Can someone please stop the craziness!?!?!?!

EDITED: for added giggles...

I just asked him if he would settle for less than a thousand. I told him the tooth fairy emailed me to tell me that loose teeth were popping out everywhere and she was low on financial backers, so she could not grant large donations even for those who want to use it for others prosperity. His response????

"I can't accept less than sixty bucks, because anything less would mean I couldnt buy enough wood for Dash's dog house, and for sure I couldn't buy paint, right dad?". (I am speaking verbatum people - between laughing my ars off, and small spurts of tinkle leaks, I had to type fast!)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just a note...

As you stopped in to say "hi" did you feel like I was living in a constant state of...

Wonder if I forgot to come back into the building after the...

Noticed that like my wardrobe, my blog has become a little...

Thinkin' I missed the memo...

Feel like I forgot to add you to the list...

Ready to call blogspot and have me...

Please, don't give up on me yet...

just 5 more minutes...

No excuses... I have been busy. And really really tired. No excuses. Just really... yawn ... really ... yawn ... tired.

I have had so many blogs built in my brain, but none of them made it here. I am going back into my super secret hidden archives to remember what they were - they will make it here... soon!

BTW, my baby is losing 2 teeth. Life isn't fair!