Friday, November 26

5 question Friday

Well, our family spent Thanksgiving being sick with some severe sinus gunk.  We got to spend time with mom and dad, Tasha and her family, and Tamra and her family.  The food was great!!!  I just wish we felt better!
1. What is your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal?  Definitely the turkey...I love turkey, I would eat turkey at least once a week if I could...definitely my favorite!!!!!

2. Are you a host or a guest for Thanksgiving this year? I was a guest...sort of.  Dinner was at mom and dad's this year and mom did the big items and Tasha and I did the fill-in stuff.

3. When you think of one Thanksgiving tradition, what comes to mind?  Eating...pretty much...yeah, eating.

4. You have two pieces of pie in front of you and you HAVE to eat you choose pumpkin or pecan?   Neither....I don't really like pie and definitely not pumpkin or pecan...the only kind of pie I eat is chocolate...and it has to have more cool whip on it than chocolate :-)

5. Are you a Black Friday Shopper? I am this year..I have never been before, I usually work Thanksgiving night so work and sleep during Black Friday.  We left at 3:30 am today and managed to hit Kohl's, Target, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works and were back home by 9am...

Friday, November 19

5 question Friday

1. What Christmas song do you loathe?  I actually love Christmas songs...but the one I prefer less is probably "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire".  I don't know why, it just isn't my favorite :-)

2. Do you and your significant other cuddle at night or sleep on opposite sides of the bed?   We sleep on our own sides...we both prefer different temperatures and prefer our separate sides :-)

3. Have you ever had surgery?  Nope...not looking to have surgery any time soon either!

4. When do you typically have your holiday shopping done?  I usually finish up my shopping on Christmas Eve...I'm hoping that since I've already started shopping this year (I usually start shopping the second week of December...oops) that I'll actually be finished mid December this year.

5. If money were not an issue (and you HAD to pick something), what would your ultimate luxury item be?  Probably the house that I already have designed in my head...stocked with everything I could ever need (with a permanent maid LOL)

Wednesday, November 17

gotta write something....I guess

I had a busy weekend...had a friends birthday party to go to on saturday (Kobe Steak restaurant...yum!!!)  Then another party on Sunday.  Then work Monday and Tuesday, Support Group at work tonight...then I have tomorrow off.  But, not really since I have a mountain of laundry to do :-)  Then I work 5 days in a row so that I can have Thanksgiving off.  I'm not doing much except sleeping and cleaning/laundry and cooking tomorrow.  I will be so ready for my time off.  Of course work is CRAZY BUSY so I will probably be called every day and asked to work :-)  We'll see if I go in or not! 

Friday, November 12

5 question Friday!!!

1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?  I guess that I would probably say giving least up until my epidural kicked in.  With Adreyn the epidural only worked on the left side and I think the labor/birth part was even worse since I was numb on the left and could feel everything on the right.  Really, though, it's like they say...after the baby is born you kinda forget the pain...really, YES, really!!!!

2. How much sleep do you get at night?  HaHaHaHa...very funny.  I work at least 3 (usually 4) 12 hour long night shifts a week...I don't sleep at night.  The only way I sleep at night is to take a medicinal aide to help get to sleep. Usually I don't even get to bed until 3 am or so if I'm not working.  I do sleep great during the day though and if I'm able to sleep in after going to bed at 3am I can usually get around 8 hours...but those 8 hours are catching up on the days I work where I can truthfully say that I get about 3-4 hours in 36-48 hours.

3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus? How did you find out that he does not exist?  I never really believed in Santa Claus.  My parents just made sure that we understood that THEY were Santa claus and that there was an actual reason for the season (the christmas story)

4. What was the last movie you saw in a theater? Um, I think it was  ummm, oh, yeah, that new Katherine Heigl/Josh Duhamel movie with the orphaned baby

5. What do you wear to bed? If I'm cold I'm wearing a longsleeved T-shirt with yoga pants...and sometimes I put my electric throw blanket over me too :-).  If I'm comfortable I'll usually wear a tank top and shorts.  If I'm hot....well, lets just not go there  LOL

Tuesday, November 9


ok, let's see, what is going on with me?????  (I'm a poet LOL)

I worked Friday, Saturday, and Sunday...spent sunday at work with a HORRIBLE sinus headache (I thought I was gonna die!)  Pretty much overdosed myself on sinus meds and cough meds on monday and slept ALOT and I feel a bit better today.  Today, Jason's car had a flat tire and since he had to work I was left without a car...not a big deal since I didn't really feel like going anywhere anyway.  Tomorrow, I am supposed to have another office day at work followed by NICU Support Group.  But, I don't think I'm gonna do a full office day because I still don't feel too great.  I am looking forward to Support group though...I love that group!  I work Thursday and Friday nights.  Tamra and family come into town on Saturday and Jason and I are going to a birthday party in Dallas that night (Jason's mom is watching the kids for us).  Then Sunday is another busy day...then back to work on Monday and Tuesday.  Sometimes I really wish that life would just SLOW DOWN!!!!  Oh, well, I guess I'll just deal with it as it comes along....

Friday, November 5

5 question Friday

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?  Oh, something creative...I like to create stuff...then I like to leave it half-done.  Hmmm, guess that wouldn't be great for an occupation since I would never get paid.  Actually, I always thought that if I wasn't a nurse I'd want to be a florist.  I even did all the flowers for our wedding :-)

2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?  Well, I'd love either one really but I think for the long term I would prefer a cabin in the woods...a really nice luxurious cabin with a chef, housekeeper, and nanny!

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?  I picked my kids names making sure that they were NOT named after anyone I knew.  I also didn't want matching initials/names.  My family all have the same initials...growing up we would actually get mail addressed to "The 4 TLH's"!  So, I picked names that I liked the way they sounded with our last name.  I named Adreyn Mikailah because of the way it flows, Tristan Kreig was pretty much the only name we agreed on for a boy, and I loved the name "Rhiannon" and decided to mix it up a bit for Rehanyn Noelle.  Here's an entire post I wrote awhile back about our kids names.

4. What is your guilty pleasure? (I know we've done this one before, but I'm guessing people's "guilty pleasures" change frequently. At least, mine do!) Today?  Probably just taking some time for myself...neglecting the laundry so I can sit and veg, or read.  Also, lately I've been loving getting to save money by using coupons...I love seeing how much I saved!!!!

5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?  Hahahahahaha!!!!!   My house is "deep cleaned" maybe a couple times a year...otherwise it's just straightened...and sometimes only straightened because people are coming over.  I use my nightshift job as an excuse ***sheepish smile***  Sometimes the excuse actually works...

Monday, November 1

Tristan's Pokemon pictures :-)