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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunny Sunny Sunday

It is so beautiful outside. It's sunny, but not hot. It's warm, and not windy. It hasn't been this nice in awhile...but it did rain alot yesterday! Hooray for rain! I've been inside so much at work...and then inside because it's raining. I would love it if I had one of those reclining lawn chairs...I could sit outside. The only problem is I'd have to clean up all the dog poo from the yard...I don't have the desire to do that right now! :)

Well, I finally weighed in yesterday. Since I had either been at Grandma's or work every day the first couple weeks of January, I hadn't been able to weigh in. This always concerns me because I don't ever know if I'm going the right way...or plummeting down a sad spiral of gain. (How dramatic did that sound!) Anyways, I lost 6.4lbs over 3 weeks...and that involved some time stuck at an army base, eating their food! Not bad! I was really excited...and encouraged!

I'm back to work tomorrow and Tuesday...then not again until Saturday! I've got lots of plans for those three days off...including homework and a preceptor class at the hospital. The educator wants me to be able to train new graduate nurses...so I get to learn how to teach others. I am so excited to be able to do this class! I've wanted to do that for awhile...and when I started, they told me it would be 1.5-2 years before I would do that. I don't think they were expecting me to be ready early. I've already started with precepting senior nursing students. In fact, I've got another one starting this month. Hooray! :)

Well, perhaps I should get going. I'm sure there's something interesting I should be doing...or something not so interesting that I should be avoiding! :) Hope your day is as beautiful as mine!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Blog troubles.

Go figure. Now the ticker works...but the sidebar is funky. Darn the blog!

And now i've messed it up...

Why is the green bar all the way down there? HELP!


This is so cute...but I can't figure out how to put it on my page so it shows up all the time...any suggestions? Help! I've put it 400 places on the template...guess I can't figure out where it goes. I'm retarded...but it's cute! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I am literally going crazy. I keep having steroid hot flashes....and I want to take off my clothes and just cool off. This is probably not a good idea since I'm at work, right? Probably wouldn't make the best impression...ANYWAYS. I'm doing my best to struggle through the crap with the flashies. I am not sleeping well...I just keep waking up for odd reasons. Last night, I decided to ward that off with sleeping drugs and was able to sleep all night. Even though I slept off that pill, I was still very groggy when I woke up. It was worth it, I think. I didn't wake up at all and had to drag Gracie out of the bed this morning too. Oh well, such is life. I guess I just need to suck it up and stop whining.

Yesterday, I started playing on www.myspace.com and found so many interesting things! You can actually search by your schools and see if the people you knew back in the day are on there. I found a lot of people from LeTourneau that I hadn't talked to since I left...and that was pretty fun. I like talking to old friends. I also found a bunch of people I work with, so that was pretty interesting. That place is addictive. You just keep finding people you know...and asking them to put you on their page. It's really hilarious because in order to have them on your page, you have to ask them to be your friend...which really just reminds me of elementary school. "Please be my friend!" It also reminds me of that time in 4th grade when I paid a boy to skate with me during couples skate. Oh how sad I am. Poor Mark O'Donnell. I really don't cherish the memory of holding his grubbly little hand...but I think I did back then! :)

Tomorrow, I am off...then back Friday, off the weekend, and back Mon/Tues. Hooray for time off! :) Hopefully, I am going to clean my room this evening, since our landlord is coming by to inspect the foundation. I have to figure out a way to get rid of Oliver, too. We're not supposed to have him...if she asks you, we're dogsitting. :)

Anyways, I should get back to work. I've had a busy morning, but it feels like it should be later than it is. BLAH. Hope everyone is having a great day, in whatever you are doing!

Monday, January 23, 2006

On the way to recovery...hopefully!

Well, I spent a long time at the doctor this morning. I told her that I was having trouble breathing, and the bases of my lungs hurt. After she listened to the lungs, she said that I was right...there's not much air moving around in there. The reason? My lungs are trying to breathe....but they are currently swimming in goo thanks the the lovely organism that brought me DOUBLE PNEUMONIA. Lovely. Now I get to take antibiotics and steroids...which will turn me into a starving crazy person. It's going to be a BLAST! :) I just took my lunch time dose....and I feel hot already. Fabulous. Oh well, at least I know I'm not crazy and just making stuff up! (sometimes I have imaginary illnessess...that's what I get for working in the medical field!) Hopefully, I'll feel better in a day or two...I'd love that!

Today, I have to spend time working on my classes. I am actually not behind at all yet...which shouldn't really say much since the classes just started last week! Oh well, I need to be motivated. It's always hard! :)

Oliver is running around the house, shaking the squeaky football like it's a squirrel. I think he's gone crazy.

Anyways, I had better get to work. I know I have to move....think good thoughts! Thoughts of being done with my weekly stuff! :) Hooray!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A day of rest!

Today, for the first time in I don't know how long...I slept in! Now, for me, sleeping in only goes until 9am...but it was nice anyways. My body automatically wakes me up early now, or maybe it's the dogs. Who knows! I woke up to the best present of all time! RAIN! It hasn't rained here in forever...and it was pouring! Good for us..but bad for Liberty Grace who refuses to potty in rain. Too bad for her. Life is tough, you know? :)

Work was busy yesterday, but it did make the time go faster. I like it when that happens. I'm back to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week...then off the weekend! Hooray! Hopefully, I'll get to keep my little transplant kid. She's so sweet...and it's really cool to know that she has a smart heart. Her newly transplanted heart is from a LeTourneau student. It's a neat connection. You can go to www.childrens.com to read about her story. It's snazzy.

Today, I FINALLY went shopping! Okay, so most of the shopping was for groceries...but I still got out of the house and spent money! TaDA! I also found some new jeans, which I was really excited about. My jeans are all falling off...and it was time. The jeans were on sale, and we all know I don't buy anything not on sale anymore. I can't afford to keep replacing my wardrobe! I just thought today how I don't have anything to wear in Florida! I gave most of my summer/spring clothes away because they were huge. Now I have nothing. I'm trying to keep saving up the dollars for that. We've got a new Walmart getting ready to open 5 minutes away from us...I am SO SO excited. Becca and I decided we can get all our vacation wares there.

I really need a new mattress. Mine actually has a dip in the center from me rolling around all night and ending up there. I'm telling you, when I get married...we're going to have to get two double beds and push them together. I am too used to sleeping alone. When my sister used to sleep with me, I wouldn't ever sleep well because I was too busy trying to get comfortable in a fraction of the space! How inconvenient! The bed I slept on at my Grandma's has a fabulous mattress...I should have looked at the brand name.

Liberty isn't so sure she's glad she's home. She's been trounced on the last couple of days and there's been a lot of growling and fighting. (the play kind) She missed her sister and brother...but I think she's rethinking that. She's squished up next to me in the chair, shivering. It's not cold in here...she's nutty.

Pray for my doctor's visit tomorrow. It's at 9am. Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out what's going on and feel better. I'm afraid she's going to give me steroids (on account of the not being able to breathe!) and that always makes me nuts. :)

Well, I'd better be off. I haven't eaten lunch yet...and we're going to eat Indian food. YUM!

Friday, January 20, 2006

The wheezing continues.

Well, I thought I was getting better...but I'm sadly mistaken. I actually got through the entire day without dying of cough...but then it got the better of me on the way home. I've been hacking ever since. It's a lovely sound...and feeling. I suddenly was glad that I hadn't cancelled my doctor's appointment on Monday morning.

Work today was busy! I don't think I had 5 minutes to sit down! Both my patients were great...they just require a lot of attention. I enjoy working with complex patients...but sometimes my back doesn't! :)

I really REALLY am itching to go shopping...and that never happens to me. I guess it's because I haven't had the opportunity to go in two weeks. Oh well, I'm sure my bank account has appreciated it. It will be good for me to save money for the trip to Disney.

Today, a nurse that I work with passed out during a chest tube removal procedure. It was so odd because she's seen a TON of them! She turned white as a sheet and started collapsing. Ironically, she still had her wits about her enough to know that she needed to keep holding pressure on the patient's chest while they pulled the tube out. Needless to say, she spent a lot of time sitting with her head between her legs and a carton of orange juice in her hand. Now, I've never passed out, but I have felt pretty crappy at work on occasion. The patient was more worried about the nurse than having big tubes pulled out of her chest. Kids are sweet!

K. Must be going now...it's nearing my bedtime and I am exhausted. Blog ya later! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tired of driving!

I HATE DRIVING! :) I love to visit people, but the driving kills me. I have to admit, this past drive from Grandma's to home was not bad. I listened to two movies, and Liberty actually slept, curled up in a ball for almost the whole ride instead of staring creepily at me and attempting to jump on my shoulders. Weirdo.

My shifts at Grandma's are over...now it's time for the rest of my family to get involved. My mom relieved me today...and next week, my cousin and brother/sister in law will head down. I was very thankful that I was able to take the time off and be with her, especially since it was easiest to mess with my schedule!

I'm going to Disney World! :) Okay, so maybe I am 28....but I love Disney. It's my favorite place on earth, second to Washington DC. Right after I graduated from nursing school, Becca and I went to Disneyland....but it just wasn't the same. It was only a taste of the wonder....Disney is a wonderland. Okay...so maybe this will be my sixth? time to go....this matters not. Let me tell you...it's the funnest place on earth. :) Anyways...Becca and I are going to Disney for spring break. We got a fabulous deal with her parents' timeshare which will allow us to stay for a week and only pay $25! We'll also have a kitchen...so we can save tons o' dollars on food/restaurants! I am the craziest theme park eater. I pack a bag full of crackers, slim jims, fruit snacks, and those wee cow cheeses. It's reliving my days when I would go with my family...and all we wanted to do was eat in the park..but no. We had to come out to the car and eat there. I guess my parents knew what they were doing!

Well, since I have to work the next two days...I should probably go to bed. I do have a prayer request.....I've been coughing and hacking up nasty goo for about a week and a half now. It's starting to affect my breathing...and the soonest I can go to the doctor is Monday at 9AM! Please keep me in your prayers that I will be able to make it until then! I don't really want to visit the urgent care center this weekend! :( I'm sure I have had bronchitis that's now led to pneumonia. It figures.

ANyways. Time for bed...my own bed... :)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

No longer sleep deprived.

I think I have finally caught up on all my sleep. I'm not tired today at all! Ta DA! :) I did sleep fabulously last night...not even any interruptions from the ween. I'm working today...but hardly. My kids are all behaving at the moment (stress the words..at the moment) so I have time to blog. Shocking. It's only 1030 too! :) The doctors are all in rounds at the moment, so I'm sure I will have plenty to do when they get out of there. I also might get a fresh transplant patient from the ICU today...so my day has the potential to be busy. That would be okay...I'm rested. Tomorrow, I will get up early so I can beat the AM traffic and get to Grandma's. I really did enjoy my time with her...it's not often you get to be the caretaker of your family members, and thankfully, I enjoy it. It's nice to see my family rally around her and volunteer to stay with her. I think we've got someone there until the 7th of February! That's fabulous!

Apparently, Oliver has decided to be vomitsy this morning. He's throw up three times in Becca's bed, and she's already not feeling well being blessed with strep throat. Her throat is all swollen and she has white bits on her tonsils. (Oh yes...I checked!) So, him throwing up frequently is not a good way to start her morning. Thankfully, my throat feels fine...but my lungs are a wee bit worrisome. A couple days ago, I started hacking up nasty stuff myself. I REFUSE to take mucinex...cause I hate to cough. BUT...that means that the nasty bits are hanging out in my lungs....just waiting to sprout pneumonia. You know, I've had pneumonia the last two Februaries...I was hoping to avoid it this time. I don't need that nonsense. The bad thing is that the weenie antibiotics never work. The doctors always prescribe them...weak steroids and weak antibiotics...and then I'm unchanged 10 days later. :) I require the big time steroids and antibiotics. Of course, when I start taking mega steroids...I go crazy. I am always hot, always hungry, and always sweating. I'm also very easily annoyed during that time. I call it " 'Roid rage". It's not a pretty site, and I would avoid me at all costs during this time...unless you want to experience all my glory! :)

So, Becca looked up what our puppy names meant. Oliver means "peace" and Constantine means "constant". So, constant peace? Really anything but that since his arrival to our household on Nov 29. Next....Sadie means "princess" and Guinevere means "white wave". So, apparently, Booter is a princessy white wave. She's a princess all right.. :) Liberty means "freedom" (duh!) and Grace means "unmerited favor". Wow. She's free alright...and most of the time, she doesn't deserve what she gets...so I guess that works for her! My name means "Crowned one". My mom still holds to the feeling that they had no idea my hair would be red, and now I am crowned with a beautiful head of hair. Wow. Lynne means "ruddy complected" Okay...so that doesn't fit at all. But, that's okay, I guess...since it's a family name and all! :) What does your name mean? Does it fit you? Let me know in the comments!

I've decided to enter Liberty in the Weiner Dog Races in Buda, Texas this coming April. I'm sure it will be hilarious, and I have absolutely no idea how she'll do. I'm sure she'll sit there and quiver or go barking at some other dog. She's a nut bag. It will be fun, none the less. We're going to enter all the pups in the pet parade...and they get to wear costumes! :) I know our pups love to wear clothes! :)

Must go find something to do...I know the minute I say that, I'll get a page that I'm going to get a new patient or something like that. Ta DA for me! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Anyone know any Swedes?

You Should Date A Swede!
You're a romantic, albeit an understated and practical one.It's more about a steady partnership for you, not unrestrained fallingYour Swede will give you the unwavering love you craveWhile making up some mean pancakes and meatballs on the side!
Which Foreign Guy Should You Date?

I'm back! :)

I've returned! I drove back to Dallas last night and had a wonderful night's sleep in my own bed. I didn't sleep bad when I was away, but I always sleep better in my own bed! My grandma's surgery went well. It's SO hard as a medical professional to be on the patient side of the hospital. I'm used to being "in the know". This time, I knew NOTHING! :) I didn't know when they would take her to operate, or when she would get to recovery, or when the doctors would come...that's hard for me! It's especially hard since I'm one of those people who likes to have all the information in front of me and hates the unknown. I sat in the waiting room for 3 hours before I knew anything. Then I was given info. Then it was another hour before I saw her as we made our way to her room upstairs. Then I had to wait AGAIN while they checked her in. Retarded. I kept my mouth closed about my nursing degree...I didn't want to be treated any differently, or have my grandma be treated differently. I just wanted to be like any old person who doesn't know anything...and let me tell you how hard that is! :) The smallest things they were trying to "teach" me...I was thinking "I'm not retarded...I know what vital signs are!" My grandma let it slip to a couple of people, but that was okay. Mostly I stayed incognito. Grandma's at home now, with my aunt Connie...who is the furthest thing from a nurse there is...and she'll tell you that! :) They are both doing fine. Grandma slept in this morning and says she's feeling good today...hooray! I did get to bond with her during the three days we were together...I got her to watch Dancing with the Stars on Thursday night! She's so hip now! :) I even called her last night and told her the results. We were both appalled at them. ANYWAYS.

I'm back at work right now. I have two patients...already sent a patient to unplanned surgery today. It's been a busy day! :) I'm sure I'll be swamped tomorrow. I think we're already short a nurse and we have a full house right now. I am not really tired today...which is nice. I fell into bed at 9:30 last night and didn't move until I had to this morning. I'm hoping that I caught up on my sleep. I work tomorrow, and I go back to Grandma's on Monday morning. I'll be there through Thursday. I'm thinking that we'll be doing a lot of sitting around, so I already left my school books there so I'll keep busy. I'm sure that it will be SO much fun to continue the study of government and nutrition. ICK. Ah well...better do that then spend the day twiddling my thumbs! :)

Well, I'm sure there is something I must need to do...or maybe I'm just trying to figure out how to spend the rest of my day! I've already sent a kid to the OR, took another kid, taught parents how to put a tube down their child's nose...what more awaits me?! :)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Apparently..this determines my personality disorder..and I'm a bit "Histrionic".

You May Be a Bit Histrionic ...

Dramatic and over the top, you crave attention.
And you'll do anything it takes to get noticed.
You love to be seductive, even when it's inappropriate.
If you're ignored, you're easily hurt ... and act out even more!

What Personality Disorder Are You?

You are likely a first born.

You Are Likely a First Born
At your darkest moments, you feel guilty.At work and school, you do best when you're researching.When you love someone, you tend to agree with them often.
In friendship, you are considerate and compromising.Your ideal careers are: business, research, counseling, promotion, and speaking.You will leave your mark on the world with discoveries, new information, and teaching people to dream.
The Birth Order Predictor

Angry poodle eyes

So, Sadie and I went to therapy today. There were a whole bunch of angry poodle eyes. Have you ever seen these eyes? They are piercing, dark, and vapid. Sadie sat on my lap in the vet's office and quivered. She was even more angry after the staples and stitches came out. She did love the therapist....until she started moving her leg around. She didn't hate it...but she didn't love it either. Thankfully, the torture only lasted for about 20 minutes. I brought her home, much to the excitement of her sister and brother who I think had been crying since she left.

I spent my day getting ready to go to grandma's house for the big surgery on Wednesday. If you are reading this, and happen to remember...her surgery is Wednesday morning around 11:30am. She'll be in the hospital for 2 days, and then back home for recovery. I will come back home on Friday, work the weekend, and then head back on Monday morning.

Oliver had his first official night out of the crate last night. He behaved himself and didn't even budge until I got up this morning. Who knows where he'll sleep from night to night, but now we know it can be done! I would much rather him sleep in a bed, then wake up to him howling in the morning. He's a big baby. At this very moment, he's got his head and front paws outside my comforter and the rest underneath. He has obviously taken tips from his sisters as to the creepiest way to sleep. Oh, here's an interesting new development. Oliver got a middle name tonight. I decided that he needed one when I saw him stand and prop himself up against the Ozarka water dispenser and start drinking what's in the waste bin. Crazy mutt. His full name is now Oliver Constantine. Liberty has just emerged from the covers and gone over to snuggle with him. She claims not to love him...but it's all a lie. Sadie is still on the fence...but she's coming around, too.

Well, I guess I'd better be going. Not sure if I will have any internet access over the next couple of days...so if I don't...just remember to pray for Grandma!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Crazy work schedule

So, my schedule the next couple of weeks is absolutely bizarre. There is a good reason for it...my grandma is having major surgery next week and I need to be off to help her. I work today, then not again until Saturday and Sunday. Then off until Friday. I'm going to be doing a lot of driving, seeing as I'll be going back and forth to central Texas two weeks in a row. I really am glad that I get to be with my grandma...just not excited by the thought of driving. I really do hate it. It is actually much better now that I have a portable DVD player. I don't watch the movies...but it is nice to hear them playing in the background. I only take ones that I have seen 500 times or so...that way I'm not tempted to watch. I'm just not one of those people who can drive for long distances. I get way bored.

Tomorrow, I have to take Sadie to physical therapy. She's going to hate that. First of all, she is going to have her stitches/staples taken out. I'm sure that will all be my fault. Then, she gets taken to a room where they mash on her and rotate her joints around. That will definately be my fault. She'll sit in the seat next to me, all the way home, and glare at me because I did it to her. Apparently, all evil is caused by me in her poodle eyes.

I am bored. This day is not going quickly. I wish it would. Maybe I'll find something exciting to do...or I'll just sit here with my fellow nurses and wish the time would go faster. That sounds like a plan..

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Relaxing time off.

Well, now that I'm not spending my entire day in the bathroom, I am enjoying being at home and not at work. I've been working around the house all day...doing dishes, cleaning my room, trying to make my house presentable for company this weekend. My brother and sister in law are headed here after their New Years in Missouri. They would have been here earlier..but their car broke down 6 miles from the Texas border. They are currently headed, with a tow truck, to my Hyundai dealership. Sad for their Elantra! Well, at least I don't work the next couple of days.

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. A friend of a friend just had a baby at home. He's really cute, and I've enjoyed seeing the progression of pregnancy to baby. Here's my thing. I can applaud those who are willing to have their babies at home...but I could never, EVER do it. I don't judge those who do...but I know my own heart. First of all, as a nurse, I know way too much. I think there are too many things that could go wrong and do go wrong after birth for me to risk it at home. Second, I would not want to be all nasty and issuing things in my own house. I'm sure birth is beautiful, but I don't want it all over my house. Third, and probably the most important (well, health for my child is always important...the most important), is I have absolutely no tolerance for pain. I am all about the pain meds. Bring on the epidural. I know there are women out there who would say "Oh, how dare you put yourself before your child", but what they don't know is that I am not a nice person when in pain. I would not enjoy birth. I will be a much happier person medicated. I will be able to experience the birth of my child with good memories...instead of memories of crying, pain, and more pain. It's a personal choice. Everyone has them. It's not to say that I am not open to a more natural experience with my child, but I do believe that I should take advantage of what the medical field has to offer. Believe me, I do think that there are some quack theories out there. I don't automatically trust what doctors tell me, that's why I have my own medical training. I can research and decide for myself what is true. It's everyone's choice....but I choose to keep my choices safe and carefully monitored by medical science. That's my soapbox. I have lots more about the medical field...just ask me sometime! Or feel free to comment! :) I love to debate! :)

Wow, that was a lot longer than I intended it to bed. I guess when I get something in my head, I just have to get it out. I'm very outspoken.

Oliver continues to bound around the house with unlimited energy. It doesn't even seem like he had surgery. Yesterday, he would wimper when we picked him up...not today. He's chasing his sisters like he's never seen the knife. He's crazy. Sadie gets her stitches out on Monday. All I can say is, it's about time. The little beast is driving everyone mad with her twitching and scratching. It's all about loving the poodle, but we're all ready for the stitches to be gone. I am just worried that she's still going to chew on her leg after they are gone. I don't want her leg to get any more infected. The end of the incision still looks gross because she was able to chew it for 1 day...just think what she could do unattended! It's getting harder and harder to restrain her from running and jumping. Now that she feels better, she's everywhere! The only thing stopping her now is that e-collar. Once that's off...I don't know what we'll do. Liberty is still running around, wishing she too had a collar. Maybe I should put hers on and take pictures of all of them. They'd look dumb.

Well, I guess I've shared enough wisdom...or opinion for one night. It's a hard job....but someone has to do it!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Liberty refuses to pose for the camera because she has no cone. Posted by Picasa

The best reception in the house is right here...with the cone gang. Posted by Picasa

Oliver (pre surgery) tearing into his nylabone. Posted by Picasa

I hate being sick.

HATE HATE HATE. I have been blessed with the stomach flu the last 24 hours. For those of you who know me well, this might as well be a death sentence for me. I always get it really bad, involving me not drinking (but a lot of puking) for 2-3 days. I get pretty dehydrated and have been physically dragged to the ER for fluids. This time, it was not as bad as it could have been. I've eaten some toast this morning...and so far, am feeling really weak, but not queasy. I called in for work today because I knew I would not be worth anything, especially if I kept running to the bathroom, sharing my germs with my wee friends. Not cool. So, I'm just laying low right now, trying not to overdo the food.

Puppy update! Liberty is getting over being depressed that I had to work so much the last couple of days. Towards the end, she was pretty mopey and sad. She's doing much better now that mom is home. Sadie is starting to walk on her leg and the swelling is really starting to go away. The bottom part of her incision looks gross, but the infection is going away thanks to her antibiotics and inability to chew on her incision. And Oliver. Poor, poor Oliver. He has been whisked away this morning to the vet to have his bits removed. He didn't even know it was coming...kind of like a cruel joke. We're mean.

I watch old people TV. I admit it. I love Matlock and Murder She Wrote. The problem comes with the commercials that play during these shows. My days are filled with commercials for Medicare drug plans, Liberty Medical Supply Company, and the stupid Hoverround riding scooter. It's the punishment I have to endure for wanting to watch old people TV.

Well, I think I am going to go spend some time in my bed...I'm so tired! :(

Sunday, January 01, 2006


It's 2006! It really doesn't seem like an entire year has gone by. If I sit down and think about it, it really seems to have flown. Last year at this time, I was getting ready to take my nursing boards, excited to start a new job, and finally be out of school for the first time in a long time. (I count my teaching time as being in school) Now, I've been a nurse for an entire year and getting ready to be back in school! The past week, I've been this Ebay nazi...trying to win all my textbooks for cheaper than I would have had to buy them in the bookstore or on half.com. I've succeeded too! I paid much less for all my books, and the only one I have to buy is a personalized one that the instructor does that is not available anywhere but the college bookstore. I love those...it's such a rackett!

Last night, I made the huge mistake of deciding to stay up to ring in the new year. HA! That was so smart. It was especially fun at 3:05 and 4:15 when Liberty started throwing up Nylabone. Needless to say, she doesn't get to play with that toy anymore...big dork. That brings me to the next big dork in our household....Miss Sadie Guinevere. Little Miss Psycho decided to start chewing her leg around the e-collar and pulled 2 of her sutures out. She's also given herself a rocking infection in her incision. Big dork. Now she has staples in her leg, a new e-collar, and 10 days of antibiotics. Yum for her! :) Her foot is also puffy because in an attempt to have her not chew it, I wrapped it too tight and made it swell. She's just a bundle of happy thoughts right now.

I'm loving this day. It is going by SO FAST! I looked at my watch this morning and it was 9am. Then it was 2pm. Now it's almost 5. I have no idea where the time has gone...but I'm glad that it's almost over. I'm actually getting my second wind. I don't feel tired, but I know that when I get home, I'll pass out. I have to work tomorrow, too...so I need a good night's sleep...one uninterrupted by Grace's vomiting episodes. I really felt bad for her, but at the same time, I just wanted to sleep! :)

Anyways, this has been a completely uneventful New Years.....except for all the dollars I am making. I could make lots of resolutions...but really...what's the point? :)