Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's A Beautiful Day!!!

Hey peeps! This blog may be short because I am anxious to get outside...its gorgeous out there and it feels like a waste to stay inside on a day like this...so I am going to tidy up the yard and then give all the horses a MUCH needed grooming session.

Not too much has been going on lately..I am out of school all week except for Friday because of Mardi Gras..woo hoo! I contemplated going to Natchez for a few days, but Chad found out he is off Sat (his first Sat in a while!) so I decided to wait and go home with him this weekend. I am anxious to see my family! Momma is having a fish fry out on the lake Sat afternoon, so that should be fun...and I get to see my sissers! I miss living around them :(

We received some good news yesterday..Chad is getting promoted again! He must have them all fooled at work, making them think he's a good guy or something! Just kidding, but he is a Foreman, Class 1 right now, and they are moving him up to a Foreman, Class 3 which is the highest class. It comes with a 2.00/hr raise..which will definitely help out with our Vegas fund for this year. I dont know how he got promoted while the economy is so bad and some of our friends are getting laid off..its scary for so many people right now, and I continue to pray for everyone in that situation, even my bestie Jessica's hubby's job is looking a little unsure...

I'm on the low carb diet, as mentioned in a previous blog, and am doing good so far! I'm staying motivated, so thats a plus. I just hate that I am not one of those ppl who can eat whatever and never ever gain...ugh! Oh well...I'm not, so I cant cry over spilled milk..hehe! We have alot of plans this summer, like a camping trip to Brushey Creek, a trip to the coast, a getaway with friends to Gatlinburg in the works, and of course, VEGAS this fall! So I want to be able to be skinny and enjoy myself...lol...

Ok...gotta get my butt outside!


Kasey Kimball Campbell...lol

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Im going to make it!

Ahhh...today feels like the best day Ive had in over a week...I have been so sick...and I never get sick! I was a terrible sight, laying in bed all day every day for a week. Nothing had a taste, I couldnt smell anything...it was bad. The only thing I could make myself eat was cheetos and orange juice...what a combo haha! But finally, about yesterday, I got my sense of smell back! I had taken a bath, blew my nose real hard, and got a whiff of Herbal Essences from my hair. I yelled to Chad that I just smelled my hair! He was like...ok?? Ha! But can I just say my husband is the best! He took such good care of me and spoiled me when I was sick..the whole bringing me a cold rag for my head and everything...he is always good to have around when i feel bad..I guess he was returning the favor from me taking care of him in his last emergency! Boy, only about4 months into our marriage and we have already put the " in sickness and in health" part to the test!

I am ecstatic that I live in LA right now because we are out Mon-Wed for Mardi Gras next week, and since I only have class on MWF, that means next week, I go to school....Friday! Thats it! Yay...

Lets see...what else is going on? Aly sent me a pic of her belly last night...it is the most adorable thing ever! Her last 4d pic was unreal...his forehead was wrinkled like he was thinking about something or was mad because of his pic being taken! Lol...gosh I cant wait to meet him...she is considering the name Jaxon and calling him Jax...I love it!

I should be ashamed to admit this, because I am such an advocate for spaying and neutering your pets, but my kitty, Delilah, is still not spayed and had a litter of kittens this morning! I cant help but be excited, but i still feel guilty. Mark my word, she is getting fixed asap. (I got to watch and help with the birth before I left for class...she meowed at the door till I came out, then she took me to her basket I made her, and started pushing one out! She wanted me with her...how sweet!)

Ok gotta go...8 o clock snuck up on me and I have to get to my next class!



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Can a Sista Get a Coughdrop?

Ok. I have come to realize that apparently I am not the best at taking time to write blogs! It takes a whole lot of telling myself I gotta do it for me actually to sit down and do one. But here I am...because I am at home on the couch, in my robe because I cant get warm enough, and coughing my head off, and I have no excuse not to do a blog! Ha...

All I can say is...my poor poor hubby. Last week was a bad one for him. He had been complaining to me about (dont laugh) burning when he urinated. The way he described it sounded like a kidney infection, like he had been drinking too many cokes and needed some cranberry juice and some Azo's. He had never had one before, so we just decided that was the cause. Well...Monday night of last week, we are in bed and he starts getting restless, moaning and groaning, and obviously uncomfortable. He says his back feels like its on fire , and the pain keeps coming in waves. So I'm racking my brain....painful urination, BAD back pain (where kidney is located) , and it hits me...he has a dreaded kidney stone! So its about 1030 pm, I talk him into going to the ER (which actually wasn't very hard because, although he is usually very tolerant of pain, this pain was quickly becoming unbearable) and by the time we are in the truck headed for North Oaks in Hammond, the pain is constant. He cant sit still, and keeps telling me to HURRY!! That was the longest 20 miles I have ever driven!

When we got to the ER, they looked busy. Thankfully, (probably because of the fact that Chad was sprawled out on the waiting room floor moving all around and almost in tears) they called us back quick. We wait for the doc in that exam room for what seems like ETERNITY. There's Chad, in his hospital gown, pacing the room, curling up on the floor in random places, screaming while I tried my best to comfort him (I have never felt so helpless!). He even vomited (yuck, i know) from the pain. Finally, they get an IV in him, give him meds to make him more comfy, and take him to x ray. I waited, trying to believe what I had just experienced. It was just...wow. It was unreal.

Low and behold, my better half had himself a kidney stone that was 3 millimeters in diameter. At 4 mm, the are unable to pass and have to be crushed. So in other words, his was the biggest possible size that can usually pass on its own We go to the 24 hr Walgreens to fill his pain meds and make it home right at 5 AM. Then, before he went into a coma from the meds, the last thing he said to me was that if this is what it was like to have a baby, we can adopt.

The next day was much better, and now, over a week later, he is still not hurting. But the mystery is that we have yet to see the stone? The doc sent us home with a small strainer he has to pee through (its funny looking, and yes, I admit that I may have used it once to check if I had a stone, just for fun) and he has used it every time with no stone. So..? I don't know, I'm just happy he is normal again.

Anyways, so it was an interesting week. I went to Natchez this past weekend, and my friends and I had a girls weekend to make up for my bachelorette party where I got sick at 10 PM..haha. We had an awesome time!

I only wish I felt better now...I had to miss school today and I hate missing class...but I'm sure my fellow classmates would not appreciate my cough every 2 1/2 seconds, and my hacking sounds...lol.

Maybe I'll be better tomorrow. Right now, I'm going to use my wipes to sanitize this keyboard because I have germed it up real nice from all my coughing, then I am taking Mucinex and laying back down. ZZZZzzzz