Monday, June 25, 2007

C.O.D.E. West, but glad to be home!

Well, the very long weekend which began, for me, on Thursday is now officially ended. It is 12:06 AM on Monday morning and I am staying up till 1 to do my hour of prayer for Hope Center's 24 hour prayer chain. Meanwhile, I partake of less spiritual pastimes such as web surfing and blogging! ;0) I did have a wonderful weekend with a couple of really great ladies! Babs, Bek, and myself made the trek to the metropolis of Hanford, CA to expand our drama expertise. LOL Actually, it was a very informative and wonderfully creative time with fellow "drama-teers" (yes, I just made that up!) doing improv and the like. I got some really helpful information and my friends and I just had a good time in general. Now I am back home in my very quiet, peaceful house and it is good. I missed my hubby and Log, so I think I will go give them extra love just because. Thanks for reading and have a good morning! :D

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

School Days...

Well, just when I thought I was too busy or self-absorbed to take anything new on, I re-enrolled in college!! AAAHHH!! No, really, it'll be just fine because I am just taking 1 class, for now. I am trying to get back into the swing of things, per some motivating words from an old friend. So, for the next 6 weeks I will be attending Monday night and Wednesday night classes for 4 hours at a time. *whew!* That's a long time to sit in a desk, but at least my teacher will make it tolerable. My teacher wants to be called "Steve" and he's younger than me!!! Oh, my, my, my!!! Really awful! Anyway, I won't let it deter me any, but it is a little unnerving. He's quite nice, even though he's a proud Democrat, and he seems to have a certain amount of reason ability, which I find refreshing. The class I am taking is Speech 100, The Art of Public Speaking, which I need for transfer credit, but probably just need in general. My Wednesday night class will be grateful when I return with all the panache and smoothness of a learned pupil. :D So, that's all for me right now. I need to try to get some reading done for class tonight, so I'm OFF! ;0)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Weekend in a Paragraph

I had company this weekend in the form of three very good friends - Tenille, Bonnie, and Tracey. Frivolity ensued upon their arrival and sheer giddy laughter could be heard most any moment echoing throughout the plantation! LOLOL We took over Disneyland on Friday and rode every good ride, save the new Finding Nemo attraction, which we were disinclined to wait in the horrendous queue for. Saturday was rather relaxing, with the exception of Tenille zipping off early to get back to work, and we had a late breakfast and even later dinner. I had two, count them, 1-2! parties to attend on Saturday night, so I left my company home for one and took them with for the other. One of the parties was my cousin, DeAnna's graduation party at my Aunt's house in Beaumont. All of the sisters were there and some cousins I see only on very rare occasions. Family can be comforting and stressful all at once. I found mine to be extreme in both areas on Saturday and that's all I have to say about that. I'd put up some pix of my adventures, but my husband has "bullied" me into making a post "pronto!" so I haven't had time to load said pix. I'll post them later! Check back soon! Hopefully I'm not boring everyone else as badly as I have my love of my life. :D I'm outtie....!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Priceless Tidbits

Well, Ralph's granny turned 29 (again!) this past Monday. I tell you what, it's a scream a second around here! Other than that, not much going on!
Oh, yeah! I do have boatloads of company this weekend. First, my grandparents came in today. Tomorrow morning Bonnie and Tracey will arrive and tomorrow night some time Tenille will make her appearance! It will be the first time in the short history of our home that we will make use of every single bathroom! kewl!! Should be veeerrrrry interesting!
Since I do have wonderful friends coming in, you know what that means! Disneyland, of course!! I am sooo excited! It's been too long! (almost a month!)
That's all for now, folks!

Saturday, June 9, 2007


Today was a very exciting day for me and my new business venture! I coordinated my first official wedding as a Kiss of Bliss sole propietor! I'm stoked! The wedding went very well, and I do believe the family and happy couple were please with my work. I didn't do it on my own, though; I had help! My good friend, Rose, helped me as the "on-site reception coordinator", which was a LOT of work! Just ask her! LOL Anyway, it was a wonderful wedding and I was proud to be a part of it. I handed out lots of business cards, so hopefully I'll get some good "word of mouth"!
As for Ralphie-poo, my wonderful, loving, and long-suffering husband, he's doing lots better!!! I am so glad! I was getting so stressed, I popped out a huge blister on my lip! It looks totally disgusting and it was very embarrassing to try to be a serious business woman with a "growth" on my lip! I got through it, but less about me and more about my honey. He's getting around like a pretty normal person now, even driving our car, which is a six-speed. Tomorrow will be our first Sunday morning in a while and we are anticipating a great service! We were having serious withdrawals from Sunday church and it'll be great to be back in God's house. I've got some CLEANING to do! ;0)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Staples - Yeah, we got that!

Tomorrow is Ralph's follow-up visit to check on his progress after all the slicing and dicing. Also, the doc will be removing those fancy staples that "Dr. Matt" (we never learned his last name!) so carefully punched to his abdomen. Sixteen. That's the number of staples it took for them to close my baby up. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it IS!! Yikes! So, we're hoping to have a smooth ride from here on out of this ordeal.

On a similar note, while Ralph is recuperating I have encouraged him to read. Let me tell you something, I went into the living room yesterday and he was just lying on the couch staring at the ceiling!! I asked him if he wouldn't rather be reading, but he said no!! LOL He is too, too much. I'll have to read to him if I want him to get through the wonderful books that he has been blessed with by people who care for him. I must go, for now! The E Myth awaits! ;0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What a lot of craziness!!!!

Well, you wouldn't believe the week I've had if I told you! I put up some pix of some of the excitement, some of the misery. God is STILL good!!! Ralph, Log, and I went to Fresno to visit my family and some of our friends. We ended up seeing Uncle Vince pray through at church, which was a huge miracle. He hadn't been in 16 years and he just happened to show up the same exact Sunday morning that I was there with my family. With us living 5 hours away, we aren't in service there very often at all, in fact it had been over a year and a half since we'd been. That was awesome. It had also been a long time since I hadn't seen him since my Dad passed away, so it was emotionally overwhelming for him to be there! Very awesome. Then the saga began. We went to visit my Uncle Vince and his familia on Monday and that is when Ralphie's pains began. It came on very suddenly and grew in intensity. Long story short, he ended up having his appendix taken out on Tuesday and we were still in Fresno! He should have been better - right? Wrong! Unfortunately, the operation seemed to only enhance the pain he had been having before and we ended up back at the hospital with a lot of questions! As it turns out, he had a rare condition known as "Meckel's diverticulum". Even more rare is to have any symptoms from this rare birth defect, but he had major symptoms! He was extremely ill and ended up back in surgery less than two days after his initial surgery. They kept him in the hospital until Sunday and we were finally able to make the trek back home on Monday. He is doing lots better, thank God, and he should be like new in a few weeks, give or take. There are many of you who already knew parts or all of this story and we thank you so much for your prayers! We wouldn't have made it through without them! TAKE LUCK!! ;0)