Saturday, April 26, 2008

My Life, In 6 Words...

I was tagged by SheGazelle. My six word memoir is...

"I've been there and done that!" =D

I am tagging:
Von De Leigh at Music Eloquence,
Jana McVay at Notes of Joy, and
Kari Morgan at My Incredible Journey.

Here are the rules:
1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post
4. Tag at least 3 more blogs
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Migraine Mystery

I went to see a neurologist yesterday who promptly put me on Topomax twice daily for the foreseeable future. Ugh! I do NOT want to have to take pills every day, let alone TWICE a day! Also, from what I can tell, they're making me a little light-headed, which is not good. There were only 3 choices of preventative migraine meds and the other 2 cause weight gain, so that left the one that I'm on. If it doesn't work well for the next little while, he's going to do an MRI at my next appointment. What a bunch of DRAMA! LOL I'm going to see my regular doctor today to discuss the neurologists findings and my recent ER visit. I'm a mess. My husband teases that this is what happens when people get OLD! He said he's going to buy me a pill organizer! :-( He's too much! That's it for now. I've got another doc to see! Toodles noodles!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Playing the Game

I have a somewhat competitive nature. I'm told this competitive nature has a companion "nature" called jealousy. Apparently you can't have one without the other. Major bummer, huh? So, there is yet one more thing for me to work on!! I do enjoy a new challenge! I'm competitive in a quirky way though. I love being the person at the potluck whose dish is wiped clean. I love having a really good hair day. I rejoice when told I look younger than the 32 years I have. Or when Logan is complimented for having wonderful manners. Also, when someone mentions how wonderful and/or handsome my husband is. So, that is my "competitive side". I just FEEL like a winner sometimes! Not all the time! LOL Nobody else even knows it's a competition, and I'm only a winner in the arena of my own imagination. HAHA! Does that make me a complete PSYCHO?!? Ah, well, what to do, what to do...

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom (Not mine...)

"In judging others a man laboreth in vain; he often erreth, and easily falleth into sin; but in judging and examining himself he always laboreth to good purpose" - Thomas Kempis

Saturday, April 19, 2008

1,200 Calories?????

Apparently I need to lose some weight. I guess... LOL Actually, I'm currently going to a nutrition specialist to lay the ground work for having a gastric bypass. I know I need to lose weight, but I am at my wit's end, hence the nutritional specialist and resultant surgery. I was supposed to lose 6 pounds since my last appointment, instead I GAINED 4!! What?!?! I was actually making an attempt half of the time too! Yikes! So, now I'm on a strict diet and have to lose 8 pounds by the time my next appointment rolls around. EIGHT POUNDS!!!! It makes me hungry just THINKING about it! LOL The big problem is, I love having company over and cooking big meals for friends and family, which are usually something savory and "comforting". We're having Logan's Nana and Papa (Ralph's mom and stepdad), over for lunch after church tomorrow morning and I have no CLUE what I'll be able to make that'll be legal on my diet. I guess I could make them something wonderful and just watch them eat it. *sigh* May as well start preparing for when I REALLY won't be able to eat! Got to run... The salad greens are calling. (I'm picturing those greens as country fried steak!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I went to the doctor today. I have chronic migraines and a GROWTH in my ear! Ewww! How "growth"! LOL Anyway, she gave me THREE prescriptions. Ugh. I really can't stand taking medicine. I mainly go to the doc so they will reassure me that my aches and pains aren't literally going to kill me. Well, she's a wonderful doc, but no reassurance. Lots of meds though! I've been referred to an ENT in San Bernardino, so I'll be going there so they can reassure me that I'm not growing another head out of my ear. Ah, the wonders of modern medicine.

On a more victorious note, I have been the recipient yet again of God's wonderful blessings. I have applied for and received several grants and scholarships for my schooling, as said schooling can be costly, even at the community level. Well, I had already received everything, or so I thought, for this semester. Meanwhile, I had made a pledge to support indigenous missionaries for $50 a month, that I had no idea how I was going to pay. (I just make a small amount of money in my little job...) Well, last week I got a letter explaining that I was to be the recipient of an additional $600!! The EXACT amount of my pledge!!! I was super-stoked, until the check came. I misread it. I was getting one check for $600 and ANOTHER check for $540! I had already planned to give the whole $600 to my missionary pledge, and God just kept on blessing! Woo! I feel like writing a SONG! Yeah! Thank you, JESUS!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So, I need to find a good deal on shoes. Actually, I don't "need" any shoes at all, but I have a little, teensy, tiny case of "stuffitis". *sigh* I got a killer deal on a top for the fellowship service being held at our church this Friday and now I "need" shoes. The top was $7, so I feel like I can justify the cost of any shoes I find. Except that the shoes that I found that would be PERF would completely and utterly nullify the great deal on the top. Ugh... Oh, Jiminy Cricket, just take ONE day off!!!! =D

Monday, April 14, 2008

We're a "Canter's" Kind of Family

Logan finally can say he has eaten at Canter's! We took him there on Saturday for a family night out. If you don't know about Canter's, click here for more information. It's a place that Ralph and I frequent on our date nights or nights out on the town with friends, but that usually means Logan is with a sitter. Sometimes Mom and Dad need "Mom and Dad" time! It's all good and he's always been a great sport about it, but we just really wanted to take him there so he could have that experience. It was delicious, as usual! The service was decent, since we got a server born SINCE the Kennedy administration. (Most of the servers have worked there for a VERY long time and are short on patience and the like...) Hey, that's part of the Canter's "experience"! Anyway, if you're ever in the area, I highly recommend you go there and at least buy cheesecake by the pound or something healthy like that.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Heard about a good deal today and wanted to share it with all of you! I know this is normally Shegazelle's niche, but I love to save money as well. Being a Financial Peace alumni, I have a few tricks of my own up my sleeves! Anyway, if you are a fan of Clint Brown (I AM!!), he's got ALL of his materials on sale for $5 on his website. Just click on the "Store" tab at the top and start SAVING! =] Unless, of course, you've spent your blow money for the month, in which case don't spend money you don't have!

Also, thought you may want to know, if you have an ".edu" email address, you can save a BUNDLE on Microsoft Office 2007 Professional. Normally, it runs $600, but you can get it for $59.95 with your ".edu" email address. Of course, if you have an ".edu" addy, that probably means you're a student, hence the savings. Just go to the website for The Ultimate Steal and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!!!

Alright, folks, Ralphie and I are off for a date night to the Magic Kingdom! Front row seat at the fireworks! Yay!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lego Cake

I had to put up a picture of Logan at his party. Sorry I didn't get it up in time for the party blog, but I really loved his cake (it's 3 cakes in the shape of Lego's) and over course I want you all to see how big my honey has gotten!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Chew on This

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
-Bruce Feirstein

How true! That's all for today! Just wanting to offer words of wisdom and finding myself lacking, so I used good, ol' Bruce. Have a good one!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Son!

Ten years ago to the day, I was in some pain. Labor pain, to be precise. It seems so very long ago, yet just like yesterday. I remember what I wore into the hospital and every gift that was brought to my angel those first few days. I also remember the perfume that Ralph brought to me when I was finally able to get cleaned up. My dad was in Guatemala, so he wasn't able to be there when Logan was born, but all of the other grandparents were there. Even Grandpa McCorkle was still alive at the time. We were all very excited and Ralph and I were pretty terrified as well. As it turns out, we survived and have a wonderful son. He's quite smart and learning to be polite as best as we can teach him. His grandparents who have gone on to be with the Lord would be quite proud and we all are bursting as well.

We had a party last night at a local pizza parlor and Logan made out like a BANDIT, as usual! The kid is way spoiled. Or "blessed". *sigh!* I think his favorite gifts were from his grandmas, the xBox game "Rock Band" and some Transformers. He loves Transformers. He loves the Star Wars Lego game for xBox, so we had a Lego-themed party. It was great fun and I'd love to show you a picture of Logan with his cake, but Ralph took video. *sigh* Whatever... LOL

Bonnie and Amanda are almost here and we are off to Disneyland on Friday, so I won't be on here much! Everyone have a great weekend!