Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I was playing on the computer at work and found a fun little way to waste some time........(that sounds really bad since I'm at work, doesn't it?) Anyway, I made a puzzle out of this picture from Hookahville last year. Check out flash-gear.com to make your own puzzles and other fun stuff.

See if you can piece us together.... http://three.flash-gear.com/npuz/puz.php?c=v&id=2679843&k=12549774

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hookahville Countdown

The countdown has officially begun!!!! Hookahville is Memorial day weekend....only 3 more sleeps 'til I crawl out of bed at 3:30 AM to get ready to head to my paradise!!!!!

I am so excited for Hookahville this year. I have a few friends who are going to tag along that have never been before. I hope they have as much fun as I always do!!!!

So far, the weather is looking pretty good. There is a possibility of scattered thunder storms Saturday, but a little rain never hurt a hookahhead!!!! We don't melt!!!

I'm really excited because we get to see Bob Marley's old band, The Wailers. I've seen them live once before, and they blew my mind....I'm ready for my head to explode all over again!! And, of course, I always look forward to seeing my Hookah boys :-)

I did get a digital camera to replace the one that got stolen from my tent last month. My friend Mandy just gave it to me....wasn't that nice of her?!?! She said she couldn't stand hearing me whine about not having a camera anymore. Do you think that means she just gave it to me to shut me up??? Hmmmmm....I'm not sure, but I'm sure glad that's what she decided to do with it. It's not as fancy as mine was, but it'll be perfect to throw in my purse, and tote around with me......So, I will be posting pictures sometime after next weekend!!!!

Can't wait to tell you all about it!!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

If That Were Me

This video is posted on the home page of the Companion Animal Association. Please take a few minutes to watch....this is why we do what we do......

Mom's Dr. Appt.

Thank you so much to everyone for your concern for my mom over the past week or so. She went to the Dr. yesterday, and I was pretty surprised with how well it went. Of course I'm skeptical because I'm not sure I like this Dr. You may all remeber him from getting fired from taking care of Grammy....yeah, it's Dr. Yoo. I had no say so in where she went to start, but I can set her up with a second opinion....which I think I may still do.

Anyway, her Cat Scan report didn't show any obnormality in her chest like they originally thought from her Upper GI report. So, that was great news. It did show a moderate hiatal hernia which we knew was there already. Dr. Yoo didn't even mention the hernia until I asked specifically about it. That made me mad. But, he did change her medications a little, and we're going to see if that helps at all.

It is so frustrating trying to work with my mom to keep her feeling better. She doesn't understand the simple things like not eating greasy foods. That was one of the main things he focused on was her diet, and the first thing she said when we left his office was "Can we go to McDonald's?" I tried to explain to her that McD's is greasy food, but we nearly got into a fight about it. She told me French fries are greasy but burgers aren't. So she ordered a double cheesburger, and got a stomach ache afterwards...go figure. That's the very same thing she did the last time we left there.

Those are the little things that I wish she could comprehend better. So, we'll see how she does on her new meds, and keep our fingers crossed.

Thank you again for all your prayers and concerns. I really appreciate everyone's support.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jerry on my mind

My baby boy, Jerry has been having a pretty rough couple of weeks. I'm really worried that this is the beginning of the end for him.

He re-injured his back about two weeks ago, and after a visit to the vet and some puppy pain pills, he seemed to be doing much better. Then, a couple nights ago, he jumped off the couch and his right front paw gave out. That means he's only got one good leg right now. He can't even pull himself around in his wheels now.

We have an appointment at the vet again tomorrow, and I'm hoping they will tell me this is temporary. As long as we have him medicated, he doesn't seem to be in any pain. He seems very frustrated though. You can see it in his eyes. He'll try to pull himself closer to something, and struggle until either I pick him up, or he just wears himself out and collapses. He will let out this sigh like he just can't give anymore. It's breaking my heart.

His original injury had him in worse shape than he's in now, but we were pretty sure that he would recover quite well. Luckily, we were right...that time. I have a bad feeling that this time is different. I just can't imagine taking him in to put him down, but I also can't let him lay around and have to be carried everywhere. Sometimes he gets this look in his eyes like "Can't you do something for me?" I actually cried by his side most of the night Sunday trying to decide what to do.

I'm still not sure what the right answer is. I just know I don't want him to suffer anymore..........this is killing me..............................

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Happy Belated!!!


Prayer Request

My Mom has been having problems with her stomach for a long time. Part of it has been due to her continuous meds over the years for her schizophrenia, and that can't be stopped, but thankfully, they have continued to run tests to see if there were other problems that they COULD help solve. She has a lot of pain in her chest and abdomen, and she has nausea and vomiting nightly.

I took her to Howard Regional for an Upper GI on Monday, and they found a large hiatal hernia. They may need to do surgery to fix that. What I'm extremely concerned about right now is the fact that they found a mass in her chest around her esophagus. She is going this Friday for a Cat Scan of her chest at DR Wexler's office. I'm glad we're doing it there, because I will be able to see her images, and talk to Dr. Wexler as soon as she's done.

After we get those results back, her doctor will then decide what needs to be done to help her. Until then, please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers.

She doesn't know the extent of it yet. I decided it was best just to wait until all the testing is complete and her doctor and I can sit down with her together. She worries for months if I have a runny nose, so I thought it was best this way.....

Sunday, May 06, 2007

9 year old to blow your mind

So, while I've been sitting here at work this weekend, Ekoostik Hookah was rocking out just like normal......except for one little detail: They had a nine year old helping them out on guitar.

Check this little guy out!!! This video is from youtube, and was recorded last night at the show I missed. I'm pretty sure the person recording was not sober :-)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Myspace for Dogs

Most of you are familiar with Myspace....but have you ever heard of Dogster.com ? Basically, it's like Myspace for dogs. You can create a page for your dog and their family. They can then get "Pup Pals" who are other dogs whose crazy moms like myself have put a page up for them.

It's kind of fun to look through all the dogs on there. Some of them have diaries...I just started one for Jerry today. Some of them have hilarious owners who make their profiles hysterical. You should check it out. here's the link to Jerry's page....you can get to my other babies under Jerry's family: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/526353

Jerry has made a couple friends who are in doggie carts just like him. It's been fun sharing stories with other dog lovers. Maybe Uncle Dale and Chancy need a page........................

Thursday, May 03, 2007