Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Anyway i'm going to get off here. Lilly wants to go to the park and either me or her daddy has to take her. lol
p.s. mirya we got the package of clothes. thank you!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
He also thinks i'm a dork cause i keep taking pictures of silly things but it's so that i can share my day with you all.
I got these shoes at walmart. The last two pairs have came from walmart and i have to say i'm impressed with their style these days. They have really cute shoes for kids. Lilly has gotten multiple comments about both pairs and they always ask where did you get them. I think it's funny when i say WALMART.
Lilly found the park today. She sported some static in her hair from the slide. Right now she is yelling at me about the park. She really liked it so i think that we may make that a nightly routine. There were tons of kids out playing. All older than lilly but emma will make some good friends. The elementary school down the street had a parents night so alot of people walk to and from the school. We saw alot of parents walking home from there. It's nice that it is so close.
Here is a picture of the play equipment at the park. There is also a basketball court and a big field. This park is at the end of our street so very close for us.
This is the front of our house. I wasn't sure if i ever posted a picture of it??
What are these blooming bushes. Everything in my backyard is purple. I like them but i want some other color besides purple. We have other bushes and they are purple too. The landscapers got stuck on purple i think..
The sweetest smile i saw all day!! She is learning how to ride her tricycle. Steering or pedaling but she wasn't great at doing both together. She did manage to do them both for little spurts and this is her smile when she did.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Allan is at the gym tonight. We have tons to do but really it's quite livable as is. We already have our cable set up. That got done today and we have phone and internet because it's a package deal so we are pretty ready to go. I went grocery shopping tonight and finally got a curtain for the bathroom window so i plan to really enjoy my soak in the tub tonight.. Last night i couldn't resist taking a hot bath my muscles hurt so bad from days of moving crap so i decided i didn't care i was taking a bath. We have a huge window right by the bathtub. It lets in alot of pretty light but we are going to have to figure out something for it soon a curtain will do till then. Anyway i had to play stealth mode to get into and out of the bath tub without giving our neighbors a show i'm sure they didn't want to see. lol.. It's fine when you are in the tub cause the window is above it. Its just bad when standing up in the tub to get out.So anyway tonight i don't have to play army ranger to get a soak thank goodness.
Lilly is in her bedroom with a movie and so i'm going to go enjoy the quiet and wait for allan to get back home. Goodnight everyone.
Monday, September 20, 2010
So wihs me luck tomorrow. oh and that neighbor that sold me this car.. yeah my dog is going to poop in his yard forever.!! I'm tempted to let emma start a dogwalking business and have her let all other dogs poop in their yard too. lol
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I watched a few football games today too. MAN IT WAS A CRAZY DAY FOR FOOTBALL. I can not believe all the upsets we had today. What else?? Allan had to work a little later than normal i guess he had a pretty rough day out at the mill. He is fast asleep now like i should be but i can't sleep. seriously i think i have insomnia. (sp?) It doesn't help that our realtor is set on finding me a job. I'm not sure why she has devoted her life to me but it looks like she has. lol. She was in the medical field for 20 or 30 years before going into realty. She was an administrator for a staffing company that provides the banner hospitals with ER Doctors. yeah so anyway when we met with her before she would always ask me if i found a job or looked here or there yet. ( which i havne't because i wasn't really actively looking for a job yet) Anyway i told her that everything i had been hearing is that new grads have a really hard time finding good jobs in the hospitals and well Banner in particular doesn't hire to many because they get their own right out of school. When we met with her to sign our papers for the house last week she asked me again and then told me that i must be right because she had talked to two different higher ups that she knew at banner and both of them said " yep good luck" basically. Well anyway to get to the end of my story apparently she has set her mind to finding me a job cause she emailed me tonight and said the lady that took her job was at her nephews birthday party and she talked to her about me. The lady said she was going to staff the ER for the new hospital opening 5 minutes from our new house. She said she doesn't have any nurse openings but she might have a secretarial or tech job to get my foot in the door. I know i know it's not nursing and that is what i went to school and am still going to school for.. But if i can get my foot in the door anyway at all in that new hospital it would be worth it. Otherwise where ever i am going to work is going to be a drive. So the lady was goign to call me but wants me to send her my resume. So i did tonight. We will see what happens. I'm hoping to hear something from her and i don't even care if it's nursing or not for right now. I could work on sweetening up those doctors in the ER and watch the going on's for a while and keep working on my BSN then.. suprise them into giving me a job. haha.. Okay so i'm off to go think good thoughts and dream good dreams about getting into the hospital that i want to work for. Sneaky or not I want in there!! I will get in there it just might take some time and some crappy jobs before i do. But hey i did 8 years in the navy.. i've done crappy jobs. I loved the navy but I have done some bottom of the ladder jobs there before. good night everyone. Please say a prayer about this. If i'm suppose to be there i'm sure it will all work out according to his plan but still say a prayer for me if you think about it. ;-)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Emma is coming up this weekend with her mama. I think they are going to come hang out one night while allan is at work and we will probably keep emma the weekend. Lilly is very excited to see " her emma" . i plan to swim with them and take the girls to the park and maybe even for some bikes and wagon rides maybe. Test out our new roads.
Anyway i have another long day of homework and packing so i better get to bed too. good night everyone.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Well we went to another church today. Allan was working so i went with my friend anna. It was an assembly of god church in chandler. I liked it alot more than the other one. It was small and had a very welcoming and close feeling. This is the video that the preacher played at the end of his sermon. I thought it was very moving. I'm going to see if allan will go chek this church out with me on a day that he has off. They do have wed night service so maybe we will go to that cause he is off on wed night. This church isn't at all close to our new house but it could do till we found one close to us. Plus we already have some freinds that go there so it would be a very nice place to start.
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING(recipe follows)
Directions:1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. 2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.) Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING.
Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildrenThe strength and wisdom that timeAnd experience have given them.
Grandchildren bless their GrandparentsWith a youthful vitality and innocenceThat help them stay young at heart forever.
Together they create a chain of loveLinking the past with the future.The chain may lengthen,But it will never part...
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I know when we were all children and you cut yourself of you scraped you knee, your mom would reach of one of two things. Alcohol, which we all hated because it burned so much, or she would get Hydrogen Peroxide, which didn't hurt all that much and it bubbled, which it the coolest thing in the world when you are 6 years old. Well parents, no longer reach for the Hydrogen Peroxide. And here is why i say this.... I am in nursing school and 4 weeks ago i did a rotation with a Wound Care nurse. If a patient has a big sore or a big wound she is a specialized nurse who does wound care. I noticed throughout the week that she never used any Hydrogen peroxide on any wounds. She said not only does it bubble and eat away and the bad bacteria in the wound, it is also eating away and bubbling away good tissue! This means you are actually doing more harm that good. Because the more of the good tissue that is eaten away, the longer the sore or cut takes to heal. Because it takes longer to heal, there is an increased risk for infection because it is open for a longer amount of time. She told me she never uses it because the patients in the hospital are already at risk for infection and she does'nt want anything to slow down wound healing. It is more beneficial to clean cut or scrape with Normal saline(you can get it any any drug store). Normal saline is almost the same as diluted salt water, but normal saline is sterile and salt water is not. As soon as the cut or scrape occurs, clean it with normal saline. Get two 4x4 gauze and apply a triple antibiotic ointment to the gauze side that will be touching the skin. Spread it around evenly. Apply both 4x4's to the wound and secure with tape by taping all edges like a window pane and the securing with look horizontal strips of tape. You don't want use the first little bit of the ointment that comes out of the tube, because it might be contaminated. You also don't want to squeeze the ointment directly from the tube onto the skin, because the tube could touch the wound making it more dirty. The dressing should be changed once a day and it is probably best to change it during bath time because your going to have to take the old bandage off anyway. Never use the same only gauze two days in a row. The wound care nurse also said, if you don't have any Normal Saline and all you have is hydrogen peroxide, dilute the peroxide. It should be about 3/4 water and may 1/4 peroxide. I will still eat away at the good and bad stuff, but it will not eat away as much and it would take alot longer than if you just poured it straight from the bottle.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Oh and potty training is still as it has been. When she is naked in the house she will go no problem in the toilet everytime but as soon as i put the pull ups on her she pees. I'm tempted to just use the training pants and make her wear them if she gets them wet but i guess that's a little mean. ?? She is fine if she is naked but she doesn't get the concept of keeping any panties or diapers or pull ups dry. If she has bottoms on then they are meant to be peed in..
How about this game tonight. ALlan and i are really excited for football season to be starting back up. WE are switching teams and he is going to start rooting for the vikings. I haven't yet picked one but i'm keeping an eye on arizona and an eye on the saints. If the saints hadn't won the superbowl last year i probably would be picking them but that looks a little suspicous. lol.. i do like them cause drew brees went there from san diego and he was the quarterback when i was in san diego.. i'm glad he won. ! anyway the saints play the vikings tonight.. woot woot!!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Lilly has been great. Her teachers at school think she is so funny.They tell me everyday what kind of things she was doing that cracked them up. Yesterday i picked her up and all the kids were covered in shaving cream. The teachers had let them play with it on their craft table. All the kids had it all over them. NOT LILLY.. nope they said she put a finger in it once or twice and said no way. lol.. i asked her why shse didn't want to play in it and she said " a mess" she was right it was a mess. Today i picked her up and they told me that she played hard outside and hada good day but when they came in from playing she was crying so the teacher asked her what was wrong and well she was crying because her shoes were dirty.. i think i may have a prissy little thing on my hands. lol. NOt really but she is pecurliar about messy things. she doesn't like her clothes to be wet at all and if something is dirty on her she tells me she needs a " bebe wipe" and that means she wants to scrub it with a baby wipe. Generally she is just a very happy little girl full of love and hugs and kisses. She has been carrying a babydoll just about everywhere she goes right now. She has 3 dolls. two i think are cabbage patch kids and they get no attention but the one that cries and moves it's eyes.. well that baby goes everywhere with her. Only one eyeball moves now and i think it is the grossest weird doll almost scary but she loves that doll and wont let me replace it with any other. ANyway, the little girl will not go to bed tonight and her dad is almost home from the gym so i better sign off of here and get her down before he comes home and catches her up again.lol.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
"BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger," I try in my marriage to not go to bed angry but it doesn't always happen and then a new day comes and i have to ask forgiveness and make up with allan.
Also i think that i'm not alone in the fact that i do hold on to some things a little longer than i should probably but really anger from the past should be acknowledged. Amends need to be made or you will keep holding on to that same anger. Apologies even for silent anger ( like when you are ticked and cussing out in your head that person in the other lane) should be made. We also need to apologize for not loving people as we should have. There is a scripture about this too.. James 1:19-20[This] you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak [and] slow to anger for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
The bible does NOT say NOT TO BE ANGRY. This is an emotion that god put inside us. Jesus himself chased people with a whip when he got mad. I"m pretty sure if i chased someone off with a whip you would know i was pissed and you would probably think i was insane.. lol. So I'm going to try to work on any past anger that i have and i would encourage everyone else to take a look too.
So that was the bible part.. here comes the medical part. lol ive known for a long time that angry people are generally not healthy. Also people that stress too much. STress can do some weird and amazing things in a body but we will save that for another time..
Okay here are some blurbs that i have taken from the web..
There are several types of headaches that can occur arise from anger. Tension headaches generally aren't very well understood, but the common description is that you feel like there is a tight band around your head, or that your head is in a vice grip. Migraine headaches can arise from anger and have very serious symptoms that can debilitate individuals who experience them. Hormone headaches arise from imbalances in hormones that occur, usually in females going through a menstrual cycle and usually accompany fluctuating feelings such as anger and sadness.Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/179941-headaches-from-anger/#ixzz0ytqG2InU
A high risk of a heart attack is one of the main health issues caused by anger
It is estimated that there is a 65% higher chance of being a cigarette smoker if you normally experience intense anger such as rage than if you usually experience mild anger, that is irritation. This is due to the fact that smoking cigarettes may somehow help alleviate the stress and anger that one may feel
Researchers from Yale School of Medicine carried out a study that found a link between changes caused by anger or other powerful emotions and potential arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrests that each year lead to 400,000 deaths.
So lets all live long healthy lives and not be angry anymore.. lol. easier said than done but i'm totally working on it. ;-)
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This video is made for sandy. We hope you feel better. Lilly gave this video her stamp of approval( she shouts at every picture she sees.. yells people's names out) She enjoyed making it with me and i hope you enjoy watching it. I know you miss the kido's and they miss you but we will take plenty more pictures and make a lot more videos like this one soon.
I want everyone to keep Sandy, allan's mom, in your prayers if you can. She has came down with the shingles. From what i've learned in school it's a grown up version of the chicken pox but it travels down nerve pathways and can be severely painful because of this. We were taught that during the worst of it some patients actually have to be sedated. She is still at home recovering and we wish her well soon.
Also please keep allan's sister liz in prayer tomorrow. She has a doctor apt for some laproscopic surgery. They are going to take a look around and see what needs to be done so pray for knowledge for the doctor to do what is best and that his hands are guided by the lord.
WE wish you both speedy recoveries! Sorry i can't come nurse you both back to health, but you guys are on my heart.