Bustin out & quarantined

Today is Jacob’s 5th birthday. I am not at his party. Boo. But there are SO many kids there and my tendency to love up on the children it’s best that I am still in quarantine.

Although, yesterday I did bust out for the day. I went to Sara’s and caught a ride with her down to my Mom’s house. Jake & Joey were in the car with us. Papa babysat the boys while us girls went out for lunch and a movie to celebrate Morgan’s 18th bday. I can’t tell you how hard it was to be around my family and not give out hugs and kisses. We’re a huggy kissy family! But I kept to myself. On the way down I let Jake open up his presents from Uncle Jon & me. We gave him this cool led light up football Disco footballDisco football It turns all sorts of colors. V.v. cool. We also got him a new pair of Crocs Bayas Jacob's birthday Crocs from Aunt Shanny & Uncle Jon. He LOVES them. We got him a pair of Caymans last year and he has literally worn the tread completely smooth on the bottom. They are such great kids shoes. I got Joey a new little Jibbitz for his Crocs too.

So we dropped the kids off and piled into Morgan’s car and headed for lunch.  But we didn’t think to check business hours so our intended lunch destination didn’t work out.  We ended up having burritos at Moe’s.  I can’t believe it but I didn’t take a single picture all day.  So you can’t see the delight on Momo’s face as she opened her present.  We went big this year as it’s her 18th/Graduation present.  We thought we could buy 2 small presents or 1 big so we went big.  She was thrilled.  We got her a new digital camera.  I also found this super cute skin for the camera, and a wristlet on ebay as a carrying case.  So she’s all set.

After lunch we walked over to the movie theatre and saw 21.  It was cute.  I’m amazed at their mental abilities.  I can’t stay focused long enough to count enough cards in a suit much less a bunch of decks!

Baby steps

CSP likes his blanket.  Good thing, since you can’t un-cut!

In other news….guess who can walk up and down stairs now like a big girl?  Zoe?  Nope, me!  I haven’t been able to go up and down stairs like a normal person for a year because of my knee.  Now I don’t have to take each step one at a time.  Yay!  I can also get out of bed, or up out of a chair and just walk.  I don’t have to  stop and shift my weight slowly to my bad leg.  You don’t even know what a big deal all this is to me.  It’s the little things that make me happy.

Infectious diseases & birthdays & pugs- oh my!

I’m really tired of being cooped up. More tired of being on these funky meds. They make my head all swimmy (like I’m right in the middle of a big night of margarita drinking) and my hands are all shaky. Which sucks, cause I was hoping I could get some projects done (painting & jewelry) while being trapped indoors but it’s not working out. I need a steady hand for both. I’m not even able to get too caught up on blog reading as I can only seem to sit at the computer for 10-15 minutes at a time before my head starts throbbing. UGH. On to other things…

I have been enjoying the new show Miss Guided. Love Judy Greer. I’ve also been wearing Netflix out. I finished Season 1 of The Tudors & saw Enchanted. I watched the first disc of Season 1 of Dexter but just couldn’t get into it. I know I probably just lost some hipster cool points there (cause a wheezy housewife hopped up on the roids is THE epitome of hipster cool).

I did manage to make a no sew fleece blanket for CSP with his new Vikings fleece. I made one of those no sew fleece blankets for CSP I hope he likes it. I made it today while he was at work and he hasn’t seen it yet. He picked out the fleece, but he thought it was fine the way it was. Just a long piece of fleece. I couldn’t leave well enough alone.

My illness & lockdown situation may prove to be a problem this weekend. Morgan turns 18 next week and we had planned on celebrating Saturday. And Jacob turns 5 on Sunday. There’s a party at his crib, yo. I doubt my doctor will advise me to go to a birthday party filled with a bajillion kids age 7 and younger running around flinging bacteria. Luckily Jake is still little and will just love having his peeps around. I can always visit when I get better and give him his present then. New Crocs with Sponge Bob Jibbitz. Shhh, don’t tell him. By the way, is it just me or is the chick on the Crocs website Libby from Lost?

The big problem with Morgan’s birthday is that not only do I have pneumonia, but she’s dealing with a case of MRSA! Spot on her leg (probably a shaving nick) started hurting. Then her whole leg hurt. Mom took her to a doctor and he was an ass and unhelpful. So she took Momo to another doctor who knew right off the bat what they were dealing with. Poor thing’s been bandaged up and dealing with shots. Plus she’s been kept out of school & work. Thank goodness my mom followed her gut instinct & went with another doctor! Morgan could have lost her leg! As is she’s going to be dealing with a big scar. I miss her. I hate not being able to go see her. And I’m gonna be really bummed if my doctor puts the kebash (sp?) on me hanging with her Saturday.

The pugs have been keeping me company. Molly & Zoe crack me up. They love each other and are practically joined at the hip. Things will start off all nice and sweet: Plenty of room on Dad's lap for 2 Then next thing you know they are fighting to the death (You’ve GOT to click to enlarge to get a good look at the stink eyes!):Mutual stink eye, mutual foot in mouth It can get intense: Thug pug fighting, right in CSP's lap Then quick as it starts it’s over. They cool off: Zoe & Molly kickin back with their Daddy Then they cuddle up: Cuddled up And life is good again.

Bones & Stones

Friday Zoe had her monthly check up and shots. I know I’m on lockdown but I had to take her to keep her on schedule & CSP had to work. I didn’t breathe anyone else’s air. Zoe LOVES the vet. More people to love on her. Zoe can't wait for the vet to come in! CSP had been worried that she had a curved spine from sleeping in the crate. I promised him that her sleeping in her crate for 8 hours a night would not cause her spine to curve permanently. But he’s CSP so to make him feel better I had the vet do an xray. Her spine is fine. The xray is super cute. We got to bring home a copy. You can see all the little bones in her little tail. You can also see the rocks she’s been eating. PUNK! Click to enlarge. Zoe's xray Zoe's xrayKiki went too as it was time for her Rabies shot. She’s not so crazy about the vet and hides under my skirt. Zoe & Kiki hiding under my skirt at the vet So the pugs got their shots and I received instructions on how to chop up my pug’s poo to look for the rocks. That they all have to pass within a week or they’d have to go in and get them. FUN! So there I was Easter morning at 6:30 am with Zoe’s first poo of the day. I pretended to be CSI Shanny so I wouldn’t puke. Here’s what I found:

  • 3 white/amber colored rocks
  • 3 black rocks
  • 1 piece of corn
  • 1 piece of carrot
  • 1 orange foam foot
  • 1 piece of blue plastic
  • 5 pieces of charcoal

The foot looked like something you’d use in crafts- not from my house, who knows where she got that. We haven’t eaten corn & carrots or nuts in a looong time. I think she “vacuumed” at the neighbor’s house.Who knew she was a rock eater?!? Now we have to watch her super closely. She’s so close to the ground who knows what she’s doing down there! Oh, and she weighed in at 3.58 pounds. Up one in a month!

Running with the big dogs

Wednesday I went to my hair girl’s house and got my hair done. This was the day before I found out I had pneumonia. I took Zoe with me to meet her. I knew Sarah would just love her and I was right. But who knew Sarah’s boxer, Bones, would fall in love so fast!?! Zoe & Bones Sarah’s husband put out 2 water bowls for the dogs and of course Zoe chose the big one. It was so funny to see big ol’ Bones drinking out of that tiny bowl! He let Zoe chew his rawhide and chase him around.
He followed her around like a love sick puppy.Zoe & Bones the boxer with Sarah He didn’t want her to leave. It was so sweet. He’d give her a big lick and leave her all sopping wet with her hair sticking up all over.

Speaking of hair, I moved from bronde to blonde again for Spring. I swear, she gives the best hair cuts and does the best highlighting. Oh, and they had a new hi def flat screen tv. I was blown away. I’m not normally picky about what tv I watch. As long as I can see it I’m fine. But holy smokes, the picture, the clarity! We watched the food channel and you could see the seeds in the little cherry tomatoes, and the veins in the herbs. I was in awe!

Vegas Easter

Since we couldn’t go anywhere for Easter, Jon’s parents brought Easter dinner to us. Ham, scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs, lemon cake, the works. Yum. I tried to make it festive. Table set for EasterChandelier decorated for Easter Who knew I could find another use for my purple feather boa during a religious holiday?! CSP says it looks like how they would decorate for Easter in Vegas. I don’t think that’s such a bad thing!

Death rattle and roll

I’m on lockdown!  I went to the doctor today cause I can’t seem to beat this crud.  She did a chest xray and it turns out that not only do I have an ear infection, but I have pneumonia too!  Go big or go home!  That’s what my germs say!

CSP was with me and as soon as she said I can’t go to Easter at my mom’s (not with the kids there as they are petri dishes of sickness), his eyes got all big.  I think he’s going to get me a bubble to live in.

I’m just so sick of being sick.  I have bags under my eyes, my skin’s all pasty looking, and I have more prescription bottles than a nursing home!

She put me on steroids.  So at least when I get better maybe I’ll have a career in baseball.

Family Feud

One last meme.  I still feel like crud.  I’m going to the dr tomorrow because I still have the death rattle in my chest. I’ve been taking my meds like a good girl though.  Ugh, will it never end?

On with the show….

Let’s play Family Feud!

I found this at Michele’s. It is a lifelong goal of mine to appear on the Family Feud. I consider this meme good practice.


1. Name something you use in the shower.
body wash

2. Name something a football player wears as his uniform.
tight pants

3. Name something people hate to find on their windshield.

4. Name something a man might buy before a date?

5. What’s another word for blemish?

6. Something you’d cook in the microwave?

7. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving?

8. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman.
older women are more sophisticated

9. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner.
the butt scoot across the floor

10. Name a kind of test you cannot study for.
lie detector

11. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for?
fire brewing or stoking or making, whatever it’s called
12. Name a phrase with the word ‘Home’ in it?
There’s no place like home.

13. Name a sport where players lose teeth?

14. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a student’s day?
assign tons of homework

15. What is a way you can tell someone has been crying?
thick, crackly voice

16. Name something found under a car?
a mechanic

17. Name a bird you wouldn’t want to eat?
a flamingo

18. Name something that gets folded?

19. Name a reason not to be asked on a second date.
bad tipper
20. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it?
stack of cash

Pugs in stuff

I’m starting to beat this crud I do believe. So to celebrate I thought I’d post these fun pictures of Zoe from last week’s visit to Gigi’s. Mom grabbed her and tried to stick her in any vessel she could find. No vase, bowl, or candle holder was off limits. Click to enlarge. Zoe was tres patient with the crazy photo snapping humans.
A bowl full of Zoe!A pitcher of ZoeZoe giving the stink eyeMay I present Miss Zoe
I shall not look at you!Sweet Zoe
More pics on Flickr!