techno geek, tv

It’s like I live in the future!

So ever since I was released from the hospital my life has just been all about recovering and building up my strength again. Climbing the stairs has not been easy. I’m still dealing with lots of nausea and I have very little appetite, which isn’t really a bad thing. I have my follow up doctor visit tomorrow and he’ll be taking some blood so we’ll see how my levels are.
In the meantime I’ve reactivated my Netflix account and it has helped keep me sane.   I LOVE being able to watch Netflix via the Wii!  It’s like we’re the Jetsons!  It’s so cool. I add something to my queue from the laptop  and it appears on my tv.  Amazing!  Now I’m all caught up on Weeds.  Every time I watch that show I think “I could totally sell weed”.  But who am I kidding? I don’t have street skills.  I’d set up a roadside stand for my weed and be in jail by 4:20.


Lousy way to lose a few pounds

So, we left off where they sent me home from the hospital with meds after a night on the IV.  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were more of the same.  I didn’t improve at all.  No sleep, couldn’t hold anything down.  Couldn’t drink, couldn’t eat, nothing.  CSP put buckets all over the house because I couldn’t make it to the bathroom in time most of the time.  I was feeling even more weak and light headed.  When they released me from the hospital Wednesday morning they told me if I wasn’t better in 2 days to come back because I’d need to be back on the IV.  Well here it was Friday afternoon and no better.  I called my doctor’s office to see if they could do an IV there but apparently you have to go to the hospital.  So we went. Continue reading “Lousy way to lose a few pounds”


Out of the mouths of Captains

CSP cracks me up.  The other day I was getting ready for bed.  He was already in the bed and I was in the bathroom flossing and whatnot.  I told him that I had just noticed the collar of a new tshirt of mine was ruined.  I had worn it when I got my hair done a couple days before and apparently some chemical got on it and had bleached  it.  So I told CSP the shirt was ruined and what happened.

CSP- Is it an aqua shirt, at least? (he dislikes aqua & it’s my favorite color so I wear it all the time)

Me- No it’s purple.



I was in the kitchen & CSP was in the den the other day when I heard him yell ” Why do you always have to stand on my nipples??”  I’m assuming he was talking to one of the pugs.  I hope.


Downward spiral

Sunday night (Mother’s Day night), CSP, the pugs, and I went up to bed.  I wasn’t feeling all that hot but didn’t think much of it.  Until I woke up and had to race to the bathroom to throw up.  Now, if you don’t want to hear any more about this kind of stuff, come back in a week or so and I’ll be talking about other stuff.   Continue reading “Downward spiral”

events, family, food, friends, fun

Mother’s Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend!   Friday CSP & I had our adoption physicals.  They took longer than I thought they would & included blood draws.  Sorry CSP, didn’t read the fine print on that form!  Saturday CSP took his mom to the baseball game for some Mother’s Day time together.  He dropped me off at Shannon’s house on the way.  We had Chinese food & played with Emily.  Shannon & Emily!Good grief I love that kid. Sweetie Emily! She kills me she is so funny!  She says the funniest, sweetest things. Apparently I’ve been upgraded to “best fwiend” status.  She was crawling all over me and we just had the best time.

CSP picked me up and on the way home we stopped in at Walmart to pick up some pug food.  We went in the entrance by the bakery and I saw these hilarious cakes for sale!  WHO would pay money for these???  They were all in the Mother’s Day case.  Really?  Happy Mother’s Day Mom!  Here’s a turdmonster cake! Ridiculous looking cake! With tiny poo trails! Ugly cakeClick to enlarge the beauty that are these cakes! Ugly cake Wouldn’t you want to pay $15 for this? ugly cake Nothing says Mother’s Day like death roses1 Nothing says Mother's Day like death roses Stay gold, Pony Boy. ugly cake I couldn’t believe all these cakes were in one place! It was a cake wreck jackpot!  While at Walmart I started feeling weird.  Dizzy and sweaty.  Had to sit down for a while in the shoe department before we could leave.  Weird.

Sunday  I woke up feeling weird again and had some issues that made me run a little behind in meeting up with the family.  We all met up for lunch to celebrate Gigi.  After lunch we visited some friends then took the boys out for ice cream.  Kids and ice cream crack me up.  What a fun mess! Joey enjoying his ice cream. Jacob is getting so big! So handsome! Jacob's growing up so fast! Joey wanted to show me his teeth. Ha! Joey wanted to show me his teeth. After ice cream we parted ways. Gigi & I picked up a movie on the way home. What a waste! We suffered through Couple’s Retreat. Even the delightful cast couldn’t save this wreck of a movie!  After the movie I started feeling poorly again so I left just as they were preparing dinner.  I made it home and a couple hours later is when all the fun really started.  Stay tuned!

family, pugs

Cinco de Mayo!

We spent our Cinco de Mayo running some errands.  Kiki had her follow up appointment  to make sure her eye has healed nicely.  It has.  Yay! Father & daughter at Kiki's follow up vet visit. Kiki did so well that we took her for a doggy sundae at Bruster’s. They are free and so cute! Doggie sundae from Bruster's Kiki LOVES the sundaes! Kiki enjoying her doggie sundae from Bruster's After the vet & ice cream we stopped by Papa & Gigi’s house.  Momo was all dressed up.  When I asked why she said “Duh, Shanny, it’s Cinco de Mayo!” Momo looked so pretty on her way to Cinco de Mayo festivities. Wow, what was I thinking?  What with us being Irish and all it totally slipped my mind to celebrate our Mexican heritage.  Look at my sweet Momo, all grown up! Muy Bonita!

it's all about me

I just don’t understand

  • Why smokers think it’s ok to throw their butts out their car windows as if their butts aren’t FLAMING LITTER!  It’s dangerous, rude, and bad for the environment.
  • Fax machines.  I can wrap my head around scanners and copiers, but fax machines straight up blow my mind.
  • How my hair grows so fast until I’m actually trying to grow it out.
  • If you stop shaving your legs will the hair grow down to the ground or stop at some predetermined length?
  • How some people go for sooo long without going on vacation.  Even if it’s just for a couple days, you GOTTA get away!  Make some memories!
  • Why our pugs aren’t bald. I swear they shed all their hair then regrow it daily!
fun, pugs

Vet check

We took the pugs for their adoption physical Wednesday and like most things in our life, it was pretty entertaining!  We were really excited to see how much weight the girls had lost.  At their last annual check up we were told that Molly & Kiki needed to lose some weight.  So we stopped buying pre-made dog treats and started giving them carrots and green beans instead.  And it worked!  Kiki weighed in at 16.2 lbs which means she lost 1.2 lbs.  And Molly weighed in at 21 lbs which means she lost 4!  Woot!   Such supermodels!  For the record, Zoe gained just .1 lbs which was just fine because she was still growing and is now at a perfect weight.  Our vet was very pleased with our girls.  We’ve been going to Dr. Martin for years, for the pugs’ entire lives.  And our girls LOVE Dr. Martin and her staff. LOVE. Just look at Miss Zoe getting lovies from Brandy the vet tech. Zoe LOVES going to the Vet! Click to enlarge. That thing Brandy is sitting on is an adjustable scale.  It starts out on the floor so they can weigh big dogs.  Then Brandy tapped the foot pedal thing to raise it up then they can use it as an exam table. As soon as Brandy hit the pedal and the thing started raising up Zoe ran and jumped up on the scale and rode it all the way up like some sort of amusement park ride!  Brandy’s eyes got big as dinner plates.  She told us that was a first, no dog has ever done that before!  Leave it to my Zoe!

Then it was Molly’s turn to get checked out.  She’s covered in moles and skin tags and little warty looking things so they really go over her with a fine toothed comb. Molly getting a lump aspirated at the vet. She’s not crazy about this part.

Since the pugs did so well at the vet we took them to Bruster’s to get doggie sundaes.  I love that Bruster’s does this!  The sundaes are free.  They are a little scoop of vanilla ice cream with a milk bone.  They pugs went nuts!  I’d have taken pictures but it was a mob scene in the truck as soon as we gave the girls their sundaes.  But here’s a pic so you get the idea. After ice cream we stopped by the store so CSP could run in and pick up something.  I snapped the cutest pic of Molly & Zoe looking out the window, watching out for their daddy. Molly & Zoe waiting for Daddy. They're on the lookout! Kiki meanwhile was snoozing in my lap.  They all had a big day and were exhausted by the time we got home.  Our sweet girls!