Sunday, September 28, 2008

another altered house

This is what I did with my weekend. - this is Doodle bug and some cute papers- creative imaginations- from a local scrapbooks store in Longmont. The black glitter is from magic scraps ( my stash from years gone by) , the stairs have micro beads -clear- coating them, makes them sore of stone-ish. the little stickers are jolies boutique- grand edition, haunted house.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Driving again!

I have been feeling better everyday! So I drove to work today because I had a presentation at the Wardenburg health Center on the main Campus and needed to transport a laptop and a projector and materials for the participants. We talked about Retirement and the University benefits available even for the state of Colorado Employees. It was awesome to have this out reach oppurtunity on the Campus. At the end of October our Unit will host Planning for retirement and finiancial " health" and fair for employees our main web page at has a link to the flyer. This is a benefit that all employees really are interested in I think it is great to be able to go to a group and do an informal informational session and to discover what they want to know about thier bigest benefits. :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


You Are a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
You are warm, loving, and genuinely selfless.
You enjoy comforting other people, and you easily fall into the roll of caretaker.

Of all the types, you're the most likely to be an excellent cook.
You tend to have something delicious for breakfast that you've cooked up for everyone.
What Kind of Bagel Are You?

Monday, September 22, 2008

HH Hair DO

longer in front, shorter in back, red highlights - way " cool" new do

Home time and recovery

I am at home one more day today, I have to get a medical release to go back to work from my doc's office, for my Boss.

Well, I have to say that the whole thing has had it's ups and downs- i was pretty nervous going into the procedure. the night before the surgery I had to put on a anti motion sickness patch, I will tell you why this was critical in a few moments. I did this following the directions, it resided behind my ear.

the morning of the surgery, I was at the hospital a little after 7:00 am but didn't get up to the room on the 5th floor until about 8:00 am too late to be the first one in the surgery suite. I got to go second. The NP Renee and the nurse Christa where there and got me ready to go and consented me by telling me all the awful things that might happen as a result of having the surgery. the poor nurse need to start an Iv and that didn't go so well on the right arm as that vein "looks great" but never gives any blood- it is now one big bruise- so left arm and more talk about all the things I needed to know. the IV went fine in this arm and we were getting there. at 9:30 or so I got wheeled to another floor for the surgery. Nice nurses here too, Jackie I think was at the head of the table with me, What ever they gave me made the whole room begin to roll - thus the motion sickness patch....!!!!! - a life saver I am sure other wise it would have been gag city with dry heaves. they shaved a spot on my right side groin and then there was a pinch and pressure. Then the rest of the procedure was alot of lights on and lights off and warm feeling in my abdomen ( the dye) alot of the Dr. telling me to hold my breath and then to breath! and then it was done?? it seemed to go by pretty fast.
According to S it was about 1 1/2 hours overall. but it seemed to take less time then that. I then went to the recovery room on the 5th floor with nurse Christa- she hooked me up tot he PCA and let me start dosing ? at some point. S finally left to go into work about 12:30 pm and at that point I was pretty out of it. I was in some major pain for a while then... cramping and fevery and moaning. I wanted to drink but had to remain laying still for quite a while after the procedure was finished.
Later on in the afternoon Christa took me to the 3rd floor for my 23 hour observation! I had my C-pap machine with me, but was not coherent enough to hook that up. so I was in and out of it for quite a while then. They took the Foley catheter out prior to moving me to the observation. That was a good thing, I was getting some kind of drug that didn't really let me go pee for a while. but I tried. Tuesday night S brought Hh to the hospital and they visited with me, we managed to get a pulmunology nurse to come hook my c-pap machine up with oxygen and that helped me actually get some rest. I had a rough night but not a huge pain med need. I had one vomiting episode ( with my iced tea at dinner) and then they gave me a couple does of toroidal to help not do that anymore. my BP remained high for quite sometime after the surgery and into the recovery. That was a little scary but i was in a lot of pain and had a lot of stress.
I felt much better after the 24 hour mark on Wed morning about 9:00 am or so, and S and Hh came to get me to take me home after 10:30 we had to wait quite a while for discharge orders. we got home about 1:00 pm or so on Wed. I have been convalescing since then.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cookies are good medicine

S;s office sent me a cookie bouquet! and Hh and S brought me this really lovley Lily.
I am hanging in there still taking pain meds. will post up more later

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am home

feeling a bit under the weather, still- but made it through the major pain the 1st 24 hours were unbearable. The nursing staff at St. joe's were wonderful and kind. I really had a long sweatty night.

Poor S and Hh came to see me tuesday evening and I scared them both with my green around the gills.

I am just up taking some meds but heading back to bed today for a while/ will post up more later.

Monday, September 15, 2008

omnivores 100 list

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp

9. Borscht

10. Baba ghanoush

11. Calamari

12. Pho

13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi

15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses

17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes

19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche

28. Oysters

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects

43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more

46. Fugu

47. Chicken tikka masala

48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone

54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini

58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin

64. Currywurst

65. Durian

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette

71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini7

3. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill

76. Baijiu

77. Hostess Fruit Pie

78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini

81. Tom yum

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare

87. Goulash

88. Flowers

89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate

91. Spam

92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor

98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

high red Belt!

Here is Hh , she has gotten her high red belt! they had a graduation from the low red to " burnt meat" She has been sparing and learning her forms, I am so very proud of her accomplishments in this area- she really has a will to make it to the black belt :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I will be MIA for a few days

I will be having the UTE very soon, and may remain missing for a few days. I will blog when I a up to sitting up and doing a few things.
in the mean time send up a good word for me to the big guy to keep me safe and have a speedy recovery.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fish FrY!

Funny thing happened in my aqaurium. I have little black molly fish! (fry) and they are pretty darned cute. I can count about 5 of them - we bought a couple of black mollys and I have two silver tail ones I have had now for a while. - so I don't know if the fish I bought already was pregnant or if they did the deed since living at our house. LOL?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The way I see it #27

Do not Kiss your children

so they will kiss you back

but so they will kiss their children,

and their children's children.

Noah benShea -- Poet Philosopher and author

This was on my starbucks Chai tea this morning, and moved me just right!- yes that is how I want to go through life, spreading and sharing love, and making it happen through the generations.

Thanks for the inspiration today Noah.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Hh took this a couple of weeks ago- it's me
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more room scramble

this reminds me of scrambled eggs- we are working a few items around the house it is slow but steady.
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Monday, September 01, 2008

Yellow room comes along

Has alot of wall space and needs more cozy bedding, but over all I am likeing the vibe of this room. it is a bright sunny spot.