Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Prayer Request

I think I am fixing to pack for a trip to Nashville. My sister-in-law had an episode Saturday where she couldnt breathe and had chills. It apparently went away and then Sunday, she had another episode and an ambulance was called. Briefly, once she got to ER in Chattanooga, they diagnosed pneumonia and started IV antibiotics. Around 3 a.m., she took a turn for the worse and she was vented and sedated. Later Monday, her heart rate shot up in the 150s, put her on a med for that, didnt work, did EKG, showed abnormality. Did arteriogram, which showed a small blockage on a side vessel, but doctor didnt think that was causing this. By late afternoon, they decided to airlift her to Vanderbilt in Nashville. They tried taking her off the sedation meds today and her blood pressure shot up, so they put her back on a low dose. My brother said she opened her eyes briefly once during this period, but was quickly back out. Right now, they think it is something viral and it is affecting her heart.

Today, my brother sounded upbeat as they were going to take her off the sedatives and were looking for her to wake up. I was later told by mom that she had another episode, so the sedatives were given again. Please keep her, my brother and their 2 beautiful teenagers in your prayers!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Platform Shoes, Bob Mackie and Blue Eyeshadow and dont forget disco duck, LOL

Go by Ann's for the Virtual Girls Night Out Party!!! Disco makes me wanna shake my groove thing! LOL

After a long week working as an assistant trainer at the Jane Fonda Exercise Studio I was ready for a night out. I went to my closet, put on my ________ and headed out the door. I stopped to pick-up my friend ________ and we headed to Studio 54. This place was packed! I had just about sweated my ________ off when they turned on the lights and told us it was time to boogie home. Another great night. Can you dig it? :->

*Fill in the blanks by following the charts. If the First Letter of your FIRST name begins with an 'A' then fill in with "Polyester Suit", etc.

First blank/First Letter of your FIRST name:
A - E = Polyester Suit
F - J = Hot Pants
K - P = Platform Shoes
Q - U = Roller Skates
V - Z = Tube Top

Second blank, go by the First Letter of your LAST name. A - E will be Bob Mackie.

Second blank/First Letter of your LAST name:
A - E = Bob Mackie
F - J = Deney Terrio
K - P = Jimmy J.J. Walker
Q - U = K.C. & The Sunshine Band
V - Z = Liza Minnelli

Third blank, go by the First Letter of your FIRST name.

Third blank/First Letter of your FIRST name:
A - E = Glitter
F - J = Lipgloss
K - P = Blue Eye Shadow
Q - U = QT Tanning Lotion
V - Z = Sequined Headband

Have fun!! I can't wait to see what you get to wear to Studio 54.

Virtual Girl's Night Out at Ann's

Virtual Girls Night Out! You'll get a chance to check out some really cool blogs & meet some new friends when they stop by to check out yours! This sounds like a really fun thing! Add your link and blog!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude Award

I received this award from Bec at Country Keepsakes, Diane at Pinafores and Knickerbockers and Liz at Craft From My Heart. I thank each of you for thinking of me!

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you’ve come to have an attitude of gratitude.

1. Krista Clyburn of WAHM ADDICTS
2. Ellen Lavinas of The Sample Bag
3. Kate at The Shopping Mama
4. Cindy at Rowdy Grandma
5. Christine at Superdiva Diet
6. Nicole at There Once Was A Girl
7. Aria at Aria'z Link
8. Carolee at Working In Jammies
9. Carebear at Two Under Two, Whew!
10. Vicki at Luna's Mystic Realm

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tired busy day

I am exhausted! We went over to my mom's today to help her clean out her old house. She has 3 homes on her property and I am talking about the house I grew up in. We are fixing to have it torn down, but I am not too sad about that as the memories I have are just too great!!! Oh, the goodies we found! I found my glasses I had when I was like 5 years old, love postcards from my dad to my mom back in the 60s, my mom's graduation pin and junior and senior banquet books, etc..., My little sister's favorite band T-shirts, (Alabama, New Kids on the Block and Billy Ray Cyrus). The dishes (and a ton to Tupperware) in the kitchen. We used to go to Tupperware parties all the time when I was a kid. We ordered pizza and chicken bites and goofed off and then went back to it. We are going to be able to have one awesome yard sale. But most of all, we created a new memory, as we had the best time, laughing and cutting up and just remembering. I know when we found the letters from my dad to my mom, it brought tears to all of our eyes. He has only been gone 2 years in May and one of my brothers, he has been gone 5 years in August. We cried a little, remembered a lot, laughed a lot and oh yeah, my mom was going to spank me for something, LOL. She is truly a remarkable woman and I hope my children love me and think of me like I do her!!! She is not only my mom, she is my best friend, with my sister following closely!!!

Weight loss

I am on a mission! Weight loss and toning before beach! LOL - We are hopefully going to the beach in July and I am on a mission to get 50+ pounds off by then. I have been slowly losing and have lost over 15+ pounds. I really want to tone up my arms too. I have a treadmill, weight bench, ab-roller and a gym like thing we got from Sears that you can do all kinds of exercises with, arms, abs, thighs, legs, etc.. I am going to be working out long and hard the next few weeks (months, really) and get in the best shape of my life. For those of you who want to join in and/or stay in touch, head over to and join the weight loss group. No fees to join and you can also check out valuable tools and resources if you are a business owner! Be sure to stop by and enter in the free drawing at . Over $3000 in prizes - vacations, iPod, etc... some really great prizes and all you have to do is enter.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Has it been 10 days since I posted? WOW! I have been super busy and I have missed my blogging. I love reading the other blogs and seeing what everyone is up to.

Today would have been my dad's 81st birthday. He passed away 05/04/2007. We all miss him so much! He was a great man, handsome, funny and him and my mom were just so adorable. They were married almost 50 years. My dad was in the Army. He actually lived close to my mom after he got out of the Army and they ended up eloping in Clearwater, Florida. She had went to visit relatives and he followed her there and they got married. We always loved hearing about he followed her to FL to marry her!

Rest in peace Dad! We love you!