Saturday, March 29, 2008

Update on Cleo

Cleo had her follow up X-rays yesterday, and the vet said her fracture is half the size, and there is no more inflammation in her back!!! Hurray!!!! She had gained a pound since the last visit, but that's probably due to the steroids and the lack of activity while she recovered. Now we are really working on not letting her jump on and off the couch... She's very stubborn - like her daddy, of course!

One other thing, I got a Betta fish!!! It has been almost two years since I have had one, and I decided it was time. No feeding it people food like I did the other one - which died, incidentally, of a disease that I had caused! This one is a beautiful blue color. Cleo thinks it's the coolest thing, and just wants to get ahold of it!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Break!

I had the best spring break! Technically it is not over until tomorrow (Sunday) night, but seeing that I have to prep tomorrow for school on Monday, it seems like it's over today...

I went to OK to stay a few days with my sister. It was great! My mom was watching John and Sarah, so on Saturday my sister and bro-in-law and I painted Sarah's room pink!

Then we went to this really great pizza place, and then watched a movie together that night - all w/o the kids! I hadn't spent this much time with my sis w/o the kids since ... well, I can't remember when.

On Sunday my parents brought the kids back home, and I got to visit with my mom and dad for a few hours. I rested my head on my dad's belly, which was nice and cozy, and kind of made me feel like a little girl again being rocked to sleep by my daddy. Oh, and did I mention I had a cold?!!!! Yea, on the Friday before I left, I started catching a cold, so my whole trip at Kim's was full of snot - literally!

On Monday I got to just hang out and play with the kids. John and Sarah and I built a rather elaborate Lego house - so much fun.

On Tuesday I went to Tulsa with my sister and the kids. Kim had a doctor's appointment, so I watched the kids in the waiting room. I was so amazed at Sarah's abstract thinking abilities. The waiting room ceiling had a square cutout all around, and Sarah looked at the corner of the square and said, "If you cross it that makes an 'A'" And sure enough, it did!!!! She's not even 4 yet!!!! She knows many letters and can write them, but to make an A out of the corner of a square w/o any prompting is impressive. Okay, on with my vacation... After the doctor we went to the mall and to the Cheesecake Factory to pick up some dessert, then we headed home.

That night Kim and I went (by ourselves!) and got a spa pedicure and then to Chili's to eat. When we got home, I was trying to take a pic of my, Kim, and Sarah's toes (I had painted hers earlier), and John kept sticking his foot in the pic!!!

After a long day, I had to pee, so I went in, did my thing, and flushed. As I was walking out of the bathroom, I heard a trickling sound ... yep, toilet overflowed! I hollered for Kim and she hollered for Steve, who was in the middle of eating, and he had to come in and step in the pee water to turn off the water. So Kim and I spent the next little while vacuuming up water! It was quite funny!

On Wednesday morning I left to come home to TX. My old college roommate picked me up from Love Field, and I hung out at her place that afternoon. Her mom ordered a bracelet from my website! That's my fifth order! Roy and Cleo came and picked me up and brought me home. Thursday and Friday I worked on the house and on my website (, which is so cool now, by the way, because you can click on the "buy now" buttons and it calculates the total with shipping and all, and you can pay through Paypal. Last night I spent a couple hours making several new necklaces.

Today I spent 3.5 hours on the lawn - mowing, weeding/feeding, and watering - and then Roy and I went and got a Fuddrucker's burger. Now I am typing this super long blog like you all having nothing better to do than read for hours.... LOL

Cleo is feeling much better, by the way. She is finished with her steroids and other meds, and is back to her old self. We take her in for the follow up X-ray on Friday.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cleo and Jewelry

Cleo had a bad spasm or something in her right leg/hip last night. She cried for a long time and didn't want to move much afterward for a while. She was shivering really hard, too, from the pain, I guess. Anyway, she seemed to get a little better (she was walking w/o crying), so instead of taking her to the animal emergency clinic last night, we waited and took her to the vet today. Vet did an x-ray and saw inflammation in her back (which we knew about because she went in last Fri. and got meds for it), but then he also saw a fracture at the top of her femur on the ball. Weird thing is, it's on the left leg, not the right one that she's been favoring. He said it's possible that the disc is causing a nerve in her right leg to hurt only at certain times when she turns a certain way, but he said with medicine the back stuff will probably be okay, though we have to be very careful and retrain her to not jump up and down on the couch and all. Anyway, he was really concerned about the femur thing, and said he wants to see her again in two weeks to do another x-ray. If it hasn't started to heal up on it's own (with the 4 meds she is on), then we will look at our options - one being surgery.... Kids can't be any more expensive than our Cleo!!!! Actually, it was only $100 today for the visit, exam, x-ray, and meds, so that wasn't bad at all. Roy said she is really prepping us for kids...

I am leaving on Sat. to go see my family in OK. I will get back on Wed. and then I get to see my old college roommate for a few hours before Roy comes to get me. After that, I still have Thurs.-Sun. of my spring break to enjoy! I can't believe the school year has gone by so quickly... only two and half months of birth control to go!

I am officially a jewelry business! I have my own business cards, website, and state sales tax ID! I have sold a bracelet/earring set, two necklaces, and a necklace/bracelet/earring set! Yippee! I have updated my website with a few new items. Go see! Below are a few new ones.