Archive for November, 2008

I’m Fabulous!

Posted: November 25, 2008 in Uncategorized

So Brown Eyed Girl and Roses Daughter have both given me a blog award! It’s my first and I’m really excited. I’m supposed to pass it on so Babs and The Broke Socialite – I think your blogs are fabulous!

5 fabulous addictions:

1) Gossip websites – I can’t start my day without reading this, this, this, this, this, or this!  These are just a few, I have at least 40 gossip websites in my favorites folder.

2) Tchoupitoulas – My puppy, he’s my baby and I can’t get enough of him.  He’s big, dumb and goofy but he gives the best hugs and kisses!

3) Chocolate covered pretzels and caramel corn – We have tins full of them in the office and I can’t get enough! I’ve lost 50 lbs since March and I’m sure I’m going to gain them back if I don’t back off!!

4) Shoes – I am fabulously addicted to shoes, boots, sandals…..anything that goes on my feet!

5) Shug- He’s the love of my life. I thank God for him daily!

Here are the rules to receiving this award:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.

2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.

3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then “add image” it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the “picture” gidget. Also, don’t forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.


Still Blessed!

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Family, Life, Uncategorized
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So far so good.  40 isn’t bad at all. I still can’t believe that I’m 40, but I have no complaints thus far.

Shug is doing great.  His physical therapy is going well and now that he has his AFO, his foot isn’t bothering him as much.  He’s doing so well that we’re going home this weekend.  We’ve been with my parents for 3 weeks now; and while we are so very thankful to them – it’s time to go! 

So I finally decided on my 40th birthday gift. I had a hard time deciding, but I realized that all I wanted was a day to myself.  I’m going to spend 5-6 hours at The Spa At The Crescent tomorrow.  This is all that I want and I that I need. 


I’m blessed…..

Posted: November 14, 2008 in Life
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I work with a great group of people.  Balloons, flowers and Papp.adeaux’s for lunch.  It’s a great start for my birthday weekend!

dare I say it?

Posted: November 10, 2008 in Family, Illness, Life
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All is good!

We made it through the week without any major problems!

Shug is rehabbing his knee three times a week. He’s tired and in a lot of pain, but he’s really doing well. I’m so proud of him. 

We’re still staying with Mom & Dad.  We may go home this weekend, it depends on how well Shug is moving around.  They’ve been so helpful to us. I haven’t missed any days at work because they are able to take Shug to therapy and his doctor’s appointments.  There is no way that we could have gotten through this without them. 

I’m preparing for my 40th birthday this weekend.  I’ve been told to pick out something that I’ve always wanted, but won’t buy for myself.  Any other time, I would have a list of things, but I’m drawing a blank right now.  Hopefully I’ll come up with something before this weekend.

That’s it! No major catastrophes, no bad news.  Just life going on around us.  What a blessing.

The Tchoupitoulas!

Posted: November 6, 2008 in Dogs
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Tchopitoulas always makes me smile

Tchopitoulas always makes me smile

Eight months old, 70 lbs and still growing; this is my baby and he always brings a smile to my face. 


I was not unhappy when my period started yesterday.  I had a textbook 32 day cycle.  And as much as I want a child, I realize that now is not the right time.  There is simply too much going on in our lives right now.  My husband will potentially be off from work until January at the earliest.  I’m stressed and stretched thin. 

God has a plan for us, we don’t know what it is, but he has to have a plan for us.  I’ve only posted a few things that have gone wrong this year. We have been through so many setbacks, delays and denials.  It makes me wonder if this is the reason we haven’t been able to conceive.  God knows that I don’t do well with stress.  I am so emotionally overwrought right now.  God give me strength!

I’m thankful though. In spite of our messy, ugly life – I’m thankful.  I’m thankful that we have each other to lean on.  I’m thankful that I am able to support my husband while he’s down.  I’m thankful that my parents live so close to us; that moving in with them for a few weeks isn’t a problem. I’m thankful that my parents have allowed us to move in with them.  I’m thankful that my parents are able to care for my husband while I work. I’m thankful for my church family, neighbors, co-workers and family. They have payed some of our bills, cut our grass, cooked for us, given us money and have just been there.  We are not in this alone, and for that I am thankful!

Finally some good news

Posted: November 5, 2008 in Uncategorized
Yes We Can!

Yes We Can!