Sunday, November 25, 2007

Snow in Texas? In NOVEMBER??!!!

Yeah, it snowed on Thursday and again today. SNOWED. Big fat flakes. What is going on?? Oh right, I live in Texas. don't like the weather? Wait a day, it will change. I have finally brought out the electric blanket and sweats. Fun times! I know its cold at night when I wake up with both cats sleeping on me.

Update on Evy - she is almost 15 months old (wow time flies) and has been so much fun lately. She hasn't been sick in several weeks which is nice. She has finally learned that naps are good and goes down without a single complaint. Sometimes she even asks for it! If we can get her to sleep in her real bed she can put herself down for a nap eventually! The last few teeth coming in are proving stubborn and they are taking their time. She has gotten a lot better about biting though - she knows the difference between barely closing her teeth on your finger and chomping it. She loves playing with sunglasses, taking them off and putting them on and is learning the proper way to do it. She learns very quickly so when she can't figure something out we work on it with her until she can do it. I love watching her brain work as she learns and processes things. You can just see it in her face when she's working something out. Her sign language vocabulary now includes "bath", "please" and "thank you". For some reason "drink" is just not getting through but oh well. Last night I was watching her so Gidget and Andy could go to a game night and she asked for a "bath, please" and I was very impressed! Over Thanksgiving she was bombarded with people and kids and they wore her out. Yesterday everyone was gone and so we just hung out watching a movie. For her to simply sit in my lap for a long period of time is very strange! But she was just glad to relax and not have to constantly "perform".

As for me, my tattoo is healing. The last little scab is hanging on but should be gone soon. It looks really good!! I'm going to get a few things touched up and altered, but I love it. I also colored my hair (pic below). Just for something different, I went darker. At first it was scary because it was sort of an eggplant purple-ish color. but after a few washings its much better. So far the response is pretty positive! Who knows, I may keep it for the winter. But no worries, I'm a blond at heart!! I am also single again. After a lot of consideration I broke up with John a few weeks ago and I am totally at peace with it. Yeah, the idea of another "failed" relationship isn't great, but it wasn't right so I am good with it. Sometimes I worry that I'm too happy being alone - what if I never find someone? Its weird because I want the whole husband/kids/picket fence life and yet I just can't see it. I like being on my own, having my own timetable and just doing what I want. To give that up sometimes seems unfathomable. But I'm sure when the right guy comes along it will be fine. Thats what my other friends say - the ones who thought the same thing until they found their husbands. So there is hope!! :-) But until Mr. Right comes along, I'm happy.

Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving! I can't wait to put up Christmas decorations!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Birthday present to myself

So I've been thinking about and working on a new tattoo for several months now and FINALLY, its permanently on my body! Its a little bigger than I originally thought it would be but I love it. :-) This is as it is right now, I just got it Friday night so its not completely healed yet. The yellow will probably be brighter when its healed.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

more birthday pics

Saturday I went to the Cheesecake Factory with a few friends and we enjoyed good company and, of course, fabulous cheesecake! Below are pictures of me and my longtime friend Melissa who graciously welcomed me into the "30 Something club" and also me with my other longtime friend Lari who gave up time at home with her son to spend time with me. And then John and Jesse being..... well, themselves. We don't get to see Jesse very often so when we do he gets roughed up and teased mercilessly!

and at the end of the evening, I got "creamed". Yummmm

Friday, November 09, 2007


MY ROCK STAR NAME (first pet and current car): Prissy Camry (ummm)

MY WANNABE NAME (favorite ice cream flavor and favorite cookie):
Chocolate Snickerdoodle

MY "FLY GIRL" NAME (first initial of first name and first three letters of last name):
J Wil

MY DETECTIVE NAME (favorite color and favorite animal):
Blue Cat

MY SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name and the city where you were born):
Leigh Dallas (hey thats not bad!)

MY STAR WARS NAME (first 3 letters of your last name and first 2 letters of your first name):.. Wil-Ja

MY SUPERHERO NAME ("The" and second favorite color and favorite drink):
The Green Gatorade

MY -cough,cough- ENTERTAINER -cough,cough- NAME (name of your favorite perfume/cologne and favorite candy):
Unmistakeable Reisen

MY WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (mother's and father's middle names):
May Bob

30 and okay with it

Well my birthday has come and passed and I'm still alive. haha - its really not so bad. Here are some pics from Monday night when I went to Babe's chicken dinner house in Granbury with some girls from Rocky Point. We had a blast!! Tomorrow we are going to The Cheesecake Factory - more pictures to come!!! Thanks to my parents for my new laptop - it rocks!!!

I am posing with "Bob" the regular at Babe's - he sat at our table with us. Too much fun!

Below is Michelle, Carmen, Gidget, Evy and of course me!

Halloween pics

Evy's costume was a horse and she had a blast at our fall festival at church. She especially liked the duck pond - instead of water, they had large kernal corn. It was a blast!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Junkie? I think not

Okay, I am really getting tired of taking pills. In the last month or so I've been prescribed two antibiotics, an allergy medicine and now a strong antihistamine. Plus I'm taking glucosamine and a multi-vitamin. A few weeks ago I got an upper respiratory infection and was prescribed amoxicillin and Allegra D. When the samples of allegra D ran out I waited a few days but it was evident I would need a regular prescription. I have new allergies out here and if they get too crazy I could get sick - infections, etc. Don't want that, so now I take an allegra every day. Then a little over a week ago I saw a dentist for my back tooth that needs a root canal. I am seeing a specialist on Monday, but he put me on a strong antibiotic to fight the infection because the x-rays showed the tooth very inflamed. On Tuesday night (about day 7 of the antibiotic) I noticed a rash on my torso, front and back. Wednesday I woke up and it was worse and itchy so I took Benadryl which only provided mild releif and knocked me out. Gidget got me some anti-itch spray but that was only temporary relief. So this morning I went to my Dr (AGAIN) and he said it was probably caused by the antibiotic and to stop taking that, and he prescribed me a stronger antihistamine. I really would have preferred a shot, but great! Another pill to take! Just when I was almost done! And this one I take 4 times a day. *SIGH*. I really hope all this stuff gets under control because seriously, I'm not a pill popper!