Friday, April 30, 2004

Swollen body impressions...

You know, when my ankles, legs, etc. first started swelling up I was mortified, but now it's become an interesting game. Did you know that if you have severe edema (retention of fluid that causes the swelling) you can press things into your skin for just a few minutes, and have the impression last for an hour or more. First started noticing towel, sheet, couch impressions, then began to experiment. Coins, combs, toys, etc. make good impressions. The bottom of my laptop left a rather interesting pattern on my thighs from the feet, doors, labels, screws, etc. A TiVO control can show all the buttons, however the bonk, bonk (for those of you with TiVO) can become bothersome when making the impression. Medicine caps can give you a good imprint of directions on how to open your leg. Anyway, you get the idea, I've rambled on enough.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Color by gender

Why must boys be blue, and girls be pink? This is ridiculous. I say kick off your pink blankets baby girls and demand equal color rights for yourselves. Primary colors are more developmentally appropriate anyway. Next time you see blue, don't think boy. Please.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Motorcycles and Hockey

Going crazy, want to ride my motorcycle to the ice rink and play hockey. Maybe a little 4 wheeling in the Jeep afterwards.

New Update

Just to add to our long change of hilarious misfortunes, Bill threw his back out today. These babies better not come too soon or we're in a boatload of trouble.

Other than that, saw the doc, everything is okay, but they can't believe I'm still pregnant.

Just for Andrea

Grrrrr, why must I be a miserable, self-righteous assholes? ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Only for the sick and twisted


This is hilarious if you have a sick and twisted mind. Thanks Andrea.

Bottom 3 were truly a surprise

I was surprised by the selection of the bottom 3 for AI3 and very disappointed in the final vote. I was really hoping they'd vote off Fantasia. For some reason they like her voice, but to me it just sounds like a whiney little girl trying to sound like an adult. Please, make her go away.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004


Okay, I confess, I'm an American Idol fan. I'm very bummed I missed it last night. If there are any others of you out there, check this site for a fairly detailed and seemingly accurate account of last nights performances.


Poor puppy.

My puppy keeps looking at me with those very sad eyes that just seem to ask, "Can't we go somewhere, anywhere, pleeeeeeeaaaaasssseee?"

Laggin' in the posting department...

Okay, it's been two days since I've posted. Break out the ruler and smack the backs of my hands.

In that time I've had numerous doctors appointments. The OB was yesterday - he just shook his head, rolled his eyes, and asked, "What the heck did you do this time?" It was really quite humorous.

Today I saw the foot and ankle specialist (ortho). For once, instead of laughing at me, she laughed at the ER doc. After looking at my xray, they determined the break was fairly minor, it was the tremendous sprain that is causing me all the problems. She put me in one of those spaceboots and told me to wear it for 6 weeks, then come back and see her. Thank goodness I can shower without a plastic bag now.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Other weekend news

Other than the car break in, etc. the weekend was fun and relaxing.

We went to an authentic Louisiana crawdad boil. It was tons of fun. For those of you that haven't had the privilege of this experience, it's one not to miss. It starts with a HUGE pot of boiling water (30 gallons heated on an outside propane burner.) Then there are pounds (and I do mean pounds) of spicey spices added. Add to that potatoes, corn, garlic, and sausage that are first put into nylons and then added to the water. After that, there are pounds of crawdads added to the whole mix. Mind you, these crawdads are flown in live from Louisiana - they're like lobsters in that they have to be added to the water alive. After boiling everything for a while, all is dumped out on a newspaper covered table ready for the eating, and the next batch is started. The first batch is the most mild, each subsequent batch gets "hotter" as the previous batches spices are retained, and more are added. There were four batches done on Saturday. The eating of said creatures takes some practice. First you have to break the tails off, then some people suck the juice out of the body, and you finish be peeling the tails and eating them and the claws if they are big enough. Directions also include do not wear contacts that day or the next as your eyes will burn like heck if you put your finger in them after a meal of crawdads, you should also avoid sexual relations as you will realize how sensitive those sensitive parts are, etc. Hopefully that gives you an idea of just how spicey these critters can be. They are delicious though. And if you don't like really spicey food, just make sure you get your fill from the first batch and not the fourth.

Sunday was just a total relaxation day, sat around with my broken ankle elevated, watched a couple of movies, not much else.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Bad week continues - What did I do?

My daughter had one of our cars up in the city overnight (where she goes to school), and someone smashed the back window, tore apart the dash, and stole the radio (a fairly nice one I had purchased for my husband a few years back.) Whoever I ticked off out there - I'm sorry already!! Don't know what it was, but I'm sure we can work it out.

On another note, my normally sweet, adorable puppy has jumped on my broken ankle twice. He now has that look on his face the says, "Why don't you like me anymore Mom, I was just trying to snuggle." Poor thing.

Thank goodness it's the start of a new week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

No boring week here...

Well, just when I thought life wasn't exciting. I should have known better than to tempt fate. Let me give you a short rundown of the last 30 or so hours.

The day (4/14) started out with us having to drive to our CPA's office to pick up our taxes because the ones she mailed never showed up. As we were leaving the house I tripped down the front step, heard a nasty sound, did the splits (and I'm not that limber) and landed on the ground. However I believe I protected the babies. So Bill helps me back in the house, we prop my foot up and put ice on it. (I'm convinced I probably sprained it.) I send Bill on his way to get the taxes which he will now have to bring back for me to sign, and then return to the accountant. While he's gone, the pain gets worse despite the Tylenol, elevation, and ice, so I call the OB and my primary care physician, exchanging a few phone calls with them. The OB tells me to go to the ER and have the ankle xrayed and then to L&D (Labor and Delivery) to have the babies monitored.

In the midst of these phone calls Bill calls back to tell me he was rear ended on the freeway and they are waiting for the police to show up and take a report. Apparently everyone was stopped on the off ramp including Bill and the guy behind him when a woman pulled up too fast, hit the guy behind Bill who proceeded to rear end Bill. However, that's not the end. As they are pulling off to the side to exchange information, the lady hits the other guy AGAIN. Bill was driving the Tahoe, so hardly any damage, but the other cars took quite a hit. The guy behind Bill hit the tow bumper which lifted and creased/crumpled his hood. After all is said and done, Bill makes it successfully to the CPA's office,retrieves the tax papers, and heads home.

Upon arrival, he takes me to the ER where they declare my ankle is broken, so they splint it, and send me off to L&D. At L&D, they tell me they will probably only monitor me for a few hours, 4 max. LIARS!! After hemming and hawing, they finally admitted they were keeping me over night (this was at 2:30 A.M. when I had already been there for about 7 hours.) They were surprised I caught on to their game. As it turns out I started contracting after the accident, so they wanted to super hydrate me with IV fluids to see if it would help stop the contractions. Well, as they hung the 2nd bag, I noticed they were running it at a rate that would take 8 hours to infuse (this was about 11:30 P.M.) When I asked about it, they hemmed and hawed some more until they could excape the room. In any case, they kept me on L&D until 3:00 P.M. and then shipped me off to Antepartum (where high risk moms go to be monitored and hopefully prevent labor in order to get them as close to their due date as humanly possible.) Anyway, we were told I was going to have to stay another night, but then at the last minute, they decided to send me home which is where I am now. Thank goodness.

So much for a boring life right now.

Andrea is clearly out of control...

Silly me for letting the madam of mischief into my blog - she'll definitely be taken care of. =)

In other news, there is none. Life here is not nearly as exciting as it will be in the next few months. However, I am almost completely moved into my new office space which makes it much nicer to get on the computer, pay bills (though that's never fun), etc.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

(shhh, andrea here...just posting because susan deliriously added me to her blog yesterday, giving me more access than she probably intended. ok, really, i only have posting access. let's see how long it takes her to remove me and this post.)

yes, i'm evil. =D

Testing Blog Stuff

Just a test to see if changes are really being affected - one never really knows, now do we?

Ok, the delirious one can't even remember her sign on this morning, but was given assistance by an expert blogger. Good thing I didn't post my wild thoughts at 3:00 A.M. this morning. Frightening about what might show up.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Okay, had to try this blogger stuff after reading my friend Andrea's blog for awhile. Not much happening the last few days, nap, snack, repeat 3 times a day, throw in a shower (for those who have to be around me) and you've about completed my day. Oh yeah, throw in looking out the window at my Jeep I'm dying to drive and you have the most pathetic days in the life of Susan. Soon these days will be over and I know I will be craving the sleep I'm missing now, but on the flip side, I'll be able to play hockey again. I have really been missing that these past few months. Need to figure out how to bribe the evaluations coordinator so she'll keep my freinds back in the green division one more season. :)