Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Month: September, not only because my b-day, but the evenings start to cool down, and we can hear the football games from Phoenix College on Friday Nights. It gets me all ready for fall, and the fun stuff that comes with it!
Favorite Song: It is impossible to pick one. Right now I am listening to Countdown to Love, from the Streets of Fire soundtrack
Favorite Movie: Notting Hill
Favorite Sport: If I had to watch one, I'd probably pick basketball
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Day of the week: Friday
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pink Bubblegum, Mint Chocolate Chip or Chocolate Malted Crunch
Favorite Time of Day: Night
Current Mood: At ease
Current Taste: Peaches & Cottage Cheese
Current Clothes: Jeans with a red shirt
Current Desktop: Disaster area, including but not limited to vitamins, tums, body lotion, camera, stacks of magazines, empty box of milk duds, sunglasses, swim goggles, conditioner, nail polish remover pad...
Current Toenail Color: Purple
Current Time: 4:08 p.m.
Current Surroundings: Bedroom, Coop alseep on my bed, with laundry surrounding him
Current Thoughts: I am so tired, and I wish I could take a nap!
First Best Friend: Allison Bonsall
First Kiss: Alex L.
First Screen Name: Kris T
First Pet: Pepper
First Piercing: my ears, when I was 11 or 12
First Crush: John Stapley
First CD: it was a record, and it was Whitney Houston
First car: Mazda pick up truck
Last Cigarette: I tried them once when I was a sophomore
Last Drink: Milk
Last Car Ride: Just got home from Toys R' Us (got Coop a bike)
Last Kiss: Buffy
Last Movie Seen: The Family Stone
Last Phone Call: Jon
Last CD Played: Streets of Fire
6 HAVE YOU EVER?
Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: Yes
Have You Ever Broken the Law: Who hasn't?
Have You Ever Been Arrested: Not yet ;)
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: Definitely
Have You Ever Been on TV: I can't remember, but I think so in high school
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Thing You're Wearing: Shoes, Bra, Earrings, bracelets, Perfume
Thing You've Done Today: Made oatmeal, laundry, got car washed, bought a bike, fought with kids
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: The A/C, Andy's video game, Buffy singing, the keyboard as I type, Cooper's breathing
Thing You Can't Live Without: Jon, Chloe, Andy, Buffy & Cooper
Thing You Do When You're Bored: Read, Sing, Blog, Cook, Shop & daydream
4 PLACES YOU'VE BEEN TODAY
The Car Wash, The Bayless-Feldman's, Toys R' Us, Julio G's, and home
3 PEOPLE YOU CAN TELL ANYTHING TO
(and Liz if we lived near each other!)
Black or White: Black
Hot or Cold: Cold
1 THING YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
Be completely happy with my life
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This morning has started off rocky. I don't know why my eldest and I have such a hard time with each other, but we do. I adore her, but sometimes, well most of the time, she just makes me sooooo mad. We are too much alike I guess. Anyhow, I came across this, and before I knew it I was sitting here crying. She is growing up, and I have to chill out before I miss it. ANyhow, I am just sad because of my apparent limitations as a mother. I am a work in progress, but I feel like she gets the bad end of the stick always! Sorry to bum you out if I did, but at least you got to hear a great song!
Another review: Vomit, followed by a flat tire, stuck in the desert, fixed the tire, high fever, waiting room of the ER, unexpected hotel room, vomit again, seizure, firetruck & ambulance, trip to the Er in ambulance, medicine, seizure again, follow-up appontment, eareache & trip to urgent care in the middle of the night, shot of antibiotics, possible neurological disorder looming ahead, car tune-up, fan belt replacement, car towed, and a/c dies. The end...
Another review: Vomit, followed by a flat tire, stuck in the desert, fixed the tire, high fever, waiting room of the ER, unexpected hotel room, vomit again, seizure, firetruck & ambulance, trip to the Er in ambulance, medicine, seizure again, follow-up appontment, eareache & trip to urgent care in the middle of the night, shot of antibiotics, possible neurological disorder looming ahead, car tune-up, fan belt replacement.
Still more to come. I hope you are all still tuning in and enjoying my little story!
We woke up early Saturday, and made the short trek to Newport. (A good thing that came out of this, we realized how nice it was to get there so quickly on Saturday's, so ever since we have started to drive up on Friday, either to Riverside, or Palm Springs, so we have a shorter drive both days. It makes traveling with the kids so much nicer.) We got there, and my aunt Josephine and her kids were atill at the house, they let us come up early on their time. We found swimsuits, and were off to the beach. Around lunchtime my family started rolling in, John & Jenn with kids, Jimmy & Amber, Katrina (I think she came up with Reed). We went up to make lunch and visit with everyone, when Andy unexpectedly threw up all over himself. No biggie, he got whatever Chloe had we guessed. Jon stuck him in the tub, turned his back to grab the soap, and when he turned back Andy was having some sort of seizure. Yes, you read correctly, a seizure. He started yelling for me, I came in and obviously freaked out, and dialed 911. I was also wondering where my cousin Billy (he's a doctor) was, they were supposed to be here by now, and they weren't. Now many of you have been to the beach house, but many haven't. We are down at almost the end of the peninsula, it is a narrow 2 lane road, with horrible parking down where the house is. Here comes the Fire truck and Ambulance, I think my sister's were at the beach, I can't imagine what they were thinking when they saw it pull up. The EMT's came in and got Andy, and we headed off to the hospital. As we were pulling away, Billy & Jen & girls were pulling up, I yelled at him out my window "Meet us at the hospital." He kicked his family out of the car and followed. In the meantime, Reed is calling my mom & Darla (who are driving from market in LA) to tell her not to freak out if she sees a ambulance, etc... Of course she is thinking someone drowned or something, and is totally panicky. After a few hours at the ER, they come to the conclusion that it was just a Febrile Seizure, load him up with Tylenol and Motrin, and send us on our way. We get home, my mom is home, everyone is back from the beach, and we are sitting around talking, laughing, freaking out about the events of the day. Andy is in and out of sleep on the couch, and it has been a few hours. Billy decides to go take a shower. Jon and I are finally relaxing, hoping that the worst of everything is over, truly I thought it can get worse than this, when here-we-go-again Andy's eyes roll into the back of his head, and he is having another one. Someone runs to get Billy, and he can't get out in time because Jen is ironing his shorts (we still tease him about that to this day, I mean really who irons shorts?), and seriously what was he gonna do, he can't stop it, but we just felt so much calmer in his presence. It subsided after a minute or so, it seemed a whole lot longer, and we realized that all of his medicine had just worn off, so his fever had spiked again very quickly, causing another one. Needless to say, we were at the Beach house for 2 weeks, and I had Andy doped up on Tylenol & Motrin the whole time. I was pretty paranoid. The last seizure was very hard, we were all around to watch it, and this was the summer after dad had died, and it really freaked my mom out. It was just way too close to home for her, for all of us really.
Another review: Vomit, followed by a flat tire, stuck in the desert, fixed the tire, high fever, waiting room of the ER, unexpected hotel room, vomit again, seizure, firetruck & ambulance, trip to the Er in ambulance, medicine, seizure again. Now I know you think this surely has to be the end, but oh no it isn't. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come!
sidenote: The trip to IKEA was great, it was Cooper's 1st time in the play area. I love that he is potty trained! Unfortunately Chloe is gigantically tall, so she can't go in anymore, so we never had that prime time when all of our kids could go in. It was still nice anyway.
Imagine a sweltering hot Friday afternoon, late in July '01 in Phoenix. We have packed up our car, our 3 kids, our babysitter, and Cami is following in her car, and we are headed for the Beach House. We get as far as about an hour, maybe an hour and a half out of town, when Chloe starts to feel carsick. This is a new phenomena, she had never gotten carsick before this juncture. We pull over, and Jon helps her heave by the side of the road. We get cleaned up, and head off. 10 minutes later, we pull over again and repeat the cycle. We are off again, and this time we think for good, when all of the sudden we hear it, that noise your car makes when you have a flat tire. We pull over again. We sit on the side of the road while Jon tries to undo the spare, that seems to have been superglued to its place. After about a half hour we realize it is not going to budge. We call Doug the Superhero in to come save us, load up the sitter, Chloe & Andy in Cami's car so they can take off, and we sit and wait with baby Buffy in the heat for Doug. He gets there about an hour and a half later, and we take the flat tire, load up in his truck and head off to Quartzsite. We get there around dinnertime, and the place wants to close, but luckily they fix it for us. We go through the drive through for a bite to eat, and I nurse Buffy in the backseat as we head back to our car. We finally get there, Superhero and Jon switch the tire, and we are off. Jon and I are thinking we are kind of lucky because now we get to drive without the whiny kids, and then BAM! the cell phone rings (luckily I might add, because a few hundred feet more and we lost the signal). It's Cami, they are almost to Riverside, Chloe is burning up and feeling miserable. Cami is going to take her to the ER. Jon and I went into hyperdrive. Cami called again a couple hours later and said they wouldn't treat Chloe because Cami wasn' t her mother, so we told her to rent a hotel room, get Chloe some Tylenol & Motrin, and we'd be there in a few hours. Cami did, and we rolled into Riverside around midnight. Chloe's fever was down, everyone was alseep, so Jon and I followed suit.
A little review. Jon and I have now spent money (that was very scarce to begin with) on fixing the tire, and a hotel room we weren't planning on. Stay tuned to see what happens next!
So I realized I wasn't going to be able to fall asleep, so I got the rest of the pictures onto the computer. Now I am off to watch Sex & The City, and pray that I don't see the mouse again!
These are 2 of my nephews that came
and hung out with us, there are fun
videos of them on Cooper & Andy's links!
Just a bunch of things from the last few weeks, thought I would catch you up now that I actually have them all downloaded! Jon got me this camera, and I wasn't very happy about it. I don't like how the pictures look, I just don't like the camera, that is until is was swimming season. The good thing about the camera is it is waterproof, and it does video. SO I love taking it to the pool and getting fun underwater videos and pics!
What a hunk, in the meantime, I saw this visitor 3 different times. So I was basically frozen in my chair in fear. I truly hate mice, even in the Pet Store they give me the heebiegeebies!
SO we are off to buy mousetraps and Peanut Butter today after our swim lessons. At least Dermot was there to keep me company!
THis shot of Cooper jumping is awesome. What a dare devil he is!
Then we headed over to Jefferson Pool for Chloe & Andy's water day. It was filled with a billion nutso kids. The kids had fun though, Cooper was exhausted and I got to leave early. It was still a long day, and I was glad when it was over!
I love Keith in this picture, he is pointing to the game, he was bothered I was disturbing him for the group shot!
When we came a few weeks ago, this guy was in our section on the 1st floor selling concessions. He looks like goatboy, we were dying when we saw him up by us this time. I very casually tried to get a picture of him, but he totally caught me and turned, then I just very nonchalantly tried to act like I was taking a picture of something behind him. It was hilarious.
Cooper was really cranky, and kept saying he didn't feel good. So I told Jon to call Jimmy and see if he would come and pick him & Coop up and take them home. When he called Amber answered and said he wasn't there, Jon asked where he was and she said he had taken Joe to the game. So funny, so Jon called his cell and Jimmy came up to our section to hang out. Cooper miraculously perked up when Joey arrived.
The kids could sign up for a "No Chewing Tobacco" campaign, so they did and they also got a free t-shirt. It was a fun night, and we won to boot! The kids were exhausted, and they got so lucky because we found a rickshaw guy with a 2 seater we could all fit on to ride us back to the school. Such a fun night.
It was so sweet, they sang a darling song to the tune of New York New York, but it was 1st grade 1st grade. I was so proud of Buffy for not chickening out, she did great. She received a special certificate that says:
Buffy Lara has demonstrated the special character quality of Initiative - Making the 1st move without being asked.
If you want to see more click on the Buffy's link.