Saturday, March 28, 2009
He is more reluctant to sign than Chloe Joy was. She still signs to this day. It's funny. I'll say, "Say please." She'll say, "Peeeez." while rubbing her heart. Very sweet.
Now Coop, I'll tell him, "Say milk." while I sign it. He'll say, "Daddaddad, aaaahhhhh, *squeal in frustration, reach for his milk* grrrrrr" Until we had a breakthrough. A moment.
A few days ago, I thought I'd try try again. So I signed milk while giving it to him. I wasn't even looking. I wasn't expecting a response other than the previous response.
I glance up at him and he is signing like crazy, milking the cow with his little hand. It was so funny.
Now, he has it figured out.
Matt changes Coop before he heads off to work. That's around 6:00am. Matt told me that this morning when he leaned over Cooper's crib, he was signing away. "milk, milk, milk, milk"
Yeah, I do not rise at 6:00am. Coop went back to sleep and got milk later.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I did get my MRI report. Well, I went to the hospital and got it myself b/c my doctor is out of town until sometime in April. It says, "There are tiny C4-5 and C5-6 central disk bulges. There is abnormal linear signal within the cervical cord consistent with a spinal cord cyst/syringohydromyelia. This extends from approx. C5-6 to C7-T1. It measures 1.2mm in max. diameter."
That was for my neck. Now the cyst has been there at least since 2005. I believe it is the cause of some of my hand tingling stuff.
For the lumbar, "L4-5 demonstrates desiccation of the disk space and central disk protrusion causing mild anterior effacement of the thecal sac. No neural foraminal narrowing is present."
From what I understand, there is no fluid in the disk space.
(I read you the stuff that was wrong and left out the stuff they said is ok.)
Sooo, that's good news, I think. I'm pretty sure it means it is not MS. My legs have not been bothering me for the past few days. I think I've been making a conscious effort to NOT bend over and to just take it easy. It's not easy with both kids weighing over 20lbs, but I make due.
I'm trying to rejoice in this news, but am still letting myself think the worst is yet to come. I guess I am worried it could still be MS b/c they didn't specifically test for it. BUT I am trying to tell myself "what the MRI says explains everything."
The fog may have lifted and my tulips may have bloomed, but Cooper's diaper is definitely causing the house to smell like a dead animal... Yumm.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The friend who is suffering from this same disease claimed hers to be the cause of 'not reading the Word as often as needed.' I agreed as my disease is cause of the same. She read a few verses out of James 1. That helped lift some of the clouds from around the important valves needed to supply blood.
I had read today's devotion last night, b/c I have a habit of reading ahead, I always got in trouble for that in school, but I had to! I needed to know what was coming so if I were called on to read I could pronounce the words and sound as good as the other kids in my class. Anyways, the devotion had two quotes from people I had never heard of but their words have stuck with me- since last night. They said, "God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty." -Peter Marshall
The other quote reads, "When God tests you, it is good time for you to test Him by putting His promises to the proof, and claiming from Him just as much as your trials have rendered necessary." -A.B. Simpson
So clouds go away, there isn't room for you and God.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I thought I'd share the website so you can see the little momma and pappa eagles. When you click on the link you have to scroll down to the two black boxes that are side by side. Give it about 30-45 seconds to load. click here to see eagles
While I was typing this I kept clicking back to check on them b/c I had read there are three eggs in the nest due to hatch any day... WELL while I was watching, one of the eagles stood up and a baby was underneath her!! The mom and dad began feeding it!! SOOO CUTE!! So if you watch long enough or check back during the day you may get to see the babies hatch or catch a glimpse of the baby eagle number one.
It's like a gripping movie, you just can't change the channel!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Those of you who buy Pampers in Size 4, have you noticed that they eliminated 6 diapers from the box and kept the price the same?!!
I bought diapers last weekend. When I got home I noticed the box was smaller than it used to be. Upon opening the box, I realized they had packaged the diapers differently. "Hmmm," I thought. I had a bag of diapers from the 'original style' box and counted them. There were 44. I then counted a bag from the 'new style' box. There were 41. Which means the new box has 82 diapers and the old boxes had 88!! The price? Oh it's the same as when I paid for 88 diapers.
Berry Berry Sneaky. (Mr. Deed's quote)
Hmmm, guess people aren't buying diapers like before eh? Parents must be using paper towels and tape or people are reverting to predominately cloth diapers? I don't know.
"Pampers, you didn't fool me!! I caught your attempted packaging trick you tried to play on me! You can't slip a packaging scheme by me, Mr. Diaper Packaging Man/Woman Boss person. I see the little optical illusion you are attempting. Well, it didn't work! Now what am I going to do about it? NOTHING b/c I have to have diapers and I'm too lazy to go to cloth, PLUS our dryer is in the shed and I don't like going out there for fear of spiders-black widows to be exact. So keep sticking it to me. I'll just try to rush potty training. Oh and have a nice day. I hope your kids poop on you and you don't have a diaper b/c you chose to eliminate 6 from a box of size 4's."
photo of 'Her' lower and out of view. So here are a few pictures of Chloe. She is picking her lip b/c there is skin hanging and it drives her nuts, so she pulls on it.
Let me tell you a little ditty about Chloe. She's just like me. Ok there's the ditty. She hates it when her hands are dirty. (Me too) If something is out of the norm, like it's not where it should be, it drives her bonkers!. (Me too) If Cooper doesn't have his silky every minute of every day, it sends her hunting for it to give to him. (That's all her) She can't handle trash on the floor. (Ya, kind of me) She doesn't handle chaos well, but neither do I. But she does love to smile and watch cartoons. (That's the both of us.)
She walked around the house most of the afternoon wearing her tutu I made her forever ago. She is slowly entering that 'dress up' phase. I say slowly b/c dress up would consist of her putting on something over her clothes and that tends to bother her. BUT I think she loves the tutu b/c she looks like Abby from Sesame Street and Chloe loves to dance.
The picture is kind of blown out. She was sitting in front of the window, it's the only way I can get enough light in the house. Ohh how I long for that lens. If I had that lens, I could take a picture without having to sit in front of the window.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So to help pass the time and give you the chills and possible make you clean your house from top to bottom like I did even though I found it outside, may I introduce you to 'Her.' (That's her name, 'Her')
She was outside on the window sill.. good times. Did I have a panic and clean the house from top to bottom? Yes, until the vacuum needed cleaning.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Give me your answers and don't be tempted by the google feature installed on most internet surf programs.
This may be too easy for some of you, we'll work up to the hard stuff.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The cost of tires is $60.00 with a 30% discount for 6 pairs or more. How much would it cost to replace the tires of 5 cars (not including spares)?
Let me tell you how I figured this out. This might get a little elementary at times, please bear with me.
5 cars would have 20 tires. 20 tires would be 10 pairs which is more than 6 pairs and the discount says '6 PAIRS or more' so take the 10 pairs times $60.00 and that equals $600.00 (quit judging me right now!) then take 600 times .30 (the discount) and the answer is 180. Soo subtract the 180 from 600 and you get $420!!! wahoo I did it.
Matt checked my answers, "You got the tire one wrong."
"What!? No I didn't!! You are wrong! Look at it, the question makes you think in order to GET the discount they have to be bought in PAIRS!! 6 PAIRS it says!"
"No, you don't work the problem as pairs, you multiply... " blah blah blah blah, I'm smarter than you, blah puck blah is what I heard after that b/c I quit listening.
AND so have you know, I did this test all alone, just me and my tingling leg, arm and mushy brain.
So for those of you, Kara, who came up with $420, you receive the award for 'Trying To Score The Best Deal.'
And for those of you who agree with Matt you get ummm to imagine me drinking a chai latte while you paid $840 dollars for tires and I paid $420.
No really, you got the job and Kara and I didn't.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tonight, I wanted to see just how dumb I truly am (when it comes to math). So I took the test.
There was a question that I feel needs to be asked to my friendly readers. I want to know how you would answer this question, then in a few days or so, I'll give you my answer.
The cost of tires is $60.00 each with a 30% discount for 6 pairs or more. How much would it cost to replace the tires on 5 cars (not including spares)?
Leave your answer and good luck and no cheating.
Friday, March 13, 2009
My friend Leann is in love with Chick-Fil-A. She posted this video on her blog of a guy named Tim Hawkins singing about the Chick. Now I had never heard of Tim Hawkins until yesterday and he's my new favorite funny person right now. Here's the Chick video.
And lastly,things you don't say to your wife.
Have a great weekend!!
He has more videos on youtube.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I was going to have blood drawn today to check all of its tenants, but have decided to start the doctor process over, from the beginning, like, the beginning.
I went to the chiropractor last Friday b/c in 2005 I had an episode like the one I have been having since January of 2009. (tingling leg, hand, can't feel leg in space)
In 2005, I was MRI'd and tested for M.S and all came back fine, so said the neurologist then. He referred me to a shrink. Jerk! I'd give his name, but I can't remember it, lucky him.
When I went to the chiro. last Fri. she said she wasn't going to jump to any serious conclusions... I knew that meant MS, so I tell her I had been tested and all was fine. She then dropped a bombshell on me saying that the episodes can come and go and it maybe didn't show up the first time on the MRI. *gasp & gulp*
She got a hold of my 2005 MRI pictures of my sexy back and read the doctors notes. It said, I had a bulging disc in my lumbar region and some fluid sac thing in my neck. (that was in 2005)She thought maybe the disc is worse and is causing the tingling.
I don't know. If I tilt my head forward, look down, I get tingly in my right leg and in my left hand. She didn't know if the fluid sack would cause this or not. I am not constantly tingling. Only when I get out of bed in the morning and if I run, jump or lifting the kids out of bed can cause a sensation. Tilting my head adds fuel to the fire.
I talked to my mom, who advised me to dump the chiro, respectfully b/c she really was great and not money hungry. I need to see a neuro surgeon.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sorry about the dramatic bombshell I dropped on ya last night. To answer your burning questions, I am going to be tested for M.S. Wednesday I will have blood drawn and within the next few weeks I will have an MRI. I will definitely keep you posted and continue to please pray.
So here is a random question to bring some laughs; hopefully.
Question: How long does it take for a Wal-Mart bag, in Oklahoma weather, to break apart and fall out of a tree?
Answer: Just over a year.
And how do I know this, well there was one in our tree and it finally broke into enough pieces that it fell out today. That brutal north wind did it in. Now we don't look so country with a bag dangling in our tree.
Monday, March 9, 2009
"I know, but I am just terrified I will get the bad news."
"Ya, but God loves you and he doesn't want to bring harm upon you, he is going to love you through this and you are going to love Him more b/c of this."
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
I have never handled 'tests' very well. I tend to think God is out to get me when bad things happen; I tend to forget the love aspect. I have had many tests in my life and when the clouds and fog lifts I often say to myself, "Megan you didn't handle that very well. You should have been crying out to the Lord and not just crying."
So through this test, no matter the news, I am determined to get an A+. I want, no I yearn to be closer to God, to know Him more intimately, so I will pass this test. I have to, there's no other option.
I may receive devastating news. I HAVE to make myself think on the moment- think on God.
I may receive great news. I HAVE to rejoice and be glad for the test...
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I wondered if he was late to the party in Mexico; the one that honors his kind.
Or if he missed his exit and has to use my driveway to turn around.
Either excuse; I was glad to see him again.
(Oh a butter is a butterfly in Chloe language.)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I need a tissue. And I think I need that new lens, I'm pretty sure this picture would look better if I had it.
Side bar: I'm enrolled in a little photog class at the local vo-tech.
Matt asked me the other day in reference to the lens I want, "Would it help you do better in your class?"
I sat there for what seemed an eternity, but was only a second. I thought of what I should say versus what I wanted to say. I wanted to blurt out, "Yes, it will help me with my class, I think I really need it."
Instead out came, "Well, it won't keep me from getting an A."
Crud, that was the wrong answer.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Maybe I'm in heaven right now.
Because I have 4 of these sitting on my refrigerator waiting for me to drink them.
Anyone want to join me? Chai's are on me!!