Friday, February 22, 2008

Good and bad news

When I was a kid my Mom would always ask if I wanted to hear the bad news or good news first. I always chose the bad news first so that the good news would make things seem better. So in continuing that tradition, let me tell you the bad news first. About a month ago Joel told me that he was going to be doing a large party on February 23 and wanted to know if I would be interested in working. I said yes right away. After I said yes I realized that Katie's (my sister-in-law) baby shower was on the 23rd. Jennifer and I are the hostess's so I of course wanted to be there. Well we moved the shower to the 24th and Katie and Joey said they would watch my girls for me on the 23rd so I could work. Well, something happened and they won't be able to watch my girls after all. (I'll tell you more about that later!) Jennifer said that she wasn't planning on going to San Angelo this weekend so she would be able to watch the kids for me after all. On Wednesday I started feeling run down and achy all over. Thursday morning I woke up with a really bad ear ache and my throat was really hurting. I seriously thought of calling in to work, but we had a court hearing scheduled so I really couldn't call in. I took some Advil and started feeling better. After lunch I started feeling all achy again and my cheeks were really flushed. I just felt horrible! So after work I went to a walk in clinic in Abilene. They tested me for strep throat and it came back positive. I called Trish to see if I would be OK to work on Saturday since I would have already been on antibiotics for 3 days. She said that it would be cutting it really close so I should just sit this one out.

When I talked to Trish she said next time I'm sick and can't come in until after 5:00 just call her and tell the nurse or whoever makes the appointment that I'm friends with Trish and she'll see me after 5! That is so sweet of her! The people at the walk in clinic were not very friendly and it really wasn't that clean. I'm totally spoiled with Trish and her nurse. They're both so nice to me. I'm sure they're nice to all their patients, but it makes me feel good when they're nice to me and actually talk to me instead of just saying "So what's wrong?".

So that's my bad news, I don't get to work for TruBlu Catering after all this Saturday. :(

So now my good news. My sister-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Monday morning at 7:27! She wasn't due until March 17th, but her water broke Sunday morning about 8:00. She ended up having to have a C-Section because he was stuck. They're both doing awesome and they both went home Wednesday. His name is Mason Price Daniel Chavez and he weighted 5 lbs. 8 oz. He's so tiny! And just as cute as can be!! Hopefully I (Jennifer) will be able to figure out how to get his pictures off my phone and post them on here. (My phone and I have a love/hate relationship right now.)

And for my last bit of good news. On Monday I went to the doctor (Trish my awesome friend), well last month she prescribed some medicine to help suppress my appetite and she also gave me a B12 shot to give me more energy. I lost 15 lbs.!!! I'm so excited about this. I can tell a little bit when I get dressed because my pants aren't as snug. I of course have a long way to go but I'm excited. I had only been taking the medicine for 3 weeks. So that's 5 pounds a week. Hopefully next month I'll be able to report 20 pounds or more have been lost!!!

Until I can get Mason's picture on here, I'll share one of my babies that makes me smile.

My kids are some serious snuggle bugs!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A week in review

Last weekend I went out to Sweetwater again to help my Mom with the mini-golf stuff. I'm actually getting a pretty good tan! And I'm getting better and better with the brick work. My brother came out and helped, which was awesome! A lot more gets accomplished when he's there. My Mom has a really bad habit of getting side tracked. My Mom's friend, Thersea, came out to help clean up. Her boyfriend came with her as well as her 3 daughters. Daughter "N" and I used to be friends but about 5 or 6 years ago we got in a huge fight because she said something and I got really mad and cussed at her. It was really bad, and stupid. This was way before I changed my life and started living for Christ! Anyways, when they first got there I was a little nervous because "N" and I hadn't spoke since then. She was attending TSTC at the same time as me, but I was still rude and ignored her. "N" and her sisters, "C" & "P" had no idea that I am a totally different person now. So anyways, like I said I was really nervous about the whole thing. Oh and I guess I should have said this first, these girls are pretty rough! "P" just got out of prison within the last year or so for trying to kill her mom and sisters! OK so back to me being nervous. "C" was the first to talk to me. She was really nice and everything was fine. After awhile "N" and I started talking about little things, like where do these bricks need to go and stuff like that. My Mom came up to me and asked if I was OK with them all being there. I told her of course I was, they're her friends and they all came to help. My Mom said that she would ask them to leave if I wanted her to because she knows they don't exactly live the the life I do. I told my Mom it was really OK, and besides I'm supposed to bring the kingdom of God to everyone I meet. This made my Mom really proud of me. It was a little awkward, but whatever. They only stayed for about 2 hours. The rest of the day was spent with me and Joey figuring stuff out. OK so it was more like me going and getting stuff while Joey figured out how much wood was needed or at what angle to cut whatever. But still, I was helping. Then around 7:30 I left my kids with my Mom so I could go get a tattoo! I got Alexis' name tattooed on me when she was just a year or so. So of course Anoe asks all the time about why I don't have her name. So I had finally decided to do it. It's really cute! I love it!

Sunday morning I woke up before everyone else and thought it would be a great time for me to take shower before Anoe gets up and starts messing with stuff. Well when I walked out of the bathroom my Mom, Symantha, and Anoe were sitting right there and started singing Happy Birthday to me. It was really funny. For my birthday they gave me 3 baskets full of bath stuff. I really like to decorate my bathroom with the cut soaps and stuff, but 3 baskets? I was like WOW! Do I smell or something? Anyways, we all got up and went out to the lot. About 10:00 Theresea showed up with her boyfriend again. Her kids weren't with her this time. A couple of hours later "N" came too. We ended up talking a lot on Sunday. It was really good. She just got out of prison a month ago. But she had a baby 8 months ago when she was still in prison. So she's really struggling to get used to life with a baby and not going back to using drugs and stuff. I'm really glad we got to talk so much Sunday. I told her I would go to church with her on the weekends I'm out in Sweetwater. When it was lunch time we had a roast with vegetables. Roast is one of my favorite things to eat, so that worked out really well for me. I had already talked to my Mom and Symantha about not making a big deal about my birthday because I've been having a really hard time with it this year. Well, the did a really good job considering they ususally make a huge deal of everything. Theresea and Mark (the boyfriend) had brought an ice cream cake with them when they came. (Which was a secret to me.) And they all sang Happy Birthday to me again. It was really nice. I've more or less come to terms with being 30 and still not having a husband or even a prospective boyfriend. It's not so bad really. I've been super blessed with two amazing kids! Sunday afternoon I noticed that I had a tan line on my wrist where the my gloves stopped! So I was trying to work without them but I kept cutting myself so I decided that it was better to have a tan line than ugly hands.

Monday was pretty darn boring. Alexis started runnig a fever so she could go to shcool. I found out Monday afternoon that another little girl at HHC had tested positive for the flu, so I figured that's what was wrong with Alexis. I was really not wanting to spend a lot of money on medicine and doctors visit though. I told Alexis that if she was still sick and running a fever on Tuesday we would go ahead and go to the doctor though. We prayed that God would just take care of it and she would start feeling better! When we went to bed she still wasn't feeling to good though. In the morning when she got up she felt better though! She wanted to go to school, I told her she couldn't because it hadn't been 24 hours since her fever had been gone. (I'm a stickler about that rule.)

Tuesday was a lot of fun. The Judge married a couple at 9:00 then we had small claims hearing at 10:00 and one at 10:30. The defendants for both cases actually showed up. Usually the only people that show up are the plaintiffs. So it was exciting to have so many people in my office.

Then on Wednesday Alexis had an ARD meeting. I got the letter on Monday telling me she had the ARD meeting, so I asked if I could take time off to go to it. Well when I got to the Intermediate school, they had no idea what I was talking about. They called the Abilene office to see what had happened, but couldn't figure out what was going on. They did have a paper they wanted me to sign, they were going to mail it to me but since I was already there I just went ahead and signed it. While I was there I received a call but didn't answer it because I was trying to figure out what was going on. When I left I went ahead and checked my voicemail, which I usually only do once every two weeks. As it turns out the ARD meeting was for Anoe! I felt so silly! I hurried and rushed over to the Elementary. Sometimes I can be such a dork!

And now Thursday. It's Valentines day and I'm so glad it's over! I'm really not into the whole Valentines day thing. I don't think I would be even if I did have a boyfriend though. It just kind of seems pointless. We're having our Girl Scout Cookie Booth sale tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7:00. It's supposed to be super cold! Hopefully they'll let us set up inside instead of having to sit out in the freezing cold.

Friday, February 8, 2008

New phone!!

Last March Jennifer and I got new phones. I had to pay full price for mine because of some reason that I can't remember. I so don't understand the point in paying a lot of money for a phone! But I did it. It was somewhere around $350.00! Way to much for a phone in my opinion. But it was pink and I really needed a new one. Anyways, this year Jennifer wanted to get new phones again. I was totally against it because I didn't think I would get any kind of discount again. Jennifer finally talked me into. She said that I would be able to get a $75.00 discount. So I was pretty happy about that. I finally picked out a phone that would only be $94.99 with my discount. It was a S1 by Sanyo. (Pictured below)

Now the phone I really wanted is called Rumor! The only reason I really want it is because McDreamy (Grey's Anatomy) has a Sidekick and the Rumor is the closest that Sprint comes to having a Sidekick. Everytime I watch Grey's Anatomy I want a Sidekick! For no reason other than McDreamy has one! OK I know that is a crazy reason to want something, but that's my reason. So lets move on, shall we? (Pictured below is a Rumor)

After I had finally made my decision to get the S1 by Sanyo Jennifer told me that I was actually getting a $300.00 discount! We were both so happy! Jennifer knows how much I hate spending a lot of money on phones. So the phone I am actually getting is a Centro by Palm. And it's pink!!! The best part of course. It does all kinds of cool stuff, but that doesn't matter to me. All I care about is the fact that it is pink and I didn't have to pay full price for it! After tax and everything, my phone came to $107.20! I think I'm definatly God's favorite these days!!! And just so everyone can see what my new beautiful phone will look like, there's a picture below.

Student of the Month

My Anoe made Student of the Month! Kalista and Xander got it a couple of months ago and she really wanted to be the student of the month too. So now she is! Her picture is going to be in the Abilene Reporter in the "Say Cheese" section sometime soon and she'll be in the Clyde Journal soon. Actually she'll be in the Clyde Journal twice, once for Student of the Month and once for Girl Scouts. Wow, my baby is like almost famous!