Friday, December 31, 2010


I finally bit the bullet and went to the doctor last night.

I've had a cough, like a hacking-cough your lungs/guts out cough, for 2 months.  Everyone told me to go to the doctor, but I didn't want to go during the holidays.  After about 3 straight days of coughing, I finally gave in.

I went last night, and the doctor gave me some not so great news.

My lungs are crackling, kind of like bronchitis.  I have some sinus pressure, indicative of sinusitis.  I have post-nasal drip which is causing a lot of issues.  And to top it all off, I have walking pneumonia.


Walking pneumonia.

So not what I wanted to hear.

I'm on omnicef, and carefully watching for adverse reactions.  Why?  Because I'm allergic to penicillins.  Omnicef is a distant cousin of the -cillins, and I could have an adverse reaction to it (or I could not...depends on the person).  He also gave me a stronger couch medicine (I've been taking Codeine, but it hasn't helped much).  I'm currently taking Hydromet (a form of hydrocodone).  It seems to be helping, a little, during the daytime, but I'm still coughing my guts out.  Mike says it's good, because my body is trying to get rid of all the crap in my lungs.  I can understand that, but honestly, I think if he were experiencing the same thing, he wouldn't be telling me it was "good".

I'm kind of pissed that I'm starting the new year off all sick, but at least I've been diagnosed and will, hopefully, get better soon.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I made it!!

So, you know that never ending list I thought there was no way in HELL I'd finish?  Yeah, I finished it!!!!!

Living room clean?  CHECK
Presents wrapped?  CHECK
Mom's present made?  CHECK
Quilted 3 quilts for clients?  CHECK
Bound 3 other quilts for clients?  CHECK
Quilted 2 quilts for SIL?  CHECK
Camera/Camcorder charged & ready?  CHECK

So the only things that didn't get done were the friend presents (They will be "New Year's" cards instead of Christmas cards, probably!) and I didn't quilt/bind the Christmas quilt I made....which is no big deal, because I hadn't planned on them getting done anyway. ;)

This weekend should be fun!  Christmas officially in 5 mins (but present unwrapping happens in T-5 hrs 35 mins).  Breakfast at Lola's house at 7.  Presents with Grandma & Grandpa P at 10.  Lunch & presents with Nana & Pop-pop at 1.

Sunday, church (but who really wants to go to church the day after Christmas?  Yeah, us neither....but we'll probably drag ourselves there for the first hour).

Monday, a little work, then pre-wedding party with the whole fam-damily at my mom's house in SLC.  Dinner at 5.

Tuesday, a little more work, then wedding reception for my cousin at 7:30 at her parents' house in SLC.

Anyone noticing how frequently I'll be driving from Spanish Fork to SLC?  Yeah.....not looking forward to the freeway this weekend, since it's totally ripped up and under construction, but it should be fun once we make it there!

I promise to take lots of pictures and post them!! :)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Readiness Update

Remember the list from my last post?  Well, I've actually finished a few things from it!  (I know, you're all gasping in surprise, and then laughing, that I've actually finished something. Go ahead and laugh. It won't hurt my feelings.  I'm laughing too! haha)

So, here's what I've finished:

Quilted 2 quilts for clients (1 quilt left!!!)
Bound 3 quilts for clients
Halfway finished making my mom's present (hoping to finish tonight)

I did clean the kitchen, which isn't quite the living room, but it's close.... hoping to get the living room tomorrow

I also found the camcorder, and all it's charging components.  Haven't plugged it all in yet....will do so tomorrow.  Same with the camera (charging cables are at work, instead of home)

Tomorrow I'm hoping to finish the last client quilt before Christmas, and do both of my SIL's quilts.  I also have a small quilt for my MIL, which shouldn't take more than a few minutes to do. This would leave me with OOOOOODLES of time on Friday to wrap presents, quilt and bind the quilt for my family ( least quilt it! haha) and possibly even get our Christmas cards out in the mail this week (although I honestly wouldn't hold my breath on that one...sorry peeps!)

Not sure if any of you who read my last post actually were wishing me luck, but it sure does feel like it, because I am feeling like I've gotten a lot completed....although my list still looks like it came from Hades....

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm so not ready!

I am so not ready for Saturday.  For those of you who may have forgotten, Saturday is Christmas.  yep, It's in just a few days.

I still have to:

Clean the living room
Wrap all the presents
Make my mom's present
Quilt 3 quilts for clients
Bind 3 other quilts for clients
Quilt 2 quilts for my SIL
Quilt & bind a quilt for my family's Christmas (new tradition I madly decided to start)
Find the charging cable for the camera and video camera and charge said electronics
Buy and ship our friend gifts (they so won't get there on time...sorry guys!)

Yeah, the list is daunting.

But, I have managed to send off 1 present already in the mail.  I'm really hoping I can finish everything else without having to spend the next three days without any sleep.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December OPAM - Christmas decoartions

I know it's not the best picture, but I've finally finished it!  And, he's hanging on my wall with the few I finished earlier this year.  I've also decorated our tiny 3 ft Christmas tree with the cross stitcheries I've done this year.  I bought about 25 more, bu haven't had time to make them up, so that will be my goal for next year. :)

I kind of slacked off a little in November.  Well, that's not exactly right.  I did do projects, I just didn't get them finished!  Hoping to finish a few more things this year.  I did an entire quilt, but do you think I remembered to take pictures of it before I gave it away?  Yeah, no, that would be a negative :(  Kind of bummed.  It was really cute.  It was a Turning Twenty using Pure by Sweetwater for moda.  I quilted little hearts all over it.  Yeah, it was pretty awesome.  Sure do wish I had a picture of it to show you all..... oh well, such is life.

I will see if I can get some more things made up this month.  I've been pretty sick (still am, actually), so who knows how well I'll be feeling?  Hoping to feel well enough to at least make the Christmas present for my mom (who reads this blog sometimes, so I can't say what it is......)  Wish me luck!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Overheard at our house

Munchkin: Dad, McDonald's or Wendy's?
Dad: McDonald's.
Munchkin: McDonald's or Tokyo?
Dad: Tokyo! Of course!
Munchkin: WRONG! You only get two choices. McDonald's or Wendy's, and Wendy's is closed. So.....McDonald's?
Dad: Fine.
Munchkin: YAY! McDonald's!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Sickmastime, not Christmastime

I am seriously feeling worse by the day.  We have been plagued by sickness after sickness at our house, and of course, I'm the one that has gotten EVERYTHING.

Marshy had pink eye the week before Thanksgiving. Luckily, it got better in time to go celebrate with everyone.
Mike got the flu the day after Thanksgiving.  Stupid man lucked out and it only lasted for a few hours. He was better by the end of the day.
I had had a cold for most of November. By the Monday before Thanksgiving, the cough I had was killing me, so I went to the doctor and got a prescription for a codeine cough syrup. It really helped after a few days, and I was feeling better by Thanksgiving.
The weekend after Thanksgiving I developed strep. Yeah. So not fun! Went to the ER late Saturday night, got a whole bunch of prescriptions, and went home to rest.  By the following Wednesday, I was starting to feel a little better.
Then, on Friday, I had some killer sinus pain that had moved down into my teeth and my jaw.  Back to the doctor I went, and this time I got a few new prescriptions.  I know, right?  
Again, I was starting to feel a little better.....until this morning when I woke up and couldn't open my left eye.  Yep! That's right!  A whole week later, I have now developed pink eye.

I swear, if I get one more thing this year, I am going to scream!  I am too busy to be home sick!! 

I'm really hoping that I get over this newest thing sooner rather than later. I'm already so behind at work, it isn't even funny.