Thursday, October 30, 2008


Tonight Danny and I went and did our early voting. We got there at like 6:00 and didn't leave until 7:45!!

If early voting is that long I am glad I will not have to wait in line on November 4th! Next year though, I will probably send mine in by mail. Almost everyone I know has done there's by mail this year...I have always just went to the precinct.

Regardless of who you are voting for this is one of the most important elections of our time and the country needs some take the time and go vote....its your American right!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday morning

This past week/weekend have been kind of dull so I haven't had much to talk about!

All last week I have been really aggressive with trying to potty train Brodie. If someone took him for a walk he would go but he doesn't know yet to ask to go out. Plus since I can't really take him for walks myself when nobody is home, I bought a chain so I could hook him up to that. It took me 2 days of basically taking him out there every couple of hours before he got the hint to go potty...otherwise he just sat there and stared at me! So now when I put him on the chain he goes potty but only if I take him out, the next step is figuring out how to get him to tell us if he has to go!! Does anyone have any suggestions??

Friday night we went out to eat to celebrate our friend Karen getting a new job!! We went to a new restaurant that we have never been to called East Side Fire Pit Grill, I had probably one of the best steaks ever there....unfortunately I had an upset stomach so I took most of my dinner home and had it for breakfast the next day.

Saturday, my mom, Karen and I went to Edison mall to go shopping. I was trying to find an outfit to wear next weekend because my whole family is getting pictures done on Sunday. I was supposed to have Brodie in a doggy halloween costume contest but it rained all morning so we didn't go since it was supposed to be outside! Saturday night we went to KFC for dinner (I LOVE the mashed potatoes and cole slaw...yum!!) and then just went back to the house and played some games.

Sunday we had to be up early to go and see my nephew be baptized. He was so excited it was really cute. Then we went shopping again and I got a new pair of jeans from Express but I didn't find a shirt...I will probably just wear something I already have I own a TON of things that are black! Once we got home I started feeling kind of crappy, I was really congested so I did a breathing treatment and I felt a little better. I think I was just over tired from the weekend and running around. I am doing better now!

Today I have to run into work with my laptop...I need a program downloaded to it and it can not be done remotely I have to be plugged into the network. Other than that I will just be at home!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The rest of the weekend....

Well Saturday night was WAY more fun than I thought it was going to be! We were hesitant on going because Danny was so tired but once we got there we had a blast and I couldn't get him to leave!! :) We got to hang out with a lot of our friends that we haven't seen in a really long time....friends and German beer.....good times!!

Me and my friend Tiffany!!

So we had another late night and then this morning we had to get up early and go to my parents house for brunch. It was nice hanging out with them but I am glad to be home!! I am going to bed early tonight...I have to go into work tomorrow and I don't want to be dead meat!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I am SO tired today!! I didn't get to bed till like 3 in the morning...not to mention the bottle of wine Karen and I shared while hanging out!! :)

We are supposed to go to Oktoberfest tonight with a group of our friends so that should be fun. I couldn't go last year because I didn't feel good. Danny has been helping his friend Jeff move all day so we will see if he even wants to still go out when he gets home.

If we do go out I am sure I will have pictures to post later.....until then, have a good evening!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Never in the history of us going to Gainesville for a doctors appointment have we EVER been seen on time (I am talking we don't get seen for hours after our appt time) but Wednesday....we found out miracles really do happen! :)

My appointment was for 10:30 we got there at about 10:05 . This is how the rest of the appointment went...we were seated, checked out by the nurse, put in a room, talked to by the nurse in charge of there research program and then we saw the doctor. After all that we were in our car and driving home by 11:30!! Now that's what I call AMAZING!!

There are 3 doctors who are at Shands and Wednesday was the first time we met the third one, luckily we liked him a lot. He actually explained things to me so I could understand things instead of the other doctor who just makes me feel like I am a number. I like 2 out of 3 of the doctors so I guess that is good!

He listened to my lungs and he said they sounded clear, so that is good and although they can't tell you exactly where you are on the list he did say there were several people on the list way sicker than me and that have a higher score than I do.

So in order for me to get lungs they would have to see if they are a match for every single one of those people first before they see if its match for me. I have only been on the list for 5 months and the "average" wait they say is a year.

Its good news that I am remaining stable but at the same time I don't want to have to wait so long that I get sick and suddenly have a turn for the worst. The good news is that every time I go to a transplant appointment the doctors meet afterwards to discuss how you are doing and to re-evaluate your score (I didn't know this) so in 3 months when I go for my next appointment if I haven't already had my surgery they will check me out and see where I will be then.

All in all it was a good day and except the fact that I had to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get ready for my appointment and to be out of the house by 6:00 (I was extremely tired by bedtime that night) I was glad we went and I am glad that I am doing ok.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekly Plans

So today my cell phone rings and it was a phone number with a 352 are code (Gainesville) right away my heart starts beating a little faster and so I answer it and the voice on the other end says "Is this is Jennifer?" I said "Yes", the then I hear "I Jennifer, this is Becky from Dr. Baz's office I am just calling to confirm your appointment on Wednesday" I take a breath and say "Thanks...we will be there!!"

Holy Crap! All I kept thinking was this is it!! The day I really get the call I am probably gonna pass out or something!

So yes, my appointment is Wednesday at 10:30. Which means my mom will come to my house tomorrow when she gets off of work and spend the night that way bright and early Wednesday morning the three of us (mom, me & Danny) can get up and make the 4 hour drive to Gainesville for my visit.

I will be sure to let everyone know how my appointment goes. I am not scheduled for any test but my luck they will decide to throw some in there...they always do!

BTW.....did anybody else hear that Sarah Palin was found guilty by the Alaskan Panel who was investigating for a scandal now known as "Troopergate" of indeed abusing her authority and breaking state ethics law by trying to remove her former brother-in-law from his state trooper job? Now that Palin has been found guilty, not of a crime but of indeed abusing her authority and breaking state ethics law by trying to remove Wooten as state trooper, her reputation as a reformer and a champion for good government may be at this what she considers being a Maverick?? Interesting...

Also, just in case anyone is sitting around and you want TRUTHFUL info about the candidates, what they are for/against and anything that has been said about them got to they are a
nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics!

I know I probably shouldn't talk politics on my blog but its the only place I feel I can say what's in my head without someone arguing with me about it or giving me a hard time because I have my own beliefs (my dad and my husband are two of the biggest ones and it kind of hurts my feelings.) I was undecided for awhile on who I should vote for (yes, I usually lean more left but I was still open till I watched the debates and learned about both candidates) but as I learn more and more about who John McCain and now Sarah Palin are as people (not even looking if I agree with there policies yet...don't get me started) I am becoming more clear.

When I found out about John and his first wife (I wrote a post earlier about this) and found how/why he left her it gave me a really upset hurt feeling inside and all I could think was that could be me...and I am tearing up thinking it right now...but what if Danny one day decided he didn't want to be with me because I have to many issues now and I don't have the same health as I did 3 years ago (I know he never would but this is what I feel for this woman who was in a crippling car accident that left her disfigured and then John McCain left her for a pretty/younger version.) It makes me sick to even think about him right now and to think there are still people out there today who won't vote for Obama JUST because he is black and believe me I know a few and its just sad.

Anyway....I just hope that people make a informed decision and that whatever happens helps this country begin to heal and become great! Don't forget to watch the FINAL debate on Wednesday night!!! I know I will!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Morning

Well, obviously I haven't had to much going on or I would have written! Thursday I took Brodie to the vet and had him all checked out....he is fine of course but I now know my little peanut weighs 3.7 pounds! The vet did say once we got him neutered he would gain some weight so that's good.

Danny came home the other day with a pool table that some guy at his work was selling, its a nice pool table and he got it for a really good price the only problem is that is was SO big they had to take it apart to get it upstairs in the game room so now it is in pieces and has to be all leveled before you put the felt back on! oh well...not my problem! :)

We went to Outback last night for's one of my favorite restaurants and I hadn't been there in FOREVER! Seared Ahi Tuna for appetizer and the Outback special for dinner PLUS like 3 rolls of bread w/honey butter....I was so full I was rolling out of there! :) But it was ALL worth it.

We then went home and watched Iron Man on dvd. It was a good movie and I will definitely see the sequel (I heard they were making a 2nd) but I am not sure it was all that everyone had hyped it up to be...I don't know....has anyone else seen it?? I still haven't seen the new Batman either we are WAY behind on movies for some reason we are usually better than this.

Today, Danny is working so I am will probably just hang out at home till he is done then I don't know what the plan is. Until next time here are some photos of Brodie from last night...he is to funny....

Laying on our bed....
He likes to lay on his back....
Mom....Stop taking my picture!!!
(I love this one!! lol)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Less than a week after the $85 million government bail-out, American International Group Inc spent over $440,000 on a conference at a California resort.

The bill from the St. Regis resort in Monarch Beach included:
  • $147,302 for banquets
  • $139,375 on rooms
  • $23,380 for spa services
  • $6,939 for golf
  • $5,016 at the Stonehill Tavern
  • $3,065 for in-room dining and the lobby lounge
  • $2,949 for gratuities
  • $1,901 at the Monarch Bayclub
  • and $1,488 at the resort’s Vogue Salon
It's just really sad that while average Americans are losing there jobs and homes company executives at AIG are getting a week long "conference" at one of the most exclusive resorts in the nation payed for with taxpayer money. REAL NICE!!

Wednesday Morning

It's been a few days since I wrote anything so here I am!

This weekend was kind of slow, Danny had to work ALL weekend. I tell you I have one of the hardest working husbands in America he works 6 days a week every week and then sometimes seven if his dad needs the work to get done (he works for his parents construction company.) The thing that makes me feel bad for him is he is usually the only one besides his dad to actually work on Sunday's (he has three brother's who work for the company who choose to stay home instead of helping.) I just worry about him cause I don't want him getting run down and he has such a HUGE feeling of responsibility to his family and work that he can't say no if they ask him to work and they know that. OK enough about that...

Monday, I went into work for a little bit. That was nice to get out of my house for awhile and see everybody but boy was I tired by the time I got home! I just can't wait till I can go back to work and actually be there all day like I used to.

Yesterday was a big day....I taught Brodie how to sit and shake!! It took me ALL day to get that little turd to sit he just did NOT want to budge but eventually he did and then the shake came pretty easy. I also made him an appointment for the Vet on Thursday to get him all checked out and to get him started on a heartworm/flea medicine like revolution or something.

Last night I also watched the Presidential Debates. I was getting so annoyed......all they both do is keep saying the same stuff over and over again no matter what the question is. If I have to here John Mccain say one more time that he is a "Maverick" I think I will throw something at my tv! :)

Speaking of John McCain, I just want to address something that has been bothering me. He likes to illustrate his moral fibre by referring to his five years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and to demonstrate his commitment to family values but do any of you know the story of his first wife and why they got divorced? He married Carol McCain in 1965 she was a famous beauty and successful swimwear model and they had 3 kids. He then went off to Vietnam where he was a POW.

During this time his wife Carol was in a horrible car accident her pelvis and one arm were shattered by the impact and she suffered massive internal injuries. When Carol was discharged from hospital after six months of life-saving surgery, the prognosis was bleak. In order to save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall figure. She was confined to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter. Through sheer hard work, Carol learned to walk again. But when John McCain came home from Vietnam, she had gained a lot of weight and bore little resemblance to her old self. Today, she stands at just 5ft4in and still walks awkwardly, with a pronounced limp. Her body is held together by screws and metal plates.

Once he got home, as a was hero we began to run in more elevated circles and running around with girls (he has admitted to this.) In 1979 he met Cindy McCain over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage. Five weeks after his divorce was final he married Cindy. His new father-in-law gave him a job and introduced him to local businessmen and political powerbrokers who would smooth his passage to Washington via the House of Representatives and Senate.

For a guy who makes such a big deal about his character it makes me kind of wonder what kind of character he has since he not only MULTIPLE times cheated on his wife but then left his crippled wife for a million dollar heiress 18 years his junior!

Doesn't sound to good to me but what do I know!!! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My stomach hurts....

I had chinese food tonight and I think that might be the culprit! I was fine ALL day until I ate and then its been upset ever since. I took my enzymes and everything (I always do) so I know that isn't to blame.

We had some friends over tonight, we played Taboo and Scattegories. Little tip....don't let your husband be your partner in Taboo if he has had a few cocktails, you won't win!! :)

Other than that we haven't really been doing that much. The puppy is doing great, he doesn't cry at night anymore when we put him in his crate (until he's 100% potty trained I don't feel comfortable letting him sleep in the bed) and he has only had 2 accidents in the house. I think that is pretty good for his first week and a half.

I have an appointment in Gainesville October 15...not really looking forward to it but I never do. Its always a REALLY long day and we always have to wait FOREVER to see the doctor. We never get in at our appointment time, its always hours late! Oh well.