ue I'm More Than Just a Mom...I Think: February 2005u

Monday, February 28, 2005

Put me out of my misery

I'm so sick. I've been sick for WEEKS, no exaggeration. Dave kept pushing me to go to the doctor and I didn't. Well, stupid me should have listened to him. I went to the doctor today since I'm feeling like death warmed over and I have not only a sinus infection that won't clear up but Bronchitis as well. I'm miserable. This cough that I've had for almost 3 weeks has ripped up my throat and my chest & diaphragm are so sore from all the coughing.

I'm off work until Wednesday and have to find some way to rest. Dave's being a peach, of course, taking good care of me but I don't think he will be home tomorrow.

I probably won't be updating for a few more days. I need to rest.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

*Hack Hack* Oh, that's what my lung looks like

This cough is going to kill me. Yes, folks, that's right, I'm still sick. Well, I FEEL fine, but I can't stop coughing. And it's a disgusting cough too - I sound like I'm dying. I'm finally beginning to have a productive cough, but damn, how much longer?

Mercifully, I barely coughed at work last night. Of course, as soon as I got home, I was hacking my lungs out. Today, I've still been coughing a lot. I've been using the cough medicine that Dave has - the codeine stuff works, but I can only take it at night. Oh well.

Working again tonight, then off tomorrow. Got a bunch of cool dvds at the library today.

I miss my brother and SIL :(

Guess that's about it - oh yeah, Courtney had her baby on the 16th, Liam :) Great name. I think I will cross-stitch her a gift for him. I already have a couple baby patterns. I need to find out how she decorated his room. If it's Winnie the Pooh, like I think it might be, I can stitch her the same announcement i made for Zack - it's SO cute. If not, I have another one that's really cute too. I should call her and get his stats and everything so I can get started on it tomorrow. Yippie :)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

10 Reasons Why I'm Happy Today

1. Nicole and her family are DEFINITELY coming to visit in August. I'm so excited, I could scream :)

2. After only 2 days working this week, I've already cleared my weekly goal of $200 in tips. Yup, I rock.

3. Got two compliments from co-workers last night. One from a server and the other I overheard. Two managers were talking about me and what a good job I'm doing ;)

4. My husband is SO damn supportive and helpful. I'm lucky lucky LUCKY to have him.

5. Cassie is beyond helpful and such a good kid. Rare for a teenager.

6. Alex makes me laugh every day.

7. I had the day off from both jobs so I could just chill. Zack would barely let me out of his sight all day. Sigh, I love that boy so much.

8. I have a bunch of great books from the library, one of which I'm about to go read before bed.

9. My friend Courtney MUST have had her baby by now and I'm smiling just thinking about how happy she must be right now.

10. Desparate Housewives and Boston Legal are awesome shows :)

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Have these people on Survivor never watched Survivor before??? They are complete idiots. Is that one tattooed chick really honestly surprised that she was picked almost last? She hasn't looked remotely friendly to anyone the entire time they've been there. She's whiney and obnoxious. She's not approachable and I think she was only picked cuz that other chick annoyed the shit out of everyone with her stupid singing.

Yeah, that's another thing - why on EARTH would you do something completely annoying in the first 30 minutes of the competition? No wonder she didn't make it.

Jolanda better watch herself too. You can't shoot your mouth off, boss people around, and not get voted off first (I don't know if she really did get voted off first, cuz I'm watching the show as I'm typing this). Well, you can if you're Richard Hatch, but Jolanda, you are no Richard Hatch.

Cody - dude, come on. A pink shirt that you're now wearing for a skirt? The only way that could have been MORE gay was if you'd had the words "I like men" tattooed on your back. Are you going to say that everyone's a homophobe when you get voted off? Idiot. And no, he's not an idiot for being gay, he's an idiot for flaunting it. There WILL be someone on the island ignorant enough to vote him off because he's gay.

Oh wow, lookie there - Jolanda got voted off first. Amazing.

If I wasn't so fat, I'd kick ass on Survivor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Is it funny or sad

That I just fell asleep on the couch, and not by choice? I was so exhausted that I crashed hardcore for about an hour.

V-Day at The Pot was great, but tiring. I did great on tips both Saturday and yesterday, but unfortunately didn't get home until 1am both nights. I have a horrid cold now and I tried calling out of work today, but Mark wasn't having it. He said he was sick now too so there was no reason for me to stay away (I was using that "I don't want you to get sick" line). Oh well. Somehow I managed to get into work and not die. About 5pm, I must have fallen asleep and woke up close to 7pm. I'm still tired, but will hold out until bedtime.

I'm off from The Pot until Friday, so I can just relax at night, ahhhh.

This cold sucks. I've gone through too many tissues to count and my nose is SO sore from all the rubbing.

Did our taxes and we are getting a huge refund. Plus, Dave had his review, got a raise and a bonus, both of which we will see next week. We might get the credit cards paid off completely by April - I'm so excited!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Quick Update

First off, Lisa (the server who passed out) is fine. I haven't had a chance to talk to her, but she should be back at work tonight.

Speaking of work, I'm actually not as excited as I was before about working tonight. I'm working tonight and Monday and I will clean up in tips for sure because we're booked solid for Valentine's Day. Here's the thing. Dave's been sick for a week, Zack threw up Thursday night, so I stayed home with him yesterday, and Cassie's been sick as well (she stayed home from school on Thursday). Well, now, my nose is starting to stuff up. I so don't need this right now.

Let's add on top of that, AF is here in full force, with cramps to boot. So, I get to work a hectic shift tonight, nursing the beginnings of a cold, stressing about whether or not it's going to get worse, how bad it might be on Monday, the mother of all tip nights, AND try to figure out when I'm going to get a chance to take care of AF issues in the bathroom?

This is NOT going to be fun. Someone give me some advice to stop this cold from getting any worse. I'll give you $5 if it works.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

It could have been so much worse...

Yesterday was not fun for me. First, I was tired from working on Monday night and knew I had to work again last night, so I was mentally tired too.

Then, Zack decides to take off and run into the street. It was the scariest experience of my life. I have never been so terrified. He bolted, I ran after him, and I knocked him down to stop him from going further. The whole time we're running, cars are whizzing by in each direction. His daycare provider's lawn and driveway are very big, so he's usually never anywhere near the road (which usually isn't busy either). I don't know what got into him and why he tried to do that.

He cried for his daddy when I picked him up (can you blame him, really? His mommy just screamed at him and pushed him down on purpose). When I finally calmed him down, I broke into tears myself. He was only a few inches from the road when I got my hands on him. I could see the image in my head of him being hit by a car, it was awful. I cried for several minutes while he said "it's ok mommy, I sowwy, I pwomise I not do it again".

He'd better not - if he does, he's getting tied to me permanently.

Sunday, February 06, 2005


Saturday night at The Pot was an interesting one, to say the least. First off, we had 297 on the books, which meant we were almost fully booked up for the night and with the anticipated walk-ins, we were definitely going to be booked solid. So, already we're all geared up for a long and hectic night.

Around 5pm, most of us had tables and we were all in the kitchen doing our thing. Then, in the blink of an eye, one of the servers passes out and goes into a seizure in the middle of the floor. It was like one second she was standing there and then BAM, she was on the floor. I rubbed her legs, while someone else held her hand and a third person put something soft under her head. The manager dialed 911 and we waited. She seized for a long time, a scary long time in my opinion. After about 5 minutes, we decided there were too many of us trying to help and some of us got back to our tables. By the time I got back in the kitchen, the EMS techs were there, but she was still passed out. She woke up a little while later and was really confused. She asked what happened and we told her - you were standing there, then you weren't. She was really scared and confused. Poor thing - she's one of the nicest women there and I really like her a lot.

They took her to the hospital and admitted her overnight. I wish I knew her last name so I could go and visit her (the hospital is less than a mile from our house) or at least call her and see how she's doing. She must still be scared about the whole thing.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

A Typical Conversation


"Don't turn off my game, mom."

"Ok, but where are you going?"

"I gonna go chase a kitty. Don't turn off my game."

"Ok, buddy, have fun."

"Kitty, I comin' to get you. You better watch out."

*stomping up the stairs*

"Where's the kitty? Alex, will you play with me?"


"Don't turn off my game, mommy!"

*whispers* "Alex, let's go chase the kitty."

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Because I have no clue what I'm going to talk about, but realized that I haven't updated in a few days. Life is pretty much the same - working, working, and more working. But it's all good. I'm really enjoying my 2nd job. I work again tonight and Saturday. Oh, and I get paid today for my training period, wahoo!!!

Zack's been waking up at night lately. No idea why, other than he's had a cough. Sometimes he coughs himself awake, but there were two nights that he just wanted to be awake and play. Ugh!! I have a 3 year old, not a newborn. Thank goodness he slept through fine last night. It's been killing me.

My friend, Courtney, is due to have her baby any day now. I can't believe she's going to be a mom - I'm so excited for her. She is having a little boy but she won't say what his name will be, that is a surprise. I can't wait to see pictures!

So there's my boring update. Nothing is really going on with me right now and that's probably a good thing.
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