Updates are a Helpful Thing

So, in reference to my last post, the baby did in fact arrive on August 6th, and about 10:20pm. She was 7lbs, 12.5 oz, and gorgeous.  Her name is Alani.  Her big sister Braelyn is still not sure about this whole “sister” thing.  Grammie is in love.  Jessica had a very rough labor and delivery which ended in an emergency c-section and her being under general anesthesia.  Alani was sunny-side-up and stuck.  Mamma and baby are both doing wonderfully now and Jess says Alani is a very good baby.

Class finished up last week.  I got my final back and managed to get an A.  Hallelujah.  Stats is over.  Yay.

Surgery is scheduled for the 22nd.  More about that on my other blog (see link below).


Sweet Sweet Number Nine

Jessica is at the hospital and Baby A is on her way!

Sweet Potato Pie and Shut My Mouth

Oh, it’s Thanksgiving Week.  I love Thanksgiving.  Because this former fat girl still loves to eat.  NOM NOM NOM.

This year, it’s only going to be my husband and myself.  The rest of our family has plans, and to tell you the truth, I’m actually kind of happy it will just be Bob and I.  I don’t get nearly enough time with him, and the thought of spending the day with him alone with nothing but good food and football doesn’t hurt my feelings at all.

I have been thinking about our Thanksgiving meal for weeks.  We’re having turkey, and stuffing, and mashed potatos and corn (um, hello carbs, I’m your bitch).  I’m also baking my husband a pecan pie, and making homemade bread.  This year I’m attempting my own cranberry orange relish, and making myself a sugar free sweet potato pie.  Luckily I remembered to take the turkey out of the freezer today so I don’t have turkey popsicles on Thursday.

And then we shall watch football.

My husband leaves Friday morning to go on his annual hunting trip.  I have plans to do nothing at all.  Just me and my dog on Friday (I am NOT a Black Friday shopper).  Saturday, I’m  having a girls day with some friends.  We’re going antiquing, and to lunch, and then we’re watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (or Elf…) and gossiping.  Because yes, women do that.

So, I bid you all good eating this week.  Enjoy your family and friends.  Enjoy your food.  And give thanks, for everything you have and everything you hold dear.

Let the holidays begin.


OH – and just a quick update to my previous post – it appears I have a vit. D deficiency.  They’ve upped my D supplement and if that doesn’t work, they’ll be adding in Zoloft.  Hopefully it will get me over the hump to actually ENJOY my holidays.

Oh Hai

I know…I’ve not been blogging here much.  I have been updating my photo a day site (link is in the sidebar), and have had a few updates to my Weight Loss blog (also in sidebar) but not much fodder for here.

As usual, work is like a giant black hole that has swallowed me up.  We’re leaving for Colorado in 21 days (SQUEE) though, and I’m so looking forward to that trip.  We’re going to take an overnight in Colorado Springs and visit Garden of the Gods…

Garden of the Gods

and we’re going up to Cripple Creek for the day while we’re there…Cripple Creek is an old mining town that used to be known for, well, mining…but now is known for Casinos.  Neither of us are gamblers, but there are some old museums up there we’d like to visit and an old bordello museum.  My husband is quite excited about that part…

We’re also heading to the big Guerrero family reunion over Memorial Day out in Sterling.  There’s not much exciting to visit in Sterling…well, except a maximum security prison…um, yeah…and the Big Guerrero Family Reunion…that’s fun.  We’ll be having our big Texas Hold ‘Em Tourney and eat a lot of good mexican food.

We’ll also be visiting Pierce, Ault, Nunn, Greeley, Loveland, Thornton, Denver, Commerce City, and Estes Park.  Yay for big family!

So vacation is 21 days away.  But who’s counting?

Blow The Dust Off

Sorry…I know it’s been a while.  February has been a rough month and I didn’t want to come here to post, “I miss my dog I miss my dog I miss my dog,” every single day.  Kinda takes the shine off of things, ya know?

So, we are in the search for a new goggie.  We have been to the HCHS (Harford County Humane Society) and walked a few doggies there.  Unfortuantely, the dog we had our eye on was Lily, a little beagle.  She was beautiful and sweet, but they did not disclose to us BEFORE we wanted to see her that she was turned in for aggression, and on top of that had kennel cough and lymes.  Um, make her well before you put her up for adoption!  We also walked a little lab named snuggles who was good with me, but was terrified of Bob.  So, we are still looking.  We won’t go back to the Humane Society, unfortnately – they told me my cats weren’t up to date on their shots (they are, I have their certificates) but didn’t disclose to me that the dog we specifically told them we were there to look at was sick.  Sigh.  The search continues.

In other news, work has been crazy. C-R-A-Z-Y.  I am swamped and have had nothing but meetings out the hoohah.  That’s a lot of meetings folks.  I dropped my class so I could concentrate on work a bit more and relax on the weekends.  Relaxing on weekends is very important for me now. 

We are starting to get ready for our annual Colorado trip.  I imagine sometime this week we’ll plot out our trip.  We’re going for two weeks again this year.  So looking forward to this trip.  We’re trying to decide on one overnight – two years ago we did Colorado Springs and Fort Robinson.  Not sure where we want to go yet this year.  Maybe Cheyenne?  I’ll research some more.  Colorado Springs was gorgeous and so much fun!  It’s gorgeous there.  We treck up to Estes Park for a day every year, and if Trail Ridge is open, I’d like to take that drive again.  We go all over the state – from the mountains way out to Sterling, into Nebraska, up into Wyoming.  So we’ll just have to see.

And and and…we discovered the best freaking Sushi restaurant this weekend in Perryville of all places.  They’ve only been open two weeks, but it was amazing!  We had their lunch special – Bob got a sushi plate, and I had three rolls – for $20!!!  Score!

So, that’s what’s new here.  What’s new with you?

It’s Love Thursday!

Not. Fun.

So, yeah. First of all – I’m bored with the 30 day meme. Bored. Yup. Executive decision made to discontinue.

Second, Mr. G totally scared the shit out of me yesterday. SCARED. THE. SHIT. OUT. OF. ME.

Sunday afternoon, he looks over and says, “What did it feel like when you had your heart attack?”



“Well,” says he, “I’ve been having some weird sensations in my chest, like my heart is fluttering.”


“No no…I’m ok. I feel fine. It’s gone away. I just wanted to know what it felt like when you had a heart attack.”


“I’m ok – football is on.”


So, I made him promise to keep his appointment with his primary care on the 3rd.

Queue yesterday.

“Feel my pulse – my pulse keeps stopping and then starting up again.”

OMFG…queue panicked Bea. He was pale (which isn’t easy for a mexican man), clammy, and his heart rate was all over the place. GETINTHECAR or I CALL THE AMBULANCE.

So, off we went to Harford Memorial, where, to their credit, they took him right back, got him on an EKG and drew blood. And by the way, can someone please tell me why in the hooha ER rooms are so freaking cold? Anyhoo – his EKG was normal (but so was mine the day I had my heart attack) and his blood work was perfect. So, they think he has either an SVT or an AVT – heart arrhythmia. He has to go into the cardiologist today to get hooked up with a heart monitor for the next few days. They say that the arrhythmia is generally something that is pretty safe, BUT can be known to throw clots. It can also be the result of CAD, diabetes, or high blood pressure. So, yeah. Can also explain the problems we’ve had with ED.

Y’all, my husband is the center of my universe. Send some good Ts&Ps our way until we find out what’s going on.


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