Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Weekend wrapup

B and I headed to Dallas to spend Friday and Saturday with his family. It was a lot of fun. Friday night we went to dinner with his parents and some of their their usual place- Mi Cocina. They go every Friday.
Saturday was a whirlwind of family. We went to B's great-grandmother's house (mother's side)  for lunch along with the entire family. It was an enjoyable afternoon - flying kites, catching up and meeting members of his family I didn't know. Saturday evening we went to his grandparent's house (father's side) and went out for Sushi. It was really neat to see his grandparents eating sushi, hearing about different stories about B and his family.
SAturday night we went to my godparents house to drink wine and catch up.

Sunday we headed back to Htown - with a stop at my parents house for their Easter party. Margaritas, ham, and all the delicious things my mom makes.

By the time we unloaded the car...we were exhausted. We needed a break from our break!

Tuesday night I scored Astros tickets from work - club level - and I caught a foul ball...not too shabby...

and THE ROYAL WEDDING is coming up...have you heard? ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday - Collections

It is TOP 2 TUESDAY again...

This week it is COLLECTIONS

1. I collect shoes...mainly this kind...

Sam Edelman's "Gigi" sandal. I have 7 pairs. I get new ones every year and continue to buy more - none are the same. I live in them during the summer - and I can wear them to work on Fridays. It's a win win! I have those two colors, a hot pink, a teal, a cork, a black and a zebra. I am coveting the leopard and the plain brown leather for this season.

2. I collect beauty products? I mean I have a ton - so much so that I have some at B's place, for touchups etc. Most at mine. I also have some at my parents house, my desk at work, my car and my purse. It is a bit ridiculous - but I LOVE makeup and everything to do with it. Yeah....

Weekend Wrapup

This was what I call a lazy weekend. I loved it. I read, gave myself a pedicure and a facial. I went to the farmer's market, drank starbucks and truly just slowed down. B and I went out for crawfish and enjoyed the outside! Sunday I had an alum brunch - DELISH! Who can go wrong with Brenner's. mmm...and then I did nothing the rest of the day. It was lovely...and I think I just needed some time to just be.

Blood taken

My doctor - on top of what will be happening Wednesday also wanted to have a full bloodwork up done on me. I obliged. I fasted for 12 hours and went in this morning...warning...this is a bit gross/has to do with blood.

I have to say, I was a little bit annoyed at the nurse. She pulled the needle out of my arm and didn't put pressure on it immediately and therefore blood started spewing. I felt faint. Granted, in the end it was all ok and I only got a little bit of blood on me - but after 5 vials taken, I just wasn't feeling hot to begin with and then to see more jolt out of my body...not cool. Whenever I have my blood taken I get a little light headed - today was way least I got myself starbucks afterwards...I mean that was a great excuse!

All in all...I am ok. I just get REALLY moody about all of this. I just want it to be over and done with. I want to know what is going on with my body and to know what to do next.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Is anyone else having allergy issues?
Is anyone else's car yellow/green due to pollen?

Just wondering :)

Monday, April 4, 2011


With B out of town this weekend for work..I did something I haven't done in ages...I relaxed all weekend long.

Went to the Original Ninfa's for dinner with friends on Friday night. I'd never been...SO GOOD.

Saturday I went grocery shopping and then took the pup to the dog park...she loved it. Then we went on a 2 mile walk. She loved that too...this is what she looked like afterwards...yeah she was tired. I just love how HUGE her tongue is when she's exhausted!

I spent the rest of Saturday reading, enjoying a glass of wine and truly just relaxing.

Sunday - went to Church, took Roxy out again and then enjoyed dinner with a friend. A nice relaxing weekend.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Back in January 2009 I wrote about something somewhat personal. You can read about it here.

So I've had to go every 6 months to have this checked out...but this time it came back worse and now they will be doing another prodecure as it showed cancerous cells. As my doctor has said, I am very lucky that I don't have any STDs (um thanks? thanks for that Doc!) but apparently STDs (mainly HPV) could make this situation even worse. So that's the highlight I guess- yay no STDs! (not that I was worried at all)-  I guess she was just trying to make me feel like everything could be worse? I'm not sure.

But anyway, later this month I will be seeing the oncologist and have a few other tests done. I was trying to explain my emotions but really the only word I can come up with is sad. I feel like my body is failing me - I didn't do anything wrong and yet this is happening. It just makes me sad. I have been trying to just think of the positives of life, how if it is bad, we caught it quickly, so that is always a good thing. How it could be nothing, but mostly - I just try to not think of it - which is nearly impossible.

Anyway...since I do use this as my "journal"...I just wanted to write it all down. It somehow helps.