Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wow! Has it really been two months?......

I cannot believe that much time has gone by without my having posted even once! I would have thought that to be a virtual impossibility! LOL

LOTS has gone on in the last couple of months, so let me take the time to bring you all up to speed. (Warning: Long Post!) So get a cup o' joe, make yourself comfy and...we're off!

1: My parent's anniversary party was a huge success! They were absolutely surprised and overjoyed. Even my brother and his family came, which really made it all the sweeter because we hardly ever get to see them. This is a picture of them when they were newly married in the 60's. Aren't they cute? hehehe

2: Thanksgiving was great, less work than I thought and we enjoyed the time with family. It was our first time to put our turky in the Nuwave Oven, and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! If you don't know what this it! It will be worth your while! You can put a whole frozen chicken in there and in about an hour, presto! the yummiest, moistest baked chicken you have ever laid your lips on!

3: The Car Saga: Well, seems like Hubby knew what he was doin' when we passed on that other car. We have a friend that has a car lot and he got us a really good deal on a 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan. It is fabulous! I LOVE THIS CAR! Especially that the two boys now sit WAAAYYY in the back! hehehe It is such a blessing and I am so thankful to God for providing it and for giving us friends that care enough to help us out.

4: I ended up with Bronchitis AGAIN!!!! I am just getting over it. Funny story....I started taking this Tylenol Multi Symptom Cold medicine, which is wonderful. Stops the cough really well. I had been taking the Day formula and decided to try the Nightime formula. So last night I took it at about 9PM.....I woke up at about 5PM THE NEXT DAY!!!! I kid you not! It knocked me OUT for like 20 hours! I would have slept longer exept Hubby peeled me out of the bed and put me in the shower. I know he tried to wake me up several times, but I literally could not keep my eyes open. Note to self: No meds with Doxylamine Succinate for you! I looked up this "antihistamine" and found out that it has a "profound" sedative effect (no kidding!) and that some studies show it sedates better than phenobarbitol (a barbiturate). Me being the "extra-strength Tylenol kinda gal that I am (I cannot do prescription pain killers AT ALL!) no wonder it knocked me for a loop!

5: The weekend of Thanksgiving our kitty, Leo, got out of the house and has not come home...**sniff** I would like to think that he is living it up at someone elses house and that he is happy. I was so heart broken that Hubby let me get a new kitty. I looked all over for another Bengal kitty that needed a home and found just the guy at a breeder in Corpus Christi, Texas. His name is Jag, short for "Baby Jaguar", and he is just under 2 years old. He had been an expensive cat that was dumped back at the breeder because the owners were moving. We got him for a small adoption fee and he has fit right in to our family. He is like Leo in some ways, and very different in others. He has all his claws, which has not been the problem I thought it would be, and he actually does not all! So, we will keep an eye our for our Leo, and if he comes home he will have a friend to play with.

Well, that is as much as I have time for today! Sorry to be so absent, and I will post some craft doings very soon!
I am on the DT for CopicJunkies now and would love for you all to join us for our weekly challenges as we learn to use and enjoy our favorite addiction! Copic Markers! There is also a blog that we are getting started for this group. See the links below to join in!



Papirskreppa said...

Long time you have been gone. I have missed your blogging. Congrats on your new car. Hope your cat will find its way back home again. I am glad you found out about that pills. Looking forward to see what you come up with as a scrapping project next :) I shall visit CopicJunkies soon. But tonight I am too tired. Have a fab week. See you around :)

kisatrtle said...

Shannon, welcome back to bloggyland. I was just wondering what happened to you. Sounds like you've been busy. We both had brochitis for the holidays. I'm still coughing. I'll have to check out the copicjunkies. I'm thinking of picking up some...

Barb said...

Shannon, it is so good to see you back! You had some wonderful festivities! Beautiful new car, too! I'm so sorry about Leo and Jag is a very handsome cat! Lucky for Jag that you found him. I hope you are feeling better. I know what you mean about cold meds. I can't take anything over the counter when I get bronchitis, or even a cold. Bad things happen!

Looking forward to seeing new crafts from you and since I am such a Copic junkie, too, I'm off to check out those sites! See ya there!