Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Steven just completed physical therapy last evening, and he's doing so much better with the left knee. I don't know his degree of flexion, but I do now that he's been crossing his legs lately. It's Spring Break here right now, and I ran him to two appointments on my days off. I had a dentist appointment Monday and his was Monday afternoon, both for cleanings. Then, yesterday, while my husband was at home (he took the day off) dealing with the AT&T U-Verse installer, I was at the orthodontist with Steven getting his braces on. I don't remember it taking so long, but then again, I had mine in '93 to '95.

I took a quick pic of him with the braces, so it isn't the clearest picture at the orthodontist!

His mouth is so sore today, and I actually let him have coffee ice cream for breakfast! I brewed him some mint green tea for breakfast to have with it. The ibuprofen took awhile to kick in for him earlier! Quote of the day:" I need some pliers to take them off!" Poor buddy!

I went through some e-mails this morning, and finally was able to update my iphone and iPad  with iTunes this morning. iTunes was giving me a rough time after I decided to update it last week, and I had to force quit it multiple times. I've been working more diligently on using apps that I've downloaded and deleting this which haven't been used, or if they have been and I was less that thrilled about them---deleted them.
It's nap time now for me! More updates in the next few days!

Sharing a Casting Call!

I'm sharing a casting call notice with you for Cineflix Productions, for families in the Southern FL area. I live in mid-FL, the east part of Central FL, but wanted to share this with you all, since I know that I have some FL readers and they may in turn have other family members in the area.
 Are you committed to family values?
Scope out the Word Document shared with you all below!


From the makers of “American Pickers,” comes a groundbreaking reality TV series!

Þ   Has your family fallen victim to economic hardship?

Þ   Would you like to give your family a better quality of life?

Þ   Are you a part of an open family that thrives on self-improvement?

Þ   Have you considered moving, selling, renting or changing your lifestyle?

Þ   Could you benefit from sharing your household responsibilities with others?

Þ   Are you committed to your family values?

If so, we are looking for you!  Come be a part of an exciting new documentary series exploring the concept of family home sharing. 

For more information please email us at with the following information:

·      Names & ages of everyone in your household
·      Contact number & email address
·      2 or 3 photos of you and your family
·      A brief paragraph explaining why the idea of home sharing appeals to you, and what makes your family special.

Disclosure: I was give only information in which to post about the cast call from Cineflix Productions, and if any opinions were expressed by me, they were my own!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's a Wonderfully, Crazy Life Here in My Household!

Hi! It's been wild here since Steven had his left knee surgery on the 17th last month. I think that I checked the date on my blog, and realized that I've been a little out of touch with you all for about 3 weeks! Oh no!
I've posted a few comments on some blogs lately of other bloggers, but haven't really sat down at the Mac or with my iPad to compose a post for you all!

Steven had the surgery on the 17th, and I pretty much kept him home from school for the following week. Between Edline, his e-mails and my e-mails, we were able to reach his important teachers to obtain homework assignments so that he could try to keep up with his classmates (and not get too far behind).
He had 3 PT visits the first week post-op, and I was able to take hi  to 2 of them on my days off. He had a lot of pain that week, and was having to ice down a bit and elevate his knee when he wasn't at PT. By day 8 post-op, and after going to his FCAT review classes, he rode his bike with his friends for about 5 to 6 hours. Ouch! I could barely hobble that long after both of mine by post-op day 8! He's been back to school since Monday a week ago, and has gone to Physical Therapy in the afternoons after school---my husband's been taking him.  I don't have a pics of his knees yet, but aim to post one with him bending it sometime!

After his surgery week, as you all know I'm a nurse, and work in the healthcare industry. Every year, state comes through and does their annual inspections of the nursing homes, and we happened to have our survey start the Tuesday after President's Day. Everyone's on pins and needles during that time there, and it made for a very long and stressful week.  I'm definitely glad the its over!

Steve's been pulling so much overtime lately, that Steven and I have hardly seen him, even on my weekends off! NO date lunches or anything lately! One night, he told me, going ahead and sign up for the FLBLOGCON which is in September in Orlando, and I'm going!!! Granted, it's a one day conference and it's a semi-local one, it's my first blogging conference, and I'm psyched!!

Me... well, between working and sleeping, I've been running Steven to school after I get off work for Beta Club and extra time with a couple of his teachers to get caught up! And this is along with going to a few doctor appointments! Back and knee pain ended up getting me a pain management doctor referral for next month. Continued microscopic blood in the urine in the past 2 years had me visiting the urologist, with an IVP/CT Scan scheduled for next Tuesday morning (prep starts Monday morning, after I get home from working the weekend!). The endocrinologist appt is Tuesday afternoon, and here's hoping that my Hemoglobin A1C and my Vitamin D levels are improved.  Thursday will be the follow-up with the urologist!
I missed my 2nd anniversary of my blog back in January, so I'm trying to plan something for you all to happen around my 50th in May!

Ciao, for now, my friends!

Long Time No Write!

  Long time no write, well, on my part! I actually went through a blogging funk, where I just couldn't get creative writing juices going...