Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who's the one trying out?

This end of the year I'm a ball of nerves.  Im nervous for my oldest daughter.  She will be graduating soon from High school and is already spearheading her university classes.  This girl is such a nerd.


Quantum Physics...she loves this stuff.  Physics, logarithms, MATH!  This is so she can study for her AP test and just get the credit for college and skip this course.  Her major... Engineering. 

So my baby girl is going to college :/ and I used to think I would be ready for this day but seriously...my self now wants to go back in time and tell 15 yrs ago self  "pppghhttbb!!!  You're gonna hate it!!"  and kick her

Then there is the Kiksters...shes my 3rd child.  She is going from 8th grade to the High school 9th grade campus.  She is trying out for the highs school dance high kick drill team.  I'm so nervous for her.  I still see her so little...I still see the 5th grader...in my head she's going up against adults, event though those same kids...I've known for a long time already because of my older girls..and I want to tell each and every one of them to be nice to my girl!  But I cant. 

It's one of those fine lines that you just have to kind of slowly back away from.  You'd think that after 2 girls it would be easy, well I'm here to tell you...IT'S NOT.     Each child has different social skills.  While my oldest daughter will one day run fro president of the united states after having won the Ms. America Pageant, had a successful career in acting and the music industry... my youngest one will probably be the one behind her website...away from the crowds and the scene.  But that's another blog post. 

Well...2 more days for the kiksters to try out...I hope I'll still have hair by then...ill keep ya posted! 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

WIPE OUT...

So...I went to the doc..haven't been feeling well.  And well he said what we all dread "Your fine, just over weight"  *sigh*  I know...I know.  Since moving back to Laredo in 2005  I've gained 60-70 lbs.  Laredo is not a city that makes you want to work out.  The climate is so harsh. When it summer you dont want to leave the house.  Opening the door to go outside is like opening the door to an oven set to 500 degrees!!!  That wind rushes at you and you feel like your energy has been sucked out of you!!! I hate the summers here.

Well, I have to set aside my hatred towards the heat of Laredo...and decided to get more active.
So...my FIL gave us all bikes for Christmas.  They have been sitting in our garage since that day :/  I know...sad.  So I bring out the one that doesn't make my butt look like I'm doing a yoga pose on a bike while trying balance myself.    Its a nice bike...pretty low to the ground.  It resembles something out of the '50's ..I like it.  So I pull it out.  Marty has taken golfing...so he was at the park two blocks down from our house practicing his swing.

So Im getting on this bike...all confident. "Yeah..Im gonna go riding" .  My driveway has a slight slope and as Im getting on and taking off...I catch a little bit of speed.  So I put my foot on the peddle...and as Im about to push on it 'WOOOSH' my foot slips off!!!  I start to loose my balance.  Im wobbling worse than a horse that has just been born!!!  I cant find my feet to the floor...I cant get my balance and whats worse I'M HEADED STRAIGHT FOR A PARKED CAR ACROSS THE STREET!!! Im screaming in my head "NO NO NO NO NO!!! GOD THIS IS GONNA HURT!!!"  But outside all I can muster are some groans as if I'm some kind of living dead!!!  Whats worse is that the car Im about to collide with is being worked on by the neighbor...and his wife.

See this is what short people problems are.  Yes I chose the bike that I didn't need a 10 foot ladder to get on...but it was still a bit high.  I bet if I had long legs...I would have just been able to put my foot down and control myself...but no...IM SHORT!

Yes..you guess it... I CRASHED into the car.  And still...me being so nice, I didn't want to damage the car...i turn the handle sharply and I propel my body to the car instead of the bike...and hit the car.  The neighbor looks from behind the hood like as if he just heard and over sized bee hit the car and was confused and says "Are you ok ma'am?'    I'm embarrassed..I get up..I'm trying to gather up whats left of my pride up .  I say "YUP...YUP..IM FINE!! THANK YOU"  In my head "ouchie that hurt."  and yes..I got banged up.  I feel like I hit a car now...oh wait I did.

Well, Im trying...I did go on ahead and ride...but damn...this exercise bit...its gonna kill me!


It doesnt look bad...but it hurts like heck.  I have other battle scars but I cant show them...they are in areas that will make you go blind...trust me...I have battle wounds!  

Stay safe


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Know the signs....its not just a headache.

So a few weeks ago we had a scare.  It all started with some minor headaches for the Mr. here.  Well, he just sucked it up.  It was pressure here and there and what he described...sounded like a sinus headache...or allergies. That was a Thursday..we had to leave.  Our 8th grader was competing in Ft. Worth with her team for Dance Nationals.  (They won by the way..in case you haven't read the last post...why havent you read that last post? :'(  )

So we leave...During that weekend...he complains.  We end up going to get meds for him.  He's taking Motrin, Tylenol, Asprin...NOTHING works, and I tell him "When we get home...straight to V.A. OK!"

So we have a little fun...leave Sunday Morning...and well on our way back home we were in a car accident.

You see that bus there...yeah that bus caused most of the accident.  What you don't see is a blue truck...he was the one that originally started it all.  See it was outside of Lorena, Tx.  There is construction on the Highway there.  An well traffic went form flowing really well..to slowing down to almost an instant standstill.  Hubby put on his hazards...and the van behind us..stopped...BUT that blue truck..was busy on his phone...and BAMN...hit that van....and she hit us.  WELL...that bus driver..I dont know what he was doing cause he didn't slow down at all or even enough...and he hit that blue truck...blue truck hit the van again...and the van hit us.  


So we were fine...thankfully.  We gave out statements and went home.   Monday came along and hubby still has the headaches...but they are a bit stronger...and now his neck is hurting.  Im here thinking "Its whiplash hun...you need to see a doc".  Next day I take his bp...thinking maybe he has some hypertension that's causing his headache.  BP 160/101  WHOA NELLY!!!  So we take him to the VA.  They gave him some bp meds and sent him on his merry way.

Well...later on that night...he wakes me up.  He now has a fever and is throwing up.  He cant walk well, he's dizzy and he is crying...yes, crying.  I've never in my entire relationship with this man, have I ever seen him crying because of pain or anything else.   He's telling me hes about to die.  Im like 'NO YOUR NOT GONNA DIE!'  and Im freaking out!  Call 911  and they come for him.

We waited...in the lobby for almost 11 hours.  yes you read that right...11 hours.  And then a doc gives him Tordol, a pain reliever.  Goes off all smug like he did us a favor.  Then comes back and says "Headache better?"  the Mr. says "No...no change" his smug face goes away and a look of concern takes over.  He says to him "You might have meningitis" ... and sure as day.  He had meningitis.  Thankfully he had the one that is easy to treat.  The one that you WANT to have if you end up with it, VIRAL meningitis.  Poor guy...the Mr was in so much pain, was in quarantine for over a week.  He needed a spinal tap and well that made him feel it more.

So that's why I say Know the signs...I thought it was just whiplash.  But a headache like you've never had before...considered the worst headache you've had in your LIFE...stiff neck, fever, vomiting go straight to the E.R.   Marty got lucky...but this thing can kill you.  If it doesn't it changes your life forever.  

Be aware of these symptoms.  You could save someones life or even your own!!


Meningitis Awareness Ribbon



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Trying it ... get it going

So...this past year has been kind of fast.  I cant believe that my oldest, Bekah will soon be graduating from High school.  She's already enrolled at Texas A&M International University and has her major set to Pre-Engineering.    WOWZIES WOW WOWZAS!!  EEEkkk.  It almost seems like we got over Feb, like the first hill on a roller coaster and its just took off with tremendous speed!  So here I am.  Bekah has already gone to her Senior Prom


This is Bekah and her escort Ramiro 


They said they looked like spies...the theme of the prom was THE ROARING '20'S


Bekah...this is her...shes got quite a personality


And we also had her photos for her presentation done too...which reminds me...I have to go pick out a picture..OOPS!!  Ok  but here is a photo of her hair and make up.  


yeah you're not gonna see her dress yet...that's a surprise!  

But its been somewhat of a whirlwind.  And well i can't forget my 8th grader Monikah.  You see...she has always wanted to be in the dance team.  She's not a cheerleader ...sadness...I know.  But well she likes what she likes.  And we are supportive of that. 

So she's been working hard at her techniques.  She tried out in 7th grade and didn't make it.  It was so heartbreaking to see her so sad.  But she didnt wallow in it and well..she tried out for 8th grade and guess what??!!


She made it!!  Also hard work...her team competed a few weeks ago and well...they won The National Title.  They competed against High school teams and out of Texas and Surrounding states...they were the only middle team to make it to the winners circle and win the jackets!  

Here she is...in the middle...this is one of her performances.  However..she will start all over again.  Shes an incoming freshman (MAKE TIME STTOOOOPPP PLEASE!!!!)  ok I'm done, and she has been so nervous and worried...cause she will be trying out and shes so afraid that she wont make the cut for the highschool team.  


So this year is an important one cause one graduates and well, that's really it for her.  That closes the chapter of her childhood and opens the next chapter to college student and young adult. There are not more tryouts for her, really.  Monikah, well shes starting her HS years but the nerves..OH THE NERVES!!!  We will see what happens.  

For now..Im gonna try to enjoy this ride, even though I hate roller coasters and this is one I cant get off of.  I'm gonna try to maintain what little sanity I have left...and keep moving on.