Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Charlies Angles

Charlie's Angels and the case of the missing ring.

What can I say I was nervous but trying to hide it behind a stern face and lack of joking when my partner picked on me about my new headgear (a blue surgical hairnet). It was the day of my surgery and I was dreading it. I had just changed into hospital garb and returned to the pre-op surgical room.
The nurse asked if he could remove my sacred wedding ring from my finger, “I will lock it up with your other belongings” she said. I told her that he could take it off and it would be safer with my partner “whom gave him the ring”. I slipped the ring off and handed it to David saying take care of this.

I shift uncomfortably in the ultra sheer hospital gown with my large ass poking out touching the cloth on the holding room table. After what seemed like an eternity a nice masculine women open the drapes and stated she was the DR who would be administering my anesthesia. She explained the procedure and told me that she needed to begin my IV so she could knock me out. After trying in one hand she was unable to begin the IV no matter how much she dug with the needle. She stated well I guess the vein collapsed. She quickly moved to the other hand. She was able to start the IV without to much digging around for the vein. All the while I was chastising her for her affinity for the Chicago Bears, trying to sway her to the light, to the COWBOYS. She told me she and her “husband” are devout sox and bears fan, I am trying to wrap my mind around her being married to a guy…oh well.

When she was done the DR came in and explained the procedure to me stating, I am going to give you a prescription for pain, everyone is different you may experience a lot of pain or none at all, it could last for weeks or days. I secretly hated him at this point and vowed that I would be the lucky one who would experience no pain and if I did it wouldn’t last long. They left stating they would be back as soon as there is an operating room.

More anxiety more picking on me from David. Then the curtain opened and it was the DR, the masculine female DR and another guy. They said it was time. I told David I loved him and off we went. Wheeling me down to corridor, the Masculine DR was on my left side, she patted my arm and told me “goodnight” I saw her inject something into my IV port and before she had finished putting the meds in or I had finished the word goodn….I was gone.

I don’t remember dreaming, I don’t remember any out of body experience and there was no light where I was, looking back those facts are kind of scary to me. Anyway I after what seemed like a minute I woke up with a lady above me checking my IV. She Looked like Kate Jackson so I asked her if she was my angel. She laughed and I told her she looked like Kate and she was my favorite angel “I lied” obviously I am a Jaclyn Smith fan DUH! She smiled and walked away. I looked around and found myself in a circular room with a nurse’s station in the middle. There was my DR, “the devil” looking at me. I tried to mutter to words how did everything go? He didn’t respond to me only looked at me and turned his head down to work on paperwork in front of him…bitch! Then there was a male nurse beside me, He looked familiar maybe we had met at the bars or something when David and I were out. I tried to make small talk but he laughed when I told him I would buy him a drink if I saw him out, He stated “hunny you won’t remember me” Well damn him to and If I see him I will not buy him a drink! I asked when I could go home and he told me they were going to take me to post op and let me have something to drink “COFFEE” I missed my coffee!

After a few minuets they rolled my bed to a brightly lit room where everyone seemed very nice. They helped me into a reclining chair and asked me how I was feeling. I told him get David in the waiting room and GET ME COFFEE! The male nurse told me he would be glad to do both…I loved him! He promptly brought me a cup of coffee and a muffin.

David came in smiling and asking me how I was. I was on my second cup of coffee by then and was feeling weird but ok. The nurse told me I couldn’t leave until I peed. I got up right when they said that and stated I need to pee! The nurse escorted me to the john and I stood there and took care of business. I returned to my chair and another nurse came over with my prescriptions and release forms. She gave my walking papers and the wheelchair was summoned. David escorted me to my locker and helped me get dressed. They told David how to get our ticket validated and to bring the car around. They wheeled me down David pulled the car around and helped me in.

At this point I was scared not knowing if David could remember the way home. I tried to help him navigate however he didn’t need my help he did it all on his own. We stopped at the CVS to get my prescriptions. I remember feeling like I needed to shop. He asked me what I was hungry for and I told him I wanted corndogs! I have no idea why corndogs however in my mind that is what I had to have. He took me home and couldn’t find a parking space near our house so dropped me off in from of our door and went to park the car. The door was ajar so I opened it and stumbled up our spiral staircase to home. David came up and let me in. He situated me on the sofa then went across the street for my corndogs. Next thing I know there were corndogs in front of me. I woofed them down rolled over and slept.

Later that night I woke up, I asked David for a cigarette and my wedding ring. David went to his jeans and low and behold NO RING. He has looked everywhere and hasn’t been able to find it. I have teased him about it and made him feel guilty, but I when I saw it is really bothering him so I stopped.

Fast forward through all the pain and issues, it has been 4 days since my surgery I am still in some pain. The meds help however I am trying not to take them if not absolutely necessary. I need to work and get some things done. In the past few days I have received 150 e-mails requesting my approval on something or the other. I am trying not to respond after taking any meds though.

This past week David has been crucial to my recovery. He has taken care of the house, the animals and has waited on my hand and foot. I loved him before and I love him more now. After going through this with a loved one it makes you happy to have found your life partner.

As for the Ring.... on Monday we will search the car again and call the hospital however if my ring is not found that is ok, David is all I need. I guess you can say he is my Angel.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Metallica- Enter Sandman

For Senorita Booze Hound

Senorita Boozehound

It has been awhile since my partner and I have had the pleasure of hanging with one of our best friends from home, Mrs. Senorita Boozehound! Otherwise known as - txflowerwiltinginnm.blogspot.com

She had meetings in KC all week and she was able to plan ahead and change her flight home to come through Chi Town to see us for a few days.

The weather was perfect 80 and sunny each day Not that we were able to take advantage of it too much! I had it planed in my head how the weekend would turn out and indeed it happened exactly how I planed. The first night was spent drinking at home eating Chicago style pizza catching up until 6:30 in the morning.

We slept in the next day and went to lunch downstairs, then we went to boys town and did the pub crawl until about 1AM. Then as we were saying our goodbyes to people we had met while out, Mrs. S.B went metropolitan on our ass and jumped into the busy street to hail a cab (she was done) we went to the Golden Angel across the street for some much needed food and crashed.

The next day was filled with Hangovers from my partner and SB and once again we got a late start. We went to Navy Pier had lunch and people watched, we came home played a game had a few drinks and crashed. The next day was filled with cooking breakfast and regret that she was leaving.

S.B We Love you - Come back soon!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blake Shelton - Home

I love this version!

Five Things

If you read Sportsnutindallas’s blog then you have officially been tagged to talk about your "5 Things". If you are reading this blog then you have officially been tagged as well. I will be checking up on you so you better do it!!!

5 Jobs that I have had:
Cook – for my mothers restaurant
Fork lift driver – for an auto parts manufactory
EMT - I miss the uniform.
Waiter/Bartender – Awesome party job!
Director of Ops – Nice title lots of stress, I miss waiting tables!

5 Movies I can watch over and over again:
The Mummy – Brandon Frasier is the man
Casino Royal – Love 007
Hocus Pocus – I wait all year for Halloween to see this movie
X-Men – Pick one - I want Storms powers!
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte – Huge Betty Davis fan here!

5 Places that I have lived:
Hope, AR
London, England
Dallas, TX
Chicago, IL

5 T.V. shows that I love:
Top Chef
Ancient Discoveries
Paula Dean
Kathy Griffin- My life on the D-List

5 Places I have been on vacation:
Destin/FT Walton
New Orleans
Puerto Vallarta

5 Favorite Meals
Pam’s homemade Fried Chicken
What-a-burger – I know its fast food but since the move you can’t find them here
Mom’s Fried Pork Chops with cornbread and pinto beans (man I miss this)
David’s Roasted Chicken with faux mashed potatoes
David’s and Joseph’s crab cakes, it was a one time thing but I want it again!

5 Places I would rather be, right now
Camping in Arkansas
On the beach in Mexico
At the lottery headquarters picking up my mega winnings
Tin Room singing Karaoke with friends
Mom’s kitchen

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

Thank god the old man of winter is finally loosening its grip on Chi-Town. We moved here in July and the summer weather was awesome however we were told to prepare for winter by the locals; however they didn't tell us it was going to be the worst winter in 15 years!
We are from Texas, the city of Dallas closes if it snows or sleets and you can hibernate for a couple "snow days" at home with a bottle of wine and the remote!
My dutiful husband David has decided that he will not drive in Chicago any more the he has to. He has driven a couple times around the neighborhood but honestly he hates driving anyway and with this traffic and the amount of public transportation he really doesn't have too. Because of his decision he had to walk a mile in the snow "up hill" to get to the train station, then a mile to get to his work, all in all he walked about 3 miles a day just for work. Btw as always he looks great with all the exercise!
I on the other hand I had to drive to the office and to visit stores. I am amazed how much snow accumulates on a car overnight! Every morning I faced the task of scraping off the snow and ice that had accumulated and sometimes digging the snow around the car so I could get onto the street. Chicago does a great job in keeping the streets plowed but they push the snow up against your car when you park on the street lots of fun when you’re in dress pants and shoes fun, fun!

The winter here brings gray days that last for months. Everything was gray the sky, the landscape I mean EVERYTHING was gray; it was very depressing, thank god for alcohol!
Last weekend we had visitors from AZ and Dallas; they left their 70 degree temps and braved the 30’s here all for my lover’s birthday! The weather wasn’t too bad until it snowed on Friday, they were happy to see snow, we almost cried! We had a great time with them, mainly bar hoping etc.

They are saying that was the last of the white stuff for a few months. We are eagerly awaiting the sun and fun that summer will offer.

I'm Still Alive

It's been a few months but I'm back!

As most know I moved to Chicago with my lover in July to assume a new position for a new branch of an established company. In that time I have had my nose to the grindstone trying to pull this off.
My busy season begins in October and lasts through the end of April. I am beginning to breathe a little easier now and am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Work has not produced the results I wanted however my team and I have made a lot of strides getting things in line with the industry.
Since the move I am 30 lbs heaver, my hair is grayer and it’s falling out fast, not to mention the nagging ulcers that keep encouraging me to eat and drink more. AA and Adkins here I come!

Stay tuned….