It's been several weeks since I have done a weekly blog. Ya'll haven't missed a thing. Lots of work, lots of complaining about low-carb, my shins hurt all the time, and I am catching up on all of my shows, so I sit at home a lot.
The most exciting thing that has happened lately?
I get a message when I am in Walgreens:
"Did you know that Lily was in the ER? Don't panic. She has a carrot stuck up her nose."
Walgreens is just across the street from the hospital so we went over there.
I walk in, Lily and Rebecca are sitting there. She said "EESA!! You here!" and her "here" sounds like "HE-UH".
I said "LIL! What did you do?!", and she said "Me stuck a cawwot in my nose"
Rebecca says it best in her own words:
Let me set the scene for you... I'm sitting at my kitchen table, organizing my music library on my laptop. My daughter is in the living room (open concept house, so we're essentially in the same room) watching Bubble Guppies. She keeps going back and forth from the refrigerator eating out of the vegetable platter that she insisted on bringing home from the grocery store. Then she comes over to me and mumbles something about a carrot and her nose. *Wat* "You put a carrot in your nose?!?" "No mama." *Phew* "I put a piece of a carrot in my nose!"
So I look inside her nose and there is indeed a piece of a carrot stuck up there. And it's pretty damn deep. Like I can barely see it. Apparently she just pushed it until her stubby little finger couldn't reach it anymore. So I'm all "Dude , we have to go to the hospital right now" Which makes her start freaking out because she's scared to go. So I make an attempt to get it out myself. I tried tweezers, a q-tip, a toothpick, making her smell pepper and sneeze, nothing was working. So I'm starting to panic and all I can think is "Didn't I see this on tv once?? Why is my life turning into a sitcom???"
So I put on a bra (because I'm classy like that), throw some clothes on her (that I'm assuming were clean) and texted my husband and my mother where I was going. Thank God I was wearing yoga capris and not my usual plaid pajama pants. Thankfully, we were the only ones in the waiting room, so it didn't take very long. And after about 5 minutes of picking and pulling, the carrot was set free!
Now, I know it doesn't look very large, but you have to remember that she has very tiny toddler nostrils haha. And it was raw, so it was very hard. I'm also not sure why they put it in a cup and gave it to me? But you will be pleased to know that after showing everyone I know, (including Facebook because apparently I'm gonna be that mom) I did indeed throw it away...
I am still on the low-carb way of life. I haven't been blogging it, but I do have the documentation and pics to write the blog if that counts for anything.
14 pounds down so far, but nothing in the blood sugar department. It remains in the low to mid 200's. ONCE it was 112. For like 4 hours. My A1C is down though, and that is what matters the most.
I blogged a few recipes:
The Bombdiggiest Caesar Salad
Beef and Slaw Stir Fry
Ham, Cheese, and Egg Roll Ups
Spectacular Slow Cooker Cube Steak
Ugly Zucchini "Pizza" Bites
Steak and Mushroom Bites
A Tale of Two Broccoli Casseroles
I fell down the stairs at work.
It was quite embarrassing for people to see me limping with a head bruise and me not having a cool story to accommodate. No bar fight, no saving a nun from a fire....my knee gave out while I was walking down the stairs. I feel knee first on the corner of the stair, and hit my head on the rail.
Books 5, 6, 7, 8 of my 50 goal for the year!
Death Comes to Town by K.J. Emrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all of the "heavy" books I read, and I need something light. There is still murder of course, but nothing like the serial killer+forensics+save the world books I am used to. I am looking forward to more in this series.
View all my reviews
I screenshotted a bunch of pics......
I read once that if you get ink on your clothes, that toothpaste and a toothbrush will get it right out.
It is true!
But then, you get to go through the rest of the day like this:
Our hand dryer is a fancy Dyson one that when you have to have both hands in it to activate it. I have tried many times to dry my shirt, because I am always looking like my water broke.
I ended up getting a hair dryer and taking off my shirt in my office.
No one thought it was weird I had a hair dryer going with my door closed.
They've been around me too long.
One thing that I discovered I can only get in Alabama?
Diet Grapico. It's bottled by Buffalo Rock, and found only in certain areas of the state.
I have tried unseccessfully to order it from various places, the shipping costs that I have found the cheapest? $39.95. Per case. That was from the Buffalo Rock site itself.
Luckily, I whine about it enough to all of the Guests that are coming from Alabama, and a sweetheart brought me not only TWO cases, but two Alabama koozies.
I was way more excited than Scott, and they are for him!
I end with not one, but two tornados.
On a Friday night we were alarmed of bad weather. Phones were charged, a/c was turned down, everyone was watching the news. Around 10:00pm it got bad. Like....bad.
I think Scott was trying to be macho, but he kept insisting that we go to the hotel so "I would feel safer".
I didn't want to get out in it, but I put on shoes and we went. It wasn't so much the rain but the wind. There was debris all over the highway, and we met no cars that I thought was weird, but hey, we were in a tornado warning. We get within a half mile of where you turn off our highway onto the highway that the hotel is on.
Annnnnd......there is a tree across the road.
No way in, no way out. No wonder we didn't meet anyone!
We had to turn around and go back. The power was out, my phone was dwindling down, and I was eating peanut butter straight from the jar.
I was calming down, and then I get a text from my Mother.
Like I wasn't already. And then....
"Bailey is on her way home".
I explained the tree was across the road and she had no way to get home. She needed to go to the hotel, or stay wherever she was.
Then I had a mini panic attack until I knew she was somewhere safe. But not THAT safe! A confirmed tornado touchdown hit right where she was. My boss lady's house suffered damage, her daughter's house, that she has only been in a couple of months, a tree went right through it. Many, many homes and vehicles are still currently tore up.
Tarps everywhere from this storm as I type.
I kept heckling Bailey until I knew she was safe and was going to stay somewhere overnight.
Our power was out for 15 hours. It wasn't bad, I got a lot of laundry folded and put up.
But thank the Lord when it came back on.
Bailey finally made it home.
3 days later, the tornado watch is back, horrendous rain and winds.
I am kinda freaked out, but chill for the most part.
THEN!, Bailey SnapChats me, "If I get stuck in another tornado, Imma be pissed".
I said "MY LORD, don't you ever stay at home!!!!".
She made it safely.
So we're getting back into our groove, and then boom. Sunday. Tornadoes ERR'Where.
At the hotel we had to call every room and bring them down to safety. For 2 hours I had to be calm and all manager like, making sure everyone had what they needed, when inside, I wanted to curl up and cry. There were touch downs, just not at our exact location.
I knew at Scott's job, they have a safe place to be in emergencies, so I didn't worry.
He then tells me when he got home that they never stopped working.
AND THEN!!! Rebecca, Steven, and Lily were right in the heart of it!
Can't white people stay home in tornadoes!!! Am I the only one!!!!!
But once again, no one I know was hurt, and we survived. I ended up staying over at the hotel and watching Wrestlemania.
The Undertaker is done.
It was overwhelming.
I enjoy sports, binge watching TV, food, reading, and slightly bearded men.