Good Lord! Has it really been a whole week since I posted to my blog? Well, I guess it has. An eventful week, too. So, let me catch ya up.Saturday, March 12th
I got up and went to the little greasy spoon dive that we always eat breakfast at on Saturday. I ate with my family. Mom and I hit the casinos after and then Wal-Mart. We also went to Hibbett Sports and Stage in search of new sneaks for me and Chaddy. By noon we had experienced all of what Mudville has to offer. Boring! Saturday afternoon I went to work out. Seriously. I am sooo going to make this an everyday thing.Sunday, March 13th
I worked at the big fancy casino. Hello, boring much. I sold three tickets all day. The rubberband ball is gone for good, but I have taken to playing solitaire on the computer for fun.Monday, March 14th
I worked out! Tanya and I are going to be the hotties of Flint Creek! We are sooo going to be sportin' thongs this summer. Okay, so I'm kiddin' about the thongs, but I would really like to look good this summer. Tanya and I hit one casino for lunch and another for gambling. I had to work at the big fancy casino. I handed out Ladies Night cards and said "Good luck!, Win big!, Hit a jackpot!" over and over and over.Tuesday, March 15th
I worked out this morning. That's three, just in case you were wondering. I worked out, ran to the bank, and made it home by 10:00am. Then I packed and was ready to leave with Kathy by 11:00. Yes, the Kathy that sees dead people. We went to St. Louis. Spencer, her little boy, had to have some tests and stuff at the children's hospital. When we got to St. Louis we hit a Target for some new trains for Spencer and Easter candy for me and ate at a Chinese place. We were tired from the drive so we went on to the Ronald McDonald House. I had never stayed at one before, and I was mega-impressed. It was two old homes joined together. We walked into our room, and I was, like, "SCORE! We got bunkbeds! I get the top!" Whoo-hoo! I hadn't slept on a bunkbed since elementary school. The house was really neat. It was, I think, $5.00 a night for us to stay there. We had a chore to do every night. Ours was to clean the microwaves. No big deal.Wednesday, March 16th
We got up early to go to the hospital. It's a children's hospital. It was really cool in a Patch Adams kinda way. Again, I was really impressed. The facility and the staff were all great. We checked in and then it was down to have chest x-rays. Little Man was not into the x-rays at all. When Kathy and I walked into the room the lady asked if there was any chance that either of us was pregant. "Good God, I hope not!" Was my reply. Kathy pointed out that that was sort of a silly question. "I guess there's always a chance, huh." After the x-rays we went to have his echo-something. This was really cool.It was sort of like an ultrasound thing, but looked at his heart. I thought we were looking at a monkey's face for the first few minutes. It had eyes and a mouth that was opening and closing. Then, the guy changed something and it was all color. It totally looked like NexRad radar. When we left Kathy asked if I knew what we had been looking at. "Well, I saw the monkey in Spencer's chest and then I was just trying to figure out if it was snowing or raining in there." She said that it actually is a form of Doplar radar that they use. That would explain the band of snow moving northeast. After Spencer's weather report we went upstairs to his room. I thought it was really cool that so many people remembered him and knew his name. Kathy said that many of the nurses and doctors have been with them since birth. They came in and drugged him and tried to put in an IV. The nurse just tried once and then got the doctor to do it. We went to have a profusion scan done. I'm still not quite sure what that was. It was done in an MRI machine though, so he had to lay still. They drugged him some more. Then they took him right in for the heart cath. Kathy and I grabbed a bite to eat, grabbed the chocolate out of the car, and went back to his room to wait. It went really fast. They didn't have to do anything else when they got in. They thought they might have to. When they brought Spencer back out he had to lay still for six hours. He slept through most of it. They went ahead and dismissed him at about 9:00. We went to a Wal-Greens that is next to the hospital. There was a security guy out front. "Hey lady, do you know where you're at?" The security guy asked Kathy. "Yes." She replied. "Oh. We don't see very many white people over here." Nice. Not that I mind being the only white person in a group. That kinda thing has never bothered me, but to have a security guard point it out was a little weird. We grabbed some McDonalds and went back to the RMH. We ate in the kitchen because it is absolutely against Ronald's sacrad rules to eat in your room. When we got back upstairs I went to take a shower. Kathy and Spencer were gone when I got back. Then they came in and Kathy had a towel on her head. Spencer had puked all over Kathy, the bed, and the floor. I told Kathy just to hold him and that I would clean it up. I mean, come on, it's not like I didn't just dig through Lucky Charm puke for a quarter. Thursday, March 17th
And the day began with milk puke. Poor Little Man slept all night and then drank some milk first thing in the morning. Not quite ready for that we found. So we gathered all of our things, cleaned the room, and hit the road. We went to the brewery for the tour. How cool is the Budweiser plant! Oh my gosh! Totally worth a trip to St. Louis! It looks just like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. The Mashing Room (I think that's what it was called.) was four floors with an open staircase on both sides. I could totally see Oompa-Loompas singing and dancing up and down the stairs. After the brewery tour we stopped at Krispy Kreme. Yummmy! We each bought two dozen donuts. We got home about 5:00. I just went to Kathy's house because we were all going out to the hill anyway.Friday, March 18th
Today! I slept in a bit this morning. I picked Mom up for lunch. I went to get my check at the big fancy casino and talk to my boss. She wasn't there so I cashed my check and hit Wal-Mart and the sports store. I got my dogs a TON of toys. I'm hoping that all the new stuff will curb their intrest in our stuff. We'll see. I got new sneakers for me and Chaddy and a pair of cool fleece pants for me. All that and I only spent $80.00! I am, like, the thriftiest girl ever! The shoe girl was showing me all kinds of shoes. I was, like, "Um could I see the one that is on the best sale?" Yeah, after my coupon, my New Balances were ten bucks! Beat that, come on! I got a hold of my boss on the phone. I know that this is going to come as a shock to many of you, but I quit my job at the big fancy casino. Here's the deal. I did it for FUN. I was supposed to work just events. I went from working events to working Monday and events. Then it was Sunday, Monday, and events. Now it's Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and events. I have a real job. This was just for fun. It's not fun when I never see Chaddy. I was missing him like crazy! So, I knew I had been a really valuable employee when she said, "Okay, I'll need you to help out tomorrow and that's it." No, "Oh, don't quit." No, "Let's work something out." Nope. None of that. I guess I'll wear my smest one last time. I am so going to auction my smest off on E-Bay. Watch for a link.
So, that's my week in a nutshell. Or in my case, a donut hole. I have single handedly eaten a whole bag of Whoppers Robin's Egg candies and about one dozen chocolate frosted Krispy Kreme donuts. But hey, I'm drinkin' caffeine-free diet soda. It all balances out. I have missed you, all of my blogging buddies. I will try not to be gone so long again!
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