Archive for January, 2009

Its Been A While

You know they say, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.”

That’s why I’ve been on hiatus. I’m sure you people have better things to read than my pain, urinating and bowel problems.

I’m feeling a lot better and can almost comfortably sit at the desk chair without an egg crate. (its the small things)

As most of you know, I had to have a bladder sling put in as well as vaginoplasty (don’t google it, because the pictures aren’t pretty. Its basically putting everything where it should be). It was pretty major surgery that landed me an extra 2 days in the hospital, because they hit an artery and I was peeing blood.

The last few days out of the hospital I’ve been retraining my bladder how to empty on its own. In the meantime I have to fully empty my bladder through a superpubic catheter. Basically it serves the same function as a urethral catheter but its connected to my bladder through a man made hole in my abdomen. Sounds lovely, eh? Its not, and we will never be friends.

I’m actually really close to getting it removed. Thank goodness. The kids can’t sit on my lap because of the catheter and I also can’t hold them, because I can’t lift more than 10 lbs for the next month. I hate not being able to cuddle with them.

I’m so glad to have happier pain freer days coming up! I can’t wait to be able to drive next week!

Oh, and if you were wondering…Milk of Magnesia (although absolutely disgusting) works wonders against those constipating narcotics:)


January 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm 5 comments

Buggie Lou


Yesterday was my “baby’s” 3rd birthday. It was a crazy day that consisted of not one, but two all-you-can-eat pizza/salad bar buffets along with video games.

January 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm 5 comments


I finished the beanbags, so I would be sure to get them mailed before Tuesday.



I think they turned out really cute. I especially like the red and purple combo which I thought I would hate.

I’ve made a couple sets of beanbags over the last few months. Piper Ann has been begging me for her own set, but my machine and I will be getting worked on at the same time! We both need a little tune up.

Check out my swap partner Gail at Crafty Little Beana. She’s a fellow Missourian too!

January 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm 3 comments

Things I Love Thursday

(This is going to be a pictureless post. For some reason my camera won’t transfer pictures to my pc.)

I swear there’s no need for an intervention, but yes another “Things I Love Thursday” about alcohol.

I love my new vodka infuser that I got from my aunt for Christmas. It came as a gift pack with a bottle of Level vodka. (If you google Level Vodka Infuser, you can get a visual.) She also included a couple pomegranates, red naval oranges, 2 martini glasses, and a bottle of peppermint schnapps (because I also love peppermint).

I infused vodka with the oranges first and made my beloved blood orange martinis with it.

Next I infused some vodka with the pomegranates. I thought pomegranate martinis would be redundant with pomegranate infused vodka. We had some grapefruit soda that we intended to mix with plain vodka lying around, so I mixed that with the pomegranate vodka. It was fabulous. Ricardo and I tore through that in no time at all!

If you didn’t have grapefruit soda, you could probably just use grapefruit juice and soda water. It might be a little bitter, though.


On a side note, I guess I need to clarify the hoisting of my womanhood. Don’t confuse the much wanted boob job with the much needed bladder sling and prolapse surgery:)

January 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm 3 comments

Works for Me Wednesday

This post is really going to knock your socks off!

Piper Ann needed a different way to store her clips. We’re currently growing her bangs out, so they are a necessity.

I tied a piece of ribbon around her doorknob and clipped them to it. Pure genius!


I’m being facetious, btw, but it really does work for us.

January 14, 2009 at 3:57 am 4 comments

Hobby Humpday

Bird and Little Bird is hosting a toy swap to help “Save Handmade.”
I’m participating by making beanbags.


dscn0632 They’re still not quite finished and I also plan on making a number 5 and 6.
I did a sort of reverse applique for the numbers and dots. I drew the numbers (in reverse) and dots on the back of the contrasting fabric. Then stitched around the lines. Then I cut out the fabric between the stitching on the beanbag fabric to expose the contrasting fabric.
I thought these would also be cute spelling out a childs name.
You don’t have to have a blog to participate, so head on over if you’d like to swap a handmade toy.
Now is your chance to play along!

January 14, 2009 at 3:50 am 1 comment


This is a picture of what I got for my birthday.


Obviously the Ipod Nano was my “real gift.” The other stuff was picked out by the kids from the dollar section at Target.

I thought it was so cute. Piper Ann picked out the “Girls Rock” sleep mask, so I wouldn’t have bad dreams. Awww.

Now I just have to figure out how to use the darn thing. I do have an Ipod shuffle that was a hand-me-down from Ricardo when he got his 8 gig or whatever it is. I loaded music on it once an never hooked it up to a computer again.

Any advice on downloading music etc. would be greatly appreciated! I expect lots of tips from hotomom!

January 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm 3 comments

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