Friday, August 31, 2007
Look what Melanie
did for Courtney.
Courtney don't blog much. She has wanted a new blog look for ages, but I don't know how to do that kind of stuff. When it comes to computers I just don't understand how to do all those headers and things to make the blogs look so pretty. I ask Melanie if she wanted to do this for me and she was very excited. She said she would try it. I think she did a great job. I was able to keep Courtney off of her blog so she was surprised when she saw the beautiful new look. Thanks Melanie.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
No sooner than I sat down at the computer the room started spinning with me. I have passed out before and I knew I was fixing to be out. My neck broke out in a sweat and I felt horrible. I had to call for Kevin. Bless his heart, he had just went to sleep. I was able to finally get back to bed and I went to sleep. I kept waking up itching really bad. I must of been having a reaction to the medicine. I am so thankful Kevin stayed home because Brooke kept waking up and I could not lift her. I can't say I slept wonderful, but I did sleep. It is almost 6:30 now, and I can't sleep. I decided to post.
Yesterday went well. I was very nervous and scared. I feel good about the procedure. I trust that my back will be better and no pain. Of course my life will never be the same. I am a go getter. I like changes. I have always been the type to up and rearrange my living room, or the girls room. If I wanted the bed moved, I would move it. If I wanted the couch moved to a different wall I would move it. Kevin would come home many times and things be re-arranged, and he would get all over me for moving it by myself.
I was the same way as a little girl. I would get bored looking at the same walls. I would tell me mom that I was going to be cleaning and I would surprise her with changing my room around. I guess all the years of doing these things has not been good for my back. I know I will never be able to do that again, and it makes me sad. Now I will have to have help, and even then I really can't ever lift anything heavy. The only thing that can heal a herniated disk is surgery or God.
Surgery is out of the question. My doctor don't even want to go this route. The shot is to help with the pain and hopefully get some of the inflammation down. I will have to always be careful what I do. I guess I did not understand the seriousness of where my herniated disk is at. It is basically pressing into my spine at the very bottom of the spinal cord. Anyway I am just looking forward to being pain free for awhile. Kevin says much of my problem has been I think I am better and I do to much. Like Monday.....I knew I was going in for the procedure so I cleaned way more than I should have, and trust me I paid for it.
I am looking for brighter days. Thank you all for your concern, and your prayers.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
My consultant told me that anybody can order and it will count toward my order. If you are out of town the shipping will be a little bit more because it will come to you instead of me.
If you are interested you can go to www.pamperedchef.biz/pcjoanna
You have to go to my consultants site NOT Pampered Chef. Once you are there and you find something you want, click place a order. It will ask if this order is for a show. Click yes, and enter my name. Denna Hardin.
Once your order is placed it will ask you if you want special shipping or have it go to host.(which is me) Of course if you live out of town you will click special shipping. The shipping will be a little bit more. Once your ordered is placed the computer will send my consultant a email with your information. I hope I have all this right. If it don't work email me direct and I will see what we can do. Thanks
You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
1) Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to you life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name that you wish you had.
2) When tagged, you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name facts.
3) At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave a comment telling them that they're tagged and to read you blog.
I hate my middle name. My parents named me after a little girl that they used to live by.
T=True Love; I found true love when I fell in love with my Best Friend, Kevin
A= Always give your children hugs and kisses everyday. They grow up to fast.
W= Waiting on God is always best. God always has good results.
O= Oceans Apart. Our youngest daughter was Oceans away from us, but God allowed us to
become a forever family.
N= Nothing is impossible if you just Believe.
Now I am to tag 5 people. You guys make this to hard. I will tag Melanie,
kelly, Kelly, Vanessa, Heather
Saturday, August 25, 2007
One of my favorites is their stones. The stones from Pampered Chef are the best. You can buy stones from Wal-Mart, JC Penny, and other stores but they are not worth what you pay for them if you ask me. I have used them, and I got rid of them.
I will share my story about Pampered Chef stones. Before I had a Pampered Chef Stone, I would burn my cookies every time. I could never get the nice pretty cookies. My biscuits would burn also.
Once I started using Pampered Chef Stones, I never had that problem. In fact, one time I got busy and forgot that my cookies was in the oven. They baked like 15 or 20 minutes OVER what they was suppose to. Believe it or not, they was not burned. They was very hard, but we could still eat them. Pampered Chef Stones have a three year warranty on them which is also nice. One of my stones cracked once and Pampered Chef told me to send them a piece of the stone and they would send me another stone. I have many of the stones. The round stone is great for Pizza.
I also like their cookware. Nothing sticks to it. Kevin is the one who cooks chocolate gravy the most. He would fix it when we first got married and it always stuck to the side of the pans. Once I got a Pampered Chef pan, we never have that problem.
I also like Pampered Chef Large spatula. This is the best thing for getting Lasagna out of the pan.
The mini Spatula is great for cookies and brownies.
My last thing I bought from them I love. It is a Mix and Chop. This little thing will chop your hamburger meat up just like Taco Bells. I love it.
There is more that I like, but these are my favorite and what I use the most. You can visit the web site and see if there is anything that interest you. If you find anything let me know and I will place it on my orders.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
As you locals know we got a Trailblazer. I loved it, and it drove wonderful, but..............................
I missed my seats so bad. We was not getting good gas miles at all. I told Kevin that it was sad that we was getting such terrible gas miles and we could not even carry the kids friends or our parents with us. The main reason for the trailblazer was to pull our camper. It was great for the four of us.....well except when the girls started fussing. I had to just deal with it. I could not put Courtney in the back like I did with our van. I also had a hard time getting Brooke in the trailblazer. The doors did not open very wide and with her carseat it was just to hard trying to get her in. If I ever rode in the back with the girls I felt like a sardine in a can. My husband is so good to me. We went to look for something else. We found it. We still don't get great gas mileage, but we can carry 8 people, we can pull our camper, and we are comfortable.
Thanks Kevin. I love you!!!!!
I have did that today. The only thing is this story is one of those where you would have had to been there. I took the girls to McDonald's. Brooke had to potty. I put paper on the potty and then sat Brooke on the potty so she could tinkle. This potty was one that will flush on its own. It has a sensor on it. Well Brooke is sitting on the potty when all of a sudden the potty flushes. Brooke's eyes get as big as saucers, and she has this terrified look on her face. I start laughing and Brooke is even more confused. She slowly turns her head and looks at the back of the potty. By this point her urge to tinkle has left her. I try to explain to her that the potty flushes on its on. I finally got her to potty. As soon as she uses the potty, it flushes again. Brooke gets the same look on her face and she grabs me. She has a death grip on me. I was laughing so hard that I could not talk. I don't know if she will ever use the bathroom again at McDonalds.
The song is so true. I know many of you are still waiting on your little ones. I hope this song lifts you. When I think about this song, it is true in so many ways. Some times when we are struggling with things and we don't understand why things are going the way they are we feel confused. We don't understand why we have to go through some things. During those times we have to commit it to God. We have to lay it on the altar and trust God. We have to keep the attitude that we want what is best in any situation. No matter if it looks like the storms, gray sky's, and valleys are in our way we have to commit it all to God. In Gods time he will answer our prayers and help us.
If the above link don't work try this one. http://www.angelfire.com/al4/our2littledarlings/
Once on this page click Brooke's song.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I am very tired because I took both of my girls with me. They was very good. Courtney did her schoolwork and Brooke ran around making everybody smile. At one point it was very quite in the waiting room and Brooke decides to test her lungs out. She embarrassed me so bad.
Kevin had to come home because he had to get some sleep before he went to work. I was home long enough to check my email and see the picture Melanie sent me, and to check my yahoo group on Ayla. Ayla is a beautiful little girl who was also having a procedure done today. I was praying for her while I was waiting on my dad to get through with his procedure. Ayla did well also. After I checked my email and a few blogs I went back to the hospital with my two girls. I am very tired now. Brooke is sitting in my lap saying "Hold me. I sleepy" I am sleepy also, so we are now going to bed.
I think Melanie did a really good job with this. I think it is neat how she did it. To me it has a magical look about it. It reminds me of Disney. If you click the picture to make it bigger, you can see it better. It looks just like Brooke is letting the butterflies out. Thanks Melanie. I really like it.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
These are pictures from when we went to visit Kevin's brother and their family. Brooke and Kalie had so much fun together. I miss them. I wish they still lived here so the children could play together.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I have one pain pill that helps the pain, but it makes me so sleepy. The past week I have tried to not take any pain medicine. Today has been very hard. I had a appointment with my Doctor today. Kevin went with me. When the Doctor first came in he said " Now you stopped hurting for awhile right?"
I said "for about three days after all the steroids was gone." He was acting as if he had not looked at my results. When he pulled the MRI results out it did not take him but one second to see how bad my back was. I have to say it was pretty impressive to see those results. I have two herniated disk. The lower back has the worst. It was so obvious why I have been in so much pain. I wish you all could see the x-ray. My Doctor wants me to have some shots in the back. They are trying to get that for next week. He said sometimes the shots work the first time, sometimes you have to have it a second time. Sometimes it knocks the pain out for ever, or for 6 months, or three weeks.
If the shots don't work we would have to consider surgery. I DO NOT want that. The Doctor don't want that either, because he said it would be a major surgery because of where the herniated disk was located. Basically it is pressing into my spine. I wish I could show the pictures. I ask him about a chiropractor because many people have suggested that. He said a Chiropractor would not touch my back because of where the herniated disk is. I also ask about exercise to strengthen the back. The Doctor said he could send me for some heat massage for the back, but that he would not let them touch my back because of the location. I guess my back is in worse shape than I thought. I knew it was bad because of the things I could not do, without hurting very bad, but I did not know the seriousness of this. You would think that he would have done got me in. Which when they called with the results I was feeling better. Once the steroids wore off my back was back to hurting again.
I would really like to see this shot help. I am so tired of hurting and not being able to do things like I used to. Sometimes I feel like my body has got so old and wore out.
I will update later when I know the date of the procedure.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
That night as we was getting ready for bed I explained to Brooke that is was missing and I could not find it. She said "O.K"
Well it was not o.k. Brooke would not go to sleep. She tossed and turned and got out of the bed. I knew it was because she did not have the passey. I also knew that if she did have the passey that she would be asleep in like 5 minutes. After 25 minutes or so, I decided to look in my purse to see if one was in there. I found it. I go show it to Brooke and she gets so excited. She says "Thank you Jesus. You my best Friend"
I could not help but smile. I said "Brooke did you pray that Jesus would help you find your passey?"
Brooke said "YEP"
Many people may find that funny. It made me happy. Happy because Brooke knows that God answers prayers. It made me happy to know that we are teaching Brooke at a young age that God is real. We are teaching her that God cares about us, and he hears our prayers.
Many people say they are Christians, but yet they live in their sins, and they still do things that are unpleasing to God. I am so glad that we are living right, and that we are teaching our children about God. I know many children don't know God. I kept this little boy one time and we was talking about Jesus. He said "Who is Jesus?" He was four years old.
That made me so sad. This little boy has been in a terrible home life. He has been around parents that cuss, fight, drink, and have no interest in God. I was so sad thinking about this child. When Brooke said what she did the other day I started thinking about how blessed my children are. I am so thankful that I can bring them up in a Christian home. We put God first place in our home. If our children was to hear somebody say a cuss word they would have no idea what they was talking about. In fact my oldest daughter came up to me a couple of months ago and she said "Mom, What does this word mean? So and so said this to me"
I had to quickly explain to Courtney that it was not a nice word and that we don't say it. The word was more of a slain word than a cuss word, but we don't say those either.
Thinking back to that I can be proud that Courtney is nine years old and she has never heard me or her dad cuss. Like I said she would have no clue if she heard anybody say one.
You might be thinking that she hears it on TV. WRONG.....We don't watch TV. In fact we don't even own one. I will not get on that subject. I did not mean to get on any of this. This post was suppose to be about a long lost passey, but I started thinking about what Brooke said and I was so proud of her. Also if Brooke gets hurt, or she don't feel good she wants me or her daddy to pray. I don't care if she bumps her toe on something and it is hurting, Brooke will ask us to pray for it. To me, that is truly awesome that she understands that God answers prayer.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Me: "Brooke we need to fix your hair. That bow don't match"
Brooke "Yeh it do"
Me: "No it don't Brooke. You don't have any red in your shirt and the bow is red"
Brooke pointing to her shirt " Yeh me do, Right here mommy"
I look and sure enough there is two little red flowers in the pink shirt.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I did start using Saxon Math this year. I think I am really going to like it.
Brooke loves school. Of course she only does about 20 minutes or so. LOL I am going over her numbers and letting her do a few fun things. She can count to 12. I am working with her to recognize the numbers. We went over the number one and two and she calls both numbers two. Oh well we have only done school for four days. She will get it.