Sunday, December 10, 2006

I'm finally able to drag myself around......

Good morning everyone, and yes it IS a good morning for me, I'm able to walk around without being bent over and in pain. It's been tough this week, and even tougher trying to keep up with the kids and get Jasmine to school. Who knew that driving could be so hard when you're so sick huh??? LOL

Not just the feeling of nausea but my body was soooooo sore from being so weak.

But thankfully, with the Lord's help and YOUR prayers, I'm feeling a lot better this morning, can't say 100 % but I know it will take a few more days for me to jump back into my normal routine. Thank you all so much for the well wishes and the prayers, you ladies are just amazing and always there ready to jump in and help in any way :)
I'm truly blessed to have found such amazing friends online!

I'm SO scared of eating now, isn't that something you never thought you would hear me say???? ME, afraid of food!!!! I'm watching everything I eat, not overdoing it and not going right back to eating everything and anything.

Thanks to those who participa
ted in the Slow Cooking Thursday, I've saved all the recipes and can't wait to try them. Sorry I didn't get to go around and personally comment on them, but I promise next week I will be more than up to it.

It's cold here, even though it's 39 degrees, we have tons of ice everywhere, it's like you look outside and everything is white but instead of fluffy snow it's sheets of ice covering everything. Makes driving a pain, I tell you.

Oh and speaking of driving, I'm SO SO excited. While I was sick this whole week, my wonderful wonderful hubby went out and bought me something for won't even know how much this means to me unless you've known me for a while because I've talked about how for the past 8 years my dream vehicle has been a Dodge Durango. Yeah yeah, you know where I'm going with this..........HE GOT ME ONE!!!!

We get to pick up my baby tomorrow, I'm THRILLED beyond words, I will probably start crying when I actually drive it home, I'm such a wuss like that. But isn't that just the most wonderful thing??? I will take pictures to show you of course.

I have so much christmas shopping to do, I have bought nothing. Yes, I know, it's a disgrace, but isn't always like this??? You make all these plans and think things will run a certain way and then out of nowhere a wrench gets thrown in. Next weekend I'll be out both saturday and sunday getting all my shopping done....can't put it off anymore or my poor children will be getting nothing for christmas.

Speaking of christmas and presents, I'm either a very unlucky person, or my kids have very expensive tastes. You remember the whole Butterscotch story, the Fur Real Pony that costs $300??? Well I think we've dodged that bullet, but then yesterday Jasmine comes running to me and saying "Oh mommy, I really really want a Zoombox"....yeah, little confused there because I have no idea what it is. After she explains to me what it does, apparently it's a projector or something, I go online to look it up. *drumroll*


ok NOW I've had it, what is going on with toy prices these days???

Seriously, what are these toy people smoking??? Unless you live in Hollywood and are an actor making tons of money or either married to Bill Gates or Donald Trump, there is NO way that people can afford this, especially when you have more than one child.
What happened to great toys at reasonable prices???

I know I'm going to be stressing when it comes to getting their gifts, it's hard not to fall into the "overspending" habit, I mean you want to give your kids everything they wish for right??? Oh well, I'm sure things will work out.

Anyway, I would love to stay and chat for a while longer but I really don't want to overdo it, and I also have to get my car ready to be traded in tomorrow, I'm going to miss it though, it's been my baby for almost a year :)

Enjoy your sundays and stay out of this cold.

Oh I can't believe I almost forgot....Kathy, Jenny and Sarah, I got your christmas cards and I LOVE them, thank you all so much, you girls are just the best :) Made my day!!!

I'm about to go start brunch right now and then for dinner we're having Crockpot Rigatoni, it was one of the great recipes shared by the wonderful Eagles wings in my slow cooking thursday. Can't wait to try it :)

7th Heaven

Eric is late coming home but Annie refuses to look for him, relying on her faith that he is fine, so she continues to decorate the house for Christmas and keeps the rest of the family occupied while waiting for him to arrive.
Brothers and Sisters

The holidays aren't so happy when business troubles continue to plague Sarah, Tom and Saul; and Nora tries to distract her family from a difficult year.

Finish Christmas Shopping List
Getting Car ready


  1. Mercy! A new car? I think you'll get over missing your old one pretty quickly, LOL.

    I've been worried about you. I knew this wasn't just a run of the mill food poisoning, with you down for so long, so thank the Lord you're getting over it. We miss you to pieces out here.

    You know, sometimes you just have to ignore it when the kids want something that's over the top like that. I know as parents we want their every wish to come true, but I also think it's good for them to know we can't always just have everything we want. I'm sure your kids' Christmas will be wonderful. As young a they are, they sense that it's not about the gifts.

    Oh, I sooo glad you're feeling better.

  2. Very cool on the new vehicle. You musta been very good this year. :)

    And I'm glad you're feeling better. Food poisoning is THE worst!!

  3. Hope you're feeling better. I'm totally stumped on that Butterscotch deal.. thank goodness Sarah hasn't heard of it LOL

    WOOOOOHOOOO on the durango! You go Girl!!!

    Love the video.. Beyonce knows Diva!

  4. I'm so glad you're on the mend! This has been a horrible experience for sure.

    That husband of yours is defintely a keeper! How cool to have the new car.

    Take care of yourself, and don't feel bad about the shopping. I just started mine on Friday.

  5. Sandra,
    I'm so glad you're doing better! God loves to answer prayers!

    Wow! your dream car for Christmas!! You have your hubby "well-trained". In actuality, you are blessed.

    Don't know what to tell you about the kid's desires for Christmas gifts. I haven't experieced that yet, with my little Olyvia.

    Have fun shopping next weekend. I'll catch up with you later.


  6. I'm so glad you are feeling better, Sandra!! How exciting about your Dodge Durango!!! Congratulations!
    I still have lots to do for Christmas but I keep repeating, "There are more that 10 business days until Christmas." LOL

  7. Glad you are starting to feel better. Have fun coming up with your lists.

  8. I'm so happy you're feeling better! Yay! for you on the new cool it that?? I'm so excited for you! Man, i can't believe that ice picture! It's so pretty. I would have that pic in a frame! It's supposed to be 50 degrees here today. Crazy huh? Southern Illinois weather is weird, it hasn't even snowed yet!

  9. Oh yes I tried to comment yesterday and then blogger wouldn't let me! Doh! I wondered where my comment was, lol.

    Yey for your new car and phew glad you're feeling better!

  10. Oh. My. Goodness! A car?!! You are one blessed lady! Enjoy, enjoy. I was expecting you to say he wasn't going to let you drive it until Christmas Eve. :v)

    So glad you are feeling better. It's so hard being "knocked down, dragged out" sick like that when you know Christmas is right around the corner.

    I know what you mean about kids gifts. It's even harder as they get to be teens. Everything they want is mega bucks. Sigh.

  11. Hooray on the Dodge Durango....good for you....and I'm so glad you feel better.


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