Thursday, February 25, 2010

The trip

The third weekend in February every year me and some of my girlie friends take a small little trip. We enjoy this greatly we have nubbed it the Ladies retreat. and it is a blast every year. Something new and exciting happens every year. I fully think everyone should try this @ lease one time.

I thing the best part of this trip is we find somethings out about ourself every year. some times it is different stuff. some times it is the same stuff. but every year we morph into something new. I guess that time away from reality will do that some times. it is a break from the mundane life that we lead every day. a chance to break the cycle. A time to reassure ourself that we are alright.

This year my good friend came up from Alabama. This was her first time since she has been married away from her husband and kids. I thought she was going to have a very hard time just because of that simple fact. Which it was hard for her. But on the other hand she learned allot about her self. She had a fabulous time. she bonded with so many people over the weekend and it was very hard to see her go. But we knew that she had to leave. Even though we will miss her so much.

My other friend realized she needed more social inter actions. and had been needing that female connection of sisterhood. she got her fill of that I tell you

The other lady who went with us found her self again. she had not been whole for sometime. she had a really rough year. But now she realized the person who had caused all of this had no control over her anymore. and she began to heal.

I found my self to heal from a few different events that have happened this year. I needed that time to reflect.

My point is as a woman we need other women in our lives. We need sisterhood we need to connect to other women. And even when you have been hurt by other women in the past you should keep searching for friends. Women find there strength in numbers. I am so proud of my friends , I am so proud to call them sisters.

na·maste [ nə mú stày ] or na·mas·kar [ nùmmə skr ]

Indian gesture of greeting: a polite bow of greeting or farewell used by Hindus, made with the hands held at chest height and both palms pressed together
[Mid-20th century. <>

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Update on Emily

Well This just seems like the best spot to give everyone the run down on Emily. I should say it saves on the phone calls.

Our family came down with a very bad virus. But our Emily got the worst of it. It all started last Sunday with a High fever and a cough. By Tuesday Emily had a fever 0f 103.9 and I couldn't break it. She also had red eyes (pink eye) and her lips were red and swollen. I called the doc and we went in. Then I found out that she had swollen tonsils. and her skin was a little dry. All of which could be signs of a Kawasaki a child hood illness that could cause permanent heart damage. So we were sent for some blood work. But there is no real testing for Kawasaki. It is one of them things that they just keep and eye on. So we heard back for the blood work on Wednesday. And doc gave her a diagnosis of Mono. But by Thursday we were spiking a fever again and she was complaining of ear pain. So I call doc again and say is there something she can be given for the ear pain. Doc says is the fever down. I say no. Do her eyes look better. I say no. Well i think we should have her go to the hospital. So they wanted an eco on her heart. and a chest X-ray. But mostly they were trying to rule out Kawasaki. So she got the works and by Friday the only thing the found wrong with her was a urinary tract infection. Ya it was the scariest 24 hours of my life. all over a UTI. I would rather be safe than sorry. So i am chucking it up to no harm no foul. She is fine now. But I am now sick,and so is Jason. We are having so much fun here in the hundred acre wood.
Lots of Love

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is my very favorite brownie recipe. try it out and tell me what you think.
Love and hugz to all

* 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
* 3/4 cup butter
* 2 cups white sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. Microwave chocolate and butter or margarine in large bowl at HIGH for 2 minutes or until butter or margarine is melted.
3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts.
4. Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes (do not overbake).