Monday, March 31, 2008

Moving Update

Well last weekend we sold many house hold items we cannot take with us. Thanks to our wonderful Relief Society they bought most of it and has provided us with enough money to pay for the rental truck. It has been wonderful to have such an amazing ward. I will miss them very much. Our house went up for sale last Friday and we recieved our very own for sale sign in our front yard last Saturday. Mindy came over Saturday night and helped us pack up our fragile things and she brought us comfort food so we will have the energy to keep going. Sunday it snowed and we had our winter items already packed away. It was annoying. Robert has been cleaning and moving boxes down to the basement today so he could clean the entire house so hopeful buyers can come by and look at our home.

Our friend Emily has been by a couple times to see us, which is nice for Robert since they grew up together and he feels like he wont see his friends before we leave. Emily has really comforted him by making that effort to come spend time with us. She also bought our coffee table and kitchen table, so I hope she enjoys them as much as we did.

My last day at work will be April 11th, we will pack the moving truck April 12th and head to California April 13th.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kidney Stones

At about 3am this morning I woke up with a painful feeling like I had to pee. Which was weird, I never wake up during odd hours of the night to do so. But it hurt so bad I thought I would try. I did my business and went back to bed. Then a few minutes later my bladder and right kidney were stinging in pain. I woke Robert up to tell him about the pain I was feeling and I think he wanted to brush it off until I started to scream and sobb from the pain. He asked if I needed to go to the ER. I really didn't want since we are already struggling financially this week. When I got up again to see if maybe I just needed to pee once more I stumbled to the ground. My kidney hurt so bad I could not walk on my own. Robert jumped out of bed to get dressed, I was trying to do the same from the floor. It was a sad sight. I crawled from the bedroom to the bathroom just to try one more time. My face went completely white, all my color washed away. The pain was so excrutiating that I had lost blood from the head and passed out. Robert had to help me down the stairs and into the car. On the way to the Hospital I threw up from the stabbing feeling in my back. I have had Kidney stones so many times in my life I have figured out that they come every 3 years and during a time in my life that is very stressful. Well it just so happened to be 3 years after my last stone and obviously we have been going through a stressful week. Well we made it to the ER and Robert wheeled me in, they made me pee in a cup, put me on some morphine and stabbed me with the IV about 80 times I wanted to smack the nurse and tell him how much pain I am already in does he really have to make it any worse! I was in the ER from 3am to about 8am with 2 doses of morphine, a blood pressure drop, and my stones switching from right to left kidney. I love my life! Robert was a trooper though and am thankful for doing everything he could to make me comfortable. By the way, kidney stones are not comfortable. As far as I can tell I haven't passed it yet and I know from experience that it will pass anytime it wants. Thankfully they sent me home with some percocet when that time comes. I don't wish this pain on my worst enemy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

When it Rains it Certainly Does Pour!

Well where do we begin? It all started with Robert wanting to sell his truck and a man who supossedly wanting to buy. Well it ended up being a scam and the bank has held us liable. While we have been trying to sort this out we have lost everything in the mean time. All our money is gone, it now belongs to the bank and we have nothing and on top of all this Robert lost his job due to taking time off to deal with our fraud case. I had a mental breakdown and locked myself in the bathroom. I am so depressed it has been hard to get up to go to work. Which now I have to do because I am the only income maker at the moment. To make it better we have to sell our house in the next 2 weeks since we cant make our mortgage payment and our bank account is frozen anyways. So goodbye Utah friends and family, hello California friends and family. Thankfully our ward has stepped in to get us food and a gas card and taking care of what bills we cant. I know I have been praying to move back home but seriously I didn't mean in the worst possible way or so incredibly soon. There is obviously a lot more to this situation but I was trying to make a long story short and I am just so exhausted from all of this that I want it all to disappear.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dogs Should Not Use Laptops


So last week Oscar decided he wanted to try and play with me while I was on my laptop. He was bugging me cause everytime I would throw his toy for him to go fetch he would just sit there and wait for me to get excited about playing with him. Well he thought it would be great to get my attention by jumping up on my lap where obviously my laptop was already sitting. Low and behold my coma key popped off. What the poo? How does that even happen? I tried to put it back on by myself but I didn't know what I was doing. So it's just sitting slightly above the rest of the keys. Somebody needs to help me figure this out. Don't stop reading I have another one. The other day Oscar did it again, this time the "L" key. even though I got them back on the keyboard they are not tightly in and I have to press down really hard to be able to use it. I suppose I have learned my lesson. Play with Oscar as much as possible, because a tired dog is a good dog. Therefore no more keys will pop off my laptop.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Making Tortilla Chips!

Last night I was craving chips and salsa but we didn't have tortilla chips. But we did have a huge bag of soft corn tortillas. So I cut them into 4ths to create the triangle shape and put them in a pan with boiling canola oil. It was great. I have never made them before so I didn't know what I was doing, I just sort of guessed. Back to the process. I boiled them for a few seconds turned them over, repeat, yadda, yadda, yadda. Then I drained them and put them in a freezer bag with salt, shake and shake and shake. Ta da I did it all on my own! Robert and I ate them with salsa until they were all gone. Robert said I make good home made tortilla chips. I was pretty excited about that I made a ton more tonight. What a bold move for me to make, probably because I am craving salt so bad lately. No I am not pregnant. Gross. But if anybody wants to try some let me know!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Two free events in one week!!!!!!

So on Wednesday Robert and I went to the Jazz game along with my coworkers. Advanta Bank has their own suite at the Energy Solutions Center, so we are able to go like twice a year to see the Jazz play. Though both Robert and I do not like basketball we went for the sweet goodness of catered food. If you have food, we will come. We stayed long enough for dessert to reach us and we were on our way out the door to go home. I still don't know who won that night nor do I care.

Thursday Uncle Jason invited us to see Alanis Morisette that night. He is in her band, so he has that hookup. It was a lot of fun to see them perform and meet the band afterwards. Uncle Jason is such a great guy to do that for us. It was even nicer for Robert to finally meet him and me to see him after a long 4 years.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saying Goodbye to Ginger


Yesterday we turned over Ginger to the English Springer Spaniel Rescue of America. It was hard to say goodbye to her, knowing I will never see her again. I do hope that her new family will keep in touch with us just to put my broken heart at ease. I know she will be happier with them than with us. We could not give her the attention and space that she needs. She deserves better than what we could provide. I don't want her to feel I gave up on her, I love her and always will remember how much she loved to snuggle with us and give us precious little kisses. Ginger you will always have a place in our hearts forever. Til' we meet again my friend.