Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vitamin D and a whole lot more...

Ok I am getting all caught up I just got back from vacation in Az, aka The Valley of the Sun! I had a blast as always! I stayed in my lil slice of heaven with Odie and Nannels. It was very relaxing and the perfect temp. I wasn't as good as laying out as I usually am. I am VERY white right now and I didn't want to burn so I traded off sun and shade and wore 45 all over. 

Sat night I went to a 50th wedding anniversary with some close friends of the fam it was so great to see everyone! The Moskal daughters pulled off a fabulous party for their parents. Two of the daughters are my blogging buddies Kathy and Patty. It was SO good to see them click on their names to read their blogs, I have known them both forever they use to babysit me :) I wish I could of spent more time with them. Hmm perhaps the next Moskal reunion should be in SLC???

Kath,Patty & I

I thought this pic was funny... Our feet ? Looks like it might be the bottom of the pic above.

Sunday I went to a fun BBQ with some friends that I haven't seen for a while as well. It was good to catch up with them. Mon I got to go to lunch with my good friend Summer from High school. Yep 2 of us... We spell it different tho but in high school both of or last names started with Mc. I hadn't seen her for 3 years, she just moved to Az so I am excited to see her more often! I got to meet her cute lil baby Adia who is such a doll. That night I got to spend time with my Cousins which is always fun and Odie cooked us some AMAZING steaks mmmmm! 

Sum and I with Baby Adia

Tues I had to leave and I always wish I could just have a couple more days. I met up with my Cyster Sara for coffee before my flight. I wish we would have had more time together but I will be back again soon. It was SO great to finally meet her in person! She is SO fabulous and at the end of our visit Mike her husband met up with us. I am so glad I got to meet them both they are such an amazing couple. We were so pressed for time and were covering so many things that we forgot to get a photo. I am so bummed, but we will next time for sure! We were talking about the e mails that Sharlie, Sara and I were sending back in forth when we first came up with "Cysters" and Sara asked what we should refer to the guys as.... so now we have Cysters and Fibros! So Ronnie you are our Fibro :) We are looking into getting a patent for these ;)

So I was way paranoid to fly with this whole Swine flu. So I wore a mask from the Az curb to the SLC curb. I wish there was a hidden camera in the mask because the looks and comments were quite entertaining. 

A couple comments I got:

Guy sitting across the aisle from me~ "Should we be afraid of you or are you afraid of us"
Husband~"Look she has a mask"

Daughter to her Mom~ "What? Why is she wearing a mask"

Girl in front of me~ "Sorry I fell asleep did you hear me make a noise"
Me~ "Oh no you're fine" with a sweet chuckle
Girl~"Oh good I didn't want you to think I was a freak"
Me~"Um I am the one in the mask"
Girl~ "Yeah so do you just not want to get sick?"

Lady in front of me in the security line~ "So are you scared of the Swine flu?" a lil snidely
Me~ YES! and I also have a lung disease so I am trying to stay healthy.
LAdy~ "ahh oh stumbling for words I am sorry to hear that" at least she didn't tilt her head :)

wearing my mask
Mother's day is less than 2 weeks away... The perfect gift would be a Love to Breathe necklace!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009


The Greatest show on Earth and no I am not talking about the Circus.... I went to Wicked last night, finally after years of wanting to see it! It was INCREDIBLE!!! It's based off the novel by Gregory Maguire. It tells the untold story of the two witches from The Wizard of Oz. What an imagination this man has. My favorite character was Glinda she was such a riot. I also loved Elphaba too tho. Seriously the best show I have ever seen! I am so glad I saw it! I wouldn't mind seeing it again and I after I post this I am logging on to I tunes to get the soundtrack! 

If you have a chance to see this I HIGHLY recommend it!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You know those days

Where you just want to stay in bed... Well it's April 15th and it is currently snowing outside after raining all night. Burrrrr... 

Sleeping Beauty
Snug as a pug in a rug

Big Stretch!

Lil Yawn
Big Yawn!

Where's Osc?

They finally got out of the bedroom but only to move into the hall.... I had to turn the fire on to get them to start moving.
How would it be to live the life of a Love pug?

Monday, April 13, 2009

How many boxes will it take?

Allergies, Sinuses, green boogs Oh my!!!!!  I know TMI but ugh!!! Spring has sprung and it is worse then its ever been. My nose is like a faucet, I have blown it more then I can count today. 
I am doing everything under the sun to keep it under control so I don't get a sinus infection. Well at least I think I don't have one yet. However, I'm not going to lie there are some green lil monsters coming out with the help of my netti pot.

So far my regime consists of:
* nasonex in the am and pm
*Allegra D in the Am 
*sudafed around 3pm and before bed
*Gargling with Apple Cider Vinegar plus drinking a Tbl spoon 3x a day
*upped my USANA
*netti pot in the am and pm one pot per nostril
*my olive leaf nasal spray every 2 hours
*olive leaf throat spray am and pm
*cleaning my ears am and pm with a teeny bit of hydrogen peroxide

Ok so I think that about covers it. Anyone have anything else I can add? My eyes are watery and I am sneezy too. I think I may take a Benedryl before I hit the rack tonight. I told ya everything under the sun :)

Thanks for all the Easter wishes and well wishes for Oscy and I. He took the last of his antibiotic yesterday and his 3 bites are healing the one on his leg is the worst but he is on the mend. 

I was good until these allergies started.

I did get some peeps and I tried freezing them best thing EVER!! I gobbled them all down!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Not an Expert

Ok so I have been making cupcakes lately and to make cupcakes you have to buy eggs. Well I don't usually buy eggs, and I don't have any plans to make any more cupcakes for a while. So, I made a nice breakfast for the babies yesterday and scrambled one for each of them. I still had some left over so I thought I would hard boil the rest of them for Easter. 

Well I had to video tape it... Is that sound normal? It sounded like my eggs were going to hatch. I think it was just the air trapped in the eggs because I saw lots of bubbles when I first put them in the water, but really they should make some other type of noise. I had to stop the boiling process..... So now I have hard soft boiled eggs. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wordy Wednesday!!

Well I have been MIA for a while so today is definitely NOT wordless :)

Here is my poor lil guy in his new favorite spot avoiding the carpet where he usually lays... Excuse my mess...
This is what I cam home to on my bed a pillow mound that my bro built so Makena wouldn't fall off my Bed is 4 ft off the ground so he got a lil nervous
Here is my lil Mc Noodle sound asleep she is so cute we had so much fun she loves her Aunt Somer. I even painted her nails grey just like mine. Also when I put her in bed I kissed her good night and tucked her in, all of a sudden I heard her saying her prayers It was so cute she even prayed for Osc and Lills

All in a 24 hour time frame

Well I had a pretty good weekend until Sun at 2:15 pm 

I had gotten home from brunch and I was getting ready for my lil McNoodle to come over. It was Shane's Bday on Mon (Happy Bday Big Bro) so him and Tam were going up to Park city to stay the night they were dropping her off at 2:30. Well when I got home from brunch I thought I would throw the ball for the babies outside so they weren't so hyper when Makena arrived. 

So when I walked in from throwing the ball. I had a lil wheeze/gurgle so I coughed and out came blood... My first thought was not again!!! This time however was a lot worse it wouldn't stop. I kept having to clear my airways and I couldn't stay on top of it so I called my mom and had her hurry over to get me to the ER. She was just leaving so she came right over. (She lives across the street from me) I was SO scared and so upset cause I just wanted to watch Makena so we grabbed what we needed and hauled a#$ to the Er. My mom passed a cop on the opposite side of the freeway so she started to slow down I told her to keep hauling a#$ because if we got pulled over they would just get us there faster. I called my Dad to get over to my house so he could watch Makena so Shane and Tam wouldn't have to cancel and I didn't want them to be upset so we fibbed and just said I needed to run up to the U for a med. I don't think they were falling for it but they dropped of Makena and were off. 

Mean while the blood finally stopped about 10 min away from the ER, my sats were still low so I decided maybe I better just go anyways and at least get a chest x ray. I walked in and said I needed O2 they check my sats and they were hovering around 87 so this got me right in a room. So we all know how long an ER stay can be they did an x ray and they wanted to rule out a clot so they ordered a ct scan with a dye. Well the dye is hard on the kidneys so I had to have 2 bags of fluid one before and one after the dye which couldn't go thru the "Thipple" so I had to get a iv in my arm. They ruled out a clot and I wasn't coughing up anymore blood so they sent me home.

I got home and I was exhausted and it was Makenas bed time so we hit the rack! Oh yeah and Shane and Tam found out, the gig was up but I tried to explain I just didn't want them to worry and have fun. 

My mom was also going to spend the night but I told her we would be fine. Well Osc was acting so weird. He didn't sleep at all and was shaking his head and scratching at his collar the whole night so I was up with him and at 4:30 am when I went to check on him his eye was completely swollen shut. He was obviously allergic to something so I gave him a benedryl he was still acting so weird and wasn't sleeping so I sat with him for the rest of the night at 6 am I finally called my mom who panicked thinking something was wrong with me. I told her it was Osc this time and that I needed to stay with him so I wanted her to come over to sleep with Makena just so she wouldn't fall out of the bed or get scared. So my Mom came over and I slept in the other room with Osc and Lills. Around 8 we woke up and Osc still was acting weird but his eye was not as swollen. So around 10 Mon morning I decided I better take him in. So I packed up Makena and Osc and poor Lills was not sure about staying home alone. Osc had hives and was not getting better so the vet thinks he got stung by a bee. He has been stung by a bee once before and had an allergic reaction to it that time as well. He got 2 big shots and has to take an antibiotic, he has 3 bites on his lil body. I feel so bad for him. Shane and Tam came and got Makena around 2:30. as soon as they left it was nap time for me and the babies we were all exhausted. Mon night we celebrated Shanes 31st Bday at MaCools a lil Irish pub. I was so tired and now in a food coma after my huge portion of Shepherd's pie :)

So I left a lil early so I could get back to Osc finish my Meds and get to bed. So it was a crazy 24 hours. 

We are both on the mend, Osc is still a lil paranoid he watches his every step on the look out for either a bee or a spider. I am a lil on the exhausted side and have been taking it easy. My CF doc called and said that he thinks I may have just popped a blood vessel again, it was definitely a scary feeling. The good news is from the last CT scan and x rays I had there seems to be no CF changes. That is always a good thing!! 

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Power Of Touch

A Healthy Mind Has An Easy Breath!
To me there is nothing better than the power of touch! A massage can play a huge role in the healing process for any ailment. To me a massage is one hour of pure bliss. If I could get one every day I would. That hour helps rejuvenate and heal my body and mind in so many ways.
When I get up off that massage table I feel like I can take in the biggest breath ever! 

The Power of Touch can help in:
Relieving pain
Improving Circulation
Enhancing the Immune System
Reducing Stress ( we all know Stress can be HORRIBLE)

There is a day spa right by my house called Sego Lily. The second you walk through the doors you forget all your troubles. It is a retreat for the pampered soul. Let me just tell you my soul LOVES to be pampered!! They are having the most amazing contest known to mankind. They are choosing a Sego Lily Blogger. Read about their contest HERE! Just think if they choose me Lilly can be the mascot :) Lilly Loves to be pampered too!

This is Lilly after a day at the spa
 But in all seriousness I would be honored to win this contest and would love to be able to pamper my soul and have a healthy mind so I can have a easy breath! 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thanks JT

From March 27, 2009 to April 24th 2009, William Rast will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the William Rast New America Flag t-shirt to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CFF is the leading organization in the United States devoted to Cystic Fibrosis.
For those of you that don't know William Rast is Justin Timberlakes clothing line. I am a proud owner of a coat.... and of course I'll have to get this tee.