Friday, February 11, 2005

Carpe Diem - From my LJ Blog

Feb. 11th, 2005 @ 10:02 pm Carpe Diem

What a great day!

My boss gave me the day off today for my birthday (yesterday)!

I decided to spend it at Summer’s house with Mason!!!!

What an incredible day. He is so good. He basically slept and ate and slept and pooed, and ate and slept…. He did look around for a while and I got to hold him a lot.

I have had two sister’s in laws that have had children, but nothing compares to having your sister have a child.

Absolutely. Unbelievable.

I feel so blessed.

Mmmm another thing we did today was go to lunch. We went to a place called Siam Garden. A Thai restaurant that my sister has been raving about for years. Wow was it good!

This is what we had:

Spring rolls – Clear noodles and vegetables wrapped with spring roll skin

Good. Nothing out of the ordinary

Tom Yum Goong soup – Shrimp prepared with chili paste, bell pepper, cilantro, onion, celery, mushroom and lime juice

This was very tasty. Had a very fresh flavor. There were only 2 shrimp though… Very good.

Tom Ka Gui soup – Chicken soup prepared with coconut milk, bell pepper, onion, celery, mushrooms, cilantro, lemon grass and lime juice

This was very good as well. This was Summer’s favorite, but she was too chicken to try anything new. She said she liked the other soup better. I honestly couldn’t choose a favorite, they were both so different and good.

Stir Fried Basil Pork – Medium heat – Pork with fresh basil leaves, bell peppers, onions and an assortment of vegetables.

This was good. It kind of tasted like the flavor of egg foo yung, maybe because it was in a brownish gravy. It was good.

Red curry Pork – Medium heat – Red curry cooked with coconut milk, string beans, pineapple, bell peppers and bamboo shoots.

This was very good. It had the flavor of the Thai fish that I make. I liked the addition of the green string beans.

Banana Delight – Slices of banana wrapped in wonton wrapper and deep fried. Drizzled with honey and sesame seeds.

HOLY COW… these were SO good! Summer says she has made them before at home, she said just to trim the wonton wrappers so they aren’t so big.

I loved this restaurant.


Thursday, February 10, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me! - From my LJ Blog

Feb. 10th, 2005 @ 10:19 pm Happy Birthday to Me!

Current Mood: cheerful

What a great Birthday! It's all uphill after you hit 30.

I had a lot of people appreciate me today. I feel very lucky.

I also realized we're in the best financial situation we've ever been in. That's nice to know.

I'm in the process of building a budget, and a financial plan. It's about time, don't you think? :)

Today was incredibly wonderful!

Monday, February 7, 2005

Mason Russell Moore - From my LJ Blog

Feb. 7th, 2005 @ 10:05 pm Mason Russell Moore

Current Mood: indescribable

He was born today. I was there, but kept my distance... a hard task indeed. We got the call at 5:30am, and he was born at 11:52am. 7lbs 12oz - 21" long.

A beautiful day.


Saturday, February 5, 2005

Doctor... I don't need no stinkin doctor - From my LJ Blog

Feb. 5th, 2005 @ 06:07 pm Doctor... I don't need no stinkin doctor

Well, yeah I did. It started Wednesday, I wasn't feeling quite right. Not that hungry (That should say it all right there!). I started getting a sore throat on Thursday, but I worked all day anyway. By Friday I was having trouble breathing, and I had bad pain on the right side of my chest when breathing deeply or coughing, my voice was mostly gone. Plus there was the little fact that I had been coughing up green stuff for the last two days. Friday when I came home from work I decided to take an antibiotic leftover from last year when I hadn't taken the entire RX. I know, I know.. beleive me I've had the lecture about 25 times now. Anyway, I felt worse that night.

Saturday I woke up and the pain in my chest was even worse and there was definite breathing issues. I told Shaun that I was worried, then I called my mom. She said that it could be pneumonia and she wanted me to go to the Doctor. Well my doctor doesn't work on Saturday! I called his office and someone called back and said there was a clinic that I could go to that would accept my insurance, co pay and all, so Shaun called and they said we could come in. I was kind of leery, because insurance is so screwy, that I never trust what they say. All I know is that my co pay is $20 and if I would have gone to the emergency room it would have been $200! So off we went.

These were the NICEST people I have ever met in my life. Every one of them, from the receptionist to the nurse to the doctor. I swear I thought I was in the twilight zone.. AND they only charged me $20!

It turns out, I had bronchitis and my asthma flared up again. I haven't had asthma symptoms in 10 years. The doc says once you have it you always have it. Well that explained a lot of things for Shaun. He never knew I had asthma. So when he would tickle me and I couldn't breathe that would explain why... there are probably a million times I could have used an inhaler, but I never thought that I needed it, I just thought it was me... I don't know if this is making sense or not, but I'm so glad I went to that doctor. It's going to make my life a lot easier having this inhaler now.

He gave me the inhaler, prednizone, an antibiotic (that I have to take for ALL 10 days), and some narcotic cough medicine that tastes like ASS!

I'm backdating this because I didn't have a chance to write it in on the day, but it is now Feb 11th and I am feeling much better!