Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday Feb 16 another trip to the Doc

Another trip to the Doc for my oldest. Scheduled another MRI and going to see a Neurologist in Iowa City  - someday, right now the next available appointment they had was in August...yeah, 6 months from now. Not exactly workable.

She also has to have blood drawn every week until her odd shaped white blood cells are identified or clear up. (could be residule mono she didn't even know she had or another virus similar).

I've never in my life been around Doctors's -well MD"s , plenty of PhD's!!

Today is her birthday too. She is 17 today. Nearly grown. In 18 months she'll be packed for college. What happened? Where did it all go?? I hope to get some photos of her playing in her Jazz band at the game tonight. :) I hope she's feeling good when she plays!!

Til tomorrow's folly
L

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Transition time Feb 15 2011

As promised my phone and internet are in the process of switching to my new house (which is my Mom's old house...Mom is taking MY house). So I can only make a very brief post here at work...shhhhh.

 I'll get back to some more actual life blogging when we are settled.

And my daughter's health issues continue so that may take quite a bit of my time too...
Next up. Another MRI and out to see a neurologist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in my beloved Iowa City. Wish it was for pleasure and not for this. 

Til Tomorrow's Folly
L

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Feb 14 2011

It came and went so fast. I used to always make a meal and give my girls a valentine's present. Usually something small and I'd put it at their place at the table and turn their plate upside down over it. Like my mother used to do for me on Valentine's day.

Not this year. Too much going on and too many boyfriends for the girls to settle in...and I had class.

Like I've said I have dated some over the past few months, so I was ready just in case...but alas Singles Awareness day came and went and here's what I was left with....

An Empty Vase (this is mine, not a gift). Nothing, nada.

I did get a text that said Happy Valentine's Day from someone I'd like for things to work out with. So I'll take that!!! Better than any ole chocolate!

Hope you all got to do something terribly terribly romantic... or at least more romantic than Statistics Class!!

Til Tomorrow's Folly

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feb 13 2011

Finally a break in this brutal weather!!

I had a flat but forgot to take a picture of it, so instead here's dinner...or what dinner was supposed to look like. Mine was close, little less pesto since my pesto is way strong on the garlic.


I'm also curious how they get their shrimp to not just fall right to the bottom when they toss it. I had to go digging for my goodies. Maybe too much angel hair pasta?


Tomorrow ought to be interesting. I've done enough dating, lets see if anyone is interested. I don't have my hopes up but do have my fingers crossed. (for one anyway)

Til tomorrow's folly
L

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Girly Day

I got to spend some time with my friends today at a direct selling spa for BeautiControl. It was fun and it was great to get to talk with my friends longer than just 10 minutes or however long we pass each other here and there. I did end up buying a couple things. (I hope they work!!)



It's good to be girly from time to time.


 On an aside...My daughter is good today. I had an idea that this pain may be very much like a variety of migrain. It's just a theory but I'll ask the doc about it.

Til tomorrow's folly
L

Friday, February 11, 2011

More questions no answers

MRI today. I was terrified that there was a tumor. Thankfully the MRI is clear.

Finely in Dubuque is a great hospital! Everyone was friendly, it's laid out well and makes sense. The time there wasn't out of line and the parking garage is free. We were treated with dignity and got our results on the same visit. If you are anywhere in the Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois tristate area... please consider this hospital for any of your medical needs!


After a full and stressful afternoon. We went and pigged out at Perkins. There to we had a great experience. One I'll be trying to run off for a week or so! :)

Til tomorrows folly
L

February 10 2011 - In the ER again

The pain was worse for her this time. It took longer for it to let go too. But I think we are on the verge of getting some answers. Although they may be hard to hear.

Today we schedule an MRI. That should tell us quite a bit.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mish Mash

Today didn't really have a theme. Or a defining moment.

I ended up having to go to the dr's office with oldest Angel. Work was non-eventful. Mom was not paying attention when I told her the phone switched on the 14th. So we're overlapping for 5 days.  And class went really really well! I love that I understand this math!

And it's really very very cold!

So with all that going on, what else could I dedicate today to but comfort food

Til Tomorrow's folly
L

February 8 2011 - late is becoming a habit

It is memories like these that makes doing this daily blog 100% the right thing to do! This conversation may slip my mind someday, but it will never be totally gone now.  And that makes me very happy!

My oldest angel and I actually got to sit down and have some really good chatting time. I know it was from the heart and meant something to her because we were discussing hopes and plans and goals and what we like to do (like write) and the next thing I know she posted this on her facebook...



Apparently there are some of her peers who believe, as I do, that this is totally possible from her! :)

We also tossed around the idea of doing a joint blog. She loves to cook, I like to decorate. So we thought we would have Friday Night Dinning. She would blog about a dish she makes and I would blog about the guests and the tablescapes. I'd get to totally indulge my dish fetish too!

At least until she leave for college in a little over a year. :(

Till (tonight's) folly
L

Monday, February 7, 2011

To Do Monday

My day today consisted of a lot of errands. Enough that I took the day off of work. I had scheduled a vacation day for Friday, I just figured it would work better here.
I took my daughter to school (her bf is sick)
I dug my mom's car out because she drove too far into the snow at the curb
I took my snow blower in to get fixed
I got a new battery put in my Blazer
I took my other daughter to a dr appointment, then Mcdonalds, then back to school.
Went back to Mom's to see if I could do anything else to help there (of course she said no)
Studied for an exam in Statistics
Went and took said statistics exam
Finished homework that was due in statistics
Posted to blog....hey! I think that's everything!

Now a shower and early bedtime :)

Til Tomorrow's folly!
L

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Alternative to the Super Bowl

So.... I quit watching football a long time ago. (about the time I became single...imagine that). And I don't have TV anyway. So I found an alternative to all the Super Bowl hype and football watching.....



Starting with Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and seeing how far we get :)

Now that's kickin' it between the uprights!

Til Tomorrow's Folly
L

Saturday, February 5, 2011

moving day approaches

I become more and more convinced I am doing the right thing. Mom and I almost forgot it was our month to set up communion at church. I think we both need to downsize! I also found some old hidden money so took my daughter out for lunch. She had been working hard packing her room.

She was cleaning out her wardrobe when she exclaimed "That's weird!! No one should be able to pull two capes out of their wardrobe. Except Count Dracula!"

It was too funny. Did we get done? Gosh no!

Til Tomorrow's Folly
L

February 4 2011

I sort of have an excuse for being late, I procrastinated my homework so long that I had to devote an entire Friday night from 5 to 10 to getting an essay test submitted.

Well I didn't say it was a good excuse!

So at work yesterday we opted to celebrate this metaphor for war that is football by have snack pot luck day. I didn't (as usual) get a photo of the real deal but here is the fare as laid out for our munching enjoyment.








It was a FEAST!!! 

Til tomorrow's (I guess that would be today's) folly...
L

Friday, February 4, 2011

January 3 2011 - late again

I was so nervous I forgot to take a picture. I had a date last night with a man that a church friend set me up with. As per my usual we went to the Decker House which was a fun time. I'm trying hard not to over analyze and just go with 'time will tell.'

til tomorrow's folly
Laura

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

blizzard 2011

Man o man! I've never seen anything like this!



bleck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hunkered down

Well it is hitting, the blizzard of 2011. I think I'm ready except I'm not looking forward to driving anywhere in the morning. We are supposed to get 12-14". Although it is going to be hard to tell with 40 mph winds.

But as they say.... this too shall pass. And I have a new snowblower to play with tomorrow morning.

And a date Thursday night, so what's a little snow :)




Linking to Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer too.


Until tomorrow's folly
L