Thursday, April 30, 2009

on the mend

Just thought I would write a quick post, to let you all know, that I am finally starting to feel like myself again. I still cannot hear fully, and do not have much energy, BUT I did get out of the mangey clothes I had been wearing since SUNDAY NIGHT!! I actually showered and washed my hair today, deoderized and put some makeup on. This picture is late in the day after a nap, but hopefully there is SOME improvement!! Can't wait to get back to the bathroom, but it won't be tonight!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How I'm feelin'

I think this LOVELY picture says it all!! Needless to say the masterbath remodel has been placed on hold. Since it is 4:27pm and this is what I look like, and have looked like since sunday night. Hopefully I will be up and running soon. I HATE being sick!!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Here I go again!

Okay. The first time I went into our "master bath" after finishing the hall bath remodel, I said outloud "ooh." Mike quickly yelled back, "just forget about it, we are NOT doing anything in THAT bathroom too". I picked up paint for the cabinets. I am just keeping it low-key. I am going to paint the existing vanity and cabinet over the toilet, and put new hardware on. Oh, and I am gonna paint the walls. We already have nice tile floor. I will also paint the mirror. We do not need a new counter top and the faucet is "okay" so we will keep that for now??? I'll keep you posted on my progress. I have a major headache right now, but have already taped, wiped walls down. So I guess I will start to paint now. Bye

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All the comforts of home (NOT)

Last night I worked the night shift at the hospital, something that is now a part of my weekly routine. Since I am only part time, I can get by with just a little sleep, now and then. The last time I worked nights, I didn't sleep at all the next day, because of our bathroom remodel and the plumber visit. But this morning I was T-i-r-e-d with a capital T. I needed to drop the kids at school, and to optimize my sleep time, I took my pillow and blanket from home, and decided I would just stay in the parking lot and sleep in my car for 2 hours. I was sitting in the drop off line, already dozing, while waiting for them to come collect the kids........i could not wait to take my nap!! Let me tell you, it was not as restful as I had hoped. I had 2 wake-up calls coming at 11:30 (thank you Kathy and mom), so all I needed to do was close my eyes and enter sleep heaven. I kept waking up every couple minutes to check see if anyone was around me and looking at me. I couldn't get comfortable (HOW do ppl LIVE in their cars???) God Bless them!! I felt cramped and confined, but it did feel great to refresh my body a little! No wonder people who work the night shift full time all their lives, live 10yrs less than the average person. I will so look forward to my king size bed tonight and all the comforts of home!

Monday, April 20, 2009

What's your secret??

I started walking again today. Things have totally gotten out of control with my weight. I am so tired of being a yo-yo!! I know the key is to change your lifestyle. I do that, and think I finally have the tools and mind set to keep that new lifestyle going, I even vow NEVER to get back to a certain weight...but here I am back at that weight and above!!! I wondered what you all have as your "secret" to keeping the weight off, or just to losing it. Please do share!! Thank you, I apprecieate any advice you can give:)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Name game (from my friend Julie)

Here's a little friday game, my friend Julie came up with on her blog. Your answers must start with the first letter of your last name!

1. Your last name: Rogers

2. A four letter word: road,ripe, rude

3. A Boys name: Ralph

4. A Girls name: Rachel

5. An Occupation: Registered nurse

6. A Color: Red

7. Something you wear: ring

8. A Beverage: root beer

9. A Food: Ravioli

10. Something found in the bathroom: razor

11. A place: Rio de Jinaro (how do you spell that???)

12. A Reason for being late: ringing phone

13. Something you shout: Ready!!

Just a little Friday fun, if you do it on your blog leave me a comment so I can check out what you came up with.

Thanks Julie, that was fun!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bathroom complete (well almost)

I am SO excited to unveil our completed bathroom remodel. We just have some floor trim work to do and some caulking...but other than that......ah, done!! I really like the floor I "settled" on for durability reasons. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A love/hate time

This is the time of the year that I absolutely LOVE. With all the spring blooms and beautiful colors. New growth from the buds on the trees, flowers and perinials. But it also means new little, helpless lives are all around in the yard. We have been watching a sweet little bird family right outside our window all this past weekend. I think they are some kind of quails?? The baby hangs out in the mulch area in front of our living rm window, walking around bobbing its little head, and every once in awhile the mom and dad bring it food back. We are so close, we can actually see the mom putting her beak into the baby's mouth, feeding it. So cool, but today, I came home and saw the baby bird all alone in the grass further out in the yard with its wings spread out, trying to walk. I watched it for awhile, and have not seen the parents at all!! Where the heck are they?! I placed gloves on and got the dust pan from the garage and gently lifted it over back to the mulch area under a tree, hopefully safe from preditors. Now, I have to keep looking out the window and checking on it....I hate this part of it....worry. On line, I did some research, and they said to put it under a tree -done - and leave it there. It is better for a predator to get it (yikes) than for a human to bring it in, and TRY to care for it, but only giving it a slow, drawn out death, by not caring for it properly. Oh, man!! I hope and pray the parents show up soon!! It is cold out today, and I am sure it is hungry. I had Brooke say a sweet little prayer to God for it:) I'll keep you posted.
Oh, and by the way, the bathroom remodel is at a standstill. The floor is down, but we are awaiting a plumber....seems we have some work that must be done before we finish. I will post a pic once it is all complete!!
*** Oh, I just went out to take a pic of the baby bird...I don't think he is alive, I wonder what happened to him, dear little thing:(

Saturday, April 11, 2009

EGGciting day!

Today was our egg decorating day, as I'm sure it was for many of you!! The kids always enjoy EGGspressing their artistic abilities, while doing this fun, traditional activity! Mike is busy working on the bathroom:} Tomorrow, we look forward to church, where we will celebrate Jesus' resurrection!! And then we will head over to my parents for an Easter brunch and egg hunt! Happy Easter weekend to everyone!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Check it out!

I am so excited, my awesome pastor, now has his own blog! The way he is using it is pretty cool! Check it out if you like at

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bathroom redo Day 1

When we moved in I painted our hall bath the next lighter shade of green, that I used in my living room. Unfortunately I have never been crazy with the outcome!! Plus the vanity is close to original and so is the sink, and I hate the, after THINKING about doing some changes for, oh, a few years now!!! I have taken the plunge... When Mike removed the old vanity we found that lovely whole in the wall... today I am doing the last of the prep work and will start to paint hopefully later today, as well??? I have my paint, new vanity and sink and faucet and almost am ready to committ to the new floor. I have one that i like a lot that is more kid and dog friendly...then there is the one I LOVE. I think we are leaning to the practical one. Oh, well. Whatever it is, will be such an improvement over pink tiles with old burbur carpet over it!!! I'll keep you all updated on my progress!!

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