Thursday, March 20, 2008

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

I copied this idea from Mel and it was so much fun so I challenge all of you to do it too and post it so I can see which celebrities everyone looks most like. I don't even know half of these, but Nicole Kidman? In my dreams!
Here is something even funnier! Luke matches Ashlee Simpson! I am still laughing!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What's This You Ask???? And...Happy Bday to Millie & Daisy!

Well, if you know Luke and I, then you know we have about the worst luck ever. We are always the one family that has that one strange thing that never happens, happen to us. Especially me and my health! Well, last Saturday I had just changed Gracie and Luke was upstairs playing the XBOX when I noticed a strange, horrible smell. It smelled like a permanent solution and it kept getting stronger and stronger, so I yelled for Luke to come down and take a whiff. Instantly he ran out onto our deck and this is what he saw:Photobucket

A giant hole! You ask how and what is it? Here's more hints....
And here are a few shots of the basement:

Did you figure it out? Our septic tank collapsed! How often does that happen? Never. They have never seen it happen according to Grover's excavation that installed this. They said someone how the cement vault's lid must have been faulty to begin with, got a crack in it somehow, possibly that earthquake in Nevada a few weeks ago and all of the gravel and weight on top of it just crushed it. Sending water into our basement that luckily didn't have poop in it, but it was a mess! Why us? I am just grateful the basement didn't get it any worse than it did. But it is all fixed and things are back to normal for the moment.

I have to post a pic of my baby!Photobucket

And today is Millie and Daisy's 8th Birthday! Happy Birthday to them. We are having lots of treats to celebrate it! Wahoo!!!!! Love you guys! Here is Millie...
And Daisy....Photobucket
I have been on my new thyroid drug for a week now and haven't noticed any difference, but they say it will take awhile and months before any weight starts coming off. Grrrrr. At least we know what the problem is. I can't believe that Easter is next Sunday! Where does the time go? Gracie is almost 8 months old! I have had to retire all of her 3-6 month clothes into storage bins in hopes that somehow, someway we might be able to adopt one more someday. I just can't believe she has already outgrown all of those clothes. I am so grateful for Steph donating Harli's clothes to us. I can't wait until she can wear them. She is going to look so dang cute! Have a super day everyone!!!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lisa STILL Has the Crud Bug!

Not much has happened around the Johnson home besides sickness! Gracie still has her crud but I am thinking it is on its way out, except everyday she manages to get a temperature of at least 103. I thought maybe she was getting a tooth, but there is no sign of a tooth. It just scares me to death. The doc says to just give her a cool bath and some tylenol and it always does the trick. I just want to know what is causing it.

As for me, I had my blood drawn last friday and of course it was a nightmare. I have had the flu and it hit really bad last Thursday. So bad I couldn't eat or drink anything, so I was extremely dehydrated for this blood draw that had to be done on Friday according to Dr. Kirkman to get the right hormone levels tested. She could not find a vein! Anywhere she saw what looked like a scar or a freckle, she stabbed hoping it was an old scar that led to a vein! After 45 minutes she used the vein on the top of my hand and it took another 45 minutes to drain the blood out! I thought I was going to pass out! The tests came back two days ago and I found out that I had something called Graves disease, but no longer have it because my thyroid has stopped working all together. Dr. K thinks it is from the brain trauma when I had Gracie. So I start the thyroid pill tomorrow. He said it was so hard for me to realize all of the symptoms after just having a baby because they are things like fatigue, always being so tired and worn out, losing your hair, gaining weight...stuff that normally happens after you have a baby. I have continued to put on almost 5 pounds a month since December which has been sooooooo frustrating considering I am watching everything that I eat. Dr. K said within a few months I should start to notice some weight loss and my energy level should increase. If I don't lose weight soon, we are going to have to widen the doors on this new house! I hate not fitting into my clothes and I refuse to go buy bigger ones. I got down to only having 14 pounds more to lose before my pre-pregnancy weight and then this happens. When Dr. K called the drugs into my pharmacy he said the pharmacist just laughed because I am his most frequent filler. He felt bad saying that I seem to get one of everything. I just have to keep telling myself it isn't cancer and things are going to be ok! I just want to get my life back on track. I want my brain injury to be gone so that I can get my memory back and pick up the speed on my medical transcription class. Is that too much to ask for?

Gracie sure is growing like a weed, or should I say beautiful flower. Tonight when I tucked her in she grabbed onto my hands like she didn't want me to go. I am sure it meant nothing, but it felt like a million bucks! I am so madly in love with that little girl.

Luke managed to pull a muscle in his back at work and so he has been hurting pretty bad and you know men when they hurt anything....need I say more?

My cute Dad has the flu too. It is just going around, so everyone please spray your house down several times a day with lysol! The phones, the door knobs, sanitize your hands, your arms, even your face, your faucets, everything! This is the worst flu bug ever! I have had it for 3 weeks and counting!!!!! Given I no longer have an immune system so I catch everything and can't get rid of anything and that includes weight!

My Patrick Swayze has pancreas cancer which makes me just sick. I am sure he will die within the next few weeks, but boy will I miss him. He has been such a big part of my growing up! Hanging on my wall. Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie because of him. I hope he can pull through this, but his prognosis is not good. And him in Ghost, now that is a classic!