Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston

When I signed online last night and saw the rumor that Whitney Houston had died I honestly lost my breath and said a silent prayer that this was just what I hoped it was, a rumor. Nine minutes later her rep confirmed it. I am so unbelievably sad because of this. There are two people in this world who have helped me get through things harder than any child, teen or adult should have to go though. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. So many of their songs are tied to my happiest memories too. I have always held out hope that Whitney would be able to come back and floor her fans and slap her haters in the face with her voice again. In 2009 she proved that even though she had a serious battle with addictions and people thought she had lost her voice, she came out with a new album and I think we can all agree that "I Look To You" proved that she still had it. Unfortunately, she won't get that chance again. I sincerely hope there is some unreleased music that will be released now. Something that gets me lightheaded and emotional like "Didn't We Almost Have It All." I am confidant in saying I think her legendary voice will remembered more than the struggles in her personal life. 

Rest in peace, Whitney Houston. Wife, Mother, Daughter, Singer, Actress, Life Saver. Thank you for everything for have done for me having never met me.

"The ride with you was worth the fall, my friend..."

Sunday, February 5, 2012


It's the big day, The Giants vs The Patriots and guess who I want to win... THE STEELERS!!! Haha, Since that can't happen I suppose I'll root for The Giants. I had a stomach bug and I'm on the mend so I didn't want to risk going to my Dads for the Super Bowl like I had planned and get the kids sick. Or the adults. Since I'm still spending a lot of time in bed I decided I would stay home in case I was really uncomfortable. My Grandma who I live with was gonna throw a party but I'm not up for that. So just my Aunt and Uncle are coming over. They're here every day so they don't really count. I like to cook and bake so I decided I was going to make cupcakes (Gluten Free, of course) for the game. Someone better save me one! I made chocolate cupcakes topped with "grass" and a "football." Grass = green piped frosting and Football = A football shaped rice krispie treat dipped in chocolate. Here's a how to!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 11/11/11!!!

Look at how lucky you are, I'm writing a new blog entry ;) Kidding. I hope you wished for something good! It's almost 11:11pm here in New York so I've got one last chance to make an extra big wish!

My boyfriend is spending the night at his cousins house playing Skyrim all night long with her fiancĂ©. I have no idea what to do with myself. I ate way too much dinner with Nonny tonight so I should be in a food coma, but my back hurts too bad to sleep so I'm beached on my queen size bed talking to you. Or at you. 

I went today and bought my mom her Christmas present. She's gonna FLIP! I'm so excited. I don't know how I'm going to keep it a secret for a month and a half. 

Not much has happened here lately. Just doctors appointments. I DID get the Gardasil shot though. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It stung for a couple seconds. They gave it to me in my upper arm/shoulder. I did get some side effects but NOTHING like the horror stories I read online. My breathing and swallowing was a little harder yesterday and they day before. it was almost like a thick coating happened in my throat. And I had pain down my arm, shoulder and neck. It hurt really bad to touch (aching pains) and it hurt to lift my arm up. so brushing my hair and showering were more miserable than usual and the injection site itched sometimes. not it only hurts if it's poked or bumped. Overall it was no big deal and I would recommend it to everyone who can get it. Trust me, I'm a baby when it comes to needles.

Well I think I'm gonna watch some Roseanne and try to sleep. Unfortunately, James's snoring wore off on London (my dog) so it won't be a quiet night after all. I hate snoring...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Why is it that I can go for a long time without getting sick and then when I do I get one thing on top of another? Last week I ended up with a sore throat. I figured it was a virus but my grandma made me go to urgent care cuz she thought it was strep. I was perfectly happy taking motrin and tylenol and eating scribblers popsicles. But she forced me. Like I don't see enough doctors, right? Well, even though my tonsils and adenoids came out almost 5 years ago, I managed to get strep. And a really nasty fever with it. I get put on z-pack and my throat stops hurting. Then because it killed all the good bacteria with the bad I get the WORST stomach bug! I'm going on day 7 of the worst G.I. problems. Thankfully I think i'm on the road to recovery from that! But all day my jaw/neck has hurt and I have a giant inflamed lymph node under my chin. It never ends. 

My back has been just as miserable as ever. I have pills for nerve pain and pain pain but I hate taking the pain pills because they make me sleepy and nauseous (I will never be able to spell that word without spell correct). The nerve pills I take every night make me sick. Ugh, for Christmas I would like a new body.

I was looking forward to my appointment with my spine doctor's PA tomorrow but they called and cancelled that saying the doctor wanted to see me. So now I have to wait until the end of the month. I'm annoyed because he keeps losing my MRI so I'm getting nowhere. I finally agreed to nerve burning, epidurals and injections (I'm TERRIFIED of needles) and now we get nowhere because he loses them, misplaces his notes etc. My lawyer has sent copies twice, I had them sent from the imaging place myself and his secretary called to get them. The past 3 appointments have been pointless because he's done nothing. Except successfully give me a full blown panic attack when he asked questions about my accident (for like umpteenth time). At least after that I was finally able to get the pills I thought would work for me (and so far they have been). 

Tomorrow I also have an appointment with my Primary doctor to go over how my meds are working for me and to get a shot. EEK!!!! OMG you have no idea how terrified I am. I HATE NEEDLES! I would rather do math homework. I've decided to get the Gardisil shot. That's the one that prevents HPV. I never thought I would need a shot for that because I'm not a skank-a-dank-a-skank but recently a friend of mine and he husband split up and he cheated during their marriage. The result for my friend was a cancer scare. She has HPV which showed up on her annual exam. Luckily she is cancer free right now but she will always have the virus and she may not be able to have children someday. And she was only with her husband. THAT opened my eyes. I don't ever want that to happen to me. So I figured if 3 shots can prevent that from every happening to me, then I'll get them. Luckily I have Valium and a Nonny that can drive me to get it. I'm so scared. Can you believe I'm 25 and absolutely terrified of needles? Among other things, haha.

Funny story. Another friend of mine closed his tanning salons (that's not funny) and gave me a bunch of tanning products for free. One thing he gave me was a sunless tanning spray. At like 1 in the morning on Sunday my boyfriend and I decided to spray me. OMG!!! I'm so glad I did that in the shower. MESSYYYY! And I ended up a nice burnt orange color. After 2 showers my color has successfully washed away though, lol. I should have taken a picture for you, but then you'd have blackmail later on ;)

This is pretty accurate. Except I have green eyes.

 Ok, well 'm gonna go get a heating pad and some motrin for my lymph node. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me for tomorrow. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm Feeling Festive!

For the past week or so I have been in a seriously festive mood! I am so full of holiday spirit that it's killing me. It's only November 5th though! I have a long way to go before I can allow myself to do something about my bundled up jolliness. I normally don't allow myself to do anything christmasy until the day before Thanksgiving (to prepare for Black Friday) but yesterday I got a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks. Big mistake! Huge! Now I'm so full of the holly-jollies that I could burst!

Peppermint Mocha = AWESOME

I think I'm extra excited because not only am I hosting my very first Christmas dinner but Chris, my boyfriend's son, will be here for 2 weeks too! This will be James's first Christmas with his son! Since he's almost 7 he's old enough to really enjoy Christmas and Santa and all the other amazing holiday things!

I already have a good idea of everything I'll be getting him too. I like to think that I'm a pretty good present giver so hopefully he'll like it. I wish I wasn't on such a tight budget though! He's a great kid and I'm sure he knows Christmas isn't only about the presents. He'll be happy just to spend the time with his dad.

On another (semi-related) note; Where are all the leaked Black Friday ads? I mean, I have my sources and I know what's out already but every other year there have been many more out in early November. I like having everything planned out ahead of time then just verifying on Thanksgiving morning with the print ads. Oh, Toys R Us, if you read this, please for the love of Jesus DON'T open at 10pm on Turkey Day. Rumor has it that's the plan. I think midnight is a fine time. Let families enjoy their time together and give thanks with each other (and let their food digest) before the Super Bowl of shopping begins.

Well I think I'm done with this for now. Time to continue resting and let this strep throat heal. Expect a lot more updates in the near future!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tis The Season For COATS!!!

Hey everyone!!! Sorry it's been so long since I've updated. I've had more than I can handle going on the past few months. Some good, some bad. But that's another day...

So here in Rochester, NY the weather is getting CHILLYYYYY!!!!! I busted out the Uggs and had to get a new coat. My awesome black pea coat that cost over $200 has threads coming out of it. WTF, right?! I guess just cuz you pay a lot doesn't mean it's made any better. So I went out shopping, with my mama, and we both got new coats. My mom does so much for me since there's a lot I can't do. She shops at second hand stores so she can have extra when I can't pay a medical bill or so I can have extra to do something fun that will let me forget about all the stuff that I can't control. So, I got her a new coat! She said to me "I've been wanting a nice pea coat for years but unfortunately they don't sell those at Goodwill."

So where did we go??? Old Navy! OMG! They have the CUTEST coats! And they're affordable! And they were all on sale too!!!

That's my Mommy holding the coat I got. I couldn't figure out which scarf I wanted.

My mom got the shorter black pea coat. And that's her REALLY having fun and smiling!

Then I tweeted about how awesome the selection at Old Navy was, along with a few pictures and a Rochester shopping twitter ReTweeted it for ALL of Rochester to see.

My original tweets

The RT from a Rochester Shopping Advice tweet.

So anyway, my mom and I had a great time shopping at Old Navy. It was nice to be able to treat her for a change :)

Here we are happy with our bags :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Woke Up Too Early

I'm gonna leave out all the bad things that have been going on because of my PTSD and pain from the accident and I'm gonna focus on good things, cuz that's more fun to read. Unless you're a hater who just comes here to read about all the bad stuff.


James and I had our picnic on the beach! We had sandwiches (I LOVE Schar gluten free baguettes for sandwiches), lays stackers, yogurt with reese pieces and San Pellegrino Aranciata :) That means orange flavored Italian soda :) So yummy. It was pretty hot at my house, then I got to James's it was like 10 degrees cooler, then when we were actually ON the beach it was at least 5 degrees cooler. It was pretty chilly when the wind blew but it was nice to not have to wear pants and a hoodie!


We went to the Zoo! It was so much fun! Between the beach and the zoo James got sunburned. I got zero color because I'm already so nice and bronze :-P Totally kidding, I'm only like half a shade darker than he is. The elephant exhibit was closed because they're building a new area for them and adding a baboon and lion area down there too. I was sad. I love heffalumps :)
Rochester's Wild Animals; Construction Vehicles. And beyond that Elephants! It's totally normal for them to live in construction zones, right?

We spent most of the day watching the Rhinos. I decided I liked them because they remind me of dinosaurs. Of course this led to me renaming them Rhino-Saur's. I'm clever, I know you're blown away right now. Lol. I learned that their bladders are probably the size of Munchie. One of them had to potty while we were watching them, twice. Seriously it was like a hose was hooked up under the rhino and it peed for like 2 minutes at a time! It was crazy. We laughed. And I took a picture. I'm a 5 year old.
Rhino Tinkle


The Lilac Festival started! I went with my friend Amy and her cousin, then went to the doctor and came back with Diane, Chris and Munchie. I didn't walk around too much though because it hurts. I ended up getting sunburned a little since I was outside a lot. That's what I get for making fun of James for being pale, lol. I don't mind it though because that means that Rochester, NY had sunshine and warm weather! It started pouring during the free reggae concert that Chris wanted to see. Holy guacamole, free reggae concerts bring out all sorts of interesting people. We got soaked and freezing pretty quickly so we didn't stay too long. Longer than I would have liked because I get cold easily. But it was fun. Then we went to Uno's for dinner. The air conditioning was on and was almost unbearable! But it warmed up a little. Diane let me use her sweatshirt that was in the car. I got Munchie to speak some Spanish! He counted to 15 and said all sorts of words. I didn't remember how to say salt though. I still don't. I'm quite rusty, haha. He also thought it was fun to taste lemons, lol. I got some cute pictures but I haven't taken them off my camera yet.

Well now its Saturday and I've been awake since 6:30! Sleep and I don't get along, but you probably know that already. Today I'm hoping the acrylic I ordered comes in the mail, well re-comes. The first time it busted open in the mail so they have to send a new one. It seems like it's taking forever the second time. I plan on not doing much today since even though I took it super easy, I still over did it. My back isn't thrilled right now. So I'm gonna snuggle my puppy and relax for a while. I hope you have a good day!