Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Contest Update

Hey all. Sorry the winner hasn't been posted for the contest yet. Give me a little bit and I will get that done. Had a lot going on between baby starting to feel better and suddenly acting mean to a death of a friend. I'm having a really bad day.

Thanks for understanding and I'll post as soon as I can.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Toddler Seizures and a couple ramblings

Hi all. Interesting couple of days here. How about you?

I will apologize now for the possible misspellings and/or use of bad grammar. I'm tired.

Yesterday, I had to call the ambulance. My 18 month old, Andrea, was running a bit of a temp. It was 101.5 when I took it after she had her first seizure. I've never had the ultimate displeasure to have ever witnessed one prior to yesterday and I can honestly say they are scary SOBs and I never want to see one again. She was laying their talking to me and dad and then she did this little jerky thing like someone had just stabbed her in the back and, just as quick, it stopped. She did this a couple of times in a matter of a few minutes and then they ended. She also appeared to have a headache by the look on her face and the fact that she kept grabbing her head. Again, temp was still only 101.5. She laid down for a bit and slept. Calmly. When she awoke, it was an entirely different story. She did the same jerky thing and then stared at the ceiling for a minute at which point I noticed her eyes dilating and she stopped blinking and breathing. In all my glory, I snatched her up with a "Hell No" and she started breathing again but she wasn't "all there". She was still staring into space with her eyes dilated not really moving or making a sound. I laid her down for a second as I ran around, got dressed, kicked the bathroom door in to get hubby out of the shower, slipped on a shirt in the floor and pulled several muscles and bruised myself quite well, called 9-1-1 and then proceeded to grab her and take her outside to see if I could get a response. She came back from wherever she was in her mind at that time and proceeded to lay her head on my chest. While sitting out there waiting for the ambulance, we talked about the dog and went thru her names of people she knows(her saying Shelby is the cutest). The ambulance gets there and she appears to be fine but still has that 101+ temp. Get to the hospital and it's gotten up to 103.4. We arrived via ambulance and it took them 20+ minutes before they even came in to get us to go get her vitals. I mean OMG! HELLO!?! Turns out they were too in a hurry to get rid of the whack job woman in the next room(her parting words when she left: "At least I didn't kill any doctors this time." WTH?!) to worry about a baby having seizures. Hillsboro Regional Hospital in Hillsboro, Texas is the stupidest bunch I have ever met. In fact, I really don't know many in that area that have intelligence higher than that of the common ROCK! So, they finally get the blood work, take some xrays(no mention of a CT scan or anything) and look at her ears. Per this "doctor", she has the beginnings of a double ear infection and she's teething. They give her a shot of Rocephin and a prescription for Amoxicillin and send her home. Ummm, NO?!?! She ran around last night like a crazy chicky laughing and carrying on. It was weird.

Here it is 3am and I'm watching her like a hawk. The fever is up to 104.7 but no signs of any seizure. Now explain THAT one to me! I think they are all out of their minds. Sure she doesn't get sick so we don't know how she responds to actually being sick, but something is NOT kosher here! I've got 7 kids and this is not making any sense to me at all!!

On a side note, anyone know an Elizabeth Peterson? She's on the Hellmanns mayonnaise commercial with the green onion potato salad that Bobby Flay is doing. I swear, while catching up the other night on CSI/NCIS episodes I missed last week, I saw that commercial at least 100 times(alot of time in duplicate during the ad breaks on and she never did answer the question if she was going to make it at home. I want to know what she said! Bobby Flay: "Are you going to make this at home". Elizabeth: "Mmm, that's good." That is NOT the answer that goes there. Sorry, it's been bugging me. Not sure if it's just bad editing or if she accidentally on purpose avoided the question? Inquiring minds want to know!

Next note, I'm thinking of extending the blogging contest. I haven't decided yet. Or, I may very well have another one? Maybe that is the way I should do it? I've also got other things here to put into giveaways but I would really like to wait until I have 100 followers. Another decision to make sometime today.

Ok, well, babydoll is sleeping and I have work to do. Yesterday has got to have been one of the longest days of my life and I never want to repeat that.

Off I go...till later, Live, Laugh, and LOVE!

Thanks for reading, following and most definitely participating!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More than Half Off a Six-Month Subscription to Six O'Clock Scramble

Browsing thru the good deals and came across one that might seriously help me out in the deciding-what-is-for-dinner fiasco I suffer from daily. I thought you all might be interested as well. The website is called The Six O'Clock Scramble and offers a weekly menu(customizable even!) with a grocery list. You can see a sample menu here and be sure to look over the site. Plus, if you purchase the deal through, you get MORE THAN HALF OFF a 6mth subscription! To get the groupon deal, I need 19 more people to purchase it so keeping my fingers crossed! is a great site too so be sure to check it out!

This is a personal post. It does include my personal referral link in it for the groupon site so if you prefer to not use it, just go to and choose New York as the city and it will be listed under there. I'm in Texas and as it is a web based company, it is available to everyone. This is for TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY though as this is only a 2 day deal. It counts down so you know exactly how much time is left! I am in no way associated with the Scramble website although I may quickly become one of it's biggest fans!

Ok, back to work. I think I spend more money than I make when I take too much time browsing around for things but I just can't help myself!

Till later, Live, Laugh, and Love, my friends!

Monday, March 22, 2010 - Best Cover Story Wins $3,000

Plagiarism. As a writer, plagiarism always lurks in the back of our minds. is a brand new marketplace for writers to show their work and not worry about plagiarism. On March 15, 2010, the website opened, and yes, this website is a site where both the bloggers and the buyers are protected. This is a win/win opportunity. In addition, this is a free site for writers to display their work. While on as a writer, there is enough security that your work will not be compromised and for the buyers, you have the opportunity to preview the bloggers work.

If that is not enough, for a short time only, just by doing what you love to do, you will have a chance to win $3,000. Who can participate? If you own or publish to a blog, go to the Website and participate in the launch of the The blogger who writes the best cover story about the site’s opening will be announced toward the end of the year will be awarded $3,000 and will be featured on the front page of the site.

If you are interested in this challenge, please visit the launch contest and visit

Leave a comment and the link to your blog post and be entered into a drawing for a subscription to OLS or a $25 Amazon gift card! Follow this blog and get an additional entry! If I get more than 25 blogged entries, I will add an additional prize!

Contest ends on March 30 so get those entries in!

Good luck and, as always, remember to Live, Laugh, and Love!