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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lunch at Grandpa Lee's office

I got a hold of a camera! Now everyone gets to see my short hair. I just got a trim yesterday, thanks to my cousin Brandi, aka, Beauty School Drop-out :) It's not long and pretty anymore like all the wedding pics :( Oh well. Here's me & Mar in the conference room pre-lunch. He went to Panda Express with Mom & brought us Panda food, yummy!
Can you tell they didn't want to take a pic? But seriously, how cute are they? Uncle Ben, Aunt Nedra & Mom enjoying lunch, pre-aww heck, or whatever you call that stupid card game.
Paul with his "Magnum" look, whatever that means. He got his little feelings hurt because he doesn't get much air time on his own blog. So he was more than willing to pose when I told him I'd put some up on my blog.
I saved the best for last. Although, he new was behind him sticking out my tongue and he gave me the pic anyways. He must really want his pic on the internet.
That's all. I'm tired & my foot hurts.

My Wounds

So I just got done at the doctors office & he took off the bandages for the first time since my surgery on Wednesday. It was so nasty, I decided I had to post the pics. By the way, this blog is courtesy of Mom (actually Grandpa Lee & his office). I don't want to forget cousin Paul who offered to be my photographer. In this first pic, you can really see the bruising on my foot. Notice how white my leg is compared to my foot. Eww.
Here's where the nastiness starts. That's the incision he made to cut my bunion out. It pretty much hurts, like bad! You can also see the little stitches on my little toes, cause he released my hammertoes, just a small incision so that my toes would lay flat

Here's a look from the top. Still very swollen & quite painful. I thought I needed the Vicodin before. I was just informed this morning that the numbing meds he gave me for surgery are just now wearing off, so I thought I had it bad before, ha! Take that!!
Now, to help ease your stomach, a picture of a McDonald's ice cream cone. Apparently, Paul likes to take pics of ice cream cones in his spare time, cause i'm pretty sure those are his fingers, Krista, you may need to confirm. By the way Krista, are you aware he leaves the office to sneak in ice cream cones?

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I have yet to pay for internet service at my home, so during my time off of work I have to rely on anyone who will give me a few minutes at their c0mputer. Today, I thank Donnie & Meg. Thanks neighbors! I can't believe how painful a bunionectomy is. Even worse, it's gonna be another 2 days before I get to see what the doctor actually did, since it's all wrapped up, and I am NOT allowed to remove it, or get it wet. Which you can only imagine how wonderful bathing is. I haven't had to rely on anyone to help me bathe me since I can barely remember, and let me tell you, I don't like the reminder. I am so blessed to have your help Mario, but you're kinda worthless in the cleaning me up department. I know having to bathe me wasn't directly written into our vows, so I forgive you, and I totally commend you for your efforts. So I'm gonna leave it at that :) Back to the title, ouchies is right. I have a non-stop stinging pain in my foot. I'm yet to decide what's worse, taking my Vicodin & sleeping 15 hours of the day, or not taking it, and feeling the pain. As much as I thought sleeping for that long would be a dream come true, there's not a whole lot to do at 3am when your hubby is sleeping, and you don't have cable, or the internet. So I'm trying my hardest be tough, and deal with the pain. I figure if I can get through this I can get through child birth. I wasn't brave enough for pics, if you've seen my feet you'd know why. Maybe I'll post just an "after" pic & show off my scar.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I finally went

When I came home from work last night, I was so not in the mood to cook. Not to mention everything was frozen, and I can't keep eating cereal for dinner. For those who think "what a terrible wife" you're so wrong! I know Mario loves it when I cook, but I know how much he really loves it when we get to go out to eat. For those who weren't thinking "what a terrible wife", thanks ;) So anyways, last night we decided to go to Chick-Fil-A. What a great decision that was! I called Richie & Meg and they met us there with Addy (who doesn't have enough teeth yet to enjoy a good chicken burger). Considering they just opened last week, it was very quick. They are on it back in the kitchen. Plus while you're eating they have people walking around offering to bring you things (condiments, more soda, etc) if you need it. Who knows how long that's gonna last, but I didn't even have to get up to get a refill. If you're going to go, I highly recommend the #1 Chick-Fil-A Sandwich, and try their sauce on it. I am such a chicken sandwich freak, I couldn't be happier with Fresno's new addition. All in all, it's bang-tastic, two hooves up (or maybe 4 if you're lying on your back)!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This one's for you Richie

Seriously, how could I resist this? James Doohan?!

MyHeritage: Celebrity Collage - Geneology - Roots

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Like the Jeopardy category; Potpourri

Life has been full of such insignificance lately, and I'm really buggin' to post something, so I'm gonna leave you with some randomness, because none of these subjects are entitled to their own posting...

#1 I have my pre-op scheduled for this afternoon (I get to leave work early, woo-hoo!!)because I'm having bunion surgery next week. I wasn't going to talk about it because now the secret is out I have ugly feet. I'm 99% sure I got it from Dad's side, so hopefully none of you have the same problem (before & after pics if I'm feeling brave). I was cool with the situation, and was desperately awaiting some time off of work (even if it means I rely on Mario 100% of the time to give me sponge baths in bed), until I had a dream. I dreamt that I was laying on the operating table, and for the life of me, the anesthesiologist could not put me down. Please don't let this be a sign I wake up in the middle of surgery. I saw it happen on Grey's Anatomy, and I'm scared!!

#2 Dad called this morning & asked if I wanted to go to lunch. My thoughts..."you want to take me to lunch & you're gonna pay, is this a trick question?" There's this new Mexican restaurant in the Galleria downtown right by my office which has the most bangin' beans & rice, hands down!!

#3 Mario asked me last night, "what's it gonna take for us to have a baby?" Besides the obvious for those with dirty minds (or maybe that's just me), we've really gotta stop spending so much time with Addyson. He even asked me this after she spent half the car ride screaming, what's the deal?!

#4 Is there a sport my brother isn't good at? We played tennis last night & for someone who I had no idea played, he almost spanked Mario, who "claims" he lettered in tennis his frosh year. Can anyone from Reedley High verify this for me?

#5 I got subpoenaed to court last week for one of my clients who could not follow program rules & was arrested a couple months into his program sentence. The Deputy DA was saying something to the Judge to get the case moving along, I heard Judge say "I saw the pictures from when he slit the victims throat, and blah blah blah, the rest obviuosly does not matter since (a) I don't understand court room talk, and (b) I'm already fuming! What's worse, working with someone knowing he almost purposely killed someone (and being prepared for when you reprimand him one on one in your office), or not knowing until the whole thing is over with & realizing you should be lucky for your safety? I have to testify in a couple weeks, and he BETTER get prison time. I need to step up my game & turn on the power of persuasion. Which leads me to...

#6 I applied for a job with Tulare County as a Probation Officer. Because at least then I can legally carry a gun on my hip, and not tote one around in my purse hoping if the occasion does arise, I can get to it in time. Wish me luck!

Now I would like to leave you with a sibling appreciation pic. Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Many thanks to you, Unlce Paul

I've been meaning to put these pics up for all to see, but I just haven't. The longer I live with no camera, the more old pics you're gonna see :) But really, I wanted to post some pics from our wedding ceremony. Since some of you (Julie & Jennifer) wern't there to see it, I thought it would be nice to show some pics, give some special thanks to Uncle Paul. He from the beginning was willing to help Mario & I out, and agreed to marry us. He always made time for us, answered our questions, and spent many hours counseling us on how to be the best married couple we can be. So far, it's working :)

This is us right before the ceremony in the bridal room, he came in to go over the readings with me again before it started. I love this pic, btw, way cute of us.

This below is as it was starting with a prayer

Reading some scriptures, etc

This is when he dropped the ring! Good thing Mario's is made of tungsten, ahhh, good times :)

The vows, I think

Just after he announced us. What's up with the smirk on Mar's face?!

So for those who couldn't make the ceremony, there's some shots of Uncle Paul in action! He did a wonderful job, I must add. Thanks again Uncle Paul, you're awesome!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Love Being Tagged

Krista got me and I'm it.

4 random things I like about my husband:
Mario has a way of making me laugh even when I'm pissy ;)
He has no problem showing me affection in public (in an appropriate way, of course!)
He's totally honest when it comes to my cooking, if he doesn't like it he'll tell me
He almost always takes me to lunch on his days off

4 movies that I would watch more than once: I'm not a big movies person, here's a few
The Wedding Singer
Any of the Bourne movies

TV shows I watch:
Grey's Anatomy-Can't wait till the Premier this month!
Hell's Kitchen
Kitchen Nightmares
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
GMA, anything news related

4 places that I have been:
Hawaii-My place of engagement (how awesome is that?)
Europe-Germany, Austria, London, Paris
Boston/New York

4 people who e-mail me regularly:
John McCain-I accept your apology & I'm fine with it. Truth is, I'm a little too busy with my life to be the VP anyways, I have blogs to write. Plus, Sarah will do great I'm sure of it.
Auntie Diane
Aunt Peggie lately

4 favorite foods:
Sushi rolls with eel :P
Chicken & rice bowls from Teriyaki Don
Ice Cream-Rocky Road, French Silk, Mint Choc Chip
Cereal-Good for any meal, not just breakfast

Places that I would like to visit:
Colorado-Maybe our 1st anniversary trip

4 things that I am looking forward to in the coming year:
Enjoying my time as a newlywed & enjoying an anniversary for the first time!
Possibly planning a move
Cooler weather
Reading blogs & catching up with cousins

4 people that I have tagged
Rebecca Wisor-Can't wait for the comedy of that one!
Meg Buchanan
Darlene Gage
Julie Harrison

You're it!!