Friday, October 19, 2007

Man Quiz

I was "tagged" by my buddy, Tara, and the rules go that if you are mentioned here, you have to repost this on your site with your own answers...then tag others).

1. Who is your man? Ricardo
2. How long have you been married? 4 years, this past August
3. How long dated? 4 months, then engaged another 8 months
4. How old is your man? 30
5. Who eats more? I suppose Richard.
6. Who said “I love you” first? Richard :)
7. Who is taller? Richard - he's 6' and I'm 5'7"
8. Who sings better? Is there any doubt? Me.
9. Who is smarter? Richard, but I made better grades :)
10. Whose temper is worse? It's a toss up
11. Who does the laundry? Me.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Usually Richard, but on occasion I will.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Right if you're in the bed or facing the bed? (facing the bed - Richard)
14. Who pays the bills? Richard
15. Who is better with the computer? Richard (I sure hope so, since it's his job!)
16. Who mows the lawn? 3 guys from "Just Mowing"
17. Who cooks dinner? Me...but I make Richard do dishes.
18. Who drives when you are together? Richard - he has control issues. It sounds bad, but this would be the case no matter who he's with! He hates riding in the car.
19. Who pays when you go out? Me - I'm the sugar mama! Um, no. Richard, of course.
20. Who is most stubborn? Me
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? We're never wrong.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Probably mine.
23. Who kissed who first? How do you not kiss at the same time? Me - Richard was not acting upon my not-so-subtle hints.
24. Who asked who out? I lured Richard to meet me at the mall.
25. Who proposed? Richard :)
26. Who is more sensitive? I am, definitely.
27. Who has more friends? Me...Richard doesn't like people (but in a nice way).
28. Who has more siblings? Equal - we both have younger brothers.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Richard.
I tag Erin, Amberly, and Lindsay!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Congrats, Brian & Balinda!!!

This past Sunday, we celebrated Brian and Balinda getting married a few weeks ago! It was a fun get together for friends and family of the couple at Dave & Busters in Dallas. Here are pictures from the joyous occasion:

Cutting the was super yummy!!!

Me with my brother...and with my new sister in-law!

Me and my Dad...Cathy (my dad's girlfriend) and me...Cathy, my Dad, and me!

Me and my sweet hubby...Dad and Cathy

Balinda, Brian, Dana, and Richard...Cathy, Dad, Balinda, and Brian

Congratulations to my little brother and new sister in-law! We love you both and are so happy for you!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sonogram and Shoes

So today, I went to the doctor to have a bilateral sonogram and mammogram on my breasts, due to the fact that I've had persistent pain in them. To make a long story short, I'm going to copy what I had already typed to some other friends:

It went really well. I was really nervous and teary-eyed on the way there...there's just something about leaving your child with someone to go get something like this's different from leaving your child to go shopping, etc.

Anyway, I was really nervous about the mammogram - esp. the exposure to radiation. Fortunately, the first thing the doctor said when he came in to do the sonogram was, "we've decided that in our practice, we don't do mammograms on patients younger than 27" (i'm 26), "b/c of the breast density issues that go along with it, and the fact that the side effects of radiation are much greater in younger women." WHEW! So I didn't have the mammo done!

He did the sono and said that everything looked normal. He was very thorough and explained what everything was on the screen. He said that the pain could be muscular (pectoral muscles) or just normal changes in the breasts. Anyway, it's all good and he said he'll see me back in 2021 when I'm 40. :)

Just FYI - his name is Dr. Thomas Langer - excellent, excellent man. Amazing bedside manner - very easy to talk to/with. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Thanks so much to all of you for all of your prayers. I know God heard them and answered them - the fact that the doctor's first words when he saw me were regarding the fact that I wouldn't have a mammo was indication that God new what was best for me and was protecting me. I didn't have to initiate any concerns or discussions with the doctor or anything. This is not to say that my doctor that recommended a mammogram is in the wrong - I think he was just being super cautious based on the location of the pain and some family history. And, of course, radiology is not his specialty, but radiology IS the specialty of the guy I saw today, so it makes sense that he would have a more formed and educated opinion on the matter.

Anyway, sorry for writing a book (Vickie) - just had to tell y'all how it all went. Afterwards, I went to Northpark Mall across the street and had a sandwich. Since I parked outside of Neimans (for no particular reason), I was walking toward the exit and noticed they were having a shoe "sale" - I thought, "man, this should be good and funny!" So I was a total goober and tried on lots of Sex and the City type shoes that were on "sale" - Chanel shoes that were on sale for $412, Manolo Blahniks for $500, some Gucci flip flops for $103, some Christian Diors for $I don't know how much, and some Stuart Weismans for another amount I don't remember. Anyway, the funny part of all of this was that I happened to have my camera with me. So, to commemorate the fact that I was wearing these amazingly expensive, high-end shoes, I took pictures! In a very stealthy, discreet, no flash sort of way, of course. Needless to say, my toenails were definitely not worthy of these designer shoes. But whatever.

Here's the closest I'll ever get to shoes this expensive (click on images for a better (though still not great) view:

Chanel - $412 (sale price)

Manolo Blahnik - $499 (sale price)

Gucci - $103 (sale price)

Christian Dior - forgot how much, but it's likely around $300 or some other, ridiculous price.

Stuart Weitzman - I think these were $500 on sale, but I could be wrong. They are pretty - I'll give them that...

Thank you again, everyone, for all of your prayers!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

How well do you know me???

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything here, but oh well:

Create your own Friend Quiz here

Thursday, January 25, 2007

More Weight Loss!

Preface - much of this posting is just for my reference later on - so that I know what I did to lose the weight that I've lost :)

This is crazy! Yesterday, I weighed 148.2 and today, 146.4!!! What's crazy about it is that I'm kind of nursing some back pain and an external oblique strain...actually, my friend, Tara, who is a physical therapist, thinks the side pain has to do with the gallbladder surgery I had back in August, and that the back pain could be related to it (but also concedes that the back pain could definitely be from carrying around a 25+ pound weight named Jillian :) Anyway, I haven't been able to workout as hardcore as I'd really like, and have been taking easier lately - up until the last few days, when I tried to get back into a little more (while still being careful). And I guess my body responded really well. I'm still eating healthy - it's really more of a way of life - not something I have to feel like I'm doing as part of a "diet" or something.

Breakfast is usually Cheerios and banana or whole grain toast with all natural peanut butter that has flaxseeds in it or scrambled egg whites and toast. Lunch is either a greek salad - with Dr. Oz's greek salad dressing recipe (very healthy and SO good - I've actually brought it to a restaurant with me before) - or the makings of a greek salad wrapped up in a healthy, tomato basil tortilla (Richard's idea). Usually have water with lunch and maybe some walnuts or a Kashi bar. Dinner is something healthy from Dr. Oz's book. I really love the recipes recipes I've tried and plan on making them regularly - just healthy, fresh meals that don't deviate much from what I'm used to doing - they just give me ideas on how to make my stuff better and more healthy! Anyway, this is not to say that I don't "cheat" or splurge now and then - I often times have vanilla frozen yogurt at night with walnuts and chocolate syrup. Other times, during the day, for a quick and little treat, I'll have a few chocolate chips. Last night, when we went to Purple Cow with Tara, I got (as I usually do) a turkey burger with avocado and swiss, and substituted a salad with bbq vinigarette dressing for the chips that usually come with the meal. Later, Tara and I went to Starbucks and I got a tall (small), non-fat, no whip cafe mocha - very yummy!!!!!!