Friday, April 24, 2009

Home again

Ok, so for those who heard the whispers, I promised to tell it all here. Get the facts straight and all.

YES I was admitted to the hospital straight from the doctors office on Wednesday. YES due to whatever they saw on the EKG they did in the doctors office, they thought I was having or had - had a MI. Yes as a result of that news I was scared witless and went into a full blown panic attack.

I was admitted to the CCU in a semi private room. I was stripped naked and gowned. They didn't even give me a chance to do it myself. Not sure if that is because they are used to dealing with much older people or if I looked like I was not able to undress myself.

Before I knew it they had my hooked up to a heart monitor, had inserted an IV, drawn what seemed like a 100 tubes of blood and shoved that oxygen thingy up my nose.

They let Ray and Konnor into the room to see me for a few minutes. Konnor was not liking seeing his mommy all hooked up. I tried to smile and laugh about it all. I told Ray to get home and get things ready for the other kids and to promise that he would somehow get Keegan to t-ball. They had missed so many practices already due to those wonderful April showers and I didn't want him to miss any more.

So there I was left all alone, hooked up and honestly afraid. Oh of course I had the lady in the bed next to me. She kept yelling at her imaginary friend that was also in the room some where with us.

They took me for this test and that test over the next 24 hours, drew blood every 4 hours, and served me the most horrid food. I thought I was going to loose my mind!

They had me in one of these motion beds. They are made to help prevent bed sores. They inflate and deflate every few minutes. They lady next to me never slept more then 30 minutes at a time and the nurses came in to tend to her every 2 hours to clean her bottom. She could not control herself and "pooped" often.

I wanted out of there so bad.

They determined that I did NOT have a heart attack but still do not like the looks of my test results. I agreed to come back for more testing as an outpatient if they let me go home to my own bed and see my kids.

So now I am home and resting. I have to go back to the hospital on Monday for more tests but at least I get to sleep in my own bed this weekend.

~Just Me

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


In my opinion there is nothing cuter then babies. I love babies. Even the ugliest adult animal started out as a cute little baby.

I am still pacing the floor waiting on my rabbits to have their babies. I had a good sign this morning when I went to feed though. Fluffy grabbed up her ration of hay and started to "mustache" it. It is so hard to not peak in a see what she is doing but I know I have to give her some quiet time if she is indeed in labor.


Ray came home last night with 6 baby chicks. They had just hatched out and are sooooo cute. He brought them home before we had the nursery set up, so to keep them warm Kimmy and I each took three and put them inside our shirts. I must be warmer then she is because mine settled right done and went to sleep but her 3 were all jumpy and peeping away.

We told the kids NOT to name these since there is a 50/50 chance that they are roosters and will wind up on the dinner table instead of in the hen house. Of course by the time the kids went to bed the all had names. Now I hope we have 6 hens instead of 6 roasters. The kids are still having a hard time with the idea that we are now raising food animals. They are ok with the eggs but beyond that .....

Right now they are living in a big cardboard box in my kitchen on top of my dishwasher. Ray rigged a heat lamp over them and we are having fun just watching them stumble around. At times it seems as if they fall asleep just standing there and fall over. TOO CUTE.

~Just Me

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I am asking for prayers.

My 84 year old grandmother was admitted to the hospital on Thursday evening with a brain bleed and severe vomiting.

As of 10 pm last night (last update I received) the bleeding is no worse but no better and they still haven't been able to stop her from vomiting.

My 84 year old grandfather (with a heart condition) has not left her side. The ICU nurses called his cardiac doctor into the unit because they were afraid he was having a heart attack but he had refused to go down to the ER to be checked. He is now on a portable monitor since he refuses to leave her side.

I am asking for prayers that GOD be with them both. If this is her time to go join GOD that he is merciful and allows her to go without pain and that he sends his calming presence to be with my grandfather and the rest of our family.

My mom, an only child, is also a mess.

My grandparents names are Dot and Jim Heaney. They are the parents to 1, grandparents to 2, great-grandparents to 11 and the great-great-grandparents to 2 almost 3.

~Just Me

Thursday, April 16, 2009


So I broke down and joined TWITTER. Will I use it? Not sure but I finally felt the need to be hip and in with the "it" crowd.

Follow me on Twitter right here on my blog page--------> Or find me and add me to your list.

~Just me

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


After dinner tonight my husband and sons did their bi-monthly ritual. BUZ NIGHT.

Aren't they handsome!?
My husband figures we save a bunch of money by him doing it himself. Not a bad job and the only one that complains is Konnor. He is still in the "I want to be just like you mommy", meaning the long hair.
Oh, Ray made me promise to tell you that he is hunched over and is really much taller then he looks in the photo :)
~Just Me

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The 42 year old child

I can almost bet that women, when reading the title to this blog, automatically thought HUSBANDS.

Sorry to disappoint you but this one is about me. It dawned on my last night, that even though I am 42 3/4 years old, I still feel like a child. Not the kind that wants to play all the time, but the kind that is still waiting for permission to do things. Waiting for approval and praise. Guess what, it's a long wait.

I look in the mirror and I see a grown up. I look into myself and I see a child.

I am a wife, a mother to seven, a grandmother to one. I own a house, three cars and numerous other things that should make me feel like an adult. I can legally vote, drink and smoke but for some reason I still feel like a child.

I don't think at this point in my life this is going to change on it's own, so how do I go about changing how I feel, OR should I?

~Just Me

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog #2

Just wanted to let you all know that I have started blogging on my website for my rabbits, about my rabbits. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think.

~Just Me

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Rabbit Barn

When I started with my rabbit hobby, I really thought that I was going to keep it small. I thought the spare room in the back of my house would be plenty enough to house the one of three rabbits that I was going to have.


My rabbit hobby is very quickly outgrowing my spare room in the house. I also have come to realize that I am so hooked that by this time next year it won't be totally out of the question that I will have more then 50 rabbits.

My husband is so wonderful and knows me so well. He knows that simply little things are what make me the happiest. He knows that being with my rabbits has made me a much happier person to be around. He knows that I really want to be a top breeder or quality show and pet rabbits. He knew that I wanted my own, not part of the house, professional rabbit barn.

I love my husband when he knows just what I want. With out me knowing it, he went out and got all the wood and supplies needed to build me my very own rabbit barn.

He pulled in the drive way the other day with the pickup truck full and the trailer also.

He bartered for almost all it so the project is going to cost us next to nothing!

Since the ground was already torn up from our little plumbing job and he decided to use that area for the new rabbit barn.
He first laid 4 inches of stone as a foundation and then started with the flooring.

After the floor was done he stared on the walls. Here he is putting together wall one. You can see Konnor off to the left picking my daffodils.

Konnor, even though he just turned 4, wants to be Daddy's helper. He was able to carry the 2 x 4's over to the job site all by himself.

Of course he needed lots of breaks. Those 8 foot long pieces of wood are heavy mom!

The frame for the walls went up pretty fast and soon it was time to put up the outside of the walls. This is where I got to help. It took both of us to carry and nail them into place.

Kaylynn's boyfriend, Jeff and his brother Joey, are over today to help raise the roof. Ray thinks that by the end of the day my new rabbit barn will be enclosed!
Of course he still needs to shingle the roof, add the door and the window, paint the sides, insulate the inside ......
Knowing how our home projects go, I am thinking my barn should be ready for the rabbits sometime in July or August. Ray says by the end of the month. Glad he is confident.
~Just Me