Go ahead, laugh at my pain

I know it’s been for-ev-er since I blogged last. However, I just did something incredibly stupid and it’s too long to post as a status on Facebook, so I dusted the cobwebs off the old blog. What’s this Stupid Thing (yes, it deserves proper capitalization) that I did? Welllll lemme tell ya.

A little over a month ago I had sinus surgery to remove a sphenoid cyst. No big deal, it was simple and I’ve been headache-free for weeks now. A miracle! After surgery, I had to flush and rinse my sinuses every hour or two to get all the yuck out. I’ll spare you those details. Anyway, I opted for the squeezie bottle rather than the netti pot because I wanted to REALLY get in there, you know what I mean? You mix a tiny packet of salty mixture with distilled water and then warm it up (I just sat it in hot water in the sink for a few minutes). I tried not warming it. That was not pleasant. So, yes, I’ll wait the three or so minutes to let it get lukewarm. After the required two weeks of constant sinus flushing, I decided to keep doing it at least once per day because wow what a difference it’s made. Now, I tell you all that, so I can tell you about my Stupid Thing.

I ran out of the tiny salt mixture packets yesterday. You see where this is going already don’t you? I’ve had a bad cold for a week now. I neeeedddd my sinus flush! I can’t breathe through the right side of my nose and that drives me nuts. I forgot to stop at Wal-Mart today. I was getting ready for bed and I decided, what can it hurt? I’ll just rinse with distilled water. It just won’t be salty. So I did the usual hot water bath for the sinus rinsing bottle thing. Leaned my head over the sink and proceeded to rinse the left side first.  HOLY SHIT!!! WHY IS WATER SETTING ME ON FIRE??? Y’all, I can’t describe that pain accurately. I was leaning over the sink, head down, snot hanging from my nose, tears streaming from my eyes, silently squealing. Hubs is asleep in the next room and he’s been a grouchy bear. Definitely didn’t want my Stupid Thing to wake him up. Ok so after a minute that felt like an eternity, the pain subsided. I thought, did I get the water too hot? I tested it on my wrist, nope, just right. So here’s where it gets really Stupid. I decided to give it another try. This time in the right nostril. Guess what? More hangy-down snot, lots more tears, more silent squealing. But there was snot coming out y’all! So what did I do? I gritted my teeth and did it AGAIN. This is how desperate I was to relieve myself of the stuffed up nose. But, alas, I just couldn’t take anymore. I glanced up into the mirror and was a little shocked. Who was that lady with the red tear-streaked face, crazy hair, and squinched up eyes liking back at me? She was scary looking! Oh wait, that was just me, post Stupid Thing. I blew my nose and opted for the antihistamine nasal spray. Two minutes later, opened up fully and no pain. Go figure.

So, if you have a netti pot or saline rinse of any type, please take it from me and don’t do the Stupid Thing! It’s not worth it!! Also, never use tap water, that’s just asking for other troubles!

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Twirly circle skirts for The Princess.

The Princess, aka Hurricane, refuses to wear pants or shorts of any kind. She insists on wearing only skirts and dresses. So to accomodate her girly style and save money, I’ve decided to try my hand at making her some clothes. I bought this pattern at Wal-Mart:

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I’m not very savvy when it comes to patterns.  My brain just doesn’t seem to “get it”. The first attempt took me forever.  I learned that you can’t skip steps.  Or at least I can’t. I decided not to make the bias binding for the bottom and just hem it. It’s a circle skirt.  It looks terrible lol. But for my first attempt,  I don’t think it’s all that bad. 

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I found this polka dot fabric and couldn’t wait to make something girly with it. I bought the plain t-shirt at Hobby Lobby and added the fabric flower.  Also a first for me.  I think it came out cute and The Princess loves it.

The second skirt went much easier and faster because this time I knew what I was doing.  I bought the shirt at Wal-Mart and decided to make the skirt to match.  I bought cheap broadcloth for this one. I also used a scrap piece of pink fabric and tulle to make the flower for the skirt (I simply call it a floofy). The Princess doesn’t like this one as much (“I want a blue flower on the skirt!”) But I think it’s adorable. I also hemmed this one but I pinned it like crazy first and it came out much better.

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I foresee many more twirly skirts in our future.  Quick,  easy,  and fun :-). Not to mention CHEAP.  🙂

Twirly circle skirts for The Princess.

The Princess, aka Hurricane, refuses to wear pants or shorts of any kind. She insists on wearing only skirts and dresses. So to accomodate her girly style and save money, I’ve decided to try my hand at making her some clothes. I bought this pattern at Wal-Mart:

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I’m not very savvy when it comes to patterns.  My brain just doesn’t seem to “get it”. The first attempt took me forever.  I learned that you can’t skip steps.  Or at least I can’t. I decided not to make the bias binding for the bottom and just hem it. It’s a circle skirt.  It looks terrible lol. But for my first attempt,  I don’t think it’s all that bad. 

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I found this polka dot fabric and couldn’t wait to make something girly with it. I bought the plain t-shirt at Hobby Lobby and added the fabric flower.  Also a first for me.  I think it came out cute and The Princess loves it.

The second skirt went much easier and faster because this time I knew what I was doing.  I bought the shirt at Wal-Mart and decided to make the skirt to match.  I bought cheap broadcloth for this one. I also used a scrap piece of pink fabric and tulle to make the flower for the skirt (I simply call it a floofy). The Princess doesn’t like this one as much (“I want a blue flower on the skirt!”) But I think it’s adorable. I also hemmed this one but I pinned it like crazy first and it came out much better.

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I foresee many more twirly skirts in our future.  Quick,  easy,  and fun :-). Not to mention CHEAP.  🙂

Fly-by HI!

I’ve been MIA because, at the moment, I do not have internet at home. I hopefully will have this remedied sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’ve been busy with some sewing projects and I’ll share them with you when I get back online. Hope you all are having a great December!

A little bit of bragging

Just a fly-by post to brag on myself.  Humor me and pretend you are interested, ok?

I finally received the test results of my Anatomy test from last Monday.  I made 108!  There were 50 questions (worth 2 points each) and a bonus question (worth 10 points.)  That means I only missed one question.  The teacher said mine was the highest score of all his classes.  Woohoo!  Yay me!

Also, I made a perfect score (100) on my medical terminology test (100 questions), plus a 2 point bonus.  So that grade was a 102.  Yay me x2!

My algebra test wasn’t quite as impressive lol.  I missed one question, plus lost points on some other problems for not working out the steps completely.  I did some of the steps in my head and apparently that’s a no-no.  I scored 92 on that.  But it’s still an A, so I’m trying not to feel bad about it.

Now I have LOTS more homework to get done tomorrow and another algebra test on Wednesday. 🙂

Sorry, I couldn’t find a random or interesting photo to put in this post.  I really gotta get back to taking some pics.  Anyway, thanks for reading!

Taking a break

I’m taking a break from blogging. I have a LOT going on right now and I just don’t have the time to devote to it. I’ll try to post something as I find time, but no promises.

Wordless Wednesday

It's a double rainbow! Wowww! What does it mean?????

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