Crutches...Check. Knee Wrap/a.k.a. the Ace Bandage...Check.

Ice Pack...Check.
Nurse Ashwee...Check, Check!

Dang it, if I didn't mess up my knee the very week before I move! The pain got so unbearable by Thursday night, that I went to the doctor Friday morning, followed by an MRI of my knee. The doc thinks I have a torn meniscus (I have NO idea how I did it because I didn't feel it when it happened). As for what happens from here, I don't know. I've heard minor surgery may be needed if that is what it is. Praying that that's not needed! I've been staying off of it as much as I can, using crutches, icing it, wrapping it, elevating it...or, I should say Ashley has been icing it, wrapping it, and elevating it. She is a spectacular nurse! She has been at my every beck and call (and if you were wondering...beck and call IS the correct term, I googled it because I thought it was beckon call). She has taken really good care of me and just jumped in and is doing everything to help me feel better and to keep me comfy. I'm lucky to have such a good live in nurse:) Plus, Alaina stayed over last night and helped out with everything I needed too. I got me a good family, that's for sure!


Happy Birthday!!!

Our sweet puppy is one year old today!!! Happy Birthday Kojak, buddy:) He really has brought so much to our lives, pets can become your family members, and he certainly has. He has kept me busy during this deployment, so this handful of a puppy accomplished what Jason intended by getting him for me. He's such a good boy and he has so much love for everybody. We couldn't have gotten a better dog.


My ABC's

A - Age: 27
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chinese Food Dish: Eggrolls, crispy noodles, or fried rice, that's about all the chinese I like.
D - Dentist name: Dr. Doris Black
E - Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl
F - Favorite color: ALL COLORS!
G - Gold or Silver: White Gold
H - Height: 5'6"
I - Ink as in tatto's you have: Zero
J - Job title: Domestic Diva/Photographer Hopeful
K - Kitchen Meal or Restaurant? Kitchen Meal...made with love:) But eating out once in a while is nice too!
L - Living arrangements: Living with my sweet sissy and family for another month, and then moving into my new house in Beulaville!
M - Month of birth: June
N - Nicknames: Chris, Babe, Christie Belle, Shnookie
O - On time or late: On time!
P - Pet Peeve: Let's not get me started.
Q - Quote from a movie: "I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough." - Duke from "The Notebook".
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 2 younger, beautimous sisters.
T - Time you wake up: Usually around 8.
U - Urgent thing on your to do list: Make an eye appointment, finish packing, move.
V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussel Sprouts, Beets
W - Wishing for: Don't wish, pray...and praying for lots of things.
X - X-rays you've had: Chest, Head, Back
Y - Yummy food you make: Everything I make is yummy:) My best dish is probably Shepherd's Pie.
Z - Zoo Favorite: Elephants, the big cats, and the bears.


Our New House!!!

We move in November 6th. This is the first house we saw, and the last. I didn't even have to go anywhere else. This was the one:o) I knew it from the minute we walked in. All the rooms are big, it's 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. A walk in laundry room, and a walk in pantry. A 2 car garage. A huge master bedroom with a walk in closet. A garden tub and separate shower in the master bath, a humongous backyard for Kojak that is fenced in, and all nice stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. It has a fireplace and a dining room. At the top of the stairs there is a bonus room big enough to be another small den or living room. I LOVE this house and cannot wait to make it our home! Pictures will follow next month;o)