Sunday, December 31, 2006
Goals for 2007?? Save more money and keep better track of our finances. I would LOVE to at some point declutter my entire house! inside and out!! And keep the whole house cleaner. That will be a tough one though. And of course, work on dropping the baby weight after Veronica is born.
It looks like tonight will be a low-key New Year's Eve for us. We're still not over the sickness, so it's probably best we just stay home and rest. We're going to make nachos and hopefully some of the neighbors will pop fireworks. I'm pretty sure we'll be sound asleep by midnight anyway!
Happy New Year, everyone!! Best wishes for 2007!
Saturday, December 30, 2006
I'm SO congested and there isn't much medicine I can take. I'm trying not to take anything at all, but it's tough when you can't breathe!! I'm so tired. None of us have gotten much sleep the past few nights. Last night I tried EVERYTHING to unstop my nose and relieve the sinus pressure - hot shower, steam, vicks, menthol cough drops, more steam, warm compress, the vaporizer.... nothing made any difference at all. Finally about midnight I caved and squirted some Zicam. Instant relief and I was able to get a couple hours of sleep. The jury seems to be out on if Zicam use during pregnancy is safe or not... so I'm only going to use it as a last resort.
Clint is pretty sick too. At least he can take meds though. He slept on the air mattress in Valerie's old room because his snoring has been SO bad. I don't think he got much sleep because Valerie was up several times.
Valerie was doing better. Yesterday my parents came and she played outside in the wind for a couple of hours. Today, she's all congested again. She still has a horrible sounding cough and her runny nose is back. If we can stick it out until Tuesday, I'll be taking her to the doctor if she isn't better. Urgent Care wasn't much help last week, so there's no point in taking her there again.
We're invited to TWO New Year's Eve parties, and as of now it looks like we will miss them both.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
So yeah, our furniture is here!!! Now instead of having NO couches, we have too many. Waiting on the rental place to come pick up the crappy stuff. Can't wait to have my living room in order again.
And you all knew it was coming.... I'm sick. I've got whatever it was that Val had. *sigh* Even Clint is complaining of a sore throat. I just feel awful.... and there isn't much medicine I can take. :-(
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
After all of that, we came home, ate a quick lunch, and started to get ready to go to my mom's. We were so late getting there. And I was so tired. Valerie was cranky and not wanting to eat. She was all about opening her presents though! And everyone elses! lol Once she caught on to tearing off the wrapping paper, she was all over every box she could get her hands on. The contents made no difference - everything was "Oh WOW!" lol It was pretty fun just watching her have such a great time.
Funny thing though.... duplicate gifts were the theme this year!! Clint got me a jewelry armoire. My mom got me the exact same one! Clint got me a massage mat, and my dad got the exact same thing for my mom. I gave Clint a manicure set, and my mom gave him one too!! And "Santa" had a magnadoodle for Valerie, and my mom bought one for her too. Weird stuff.
Christmas Morning Valerie woke up about 7ish cranky and crying. Poor baby was SO congested and snotty. We set up the video camera before getting her out of bed. Almost the instant she saw the presents that Santa had left, she quieted down. She stared and then started pointing at the toys... and ran over to her play kitchen to investigate. More "Oh wows" followed as she looked it all over. It was so neat watching her. We opened every box and just let her play with everything on the living room floor. Mostly she played during the day and had a good time, but she did her share of crying and whining from being so sick too. Poor baby.
And she's STILL pretty sick. She luckily isn't acting all that sick though. Her cough isn't as bad, but she sounds awful. And her poor nose is constantly running. She hasn't quite caught on how to "blow" yet either, so she's constantly whining "nose nose!" wanting us to wipe it. I brought her to my mom's to spend the day today, and she did fine according to them.
I had an O.B. appointment today. I saw the nurse practioner and she gave me some iron pills to try. She said I may be anemic and that's why I feel so tired / bad all the time. I go back next week for bloodwork to check it out. I'm so aggravated though... the office girl has my payment info all mixed up. I was told if I couldn't pay the $500 deductible, they usually waive it. So I said great! Who in their right mind would argue differently?! I would be responsible for a little over $300 of the bill and I had six payments of $68. Easy as can be to pay that so I paid half of the entire balance. Today there is a new girl at the desk, and she tells me that is all wrong. I have to pay the deductible, which brings the total to over $900! There's no such thing as waiving the deductible and the other person had it caculated wrong. So now basically we have to come up with the money all at once since I've barely paid $200, when we could have been paying on it all along!!! Grrrr.
Oh and GOOD NEWS ~ Ashely furniture called.... My furniture is in!!! They'll deliver Thursday!!!
A couple Christmas pictures. With Val being sick and me not feeling great, I really didn't take that many.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve. It just doesn't feel like it. I did the best I could in getting ready and finding gifts for everyone, but I'm not in the mood this year. I just feel so... sad? I don't know if I have some kind of chemical/hormonal imbalance or what. At times I feel normal, but just in general I feel really depressed. I just don't feel like doing anything. I feel so "off." Everything makes me cry. I feel so alone. Clint wants me to talk to my Dr. about it. I really don't want to take any kind of meds until after Veronica is born though. I don't want to chance it. I'm just hoping it's a phase that will pass on it's own...
We moved Val into her new room! So far she's sleeping about the same as usual in there. It's not completely finished, but I am working on it little by little. Her furniture is in place and most of her clothes have been moved. I'm trying to sort through the toys, and I just don't know what to do with them. She has SO much stuff and I can't decide where to put some of it!
Tomorrow night we are going to my parents' to exchange gifts. We always have a little party over there and open presents. They are coming to our house Christmas Day and Clint is cooking dinner. I can't wait to see Valerie's reaction to all of her presents!! The look on her face opening some of her birthday gifts was priceless. I can't wait to see her Christmas morning.
I hope everyone out there has a wonderful Christmas!!!!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I felt so sad walking around the mall this morning. There's all the holiday decorations, Christmas music playing, fab sales, people.... I'm usually so into that stuff. This year, I'm just here. I know by next week I'll feel like I missed Christmas. I just don't feel good. I'm so tired all of the time. I want to be cheerful. I want to enjoy being pregnant. I want to love Christmas. But so far, I'm not.
Maybe it's hormones. or a chemical imbalance. I just don't know what to do about it.
I realized last night that in just about 10 weeks I will be full term. Ten weeks. That doesn't seem long at all.
I'm starting to freak out about experiencing birth again. It was not exactly pleasant. Although I do know more about what to expect, I know I'll panic anyway.
I'm starting to freak about caring for a newborn again. Valerie was such an easy baby. What if Veronica is not?? How will I handle dealing with a newborn and Valerie by myself day after day??
How will Valerie handle a baby in the house? I don't want her to feel left out. How will she handle our attention being diverted to another baby? Val is the center of everything now... I feel guilty already.
And we have no plan on what to do with Valerie when I go into labor. My parents are the only ones who are able to keep her long term. But what if I need to go to the hospital in the middle of the night.... then what? They can't drive all the way here in the dark and what if there's no time to take Val to their house? We need to figure this out soon.... I will be so worried about her.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
We got a lot taken care of yesterday. I finished Valerie's cake!! I'm happy with how it came out. My house is mostly clean, thanks to my parents and Clint. We just have to de-clutter the kitchen and pick up a little bit.
Today is Halliburton's local Christmas party. I am not sure if I will go. We still have things that need to be done around here. And last night I felt just awful from being on my feet all day. That was another thing I was mad about -- Clint has pretty much refused to rub my back during this entire pregnancy. Here I am, just about 7 months pregnant, in tears some nights because my back aches so much, and not ONCE has he ever rubbed my back. I've mentioned it to him, and all he says is "I'm sorry." I don't know what that's about, but really... he could give me 5 minutes of his time to make me feel better.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Time has gone by so fast....
Today we're getting ready for the big birthday party. I'm going to start her cake in a little while. Clint has promised to help clean (we'll see if that happens.) My mom and dad are coming to help later on I think. Food wise, we decided to take the easy way out and order a variety of pizza! After baking the cake and decorating it, I know I won't be in any mood to cook. Pizza and breadsticks = easy!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Valerie is back to her normal self today. I guess it was something she ate that made her sick yesterday. Either that or one of those short viruses. She was up a few times during the night asking for juice. She's eating fine and playing as usual.
I on the other hand don't feel that great. I wouldn't say I feel sick. I don't feel well either. I guess all the stress and frustration is taking it's toll on me. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to the playgroup's cookie swap. I made two batches of cookies, but I'm not sure if we are gonna make it. I want to go... we'll see.....
Monday, December 11, 2006
Lovely. She seems fine. Playing and babbling. But as soon as she eats or drinks anything... blech all over. Hopefully it's just a quick 24 hr. bug.
If we had our new funiture / rugs... she would have vomited all over it.
Clint rented some furniture today. $20 / week plus tax and insurance. It'll be here tomorrow. I just can't deal with having NO furniture. Funny thing is they have the very set we have on order with Ashely for $27 / week. We could have gotten that and just "pretended"! lol! But at this point, cheaper is better.
Saturday night we went to our MOMS club Christmas party. It was great! All of the kids got a small gift and the adults played a game for gifts we brought. We had lots of food of course! Valerie had a blast. She was all over the house playing with the toys and other kids.
Yesterday I woke up feeling just awful. I don't know if it was something I ate at the party, lack of sleep, or just from being so busy lately. I felt bad all day. The furniture deal has me so stressed, there's so much I want to do before Val's party, and all the holiday stuff coming up too... I think mostly it's the furniture thing. I know there isn't anything to do about it, so I should just let it go. I just want everything for Val's party to be nice. Having a sofa won't make or break the party, but having an empty living room just seems awkward. We were supposed to borrow a sofa from someone, but that seems to have fallen through. I'm not sure what happened. My dad drove all the way here in his truck, but when we went to get it no one was home. And I had talked to her a few hours earlier and she said they weren't going anywhere. So, I kinda have the feeling she wasn't serious about loaning it to us... We may try to rent something this week.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
And I still have to figure out what to do about Val's party. I guess we'll look into borrowing some tables and chairs... I'm guessing about 25 guests will actually show. I'm just disappointed because I wanted my house to look nice for her party. I'm very particular about having people over and not having things out of place. So, having NO furniture is just... awkward. I guess we'll figure it out....
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I also tried to have Valerie's pictures taken at Olan Mills today. That didn't go over very well either. She cried and screamed everytime I put her down. She just refused to stand by the backdrop and wanted me to hold her. So, I had to reschedule that too! We are going back Saturday morning to try again.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Hopefully Clint gets his school work finished. Saturday Halliburton is having this big family Christmas party at the zoo. I really wanna take Valerie! Oh and BTW ~ I mailed her birthday party invitations yesterday!
Monday we went shopping in New Orleans. I was hoping to find a crib for Veronica, but no such luck. We paid about $250 for Valerie's crib. It seems most are $300-400 (plus delivery) now. I really don't want to spend that much, even for a convertible crib. So... we will keep looking around. My mom has a brand new crib that someone gave her that we can use if needed.
I DID finally buy new living room furniture from Rooms to Go!!! We needed it bad. The set we have was purchased from my cousin for $225. We were going to keep it a year or two and then get something new. Well, that was 4 years ago! lol The new set will be delivered Tuesday. I already have someone lined up to buy the old stuff. It was crazy expensive since we opted to get the sofa sleeper and loveseat sleeper. We did get interest free financing until 2011 though - it will be paid off well before then!! Since we're losing our guestroom, having 2 extra beds won't hurt. I was going to get a daybed or futon whenever we close in our porch, but we won't need that now. Made more sense to just spend $200 now to get the loveseat sleeper and avoid buying a futon later. It's a lighter green in person. Probably lighter than I would have liked, but I can't find anything else, so it will do.
Yesterday was my 24 week doctor's appointment. Routine stuff. Everything looks fine. I'm measuring right on target. I wanted to die when I got on the scale though. In 4 weeks I gained 8lbs! *gulp* I'm up about 18 lbs now, which is WAY more than I was with Valerie at this point. I need to stop eating so much junk and walk when I can. I don't want to end up gaining 40 lbs!!
Today we are working in Val's new room. We got all the junk out of the closet and took down the bed. Clint started painting. I decided on the butterflies afterall, and we're painting the bottom half of the wall a pretty pink. So far I'm liking how it is coming out! We still have a lot to do, but I think it will be really cute. My parents were supposed to come help today, but of course at the last minute my mom tells me they are just coming to visit later on. They do that all the time -- volunteer to come "help" then change their minds.So... that's about it for what has been going on!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
2. I am thankful for Clint, the best husband and friend I could have ever asked for.
3. I am thankful for carrying Veronica! Even though pregnancy is hard on me, I am lucky that (so far) everything has been normal.
4. I am thankful for my health. I know I've been really sick and haven't felt well, but it will pass and there are others worse off than me.
5. I am thankful that Clint has a job that provides well enough for us so I am able to be a SAHM.
6. I am thankful to have a decent roof over our heads, money in the bank, and food on the table.
7. I am thankful for my parents, who have always done their best and give us way more than we could ever give them in return.
8. I am thankful for all of my wonderful friends! Both online and IRL. With out all of you, I would still feel lost and lonely.
9. I am thankful to have my sweet, lovable Sassy Cat! (even though it's a pain when she wakes me up for some kitty lovin' in the middle of the night.)
10. I am thankful for the LIFE I live!! Years ago I wondered if I would ever reach the point of being happily married, building a house, and having children of my own.
Now it's your turn. :-)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Now, why didn't I think of this?? Actually, I wonder who
in their right mind would pay $45 for a
PHOTOGRAPH of a TMX Elmo??????????
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Here's what Clint is seeing in Canada! Check out the snow...
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping! I only have my parents left to buy for, which I am clueless about. Clint got his big gift yesterday - a new bbq grill. It's one of those professional huge stainless grills. It was on clearance at Lowe's, so I told him if that's what he wanted to go get it. So he did! I have a few other surprise things for him. Valerie is done - I think! We got her a toy kitchen, a tea set, a shopping cart with groceries, a doll, another newborn doll with accessories, a drum, and a bouncing Tigger. I'll probably end up picking up a few more small things for her. I haven't decided what will be birthday and what will be Christmas just yet!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Clint is leaving tomorrow morning for Canada. I know it's not the end of the world and it's just for 10 days, but I'll still be sad to see him go. I'll deal with it. It's going to be so cold up there!! Clint should get lots of snow pics.
Today I had an appointment to get the prenatal massage some friends had given me for my birthday in August. Niiiiice! I had gotten one when I was PG with Valerie, but this one was so much better. She pin pointed exactly where my back aches from time to time saying she could feel the ligaments. No doubt it will probably get worse as I get bigger. The therapist kept saying how tiny I was and she couldn't believe I'm 5 months along! Weird, because I am SO much bigger at this point than I was with Val. And I'm already SO uncomfortable. I feel HUGE! Even my maternity jeans are almost too tight.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Who do you trust... really. Is it even about trust?? I've had many failed friendships. I won't lie and pretend I was the best friend possible to all of them. Or deny that some ended by no one's fault but my own. But then there are the ones who tried to steal your boyfriends. Or steal from you. Or the ones who were only your friends when it was convenient for them. The "friends" who called you as a last resort when no one else was available. The ones who talked behind your back. Or the best of all : a friend in need is your friend indeed! Eventually I'd get tired of making an effort and move on. Yes, there was always some hurt and disappointment. Some of it I will carry with me for life. I will NEVER forget what those two girls did/said to me in the sixth grade. But I'd always go back to being just me again, and do my own thing. You would think that at some point women would outgrow this stuff. Here I am at 34 years old, and I still see it. Maybe not directly involving me, but it happens. I just don't have time for games in my life anymore. And now that my child(ren) are involved, I really can't go there.
So, memo to everyone: be my friend all the time.... or not at all.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Tomorrow we are taking Valerie to Lafayette to see Sesame Street Live!!! I can't wait. I know she is going to love it. I got us 3rd row seats so she'll see all the characters up close. We've decided to spend the night since Clint gets cheap rates at the Hilton through work. It's going to be such a long day as it is, and I know I will be exhausted!! We'll be able to rest instead of making the 2 hour drive home. And maybe we can squeeze in a little shopping...
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
And a belly comparison. I do have a bit more flab around the middle now, so I think that is why I look more "round" this time!! But some say that means BOY!!
As for me... I am starting to lean more towards BOY! But then again, this pregnancy so far has been almost exactly the same as it was with Valerie. I feel the same, the sickness slacked off the exact same week, weight gain is the same, I look almost the same, food aversions are the same! Not that any of that REALLy means anything, of course! LOL!!
Y'all have less than two weeks to make your guesses!!!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I do have to say that I am very disappointed. Not one person called to check on him. My aunt and uncle stayed with my mom in the surgery waiting room. Other than them, no one called to check on him. No other family or friends checked in. Probably the worst of all --- not even my husband. He KNEW I was worried about my dad. Not to make this about me, but he knows how sick I am and how hard it is for me to get out of the house. Especially with Valerie in tow with no help. Not once did he offer to come to the hospital with us. Which I can understand, because he does have to work. I reminded him Monday about my dad's surgery. He never said another word about it. My husband did not even call me today to see how things went!!! Did not call to see if my dad was okay! My dad is going on 74 years old, so just about any proceedure has some risk to it. I think everyone knows that my parents go above and beyond for us. If Clint were the one having surgery, both of my parents would show concern about him. If it were someone in his family, I would have been there by his side. If nothing else, he could have text messaged me. His excuse? He forgot. He didn't realize it was Wednesday / surgery day until lunchtime when I still wasn't logged onto Yahoo IM. Whatever. It just shows you... who can you depend on?? No one. No one at all.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
I've been very sick the past few days. It seems neverending. Being sick for so long is really wearing me down. There isn't much I can do about it though except keep hoping and praying it passes soon. I go back to the doctor tomorrow.
We managed to knock out some of Valerie's Christmas shopping over the weekend! I can't wait for the holidays. It's going to be so much fun watching her. Her big gift is a play kitchen set. We also got her a baby doll that cries and came with clothes and feeding accessories. I think that will be good practice for when the baby is born! I bought her a drum since she loves to bang on things. Val fell in LOVE with this bouncing Tigger toy at Wal-Mart, so Clint just HAD to get it for her. I want to give it to her NOW so bad. She LOVES it so much... hugging it and kissing it through the box! "TIG-GAH" she cries over and over. SO sweet.... but I picked it up for her birthday / Christmas. I have a few other little things in mind for her, but at least we now have a head start on shopping!!
Friday, September 29, 2006
Anyway... I'm still sick off and on. Today is just yucky for me. It's a shame because it's GORGEOUS outside. And I feel too bad to keep up with Valerie.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Valerie is 21 months old today! My baby is getting closer and closer to two years old. It makes me sad but also it is wonderful watching her grow and learn. She amazes us each day with all she is accomplishing. She's the sweetest little girl always giving us hugs and kisses. It's so cute how she walks into the room and says "Hi Mommy," all full of grins and giggles. She picks up on new words so fast. She can count to 5, but after that gets stuck on 8 and 9. LOL! She recognizes quite a few of her letters. If you ask her to sing a song, she starts singing "A B C D E" but then gets a little lost and mixes up her letters. Val hasn't quite mastered her colors yet, but we are working on that. She loves to sing "row row row your boat" and "moon moon moon." She can't sing the whole song but she knows when to chime in with the parts she knows! She's such a joy and we love her so much!!
In other news... I haven't been sick in TWO days!!!! After throwing up every day for NINE weeks, everything I've eaten has stayed down for the past two days. I hope the trend continues!! I don't feel 100%, but I don't expect I will until March. I'll take it though.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Giving Love a Good Name
Rock star struts down local street
HOUMA -- Jon Bon Jovi said south Louisiana's hurricane victims share an agony unknown to anyone else, but he's doing what he can to help.The rock star strutted down a local street Sunday afternoon to hand-deliver house keys to 18 families who will move into homes built through a $1 million donation he made to Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network after Hurricane Katrina. The musician's visit gave residents of the Bayou Blue community's Bon Jovi Boulevard an unexpected chance to personally thank the roadway's namesake for their new homes. "I didn't expect him to come," said Angela Graham, who plans to move her family this week into her Bon Jovi Boulevard home. "It was good to hug him and tell him thank you and let him know how grateful we are."The band Bon Jovi and the nonprofit Angel Network worked with Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity to sponsor 28 homes in the Bayou Blue community. The homes are going to hurricane victims, including those from Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. "You put a face to the devastation and you see the desperate mothers, fathers, and grandparents, and you want to make a difference," Bon Jovi said. "I'm a firm believer in actions speak louder than words."
The rocker visited the Bayou Blue neighborhood this weekend to tape a segment to be aired later this month on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Staff with the Angel Network said the exact air date hasn't been determined yet. The show willfeature Bon Jovi surprising local families with their house keys.The families live on Bon Jovi Boulevard, which seemed to please the rock star, said Jeanne Autin, executive director of Bayou Area Habitat."I think he was honored and privileged to have a street named 'Bon Jovi Boulevard,' " she said.A street in Bon Jovi's hometown of Sayreville, N.J., also featured his name, but the roadway was eventually renamed after too many street signs were stolen, he said.The rocker walked the local street Sunday in sunglasses, jeans and a black T-shirt, swatting at the steady stream of love bugs fluttering too close to his famous hair.Bon Jovi said the best part of his trip to Houma involved "meeting the people, putting the faces on my dream.""I think it was awesome for a guy to just give his money away to people who really need it," said Samuel Hall, Graham’s fiance. "It was just awesome to be able to thank him in person."Autin said the families showered the musician with gratitude."They hugged, they kissed, they told him, 'thank you,' they said, 'God bless you,'" Autin said.Graham, Hall and their three girls, ages 6, 3, and 1, have been living in a Thibodaux garage since shortly after Hurricane Katrina forced the family from their Kenner home."To have a home," Graham stressed. "I came out with so much more than I had before the storm." Her daughters are excited about the three-bedroom house, especially her oldest child "because she really understands," Graham said.Bon Jovi said he knew he could trust Winfrey to get his donation to those in need, and liked the idea of such a diverse pair working together to impact people's lives. A white, male rocker and a black, female talk-show host seemed about as diverse a team as possible, he said."I don't see skin color. I see people who need help," he said.As of now, there are no plans for Winfrey to visit the site, said Angel Network staff.The Angel Network neighborhood is part of Bayou Area Habitat's "Building Blitz on the Bayou," the group's campaign to build 100 homes in Terrebonne and Lafourche for hurricane victims by the end of this year. The organization has 54 homes completed or under construction in Bayou Blue, including the 28 sponsored by Bon Jovi and the Angel Network. The site, near the intersection of La. 316 and Bayou Blue Bypass Road, is one of Habitat International's first large hurricane-relief projects, said national Habitat leaders.As with any Habitat home, the families must pay for the homes and work a certain number of hours building them, Autin said.Ken Meinert, senior vice president of Operation Home Delivery, Habitat for Humanity International's hurricane-relief project, said the organization has 412 homes completed or under construction along the Gulf Coast in partnership with hurricane-affected families. The group plans to reach 1,000 homes by next year, Meinart said. Of Habitat's 20 hurricane-relief sites, "this is a real jewel," Meinert said of the Bayou Blue location. The site has drawn about 1,500 volunteers so far, with out-of-state and foreign teams receiving critical help from local groups."The local support means so much to us," he said.The community's residents, a mix of bayou folk and former city dwellers, seemed to have already bonded as neighbors, Meinert said."All of us are really a good community," agreed Hall.The celebrities not only sponsored the homes, but also furnished and landscaped them through donations made by the general public. They also landscaped homes sponsored by other groups. In addition, the Angel Network and the band garnered a sponsorship from Sprint that added a "first-class" playground to the subdivision, Autin said.Bon Jovi added he wants to lead by example. He said his contribution to hurricane-relief efforts spurred others to donate labor, furniture, and other items needed to complete the houses.Bon Jovi said he's made a number of tour stops in south Louisiana, but couldn't recall if he had ever visited the Houma-Thibodaux area. When asked if he'd sampled the local cuisine and culture, he replied, "Many times, of course I have."The toughest part of his visit here?"The love bugs, baby," he said, swiping at another pair of the pesky insects.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
How ironic is it that in 2004 I was 9 or 10 weeks PG with Valerie when Clint was in a 5 car pile up in Houston. He had bought 4 brand new tires the week before only to total the vehicle. Here I am, 13 weeks PG and he's in another accident out of town. And the tires on the CRV are less than two months old. Clint even said he was scared to buy new tires again since his car was totaled right after! Talk about jinxing yourself.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Isn't that just ridiculous???? What if something happens to him between now and then? Dad is in need of medical care, but can't get it because of the idiots who don't care.