Thursday, August 21, 2008

I never want to have strep again!

I have had sore throats before, but never strep!!! Strep was horrible and put me out of commision for about 5 days. When I went to the doctor, I thought for sure it was tonsilitis and they'd schedule an emergency surgery to remove them, instead they just gave me pennicilin, it was kind of anticlimatic. I'm fine now, but now the kids are complaining of sore throats, so I'm hoping the doctor will just call in the penicilin so they won't have to miss the first day of school and I won't have to schlep all of them to the Humble Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Something funny, the pencilin only cost me sixy cents! How funny is that?

But I digress...




Some Birthday Love from Gala Bohanon- YUMMO Cinnamon Rolls-



Since my last entry, I turned 38, like the faux tonsilitus, it was anticlimatic. I did get some fun gifts, I wanted the Mormon Doctrine Book of my parents, but they were not willing to part with their copy, so they got me my own, I've already dog eared some parts. David and Quentin were at mom and dad's and the girls were here with me and Robert. We went out to eat at on the Border and afterwards, being the scout geek that I am, I attended "roundtable" and learned how to be a first class scout leader.. We watched a really good old movie earlier in the week, (again it was nice to just have 1/2 of the kids around, and part of the time Alice was with Rob's parents) it was edited on cable (thank heavens) but it is called "Suicide kings" it was a good suspense whodunnit type thing with one of the scariest actors of all time,

Christopher Walken--

Then On Saturday Adrienne Yancey and her kids came to visit and well we let the good times roll (until on Monday when I came down with the vile and horrible strep- you may have already heard) Saturday night we went to the Movie Tavern (if you havn't been there go to one, you order food during your show, IT'S AWESOME) and saw Mama Mia.
It was such a fun movie, in fact I beleive that if everyone in the world went to see it, then there would be peace on earth. You need to look past the underlying theme of the movie and just let the Love of Abba infuse your soul! Meryl Streep has some serious pipes. Pierce Brosnan (bless his heart) sounded kind of bad, and then when he ripped of his shirt and showcased his hairy stomach and flab, I nearly vomited, but other than that moment, it was awesome. Quentin wants to see it as does Alice, but It's innappropriate, however Adrienne and My mother-in-law both said, "it's like Grease" -- which I watched about 100 times before I was 15 and Realized most of the songs were WILDLY INAPPROPRIATE-- Anyhoo, I totally want to see Mama Mia again and can't wait to have my own DVD of it and play it over and over and over and over again. That will make Robert happy, doncha think?

ABBA


It was such fun to see Adrienne and her kids. Adrienne and I met YEARS ago when Robert and I lived in Spring Branch. We were in the same ward at church. Initially Adrienne was irritated by me because Quentin and her son Colby were born a few days apart, and Colby was a big baby, but Quentin was bigger,(ten pound 14 ounces and 22 inches long- thank you very much- all pushed our naturally with the help of pharmacueticals) so when they announced it at church, Quentin got top billing and Adrienne didn't get the props she deserved. I'm so glad she got over it!!! She now lives Black Foot, Idaho -- The potato capitol of the world-- And although having more potatoes per capita than anyplace on earth is a big deal, it's hardly worthy of someone like Adrienne who cut her teeth on the Mean Streets of Salt Lake City, UT and then Denver Colorado before coming to the Real Promised Land of Houston, TX. So since I already mentioned that I had strep, I won't mention it again-- but Adrienne and her kids had fun galavanting around the Metro Area without the help of the Mullens, we were able to provide suitable lodging though and a place to park the rental. Adrienne is a good sport so I knew she was having fun. Colby had fun too, but I suspect he would have rather just continued playing Halo 3 or Super Mario Smash brawl (or whatever it was called)

I only got one picture of them, and it's not really them, but just the baby Jolie and our oldest, Sammi. You'll have to take my word for it that Adrienne (1/2 marathon runner) looks fabulous, and that Colby is handsome as ever. As you can see Jolie is a cutie patootie, plus she has an adorbale name, even if her mom spelled it wrong.


Jolie Yancey Making Nice with Sammi Jo
Jolie was kind and shared her cookies and any food with Sammi, Sammi tolerates all babies after about six months, when they become a movable feast. We were sad when the Yancey's bade us farewell, but we know they'll be back. Thank heavens for unlimited long distance minutes, it feels like Adrienne never moved away. Does anyone out there remember when you had to pay for every long distance minute??? Crazy times, Crazy times..




4 comments:

Kristy said...

I've been wondering where you have been. I hope you are feeling better. I loved Mamma Mia, and I did see it twice, and bought the soundtrack, and I hope it comes out for Christmas so Santa will put it in my stocking:) I listen to the CD in the car, and sing at the top of my lungs. Its very fun:) I just put up a great blog, your going to love it:):)
PS~ Happy Birthday to my Best Friend in Texas:):)

Allie said...

I'm so glad that you are taking care of the socks. . . . . .it shows true love

4Girls4Me said...

I was wondering why you were MIA! Sorry you got strep!! That's awful! I really wanted to see Mamma Mia - now I'll definitely have to go. I just realized that with my three big girls in school all day, the baby & I can hit the matinee! Woo-Hoo! :) My birthday's next week - I'll have a big celebration for the both of us! :) I'm so glad your back to the blogging world!

4Girls4Me said...

I was wondering why you were MIA! Sorry you got strep!! That's awful! I really wanted to see Mamma Mia - now I'll definitely have to go. I just realized that with my three big girls in school all day, the baby & I can hit the matinee! Woo-Hoo! :) My birthday's next week - I'll have a big celebration for the both of us! :) I'm so glad your back to the blogging world!

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