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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sister Update Part 1

Her MRI came back negative, or at least that's what her Nurse Practitioner said the report said. There are no visible lesions. Which is REALLY good, but could also mean that the MS is very, very early and none have formed yet.

She goes today for 3 hours of nerve testing and then on the 8th for a spinal tap.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Prayers and Positive Thoughts for my Sister

There's some bad things going on with her. Multiple Sclerosis was mentioned today at her Neurological visit and a MRI was immediately done. We won't find out until her followup visit on Thursday.

Please keep her in your thoughts.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Time to pick a pump

I love, love, love my Cozmo. Let's just start there.


My warranty is up. Its time to pick a new pump and I'm not sure what to do. Its pretty much between the Cozmo and MiniMed.

So tell me - what do you use and if you could pick what WOULD you use?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cause I feel like it

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name? Sarah
2. What is your favorite food? Chocolate
3. What high school did you go to? Holyoke High
4. What is your favorite color? blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Jason Stathem
6. Favorite drink? Malibu Rum & Cranberry Juice
7. Dream vacation? Australia
8. Favorite dessert? Cannoli
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Interior Decorator
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One Word to describe you. Loyal
12. Your flickr name. floreksa

1. Sarah (the Backstage), 2. I ate 6, 3. Reflections of the Past, 4. Berlin blues, 5. JASON STATHAM, 6. peer pressure., 7. 'So what are you doing this Australia Day ?', 8. Leave the gun..., 9. loft bedroom, 10. The Calvo Family - Holidays, 11. A Dog's Best Friend, 12. Mosaic #15 - Playtime

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Vacation Pics

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Vacation Part One - The Drive

7 hour drive isn't bad. We can do that. Massachusetts to Washington, DC NO PROBLEM! We'll just borrow the DVD player, pack some toys and get up at the butt crack of dawn! Heck, she'll sleep for the first few hours. We'll gingerly move her from her bed to the car seat. This is going to be great!

Are we insane?

We started Saturday morning - May 24th at 4am. 4am hurts. I don't like 4am, but if we wanted any hope of making it to DC while it was still Sat, 4am it was. Thankfully we had loaded up the car the night before, so it was just a matter of getting dressed, chugging some Red Bull and getting Ally up and into her car seat where we figured she would quietly go right back to sleep (you can stop laughing now!). We were on the road by 5am. Here we go!

Enfield, CT (approx 20-25 minutes from home) we got our first "Are we there yet?". Oh boy, this might not be pretty. By NYC (3 hrs) Ally was screaming "I don't want to go to Hotels! I don't want to go to Hotels". I have to admit I was beginning to agree with her. A 7 hour drive with a 3 year (who WAS NOT sleeping as we thought she would) was suddenly a horrible, horrible idea.

We stopped for breakfast in NJ, loaded her up with pancakes and got back on the road. She promptly passed out(and I swore I heard angels sing, but maybe that was just DH).

It was pure bliss through the rest of NJ, DE and MD. She woke up right outside of DC and promptly screamed that she could "still NOT see the hotels! WHY couldn't she see the Hotel. Why? WHY? WHY???". Ahhh, my little dictator.

After a LOT of traffic we arrived at our hotel (which was GORGEOUS! - Hilton Garden Inn on 14th), unloaded the car, handed the keys to valet and got into our room.


"Mommy? I want to go home."


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I'm coming back!!

Ok, so I know I've been gone for forever and a day (ok maybe 2 or 3 or 100), but I've been busy lazy boring vacationing for a week now.

You know its been a good vacation when you get home and have honestly forgotten how to set the alarm clock.

Look for a vacation post as soon as I stop being lazy and upload some pics for flicker.

In the meantime, have you seen this awesome FF extension PicLens. I'm completely in love with it and want to have its babies. Drop me a line if you've got other FF extensions that you couldn't possibly live without.