Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fall is Here

Meet Kadee and Carlee. For the past week we have done many fun things during our Thanksgiving break. . . So on Thanksgiving we had a huge girls night and then the next morning went to Target for Black Friday. So we got some new fun clothes and hats, leading to a Fall photo shoot. It was tons of fun, I love my new Newsies hat and jacket. Well I'm grateful for all my friends and family! Happy Hollidays!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cousin Time

My sister-in-law, Jade, finally had her baby! They named him Track Matthew Arrington (adorable isn't it?). Well visiting, from Canada, for this glorious occasion was Jade's sister Tatum (who naturally brought along baby Beckham) and Jade's mother. This, of course, called for a cousin photo shoot, since the kids live so far apart. So here are the fruits of this glorious occasion. My editing program is causing me grief, so these aren't the final products. I just thought that the fam would like to see! Love to all.

My Newly Learned Virtue

Well I am almost healed. There remain a few sores still, and there is still a hint of viral pneumonia (when I cough), but other than that I am healed! I can eat anything now that's not acidic. So I'm thinking to myself, there has to be some greater meaning to all of this. A reason for it, ya know? So I've been trying to see what I learned. And I immediately came up with patience. With a viral infection (in my mouth and chest), my prescription was to wait it out as said in my previous post. Well it wasn't the easiest thing to wait out. I've never felt pain like that in my entire life. I wouldn't wish that illness on my greatest enemy. So day by day I had to sit on the couch and let it get worse, and then s l o w l y get better. But I am grateful the worst of it is over. Now I get to sit at home and just gather strength back. I hope the patience I had to have with this will carry over into my daily life so I can get something good out of this. Well I thought I would share this with you readers out there...aka Ahlin. Okay. LOVES!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Riddle for the Day

What do you get when you cross raw hamburger meat and an open wound?.... MY MOUTH!

Gross, i know. But let me paint you a not so pretty picture...About two weeks ago I had a little fever. It lasted a week and then decided to turn into strep throat. So after a painful couple of days I finally got an antibiotic , the lovely Amoxicillin. So the drug cured my sore throat but then a funny thing happened. The next day I had a blister in my mouth. I said well thats odd and went and showed my beloved mother. She said uh oh that doesn't look so good and I said you're right. I turned and looked in the mirror and my lips were huge and my cheeks were even chubbier then they already are! So i took some benadryl and said it'll go away. So to my surprise the next morning my tongue was so swollen I could barely talk and my blisters had doubled PLUS I had a ridiculous cough. So mother threw me in the car and rushed me to instacare (its like the emergency room and doctors office combined). There I sat in almost unbearable pain in a hard chair for a pleasant 2 HOURS! Then I sat in the little doctors room for another hour and a half while the doctor mosied in and out making me to various blood tests and asking me ridiculous questions. He finally came to the conclusion that he didn't know what it was and he'd give me a bunch of pills to ease the pain and let it 'take its course'. I had like 4 different meds to take and none of them worked. (except the inhaler which helped me breathe). ANYWAY. . .turns out i had an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin. Well two days later, I wasnt lookin any better. in fact, I was worse. So I went to ANOTHER doctor to see if he could do anything. Well surprise surprise..he couldn't. He informed me I was just an unlucky girl and prescribed me some more pain pills. I was in so much pain I begged my mom to take me to the hospital and have them put me out. Imagine having a coldsore/blister on your lip or something. Ouch right. Now imagine hundreds of them on your tounge, cheekes, and going down your throat, making it near impossible to eat or drink anything. Everything burns like acid. Even water. Gross I know. So since I can't eat, I'm losing weight at a scary rate. Turned out, on top of the mouth thing, I also have 'viral pnemonia' whatever that is. So I did get some meds for that. So now I just have to 'wait it out'. He said it takes up to two weeks. Shoot me now. Who I feel so bad for is my mom though. She hasn't had a good nights rest in weeks. Not only because of me, but dear David has shingles and I had a little nephew born here on Friday. She looks pretty scary and I take all the blame. Last night I was up coughing and had the chills for hours and she held me the whole night and didn't sleep a wink. I don't know what I'd do without her.

Wow. This has been a very pathetic post. I'm not looking for pity, no no. I just have been sitting here for days on end and am bored out of my mind and needed to vent to someone because it's been a crazy week! So to all of you who have a normal mouth, I envy you. Ok, I should probably stop venting now. I'm starting to sound crazy. I'm blaming it all on the meds. The side effects include hallucinations, mood swings, diziness and drowsiness. So I probably won't even remember doing this post. Well, see ya later.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh yeah...Ben Franklin

I forgot to mention my dear friend Benjamin. I am taking AP US History and although it can be very difficult at times, it is also fascinating. Although I admire the founding fathers and those brave men who sought for a 'free' country I do have one little complaint: Why wasn't Ben Franklin the POTUS?! He was AMAZING! now now i know you are saying, as my beloved father did, that he was in fact too old to run a blossoming country. . . but who cares! I wish he would have. I admire him so much and am so grateful for his impact on America!

at least he got his face on the $100 bill! Even if he does look a little grumpy

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” - Ben Franklin when asked what form of government had been formed

Alfred Hitchcock...the love of my life...

So lately I've been completely obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and his not so big hits. My good friend Will was so kind as to buy me a collection of 4 dvd's of low budget (mostly silent) Hitchcock films. I was touched . . . even if it only was 5 dollars at Wal Mart . . . but it was midnight so everything seemed sweet. ANYWAY...I thought you might all want to know that I love Alfred. You should too. I'm willing to share...unless you want to share the love for his hit that case i would have to put my foot down. That one is all mine. Peace