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Checking in. [Aug. 10th, 2009|07:01 pm]
[Current Location |Kodiac Coffee]
[music |I Feel Good - Kqql Anoka, Mpls, St. Paul]

Eliot convinced me to sign on here. Been way too long. I blame facebook.

How's everyone doing?

Much love!
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Consider yourself our mate [Jul. 9th, 2008|11:08 am]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[music |Star Wars Lego game]

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And there's a preview that's FREE! tomorrow night at 7.

I play the Widow Corney, and hopefully will bring some comic relief to the show. ;)

Sorry I've been so out of touch loves. Life's been crazy. I hope you're all doing great. I miss you!

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Saturday the 16th [Feb. 14th, 2008|11:21 am]
[Current Location |Dad's]
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Drew having a bit of a tantrum.]

Okay, so birthday plan!


at 7:00 PM. Lots of options for the vegetarians and vegans among you, along with the omnivores. ;) Ooh, and half price bottles of wine. :) We have a reservation for 6, but I can update them to make it more if more people want to come, so let me know? :)

And then from 9sh onward, we'll be going to:


In St. Louis Park. Been there before and it's a blast!! Karaoke starts at 9:30, oh, and they have "cosmic bowling" so I figure we could totally play a game of that for anyone that's interested. Unlimited bowling per person for $15, including shoes. Good times.

So yeah. :) Hope to see you, at one or both, sorry about the late notice, and regardless I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day!
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Hi there. :) [Feb. 13th, 2008|01:10 pm]
[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Drew and Dad playing the Hungry Caterpillar game]

Sorry long time no post.

I have a question... Anyone know of anything awesome happening on Sunday the 17th (This Sunday) ? I'm trying to decide what to do on my birthday, and so far, it looks like the best option would be to go out on Saturday, so it turns my birthday at midnight, and then partying the night away, or something like that. lol. Only problem with that is it's my neice's birthday on the 16th, and my sister wants to come with.. so I need to check with her and see if she can still come, if it's Saturday night.

Tentative plan is either doing karaoke, or going bowling at Bryant lake Bowl, or maybe going to a comedy club would be fun.. I don't know.

All the same, you're all invited. Just give me a call, or drop me an email. :) Emrelove@aol.com

And chime in, let me know when you'd be availble, and what sounds like a blast to you. :)

Oh, and I quit smoking. :)
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Soo... [Jan. 25th, 2008|07:34 pm]
[Current Location |Cuddling with Drew]
[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Mary Poppins]

Looks like we may have a genuine reason behind all of the pain, and a Doctor found it today. More coming as test results come in. :)
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:( [Dec. 30th, 2007|04:09 pm]
[Current Location |living room]
[mood |worriedworried]
[music |Vikings vs. Denver]

My baby's sick!!

I came in to cuddle with him last night at around 2:00 AM ( I had just finished watching the most recent season of 24 with my Dad) and I kissed his forehead and couldn't BELIEVE how hot his forehead was. I got the thermometer and sure enough, he was at 102.4 . I gave him tylenol right away and called the nurse advice line. The guy there was like "Well has he ever had surgery" and I mentioned that yes he had for spina bifida when he was born and all of that, and he said that "With your sons pre-existing conditions you should bring him in now." I thought that sounded a little ridiulous, because Drew doesn't have hydrocephalus or any of that, so I just stayed up the next two hours to monitor Drew's temp and make sure that the tylenol was keeping it under control. He went to sleep and so did I.

I woke up a little late this morning, because I had a really busy weekend and was up all night with Drew more or less so Dad let me sleep in. When I got up at around 10:30 though, Drew was dozing in and out watching cartoons with my Dad on the couch, so i came to feel his forehead and realized we had a problem. I grabbed one thermometer that sad 103.1, and then thought that couldn't be right. Gave him a full dose of tylenol. Grabbed our other two thermometers, and double checked. The next one said 102.7, and then I waited ten minutes, got a cool rag, and tried the last thermometer. 103.3. I had been talking to my sister and she said that it was definitely time to go in. I should mention too that these were under the armpit temps so you are supposed to add a full degree on top of the temp read on the thermometer, and these were the temps ON the thermometer before adding the degree. We were freaking out.

We got to the hospital and I filled out the thing for the triage nurse to evaluate him immediately. It was over a half an hour before she even saw him to determine emergency or urgent care. She used one of those forehead thermoeter thingies even though I told her that he had just had a cool compress on his forehead. That read 97.3. I told her that wasn't possibly right and she rolled her eyes at me and said that he could be seen in urgent care.

So we waited. Drew was shaking and acting really strange, so I was getting reeeally freaked out because of the fever leading to brain damage and all that stuff and it was reeeeeally getting me scared. Jen's an angel and checked up on Web MD for me, and I learned that it has to be like 107 for a kid to have brain damage from a fever and has to be going on for more then just a day,s o that calmed me significantly.

After an hour of waiting in the lobby they took us in to the urgent care room and I told the nurse that I felt the temp from the triage nurse was incorrect and why, and she agreed that he felt warmer then that, and took the temp under his arm, and it was down to 99.8 so at least the tylenol and cool compresses and ice water had brought it down significantly, but still a low grade fever. The pediatrician on call came in right away and examined him, and thought maybe he might have pneumonia. He had a chest x-ray to rule that out, and she came back and told me that she felt it was a viral upper respitory infection. :(

So no antibiotic at this point, just keeping his fever under control when it climbs again, but she said that a fever is a good way for the body to fight an infection, which I didn't realize, so if it's at like 101 to just keep an eye on him, and let the fever run it's course, but if it gets higher to go the tylenol/motrin route.

He had a candy cane ( his favorite thing on earth right now) and got a mickeymouse and a goofy stickers from the nice ladies who did his x-ray, and he's sleeping upstairs now.

So for all of you that chatted with me in texts to keep me calm, I reeeally appreciate it. You're the best. Love you so much!!
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The holly and the ivy [Dec. 24th, 2007|09:40 pm]
[Current Location |Watching Blue Planet with Dad]
[mood |draineddrained]
[music |Portrait of a Girl]

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Love ya,
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JK Rowling says: [Oct. 20th, 2007|10:08 am]
[mood |busybusy]

Dumbledore's gay. Huh.
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Ian Mckellen at the Guthrie [Oct. 8th, 2007|01:47 pm]
[Current Location |Dad's house]
[mood |stressedstressed]
[music |Andrew being naughty]

You’ve seen him as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and as Mangeto in X-Men. Now see Sir Ian McKellen live in Minneapolis at the Guthrie, TONIGHT, 7 PM. Tickets to a simulcast of McKellen’s discussion with Guthrie Director Joe Dowling are just $10. The simulcast will be shown in the Guthrie’s McGuire Proscenium Stage, where patrons can also participate in the Q&A portion of the discussion. Call the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224 and quote price code “A1” to receive your discount.

Esteemed stage and screen actor Ian McKellen is this year’s Global Voices speaker. Winner of the Tony, Olivier, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards, McKellen is now appearing at the Guthrie with the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King Lear and The Seagull, now through October 14. The Guthrie is proud to be one of only three U.S. cities on the Royal Shakespeare Company's tour.

Global Voices, the Guthrie's distinguished annual forum, brings world-renowned artists to our theater for dialogue, insight and inspiration. Past Global Voices speakers include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Edward Albee, Stephen Sondheim, Anna Deveare Smith and Tom Stoppard.

My Aunt's taking me. I missed work today because of Dad's blood sugar just being out of control, but he's feeling a bit better now, so I have to give notice or I get fired because I'm over my allowed absences. Shit. But there's jobs in Forest Lake so everything'll be okay eventually.

Ten bucks to see Ian Mckellen though, you should all do it! Ten bucks!

Sorry I haven't replied to comments, I will, just super busy. Sorry!!!
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Best hospital in the country? [Oct. 5th, 2007|09:17 am]
[Current Location |in bed]
[mood |crushedcrushed]
[music |dad talking]

So, I got a call from the Mayo this morning.

I had transferred all of my medical records over there.. everything once I got the referral saying I should be seen there.

As most of you know I've been having complications and pain with my kidney area ever since I was pregnant with Drew and had to have a nephrostomy tube placed in my right kidney, in addition to stynt surgery, etc.

Local Doctors have been able to find nothing, besides infection after infection. They never find the cause. And occasionally they'll treat the pain.. but nothing to get to the root of what the hell is causing it. They've done tests, and can't find anything, but they know there's a problem. There's always an infection there.

I got a call this morning from the Mayo, that after reviewing my records that "There is nothing we can do for you. We recommend you continue care with your local physician."

Mayo was basically my only hope to get this taken care of.

They're refusing to see me. My Doctors here say that they can't do anything, I need to go there. Mayo says that they can't do anything... I need to go back to my Doctors.

Best hospital in the country, huh?

Now what the hell do I do?
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