Saturday, January 24, 2009

I am now Wisdomteethless


I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday at around 4pm.  I didn't go under like most people because I was able to get them pulled in the regular dentist office with just numbing shots (although I did have 6 shots!).  They let me get numb, yanked them out, and then had me bite down on gauze.  Simple as that!  I had some swelling last night (haven't looked in the mirror to see if it is still there this morning) and a really bad headache. Luckily, I had some 800mg Ibuprofin to take care of that.

This morning I feel pretty good.  The pill from last night is wearing off and the headache/aching is coming back.  But, overall I feel pretty good for getting them out.

The most annoying thing is trying to eat.  Last night I got down the broth of top ramen and about 3 noodles.  Then, my amazing husband went to the store to get me some soft foods.  He picked up a small chocolate frosty from Wendys and I was able to eat the whole thing because it melted. :o)

This morning I am working on a breakfast shake that my husband made me out of blueberry yogurt, a banana, and some milk.  I'm doing pretty good, other than the fact I have been trying to drink it for 45 minutes and still have a quarter left :-P

I hope I can eat real food soon!  I miss meat! 

~Heather

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shrimp BABIES!!!!

Hey Everyone!

As I stated before, we have a cute little red ghost shrimp in our fish tank to help keep it clean. When we got her, she had a full belly of what we assumed was leftover fish food and that she was doing her job great!  Well, for a while after I cleaned the tank she disappeared and I thought that the fish had eaten her or something.  I was wrong.  Right before I left for my trip to Kentucky (another post that needs to be written) I spotted her behind the tank just chillin!  Yay!!!  I was stoked about that and left happily.
About 4 days into my trip, I got a call from Nick at 11pm.  He asked me how many shrimp I had bought when I got fish.  I told him just one little ghost shrimp, since that is what the person at the pet store said was necessary for my 3 gallon tank.  In response to my answer Nicholas replied with, "Well, the shrimp must have had babies because there are between 5-6 sitting in our tank right now!"

OH.MY.GOSH.  That little shrimp I had purchased didn't have a full belly of food!  What I had seen was little shrimp eggs that were incubating!  I didn't get a good look at all the babies until today, when I went to check the water level in the tank.  All of them were swimming around in the water, just eating and having a good time.  They still are!

I grabbed the camera and tried to take some pictures.  I got one which shows 3 or 4 of them, and a video of them swimming around (they are the little see thru things).  Aren't they cute!
video
Enjoy!

Heather

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I've been tagged my Harr! :o)

I have been tagged by Heather over at "The Heaven I'm Headed To" with this fun blog!

Here are the rules:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same



This is one of 500 engagement photos taken by the very talented Taylor Abeel :o) (who was also our wedding photographer).  We went down to La Jolla to these gorgeous spots and just had fun with the scenery and playing with poses in front of the camera.  This was the first time I had ever had that many photos taken of me at once, and it was very awkward at first.  We didn't choose this particular picture, but there were sooooooo many good ones!


Now to tag 4 people:
1.Nicholas here
2.Heidi here
3.Jillian here
4.Amanda here

Thanks Harr!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flying is... for lack of a better term.... confusing!


Hello again guys!  Sorry I have not written in a while!  Been sorta busy around here.

I am taking a vacation shortly to my grandparents in Kentucky.  I haven't flown since I was a senior in high school and being the hard studious person that I am (hehe...) I decided to check out the offical airline and TSA rules for flying.  

The first thing that I noticed is that I now have to pay to check in luggage.  Are you joking me!?  15 bucks each way to put my suitcase on the plane (and if I had another one it would be another 25 bucks each way).  Just imagine if you had a big family going somewhere... 15 bucks a pop each way, plus more if someone has more than the one 50 pound alloted bag!  I am praying my bag doesn't turn out to weigh that much.

Next, I decided to check out the available food on the plane, since my flight leaves rather early and I have quite a long flight which will span over 2 meal times.  My airline has really confusing rules about who gets what, when.  See evidence below(courtesy www.continental.com):

Standard Mealtimes

Breakfast / Snack: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Lunch / Snack: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dinner / Snack: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Flight Duration
Economy Class
Less than 1 hour
beverage
1 to 1 ½ hours
beverage, peanuts or pretzels on flights after 10:00 a.m.
Over 1 ½ to 2 hours


beverage, peanuts or pretzels on flights after 10:00 a.m.
2 to 3 ½ hours

breakfast – beverage, snack

lunch/dinner – beverage, snack (meal for flights over three hours)

Over 3 ½ hours

breakfast – beverage, snack

lunch/dinner – meal

Note: Snacks will be offered on flights departing after 7:00 p.m.


According to this chart, and based on my flight times/lengths, I will be getting a beverage/snack for breakfast (over a 5 hour flight) and beverage/peanuts/pretzels (for a 10 min shy of 2 hr flight).  So, for flying all day I am gonna live on snacks and beverages lol.  I have a short amount of time in a layover, and hopefully can get food there.  As for the return flights, I will get a beverage/snack for my 2.5 hour flight and possibly a meal (tho it isn't in the meal time and I don't know if there is an exeption if your flight is over 3 hours) but more likely just another snack.  I rocked at scheduling my flights lol.

Thirdly, I looked up the TSA rules for what you can carry on now-a-days.  The list is very extensive and can be found here.  What I find funny is that disposable razors, scissors with less than a 4 inch pointed tip, eyelash repair kits (including screwdrivers), cigar cutters, and umbrellas are allowed in your carry on bags. Compare this to some prohibited items such as any beverages, baby teethers with gel, gel candles, gel shoe inserts, jello, pudding, yogurt, or any liquid/gel that is over 3oz and not in a clear bag.  Does this seem a little odd to you????  It does for me.  I am debating whether it is ok to bring my glass nail file.  It says nail files are ok but I assume it is talking about the cardboard/sandpaper ones so idk.  I will probably just stick it in my check in bag to be safe.

Wowzers...I had no idea that traveling by plane would be so stressful or confusing!  I have never flown by myself and am hoping I do everything right, including transferring planes at my layover.  Tell me what you think of these rules?  Fair?  Unfair?  For the safety of the passengers?  Too strict for everyday travelers?  Any funny experiences at the airport you would like to share?  Let me know!

~Heather


Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas and New Years

Christmas and New Years was pretty laid back in the Head household.  For Christmas we woke up at 6:40am (unintentionally) and opened our presents to each other.  :o)  I got the whole scrapbooking kit to make my wedding scrapbook.  It is a really nice book (simple slip in for pics/writing) and comes with special papers and stuff to make it pretty.  Don't I sound like a professional scrapbooker?  Nick got a gaming headset/microphone, a gift card for amazon, a barbeque temperature fork, and a new cable for his car so he can play his music in the car.  Yeah... we spoiled each other.  After we opened our gifts, we went to my parents house to hang out and exchanged gifts.  That was fun, and we watched Nacho Libre while we waited to go to my grandma's.  At grandmas we exchanged gifts with extended family and then came back home and played wii with sisters and cousins.  We ended the day with a dinner and hang out time with my family.  It was fun, and though it sounds busy, relaxing.

On New Year's Eve Nick and I took my sisters to the Wild Animal Park.  I have to say that is was one of the most relaxing times ever there.  We made our way throughout the whole park except condor ridge and took LOTS of funny pictures. :o)


That evening, we went to dinner with the Spiekers and the Abeels at Casa de Pico and went to the Spiekers house to play Settlers of Catan.  It is a geeky game that is supposedly like Risk (I have never played) and took over 2 hours. :P  The family lit off a ton of fireworks at the new year countdown.  Soon afterward we left and went home and crashed.  It was pretty laid back. :)

Hope you enjoyed the pics!
~Heather

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Amazing contest giveaway going on!

http://sunshineandlemonade.blogspot.com/2009/01/weekend-winners-greatest-hits.html

check out Kat's blog and see the amazing prize giveaway she has going on over there.  Seriously, I would love to win all of these goodies and hope I do! :)

What a wonderful treat that would be. 

~Heather