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I finished two projects!

I'm killing myself with 'Drug and Alcohol Addiction' facts. I can't wait until this test is over. I got half of my practice test right, because I knew what the drugs were, how they functioned and what the effects and risks are. What I did NOT know so well is were the physical reactions (what all of the neurotransmitters are, how the different parts of the brain are affected with specific drugs), and the legal issues (what the different drug acts did - all of them since the late 1800s - and when they were passed).

We're waiting on Rita to arrive. I called what I thought was my hurricane magnet brother-in-law today, because his company had moved him to Houston after he lost everything in Katrina. Turns out he went BACK to New Orleans a few days ago without letting us know. That also means he is responsible for Rita turning to give New Orleans more damage. That's my theory at least. :) It's great that they think the storm will only be tropical storm strength by the time it gets here, but they now say because of the systems above us, it might stall and stay over us for about three days. I PRAY we don't lose power or get tornadoes. That would SUCK! We're bringing my mom over here with a couple of days worth of medicine and clothes, anyway. Filled up the cars last night before the price started going up.

I'm also REALLY EXCITED still about our anniversary tomorrow. I can't wait to give Scott his gifts :)

Anyway, on to the two projects I've recently finished...

We bought the really cheap bunk bed for the boys, but I had an idea for making things more enticing on the bottom bunk. I made it into a tent, like what you see on the really expensive and 'fun' bunk beds. :) I went to Joann Fabric and got a great navy material with small yellow stars and silver sparkles, and sewed the edges. Then I used liquid stitch to add velcro so it would wrap over the boards and work like curtains. Here are the before pics, along with after curtains, both open and closed.

*EDIT* Oh - update on the foot. Went to the doc, it isn't plantar fasciitis, and it isn't a bone spur. His assumption is that I pulled or tore the ligament attached to my heel. He put me on a six-day steroid pack, and pushed the first day in quickly. Today my foot feels fine, just like it is bruised or something if I step directly on the heel. I think we're on the path to healing/heeling :)


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Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Nice Teeth!

I am dreading/anticipating changing Mason's room from nursery to toddler room. My hubby wants a baseball theme. I wanted a safari theme. The boy likes trains, so maybe we should just do a train theme. Sigh.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
I went through the whole theme pain. We had a theme in the nursery - I'm a big Beatles fan, so I did the Lennon Real Love theme. Then I wanted them out of such a baby theme as they moved to toddler beds, so I removed it and just painted the lower half of the room a sponged gold. I then started the two plus year trek to figure out what 'theme' to do their room. As soon as they would get attached to one thing, and I figured out what to do, they would change interests.

Finally, I decided the room would be somewhat neutral. Any theme would be transient through curtains, sheets, rugs and pictures. It's worked out well. We've still got dinosaur curtains up.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
Yeah but I have to have some COLOR! I am stuck right now. I think it will become more clear when he actually moves to a big boy bed. I'm keeping him in the crib as long as possible
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Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
It was a whitener from the dentist. We got a mailing where a local dentist was doing a free whitening kit ($350 offer!) if you came in as a new patient and got a full exam and X-rays. I hadn't been in a couple of years (bad Trish, scared of dentists), but the whitening was too much to resist. Since I quite smoking 8 years ago, whitening is something I always wanted to do.

When I went, the dentist made a mold of my teeth, and from that they made custom trays. Then I got four syringes of a 15% peroxide cream. They said to test if your gums were reacting sensitively, but if they didn't, you could wear the trays overnight. I wore it overnight for 6 1/2 nights. I was amazed. I mean, it isn't BRIGHT white, like you see some stars and other people with, but it was a very nice difference. Well worth the dental visit, which he gave me valium to get through anyway *laugh*
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Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
They ARE like condoms! :)

Why did you keep yours in the fridge? I've got about two and a half of the four syringes left, so I can do some six months or so down the road. If I can make it last longer by keeping it in the fridge, I can do that.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Great job on the bunk bed.. thats so cool. I hope you stay safe through Rita and she doesnt cause too much damage.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
ahhhh! your tent bed is awesome!

god, and your teeth are so white! a couple of years ago i did the colgate whitener where you paint the whitener on. it was kinda gooey and gross at first, but it really did work.
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