so last week i didn't have time to do much else than work, breathe, sleep, and eat. which is why i never got to post anything about top seven: round one. (maybe they knew that... so they gave me a second chance. probably not.) anyway... here's my quick thoughts on tonight's performances.
Posted by Stacie at 11:05 PM
Stellan has surgery at 8:30am EST Tuesday (4/21) morning. His heart rhythms will be evaluated and he will most likely be having an ablation, which is extremely risky in an infant his size, but necessary to fix his heart. MckMama's favorite color in orange (and I'm sure Stellan's is, too), and many people all over the world will be wearing orange to signify they're praying for Stellan.
we were able to go to franklin (tn) last weekend to visit with family and take care of some odds and ends down there. it was nice to see our families and to spend time in tn together, since the last trip that was made, i made by myself. we left on thursday, thankfully, because (good) friday brought along with it some seriously nasty weather. we were about 30 miles away from a EF-4 tornado (that whipped through jay's brother's neighborhood... he is fine, thankfully) and had a coworker not swapped shifts with jay, we would have been driving down on this same day. check out pictures and info on the storms here. we visited with my family and jay's family and that kept us busy enough.
i don't have a ton of pictures, but here are a few that were taken...
fun egg hunting... with the boys are lindsey (brunette) and haley (blonde), my (first) cousins
we came home monday afternoon to some very excited dogs and some much colder weather. when we left tn, it was almsot 70 degrees. we came home to 48 degrees and rain. no fair! but the dogs didn't care. :) they spent their weekend with our neighbors kelly, steven, and harley and also some time with our across-the-street neighbors, sharon and her grandson, james michael. when i hopped in the shower on tuesday, this is what i stepped out to....
so, this week's idol update/review will be short, sweet, and to-the-point. i have much to do before getting ready for work, but couldn't let last night's performances be for nothing! i watched them this morning before going to bed, and i have to say, i was a bit bored through most of it. until the end! ok. same ratings apply.
Posted by Stacie at 4:18 PM
i love it. it took lots of hard work and time. i taped it up monday... that took about 2 hours. and painted it tuesday... that took more than 2 hours. whoever designed our master bath never EVER thought about having to paint it. seriously. wow. i split up coat one and coat two with some time at the gun range, dinner at alicia's (a little wine), and a few outfit changes. but thanks to lowe's (no thanks to monroe, who mixed the first gallon that ended up all over the driveway, my shoes and jeans- don't ask, or do), martha stewart (her lovely color "forest lichen"), and myself, the master bath has been transformed from blah and boring to fabulous and relaxing. take a look for yourself...
the girls had to get in on the action today since they have been banned from the general master bath area for the last two days. perhaps on a day when the sun shines a little brighter, i will take another picture or two. it is just lovely.
don't they look great? i think if dogs could pray, they would be praying for baby stellan, too. stellan is receiving a blood transfusion today. his heart is still going in and out of SVT (sometimes with the help of medicatin and sometimes on its own). he is tired. his mckmama is tired. they still need our prayers. thanks for joining us!
american idol strikes again. i watched it last night after finishing the paint job to the master bath (pictures to post later!). last night was "top download" night. ? what? the finalists chose between a multitude of songs that are on the "top download" list on i-tunes. ok. interesting. maybe their guest for the week fell through. maybe not. it was different and surprising and, sometimes, not so great. let's get started...
Posted by Stacie at 1:19 PM