But first things first. Everyone is asking about Stephanie. She is doing well in her new "home" for the summer and is eating, sleeping, living, dreaming, and practicing basketball. We face time several times a day, as well as text throughout the day, and she seems happy and upbeat. The biggest challenge she's had, of course, is the language. Her coach doesn't even speak English! Athletically, she's playing well and doing what she does best - even without air conditioning. Yes, you read that right! No A/C. She has scored a double-double in all of her games, which is awesome. She and her roommate, who is from Texas (Thank you, God!), have a car, so they've gotten to do some site seeing and eating out and she's enjoyed that.
Some of you have asked how long Stephanie will be overseas and the gig is only through August. The two main reasons she decided to go for the summer was to get in shape and to see if playing overseas is what she really wants to do. Time will tell.
In the words of my late grandmother, I had another "spell" last week. Remember how I had an anxiety attack or a damn hot flash on the way to the dentist last winter on interstate? Well, I was driving home from work last week and one minute I was belting out "He's A Cold Hearted Snake" with Paula Abdul, and the next minute I felt like I needed to pull over into the median with my hazards on because I thought I was having another attack. I wore sandals that day to work and all of a sudden my feet began sweating profusely (and I don't sweat, I "glisten") and my chest and arms began tingling. I thought my hands were going numb. It scared me, but I slowed down and turned up the A/C and told myself I was NOT going to pass out. It lasted about fifteen seconds. I made it home and had a slight case of the shakes, like my sugar was low, but that quickly went away, too, after I ate a few crackers. Stupid me, TOTALLY forgot to tell my new doctor about what happened when I went to establish myself as a new patient a few months ago. It's just weird that it happens while I'm driving.
Speaking of doctors, remember how I told y'all that my favorite OB/GYN in the whole wide world was no longer associated with the medical group she was with? And I had to see that other idiot? Well...my favorite OB/GYN in the whole wide world has opened her very OWN practice and I can't be more prouder of her OR more excited to see her again. I'm calling this week to schedule my annual exam for next year!
I was recently at my BFF's house and she had the prettiest ceramic wax burner going and her house smelled absolutely wonderful. So, I decided to buy myself a burner - like I don't already have about fifteen of them in the house, according to Wayne! - and I tried the Grapefruit Fandango scent for the kitchen. Jennifer had Valencia Orange melting at her house. I went back last week and got the Sorbet, so between the two of us, we're keeping Aromatique in business!
So many of you have asked about the 4th of July tank top that I featured on Monday. Unfortunately, the tank has sold, but hopefully you can contact the vendor and still order one for yourself. Etsy has so many wonderful designs and Target also has a great selection of 4th of July tanks and t-shirts for America's birthday!
Last night, the girls and I went to see Rough Night. It was absolutely hilarious! But if you're wondering if all the funny parts were in the previews, I would say, yes, most of them are. It was a fun night with friends, though! Lots of popcorn and laughs!
I've had Baby Girl in the kitchen this week showing her how to make some staple meals. Monday night, I showed her how to make taco cups in case I die and forget to leave instructions in my will. At least her and her daddy won't starve! She keeps kidding about wanting to go on Master Chef Jr., but the kid's got a long way to go. I don't think being able to make brownies from a box mix qualifies you for a cooking contest on television, even if it is a bunch of kids!
I hope everyone is having a great week! Stay cool! My hair is not appreciating the humidity right now at all!