Monday, October 31, 2005


We went to a pumpkin patch over the weekend to get our Halloween experience nicely captured on camera. It was a really cute place, but Ryan wasn't thrilled. I was grateful we were able to get a few pictures out of him before he wasn't in the mood any more. Isn't he cute?!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

My little Astro fan

Ryan sported his Astro's gear the night we beat the Cards. Isn't he adorable?! However, it has done us no good against the White Sox. We continue to hope, but it is looking as though we shall be swept out of the World Series. How very sad for us. As Alex put it, 'Baseball hurts me in the feelings sometimes.' How very aptly put, Alex.

Ryan now enjoys his jumparoo, and I just couldn't help but take a picture of him in it, sporting his new halloween costume. Its supposed to be a dinosaur, but I think it resembles more of a frilled lizard.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


So, now I have something to gloat about! Who knew they could pull it off? Even if we lose the World Series, this is still a first for Houston. We even had Ryan decked out in his Astros gear. I am convinced that's what did it. He was very enthusiastic (for being 3 1/2 months).

More than anything right now, our life is revolving around teeth. Ryan has begun his journey to a mouthful of teeth, and he's hating life right now (and therefore, so am I). He hasn't slept well, he has a constant fist in his mouth, and cries non-stop. We have done motrin, tylenol, baby orajel, and teething tablets. We've also done the fingertip toothbrush massage, all to no avail. My friend Jill recommended rubbing some whiskey on his gums and the bottom of his feet. You know, if it doesn't get better soon, I just might try it. But it seems weird to be giving my son alcohol when he's 21 years away from being legal. I know thousands upon thousands have grown up with this old wives' fix, but its not one that I am particulary fond of. So we will see how today goes....

As soon as I get the new pics uploaded, I will show him off again. He's so cute, even when he's cranky.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Hopefully the Astros will finish this whole thing tonight. And no, I have not called the Yu's in St.Louis because, as an Astros fan, I know not to call and gloat until we truly have something to gloat about. As was shown on Monday night, the Astros tend to choke at the end. I mean, COME ON! They had 2 outs, 2 strikes, top of the 9th, and we give it away.

OK, so I still haven't figured out how to get a picture to my profile. I know how to post without hello to our usual blogs, but how to get a URL? Jennie told me I needed picture bucket, or some such. There has to be a better way. If not, I guess I'll deal with it.

Well, less than 2 hours to game time. Let's see what happens.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Ok, I am very computer illiterate; I have downloaded hello to upload a picture for my profile, but where do I get the URL to post it? I can't figure it out, and I am getting ticked off. Please help me, please!

Bill and Marcie Miller Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Life goes on...

Well, Memaw (Bill's Mom) has been with us since Friday afternoon, and I can honestly say she has thoroughly enjoyed her time with Ryan. Evidence of this is in the fact she is still here visiting. Unfortunately, she has run out of excuses for staying and must return to her home tomorrow (Wed.). She would love to stay more (and I can't say I would mind the extra hands), but life must go on. She is still trying to get her FEMA money from hurricane Rita. She only had minor damage, but it still costs money. Its rather frustrating when you hear of people that have already gotten the money and don't even own a house or anything.

Bill took the job that he interviewed for in New Jersey. He will start in 2 weeks. As far as the trip went, it was packed with interviews the whole time he was there. But he did get to stay in the president's townhouse, very cool. I think this will be a good move for him, since there is chance for advancement. Its a little bit more money now, but we're hoping for more (and possibly a company truck) later on.

Well, that's all for now. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them uploaded.

Friday, October 07, 2005

A family divided.

Well, Bill is off to New Jersey now for a new job interview. He has actually been trying for this job for the last few months, but now the president of the company wants to personally interview him, hence the trip. My only complaint for this new venture was the fact that it happened over the weekend (when I have to work). I couldn't very well call in to work on my second day back, so after much fretting, we called in Memaw (Bill's mother). She should be here any time. She is very excited to get to spend time with Ryan since it has been well over a month since seeing him last. He's changed so much! He smiles now and coos, and actually plays with you. She will have so much fun. Bill will be back on Sat. night, so they'll get to visit some. Unfortunatley, I will be spending the time sleeping and working. If only money wasn't a necessity!

So, now I wish Bill luck, and pray this will be a good change for our family. But I can't wait to have him back home safe. Yes, I know, its only one day. I can't imagine how he handled it when I was gone pretty much all of September. It just seems when I am at home, he should be too. Its just not the same. What can I say, I love my husband.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Back at work

I went to work last Sunday night having dreaded it this whole week. Would I know what to do? What if it was busy? What if I had an emergency, could I handle it? Come to find out, the answer was yes and no. Work turned out to be work. I remember now why I had wanted a 3 month vacation in the first place. I had a patient that was a one-on-one (meaning I didn't have to take any more patients as long as I had her), but she was definitley demanding, aside from her condition. She was a patient of family practice residents, which means she had dumb and dumber taking care of her. Most people that get assigned to them are too stupid themselves to realize the incompetence of these people we call doctors. But this one had a brain and wanted me to get in the middle of it. Now, I don't mind being the patient advocate, and unbeknownst to her, I had already fought many a battle for her out of the room. But she wanted me to essentiallly fire her doctors and find another one. Well, easier said than done. That starts a whole bunch of political crap (which it did), without her actually getting to change doctors. So in the end, I was still stuck in the middle, kissing butt for 12 hours to the family and doing my best to keep the dumb doctors out of her room until delivery (which she finally did at 04:44 a.m.). Then it was charting, and cleaning up, and yes, I missed many things, but I will do better next time.

Now the other thing I learned while at work....You will only have a few very good friends in a lifetime. Some you may call friend until such a time presents that true colors are shown. That is the test. Such was proven. So, once again, I will cling to those that have proven their loyalty over and over, and I will confide in them, and include them in our little lives. For those that can't seem to understand, or perhaps don't hold family and friends as close as they claim, I will continue to be civil, but that's about it. What a waste for someone to throw away such a gift as friendship. As I get older, it only becomes more precious to me.

And for those of you who have checked out our site and noticed the differences, that would be compliments of Bill. He wanted our site to be 'cool' looking, and he put in our bio info. He has not yet felt the need to spill his guts like me, but someday I'm sure the need will come.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

I have been told....

Niah and Ryan

Ryan's first smile for me....Isn't he CUTE?!

I have been told since I don't have a website, I can't gripe at those that do to hurry up and post more for me to read. Perhaps with my own site I won't complain quite so much (especially as it may come back to haunt me). So the Millers venture out to the world wide web, sharing our little insignificant lives with all those that care to see.

Today is my last free day before I go back to work. I can't believe the time has flown. I am a little worried that I won't know how to work anymore, and its going to be really busy. I keep begging Bill to let me be a stay at home mom, but he refuses. Something about money, and needing to leave this lovely home of a trailer. I guess I see his point. I just thought perhaps we could miraculously become indepentently wealthy. Then we could tour the world with our nanny and our bought friends and complain that nobody understands how hard it is to be so rich. I think I really need to stop watching the fabulous lives of the rich and famous. When they throw $15,000 on a stupid dog collar, I have a hard time with that. I mean, heck, that's a down payment for my house!

Hurricane Rita
I spent the time Rita came through at Betsy's in St. Louis. Now let me tell you, I HATE airports. Its not flying, I have no irrational fear of falling out of the sky, or crashing or such thing. But NOBODY is willing to help a young mother carrying her infant in the carseat along with the 50 pound diaper bag, and wheeling a 150 pound suitcase. Oh, unless you want to pay somebody to take care of the one suitcase outside, but there is no one to pay to carry your child the 3 miles to the terminal, because you, of course, are at the very end of the line. Anyway, our house faired just fine, minus the contents of the fridge. We lost power for a few days, and lost everything, including my breast milk that I had worked so hard to have stored before going to work. But we still have a house, for which I am very grateful. Bill had packed the Durango with all of our stuff that would fit, just in case it did ruin us. He got all of it unloaded again, and I have spent the week putting everything back, and cleaning the house. The only problem still is that we can't drink the water, or use it to wash dishes and such. I thought better of it before I bathed Ryan in it and called Poppy. He said it would be a good idea to boil it for his bath, so we did. Three hours later he finally got his bath (and I got a burn where the hot water splashed me). I can't wait to get back to modern times and out of these good ol' days.

So, moving on, I had a great time at Betsy's. Taya is so grown up! She wanted to get Ryan so bad, and just couldn't understand why we didn't let her. Also, going anywhere was rather hard, as neither child reflected the other's schedule for very long, so if one was up, the other was sleeping, or it was time to eat, etc. etc. But we did check out the butterfly house (Ryan slept through it), we went shopping and I bought too much, and we had Ryan's pics taken at Sears. Now Sears has one more shot with me before I boycott them for JCPenny's. I couldn't believe that my rotten experience in Baytown could be outdone in St. Louis. I am shocked at the rudeness people find to be ok these days. And you can't complain to the manager because she's the one being rude!

I will post more as I figure this stuff out....