Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who Said Dirt Wasn't Pretty?

This is a guy named Scott Wade, who apparently has no problem with dirt.
He is an artist who works by removing dirt from a dirty car in order to create a picture.
To him, a dirty car is a blank canvas.
I think I like this guy because not only does he have a great deal of talent, he also has a sense of humor.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How They Grow!

My boys celebrated their birthdays this week.
We went to breakfast on Tuesday morning, and to a movie Tuesday night.
I took cupcakes to school for their classmates on Thursday and their new futon was waiting in their bedroom when they got home.
Today we had a small party at Chuck-E-Cheese. Even the teenagers had fun.
I can't believe how much my boys have grown.
This means I have now been a mother for over one third of my life.
How do I have an 11 year old??
We are looking forward to Mark's baptism now that he is 8. But we are hoping to have his Uncle Mike here for it, (and maybe even his cousins).
I dug up some photos and scanned them in for the occasion.
Yes, every mother thinks her kids are the most adorable. I just happen to be right.
Mark-1, CJ-4 Mark-3, CJ-6 Mark-1 Mark- Kindergarten Mark- 2nd grade
CJ- 1
CJ- Kindergarten
CJ- 2nd grade
CJ- 4th grade
Happy Birthday boys, I love you.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Ever notice that some words have hidden meanings.
Sometimes you can even rearrange the letters in a word to get an often ironic meaning.
Here are a few examples.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

  1. I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. �
  2. There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead. �
  3. Life is sexually transmitted. �
  4. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. �
  5. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.�
  6. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.. �
  7. Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to? �
  8. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. �
  9. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. �
  10. In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. �
  11. How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? �
  12. Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?'�
  13. If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him? �
  14. Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?�
  15. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? �
  16. If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? �
  17. Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup? �
  18. Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster? �
  19. If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?�
  20. Do you ever wonder why you bother to read my blog?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room

I recently was channel surfing and came across an HBO sitcom called "Flight of the Conchords".
You could say they struck a chord with me. With my musical tastes as well as my sense of humor.
So I wanted to share of my favorite songs that they sing.
This video is from when they appeared on the David Letterman show.
If you liked this one and you have an hour to watse on youtube you can view almost every song they have done on their show.
I'll warn that they are slightly pg-13 rated on occasion, but I was laughing out loud at every video.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Adventures in Primary

I've been the Primary Chorister now for almost 3 months.
It's going much better than I expected, but I still can't seem to figure out the rythym of what works and why some weeks are awesome and some weeks the kids just kinda stare at me.
One thing I have had fun with is teaching them new, fun verses of songs they already know.
When I was a kid in Primary one of my all time favorite songs was "Kindness Begins With Me" (Primary Songbook, pg 145), except we would sing it "Kindness begins with K".
(Hello? That's just more logical.)
Our poor, tormented Chorister compromised with us and would let us sing "Kindness Begins With K", as long as we sang it the right way one time first.
Another favorite of mine was "Give Said the Little Stream" (pg. 236), but with the slight alteration of being silent any time we were supposed to sing the word Give.
If you have never tried that (and know the song) give it a shot.
One of the fun parts of that was laughing at the kids who screwed up.
I haven't had time to teach the kids these favorites yet, but I have taught them 2 others that we are having fun with.
Did you ever learn "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" (pg. 275) in spanish?
For my readers who possibly have never heard this song, it is an activity song. You have the kids stand up and point to each body part as they sing it.
"Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Head shoulders knees and toes,
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose".
If you've never learned it in spanish, the spanish words are:
Head - Cabesa (kuh-bay-suh)
Shoulders - Ombros (ohm-brose)
Knees - Rodillas (ro-dee-yas)
Toes - Pies (pee-ace)
Eyes - Ojos (oh-hose)
Ears - Orejas (oh-ray-hahs)
Mouth - Boca (bo-kuh)
Nose - Naris (nah-reese)
The kids either are enjoying this one or are convincingly humoring me.
But they have requested to learn it in Chinese. So, uh, any chinese speakers out there that can help me with that?
The other one I have taught them is one I got from my sister's blog.
It is the second verse to "Popcorn Popping" (pg. 242).
This is another fun activity song where the kids do actions that go along with the song.
The original verse goes:
I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring has brought me such a nice surprise,
Popcorn popping right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and make a treat.
A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn't really so.
But it seemed to be.
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
The second verse is:
I looked out the window and what did I see?
Figs are growing on the fig tree.
Summer has brought me such a nice surprise.
Figs are growing right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and throw them in the sea.
A great big wave would bring them back to me.
It wasn't really so.
But it seemed to me.
Figs are swimming in the Sea of Galilee.
I really appreciate all of your suggestions and support about this calling.
One funny "primary moment" happened when I was teaching the kids what the word Omnipotent meant.
I asked if they could tell me who the most powerful being in the universe was.
My own son raised his hand and yelled out "Chuck Norris!"
Thanks, Mark. Now everyone knows what we talk aboutat family home evening.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Even If You Don't Watch Basketball....

So if you are one of the 32 Americans who is not aware that March Madness is going on right now,
Even if you have not filled out your brackets and entered your office pool,
Even if you are not currently wearing the jersey of your favorite NCAA basketball team,
You will still appreciate this video..
It's only 36 seconds long, but you may want to watch it twice just to go "OOOOOHHH!"
And in case you're worried, his knee was a little bruised, but other than that he is fine.
Tag: Adam Waddell awesome flip dunk basketball video

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One Trillion Dollars

There has been a lot of debate over the stimulus plan recently passed by our new president. Many like it, many don't. I don't think I agree with all of it, but whether or not I think it is the best way to do things, it is the approved plan to help our economy. And unlike some people, I don't want it to fail just to prove a point. I am hoping and praying that it works. That it does help our economy, and that all of the good intentions that it was written under become fruitful.
After all, if we are investing ONE TRILLION DOLLARS that we don't even have, some thing good better come of it right?
Do you know what ONE TRILLION DOLLARS looks like?
Here is a regular One hundred dollar bill.
We've all seen this.
We've all had one in our pocket or purse at some point.
If you stack 10,000 of these together, you get
One Million Dollars.
It looks about like this:
It's impressive in the amount, after all, it would take the average american 30 years to earn that much money. But it's still small enough it would probably fit in your purse and you could carry it around.
Take that amount and multiply it by 100, and you have
One Hundred Million Dollars.
It looks about like this:
And I am pretty sure I will never make that much money in my lifetime. Not even before taxes.
But we hear people talk about One Hundred Million Dollars all the time.
Didn't AIG recently misplace about 165 Million Dollars?
That's more than 1 and a half pallets of money!
"Gee, honey, have you seen that pallet of cash I put in the attic? Did it get put in the boxes marked 'Christmas' again?"
Okay, so what about a Billion?
That's another term that gets thrown around a bit.
I mean, Facebook (you know, that little networking site that even my Mom joined?) was bought out over a year ago for 4.1 Billion.
4.1 doesn't seem like too much right?
Except that this is what One Billion Dollars looks like:
It's a good thing that transaction was electronic, because it might have taken multiple semi trucks to move 41 pallets of money.
While this stimulus plan was in committee, a lot of numbers were thrown around.
It started as low as 500 Billion Dollars, but slowly grew as more and more "divinely qualified" plans and special interests were added.
Finally the number reached
The human mind can't even comprehend that number.
If you started counting now, and counted one dollar every second, it would take you 31,709 years to get to ONE TRILLION DOLLARS.
Even if you counted by 100's it would take over 300 years.
ONE TRILLION DOLLARS is a Million Million dollars.
ONE TRILLION DOLLARS is a thousand Billion dollars.
ONE TRILLION is a 1 with 12 zeros behind it.
ONE TRILLION DOLLARS looks like this:

Notice the pallets are double stacked.

Can you see the little man with the red shirt standing in the corner?


Apparently neither can Congress.


ONE TRILLION DOLLARS is a whole lotta money.

Money that our country doesn't have.

Lets hope and pray together that good comes from this. That our nation can heal and rebuild itself. That one day we can pay off our debts and truly be free.

In the mean time, lets at least be realistic and honest with ourselves and each other.

We need each other, and we need God more now than we ever have.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Things That Make You Go Hmm....

Shout out to Joe

Any of you that are on my Facebook are aware that I recently experienced a great loss, but that it was rectified last week.
What I mean is, my TV broke, and was repaired.

Several things have been causing me stress over the last few weeks.

(Many of you have offered prayers for our family, and I want to tell you they have been felt and answered. Our family has made more positive progress over the last few weeks than I thought was possible. It is always a work in progress, but for those of you who asked, please know that things are going well and we appreciate your prayers.)

There was one night that I was feeling an exceptional amount of stress. I went to my bedroom, pushed the power button on my TV, and when it failed to turn on, every emotional bulwark I had in place crumbled, fracturing the spine of the metaphoric hump backed mammal, and ultimately, (sparing the messier details), leaving me in a teary mess on the bathroom floor.

The next morning I googled TV repair in Virginia Beach and found the name of Joe Searles.

I called Joe Searles TV Repair and set up an appointment for him to come out to the house and check out the problem.

He showed up right on time, and although we wasn't able to fix the problem here, he was friendly, professional, and polite, and even helped us load the TV into our van to take it to his shop.

After working on my poor TV in his shop Joe found that 2 circuits on the circuit board were not providing the power needed to turn the set on. And instead of replacing the entire circuit board at a cost of several hundred dollars, Joe simply replaced the 2 faulty circuits.

When I picked it up, he and his associate loaded it into my car for me.

Joe was up front about all of his fees and surprised me by not sneaking any extra fees in, the way any car repair shop might have.

In the end, the total repair costs were much less than I had feared, and only a fraction of what it would have cost to replace my whole TV.

So if you happen live in or around Virginia Beach and find yourself needing any TV repairs, (or an Elvis impersonator - Joe is multi-talented), give Joe a call.


Joe Searles TV Repair

459 Lynnhaven Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452



I couldn't have been more pleased with his service.

(And he's not even paying me for this post).

Thanks Joe!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I grew up reading Dr. Seuss.
I loved the story of the Sneetches who thought that personal value was decided by the presence or absence of a star on their bellies and spent their every last dollar trying to be better then the other Sneetches.
I found that that story was not the only Dr. Seuss story with a moral, or at least a few words of wisdom thrown in amidst the rhymes and gibberish words.
As a young poet, I envied his ability to simply make up new words when he couldn't find an adequate one that rhymed. My teachers never let me get away with that.
I have always, even as an adult, loved the quirky stories and have loved reading them to my own children.
Today I want to share with you some of the quips of wisdom and insight so often found in his pages.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. it's not.
-The Lorax
It's a troublesome world.
All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles
almost every minute.
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, muchly much much more
unlucky than you!
-Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.....
An elephant's faithful, One hundred percent!
-Horton Hatches an Egg
I know, up on top
you are seeing great sights,
But down at the bottom
we, too, should have rights.
-Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in!
-You're Only Old Once
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own
and you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy
who'll decide where to go.
-Oh, the Places You'll Go
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
-I Can Read With My Eyes Shut.
A person's a person, no matter how small. -Horton Hears a Who
Think left and think right
and think low and think high.
Oh, the THINKS you can think up
if only you try!
-Oh the Thinks You Can Think
Be sure when you step.
Step with great care and tact
and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
-Oh, the Places You'll Go
Schools all over the country celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday last week.
Happy Birthday Mr. Geisel,
Thanks for all the wisdom.
Thanks for all the words,
Thanks for inventing new things,
like Truffulas and Nerds.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Confessions Tag, To Tell the Truth (or not)

I picked up this tag from Marlene over at the SPIT, or Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay.
It seemed like a fun tag and I didn't have anything else to blog today. So here are some random details you probably never knew about me, and may not have ever thought to ask. Here are the rules: Copy and paste the whole questionnaire and replace my answers with yours. You have to state and create a link for the blogger who tagged you. Pass to 4 other bloggers. Remember to inform them by commenting on their recent post. Last, answer each question with truth and nothing but the truth since this is a confession tag.
Have Fun!
1)What is your blogger name? Della Hill, not so terribly creative, eh?
2) When is your birthday? August 14. I actually was born the day before Elvis died.
3). How long have you been blogging? Since Dec. '07, that's what? 15 months?
4) Who tagged you? Marlene from Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay. Who, by the way, entered my life as part of a pool of people that I generally make a point of not building close associations with. But over time rose above that pool to become someone that I have built not only a relationship with, but an amount of respect and love for. (I hope that makes sense, I mean it as a sincere compliment).
5) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts? (Do you really want to know?) Honest answers, right? My legs, breasts, hair, eyes, ... um, can my legs count as 2?
6) What do you wish most for your birthday? Hmm... I don't wish for too much because I really am very blessed. How about being that much closer to completely debt free, and maybe a scuba diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico.
7) What color are your nails now? Totally natural, though I have been successfully battling my nail biting habit and an edge of white is showing on 9 of my 10 nails.
8) Any depressing thoughts lately? More than usual actually. I am really a very positive person. But things have been harder in my life as well as in our country lately, and it is affecting me. But not too much. I am still happy and have faith in a better world.
9) What's your next 1 month's plan? To get through the next month. To get back to running 3 or more times a week as well as strength training. To improve my budgeting and maybe take a scuba diving class.
10) At what age did you have your 1st crush? I vaguely remember my sisters teasing me about someone when I was 5, but the earliest I remember clearly was Adam Walters in the 7th grade.
Or maybe it was Cody Anderson in 6th grade....
11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated till now? Ri-ight. That would require a desire to see anyone from my graduating class. So there were maybe 2 or 3 people I wouldn't mind seeing again, including my English Teacher Mrs. Hampton/ Ms. Snyder, but even those people aren't worth suffering through a reunion for. (Sorry Mrs. Hampton, not even if Adam Walters was there).
12) Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended you didn't smell anything? (I'm stealing Marlene's answer for this one), No, not ever...if you believe that, I have some stock in AIG I want to sell you.
13) Are you a clean freak? Double ri-ight. I'm more likely to go to a reunion than make sure my bathroom is always clean. Lucky for me, I have a work at home husband who is a clean freak and I can count on him for more than his fair share of housework.
14) Which era do you wish you were born into? I often think it would have been pretty cool to be born in the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But under 2 conditions; 1- That I get to be a lady, and not an indentured servant or peasant, and 2- that I not be born with a tendency to get bladder infections or an android pelvis, either of which would have already caused me a slow and painful death.
15) Are you a vegetarian? (again) Ri-ight. Yeah, and I've never farted in public either. Meat is good.
16) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? 2-3. 2 under my head and an occasional 3rd to cuddle with if Chris is still WoWing.
17) Are you a light sleeper or an I-don't-care-if -there's-a-bomb-here sleeper? What? There was a bomb? I must have missed it, I was sleeping.
18) Do you secretly wear comfortable granny panties when your man is not around? No. Absolutely not. I wear them all the time and there is no secret about it whatsoever. He is more surprised (rather pleasantly) once in a while when I don't.
19) What is your ultimate dream job? Being a motivational speaker/ parenting trainer.
20) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most? He thinks he accepts feedback really well, but he doesn't really. Not when it comes from me anyway. So it's a good thing I have other ways of, um, influencing him.
21) What is your dream car? I don't really have one. Unless it's the one with no steering wheel that I blogged about >here<. Really, I'd just love to get my '84 Kawasaki LTD 700 running again. (Yes, it's a motorcycle). That would make me happier than anything.
22) Do you easily wake up in the morning? I'm sorry, what was the question? I didn't hear it because I was hitting the snooze bar for the 6th time. Did a bomb just go off in here?
23) Do you like hairy men? Hair, in general I don't mind. Random, out of place hairs make me itch for my tweezers. Long, dark hairs growing out of moles cause me to plan secret night time shaving parties, usually while the shavee is sleeping. But really, that's on anyone, including myself, not just men. (Except I don't shave myself in my sleep).
24) How about goatees on men? Yep, goatees are cute and sexy. Unless they have that villianous point, then no.
25) Which one would you prefer, 2 hour spa, 2 hour Thai Massage or 2 hour foot massage?
Can I opt for a facial?
26) Have you ever wished you had a different name other than your real name? In 4th grade I changed my name to Iva Dell, which is the name of the grandmother that I was named after. I went by Iva Dell for 3 years, mostly at school, before I went back to Della. But I had friends that called me Iva all the way though high school.
27) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? Probably riding a motorcycle. I got my Kawasaki up to 110 mph on north bound I-15 passing Orem, Utah once. Unless Grandma is reading this, in which case I never got over 65 and may never have even ridden a motorcycle.
28) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? I'd love to go to either, having never been. But probably Europe to start.
29) What is your favorite food? Toss up between good Chinese Hot and Sour Soup and Chris' Cajun Chicken Penne. Ooohhhh, it's good.
30) What is the most embarrassing moment when you were out on a date? I can't think of any right off the top of my head. Maybe because I haven't dated anyone new in over 12 years. But if you want to hear the most embarrasing, -and funny- date story of all time, >click here<.
Kay, that's all. I hope you learned something new about me.
Please feel free to consider yourself tagged.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Time for a Puzzle

I haven't done any puzzles or riddles for a while, so here are a few.
Good luck.
You just dumped a bag of fruit into the deepest end of the fruit bin, and now you can't see what you have.
They're all smooth skinned, and about the same size, so you can't tell by touch either.
You know you have five large plums, five nectarines, and five small smooth-skinned peaches.
How many pieces of fruit must you take out to be absolutely sure of getting a plum?
Riddles, (just for fun):
1. How many Teamsters does it take to change a light bulb?
2. What is yellow and always points North?
3. What is it you sit on, sleep in, and brush your teeth with?
If any of you are interested, I get these puzzles from puzz.com. (But no cheating!).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Beautiful Pictures

I don't think I was the only little girl who dreamed of being a fairy princess.
I must have spent hours in my backyard imagining that my favorite climbing tree was a magical castle treehouse.
Or that our playhouse was my fairy godmother's forest cottage.
Or that when I was jumping from the roof of my neighbors shed onto the roof of my other neighbors shed, that I was actually leaping across a chasm of lava while I was escaping from the clutches of the evil troll king.
Or maybe I would just curl up in my hammock and read a book, letting someone else tell the story, but still picturing myself as the heroine.
I thought if only I could reach that dream world; if I could just reach far enough, just turn at the right time, peek through the right wardrobe, wake up in the middle of the right dream, maybe I could find it.
Maybe it wasn't a fantasy, maybe it was real, right there, and if I could just hold my wrist the right way....just maybe....I could reach it....
I suppose this is why pictures like this appeal to me.
They cater to my dreams, to the fanastic.
To what I know will never be, but what I will never stop dreaming of.
Paintings by Jim Warren

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Another Reason I Love Grandpas (and Why You Shouldn't Gamble)

I got this joke in an e-mail from (can you guess?) my Grandpa.
I hope you like it as much as I did.
The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.
The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, 'Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment,
Which you explain by saying that you win money gambling.
I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable.
'I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it,' says Grandpa. 'How about a demonstration?'
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, 'Okay. Go ahead..'
Grandpa says, 'I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.
'The auditor thinks a moment and says, 'It's a bet.'
Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it.
The auditor's jaw drops.
Grandpa says, 'Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.'
Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes the bet.
Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa's attorney as a witness.
He starts to get nervous.
'Want to go double or nothing?' Grandpa asks 'I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.'
The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a break even.
But Grandpa's attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
'Are you okay?' the auditor asks.
'Not really,' says the attorney. 'This morning, when Grandpa told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and piss all over your desk and that you'd be happy about it.'

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A few of God's little miracles

Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Nitrofurantoin is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections. It works by interfering with various chemical processes in the bacteria, which results in the death of the bacteria.
Phenazopyridine (Pyridium) is used to treat pain, burning, increased urination, and increased urge to urinate. These symptoms are usually caused by infection, injury, surgery, catheter, or other conditions that irritate the lower urinary tract.
I got my first bladder infection (Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis) when I was in 9th grade.
In 12th grade I was hospitalized for one that spread to my kidneys.
Once I had to get IV fluids in my doctors office because I had one.
I had an understanding with one of my doctors that I didn't even need to schedule an appointment when I got one. I could just go in to her office, pee in a cup and get a prescription.
They didn't have Pyridium then and I just had to suffer in severe pain for 3 days until the antibiotics took.
I know God loves me because he gave me Pyridium.
I only get bladder infections about once a year now instead of every couple of months like I used to, but when I do get them they seem to hit me like a truck, even though I recognize the symptoms and get to the doctor as soon as I can.
If I don't get to the doctor right away, the initial symptoms of "frequent and painful urination" are joined by nausea, vomiting, dehydration and severe headache.
Oh and by the way, drinking organic apple cider vinegar will NOT cure your bladder infection.
It will ease the symptoms of severe needling pain while peeing and the urge to pee like a racehorse every 12 minutes even though you release more tears than urine when you go.
But if you only drink the vinegar and don't get antibioics, chances are the infection will only get worse while you think it's getting better and when you stop drinking the vinegar you'll be 10 times worse off than you were before.
(I learned that fun lesson last year).
You are much better off going to the doctor, getting antibiocs and Pyridium, which eases the symptoms even better than vinegar, even if it turns your pee bright orange.
If it weren't for antibiotics I never would have seen my 18th birthday.
If it weren't for Pyridium I wouldn't be sitting in this chair blogging right now.
I would be sitting on the toilet crying.
I am grateful for all of the medical advances that are saving lives. Heart transplants, bone marrow transplants, radiation treatments, progress towards curing cancer and AIDS, all of those are wonderful, and I thank God for them, but right now I'm just grateful it doesn't hurt when I pee.