Sunday, September 11, 2016


What is a mum in Texas?
High school students in Texas have developed a tradition of wearing elaborate, ever-larger floral pins to their homecoming dances. These pins — many bigger than a dinner plate and covered in artificial flowers, ribbons, and even stuffed animals — are known as mums.
What is the point of a homecoming mum?
At some point not too long after this first homecoming celebration in Missouri, the tradition of a boy giving a chrysanthemum to his homecoming date as a corsage was born in Texas. For decades, mums were simple, comprised of just a small flower with perhaps a few ribbons.
Why do they call it a homecoming dance?
Homecoming is an annual tradition of the United States. People, towns, high schools and colleges come together, usually in late September or early October, to welcome back alumni and former residents
What started out as a simple token gift from a teenage boy to his girl has morphed into a tradition of gargantuan proportions that, again, proves everything is bigger in Texas 
Today, they are mammoth, over-the-top splays of silk chrysanthemums festooned with flowing ribbons, plush animals and an array of colorful trinkets that have spawned competition among girls to see whose is the biggest, and therefore, best.
The Texas mum is an expression of a teenage girls personality.  No longer are  the days to wait for the young man to ask the young lady, although it is still considered the proper thing to do, especially in TEXAS.  But not required.  Young ladies can be their own person.
 Some MUMS can weigh as much as 20 - 30 pounds.    The sky is the limit on cost and imagination.  I included on my ribbons things that make me... ME!   Love of School, Supported charity ", childhood stroke association", a ribbon for my cat Tinkerbell, Freshman Ribbons, and lots of bling, ribbons, furs, feathers and lets not forget the lights.    Was lots of fun.   Looking forward to the GAMES and the DANCE... Thanks to my mom for her support.    Love Kearstyn

The EEG Experience

Sleep Deprived, early morning...
First Step adding the 25 lines with the GOOP Gel in my hair.. YUCK!
Blowing on a pin wheel over and over again
So ready for this to be over
GOOD.. Almost done, time to get out of here.  Removing the wires.
See ya.  Time to get my hair washed.

 What is an EEG?  Electrical waves that measure the brain.  Painless, no needles. Takes
time and goopy gel to attach the computer electrodes in place.  Does not hurt.

EEG= Electroencephalogram

Why use an EEG?  To distinguish epileptic seizures from other types of spells, such as psychogenic non epileptic seizure, syncope (fainting), sub-cortical movement disorders and migraine headaches.

Also Epilepsy monitoring to characterize seizures for the purpose of treatment.

 A Typical Routine EEG, includes 15 minutes each of awake (open eye and closed eye exercise).  Following partial sleep deprivation and awakening. 

Basically.. the computer line Thingys read my brain.  Now, wait to hear from the Dr., who reads the results.  This is my third EEG.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Visiting Monroe Louisiana... Duck Dynasty Headquarters

                 Some day I would like to meet Uncle Si.   He's so Weird.   He makes me laugh.
   I would like to give him a hug.    Thank you Duck Dynasty for helping me laugh, which helps
me for a little bit to get through my every day on going challenges.   I would like to meet
you someday.  Maybe at the Texas Motor Speedway when you come next.  I have never been to
a Nascar race but will someday.

Suprising Kindness from the Kardashians... Yes Real Deal.

   Kardashian kindness.  They are real people who take time to touch a young girls spirits.  Thank you to the caring and kindness from the Kardashians.  You brought a much needed smile in such a challenging time.  Kearstyn says "Thank you to the Girls".. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendell and Kylie and Kris.... from Kearstyn.. 

Road Trip to Southern Louisiana

     Visiting Southern Louisiana on a spontaneous road trip.   Lake Charles.