Friday, December 10, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scenes from my living room

Forgive me, I am not in a blogging mood tonight.  A few weeks ago I got a scratch and dent camera for 1/2 price and when we went to Denver my sister "fixed" the settings on it and it is coming out super blurry.  I was playing around with it tonight and think I managed to "re-fix" some of the settings...but here's whats going on in my house on this lovely Wednesday:
J and Artimus are watching TV.  Mus is enjoying a nap.
Toby is laying right in the middle of my homework (you may notice the top book is J.A. Jance's newest... that is not my homework, I was sneaking some reading time in).  Winston loves having his picture taken.
Winston and Maggie snuggle up in the storage room.  Please forgive the green paneling and old bed/comforter.  This is the garage sale pile and the last room to be re-done in our house!  Our whole house had green and blue paneling and J has fixed everything but one room!!  

As you can see, we are just hanging out around here.  Tomorrow I hope to be more blog-inspired especially since a new friend nominated me for a blog award that I can't wait to fill out!  

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The bidding has begun!

Awhile back I posted about the wonderful auction that the Williams family is hosting for Jonah's first birthday (read more about it here).  It has officially begun and runs through the 27th.  100% of the profit goes directly to DebRA for EB research and care for families.  I strongly encourage everyone to check it out...I have just placed my bids- there is everything from gift cards to kitchen stuff to blog makeovers!  Plus you are helping out a good cause!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reader, work, dogs and a whole lot of waiting

Today will be a jumbled post, bear with me because that's where my mind is at today!  I am loving ICLW, reading everyone's stories and knowing that when I feel so stressed out and fed up- other people do too!  Since I don't have any IRL friends who have gone through this journey (unfortunately I have an IRL acquaintance who I just learned had two miscarriages) I sometimes wonder if I am crazy.  Turns out I am not, so that's always good to know!!
So, on to the beginning of this week- does anyone know a good blog reader program other than Go*gle Reader?  I have had the hardest time with this stupid thing- I get postings days later than they are posted, I delete blogs and all the sudden they come back, I hate it!  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear what you use! 
I love going back on Mondays- it seems like everyone wakes up on the wrong side of the bed.  My personal favorite was an email this morning from one manager to my boss asking why I had done something a certain way.  My boss sends a three paragraph response about how if I would have just looked in the system, I would have done it correctly and I wasted 18 hours of operations time this weekend, etc, etc, etc....So as I am reading through all this back and forth when I first arrive this morning, I think, hm....this doesn't sound at ALL familiar.  So, I go look in the system, as my boss so strongly suggested, and find that by a simple click of our AUDIT button, I wasn't the one who did this, it was done on a day I was out of the office and another person entered the incorrect information on my account.  Let me tell you how much I had to hold myself back from responding, Had YOU looked in the system as you so kindly suggested, YOU would have seen that I was not involved in this situation!  Or on YOUR calendar of our days out...Ya know, anything before firing off an nasty-gram first thing on Monday morning!
Oh and since I threw it out there, I am going to comment on my dogs.  My husband started out with a yellow lab (Maggie, 13) who has hunted her entire life with him and his brothers.  I started with my baby Toby, 5 (shelter baby, looks like a fox-coyote mix, fastest dog I have ever seen) and my Winston, 3 (found wandering the street baby, some kind of boxer mix).  Three was fine, we were good!  Then came Zeke.  J's mom worked at a doctors office and one of her patients found out he was terminal.  With a wife and three young kiddos at home, he needed to get rid of the four puppies they had just purchased.  We started out watching one for his brother who subsequently went through three other dogs (no, he didn't kill them, he decided a week later he didn't like one for whatever reason, gave it away then somehow ended up with another).  So, months turned into years and our little Z is now two!  He is a yellow lab also.  Then, as I was driving home from work mid-December of this year and wondering what all the honking on the highway exit to my house was, I see a little boxer, skinny looking pup running in the road looking absolutely terrified.  I finally coaxed him into the car and got him home.  We put up signs, called the humane society, the radio stations, everything we could think of.  We took him to the vet to be sure he was OK to be around our dogs and they told us that he was not in fact a pup, he was probably over a year and had been out in the street for awhile.  He was sick, skinny and terrified of everything.  The decision point came when one night J went to take a shower and he sat outside the shower curtain (but still in the bathroom) and cried the whole time.  J was hooked after that- so then came Artimus (or Mr. Mus or Mus-turd as I call him!).  Yes, we are the weirdos with five dogs and I know that some day in the future we will have a beautiful blend of kiddos with their own unique stories to go along with it.  We need a bigger house before that day :)

In other news, I am extremely crabby and wish that my blood draw was tomorrow.  I hate waiting and am no good at it.  I am the crazy person who will have a slight headache and webMD it only to decide that I must have a rare brain hemorrhage or certainly brain cancer.  My overactive mind is definitely not a good thing when I am forced to wait for something!  
Hope everyone's week is going well, at the very least- Monday is over with!  Yay!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ICLW: An Intro

Well, this is my first ICLW and I guess the proper thing to do is an intro.  Welcome to my blog- I am a married gal living in KS, born and raised in CO.  My husband and I are the weird people with 5 stray dogs who have become our furbabies.  We were married in 2007 and have been TTC for a little over a year now.  We have done 6 clomid cycles and one IUI.  I work at a hellacious job which sometimes makes me laugh and sometimes makes me cry.  I am a late bloomer, just finishing my degree which leaves very little time for my poor husband.  Luckily he is a good sport about it and eventually I might be done with school!  Anyways, that's the super-interesting story, can't wait to read all of yours!  

Weekend Wrap Up

Hi Friends,
Hope your weekend was fun!  Friday night I had a ticket to go with a friend to the Reba McIntyre and George Strait concert.  She got the tickets on craigslist and I didn't exactly know where our seats were...boy, that was a learning experience!  I wouldn't say that I am afraid of heights but sitting at the very top row of the new arena was not an experience I ever want to repeat!  I felt like if I sneezed I might tumble down the whole 3.some miles to the ground (no kidding, they are doing an American Lung Association Run/Walk on the stairs there, three point some miles from bottom to top!).  Anyways, the sound was not great and we couldn't see the screen because of the ceiling light beams, soooo the concert was kind of a bust.  But, important lesson learned, NEVER pay for seats in that section again!  Saturday was a whole lot of nothing, I was really bummed this weekend reading some of my IF blogs of those that received their BFP's or saw the second pink line- bummed because in each post I read there was also fear and a cautiousness.  I think about the many stupid girls at work who had an "oops" pregnancy and never thought for a second about caffeine intake, cramping, miscarrying or anything else that seems to be a constant for those who have gone through IF or experienced loss.  It's just not fair!!  I know, life isn't fair either but for some reason this weekend just hit me really hard and I really had these girls on my mind this weekend.  
Anyways, other than being bummed on Saturday, we went to my BIL's house that he shares with his girlfriend.  They were really fun and cooked steak and crab for us and we watched The Stepfather (weird...not something I would have picked, overall not awful...).  Today has been the usual homework mad-dash and dreading going back to work tomorrow.  The bright spot is that I actually started meal planning again, it kind of got lost in the shuffle.  I have been using Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld which I think is an awesome way to get extra veggies and not taste them.  I have some cauliflower and spinach scrambled eggs with whole wheat toast and a grapefruit ready for the first half of the week!  Yummy!  I have meatloaf with butternut squash and spaghetti and meatballs with carrot and spinach puree on tap for dinner this week.  I like not having to figure it out as I am running out the door to make it home from work, so it will be good to get back to a pre-set meal plan!

Also, if you wouldn't mind, I have an appointment Wednesday morning and I can't stop worrying about it...I would appreciate a prayer or two!  Of course, I will be wearing my lucky socks from my friend Meg (hey, even though it's only a blood draw, the socks can only help me, right?) so I know everything will go well :)