Wednesday, December 31, 2008

1/2 hour left?

Wow, time sure does fly. I remember in January getting my first BFP and being SO ecstatic over it.  Of course those smiles quickly turned upside down a month later when our dear Pumpkin grew his wings and flew off to Heaven on 2/24. I'll never forget you, little guy!

However, the m/c gave me some time to reflect upon myself and get out and live a little, for a little longer.

We went to the crazy St Patty's day celebration on Greenville Avenue in Dallas; had a few beers and chilled out. We missed the parade, unfortunately, but still managed to have a decent time out there, in spite of being packed in with other people like sardines! And the porta-potties, uh- let's not go there. Bleh.

Then in May Keith and I went on an awesome road trip for two weeks. From DFW to Albequerque to Vegas to CA to Yosemite to Reno to Salt Lake City and through a snowstorm to Denver! Yes, a snowstorm in the middle of May. It was awesome, more snow than I remembered seeing in my entire life; sorta like those movies you see portraying the North. Then we continued through KS and OK back home. Exhausted but happy we got home and collapsed on our beds, falling right to sleep.

Then September zipped right up to us and Keith and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We thawed out the cake, which believe it or not was DELISH and ate it up over the next couple of days while enjoyong our precious time with each other.

Then the "Holidays" snuck right up on us... seriously, had we not been looking they would have run us right over. Flat.

Still no BFP in sight I began to get a little discouraged, especially after temping for two months. But at least I knew everything apperaed to be working okay- I was ovulating, LP seemed OK... then something else snuck up on me the Sunday after Christmas- another BFP*! OK so it didn't exactly sneak up on me since I saw my temp rise when I had expected it to fall, but it still caught me off guard!

*Got my first Beta back- doc said a "very weak positive, but don't fret..." on my voicemail. She wanted to talk about any symptoms I was having.  That's right- I had forgotten- I just started charting a few months ago- she doesn't know I'm doing that! lol but the bad thing is since I had the second set of numbers done today I have to wait til Monday to see my results. It's gonna be a looooooooong weekend, ladies and gents. Gotta keep distracted. FAITH OVER FEAR, right?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I woke up Sunday and took my temperature (as I have been doing) and noted the temperature mentally, 98 even. Hmph. Back to sleep.

Woke up for good and noticed that the temp was up .2 degrees from the day before, when I was convinced by timing it would go down (I was 14DPO that day and it was very cold the night before). Hmmm.

So I figured, what the heck, took my last preggo test and viola` a BFP- I'M PREGNANT!!! Went to the doc for my first set of bloodwork  yesterday and I haven't heard back yet but I'm okay with that since I go back tomorrow for another poke and the numbers that come from that one, when compared to yesterday's, will matter most.

Please send me some positive vibes that we get awesome news!! After the miscarriage earlier this year, I am very cautious still. Currently we stand at about 4 weeks.

While the camera doesn't do this thing much justice, trust me- it looks better in person! lol

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already!! Seriously, where has the year gone?? It seems just like yesterday we were putting the tree up and decorating for Christmas and now I don't even have everything wrapped yet and tomorrow's the big day! EEK!

BIL is coming over for a little dinner with us tonite and our house is still a mess (as usual), bills and junkmail are strewn on the kitchen table and the living room is disheveled (as is the rest of the house). And here I sit, talking about it! Guess I better get busy.

BTW, apparently Keith has a little more shopping to do and I swear I heard him snoring in the living room just a minute ago. I have a tiny bit more myself.

Perhaps I should names this post "Procrastination," instead?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Night of fun!

So I finally dragged Keith out to Six Flags Holiday in the Park yesterday. Since I hadn't been there in two years, I was looking forward to seeing soem old friends. Not only did I accomplish that but I soaked in some of that Holiday cheer and the changes (for the better!) at the park.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


My head is completely underwater and I begin kicking and flapping my arms to get back up. But I am further under than I thought I was. Oops. So I exhale but there's not much in my lungs and I continue to scissor-kick my feet to break surface ASAP.

I finally broke the surface and took a breath, but there's still a problem. I'm. still. ascending. I opened my eyes and saw the pool way below me and the people looked small. I think they were looking up at me. Then I saw clouds right in front of me. oh God. I was now becoming very scared. When I attempted to inhale again I couldn't. The air was too thin. The planet was looking smaller. I saw the atmosphere. Tried to breathe again to no avail. I began to panic, still ascending.

Open, eyes, OPEN! I woke up. Thankfully, it was just a dream.

So I know this is a day late and all but I just had to share this.

Yesterday, sometimes between when my alarm went off and my snooze alarm was getting ready to, I had a very strange dream, as you can see.

Keith has a theory about it and his is TTC-related. It may be. Could also be work-related... anyone else have any thoughts?

Sadly I can't remember last night's dreams- I was going to try to remember them but got distracted in the process by a TV, on the other side of the house, loud enough to wake the neighbors. Men.

Friday, December 19, 2008


No, I haven't gone gay. *crickets chirping* Ok, that was a lousy one. Never mind.

I'm sure you've heard by now, President Bush pushed through an auto "bailout" (as the media like to call it) to save GM and Chrysler (for now).

Thank you Dubya! By doing this, you just saved literally millions of jobs (for the time being). You realize, unlike the nose-pickers in congress right now (some thankfully about to leave), that this kind of a loss (losing the auto industry) would wreak major havoc on our economy.  You realize that any sort of "plan" from these guys for long-term viability is a long-term project, not one that can be whipped up together in, oh, two weeks. Thank you for your intelligence, I hope Obama lets you pass it on to him. Not that he's not intelligent, he's just too far left! 'Nuf said there. Thank you again!

This wasn't intended to be a letter to President Bush, but a rave, but as I typed it I felt like molding it more into a letter to him. I am trying to set aside my cynicism toward Pres.-Elect Obama, but the more I see about his plans, the harder that is to do. More on that later.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Well, Well...

Last night Keith and myself were getting ready to meet with some of his co-workers for some fun and wouldn't you know, literally the minute I even considered putting some makeup on, some stupid bird had to come along, sit down and fart on our power line. Go figure. I mean, the lights going out on us literally the minute I am going to go put my make-up on, what kind of sign is that? Fortunately for me (and everybody else around me, trust me) the place we got to was not the brightest-lit. Phew.

Once inside we met a few people who had already arrived and chilled out, talking about, of all things, how we met our spouses. Once others arrived we headed to the alley and did some bowling. I started out pretty lousy as neither Keith nor I had bowled for literally a couple of years. It took me a few tries to again get the position right, but after I literally fell flat on my butt after slipping on those shoes I said no more, heading immediately to get Keith and myself a beer. Worked like a charm. My game improved about half a beer later, with me actually hitting pins.

By the end of the second round the beer wore off and my game looked more like it did when I had first started, so Keith and I picked up and went off to the arcade, where we played ourselves silly in racing games and games of skill.

This morning I am a little sore from that dang bowling. LOL 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crazy, Crazy...

So I was sitting in here getting ready to log off my computer when I heard a strange noise coming from behind me. At first it sounded like someone was sort of "handling" the exercise ball but I soon realized that the closet door was open. Then the noise became clear- a cat scratching! I saw Keely sitting on the floor looking into the closet and soon after that Lizzie darted out- after scratching on the leftover carpet DH stashed in there.


And Lizzie's the Drame Queen of the duo. As in, she'll DIE if she doesn't get outside at this minute because there's a monster, in the very closet she just darted out of, that will eat her. It will pop out of the attic opening, come down and swoop her back up there, to its little, secret cave. That would explain the urgent need to sharpen her claws IN THERE, right?

Then she has to come back in here and literally climb the ladder sitting behind me (which we've been too lazy to put away) to sit on top of the book case, presumbaly to guard me. How sweet of her...

Whoops, she just jumped down and ran out of here again... she must have seen IT again.

Friday, December 5, 2008

So... Incredibly... ANNOYING!

Got home from work today and of course retrieved our mail. Found an interesting letter from our city reminding us to register our dog.

This is the same dog whom THEY picked up at our house one morning... *after* the stupid registration... because he was DEAD. Ummmm... what's wrong with the picture here?

Surely a scan through their records wouldn't have cost near the $5 we paid for their useless tag (seriously- if he was lost either A-he could snag his collar on something and lose it anyway or B- someone could easily steal him and take off his collar!<---that scenario has actually happened to others before!) to see that, um, this dog they are writing to us about is the same dead one they picked up!

Ugh. Slightly annoyed here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Work, Work, Work... Not for long?

The economic uncertainty certainly has nearly everybody- if not everybody- on edge.  Today alone, CNN reports that over 20,000 jobs have been cut... today alone!

This is scary stuff. It honestly has made me contemplate... what would I do if I was on the chopping block next? While I won't disclose where exactly I work, I will say that I work for *drumroll* an auto finance company. And it's one of the big three. So does my husband (that's how we met).  Needless to say there is some anxiety as to what will happen if congress once again *ahem* puts their heads in the wrong place.

Not to say that what those CEOs pulled two weeks ago was acceptable; flying in on their corporate jets like our jobs were at stake. I myself was angered by that gesture, so I totally understand the no-way-in-hell stance some congressmen and women have regarding this "bailout." (I put that in quotes because it is actually a loan. That's right, a loan.)

However I certainly hope that they understand the dire consequences of letting these companies go! I'm sure that most people know that literally millions of jobs are at stake. Yet congress wants to make sure the CEOs take responsibility for their actions. (So fire them!) But by letting the Big Three go bankrupt, they're only punishing the little guy: who works for and may even own the dealer, the suppliers, little businesses such as restaurants surrounding the assembly plants, their finance companies (!); the list goes on and on of who will be affected. Almost everybody.

Knowing that information, it floors me that 60% (roughly?) of Americans think the "bailout" shouldn't happen. Are they blind to the current unemployment conditions? The economy in its current state? Please, take a look for yourself at the jobs which will be immediately affected by congress' decision next week. I say this not only as an American whose job is potentially affected by this crisis, but as a concerned citizen.

It took me 5 months to find the jot I have right now- I'm not sure I want to have to look for another one- just yet!

Guess only time will tell what happens...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sunrise, Sunset

The air grew colder and colder as Keith and I made our way up the slippery, wet rock toward the white stream one May evening. Struggling to keep my camera dry, I tucked it into my shirt, wishing I had brought along my jacket as I shivered from the cold. My skin was drenched, and I could take no more so we stopped and looked up.

The roar of the white water made it hard to talk, but the view was purely breathtaking. The mountain stared down at us from a height of at least 200-300 feet, with a white stream down the middle of black, then gray rock. The white stream came hit the bottom with a hearty roar and a drenching spray. For the first time in years, I felt God's gift of awe and wonder once again, at Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite.

I confess, to my readers, that I am a nature freak. NOT to be confused with freak of nature. *rim shot*

Seriously, though, I LOVE sunrises, sunsets, mountains, waterfalls, etc etc etc. On the way to work the other day Keith and I saw this BEAUTIFUL sky often reserved for NTX evenings: Red and orange across the sky. I have often read that a "Red sky at morning, sailors take warning" (or something to that nature), however this proved to be a lie as it turned out to be a beautiful day, bright and sunny, albeit windy.

Fast forward to this evening. Heading north on one of our main highways home, the sky was painted bright orange, red and yes, even purple. One of the best sunsets Keith and I have seen in a long time. Usually you see these types of sunsets in the summer, not late fall. But I'm not one to complain about this.

Within minutes it turned to yellow and orange, then finally once the sun was down the clouds turned to a gorgeous shade of a brownish color (mauve, maybe?). Alas, I did not have my camera with me so I was unable to capture the moment to share it. It was GORGEOUS. I may need to start carrying my camera with me all the time, except... I don't wanna risk losing it. This may call for buying a cheapie to carry around at all times.

Hmmmmm... Keith has been asking me what I want for Christmas... *wink*

Monday, December 1, 2008

Finally... Decorated!!

As 2008 draws to a close (about which I have mixed feelings) I am in disbelief that it's nearly over. As in, putting up our Christmas tree. Yup, it's that time of the year again, already. Yikes.

After an awesome Thanksgiving with my aunt, uncle, cousins, mom, her friend, and my grandpa Keith and I had to work the next day (bleh, but I am glad to have a job). As a result we were rendered unable to put up our tree til the weekend. Finally, after several hours of cleaning and butt-busting, we finally got the tree up!

Keith and I have enjoyed several fires (in the fireplace, of course) already with our chilled weather. A relief after July's 107-degree days. Bleh. And we're in NTX (North Texas)!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crazy eights!

I stole this from someone else's blog. Feel free to steal it from me :)

Crazy Eights

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:

1. The Simpsons (I'm a goofball sometimes! lol)

2. Family Guy (see #1)

3. House

4. Law and Order SVU

5. 2 1/2 Men

6. Friends

7. Biggest Loser

8. Numb3rs

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. Most Mexican Places

2. Popeye's

3. Most Chinese Food Places w/out MSG

4. Olive Garden

5. Cici's

6. Saltgrass


8. Rockfish

8 Things that Happened Today:

1. Took a shower

2. Ate a ceral bar

3. E-mailed friends

4. Petted (is that a word?) my girls

5. Talked to my husband

6. Read the news

7. Went to work

8. Went to Taco Bueno

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. Becoming a mother of Earth-babies (hopefully sooner than later)!

2. Thanksgiving

3. Nightfall

4. Cold weather

5. 5 PM... LOL

6. New kitchen appliances (see yesterday's blog)

7. Keeping my job

8. Friday Afternoon

8 Things on My Wishlist:

1. Please refer to the first statement in the last subheading

2. ''

3. ''

4. ''

5. ''

6. ''

7. ''

8. ''

To Bailout... or not to bailout? Is the question.

It seems lately that there has been some controversy over the proposed automotive industry bailout. Seems maybe alot of people are passionately for it, or against it. Either way is understandable.

But I sure do hope those folks look at the big picture, along with our congressmen and women in D.C. The long-term ramifications on our economy if SOMETHING doesn't happen. Imagine the unemployment going well above our already 10+ million people. Granted, there are about what- 300m people in our country now, but look at the shape our economy is in now with 10m unemployed!!

Also- think of what will be on the roads. Those of you who drive only American-manufacturer cars will have to move over, along with everybody else, to driving expensive imports. Repair costs are already higher on alot of these vehicles because they are built overseas- getting the parts is a pain in the butt- and imagine the cost- currency conversion alone! Granted, alot of foreign vehicles are built right here in the USA, which is quite refreshing (you can actually tell this, if you wanted to, by looking at the first character of your Vehicle Identification Number. If it is a number, USA. If it's a letter, say "K," you're driving a full-blooded *er* oiled import- hope you enjoyed a little trivia!Check it out here!). Not to mention the cost of cars in general would go up due to less choice available.

Of course, there are cons- the $70b the stupid government spent on the banks... not that it wasn't needed (as if the unemployment figure above isn't bad enough!), but sheesh... to give banks and not others help? That's wrong. I digress.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Time Off

So Keith and I took a couple of days off from work, making a nice, 4-day weekend for us. We did some cleaning and remodeling, hanging some new lights in our now-less-dated house. Below are some before and after shots... enjoy!

Ew ew ew ew ew ew
Much better. YAY!


So now that our house looks that much better we can relax- a little. Still lots of cleaning and organizing to do. Woohoo!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So it's been too long since I posted.

As you heard, Obama won the election last week, which is both exciting and scary; to me his voting record and beliefs say it all. I don't have much time for a soapbox tonight about exactly what I disagree with, just wanted to own up to being a bad blogger! I have been lazy and busy (if that makes any sense?)! LOL

As for other things, we got some different things done at our house this last weekend... finally painted our office and cleared it out but now we need to sort through the clutter and discard what we don't need. Another process, another chore, another day. LOL Still left to do: clean/redecorate kitchen, hang new light fixtures (we live in a 1972 house and the current ones are UGLY!) and did I mention de-cluttering?

Anyways I must get to bed as I do have to work tomorrow. Maybe I can stay up late tomorrow too? :) Who knows.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

That Sinking Feeling

I hate to be pessimistic but I have a sinking feeling about Tuesday. I think it's awesome that a black guy will be in office and all that but THIS IS THE WRONG MAN. Obama voters, you will see this when we get attacked again, when crime goes up b/c less people can afford to have guns to protect themselves thanks to his extra taxes on weapons, when married peoples' paychecks go DOWN and people go bankrupt (or damn close to it) b/c he let Bush's tax cuts lapse (yes, same guy who said he wouldn't raise taxes!), when peoples' health deteriorates b/c they had to wait weeks/months for a surgery/treatment they could've gotten under NORMAL healthcare.

I'm certainly not looking forward to a decrease in my paycheck simply for being married. Nor am I looking forward to getting crappy healthcare. I have worked my butt off to get an education so I could get a halfway decent job with decent benefits. If socialized healthcare will work, how come there are so many complaints about medicare, tricare and VA? Seriously, I have yet to hear a single good thing about any of them. From what I can see, even medicaid sucks. Such damn long ER waits in county hospitals? Doctor shortages in Canada (that comes from the horse's mouth so to speak, ladies and gents.)? Yes, even the docs don't wanna put up with that bullsh*t.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Why McCain, Part II

A few nights ago I stumbled upon this blog, written by and for the little guy, and shows his "changes" in action. Definitely not for the better if you're middle class.

Good read.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why McCain??

Why NOT!?

For starters, Obama's healthcare plan is way off-base. Government control of healthcare is not the answer to our problems. Have you ever heard anybody say anything positive about veterans' health benefits? About Tricare (military healthcare)? Personally I haven't. According to and, Obama's healthplan will still leave 8.5 MILLION people uninsured. So much for universal.

Also, with respect to healthcare, according to FactCheck, "the US's costs are NOT twice as much as others."

Next, affirmative action. Just seeing those two words makes me want to gag. I am a WHITE FEMALE and I HATE IT. Personally, I see it as a slap in the face to get hired for a job simply because I am a woman. I'd rather my prospective employer look at my QUALIFICATIONS, NOT GENDER OR RACE.

Next up, his campaign. I see and hear him saying, "This country needs this, This country needs that!," but NOTHING to back it up with- I still have yet to hear him say anything explaining HOW he plans to execute this grand "Change we can believe in." So with that said, how do I know he's not just another all-talk-no-action, or as some would put it, all-sizzle-no-steak, chatterbox?

For any homosexuals reading this, Obama wants to repeal the don't-ask-don't-tell policy in the military! I disagree (and I'm straight)- it's really none of anyone's business. KEEP don't-ask-don't-tell. PLEASE. If I was in the military I sure wouldn't want to know. No disrespect to you guys, but it is your business.

BTW, Obama has voted YES on "reauthorizing" the Patriot Act, and even voted for it after promising to repeal it this past January!!

And one of the most ongoing, controversial issues, Abortion. Simply put, IT'S A CHILD NOT A CHOICE!!! You see, these "products of conception" all have THEIR OWN DNA. If it was just a lifeless lump of tissue, it would be in the woman's breast or elsewhere, and HAVE THE SAME DNA. My personal favorite is being called "anti-choice" simply because I don't believe in abortion. If that's really the case, then those who are pro-abortion are anti-life. The real anti-choice measure is being pro-abortion. A link to some true stories of women who had abortions because they felt forced is at the bottom of this entry.

After this sad note (if your read even one or two stories you'll know what I am talking about), to be fair, I do agree with Obama on some things. Obama is apparently against exclusions of medical coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. I disagree with McCain on supporting the "one-man-one-woman" marriage. I think that marriage is something that the government should not be meddling in at all. (i.e. just live and let live, please!)

Here's where I got the info on Obama

And here's some info on McCain's stances.

Do we really want our daughters to "choose" this? This site contains NO graphic pics of aborted BABIES. Promise.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A sign??

So I will share a funny story... sort of... Driving home from work today on the highway, we have the option of an HOV lane (DH&Myself work together). I merge over into the lane and of course the car (slow-poke likes to leave a mile in front of him-type of driver) that was in front of me had to come over too. Then I noticed the first three letters of the license plate on the car: HCG.

The dialog was as follows:

Me: Honey, look at that license plate... HCG! HA HAAAA!
DH? What's that? (of course)
Me: The PREGNANCY hormone! Maybe it's a sign!
DH: Oh, okay...

LOL so needless to say it definitely made the traffic more enjoyable, thinking it MIGHT be a good sign! (i.e. Accepting any and all babydust donations)

In loving memory of Pumpkin, grew wings @7w, 4 days, 2/24/08.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I found a pretty cool site tonite...

...Through one of my fellow bloggies,Yaya.

The Sevret's In The Sauce!

Ladies lend each other support and comment each other's blogs and meet new friends! :) I am just starting out in this blogging "expedition" (for a lack of better terms) and I look forward to meeting lots of new people!

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Surreal World

It's been a weird week. Yesterday was Baby Pumpkin's due date, but of course no baby. No pregnancy. Amazingly, though, I made it through the day without getting too weepy or being a total basket case. I've already told Pumpkin I miss him (I have felt that it was a baby boy), beaucoup times. Unfortunately it doesn't bring him back to life, or to my arms. But I know he is here in spirit, watching over me and Keith.

I was thumbing through a newspaper yesterday and saw the date. It stopped me. "October 9, 2008." Right then it felt so surreal to already be in October. Where's the time gone?

I am able to stay distracted, for the most part. Thanks to Myspace and their apps. I'd post the links, but I'm just too lazy tonight (sorry!). I've been kinda lazy, in fact, for the last couple of nights... must be the damn weather- it's creeping (or trying to) back into the mid/upper 80's again. After several days of 100+ degrees, Mama Nature can take her crap back. I now hate summer.

On a much lighter note, we're pretty much back in the saddle again, TTC our first Earth Angel. I hope s/he comes around soon.

Friday, October 3, 2008

October 15.. A very important date. Pgcy & Infant Loss Awareness Day...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Take Action

(Thanks Jeanne for bringing this to my attention!)

October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in the United States. More than 25,000 children are stillborn in the United States every year leaving mothers, entire families and communities devastated. Estimates of the rate of occurrence of stillbirth make it at least as common as autism.

Stillbirth is not an intractable problem. Greater research would likely significantly reduce it's incidence, but good research requires good data. H.R. 5979: Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act is under consideration by Congress. This proposed bill would standardize stillbirth investigation and diagnosis, thus providing more data for the needed research. Better research means fewer children born still.

On October 15th, remember the thousands of unfinished children lost and the families who remain to grieve them. Honor them by taking action. Let's help pass H.R. 5979.

Action Steps:

Step 1. Use Your Blog to Enlist Others
-Copy the contents of this entire post and publish it on your blog immediately.

GOAL: Enlist 10 of your readers to spread the word

Step 2. Use Your E-mail to Enlist Others
-E-mail 5 bloggers and ask them (nicely and in an unspammy way) to publish these action steps on their blog. Consider contacting celebrity bloggers, political bloggers, medical bloggers, or bloggers who are not part of your reading community.

GOAL: Enlist 3 bloggers outside of your normal blog sphere to spread the word in other online communities.

Step 3. Help Pass the Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act
-By October 15th, publish a post on your blog supporting H.R. 5979 Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act. For maximum impact, title your post: "Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act."

GOAL: 1,000,000 Google results on October 15th when that term is searched for. Currently, Google only returns 20,400 pages - most of which have nothing to do with the bill.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Quick Survey

If I looke​d on the bed next to you, what would​ I find?​
My Cat

Do you go to the bathr​oom with the door open or close​d?​
Closed, although one or both of my cats usually manages to push it open, go figure.

Are your under​wear and socks​ folde​d in your drawe​r or just throw​n in?
folded :)

Sleep​ on your back or stoma​ch?​
back, usually, but I have tummy-slept before

Are you a cuddl​er?​

What would​ I find if I looke​d UNDER​ your bed?
Nothing, maybe a cat sometimes...

Somet​hing that happe​ned today​ that made you angry​?​
​Um, angry? Takes alot to REALLY piss me off or "make me angry." Usually I just get irritated or annoyed myself.

What were you doing​ befor​e this surve​y?​
​Piddling on Myspace, playing Mafia Wars/Gang Wars/Mobsters/Heros

What will you do after​ the surve​y?​
IDK... probably go to the store to pick up a few things?

Marri​age or livin​g toget​her?​
Both- lived together for a few months before getting married (my apt lease was up and it was more cost-effective that way, if anyone's intersted...)

What shirt​ are you weari​ng now?
Denim capris and a dark/light pink crinkle shirt

Do you sing?​
In church most of the time but not much everywhere else

Do you de-​label​ your beer bottl​es?​

Do you talk about​ your feeli​ngs or hide them?​
Depends on who I am around

Is there​ somet​hing you regre​t and wish you could​ take back?​

First​ thing​ you do when you wake up?
Hit the snooze (usually)

Ever had surge​ry?​
Yup... anasthesia f***ing SUCKS!!!

Last argum​ent you got into with?​
?? can't think of it right now

Do you tend to rip the paper​ off water​ bottl​es?​

What'​s one good thing​ about​ your best frien​d?​
Always lends an ear

How long does it take for you to fall aslee​p at night​?​
For-Ev-Er if it's a Sunday night, others I am usually fairly quick...

Curre​nt song on myspa​ce?​
Have different ones.. 3 Little Birds by Bob Marley on the main myspace player but I also have a music player with several songs on it.

When you shut off your alarm​ clock​,​ do you tend to fall back aslee​p?​
sometimes.. thank goodness for snooze! LOL

If you were given​ the chanc​e to take care of a monke​y for a weeke​nd,​ would​ you?
uhhh, probably not. lol

What are you looki​ng forwa​rd to in the next few month​s?​
The prospect of having a baby

It's midni​ght.​
Who are you texti​ng?

Nobody. I'm usually asleep

It's Wedne​sday after​noon,​ where​ are you usual​ly?​

Hones​tly,​ if you could​ have ANYON​E in the world​,​ who would​ it be?
My husband, Keith

Your Chris​tmas list consi​sts of?
I don't know yet! LOL Right now all I can think of is a sticky little baby! (but I'd be even happier if s/he'd show up ealier than that... lol)

You'​re going​ to New York for schoo​l shopp​ing,​ where​ do you go first​?​

You need a new pair of jeans​,​ what store​ do you go to first​?​

How do you feel about​ your hair?​
It's okay... LOVE it when it cooperates (lol)

What movie​ is in your DVD playe​r?​
American Gangster... thanks netflix!

If you could​ move away,​ no quest​ions asked​,​ where​ would​ you move?​
Somewhere where it's not 90 degrees at the end of Sept and little to no 100-degree days in the summer. I hate 'em.

What'​s the great​est thing​ that happe​ned to you today​?​
Hmmm... getting to be lazy!

What would​ you chang​e about​ your life right​ now?
Have a BABY! That's a shoe-in with me ;-)

What’​s the best feeli​ng in the world​?​

Thursday, September 25, 2008


...well, almost, anyway.

What a long week it has been. I ended up buying an 8-pack of the cinnamon rolls, only to go home with 8. go figure, had I not bought any I would have had such a huge demand that people would have been asking me why I didn't bring more. Because people dont eat what I bring!

OK, maybe not a HUGE demand, but everyone knows Murphy's Law, right? Need I say more on that?

On another note, as my EDD approaches rather quickly, all I can do is wonder... where would I be now? Would I have had my baby by now? Or would I still be working and be moaning like all the other 9-month preggos about this and that aching and trying to guess if I was going to go into labor 5 minutes from now or 5 days from now... *sigh* I'm inone of those weird moods at the minute, as in "will it ever happen?" I hope this is my month. Now that the wretched witch (all you TTC'ers know who I am referring to) is gone, I can only look forward to what the future holds, once again.

Ack, I'm babbling again. Someone stop me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Is it Friday yet?

So here I am, sitting here tonight. Not much to say.

I volunteered to bring cinnamon rolls to work tomorrow for our meeting, but I only have a tube of 5 to bake. That leaves me with a dilemma: do I buy more to bake or just buy the rest already prepared? Hmmm... I need at least eleven. Yes, eleven. It would have to be an odd number. LOL
Ah, what have I gotten myself into? I mean, I'm sure not everyone is going to want one, but I can't guarantee that! Oy. I guess I should get my butt to the grocery store and decide already- it's already past 7 here and dinner isn't even cooked. And we're trying to get away from 8-9pm dinner. Not good.

In case you're wondering how we ever got in the habit of eating dinner that late, those who know us will know that we used to eat at about 930-10 at night, thanks to a stupid schedule requiring us to work til 9pm, for two nights then turn around and get up at 8am after the second night. Unhealthy. Need I say more? The schedule change to a more normal, 8-5 hasn't helped, either. Now don't get me wrong, working til 9pm EVERY DAY isn't bad since your body can get a rhythm. But the constant switching is what messed us up. It took me a year, roughly, to get any 1/2 way normal sleep pattern going.

Anyway, I had better get to the store and decide what to do about the cinnamon-bun thing... Looks like another 8-9pm dinner for us. Crap.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Side Note...

So I have realized it is possible to edit date/time on this thing. Lookout imports from Myspace blog!

ETA: OK ladies and gents who care to read! I have posted several retro-postings with their actual dates (times are questionable) as a "get to know me" ploy. Enjoy!

A New Slate and then some

So I sit here today, AF having started. I hadn't recorded anything as for my "signs" this month, to try to relax, but that quickly backfired. In the past few days I was regretting not logging anything! So.... I won't be doing that anymore. I will log some of my more dominant "signs," at the minimum. I'll spare the TMI here, for readers who either aren't TTC or are male. ;-)

We are now headed into October full-throttle. Those who know me know why this is an important month to me. For those who don't, I should have a bag packed, and be ready to go into labor anytime. I was due October 9, by one of the many internet calculators. But I never made it to even get an official EDD from my doc, as I miscarried on Sunday (of all days of the week), February 24. My first OB appointment was to be the very next day. I still went, however what was supposed to be filled with joy and anticipation was instead filled with tears and sorrow, as I recalled the previous days' events to my doctor. The pathology results came back as a "garden-variety miscarriage," as my doc put it. My risks of it happening again are right with the general public, about oh, 20, 25%. It's still scary.

Part of me is soooooo ready to get pg again it's not even funny, but as with any TTCAM'er there's a part of me that's scared $#*^less of this happening again. We do what we can, pray it never does, that we can all go on to have healthy pgcy's afterward. Some of us do but others don't. The CL (community leader, in iVillage talk) of one of the post-m/c boards has had six. In a row. Miraculously she's still somewhat sane. Her strength is amazing. I think that would put me in an asylum. May God bless her, along with all the other women suffering, or who have suffered through, this horrible ordeal which nobody should ever have to endure.

As October arrives I can't help but to wonder who this little person would be today. There is a song, perfect for the occasion, which I was not able to listen to, even this past May. I still don't think I can bring myself to listen to it. I think it is called "Who You'd Be Today," by Brad Paisley? Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

Pumpkin (my nickname for this little angel), if you're reading this, mommy misses you. Dearly.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Back to work!

So today I went back to work after a weeklong, at-home vacation with my husband, celebrating our first anniversary. Thankfully the day went quickly. However, the company I work for has clients in the Houston/Galveston, TX area (among the hardest hit by Ike), and that's one of my main areas, Houston.

About half of them on the list have no power yet and a few still remain closed. Some are closed for a couple of weeks. Even though the storm made landfall as a category 2, Ike's devastation is incredible. All I know is that I am praying for the TX coast to return to normal as soon as possible.

That ties into the anniversary celebration. We had planned to go to Houston. Unfortunately, those plans washed out (no pun intended). Evacuations to Austin and even San Antonio made even those options non-viable, as we were concerned about overcrowding. So.... we stayed home. Good choice, although not as planned. We pretty much hung out, did some errands and even painted a bedroom in the house and planted a tree and a few new shrubs. It was nice to return to work refreshed, and the new, cool weather helped.

As for the rest of things, they are pretty normal. For those who don't know us, I know you're thinking, "WTH?" LOL Well since I unfortunately can't seem to import old blogs from my Myspace (which I still have and plan to keep, if you are wondering), I will share a little of my basics here and there in my future posts.

First off, the pe(s)ts. Crazy Lizzie, Inspector Keely (cats) and Goofy Bernie (dog, sorry no pic of the pup on the puter yet but I promise I will get one). The one on the top is Lizzie ("WASH ME!") and the bottom is Keely (taken in my apartment over a year ago.. *sigh* can't find the better pics!).

I promise, I will get a picture of the dog on here... one day. Even if it kills me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our New Furbaby

So... yesterday we were out shopping and we got ourselves a new furbaby. Haven't named him yet, but he sure is cute:
Introducing, our new
Lamb's Ear Plant! Yes, it's actually as cuddly as it looks. And yes, I just called a plant "cuddly." Yikes. I've gone psycho.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Time Sure Flies (another retro post from other blog)

Wow.. Time sure flies. It's been nearly six moths since Keith and I joined together in holy matrimony. And so much has happened since then. The surgery, our first Thanksgiving, our first Christmas together, a fun New Year's Eve (with the exception of going to work that day)... now this.

We started February out with the joyous news that we were expecting our first child, only to end the month with that dream taken away. I was nearly 8 weeks along when things well... went downhill, so to speak. I began spotting, and two days later that progressed into full-blown cramps, and well the rest is history. I had been waiting to tell everyone about our precious gift from God, for the most part, with a cute modification to my page, but instead, here I am, telling it like this. I am mostly doing better now, but I get my sad moments, among others.. I still want our little Pumpkin (our nickname for this baby) back, but I realize that s/he is in a better place, playing with Jesus and God and his/her grandparents and great-grandparents. In a better place, and I shouldn't be so selfish.

I did better in church yesterday than I did last week (cried my eyes out), and at the end in the announcements they had a foster family with a beautiful baby girl up there, discussing how donated goods had helped them when they acquired that baby Christmas Eve. Pumpkin spoke to me in church, I felt it in my heart, and walked over and picked a few items off the list.

From this, it can only get better. I try to see the silver linings in this.. I can have lots of junk food if I want/when I want, have a few drinks on St Patty's day. We will be ok. We will get our chance. Just have to be patient.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

(Retro Post) Copied from other blog

Wow.. already a nearly a month gone by in 2008 and I am only posting my first blog. I have been just so buys with work, getting settled into my new position as a wholesale clerk and trying (unsuccessfully) to keep our house clean, and the cats in!

(Yes Lizzie just LOVES to be outside, even in this weather.) Miss Liz was on our laps last night, however, and Keith noticed what looked like blood (scabbed up) on her ear- my first thought was that her daggers needed to be trimmed (which they got) but when I noticed that it was a blotch on the top of her ear, I began to suspect that she has been getting in fights- this is AFTER catching her running through the neighbor's backyar to Lord-knows-where. I half-suspect she is starting fights with other cats- and this is a SPAYED female mind you! Argh!

But on the lighter side of things we did get our Christmas tree down, but not before getting close to midmonth. Go figure. Of course trying to start a business doesn't do much justice- found a neat online store that sells natural, safe household products, so I'm trying them out and loving them. And you can be simply a customer or choose to build your own business.. on your time. That's what I really like. But these products rock- the cleaners don't joke around and food products taste awesome. (If you want some info, message me!)

And Keith and I played golf together for the first time in months. I made great use of the pink golf balls he got me for Christmas, which turned out to be more visible than the regular white ones. Yeah! I didn't play so well, but still had fun.

And last but definitely not least, I cannot believe how fast time has flown (if I haven't said that already).. we've been married 4 months already! Of course, so much has happened since that awesome day.. our honeymoon, knee surgery for me (yippy skippy- it's doing well for those who are wondering), new job position for me, new business opportunity.. new YEAR.

I think it will be an awesome 2008 and only time will tell what it will bring us! Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all!

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