Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Vera Bradley Obsession... Just the Beginning?



Okay... I started my addiction in August of 2007... It began with an impulsive purchase of a Java Blue Vera Bradley purse and wallet. I wasn't completely sold on it at the time, but liked it. What person would actually use these as purses?
Well, after about a day of using one, I fell in love. It became cuter, and as soon as I realized exactly how versitile it was and that I could even wash them, I was sold. I asked for another one for my birthday in November, the Mod floral Pink design.
Now, I am stuck on the same style as well. I like the Betsy. It has an outside pocket and it zips. Purses that do not zip freak me out...
My latest purchase came after I reviewed the newest catalog for like a week. It is pictured seperately above. I think it is my favorite so far. I actually want a bigger one in this print, the daisy daisy.
Now, even more drastic... My desire to attend the outlet sale in Ft. Wayne this year. It is on May 1-3rd. Anyone in? I have to admit that I am a bit afraid of the other women that might attack me as I look for more VB purses and accessories. Deep down, I think my sister might want one of thier belts for a present so I have to go! My desire???? Perhaps the luggage pieces! Who knows! Sounds like an adventure and lots of fun to me! Has anyone been to one? Just curious if I would need armor and a baseball bat to get through the crowds!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fair Trade?

As I contemplate whether to blog or sleep, obviously blogging has won.

Yesterday, the DH and I had a relevant discussion regarding one of our upcoming vacations, the trip to Disney world.
You see, I am a simple gal that just needs a little space, a nice pool, and Cinderella's castle at Disney to keep me happy. If you remember, he is a bit of a diva and requires a bit more.

Where is this going, you ask? Well, lately he has been on this kick to purchase a Playstation 3 with the blue-ray thingy. Okay, here is my inner brain thinking, "Why on earth do you possibly need ANOTHER gaming system?" "What could possibly be better than that Wii I had to nearly beat people down for at Sam's club last year?" and "Ugh! I have to learn how to operate yet another piece of electronic equipment in my own house!"

While he could rationalize why the PS 3 was a necessity (At least in his world), I was thinking of a way to "down-grade" the room we have in order to save some bucks. Seemed like the perfect opportunity for negotiation.

As a compromise, we will down-grade the room and he was able to purchase the PS 3....
(More than likely, he would have got the PS 3 anyways.... It was my opportunity to strike a deal when I could!)

I think we have all been there... You know, the place where the DH is going to get what he wants anyways so you might as well try to get something out of the deal as well? So what if I am cheap and all I wanted was to save a few bucks!

I will say that I see myself watching movies on the PS 3 and enjoying them.... SHOCKING CONFESSION! (IF THE DH READS THIS HE MAY FALL OFF HIS CHAIR!)

Tuesday Talk with Alanna

Alanna: Mom! Look at the geese!

Mom: Wow! I wonder where they are going?

Alanna: GEESE!!!!! GEESE!!!!!! COME BACK HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!

Alanna: I think they are going to see Gabriella and Troy.

(For those of you who have never heard of Gabriella and Troy, consider yourselves lucky... They are the main characters in Disney's High School Musical.)

More later.... I promise!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Kids say the best things, don't they????

This is one that I was meaning to blog but it "slipped my mind" due to recent events....

Here is one for you...

Imagine this, the DH, the toddler, and you at the local Walmart....

(Just for the record, a trip to Walmart is always special as a result of the people you see.)

Even better?

Your toddler screaming out: "Look, its Pirate man!!!!"

Yes, she thought she made the greatest discovery ever. No, honey.... This is not a preview show to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. That is just a nice man with a patch over his eye!

Suddenly, for the first time EVER, I think Super-Walmart was not big enough for me and the DH and making sure to avoid this man was our main objective for this trip!

As we walked out of the store, I braced myself for the attack... You know, one with the pirate hook and Arrrrrrr-Matey approach. Luckily, I was safe this time. Now, if only this man looked a little more like Johnny Depp..... You know, a bit more pleasing. If it did, I would have to call my sister for sure!!!!



If only Disney would help employ the local Walmart... It would truly be a better shopping experience for all! (Right Char?)

Here is who I look like.... Me??? Yeah Right!





Which one do you think I look like the most?????


Okay, seriously people... Does this thing actually think I look like these people!???

If I did, wouldn't I be on television or something....

Happy Monday!

More later!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Liar in the Bathroom

Okay.... We have all been there. That moment when you realize you want a nice hot breakfast.. One that you don't have to cook. My personal favorite: Cracker Barrel. As we drove there, my mouth was watering. I knew exactly what I wanted: Biscuits and gravy! Even better, when we pulled up to the restaurant, there were hardly any cars. The DH says: "Good timing, Mom.... Oh, wait. They looked closed...." UGH!!!! Now what! Not only were they closed, the roto-rooter van was in the back. Forget breakfast here today....



We went to the second place, Bob Evans. I think everyone else went there since Cracker Barrel was closed. While we waited, of course the usual trip to the bathroom had to occur with Alanna. While in there, she tested her vocal abilities by screaming... You heard me. SCREAMING! Now, interestingly enough, there was this women on her cell phone while going to the bathroom. YUCK! She was completely annoyed and while my daughter settled down for a moment, she told the person on the phone that she was "just washing her hands in the bathroom!" LIAR!!! She was completely doing the deed on the pot! While she continued to "complain" about my daughter to who she was talking too I loudly said, "You are using the phone while going to the bathroom! What do you expect!" I intentionally did this to embarrass her while on the phone, especially since she lied!



It wasn't over there.... While Alanna was washing her hands, this lady continued to huff and puff while Alanna sang in the bathroom. After quite possibly shooting me a look that would kill, and remaining on the cell phone by the sink I said: "What do you expect to get when you talk on the phone in the bathroom!"



Now, I think I had an evil streak in me... I really wanted to be seated right behind the lady so I could let Alanna bounce up and down while she colored and waited for breakfast to come. The lady lucked out.



Seriously though, while my kid is NOT an angel, why in the world would you try to have a conversation on the phone in the public bathroom!!!! UGH!!!!



Breakfast was great.... Not Cracker Barrel but close enough, and I didn't have to cook it which made it even better.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday, In the Park???

Well, at least that's where my mind was.... I don't remember much but the DH sure got some laughs from the anesthesia they had given me... I guess I was quite the exhibitionist while I was being wheeled on a cart from the OR to my room... Lets just say I was not modest and apparently forgot where I was.... (Man... can I hide now or later... and Wow, this is totally the number one reason not to have a surgical procedure at the facility you work at)... Just think about that for a moment... People would be saying things like, "Man, did you here what she did after surgery??? She totally showed her who-ha to everyone and didn't care!!!"

Aside from completely embarrassing myself with the whole flashing incident, I mumbled stuff about Obama and Hilary Clinton in 2007 (That must have been a total political nightmare in my mind), asked the nurse if I peed or farted in the OR (Obviously a deep fear of mine...), and I wanted to make sure I remembered the date since I kept repeating it over and over again (Fearing I lost my orientation and sense of reality)....

I love anesthesia.....

I can't remember anything........ Its great....

Now, I will sulk in the embarrassment that I caused myself but will always remember that, for 15 seconds, I was a flasher!!!!

UGH!

PS... There were no photos taken.... DON'T EVEN ASK!!!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Photo Hunters, Old Fashioned.... Remembering Kit...

Night Rider Rules!!!!

We have an Angel

So, yesterday was the finally the end of our "limbo". We received unfortunate news at the ultrasound... There was no heartbeat and the baby measured smaller than last time.
I felt somewhat prepared for this. It was like I mourned the previous two weeks and was expecting these results. Sometimes, we just "know".
Yes, I am one to look at the glass as half empty ALOT, but this time I had that gut feeling.
I didn't quite know how to tell my DH. I think I could have had more finesse when I told him but I couldn't think of exactly how to word it. And, for the record, it is much more easy to tell the DH that you are pregnant than you lost it. Take that one from me.
Yes, we are both saddened. Especially the DH, he wants like a million more children. This definitely sets us back a bit.
-Ironically, yesterday was my mother-in-law's birthday. We lost her three years ago at the age of 43 due to cancer. I think this was the best birthday present we could have given her, a grandchild to be in heaven with her. I thank my sister for pointing this out. In every situation there is a silver lining. We are trying to focus on positives rather than the loss.

Today, I planned on spending the day with the family. My daughter wanted nothing more than to go to daycare. I was a bit crushed, however, this gave my husband and I the day together.

We went shopping a bit (Always therapeutic), ate lunch, and saw a movie. We opted to see Juno. We were unsure how this would go since we are dealing with a loss, but it was hysterical! One of my favorite lines was this:

"You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events."

If only it were really that simple...............
Hilarious... Go see it... Please!!!!

We are off to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law. They are keeping the little one since we have to be at the hospital tomorrow at the butt-crack of dawn. UGH! I don't know whats worse, the procedure or getting up that early.... Hmmmmmmm.....

More later!

Friday--- Still never a dull moment

Problems posting today.. Ignore this one!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Tag! Six inconsequential things

Desirae at Burnt Cookies tagged me today, so I am calling it my Thursday Tag! The theme is six inconsequential things. Just perfect for me today, a nice COLD morning with nothing better to do than homework or blog... Obviously blogging has won. (Thanks for saving me Desirae!!!)

The Rules:
  • Link to the person that tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Thats it!!!! So here it goes!

1. This one is a habit... I have a horrible tendancy to bit my fingernails. I have done this for as long as I can remember. I can't stop it! You would think that I would understand just how dirty my fingernails are since I am a nurse and all but NO! I still bite them!

2. Quirk? I have alot of those. I really hate telemarketers! Especially the ones that call you home and can't even pronounce your name correctly! Seriously people, if you can't even bother to call me by my appropriate name than DONT CALL ME AT ALL! No, you have not reached the SMELLS' residence or the SMELLING residence! NOT EVEN CLOSE! Even worse, when they call on the weekends, really early in the morning or really late at night! Do they think I really have nothing better to do than talk to them? Hmmmm.... Ugh.... Grrrr (Okay, I'm done) Whew, I feel better now....

3. Thing... I love Vera Bradley purses. I got the new catlague on Tuesday and can't stop drooling over it. I even got my sister Charlene addicted (hee hee, I knew I could make a monster!!!). So what if my DH thinks they are ugly and that they look like Grannie purses! I like them... (Secretly I am trying to plan a trip to the outlet sale... Shhhhhhhh, its a secret! My DH might kill me, or continue to jeer at this wonderful new obsession that I have.) Maybe I will have to dedicate a post to my awesome VB purses! Now, my sister Charlene wants to see my VB reversible belt... I haven't quite went that direction yet....

4. Quirk. I think that my house is dirty, ALL THE TIME! I especially thnk that the house is dirty if there is hair on the bathroom floor... This is usually an everyday occurance. As a result, I feel like Monica from friends sometimes. I never let my house get as dirty as it did this fall. I can't believe I lived through this disasterous occurance. Needless to say, While you could probably eat off my floors and take the white glove to the tables, my house will ALWAYS BE DIRTY! (I wonder if there is a medication to treat this... Hmmmmmmm....)

5. Habit. I never use condiments on food. I do not like ketchup, mustard, mayo etc... Unless its is hot sauce, I do not touch it. No joke! Hotdogs are plain. Hamburgers are eaten only with pickle. BLT's with no Mayo! Come on people, TASTE YOUR FOOD!!!

6. Habit.... Okay, brace yourselves... I LOOK IN PEOPLES MEDICINE CABINETS!!!! Yes, there you have it.... I finally admitted it. IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND I HAVE BEEN IN YOUR HOUSE I HAVE PROBABLY, NO MOST DEFINATELY LOOKED IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET. I feel better. I do have a fear about this though... I think I saw it happen on a movie once. I fear that when i look into someone's cabinet that it will collapse and stuff will fall out and hit me in the face. (You can see that this has really deterred me from doing it.)

Wow! I feel better today! Now, who will I pass this on to? Hmmm.....

Charlene at Living Life Out Loud!

Marilyn at Piece by Piece

Rose at Quilted Hills

Taylor at The Wife and Mommy Blog

Katney at Katney's Kaboodle

Twisted Cinderella at Ever After, My Way

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday Talk with Alanna

Alanna: Mommy!!! Be careful!!

Mom: Why?

Alanna: Because if you fall and crack your head you will need a new one! With eyes, ears and a nose too!

Mom: Okay Alanna, I will be careful (LOL)


(If only it were that simple........)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My little "Diva"

What can I say, I have a little diva now. It became apparent to me over the past few months, and has increasingly gotten more evident. To illustrate, today, while I was checking on the neighbors cats, my daughter and my husband were both singing "Everyday" as a duet into toy microphones. The moment was fast and sweet, completely "diva" and one that made me laugh. I am starting to wonder if the diva characteristics have come from her father, and not me. After all, I WAS a tomboy... I blew up frogs by placing firecrackers in their mouths and played in the alley with the boys... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I wonder. One thing is for sure, she likes shoes just as much as her father does... My DH has like a million pairs (Okay maybe like 35-40 but who is really counting????).

Simple Sunday

Not much going on here today... Just a simple Sunday. Little bit of housework, a trip to Sam's club, and Sunday football with my family. One thing that has become a tradition is my nephew, David, spending Sunday afternoon's with us.... Today, we were joined by Paul, my other nephew. We had a nice afternoon. I can still remember when these boys were little. When I look back, it seems just like yesterday that they were annoying the crap out of me while I was watching them. You see, I lived with them when they were little and our relationship is more like a brother-sister type. Not only did they leave Lego's out where I would step on them, they got into all my belongings and teased the heck out of me!!! Now, they are young men... Ugh! I am starting to feel so old! Life happens so fast when we are not paying attention. If only there was a rewind button!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

In Limbo

Okay, I promised to not talk much about the whole pregnancy thing, but man... the above banner says it all... I am in Limbo. I don't know if I should be happy and try to "be pregnant" or if I should expect the worse. The physician updated me on Thursday night and we talked on the phone for almost 20 minutes. (My OB-Gyn is the best). I am still 50/50 on everything. I have another ultrasound on Thursday, I explained to him that I did not even want to go. There was nothing like seeing a heartbeat.... I am dreading either NOT seeing one at all or seeing one that is still low.
One bright side, the doctor at the maternal fetal medicine place was a bit wrong, there was alot of growth. I don't know what to expect or think...
I tried to get out of the ultrasound... I can't. Medically it is important to r/o bad things. UgH! I hate waiting, and i am DEFINITELY not patient!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Important


For this weeks photohunt theme, Important was the topic.... I had a hard time with this one. While some of you have seen these photos, our good friend Lara thought they were perfect...

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THE RIDE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE GETTING ON IT!!!!!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Attack of the Purple Marker




Today I had my second day of clinicals... I got to do some things that I found cool and others would find rather disgusting. I am with an awesome physician named Dr. O. He is very laid back and comfortable with teaching others. As a result, I was able to help do some procedures in the office, including excising moles and sending them for biopsy, removing an in-grown nail, and wart removal.. I know, boring for some, fun for others... 16 hours down, 164 more hours to go...

My wonderful nephew David helped with Alanna today. When I picked her up this afternoon, this is how I found her... TO CUTE! Apparently she decided to color her nose purple while she was at preschool...

I have a long day at work tomorrow.... Hope all is well with everyone.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tuesday Talk with Alanna

Alanna: Mom? Where does our house live?

Mom: Our house lives in (OUR TOWN).

Alanna: Oh... Where does Auntie Char's house live?

Mom: In (HER TOWN).

Alanna: Oh... Mommy, I want our house to live in Auntie Char's town!


(Another traveling conversation with Alanna today as we got off the exit for Preschool, which she also knows is the exit to Auntie Char's house!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ultrasoun Results

Okay...

Here are the unofficial results...

No change in size at all....

No change in the heartbeat...

SO, I guess I still have to wait.

My sister had a good point, one that I am still not remembering: Let God be in control!

Ugh! It is so hard. Things happen for a reason and when GOD wants them too, not me. Why do I always have to be such a planner????

No more on this subject until something happens one way or another...

As for the rest of life, it goes on. Classes and clinicals start tomorrow.

More later... Love ya all!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Who will be the 1000th visitor????

Okay, I started blogging in October, took like an entire month off, and now am approaching 900 visitors... I wonder who will be my 1000th visitor? Will it be you? Make sure to leave me comments and let me know that you were here so I will know who it is!!!!

You are Missing Out!

If you do not blog, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!!! Give it a try, it is SUPER easy!

Why should you blog??? I have a million reasons but here are just a few:

1. It gives you some "Me" time
2. It is relaxing
3. It is fun
4. It keeps you behind a camera
5. It is an easy way to keep others informed about your life
6. It is fun
7. You meet new people
8. It is fun
9. It is fun and cool....

Did I convince you yet?????

Also, Please let me know you were here! I want to share my thought and experiences with you!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

You should try this...

cash advance

Saturday Ramblings

Another long day, but easy one at work.

I have an appointment on Monday for a repeat ultrasound... I will keep you all posted. I think I have finally started to accept everything and am now just ready to find out good news, but I am also prepared to handle the bad news as well...

No more talk of that....

Now, I have needed a huge laugh for the past few days. Go see Jesse's post for today, January 12th at For the Love of Peas and Monkeys

I hope that you all enjoy it as well...

Be warned! Not for the young ones!

Photo Hunters: Skinny


Long skinny straws given to my sister and I at Whispering Canyon at Disney World... If you have never been there, it is quite the experieince. (Also note the very fat jar of diet coke!)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Frazzled Friday

Not much changes... Waiting is the toughest part. Labs were okay. I am scheduled to go for an ultrasound Monday or Tuesday next week... I keep telling myself that I am not in control.... Not much I can do until then.

Thanks for all the prayers and support... I will keep you posted.

Now, today turned into the repeat of the eye drop drama queen and not much more occured. When I work 12-hour days as an RN, I find that I am lost for words on my blog.

Hope all is well with everyone. I will stop and visit everyone tomorrow!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wierd and Twisted Thursday

Today started off with an unusual morning, and it continued to get only weirder as the day went on. I awoke from my warm, soft bed at 6:30am to the sound of my daughter asking for french toast sticks. After I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I fulfilled her request. After I got my self ready (Which I should mention is the best way to get out the door, usually....) Unless, you are spotting... After manifesting about this change, I collected myself and attempted to get Alanna ready for preschool...

I should probably mention the latest medical ailment to bless our home, supposed pink eye. I really think it is allergies but daycare is convinced that my child is infected.... This means I have to give eye drops to a toddler..... This is IMPOSSIBLE!!! After about 10 minutes of struggle, I got one drop in... The rest is history. Then, my child went on to have a tantrum about what clothes and shoes she was going to wear! I really hope she outgrows this soon and it doesn't get worse! Finally, we were out the door... Only 15 minutes behind and time that I would have to make up on the highway...(Here comes speed racer!). As I was dropping Alanna off at school, I found out that I was not the only one with a disgruntled toddler.

I then went to my sister, Charlene's house and hung out. Today was my first OB appointment and I was very nervous. There is nothing like having an upset stomach prior to this type of appointment! I think I completely amused my sister as I confessed one of my worse fears: having toilet paper stuck "down there" during the exam... Needless to say, I am a bit weird.
The exam went well, and my cervix is nice. (While I have performed this exam myself during my clinicals for my FNP I would still like the actual definition of a "nice cervix"). Afterwords, I went on for my ultrasound.

It was here that my weird day got more unusual. The ultrasound technician had a very difficult time finding the heartbeat. The gestational sac is larger than the baby, etc.... Now, I am a bit pushy and want information so I deserved this response. Funny enough, my sister Charlene came into the room and let me be the first to say, she is definitely one of the most Christ-filled women I know. No joke, the heartbeat appeared at 80 beats a minute once she was in the room! (This left the tech really boggled).

While the outlook is uncertain, and labs are next on the list of things to check, I feel blessed no matter what. While I can be a negative person usually, I truly feel at peace with everything right now, no matter what the outcome. I find it hard to hand over the reigns but I am not in control and only time will tell what will happen. I have a supportive husband that is by my side and while we are hoping for the best, we are ready to hear the worst.

Thank you Charlene for being part of this day! I am so glad you are my sister!! (N0 matter what, you + me = Shopping trip in Orland soon!)
Hope all is well with everyone...... More later!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


This is what happens when you mix tequila and a rain storm... Love ya Matt and Lara!!!!!

Delicious


Okay... I have been looking at other blogs lately and have decided to start participating in photo hunters. While my entry is late, I felt I should still post it! The theme for this week is delicious!


Tuesday Talk with Alanna

He is a morning conversation with Alanna as we were driving to preschool on the highway:

Alanna: Mom?

Me: Yes Alanna...

Alanna: Why do the trucks go backwards?

Me: Because mommy is faster!!!

Alanna has learned quickly learned that I only drive fast.... I thought this was a great revelation for a 3 1/2 year old!

More later... Back to cleaning!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Cleaning always means shopping, and other things!

There is something that is positive about cleaning, usually if you are deep cleaning you need things... This allows for a shopping break sometimes! As I was working on another room and closet today, I have now come to the point where I will be reorganizing and moving my scrapbooking supplies. I finally bought some things that I have been wanting. Here is a picture of my purchases:

I especially love the fact that I got everything 50% off at Michael's. I love that store and try to stay away from it as much as I can.


After our shopping excursion, Alanna wanted "Peppers" for lunch (AKA Chili's). I love the fact that restaurants give you coloring books to help entertain children. Here is a picture that Alanna created today at lunch:


The bigger one is Mommy and the little one is Alanna. I find it quite interesting that I am the one being put out by the fire hose!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmm......
Of course, the coloring books are also meant to entertain the adults too... I worked on the maze and seek and find while we waited for lunch.
With our bellies full, we headed home for an afternoon nap... Ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Then, off to cleaning we were.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Clean Sweep

Well, one thing is for sure, this house needed to be cleaned... BIG TIME!

I am usually a clean person, but definitely not organized. While my husband has helped me immensely with the house the past few months, the "deeper things" needed to be done. I think I still have some bad habits that I had to have picked up in childhood.... These include stashing things behind doors, drawers and cabinets in hopes of "forgetting about them". Unfortunately, I am still the one that eventually has to open these drawers and cabinets and still clean them. Ugh!

So, today I decided to continue my clean sweep. It all started the beginning of the week when I cleaned Alanna's room and my dresser drawers. The rest of my upper level is essentially clean except for two big tasks: My closet and the dreaded office (soon to be the next child's bedroom). I did not take a before picture of my closet and really should have. Here is the after photo:




I don't think I have ever seen the back of my closet since we moved in! Hopefully, I can keep it this way....


Next, I moved on to the worst room of all.....


My sister, Charlene, came to keep me company while I cleaned... Here a photo of her helping....

Hey, my sister is leaving for Florida AGAIN so she is practicing being a Princess again... You know, being a Princess is hard work! It was great to have a bit of company while I worked on the beast of rooms. Here is what it looks like now:


This was definitely a clean sweep.. I have to say thanks to Charlene who encouraged me that it was okay to throw stuff away... Whew! IT FELT GREAT!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Month in review... (Since I was a slacker blogger!)

Okay, I must admit a few things.... First, I really love blogging. I enjoy is much more than cleaning, cooking, working and school. I like it so much that I found myself CONSUMED in everything to do with it and totally forgot about everything else! As a result, I was a slacker blogger. Not to mention the holidays, finals etc........ I think I was lucky to get my Christmas tree up this year! (Keep in mind I only had my decorations up for exactly two weeks this year!!! Totally NOT ME!) Second, I think that I need to blog more..... I find it very therapeutic and it calms me down. It keeps my camera in hand and makes me take more photos than I would ever have before. Since I was a slacker, there were few photos the past month. Third, it captures my life and all the moments in them. What a better way to do it than blog!



Let's start way back in the beginning of December. I was busy finishing up the dreaded pediatric clinicals and striving for A's in my three classes. I have to say that I do not like it when my own kid is sick, let alone taking care of sick kids that are not mine! EEK! Finals stressed me out. But they are over now and next semester starts way to soon for me. I found out I was PG on my last day of class, December 11th. I think that I am actually farther along and will confirm all this next week with the doctor. I think I was a bit shocked... Here is how it went.





Okay, every ovulating women has a home pregnancy test somewhere.... Including me. I had been having symptoms of pregnancy since early November, with no positive test. I was using PH tests from the ER of the hospital I work at and found that they were not reliable. After a unusual period followed by none at all, I realized that something was up, right??? Well, the ER test showed almost nothing again.... But that good old First Response came up VERY positive... NO room for doubt at all. I have to admit, I stared at it for about 20 minutes. If I was pregnant, exactly how long have I been pregnant? How could I, the NP student not know the answer to this question? EEK! I decided to make the announcement via my blog, especially since it was a fair way to decide how to spread the news. Many do not know anything yet. It is kind of fun! (Yes BECKY... I am talking to you!) The only problem, how to tell all those non-blogging people.... I have a few ideas and that will be another blog.

Pretty much, after the whole discovery of pregnancy, I consumed myself with the holidays. Decorations, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, movies, sleeping during movies, eating, sleeping, shopping, sleeping, working, sleeping, cleaning and dreaming about sleeping.

Christmas was great... Thank you CHAR!!

Now, here I am. I wanted to use the motto "Loose the Weight in '08" and shed some pounds....Guess this saying has changed a bit... Maybe I should patent it... I thought it was pretty catchy.

It is way past my usual bedtime... it is almost 10pm and lately, I have been turning into a pumpkin by 830.... I will never admit that I just typed that!

More later.... This I promise!

Well, I hope to do better with blogging. It is kind of my New Years resolution. I do not

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Yes... I'm still here, and with a surprise for everyone that reads this!!!


I guess this says it all....... More later!