Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

random musings...

* started & finished "Cemetary Dance" their books!

*start IVF shots this week.....lots of anxiety in this house. God, give me the strenghth to stick myself in the stomach each night...its all worth it :-)

*been doing some "experimental" baking this week...making hand-held apple pies for Patrick & his boat buddies....less messy than an actual pie. Still playing around with recipe though.

*have a "to do" list seriously pages, make a new list that has immediate & future to do's...WAY too daunting to do any of it now. By the way, I live by lists...they are they only way I remember to do have of the things I need to do. So, if you ever want me to do something, write it down for me and you are well on your way.

*beat my husband in our Simmons Family Fantasy Football league this past weekend....he is less than thrilled but I earned date-night of my choice this week! AND....I am 3-0 so far!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

time for a little catch-up

Yikes! It has been quite awhile since I've's a random post to get me all caught up.

*I've been chugging away at all of the fall gardening to be done....ripped out the veggie garden (NOT a banner year for us), weeding stone walkways, and pruning shrubs ruthlessly.

*spending a lot of time in my craft room.....finishing up invitation orders, working on new venture for Scrapbooks & Beyond to come next month, and doing some scrap quilting. I love playing in that room.....but , boy, time flies quickly & before you know it the day is done.

*continuing on my cleaning/organizing projects that started this summer with the big clean out & yard sale......Yard Sale brought in $350 for dog rescue & Clean water campaign for Ethiopia. My Mom says its "nesting"...I say its "we have way too much stuff in this house".

*we're embarking on another round of IVF in attempts to have a family. I'm in the "pill" stage now & feel like Frankenstein...seriously, my mind & body are not my own. Can't wait to stop them on the 27th & start injections...I can't believe I actually said that.

* we have also (finally!!) turned in ALL of our paperwork for adoption homestudy. For those of you who may not know, we have also decided to adopt a child....something we've planned on since we met. A lot of research ensued, as we aren't good candidates for Domestic adoption due to my husband's spinal cord injury. That led us to International adoption.....and Ethiopia. The more I read about & meet families who have adopted or traveled to Ethiopia, the more steadfast and excited I become. We've been given a rough timeline of finalizing in courts roughly 1 year after our homestudy is complete.

*Patrick has been fishing like a mad man.....he can see the end of tuna season coming (mid-Oct) and is furiously taking advantage of every nice day there is out on the water.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

thank you card

I've been meaning to send this card to my friend, Catherine, for WEEKS now...even forgot to give it to her when we road-tripped to IKEA last week.....I am nothing but forgetfl sometimes. Anyway, I wanted to tell her....Thank you so much for your generosity & kindness!

*card made with Making Memories foam letter stamps, MM paints & Bazzill cardstock