Monday, July 28, 2008


I will be out of town at a work conference this week, and I am leaving my computer with my husband at home (his blew up and I don't really need my laptop there). Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Please send your thoughts

If anyone reads this, can you please take a minute to send some kind words and thoughts to my friend Jewels....she can be found HERE. She is now the mother to another angel baby, and her heart is understandably breaking. =(

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's been quiet

Sorry for the quiet around here...honestly things have been pretty dull. We have a contractor coming next week to give us an estimate for the upgrades and then we are going to get the loan to fix up the house which has to be finished before still sucks (I'm changing after the new year, thank god) and the family is good. There have been some major milestones in preggo land, and some *minor* drama (which has been straightened out). So, all in all, all is well....boring, but good ;-)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

This makes me sick

Literally, sick to my stomach....I couldn't even finish watching.


Shocking Baby Launch Video Lands Teen Behind Bars

Video of the news clip: at your own risk because even on a good day, this just, well...hits on many levels.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Well, maybe not...

So, let me tell ya...this finding land to build on is a crazy stressful process (with limited options these days), and given our shortening time line since it takes 3 months to build a house we choose I *think* Thomas and I have decided to suck it up and just fix the house we are in. This means we will have to stay in it until the market comes out of this slump (hopefully in the next 3 years-ish) so we will actually get the equity back, but for the short term it is the best option. It is going to take about 10K to "fix" a lot of the things that need to be done, and even that won't finish everything the way we like it, but if we put any more into it we will never get it back so there is no point. We are going to focus mainly on the kitchen and bathroom and opening up the upstairs, and *if* we have money left over we are going to tackle the basement. The basement in our house is nice and it is already insullated, vented for heating/AC, and wired electric, and all it really needs is drywall and carpet to be finished BUT there is no entrance into the basement from the inside of the house, you have to walk outside. SO, it is going to take a good chunk of money to fix THAT issue. Luckily however, there are a lot of people in my family familiar with the construction business so we can do a lot of the work ourselves and only pay for material.

It isn't my first choice, but right now it is the *best* we will go from here and see.