Sunday, August 24, 2008

House Update

We are starting on the renovations of the upstairs next room wall is coming down...yippee!!! Then the kitchen with new cabinets, countertops and appliances; then the bathroom with needed updates. We figure that is going to be all we have time for before things go really hectic in November, lol, but I can't wait to see it finished!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A missed anniversary

Today the maintainence man came to my office to ask a question (our building is being worked on right now), and he saw a picture I have of myself and all of my nieces (and nephew) on my desk and asked if they were all mine. I laughed and told him no, I was expecting my first. Then he asked me a question I never figured a man would ask..."So, did you try long?". I was upfront and told him it took over 2.5 years and some medical intervention. He then proceeds to tell me that he and his wife tried for 18 years with nothing and opted against ANY treatment....they are now living childless.

So, in the middle of this conversation I realize that my TTC anniversary passed last month and I didn't even remember it. July 28th would have marked Thomas and I's 3 year anniversary of trying. Now, instead of that we are counting down the days until Cullen arrives and I couldn't feel more blessed; but I do think it is a day that needs to be observed because it was such a huge part of my life for so long.

So, I lift my glass to thing that has given me the saddest and happiest moments of my life.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Too pissed for details, but....

Here's the gist....

~Work pushed me over the edge today
~Left shortly after morning meeting saying I wasn't feeling well...real reason, If I didn't leave I would have quit right then and there.
~Re-enrolled in community college for the fall (two online psych classes) simply to defer my school loan payment because....
~Actively looking for a job (even if it's slightly less pay)....can't wait 15 more weeks. Sending out my resume and PRAYING a company will be willing to hire someone who is almost 6 months pregnant and politely ask to be given 6 weeks post-partum, even though the law doesn't force them too.
~Best case scenerio to to find a job within another department of my current company so I can keep my FMLA.

Will update as things progress.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Favorite summer foods

Today is Aug. 8th and for the past 2 months I have been indulging in my favorite summer foods. Now to me, favorite summer foods are completely different than favorite foods in general. For example, I love sushi and could eat it any time of the, cold, dry, name the day and I'll eat sushi, but because of this it doesn't specifically remind me of summer. However, many things do, such as....

~Home grown tomato sandwiches (and yes, there is a difference)
~Fresh cherries right off the tree
~Homemade pickles (seriously, my dad should start a side business because omg his are yummy)
~Cucumber and peanut butter sandwiches (straight from the garden of course...the cukes, not the PB!)
~Salads with everything out of the garden
~Summer squash
~Fresh corn on the cob
~Vine grapes

Subsequently all of these foods also remind me of my childhood (can you tell I grew up in the country just a bit? lol). Summer foods always make me feel so healthy....and for me, healthy=happy =)

So, I ask you....what you your favorite summer foods?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Brief Rant

My boss is a passive-aggressive, power-starved, weird, controlling dumbass with some complex I have yet to identify. Over and out!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Back with a story

Ok, so actually this story has nothing to do with my trip, but I was reading Mel's post here, and decided to share my story on my blog.

The women in my family have a history of getting their first period early (and subsequently hitting menopause early as well...makes sense right?). My mom was 9 and I (luckily I guess, if you will) made it to 11. I don't remember a lot of details about my first period honestly....I remember it was heavy though with pretty decent cramps (yeah, I later found out endo had a little part in that). HOWEVER, the one thing I do remember about getting used to my monthly visitor was using tampons for the 1st time. After a few months of the pad business I told my mom I wanted to try tampons (no, this isn't turning into a my mom showed me how to use them story). Never being a tampon user herself, my mom actually wasn't a lot of help in the actual usage department (in fact she told me they were uncomfortable) but went with me to pick up a box none the less so I could try them. So, here I am....the tender age of 11 sitting in my bathroom with a box of tampons carefully reading the directions and decifering out the poorly drawn pictures (this was over 10 years ago....yeah, you know the ones). After a few minutes I thought "what the hell" and went for it. Insert: check, push plunger part up: check.....done. Now, does anyone see anything wrong with this picture? I sure hope so.....because yeah, young dumb me forgot to take the actual applicator OUT. So for the few hours or so I walk around WITH the applicator there thinking "yeah, this really isn't that comfortable". Then however I need to take the thing out vowing to never use them again....I get out my handy dandy instructions again and start reading. Yeah, this is when I realize the applicator is supposed to be disgarded when you put the dang thing IN.

This story isn't exactly embarrasing (oh, I have plenty of those...did you read about the heavy part above?!?) seeing as no one ever knew what happened, but it does make me chuckle every time to think I had this piece of plastic hanging out of me assuming it was a "normal" tampon thing.