Thursday, November 27, 2008

So Thankful...

This year I couldn't be more thankful for Thanksgiving. I am finally pregnant and after traveling down a road that I did not think would lead me here I am so happy. The baby is due in June and I am at the end of the first trimester. I feel great.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Rocking Chair

I came across this poem on a fertility website I frequent and it made me all teary, but it expresses my sentiments exactly. It was written by a girl named Carrie.

Rocking Chair

there's an empty room just down the hall
with a door that's locked up tight
that one day will be filled with love
when the time is right

for now that room has no rug
no crib or drapes you'll see
but in the corner is a rocking chair
sat upon by only me

it's in this chair, as i rock,
that i let my dreams come true
and color schemes drift through my mind
in shades of pink and blue

i wonder what it will be like
to hold you in my arms
and make the promise, as mother's do,
to keep you safe from harm

how longingly i've wished for you,
your smile and baby scent
i know you are my destiny
my own angel, heaven sent

but for now it's just me
and a teddy bear, it seems
but i promise i will wait for you
in my rocking chair of dreams...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Doin' the happy dance...

Brad Paisley touched my hand last night... I am a happy girl!
Joining his fan club was one of the smartest moves I ever made. He saves the best seats for the members so we were in the second row seats 3 and 4 from the stage. Everyone worked their way to the front though, so I did too. Great show... I'm still on cloud nine.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Lately I feel like I am drowning in acronyms. I have had about all I want to of the trying to conceive thing. It has been several months now with no luck and every month it is like torture getting my hopes up only to be disappointed. I promised myself that I wouldn't let this get me stressed out but I am finding it hard not to be. I am a planner, so you would think this would be right up my alley, but TTC planning can be so tiring and stressful. I'm hoping that I will be able to force myself to chill out about it this summer. Until then, send some baby dust my way.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


I've been tagged by my girl Maggie so it looks like I'm "it."
Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 random facts:

1. I recently started yoga and meditation and I love it.
2. I can't touch sponges...they give me the creeps.
3. I have never been drunk.
4. I would live in Cape May if someone would just buy me house there.
5. I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!
6. Everytime I see a cardinal or owl I think of my Great Grandmother who I miss so much it hurts sometimes.
7. My pet peeve is being blamed for things I didn't do.

Now, I have to tag 7 people:

(However...I don't know 7 people's blogs so...)


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Checking In...

I really need to make more time for this. As winter is quickly turning into spring I thought I would share a few wintry photos of my "furry babies."

Gizmo likes to make a nest for himself with a blanket everytime we put a fire on. Belle follows him everywhere, so here they are all cozied up.

Gizmo watching the snow.

Coziness aside, I am literally itching for spring to be here. (My skin is so dry!) I saw a robin this morning and couldn't help but point it out to my carpool buddy with all the optimism that one of my kindergarteners would have put into it. Spring is so close I can almost smell it in the air.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Feeling Blah

I am home from school again today and I hate that. I haven't been in for a full week since Christmas. I had a sinus infection the week after break, then last Monday and Tuesday I had pink eye so had to stay home then. Just when I thought I was out of the woods I started to get a terrible sore throat and swollen glands Friday night. Sunday I went to the doctor and sure enough I have strep. I can't seem to catch a break. I feel like once my immunity is down I am susceptible to everything. Now my doctor wants me to stay home from work until Wednesday but I really hate to do it. I don't like leaving my class in someone else's hands, even though we are really blessed at my school for the most part with good subs. I was so praying for a snow day today so that I wouldn't have to call in, but it didn't snow as much as they had predicted. I am hoping to feel better by tomorrow so I can go back. Here's hoping...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Just Call Me Bob Vila

I got so much done around our house during Christmas break and it feels wonderful. I finally sat down, with a little help from daddy, and learned how to use a miter saw. Once I got over the initial fear of using such a large and noisy power tool I was off and running. The people who lived in my house before me left a lot of stuff half finished, and part of that was no baseboard moulding in most of the house. So, I painted and added new moulding in the dining room, theater, and living room. I also finally repaired the last of the flood damage by adding new drywall to the theater room. Finally, I repainted the doors in my living room white, and the walls "green tea" green, which as it turns out is shockingly bluish. It's okay, we love blue, it's just that almost every room in the house is now a different shade of it. There is still more work to do around here, but a house is never really done. Who says girls aren't handy?

My only regret is that I barely rested at all and most nights I was up working until almost 2AM. This ran me down and caused me to get a cold. Once I get going with soemthing, I don't know when to stop. It was great to get together with both family and friends over vacation. I am very grateful for all the wonderful people in my life and for my "growing better by the day" home.