Tuesday, September 23, 2008

She's joining Daisy girlscouts!

Morgan is going to her very first daisy girlscouts meeting tonight.
And this reminded me that I still have my oh so stylish blue smock from 23 years ago, hanging in the back of the closet.
So, I pulled that sucker out and thought I'd share it here. lol

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, seven years later

Seven years & 1 day ago, I was pregnant with my first child. I was over the moon with joy. There was nothing wrong in my world.
I went to bed that night reveling in the joy of the precious little girl that was growing inside me.

I woke up early that day, and went in to watch some tv. What came on the screen scared me to death. I was shocked. And scrared. And wasn't completely sure what was happening.

I got my husband out of bed. We watched as they kept showing the same footage over and over of the plane hitting the tower.

Then, we realized that it was a second plane that they were showing. A second tower. A second crash.

This was all so unreal.

I didn't know what was happening. And I was scared for my little girl that wasn't even born yet. Would she BE born? Would we be okay? What about down the road? What did the future hold for us?

I'm happy to say that I have a beautiful 6 1/2 year old daughter now. But I'm so sad for all of the lives that were tragically lost that day. I'm sad for their families that lost them.

And not a day goes by that I don't think about that awful day. Something always reminds me. Like when I see the police/fire trucks/ambulances here in town with 911 on the vehicle. Or when the clock says 9:11.

My heart goes out to all of you who are missing someone today.

Monday, September 8, 2008

stinkin' allergies

Have you ever done an allergy study?
I signed up for one. I have a horrible allergy to ragweed. So they are gonna pay me $225 to be in this 4 week study. For the first week, I had to suffer. This has to be the worst sinus/allergy infection that I've ever had. I'm freakin' miserable.

Tomorrow I get to go and get the medicine that they are studying. Hopefully (and I've got my fingers crossed) they give me medicine and not the placebo.
I need some relief, and I'm not allowed to take any other medications or I'll be booted from the study.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ABC's tag

The rules? answer each question, and tag 4 (or more) friends.
Leave a comment on friends' blogs letting them know that they've been tagged.
Have fun!

A= Attached or Single: married 7 years to the love of my life
B= Best Friend: Jenny/Jody/Lona
C= Cake or Pie: Apple Pie
D= Day of Choice: wednesday, cause it's half over.
E= Essential Item: sandals
F= Flavor of Icecream: chocolate
G= Gummy Bears or Worms: worms
H= Hometown: Granite City, IL
I= Indulgence: root beer floats
J= January or July: January
K= Kids: Morgan and Orin
L= Last movie I saw at a theater: Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the ware rabbit
M= Musician: I don't really have a favorite.
N= Number of Siblings: 3
O= Oranges or Apples: apples
P= Phobias or Fears: my biggest phobia is trains
Q= Quote: Live like you are dying.
R= Reason to Smile: My life is good.
S= Season: Spring.
T= Tag: Stacy, Georgina, Lori, Cassandra
U= Unknown fact: I have 20 moles on my right upper arm
V= vegetarian or oppressor of Animals: I'm a meat eater.
W= Worst habit: biting my nails
X= Xray or Ultrasound: um? Ultrasound.
Y= Your favorite food: chicken
Z= Zodiac sign: Gemini

Somewhere, over the rainbow

Everytime I come to my blog, and I have my volume on, it always takes me by surprise because I forget that I have music set up on here. {lol}

I love, love, love this song. I love the music, the lyrics, this guys voice.

It also reminds me of E.R. This is the song that was playing when Mark Green (played by Anthony Edwards) passed away from his brain tumor. So I always think of that when I hear the song.

I could listen to this all day.

Little boys and pull ups

So, Orin is less than 4 months from being 3 years old. I was kinda worried that he was gonna take forever to start potty training.
But today, he has pee'd FOUR times so far, in the potty. ZERO times in the diaper. So, we went out and got him some pullups. It's still dry.

I'm asking him every 10 to 15 minutes if he needs to go potty.

He's such a big boy and very proud of his Cars pullups.

{Oh, and there ya go Jenny....now it's not neglected. ;) }