Ever wonder what it's like to go through infertility? Unfortunately, I know first hand. But after several years of trying, I finally found my baby! In the process, I gained confidence and perspective and was finally able to open up about what our experience with infertility was like. Maybe you can relate? Or maybe you're curious because someone close to you is going through it. Either way, thanks for stopping by! And while you're here, I'd love to hear about your experience, too. Please leave a comment...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!  Hello little purple harbingers of hope from my very own back yard!  Hello sunshine!  Hello warm weather!  Hello jogging stroller and long walks with friends!  HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

When it rains, it pours!  I feel like Charlie Brown's friend Lucy throwing her hands up in the air and screaming "aaargh!"  We have had about 3 weeks of illness in our house and I am going stir crazy!  On top of the fact that my dishwasher AND my vaccuum cleaner broke in the very same week!  And yet still on top of the fact that every chance I actually get to get out of the house we get an epic storm, with another expected imminently as my latest migraine so clearly announces.  This past weekend we actually went out in a colossal downpour just so I could get out of the house!  My poor husband just wanted to curl up and fall asleep listening to the rain but politely indulged me, knowing I was already clawing at the walls.  And it was the best lunch-date I have ever had!  I didn't even mind that Georgetown Cupcake had a line going out the door and down the block (yes, even in the rain) so that we had to go to another fancy bakery, which of course, didn't even compare to the yumminess of Georgtown's red velvet!   Aaaargh!

Lest I be heard to be complaining, I am really not.  Even the worst day at home with my Baby Boy is better than the best day at the office.  Even sticking close to home and wiping a snotty little nose is a privilge that I know will soon be over.  Nothing compares to tiny little hands planting themselves on my temples so that little dripping nose can smash itself against my cheek in a spontaneous "kiss" with a look of sheer glee that says "look what I learned to do, Mommy!"  These days will be over so fast that I simply wouldn't trade a single one for all the tea in China!  So, even as the furballs roll across my floors like tumbleweeds, I am resolving to hunker down with a squirming toddler for yet another Baby Einstin video without getting impatient or bored.

Some day soon I hope to be back and posting - got some great material for my book club post - but for now it's back to snotty noses...

Monday, January 31, 2011

Favorite Things - Weekly Planner

Today is Monday, and I just have to share one of my new favorite things. It is a weekly planner and if you are a list-maker, like I am, it will become one of your favorite things, too! I can sit down on Monday morning and write out a list of everything I have to do that week. Then I can organize my list per day, per weekend, next week and "snowball in hell!" Don't think I don't have "snowball in hell" filled out, either, because I am constantly over-listing myself with far too many things to do that get pushed into the snowball category! I love the fact that it is basically my to-do list organized in a days-of-the-week format so that I can prioritize what I've got to do and get a realistic idea of when certain things will or will not get done. This one is made by Knock Knock and you can find it (along with a lot of other cool stuff) at www.knockknock.biz. And speaking of other stuff, I really like that "Rate that Wine" pad. If I can figure out what to do with the completed sheets then I just might get it, too...

Happy Monday!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Year, New Attitude

Hello, Friends!  I hope this Wednesday-Hump-Day finds you well.  Today is cold, gray, dreary and snowy and we are gearing up for our first real snowfall of the year.  I love the snow, especially when it first falls and no one has yet attacked it with their shovels.  As soon as Hubby gets home from work (early, I hope), we will hunker down with some comfort food, a fire and a hot, steamy mug of hot chocolate!

I have had so many posts in mind for this New Year, and already the time has gotten away from me and I haven't been able to write.  Partly because our holidays got extended with a last-minute, post-Christmas visit from my sister who is currently living in Europe.  Partly because of the death of a dear, dear friend whom I miss to the point of tears and whom I am desperately anxious to see again someday in Heaven.  And partly because I am just kind of blue these days.  Ever just been in the dumps for no apparent reason?  I don't feel like cooking, don't feel like calling up a good friend, don't even feel like getting up to my old trick of attacking my house with bleach wipes and a broom and working myself into a better mood.  Yesterday I tried napping, but Baby Boy wasn't really into a nap, himself, so I couldn't fall asleep.  This morning Baby Boy was kind enough to sleep in late, so I did too and thought that would help.  Not really.  Then, after a lengthy fuss (which is not normal) he fell asleep for a good nap late this morning.  So while he was napping I let myself be lazy and read a book, watched my favorite tv show (Real Housewives - ashamed to admit it but I am a huge fan), ate a comfort food lunch (lasagne and Texas Toast)....and still am not motivated!! 

This is not exactly how I wanted to begin my blog for the year, so I have to apologize in advance to all my new friends out there.  But I would love your input here!  What do you do to work yourself out of the blues? 

P.S.  I promise the Christmas theme will not stay up until July!  I am working on some new stuff and have a few kinks to work out first...

P.P.S.  So I haven't chosen a new graphic theme for my blog yet but at least the Christmas decorations are down!  And it isn't even July!  And I found a new trick for beating the blues:  crawl around on the floor playing with the cutest baby you've ever seen until your knees are bruised.  Why didn't I think of that two days ago?  Worked like a charm!