Thursday, August 21, 2008

Most Days......

Most days I hold it all together.
Most days I make it through without a break down.
Most days I marvel over the new things my boys do.
Most days I manage to pretend it's someone else who's going through this.
Most days I'm not angry.

Some days I am so angry at everything and everyone.
Some days I can only focus on what I don't have instead of what I do.
Some days when my boys are doing something new, funny or crazy I'm resentful that their sister and brother won't ever get to do these things.
Some days it just all falls apart.

Some day it's been today.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Theory Of The Crazy Cat Lady

When I see stories like this I can't help but wonder how a person acquires fifty cats. I can hardly tolerate my 1 cat and 2 dogs on a daily basis. And then it hit me today.

A little background

We got our dog Thor almost 7 years ago. And up until about 6 months ago this rotten dog has tormented me. Every single day this stinky beast would use my home as his potty field. Now don't go thinking "Well if she let the dog out she wouldn't have this problem" because he is outside the majority of the day. He loves to be outside, he just doesn't want to poo in his play area.

Fast forward to 6 months ago.

We bought a new puppy. Oden is a cute little miniature schnauzer. And now he torments me. The funny thing is since we've bought the puppy, Thor has stopped using the house as his private bathroom and he's become a family favorite. Wooo hoooo!! BUT! He handed down his habit to Oden. I know. I know. He's a puppy. But here's the thing. He will spend hours outside and when he comes in he goes to one of two areas to doo his deed. So I've resorted back to caging him, but when ever I give him a chance he runs and soils my home.

So by now you're probably thinking what the hell is she talking about and what does this have to do with the crazy cat lady who collected 50 cats. Here's my theory. She had one cat she hated and when she got a new cat she hated the first a little bit less. Then when she hated the second cat she got a third so she'd like the second cat. And so on and so on until her home was filled with stinky cats and piles of poo. Oh and did you notice it said some were dead? Those were probably her favorites since they couldn't bug her anymore.

When we were at the mall yesterday we took the boys to pet the puppies in the pet shop. While there the thought of getting a new dog so I might like Oden a little bit more actually crossed my mind.

And thus my theory of the origins of a crazy cat lady!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Operation Baking Gals

While I was strolling around the Bloggy Carnival Giveaway I stumbled upon an amazing discovery. Something I am so excited to take part in and am so glad to have the opportunity to offer my support to our troops in some way.

Susan over at She's Becoming Doughmesstic sent an email out to family and friends hoping some would be interested in sending her cousin some yummy good old fashioned goodies to help him and his troops not feel so home sick. Well thanks to the overwhelming response she received Operation Baking Gals was born! I just missed last months dead line so I'm very excited to get to participate this round. And since last month was such a huge success there are 6 hosts for round two! So head on over to Operation Baking Gals and select the soldier you want to send goodies to!! It's a win win situation. You get to support some soldiers and give them a taste of home and you get to sneak a treat or two for your self and then ship the rest off to save your figure!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Man of my Dreams

I met a man yesterday. He's tall. Slightly graying hair, but in men that means they're distinguished right? A little older than myself but that's a good thing. He listened to every word I had to say. Every. Single. Word. And he acted on them. I think I'm in love.

Oh. I don't mean like that! C'mon on, I'm a happily married woman! This man I met was the Maternal Fetal Medicine Dr that my OB referred me to. And oh my goodness! He is the best doctor I have ever met! I knew I liked him before he even came into my room. See, I could hear him in the room next to me and the way he talked to that patient was unlike anything I'd heard before. He was patient. He took his time. He explained things. I heard him going on and on about their ultrasound in detail even though everything was perfect on it. In all my experiences with 3 different OB's all I got was everything looked good. I couldn't wait for my turn!

When he came in he made us at ease instantly. And then he started talking about the trisomy issue. Yup! He read my entire chart before he came into our room. He knew every issue that was going on and addressed them all. He took everything I said and felt and totally validated it. There is nothing worse than mentioning something that's bothering you to just have it dismissed. Let's get you screened for MS, Let's get you into a rhumatologist, I've got several more blood tests my I'd like to have done on you. Everything covered in my family history? I'm getting tested for it! I love a proactive doctor!

He was a little shocked that after 3 healthy babies we are now having a trisomy issue. Especially being so young, his words not mine. Before for my age the chance of having a trisomy issue was 1 in 200. Now it's 1 in 100. I knew it increased the chances and there was no cut and dry of you will or you won't have another trisomy baby. So that hasn't really changed things one way or another. But it feels awesome having a doctor going to bat for me.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm a wanderer

I'm not ignoring you. I swear. I've been guest blogging! Yup - lil' ole me off exploring the world of being a guest blogger!

If you want to see what I've had to say all you a have to do is go visit Heather's blogs Running From the Little People and From Grey to Green.

I'll have something new for you here soon! I promise.

Friday, August 1, 2008

And the Winner is.............

Paula! And her unique fact is that she can drum her toes! I've been trying to drum my toes all week. Thanks Paula.

Thanks to all who entered and played along! I loved reading all your unique facts.