Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Been a long time since I remember what it's like to breathe through my nose. I'm on Sudafed pretty regular now. After visiting ob last week the RN said I ought to take some to get relief. I don't know if the cold transitioned to allergies or if it is preggo related; I'm just over it!!! Babes still moving about daily. Definitely feel "righty" more oft than "lefty" but Hon tends to feel "lefty" most. We're thinking Boy/Girl more and more esp. since the heartbeats have been so different. Hey, we can wish.

We had names in our heads for the past 6 months for boys and a girl...we never could connect on a secondary (back-up) choice for a girl's name. Well, the name we DID have we grew tired of. I just didn't care for the sound suddenly so...we're back to square 1 on the girl name. Then Hon decides she's not terribly crazy for primary boy's name any longer. SO secondary boy's name is now the choice and we are seeking a girl's and two secondary names for boy and girl.

We've been working like mad to get the house up to snuff. Painted the bedroom, bought new master bedroom furniture, cleaned out the garage HGTV style. We made sections, Throw Away, Give Away, Storage, and USE NOW! It was very affective and we got the entire deal done in just under 5 hours. We had the front yard landscaped and the saguaro removed from the front of the house just yesterday - that was cool to watch.

I envisioned it would be much like a watermelon crashing to the ground weighing tons, obviously however it was more like a slammed cucumber. It split and the arms shook off but no SPLASH! per se. There are some budding arms I'm going to replant and give away to people who wanted them. I've been working, via internet, to find someone to relocate it. No one every followed through or they wanted a grand to take it.

It's not fitting with our landscaping plans and it's location really wasn't safe. After they took about an inch of the skin from around the trunk off the tree began swaying. The lower half was grey to begin with, stood near 30 feet tall, and had at least 6-7 arms that were all quite large themselves.

This thing would kill somebody if it fell the wrong way. So, it's done. Hon felt guilty for all the critters who dwelled in it however there is another on the side of our house that is in healthier condition they can relo to as well as trees we have all around the property so...change is good - they'll find new cheese. Found an old pic from before we bought the house to show the cactus in it's glory... if you look close you can see how narrow the bottom of this sucker is.

Feeling very accomplished this past week. Still some stuff to do...new carpet coming week after next and minivan shopping later this week as well. We get new pics this Wednesday - VERY excited - hopefully we'll see lots of hair!! I was born with NONE, grew NONE, and still have NONE, really. Anyway, I'll post when I get 'em.

Still laughing aloud...

...if only I had found this a day or two sooner...Easter has a whole new look thanks to peeps and this person! Sinner G had this on her blog - along with some funny ass stuff recently. But I had to copy the visual here:
After reading the airport tale and the cookie fable, I had a really good laugh tonight. Thanks, Sinner G!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cheating...still sick, TGIF!

Which Norse Mythology character are you?

You are Frigg! Frigg is the goddess of childbirth and marriage. She is the wife of Odin and highest in rank of the goddesses. She is called the mother of the Gods. Frigg is as wise as Odin but is more reserved and shy. She's very rational and people come to her for advice.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I'm sick! I've been sick for days. Hon thought she had some allergies earlier last week which turned real quick to a cold. She thought she'd share - she's thoughtful like that. LOL. Guess it came from Flagstaff as some friends have experienced similar symptoms - i.e. allergy feel. So I am full blown head cold with no relief (no meds / babies). WOW! Living off 2-3 hours sleep a day and have literally blown through nearly 3 large tissue boxes. Nose is raw and ready to fall off. My skull aches, cheek bones, jaw, teeth - all in throbbing pain.

Called doc but still awaiting call back - OBs are not generally available on the fly - appts are made well in 30 days advance. Hoping to squeak in today or tomorrow and gain some relief. Depending on who you ask some otc meds are ok and then not. OYE!

In the meatime, I am vegging on the couch catching up on soaps - man have they become boring - and finally signing on to catch up on my boards and email. Discovered two of my "preggo peers" had premature labor/delivery. The babies (each had twins) were 2 lbs. give or take an ounce or two. Everyone is doing well but how scary!! Then on one of my other boards (the women I ttc along with) they have had three deliveries. They were only a couple of weeks early. They were ahead of us on the IVF train. One was unfortunatley stillborn.

You get to know these women so well especially the GLBT moms that tried conceiving while we were - you talk about your failed attempts, miscarriages, "formulas" to success. It's heartbreaking when things go wrong. But it's an amazing sisterhood - we are all so very supportive of one another it's truly wonderful.

Babies have been kicking up a storm these last couple days of bed rest and my ankles are definitely back to normal doing nothing but having my feet up for the past...week! Hon and I sat on the couch last night just watching my tummy bounce around. She get such a blast out of them. Makes me laugh - putting a smile on my face just thinking about it now. LOL! Anyway - got more catching up to do. I'll get some pics from Flag posted as soon as I get off my cooly.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

No one has sung yet...

Just a quick quote off the AP - no one could say it better.
“For everyone here in Ohio and across America who’s been counted out and refused to be knocked out, and for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never gives up, this one is for you,” Clinton said at a raucous rally in Columbus on a night when she took both of the two major prizes on offer.