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Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday!

I know, I've been away from my blog and leaving you all hanging. Thanks for the e-mails checking in on me. I appreciate it.

Things are good...just busy. I've been reading your blogs and commenting once in a while too, but I just haven't felt like writing much.

So, here are some bits & photos:

*School is out for our students at my tutoring center. Yesterday was their last day. So Monday starts our summer program with different hours. Plus other things that I really want to talk about soon.

*We had a great Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. We had great weather and spent a lot of time outdoors doing things. And Matt loved that the fish were biting too.

*Zachariah got a much needed hair cut this week. Perfect for summer. And he's happy to have it off his forehead and out of his eyes.

*No news on the TTC front. I took ovulation tests last month, but that apparently didn't help. Even with careful planning. Bummer. I really need to find a good OB/Gyn and schedule an appointment to talk about things. I'm a bit discouraged about the process. But still of the mind that it will happen. It's all about God's timing.

*Rachel is doing awesome! Thanks for all your thoughts, well wishes, and especially prayers!

*I can't believe that May is almost over.

*I also can't believe that the class I had for student teaching (who were in 5th grade then) are graduating this Sunday! I'm fortunate enough to have known one of my student's family very well, so we will be attending his graduation party.

*Last week we reorganized our office/guest room, so it's more of a guest room and a little less of an office now. We still have a desktop computer that we use from time to time, but mostly we use our laptops. So we don't really need all the office space. We are going to sell our 6 foot x 6 foot "L" shaped desk, and we bought a smaller corner desk instead. It's great. I still have some organizing, sorting, and cleaning to do, but it looks nice. Plus I really like the new flat-screen monitor we bought. And there is a new wireless printer on it's way. Yay! Our printer hasn't worked right in a while.

*I have two giveaways up at my review blog right now. One is for a cool DVD for the whole family (contest closes Sunday, May 31st), and the other is a Hip-T to cover your back in those low-rise jeans.

*That is all. Hope that you have a Happy Friday! And a great weekend! We're happy to spend ours at home with few plans.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Catch Up

* I picked the green shoes. I am developing a review for my review blog with them. Keep an eye out for more in upcoming weeks.

*Speaking of my review blog, I have some other reviews and giveaways that I really need to get up.

*My house is messier today than it's been all week. I tore apart Zachariah's room and reorganized it. But that means there are toys to be given away, toys and stuff to be put away, and other things spread throughout the whole house now.

*Rachel is doing great. I'll write more sometime when I can sit and think it all out.

*I can't believe this is only my 3rd post here this month. Slacker! So much has happened, but I just haven't felt like blogging about it. I only had 5 posts up for the whole month of April too.

*There are other things that happened recently that I want to discuss here. It's been a rough month.

*Lots of projects I'd like to work on at home and online. I just can't make myself do it all. I don't know why. I'll get back to it soon enough.

*I hope you're all having a great weekend.

*I'm looking forward to doing some fun things next weekend. I can't believe it's almost Memorial Day already. Wow! Summer is almost here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shoes...the great debate

If you had to choose, would you pick this?

Or this?

Help! I've narrowed it down to those.

I want something that I can wear a lot and be comfortable yet cute.

What do you think? Please discuss and offer advice.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wasn't Meant to Be

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my family has had some bad things happen this week. I will talk about them more later. But something else happened that I didn't post about there. I wanted to talk about it here, though. And I will tell you about the rest (which seem minor compared to least for me) later.

My sister, Rachel, whom I love and adore is going through a terrible thing right now. She went to her OB appointment for her 18 week check up. Instead of finding out whether they were having a boy or girl, they found out there there is no heartbeat anymore.

They lost the baby.

She called me shortly after she found out. She was devastated. So was I.

But this sister of mine, she is awesome. She has grieved, and she is OK with it. Really! She is. She knows that God is there to comfort her. She isn't questioning why it happened. She's just dealing with it. I'm constantly amazed at the wonderful woman that my sister is.

They don't know what caused this to happen. Nothing apparent as of now. She never suspected any problems. Never even knew anything was wrong.

Today Rachel is at the hospital. They are hoping she can deliver the baby. It not, they will do a D&C. It's been a few hours since I last spoke to her. But she's a trooper and doing well. They will keep her overnight. We're just hoping things will go perfectly for her, and have the best case scenario happen.

She's asked for me to come up to visit at the hospital this evening. Hopefully it will all be over by then. She knows her husband might need some support or a break. And other people might be stopping in, so I can help by being crowd controller. Or I can just help to take her mind off of things.

They've told her different things there, and she has some tough choices to make. To hold the baby or not. To find out whether it's a boy or girl or not. To take pictures or not. To get footprints or not. To bury or not. To donate for research or not. And some of these choices might not be hers to make.

More to come later...