Tuesday, June 10, 2008


* Has it really been since Friday since I last sat down and wrote? My head has been in the clouds since this heat started last week. Who can deal with almost 100 degree heat 4 days in a row. Right now it is a freezing 72 out... better then it being about 85 Sunday night. Jack and I never left the house today it was so nasty. A storm just blew over, cooling and moving the hot stagnant air. It looks like the next few days should be in the middle 80's, much more tolerable.

* All day I thing of things to type, but by this time of day I am dead tired. I keep having to take a rest in the afternoon as I find I can't keep my eyes open. Right now I am beat. I found some energy tonight to clean... all I do is clean! The down stairs bathroom was smelling nasty since Beaker potty training so I KNOW there is "stuff" all over the bowl and floor.

* I just fell asleep until the tv got super loud! Scared me to death. I think I should take this tired body up to bed. XOXOXOXOXOOOOXO

Friday, June 6, 2008

baby Charlie update

Here is the email from my sister-in-law. All the prayers have helped as Charlie is still percolating. Now we just have to pray Dianna does not sink into a como from boredom!!!!


Hello All!
So our first pregnancy went so smoothly, Charlie has decided to keep us on our toes with his pregnancy. Tuesday morning I woke up to what I thought was the pleasant incontinent symptom pregnant women can experience. I called the dr that afternoon to see if they could check to make sure it wasn't amniotic fluid. Lo-and-behold, it turns out my water had actually broken. At that time I was only 33 weeks 5 days pregnant. A little too soon to be having this baby. So they admitted me to the hospital on the spot. I was lucky enough to get a room w/ faulty internet, so I'm just now able to send out this email.
When I first got here I was having mild contractions. But those have gone away now. Basically I'm on hospital bed rest until Charlie makes his grand entrance. Should I go into labor now, they will not try to stop it, but the hope is to make it a few more weeks. But all things considered, should he come sooner rather than later, he should be just fine.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


* I need to ask for some prayers...

* My brother and his wife are due with their second child, a son named Charlie, in mid-July. It seems, however that he may want to see the world a bit sooner then the doctors would like. My sister-in-law felt funny and went to the the Dr's office to find she is leaking fluid. They put her in the hospital, are hydrating her, and hoping a bit of rest will get things back to "normal."

* Charlie is a big baby. Even though he seems to be already 7lbs, his lungs are not ready for him to be born. They are going to try and stabilize the situation but lots of bed rest my be in my sister-in-laws future. I know Dianna is so very scared, I would be freaking out! She has amazing doctors, but I know that is of little help when your baby is in danger.

* Please send prayers for my bother, his wife, their 2 year old Will and baby Charlie... more when I know anything.

Post a Day list

* Just a quick note to send the link to the Post a Day in May master list. There are some amazing women and men blogging who took part in this challenge. If you are looking for a new friend, check out some of theses blogs.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Red Wings *FINAL*4-3 Pittsburgh*

* Ok I admit it... I grew up in Hockey Town. My Mom is a sports nut and loves all the Detroit teams. Tonight is a HUGE night. Right now, at 11:10pm the Wings are one goal away from their 11th Stanley Cup victory. The game is tied 3 - 3 in over time. Now is the Wings lose today, there are still 2 more chances to win.

* Over my life I have lived in the shadows of my Mom's love of all sports, NHL, NBA, NASCAR. My Dad gets romantic and excited about specific games but not a whole season like my Mom. Each year at the start of the Red Wings season she rips out the reschedule form the news paper, tapes it to the side of the tv, and after each game she marks it winning or losing with either red or black pen. Freak... My Dad would rather have his face in a book or be doing something rather then sit and watch 3 or 4 games at once. Mom will have different games she jumps to, NBA on one station, drag racing on the other then back to a baseball game. It is nuts!!!

* But please know she is not butch, over bearing, or crazy with "stuff". She does not have tattoos of her teams, load of bumper stickers, or season tickets. I have friends and some of Hubby's family who "bleed blue" for their blessed NY Yankees. His aunt has a house FULL of Yankee player figurines. She does not go to all the games like a few guy friends of mine, but at least 2 or 3 times a season she drives the 1.5 hours to the House that Ruth Built to eat dirty water hot dogs with traditional Sabrett's onions in sauce. No my Mom is not that cool... she is a 60 something suburban upper class house wife, mother of 2, grand mother of 4, with a deep love... not an all consuming obsession... of sports.

* So it is now 11:57pm and we are well into the second over time. I have called home to find my Mom a mess! My Dad is at a meeting over night so she is all alone with no one to hold her hand and cover her eyes. Like I said, the only good thing is when all is said and done, either the Cup stays in Detroit or we have another game Wednesday @ 8pm on NBC.

* This is so frantic. Hockey moves so fast, it can be hard to follow as the puck moves at lighting speed over the ice. 7 minutes left... so much fight left in both teams. Ok now only 3 minutes...

* Damn! Still no score! TRIPLE OVERTIME! I looked it up and in post-season play, there will be over times until one team scores. Theses guys must be so jacked up... but totally exhausted.

* Oh well... 9:57 in 3rd OT, Pittsburgh scores. Off to bed!

something interesting from lifehackery.com

* Here is something interesting I found in my feed-box today from LifeHackery.com They feature a list of three of their most useful/great posts of 2008. I thought I might share as I found them very interesting and insightful.

1) They have a link to an article posted back in January about making 2008 the best year every simply by letting go. In the post there are specific suggestion g on how to let go of the past, of guilt, of revenge among others.

2) On January 10th they posted about writing personal goals. I totally need to do this! Maybe if I followed their steps and crafted my own mission statement maybe I would not feel like I am floundering as much.

3) Lastly, on January 11th they tell us how to using our blogs as a tool for self grown can keep changes on track with the added advantage of feed-back by connecting to others.

* I think this week I am going to think more about a letting go... of the pain, hurt and resentment I have for myself and others. This can only help me become whole again. The mission statement is something I can tackle with the new therapist. Blog away my friends!

first food post!

* Hey all!

* I have just posted 2 pictures on "The Food Group" Flickr photo pool. It is a fun meme challenge set up by Chickpea Sewing Studio to take photos every day of food in your life and post them. Why not? So here is Day 1...