Saturday, February 26, 2011


We have been eating out every single meal over the past four days. I'm sick of it though!

I'm craving some vegetables and cold. It seems like every single bite I take tastes like sugar.

I've thought about diet supplements in the past. But this time I'm just going to ride out the fact that I don't feel like eating.

I have my appointment Monday and I'm going to ask him about diet for the next month or so. I really would like to try and drop about 10 pounds before TTC.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bad skin?

I'm 34 years old and I swear that I have just as much acne now as I did when I was 16! Recently my chin has been plagued with zits. I have some acne scarring on my cheeks and I've been looking at acne scar treatment.

There's some pretty good stuff on the market now. I know that I don't want to use pharmaceutical drugs because they can be dangerous and cause liver damage. I'd be up for using something herbal or organic though.

Boucing off the walls!

Yesterday we hung out at home because it was snowy and the kids were happy playing with each other and watching the Avatar series. Today I think we're going to venture to the post office, to Mama Goose to sell back some clothes, and I might take the kids to the bounce house.

Emmy has been taking super long naps and so we'll have to leave on the earlier side this morning to get everything done.

I forgot that I also have Sears coming out to do kitchen design and give us a price on cabinets. I don't think they can match any of the online prices...but we'll see.

I need to lose it!

So I was able to drop down to 8 pounds above desired weight when I had the flue a few weeks ago. It was great. Aside from the side effects!!

Now I'm really going to try to drop the pounds and do it the right way. I have my appointment next Monday and I'd really like to start losing weight to get to my desired weight.

I've thought about diet pills but I would really like to try and do it with exercise and diet first.

It's going to be hard...but in the end it's going to be worth it!

Little Crissy.

This morning Emmy found chocolate. She ran into the living room and said "look what I found." She was just about to open it. I made her stop and told her that she had to eat lunch and then she could eat it.

I swear that girl loves sweets. IF we had candy out she'd eat it all. She never turns down a treat.

Saturday facials!

This weekend we had a pizza party at Jenn's house. The kids were happy watching a movie and the girls slipped off to the bathroom. We did facials and manicures. It was amusing but really felt awesome!

Jen had all of the great creams and facial stuff. I wish she would have had some dark circles under eyes treatment. I've noticed that as I get older and sleep less I've started getting dark circles around my eyes.

Hopefully, over the next few days I'll be able to catch up on sleep and they will disappear!

So nice.

I finished up my work on Sunday and haven't been assigned new work since I'm off with the girls this week. I must admit it's been so great and care free. I don't have to worry about appointments or reports. It reminds me of a time when I was just mom. There are parts of it I really miss!

But, I really want to keep working so that we can afford to do the new kitchen and I'm sure that my income will also help with infertility stuff and camps for the kids for this summer.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am constantly shocked that my camera for work has survived It was a rocky start. At first I kept getting these error messages and the photos were horrible. The other day I fell in snow and was sure that the camera was going to break or not turn on at all. The thing takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

I have my eyes on the new samsung cameras that they have out now.

They are priced low and they've had some great reviews too.

Let it go...

So the great thing about this blog is that it's really not all that public. I have a few frequent followers but I'm not even sure who they are! Which means that I can keep all of my information here when it comes to appointments.

I loved looking back on our other website because it really kept all of the information about there about our cycles and infertility treatments. However, now I've gotten to the point where I'd really like for everything to be a little more private.

BUT...I still want to document it all. goes. 2/28 - Our appointment with the RE. I filled out the paperwork yesterday and I think they'll have me go for bloodwork after the consult to test FSH and thyroid.

Here's hoping....

Thursday, February 03, 2011


We're actually going to host a little SUper Bowl party this weekend. We didn't want it to be too big and so we've just invited a few people.

Speaking of I just read about pci compliant hosting. I've started looking at other hosts because I'm really not happy with the company that is hosting our main website.

We pay a fortune and half the time I check on the site and it's down. Plus, they can't seem to get their accounting right and billed me double. Don't even get me started on customer service...


Tonight Margot is off at a work meeting and I'm home again with the kids. To say the least...I'm exhausted. THe kids have actually have been pretty good the past few's just the little things that add up and then I get crazy.

Plus, I'm really tired. I need more sleep. THe kids are sleeping in their own bed tonight and I just hope that I get to bed before Margot because if I don't I stay up from her snoring.

Hopefully, this weekend I can get some much needed sleep and rest.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


One thing that we did when we first moved into this house was rip out all of the doors, change the handlesets, and hinges. You'd be surprised how nice the new doors look and it really brings an ugly 1950's ranch into the twenty first century!

We decided to go with the six panel door and the Schlage brushed nickel lever handlesets. They look great and have been so durable with the kids slamming and hanging on them all the time!

A nice lunch.

My friend, K, came over to the house for lunch. It was nice to see her and catch up. She hadn't seen the house in a while and so it was good for her to see all of the work we've done.

Last night Margot and I brainstormed what we're going to do with the kitchen. It's really the last room of the house to be done and then we're going to have a newly remodeled house. WOO WOO!

Work on the deck also needs to happen but I think we can probably get that done in a weekend or so.

Be careful.

I am always afraid that my identity will be stolen. Heck, I have a hard enough time keeping my credit clean without someone going out there and stealing my identity and racking up debt!

I read a magazine article a few weeks about electronic pickpocketing. It's happening more and more and unfortunately, with the internet we provide so much information that it can really make hackers have to do very little.

I've tried to do fewer and fewer transactions online and I always make sure that the website is secure before giving out my information. When given the chance I also try to do a Paypal payment.


Today we got a little bit of snow. But of course Margot couldn't get Graem to school. So that meant that she turned around and now I have two kids at home that are bored stiff.

THEN...tomorrow and Thursday are suppose to be parent-teacher conference but it looks like they might be snowed out. SO...they're calling off school for Friday.'s such bullshit. When I called the school they said the reason why they were using Friday is because they needed to get a handle on "enrollment" sooner - than later.

I guess parent's schedules really don't matter. Then in another week they're off again for five days.