Thursday, September 29, 2005

Three Things Thursday ~ Vol.1 No.3

1.) I occasionally inhale a bit of my own saliva and end up having a major coughing fit.
I only foist this bit of knowledge upon you because I just did it again last night whle laying on my back in bed. I nearly killed myself trying to get upright in time to cough properly. This is not easy on a 6-months pregnant body. I coughed so hard I had tears running down my face and my husband was laughing at wasn't pretty!

2.) In high school, I used to bite a chicken leg bone in half and suck out the marrow to "gross out" my best friend. I don't anymore because now it grosses me out too! Ugh!

3.) I'd rather shop at Home Depot then at the mall.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

This World Is Not My Home...

...I'm just a passin' though...

Today’s dooce made me so sad. I am just so thankful for parents that brought me to a knowledge of a loving Savior. Heather writes, “I don’t know what I believe in terms of religion, and I’m comfortable with that. I’m okay not knowing.” I, for one, would not be comfortable not knowing. I’m thankful for the assurance of salvation that I have.

~ If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9~

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

5 Things Meme

I was tagged by Shelia to do this meme:

5 things I plan to do before I die:
-Lose weight
-See my children happy with families of their own
-Travel and really see my own country
-Discipline myself to journal consistently
-Make more plans….

5 things I can do:
-Make a mean chocolate chip cookie
-Drive 9 hours to see my family…with all three children…without
my husband. Although I CAN, I prefer not to.
-Build a basic website.
-Give birth in 2 hours 15 minutes…but not on demand :-)

5 things I cannot do:
-Speak in front of a group of people. To cows I can speak;
to people, I cannot.
-Have company for dinner…it puts me into a total panic…not
a nice experience
-Give's a mental thing, not a medical thing
-Get my whole house clean at the same time
-Budget my time well (esp. on the computer)

5 things that attract me to other people:
-Quick wit
-Confidence in themselves
-Good conversationalist
-More outgoing than me

5 things I say most often:
-It’s only been 20 minutes since dinner. No, you may
NOT have a snack.
-Did I ask if you wanted to?
-I was thinking...
-Leave my (personal body part) alone! I’m
making dinner!
-Hey, hon, can you come here a minute?

5 celebrity crushes:
This is a hard one….I just didn’t/don’t have any. There are some I enjoy watching but I wouldn’t say it’s a crush.
-Alan Alda …as Hawkeye in M*A*S*H…haven’t seen him
anywhere else
-Kevin Costner
-Mel Gibson
-Cary Grant
-Jimmy Stewart

5 people I want to do this:
-I don’t know any other bloggers who haven’t already
been tagged

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Three Things Thursday ~ Vol.1 No.2

1.) I sleep much better in a bed by myself (no offense to my sweet husband)

2.) I love the smell of Crayola Crayons in a metal tin

3.) I love a slice of cheddar cheese spread with peanut butter

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Where is my fig leaf??

BonusBoy- 21 Months.
There's just nothing else to say!! :-)
(Oh, BTW, he's not mutilated, just pixelated)


At the risk of blowing my own horn, I have to share a picture of my latest venture. My mom is the veteran pie-making queen and so when I manage to make a pie that looks pretty, like hers, I feel very pleased! And it even tastes yummy! So, below, you will see my very first ever Sour Cream Blackberry Pie. Yeah!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2005

The Fruit of My Labor

Aren't they pretty? I would have had an even dozen quarts but one of the jars cracked in the canner! Bummer. Jim took the kids out to dinner last night and I canned the pears. I can't handle kids AND canning right now even if it IS only 11 quarts!! :-)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Capital One: What's in YOUR Garbage?

Are you tired of Capital One "Bulk Rate Mail" too? I swear, we get about 6-10 pieces of mail from them a WEEK! Arrrrgh!

Three Things Thursday ~ Vol.1 No.1

I’m following Shelia’s lead and posting three random things about me on Thursdays. Like Shelia, I couldn’t possibly think of 100 things without spending about a month on it. So three sounds really doable!! (That doesn’t even look like a word… doable…should it be hyphenated?? Oh well)

1.) I HATE needles. When they are puncturing my skin, that is. It doesn’t really hurt, it just grosses me out and I get all hot and woozy.

2.) I collected stickers in high-school. I still have some of them.

3.) I love the smell of diesel. Not too strong though. . .

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Princess & Cindee

August 26, 2005
This is a picture of my sister-in-law, Princess, and I at five months along. It was taken at about midnight the night before my family left my mom and dad's in Western Oregon to head back home to Idaho. Normally I'm too vain to allow my picture to be taken this late at night when I'm feeling my worst, but we realized that it was probably our last chance to have our picture taken together while pregnant. The 8-9 hour drive is too much for me after this point in my pregnancies. Princess (my brother's wife) and I are due one day apart! She is due 12/15 and I'm due 12/16. The next time we see each other we will probably have our babies in our arms!! I sure wish I lived near her so we could share this better!! :-(

Sunday, September 11, 2005

OB Appointment #5

September 9, 2005 - 3:00 p.m. - Julie Stevens, CRNP
26 Weeks - 0 Days

Weight: + 3 lbs. / + 8 lbs. overall (Riiiight! Like I'm going to reveal my ACTUAL weight!!)
Blood Pressure: 108/58
Baby's Heartrate: ? Dr. said it sounded good but I always forget to ask for the number
Height of Fundus: She measured but I forgot to ask, as usual
Blood Test: for thyroid and anti-C antigen levels (which so far have been totally fine!)

Next appointment in two weeks. This sounds too soon to me so I'm planning to call and reschedule the appointment for four weeks. THEN I'll agree to being seen every two weeks.

OB Appointments #1-4

Appointment #4
August 12, 2005 - 2:00 p.m. - Julie Stevens, CRNP
22 Weeks - 0 Days

Weight: + 0 lbs. / + 5 lbs. overall
Blood Pressure: 112/68
Baby's Heartrate: ? Dr. said it sounded good
Height of Fundus: 23 cm.

Next appointment in four weeks.

Appointment #3
July 21, 2005 - 4:00 p.m. - Harmony Schroeder, M.D.
18 Weeks - 4 Days

Weight: + 5 lbs. / + 5 lbs. overall
Blood Pressure: 110/66
Baby's Heartrate: ? Dr. said it sounded good
Height of Fundus: didn't measure
Blood Test: for anti-C antigen levels

Next appointment in four weeks.

Appointment #2
June 21, 2005 - 3:00 p.m. - Harmony Schroeder, M.D.
14 Weeks - 4 days

Weight: + 0 lbs./ + 0 lbs. overall
Blood Pressure: 118/72
Baby's Heartrate: heard for the first time, dr. said it sounds good
Height of Fundus: didn't measure
Blood Test: for anti-C antigen levels

Next appointment in four weeks.

Appointment #1
May 23, 2005 - 3:20 p.m. - Harmony Schroeder, M.D.
10 Weeks

Weight: + 0 lbs.
Blood Pressure: 110/68
Blood Test: Routine lab work

Due Date: December 16, 2005

Next appointment in four weeks.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

My Hero

I quite simply don't deserve him. He takes very good care of me. Even when I'm NOT pregnant!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Milk 'n' Cookies

Today's quote from my 9-year-old, PonyGirl: "Whoever invented milk and cookies is a genius!" I say, "AMEN!!" J
Slightly crisp, hot, gooey, chocolate chip cookies and ice cold milk. Don'tcha wish you had some? Yummmmmmm!