Thursday, August 28, 2008

So sad...

Today I read that Del Martin passed away yesterday...

I am so thankful that she and Phyllis were able to marry after so many years together.... they are true pioneers for the gay and lesbian community.

My heart goes out to Phyllis.... I can only imagine.. after 55 years together, the loneliness that she is feeling right now...

Monday, August 25, 2008


I will be calling the attorney tomorrow. We have a couple of things to talk with her about. I am going to be getting my period in the next day or day 1/2.. So, next month it will be our first try.

I need to figure something out-- I get a positive opk on or about CD 26.. should I be trying 48 hours BEFORE that, or within 48 hours AFTER that?? I read a womans blog that stated she was going to be trying about 48 hours BEFORE she should be getting the +OPK, and now, I am totally second guessing myself.

This weekend was wonderful. We sat on the deck.. played cards.. grilled homemade pizza... and relaxed.

I lost 7 lbs this week. Thankyoujesus.

Mic and her sister (I guess that would include me, too-- cuz I live here) are hosting her parents 40th wedding anniversary party in our back yard in September. That means biiiiiggg projects around the house and whatnot. Mic and her friend DJ worked on the invites this weekend (The "save the dates" were sent out weeks ago) - he has his own graphic design company... and he used the picture below as part of the front of the invite. They rock the hizzy. And I think the picture is adorable. They love each other THAT much, still, to this day.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It has been...

a hellish couple of weeks at work. The moment our GM walked out the door to the time he came back-- it was INSANE. We did so many funerals, I can't even remember family names. And that is awful... as I like giving everyone really personal service. It wasn't because he was gone, or that he goes above and beyond when he is there.. it is because when anyone mentions the words "I am going on a vacation on (insert day here) through (insert day here)"... God throws her weight around, and people die. Its just that simple.

But *deep breath* its a new week... and.... I it is going to be FINE.

We had a wonderful weekend.. on Friday I went to lunch with my sisters and mom and had a wonderful time. Went to The Palms of my favorite places. The service was A+ as always, and the food was deeeelish! Saturday we went to a couple parties had fun.. Sunday was Irish Fest and it was HOT AS HELL. I couldn't even really enjoy the music... as I was just so uncomfortable. At least I got to spend some time with my family-- that was nice!

Now... back to work. We are staying at home this next weekend and I am SO thankful. I just want to chill.. maybe watch a movie.. just be quiet.
This is a picture of my nieces, nephews, Mic and I. I don't know if you can tell from the picture just how much pain I am in with the sunburn on my face-- and that I am DRIPPING sweat. Amy-- be glad you didn't come down this year. I find it ironic that the one festival in Milwaukee for the Irish (the whitest people on this earth) is during the hottest, sunniest month of the year. I think they just want to make a profit on sunscreen.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I survived!

I had a great time this weekend-- I wish I had some great photo's to share-- but I just didn't really take any-- unfortunately. The weather was perfect. We rented a boat all day Saturday. The whole clan just tooled around the Chain-o'-Lakes.. swam, chatted, and enjoyed everyones company.

We had one rain shower the whole weekend, but it didn't put a damper on ANYTHING! We stayed at Hartman Creek State Park in Waupaca- this is the second year for that. Its a nice park... and has a TON of trails if we would ever actually have enough time for hiking or biking while we were up there. I guess that we are now camping the first weekend in October with the fam up in Door County for their Pumpkin Patch Festival.
Super. It got to about 40 degrees at night this past weekend- I can't even IMAGINE the first weekend in October. I am going to have to find my mittens!!

I had my LH surge. I am a fertile myrtle right now.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Its been a year already?

Yes. The fam-damly is getting ready to go on the annual camping trip. My sisters, their husbands, the kids, my parents (they camp at the Comfort Suites). Its going to be a doozy, I can just feel it! Somehow I have to figure out how to keep the stick-peeing under wraps, as I can't stop charting NOW!

We aren't leaving until after work on Friday. I won't have time to get a lot of stuff together tomorrow, as we are going to the State Fair. That is just how I roll. The State Fair and camping... all within days apart from one another. Life in the fast lane. I can hardly keep up with myself.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I love Amy- I don't tell her that enough. Amy, I love you. You have been my friend for a long time- and I look forward to being old together someday. Thank you for your kind words, and positive messages. They help. They really do.

Things ARE going to be okay.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


On the 2nd my OPK came out positive. I did it in the morning-- not normal for me.. usually it is in the late evening. I was shocked.. showed Michelle-- had conversations.. went to the farmers market.. blah blah blah, came home and did it again. This time- nuthin.

Has this ever happened before to anyone?