Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bento Box

I am fascinated with these bento lunches.... bento boxes and the cuteness that people put into their lunches. This community has some great ideas and photos.

I am wondering what I can make out of the items in my fridge and pantry ...

egg beaters
fiber one strawberry yogurt
reduced fat shredded cheese
diet coke
low sodium soy sauce
two cans of Guinness
baked scoops
fruit and nut bars
low fat mint chocolate chip ice cream
whole grain bagels

lemme say that I am going to bet on the fact that whatever it is, Michelle wouldn't touch it.

Yeah. I need to go to the grocery and get laundry done. All of that boring chore stuff. zzzzzzz.

couple more weeks until I get knocked up. Or, at least that is my thought process. I am going to think like I am... visualize it... oprah it... and it will be. It worked for all of those people in that Secret video I was forced to watch... it is going to work for me. Oh, and just an fyi, I am going to will the lotto, too.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I am so glad that The Office is back on.

It made my day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Goodbye, dear...

Today Mic called me at work to let me know they found her sister's very best friend, Kirsten, dead in her home... she died of a blood clot in her lung overnight.

She was just 38 years old.

Please keep Kristine- Mic's sister, in your prayers. Please keep Kirsten's brother, Erik, in your prayers-- Kirsten and he just lost their mom on the 4th of July.

Kristine and Kirsten were in contact every hour of every day. They were closer to one another than Kristine was with her husband.

She was just at our house on Saturday for the party-- we talked about her family, house projects, and just whatever you talk about when you think you will see someone again soon.

May you find peace, Kirsten.... I pray you have been reunited with your mom--

You will be missed by many, my dear....

Two hours ago- we got a call from Mic's mom-- her Uncle John has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery on the 6th of October. Uncle John and Aunt Betty are AMAZING people-- who care SO much and DO so much for everyone.

Today hasn't been the best of days.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Anniversary Party

Mic's mom and dad's 40th surprise wedding anniversary party went off without a hitch. They were SOOO SURPRISED!!! I really believe that all of our hard work paid off.. everyone had a great time-- and I, for one, am so glad that life can now go back to normal. 60 people were in our tiny back yard. The decorations and banners and lights, and candles and everything looked WONDERFUL! The food was delish!! I did a speech that I think everyone enjoyed... oh, one odd thing-- their very good friend who is a priest and was going to do a renewal of the vows never showed up. Mr. and Mrs. K never KNEW that was going to happen-- so, they are none the wiser. I am sure some priestly emergency came up.

Michelle indulged far too much in the homemade sangria, and she has been horizontal on the couch ever since we have finished cleaning up. I am just wandering around. Literally. It drives Mic batty!

Wandering and thinking about not being pregnant.

IT IS OKAY. I am keeping positive.. and realizing that everything happens for a reason. Now I am just waiting for AF to come on full force... so I can start again with CD1.... and see where this next month will take us.

I figured with was going to be an adventure :)

Its weird though. There are VERY few people in my everyday life that know that we are trying. I just am that kind of person that doesn't want to get everyones hopes up-- then disappoint. Or, to have people always asking about it. Amy, Angie, Angela, Mo, and Greg..oh, and Mic's hair stylist...that is the ONE person she has confided in...(huh.) .....yet, when Mic and I are around our friends, they are constantly asking us about babies. Sara cornered me at the party last night and went on and on about us having one, and that they still have everything from their baby in the basement-- and books on conceiving.. and an attorney.. (she confessed to getting goosebumps while talking to me about it) ... she "just knows" that we will someday. I just smiled at her and thanked her for thinking of us.. hugged her and told her that she was simply a nerd. She smacked me... and I quickly changed the subject. Just strange observation.. thats all.

Okay- back to wandering around... and bugging Mic while she tries to watch football and fight off her nauseousness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Change of plans

I brought the tickets home- Mic was SO EXCITED-- she even went out and bought new GB shirts for us.... so we wouldn't stick out like sore thumbs.

We both slept on it, and then this morning prior to work were talking... I just don't think we are going to be able to go. We are going to be exausted from the night prior... there will be a TON of clean up...and just to much going on to be able to leave in time to make it to the game. Sure.. Green bay is only 2.5 hours away on a regular day... on game day.. it turns into about 5 because of the traffic.

So. We are officially "fun stoppers" (stealing that phrase from Angie :) )

I choked up a bit when I gave the tickets back.

I am a big lame femme. I don't even know the RULES of the game.. but I know Mic really wanted to go.

By the by-- I think PMS has hit hardcore. Today I was out of control. It would go away.. then back. So, I am sure AF will be knocking on my door any moment.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

oh yeah...

And I scored some free Packer tickets at work today. The vault lady came giving them away... hollleerr.

AND they are club seats.

The only glitch is that it is SUNDAY NIGHT. It is a 7:15 game, in Green Bay-- which is about 2.5 hours away.... and it is the day after the big anniversary party (of which we are SO not prepared). I think that we can do it. I am up for the challenge. The only other time that I was at Lambeau field-- it was SUCH an adrenaline rush..... that place is like no other...

Michelle was SO EXCITED when I brought them home. Good surprise!

Why did I do it?

I don't know why I did-- but I tested. It is WAY too early to test, but I thought-- eh, why not? Of course it was negative. I knew it would be. Suddenly-- eventhough I talk the talk.. now I have to walk the walk--- that this didn't really work. I AM okay with it, just moped a bit yesterday. I have to keep reminding myself-- if it isn't this time-- it may just be next time.... or the next.

I really wanted to be pregnant before I was 35. That gives me one more try.

This past weekend we spent a wonderful morning out at my mom and dads. They were thrilled to see us. We also went to get firewood.... it was a sloppy rainy day. We were given rain slickers... and sent down to the woods.

Here we are... I'm playing the part of the Gordon Fisherman.

Geek I am.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


whole heck of a lot going on around here these days. I am looking forward to the weekend, though- we have a birthday party for a friend that moved just up the way... so we can get out our bikes, and ride on up. I think it will be a nice day.

I have been a bit ho-hum... dunno why... just trying to shake it. I am sad that summer is winding down.

Well, okay, I may know. Today we did the service for this woman... one person came. She never had children... had no family left. For the death certificate, we didn't even know her mom and dad's names. I was so sad... thinking-- this could be me.. who knows. Then, I did find out that she was divorced twice, met a man later in life that she took care of-- and he left her a house and his money-- and she had a big old HUGE diamond ring on. NOT THAAT THAT MEANS ANYTHING--- other than she DID have a life at some point. She had dementia for many years prior to her passing..

it was just a ... sad... weepy day..

Thats all.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

holy crap.

for some reason everything is in line today... I don't know if it is a fluke, or what is going on, I was looking for CD 23 or so-- today is CD14. I don't want to miss it if it is, though-- so....

We are getting ready for our first insem. today. in an hour.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Contract Signed.



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day

We did it up! Mic and I traveled to lands far far away--(Appleton) and spent some time with Greg and Maurice. Fun as always! Saturday we ventured even farther north to Shawano Lake! Holy crap, that is a big lake! Greg's parents live there and they graciously opened their home to us. They were SO NICE. They are my new favorite PFLAG parents! In real life they don't belong to PFLAG, but in my make believe land, they were my parents, and they attended the meetings, and they bragged about me, their lesbian daughter. They don't know that, and I don't really feel the need to tell them. its my secret life. They were wonderful hosts!

Anywho, they made us lunch, let us use their boat, took us out for a burger, let our dog run around like a crazy mutt loving every moment of being in the water (he even jumped off the boat -- with life jacket of course-- about 4 times!!)!! We enjoyed our day and then went back to Appleton to club it up. I got to meet up with some people that I rarely see.. and had some laughs. It was wonderful. Since I am really not drinking much anymore, I think I had two drinks the whole day/night- and the rest was water. It was SO NICE to be in clubs that don't have smoking. I don't know when Milwaukee is going to jump on that bandwagon, but I look forward to that day.

Sunday we came home early-ish and went right to work. This weekend it was our mission to get the garage scraped and painted, and the curtains and windows washed. This anniversary party is sneaking up on us!

Here is Maurice-- catching some rays.