Thursday, November 22, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving today:)

And Happy Moving Day for us tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So about one of those interesting facts....

I am compulsively organized. Let's just say David and I had a chuckle at my expense last night when I showed him how to fold an undershirt rather than crinkle it into a pile. He took his stack of "folded" t-shirts and put them in the front of the drawer. For most people, this would be the normal thing to do, I assume. But this little feeling inside me makes me rotate everything, so that no one thing gets worn more than the others. Even underwear. David laughed at my compulsive need to put the newly folded stack in the back of the drawer... and then put the newly folded socks underneath the old ones. It just helps my peace of mind.

But last night I have never laughed at myself so much. I asked David if he would rather have a slob for a wife or someone who is organized. He said, "of course, I would rather have someone who.... rotates their underwear (snicker)."

So I say, "honey, are you laughing at my anal nature?"

"WHAT about your ANAL nature???"

Monday, November 19, 2007

Just because she's too darn cute!

The Kitchen

I am spending today trying to pack the kitchen. With 3 kids in the house, it seems quite a daunting task, but I have accomplished much more than I thought I would. Not only did I organize and pack most of the bathroom things, I have packed 2 boxes of kitchen things AND cleaned out the refrigerator. I am also taking this as an opportunity to take some things to Goodwill. It feels good to be making more progress, but I wish we had more help come Friday. David and I (and probably my brother) will be the only ones to move all the furniture. I hope these wimpy arms hold out!

On the ttc front, my temp was back up a bit today after some spotting yesterday. Still holding out some hope, but I'm still fairly certain AF will show her face sometime today or tomorrow. If not, I'm testing on Wednesday morning. That will usually bring her on if I'm not pregnant.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

oh, well

I missed yesterday posting, but it was bound to happen because of the whole moving process. We got a lot done yesterday, 2 full loads of boxes moved. The hard job left is the kitchen and the furniture... especially since we haven't recruited any help. We're probably crazy for trying to do it ourselves.

TTC is a drag... I am pretty sure AF is on the way due to a below-the-coverline temperature this morning, so it will most likely be on to cycle #4 within the next 2 days or so. I wish it were easier.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Our new futon...

will be like sleeping on a big, soft pillow. We picked it out tonight, but it won't be in until December 12th. I like that we were able to custom order everything (even the throw pillows) the way we wanted. The only thing that hurts is the wallet, but it should be a good investment. Well worth the extra $ to have a good night's sleep AND a nice couch.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Plugging along

I had some dental work done today, so I am a bit out of sorts. That and taking care of kids with diarrhea does not make for pleasant days. But we're making it. Moving day is a week from tomorrow and I still have quite a bit of packing to do. We're hoping to make some good headway this weekend. Yee-haw.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's only 8:30

And I'm really tired, so I'm heading to bed.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Whew again.

We finished putting together our new furniture this afternoon. And anyone that has been to Ikea knows that this is no small feat. There is still much packing to be done, but being that we don't have to unpack as many things (we won't have a kitchen or bookshelves) the main part will be the packing. Oh, and the moving the furniture, which is always joyful.

I'm off to watch Heroes because we missed it on Monday. TTFN.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mission Accomplished.

Four items of furniture bought. Two put together. Two to go. Whew.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Bad month to post every day

We've been so busy I've hardly had time to write a decent entry. But if you haven't seen this movie, I would highly recommend that you go get it. And laugh.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Another busy day...

In munchkin land. I'm having a much easier time watching 3 kids than I thought I would. I really enjoy bonding with my nieces:) I just wish this whole situation was different, though. Any tips on explaining divorce to a 4-year-old who just wants to know why mommy isn't living at home any more?

Tonight we went to look at nicer futons and mattresses because it turns out we are going to be using one room for the living/bedroom. It will be tight, but well worth the sacrifice, I think.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Not another one-liner.

We just got home from a Blazer game and Dorothy is NOT wanting to go to bed, so needless to say, not a whole lot of writing is going to happen in the next 30 or so minutes. Maybe we'll have more luck tomorrow?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Because it's NABLOPOMO

I'd better post before I forget. Maybe more to come tonight. I am just so not there right now.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday night and feelin' fine

It's been a long, fairly relaxing weekend. David and I went to our new Ikea this weekend, which was great, as Ikea should be. We were checking out some furniture items that we'll need to make the best use of the space in my brother's downstairs, and we picked out a computer hutch as well as an entertainment center and (hopefully) a couch or loveseat. I sang at church this weekend, too. And we played this game a few times (for any of you strategy game fans out there). Please don't mind the fact that my posts are short because I'm packing (errmmm... and watching some TV). Hey, at least I am putting in the effort, right?

Friday, November 02, 2007

On blogging (or not)

Part of the reason I've been away is the fact that I just don't want to go there...

Having to take time off from school was a hard, emotional decision. Although I am hoping to pick up one class per term starting in January.

We're moving. AGAIN. Our lease is up on November 30th, and my brother asked us to move into his downstairs. This means we can save up some money because I will be doing child care in exchange for most of the rent. And now I won't have to get Dorothy and I up at ungodly hours of the morning.

We're ttc #2, and frankly, I forgot how much I didn't like the ttc process. Do all the pregnant people come out of hiding when one wants a baby and must wait for her right timing? My theory is that they must. We have been also tossing around the idea of adopting instead (since the high-risk pregnancy is so hard), but looking at the figures, it's crazy expensive... like $20,000+ expensive. But my thought is if it is supposed to happen, God will provide in His own way.

Dorothy is getting to be so much fun. She is saying more and more "words" and has finally started to pull up to standing. She can't stand on her own yet, but I know it's coming. She was a fluffy little ducky for halloween, so pictures of that are coming.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Here we go again...

No, not another baby. Another month of blogging.... NABLOPOMO (national blog posting month) is here again. I have signed myself up yet again, so maybe I'll get inspired or something crazy like that.
Or maybe I'll just be lazy and start with the pictures I promised a bazillion months ago (there are more, I just have to find them):