Sunday, May 24, 2009

Piper in a Box

I was sitting at the computer typing in my last blog when I heard this noise coming from the kitchen. I think to myself what have the cats got into now? I peek in and Piper is in the Coke box.
Here is the thing. Earlier when I had just finished emptying the boxes, Cali had tried to get in, but she is too fat! Apparently, you have to be a kitten to truly enjoy a Coke box.

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For a long time I have known that my fertility issues could and probably are linked to my weight issues. I have been lost though where to start. Do I try a gimmick to loose the weight only to bounce back into a bad weight once I got preggo? Do I try a fad diet or a service like Jenny Craig?

We all know that the key to loosing weight and keeping it off is to have good eating habits and exercise. In both categories I lack, big time.

However, I really want to get preggo and we are coming up on a year here....

My mom has started a new "eating style" (not a diet, I refuse to call it as such). That she got out of a book she got from a friend. I can't remember the name perhaps something like "The Paleo Diet". Paleo refers to prehistoric man and how they ate (yes, we laugh all the time about it to). There is this bunch of nonsense about monkeys deciding to eat meat and became man....yada yada yada. The gist is this. Grains as we know them today are not all that great for us. Back before we refined all the goodness out of them and they were these hard crusty things they might have been all right, but as we eat them today not so good. (I am paraphrasing off of what Mom has told me, I haven't read the book)

What we should be eating is lean meats, fish, and fresh fruits & veggies. No starches, no potatoes (though I don't quite understand why Paleo Man didn't have potatoes), no bread, no cereal, no dairy, you get the idea.

But the stuff you can have, you can have all you want. If you want to sit down to a meal of 3 pork chops and a bowl of strawberries then go for it! There is no starving yourself, no counting anything, no growling tummy at 3am in the morning.

My mom, my dad, my sister, and my brother have all lost inches on this "eating style". When Ben showed me that his pants were too big that sold me on it. Jason and I are now going to try to eat this way.

We'll see how it goes.
I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Why are children fascinated with dandelions? I remember as a child picking them by the handful and giving them to my mom with pride. Even after I knew that they would barely last a day in a vase, I still would pick some and lovingly put them in a vase for her to enjoy.

Why don't dandelions last in a vase? Why do they wither up and die? They survive the lawn mower and sometimes the weed whacker, but not being plucked....

The daycare kids are always trying to give me the tops of tiny flowers and I thank them and put them in my pocket. Sometimes I say "Oh that is really pretty, but I don't want it. You can save it and give it to Mommy."

I like looking at dandelions, I don't mind at all when the lawn is yellow because of them.

I am very thankful that spring is here and summer is chasing it's heels.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We went and talked to the lady that owns the house we want. She doesn't sound very interested in the whole idea. I think she's interested in her head at the idea of not having it to worry about, but in her heart she doesn't want to move. Plus before we could buy it all her projects would need to be finished and I think the task is too daunting for her to imagine it ever completed.

So, on to plan B.

Jason and I will be looking for a different house to buy. It would be so nice to have a bigger place this winter. Winters in this tiny apartment are rough. When we have a disagreement or discussion or just need to be alone, we can't do that. There are no interior walls in our home.

We went to the bank and were pre-approved for a loan. I didn't think we'd get approved. I was certain that we'd have to clean up our credit some. I am hoping that sometime this summer we will be in a new place!!

My Back

Went to see the chiropractor and he adjusted me. Apparently I "twisted" a rib. Funny, I didn't think ribs twisted....

I'm much better. I can move, it still hurts, but not stabbing-shooting-can't breathe, pain.

Friday, May 8, 2009


I wrenched my back today and it wasn't my fault. I wasn't even doing anything foolish! All of a sudden it was like "BAM" my back hurts. I called the doc and she ordered me some muscle relaxants. It is better but not up to par!

I hope that this is not a sign of things to come. I find it so hard to believe that I will be 30 at the end of this year!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I told Jason that until he "knocks me up" he has to get me a kitten every spring.

Say "Hello" to Piper!
She is four weeks old and oh-so-cute!

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Bangor Trip

Jason decided that we didn't need to be totally "responsible" with our federal tax return for 2008 and decided that we needed some R & R. We picked some place coastal and nearby, set a date, got some hotel reservations, and headed to Bangor, Maine!

The weather wasn't all that great (did I mention coast in the spring?) but the clouds did appear long enough for us to take a stroll in downtown Bangor, Maine. We did some window shopping, ate some food, and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company.

We had
our lunch at Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub. The food was good and the ambiance relaxing. We tried a new kind of fried food there. Have you ever had Pickle Chips? As in battered and fried dill pickle slices? I'm still not certain if I like them, but I'd have them again.

We took a short walk around the park near the river so Jason could enjoy one of the few cigars he sm
okes in a year. We would have liked to have walked longer but it was very windy and chilly (coast in the spring, what were we thinking?)

We went back to our hotel for a dip in the pool and some rest. Later that evening we
tried our hand at pool (neither of us is very good) and then tried our hardest to find some place to eat. There is just nothing open at 9 o'clock at night on a Sunday in Bangor, or hardly nothing. We found a 99 that was open.

The next day we checked out and headed to Bar Harbor to check it o
ut. I have gone to Bar Harbor four times (twice on business) and thought that Jason would enjoy walking in the town. There are a lot of little shops and some fantastic restaurants, not to mention there is a state park nearby and lots of stuff to look at. Anyway, we got there and found some food. I couldn't tell you the name of the restaurant. It was an odd name from like Brazil, but the food was American (go figure). I had tuna. Not the canned kind, real tuna. Which is amazing since I don't like fish. The food was awesome but I'm not certain if I'd return. The place is a little "stuck up". We had a good time walking around and going down the the pier. Sadly, not much was open since it was the off season. We are hoping that next summer we can return and enjoy the area a little better. I want to take him to the park, because it is pretty fantastic up there.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Some Good Stuff

So, I've been feeling a little negative lately about not being pregnant and all that.

(Current pregnant count: 3)

Plus I'm menstruating and that always brings me down. All day yesterday (when I wasn't sleeping) I just felt like crying for no reason. Being a woman can really blow sometimes!

I wanted to take a moment to refocus myself on some good things in my life. It can be so easy to point out all the bad. is a list of all the great things in my life right now (I'm sure there is more...)

1. Loving Husband
2. Loving God
3. Happy Home
4. Roof Over My Head
5. Food in my belly
6. Smallville in my DVD player
7. $750 in debt .. and that is it!!!
8. Mostly working car
9. Jason has a job
10. Jason got the shift he wanted
11. I have a job
12. We added 4 kids for the summer to the daycare which will help a lot with the budget
13. I have a new kitten!! (I told Jason that until he knocks me up he has to get me a kitten every spring)
14. Brand new LCD monitor should be here tomorrow.
15. Clothes to wear
16. SHOES!
17. Awesome siblings
18. Fantastic Boss
19. Furry Animals to love in my home
20. A backyard to hang out in to enjoy the sunshine
21. Goats to watch be dumb (have you ever noticed that our food animals are real stupid? --cows, pigs, chickens, fish, ect--do you think there's a reason for that?)
22. Books to read.

Well, that's good for now, maybe I'll add more later.

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