Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Almost October

Okay, so it is almost October and that means I will be busy. October is a big month for us.... first of all it is My husband and son's birthday, Halloween follows close behind. On top of that it seems to be party month. I have gotten quite a few invites to events (including my 10 year high school reunion). I will be busy and defiantly stretched for time but I am sure I will be enjoying it.

The one thing that happened in October that isn't a joyous day to celebrate was the death of my Aunt Sandy. I think about her often, mostly because my son was born on the anniversary of her death. She fought a long and hard battle with breast cancer. Unfortunately after more than 7 years of fighting she lost that battle. It has been a few years but when she passed away her son's were in high school and they had to deal with the pain of losing a big part of their life. We had just lost our grandmother the year before and I can't imagine how difficult it was for them.

We weren't like most families. We were very close. My mother and I would make the trek up to the Sacramento area almost every weekend. We would go to my cousin John's football games on Friday. Spend Saturday at the Grandparents house or shopping with Grandma and then Sunday we would BBQ with my Aunt and Uncle and my cousins John and Marc. John and Marc were practically brothers to me. We would fight, we play and I would defend them to anyone. I loved having them in my life. After the death of my Grandmother and Aunt I saw less of them. But they knew I was there if they needed me and I would do anything for them.

So with this being ALMOST October I am asking everyone to THINK PINK!!!!! I am alwaying buying pink things during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I don't like to spend my money on cheap things SO I have found out that one of my FAVORITE online store is thinking pink. Red Envelope is one of my favorite on-line stores. I love to buy gifts for people there and it is a hit every time. So go to Red Envelope and THINK PINK. FYI 10% of every purchase from the Think Pink line goes to Breast Cancer Research.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Cute New Find

Ok..so some of you may know and some of you may not know that I have a purse fetish. I love to buy them. Not just the expensive designer ones but anything that tickles my fancy and is to cute to pass up. So I stumbled across this new web-site and I had to share for all those who like me love a great purse.

These are all clutches...which I LOVE. But check this out and I hope you enjoy.

Lily Wigglesworth Bags

I have also been on this new No (very low) Carb diet. I am wondering if you have any good food ideas. I would love any recipes that you have.

Peace and Love to ALL!!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This picture says it all!!!!

This picture says it all about how this day is going for me. This was taken by my mother at 5 am when she took my son with her to an event. To add insult to injury she stuck a daisy in his hair. My day is going about the same. But just looking at this picture makes me smile. It could always be worse!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Miss Me?????

Okay so I know I have been missing in action but I have a lot of stuff going on right now and have not had a second to sit down and write. Which is a bummer for me cause I take this time to think things through as I type them out. I have a lot to talk about and not a ton of time to write. But I will start and see how much I can get to.

Well health issues have been plaguing me recently. About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with three clotting disorders, which means that my blood tends to clot more than other peoples. Which can be dangerous but right now for me it is manageable. While I was pregnant I had to give my self shots everyday just to be safe for myself and my son. After that diagnosis I thought, okay well I can deal with this and it could be a lot worse so just be thankful it isn't.

A few weeks ago I went to see my general practitioner because I was plagued with weight gain and other issues and she diagnosed me with PCOS and Insulin Resistants. I have been through a slew of tests and dealt with multiple doctors and I am now on medication for the Insulin Resistants. I have also been told that if Ben and I want more babies we will have to start fertility treatments as the doctors believe I won't be able to get pregnant on our own (guess little Ben was a miracle). I have more tests and am on pretty strict diet (FOREVER). No alcohol and no carbs (a least for the next month).

On top of all these tests and doctor visits little Ben started school this year across the street from my office at a catholic school named St. Elizabeth's. He is there from 8am-3pm and then is in my office for an hour before we go home. He is really liking his new school and he LOVES to come and hangout at Mommy's office everyday. He is learning to use the copy machine and the whole punch (free labor!!!!).

I got an e-mail that my 10th reunion is in October... OMG 10 years. I can't believe how the time has flown by. Am I really that old!?!?!?!?!?!

Okay so I got through most of the stuff that I needed to get through. I will be back to write more later.