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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Be Thankful


  Some thoughts from great thinkers on gratitude:

“Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic good of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” – A.H. Maslow

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – Gladys Berthe Stern

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” –Ralph H. Blum

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”  -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” –Joseph Wood Krutch

“If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape.” –Unknown

“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much.  The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.”  -Dutch Proverb

“A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances.  A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.”  -Baha’u’llah

“Find the good – and praise it.”  -Alex Haley

I am thankful for Joe, Maggie, my family, my friends, and my health.


Monday, November 21, 2005

The Results Are In!!!

Well, lets see…..something is 28.9 & the other thing is 1401. Whatever the hell THAT means!!!  
DR. K. was with a patient so the receptionist gave me the #’s….. She did say that Dr. looked at the results & said that the #’s looked “good”.  Does anyone know what they’re supposed to be?  Can I relax a little???

They’re going to fax another slip so I can get the bloodwork done again on Friday.  

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thursday Ramblings

Today is Joe’s Birthday. I love this man. Some days, I can’t for the LIFE of me figure out why, but then there are days like yesterday……
He saw these & thought I might like them.

Hello?? Tiffany & Co. bead earrings??? You thought I *might* like them???? Can I get a Hayll-yes! On HIS birthday, he’s buying me jewelry. Whattaguy…

In other news….as Cecily would say, NBHHY, but I’m not feeling very preggers. I have no…count ‘em, NO symptoms.
There has been no morning sickness, my boobs aren’t sore, my nails aren’t growing, I’m not dog-as$ tired……I’m going to the lab tonight for the blood-work. I’ll call Dr. K and see if I can get a follow up stab next week…isn’t that how it goes?

In other, other news; Maggie is in a show today at daycare. They are doing a Pot Luck Luncheon and before the lunch, the children put on a show…she sang the song for us last night… to the tune of “I’m a Little Tea-pot”

I’m a little turkey
My name is Ted
Here are my feathers
Here is my head
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble is what I say,
QUICK! HIDE! It’s Thanksgiving Day!!

Pics to post later….

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Whaddayamean she’s booked???  But, but, dammit, it’s ME!!  Cat… You remember me….the MC in July??  You are going to make me wait til DECEMBER 6th for an appointment??
:::SIGH::: I know I’m not her only patient, but jeez, shouldn’t I be first??
Nursie is going to fax over the slip for bloodwork anyway….I guess I can get that done first.  Just to y’know, make sure I am…pg and all….

I wonder if they’ll let me do that every week?  Maybe I’ll bake cookies for them….

Monday, November 14, 2005

But Wait.....


Maybe I shouldn’t have posted that
What if I just jinxed myself??
What if I read the damn thing wrong?  
Maybe I should go back & get one of the digital ones
What if I get my period tomorrow?  I’ll feel like such an ass.

I’m not even going to tell Joe yet.  His BDay is Thursday….wouldn’t that make a lovely gift?  Tee hee, he’s expecting a Fisherman’s chair & some tackle… OOOH!  Maybe I’ll put the HPT in the Tackle box!!  HAHA.  

What to do?  What to do?



I just couldn’t do it…. I tried to wait until morning.  I went home at lunch today and took another HPT….

To borrow from Julie………


Not a faint plus sign, a bona-fide, dark, full, plus sign.  
However, still no symptoms.

I have to call the OB/GYN to set up an appt.. I will ask her if I can get a date with the wand every week until I feel better and can relax…..

Holy crap, now I’m scared. I’m going to worry and fret and get myself all worked up over every little thing now…..

I’ll be doing a lot of praying in the next few weeks.  Won’t you join me??

Fun things to do an a GORGEOUS November Weekend

I don’t know what the weather was like in YOUR neck of the woods this weekend, but it was positively glorious here.  Saturday’s high temp was 64; Sunday was even milder with a high of 68.  Bright, sunny skies with almost no breeze.  It was a perfect Indian summer weekend.

On Saturday, Maggie and I decided to have a picnic at the playground.  I packed her favorite lunch (PB&J, a yogurt, and a few E.L. Fudge cookies and a juice box in her Winnie-the-Pooh lunch box & off we went.  She played on the slide, the merry-go-round. (Spin me FASTER Mommy) and all the little ride ons.
We spent almost 2 hours playing chase, and lying on our backs looking at the sky through the trees, finding shapes in the clouds, and just holding hands.  We were the only people there for at least an hour, and then other kids started to show.  Maggie promptly forgot I was there & ran off to make some new friends.  I love that she will do that.
I love that she is outgoing and positive and self assured enough to go up to a child that she has never seen before and say, “Hi, wanna play wit me?”  After the park, she napped for her usual 2 hours while I finished the laundry, re-caulked the tub and had a cup of tea on the deck in the sunshine while reading a novel….OMG!! I actually had time to READ a few chapters of Stuart Woods’ “Cold Paradise”.  I can’t remember how long it’s been that I could just read.  It was wonderful!  

Later that afternoon, we went on a treasure hunt, looking for pretty leaves, pine cones and acorns.   I simply cannot fathom that no one on my block has an oak tree…. There are maples all over, a few pines, birches, and those ugly gum sap trees, but no oaks.  
Had I known this, I would have saved a bunch of them from the trailer.  There was never a night there where we weren’t startled by the sound of an acorn hitting the roof of the trailer.  Where am I going to buy acorns??!  I saw on Better Homes & Gardens dot com where you find these items & paint them in fallish colors for a centerpiece.

On Sunday morning, we went to Michaels Craft Store for metallic paints.  I found “Autumn Leaves, Aztec Gold, Red Maple and a forest green.  I couldn’t resist the Blue Topaz and Amethyst. You usually don’t find too many blue or purple leaves, but they were so pretty I had to get them.  We painted the pine cones last night and they look really good!  I finished a few of the pine cones off with silver glitter on the ends of the ….what the heck are they called?  Each little “petal” of the pine cone… I’ll try to snap a pic of them & post it later…

Maggie thought it was hilarious that she painted without her shirt on.  I’m tired of pre-treating her clothes when she paints.  The daycare is supposed to make her wear a smock for art projects, but most of her clothes have a paint stain on them somewhere… they swear its water-based, but I can never get it all out.  I
Of course, she needed a bath after that project!

That was my weekend…. What did you guys do??

Oh Yeah…by the way.
still no period.  Hmmmm….

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Maybe Next Time

Well I guess that answers my question.

Stopped at Rite-Aid on my way home for lunch.

Not Pregnant.


Guess I know which aisle I’ll be stopping at in Target.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Maybe a trip to Target would be helpful

Maybe a trip to Target would be helpful?

Maybe I’m just getting my hopes up. But what else have I got?

After J told me about her dream I’ve thought of nothing else.  Could I be?  Will this one be ok? How depressed will I be if I’m not????

Last night I had myself talked into tingly boobs & a slight nausea.  
I’m supposed to get my period this weekend.  I’m not having any back-cramps like I usually get the week of, but I do have my NorthStar zit that I get every month….

What’s a girl to do?   Should I hold out til Sunday when I do my weekly shopping to take a quick trip to Target for a mega-pack of HPT’s?? Or check the linen closet to make sure I have enough “girl-stuff”.  ::::SIGH::::

Monday, November 07, 2005

Pregnant Dreams???

So exactly how much stock *can* I put into the dream of my pg co-worker?  
J. stopped by my office as she does every morning to say:

J:  Hi, Happy Monday!! (She knows that I love Mondays… the day flies since I’m x-tra busy on Mondays)

C:  Hey there, chick-a-dee… How was your weekend??

J:  OOOH!!  I had a dream about you last night!

C:  Oh.  Well, I’m flattered; but I don’t swing that way…. Well, just that 1 time in college, but we we’re REALLY drunk and it never got any further than… Oh, wait.  You don’t mean it that way, huh???

J:  I dreamed that you were….::::And moves her hand in a large outward half-circle over her cute little bulging belly::: You know…

C:  Oh.   Yeah, well.  I’m not feeling any symptoms…..

J:  Maybe it was just one of those “wish-dreams”  

We *did* try to make-a-baby during the fertile time last month, but I’m not feeling too good about it.  I think there was some “performance anxiety” on both parts… Maybe next month I won’t tell Joe that it’s the “Right Time”.  And, I know, I know… Just relax.

Just for fun something to kill time, I went to that Chinese Gender Predictor website… and for the next 2 months, If we conceive, It’ll be a boy!  Now don’t get me wrong…. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER.  But man oh man… does she have my most annoying traits.  

She is stubborn, opinionated & moody.  Lately she will cry at the drop of a hat, refuses to eat anything except peanut butter & jelly sandwiches or noodles.  We fight EVERY morning.  I know that she’s just trying to assert her independence, but gawd daymit I don’t have TIME in the mornings to let her dress herself!   Maybe I’ll stop by Wal-Mart & buy a bunch of sweatsuits for her….no snaps or zippers, it usually doesn’t matter if they’re on backwards or not…..I don’t remember having these arguments with Dan.  

My mom (who has 8 children!!  6 boys, 2 girls) always said that she would take all 8 boys since boys will at least play together.  If you get more than 1 girl in a room, they tend to fight & argue & be petty…thanks Mom, love you too.  

Thursday, November 03, 2005

trick or treat!!!

"I have some goodies for Grandma..... TO HAVE"!!

If you've never seen the Bugs Bunny episode, you won't understand..... If you haven't seen it, what rock have YOU been hiding under????