Green's my Favorite Number

Exploring a world I have yet to make sense of and beginning the journey that will someday lead me to Munchkinland.

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My hubby and I have been married for four years and wanted children the day we said "I do." We both have a passion for helping children and cannot wait to have a family of our own. Unfortunately, it isn't as easy as the health teacher said it was...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

51 2 33!!!

Just wanted to log in and say 51 to 33!!! YAY!!!!

Have I mentioned I'm a huge college football fan? Well I witnessed the best game ever tonight and I had no one to share it with. It was ok though. After that last post I am sure you all realize I needed some serious down time and alone time with myself. That game was hugely therapeutic!

Hubby and I went out with a friend for lunch this afternoon and I pointed out at 4:30 that I had to be taken back to the house for the football game (Apparently hubby and his buddy missed that seminar before birth in which all boys are instructed to love sports with a passion.... I seemingly snuck into that seminar by mistake! lol). Both boys rolled their eyes and dutifully dropped me off at home while they went over to play PS2 on the big screen tv. Everyone else in the house had vacated early this morning for a marching band competition in another county that would prove to occupy them until nearly midnight. I donned my orange sweats, grabbed the cordless phone, remote, a soda, and a book for halftime, and snuggled into the lazy boy with a blanket to enjoy the show. Other than the brief phone calls to update the fans at the competition and to calmly explain to my hubby that this was a crucial game against an undefeated, higher ranking team, and that disturbing me during that time would set forth a cataclismic force sure to unbalance the forces of heaven and earth, I was undisturbed and cranked up the volume in all of it commentating bliss! It was beautiful! I thought for sure after the first quarter we were doomed for our second loss of the season. My boys rallied back though with all the might they could muster and went on to slaughter the opposition!!!!!

Have I mentioned I love football???

Friday, October 06, 2006

Crawling in a cave now....

Today was a horrible day. Hubby stayed home from work today and I had not had much sleep the night before so I ended up crashing on the couch for the most part. I got up this afternoon and went to start supper when he called me to come outside for a second. I had turned on the front burner instead of the back burner and when I walked back in to check on the stove there were flames shooting from the stove. Not good! I broke down into an emotional trash heap. No damage done really except a hole in the linoleum in front of the stove where the melted tea pitcher had dripped.

Not long after that incident, my lil bro called and said he had been in an accident. Everyone panicked and took off out the door. Come to find out he had hit a very small deer and nothing major had happened other than the demise of his newly repaired front fender. Oh well.

I did go to the library today and I almost cried at their horrible resources for deaf studies and sign language. I think its an important thing to have since that is one of the few resources deaf can have in a small town. I am hoping to get a few books for Christmas that I can donate.

Watched old John Wayne films tonight and about halfway through the migraine set in. It was a full onslaught. Light felt like a hot butcher knife, nausea immobilized me, I thought I was going to have to curl up in a cave somewhere today! I feel much better now. Cold compresses, time, and Tylenol saw me through. I know it was just from stress. Oh and the in laws calling tonight didn't help I'm sure.

Well anyhoo, just wanted to stop in and let ya know how my day had gone. Feel free to stop by my cave and walk on in. Please don't knock! Just assume the fetal position and cry.

Oh yeah and wear your threads!!!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Rolling the Ball

I'm not sure how many people read my blog to date but for any readers that are out there I wanted to pass on some information and encourage you to take part.... In case you want the link to the original...

Pomegranates, a longstanding symbol of fertility, serve as a strong analogy to those suffering through infertility. Though each pomegranate skin is unique in colour and texture, the seeds inside are remarkably similar from fruit to fruit. Though our diagnosis is unique—endometriosis, low sperm count, luteal phase defect, or causes unknown—the emotions, those seeds on the inside, are the same from person to person. Infertility creates frustration, anger, depression, guilt, and loneliness. Compounding these emotions is the shame that drives people suffering from infertility to retreat into silence.The pomegranate thread holds a two-fold purpose: to identify and create community between those experiencing infertility as well as create a starting point for a conversation. Women pregnant through A.R.T., families created through adoption, or couples trying to conceive during infertility can wear the thread, identifying themselves to others in this silent community. At the same time, the string serves as a gateway to conversations about infertility when people inquire about its purpose. These conversations are imperative if we are ever to remove the social stigma attached to infertility.Tie on the thread because you’re not alone. Wear to make aware.Join us in starting this conversation about infertility by purchasing this pomegranate-coloured thread (#814 by DMC) at any craft, knitting, or variety store such as Walmart or Target. Tie it on your right wrist. Notice it on others.

I encourage all of you to do this and I want to stretch that just a bit by including the men/partners. You know, we forget sometimes that our husbands/partners go through this grief and pain alongside us. I know my husband has been there through every negative pg test and he was right there holding my hand when we found out we lost our little one so early on. Infertility affects both members in a couple and no one should be left out! Go buy those threads!!!!