Monday, August 30, 2010

Greetings from my Cold Room!

YAY Its Monday! (Sike!) I am so ready to be done with work already!!!
Anyway, the day after my last post about how our a/c broke, we bought a standing a/c for just our bedroom so at least we could sleep. We found it real cheap on Craigs list. I love that site, we have sold so many things and bought some great stuff on there, like our Roomba. That thing is amazing! So for a few days only our room was cool, and the rest of the house was 99 all day and night! Finally yesterday it started to cool off and it was only 98 outside today! So thankful that we were able to find this portable a/c! :) It really has been such a help.
We are almost done packing, and I say almost because we keep finding things to pack that for some reason we didn't know we even had! lol Our giveaway pile is getting huge too. I think we are pretty much ready to go, but I'm still not feelin the drive out there. We heard from some friends about another way to ship our car, and might be cheaper, so we just started looking into that, hopefully (praying*) that we find someone who is cheap enough for us.

So Saturday we had an interesting evening. You IFrs will love this one.
We went out to dinner with some friends of ours. Were not really good friends, but we've bbq'd together and hung out a few times. We met this couple at the RCIA when E came fully into the Church. Right away we thought she was a little off in the head, but she just leached onto us like we could be her only friends there. When we met her boyfriend (who is Catholic and they are living together and she has kids and they are not even close to getting married!) we really liked him. Their living situation is a little annoying to me though. They are quite a few years older than us, but we all got along for the most part. I have a little beef with her. She is very inappropriate, and I think disrespectful towards me sometimes. It's very subtle, but it is there and E sees it too. She had made a comment about a text that E sent on accident to her and then gave him a hi-five, it was super awkward, E was uncomfortable, and her boyfriend was a little red in the face! That pissed me off, but then she asked me about the baby making situation.
I gave a brief sum up of what was going on, and then she says to me
"When you move it will just happen, you'll be relaxed and that is always when it happens. Always when the woman is relaxed they just get pregnant!"
So that comment alone, I probably would have laughed in my head about it, but I was already so annoyed with her that I wanted to rip her arm off and slap her with it! For sure I am not going to miss these people!! Most of the night was fun and we had a good time, but for that few moments during dinner, I wanted to just leave.
Why did we go out with them? Like I said we like him, and she's ok when she's not being rude, and we haven't been out in a while, and they were paying with some comps they got for the restaurant. So I put up with it for a nice free meal! HAHA! :) So yeah, I put my self in the situation, but never again! That was too much to deal with.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Prayer Buddy is Awesome!!! :)

I just want to say thanks so much to my prayer buddy WheelbarrowRider at Life from Inside the Wheelbarrow. I got your gift in the mail the other day and it is so so nice! Thank you~! :)
She sent me this book on ST Gerard, I didn't know that much about him, but now I've learned about his life and why he is the patron saint of motherhood. Also St Gerard is from the same area in Italy that my family is from! I just thought that was pretty cool! Also she sent some beautiful holy cards, one of st Gerard, and another to St Raphael, and one with a prayer to the Holy Spirit. Another little thing that I just think is so neat, is that Raphael is a family name! My Grandmother is Raffaella, and several other people in my family have the name. I know I;m a dork, but I think stuff like that is so neat! Thank you so much for the gifts! :)

I am reading all your blogs but not able to make alot of comments, we are really trying to get everything packed and ready to go for the move, and yesterday the air conditioner broke! It is 100 degrees inside the house! It will cost us $1200.00 to fix and we just don't have the $$ to do it! We are going to have to work something out with the buyers... ugh! But you are all in my thoughts and prayers every day, and I'm going to try to post and comment as much as possible before the move, then i;ll be taking a week or so off to get settled in.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We have a moving date! Finally! Sept 7th. After the holiday craziness on the roads we are outta here! We still have so much to pack up and get the cars ready for the trip.. it's exhausting just thinking about it. We found a moving company that is relativly cheap $800.00 and to save $1000.00 we are both driving. I really wanted to transport one of the cars, but E just won't have it. He said it costs way to much, but I'm being a baby about it because I hate driving. I don't mind it for a little bit, but I've done this drive before and it sucks! Actually I've done it twice. Once threw the north, and once threw the south. The north is way more boring! No offense to anyone who lives in KS but it was like driving in the twilight zone! Nothing around as far as the eye could see and it really was the longest part of the trip.
So we are going the southern route. Threw AZ, NM, TX, OK, I think part of MO? and IL and IN. Total of 29 hours 1 min per mapquest. My stomach is in knots just thinking about it! ugh!
Anywhay, I gave my two weeks at work, and my boss is very upset. If you remember I quit about 5 months ago to another job for more $$ that turned out to be horrible, and my boss finally offerd me a raise to come back, so I did and now 3 months later I'm leaving again. This time for good. He offerd me more $$, he offerd my hubbs a job, anything to get us to stay! He said what the heck is out there? people move from there to Vegas, not the other way around! lol I felt soo bad, but its what we've wanted and its for the best! We prayed about this for years! I always asked that if we were supposed to move that the oppertunity would present itself, and it did, so we took it. I'm not having any doughts about moving, I'm just nervouse! :)

So Tuesday was CD1. sigh. I knew it was coming, but it was another 28 day cycle, wich is wierd for me to have 2 short cycles so close together. Usually I only have one short one a year. But this time I also didn't have bad cramps. I had some, but not enough to make me feel sick or tired. I also wasn't very grumpy or sad or anything! Well, in the morning I was, but I think that was because of the situation, not AF. There is construction going on right in front of my office, and I didn't know about it, so getting off the highway I turned to go to work, and the road was closed! I could only go back onto the highway! I was soo mad, and right there there isn't an exit close by to turn around at, I had to drive pretty far to turn around and then I was late! I was grumpy then for a little bit, but most of the day I was pretty happy! Maby it's all the vitamins? or the diet?

Speaking of diet, I'm still working on it. It is hard to go low GI. Sometimes I'm not even sure what to eat! There doesn't seem to be a clear cut way of eating low GI. I know lots of veggies, and fruits, and legumes. I can have pasta thank goodness! So mostly I'm eating low carb, and the carbs I do eat is mainly the pasta because I know I can eat that!

Happy Anniversary to all you bloggers out there this month! Ther sure is alot of you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playing Hooky

I played hooky from work yesterday and I'm so glad I did! Eric had flown Gabe back to his mom's Sat, and he didn't get back till Sunday night. So I had the entire weekend to myself. I don't mind being alone, and it was nice to be in a quiet place for a day. I bought some wine and a magazine and had a relaxing night to myself. But I missed Eric so much. I hate being away from him, and truthfully I'm scared of the dark. I had a hard time going to sleep without him being here.
I was so happy to see him get home on Sunday night, but it was pretty late and we stayed up all night talking and cuddling! ;) heehee.
So upon waking on Monday morning my alarm goes off and Eric says, "why don't you just stay home today?" I pondered this for a while, my body said "yes stay home and in bed!" but my guilt about not being at work to take care of my accounts wanted me to just suck it up and go in. But I decided to listen to my tired body and my heart, and stayed home with the hubbs! We slept in and then went to the Mountains to take a hike in nature. I love being outside in the fresh air. I hate the dirt and bugs, but other than that I love the outdoors. :) We were both pretty tired, and didn't make it too far up the mountain, actually we dilly dallied around and just talked and leisurely strolled around the woods. It was so relaxing and wonderful to just spend the day with my hubbs. He is awesome, so loving and kind. He's really the best! :)
I don't feel guilty at all now for taking the day off. Being with my husband was the best day ever! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prayer Buddy Reveal!

This summer I was very excited to get to pray for
Transformed Hearts @
I had never read her blog before, so it was really nice getting to know someone new!
TH is so cute, and such a great mommy. She has one little girl that is absolutly adorable, and another girl on the way! I have been praying to Our Lady of Lourdes for her, for her health, so she can stay cancer free and to continue being a great mom, for her baby's health, and her daughters happiness. Also her cat Bella... ;)
TH is such a sweet and wonderful person, I'm very glad I got paired up with her this season. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What's that pain? and other stuff...

It's been tooo long since I've been on here! I have had some awesome posts in my head, but have been too exhausted to post! Work got really stressfull for a while there and it just wiped me out!
We are also getting ready for Gabe to go back to his mom's house this weekend. :( It was amazing having him here for the summer. We have had such a good time. But I'll post about that this weekend.
I have to post about this little pain I was getting last week in my lower abdomen on the right side, then it moved to the left side, then back to the right side. This lasted for 2 days on days 14 & 15 of my cycle. During this time I also was having some nice CM and my temps started elevating! Could this mean I ovulated!? Or my body is trying to ovulate? Something for sure was going on down there and I'm not positive. My temps were like this
Day 12: 97.9
Day 13: 98.1
Day 14: 98.1
Day 15: 98.0
Day 16: 98.1
Day 17, 18, 19 and 20 : 98.2
and today Day 21: 97.9

This is amazing for my temps to be like this. They hardly ever go up so high and for so long! Something is definatly changing down there but again I'm not positive, and maby it was just this once. We'll see for next cycle, but I just went over my charts and since I've been back at charting my temps are getting better with each cycle!
I've been taking my Thyroid medication, a multi vitamin. Vit D, & B6 for the last 4 cycles. I've been trying to excersize daily and keep up the low GI diet. It's not easy but I'm definatley encouraged by my chart results!

Oh and I just wanted to say also that I have the best Hubby and step son in the world! I was so stressed last week with work, and Gabe kept brining up his new little sister that he is going to have, and I just lost it one night and broke down crying to E. So E and Gabe decided to surprise me on the weekend with something nice. They blindfolded me in the car and drove me to an undisclosed place... When they took off the blindfold I was at a Massage place! I have never been before, and I'm definatly going to go again! I had a 90 min Swedish Hot Stone Massage! AMAZING!!! If you have never had one you have to go! It is so worth it! I got everything massaged from my head to my fingertips to my toes! Who knew that you could build up stress in your toes! I felt like butter afterwards. It was the best gift I've ever gotten! :)

Now I've gotta go spend some more time with Gabe before he leaves me! :(

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Just a Bug...

So I definatly had some kind of 24 hour bug or something.. I did not POAS because I was pretty positive that it would be a waste. But the hope is still alive that someday it will happen! :) Really I felt better the next day and have been fine all week. Also I do take my temps and they were not in the right area for any positive test. But on that note, they have gone up a smigen!
Last cycle they went up for a few days which almost never happens, but promptly plummeted down to IF status. But, at the end of my cycle I did have a wierd rise in my temps a few days before AF came. So far this cycle, my temps have been alright. My temps used to be around 96.5 or so, but for the past few cycles they have been around 97.7, and today it was up to 98.0! whoo whooo! That means something right? I'm on day 12 and already starting to have some nice CM. It's been so rare for the last few months, I can't help but to get excited for it! lol.

I have to get my bloodwork for my thyroid this week, I'll probably go on Friday. I have shows to watch during the week that keep me up to late to get it done before work. The lab opens at 5, so I usually get there about 6 and make it to work by 8. There is a lab halfway between my house and my office, and it takes FOREVER to get anything done there, but it is the closest one to my work, so I kinda have to go to that one. I'm pretty sure we'll have to up the meds again, and hopefully my doc will give me enough prescription to last till after we move and I can get a new doc.

Speaking of moving, we really don't know when we are leaving. Our closing date was supposed to have been July 25th. But a few weeks before, the bank counterd us, and wanted us to pay some astranomical closing costs. We told them to suck it and that we weren't paying them a dime, ok really we didn't say that, but thats what we wanted to say! ;) So after we counterd back, it took them 2 weeks to get back to our Realtor, and they accepted our offer. So we don't owe anything, which is amazing. We are really lucky.
So now we have to wait for the investors, and the Bank to call us. After they call us it will be another 3 weeks for the new closing date. So it may be another month or 2 before we actually move outta here!

I'm ready to move, but the longer we stay the more $$ we'll be able to save for the move and to last us a while till we find new jobs. It's been hard trying to find jobs accross the country, and not knowing when we'll even be out there. So I'm probably not allowed to do this, but Prayer Buddy if you can please pray that we'll be able to find jobs when we move, that would be great! :)

Happy Sunday everyone, and have a great week! :)