"I'm a mother, I'm a lover, a chef, a referee. I'm a doctor, and a chauffeur seven days a week. I ain't asking for a medal, yeah I know you work too. I'd just like a little credit where credit is due. It's the hardest gig I've ever known. I work my fingers to the bone. Yeah the dishes and the diapers never stop. Lousy pay, there ain't no 401K. I know this may come as a shock, but this here's a full time job!"--Full Time Job sung by Gretchen Wilson

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Good Lord, Is Life Busy Or What??

I'm not sure even where to begin! So much has happened since I last posted. I know that I am WAY behind, and I will try to do better in the future. We have just had so much going on, I just haven't had a chance to really sit down and write. So, this might be a little bit of a long post, I have a lot to write about. So, better get started.

Well, a couple of weeks ago, we got some bad news. Two friends of mine from my prior job were killed in a car crash. It was so sad. One of them was my office mate and the other was one of the nicest people in the world. They were both my age. Jessica was married and Julie was engaged, preparing to get married in May. Both of their significant others went to the hospital with minor injuries, but were otherwise OK. It is just really difficult to believe. I was able to go to Jessica's viewing, but not Julie's. I have said many prayers for them and their families, but it still makes me sad to think about. If you think about it, please say a prayer for them.

After that, we found out my Grandmother was in the hospital. She had fallen walking in the front door and then started mixing up her words. So, they took her to the hospital. They were afraid that she had had a stroke. Turns out she didn't. She did have a broken pinkie and a lot of bruises, but other than that was able to come home because she was all right. So, at least that was a relief.

What else? Hmm...Well, Books, OK. Well, I finished Knit 2, Plum Spooky, read Unravel Me, re-read Confessions of a Shopaholic. I just re-checked out Pride & Prejudice, so hopefully I will be able to actually finish it now. I'm not going to to book reviews for all of them, but know that I read them and enjoyed them.

I know that I am behind on recipes too, but those are going to wait until next Monday if that is OK.

What else? Oh yeah, our weekend. We celebrated our 5th anniversary Friday and for the weekend. It was wonderful. We took the girls down to my parents' house to stay. Then we headed to Indianapolis, checked into our hotel then headed out to eat. We decided to eat at the Fox & Hound English Pub because we thought that they were sure to have a Reuben sandwich on the menu. I have been CRAVING one of those, but corn beef is so expensive. So, I was hoping they would have one, well they didn't. I was sad, but got over it. We had some pretty OK food, but I will say that the cheese fries were AWESOME!!! Probably some of the best I have ever had! Then we went back to the hotel and went to sleep (how sad are we?) cause we were both just exhausted! Saturday morning we got up, went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. That is something we used to do a lot before we had kids, but haven't done it in a while. It was fun. Then we went and roamed around Kohl's and then decided to go to a movie. We went and saw Watchmen. I didn't really know much about it, but it was pretty decent. Long, though, we sat there for about 3 hours. I would like to read the book though now that I have seen the movie, just to see what I didn't exactly understand. It will be interesting to read a Graphic Novel, I have never done that. Then we went to Borders and then off to Cold Stone Creamery for "lunch". It was awesome, I had never been there before. I ordered the Birthday Cake Revisited...it was YUMMY! Then we chilled in the hotel room and then headed out to dinner with our friends Jen and Bill at PF Chang's. It was great, I had been in the mood for it. Bill had to go do some work then so Jen went with us to a bar to hang out a little bit more. Then on Sunday we headed to my parents' house to get the girls. We had Cake and Ice Cream for Jillian's birthday with Dad's side of the family. It was a lot of fun. Jillian was really cute to watch eat cake. Feel free to check out our family blog for pictures.

OK, so last but most definitely not least, we are expecting! This has been quite a shock for us because we thought we were done having children. We aren't really sure how it happened. Well, OK, so we know HOW it happened, but aren't sure how it happened. I was on Birth Control and used it exactly like I am supposed to, so I guess all is just meant to be. I am now 5 weeks along and it looks like I am due November 9th. The puky feeling started yesterday evening, so that sucks, but I know that is a part of my pregnancies, so I know what to expect. Wish me luck with the pregnancy. Layla and Jillian are going to be such cute big sisters!

Well, I think that you are pretty much caught up. If I forgot anything I'll put it in next time. And I PROMISE to not go so long next time in between postings!