Sunday, April 27, 2008

Random Thoughts

Here are some random events this week:

My appeal to have a VBAC ( vaginal birth after C-section) through my insurance at Renown got approved. I can give the credit to my doctor who called the appeals department himself. What at first was a misunderstanding between my doctor's office and our insurance company surprisingly worked out for the good. Mind you, I'm holding this opportunity lightly as I learned from others ( in the previous post regarding this ) that this will not determine my identity ;)

The result of our toilet dilema became resolved but not after we had to go for a day without being able to use running water at our house, including the toilets. I will try very hard not to take running water for granted again. We were at one point considering the bucket idea, I'll stop the description there. The culprit ended up to be our tree roots. We have a very large tree in the front of the house whose roots grew into the pipe and causing the stop up. Thank goodness it was resolved easily.

Morgan has officially graduated to a toddler bed and is out of the crib.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Not so Fun Day

Our master toliet is permanently plugged. For a few days there have been bubbles coming up randomly and then today after no ones, I repeat NO ONE's fault ;) it was unpluggable.

I have to say there is nothing quite so sexy as to see your husband stick his entire arm into the dreaded hole! At least there wasn't any overflow onto the floor after multiple multiple un-plugging attempts. What in the world. Maybe it's a toy...ha ha.

I have never been quite so thankful as I am now that Andy works with plumbers and has reasonable easy access to services. Hopefully this will be moderately dollarless and quickly resolved!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fun Day

April 17th was hubby and mine 4th year anniversary. It's hard to imagine as so much as happened in four years that it seems longer. I also realize 4 years is just a drop in the bucket for the years to come which is exciting.

We have tried to make it a tradition to get away for 1 night. Each year we try a different location to spend that one night. And now that little ones are in our lives, that one night is something you look forward to and treasure!. ...We have tried bed and breakfast locations for the first 2 years we were married but last year and this year we have picked local places. This year will be the Peppermill in their new Tuscany Tower. It's amazing it looks nothing like a casino. No slot machines and very welcoming tuscany colors

I found out yesterday that an added bonus is some tattoo convention is there this weekend. So who knows we both might come back with new tattoos (seriously, I doubt that this will happen but those buzzing machines may be to hard to resist ;).

So off to relaxation!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


This is Morgan and her younger cousin Michael. The reason the title is siblings is I have always found people's birth order traits very interesting . With child number 2 on the way, I'm wondering how NOT to foster certain 1st born traits. For example, just from what I have observed, 1st born tend (there are always exceptions) to feel that they need to keep the other siblings in line or take care of things. Which isn't necessarily bad but I don't want to put my responsibility as a parent on my toddler who needs to be a toddler and not a co-parent with mommy :). I can see how this happens just from taking care of my nephew for a couple of hours. Morgan although she isn't quite two yet seems to be so much older in skills compared to her cousin. I can ask her to get the bottle for the baby or the toy for the baby. As I was asking her to do this, I thought perhaps this is how it starts for first borns to get that characteristic. Mom needs help with the young ones and so she depends on the older ones to help.

I know most people reading this are probably thing, duhhhh, but I purposely wanted to avoid that and had thought about it before and wanted to avoid doing it and STILL did it. So I'm figuring out how I can have a 2nd baby around without transferring my responsibility or putting an unhealthy load on my toddler.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


There has been a long discussion regarding what entertainment system to get at our house. Hubby made the final call though and finally decided on a Nintendo Wii. That took patience to get but since then, it is our main source of amusement. I personally like the sports games especially tennis, although I score alot better on wii bowling then in real life.

Morgan is enjoying swinging at the air although she doesn't know what she is swinging at. Andy has discovered the on-line news and weather channel and likes the graphics for Mario galaxy.

This is how out of shape I am in, I'm swinging at the air playing the tennis game for 1 day and I can barely move my arms the next day, that's sad. Oh well, good times

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I went into work yesterday to give my farewells and my resignation. I was surprised to find that at each cubicle there were little stop signs next to the computer (see picture). I was told that the nurses were instructed by our manger to put the little sign up when co-workers began talking to us as this would decrease our productivity and this would be a niffty way of doing that....HMMMM. This sounds like something Michael Scott would do. The more I think about it, there are a scary amount of similarities between Michael Scott and our current manager.

Now my only regret in quitting is that I will miss out on all the amusing similarities I could find between a fictional world and a really almost laughable working environment :). If nothing else, my daughter enjoyed her new toy.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I've been contemplating about my contentment regarding where I am in life. Choices I've made that has lead me to the present. I guess this was spurred on by noticing other people around me. A good friend encouraged me to be 'brutally honest with God' when asking him questions or my worries and concerns.

I was and I have to say, I'm content for the place I am in life and the choices that I have made for me to be here. This may seem a bit abstract but I was contemplating having not moved, having pursued other relationships, choosing to be at home, ect.

I was brutally honest with myself and I'm grateful that 'at the end of the day' I was content.