Thursday, July 26


Hi! I'm still here. I haven't had a lot to share with the world lately. Adam's still out of work. We're still waiting on God's perfect timing for growing our family. I guess I feel like I haven't been doing anything much exciting.

Monday, however, we did have a radical change in the household. Our lovely, too-smart-for-her-own-britches daughter learned how to open the bedroom door. Bye-bye privacy. Actually, she hasn't abused her new power too much the past few days. But, quite frankly, we're running out of places to hide child-unfriendly items like scissors, knitting needles, permanent-ink pens.... Anybody have some unusual ideas?

Our VCR died a couple of weeks ago. I'm very bummed. I may not have ever mentioned, but I have a pretty large movie collection. I haven't counted lately (especially with the tapes and DVDs scattered around the living room floor like they are), but I'm sure it's over 100. Most of them are VHS, though. Sigh.

Life hasn't been completely boring. I did get invited to a baseball game this past week. I went with a couple of girlfriends (two of my prayer partners, who are also my daughter's godmothers) and we had a good time laughing and cheering and gabbing. Our team lost, but it was still fun to be there. Now, if anybody wants to send over some free football tickets...just make sure you include a free parking permit, too, though. I was looking at stadium parking on-line the other day--how can they get away with charging $30 a car for game day parking? That's after paying $65 a piece for the cheap seats!! Maybe there's a reason I've never been to a live NFL game.

Well, enough late night rambling from me. May your days be merry and bright (and may all your Christmases-in-July

Saturday, July 7

Seven Random Things

This is about the level of my brain activity today. Angela at Purple Puzzle Place has tagged me for the 7 Things Meme. I'm supposed to list seven random things about me, plus the rule of the meme and a bunch of tags. So, here goes...
  • My favorite flowers are Gerbera daisies
  • I played the clarinet for a couple of years in junior high
  • Adam and I got engaged eight weeks after our first date
  • I prefer Coke to Pepsi
  • My first job after college was interviewing fishermen
  • I don't own an iPod and have no plans to buy one
  • My IQ is 16 times my shoe size
Rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.


Thursday, July 5

Life and Death

I don't really know how to write about this. I've tried being witty, and it's simply falling flat. The reality is not funny. Surprising, unusual, unexpected, and leaving me feeling as though I ought better to know what to do next, yes. But funny, no.

A few days after my last post, I had a miscarriage. It wasn't until three days later that I recognized what had happened. Despite being reasonably competent in knowing how to chart my cycle, I had missed the subtle signs of a possible pregnancy.

I am left, for the moment, with nothing more than emptiness. I don't know what to feel or how to grieve this completely unexpected loss.

For now, I'm simply collecting. I'm collecting information. I'm collecting ideas. I'm collecting prayers and thoughts from my friends. In a few days or a few weeks, when I'm past the shock I keep falling back into, everything will at least be together waiting for me.