Monday, May 28, 2007


We've been busy and it's been great! Thursday we saw Gwen Stefani in concert. It was Tom, me, Phoebe and SIL. It was a full circle for me seeing her in concert with DD. When I was pregnant with her seven years ago and I found out I was having a girl, I used to play "I'm just a Girl" in the car at the top of my lungs for her. She loves Gwen as much as I do. I think one of my favorite parts was when she sang "4 in the Morning" which is my current favorite song. I cried my eyes out when she sang that song. We got home really late Thursday night and spent both Friday and Saturday still recovering.

Sunday we went to the Philadelphia Zoo (we're members) with another family we're friends with. They have a daughter Phoebe's age. The girls had a great time. The gorillas were having a great time chasing each other all over the place. They were outside, inside, over and under. The girls kept walking all over the different areas to watch the gorillas just to keep up with them. I got a great picture of a python yawning. And the kids especially had a great time for the opening of the Children's Zoo. It was closed the last time we all went in the fall. The girls had pony rides and I got some great pics of that too.

Today we went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean. I don't understand what the issue is with the people reviewing this movie. I thought it was awesome! It was long and there were some parts that were a bit longer than they had to be, but it still is a great story and the characters and the things they do are so cool. Definately left you with the feeling that it didn't have to be over yet.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Work/Life Kicking My Butt

Sorry I've been absent lately. Both work and home have been busy for the past two weeks. I think I'm getting things back in order now. Phoebe's taking a shower right now, so I figured I'd take a moment to blog.

Tom graduated with his EMBA on Saturday, which was really nice. It's nice now to know that I can rely on him for a bit to get some things done around the house. He made a phone call today to get a quote for a sprinkler system and made chicken parm for dinner tonight. I could get used to having him available for stuff.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my readers that are mothers or are in the process of becoming mothers. May all your wishes, hopes and dreams for your children come true.

I only have a few minutes I have to go help munchkin in the shower and get her to bed, but I wanted to let you all know that I did get my nose pierced yesterday. I love it! It looks awesome. I think I like the most that it gives me an edge. I always look so wholesome, most people don't realize what I really am. I am a nice person, of course, but I'm a yoga practicing, health food eating, semi-practicing Buddhist, recovering Catholic, punk and alternative music lover. Try saying all that real fast. I like that with my stud in my nose, I'm proclaiming that I may dress conservatively at work and may use my manners and act very proper, but I'm really a bit unconventional. I've always known that, DH thankfully knows that and I think Phoebe realizes it.

Well I'll owe some pics tonight. Pics of me and my nose, Phoebe during her show at school and everything in between.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Baby Making Update

Still no luck. Aunt Flo showed up today and my temp dipped. Kind of sucks really. My temps were going up for the previous three days, so I bought a box of pregnancy tests yesterday evening. Tom even said this morning he thought we would've done the deed this month as we had lots of good "quality time" together. LOL

As I told TCM guy this week, I think we're onto something. At least my crazy feelings all month are gone. Although I'll have to tell him they've been replaced by anger PMS. The past few days, I've been quite short in my dealing with difficult situations. My lower back has been a little achy the past 24 hours and I've been a little crampy. I'm going to continue working with him and my annual GYN appt is on the 24th. I'll be asking her to set me up for an HSG test in June. Want to make sure the pipes aren't clogged up.

This afternoon, Phoebe's school is having a Mother's Day tea and they are putting on a play for us. She's supposed to be a flower and she told me they made costumes. I'll have the camera with me and now that I can load them up to blogger easy, I'll post the pics in the next day or two.

After school, she's going to her grandparents for the night, as Tom and I are going to a dinner and dancing event for his EMBA class graduation. It's at some country club on the Main Line of Philly. Tomorrow we're going to King of Prussia Mall to do some shopping for a dress for me to wear to graduation. Then I'd like to go to South Street and get my nose pierced on our way to South Jersey to pick up Phoebe. I'm excited to have a good weekend and get lots of stuff done. We even took the dog to the kennel behind our house, so we can get a room tonight up at Villanova and start the day from there.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Point to Point 2007

It was a beautiful day, but very windy and brisk. Thankfully we had chairs to sit on and a quilt to put over us to keep us warm. Phoebe had a pony ride and her and Tom kept making their own bets on horses. I think Phoebe is supposed to make our bed for a week and give her father a back rub. I told Phoebe I learned a long time ago not to bet with her father unless I didn't mind losing. Here's some pics I uploaded from the day.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Now the Network's Cooking with Gas!

So ever since I got my loverly new Apple laptop I've been having problems with it's wireless network connection on our old network. At first I thought it was just when DH's school laptop was on, but this morning when he was at school, I still got kicked off the network twice! I decided the best thing to do was get the Airport Extreme network. It's awesome! I can be in our bedroom and still have all the bars on the network indicator! It's zippy everywhere in the house. I bet it even works great on the deck! I'll try that over the next few days.

Phoebe also lost another tooth this afternoon. That makes 8 baby teeth she's lost before her 7th birthday (in October). I realized I haven't been talking about her that much lately, but she is such a trip. I've had to crack down on her manners though. Can't stand children that interrupt other people's conversations. She's spent some time on her bed lately. I was teaching her tonight how to get in the shower by herself, so she can be more self sufficient in the evenings.

We're going to Point to Point tomorrow, which is a big horse racing event in Wilmington, DE. It'll be the three of us and DH's sister. I'm hoping to take some pictures that I can post.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Work Crazy - But I've Been Working Out - Also Might Get Nose Pierced

Work is driving me nuts! I'm completely swamped and my backlog is crazy! The good news is that I started working out on the elliptical machine at home every morning this week. I felt like shit on Sunday because I hadn't been eating right and exercising. Eating right has been coming more easily though than working out. It's such a shame considering we own a very nice Precor elliptical machine that I wasn't using it as often as I used to. Well, I've been making sure I'm not pressing the snooze button in the morning before work and I've now done that for three days, going to drink a cup of green tea first, getting my body awake and then getting in a half hour on the elliptical machine. I also started doing some ab exercises each day as I know it keeps my lower back happy. I've also been working on meditating a little in the morning, doing some imagery exercises from Julia Indichova's latest book.

Tom has one more paper to write that is due this Friday for school and then he graduates! The next two weekends after this one will be occupied with a graduation dinner with his class and then the official ceremony. I can't wait for this to be over!

BTW, any of my readers have their nose pierced? I've been planning to get this done lately. I don't know if it's just my pre-midlife crisis happening or what. I think it would look really cool. I'm just looking for one of these tiny little diamond studs to be there. I also found out that getting that done, it doesn't really have a back to it like an earring. It's just a hook to put it in place. I have a collegue in the office that has one and I was asking her about it. I almost went to have it done this past Sunday, but I just felt so icky and down on myself. But exercising again and doing the imagery has helped with my attitude and I think my badass self might be getting this in my schedule soon.