I can't stop laughing.
Maybe it's the procedure this morning, who knows?
But in two some-odd years when K. and I decide to do the world a favor and procreate, this is what will happen...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Published by cck at 9:12 PM
I can't stop laughing.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Published by cck at 7:36 PM
Okay, so I have a mental illness. Who doesn't these days? I mean, seriously? I think more about finding the perfect buffet for my dining room than I do about the fact that four years ago I was diagnosed with something.
While others choose to make mental illness their life struggle, I don't. It just doesn't seem like something I need to worry about every moment. Do I ever have a day that seems harder than the one before? Sure! However, I think I'm safe to assume that most everyone on the planet has the same experience.
Why do folks who advocate for mental health make it the end-all-be-all? It's important - and it deserves advocates, but I don't think the men and women that advocate for seat-belt laws make it their reason for living.
Or maybe that's the beauty of advocates.
Published by cck at 3:04 PM
I took a trip to Destin on Friday, went to dinner with my sister-in-law and fell asleep early. On Saturday, I bought my first piece of real furniture. And by that, I mean a piece of furniture that either: did not come in a box, come with a wood-colored marker or was picked out of the Goodwill Showroom.
None of those things are bad -- in fact, a new desk I bought at Target is much more than I expected. However, with Parent's Weekend approaching, I wanted something real. Lemme tell you -- Haverty's has a clearance room in the back! Overstocks and scratch/dent furniture seriously marked down. I am so excited! It arrives on Saturday.
I returned home to my husband only to discover that he was itching for a project. So, around 3:30 pm on Saturday we started to pull up our carpet. The living room was first, then the hall. I drew the line at the bedrooms or office. We refinished some floors.
So, now -- after renting a sander at Home Depot (www.homedepotrents.com), we're waiting for our gloss stuff to dry. Next weekend it's on for the rest of the house. I feel like I belong on TLC or Design to Sell.
And, I'm exhausted. :)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Published by cck at 10:55 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Published by cck at 8:53 PM
K. found this fact hard to believe. I've gone away for weekend getaways, but never have I been taken. I'm usually the one making the plans. He left me a message on Thursday and told me to pack a bag. He had plans. Plans.
I was swept off my feet. We went to the Forgotten Coast -- it was gorgeous. The oysters were unbelievable, our Inn was just lovely and the weather couldn't have been better. This morning over brunch we made retirement plans for our entire family.It's only been four months (yes, I'm counting), and I am so very glad that I am so much in love with my husband. I had no idea it could be this good.
Published by cck at 8:51 PM
I have never been so happy to receive a postcard from a doctor.
What a day.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Published by cck at 9:29 PM
My grandmother is sick. She's dying -- and, as she'll remind you, we're all dying. She has brain cancer and I've been trying to figure out how much a 6 cm tumor weighs.
The Hospice nurse (I will be praying for their strength until I'm no longer on this earth) said something that resonates... "People die the way they lived. If they lived in denial for thirty years, they'll die in denial. If they lived with spirit, they'll die with spirit."
Thus, she'll be the fighter, the loving supporter and the fascinating woman she's always been. And so far, she's proving me right.
I spent time with her -- and it was incredible. To use a word I use too much, precious. And that might be all I have to say about that. For now.
Published by cck at 9:27 PM
"Honey, I'll be late this evening."
"I have to get a pedicure. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow."
"Bullshit! You have to get a pedicure for a doctor's appointment? Bullshit."
"Well... It's my yearly exam."
"K., think. Stirrups."
Published by cck at 9:15 PM
So, today I had my Yearly appointment. And I had a great experience. (Which is saying A LOT).
It absolutely threw me -- the having a conversation with a doctor (a trained professional) about planning a family. And it wasn't in vain either; it wasn't solely about preventing. I cannot believe how it threw me.
This might not even make any sense, but all of a sudden I was planning for twenty-six months from now. Twenty-six months, which would make it November 2009 that I should be having a conversation with my husband about what could potentially happen in August of 2010. And how the heck I came up with twenty-six months is still a mystery.
Dear Lord. When did we become so adult?