Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend in Review

The Circus was amazing. The Wardrobe was great. I really wanted the t-shirt and jeans that the circus performers had on before the show.

Saturday night we went and saw Alice In Wonderland. It was pretty good, but I have a hard time understanding English accents, and I have never read or seen the other Alice In Wonderland. Bo liked the movie, but didn't love it. I would say that the costumes in this movie were amazing and Tim Burton has a great eye for visual stimulating movies.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Circus has come to town, and Bo and I are going to go see it. I hope to have pictures tomorrow.

I have always loved the Circus, and at one time I wanted to go to clown school. Looking back I must have really been an odd child.

I remember going to Circus World Theme Park in Orlando as a child, and having so much fun. Brother and I got our faces painted like a clowns. I absolutely loved the clown makeup and my brother wanted to wash his off as soon as our dad snapped a picture. I know I wore mine the rest of the day.

I have one other circus story my mom likes to tell... I must have been 4 or 5 and my mom had given me money for the Sunday School Offering at Church. After church I still had the money and my mom asked me if I had given my offering, and I answered no I was saving it for the circus.

As you can tell I have always loved the Circus and I can't wait to see the show tonight. One thing it won't be held in a tent it is going to be inside a big building. I was kind of disappointed in that. I found this out when I told Bo that what I picked out for him to wear may be to hot for inside the Circus Tent. He just looked at me and said we aren't going to a tent. I bet next he would tell me that the Circus didn't come to town on a train either.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Think Alike?

This morning as Bo and I were getting ready to go to work I said to him, "You know what I'm thinking about." I just knew he would never guess it, but without hesitation he said, "THE BEACH!".
He would be correct. It has been a long cold winter and I'm so ready to spend a few days at the beach. As a child I lived an hour and half from the beach, and sometimes on Sunday afternoons we would ride to the beach and eat. Just seeing the sun and sand would brighten the day. So hopefully in the next month or two Bo and I can drive down to PCB, and enjoy the day.

This is not my picture I took it from, but these are the World's Most Beautiful Beaches.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blue Cheese Turkey Burger

This is not my burger. This came from the Betty Crocker website. We ate ours before I could thing about taking a picture.

A few weeks ago Jenny-O was running a special a free pack of Turkey Meat after mail in rebate. I decided to participate. In the mean time the turkey has been in the freezer just waiting to be made into something.

Well, since I couldn't do much on Thursday and Friday I decided to start looking at my cook books to find new recipes, and I came across this one. Let me just tell you that this was amazing. Bo loved it! I loved it! We both agreed this was a hit.

We made them on the George Forman Grill instead of the outside grill. This probably wasn't the best idea, but it worked. We will definitely be having these again.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pick Me Up Flowers

My wonderful and amazing 3 year old nephew sent me these flowers to brighten my day. Thanks Brother and Sister-in-law!
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! I actually have been feeling much better today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Sad

I usually try to keep my site lite and fluffy. It is my area to escape all the negativeness that can be in the world around me. (Bo likes to watch a ton of cable news and there is only so much of the negative I can take.) Well, Bo and I have been trying to have a baby for a little over a year. We have only been married for 4 years, and we didn't start trying right away. We wanted to enjoy marriage, travel, and fun times together. It took me a long time to find Bo and I was so happy with us just having some time together as a couple. So now I'm 32 and trying to have a baby!

But it doesn't seem to be going so good. I have cried a lot the last 2 days. I did get pregnant last year in June, and had a miscarriage in August. I would have been due today. Then A couple of weeks ago I took a home pregnancy test and it said that I was pregnant again. We were cautiously optimistic. Well that optimism was crushed yesterday when I went to the Dr. and found out I had another miscarriage. I had a D&C today. The day I would have been due with the first baby which makes it even sadder. I have a great Dr., and he is running a bunch of test. Hopefully, we will find some kind of answers. Bo and I are also going to start talking about other options.

I feel like I wanted to share this right now with you because I feel like you are my friends. So as my friends I ask that you understand that I'm going to take a break for a couple of days. I should be back on Monday. I feel like I'm taking a break all the time right now. Hopefully, April will be a better month than March.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Duck Blanket

It was late when I finished this so the lighting was bad for the picture. I still have to sew up the bottom of the quilt. I would have finished it tonight, but I laughed at the directions when it said to have a seem ripper. Needless to say I needed a seem ripper, and that yellow fluffy fleece was hard to rip out. This was an easy project and I hope to make another one soon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fish Bowl of Ideas

I didn't realize how bad a picture this was. But this is my new fish bowl of ideas. I sometimes get overwhelmed by every thing that needs to be done around our house. It has been suggested to me that I have a fish bowl with fun activities and work activities which have been broken down into small increments. Last night Bo and I sat down and made little cards with our ideas on them. I'm actually looking forward to trying this. Hopefully, this will help me get more things done.

Quilt Kit

I had a 50% off coupon for Joann, and the quilt kits have been calling my name. I know that I could have picked out the fabric myself and found a pattern, but I was looking for a quick easy project. So far I have all the pieces cut out and pinned together. Hopefully, I will have it finished by the end of the week. I think the ducks are cute, and I have plenty of friends who are either pregant or trying to get pregant so maybe this will be a gift. Joann was sold out of the brown and pink one that I wanted to make for my niece. Hopefully, the next time I have a 50% off coupon they will have it in stock.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Shack

From Books A Million :
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
Let me just say I don't want everyone I know to read this book. It took me 2 and a half months to read , which is an extremely long time for me to finish a book. The beginning of the book, first 75 pages, and the final couple of chapters were good. The stuff in the middle just drug on. I really like the concept of this book, but I just don't think I got it all because I keep on getting lost.
I know of two other people at work who have read this book. One told me it was good and then when I asked her about it she said she really just scanned it. The other one told me the book just wasn't that good. This book was just okay and I'm glad I borrowed it instead of buying it. Again I think the concepts were good.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm Back

Thank you so much for your prayers. My family and I greatly appreciate them.
My grandmother's funeral was in PA which isn't that far away when you go there for a week in the summer. But when you fly out on Monday morning and don't arrive home until 1 am last night it becomes a great distance. We had a really great service, and so many people showed us how much my grandmother meant to them. Both my mom's family and my dad's family have know each other for years. And when I say years I mean my mom's uncle and my grandmother (my dad's mom) were in the same elementary school class together. So I got to see a lot of my extended family on both sides.

Yesterday, Bo and I got to spend the day with my aunt. We had a really good time together. We actually went to Wegman's grocery store which was amazing. I so wish I had one of these near me. Bo is glad we don't because he says that we would be broke.

I hope to get back to my routine tomorrow.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Maw, my grandmother, passed away.

I'm going to take some time off from blogging. I should be back with you sometime next week.

Thank you all for your prayers they are really appreciated.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prayer Request

Thank you all for posting comments to my Question post. I really do appreciate it. I struggle with what I think is the right thing to do. Y'all reassured me that I did the right thing.

I haven't been to crafty this week. I have painted a few watercolors, but nothing that is amazing enough to show you. It is just my way of dealing. It is amazing how the creative process will help with that.

I don't usually ask for prayer, but my grandmother is in the hospital and it doesn't look good. The medical staff isn't giving us much hope. It is so hard to know that she is suffering. I would ask for prayer for her, but I would also ask for prayer for my dad. It is his mother and he is an only child. This is one of those times that make me greatful to have a brother. I would appreciate any prayers or positive thoughts(a friend of mine calls prayer that) sent our way.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Painted Bathroom

No, this is not my bathroom, but one of my co-worker's children's bathroom. He has a boy and girl that share the same bathroom and this is the fun paint job that his very creative wife came up with. It maybe hard to tell, but if you look in the mirrors you can tell the wall with the window mixes the green side with the blue side. I just LOVE it!

This is the girl's side.
This is the boys side.

I just can't imagine how much time this took to paint, but it turned out great.