Friday, July 14, 2006


It's quite hot out, like 90 some degrees. So, basically it's stay inside or get in a pool. Tomorrow or sunday we're going to head out to a lake to swim and cool off. It's just too darned hot to do anything else. Tomorrow morning we're going to try to go downtown to a farmers market. I love those!! My garden is growing. We have baby tomatoes!! Lots of fresh herbs. I can't wait until my tomaters get big and I can make a salad with basil, tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese. YUMMY!
In 1 1/2 weeks we head out to Vegas! Yippee! We are going with our friends Brian and Lisa. It should be a fantastic time! We'll be staying at the Mirage, which I'm totally looking forward to.

Well, I'm on month 2 of metformin for my tx of my PAI-1 blood clotting disorder. I really need to get in to see my local doctor and figure out a plan of attack to get preggo. It's only been nearly 4 years of trying. I think I've been waiting long enough!

Well, here's a picture of some banana crumb muffins I made the other day. they were delicious!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Oh that Daniel!

Here's a gorgeous picture my sweet hubby took today. He is talented! So, I'm getting very excited. I recently found out some lab results that may give me the answers to the reason we aren't getting pregnant. My friend Denise recently went to a conference that talked about what I might have. Thrombophilia! I tested heterzygous for MTHFR and homozygous for pai-1. I've been reading and researching until my heart's content and learning so much. I will talk with my doctor in Chicago on weds and learn more. From what I can tell, I'll need to be on a blood thinner, extra folic acid, B vitamins and maybe a steroid for my +ANA. It's crazy. All these years, and I finally got tested. Well, that's it for now!

Monday, April 17, 2006


I just love my new tulips. I planted them last fall when we re-landscaped our yard. I had forgotten what colors I chose, and I'm so happy with how beautiful the colors turned out. I should have a few more to bloom.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Is growing wheat grass in a see through container. I layered rocks, dirt then the seeds and watched it grow. I just love the easiness of growing this stuff. It's so pretty, especially in the spring.


What did I get myself into? OK, So I currently work as a nurse in postpartum and women's health. We also work along with nurses from labor and delivery. When I was first hired, I was supposed to go to L&D soon after I trained on postpartum. But, I ended up loving what I was doing and was too scared to make a change. So, I finally decided, that's it....I am going to L&D. So, I told my manager and she was so excited because their staffing has been dwindling and they are going to be really short this year. Well, today I worked 12 long hours and OMG. I swear every pregnant woman in this town delivered a baby today. I haven't even started L&D and now I'm scared b/c they got so slammed today. It'll be me over there next week! Yikes! Oh well, I think I can handle it. I'm just getting nervous and excited at the same time. Thank goodness that Denise my good friend decided to go with me! She's worked there for quite a while and I asked her after I was thinking of changing. Well, she was thinking she needed a change too so I got lucky!

I had so much fun last night. I made a couple baskets for Keara and Easton, my beloved niece and nephew. I also made some baskets for my mother in law and sister in law. I have yet to make my sister and mom's presents. I do have ideas though. I got the ideas for the baskets from Martha Stewart. In my MIL and SIL's baskets, I'm going to put my glycerine grass soap I made and a handpainted clay pot with a plant. I hope they like them!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I LOVE Spring!!

Finally, Spring has arrived. Of course, this is Nebraska so anything could happen. Next week we could have a blizzard. The last few days have been over 80 degrees. I love it. Daniel doesn't. He's already hot! Boy, does he have a long summer ahead of him. My friend Lisa and I went to Kona last night for happy hour before we went scrapping at Archivers. It was great. Although we had to sit inside, (we normally sit outside when it's nice) they had the big door open around the bar so the warm air blew in. It was gorgeous outside. So, then we went to Archivers after 2 martinis. WEll, let me tell you that it's not the best idea drinking martinis then going to scrapbook. It just doesn't work so well. So, Lisa and I decided next time, we're going to scrap first then go to Kona for their reverse happy hour at 10pm! Great idea girls! :) Well, anywho, back to spring. I love being out in the warm sunshine and seeing all the new flowers start to develop. THis year, I only have tulip bulbs planted since we landscaped last fall. So, in order to make up for the lack of dafodils, crocus, hyacinth, I put them in a glass dish and am waiting for them to bloom... I also planted some seedlings. They are so cute! I planted beefsteak tomatoes, cilantro, basil, grape tomatoes, and orange peppers. Here's a pic after they started sprouting.