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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Guys! The Guys!

I tell you, this is what I hear now on a daily basis from Claire. The Guys, in case you don't know, are the Incredibles (the movie). This was the first movie that Claire went to see with Dion, and she LOVED it. So much, in fact that now we have that movie, and all she wants to see are "The Guys". We all have to love something, huh?

Claire also had allergy testing done yesterday. Oh my gosh, she was great for it too! She has a fear anyway when we go to the doctor's office, but she did really well yesterday, and we got the wonderful news that she didn't have enough of a reaction to be classified as being allergic to dairy. WOOO HOOO!!! We can start introducing dairly very slowly to her, and that makes us oh so very happy. It will make out wallets happy too, since a half gallon of soy costs almost $3.00. It's good news all around!

I am down to 10 days until my surgery, and I need about 20 days more to wrap things up at work and get ready at home. I thought I was stressed before.....that was nothing. I wish I could get a grip on this, but I just can't seem to. Ok, no more on this subject. I will in true human fashion, bury my head in the sand and just go wash some clothes or something.

Monday, March 21, 2005


Claire and Nadia

Sunday, March 20, 2005

My Baby Turned One

I can hardly believe that a whole year has gone by! I can hardly believe that Nadia is one! We had a nice quiet celebration, well, as quiet as things can be with a one year old and a two and a half year old. Poor Nadia...Claire really felt that everything was hers, and the phrase of the night was "That's mine!" Did I mention that she's two?

This will be a birthday to remember though. This past Friday we got a nice snowstorm that dropped about 12-18 inches of the white stuff. Go figure this one out, about 2 hours north of us got about 2 inches. Not very often do you hear people say that they are going up north where there's no snow, but I actually heard someone say that on Friday.

My fear with Nadia's birthday was that it would have a sad tone to it, since just two days earlier was my 1 year cancerversary. I was afraid that it would be like "Yes, it's her birthday, but.....". I cannot say that I did not think about where we were a year ago, but there were not as many negative feelings as I thought there would be. So that was good. I can only imagine that in time it will improve too, so there's something to look forward to, right?

Saturday, March 05, 2005


quilt front

A quilt of memories

I usually have a hard time getting projects going for whatever reason, but I have been holding out on this one for a few months. I was pondering what I was going to do with all of my bandanas when my hair grew back. I decided on making a quilt. Now, keep in mind that the last time I used a sewing machine was in 7th grade when I made a hunter green sweatshirt, and not really a good one at that. I remember not really enjoying my time in home ec (go figure), so I wasn't sure how this project I decided to tackle would go. I was pleasantly surprised, and only bled once. My biggest fear in completing this was the fear that I was going to jinx myself. But, after thinking about it, I thought, hell, if I have to go through this again, the least I can do is buy myself some new bandanas. So, with no further ado....tahhhhhhh dahhhhhhhhh!! (see pictures below)

quilt back...warm fuzzy fleece