Saturday, June 21, 2008

I Was Tagged...

My friend Katy at sycamorestirrings tagged me to do a meme a couple weeks ago and I figured better late then never. The problem is that "big brother" blocks any blogs at work - so I cant work on posts. Which pretty much leaves the weekends and lord knows that there is not enough time in two days to do everything I want to do. But enough moaning about tooooo short weekends and on to the meme...

Here are the rules for this meme: link back to the person who tagged you, include the rules in your post, share 6 random bits about yourself, and then tag 6 other people at the end of your post. Since I don't know 6 people who have blogs - perhaps I will just tag 6 random folks.

1. Some anonymous person sent me a subscription to field and stream which I laugh at hysterically every time it comes in the mail...

2. I really like shoes and currently own 62 pairs which I wear on a regular basis. My newest favorites are these...

3. I love to bake but really hate to cook - unless you count appetizers and cocktails

4. For a silent auction I just finished knitting a skinny wrap scarf

5. I am really good at starting crafty projects but ohhh so terrible at finishing them - this is a typical Aries trait by the way.

6. I am trying to improve my EKG reading skills and recently bought the most boring book I have ever bought in my life...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Sweetest Greetings

We got the nicest card from my grandma - it is an old fashioned picture of a blue bird and she wrote in the corner "singing the good news...its a boy"

The Day Did Dawn...

Ok, so I knew this was going to happen someday. I just didn’t think that Thursday June 12, 2008 was going to be the day. I hopped out of bed this morning feeling good because it was a Thursday and I had administrative time in the morning (meaning I didn’t have to see patients and I would be able to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee). I went into the closet and pulled on one of my favorite pairs of pants – they are sage green capris, worn enough to be really comfortable but not too much to not be able to wear to work. Well what do you know – I couldn’t get the button to button. I mean I probably could have if I tortured myself but there was no way the zip was going to zip like it normally does. CRAZY. I took a picture to prove my point. Thank goodness I have a bella band by Ingrid and Isabelle – this great invention that you wear over your pants – it truly was a life saver today.

On another note – our friends from Seattle – Sheri and James are flying down to meet Eric to hike the Grand Canyon this weekend. I am bummed this was the big trip that I planned – got the permit for, trained for, got excited for – and then the little tall one decided to come along. So in true feeling sorry for myself character – I am heading to Albuquerque to get my hair cut and have some Vietnamese food. Wooo Hoooo!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Groundbreaking News...According To My Friend Katy

We had our second appointment with the peri-natal specialist in Albuquerque and it went great. We have seen these folks one other time and hopefully this will be our last visit. This time they did all the measuring of the little turnips parts and the doctor looked at the heart and made sure all looked ok.

So...its so crazy to be laying there, chatting with the ultrasound lady and seeing your child on the screen. It has a very surreal feeling to it. She was measuring everything and then out of the blue asked "do you want to know the gender of the baby?" Eric screams from across the room "YES" and I say just as loudly "NO" then I turn and look at Eric and something clicks and I just say "OK" and the lady says "I think its a boy" then walks out of the room.

The doctor comes in to check out the heart and tells us that "yep, it's a boy." On the third time that Eric asked if the doctor was sure it was a boy - the doctor said "it's either a boy or a girl with a scrotum and we're going to have problems."

So there you have it...our GROUNDBREAKING NEWS...IT'S A BOY!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I Am Addicted To...

making my own ice cream and sorbet. I got the newest Cooking Light Magazine in the mail a couple of days ago (all thanks to my friend Kelli) and while I am not a huge fan of cooking - those of you who know me know how much I love a good cocktail or three but in my current state it has been rough finding fun summer drinks sans alcohol. While flipping through Cooking Light I saw this recipe for Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet and thought it looked fantastic but thought who in the heck has an ice-cream maker? My neighbor, Ingrid popped by about that time and guess what? She had an ice-cream maker. I borrowed it and the addiction began. Who knew how fun and super easy it was to make your own great tasting frozen treats! In fact, the night I made the first batch of ice cream Eric said "we need to buy one of these" so guess what's coming in the mail from You guessed it, we are the proud owners of another small appliance.

Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet
2 cups boiling water
4 regular sized English Breakfast tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 4 lemons
1 cup ice water
mint sprigs for garnish
Combine 2 cups boiling water and tea bags in large bowl. steep for 5 minutes and discard tea bags into your compost pile. Add sugar to tea stirring until all sugar dissolves. Cool completely, stir in juice and one cup ice water then chill for one hour.
Pour into your ice cream maker and about 30 minutes later you'll have a great tasting summer time sorbet.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Just say no to plastic grocery bags...

Crazy Readings...

I have two good friends out here - Para and Ingrid - who both gave birth about 6 months ago. When they found out I was pregnant they brought over each and every pregnancy book they owned. These books sit in the living room in their respective bags and every now and then I flip through and see if anything looks interesting.

One book that Para brought over is called, Mothers Who Think - Tales of Real Life Parenthood. It is a compilation of short stories and I have really enjoyed reading it. The funniest story is called "Expecting the Worst" by Jennifer Reese. In this hysterical story the author makes fun of the book "What to Expect When you are Expecting". She originally liked the book and then found that the authors were not as friendly as they first appeared.

In my favorite part of her story she talks about The Best Odds Diet and the quote I love the best is "before you close your mouth on a forkful of food ask yourself if this is the best bite I can give my baby? If it will benefit your baby, chew away. If it will only benefit your sweet tooth or appease your appetite, put your fork down"

I gotta tell you when I read that I freakin started crackin up and realized I will never read "What to Expect When you are Expecting" because I love my salty tooth too much to put down my fork or get my fingers out of the tortilla chip bag. And guess what...they even have a web site