Hold On


I’m listening to KT Tunstall.  Man, this girl is so good.  Her new stuff, her old stuff – it’s all golden.  What would I do without my beloved music? I’d hate a life without it. I currently have a plastic mouth guard in my mouth.  Ok, that wasn’t the best way to switch topics.  But, I do.  So, there you go. The whitening gel leaves this odd filmy, chemically residue that makes me choke.  But, hopefully I’ll wind up with white teeth and all that nonsense will be no big deal! Ah, the silly things we do.  Not that my teeth are yellow, I just want them whiter.  Maybe I shouldn’t mess with nature – who knows.

Today is CD17.  Typically, I’m due to ovulate CD18.  Tomorrow.  I don’t think that’s going to happen.  Not tomorrow anyway.  And maybe not even this month.  We haven’t done an insemination yet… I’ve had the EWCM, but no positive OPK.  The last 2 days I have had temps in the 98-point-something range.  That’s normally post-ovulation temperatures for me.  Yesterday morning I had a darker test line, but still not as dark as the control line.  And now I’m peeing on sticks and not having a test line come up.  Yeah, that is really depressing.  Was my body gearing up to ovulate and changed its mind?  Or did I somehow miss the surge?? Are we out this month? That would suck.  K told me today that it would be okay.  Somehow, that was strangely reassuring.  Just her saying that.  She said that we have some important distractions right now.  This is true…

We’ve been house-hunting for a long time, looking for something small and perfect for us in the city.  Well, I think we found it, and I almost don’t want to write about it, lest I jinx it or something.  I’m not an overly emotional gal, and certainly not weepy.  I’ve cried about this house 4 times, 3 times (K says) was in Target!! Ahhh! I’m losing it.  Seriously though, have you ever had it where you just find a place where you can see yourself there.  I see us.  I see the nursery. I see our future.  It’s a small gray house, 934 sq. ft., built in 1941.  All the charm of an old house, but completely renovated.  Beautiful hard wood floors.  Archway in the den, and bathroom. New windows.  New roof.  New electric and plumbing, heating and cooling systems.  New vinyl siding.  It has a HUGE back yard for the beagles, and coming from living in a condo, that is like heaven for a puppy dog.  The house has a fireplace in the den. We’re in love.  Both of K’s parents have seen it too, and really like it.  It was important to both of us to have them sort of “approve” of our decision. We are most likely going to make an offer tomorrow.   Here is a picture of it, before the black shutters were put on it.  It sort of looks blue and rather small in the pic, but it is gray, and actually really roomy inside! We can just imagine the fun we’d have with landscaping, etc with it!! It’s very exciting! More pictures to come I’m sure!


Now, just holding on to hope that things will fall into place as they should.  I hope that we’re not out this month.  I hope that soon, my love and I will have new place to call home, and in time, our very own wee one to fill our new house and hearts with love.  Corny, maybe. But how awesome would all that be, eh?

Hold on
To what you
Been given lately
Hold on
To what you
Know you got
Hold on
To what you
Been given lately
Hold on
Cause the world will turn if you’re ready or not


Waiting For +

K and I saw “For The Bible Tells Me So” today with a bunch of friends.  Wow.  Everyone should see this film.  It, no doubt, had a huge impact on those in the theatre, including myself.


On the TTC front, I’ve got the EWCM and tomorrow is CD17.  I’m hoping for a positive OPK tomorrow so we can do an insem tomorrow night!  I usually ovulate CD18 or CD20, so the BFP on the OPK should be coming soon.  Let’s get this show on the road already!!!



I was tagged by J at love + love = marriage :

The Rules:

1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the fun begin!

The 6 Non-Important things/habits/quirks about me:

1) I once went 11 days without a single bite of food – call it a fast for clarity of the mind.

2) My biggest pet peeve is guys who don’t keep their fingernails trimmed.

3) I have this other “personality” named Itty (K being Bitty) that only comes out at certain times. Itty has her own voice and mannerisms, and is addicted to hugs. I promise I’m not schizophrenic. Really.

4) I was a crazy cat child. I lived on a farm, and at one point we had 29 cats (outdoor barn cats). When I was 9 – I named 2 kittens out of a litter – Yentl & Anshel (after the Barbra Streisand movie Yentl). Like I said, crazy cat child!

5) I have 2361 songs in my iTunes library. It would take me 6.5 days of non-stop playing to hear them all.

6) I’m allergic to bottled alcoholic drinks like Smirnoff Ice, Bacardi flavoured beers, Mikes Hard Lemonade, etc., but love the taste of them.

I’m tagging:

Reproducing Genius

The Journey To A Baby Franklin

Vee And Jay

Beagles In The Snow


It really never snows much in Virginia. When it does, even a few flakes seem to shut the state down. But, this is coming from a Canadian whose winter memories are of kids in snowsuits launching snowballs at their friends, sledding down icy hills, snow plows on the roads in the wee hours of the morning, and neighbours shoveling their driveways before work.

Today, it snowed. I mean, it really snowed. Ok, it was a light morning snow. BUT, it snowed. It lasted awhile too. And it stuck long enough (maybe 2 hours) for me to take a few pictures!! Woo! I was able to do the “i love you” above!! I was loving the cold snow today, and it reminded me of home.

Olivia, very excited about the snow (sorry for our high-pitched voices and a glimpse of K’s underwear!):

Jarratt, peeing. She has her eyes CLOSED, so as not to allow …. ah hem…. snowflakes, to hit, her eyes:


K’s snow-covered FJ Cruiser:


And, finally, non-snow related: I have sort of been doing a Grey’s Anatomy marathon the last few days. I need to get caught up on the new season! This is a song I heard in the show by a guy named JOE PURDY. I was able to find a video someone put together on youtube. Great song. Check it out:

Ask Away!


Thanks for all the congrats girls!!! You all were so sweet!

Stole this from Lynn:

Because we never really know each other as well as we think, in response to this post I’d like you to ask a question. Anything about which you are curious, anything you feel you ought to know about me. Silly, serious, personal, fannish. Ask away. Then copy this to your own journal, and see what people don’t know about you.

This should be interesting!!!!

I Got Some Sparkly


The perfect way to be cheered up after several BFN’s and the arrival of AF?


Karli and I don’t wear rings. We always knew we were going to get married, but just didn’t know when. WELL…she took me to the local lake tonight and pulled out this 20 Questions game. You think of an object, and it guesses it in 20 questions. SO, she said, I’m thinking of something, let’s see if this thing can guess it. Is it hard? No. Is it flexible? Yes. Does it come in a box? No. Is manufactured? No. Is it colourful? Yes. Well, after all the questions – guess what it was? A ROSE! K pulled it out and said, “look inside the petals.” I pulled out a gorgeous diamond ring, and K asked me to marry her! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! She truly picked out a beauty.

Ahh, we’re engaged!! I love the ring, and love what it represents even more!! K and I will have a small ceremony with family and friends I’m sure. We just have to pick a date now!!

If you read this K (Ok, I know you will!) here is the absolute, cheese-tastic truth: I love you and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. You make me laugh – and you make me so happy. No matter what difficulties we face together, we will get through them. You are my best friend and my true love, and no matter what we face ahead – good and bad times, times when we say things we don’t mean, lose our tempers and throw large pillows at each other (ha!): I will be here for you, loving you that much more – every day. Not everyone will be happy for us, but as long as we are, that is all that matters! I love you to the moon and back. XOXO.

For all you girls who will appreciate this beauty like I do! . . . . . . .