Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tickled Pink

Well ok so maybe not pink.. but I'm tickled!  I got a pretty cool e-mail this morning. Well, actually I found it this morning, apparantly it was sent a few days ago.  It was sent to my e-mail linked to my blog.  

I was contacted by someone who was a fan! She said she was a fan of my work!  I blushed. She was very sweet and complimentary and she wants to send me a children's book she wrote about surrogacy. I was honored and appreciative and I can't wait to see it and read it and share my thoughts with all of you.

It absolutely made my morning!

I will tell you more about her and the book when the time comes.


Have a lovely day!

P.S. later that night I was clearing out my other e-mail box and found an e-mail from a casting director. She is interested in chatting with me about my process in becoming a surrogate.  There is a new documentary series about couples looking into adoption and surrogacy.   *feeling the love*

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ch ch ch changes....

Did you know I cut my hair? We're taking 8 inches G O N E!  I hadn't cut it that much for a long time. It was down the middle of my back.

2 months ago April 2010

May 2010

I was ready for a change. I used to do it a lot more often. I mean it seemed to be about every summer I'd chop it off...

Summer 1995

Shortest I ever went. Winter? 1995 with my cousin Maloree.

 I'd usually be blonde when my hair was short... then come Fall/Winter, it would be fairly long and I'd go dark... sometimes a burgundy or marroon color... or once or twice purple.

2002 Purple Haired Witch

If I was going through a hard time, I'd make a change... either a hair change, or I'd add to my ear holes... that's how I got up to 6 ear piercings. But I wanted to be different, so I had 2 holes in one ear and 4 in the other. I did NOT pierce my tongue for a change though... I pierced it cuz my husband talked me into it. CRAZY! It was fun while it lasted.. then I got sick of it.

Anyway, it was time for a change... and my cute friend was coming out this way to cut hair, so.......................

I'm still getting used to it. I never know what to do with my hair.

Kind of a boring post... but I tried to make it fun.      :)

                                                               Happy FRIDAY!!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cleaning attire

What do you wear when you clean? Do you wear ratty old clothes? Regular clothes? An apron?
Nice clothes? High Heels? A pretty little maid's outfit?  Absolutely nothing? Your pj's?

I clean in my pajamas. I mean most of my cleaning. I feel I do my best that way? Not really, I guess it's in case I get dirty while cleaning, I can just toss my pj's in the hamper and hop in the shower and I'm good to go.

What does this all mean? That I shower later in the day...yeah... that I'm a weirdo? Well maybe.                   I don't know, just food for thought. Just a reason to blog.

Ok, ok... I admit it. Sometimes my jammies consist of my "special underwear". So the other day, I was doing the laundry, etc. and I ducked downstairs to my office to put some stuff away and check my e-mail. All of a sudden I see these lights coming down through the window. I guess the neighbors were looking for something with flashlights.... H.O.L.Y. E.M.B.A.R.R.A.S.S.I.N.G.  I sure hope they didn't find ME. I hid behind my office chair for a few minutes and then ran upstairs...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Garbage Bags: Getting your child to listen to you and not the laptop

Maybe you can relate.

Do your kids listen to you when you ask them to do something?

Do they listen the first time?

Do you sometimes sing embarrassing songs to your kids?

Do they ignore you and keep playing on the laptop?

Do you have to threaten them with naked baby pics?

Here's a re-enactment of what happened a few weeks ago... I had to pay my son to be in the video with me. I told him, "Trust me, I'll be more humiliated than you..." He chose to not say much in the video... but that's pretty much how it happened, although when it really happened, he said... "Mom, I should put this on youtube and embarass you." He was absolutely mortified because of what I said about putting the pic on facebook... but then you see what happens.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Recent health update ENT, etc.

You'll have to back track a bit to catch up on my recent health issues.

I went to my appointment yesterday for ENT. (ear, nose throat) I was there for a scan of my sinuses.

First they sprayed my nose. She warned me that it would smell good, but taste bad. She was dead on. It tasted awful, like something you'd get at the dentist.

Here are the lovely tools.....

Here I am having a bit of anxiety because they numbed my nose and throat and I felt like I couldn't breathe.

So after waiting about 10 minutes, I was led to another room where I had the scan. Luckily it was the mini scan, so not bad at all. I just sat in a chair and the machine went around my head for a minute. I did have to try and keep still. That kind of bugged me a bit. I'm sitting there wondering if I should hold my breath or not, then I'm feeling like I can't breathe. But I made it through. I was so glad I didn't have to do the one where you lay down and go in the coffin-like machine. I'm pretty sure that would have freaked me out and I would have asked to be put out for that.

10 more minutes and the dr. comes and shows me the scans and asks a few questions. He informs me that my sinuses look good. Well what the heck? I still feel like I have a sinus infection, still having headaches, pain and pressure. I had also mentioned that since I was about 10 I'd been having issues of clearing my throat a good amount.  He's thinking that could be acid reflux. I'm being referred to a nerologist for my headaches. If I am still having problems, I can go in and have a throat scope done. For now we will try a med that helps with acid reflux and see if that helps. What a lovely merry go round.