Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life in Color

I am trying harder to keep up with my blog posting and reading lately. I have been reading a lot of the blogs in my reader, but not always commenting due to time constraints and interruptions. But I AM reading. (SIF, every time I go out to your blog, I can't find the comment link. Where did it go?!)

As you all know, I was on a business trip last week in San Jose/San Francisco. I had a great time because I was with one of my coworkers who has become a really good friend since the trip. She went with me when I went last year too, but this time she stayed as long as I did. We get along so well and talked the whole time. There was never a moment with awkward silence. There was rarely a moment with silence at all. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have such a great travel companion. And, she is an excellent co-pilot/navigator. While I didn't feel like I accomplished as much as I would have liked to on the business side of things, I did nurture some good friendships.

Over the weekend I got so much done around the house. I felt awesome. I mowed the lawn; pulled up the weeds from the lawn (we live next to a field, so weeds and our grass think they are best friends); scooped dog bombs; filled in holes dug by the puppies last summer; bought and planted some veggies, herbs, and flowers; did laundry for BB; cooked breakfast and dinner; organized the last of the unorganized cabinets in our house; mopped the kitchen floor twice; mopped the entire downstairs (hardwood/tile); shampooed the upstairs carpets; did general house cleaning; researched and bought BB a playhouse; ordered a bathroom cabinet; went grocery shopping twice; and took a nap with BB on Saturday and Sunday.

It was one of those weekends that felt awesome because I got so much done. The best part is, I still have the drive to do more. In fact, we went and bought more veggie and herb plants tonight, as well as a blueberry bush, to replace one we lost last year in the hottest summer in U.S. recorded history, a lemon tree, and a lime tree. Oh yeah, I found out you can grow hydrangeas in Texas, so I bought and planted a couple of those too. I can't wait for them to grow and bloom!

This weekend I plan on getting my bathroom cabinet in, and then cleaning the bathroom from top to bottom. I think I will then finally tackle tearing down wallpaper in our master bathroom. A project that has been on the To Do list since we moved in 4 years ago. But before then, I will plant all of the plants we bought tonight.

I love it when I have so much energy and drive to do things, so I am taking advantage of it while it lasts.

In other news, I have scheduled appointments with two new REs. While both of them could get me in this week, I opted to schedule for 2-3 weeks out. I put in a request to Dr D's office on Friday to obtain a copy of all of my records. I didn't tell them why because I didn't feel like it was any of their business. I asked them to release the records to me, as opposed to the new RE's. That way I have a copy and can give them as I see fit.

Something happened to me on the baby front while I was in San Jose, and I am debating over whether or not to talk about it on the blog. No, I'm not pregnant. Part of me wants to keep it to myself, a big part of me, actually. But at the same time, this blog is about my journey. So I am going to sit on it for a while and see how I feel as time goes on. The only reason I'm mentioning it now is so that if I decide to talk about it later, no one thinks it is a split decision.

To end on a cute note, I ordered Baby Bean a personalized Easter basket today. It is so cute, and I can't wait to get it. I am so excited to go buy things to put in it. Knowing me, the basket won't be big enough. My baby may be spoiled, but she is not a brat. :D


Life Happens said...

Wow, I need some of your energy!!! I LOVE Hydrangea's! I wish they had a scent to them though.

Good luck with the new RE's!

Fran said...

I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by and say hello! I always read your posts with fondness and I know you are there for me too.
You have me really curious about this baby thing now...you really have to say it soon!!
Love, Fran

Journey Girl said...

Hmmm, am not happy about the promo and no details, you know I'm not good at waiting! :) Sounds like your very organized and seriously, if your up for a trip to Melbourne, you can organize my house for me if you like!

Potters said...

I can't wait to hear more about Baby Bean's Easter and about her basket.

It's a good thing that some one around here as the energy to do all that spring cleaning and planting. Can I borrow some of yours?