Monday, February 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway! I'll be hosting a much more personal giveaway here in the next few weeks so keep a look out if you like earrings!

So... first these were the results of the giveaway...

But after counting the comments MULTIPLE times because # 24 had been deleted and so in reality there were only 51 comments I went back to and here is the winner of the giveaway.

The winner of the $35 gift certificate to CSN Stores is ....

Sarafan2 said...
I would like Paula Dean's Cookware in blue.

The winner has been e-mailed and has 24 hours to claim their prize. Congratulations!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

ICLW February


I've taken a break from ICLW officially for the last several months. However, I've still been clicking over to the list and commenting on some blogs. I've learned google reader keeps me caught up on my reading, but not so caught up on my commenting. SO I'm going to try and fix that this month.

Here's a little about where we're at right now.
  • Officially TTC again after a 6 year break...
  • me not on BCP=psychotic version of me on most days
  • PCOS
  • Endo
  • HSG in December shows signs of Uterine abnormality unsure of what exactly... told it could be arcuate, bicornuate, or septate. My OBGYN is assuming arcuate and not looking into it any further. (will be asking for further testing because WE NEED TO KNOW)
  • Currently on Prov.era/Cl.omid protocol... but haven't had to take the Prover.a! (HUGE miracle!)
  • CD 21 (averaging 34)
  • Round 2 of Cl.omid this time around (Did 3 or 4 rounds in 03-04)
  • Headed to Scottsdale to participate in RESOLVE's Walk of Hope March 6th.
  • Have the BEST support system ever! (Could be because I've told everyone whether they wanted to know or not)
  • CSN Stores is allowing me to give a $35 gift code away, go enter!

My principal often states how she is reminded of my slogan for this year and it encourages her to keep going. I live this minute by minute sometimes!

"Fake it, 'til you make it!"

I'm shocked by how good of a show I'm beginning to be able to put on!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway

Since I have the best readers ever and CSN Stores is such an awesome company, I'm partnering up with them again to bring you another giveaway! I'm sure by now you've hear lots about CSN Stores and their more than 200 online stores. They sell everything under the sun! Now that it's starting to feel like spring time here, I'm wanting to find more outdoorsy things. They have such a wide variety of patio furniture, including hammocks, and even swingsets! And, if you're not lucky like me to live somewhere its getting warmer, don't worry, their stock pot selection will allow you to make delicious soups that will help keep you warm!

So, now that you've checked out the huge variety of things CSN Stores has to offer, I bet you can't wait to win a $35* gift certificate!

Here's how you enter: Each one of these that you do will get you an entry, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each of them! Also, make sure I can find your e-mail address on your profile or include it in your comment. (You want to know if you won, right?)

•Look around CSN Stores and tell me what you would use your $35* gift card towards.
•Follow me and CSN Stores on twitter.
•Tweet about the giveaway (you can do this once per day).
•Be a blog follower, subscribe to my blog, or add me to your blogroll.

This giveaway will be open until 11:59 MST on Sunday February 27, 2011. I will announce the winner Monday the 28th after school.

Good Luck!

*sorry about the misprint... just recieved the code and its for $35 gift certificate!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Wonderful Husband

February is always month of me being reminded how wonderful my husband is. His birthday is this month and then followed up by Valentine's Day. I'm so thankful I have the wonderful man I do by my side. I don't know where I'd be without him. He's a great support to me and I'm so thankful that he willingly does all that he does for me. Thanks John, for the wonderful husband you are! I LOVE YOU!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I've seen many blogs around do this. I'm not sure if you're supposed to give credit to the starter of WW, whomever that is, or how it works. (Feel free to let me know the logistics.) But I needed to post this perfect picture of my current life.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


You know how some moments in life you'd like to pause and live in forever?

In miracle related news... I didn't have to take the crazy pills AGAIN! Thank heavens, because once you reach the end of this post, can you imagine having to read what I would've written if I HAD taken them!?!?!

I can think of many wonderful times in my life that I'd liked to have lived in forever. Most aren't even big things, everyday ordinary moments that just epitomize why I generally love my life. I've had many of these moments this year even though its only the 33rd day of the year. Small things like

  • fresh snow
  • the sun coming up in the morning during the summer and John and I signing the line "here comes the sun"
  • Gerber daisies
  • snuggling with Tuffaroo
  • sunsets whether on the beach or on my back porch
  • playing games with family or friends
  • spending time with those who mean the most to me

oh the list is endless! Seriously I'm thinking of so many that I can't write any one more...

However the last 33 days I've felt the overwhelming pressure of LIFE in general and the following question won't leave mt head...

Can I please be excused from life as I know it at this exact moment?

I don't know if I'm OK. I keep saying I am. But as even my principal knows, my motto is "Fake it 'til you make it!" So when do I stop faking? Or have I gotten so good at faking that now that's the real me? I just don't want to put the effort into anything lately... That's not to say I'm not putting in the effort, because frankly I think I'm pouring even more of myself into each thing I do since I don't want to do it in the first place. I just don't care.

I honestly wish they'd fire me from my job so I could be home all day not having to do anything... (of course then i wouldn't have a home b/c I couldn't afford it!) School is awful. It's so draining. I almost hate walking in the building. Between my 'darling' (read obnoxious between the lines) students and the "clark county folk" (what I call all the new people around since that's all they seem to hire these days) oh and don't forget all the other drama seekers that are STILL around (because heaven forbid they be the ones that leave), I can't catch a break. John's not exempt either. Usually he's my rock, my calm, but they're even getting to him. We both came home today utterly spent, ready to quit. I even offered to slug someone and get fired, but John said he wasn't okay with that. (I TOTALLY would do it too!)

So now that I've vented, and am thinking how psychotic I must sound, I'm finding my heating pad, and Tuffy and I are being couch potatoes.