Saturday, September 24, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
I am hoping that this will be our last major expense for a very long time as this wasn't the way I had planned on spending my last few pennies (need more adorable pink baby outfits) before the arrival of Baby S. But at least she will be one cool, comfortable little baby once she's finally here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Here's the situation. I am somewhat compulsive about tracking packages that I mail as I want to make sure that they arrive. Well I tracked one such package, and this is what USPS.com is telling me:
Label/Receipt Number: 0303 1290 0001 3790 XXXX
Status: Notice Left
We attempted to deliver your item at 12:00 pm on September 19, 2005 in LYNN, MA 01902 and a notice was left. It can be redelivered or picked up at the Post Office. If the item is unclaimed, it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.
You're thinking to yourself, so Lisa what's wrong with that? Well the problem is, I know for a fact that this package was delivered and received by the recipient on Friday, September 16. Now how and why would they leave a notice three days after the package was already delivered??? Why do I pay this extra money to track packages, when the information provided to me is worthless??
Whinge, whinge, whinge...
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
So where were we on that Wednesday? Well in Orlando of course, trying to get ready for our wedding the following day. Eammon's brother & SIL, Tim & Jenny had arrived from England on Tuesday and my parents arrived early Wednesday before the mandatory shut down of all businesses at noon. Eammon and I ran out to the grocery and along with thousands of other tourists and residents we stocked up on all the essentials; ice cream, chips, cookies, brownies, beer & chocolate, just in case we couldn't get out of our condo for a few days. Fortunately Eammon and I were in a lovely condo so Wednesday night while the storm knocked at our windows the six of us enjoyed a fresh cooked dinner. So there it was, the night before our wedding and my parents were meeting not only some of Eammon's family but they were meeting Eammon for the first time! It was a good night though as we celebrated my Mom's birthday with a delicious chocolate cream pie and everyone saw that Eammon and I were very much in love and a good match for one another.
The day of our wedding was glorious with bright sun and a cloud free sky. We received a phone call from England a group of Eammon's friends had planned on flying over to surprise us by showing up at the wedding. Unfortunately all flights into the Orlando area had been cancelled, so they weren't able to come. Eammon and I spent a quiet day at the pool, we met with the notary who would be marrying us and we found the lake side spot where we would hold the ceremony.
On the afternoon of Thursday, September 16, 1999, Eammon and I were married.
Because of the storm we weren't able to get a cake, so after the ceremony we all shared in the cutting of a giant decorated chocolate chip cookie. Later that evening my parents took all of us out for a great dinner.
All in all, it was a really good day. Now it's six years later and we are looking forward to not only many more years together but the arrival of our daughter... How exciting our future together will be!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I know that the pictures aren't great, as they are pictures of pictures, but you get the idea!)
Monday, September 12, 2005
So, how am I passing the time? I have been trying to keep busy, busy, busy. Thursday night I had my book club meeting where we discussed both The Color of Water and Doctors from Hell. Then I came home, and since I have been having a major bout of insomnia, I read our next book selection, The Secret Life of Bees. By the time our October meeting rolls around, I'll have forgotten what I read! Friday I attended a delightful luncheon at my friend Barb's home. It was a glorious day and we were able to lunch on the lanai, sharing stories, recipes and laughs. Friday night I went to Aspen's for dinner with the ladies group from my old neighborhood. It was good to visit with them, as now that we've moved, I see most of them very infrequently.
Saturday I met with fellow adoptive Moms, Cindy, Jill & Sonia where we lunched at The Fickle Pickle and then shopped at Little Shop of Samples where Sonia found an adorable outfit for her daughter. Saturday night, to continue with my weekend of food, my subdivision held a Mexican Fiesta night at the pool, where they brought in a frozen Margarita machine and catered food. It was fun meeting and conversating with our neighbors. Sunday we were scheduled to have a BBQ, but luckily it was cancelled and I was able to go shopping for prezzies for my secret pals. I have 2 secret pals to whom I send gifts monthly, up until about the time of our referrals. For my July DTC pal I was shopping with a "something for Mom" theme in mind and for my August DTC pal, the theme was "ladybugs". I found some wonderful items, but I can't tell you what they are, as my pals may read my blog! But, I hope that they like what I found, as I would love to have all the items that I purchased.
This week I plan to continue working on the nursery. I need to go to Home Depot to get the supplies to make a cornice board, and also pick up some curtain rods. I may even pull out the sewing machine and make the curtains. At lunch on Saturday, Sonia shared her daughter's wish book with us, it is spectacular and it has inspired me to get started on Baby S's book so I plan to work on that this week too. I also need to cut some fabric and get some wishes made for the August DTC swap, in which I am participating. I have to order The Pilots Wife for my November book club meeting, and I have already read The Kite Runner, our January book. I have 2 doctor appointments scheduled for this week, and just waiting for them, since they both tend to run extremely late, will kill 2 days. I have to do some research on air conditioner units and schedule some companies to come give us estimates, as all 3 of our compressors need to be replaced before the end of the year!! Friday is our Anniversary and we have planned a quiet weekend of together time. Maybe though, over the weekend Eammon and I will attempt to assemble the crib, then again we do have 5 months.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Giraffe shelf for the nursery.