Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby it's hot outside....

It's been humid and hot here this past week....blech. I did manage to get Boo to the Zoo on thursday last week, which resulted in momma forgetting to put sunscreen on her tummy. OUCHIE OUCH OUCH!

The Silent Auction and Trivia night went well! The event raised a total of over 10,000 for Parker and his family! Special thanks to Mel for donating ad space on her blog. Jen, of Two Knit Monkey fame bid on it! GO VISIT THEM!!

We got a bill from U of I today! Wierd since everything was to have been covered by the trial. Apparently the paperwork didn't get renewed since it went to a new year. I think I have it fixed now, we'll see.

This month we are still TTC. As usual...sigh.

I'm also part of a Biggest Loser group on a message board. I've lost a little over 5 pounds in 2 weeks. Not as much as I'd like to have, but ya know...I"d really like to snap my fingers and have 15 lbs gone, LMAO. I don't have that much to lose. I am working out a lot more though. I have a funny biking story, maybe I'll tell you all some day.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Summer time

It's been a busy summer so far and it's FLYING by! I know I've been a very bad blogger lately, but keeping up with Boo has been hard. This kid is too funny, very social and way to smart!

So quickly to get caught up....

I'm in the 2WW....both happy face and frown, if you know what I mean. I'm using progesterone cream, we'll see if that helps.

I'm going to Nashville next week for a school conference. I'm looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. You know how those work thing are, right?

Mr turns 37 the day after I get back, so I have to get on the ball for his gifts! I'm planning some surprises for him, let's see if I can make them work.

We closed on the house tuesday! WOOOO HOOOO! We actually got more that we thought as we owed less than we had calculated on it. YAY! So we're paying things off and the moving forward to more treatment (IVF). We'll just have to see how things work out.

I'm also helping out a little with a benefit for a family we know. The Pruitts' son Parker was diagosed with histiocytosis in March. There will be a trivia night to help them out the with tremendous costs of treatment. I'm helping to get donations for a silent auction. If you would like to donate, please let me know. If you are local and would like to come out and have a fun night for a good cause, check the link and sign up!

More later....swim lessons, dinner and shopping for new shoes (not for me, darn it) calls!

****Edited to add***

Parker was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. It is a rare blood disorder that mimics cancer and produces too many white blood cells. It affects organs in the body. Parker's skin, lungs and other organs have been affected. He's currently undergoing a series of chemotherapy to treat the disease. If the histiocytosis gets under control, he has a 60% chance of recovery. It is anticipated that he'll undergo chemo for a year. He is now 6m old and nearing the end of the first 12 weeks of treatment. He is doing well, but the mounting hospital bills and insurance is taking a financial toll on the family. That is why a fundraiser has been set up.