Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Best New Experience Ever!

I've spent the last few months trying a lot of new experiences and I've had a lot of fun in the process. But nothing could top my latest new adventure. Yesterday, I tried something new that I've been waiting a long time to try, I became an aunt for the first time!!!

 I've only known her for one day, but Sofie is already my favorite baby ever!

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm Finally Back!

I've had kind of a rough recovery from surgery so I haven't felt well enough to work on any projects yet, but I have been getting ready for the upcoming arrival of my first niece, who is due in just three days. I'm really looking forward to meeting her (I'm also looking forward to going to a hospital and not being the patient!)

Each member of our family has packed their own hospital bag, filled with snacks and entertainment, and my Dad is planning on showing up with two big coolers full of water (I'll be standing really far away from him when we walk in.) My sister has packed a book, her computer, Bananagrams, a change of clothes, her Jackie Kennedy sleep mask and 4 pairs of underwear (she swears that changing your underwear multiple times a day will greatly enhance the quality of your life.)

In other words, we're going to arrive at the hospital looking like the family from The Grapes of Wrath and the entire medical staff is probably going to hate us.

And I packed:

a journal and pen:

a book - Auntie Mame seemed like the perfect book to read while waiting to become an aunt:


DVDs of movies & TV shows that all have a baby theme (oh, how I love a theme):

a pillow to rest my broken elbow on (in pink, of course) - this pillow was made by my Aunt, so it seems fitting to use it when I become an aunt):


and I packed it all in my fun new A bag:

We're packed and ready to go and anxiously awaiting that important phone call!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Done With Surgery!

I'm done with surgery & everything went well. I'm hoping to be back to blogging in a few days!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


My broken bone turned out to be a more severe break than we first realized. I found out last Monday that I have to have surgery & I spent all last week preparing for surgery & having tests (x-rays, an MRI, & a CT scan.) In the middle of all that my car died & I had to deal with car related stuff. So I haven't had time for blogging. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow & I hope to get back to blogging soon after that. Thank you for your patience dear readers & I hope to see you back here soon!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Blogging Challenge

I've just encountered my first blogging challenge. The arm that I've spent a week thinking was sprained is actually broken. So now I'm working on brainstorming ideas for new experiences I can try that will only require the use of one arm (and I'm learning how to type with one hand.) The arm that's broken is not my dominant arm, so I think I'll still be able to do some things. I've already come up with a few ideas! My broken arm blogging adventure kicks off tomorrow.