Thursday, January 8, 2009

My final blog post here

Steve gave our website ( a makeover and I will be posting all my blog comments on there from now on. I these pictures were funny and would be good for my final thoughts here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Cricksmas Time!

That's how Steve likes to say "Christmas." I am so excited for Christmas this year that I can hardly wait! I am going to have virtually all of my family here: Steve's mom, dad, brothers, soon to be sister-in-law, grandma, my mom, David, Susan, Josh and Kirby. We are also inviting a friend Steve works with and her son to have Christmas Eve, Eve dinner with us. It will be a full house, but I've been preparing for all year.

I love it when the weather turns cold, lights twinkle inside and out and people expect you do to a half-ass job at work because it's the holidays. We lost our receptionist at work so we're back down to the office manager and me. It's sad, but it feels more normal when it's just the two of us. We understand each other's quirks and have even learned to appreciate them. We can anticipate when the other needs help and can swoop in before there's a problem. It's nice to have that kind of comfort level at work.

Steve and I are have been making good progress on our debts over the last couple months and will have a credit card paid off this month and should have another one paid off before Easter. It would be pretty sweet if we could pay off a debt every major holiday. We spread the Dave Ramsey financial gospel to anyone who will listen. We need to harness that same energy into losing weight and forwarding God's kingdom.

I need to work on a grocery plan now. I normally plan a week at a time, but this month I am trying to keep are grocery bill under $120 for the month (excluding Christmas), so I am going to plan two weeks at a time. We'll see how it goes. I want to have enough money to really live it up while my family is here so we going to be eating a lot of rice and PB&J the rest of the month. If anyone has an recipes that can feed 2-4 people for under $2, please share them!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm a Drug Head Now

Well, I finally went the doctor and the dentist last Thursday. I have been putting it off for about 3 years. I was blessed with good teeth genes, because I don't take very good care of them but my teeth are still in good shape.

The OB/GYN put gave me a prescription for Metformin to treat my PCOS and we she did blood work to start treating my thyroid. I was doing some research on the Medoformin and if it works properly, it should fix virtually all of my health problems. I'm keeping my fingers crossed but not counting on anything. So far the only side effect is that is messes up my stomach. If it works, the benefits will far out weigh the negatives. The doctor said that I wouldn't be on any kind of birth control and was I ok with getting pregnant. It was hard to not laugh at her. Partly because it's pretty doubtful I would get pregnant and partly because I have been trying to have a baby for 10 years, so yes....I think I would be ok with it.

I saw my doctor's office on TLC's show "17 Kids and Counting" with the Duggar family. It was pretty cool to see somewhere I had just been on TV. They must be good at what they do if one woman has had over a dozen kids there.