Archive for July, 2007


More Distractions

July 8, 2007


Sometimes, you just stumble upon perfect locations where you can just let go and relax and be…distracted. Thanks L, for sharing your camp with us this weekend.


i was sitting waiting wishing

July 6, 2007

That’s about it. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Thankfully, we have managed to keep ourselves occupied. Thank goodness for great great friends.

With S being off from work this month, it’s even harder for me to get out of bed in the morning to go to work. I have managed to take some vacation days for next week so that we can just hang out, go to a free concert, and perhaps take a beach day if it is nice enough. But still…..I kinda wish I had the whole month off, too.



yo, adrienne!!

July 5, 2007

Nothing says “let’s celebrate our country’s independance (ha)” like a “Rocky-athon” on Spike TV.

Right on.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th.


gotta live my life like I aint got nothin’ but this roll of the dice

July 3, 2007

I know that I haven’t posted about baby stuff in forever – but there’s good reason for that. Things have not been…stable in baby making land for the past week or so.  Without going into full details, basically, something we wanted very much was no longer available to us causing turmoil and tears and pretty emotional breakdowns.

When the dust settled and things calmed down a bit, S and I did some serious heart to heart talking and we have decided (once again) that it’s only money, and the outcome far outweighs the risk…so we’re going for it. One IVF cycle at a time.

We’re starting this cycle.

Which began Saturday.

I took my first birth control pill last night.

I’m a dyke on birth control.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I find this to be hysterically funny.

I should once again mention that I think that I have the best wife in the entire world. For true.


tis the season

July 2, 2007

I love that when we invite our friends over for a pizza party, some of them bring us big bags of lettuce that was plucked from the earth less than an hour prior to her arrival, AND it has the added bonus of having a mess of garlic scapes on the bottom of the bag for us to enjoy with our dinner tomorrow. I can’t wait to find out what they taste like!

I love that amazing things are coming from the earth right now. The fiddleheads have about passed us by, but we’re right in the midst of strawberry season. Next week I’ll buy around 5 or 6 quarts of them, save one for eating, and hull and freeze the rest of them so that we can have strawberry pancakes and margaritas and smoothies many times between now and next strawberry season.

Within the next few weeks all of the summer vegetables will become available, and as mother nature also likes to save the best for last, as the summer draws to a close, the sweetest treats ever are ready to be harvested. Maine blueberries are perhaps my favorite locally grown thing. I buy lots and lots of them to freeze – as a helpful baking hint, frozen berries work much better in pancakes and muffins.

What special things are unique to your corner of the globe?



July 1, 2007

At 30, I played my first game of beer pong last night.

And won.

In my own defense, we played in teams and my partner did all the drinking. I mostly just wanted to play a game.

I mean, I’d already lost the “move a potato across the floor with a vegetable that’s tied to your waist game,” so I felt I needed party game redemption.

Good times in Portland, ME.