Saturday, June 18, 2011
I've purchased my own domain name and will be setting it up today... while Chris takes care of the tree that broke the fence and the branches that are on the roof...
My new website will still be a blog format, using WordPress. I'm going to focus on blogging about being a mother and wife, however I'm hoping to be able to really get back into theater when we move back to New England so hopefully there will be theater posts. Of course crafts will still be shared. But there is a main development I'll be working on. Making LIFE CENTER STAGE.
Life is so precious and we are given so many opportunities in life. I want to celebrate those opportunities and giving back to life as well by means of doing good deeds, charity, volunteering and helping others.
Stay tuned for www.centerstagelife.com!
But we got lucky! For as many HUGE trees we have in our yard we only lost one dead shrub (that I wanted pulled out anyway) and a small tree near the end of our driveway snapped. Again, we were lucky and it broke off and fell in the opposite direction than our cars, but it did bust our fence and land on the neighbors lawn
We lost power until sometime in the middle of the night and I didn't have Internet to post my Insta-Friday. However, I had a GREAT night with my husband!!! We had put Aidan to bed and we sat on the couch with a candle going, windows open (since the storm only lasted 15 minutes) and talked! It was fabulous. The storm happened around 7:30-8:00 and we ended up staying up chatting until nearly midnight.
Back to our regularly scheduled Insta-Friday... Wednesday Aidan had a NICU follow-up appointment. 6 months ago they wanted to see him at least one more time because he wasn't growing like he had been before turning 1. He's been slipping off the growth charts and they wanted to see him put on some weight. Well he gained 1 lb. and grew nearly 1.5 inches, but his growth pattern still isn't like they want. However, since we are moving in August, they graduated him anyway. They just want our new pediatrician to closely monitor his growth and especially his head growth. They also wanted him to draw a circle. At first I was upset with the appointment, but I'm over it now. I have a small child who IS growing and I think he's super smart! He knows 8 colors, all his letters and what sounds they make, numerous shapes and can count to 5! But most importantly HE GRADUATED from NICU appointments!
Thursday he came to work with me and he takes his afternoon nap in a pack-n-play... this was just too cute not to take a picture of. I'm really not sure how he was comfortable!
Thursday night I had the night to myself. And while I absolutely LOVE my family and know I am truly blessed to spend every day with them, I don't tend to get out on my own and spend time with girl friends very often. I was invited to a Thirty-One party that evening and had a nice time chatting with some wonderful ladies. I even picked myself up a case for my Kindle. It's technically the make-up roll case, but it fits a Kindle perfectly on one side and has an extra pocket on the other.
I had another photo, but Blogger is being obnoxious again, so I'm not hunting it down and dealing with it. Let's just say it was a trophy shot. It was a screen shot on the file manager with the printer we use. 210 pages uploaded, processed and approved... the catalog for work is done... well it's out of my hands anyway!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I'd like to get serious about my blogging again, and I'd like to make a difference with my blog again. I lost many many followers when I was no longer struggling with infertility. Sad... but it happens.
My blogger idol is Joy's Hope. Her message is clear, heck, it's written across the banner of her blog, "Do Something Good Everyday". It's how I try to live my life, and what I want to pass on to my son. I think having a blog is a great way to promote, share, inspire and encourage not only others, but MYSELF!
I think my goal with our big move back to New England will be to slow down and step up. I don't want to live my life to work, and pleasing co-workers, clients and bosses. I want to live my life enjoying my son and my husband. I no longer care if I make a difference in the business world. I care if I make a difference in THE WORLD.
Maybe I'll take some time to decide where my blogging is going, what I want to do, the message I want to send, and then say goodbye to "Sayers Journey" at Blogspot... (bittersweet) I do have a website for Aidan, which I never update, I just want him to have his own domain. I should use that website for Aidan updates! Hmmm... what do you think?
Monday, June 13, 2011
And here's proof of the heat wave! I don't show my legs in anything other than capris unless it's a formal occasion. I definitely do not wear skirts/dresses/shorts to work! It's very casual at work. But it's too darn hot to have anything on the legs!!!
My poor family suffers during catalog production as well. This was my idea of cooking last week. We also had pizza, and went out for BBQ. And since I can't remember what else we ate, I really hope I fed my family! Kidding... I did... I think....
We were invited to a BBQ on Saturday by my co-worker. It was nice to get invited someplace, we usually spend weekends with just the 3 of us. The kids had brought a sprinkler thing but the hose wouldn't reach out front where all the adults were, so buckets of water were brought out for the kids to play in. We really weren't sure if Aidan would get in or not, considering he had just pitched a fit that the grass was wet! Well, he did. And we hadn't packed him any change of clothes! He went home in just a diaper... but he had a blast!
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