26 September 2007

We're getting a piano!

For FREE even! and it's coming tonight!

My dad's new father-in-law moved out of his house over the weekend and just doesn't want to deal with trying to sell the piano and we can't afford to buy it, so they are just giving it to us! Happy Birthday (tomorrow) to me!


25 September 2007

Sad News

Sorry for the depressing post today, but it's easier to tell everyone this way instead of having to either wait for you to ask how I am, or for me to tell you in person which I don't think I could do right now.

Anyway we found out yesterday that we lost our baby that was to be due in April.
We saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks (a month ago), but apparently something went wrong from then until now. My Dr. did an ultrasound yesterday, but it was visibly over.

As soon as I left the Dr's office the cramps started. I was originally scheduled for a D&C on Friday, but everything progressed so fast and I was in so much pain I ended up in the ER yesterday afternoon and they did the D&C last night.

The good news is I have no more physical pain, but of course the emotional pain is still there. So sorry if I don't feel much like blogging for the next few days.

20 September 2007

Family Pictures

I had a 50% off coupon for the Target portrait studio so a few weeks ago we went to get our pictures taken to try it out. I think they came out great! In case you were wondering what the "J" family looks like, here we are in all our glory! (they aren't super great quality because I had to scan them)

Peony in Love by Lisa See

I finished this book a couple days ago. We are reading it for book club. I have never read any other book like it, but I really enjoyed it.

18 September 2007

Here's a fun MEME

I can't think of anything important to say lately so I'm resorting to this MEME I found saved in my drafts. Enjoy! (Oh and consider you all tagged)

Me Me Me Me Me Me MEEEEE

My roommates and I once: toilet papered this guy's house because he bragged that no-one could get away with it. We did get caught and had to abandon the job, but he never found out it was us. We, however we petrified he knew it was us and thought he was going to come after us in retribution...luckily that never happened!

Never in my life have I: been to Europe. Some day!

High school was : Okay...I didn't really love it or hate it.

When I’m nervous : I fidget or don't look who I am talking at, in the eyes.

My hair : I wish I could grow longer but it always starts looking nappy if I let it grow past my shoulders.

When I was 5 : My mom would let me cross a HUGE street in our neighborhood by myself. I would never let my child do that now.

When I turn my head left : I see Spencer's desk-clean actually-with a laptop and a lamp.

I should be : Wondering why I heard Rachel start to open the door a minute ago but never came out of her room after her nap.

By this time next year : I will have 2 kids!

I have a hard time understanding : Why some people are so oblivious to what's going on around them.

You know I like you if : I spend my time with you and ask you questions

My ideal breakfast is : French Toast with powdered sugar, strawberries and orange juice.

If you visit my home town : Um, there's really no reason to visit my home town...except maybe the rodeo.

If you spend the night at my house : You get fed yummy food and have fun conversation.

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : Horses would be nice.

I shouldn't have been : So grouchy in college.

Last night I: had FHE and finished Peony in Love

A better name for me would be : Lily. I've always loved that name.

I've been told I look like : No one has ever told me I look like someone...

If I could have any car, it would be: I like the Acura MDX's or the new Mazda. The CX-9 I think...

Your turn!

11 September 2007

September 11th

It's hard to know what to say on a day like today, but I just wanted to stop and commemorate it. I feel like people kind of forgot it today and haven't taken that time to remember the lives lost and the courage shown. I want to say thank you to those who showed great courage in helping and especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice--their lives.

It's taken time, but I don't feel as emotional about September 11th this year. It is still a devastating thing to remember, but maybe it is true that "Time heals all wounds."

10 September 2007

Well it was fun while it lasted

I am a phone dropper. It's just something I do. My last phone was so scratched up when our service contract was over that we only got 10 bucks for it on eBay. I just have butter fingers. I don't know why I thought I would not continue this pattern with an expensive SmartPhone but I thought I'd try. I saved up my money and got the Palm Treo 680 and LOVE it! I love how it has the calendar, contacts and text messaging. I can put everyone's address in it and schedule my day. I used it tons! This morning it all came crashing down though--literally.

I pulled my phone out of my purse and it slipped through my fingers and fell upside down on the leg of the table cracking the screen. I am so bummed, let me tell you. The thing that I'm super bummed about is now it's having trouble HotSyncing up with my computer. So I have tons of appointments and things that I have no back up of. I'm hoping I can get that fixed in the next day or so so I can have my life back! So after getting mad at myself, I called up AT&T to see what I could do. The rep there said I could either try to buy a refurbished phone from their website or take it into the local corporate store for them to help me. I looked on the website and they had no Treo's. So after Rachel woke up from her nap we headed on down to the AT&T store.

Let me tell you first of all that I've been nothing but dissatisfied with the service of AT&T since we switched. So I walked in to the store hoping someone could direct me to what I need to know to fix the phone. The kid I talked to first of all didn't even think they could fix the screen. Then after asking another lady found out you could. So he told me to call the customer service line they have. Then when I told him I was having trouble HotSyncing the phone he said, "Well I guess you'll have to buy a new one." I was shocked! He didn't even offer to help me or even try! I was so miffed at this point I told them it was really lame that their phone customer service had told me to go to the store and they were telling me to call them back and I just stormed out of the store. The thing that really gets me is no one even tried to help me feel satisfied! Where is the customer service these days??

Anyway so when I got home I called the number they gave me and got transferred three times and finally ended up connected to Palm's customer service. (Which I should mention if you go on Palm's website, they always direct you to AT&T for any kind of help or issue). Finally the guy there said I could send in the phone and get it fixed for $200 bucks. I'm trying to decide if that's what I want to do. All the cheap phones on AT&T.com are all around $200 so it wouldn't even be worth downgrading and a new Treo costs more than that. I'm just bummed that I'll be out of a phone for a couple weeks. Currently I'm checking out eBay to see if I can maybe get a phone there for cheaper than $200 and not have to worry about whether it's gonna work or not when I get it back.

UPDATE: Good news! The Sync finally worked!! Now I have everything I need! I have to say I said a little prayer and started pushing buttons on my phone and figured out it was on the phone setting. So I navigated back to the main screen and pressed the button on the Sync cable and it worked!! I am so thrilled!! Now if only I can find a cheaper phone somewhere so I won't have to send this one to who knows where. Wish me luck!

09 September 2007

Rachel has something to say

Just in case you can't read that shirt, it says, "I'm going to be a big sister!"

Yep, that's right, I'm pregnant! Today I'm 10 weeks along and pretty confident it's going to stick. Spencer and I have been trying for quite a while so we are absolutely thrilled! Just in case you are wondering my due date is April 7th.

04 September 2007

I opened the windows!

After over a week of near 100 temperatures and running the air conditioning non-stop, we finally got some respite tonight. I opened the windows and didn't get blasted by unbearable heat. And they are still open! I LOVE having my windows open and despise having to use the air conditioning constantly--especially the unit in this apartment--so this is a glorious day for me! Let's hope it still continues to get cooler and cooler like the forecasters say so we can keep them open!