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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

email updates from the agency

we get a monthly update from our agency and this month it includes the hard work our agency owner/sw has been doing . She sent out over 500 letters of contact to many differnt places. I sure hope that we can get a possible situation or two or ... come along out of all her hard work. I know she is pulling for us all. I am not sure how many couples are with her now, I will have to email her and ask... but I do have hope that maybe something might come along in the next couple of months. I sure hope DH's saying that this will be a great Christmas hunch is right!! Please keep your fingers crossed that our agency gets MANY contacts from potential birthmother situations.

Keeping my Chin up.
working hard on selling things to raise the funds
having fun, that is the relaxing part.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

having more fun listing things...

Really.. this is not too bad listing these items.


Gerry Baby Ultra-Light Backpack Infant carrier

Little Tikes RIDE ON Push Walker Toy Car Blue Red Yellow

can you see those items on craigslist?

I have made 20.00 from my extra pampered chef Items I listed last week. Hey.. It was stuff I had around here and or donated to us for our yard sale that did not sell back in May so I listed some stuff on craigslist and we will now see if these other items sell.

FUN. I like updating that Fundraising thermometer.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

sold one thing and posting more....

Did I tell you? I sold this..........

Ahhhhh, Add 35.00 to the growing GOAL of funds.

Now I have these items. for sale. Post or email me if you are interested. LADIES.. Think Christmas gifts or Birthday Gifts. SO REASONABLE.



For Sale is one Barbie Princess Annalesse and Erika pillow with sweet lace ruffle on edge OR One Barbie Princess Erika(dark hair) and the Pauper (Ken) OR one Barbie Annalesse & the Pauper (Ken). This pillow is 14"x14" with 3.5" of lace around it. The perfect gift for birthdays and even Do some early Christmas shopping. 14.00 each with 3.00 shipping . I accept money order, cash and carry or Paypal for shipping.

Oh yeah... Check out these items in my Yahoo Pictures folders. If you can't view them, let me know. I don't have prices on them, but Post or email me and we can discuss.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

so did you read August 3rd's post? guess what

I won something on the radio again today.

Dave Glover's show is giving away Movie tickets and gift card to dinner at Kriegers. I was the right caller. Actually, I was trying to win Cardinals tickets and they had already given them away and I was lucky enough to hang in there for the movie tickets and gc to kriegers. Sweet. Dinner and the movies. I love it

Do you every win?

I always try. Now I just have to remember to not try and win anything for 30 days on 97.1 fm. LOL

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

listings again ... trying again

some things sell well, some don't.

ebay listings
craigslist listings:
lego primo blocks
pampered chef food chopper
pampered chef apple peeler corer slicerand yes I did spell corer wrong, but craigslist won't let me fix it. LOL My bad for not doing spell check in word first

and one last item so far
pampered chef accent decorator

Saturday, August 19, 2006

do people know what they are selling?

I got 7.50 worth of scrapbooking supplies today at a yard sale. BRAND NEW. Average price would have been about 3.00 per pack and at 10 packs and a few page inserts, I racked up. I wish she had had more stuff. She said she thought about bringing it out, but had not. dang.

Got lots of baby clothes today. I broke down and started buying boy and girl clothes. Yes, I feel as though I am jinxing myself on us getting a match sooner than later, but I can't pass them up when they are brand new tagged still and .50 to 1.00 an outfit. NO WAY will I pass that up. I love a bargain.

I was joking with DH earlier this week about getting a part time job at Once Upon a Child as the S. County store is hiring.......... bah...... I would end up spending my paycheck there if that were the case then. ha

Fun day.

Friday, August 18, 2006

scrapbooking bug has bit

frick. Thanks Jennifer. OMG.. I am so not wanting to do this due to trying to save for the adoption process, but man, I want to make a life adoption book now. I know DH would love it if I did an Air Force scrapbook for him too for Christmas. Hmmmm.

Luckily my friend (named above) can't go either. LOL Archivers is calling my name. I will find out what they have for the next make and take then go from there. I need supplies. I need a budget for this. I need to print some pictures because I am a bad person that takes lots of digital pictures and NEVER prints them. I need a hole in my head. Oh the fever has bit. I swear to you a year ago I swore off scrapbooking, but they can be so cute. Simple, elaborate, intriguing, complex, FUN.

Do any of you use Michael's to buy your supplies? or do you stick with CM or what is your outlet for supplies?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

keep feeding me the encouragement

thinking of buying a domain name for my mom to start up a business for her sewing.

I found who I will buy the domain from, but who do you recommend to hire for designing of the web site? creative fun sewing site, emboridery site... you name it, she can make it.

suggestions of a service designer I can use online to make up the contents of the site that I can edit pictures and prices on?

getting serious about this. I so can't wait to take a web design class / html now.

suggestions welcomed. post me a comment

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

can't wait to share the love

a house of love. I want to share it. I want to give another soul the love we have in our house. Sure, after nearly 15 years of marriage we have given each other so much love that you would think it is hard to find more to give, but there is still more to build and share and cherish. We have learned and accomplished love much love for our animals. We have learned and accomplished so much love for our family members including our nieces and newphews. Now I can't wait to share another new branch of love for our child that will one day be placed in our arms forever.

The wait is hard to an extent, but each day I feel it is a great test of our love to build and grow more for that day that we get the call that we have been selected by a potential birthmothers adoption plan for her baby. I just know it will happen. WHEN is the big question, but meantime we keep our focus on the clean house, behaved dogs and kitty, safe backyard, etc.

My niece gives me a hug each time I see her(13 yrs old, my fav age) and tells me she can't wait for us to adopt and become mommy and daddy and her to become a BIG cousin to our baby. How freakin' cool is that? I remember being her age and thinking that everytime I babysat the little neighbor girl I would be such a great mommy. And now I say that and plus I say I KNOW DH will be a great daddy. My niece told me she would love to babysit for us too. Can't wait to see her holding her new cousin.

All in due time.

Those that have been through a long wait for something so exciting, isn't the reward well worth it. Remind me that the wait is FOR A SPECIAL REASON.

Monday, August 07, 2006

just a link for drug exposures for a fetus/infant

this is a site that discusses fetal exposures to drugs. Anyone adopting should check this link out. It has more exposures on the right column to pick from to read and educate yourself on. DH and I had heavy discussions on what we would and would not accept in an infants exposure to drugs and this site explains what does and does not pass through the placenta, etc...
in uteral fetal drug exposure risks

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Do you ever win things?

come rub me for luck because I do win once in a while....... not the most expensive things, but fun things.

Last week on WIL (yes, I won that $$ in Jan. from Cornbread) I won 4 adult 5 day passes to the Washington Town and Country Fair in Washington MO for this weekend from the daytime DJ. I love winning. I have been trying hard to win Cornbreads King Kong Kash, but have not had any luck so I decided to answer the Lost Lyric at lunch and I won! (thanks to google and lyric searches of course.. Bahahaha, hey a girls can cheat if she wants)... I found the lyrics and was the 7th caller and won these tickets. So tomorrow night DH and I are heading out there after work. It should be fun. My friend and her DH live out there and she said we will have a blast. I sure hope so. Long drive, but fun to be had. AND a free concert. HEART is playing main stage tomorrow night at 9 pm. Yes, Heart. That is one of the bands that I loved listening to growing up and I can't wait to see them in concert. Sure, they are "old" school band type of music, but you can't take that out of the girl in me.

So, what have you won lately?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

just another 40/64 driver

After reading the local paper about hwy 40 / 64 construction projects stepping up in the next few months and then most likely sometime in 2007 for the MAJOR work to begin between kingshighway out west to hwy 270, I am freaking out. I work around 40 and 270 and let me tell you that hwy 44 to 270 is NOT an option I like. I watch the traffic reports and hwy 270 is a slaughterhouse of vehicles that travel to N.County mostly for their jobs, so throw the traffic from hwy 40/64 on top of that and it will be a bottleneck of proportions ever consumed by St. Louis commuters. I so wish we had metrolink that came out this way to work. I know our Shrewsburry(sp) metrolink station is opening in the later Fall of 2006, but it won't come this far West to bring an idea of light rail commuting to my budget. I know car pooling will be an option, but heck, that means adding another 45mins on average to my wake up time and commute, and what if we have a baby by then, another few minutes to prep the baby and get him/her out the door with myself and my lunch pale. Gosh. I dread road construction. Just last night I went to the Cheesecake Factory with some friends out in Chesterfield Mall, driving back East on hwy 40/64 they had the lanes down to 1. It took me 20 minutes to travel from Timberlake Manor to Hwy 270 when on a normal day it is maybe a 6 minute drive. I get so depressed thinking about how the hell I am going to get to work when they do start construction on hwy 40/64. I get on at McCauseland head west and it usually takes me a total of 35 - 40 minutes to get to work. Well, that time will triple, if not quadruple even with taking secondary roads like Manchester and or 44-Big Bend-270 or just 44-270 routes. Lord help me. Construction is months away and I am really having a hissy over this. Frick. And then to think about what the cost of gas per gallon will be by then if the rates keep going up like they are? I think I will try inventing a hover craft of some sort to get to and from work......

ok take a deep breath......... Just had to vent.