Long day today and it wasn’t even me going through it, well I was but I wasn’t. My daughter has been going through the IVF process. Today she and her husband went to Nashville for the egg retrieval. The retrieved 23 eggs, which I understand is good. Now the waiting begins. She will get a phone message on the next 2 days on the growth of the embryos and they will transfer them back in her anywhere from Sunday to Tuesday – most likely Tuesday. She can have a pregnancy test on December 3. That will seem like an eternity away – kinda like waiting on Christmas when you were a child. You never thought it would get here. Keep us (yeah, me too) in your prayers and hopefully we will be like little kids on Christmas morning when we get exactly what we want.
Door Decorating 2 December 24, 2008
Well, it is quite amazing how a group can make anything difficult. Here are the rest of the doors in our contest at work. The judging was on Tuesday. People were laughing and carrying on during the voting that morning. Some girls wore signs that said “vote for door #___ and you MAY win a trip to florida”; others were offering similar “SILLY” things. We were laughing and joking, so I said “well, vote for me and I will get your paycheck done early”. The initial voting came in and I won. However, someone declared that I had tampered with the voting with an unfair advantage…..get real people and get over it! It is not like they weren’t going to get paid before their regular payday anyway (Thursdays – which happens to be Christmas and we are closed) Well, there was not enough Christmas spirit in me to be jolly, so I just took my door out of the contest. So, you might say, I was not one of the ones who brought JOY to my own office that day (Door #3 on the first post was my door). We were being silly. Hmph. Okay, so here are the rest of the doors. The blue snow scene won.
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Door Decorating December 11, 2008
We are having a door decorating contest at work. These are the 4 that have been completed. Someone is coming to judge on Monday, December 22. What do you think? If I was as savvy as my friend Maggie I could put a voting button on here, but I will need lessons to learn all that. So, just comment and let me know what you think!
December December 1, 2008
Can you believe it is December? Man, where did this year go? I came home from work sick today, but brought work home with me. I am loving this new technology (well, new for me) I can log in to my work computer from my laptop and still get stuff accomplished while in my sweats on my couch. Kinda defeats the purpose of sick time, but at least I don’t get as stressed thinking I am getting behind at work. Back to my original thought. December. I have not done any Christmas shopping (well, I went once but only found stuff for me), I do not have my tree up, and haven’t done any holiday baking. I am not even singing in the cantata at church this year, so I have no excuses. Where does the time go? I love to bake and take homemade goods to friends, but we have my husband’s work dinner this weekend, he is also in the church drama the following weekend and then we have the weekend before Christmas which is when my brother will be here. Whew. Baking may have to take a backseat this year. What are your Christmas traditions? Baking, caroling, family time, church. You will find as your children get older that you have to be flexible to those traditions. When I first married we had it all down pat. My grandmother’s and my parents on Christmas Eve, our house and his mom’s on Christmas day, his grandmother on the 26th for supper. Now we try to go with the flow……..our grandparents are now gone……..my brother now has a small child and they go back to Missouri before Christmas day……my daughter has her husband’s family to work in…..traditions become less important than time together. I treasure the time together. Well, maybe “traditions” is not the right word, maybe routine is what I mean. We still know that Jesus IS the reason and are thankful for Him, that is our tradition. Our routines must change.
Maybe I could just print this picture and hang it in my living room!!