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That's My Pan Fundraiser

I have been meaning to post about this for a while but then I got sick and I had no energy for anything let alone posting. But I am getting better so I thought I would fill you in on my latest doings.
We have started fundraiser to help with the adoption and travel expenses. I found a company called That's My Pan and they sell personalized cake pans and other kitchen items. I got a sample kit and I am really impressed with the all the products. I think they would make a wonderful gift or a treat for yourself. Everyone has brought food to a pot luck or a family event and left the pan or the serving utensils and not got it back. And I know I have been cleaning up after pot lucks and found pans with no owner :0(. This way everyone knows who it goes back to, plus it looks great.

close up of the side of the casserole pan

If you are interested in anything let me know and I can get you a price list and order form. If you are local it is only $1.10 per item shipping to me and then I will…

Bit of an Update

OK, apparently what I had going on yesterday was just not enough on my plate. My cold got worse last night, my throat was so sore I could only eat broth and my head was killing me. I took plenty of cold meds and went to bed early. I woke up this morning feeling a little better but still pretty sick and I have no voice above a whisper, so I am home from work.
Gypsy seems to be feeling better she still will not put much weight on her leg but I am feeling better about it. I know that this is not usually fortunate but Jim was only able to get an afternoon job today. So that means he was able to take Gypsy to another vet this morning to get a second opinion, I was going to take her but I didn't know I was going to get so sick all of a sudden. Jim's sister also sent us some links to some sites about dogs being able to heal from this injury with out surgery, Thanks!! We will see what the other vet says but I think we will take the more conservative approach. If she needs sur…


Well, I felt I needed to post something and it is probably going to be quite boring and a bit of a pity party, sorry, I won't blame you if you stop reading now. So how come when it rains it pours? How come everything seems to break or fall apart all at the same time? I am trying very hard to be thankful especially this month but it has not been easy.

If you read Jim's blog, you may know some of this stuff already, but here I go anyway. Jim's laptop is on its last legs it is literally being held together with 2x4's, he uses this computer to get jobs since he is a substitute and most of the jobs are posted through a website. Our DVD/VCR player decided it no longer wants to work, well it kind of still works you can play things if they have the auto play feature but forget fast forward or rewind.

Then, Gypsy hurt herself somehow. She was fine Saturday morning but by about noon we noticed her limping. It was not getting any better so I took her in to the Vet this morning. Loo…

Wordless Wednesday - Ragdoll?


Hat Swap

Jody at Our Forever Journey of Adoption is hosting a hat swap/ornament!! I have joined many bow swaps for our Little Miss but this will be the first swap for our BB!! I am so excited, his little bald head is going to need to be covered. If fact last week I picked up the adorable Gymboree numbers. I am a sucker for Gymboree clothes and I could not resist.

So it does not matter if you have a little one home, or are waiting for a little one. Boy or Girl any age, join the fun. Just think of all the fun hats, stocking hats, hand made hats, ball caps, dress up hats... I know I love getting something in the mail for my little ones. The more we have join in the more fun it will be!

I guess it has been a while.

Has it really been a week since I posted. Wow, time flies! Here is a quick recap with picture of Saturday. We went to the Perry's on Saturday for a Scentsy open house. So much fun, we love Scentsy products. Then we ended up staying for dinner and games, that was even more fun.

Other than that I have been busy with work. I had an audit yesterday and one more next week. Not a lot of fun but I want to get them out of the way in case a miracle happens and we can travel.
We have also been having the great Thanksgiving debate. I hate holidays for this, where do we go, do we have something here or do we just run away? Why does it always seem to be a struggle? Or is it all in my head? I think next year we might leave town.
How does your family handle Thanksgiving?

Wordless Wednesday


Burundi Baby Blog

Most of you know that we are waiting for our little Burundi Baby, probably toddler by now. I have a beautiful Blog that Diana kindly made for us to chronicle our journey to BB. It has been private and I had hoped to make it public when we got final approval for adoption, however that has taken a lot longer than I thought. A lot of the posts will be cross posts and I will still post what ever I can to to this blog as well. However, I have decided to open the blog to friends and family. I can only invite 100 people but I think that should cover most people that I know want to follow the blog. I will still make it public when we get approval (or travel) because I know a lot more of you will want to follow our travels. If you wish to be included in the email list please Email Me and I will try and add you. Family comes first so if I reach 100 and can't add you please do not be upset, I will open the blog to the public when we get that final approval.

Halloween Fun

Jim and I had a good day carving pumpkins playing games (which I won the majority of the time :0) and watching Dead Like Me on Hulu. Jim also made some awesome fajitas with out using a packet from the store! I was impressed I don't think we will buy those anymore this recipe was great. We ended up with a few trick-or-treaters, my favorite being the Who's and the Present from across the street and the Ninja following them ( I sure hope they noticed him:) I also roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time boy they were yummy! better than the ones you buy by far.