Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Signing off....

I will be fasting the internet until Weds morning 11/1 ... starting in a few minutes. So y'all feel free to fill this blog up with comments...

I need a breakthrough. I think this is the way.

I won't be checking email, either. So you'll have to call if you really need to reach me. But I probably won't answer as I do not like running and diving for the phone and then instantly into a conversation. Not my bag. But please leave a message and I will call you back. Unless you are just saying hi or something. Then I will acknowledge your greeting and ponder it in my heart.

Pray for me, folkies. Something's gotta give. L8r.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I had a good day. And I laughed hard every time I read that blog. I
still think it's funny. And a very interesting fact that kidneys
cannot, in fact, explode. But if you operated on someone, and put an
incendiary device inside their kidneys, and you had the detonator...
it could still be a very real risk.
So don't be too cocky, Pam.
Today is Tuesday... that = getting ready for Radrev day around
here... except I'm thinking about hitting Walmart. My Walmart is
beginning to grow on me, now that I figured out where most of the
stuff is.
Toby is now saying No No back to me ... funny stuff.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Encouragement

Top o the Mundee to ya...
Thinking a little last night about "worst case scenario". What a load of bunk.
People never say the real worst case scenario.
"Worst case, you have to go next door and borrow some flour..." or something. I just can't say it. I know the worst case scenario is a wolf breaks down the back door and eats the family, then knocks something over and burns the house down. Now that's a worse case.
I mean, there is some seriously bad stuff that could happen... meteors, galactic realignments... nuclear explosions. Not to mention your basic natural disasters... tornadoes and such. Or getting burnt up by the sun. Or what if you are getting gas in your car, and you are talking on your cell phone because that is a MYTH, and it's not a myth and you blow up the whole gas station while you're on hold with the dentist? What if you're walking, and your kidneys explode? Tell me that.

So look on the bright side, folks. It could definitely get worse.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Movie review and such

Well, I didn't review this last week... in case anybody hadn't seen
it yet.
One Night With the King: 2 stars. For costumes.
Really. The costumes were beautiful.
If you haven't read Hadassah, Tommy Tenney's book... you should. It
was great. The movie is pretty weak in comparison.

The thing is, it's this gorgeous, epic story. Esther is, I mean. It's
funny and suspenseful and tragic and redemptive. I could make a kick-
butt script just from the Bible. But they had all this politics and
history they were trying to teach during the movie and somehow, you
can just never connect. It wasn't AWFUL. It was just disappointing
because there was so much to work with. Do you know what I mean?

I mean gee whiz. I want to be madly in love with this king. He's a
bad boy... He's executing people and has concubines and wild parties
and banishes queens... he's rough. And there's this gorgeous innocent
and he is just blown away by her... and they are so in love that he
loses his pride and is willing to give anything for her. Good stuff.

But nope. It feels like Sci-fi.

BTW: I am 13 weeks today. Again. Second trimester. Next week, I will
be further along than what I thought I was before I got demoted last
week.

Oh, and you are totally welcome to disagree with me and my movie
review. I don't care. Just, this is my blog so I get the front page
MUAHAHAHAHA

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Nothing to say

Very sleepy this morning... Toby has a cough and did not want to sleep last night... ever.

Just had an opening at the doctor's office. I'm outta here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sunflower Girl- by Richy Clark (2001)


You were only 15 when I first heard you sing
And I said, Girl, someday I'm gonna marry you
We were so young, just having a little fun
but little did I know my words would come true

Sweet 16, and a drama queen
you were a little too much in love with the Lion King
But that's okay, I would say
Because I knew someday it would be me
And in my heart I would say

Sunflower girl, you light up my world
With your laughter and smile, you make life worthwile
and in the years to come, and all we'll go through
every day will get sweeter, being with you

17, the wedding bells ring
And I hear your voice say I do
with our hands held tight and our futures bright
we run into the joy we've been called to

Now you're 22 and we're saying "I still do"
I'm enjoying every minute just being with you
Having fun with our new son
And I'm more convinced than ever that I am so in love with you

Sunflower girl, you light up my world
With your laughter and smile, you make life worthwile
After all these years, and all we've been through
Still every day just gets sweeter, being with you

Every day just gets sweeter
And I'm more convinced than ever
That I'm so in love with you

Maybe someday, we'll be old and gray
Just holding each other with not much left to say
Looking back on a life fully lived, and looking forward to that day
And God your Father in heaven will say...

Sunflower girl, you light up my world
With your laughter and smile, you made it all worthwile
After all these years, and all we've been through
every day has been sweet, being with you
And every day will just get sweeter being with you

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

28 years

28 years ago, I took my first breath. And I've been breathing ever
since. I love my birthday. I used to start making birthday lists for
mama and daddy in August... just getting them ready. I'd submit
revised copies along the way.
One year, I must have been 4 or so, I got an Annie doll, and a
locket, and a red polka dot dress. Glory. I remember BEING Annie. You couldn't stop the Tomorrow.

28. Sounds so old. My apologies to the over-28 crowd... you don't
sound old. Just me. I still forget and think I'm 20 or so.

So here's to a new year...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Weekend update

Thanks for the pix, Beth!
SURPRISE


Ha! Leah threw a surprise party for me last night... fun fun fun... it was all girls at La Madeleine... And of course I wore a tiara and a boa... It was hilariously fun. And then I took my new gift cards for a test drive at Borders... YAY! And yes, I was surprised.

Updates... on my date Friday (oh solo mio) I did as planned, went to babies R Us... half price, salvation army. Fun was had by all and 11 dollars spent on an armload of books... such a happy feeling. I can't wait till I get bookshelves here and just get to gaze at all my new purchases in a row. Salvation Army stinks. Literally and the prices. I have heard tell from the resale queen (mama) that the Woodlands actually has some good stuff, so I will be checking out Upscale Resale, and of course, Rags to Riches.

R2 had his first soccer "practice" on Saturday. It was very very cute.... pix later. We are going to have to work on his volunteer though.. she's pretty low key and he just hangs with her... I want him to try new stuff.

Mommy meeting today. And glorious rain.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Deja vu

I posted this a week or so ago... but by ultrasound, I am 12 weeks today. So there you go.
**********************

Week Twelve

  • Vocal cords begin to form - While perhaps not quite ready to be introduced to the nearest opera stage, your infant will use these immediately following the moment of birth. Bet you can't wait to hear that first cry!
  • Those precious eyes begin to move closer together - Are you wondering if he will have mommy's crystal green eyes, daddy's laughing brown ones, or maybe out of the gene pool will emerge grandma's clear blue!
  • Ears shift to their normal place on the side of the head
  • Intestines move farther into your child's body
  • His or her liver begins to function - Responsible for cleansing the blood, storing nutrients, and providing needed chemicals, this is an important event!
  • The pancreas begins to produce insulin
  • Guess what? Your baby's average size is now at a whopping length: 2.13 inches (5.4cm) and weight: 0.49 ounce (14gm)




******************

Friday the 13th.... I get my 3 hours of personal time during the day today... I think I am going to drive to 1960 and go to Babies R Us (cue heavenly music) and Half Price Books (cue Metallica) and I don't know.... Salvation Army, maybe? Nice.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Well, after sleeping on it... I don't know.
Those ultrasounds actually are funny.. one looks like a girl, one looks like a boy.
It really is too early to tell, though.

But you know what? When we found out Toby was a boy, for a split second I was sad. This girl expectation had built up, and I was a little disappointed. (By the time we walked to the car, I was happy) But this time, when we saw what appeared to be a "male anatomy"... I was just excited... either way, this is really fun to me.

Toby is crawling like a madman these days. Just figuratively, of course. I have never seen a madman crawl. Oh, well, maybe at Christ the King during the renewal 1994-ish... saw quite a bit those days. But I digress. He is crawling really fast and ocassionally bottoms out and face-plants. He is also pulling up and cruising on the furniture... and falling over A LOT. I think he needs a helmet. Or maybe a Valium. Or maybe that's me.

I don't know if any Reicherts read this blog... but if so, HAPPY birthday to Larry.

oh, and I am changing my backup blog in case of MORE blogger failures to Jessica's Auxilary
Bookmark it when you get there, folks. Google has bought Blogger and I won't be surprised if there is a MONSTER crash in the offing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What do you think? Explicit....



Well, despite the hacker posing as me earlier.... I am just now reporting in.... with conflicting ultrasounds. But a feeling....

I am not as far along as I thought, only 11 and a half weeks. Due date 4/27. Everything looks good!

13 weeks


the New Clark will be
a boy
a girl
Multiple babies...all bets are off!
Free polls from Pollhost.com




My appointment is this afternoon.... it is probably too early to tell.... unless this is a boy.


Week Thirteen

  • Your infant is about 2.91 inches (7.4cm) and weighs around 0.81 ounce (23gm) - This is about the same weight as 4 quarters.
  • If you could peek in again you may spot your baby as he begins to practice inhaling and exhaling movements
  • Eyes and ears continue to move and develop
  • Baby's neck is getting longer, and the chin no longer is resting on his chest
  • Her hands are becoming more functional - Your baby may find it comforting to start playing with her fist.
  • At this point all nourishment is received from the placenta
  • On your next doctor visit you should be able to hear heartbeat with a Doppler by now - (Don't worry though if you can't, the heartbeat can be confirmed through U/S). Your baby's heartbeat is much rapider than your own and may remind you of the race towards birth that he is running!




  • Doe vs. Bolton... denied without comment. Sad. We'll have to appeal to a Higher Court, folks.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    The Athlete


    I have to scan in Richy's basketball picture.. so cute. His final
    "game" was Saturday. They had moonwalks and giant beach balls and in
    general, managed chaos.
    All of the kids have had a Buddy through the season that works
    specifically with them....Richy's buddy was late so he got to hang
    out with a few random ladies and charm them. He was so excited about
    all the party stuff. He was jumping and laughing and having a blast.
    It was a blast just watching him. He got a certificate and a few
    prizes... he didn't seem excited about it until we got home and I
    explained what his certificate said. "Good job, Richy, playing
    basketball!" (so it was a paraphrase)
    Now he is so proud of that paper. I'm going to have to frame it and
    put it up in his room.


    On to the next sport.... SOCCER... starts this Saturday. How cute is
    he going to be in his soccer uniform... This one is pretty exciting
    because actual soccer players are involved with the kids... fun fun fun.
    I think I'll just put the baby poll up tomorrow since my appointment
    is not until 3 anyway. You- shall have to wait.

    Friday, October 6, 2006

    Just rolling right along here... funny how fast a pregnancy goes when you are too busy to think about it. I am definitely feeling better... usually feel sick after I eat for a while...
    I have a belly but I have gained no weight. I guess it's because I am still nursing Tobias. Emotionally... I am starting to "get" this baby... and I am thinking it is a girl.
    Disclaimer: I was so sure Toby was a girl I already bought pink shoes by this point. I was wrong. Hard to trust a feeling after that. Nonetheless, I think this baby is a girl.
    Richy and the team led worship at a conference in MD last night, then drove to DC to stand on the Supreme Court steps with the Cause guys... no update yet. I imagine they are a) leading worship or b) sleeping. I plan on calling him in a minute.

    I am not lonely or forlorn. I miss my man, sure. But man.... solitude is my bag sometimes. Both kids are sleeping now... it's quiet and just so nice.

    Thursday, October 5, 2006

    Emergency Prayer Request from Lou Engle

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL ON TO OTHER INTERCESSORS!

    I am here in Washington, DC where 70 – 100 intercessors have been
    standing 24 hours a day before the Supreme Court since Monday (Yom
    Kippur).

    Please join me tonight on the phone (Thursday, Oct. 5) at 10 PM
    Eastern (7 PM Pacific) for an emergency prayer phone call…We are
    sending out this alert to over 20,000 people, but we only have 800
    phone lines available.

    Please register right away to reserve your spot.
    http://www.Bound4life.com/emergency

    **The next 24 hours are CRITICAL for the Supreme Court!**

    THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE FOR THIS COURT TO DECIDE….

    They must decide by tomorrow whether or not they will hear Doe v.
    Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade that made abortion on
    demand legal and is a cornerstone of legalized abortion.

    If they decide not to hear this case, it cannot be revisited for 8
    more years!

    Two years ago, they refused to hear Roe. It was "denied without
    comment." We can’t let this happen again!

    To read more about this case, go to http://www.Bound4life.com/doe
    The lawyer on this case, Alan Parker from the Justice Foundation, has
    specifically asked us to pray for them.

    They will be presenting over 5,300 pages of evidence and sworn
    testimony from 1,000 women hurt by abortion as well as sworn
    testimony by abortion facility workers, scientific and medical
    experts, and over 300 citations from scientific and medical articles.
    The motion also asks that Roe v. Wade be reversed and is accompanied
    by the affidavit of Norma McCorvey, who was “Jane Roe” of Roe v.
    Wade.

    Two nights ago, a prayer activist at JHOP had a very clear dream that
    indicated to us that Justice Scalia was going to be key in the
    decision of whether or not to hear this case. Please pray fervently
    for this man as well as for the three other justices who need to
    concur with him in order for this case to be heard.

    We feel that God is giving us the opportunity to agree with His heart
    and shift this Court to righteousness and justice.

    I have much more to share with you… Please join me on the call
    tonight at 10 PM Eastern (7 PM Pacific). Register right now to
    reserve your spot.
    http://www.Bound4life.com/emergency

    These next few hours are make-or-break for this critically important
    case.

    For LIFE,

    Lou

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    12 weeks

    Marnin, bloggers.
    Toby has been fighting sleep until 11 or so... but he's sleeping till 9.... I think it's a pretty good trade-off.
    I am 12 weeks now... 3 months.

    Week Twelve




    • Vocal cords begin to form - While perhaps not quite ready to be introduced to the nearest opera stage, your infant will use these immediately following the moment of birth. Bet you can't wait to hear that first cry!
    • Those precious eyes begin to move closer together - Are you wondering if he will have mommy's crystal green eyes, daddy's laughing brown ones, or maybe out of the gene pool will emerge grandma's clear blue!
    • Ears shift to their normal place on the side of the head
    • Intestines move farther in to your child's body
    • His or her liver begins to function - Responsible for cleansing the blood, storing nutrients, and providing needed chemicals, this is an important event!
    • The pancreas begins to produce insulin
    • Guess what? Your baby's average size is now at a whopping length: 2.13 inches (5.4cm) and weight: 0.49 ounce (14gm)





    I wish I had sparkling green eyes... like Ariel... but hey, maybe this will be a redhead with green eyes... always my favorite. That's how I colored Barbies in my coloring books and everything.
    Less than a week until ultrasound 1... I am getting my hopes down about being able to tell much... probably too early.

    Okay, Toby arises. Peace.

    Wednesday, October 4, 2006

    Guys Day

    Let's just have a courtesy guys day till noon today...

    so, Josh. It's all yours unless you can scare up some menfolks.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2006

    Movie review, solemn warning...

    Last night, on my date... I went to the library... alone.
    Then I went to see Facing the Giants. I gotta tell you, in the interest of full disclosure... I was expecting a stinker.
    (shocked expressions all around) Well, come on! When is the last time you saw a Christian movie that didn't make you kinda cringe inside? The writing, the acting... the computer animated Lake of Fire complete with cartoony devil type character.... If you are feeling stunned and thinking about how much you LOVED Megiddo, I'm sorry. I got nothing for you here.

    But anyhoo, it was not a stinker. It was good. True, there were moments of questionable acting.. plenty of them. But hey, Flicka, you know? I mean, questionable acting is by no means only a Christian street...
    But several times, the movie really got my heart. I cried. And I don't cry much. Pretty much anytime I cry, I report it here on the blog. That kinda thing.
    But these guys (Baptists) raised 100,000 bucks from their church to shoot this movie with an all-volunteer cast. And it is pretty good. Definitely worth supporting.

    In other news, for the first time in a long long time, I have a bathroom in my bedroom. Very handy for the 5 million trips a night (pregnant)... However, not turning the light on at night has re-surfaced one of my great fears... brought to my attention by Dave Barry.... squirrels in the toilet. I kid you not, I think about it every time. You must read. Squirrel in the toilet...

    Monday, October 2, 2006


    Happy Birthday, Kai... yesterday! It was a fast year...

    Man. Life has been a challenge lately. I am so tired and so grouchy... and I have children. So I just have to keep going and going. I am a whinybutt. I mean it. I am so glad none of you have to live with me. On the other hand, why don't you move in and take care of these kids so I can sleep?

    Today, Monday Morning Mommy Meeting. Then, I don't know. Tonight... 3 hours to myself. What shall I do?? I don't know yet, but it will be glorious.

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