Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Unplanned Pregnancy and Other Going Ons

Did I get your attention? It has been a busy several weeks - hence the neglect of the blog.  I feel like I have been going on turbo speed these last few weeks with so much going on. Do you think I can really name 13 things? I'll give it a try. This might get a little lengthy.

1. Unplanned pregnancy. Sorry family, it's not me. It's our dog Cricket. She is due with a large litter in two weeks. And yes, we do know who the boyfriend is - it's our other dog Digo. We thought we were safe having a fence between them while she was in heat, but I guess when it's true love, no obstacle is too great to overcome to be with your girl. Anyone looking for german shepherd puppy? We tried the whole puppy thing two years ago thinking that it would be a good way to earn some money. Let's just say I have never looked affectionately at a puppy since.

2. Surgery. Antalya has a T&A (tonsils and adenoids removed) scheduled for next Thursday. She had gone a whole month without getting sick, and I was starting to think that she just might be healthy for the surgery. That changed Tuesday night when she came down with something. She's had a fever, lots of congestion, and a hard time breathing at night. We went to the doctor today. Please keep her in your prayers that she can better before Thursday. She really needs this surgery so that she can stay healthy.

3. New Business. Jason and I have started an online business. It's still in the beginning phase, and we have a lot of work to do on the website, but we are excited that it is all up and running. Come check us out here and tell your friends.

4. Scout Camp. Jason has been gone all week at Scout Camp. We have really missed him. We can't wait for him to get back tomorrow.

5. Remodel. Our kitchen is coming along. We are still a long ways from finished, but we did get all the floor cabinets and the new countertop put in this week. I started unpacking boxes today. Tonight was the first night in a month that I had spices to cook with (note to self - if you ever do another kitchen remodel don't pack away everything thinking you will have your kitchen back in a week). 

6. New Birth. I have a new little niece. She was born on Monday and is SO cute. Her name is Lindsey Kate. 

7. Marathon. I'm down to five weeks before the big day. I'm getting anxious to be done with my long runs. Crossing the finish line will be a great moment!

8. United Angels Foundation. I have become a volunteer for this new non-profit support group for children with special needs. I'm really excited for this. We had a great Ds support group in our area when Antalya was born, but about a year ago it had to disband due to some legal issues. Everyone is super excited about this new group and I look forward to seeing a lot of faces I haven't seen in awhile and meeting new ones too. 

9. Book Club. Some other ladies and I are starting a book club. I'm in charge this month. We are reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. I remember reading this book years ago, and am excited to read it again.

10. New skills. Although I have already mentioned this one, we are just so excited that we can't say it enough - Antalya is walking! She has gotten so good and has completely given up her crawling. It has made a world of difference for her. She is so much happier, more content and easy going, and will now on occasion stop to cuddle with me for awhile. 

11. Partings. One of mine and Antalya's good friends is moving on Saturday to Florida. She found out 10 days ago that she was accepted into a graduate program that starts this week. In just one week she made the decision to quit her job, pack up her belongs, and move across the country. We will miss you Marie-Line, but wish you luck in your new adventure. 

12. Olympics. I have always looked forward to the olympics. This year is no different, although this year I haven't been able to find the time to enjoy them. Tonight I was planning on watching some of the events I have recorded, but this blog entry has taken a lot longer than I expected. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow night. 

13. Lack of sleep. In order to get my running in before my duties as mother begins in the morning, I am getting up way earlier than I would like. Add to that, Antalya being sick and not sleeping well and you can guess how I'm feeling right now.And so - I wish you all a good night. If I head to bed now, I can be asleep before 10pm - and right now, there is nothing that sounds sweeter. 


Laura said...

Wow, what a busy time in your life. Glad you don't live close or our kiddos would want a puppy. I hope to redo our kitchen next spring, I'll need some advice on what to keep out. Glad your kitchen is coming along. Congrats on the business,I took a peek and will be back to look longer :) We'll keep Antalya in our prayers, let us know who she does.

Tara said...

you are a busy lady! i'm sorry antalya is sick and that jason is gone and that you aren't getting much sleep. everything is SO much harder when you are tired. i hope antalya gets better for her surgery. i can't believe cricket is pregnant...ahhhhh.

miss you.

Tash said...

I hope you are able to get some rest soon, and we will keep Antalya in our prayers so she will feel better and have a successful surgery. Good luck with everything.

Debbie said...

We will keep Antalya in our prayers. Good luck with her surgery! Hope you and your family are doing well!

Brittany & Josh said...

You have been busy! I hope your dog situation goes better than last time, I wish I could take a puppy off your hands for you, but I swore off dogs while I have young kids. So awesome that your doing the marathon, I wish we lived closer, you could help train my brain to want to run. Oh, and we will definely have Antalya in our prayers this coming week. Good luck, hope all goes smoothly.

hiatt family said...

You have been busy! Good luck with Antalya's surgury next week, she will be in our prayers. The website for your buisness looks great!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. Are you part of the Utah down Syndrome Foundation as well as this new group called the Angels Foundation? Would you like to put your blog site on the UDSF?

Arnold&Mindi said...

Sunny, I hope you remember me. I was in your ward in DT SLC. I found your blog through Sheridan's. I'm so excited that she finally started on. My blog is a private blog but I'd be happy to send you an invite. Just email me at Sounds like your life is going well and you are very happy. Blogging is such a fun way to stay in touch. I hope to hear from you soon.

Mindi "Nordfelt" Thiebaud

mum2brady said...

You have lots on your plate Sunny! Good luck with the marathon - you are my hero ;) Keeping Antalya in my prayers for an easy and successful surgery this week - and recovery too! Love your new online business - great products - I hope it goes gangbusters!!!

Sonja said...

I hope everything is going well today and that Antalya is feeling better! We have you in our prayers.

I can't believe that Cricket is pregnant! I'm so sorry. I wish we could take some of those puppies off your hands. :?

Good luck with everything! You are an incredible woman!!

Cheri said...

Sunny, We would love to take a female puppy off your hands! Let me know when they arrive! We would love to see them!