A sign of the times

I've been meaning to post about this but well, you know, that damn time availability thing...…

Anyway, about a month or so ago, I went for my annual ob/gyn visit - lovely visual - now get it out of your head. This is at a Kaiser clinic - and I was surprised - in a good way. I think overall, Kaiser has a bad reputation, but my own personal experience from ob/gyn (and our subsequent inseminations and pregnancies), to pediatrics to adult services has been great. Maybe it's just "my" lucky Kaiser clinic.

Anyway, I check in, get my forms to update/fill out and begin. Being that this IS an ob/gyn visit I fully expect to be able to skip over the birth control part, or the spouse/boyfriend part as not pertaining to my, ahem, situation.

At about question 5 or so, the question reads:
"Do you have a sexual relationship with (check all that apply):

HA!!! Finally - some vindication to "my lifestyle situation".

Then comes question #6:
"Do you need information on birth control?"
I answered that with a "NO, see question #5"

This is the very first time in all my dr. visits that had a questionnaire that was inclusive of lifestyles OTHER than heterosexual.


The times, they are A-changin'



You'll know after Feb. 8th...

...big news coming, I'll keep you posted as soon as I know for sure...



Let’s see, it’s Wednesday night, which must mean I’m “Solo Mommy” as Laura takes a class thru her church every Wednesday night. That also means Foster gets to help me put the twins to sleep, this is his new-found love. Why you ask? Don’t know, but I ain’t complaining. The funny thing is, that the twins go to sleep when he (a FIVE year old) tells them to, they don’t quite listen as well when I tell them to. Harrumph.

Anyway, what else is going on? My mom just recently flew back home after visiting with us over the holidays. It was fun, we all had a whirlwind visit, but now it’s nice to start getting back into the groove of our regular schedule again – and to plan…………

……plan for our trip to New York come mid-April. Ever hear of “Snakes on a Plane”?? How about “Toddlers on a Plane”? What are we thinking? 3 kids on a cross-country flight? OY. We’re nuts. We are planning on taking the red-eye there so I’m hopeful they’ll sleep for most of the flight. But coming back – well, don’t plan on flying from NY to CA anytime on April 22 okay? I warned you. Foster is beyond excited that he’ll get to fly on the “big plane” as he puts it. I need to get a kid-friendly book with lots of pictures of New York to show him what he’ll be seeing. Any suggestions???

I’m beyond excited FOR him. I can’t wait to take him into the city to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, even the subways. This will be his third trip to NY but the last time we went he was just over two years old. This time he’ll get so much more out of the trip. It will be the twins first time to NY not to mention on an airplane – okay, if you want to be technical, I was pregnant with them the last time we flew to NY so it’s not exactly their first trip. Anyway – that’s currently our big thing to look forward to.

I have a job interview this Saturday (!) – I know, a Saturday? Yeah, they are having a huge “hiring hall” and lots of people with be interviewing. I’m excited about a potential change. I’m interviewing for a CPS position. I need something more stimulating, more exciting, something where I’m actually working with other social workers instead of all the nurses I’m working with now. I’ve been at my current position for almost 6 years; it’s time for a change. I’ve outgrown my position. Wish me luck.

Guess I’ll end this here – all the kids are asleep and I have a few hours to do a few things on my “to do” list before Laura gets home.
“til next time…


Yes, we did go shopping!

Well, we did get to a Kmart - twice. Spent the first $500 the first day and the rest on the second. Boy, was THAT fun. You know how when you go to Target or Kmart or a store like that and you see all these things that would be fun or cool to have but just aren't 100% necessary? Well, we always do that so this time, we took 2 carts and just went up and down the aisles and selected all the things that we both really do need (i.e. pull-ups, shampoo, pull-up, wipes, and pull-ups) and then we really had fun selecting the things we really don't need but wanted. Things like a new shower head, a storage unit for the bathroom, new watches, etc. Totally fun - and a great way to stock up.

The check got deposited and that was just as fun!!!!

I will NEVER look at a class-action lawsuit the same way again.

More updates (and pictures) coming soon!