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Sunday, April 30, 2006

PostSecret's like this BOIL MY BLOOD!

(PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Click here to check out the site.)

When there are so many people out there that CAN'T have kids and WANT kids, how could you get an abortion? I hope you didn't do it! But I support that you have a choice.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Please Donate!


The more I read about this adoption process, the more I learn it will cost us more than we will ever expect even with it being an independant vs agency. Coming up with the money over time wouldn't be a big deal, it's the Up Front we're struggling with. Luckily my company will reimburse me somewhere between $3000 and $5000.

I've found through reading everything I can on every adoption site out there; a lot of people do adoption fundraisers. They give different ideas like Garage Sales (we already sold everything we could before we moved here), Create and sell Photography or art Calendars (I'm thinking it might be too early for a 2007), Sell "We support Adoption" teddy bears with shirts, Hold a raffle with the help of donated gift certificates from local businesses...etc.

So there are a few ideas, but I need more. I want to know what YOU as my friend, family, reader, supporter would be willing to donate money for. I've thought about publishing a collection of my poetry through LULU, but would YOU buy it? Would YOU buy hemp necklaces, dog collars, leashes, candles, crocheted scars? What about Joey and Jory Blog T-Shirts? Jory and I have talked about printing shirts with Jory's different Blog titles.

Something you can do to support our Adoption Fund, which costs you NOTHING is by clicking on my Ads by Google as often as you can, I earn less than a penny everytime you do. So far I'm up to $1.67 WOO WOO!

Or if you wish you can simply click on my Make A Donation button in the upper right hand side of my blog.

What is it that you would be willing to donate money for?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

Talking to our Lawyer


Good news! Brandy* has excluded the other couple because they live in the same town, she doesn't want to chance running into them in Walmart occasionally. So we are currently the only couple she is looking at to possibly adopt her baby! Can I say we're a bit excited! Now it seems there is an actual possibility now. They told us to talk to a lawyer and find out what we need to do if she does choose us. Sounds like things are moving our way, finally!

We're writing a letter to send her so she can get a feel for who we are. We're also going to send her some pictures of us. I'm having a hard time completing the letter because it's like the Letter of Our Lives! If she likes it, she's going to call me or have me call her so we can talk and then move towards meeting her in person. It scares me because this letter is her first impression of us and I don't know what to put in, what to leave out. How much detail to provide, it's crazy! I'm also having some friends write a letter to her about us, kinda like reference letters so she has more than just our opinions on us and how great of parents we think we'll be. So if any of you are interested in writing one that would be awesome, just email it to me or Jory.

As always, I'll keep you posted!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Doctors Appointment

Appointment went great, the oncologists said we have time. So I start Clomid today and we are ordered to have sex for the next 4-5 days. I love doctor's orders, they're so direct.

Of course it never fails, by having a doctor's appointment I SHOULD HAVE known he'd want me to get partially naked AGAIN. Another ultrasound to check on my ovaries. What's funny is he actually wanted to do a normal ultrasound but the nurse had me empty my bladder so he couldn't and did an internal instead. Jory's happy about not having to come to anymore appointments with me, now that the bad news appointments are over with.

Next appointment is for May 1st for another ultrasound.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Moab Trip May 4th - 7th

Our home away from home
We are going to Moab this year for Jory's Birthday. We hope you will be able to join us, understanding the fairly short notice. We will be arriving Thursday May 4th and leaving Sunday May 7th. We will be staying at Sand Flats Recreational area Campground, as we have in the past. You will find us in Cluster F (if available) just look for our car and tent. For those of you coming, we will celebrate Jory's birthday Saturday.

Sandflats Recreation Area 885 Sand Flats Rd, Moab, UT 84532
After you pass the Sand Flat's booth, drive about 2.5 more miles to Cluster F. Click on this link for a map and direction to Sand Flats.

Rod & Jory 1998

Email Jory or myself to let us know if you are planning on going because we just found out TOOL is coming to Phoenix May 6th, so if no one is able to meet us in Moab, we might stay and go to Tool instead.

CRUSH CRUSH...Crushing Your Head!

Monday, April 10, 2006

4/10/06 Phoenix Sunset


4/10/06 Phoenix Sunset
Originally uploaded by Joeythegirl.

Possible Adoption Opportunity UPDATED!

Jory and I have joked in the past about certain younger relatives getting pregnant and letting us adopt their baby. Well that joke may just be a possibility. Found out yesterday that Christopher's friend's 20 yr old sister *Brandy (not her real name) is newly pregnant and planning on giving it up for adoption.

I totally had a Desperate Housewives "Gabby" moment...I really wanted to ask my mom if Brandy was cute. I didn't.

At the very least, this whole thing gives me something other than my pending ovarian doom to obsess about.

UPDATE: 4/11/06

So I found out today that my mommy dearest called and talked to Brandy's mother to let her know about Jory and I. Brandy hasn't gone to an agency yet and she is definitely planning on giving the baby up for adoption, she feels she's too young to take care of a child. She told my mom she would talk to Brandy the next day. From what my mom said, Brandy's mom seemed pretty excited by the fact that some good could come out of her daughter's situation. So we'll have to see what happens. I'll continue to keep you updated.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Where's the Warning on the Tetris box?

Click on the picture or here .

When you start to dream about the games you play, you know it's bad! But I must say the worst game to dream about is Tetris...when I get on a Tetris Roll, all I think about is fitting everything into place, in my dreams, when I'm walking around, everything I look at is a Tetris piece.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I've been Tagged....Finally!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Night Supervisor for Harland
2. Finance Analyst for Discover Card
3. Guest Relations for Holiday Inn/Holiday Hospitality/Bass Hotels & Resorts
4. Sandwich Artist for Subway

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2. Almost Famous
3. Office Space
4. Heathers

Four places you have lived:
1. Logan, UT
2. In a VW bus, in a tent, in random cars and in several canyons in OR, WA & UT.
3. Salt Lake City, UT
4. Chandler, AZ

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. LOST
2. The Sopranos
3. Big Love
4. Medium

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. New York, NY
2. Orlando, FL
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. The entire state of CA

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Joeythegirl.blogspot.com
2. JoryDanJohnson.blogspot.com
3. Dooce.com
4. Google.com

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Kraft Macaroni N' Cheese
2. Famous Daves: Cajun Chicken Sandwich
3. Training Table (me too, but don't get to eat it since I left Utah)
4. Cheerful Cafe: Cheesy Hashbrowns in Bellingham, WA

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Camping in Moab, UT
2. On a beach in Hawaii, Mexico or Italy
3. On Ladder Island/Lighthouse Island in Anacortes, WA
4. Turtle Island, FIJI

Four friends I am tagging that I think will respond ....
1. Jory!
2. Brooke
3. Eric
4. Darby

What time is it?

It's now 01:02.03, 04/05/06.

And it will happen again this afternoon. woo woo

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Year OJ killed Nicole & Ron

Me in 1994

I've posted a bunch of scanned photos from my high school years on my Photo Blog. Thank you Juli for the photos, keep them coming! I think it's time to pull out the scanner and start scanning my collections. Oh the blackmail I have!

Email Conversation with the hubby

Do we have mayo at home?

yes

Why don't you mix up some chicken salad sandwich stuff and I will stop at Albertson's on my lunch and get some bread and drinks and chips and toilet paper and we can have chicken salad sandwiches for lunch?

why??

What do you mean why? Just an idea for lunch, better than eating another damn hamburger don't you think?

um that depends, what were you planning on eating? That is what I was asking, I mean, are you planning on sitting down with the jar of mayo and going to town or what?

I sent you this email....about the chicken salad sandwich silly.
"Why don't you mix up some chicken salad sandwich stuff and I will stop at Albertson's on my lunch and get some bread and drinks and chips and toilet paper and we can have chicken salad sandwiches for lunch?"

OH well I never got that email....
i will start mixing it up at 4.45

Sounds good...strange that you didn't get that email, LOL funny though. Yeah I enjoy eating a bottle of mayo occassionally...he he he.

gross

you insinuated it! ;)

but you do it!

NO I don't...I was just sicking you out.

whateva

oh looky what i just got in my email...
"Why don't you mix up some chicken salad sandwich stuff and I will stop at Albertson's on my lunch and get some bread and drinks and chips and toilet paper and we can have chicken salad sandwiches for lunch?
yes
Do we have mayo at home?"

HAHAHAHA! Weird.

bizzare

Waaaaay Bizzare!

ok i am logging out and making some chicken salad

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