Thursday, July 23, 2009

Geez Louise


I guess the new header is me dipping my pinky toe back into bloggy -land.  I downloaded a trial of Adobe Elements, and I don't even want to tell you how long it took me to arrange one measly banner.  *harumph*  So if anyone has any great tips on how to make it go faster I would surely appreciate it. Oh, and also how do you get rounded corners on pictures when you edit them?  I need step-by-step instructions like you would give to a 5 year old.  Thanks in advance!

Of course, this is typical me.  Jump head long into something and then get completely frustrated when it doesn't look as fantastical as it does in my mind and come to realize that I don't know what the heck I'm doing.

Also, adding another time-involved project to my list.  That is typical me too.  I have about 5 rotating projects currently.  You'll get the low down on them all.    

Other than that, things have slowly ebbed back into a normal rhythm here.  I've been back to work since the beginning of April, off of the Zoloft since Memorial Day weekend.  Getting excited that we're headed to New York at the end of next month for vacation with money that was generously and anonymously donated to us for a "get away trip fund" after everything happened.  We weeded and planted roses and hydrangeas in the front and side yard and still have to tackle the blasted back yard.  Keeping up with antics of my crazy dog (he chewed up my reading glasses in a major way).  Finally painted our bedroom a lovely shade of grey.  

And yes, I'm sure it is on all of your minds so I'll just come out and say it.  We're trying again. As in, trying for a baby.  I know that there's a school of thought that says you shouldn't really share that news for fear of people pestering you and always asking "So....?", but I'll be frank.  There is a part of me that is a little afraid.  Afraid that we're doomed to have a repeat.  Afraid that we may never get pregnant again.  Really, fears that don't have a foundation... even if all those fears came true I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT that God would still be with us, just as good and loving as ever and we would make it.  He has shown that to me so graciously these past few months.  That being said, I am human and definitely wrestle with those little seeds of fear.  So I WANT and NEED your prayers.  We've shared this whole journey together, so why not the next part too, whether we get pregnant easily or face a hard time of it?  Because you all have been such a support to me - even in my absence from posting - your sweet emails and notes on facebook - oh, what a great group of women to hold me up!  And so, would you please pray that we would have an easy time getting pregnant and have a healthy little one?  

So there ya go.  What started out to be just a line or two to say "hi" became a gumbo of life's recent events.  Oh well.  Good to be back.


Olive Oyl said...

Oh, I've missed you so, Sweet Kate! So happy to hear you are getting up and around and things are looking up. Praying for you and your dear hubby right now as you are just living life together and seeking God and trying again for another sweet babe.

Keep it up girlfriend, you are an inspiration!

**I can email you about rounded corners later, I love doing them!!!*** :)

Lizzy Deaton said...

Oh, i have missed your bolgging, kate !! I was so excited to see that you had posted something new!! I will be praying so much for you and joe . .. you are an amazing woman, Kate, and I am blessed to know you!!!!!

marisa paige henry franson said...

YAYYYYYY!!!!! i'm SO glad you're back!!!!
and i love the new header! you are so creative!!!

and so glad that you are going to ny!!!!! yay!!!! we need to get together again soon!!!! :)

Candace said...

Welcome back Kate! Every week or so you guys come to mind and I was hoping all was well, or at least, getting better. I will be praying for all that you have asked, especially that God erases the fear in your heart. Perfect love drives out fear and I will pray he heaps healthy doses of his love to you and Joe as you begin this journey again. Many hugs to you.

Teacup Teacher Mom said...

Good girl! Proud of you for jumping back into blogging!

Carolyn M said...

I am so glad that you posted again! i've been looking forward to it:) Have fun on your trip!

Amy said...

Hey you!
Prayers for you guys while you "try", and I hope you have a little fun in the process =)
Let's get together sooner than later!!!!!

Totally Desperate Mom said...

Please call me/email when you get back. We NEED to get together. I will so be praying for you. I know God has such great plans for you life.

KellyLee said...

Yeah, so good to hear your thoughts again. Will definitely keep praying for you as God restores your confidence in Him.