My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I'm not Christina

I haven't posted here in awhile. We've been pretty busy. I've had a few job interviews. Yea for me! Keeping my fingers crossed. Right now we are concentrating on getting ready for Ash Wednesday and Lent. We've been trying to figure out what to give up for lent and I am trying really hard to have the girls make non-food decisions. It just seems that people during Lent like to give up food as it is an easy thing to do. So I think the triplets are giving up playing in the living room. Yea for me again as that will help keep things clean too!

Now for the title explanation...Lisa and I had a weekend off not too long ago when the girls were with their Dad. Seeing as how we are young "cough" single women we did what every free single woman does. We sat on the couch Sat. night with snacks, blankets, and pillows for an evening of uninterrupted TV viewing. A Christina Agulara (sp?) concert was on VH1. After watching it for awhile we both commented on how well a dancer she is too. And as the music had us rocking we decided to go ahead and stand up and try to recreate her dance moves. Not smart. As I am a wee bit overweight and way out of shape and my sister is even less athletic than I am this was not a wise choice. We decided to do this head snap that C.A. does. Needless to say, as we started we looked pretty pathetic. Then we did the head snap. The dance move ended in cries of pain as we both had to sit down. Lisa ached all the way to her toes and back with a pulled muscle. I hurt down to the middle of my back and decided that it would be a good time to go to bed. Just put that vision in your head. Therefore I restate my title. I am not Christina.

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