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.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Wash, wash, wash.  Fold, fold, fold.  Pick-up, pick-up, pick-up.  My so very exciting Sunday.  I will admit that it is nice to clean-up without the girls following behind me and working against me.  Today I can take my time with it.  Usually when I have my weekends without the girls I run my errands on Sat.  I try to squeeze in a little fun Sat. evening and then Sunday I get the house back in order for the next two weeks.  This weekend is different.  I have Monday off with pay!!  So Sat. was a fun, lay around kind of day followed by dinner out with Cindy, Laura, and Shannon.  Cindy is my SIL, Laura is someone I knew in high school and am FB friends with her now, and Shannon I know from my girls' school.  We had a great time at Rafferty's.  And we didn't really talk about the kiddos..  It turns out that Laura and Cindy live in the same subdivision in Crestwood!  What a small world!!!  We followed up the fun by going to see Sex and the City 2.  It was breezy and light.  Not going to win an Oscars but really you go to see the movie to follow the ladies and their fashions.  It's totally unrealistic but with the kind of life I've had, who cares?  Nice to escape for two hours.  The funny part was when Charlotte and Miranda were crying on each others' shoulders and wondering how people raise kiddos without nannies!  It ain't easy ladies!!!  I did get to taste my first Cosmopolitan.  I liked it.  With diabetes though I understand that alcohol can raise your blood sugar something awful so I chose instead to have a diet Coke, steak and veggie-stuffed tomato.  Lovely!!!

Now off to hit reality again and finish my housework.  'Cause tomorrow is grocery shopping day and a visit to the cemetary to put flowers on my parents' graves.  Not looking forward to that one...

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