Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday again

Blogspot ate my post.

I was having a hard time writing it so I will take this as a sign. Then again, I've fallen out of the use of words which doesn't mean I should remain mute.

I took this picture last summer out of Seward, Alaska. We try to spend half of our weekends out on the water, it almost makes up for six months of winter. I ruptured both of my eardrums back in 2006 and since then I get motion sickness so being on the water is medicated balancing act. Too much Dramamine and I'm a drooling passed out mess and too little- well...I spend the day chumming.

My husband owns a boat that he started saving for when he was five years old. I'm lucky in many respects, I get a chance to side share his passion for fishing and I get to be out on the water watching whales and poking around small coastal towns.

Cruise Ship leaving port. Seward, AK

Rainbow over Vo-Tech, Seward, AK

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Music

A kick ass play list is a great way to get your weekend off to the right start. The Gods know I need all the pick me up cheer I can get.
For your auditory pleasure;

Bang, Bang (feat. Adam Levine) by K'naan

Busted in Baylor County by Shooter Jennings

Casino Queen by Wilco

Scotty Doesn't Know by Lustra

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hot Mess and Married Joy

So found out last night that I am once again not pregnant. Not only that but my period is a week early. I was having all these early signs too.... Like I swelled up to a triple-delux-DD version of Pamela Anderson and they were so tender I couldnt even sleep on my belly.


I spent all that time and money preventing a pregnancy in my twentys but now that I am in my thirties and trying it's not happening.  My lady doctor told me that if we didn't conceive after six months then we should come back in for an appointment and we are on month five. I've been off bc for a year and off my meds for five months.

I'm so not patient. *g*

I was down on myself about not being a fertile myrtle and needed a cuddle from P. Of course I didn't tell him I needed a cuddle (he's all boat preoccupied) I told him I feel like a very unattractive hippo who is NOT pregnant ...then I cried. Then he fell asleep while I was crying on him.


Hormones kind of suck.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Life List

Scuba dive | Cross the Canadian border | Have a croissant at a French cafe | Try escargot | Go snorkeling| Take a road trip across the U.S. | Have an exceptional time in Italy | Whiskey at a pub in Ireland | Make cinnamon rolls from scratch | Go on a multi-day biking trip | Travel with Carol | Take a stained glass class| Grow vegetables | Learn to roll in a kayak | Write a novel | Camp under the Redwoods| Spend two weeks on the Oregon Coast| Help someone get into or through college | Do ten pull ups | Go berry picking | Rescue a pound dog| Go sky diving| Sleep under the stars| Make a peaceful living space for my family | Tithe | Live in a house with a window seat | Live in a house with sky lights| Pretend we've had a power outage | Plant a tree when each of my children are born | Own land | Take a two-week vacation without computers | Lemonade on the back porch on a warm summer night | Finish up or give up all the unfinished projects in the house | Learn to play kick the can and teach my children| Play 4 square | Buy stock on my own | Make a quilt | Learn to sew | Read or attempt every book on the banned list| Recycle | Have a family portrait painted | Sleep in a tree house | Built a tree house/fort| Take a painting class | Learn to use my camera | Finish our wedding album | Visit Nova Scotia| Learn how I like Scotch | Decorate a nursery | Try eating vegetarian for a year| Make my own preserves| Take an astronomy class| Learn to use a telescope| Grow kiwi vines| Learn to read music| Pay off my Prius| Adopt a child| Be a foster parent| Donate blood four times a year| Be a Big with Big Brothers, Big Sisters| Learn how to make soap| Become a life long member of KSKA public radio| Run a sustainable 10 min. mile|Attend an Old 97's concert| Be a fairy godmother for someone|

Why the new blog?

So two reasons why I decided to move to blogspot were that LJ is blocked at work and that I was feeling this overwhelming lazze-faire attitude whenever I logged on.

By the time I make it home at night my spark of genius is spent. Blogging doesn’t make my priority list. I was posting once a month generally along the lines of “I’m not dead, I will post soon” and then I didn’t.

Baaaaad me. Downward spiral of guilt for not posting.
So I thought I would make a break, start afresh and see what happens. My life has changed drastically these last five years and making this break feels good and right.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Welcome to House by the Road!
The Man and I

After years of posting to Live Journal I decided it was time to make a switch, hence the new blog. I'm not sure what direction this will take me but I am more than happy to sit back, buckle in and enjoy where ever I end up.