Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years
from Liam, Morgan, Rose and baby yet to be named!
We hope to see all of you in the coming year. Okay maybe not the John in England or the Australian crew (I am never flying again), but the rest of you. We love and miss you all even if we can't see you as often as we would like!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

all home and safe

We are all home and safe!
Kitties and Will arrived late last night other then smelling bad everyone did just fine. Rose and I are thrilled to be a family again.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Meet some of the PA gang

Dillon, Rose, Nana, Leah
Sara, Leah
Leah, Aunt Nancy, Dillon, Olivia
My Mom, Aunt Patty
Rose, Sara, Eli

Dillon and Olivia are siblings as are
Elijah and Leah
Aunt Nancy, Mom and Aunt Patty
Rose and unseen baby

Monday, December 11, 2006

Life goes on.

Moving home is the best thing that could happened for us. Then why is it that I still feel so loanly? My parents have been wonderful to us and yet I still feel the need to be on pins and needles even though its nothing they have done. I just feel I need to constently be on Rose to clean up and sit still and not move around. During the day its just Rose me and the inside baby. I have no car and the weather is weird so mostly we are stuck inside the house. I can't seem to get her to play by herself and she seems to have forgotten how to listen. I miss having my own place where if I want to leave it a mess I do. I could have people over anytime I wanted to. Here I feel like a child and I don't want to mess the place up so I don't feel like I can have people over because it isn't my house and what if they mess something up and I can't clean it up in time? Silly worries but worries all the same. I am starting in on the worse part of my illness. I have to take medication that cause me not to be able to feel my hands, feet or mouth and makes me feel weird all the time. Spinal taps are still in my future even though they aren't sure how they are going to do them since they tried 10 times last friday and it never did work. I have to much scar tissue. Then theres the matter of the growing baby who now plays all night long and loves it when I roll over. The baby is getting bigger and I seem to be slowing down. I have pregnancy symptoms and PTC symptoms. I can't seem to tell if I am coming or going anymore. I don't have an illness that you can see but trust me I am suffering. My head hurts nearly every minute and Rose does not have a mute button. I am need Liam to join us. Not that I want him to have to take over everything its just nice to have a partner who understands and has been there with me before. I need the next few months to go better then the last few.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

need I say more?

Thank you easter bunny *bock* *bock*

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

life in the slow lane

Nothing to report!

I am a bit trapped with not a lot of money and no way to get out.

But we have a plan now or at least I hope we do.

1. Car (not to expensive)
2. Place to live (not to expensive)
3. School for Rose

in Australia
1. Pack
2. Sell everything
3. Finally reunite

Life is stressful but we still love you

Ps, Rose was evaluated and I was told she could easily be placed in first grade. They were quite impressed! She is already where they are at 3 months of schooling. I will however be placing her back in Kindergarten for the emotional stability. Which school not sure yet.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Oh the places you'll go

and the things you will eat!

SO far I have eaten
My moms homemade spaghetti
Taco Bell
and had cake for breakfast

The spinal tap was a bitch. It took two hours and 14 (3in needles) and countless smaller needles to get the tap done. I didn't cry once but I did swear a few times. I look like a human pin cushion. Today I am trying to recover and reconnect with lost friends. Rose is bored (whats new). Its 60 some degrees and raining not typical for Pittsburgh in the winter. We expect snow on Saturday.

We have reconnected with my sweet Eli and bad little Leah. Rose and Eli fought twice violently. Poor Eli got bitten twice by the evil Rose. She has not done that in years not sure what got into her. Leah is so funny. She won't let anyone near her food. She will spear you if you get to close.

We have been invited to two parties on the same day so let the fun begin! I have spoken to one school and I am awaiting the return call from the principal who probably will give me a hard time about Roses age. Nobody wants to believe a 4 year old can read. I am telling you there are tons of kids out there who can do why not her!

Well I am going to go my back is killing me. If you didn't receive a call from me it may mean I have lost your number so just drop me a line and I will call you soon.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Back in the USA

Were back...

Hey quick note to say we made it. Not without its bumps and bruises. I threw up off and on from Melbourne to Pittsburgh. My parents were called and met us at the gate (something not normally done these days). We made it through the weekend seeing most of my moms side of the family. Monday I went to the Neurologist and will have a spinal tap on Tuesday morning. I have also been moved over to a high risk OBGYN. The lack of a car and a school for Rose to go to is causing me frustration. Hope to see you soon. I just need a few more days to recover.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Home safe

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the girls are home safe and sound.

And cold.

Cheers, S.U.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Hello readers, Spousal Unit here.

My girls are off on their own now. I saw them to the gate and watched them go this morning.

I miss them so much already.

Daddy will be home with you soon, my darlings!

Save me some pumpkin pie, too!!!!!

1-4-3, S.U.

Chapter Ending

This will be my last post from here in the beautiful land down under. Today and tonight was quiet. We all just laid in bed together. Rose had her fingers and toes painted something she couldn't do for a year due to school regulations. I will pack our carry ons tonight and then it will all be over. This chapter will end and a new one will begin. We are all very excited and apprehensive about the flight. When you are traveling between two countries and four airplanes things can get a bit harry. I have only summer maternity clothing so I will be under dressed for the occasion but there is nothing I can do until I can get to a Walmart. I still have a nasty chest cold which is making my life that much more fun. Liam has a lot of work ahead of him and Rose well she is just happy to be on "vacation". The bags have been packed and what ever isn't in them we will have to live without. The weather is beautiful tonight and I wish I felt better so I could go and sit out side. Liam is putting Rose to bed for the last time. We will not see him for a month and who knows what kind of state. The kitties are running around playing. I am praying that Liam is able to find a cheap way to get them home. They are all still fairly young but you still worry about what can happen on a 27 hour flight. I will miss them all! How does one sleep without a cat on your face? Liam and I don't like to be apart so that will be very hard. I pray that soon things will settle down for the 3 (soon 4) of us. I would love to sit with my family and not worry for 10 min. I think that may have to wait. Loving you and missing you all. Jenny thanks for setting up to send those photos for me! Talk to the Aussies on Gmail and the Americans in person. Love you all! Its been a wild ride South Australia! Couldn't have landed in a better country!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Roses Party

Last night was unbearbly hot. I didn't sleep much now that my cold has moved to my chest. The worse part was the heat. I am only 4 months pregnant but I feel for all the Aussie women further along then me. This morning Ann-Marie and Ji Young visited me and we said our good byes and then Liam and I headed for the Market. That's were we did our bargain hunting for goodies. We did rather well, but he is going to have to make another trip because we didn't get everything. After that we picked up flowers and cupcakes for Roses class. Rose passed out her treats and received a sweet card and journal and stuffed teddy from her class. Both reception classes then drew her pictures and I put them together as a book for her. We passed out flowers the the principal and her secretary and her teacher. We love this school and will miss it terribly. You could not ask for a better start in your education life. Rose took it all in strides and seemed to enjoy the attention. She is well loved and will be missed. Tomorrow will be her last day. I am sure tears will be shed.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Mad Max

Adrian Bennett

Rose has joined me in my cold. She has a runny nose and is slightly more whinny. I slept most of the day trying to make up for night of illness. Rose headed for school and Liam taught in the morning and then picked me up so I could go to the doctors. We do not know the sex of the baby. The doctor said she wasn't good at reading Sonograms and so we wait. Rose went to step dancing and was picked up around 5pm. We then went to dinner trust me when I say it was to hot to cook. We hit around 92 degrees. We then stopped off at the Bennetts to see Adrian's world famous Interceptor from the Mad Max movie. This car has been featured in many English and American Magazines for being probably the only Interceptor replica in all of England. The famous cars steering wheel was done by none other then our guy Brad who's web page can be accessed from my side bar. Adi, Liam and Brad have all been online friends for at least a year or two and have finally all met. They are all fabulous guys. Liam is hoping to have Adrian paint his motorcycle to look like Gooses bike from the first Mad Max movie. The Bennetts and the Coulters will be missed.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Nov. 19th 2005-2006

My cold has taken hold of my nose and body. I slept most of the day just trying to breath. Then at 5:00 we went to Glenelg Beach for the last time. It was one year today that we set eyes on the ocean for the first time. Rose loved it tonight as much as she loved it a year ago. We had Copenhagen Ice cream and walked along the beach. Rose stripped to her underwear like most of the little Aussie kids do and went swimming. Daddy kept yelling "don't splash me". I didn't care and went in up to my knees. By 7:30 I had had enough and needed to go home and put Rose in the tub and lay down. So now we are laying around in shorts and t-shirts trying to stay cool in the heat of summer. Only three more days and we will be in the freezing cold. Living with my mother who loves to keep windows open even if there is a blizzard going on out side, she claims it keeps us healthy. I have my doubts. Tomorrow we go to the doctor to have the baby checked out from head to toe. We maybe able to find out if its a boy or a girl. Talk soon.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Last Saturday

Today I woke up with out the ability to breath. I caught a cold and it has effected my already swollen head. Lets just say I am not happy camper. But that did not stop me from doing the things we had decieded we were going to do. First off I didn't sleep so I woke up at noon and declared we were leaving. So off we headed to Jenni's for Micheal's birthday party. Where we met her family Sarah, Laura and her mom. All are so sweet you want to keep them in your pocket. Sarah makes the most wonderful bears and sells them through her web page which I will post later. Laura makes belly dancing costumes and makes amazing dream catchers. She made me pillow with lavender and a dream catcher for me. Both of her sisters are house bound do to illness but I was thrilled to finally meet them. We left Jenni's at 5 pm and headed to Tania and Brads to see them and the Bennetts for dinner. We stayed there until 10:30. We had dinner and I had a small glass of wine. We had a great time but we know we will real miss them when we leave. Saturday was a good day and Liam is looking forward to the Michigan/Ohio State game on TV. I will probably spend the day in bed making up for my wayward ways but oh well I had fun.

Friday, November 17, 2006

In a split moment

I have just come home from what I hope will be my last LP here in Australia. Liam got to stay with me while it happened and that helped a lot. While we were in the emergency room a man was rushed in followed by his wife. Moments later she was in tears screaming apparently he had died on the trip over. Her cries were gut wrenching as she came to grips with her loss. Liam turned to me and said "it really puts things in prospective." He was right. For the rest of the day I kept her in mind. I just could not image how her life must have changed in split moment. I feel so grateful to have Liam and Rose in my life. I can not imagine life with out them. Take a moment and think about your life and the people in it. It made my little tap seem like nothing.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Last friday

Today will be our last Friday here in Australia. I will spend it at RAH but that's okay. I can't believe we are leaving. My mom keeps wanting me to change my ticket and come a little latter but to tell you the truth I'm ready to come home. Having a short amount of time is both good and bad. Rose is very excited to becoming home. She is sad about leaving her friends and school but she is ready to see Eli and Leah. Liam assures me he can handle all that is left for him to do. I feel bad about leaving him but with each passing week I am losing sight of my feet and I am starting to move slower. The eye and brain issue is its own problem. Rose will be happier and safer at home and not underfoot. So if there is anything you have been dieing to get from us but have been to shy to ask now is the time. I am going shopping on Tuesday for the things we wanted from this beautiful country so put in your order now.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

To every season...

Sometimes God answers us in the most amazing ways. For a long time I have been praying for direction. I had not a whole lot in mind just that I needed to feel like we were on the right path. Well today God answered our prayers. He came in the form of Wills boss who offered him a position back in Pittsburgh. This is an answer to a lot of prayers and fears. We have fallen in love with Australia. The people are amazing and kind, the land beautiful. Great things happened here. Rose blossomed into an amazing young lady who loves school. We have learned to depend on each other for our stability. We received the amazing gift of the newest Bosley growing quickly in my belly. We have made some fantastic friends who I hope we will always keep in touch with. Coming home means help while I am sick and after the baby is born. It means Rose can grow up with her cousins whom she adores. She will get the time she deserves and needs from both sets of Grandparents. We will now get the chance to see our oldest nieces graduated and our youngest ones go to kindergarten. Its hard to believe that in a week and half I will be leaving Australia for good. I am struggling with my thoughts as I write this. I will miss so much about Adelaide and yet I can't wait to be with my family again. Liam has a lot on his plate. He will now have to get the house and the cats home. I can not tell you how I feel for him. He is excited to be coming home to teach! There are a lot of exciting things in store for him. Rose and I will be looking at schools and convincing them that she may be young but she can do the school work. I will get better and then give birth close to my mom who held my hand through Roses delivery. We look forward to coming home but a bit of our hearts will be left here in Australia. There will always be part of us connected to Adelaide its where we got baby number 2. We will always remember our time here with fond memories.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Yah I'm that good!

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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You paid attention during 69% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind!

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Wisdom from my father.

Some days
Some days you become weary. Really rest for a while, not too long, then get back on track with renewed vigor and purpose. Some days you become satisfied. Be careful not to let that stop you; build enthusiastically on what you have accomplished. The greatest value is of no value if it is not put to use. Some days you'll be sad. Take comfort in knowing that your sadness is possible only because joy is also possible. It is painful and yet it is beautiful that you're able to care so much. You'll get through it. Some days will be frustrating. Though you have the best of intentions, though you make a genuine effort, the results fall short of the mark. Learn from these days. Take a deep breath. Know you're making progress even if it doesn't seem so. Some days will be joyful. Treasure these days. Live them completely and with no remorse. They are yours to live and to hold as well. Fully experience them so that they will be with you always.
-- Ralph Marston


I have been truly blessed with some amazing friends. I am going to take a moment to thank Megan and her family and their church. They have made it there personal mission to help me get through this illness. They have sent friends to my home who have sat with me and prayed for me. Megan's mother who met me once has repeatedly called me and sent me encouraging emails with personalized prayers for me to pray. Megan has been a friend for the last 5 years since we met online when we had our first miscarriages. We supported and cried with each other. We later became pregnant 4 months apart. Last year she lost her beautiful daughter Victoria at I believe was 25 weeks gestation. Even though she has had a Hugh loss in her life and recently gave birth to her son Harry she has prayed for me and been there for me with calls and emails. She has let me know that I am not alone. You know what I can feel it. I am calmer and free to prepare myself for the upcoming events. I am blessed to have people in my life who understand that I am just one person dealing with a lot of stress. That I can only do so much and have only so much space in my head. She is my love and I am blessed to have her in my life. There are so many of you please do not think I have forgotten you I just wanted you to know about my sweet Megan.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Home is where the heart is...

You got 14 days what you get another day older and deeper in debt...
Only 14 days until we're home. Doctor appointments have been made and insurance has been called. Rose and I will be flying 27 hours on our own. I hate to fly and typically have a panic attack while on the flight. So I am praying hard that I can handle the first 15 hours and then last few will be cake. Pray baby squishy gets off my bladder and Rose doesn't drink to much and sleeps most of the flight. Pray I can keep it together. (I do much better when someone is relying on me to keep it together). Liam will be coming home around my birthday so we are hoping his parents will come up for a vist. When we leave I will be 24 weeks pregnant and much closer to delievery. So Liam will be looking for a new house while Rose and I are away. So when we get home we will be in a home that will be ready to outfit 4.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The things I want to do while home

Things I want to do and eat while home.

1. Go to bath and body works and buy stuff!

2. Eat at Taco Bell several times a week

3. Eat a panera bread

4. Eat at Quidoba

5. Go to Hartwood acres

6. See a movie

7. Eat at Applebees

8. Go to Micheals and spend money

9. See Suzers baby 1 day after she is born

10. Have a real Christmas holiday snow and everything

11. Reconnect with Family and friends

12. Eat at Eat N Park

13. Go to Boarders and sit

14. Have cake for breakfast

15. Know the sex of my baby

16. Learn something new like knitting

17. Eat at Arbys

18. Eat at Denny's

19. Laugh so hard I cry or pee myself which ever comes first

20. Relax and not worry about money

21. Feel like I belong

22. See Rose on Christmas morning with her meemaw and popop

23. Laugh and cry so hard it last a whole year.

24. Bake Christmas cookies

25. See friends from out of town

26. Eat my moms Cincinnati Chili and homemade spaghetti

27. Be surrounded by love!

Monday, November 06, 2006

There can be only one!

Let the quickening begin! Yes baby Bosley has let its self be known. There can be only one bladder and I'm going to sit on it! You mommy will never rest longer then 10 min without having to pee! I am Highlander baby warrier! I love to bounce and there is nodda you can do about it!

A patch

embroidered butterfly on Rose's hand made quilt. I had started making this quilt strangely enough when I went blind the first time. I am trying to get it done before the new baby arrives. The quilt is done I am just finishing up the finer details. Pictures to follow.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Green Reader

Rose wanted me to tell everyone on my bloggy thinging that she moved up into the green readers at school. She is now reading 2o some page books that actually have a story and not just a string of words. Reading is so Roses thing. She loves to do it as often as she can. So hurray for Rose! Coming from a family of readers we couldn't be prouder!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Please take the time to read.

Ann Marie just left after a nice vist with her and her 1 year old daughter Sienna ( beautiful little red head). Boy did she have a Saturday! It has come to my attention that some rather unhelpful comments have been left on the blog. First off everyone in Adelaide knows you don't want to go to RAH because of the clientele they receive (mostly alcoholics and drug addicts) on any given night the bays are filled with people sleeping it off with police guards sitting near by reading books. The doctors and nurses are great! Even the orderlies are talkative and friendly.

That being said I do make comments about my daughter Rose because at that moment that is how I am feeling. I am on bed rest and this is my only contact with the outside world. I love my daughter and unborn baby more then life its self and I would be willing to die for either of them. My little one Rose is a well adjusted 4 year old who likes to push her limits (hello she's 4). She is also apart of the gifted and talented program and will be starting 1st grade 2 weeks after she turns five so she is smarter then the adverage bear. Which if you are a mother of a G and T you know they posse their own set of difficulties. They can speak and manipulate like a child 4 or 5 years old then their chronological age and yet have the social skills of child much younger leaving their emotional state somewhere in between. Rose's father and I love each other a lot and have been through 6 major moves, 3 miscarriages and put each other through college not to mention the medical problems that have plagued us of late. We work as a team and have in the past week resolved our daughters behavior problem. We are not abusive but firm and loving.

As for my mental state. Everyone has their good and bad days. When you are told you have to pay more money then you have in the bank to pay for a procedure you have to have you have a bad day. I am a big believer in prayer. God and my husband and daughter and even this tiny little person living in me help me everyday. I have strength because of them but that doesn't mean I don't get down and I have a right to complain as much as I want because this is my blog and I need an outlet its not like I can go out to coffee with my girlfriends and have good cry. This is my sanctuary my release. My time to say what I want with out judgment. I don't mind comments being left on the blog its your rights too. But I have as of today turned on the right not to publish comments I don't see helpful or respectful of me or my family.

If you have been lurking and recently left a comment that was not published don't feel I have in anyway disrespected you. I appreciate people coming out of the woodwork! I would just hope you would take the time to read the whole blog and not just take my recent body of work as my life. I have been very sick for nearly 3 weeks and so my blog will reflect my current situation.

Have a sense of humor! The art of never making a mistake is crucial to motherhood. To be effective and to gain the respect she needs to function, a mother must have her children believe she has never engaged in sex, never made a bad decision, never caused her own mother a moment's anxiety, and was never a child. Erma Bombeck

the plan

Howdy folks, Spousal Unit here again.

My Mrs. is currently resting in the hospital after another spinal tap this afternoon. They hit a nerve (again), but she is handling it like the trooper she is.

I must say that while there must be some sort of universal law against effeciency in hospitals, the folks in the trenches here in OZ seem to be more polite and considerate. With the singular exception of the gal at the private hospital who tried to guilt Morgan into paying a lot of money up front for a proceedure we got for free, (sort of, the PUBLIC hospital is progressive enough to bill our international insurance directly, while the private [read: for profit] hospital isn't) the folks here have been fairly helpful and understanding.

What has been frustrating is that every Doc we talk to immediately (seriously, every time!) mentions that if we were to aport the pregnancy they could treat her, and potentially try a diferrent operation that could cure her. I understand their point medically, but what I don't understand is thier reluctance to discuss treatment options that allow us to keep the baby first and only then discuss the alternatives. That seems rather callous to me, especially after hearing it for the ninth time.

We are sane enough to know that tomorrow may put us in a position to consider what we simply cannot consider today, but Morgan and I are in complete agreement that our goal is to keep both mama and baby around for as long as possible. The docs have all grudgingly agreed that we do have options (like our current regimine of regular LP's) to do just this.

As for the travel plans, it is looking like Morgan and Rose will be headed for Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving, and I will follow after my semester wraps in mid December. I have to return around the second week of '07, and the girls return will likely be toward the end of January, assuming that we have no medical complications.

So at the moment, we are rolling according to plan. Insurance is doing what it is supposed to, baby is kicking, Rose is getting better, Morgan is coping as best she can, and I am the anchor.

Let's hope there no new storms on the horizon.

In a fit of hopefullness this afternoon while Morgan was in the O.R., I bought a lottery ticket for her.

Perhaps our prayers have already been answered...


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Money Pit

I am the money pitt. I just spoke to the hospital where I was suppose to have my LP done and they said I need to pay 1,440 dollars up front on Friday. I then nicely explained "we don't have that kind of money floating around and to cancel the appointment". She then told me to contact family in the states to borrow money. I said "that ridiculous nobody has that money and I am not calling family for it.". She said this is too important to give up like this somebody must have the money. "No we don't" I stated in the calmest voice I had. Then proceeded to cry. "Just cancel the appointment we don't have the money." She retorted with "You'll go blind if you don't have this". No shit Sherlock. So tomorrow I will be back in the emergency room of Royal Adelaide Hospital where they will take my insurance and my will to live (this hospital has been described to me as the place healthy people go to die). I must have been one hell of a person in a past life to be dealt these cards. I don't know what to do anymore. I can't get the medical help I need and when they do speak to us its never anything good. I am at wits end. My body and brain can't handle much more of this. They have me terrified that they will sacrifice the baby at 20 some weeks just to cut into me. They have me fearing we will be living in a hole soon all because my brain wont absorb fluid like its suppose to. I don't know how much more this little family can take.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

23 days later

My vision is going faster then expected or wanted so to the hospital I will go on Friday morning for another Lumbar Puncture. The doctor gave us his thoughts on a few things and I will try to relate them to you as I can remember them. First I off I have been cleared to come home "your gonna go blind no matter what you do" (okay I inferred the quote but that is pretty much what he was saying) I will need to go in for LP's every two weeks which can be done as an out patient. As for baby well he doesn't even think well make it to 30 weeks and I am here to tell you we will make it 35 weeks that's my goal and I will do what it takes to get there. That being said he is not an OBGYN. At this point we are not sure Diamox is the way to go considering the side effects and the fact it just didn't work last time. There are new theories out there that say my condition may have nothing to do with what I have or have not done but more to do with my veins. There is new surgery that can be performed but we won't get into that right now because surgery is at least 5 months away. I have been told to stay on bed rest for now to keep my pressure down and I am to do the same at home. I can go out for a few hours but I will need to lay down to recover. So we are now officially 23 days and two more LP's away from Rose and I coming home. I am expecting cake and ice cream!

Monday, October 30, 2006


Rose has gone into crisis mode. For the past three nights she has either been going to bed at two in the morning or just plain getting up two or three times a night and wondering into my bedroom. This makes for a very, very difficult morning. Rose and her father have been fighting none stop since I went into the hospital. Rose has turned into a manipulative brat. She cries if she doesn't get her way or tries to bargain her way into something she thinks is better. She is trying to take control and I am in bed unable to step in and Liam is to tired to work on it. So this morning I got up with them and "tried" to help out. This house if falling apart and I can't do a damn thing to stop it. Rose and Liam are out of control and I am going to sit on them both. I have had enough and the buck stops here!!!! There are going to be some changes made...


We believe we are days away from the other shoe dropping and me going back into the hospital sooooo If I don't blog for while that is why.

The other topic on my mind is even if I can get home for the holidays what do I do then?

1. I have no car to take myself to the hospital
a. Baby check up
b. LP's

2. What do I do with Rose all day I can't be getting up every two minutes to entertain her nor should the dear child be forced to watch TV all day.

So I was wondering if you knew if Dulith Methodist Church had Holiday Care running over the holidays. Or if anyone had a church that could take her during the week for the time my parents are at work?

Or I may spontaneously get better and all of this will be for not!

You really don't have to answer any of these questions I'm feeling whinny and not sure of myself. I can't do a whole lot so my self esteem is none existent. Plus I have all this time to worry.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

The trenches take 2

Hey there here is some info on bedrest and the hell it is no its just a little info. I will be posting the Halloween Party photos soon. Not that anyone reading the below can do anything but hey I've tried.

Bed Resting Wife
Dear Readers, after thoroughly investigating this question I can tell you that while there are a number of things not to say to your bed resting wife or partner, the following seem particularly dangerous:

1. I wish I could stay in bed all day.

2. Why don't you sort out our finances? After all, you've got nothing better to do.

3. To be honest, I'm not all that interested in what happened on Ricki/A Baby Story/Extreme Homes today.

4. Are you putting on too much weight?

5. Sorry I didn't pick up dinner, I was too tired. Why don't we just eat cereal?

6. Oh, wait, was I supposed to organize something special for this weekend?

7. My mother and father are coming tonight.

8. How many weeks have you been on bed rest? (and then underestimate the number)

9. I can't wait until you're up and about again and can do your fair share of the chores.

10. Why did we decide to have kids in the first place?
You have been warned.

6 Most Important Things to Have by the Bed or Sofa

1. Stamps. Okay, so you can't get up to put letters and bills in the mail box, but you feel your task is so much more complete if the envelopes are sealed, the return address is written, and there's a nice shiny stamp with a birdie at the top.

2. Indigestion tablets. Never understood those ads centering people with contorted faces. So you have a bit of indigestion - bit deal! That was until I went on bed rest and my meals declined to enter my stomach in an appropriately speedy fashion.

3. Computer. Internet Explorer, or similar. Google, or similar. Yahoo groups, or similar.

4. TV remote. Leaving said remote out of my reach is grounds for divorce. Ditto for telephone.

5. Two pitchers of water plus one 12 oz glass (6 full glasses before lunch time, 6 before bed to keep blood thin and baby's fluid levels high).

6. Fully-stocked cookie tin. 'Nuff said.

Things to Do for a Woman on Bed Rest
So maybe you have a neigbor on bed rest right now, a colleague, a relative. You're busy, you have your own problems. But take a moment to think if you can manage any of the following - I guarantee they'll be much appreciated...

1. Make an extra couple of portions of whatever you're cooking and offer to take them over and slip them in the freezer. Your bed resting friend is almost certainly fed up to the back teeth of hamburger helper (or whatever it is the exhausted husband is managing to produce these days). And if you're baking cookies, take some over while they're still warm.

2. If you're going to the post office, stop by to ask if you can purchase stamps or drop off packages for the bed rester.

3. If you're near a flower stall, buy a nice bunch, take them over, and make sure you arrange them in a vase by her sofa or bed before you leave (don't expect her to do it! Remember, she can't get up to fetch the vase, let alone carry it through the house. But she'll love to have something pretty and living to look at it in her room).

4. If you have a spare ten minutes, call to ask if you can fold some laundry/take out the trash/feed the cat/pick up some milk. You don't have to offer to clean the house, but taking care of even one chore will make a huge difference to how she feels about her environment.

5. If you have a spare half hour, call and ask if she'd like some company. If she says she's napping, don't be offended. If she says she'd love to see you, bring a magazine and something yummy to eat with you. And then, whatever else you do, do NOT tell her you know how she feels (unless you've been on bed rest) and do NOT tell her she should be enjoying herself. Do NOT tell her scare stories about other women's disastrous pregnanices, but do NOT tell her she has nothing to worry about. Listen sympathetically (she doesn't hear herself speak much these days) and then tell her the funny story about the guy at work who.....
Whatever you do, don't forget that bed resting woman!

5 Most Important Things I Learned About Bed Rest

1. Most people hear 'bed rest' and think it sounds quite jolly. Ah yes, I could do with a rest too, they remark sagely. As a bed resting woman, it is your solemn duty to explain the truth (ie rant on about pressure sores, wasted muscles, shortness of breath, need for physical therapy, depression, anxiety, loss of wages, stress on family, stress on older children, etc. etc. No-one should leave your company thinking that bed rest is any kind of a summer picnic).

2. It is very, very hard indeed to go from leading an ordinary life one moment to a completely sedentary one the next. It is very, very hard to be unable to fix yourself a drink/a bowl of cereal/a four-course meal appropriate to your condition as a very hungry, very pregnant woman.

3. Bed Rest affects 750,000 women a year. That's three-quarters-of-a-million women out there, lying on their left sides, day after day after day. Who knew?

4. Few women on bed rest get physical rehabilitation when they're done. Most women go straight into motherhood -- which is no summer picnic either. And many go into motherhood after the extra trauma of surgery (ie, a C-section), which makes regaining normal movement and conditioning even more difficult.

5. Every woman I've ever spoken to has said, 'I would have done anything to help my child.' Much respect to all the bed resters out there.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Strawberry pickin

Our recent weekend (before the whole Emergency Room fiasco) involved a wonderful strawberry farm near Handorf. A gallon and a half of berries for $20 = really good smoothies!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

i got nothin

Just to make you laugh!
Nothing new to report. Still in bed, still watching TV!
Isabell is at my feet. I need a shower. Okay I got nothin!
1:39 pm Friday afternoon

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

only the lonely

Day 2
sleep, watch tv, sleep, watch tv, have insomnia from to much sleep!
You! Email me, me lonely!

Tails from the trenches!

I am not sure what to write. Its only 24 hours since the LP and my vision has started to go. I have an appointment the 7th of November and I should get to know what is going to happen with the next 6 months. Right now I am going through the internet to see how other women deal with Bed rest and children. I am going to have to start a plan for the house and the family. I fear I am in for a long haul and most likely a preemie baby. Liam is tired and out of sorts Rose is enjoying the Mcdonalds for Breakfast, and Dinner plus a tux order for lunch. I have contacted her school to get help with making sure Rose is handling all this okay. I will most likely be in and out of the hospital and she may feel left out. Laim's school sent flowers and a card wich was great! I will be working on not feeling a ton of guilt and not stressing the baby out. So please send emails and blog with me so I don't feel so alone!

Whatever you ask for in Prayer with faith you will receive. Matthew 21:22

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Oh the saga

I'm back the good news baby Bosley is fine and loves to suck his/her thumb doing it several times through out the ultra sound. The biggest difference is Senior Pickle has apparently learned to dance (lets just say when the ultra sound started all we saw was the top of a tiny head that was spinning in place, pan down and he/she is running in place (I nearly peed my self with laughter). This baby is a never stops moving and is always doing something funny!

The bad news it is in fact Psuedo Tumor Cerebri and my pressure was high again. The LP went fine. The night that followed was hell. My back began shooting pains around my back and down my legs. My blood pressure dropped and I began sweating and was unable to breath. I was give oxygen and medicine to stop the pain. This pain they believe was caused when a nerve was hit during the LP. It should wear off in a few days. The big fear was that all the cramping and pain may have caused a miscarriage (which we were told was a possiblilty along with blindness if the LP wasn't given).

Doctors came and went all day large hoards of them. Finally I declared I was leaving. After much thought they decided that yah there was nothing they could do for me. Since they aren't sure what can be done for be but to wait until the baby is big and strong enough to deliver and then I go into surgery to have the shunt placed again. Yet again shortly after the birth of my child I will go into the hospital and miss those first few precious days. Diamox maybe prescribed again but I have had bad luck with that medication so it may be LP's every few day/months? Right now they don't know and I am not pushing my luck so I am heading into prescribed bed rest and my poor family will have to learn to work smoother when I can be up out of bed.

Please pray for the Bosley we are in for a long few months! Yes we are still planning to come home but I may be at the mercy of my dear sweet mother. Because more then likely I will be still on bed rest. If you want to learn more about my condition click on the words Psuedo Tumor Cerebri here or above

Monday, October 23, 2006

yet more hospital insights...

Hi There!

Spousal unit here again.

After 17 hours and 2 hospitals, Morgan finally was given a lumbar puncture to relieve the pressure.

yes, it is the same disease that gave her the shunt.

And yes, the shunt in question appears to no longer be functioning as advertised.

And since Morgan is pregnant, most of the usual treatments can't happen.

So, at the moment it looks like she is looking at regular spinal taps to relieve the pressure for the next 6 months until the baby arrives, and then they will bring her back in for a new shunt.

I will say this though, while the (in)effeciencies in the hospital systems are very similar down here, they seem to be far more polite about the whole thing.

Anywho, after a very long day (it's now 2:30 am and we started at 7:30 yesterday morning) I am headed for sleep.

Morgan is still in the hospital overnight while they watch her. She will hopefully be back home tomorrow afternoon.

That's all the news that's fit to print...


Sunday, October 22, 2006

yet more illness

Hello avid readers!

This post is being brought to you by the spousal unit.

Morgan has been very ill the past few evenings, and tonight is having a very tough time of it.

Based on her current symptoms, we are worried that it may be her Pseudotumor Cerebrae acting up again.

We are headed off to the hospital first thing tomorrow to check it all out.

Hopefully we can get it in hand while Rose is at school.

Here's hoping that we're wrong and it's just a 2 day migraine...


Friday, October 20, 2006

Isn't it ironic...

I·ron·ic (-rnk) also i·ron·i·cal (-rn-kl)
1. Characterized by or constituting irony.
2. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at
3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.

Usage Note: The words ironic, irony, and ironically are sometimes used of events and circumstances that might better be described as simply "coincidental" or "improbable," in that they suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly. Thus 78 percent of the Usage Panel rejects the use of ironically in the sentence In 1969 Susie moved from Ithaca to California where she met her husband-to-be, who, ironically, also came from upstate New York. Some Panelists noted that this particular usage might be acceptable if Susie had in fact moved to California in order to find a husband, in which case the story could be taken as exemplifying the folly of supposing that we can know what fate has in store for us.

Okay in my family the song Ironic by Alanis Morissette has set off many a heated debate. Mostly because I believe most of what she is singing is not ironic but just a string of bad luck or pure coincidence. If you read the above instance of irony witch I agree completely with you will see what I mean. That being said. I believe I have had an ironic evening. This whole pregnancy I have been very sick to my stomach but not enough to actually puke despite spending nearly every night worried that I would. Well last night my very last night in this the first trimester at 11:30pm I puked so hard I broke the blood vessels around my eyes and mouth. Can we say Ironic that the very last day of what is suppose to be the difficult stage, one half hour before "relief" I throw up! So here's to the next 6 months!


An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
Its a black fly in your chardonnay
Its a death row pardon two minutes too late
isn't it ironic... Don't you think?
Chorus:Its like rain on your wedding day
Its a free ride when you've already paid
Its the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures
Mr. play it safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
Well isn't this nice...And isn't it ironic... Don't you think?
Repeat chorusWell life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everythings okayeverythinghings going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You teverythinghings gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when youre already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
Its like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
Its meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isnt it ironic... dont you think? A little too ironic... and yeah I really do think...
Repeat chorus
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Phantom of the.....


Liam: Sitting at the piano playing "Jessie Freemans Daughter" by Jodi Weibel
Rose: Is sitting on the floor "daddy play phantom of the Oprah"
Me: Don't think I know that one?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What would God do?

He would decide it was time for some good old fashioned bonding and take on a mammoth project to do with his child. God and Jesus saved the world we just tried to paint together. I believe we had the more difficult task. But as you can see we made it through with little to no injuries.

We went to the store and she picked out the paint
Yes I even let her paint! She did a good job!
Can you tell what her favorite color is?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Confessions of an Evil Mother

Dear Diary,

Well that's at least how this blog is turning out. Tonight I went to bed and started thinking. Where has my heart gone? Why do I feel the way I do? I am speaking of Motherhood. I am laying here thinking why did I get myself into this in the first place. I love my daughter but lately I don't like her. She is arrogant, rude, and obnoxious (she is only 4). I love her more then life its self but tonight I want to get on a train and not come home. So now I am thinking what am I going to do with another one? Do I really want to get up every two hours to feed a child that will in the end not like a thing I cook? Will I be able to handle two when I can barely handle one? Why do I feel so lost? At night I worry. I worry that I am a horrible person for wanting to leave all this behind and be child myself again. I want to be the one bouncing around happy as a lark demanding what I believe I deserve instead of being the one avoiding getting hit by a flying foot or hearing the incessant voice that never ends. Where did I go wrong why am I not loving this? Did someone forget to give me the mommy gene? I seem to have lost my humanity. If you find it, if you could please return it to me post hast I would greatly appreciate it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pure Evil!

Please make the nasty girl go away. Rose has turned into the green eyed monster. She is so jealous of the cat she could spit. You heard me right she is jealous of Dugain. "You love her more" "She's looking at me" "stop holding her". Does this sound a bit like what's to come? And that's only the cat. She now wakes up in the middle of the night demanding we rub her feet. She stands at the cupboard and says "I want oatmeal, give me oatmeal". Not only is she evil but she cries all the time! Nothing makes her happy, everything throws her off. I don't even want to pick her up from school because the second she gets into the car she begins to complain. She never has fun anywhere even if taken to the zoo. Moments after getting in the car she is crying because we didn't buy her anything and we never do nice things for her. She even gets upset if Liam asks me what I want for dinner and not her "You always talk to her and not me". My guess is that a little bit of this has to do with the impending birth of her sibling and tad do with the age and a lot to do with being possessed by the devil himself.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

boogie nights

Repeat performance was given! I believe this fetus is possessed! I have never seen a baby move like this child does.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The hospital crawl.

Today we had one of what will be two days of exploring the hospital system of South Australia. We went to the public hospital to see what it was like. I gave all the info and they put baby and I in the high risk department. They then checked for a heartbeat and checked and checked and checked no heart beat. My heart sunk. So they wheeled in an ultra sound machine. There in the gray was a very active and silly little baby. When I say the baby was movin that is an understatement it looked like he had just had 5 cups of coffee and Saturday Night Fever just came on. SO baby is okay and apparently having a grand old time. So tomorrow Rose and I are going to check out the private doctors and see what they are like. Perhaps baby squishy will give a repeat performance.

Ps, anytime we say he (describing the baby) Rose says you mean he or she.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Coming to a Country near you!
Yes you heard me right.
The Bosleys are landing in Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 23 at 10:30 pm
believe it or not its been a year since we have stepped foot on US soil.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Oh you crazy tourists

The questions below about Australia, are from potential visitors. They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humour.

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks?(Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)
A: What did your last slave die of?

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia?(USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not. oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is. oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? ( UK)
A: You are a British politician, right?

Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round?(Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is illegal.

Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)
A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

Q: Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)
A: No, WE don't stink.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
A: Only at Christmas.

Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA)
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


I declare myself crazy in the head! I have been feeling it coming for weeks. I have slowly become insane. This baby has turned me lunie! Every day around 2:30 I become a nutty women. My brain turns to mush and I feel like crying. I become exhausted and I want to die! As the night goes on all I want to do is sleep but then I can't come 10pm. So I sit and I wait for the nausea to pass and for me to become sleepy. I can't read and I can't sew so I sit and wait. I think awful thoughts like "I can't do this" and "I'm not cut for this" or "how can I be a mommy for two when I feel like a failure with one." Has anyone else ever felt this way because right now I want to crawl under my bed and go to sleep and never wake up.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Dugain is watching me!

Dugain is staring at me. Why cuz I'm where she wants to be. Why am I where she wants to be well I'm up at 9:45 watching TV in her favorite spot. TV at such a late hour (:0) well I'm sick to my stomach. So I am going to sit here and sip sprite and watch TV. Goodnight!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006


No I haven't recovered from morning sickness yet and the tickets haven't been purchased. But we are moving ahead and praying that by next week we will have ordered our tickets and made our plans to come home. We miss you all so much we could just scream! Our first regular doctors appointment will be Oct 5th at 10:30.

Okay my lovelies. Miss you all much. Wish I was more interesting then I am!

Read E4's blog its always interesting.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Still sick, oh yah!
anybody feel like contributing to the get the Bosley girls home for christmas fund? Were still a little short and tickets are getting expensive.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

New post?

Why has she not updated her blog in awhile?

Why because morning sickness has take over my life. I wake up feeling ill and it goes down hill from there. I get afternoon sickness but the worse is the night times. From about 8:00 pm on I become rather well cooked. I did however make it to 9pm last night so maybe things are looking up for me. So until we get this under control I maybe in hiding. Our 8 week appointment is Wednesday so everybody cross your fingers that all is going well.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Morning sickness

Oh morning sickness you fickle bitch.
As I move into week 7 so does my "morning sickness".
I go from being okay right to being ill. It seems as long as I stuff a cracker in my big fat mouth I'm okay but then it starts all over again. May there always be Tums and crackers on hand.
Ps. a great remedy that my dad taught me was 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to one glass of warm water. Drink fast feel better soon. Thanks dad I am having a big glass on you right now.

Friday, September 08, 2006

So it begins...

Let the sibling rivalery begin.

Moya at first loved the idea of being a big sister then tonight it all came crashing down.
"You won't play with me when the baby comes." "You won't love me." "I don't like babies" and so on and so forth. We all piled into bed together and tried to reasure her that this is a good thing and the baby will be lots of work but she will be no less loved but will infact enjoy and love being a big sister. I don't think she's buying!

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Senior Pickle

Hello baby pickle
See me!

Aren't I cute!

Friday 10:15

Tonight I am worried. Tomorrow is the Ultrasound.

I have been here three times before and three times before they have looked at me and said "Mrs. Bosley but I am sorry there is no baby sometimes these things happen." I have prepared myself for these words. I have done the dishes cleaned the house and readied the bills all in preparation to me falling apart for a few days. If these words come tomorrow I will be devastated. I will sit in bed and cry for a day and then I will pick up the pieces that are me and struggle on knowing that heaven has gained another angel. So pray for me. Pray for strength and endurance to keep going because in the end I am still Roses mommy.

My Angels
January 1999
January 2000
May 2001 twin to Rose
Please what ever your religious affiliation is please pray for us. I am going to need it!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

oh so true! Y-all

Your Linguistic Profile:
65% General American English
15% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee

The downward spiral

My cold is progressing nicely down through my body
Monday: Stuffed up nose and pressure
Tuesday: Sore Throat
Wednesday: Cough
I figuare by next Friday I should have a lovely infection of my left big toe!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Steve Irwin Tribute

The Death of a great Australian

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steven Irwin Dies in freak accident

September 4, 2006 - 3:31PM
Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, has died after being struck by a stingray barb in Queensland.

Mr Irwin, 44 died after the stingray barb went through his chest while he was shooting a documentary off Port Douglas.

The Queensland Police Service has confirmed Mr Irwin's death.
In a statement, it said Mr Irwin collapsed after being stung by a sting ray at Batt Reef, off Port Douglas, about 11am.

After being struck, Mr Irwin's crew called for medical treatment and the Emergency Management Queensland Helicopter responded, but he was dead before the treatment arrived.

The statement said Mr Irwin's family has been advised.

His American-born wife Terri is reported to be trekking on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.

A spokesman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said officers attended the scene on Low
Isles via helicopter at 12.04pm today and arrived back in Cairns at 12.53pm.

"The area it was delivered to was the problem. A sting ray hit to the chest is a big problem," he said.

Mr Irwin - known worldwide as the Crocodile Hunter - is famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!".

The father of two's Crocodile Hunter program was first broadcast in 1992 and has been shown around the world on cable network Discovery.

He also starred in movies and has developed the Australia Zoo wildlife park, north of Brisbane, which was started by his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin.

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who used a photograph of his family at Australia Zoo for his official Christmas card last year, hailed Mr Irwin for his work in promoting Australia.

Mr Irwin was heavily involved in last year's "G'Day LA" campaign.

"The minister knew him, was fond of him and was very, very appreciative of all the work he'd done to promote Australia overseas," a spokesman said.

A spokeswoman for Irwin's Australia Zoo said she was aware of reports of his death and the zoo would not be making any statements at this stage.

According to the zoo's website, Irwin was born in Victoria in 1962, butmoved with his family to Queensland in 1970 when his father, Bob, started a reptile park on the Sunshine Coast.

Irwin married American Terri Raines in 1992 after she visited the zooon holiday.

I am sure australia will be in mourning!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sick day

Today I am sick!
No not just in the head well yah actual it is in my head. I have a sinus infection or at least that is what I think it is. I have been blowing my nose continuously for the past 24 hours. Rose and Liam spent a lovely day of trying not to fight. Two pig headed people should not spend so much time alone with each other it only leads to tears. So I today have been relegated to bed where I have read smut novels and slept off and on. When I wasn't reading I was worried about my yet to be detected unborn child. I keep thinking are you really there? Are you happily swimming around or have you already gone to heaven with your other three siblings? I hate to think that way but I just can't stop myself. I have had to many losses not to be a tad neurotic. I try to keep my brand of craziness to myself but sometimes it just has to come out. I have to wait until Friday to know if there is a heart beat or if I am looking at another blighted ovum. So I will blow my nose and wait.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The new 30

I declare
50 the new 40
40 the new 30
30 the new 20

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

God help us all

If only she knew what was coming!

He only looks innocent!

Wipe that smile off your chubby face cuz...
Oh Dear God there goes the neighborhood!
Watch out world there's another Bosley on the way
Please note mother of said child above is going crazy. "SO what's new". Well I become, how can we put this but, neurotic when I become pregnant. I have had to many miscarriages not to be so (3). We are 5 weeks along and I have had two blood tests and another on Friday. The scan is being scheduled tomorrow. It is anyone's guess as to whether or not we will make it past the 8 week mark. Right now we are worried about low progesterone levels and blighted ovums. I wanted to let you all know for moral support cuz I am going crazy.

Lets get this party started

I will soon explain what this all means!
Don't you wish you were an ETC'er?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fear: Flat Earth Appearing Round
-Edson Freeman IV