Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Staying busy has been good for us and we had a very busy last couple of days. Dan and I both worked late on Friday night (Dan very, very late) and worked Saturday morning and afternoon. Doesn't sound fun but it definitely helps keep your mind off things. I was quite proud of myself that I was able to make it through a whole show at work and deal with actually people. (I work in a performing arts center and a lot of my job has to do with interacting with the public, something that has been hard for me to do thus far.)

And then the fun began. Yeah, I actually said that. We had fun this weekend. On Saturday, two of our nurses came up from LA and we had a blast. We went to dinner on Saturday night and then wine tasting on Sunday. (We live in wine country.) We started off at Tobin James (which is a lot of fun) and then continued onto Clautiere aka the wig place. This winery is absolutely adorable and the best part, is they have bins of wigs for people to wear while tasting. We decided to switch wigs with every different wine and had a blast. Hopefully no one gets upset at me for posting this pic but I think we look adorable.

After Clautiere, we went to an adorable winery called Penman Springs that has two adorable women working there. I have to say, this might be my new favorite winery in Paso. They were so welcoming and hospitable. We had a blast despite the rain. Hell, we even saw a double rainbow. That's got to mean something good, right? What else does a double rainbow mean (and yes, I am parodying that youtube clip). We ended the evening with an awesome dinner and great company at Brooke's parents house. I think this was the first time that I could say we had lots of fun and felt like ourselves again. Thank you ladies. We love you. We are so lucky to have you in our lives. I'm glad that something good came out of this situation.

Anyway, yesterday I went to my OB to talk about the future which was probably not the best idea after a day of wine tasting and a 30 year-old body (draw your own conclusions here) but I'm glad I went. We discussed the idea of future pregnancies and laid out a game plan for when/if it happens. My doctor is so amazing and understanding. She said that we will do anything to make me comfortable and to releive as much stress as possible. I walked out of that office actually feeling excited about the future. Feels weird just typing that but it's true. I'm hoping for more bright days in the future. After living in such a fog for the majority of the time, it's nice to know that some days bring light.   


  1. This post brought a smile to my face. Im glad to hear the OB appt went well.

  2. Lovin' the light. And the wigs! :-) Glad you had a great day

  3. Jamie~ you look and sound happy. This post made me smile and I am happy for you that you felt " normal" again. You will have more and more days like this...promise :) Take care Hun!!!

  4. I thought the lyrics of this song was appropriate for you and Daniel. Your angels (Brooke, Lindsey, Kolette, Lisa ...) will always be there for you and Daniel.

    As You Believe – Zelle

    As things break down, you were there to mend this broken heart.
    Our lives might fall, but you’ll find a way to save it all.

    You have your way of talking with other angels of the world.
    And I can say, you were made to make me see.

    Cause you believe in me, you believe in everything I do.
    You believe in me, you believe in every time I say I’ll do.

    As time unfolds, you’ll make it sure I’ll dodge and wouldn’t crawl.
    I can say your touch can weaken me, can make me believe that

    I won’t run, I won’t hide, I will try,
    I will fight cause I’ve got you by my side.
    I can say you were made to make me see

    Listen to Songs: http://videokeman.com/zelle/as-you-believe-zelle/#ixzz1eXxUMCcc

    Love: Rod (Dad)

  5. Jamie,
    May you have more and more happy moments.

  6. I've cried so many tears, reading your posts and only imagining what you've been going through. This made me smile. I hope you can smile too