12 August 2012

I'm still here...

...but I've been on full vacation mode (Here I am enjoying a cherry ice with my feet in the fountain in Philly). 

I would like to thank those of you that are praying the St. Rita Novena on my behalf (and on the behalf of all the other IF'ers still in waiting). We visited the National Shrine of St. Rita Cascia and I prayed for all of my IF sisters, as well as Mrs. Hebrews' baby Claire. I left our intentions beside her relics and I lit a candle for all of you. Mrs. Hebrews and I are going to say the novena one extra day to cover trigger day, I would love it if you joined us!

I'm trying my hardest to not think about our trigger shot on the 14th, although it's hard not to. I'm not looking forward to having to inject myself in a hotel room in Pitts.burg (we decided to visit so Mr. JB can see the city where his beloved St.eelers play!). We also wanted to hit the outlet mall in Gro.ve C.ity since we are both quite disappointed with the shopping here in William.sburg.

I've had two highlights to our trip, thus far. Mr. JB and I had breakfast with Karey and her beautiful family. Clara is even cuter in person and she has to be the friendliest toddler that I have ever met! I have been called the "baby whisperer" more than once, but I've never had a child jump into my arms five seconds after meeting her! It always gives me hope to see a former IF buddy with their family!

This morning we attended mass at the most beautiful parish. We had driven by the sign in our travels, but we had no idea how beautiful the grounds were AND how large the parking lot was. Mr. JB and I have visited a lot of churches in our time and we have never seen such a sight. To top it off there was a police officer directing traffic into the parking lot! He saluted every car that drove in and out! So cool!

I've enjoyed being super lazy during our stay in Vi.rginia. I've barely read and I've slept in every morning. I even ate lunch in my pyjamas yesterday! I had a long, hard school year and I want to make sure that I'm rested for the new kiddos!

So, I'm going to stop "working" so hard so I can get into my comfies to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olym.pics. I don't want to get over-tired! 


15 comments:

  1. Glad you are having a great vacation! I know that St. Rita will make sure that good things come from your trigger shot!

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  2. good the hear from you! Glad you're having a fun trip!

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  3. I've heard great stuff about grove city for outlet shopping! We did selected shopping, hitting the new balance factory in Maine and a patagonia outlet.

    Glad your enjoying your vacay, good luck witty the shot, get mr.jb to shoot you, that's what's always did and it worked well getting the mr involved.

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  4. Grove City is great for outlet shopping.

    Navigating Pittsburgh can be a bit confusing, especially if you try driving Downtown. Hopefully you're planning on going up to the West End Overlook or up one of the inclines when you're here; you get a great view of the city. I live in the Pittsburgh area, so if you have any questions, just ask.

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  5. I remember those trigger shots well....praying this is the cycle for you and Mr. JB. Enjoy your travels and yes, you deserve a good restful summer.

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  6. So happy to hear you are having a good and relaxing vacation.

    You're in Pittsburg? So close! Are you coming to Ohio at all??

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  7. Got you on my prayer list! St Rita is extra awesome!

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  8. Sounds heavenly, sweetie, enjoy it!! As for injections in distant lands... Perhaps the "lowlight" of my IF treatment journey was injecting Lovenox in front of my 70 year old roommate and fellow Practitioner at the AAFCP meeting years ago. It was awesome. But hey, I did it and I know you can, too. No biggie!

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  9. Glad you are having a good vacation! Are you going to Pittsburgh via DC? Cause you could always swing by!!! ;)

    And yes, you MUST ride the incline in Pittsburgh. When I lived there, anyone visiting for the first time got this as part of their tour!! You'll get the best view of the city from up on Mt. Washington. And a very nice view of Heinz Field. Here's the website for the Duquesne Incline: http://www.duquesneincline.org

    You can also ride the Monongahela incline which takes you down to Station Square - where there are some great restaurants and shops.

    I wish I still lived there to give you a tour! :)

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  10. Glad you are having a great vacation and sleeping in (which is my FAVORITE thing to do!)!! I will still be praying with you and Hebrews. St. Rita will have hear ears full. :-)
    ENJOY your vacation and sightseeing!

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  11. So glad you are on vacay relaxing! Praying the novena although I'm a few days behind everyone else!

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  12. Glad you are having a great vacation! WOW, trigger today already - Good luck! Praying for you, all things crossed for you!

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  13. Praying, praying, praying. Enjoy your time in PA. That is my "home" state :)

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  14. So sad I missed ya- I love that fountain!!

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  15. Hope your trip recharges your batteries! If you go to Pittsburgh, make sure to ride one of the inclines...best view of the city by far!

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