Thursday, December 20, 2007

my day...or at least a close approximation of it so far

6:45 am My alarm goes off.

6:46 am The cat goes off because he wants his breakfast RIGHT NOW!

6:47-6:59 am Attempt to decide what to wear to work although it is an exercise in futility due to the fact that I am over 4 months preggers now and have about 6 things that I can wear to work. Come next week, my "fat girl" jeans that lurk in the back of every woman's closet will no longer fit bringing the number to 5.

7:00 am Watch the news on Good Morning America.

7:10 am Watch the local weather.

7:15 am Get up, shuffle in to bathroom to pee, wash my face, put in my contacts, pee again.

7:30 am Pull jeans out of dryer that I washed last night because they are what I'll be living in for the next week. See above.

7:35 am Shave legs which is becoming a challenge because when I bend over I can't breathe so well even this early in the game.

7:48 am Pee. Again.

7:50 am Put on make up.

7:55 am Fix hair.

8:04 am Pee.

8:05 am Eat breakfast. A lovely bowl of Fruity Cheerios. Good for me and baby.

8:15 am Give milk dregs from cereal bowl to cat.

8:16 am Pee.

8:18 am Brush teeth.

8:20 am Leave for work.

8:30 am Get to work.

8:31 am Pee.

The next five and a half hours are filled with Museum type things interspersed with a trip to the bathroom to pee every 30 minutes or so.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a christmas list

1. Wrapping or gift bags?

I like to wrap in boxes. It looks more festive under the tree.

2. Real or artificial tree?

Artificial. I worry about a real tree going up in flames. Plus the added Cat Factor. The tree sometimes angers him. See above photo.

3. When do you put up the tree?

Hubs always makes me wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down?

Usually the weekend after New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog?

When I’m not pregnant yes. Right now, God NO!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

Probably the Barbie Dream House. Even Melody Carroll didn’t have one of those.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?


8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

I can’t really think of anything.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Normally, mail. But I’m a little off schedule this year.

10. Favorite Christmas movie?

It’s a tie…The Christmas Story, White Christmas and Christmas Vacation.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

December 26th. I stockpile.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Shyam's Christmas fudge.

13. Clear lights or colored?

Clear but the bubble lights on my tree are colored.

14. Favorite Christmas song?

White Christmas.

15. Travel at Christmas or stay at home?

We go between hubs parents house and my Mom’s house.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?


17. Angel or star on the top of your tree?

A star that’s been in the family for at least 25 years.

18. Open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Christmas eve.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

Traffic and people.

20. What do you leave for Santa?

He gets free run of the kitchen to help himself.

21. Least favorite holiday song?

It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas.

22. Do you decorate your tree with any specific theme or color?


23. Favorite ornament?

My little blue mouse that has been in the same spot on my tree for as long as I can remember.

tiny bubbles

Well! Talk about a dramatic shift in moods yesterday. I was having a shitty Sunday night and Monday morning. I was pissed that 97% of my clothes don't fit and that I have to spend A LOT of time planning what I'm going to wear even if it's just to go to the grocery store because NOTHING FITS! And to top it all off I had a HUGE headache and felt like crap and didn't have the energy to do the things that I normally do that allows us not to live in a pigpen. Dishes in the sink, the floor needed vacuuming, presents to wrap, the towels needed to be done and there were no grocery's. And hubs was out of commission because he was sick. I just felt like emotional shit yesterday. And THEN I felt the baby move at 6:45pm last night. OH MY GOD! That is the biggest adrenaline rush I've ever had. It was so cool! It felt like bubbles popping in my stomach. It sounds stupid, because I've had about 6 positive pregnancy tests, and I SAW the baby move on the ultrasound and have heard the baby's heartbeat like 3 times now but this makes it so real. And no. I'm not going soft.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

i'm not nuts....i'm "glowing"

My best friend in the world because she says she puts up with all my crazy shit tagged me with this today. But I contend that it's not crazy it's "glowing". I mean, anyone could want a cookie one minute and then decide 2 minutes later that they don't. Really!