Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tired Tuesday

I haven't been a very good blogger lately - things have just been so hectic at home and at work....I haven't had the energy by the time I have a few minutes. So, today's version of Tuesday's Ten will be 10 things that have happened in the last couple of weeks.

1. We let someone go at work and I am training the replacement. It's all good, but it makes me tired and wasn't *exactly* what I was planning on accomplishing at work in my last three months before maternity leave. :(

2. I seriously love my husband...he has been so wonderful in the last several months. I wasn't sure he was really into playing the role of "supportive husband" during pregnancy - he's been there, done that before. But he's been amazing. Absolutely amazing... Year two of marriage can be much better than year one, sometimes....and it just keeps getting better.

3. I spent last Saturday with my sister in law at a baby fair at our local hospital. It was fun to look at all the little treats and we listened to some awesome speakers. I am really blessed in the sister in law department, I have some really amazing ones.

4. Speaking of sisters in law, we've figured out our child care for when I go back to work. My other sister in law will be watching Maddy every day. I'm so excited on so many levels. I now have a good excuse to see my sister in law every day. Yea! My little girl will be cared for by an aunt that will absolutely adore and cherish her. Yea! Maddy will grow really close to her cousins, which is really, really important to me. I'm really looking forward to watching the kids grow up together. What fun!

5. If I were a stock buying sort of girl, I'd buy stock in milk right now. It's about the only thing that calms the acid in the tummy these days. Tums are okay, but milk reeeeeally helps.

6. I am now officially in my third trimester. That's just weird to me....I'm no longer the newly pregnant girl on the maternity block. Where did the time go?!?!?!

7. I'm starting to learn the finer details of rules and penalties in football. It makes watching the games so much more fun.

8. Jim and I have been working feverishly on the nursery. We're pretty good at it, even with me being pregnant and him having a lame wing. The paint is done - I'm just waiting for one of my mothers in law to help me with the chair rail. Yea :) We actually may be done before the baby shower! That'd be awesome!

9. I'll be reeeeeeally glad when elections are over. I'm more politically interested than a lot of people, but I'm super sick of the commercials at this point. They all lie. They all cheat. They all tell stories that are exaggerated....some are just less evil than others.

10. I only have to wake up three more times before I can sleep in, and for that, I'm grateful.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Me Today...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

24 Weeks

From two weeks ago...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday's Ten

1. I am officially 6 and 1/2 months pregnant. This pregnancy seems to be flying by now that I'm obviously pregnant.

2. Someone tried to cut in front of several of us in line for the bus this morning - and it's a crowded bus, that would mean no seat for the pregnant lady - and when I said something to her, instead of acting like a normal person, she got quite irate (or to be more descriptive, "all up in my face", quite literally...I thought she might try to hit me) and told me to "mind my bidness and shut it". Umm...that's not even a word, bidness.

3. I think that if it were healthy, I could give up all food and drink nothing but juices and milk for the next couple of months and be perfectly happy. I've never been so thirsty for a variety of liquids in my life.

4. I'm halfway done with painting Maddy's room and it looks great so far!

5. Work has gotten REALLY busy (someone left the team and I have to pick up the pieces in the meantime) just as I'm starting to get tired again...and that's hard. Case in point, I took a three hour nap when I got home from work last night, got up, welcomed my husband home, and went back to bed. And I'm still wishing I could have worked from home and slept in today.

6. I don't like fresh tomatoes. Cooked, I'll eat them all day long. But fresh? Bleh :{

7. I'm ridiculously excited for Grey's Anatomy tomorrow night....Thursday is my favorite TV night ever.

8. I'm still waiting for my best friend from high school, Martha, to update us all on her date on Saturday night. SO much so, I'm going to publicly call her out on it in my blog. :P Spill woman. You don't have to blog about it, but email me at least!

9. If you ever catch me laughing out loud at my computer, it's probably an email from one of my dearest buddies Deborah. She has the best sense of humor EVER and can email the funniest comments about any lil ole topic. I think she has a true gift to make people laugh the way she does.

10. My friends are such a blessing to me - my friend Tami, whom I constantly miss but often am not able to get together with nearly as often as I'd like, posted a beautiful posting about forever friends - and it made me tear up because I realized she's one of those to me....and so much better at keeping in touch than I am.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

20 Bucks

Things have gone crazy in my work life….I'll try to blog something about my "real" life tonight...I've got new baby bump pictures, I've got pictures of Maddy's room half painted….I'm just swamped.

In the meantime, my friend Moe sent this to me and I love it…


A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, 'Who would like this $20 bill?. Hands started going up. He said, 'I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, 'Who still wants it?' Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, 'What if I do this?' And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. 'Now, who still wants it?' Still the hands went into the air.


My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.


No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value.. It was still worth $20.


Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE. You are special - Don't EVER forget it.'

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Tip!

I'm sitting in the middle of a SharePoint training class and just learned you can link Outlook 2007 to your different blog sites and publish blogs DIRECTLY FROM WORD! Holy easy, batman!!!!!!!!!! Yet another reason to upgrade to Office 2007 – that's new favorite tip!! Don't say I never told you anything useful ;).

Wordless Wednesday

Your baby rivals the average rutabaga in weight -- about 1 1/2 pounds. (Length: 13 1/2 inches, head to heel.)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rainy Days

and Mondays always get me down.

I've always loved that Carpenter's song...in fact I sang it in the Boise Chapter Sweetheart competition (I won, thank you very much) when I was 14.

And rainy days don't get me down - I rather like them (that's good, seeing that I live in the Puget Sound). But Mondays...those get me down.

Especially this Monday. The pregnancy hormones are just raging - and I'm alternating between feeling sad, feeling overwhelmed with a general does of overall weariness.

I'm just not sleeping very well - and after a few weeks of that, it just seeps into your bones and it's hard to get rid of that weary feeling.

And my poor husband - I'm over reacting to things. What would normally be mild annoyance sets me off into major anger. I hate that. And I hate that I can't seem to control that. It makes me want to crawl into my bed and just hide from the world...which is exactly what I did last night before my very loving husband came up and rubbed my back until I was calm enough to sleep at least a little bit.

Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant and I am excited for Maddy to get here, but this is a part of pregnancy I don't love so much.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Time Warp...

It's just a jump to the left.
And then a step to the right.
Put your hands on your hips.
You bring your knees in tight.
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane.
Let's do the time warp again!
Let's do the time warp again!

One of the girls I *adore* (who incidently, is having a baby boy due on the day before Maddy is due) on my parenting/newlywed chat board pointed this out to us...and it's a hoot!...

Here are a few of my shots ;)

1958....I always said I wanted to be Donna Reid...and I actually think my grandmother Vi rocked this look in pictures I have of her.

1968 - circa my Mom being in college - I think she rocked this look, and I'd have been a damn hot co-ed.

1970 - I always wanted to wear big clunky pearls...

1974 - the year after I was born....trying my hand at Cher-izing my look.

1982 - I actually think I had something similar to this "do" in 7th grade (always a day late..) - I would have been in 6th grade-ish in 82.

1984....I would have been smack dab in Junior High...and *wishing* I looked this cool.

1990 - Rockin the mall bangs....the year before I graduated from high school.

1996 - I'd have been in Korea in this time frame - and actually have a hair style similar to this now :::blush::::

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Juice Me

The jones for the juice continues..... All I can think about is Jamba. And I've been trying others, to see if it's just the Jamba that works or it's any smoothie. So for, Jamba wins out.

I tried a "smoothie" from Jack in the Box. BLEH - unless you like super sweet Orange Juiliuses (and I don't). I tried one from Red Robin - and it was "okay" - but no Jamba. I even made one at home...and it was gooood, but it wasn't a Jamba.
I want my Jamba.

In other news....no sooner than I posted I was afraid I wouldn't feel her kick on the outside, Maddy came through, on Daddy's birthday, nonetheless. Unfortunately, Daddy was passed out on the couch (he wasn't feeling well) and thus missed Maddy's little birthday present. Oh well...it at least gives me hope that we'll get there and he will be able to feel them.

It was pretty cool though...I thoroughly enjoyed it.

But on to my MOST EXCITING FAMILY NEWS!!! My sister in law is pregnant again!!! I'm so excited, I just can't stand it! I'd been really excited that Maddy and her little cousin Kaycee would be so close in age. Kaycee will turn a year old in November, so she'd be a little over a year older than Maddy. Kaycee's mom and dad (my brother and sister in law) thought they'd through caution to the wind, expecting that it'd take 8 or 9 months like it did last time.....but life had other plans for them and they're pregnant their first month!! We're expecting another little cousin for Maddy sometime in May/June. Now that's close in age!!!! Yipeeeee!! I'm not so secretly hoping it's another girl so all the little girls can play together :) :)

And finally, just because I have to brag on them a bit....ESPN showed the BSU Broncos in our cable market last night....and I got to watch them spank LA Tech. Yes, the same Broncos who spanked Oklamhoma in that now famous Fiesta Bowl game. The same Broncos that spanked Oregon last weekend.

Why do I go on, you ask? My husband and I have an outstanding debate in our house. I personally think BSU should be invited to join the Pac-10 - they're ready - and there is no way to get better than to enter a better conference and play tough schools. Jim always teases me that they have no business in the Pac-10, that it'd be a joke (I think he plays it up just to get me heated up). WELL...MISTER DOUBTER....being that the current Pac-10 teams include a team holding OPEN TRY OUTS in the middle of the season for a Quarterback and another team who's roster is so injured and is doing so badly that there's talk of firing the coach due to their losing record, I think BSU could hold their own...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Your baby has caught up with an ear of corn in size and gained about 1/4 pound since last week. (Length: almost a foot.)