Monday, July 27, 2009


Nothing new!


Ha ha, just kidding, although it's not far from the mark. We've just been plugging along and not doing anything exciting at all. Truly. I just sat here for 5 minutes trying to think of something to type that we did. Um, worked. And Nick went to school. and I obsessed over Twilight some more (think the novelty is finally starting to wear off). We have been to the gym. My work switched to Fit Stop Fitness, which just opened in my work parking lot. They are open 24 hours and with a special all access membership, you can go in whenever you want. So that's been nice, we basically had the whole gym to ourselves the two times we've been. I'm just walking on the treadmill - don't freak. It's too dang hot to walk outside (it's still 90 degrees out at 9:00 at night!) and last night did some very light weight work to just sort of tone on my arms. I'm hoping that helps with some of the tension I've been carrying in my back, but not so far.

I'm feeling restless a lot recently. I think it's because we literally do nothing. The weekends are not at all different from the week days so I really have nothing to look forward to other than sleeping in a little. We need to bust out of our funk and do something, but we're still adjusting to the new bills we've taken on (higher car payment and these dang medical bills that this child is incurring) so we haven't been leaving a lot of money for play. Which totally blows, but I'm hoping it's temporary.

I should be able to start planning Nick's graduation party soon. He just needs to confirm for me when his ceremony is. I did some sleuthing on the internet and found that it might be September 3rd. I don't want to plan until I know for sure and knowing Nick he'll keep forgetting to ask until the week before graduation. That's me rolling my eyes right now.

Once we know the gender of the baby, things will pick up on that, too. I can register for stuff that isn't just "generic" and can start planning the nursery. It's mostly cleaned out but I still have a bit of work to do on making it a blank canvas to work with.

So that's my meager update. Like I said, nothing truly exciting to talk about at all. Aren't you glad I posted? Ha.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Update

Well, I had my 18 week appointment yesterday. We were kind of hoping that we'd get to do the ultrasound and get to announce if we were having a boy or girl, but it's too soon. My doctor doesn't prefer to do them so early as they aren't reliable, so we're going to do it next time I go in which is August 11th. Slightly disappointed, but not too much. I pretty much expected we wouldn't get to know, but was hoping for a pleasant surprise.

The heartbeat was good, my blood pressure is still good and I've lost a pound. :-) This part concerned the doctor a bit - she wants to make sure I'm getting enough to eat. I assured her that I'm not "dieting" - seriously you should see me eat - but I am trying to limit the amount of weight I put on right now. I know it's coming and I don't want to get too heavy before the baby gets here (I actually want to LOOK pregnant and not just super fat). So far since I've been pregnant I've lost about 6 pounds (a day and a half of non-stop vomiting accounts for 5 of it).

So last time I blogged I mentioned I'd read the first Twilight book. Yeah. This has become a full blown OBSESSION. I've now read all 4 books and am on my 2nd trip through them. My favorite, by far, is Eclipse. I felt let down by Breaking Dawn because it was too much all at once. New Moon was my least favorite because Edward wasn't in it. I'm also obsessing over the guy that plays Edward in the movie, Robert Pattinson. This makes me feel slightly like a skeezy cougar, he's 23!, but ladies. Come on. He's delicious. :-)

Anyway, Nick's been forbidden to tease me about my newest obsession. I spend a lot of time alone at night and this keeps my mind off of other unpleasant things in my life that I will not air on my blog. I'm thinking of asking Connor to go with me to see New Moon when it comes out in November but I'm not sure my big ol' pregnant self can sit through a movie. I really want to see it and I don't want to drag Nick to it, but I know Connor likes the books. I haven't asked him yet, because I'm not sure it's smart to spend $10 on a movie that I'm going to spend 1/2 of in the bathroom. LOL!

My car should be ready some time this week. I can't wait! I hate this rental car and I miss my car. I'm hoping it's done today or tomorrow.

Well, I think that's it. Nothing too exciting to report at this point. :-)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Oh you know it's hard to be humble...

Nothing much new to report, but it was pointed out to me that I haven't blogged recently. So here's an update.

Let's see, for our 4th anniversary, we took a 4 day weekend but really had nothing planned. We talked about driving over to the Oregon coast or over to Seattle or over to Yellowstone but eventually decided the cost of gas was just too much for a road trip right now. So we hung out mostly at home. Friday we did drive out to Silver City - which was boasted as a ghost town so I was super excited to see it. Unfortunately, their version of "ghost town" and mine differ. To me, to be a ghost town one should live in it. it should just be old abandoned buildings, maybe a tasteful plaque or two. No. This is a for real little town, it even has a hotel!! So that was slightly disappointing but still a nice drive.

The rest of the weekend we really did nothing. Did some yard and house work that we'd been putting off - the biggest thing we did was replace the lattice on top of the little pergola thing we have on the deck. The old was really old and falling apart (especially since the neighbors grape vines grew up over the lattice and when they cut back the vines in the fall last year, they took a good portion of the lattice with it). So that's all replace and pretty.

Last week was a short one at work - since we had Monday off and Friday both our works were closed for the holiday, it was so nice. Again, this weekend we really didn't do too much fantastic. Friday we took a small drive around some of the back country roads here...found a couple of farms that I insure...nothing special. Friday night we were invited over to my brothers for dinner and card playing. I'd say that was very nice but we had a little road bump. My brother went out to get dessert and...sigh. He accidentally backed into my car. It's not a huge amount of damage, but Nick & Jamie have decided that the door (rear passenger) will have to be replaced. So we're off to take care of that on Monday after Nick gets off work. I hope it doesn't take too long! Other than that, it WAS a nice evening. And we ought to do it more often - we don't see each other much.

Saturday we went over to my parents for lunch w/ my brother & his family and then we stayed around to watch the fireworks. Poor Sadie just really gets so scared by the loud noises, so we decided at about 10:30 to just take her home. As soon as we got outside, one of my mom's neighbors let off a HUGE firework (the illegal kind that explode in the air) and Sadie tried to make a beeline back to the garage. Thankfully Nick had a kungfu grip on her leash and she didn't escape. We got home and cuddled with her in the bedroom - we had the fan on and Deadliest Catch on pretty loud and that drowned out the firework noise. Poor doggie. Thankfully it's really only once a year. Not too much firework celebrations on New Years here.

I've read a few books this last week. I read one Heidi lended me called Outlander (#1) by Diana Gabaldon. I'd never read anything by her before but I really got sucked into that book. I'm eager to read the next one and I'm sending Susan this one to read, too. then I re-read the Circle Triology by Nora Roberts. Then I read Twilight - and I surprised myself by really liking it! I didn't think I'd really be in to it at all, I mean it's geared at teenagers. It's well written, it's a quick and easy read and it moves very well. I'm gonna watch the movie tonight and then start book 2 tomorrow.

So that's it. That's my lovely update.