Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #7

Thirteen Things That I Didn't Get To Tell You This Week Because I Have Been Sick

1. Gabriel got pneumonia out of this crappy sickness.

2. We are both FINALLY starting to feel better. Gabriel stayed home from work according to DR's orders Wednesday.

3. Mark has spent a few days and even over night at Grandma's house, which has let us rest up. And it gave Mark and Grandma practice for when the baby comes.

4. I have all the baby's things washed, folded, put away, and set up. I put a make-shift bedroom in the office. Just a changing station, bassinette, and monitor. So that I can take care of one kid's needs if the other is sleeping. :)

5. I also have my bags packed and Mark's bags packed, so in all actuality I can go into labor at any point and be ready.

6. We went to a wedding Saturday, before we knew we were sick. I hope we didn't make the bride and groom sick. I have been waiting for that party for a long time. I had a new blouse and skirt that I bought at a resale shop a month ago. They fit better at that point then they did Saturday. :P I put on make up and did my hair and everything. I felt so dressed up!!

7. I had another OB on Tuesday. Everything is still fine. I have been feeling pressure, but the DR said Abby has just dropped already and there is no worries. I made a deal with Abby that she can come at any point after Saturday.

8. That is because Saturday is our block party. It will be smaller than previous years but that is alright. I don't have any work to do on Saturday. It should be pretty easy and just basic hosting and visiting. I don't have to cook. My husband will grill hotdogs and hamburgers and the rest is potluck. All the set up will be Gabriel and his brother. The activities for the kids are all planned and pre-set up. I don't plan on doing anything if I don't feel like it.

9. Anyone who wants to come do dishes or laundry for me is welcome. Any takers??

10. I have missed you all so much, but have been feeling so crappy that this is the first time I have even checked my e-mail in 5 days!

11. I have been so pre-occupied the past 2 months for all kinds of reasons that I have forgot that my birthday is coming up!!!!!!!!! Not just forgot to tell you, forgot totally!

12. It is July 4, believe it or not. I was born in the evening during the fireworks. I will be 23 this year. My birthday is always special because it is on such a memorable day.

13. I think that we are going to take Mark to see the fireworks this year. I don't think he will be afraid at all. I am excited because I missed them last year. How could I forget about my birthday?!?!

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Dieing might be easier.

I am big and fat and sooooooo ready to have this baby. But that is not that half of it. Thursday Mark got a fever. He rocked and cuddled on what was left of my lap for 2 days. Then Saturday night Gabriel and I aren't feeling so good. Sure enough we got it on Sunday. Some kind of REALLY bad cold/flu. Achiness. Sinus pressue and congestion. Terrible sore throat that prevents me from sleeping. I didn't have a fever, but my 2 boys did. It would have been eaier I think if I got a fever. Then at least we would have to go into the hospital and get some drugs that help. (Tylenol Sinus is not cutting it.) Instead I am here on the couch or in bed barely existing, praying I don't go into labor because I am already in hell. Barely moving. Barely breathing. Can't speak half the time because of the sore throat. Bloody hell. I have not gotten this sick in a long time. Really I have been very healthy.

I should have seen this coming. But, no.... Story Time. Library Books. Grocery Carts with the Oh-So-Cute Delivery Truck Fronts for Mark to play in. Using every public bathroom I can find because I pee every 15 minutes. Using Port-a-Potties. Buying toys from garage sales and letting Mark play with them on the way home because he SO fell in love with them.

They all are germ laiden virus playgrounds. How could I not expect to get sick? I can't keep up with Purel after every store or remember to wash away every germ. So what's a mommy to do????

Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Explained

I feel a need to explain myself after my TT list. I am going through nesting and am stocking up for winter apparrantly.

1…. 8 boxes of Raison Bran. No, I don't neccessarily feel the need for Raison Bran. I am supposed to eat it after my C-section because it is major surgery. For regulation. There are worse things that my DR could tell me to eat.

2. 3 mega packs of size 3 Luvs. I just want to make sure I won't have to run out quick for diapers for either kid for awhile. I am not neccessarily in love with Luvs (no pun, hehe). I use Huggies and Pampers too, and Pampers actually happen to be my favorites. I am the queen of coupons on top of sales. :D

3. 4 bottles of Ocean Spray. Again for after the surgery to help prevent UTI. I know TMI, but that is the reason.

4. 4 4lb bags of sugar. I can and freeze fruit. Alot of fruit. We are talking 45 lbs of strawberries, 3 bushels of peaches, 3 bushels of pears, 3 bushels of applesauce, 40 lbs of blueberries and 30 lbs of cherries. Plus I have a rhubarb plant that I use to make punch concentrate. All that uses sugar, and I will be buying more of it yet this summer. Plus, you need sugar to make Kool-aid (see below).

5. Brand new baby bath. My last one was a hand me down and it broke.

6. A baby sling. I bought a carrier for Mark but want to try a sling this time. Everyone tells me you can't live without one. Plus, I need something to help free up at least one hand. :)

7. Shampoo, Conditionor, Q-Tips, Toothpaste, and Lip Balm. Duh! Need this stuff on hand if I am not feeling like running arround for them every week with a newborn and a 18 mo old toddler.

8. Pretsel Goldfish, Cheese-its, and Teddy Grahams. Snacks for me and hubby while in the hospital.

9. 30 packets of Kool-aid. Actually this was just to re-fill my favorite flavors in my stock. The first time I bought this year I got 110 packets. I make it with half the sugar and it helps me get all my fluids. I can't stand just water. If it were just plain water that I could drink and nothing else, I would never get my 8+ a day.

10. New shoes for Mark. His current shoes were size 4. The next closest size I could find in anything was a size 5 1/2. He looks so cute in tennis shoes! My baby's feet and everything else are growing so quickly!!

11. 2 packages of Double Stuffed Oreos. Cravings. Enough said. Hey, I eat them with a lot of milk...

12. 2 5qt buckets of ice cream, one mint chocolate chip and one cookies and cream. I want to again make sure that there is some on hand (especially in summer) so I don't have to run out. Besides it was on a great sale.

13. 3 Reese's Fast Break candy bars. Mmm, my favorites.

So this is what happens if you listen to the voices...

OK, seriously read this. Yet another good reason to let your doctors know about the voices in your head.

Who know one could get it fixed for only a mere $100,000? Plus, I never knew that you get 10 years added to your sentence for mastrabating... Um, yeah.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #6

Thirteen Things that I bought today.

1…. 8 boxes of Raison Bran.

2. 3 mega packs of size 3 Luvs.

3. 4 bottles of Ocean Spray.

4. 4 4lb bags of sugar.

5. Brand new baby bath.

6. A baby sling. I bought a carrier for Mark but want to try a sling this time.

7. Shampoo, Conditionor, Q-Tips, Toothpaste, and Lip Balm.

8. Pretsel Goldfish, Cheese-its, and Teddy Grahams.

9. 30 packets of Kool-aid.

10. New shoes for Mark. His current shoes were size 4. The next closest size I could find in anything was a size 5 1/2. He looks so cute in tennis shoes!

11. 2 packages of Double Stuffed Oreos.

12. 2 5qt buckets of ice cream, one mint chocolate chip and one cookies and cream.

13. 3 Reese's Fast Break candy bars.

OK. That is enough. I am hungry.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Where does the time go?

We had a nice Father's Day and spend the afternoon /evening at Gabriel's Grandpa's. He is dying of Congestive Heart Failure so it was nice for him to have everyone over. He LOVES Mark. Mark just ran arround collecting sticks and trying to eat bugs and other little boy things. He missed his second nap AND stayed up after 9pm, when his bed time is supposed to be 7! So he was very over-tired when we got home.

Monday he was still catching up from that. He slept in until almost 8am! We went to Book Babies, and Mark was so tired he didn't want to dance or clap or sing. He just sat in my lap and cuddled. He still wwanted to go into the playroom afterwards. LOL. But he started getting cranky so we didn't stay long. For those of you wondering, I did go arround and talk to other moms this time. I think I had conversations with 3 or 4 moms. It is just like talking on mommy blogs. All about poop and sleep (theirs and the baby's) and when to have another kid and how to teach sharing.

Plus no one has names. There is Simon's mom and Meredith's mom and Abby's mom and Logan and Julie's mom and the preppy mom that comes in a sundress and heels and Chris's mom and Anna's mom. I only got one name yesterday and that was because I asked for it.

Today we are going out to pick strawberries, I think. The season is finally here. We are supposed to have a good crop this year because of all the rain we've had. It should be interesting to see how Mark will do. He doesn't like to wander away from me, so I don't think that will be a problem. We are just going to make it a small trip and repeat it a couple times this week so he doesn't get worn out.

Sorry this post is so blan, but all of my awake constructive moments are spent trying to clean or get things ready for the baby or run errands.
Hopefully I should be able to catch a break tomorrow and get a decent post in. Plus this is good practice for the withdrawls you all will be getting after Abby is born. If I don't psot for a week or more, don't freak. I probably just had a baby.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Let's all move to Namibia

Oh. My. Gawd. Guess who wants to give birth in Namibia now? I'll give you a hint. She shouldn't be wearing latex, because she don't look like this anymore.

I have another great renter this week. Undercover Angel at My Life in the Kid Zoo. Recent rave worthy posts include How to Deal With Telemarketers, What Happens When You Mix Superglue and a Toilet Seat, and a juicy post on How to Talk About Sex. Plus she has a brand spanking new template to show off. Go visit and let her know what you think!! As usual the thumbnail is right about here ------->

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen Modern Miracles I couldn't live without.

1. Automatic Coffee Pot.

2. For that matter, flavored creamer in those really convinient plastic containers.

3. TV. With Remote. I am addicted to the news and weather. I couldn't imagine having to depend on the radio for all that!

4. Laptop. Although I could settle for a desktop, but again couldn't live without a computer.

5. Washing machine and Dryer. I actually don't mind hanging clothes out to dry, but could you even think about washing clothes by hand? Scrubbing out stains and spots? No thank you. Now when they invent a machine to automatically fold, I am so there.

6. Swiffer. Since I got one, our floors are really cleaner because I wash the floor more often.

7. Digital Clocks. Forget analog, although, yes, I do know how to tell time on one.

8. Whiteout. hehe...

9. Air Conditioning. Central air to exact, although we haven't had to use it 3 times yet this year.

10. Tampons. I haven't have my period in over 2 1/2 years (I feel like I have been constantly pregnant. :P), but tampons rock.

11. Disposable diapers. I was made to do alot of things as a kid that my mom wouldn't. One was the cloth diaper changing and cleaning. I know what they are about and I SO do not ever want to do that again.

12. Packaged food and plastic wrappers. Can you imagine coming home from the store with a handful of blueberries wrapped in a piece of cloth?

13. C-sections and modern medicine. Because I would be literaly dead without it!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Good-bye...But don't go far!

I can never remember when My tenant's rent is up. I am TERRIBLE that way. First thing this morning, I brought my own blog up to see if her thumbnail was still up and it was. Whew, I have time to still give a farewell post. Not. Within a half hour I got the e-mail saying the whole thing was up. It was over. She was gone. NOOOOOOOO. Fidget, I am so sorry.

So can you please make it up by going over and saying HI?!? Pleaseeeeeeeeeee. IF you haven't visited her site already, do so. I guarrantee that she is the stuff Blogrolls are made of.

Tired mama

I have been so MIA lately. I am so tired. Sleep problems have been a plague this whole pregnancy, but now when sleep issues are expected, they have tripled or worse. I can take a Tylenol PM and sleep wonderfully until 2:30 and then toss and turn and get maybe another 30 to 45 minutes before 6:30. I talked to my DR on my visit Tuesday, and she suggested 1)try a full dose of Tylenol PM instead of one pill 2) if that doesn't work try some Unisome 3)when I can't sleep in bed try the couch or recliner. So last night I took 2 pills and slept great until 3. I tossed in bed for awhile, went to the couch, tossed on the couch for awhile, and fell asleep from 4:30-6:30. That was the best night's sleep I have had in weeks. I feel pretty good today. I was so wiped out yesterday the very thought of logging on and posting was stressful enough to bring tears.

So in light of all that, I am going to keep this short and crash on the couch before Mark wakes up.

I have a date for the C-section. Abby can be born no later than July 26 at 8:00am. I am really getting excited about the new baby.

She is getting big and all of a sudden. I can make out and squeeze some body parts now. I can find a foot or fist or butt. She doesn't like it if I rub her back or butt though. She immediately takes off in a different direction.

Monday, June 12, 2006

We actually sociallized this morning

We went to Book Babies at the Library this morning. For those of you who remember, we tried going once 2 or 3 monthes ago but Mark was too little to enjoy it. He just wanted to run arround and didn't care about the songs or books. And the first time the other moms didn't seem approachable. They all had their own clicks and I felt like that other mom.

But today, Mark loved it. Part of the time. The other part he was so scared shy he clung to me. It was weird because it would change every 2 or 3 minutes consistantly. We will be going every week now. Mark has been showing such an interest in playing with other kids. And he will get to know the songs and routine of story time really quick. Plus after we go to play in the 'playroom' in the kid's section with the other kids.

I didn't feel like such a chicken shit either, which is unusual. I had made some loose arrangements with my cousin's wife and her daughter, so they were there. I think next week I may even try to actually talk to some other moms too. This week the room was packed, but every one left right away. Unless you have somewhere else to be, why? Story time is only 15 minutes long, if that. Let the kids play.

In other news, we hosted an improptu bonfire this weekend. Gabriel had done some landscaping, so we had a batch of bare dirt to use before he seeded it. We just had 2 couples over, but it was alot of fun.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Everyone out of the way!!!!

Mama's got to go to the bathroom. That means you, and yes if you don't move it now I will knock you right over and not come to kiss you boo-boo until after I am done. Let's move it people!!!!

Ah, the thrills of worrying that you might really leave a flash flood behind.

Repeat every fifteen minutes. It makes for an interesting day, especially on days like yesterday where I consume a half a watermelon on my own.

Looking for even more fun, you say????
Wake up at 2:30am for the same reason, only add taking a good minute to get out of bed and being so out of it that you hit the wall twice and every door frame on the way there.
It is a good thing that my boys are both heavy sleepers.


Now for the pimping. Fidget, my lovely tenant this week has a really beautiful post today about her daughter who has autism. Please go read and leave her a nice comment, will you? Just click on the thumbnail, you know what to do.
edit as of 5:00pm :
Now she has been attacked for her post via an e-mail accusing her of causing her daughter's autism. She really could use your support!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

You can't miss this one

I am SOOOOOOO excited about this week's renter. Once again I had a great bunch of blogs that bid, but I choose Fidget over at Finding Yourself Despite Yourself hands down. I can't get enough of her!! And once you visit, neither will you.

Need more reasons???
Smurf Poo
Blow Drying Your Husband's Balls
Creative Consipation
Nation Potatoe Day in Peru

Enough said...

Plus she really needs your help to win a Beautiful and Thick contest she is in. So go on. Click on the thumbnail, that way ------>.
You know you want to...

Thursday Thirteen #4

Thirteen movies that I am dying to see, in no particular order.

We don't get to movies in the theater, so we wait for them on DVD.

1. Memoirs of a Geshia

2. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

3. Hoodwinked

4. In Her Shoes

5. Cinderella Man

6. The 5 People You Meet in Heaven

7. Jarhead

8. The Chronicles of Narnia

9. X-Men: The Last Stand (yes I know this one is still in theaters *whimper*)

10. The Village

11. Rumor Has It

12. Walk the Line

13. The Break Up (Again, I know. Not on DVD.)

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Garden is In

I hate when I am so busy that I don't have time to go on-line and do all the things I want to. It makes me cranky too when I don't get ME time, or rather when I squeeze just enough time to stop and pass out on the couch while Mark sleeps.

We worked all day yesterday, but we got the garden weeded, tilled, rowed, and planted. I am very happy to have all the plants in the ground and not on my deck. I did down scale this year. I did 3 rows - one of beets, one with 5 hills of summer squash and zuchini, and one with a tomatoe and 10 pepper plants. That is about half of what I planned, but it will be less work.

Today is 06.06.06. Believe it or not I had a very vivid dream last night that played out just like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We had these devils that were haunting us trying to kill us or something. We discovered that someone had actually called them to us, and even though we were fighting them and killing them off, they would never stop. BTW, the only ways to kill them was to cut off their heads, stab them in the heart or spray them down with holy water and bless them. Just like a vampire, no? Anyway, we found the inscription to chant, send them back to hell for good, and un-curse us. We were all in a circle and had to take turns reading because the devils were trying to stop us. We won. Don't ask me who the we was. We were all good friends and there were about 5 or 6 of us. I know Gabriel was there.

I have been having vivid wierd dream lately. I had one the other day that Abby was kicking and she was pushing her feet and fists through my belly. My belly wasn't actually open but where ever she pushed became like plastic wrap, clear and thin. I could touch her feet and fingers.

I am in such pain today from working like a crazy women yesterday. My back and hamstrings and sooo sore. I need to do nothing today. Just relax.

I didn't get a chance to give my farewell post to my renter before she left. The thumbnail is gone, but you can say 'HI' or ' Goodbye' to her.

Missed you all. Hopefully I will think of something better to blog about later.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Just stuff to talk about between good friends

Hello All! I miss you and love you and hate when my life gets so busy with everyday stuff.

I don't know what was up with the commenting on my last TT. All I did was re-publish my post and the comment link worked fine. It was rather disappointing becasue TT is when I get the most comments and when new bloggers come across my site.

The 2 long posts below are just blogrolls that I was to get off my sidebar. I want to go back to one sidebar in my next layout and I have too much stuff . The nice thing about posting with Blogger is that each has it's own URL. So I can literally make my blog as many web pages as I want. I am just pleased about that. I don't have to make separate web pages.

Yesterday I barely even got on-line because I was trying hard to be productive and get things done. *Whimper* I missed it. And I was rather cranky without my ME time.

I printed off the invites for our block party and will finish mailing them today. It will be July 1. I have finished most of planning for kid's activities and food. Now I have to got out and buy all the supplies. * Again with the whimpering*

Later today I have to go out and try to weed the garden before Gabriel tills it up. No, we still haven't planted the vege garden yet. I told Gabriel that if it didn't get tilled up and rowed for me to plant by this weekend, I wasn't going to have a garden. We both have been busy and been putting it off. I guess no garden wouldn't be the worst thing. Less work for big, uncomfortable me in the hot sun.

That is about all in updates. I know you all have been begging for a picture of Mark. Soon. I promise. I never think about it until I am blogging and then he is taking a nap.And I am terrible about taking pictures off the camera in a timely fashion.


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Friday, June 02, 2006

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #3

Thirteen Things That Made Me Smile Recently and one thing that didn't

1. Watching Mark walk arround the yard, picking mature dandilions by the head, and trying to figure out where the fluff goes when he opens his hand.

2. Sitting in the grass while Mark collects leaves from various plants and weeds and brings them to me.

3. Having him run back to me empty-handed just to give me a big hug.

4. Seeing all the things in bloom finally.

5. Weather warm enough to walk out onto the deck barefoot and in shorts.

6. A warm summer breeze.

7. Watermelon. Seedless. Enough said.

8. Chelle's new theme. I love it. It's just beautiful.

9. Letting Mark sit in the toy truck cart at the grocery store. He sat buckled in front steering the wheel the whole time. I could hear him going, Vroom, Vroom, Beep, Beep.

10. Taking naps at noon while Mark takes his. I don't know if I would be conscious by 3:00 if I didn't.

11. Frim, juicy, sweet red grapes. The kind you can eat until you get sick. It is rare to find such good grapes in the store.

12. Having a clean kitchen, even if it is a pain in my butt to get it that way. I love it when the counter are clear.

13. My husband.

And the bad #1. The reason I didn't visit any of you yesterday, didn't post, didn't even get to check my e-mail. We need a new junction box. Our phone line is broken. It is working now but who knows how long that will last. We had no dial-tone yesterday. And when it would try to tone, it would crackle and go out again. Gabriel checked the junction box and determined that it is the wires outside the house and our providers problem. So now we wait for them to fix it. Hopefully we won't loose dial-tone again. We have cell phones, so it isn't emergencies I am worried about. Dial-up doesn't work without a dial-tone.

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