Friday, July 31, 2009
Your task is simply to answer these five questions without using any of the Taboo words or phrases. Challenge yourself not just to avoid using the words, but to think of fresh, new answers to these sort of cliched meme questions!
1.Who’s making a positive difference in your life?
Taboo words: friends, family, husband/wife/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend.
- I am. Seriously, I am teaching myself how to sew, I'm being more crafty all around which is improving who I am and helping me become the stay at home soon-to-be mom that I always pictured myself as. I am also getting better at saving us money. I have slashed our energy bills a lot even though I'm home all day now and worked before. I plan our meals better and make my usual grocery list based on ads and coupons and I'm hardly driving which means my tank of gas for my car goes almost a month sometimes!
2.Where would you like to be right now?
Taboo words: home, bed, anywhere but here.
- With my husband. He is of course out working hard for us, but some days like today I would love nothing more than to be curled up in his arms and watching a movie. Or I guess my second answer would be at the pool with my book.
3.What’s the first thing you’d do with a $5,000 (or your local equivalent) gift?
Taboo words: save, debt, vacation, payments, invest.
- Pay off our credit card bills. (Hey I didn't exactly use the taboo words...) We only have to pay about $800 before baby is born and then we'll have everything covered on that front. I'd love to go into the hospital knowing any bill we get after we leave should be for accidentals such as if we need an emergency c-section, or pain meds etc. It would just be nice to have some of our credit cards free in case we need to buy something larger that we forgot about before baby and to know we have a handle on the baby fees.
4.What super-power would you really like to have?
Taboo words: invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, strength, transform.
- The ability to see the future. I'd love to know what day I will have Aiden. I could be soo prepared. I'd also like to see what kind of challenges I may face as a new mom so I can try to be better prepared. Of course I know this is silly, I will always face something new as a mom, but you get my point. Also we could know when we'd be able to buy a house and have another child etc.
5.What’s your favorite sound?
Taboo words: laughter, music, ocean, wind, ____’s voice.
- The sound of coffee brewing. I just love it when the pot is almost ready and it starts making that wonderful sound that means "get your cup and cream ready!". I also enjoy hearing my husband snoring. He doesn't snore badly, and it doesn't keep me from sleeping at all, but it is a peaceful sound to know he is sleeping soo soundly next to me. Brings me peace. Oh and I LOVE when he says "dinner is really good". :)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I had been lazy all morning, watched my Today Show, Regis and had my bowl of Golden Grahams. I had played around on Facebook a bit and also updated the good ole' blog. Well it was 1230pm and I decided I was getting hot and should go take a nice relaxing cool shower. Who would think twice about that, right? WRONG! I will now be thinking twice about a cool shower (AND going pee...)
I enjoyed my cool shower, by noon it was already 100, so I soaped up and then just stood there enjoying Aiden's kicks and the cool water on me. I got out around 1 or so (you can take a longer shower when the water doesn't go cold on ya!). I get dressed, put lotion on the baby bump and make my way out to the living room. I pick up my cell phone and was shocked.... 5 texts, 5 missed calls, and the house phone starts ringing. It's my hubs cell phone that shows up on caller ID. He never calls our house phone since we have free mobile to mobile. I know I'm in trouble.
He immediately goes "where have you been!" Umm, I took a shower? While on the phone I'm looking over all those texts, 4 of which were him starting out sweet "hi honey, i love you" and becoming more panicked "honey, i'm getting worried, you aren't answering now...." and then one from my mom saying "why aren't you answering either phones or my message??" I explain to my hubs that I just was trying to cool off. After 5 minutes he seemed to have calmed down and told me he was sorry for the panicking and would talk to me later.
Now to defuse the mom situation. She wasn't thrilled with me to say the least. She started off by telling me another 5 minutes and she was planning to start calling Kris and asking him where I was because she was worried.
Now, fast forward a few hours and I was just sitting down to pee...hey, a preggo lady has to drink a lot of water ya know. Anyway, just as I sat down I hear the house phone ringing in the distance and just KNEW it was my mom. Sure enough it's mom. Now I get in trouble AGAIN. "Where were you this time?" lol
Fast forward a few more hours and we are all at the pool after dinner and just relaxing when my mom and hubs start talking about my lack of answering the phone today and I have now been told by BOTH of them that I am TOO CLOSE to having this baby (roughly 10 weeks or so) and that I need to start taking the phone into the bathroom with me.
So there you have it. It's now that time again for me to shower, get them in daily while I can, I hear this will soon change.... and I had to text the hubs who is at his brother's working on his car and warn him i was going to shower, and let my mom know. I still have to take the phone with me though JUST IN CASE. Boy do I love them, but it's going to be a long few months now that they are both starting to worry more.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Next up, they have their own movie theater. Isn't it huge? We will watch a movie there for sure! They also have scheduled entertainment, it is after all a casino! They have a movie on the beach too, every Wednesday in the summer they play a movie by the pool/beach and the week we are there will be Goonies. A good classic.
June 2007 - This picture is me and my gay boys, Shane on the left, and Spencer behind me. We went to San Fran for a day, because well, we worked for the airline and could. I just LOVE this picture, I even had it framed for a while. It reminded us of a band photo, the kind you'd see inside a CD booklet. It was totally random, but I just love everything about it. The light...our faces...that we are all in black...
So there you have it - my Way-Back Wednesday, and my Wordless (but not soo wordless) Wednesday blog. I figured pictures are pictures, why not just combine the two posts this week. Hope you enjoyed the show!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Maternity Clothes: Yep, lots of them now. Kris' mom took me shopping this week and bought me jeans, shorts, 2 pairs of capri's, 4 shirts, and a bra! I was shocked, but soo thrilled.
Stretch Marks: Let's not go there. I have them, I don't care, and I get SOO annoyed with people who freak out over a "tiny one on the underside of my belly". Get over it, I look like I've been clawed by a wild cat down my stomach!
Total Weight: Well, as of today I'm at 30lbs. I'm happy with this, although some people would say this made them "fat" or "huge", I'm pregnant and my dr and nurse think I'm doing great. Again, sorry to be snarky, but I'm sick of reading "I've gained 12lbs I'm getting soo fat". Um, you are growing a child in your womb ya know?
Aiden's Measurements: He is roughly 17 inches in length! Can you believe it? That's almost full grown in length. He is about 3lbs or so now a days. Heartbeat is still holding steady at 140.
Sleep: Well this week has been tough in the heat. I do okay during the day but at night I can't cool down enough to get comfy and sleep.
Movement: He has been moving more these days. Still not ALL THE TIME, but he certainly isn't holding back either. He really likes to kick Kris too. It seems to be the only time Kris feels him is when he puts his head on my stomach and talks to him. Today he said "kick the tummy" and he promptly got a kick to the head. At least he listens to Daddy...
Cravings: Well I've been soo hot I haven't been eating much this week. It's just too hot to be up and cooking. I'm starving right now, and Kris said I could go buy fast food or whatever I want, but I just can't decide between Subway, or Burger King. Oh, i did have a snack of dill pickles and cheese slices this week, and now I want more.
Belly Button: Nothing new here. Still in, still not very deep, who knows if it will ever make it's way out.
What I Miss: Being cool. I have been living at the pool or in a cool bath here at home with a book. I'm just soo hot and I hate being sweaty.
What I Look Forward To: Well, Kris' birthday is on the 3rd, I'm really looking forward to that. I only have a small gift for him, but I am going to take him out to dinner too.
Highlight of the Week: Shopping with Kris' mom AND my dad bought us our pack in play since it was on such a good sale. It's all set up and super cute. Makes me smile.
- My baby's heartbeat, which I heard today at my Dr's appt. Just love it.
- A really hard rain!
- The sound of coffee brewing, that sound it makes when it's ALMOST done...
- My husband's voice, when he hums, or sings, or talks, whatever it may be.
- Airplanes. I kinda miss working at the airport, I always got a thrill when the plane was pulling up next to me in the jetway.
- The sound of the a/c unit in our kitchen window, boy i've grown to love it!
- Aurora meowing. She doesn't make much noise, ever, so when she does it's a sweet treat.
- Rascal Flatts singing God Blessed The Broken Road. It's "our song" and always makes me smile to hear it on the radio.
- Thunder, I guess this goes with my hard rain mentioned above. I really love being safe inside and listening to a good storm outside.
- Well, I haven't heard it, but I'd sure LOVE to hear the weatherman on tv say "this is all a joke, tomorrow will be 75 and perfect - NOT 105!"
I was super excited to be watching it last night, I love this show, as corny as it may be. I picked Ed as my favorite from day 1, mostly because he looked like Denny from Grey's Anatomy, but I liked his personality too. So I was really glad to see him return and make it to the end. I didn't even blame him for not getting it up, you know, being on tv dating a girl who is dating other men is tough. I'm glad it wasn't a deal breaker and he had a chance to *ehem* prove himself at the end. Who wouldn't love his smirk...look at that messy hair, how cute is he?
Now, we do need to discuss Reid. WHO comes back to propose to someone they desperately love wearing SNEAKERS? Now, in real life this would be fine, I'm not picky, Kris and I got unofficially engaged over the phone one day, and officially engaged in our work uniforms which are nothing fancy. The point is, he is coming back on a huge tv show, he obviously had to pull a lot of strings to get there, he bought a ring (or perhaps the producers did - who knows), and he damn well knew how she would be dressed as well as the other guys, and he couldn't be bothered to tuck in his shirt and put on dress shoes and a tie?!? Lame.
I do hope Jillian and Ed make it work. I really like the way the are together. Tonight is the After The Rose, i'm anxious to see if anything is said to Reid about the way he looks. Also, I'm betting on Kiptyn or Reid to be the next bachelor. I don't know why they bother saying "if you know someone..." at the end of the shows, they clearly have a pattern going with using previous losers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Now I have never gone shopping for clothes with them. They have taken us grocery shopping a few times when we needed some help earlier this year, but that was about it. I felt really guilty going with just my in-laws and me to buy ME clothes. I was nervous about spending too much, or too little and then offending them, I just was plain worried. Of course my hubs said just go and enjoy, so I did.
I should let you know, I love MM clothes, but for shirts at 34.99 a pop it's not exactly budget friendly for us, so my mom and I have been trying to find clothes for me at Target and Kohls. So far we have done really well, but I knew that going to MM would be a bit pricey.
His dad found a bench right outside Motherhood Maternity and dozed off while his mom came in the store with me. Next thing I know I'm in a dressing room with her handing me things over the door, or waiting for me to do "show and tell" and then she'd hand me another shirt or pants to try. I kept telling her this was enough, and I felt bad, and she just kept telling me that it looked nice and I need to get it, would you like it in another color? lol
As we went to check out my mom-in-law told me that she never buys me anything and really this was fine, to just enjoy it. I felt really special to have someone spoil me. I did feel guilty enough that I "left" a shirt in the dressing room, in hopes of keeping the tab down a little bit. Well of course she noticed and said "where is the grey shirt, go get it, you need it!". Now I won't share how much she spent on me, but it was well more than I would EVER spend on myself. I ended up with a bra, a pair of jeans, a pair of khaki capri's, denim shorts, and 4 shirts.
As we walked out she goes "okay, so what store now". Lol I told her none, we were done. Just made me smile. They INSISTED I was hungry and needed to get lunch and then took me to Subway before I went home. Of course as a pregnant lady I was not about to say no to food. And yes, my cold lunch meat sandwich *gasp* was very yummy!
So there you have it, my day with the in-laws. I feel soo lucky that I love mine. I have heard that a lot of people find their in-laws annoying or pushy or rude, or just don't like them. This is true in my family, my mom didn't like her in-laws when she was married, and there are other examples I know of too. I just love not having any complaints about mine! (well, other than the thick accent I'm still learning to understand, but now I almost ALWAYS know what they said or meant lol)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- Full House
- Family Matters
- Saved By The Bell
- Fresh Prince of Bel Air
- Family Ties
- Growing Pains
- The Cosby Show
- Perfect Strangers
- The Wonder Years
- Boy Meets World
- Home Improvement
- Step By Step
Okay so you get my point, there is a long list of shows from the 80's and 90's that were wholesome shows. Now some of them, like Fresh Prince, did address some heavier topics like drugs, and Boy Meets World talked about college life and sex...but not to the extent that shows today do... Here is the list of shows that are most popular now a days.
Shows Currently/Recently Popular:
- Family Guy
- Secret Life of An American Teenager
- The Simpson's
- One Tree Hill
- Gossip Girl
- South Park
- 30 Rock
- Malcolm In The Middle
- Arrested Development
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- That 70's Show
- Gilmore Girls
- Two and a Half Men
Now, I will say that some shows like Gilmore Girls, which is sadly off the air, was pretty wholesome family tv. And That 70's Show does have some really funny episodes and I'm guilty of watching, but come on, half the show they are sitting around smoking pot! Yes, we should promote that instead of family game nights and teaching morals through family life!
I mean, who doesn't love Two and a Half Men? But if you look at that show Charlie brings home different women all the time and Alan, a divorced dad raising his overeating snotty son, fights with his ex and their crazy mother comes over drinking often and compare it to say Step By Step where there were divorced parents who found love again and had typical struggles to make all the kids get along, life challenges with jobs and dating I see a pretty clear difference. What was funny then, isn't good enough now.
Perhaps it just bothers me more now with a little one on the way, but I'd much rather him grow up watching shows from the past than shows from today. Even shows I enjoy now aren't shows I'd want a 12 year old watching after he has done his homework for the night. TGIF used to be awesome, parents could say "you can watch these 2 hours of tv tonight" and leave the room and not once worry what their kids were being exposed to. I could never imagine putting a young kid in front of ABC on a Friday night for 2 hours without being in the room to veto shows. Now most shows are dramas, and the few family sitcoms that are around (what I like about you, grounded for life, reba) are not on prime time channels and nothing in comparison to shows past. Kris and I even find ourselves watching Nike At Nite now more than any other channel.
It's sad really, I guess I'm just glad that Disney and Nickelodeon are still around....
Okay comment away... what is your opinion?
Finding a "coming home outfit" for Aiden. I have been looking around for a while, had the idea of a kimono style shirt in mind, and then I found this.... (insert picture) at Marshall's of all places. Now I just need to get a matching cap, either the same Carter's brand solid green or the polka dots if I can find them. Perhaps a bib as well, but I have the outfit! My latest art project makes me giddy. I've seen a lot of ladies do this lately, it's just taking pieces of fabric and sewing them onto burp cloths. They look super cute and I have all my fabrics picked out, cut to size and now just need to figure out how to be smarter than my sewing machine! I can't wait to show them off! Here is a preview (these aren't sewed down yet....) I'm giddy tomorrow is Kris' day off. We are going to paint the nursery wall! I can't wait to see the nursery start to come together.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Maternity Clothes: Oh you know it, and it's sad that things are starting to get tighter again. I really hoped to make it without buying more clothes, but I don't think I'll get much further. I need to jeans and shorts and eventually a nice shirt for maternity pics.
Stretch Marks: Who knows if they are growing more or not, I'm sure they are...
Total Weight: No new updates there, go to the Dr. next week for another update.
Aiden's Measurements: Well he is about 16 inches from head to his tiny toes and he is about 2.4-2.7lbs. He can now cough and dream!
Sleep: Oh it's been awful this week! Last night was the most decent nights sleep, and it still wasn't amazing. It's hot and that doesn't help, my hips have been hurting something awful and I pee all night long! Plus when I do get comfy Aiden starts boxing inside me and I can't zone him out!
Movement: Well so far today he has been VERY active. I'm been up for about 3 hours and he has been wiggling and boxing non-stop. Some days are like that, yesterday was a quiet day. It feels more like he is boxing though, I feel a series of tiny punches in a row, it's cute.
Cravings: None. Just to be cool. I am craving rain i guess, either that or time in the pool! Oh and I went through major nesting yesterday if i can throw that in. OH WAIT - I was craving a coffee frap with whip from Starbucks and had 2 this week!
Belly Button: No change...
What I Miss: Being comfortable! I can't sleep well, i'm constantly soo hot, even right now, I'm soo hot. Aiden is getting heavier and I can really feel it too.
What I Look Forward To: Well, I got some art stuff yesterday to be crafty for Aiden, watch for update posts on those projects. And I am making Kris go swimming with me today.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
10 Favorite Places to Eat
- Olive Garden
- Hot Pot Sushi or really any good sushi place
- Taco Bell
- Claim Jumper
- Los Jalapenos - the best local mexican place around!
- Sieze the Bagel or what used to be Sunrise Bagels - who doesn't love a good bagel with homemade cream cheese!
- Red Robin
- The Chinese Place down the street whose name escapes me... Lucky Garden maybe?
- Stanfords - mostly for the fries and then deep fried snickers bars!