Friday, November 27, 2009

on the first day of christmas...

i gave to my true love...
his first black friday shopping experience.

and where did we go you might ask?

target? kohls? old navy? wal-mart? nope. though i could have crossed off much from my letter to santa...

home depot. yep. to get the husband a shop vac. i love him. yes, i do.

being the inexperienced one, (because i went last year with the sisters-in-law, and now am pretty much expert) bobby looked at the line outside the store, and was glum and disappointed that we only got there at 5:55am and could hear murmurings that everyone in front of us was also there for this 80% off wet-dry vac.

but look at this (much happier) face...
proud owner of a new shop vac. merry christmas bobby! (and in and out of the store by 6:08)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanks & giving

so if I had taken any decent pictures of thanksgiving, perhaps i could have caught:

faces of family i don't often get to see
our baby's first present
kids playing games
bobby playing long games of star wars monopoly with the teenage boys
4 dogs all in one house
4 adults totally amused and entertained watching 4 dogs play
the laughter and chatter of a lot of people cooking & preparing in a small kitchen
way more food than people can ever eat
the look of pain on my face after trying to eat even one plate full of food (my stomach had much different expectations than my eyes)
an outfit that actually showed the start of a baby bump
everyone helping with the dishes
chrystal surviving the overhead attack of a large pot hanger. luckily she and all china escaped unscathed.

wish i had some photos, but also glad i was just enjoying it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

turkey or swine?

what will it be for this thanksgiving.

i had a regular pre-natal appointment with the doctor. and it just so turns out that the very same morning i had the startings of a head cold. or so i perceived it.

by the time afternoon rolled around, i felt down right rotten, with chills and body aches kicking in to boot.

come 2pm, dr. appt. time. pregnancy induced paranoia (i'm blaming this and many other things of pregnancy. it just make me feel better!) had me worried about what i had caught myself.

normally, i'm not very good at being sick. i'm not very good at not working, not doing everything while i'm sick. (remember that time when you were trying to call clients when you had no voice and were coughing and your boss actually had to send you home. yes, that was you- stubborn one.)

but all the campaigns for staying home when you are sickly, plus the thought of the little one i was taking down with me = paranoia.

only aided by the doc who immediately prescribed me for tamiflu, told me all signs pointed to the swine flu. directed me to pick up the rx on the way home, and start swallowing them the second the fever set in.

umm... did i mention i don't need any help with being paranoid at the moment?

i suffered though chills all evening, but never quite hit fever. woke up the next morning, feeling what can only be described as, an amazing amount better. what can be much more rationally interpreted as just a bit of a cold.

phew. i'd much rather have turkey than swine this time of year.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

my husband, the crepe face.

sunday morning it was decided that crepes would be the breakfast of champions.

and bobby, he is a champion.

so even though he does bite stunningly impressive holes in his crepes, this post isn't really about that.

its about how he loves his tools, and loves a reason to use them even more.

while i was pouring and flipping these this little cakes. the husband decided that he was going to officially hang the calendar (yes we know it is november) that had previously been stuck up with layers of tape and fallen many times.

so up the hook went, and then we realized that the little hole on the calendar was dinky, and not going to work with the hook. and we also realized a serious lack of hole punches in our residence.

then he said, "guess i'll have to go get the dremel."

yes, we own a dremel, and no hole punch.

and he proceeded to dremel a larger hole in the calendar. power tools on paper.

yep, that's my man.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ways/reasons to tell someone you are pregnant...

  • because i started crying spontaneously
  • because bobby doesn't want to go to a football game and leave me home feeling like poop
  • passing a note to the person sitting next to you in church to tell them, so they can't even freak out out loud.
  • because you are about to throw up at work
  • because i wanted to know if it was okay for me to eat a deli sandwich at a work conference
  • trying to get out of having to host a dinner at my house when i can't stand the thought of food
  • when you are running down the hallways at work trying to close doors to shut out the stink of peoples food before it puts you over the edge
  • because meesh can't keep a secret
  • because people are starting to talk about it on your blog comments and facebook and you realize that you haven't told everyone yet!
it is true. baby porter news to come. may 25ish (that is my 3rd due day so far...) feeling yucky... i've heard that is supposed to be a good thing!