Thursday, February 28, 2008

Can you feel too much?

I feel the suffering of others so strongly, it is almost debilitating. This winter, so many have suffered from so much, and I feel it weighing on me like a ton of bricks in my heart. I can't ease their pain or give them back what they've lost. I can pray, but they still hurt. I still hurt.

I feel a sense of selfishness even, feeling this way, like why can't I hurt for them, but just be functional and productive with the hurt? It does no one any good for me to mope around, cry at the drop of a hat, and be so ultra-sensitive about everything. I just can't stop the flow. I try to stay busy just doing mindless work, but as soon as I stop (and I have to sometimes) here it comes again.

I can understand why people drink and do drugs to numb the hurt. It seems like the easy way out, when of course it is not. I guess as humans, we need to feel the emotions and work through them. Some of us are more sensitive than others and we have to accept what we are and ask God to help us move on and do something positive with the emotion.

This was a completely rambling, journal-ish post. I just needed to write it down. I'm sure you can all relate.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Why, Lord, why?

Bryan's brother and sis-in-law lost their baby today. I'm devastated for them. They were supposed to have their big ultrasound today. I can't understand why this keeps happening to them. I can't understand why God hasn't answered our prayers. We've all been praying so hard for them to have a healthy child. It's not fair!

All I can ask today is "Why, Lord, why?" Please keep them in your prayers as this is such a hard day for them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I just gotta laugh today

My latest cold is nearing its end. The girls are both coughing now. The cycle goes on ;)

My hubby and I are starting to freak each other out at the end of this pregnancy. When one of us can't reach the other one, we get nervous. Bryan tried to call me this morning while I was at library story time with Zoe. Apparently, my phone was out of range, though I had it with me. He finally reached me when we were leaving, and he was actually on his way back home to check on me. So, after that phone call and the frantic message I heard when I got home, I sure needed this laugh.

Thanks to my sis-in-law Angela for sending this one. You'll laugh your socks off at these.

They're Back! Those Wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thank God for church ladies with word-processors. These sentencesappeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services(Summer, 2007 Release).

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermontonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing: 'Break Forth Into Joy.'
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow..
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in theChurch basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.Please use the large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday : 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours'.

Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. And laugh your *&! when you can! (That one was mine :) )

Monday, February 25, 2008

Feelings...nothing more than feelings

I can't get that song out of my head today. My physical feelings are completely taking over my life right now.

Yesterday, I began feeling like the baby is dropping, began feeling more Braxton-Hicks contractions and some cramping. I am officially "at-term" now, so the baby could come at any time. I have no idea when, of course, as these feelings could go on for weeks, literally.

Besides that, I've been having extreme fatigue. I'm not sure how much of that is just recovery from being ill, or perhaps my body preparing for birth, telling me to slow down and reserve energy. Whatever the case, I've been listening! I'm sitting and lying down as much as possible.

I'm beginning to get over the lastest cold, though the drainage I'm producing, mainly post-nasal drip, is really annoying and I feel like I'm going to drown at times. Megan has picked it up now, I think, and is starting to cough a bit. I don't think poor Zachary will have a chance of not getting a cold early on. We're all just petri dishes around here.

Now for a lighter subject, for I'm sure you're all tired of hearing about my ailments:

The Oscars. I didn't watch this year, but I've been seeing all the after-math this morning. What's with the actress who chose a curtain-like dress and no makeup? Tilda Swinton won the best supporting actress award, but looked like she had 5 minutes to get ready.
Normally, I'd be like, "Well, way to go for her, being all natural-like." But these folks have hair and makeup people literally at their beck and call 24/7. I think they owe us some makeup on Oscar night. What do you all think?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My new best friend

I just wrote that title, and I realized I had ordered a new nursing pillow called My Brest Friend. I just got it yesterday, and though I feel a little guilty for betraying my Boppy, I think I'll like it just fine. My Boppy had gotten kinda flat and had holes in it from using it for 2 girls.

Anyway, I'm way off my original idea here. My new best friend--it's not a nursing pillow, actually. It's a Neti Pot. "A what?"you might ask. A Neti Pot. Here's the one I got.

My midwife suggested to try it for my cold. I had seen them in Wal-Mart and also had seen it demonstrated on Oprah with Dr. Oz. I had Bryan stop by yesterday and pick up one for me.

Basically, you fill it with warm water (filtered is best), add a packet of the salt mix (the box comes with 50 of them), and shake gently.
Then, you lean your head over the sink to one side, keep your mouth open and breathe through your mouth, then put the spout to the upward nostril and gently pour. The solution goes through your sinuses and out the downward nostril. You gently blow your nose and repeat on the other side.

Bryan thinks I'm going to drown myself or something. He's a bit water-phobic though :) Actually, if you get the water temp right, and mix in the saline, it feels quite comfortable. The only problem I had was that my right side has been clogged up pretty bad, so it wanted to go down my throat and feels like it's going into my right ear canal a bit.

However, I used it before bed and I breathed so much better last night and didn't have to wake up to blow my nose or anything. Wonderful. It really soothed my nasal passages and helped me breathe. Therefore, it is now my new best friend. :)

Well, Meg is out of school yet again today. We already have ice all over the roads. Hubby just called on the way to work and said he was sliding all over the place. So, we won't be going anywhere today. I wasn't planning on it anyway. Just going to sit around and take care of me and the girls today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

No baby yet

The doctor appt today was uneventful. I had another group appt. today. I may make it to the private one scheduled for next week. Every 2 weeks, it's been group appts, and now I'm up to weekly, so every other week, I'll get a private appt. I missed last week's because Meg's school was delayed 2 hours.

So, anywho, I have not been "checked". I probably will not be "checked". I've been asked by several folks if I have been "checked". Just to be clear--I am not planning on being "checked" this time unless there is a problem, or if Zach is late, or until I'm in the hospital in labor.

The midwives I visit don't make a practice of "checking" people unless specifically asked to or unless there's a problem. There is a risk of infection anytime an internal exam is done. Also, "checking" for cervical dilation, etc, really doesn't give a whole lot of information on when the baby's coming. From my own experience, it can only serve to make you anxious when the baby may be even a few weeks from coming, or make you disappointed if there's not much sign of "progress" and labor might be hours away!

During my last appt with Zoe, I was 38 weeks along, and was SO ready for her to come out. I asked to be "checked", and the midwife suggested a "membrane stripping", which involves gently separating the bag of waters from the cervix, which can trigger labor. Well, it worked, and Zoe was born the next day :)

However, I've wondered since if that was the best course to take since I still was hooked up to Pitocin (aka "devil juice") to get my labor to progress faster. Let it be known that I would like to avoid the so-called "devil juice" if at all possible this time around. A natural childbirth with Pitocin involved is not pleasant. Not impossible, just more intense. This time, I've decided to let nature take its course and let this baby come when he's good and ready, and not rush it with anything. I've also decided to stay home longer as well, even if my water breaks early on as it has both times before. I want those contractions good and strong by the time I get there so hopefully there's not as much desire to hook me to the "devil juice".

Will things work out the way I want them? Who knows? Labor hardly ever goes completely smoothly for anyone. There will always be something unexpected, but there's my rough "birth plan" anyway. I'm hoping this labor will be a little faster than the other two, which were 12 and 10 hours, respectively. 6-8 hours sounds just right :) All I know is that this is probably my last birth experience, so I want to be as comfortable and un-"checked" and un-"intervened" with as much as possible. Is that too much to ask? ;)

Wednesday--I need mom advice

No baby yet, and I really hope he decides to wait a few more days until I can start to recover from this cold. I'm just a mucus factory right now. Don't you love my TMI descriptions?

I have an appt today at 11:30, so I'm blogging a bit before I go. I thought I'd seek some mom advice on a few issues I've been wondering about.

1. How do you encourage other family members (kids that are old enough of course) to pitch in with household chores, especially when mom's under the weather? Advice, tips, tricks, anything is appreciated. Also, just for discussion, is it unreasonable for a stay-at-home mom to expect help with household chores, even when she's feeling fine? I'm thinking I do the same job that babysitters and daycare providers are paid for, so why not?

2. This one is kinda funny: can baby boys wear little white Keds tennis shoes? Hubby says they're girly. I say they look unisex. What's your opinion?

3. Moving children into the same room together, especially when one has a different schedule than the other (i.e. Meg gets up early to go to school, while Zoe usually sleeps later). What are good ways to adjust to that? I'm wanting to keep Meg using her alarm clock and getting up by herself, but I'm concerned that Zoe will lose sleep she needs too. Hubby is working on their bunkbed, and he'd really like to move them in ASAP, but I'm thinking even waiting until summer might be a good idea, so they don't have to get up early, etc. Zach will be in a bassinet in our room for probably the first 4 months. Is that too long to wait to move the girls together? Will Zoe feel displaced more if we wait?

So, there ya go--things for you to think about today while I'm out. Thanks in advance for reading my rambling :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Don't miss church when you're 9 months pregnant

Or people will call you wondering if you've had the baby :)

We had an interesting, but fun weekend. Bryan, his dad, three uncles and his brother-in-law went to Louisville Saturday for the farm machinery show/tractor pull--an annual tradition now with the men of the family. The women usually get together at this time as well, to hang out, eat and play games. I'm usually there at my in-laws' house in our hometown, but since I'm 9 months along, my mother-in-law and sis-in-law came here instead.

They were able to see Megan cheer at the Upward game Saturday morning, which really made her day. Then we all just hung out, ate, and watched movies the rest of the day. All of us even took a good long nap that afternoon too. They were so sweet to catch up the laundry, vacuum and do dishes for me as well.

The men didn't get home until after 1 am or so (I don't know for sure--I was in bed!), so we let everyone just sleep in and I got up and made my semi-famous pancakes :) and bacon for everybody. Bryan had to go on to church to do A/V for the children's service, but came on home after that.

I guess not many people saw him there, because a few folks called here later to see if I'd had the baby or something. The only physical problem I'm having now is cold #3 (I think) of the season, which has given me uncomfortable chest congestion and runny nose. At least each illness has been different so far, so at least I've had variety :)

There is a full moon this Thursday, and I'll just be at term, so it's possible that we'll be meeting our little boy later this week. If you don't see me or hear from me here, go ahead and call--I'm either having a baby or just too lazy to blog or get out :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

When you're down...

Go eat a chili cheese coney and mozzarella cheese sticks from Sonic. Well, no, you shouldn't do that. You should go jogging or something. But that's what a heavily "with child" woman does when she's down. :)

Actually, I was just craving that today for whatever reason, and I justified eating it because I had had a bad week. I'm probably going to pay for it later tonight...sorry hubby.

Backing up some, my Valentine's evening was nice. Hubby and I got the girls to bed on time and were able to curl up together and sip some sparkling cider and eat some of the Ghirardelli chocolates he got for me (he knows me well!). We cuddled and watched Batman Begins.

And now, for a few more of those chocolates with my green tea and a short break to play Everquest II. I like to divert my attention with chocolate and computer games when I've had a bad day :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This IS Valentine's Day, right?

Then why am I so depressed? Well, maybe it's because I side-swiped a light pole last night with my car, ripping my driver's side mirror off and denting up the driver's side doors.

Yes, that's right--I'd like to say that light pole came right out of nowhere and ran right into me. The fact is, I just didn't see it in the dark bank parking lot after visiting the ATM. As I was trying to turn back onto the side street to head to Wendy's to meet my husband for supper, I heard the crunching sound and finally realized what happened.

I pulled back into the parking lot and called Bryan, who had to leave the chiropractor's office and come see the damage. As I was waiting for him to arrive, I had a severe breakdown in front of my girls. I cried, I screamed, I wailed. I think I scared them. Then I felt bad for that. Then I was embarrassed trying to keep from crying while the policeman took down a report and made sure I wasn't drunk or had stolen the car.

This has been a very trying two weeks for me. No one thing in itself was devastating, but it has just cumulated until I think I'm going insane. Add the events to one very hormonal, emotional, almost-ready-to-pop pregnant woman, and it's not pretty.

So, despite worrying how in the world we're going to pay to get the damage fixed, I am trying to go on with life today and not ruin the day for the rest of my family. I fixed sausage, biscuits, and eggs for everyone this morning, took Meg and her Valentine box to school (two hours delayed), went to Wal-Mart to do more stocking up and got some other errands done, and am going to Meg's Valentine party at kindergarten in about an hour. Hopefully sometime tonight, I'll get to pop open the sparking cider I bought for hubby and me and cuddle with him a while.

What I really want to do is just hide under my covers and pretend I'm not here, but I have to get a grip and keep on going.

If you happen to see me, just don't bring up the car. I'll probably have another breakdown in front of you, and that's just embarrassing. I'll take prayers though...lots and lots of those. And maybe a hug or two.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another snow day

Well, sort of. Let's say a little bit of snow on top of ice. We got freezing rain the past two days, and this morning, snow is falling on top of that. At least it looks pretty. I've got the window shades all open to enjoy it. I even woke up the kids from their late slumber to see it.

Another day out of school. They were out three days last week, came home an hour or so early Monday and haven't been back since. I think they're just going to be out all of February.

My only concern is wondering if this break is good for Meg--getting to spend more time with me and Zoe before the baby comes, or if it will make it that much harder for her to go back. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Today, I'm just enjoying the morning, sipping my coffee, going to play a computer game for a bit, then head to the shower. Hopefully we'll make it to church this evening for church supper.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A great thought on a messy day

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.'

Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.'

'You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?'

The doctor was holding the handle of the door, on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough.'

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday, Monday

I'm getting harder to deal with as this pregnancy winds to a close. My poor hubby hears about all of my nesting "needs", and I've been so intolerant of people not pulling their weight, not picking up after themselves, etc. He's trying and working hard at work, here at home, at church, and building a new bunk bed for the girls. I'm sorry, dear hubby--I hope to at least be good on Valentine's Day :)

Everything and everyone is just getting to me. I have this unsatiable desire to completely ready the house for this baby, but these people I live with--well, they just keep eating and wearing clothes and using the toilet :) The events of the last week, along with the stomach virus that wiped me out, plus not having energy for more than a few hours at a time....all that just does not cooperate with my nesting desire.

I know in my head that we're ready for the most part, that carpets don't have to be spotless for a newborn, etc. So now, I've made myself sit down and relax a while. I'm treating myself to some turtle candy I bought at Cracker Barrel yesterday and I'm going to lie down and hopefully nod off a while while the girls are asleep.

Thank you Lord for children that still nap! You blessed me with good sleepers and I'm so grateful! *yawn*

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tornado cleanup and painful gas

Doesn't really have anything to do with each other, except that I was thankful to not have the latter this morning so I could do the first thing better. :)

Bryan and I took advantage of having our girls at his parents' house until tomorrow. We went to help some friends who had some extensive home damage. We mainly just boxed up things from the most damaged rooms and some clothing and other items they'll need if they move. They're kinda in limbo now waiting for a visit from a structural engineer to see what their insurance will do.

It was hard looking at the surrounding neighboorhood and our friends' home. Harder still to imagine that no one was injured there in the storm. One 83 year old woman in a nearby home hid in her bathroom and the rest of her house was blown away--only the bathroom she was in was left standing. Miraculous.

I can't believe that so much damage can occur in just a few minutes and some wind. Broken glass everywhere, neighbors' belongings and home debris scattered all over. You can't tell what's what in the piles outside. I can't imagine how everyone there must feel...their homes and memories scattered with the wind. All the years of work and love they put into their homes gone in just a few minutes. However, true to our community and church family, there were lots of volunteers out to help with cleanup and bringing food to everyone. It's good to feel such Christian love during such crisis times.

Being nine months along, I wasn't able to persist longer than a few hours, and no heavy lifting of course, but it felt good just to go be doing something to help somebody. My main contribution was bringing donuts--I think if you're shoveling debris out of your house, you're entitled to donuts.

The stomach bug is still hanging around. Bryan and I went out for a date last night while the kids were gone. We saw the movie "Cloverfield", which I don't recommend unless you like to feel nauseated from shaky camera views. Ugh. After that, some Olive Garden. I loved just going out alone and being able to fix my hair after 2 days without power.

Unfortunately, the gas pains hit and I couldn't eat much. I picked up some Gas-X on the way home and got some in me, but it took a few hours to work after I tried to go to bed. I couldn't stay out of the bathroom until at least 1 am. It was horrible! It is not natural for a human being to produce that much gas--I've defied physics or something. I was ready to call a doctor when it finally died down and I was ready to sleep.

Tonight, trying to keep food bland and hydrate myself with electolyte water. Hopefully this will be gone before I go into labor--that's hard enough without stomach problems to add to it.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's been a bad week, but I'm thankful

To be alive and to still have a home. Tuesday night, some 80 tornadoes struck through 6 states, and our little community was hit hard. We huddled in our basement as my husband saw the funnel cloud coming down not a 1/2 mile from our house, hitting the community just beyond the field and bypass behind our house.

We know several people who have lost their homes or had damage. A family of 3 died in a local trailer park. The only thing we've lost here was the top to our sandbox. And our power. But if you're a local and have seen any of the damage as you've driven by, you can see why. Power poles just uprooted and broken, lines down everywhere. Hundreds of linemen are out working around the clock to get power restored. Power has been restored to many areas as of this morning, but just not to us yet.

My dear husband wrangled up a generator for us to run our heat, refrigerators, TV, and my computer. We have to fill it with gas every few hours, but I'm thankful to have it to keep our food from spoiling and to stay warm. I had bought up and cooked up a bunch of stuff already to have for after the baby is born.

The only thing bothering me now is a case of diarrhea that I've had for 2 days now. It's weakened me even more than usual. We took our in-laws up on their offer to keep the girls for a couple of days. School is cancelled here for the rest of the week, so Megan won't miss any and I can use the break. I'm spending the day relaxing on my bed, watching TV, surfing on my computer, trying to keep drinking and eating so as not to become dehydrated.

It's certainly inconvenient to be without power, but things could have been so much worse. I'm so thankful that our home is still here and our family is ok.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I want to go away

Somewhere cool and quiet. We've been having this little heat wave around here (around 70 degrees) and I'm really hot...I mean really hot...not in your good-looking way, but really sweltering! I'm so glad I haven't had to be really pregnant in the summer time. I would melt.

Then, today, Megan was at it again, not wanting to go to school this morning, even though I took her. I told her I would take her and eat lunch with her at school once a week. We have figured out after a phone call with Nana that Megan may be anxious about me going to the hospital while she's at school, and she may be scared about who will pick her up and if I'm coming back, etc. I also think the long days are still getting to her as well, so I'm trying to keep her napping in the afternoon and get her to bed at or near 8 pm.

After that, Zoe had a nice little Valentine's party with her library story time group. Then we came back home, and the day went downhill.

First, my dad calls complaining about how much he was hurting last night from his kidneys. He's sure his kidneys are shutting down and he's "not going to make it until spring". He says he can't see the urologist until the 22nd.

I asked, "Well, have you called your regular doctor?"

"No. I might call her after while."

"Would you PLEASE call her and get in there to see her?"

Lovely conversation there. He's a disabled widower, living alone since my mom died 4 years ago, and he just doesn't take care of himself well at all. I live over 2 hours away. I have a kid in school, a 3 year old at home, and one getting ready to come any week now. What exactly am I supposed to do from here? I love my dad, don't get me wrong, but I can't be there to take care of him. So instead, I just get phone calls like that every now and then, worrying myself to death about him.

Then Zoe decides to pee all over herself, little pee trail all down the hallway, completely soaked her pants, panties, and socks. The kid is 3 now and still doesn't go to the potty by herself. I have to take her every couple of hours or so, or that is what happens. Luckily she hasn't had any poop accidents for a long time, but I have to make her sit on the potty every few days to do that too. *pulling my hair out!*

Then there's the cat. The spoiled, very co-dependent Poncho, who should be very grateful I let him back into the house after the older cat Charlie died, but true to a cat's nature--he's very selfish and has not the smallest shred of gratitude. He decided to puke all over the stairs again after begging for food all afternoon...even though he has perfectly good dry food in his bowl. I decided to try some of his moist food again. Nope, didn't suit his digestive tract, so he politely puked it up in several places on the stairs. I don't have any idea what to feed this cat now to make him happy. He was loving everything the first few weeks after we moved him in....tricked me into thinking he was grateful, I guess. Now, his true nature has emerged :/

So, I'm to the point where I want to go somewhere cool and quiet and tell everybody to shut up. Yes, I'm just that moody today.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Monday, Monday

This weekend, we reverted back to our college days for just a while when we had my small group ladies and their husbands and kids over for a game/pizza/cookie exchange night. Oh, yes, we just packed it all into one night. Everyone was here at 5 and didn't leave until 11 pm. Pizza boxes, brownie crumbs, and popcorn everywhere. Really takes me back :) At least I didn't leave the pizza out all night and scrounge around eating it the next morning like I did back in college. It's a wonder I didn't die of food poisoning.

We had a great time, though we missed church from being so zonked. We did make it to Sunday School for a baby shower our class had for us. Then back home--Zachary was pushing so hard on my pelvis that is was aching! I think he's planning his escape.

We had a nice afternoon with the girls yesterday afternoon though. We let Meg finally ride her new bike around for the first time and I played Uno with her and colored pictures with her and Zoe until bedtime. We had no Superbowl festivities around here--no one is interested in football in our house (I LOVE my man, ha, ha!). But we did tune in to the newest episode of House that aired after the game and all the useless commentary. Well, actually, I fell asleep during the last few minutes, but what I saw was good ;)

This morning, Meg was crying about not wanting to go to school again. I finally e-mailed her teacher, who said she had also cried at school, saying she wanted her mommy. But, she said she was getting along well with the other kids as far as she knew. So, at least it's not someone being mean to her. I think we can get past this, but someone being mean to her--now that brings out my mama bear--and heads would roll :)

I left all the pizza boxes and crumbs lying around this morning to head to Wal-Mart and buy half the store. I wanted to stock up on baby items that we needed like diapers and wipes, and stock up on more food/bulk items to get us through the first few weeks. I'm kinda just buying most storable food in double now, so we can cook some now and save some for after Zach comes. Some things I'm cooking big batches of, then freezing half of it after dinner.

Well, since my lazy house didn't clean itself while I was gone, I had better get some of it done now. Toodles!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Well, it's back to school

The snow missed us as usual. I want to move up north--specifically northwest. They get all the snow and it just passes us by. I don't know if it's the river systems or what. Poor Meg was so disappointed. I told her we'd go eat lunch with her today--they eat at 10:25--ugh.

It's not so much that I want to get snowed in all winter, but if we're going to have winter, I'd at least llike some decent snow days. Enough to make a snowman or build a snow fort--that lasts longer than a couple hours like it did yesterday. I'm tired of 30 degrees one day and 58 the next, and just wet and icky outside.

So, I think I'll move northwest, or to Hawaii, where it's just beautiful all the time. What to do, what to do?? ;)