Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Frustration Frustration Frustration

I'm frustrated. Can you tell?

It has just been a bad morning.

Now, let me preface the following story with a word about my sweet puppy: She has been doing SO SO SO well lately. She has been controlling her "excitapee" (as we like to call it), and she has also learned to go outside by herself, without me having to walk her six times a day. For this, I am extremely grateful.

However, I think she may not be feeling well because the last couple of days have been accident ridden. Perhaps a bladder infection, or an adjustment to new food...I'm not sure which, but either way...not fun for mommy. If it doesn't clear up in another day, we'll be making a trip to the vet.

I woke up this morning to wetness. Yeeeeeaaaaaah...

Through the sheets, on the pillow, ruined the mattress cover...I'm pretty sure I haven't ever yelled that loudly.

Puppy is in her crate, sheets are in the washer, mattress cover is still ruined, and an attempt at a hand washed pillow is now in the dryer (we'll see how that turns out).

To continue the frustration, I was running late for my morning meeting because of the frantic clean-up attempt, so when I logged onto my Skype account at the very last minute, my whole computer froze up.

This was an epic freeze.

Nothing would open, and nothing would know what I'm talking about. It always happens to you right when you really need your computer to work quickly.

So I missed the entire first half of my meeting because of my un-functioning computer, and when I finally did get it to work, they had already talked about several of the things that I needed to talk about as well.


So after a few chains of catch-up emails, I am now editing blog content for a client of ours. Come to find out, these blogs are lengthy...extremely lengthy. We told him to keep each blog to about 200 words in order to maximize his traffic, etc.....yeah, he didn't listen to us at all.

So now my job is to go through each one of these 17 blogs he's just written, edit them all down to size and also correct his terrible grammar. Terrible grammar.

Do you know what my (potentially) largest pet peeve is when it comes to grammar?

Ex: "Many people believe that that is the only solution to...."

"That that". Don't do it please. There's no need! Simply one "that" will always suffice. If you're not sure, read it out loud, or reword it if you have to, but double words like "that that", or "had had" are just never necessary.

Off the rant...

So, once I finish wading through these blogs, I'll go to Target and buy a new mattress cover. Thanks puppy, thanks.

If I had a cup of coffee, this would all seem like no big deal ;)

Yes, I know I'm hormonal...I am well aware. Right now, small things seem like huge deals, so please just take whatever amount of humor you can take out of my small pains, and we'll get through this together :-)

"Be still and know that I AM God." Ps. 46:10

I think I'm just going to "be still" for a few minutes and try to restart my head.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I am Thinking...

It would be nice if this baby's brain barrier would just go ahead and develop, so I can drink coffee.

There are too many weekdays in the week. There should be more weekends.

Baseball starts soon. This excites me greatly.

Hooking up the ipod speakers right outside the shower was the best idea my hubby has had in a while.

We should eat leftovers tomorrow night. Apparently I'm wrong. Tomorrow is our 2nd engagement anniversary and my hubby appears to have other "secretive" plans.

My puppy has learned to go potty on her own without having to be walked six times a day. It's lovely to have that extra hour 1/2 back.

Meryl Streep is cool.

I made pork chops for dinner and they were quite yummy.

I wish I could make a living off of quoting movies. I'd be great at it. Beyond great.

I want to learn how to make my eyes have that "smokey" look without being all hooker-ish.

It's no wonder boys don't understand could they? If I've got this many things rolling around in my head at once....yikes.

I really like my green living room.

I don't want to get fat. Too bad, huh?

I love tulips.

That's all for now :) Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Food and My First Trimester

The following is boring. I apologize. I'm only doing this because I want to remember how this whole process feels.

I love food. I love food a lot.

The first couple of weeks before I knew I was pregnant (and shortly thereafter) I was literally eating everything I could get my hands on. I was hungry constantly (which is why I thought I might be pregnant in the first place).

Shortly after I found out I was pregnant, I couldn't eat anymore. Apparently this is a common thing, but I seriously couldn't eat anything for several weeks. Then I got the flu....that was just so much fun. I pretty much ate crackers for about a month.

A couple weeks ago, I thought I was getting my feet back under me, and I started actually eating real food again. Today, food sounds gross.

I just want to be able to eat again. I mean, I know I can't eat soft cheeses or sushi, but today even crackers sound nasty.

I'm ten weeks, so hopefully two or three more weeks and this part will end. So far, I'm not a fan of the "first trimester".

I am, however, a fan of this:

Monday, February 08, 2010

Possible Vacation

We are trying to plan a vacation...

We're on somewhat of a time crunch, because I'd like to go after I start feeling better, but I can't fly after June.

Now, the catch is...where to go?

Last year for my birthday, Nathan was going to take me to Florida to watch the Rays play at Tropicana, but since we bought a house we decided we shouldn't spend the extra money right then. Thinking we'd always have the next birthday, we were okay with not going last year.

But now, we'd like to have one last "us" vacation before the little one arrives.

So on the list of possibilities: (all cities where the Rays are playing before June.)

Baltimore/DC (Where I could possible stay at the Watergate Hotel...Boom shakalakalaka)
Minneapolis/St. Paul (also the home of Nathan's best friend)
Chicago (Apparently a really cool city that I've never been too)
St. Pete/Tampa (The home of the Rays and also lots of awesome beaches)
Pittsburg (Not sure what there is to do here except watch baseball...)
Boston (Yeah, I'd really like to go to Boston, but the baseball tickets are more expensive)

Opinions anyone?

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Five Things For Friday, February Fifth - Even though it's technically the 6th already.


5 foods: Sushi, Cheese, Cheese tortellini, Chong's egg rolls, cheesecake

5 tv shows I currently watch: The Office, Gilmore Girls (reruns at 5:00 every day on ABC Family), Fresh Prince Reruns, NCIS, Spongebob.

5 things I eat for lunch: Cheese tortellini, cheese sticks, cheese toast, bagels and cream cheese, and chicken noodle soup.

5 things on my floor: Space heater, trash can (it's living by my couch right now), childbirth books, snow shoes, dog toy.

5 things that ALWAYS make me cry: Little Women, The Lion King, ..... yeah, that's about it.

5 things I do now that I didn't do 5 years ago: Cry at all, play with my dog, own my own house, talk to my husband (I talked to Nathan, he just wasn't my husband :), or buy baby clothes for my own kid.

5 things I do at work: Write articles for websites, write ads for google, have daily meetings that are generally pretty boring, analyze website traffic for clients, decipher html and edit it for publishing. (Doesn't that sound fun??? :-/ )

5 favorite things in my house: My couch (I'm pretty proud of it), my red teakettle, my zebra office chair, my green walls, my other green walls :)

5 things I'm addicted to: Cheese, spongebob, biting my cuticles (thanks mom), Chinese food, my iphone.

5 things I used to do that I don't do (much) anymore: Drink coffee, eat a lot of sugar, wake up feeling normal, wear belts, or online shop for things for me. (Gimmie about 7 more months, and I'll pick most of these habits back up again.)

5 chain restaurants: Buffalo Wild Wings, Qdoba, Olive Garden, TGI Friday's, and Spaghetti Factory.

5 things in my fridge: cheese, gallons and gallons of sprite, broccoli, leftover chinese food, mangoes.

5 people I see daily: hmmm.....daily? Nathan. That's about it. I work from home most days so he's about the only person I see during the week.

5 favorite games: Scene It, Tetris, Catch Phrase, Double Solitaire on my phone, and Guitar Hero :)

5 cars I have owned: Well, I owned a barbie minivan, a Polly Pocket convertible, I used to drive my mom's old 92' Sable (Tank the Sabletooth), and now I have Stella.

5 things I can cook that are yummier than average: That's funny.

5 classes I enjoyed in high school: The only high school class I enjoyed was my AP English class. My college classes that I enjoyed were my freshman English class, my American Lit class, my Ethics class, my logic class, all Greek classes, and racquetball :)

5 places I like to shop: Maurices, Target, Barnes and Noble,, and Love21.

5 books I've read more than once: Little Women, Til We Have Faces, All The President's Men, Hamlet, Chronicles of Narnia.

5 things by my bed: TV, Rays lamp, chap stick, twelve remote controls for the DVD players that don't really work, Office DVD's that I can't watch upstairs because of the non-working DVD player.

5 local restaurants: Flamingo Row, Chongs, Tokyo Sushi, Jasmine's and Golden China.

5 things that de-stress me: Hot Showers, good books, rain, naps, cartoons.

5 movies I have watched multiple times: The Lion King, Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, All the Harry Potters (except for the one that just got released because I don't own it yet), America's Sweethearts.

5 things I'm passionate about: My God, my family (born and unborn), helping other people find or achieve their passions, fixing people's hurts, and making myself a better person...if I'm gonna be a mommy, I'd better get on that.

Monday, February 01, 2010


Much to the objections of my mother, the rumors are all true (although I'm assuming that everyone who reads my blog already knows)...


It is a "surprise" baby, not an "accident"...we are being very intentional to thank God for His plan, even though it DID NOT match up with ours! He knows better, so we are choosing to be nothing but excited about this little blessing.

So far, it's been pretty eventful. I've been sick as a dog for about a month, and yet eating everything I can get my hands on!

I have my first ultrasound on the 10th, so hopefully I can post a picture and you guys can see my little cm long munchkin!

I'm feeling a little better today...I think it was the ice cream that did the trick ;)

The big question right now (and you guys tell me what you think) is, should we find out the sex of the baby? I know we've got several weeks before that's even an option, but I'm not sure if I want to know!

I know it makes buying baby stuff and baby showers easier if you know, but I think for once, I might like to be surprised... tell me your stories and whether or not you found out, and if you were happy about finding out!

(This passage just found a new meaning for me)

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.