December 16, 2009

LOST: My desire to cook

Has anyone seen it? My husband might pay a hefty reward if you found it! Er...well, maybe not, as was evidenced by his request last night: "Can we have McDonalds tonight?" Haha. (For the record, my response was an eager "Yes, I don't want to cook!")

I don't know what my problem is. Maybe it's because nothing sounds good to me. Why would I want to cook if I have zero desire to eat the food? The foods I do desire to eat? French fries. That's pretty much it. Oh, and Twizzlers. Yep, that's about it. It's not morning sickness or anything like that. The thought of cooking doesn't make me want to go running for the nearest toilet or anything, like it did during the first trimester. It just sounds like a horrible idea. This is so foreign to me, since I really love to cook usually. (I also really love to eat usually, so not having the desire to eat anything is REALLY weird and I'm having a difficult time getting used to the idea, i.e. I have actually cried, real tears, because I knew that I needed to eat but I just didn't want anything!) I'm just hoping that this change will eventually go away. Even if it lasts the entire pregnancy, that's fine, just as long as it will come back after, because that would be really sad for me. I don't know how you people who don't like to cook do it, because right now, all I can think about it the fact that I promised Lee that I would make chili for dinner, and how much I just don't even want to make it at all. What would I rather have? Well, nothing comes to mind. Except maybe some waffle fries from Chick-Fil-A. But even that's pushing it :)

I've even been doing my regular holiday baking (begrudgingly, and only because some of our friends and co-workers have come to expect their annual treat box) and I haven't sampled one.thing. Not a cookie, not a pecan, not a piece of toffee, nothing. This is NOT normal! One second thought, maybe I should plan all of my pregnancies around the holidays if this is what happens. Yes, every other Thanksgiving and Christmas I will be pregnant. That way I won't gorge myself on pounds of sugar and chocolate during that time frame. Although I will still be gaining weight, so I'm not sure if that logic would really work.

I have been extremely busy at work this week (I know! I can hardly believe it myself!), and it's going to last until I leave for the holidays (my last workday of the year is Tuesday morning, then I'm off until the 2nd!) So I haven't really had time to blog lately, and now that I'm sitting here, I've forgotten all of the great blogging ideas I've had over the week! So, I'll just leave you with this, my 12 and 14 week bump pictures. I finally took one last week!
Week 12: Nov. 21-27
Week 14: Dec 5 - 11
And a totally gratuitous picture of Lee and the girls. Isabelle is smiling :) (Ahem, ignore the open shelves that we have yet to get doors for. It's only been 5 months since we finished those things)

December 11, 2009

Holy crap, 6 months is not that long!

I have posted a lot this week! Mostly random stuff, but still. I think it's mostly because I'm very bored at work. Want to know what I've been doing this morning? Staring at my first of seriously, at least 50 spreadsheets with 60,000 plus lines, looking for inconsistencies in numbers. Yes. I will need a new contact prescription by the end of next week :( Intermittently, I go to look at the new intercompany job postings, lol.

As I sit here, probably causing my eyes to age prematurely, I just keep thinking about everything that I really need to be doing instead! Don't you hate that? I have so many things that I really need to get done! But by the time I get home after work, I'm so exhausted that I just can't do it. Work is really a waste of my time :)

Yesterday I bought a Christmas/birthday present for my very best friend in the whole world. She has been having a rough time the past couple of months, and it took me forever to figure out a great gift for her! Now that I have it, I'm really excited to give it to her! She doesn't read my blog, but I still don't want to give the secret away yet, but I really want to tell. I'm giving it to her tonight :)

Today is December 11. I am exactly 14 weeks today, and I am due in exactly 6 months! I plan on taking a picture tonight of my growing belly. (I have also had this same plan every day for the past 2 weeks, so no promises!) Just yesterday I noticed a little growth spurt, and it is starting to become more noticeable in my everyday tops. We have a little Christmas thing for Lee's work on Saturday night, and I tried on what I was thinking about wearing the other night, just to make sure, and I'm glad that I did! Uh, I'm not sure if it's going to work! The top is a little too short now and it's kind of awkward with my maternity jeans, and especially with the fact that I still need the bella band to hold them up. As much as I like the maternity jeans I have, I think that they stretched out a little when I washed them. I think that my regular Gap jeans did that too. Oh well, I'll figure something out.

I kind of feel like we are in limbo with baby stuff. Even my doctor the other day was saying how it's kind of boring right now because we can't really plan anything! Haha, I didn't want to be the one to say it, but it kind of is! I've never pretended to be a patient person. This whole 6 more weeks until we can find out is killing me. I have NO idea how people wait to find out! I have NO idea how any of our parents did that! It would be one thing if we weren't planning on finding out the sex, because we could still decorate and stuff like that, but the baby's room will be VERY girly if it's a girl and much different from that if it's a boy, so really we have no choice but to wait! One thing that is hard for me to wait on is something that I want to make for the room. I know that I definitely want to hand paint letters for the baby's name. And I already have a ton of ideas on how I want to do them, so it's really hard for me not to start that! I mean, that's something that I could really start for either name, and just not use it yet if that's not what we're having, right? :) Who am I kidding, I wouldn't even have the energy to work on that right now even if I could!

My friend Jenny and I are having a baking party on Saturday!! I do a lot of baking for the holidays and I'm excited to get to share it with someone else this year, instead of just standing in the kitchen all by my lonesome like I have for the past couple of years. And then on Sunday, I think that Lee and I are going to do some Christmas shopping. I have planned on doing that the past couple of weekends, but I was too lazy, so this weekend we are definitely starting. And hopefully finishing! We are also going to look at kitchen cabinets. I think that we have decided that we will probably just redo the whole kitchen, contingent upon a couple of important things, but I think that it's going to work out! I'm hesitant to get too excited about it before we've made the absolute final decision, but I'm optimistic that it's going to happen!! Yay!

December 10, 2009

Thursday Mish-Mash

I am so bored today! It just feels like time is going by so slowly! I am REAL excited that tomorrow is Friday! Next week is my last full week of work for the year! Yippee!!! Then I'm off for almost 2 full weeks, which is so awesome!

Tomorrow Mary is coming into town and we are going to dinner and to see New Moon! I'm excited. I wanted to have the book read before, but I'm sad to say I've only read about 4 pages of it so far! And, as we all know, I am always disappointed by movies based on books so it's probably better this way. I also wanted to watch Twilight before, but I haven't done it yet! I have read that book. I think I read it in one day if you added it up. It's funny, but Lee gets annoyed when I read because I can never put a book down once I start.

This is a random question, but does anyone watch Survivor? I have watched every season since it started. This year is the best season ever!!! There is this really conniving guy, Russell and it is just so funny because he's so good at playing this game! He told everyone this huge lie about being in hurricane Katrina and losing everything, including his dog :( But in reality, he owns an oil and gas company and I'm sure that he is a multi-millionaire. (Although, don't get me wrong, I didn't agree that he lied about being in hurricane Katrina, I did think that was really wrong) Anyway, I just wondered if anyone else loves this season like I do.

So, I usually get up at least 3 times a night to go to the bathroom. I hate it! I hate to be disturbed while I'm sleeping, but I've gotten a little used to it since it's every night. We don't have a master bathroom, so I have to actually leave the bedroom and go into the bathroom just outside our door. Zoe gets up with me every.single.time. Sometimes she wants me to let her outside (which I actually rarely do because she just wants to run a lap, even in 9 degree weather), but most of the time she just comes into the bathroom with me and sits on the rug. One night last week, I got up to go and she didn't come with me, which was weird but I was more than half asleep so I don't think I even thought about it. Well, after I had been back in bed for about 5 minutes, I heard her barking. From the living room! She had gotten up and gone straight to the back door I guess and I never heard her! Haha, poor thing. So I got up and let her out and we went back to bed. Then last night, she got up with me and came into the bathroom and then she went back into the bedroom before me. I'm not sure how long I had been back in bed when I heard a little whining. Just for a minute. Then I heard it again. I knew it was Zoe but I couldn't figure out where she was or what she wanted. So I woke up Lee and I was like "Zoe is whining, where is she?" He got up and opened the bedroom door and she was just sitting in the hallway whining to be let in the bedroom! I had locked her out again!! I felt bad! She didn't bark or scratch at the door or anything except let out a tiny little whine! Aww :)

I am obsessed with the Potterybarn Reindeer dinnerware. Have you seen it?

I NEED every piece! There area lot more pieces than this. My absolute favorite are the juice glasses. They are clear and each has a different reindeer on it! They also have lots of serving ware to match! Every year I say that I'm going to buy it, but then I just can't justify it because it's soo expensive! I could just buy one thing per year and eventually I'd have it all, but that would require patience, something that I don't have. Plus, what if they started doing something different one year, then it wouldn't all match!

And then the other day, I was in Potterybarn Kids, and I saw the reindeer pattern in big graphic prints! I REALLY want these:Aren't they adorable?! I mean, just look at Vixen. Clearly that plate would be reserved for me each year.

I am also obsessed with Ann Taylor Loft. We finally got one a couple of years back and I LOVE everything in there. I randomly went in yesterday and they were having a buy one get one sale on sweaters! So obviously I had to get two. I got this waffle sweater, in brown:

It's cuter in real life, and in brown. It has little pockets and it's so soft. I also got an adorable cardigan, but I don't see it anywhere online. It has this little flower detail on it, and the buttons are jeweled. :) I get really excited when I go shopping because I have really cut back on it in the past few years.

Oh so remember my when it rains it pours post? Well, last night, Lee was messing around under the kitchen sink. I thought that he was just opening the cabinet doors because it was going to be in the single digits overnight and he didn't want the pipes to freeze. Well, as he usually does, he started poking and prodding around and the next thing I know, he's going to Lowes for a new section of pipe! I knew it was bad then because, while he is good at many things, being a Mr Fix-It is not one of them. So I just pretended like it wasn't happening. About an hour later he was on the phone with a plumber because one of the pipes just broke in half. Yep, I knew it! In his defense, from what little I saw it looked like all the pipes were rusted, and in all actuality we are probably lucky that we found out that way than when the pipes burst and we had a huge mess in the kitchen. But still. So today, Lee spent about 3 hours with this very... interesting plumber that we have used before. He's a nice guy, but SO SLOW and he loves OU football and always spends most of his time talking sports with Lee. And he always charges us a random amount that he seems to just pull out of thin air. Today, he told Lee an amount, and Lee wrote him a check, then the guy was like, "Oh no! It's ten dollars more than that!" Haha, whatever, he fixed the pipes so that's all that matters. He can have his ten dollars.

Okay, I've wasted enough of your time. There's a few minutes of your life you won't get back :)

December 9, 2009

Apparently I can NEVER spell 'because', and BL spoiler, just in case!

Thank you for listening to my whining the other day! Sometimes it just makes you feel better to get it out, even if you're still stuck trying to figure out what to do.

Yay, I'm glad people have been voting! I'm actually surprised that so many people think it's a girl! Lee said everyone at his office thinks that too! We went to the dr yesterday and heard the heartbeat again! That is so fun. I mean, I obviously know that there's a baby in there, but it just seems so much more real when you hear the heartbeat. While we were listening, the dr moved the little thing around, trying to get it louder, and for a minute, it sounded like there were TWO heartbeats and she just stayed there for a minute, and I almost freaked out. It must have just been the way she was moving the little wand around, but I am NOT prepared for two babies at once, thank you very much!! Lee's mom is a twin, and things seem to always happen to us in pairs, so we would always talk about how we wouldn't be surprised if we ever had twins. But, then I did some research and apparently, the twin gene would be more likely to have passed to his sister than to him, because it passes more easily to females. Just a fun fact for you all :)

We will find out the sex on January 19th! The girl scheduling us asked what time we wanted to be there between 8 and noon and I was like EIGHT AM!! And I asked for the u/s tech that I like, just to make sure that we don't get stuck with the first one we had who scared the crap out of me and made me think that something was wrong.

The other day we went to Babies R Us. It was Lee's first time ever in there, not really surprising, but still I thought it was funny. I worked there for a little while in high school, and although it is set up a lot differently, it always smells exactly the same. We were there to purchase the gifts for Lee's co-workers baby shower, but it was so hard for me to stay focused on that. I kept wandering all over the aisles seeing things I liked or wanted. I wanted to look at all the car seats and strollers and swings! That stuff is just so much fun! Lee was probably annoyed with me and kept dragging me back so that we could actually get out of there before they closed. I seriously could have walked around the entire store. Twice :) The next day I told Lee that we need to go back sometime soon! I'm sure that he was excited to hear that.

Did you watch the Biggest Loser last night?! It was a really good finale! I am going to talk about it so don't read this if you haven't watched it yet! I was really rooting for Amanda to win the whole thing, but when she came out, it was clear that she wasn't going to. Don't get me wrong, she looked great, but there is always such a drastic change in the winner. Oh my gosh, when Tracey came out, I was shocked. Yes, she was very thin, which is great and all. But, she looked really old or something, I don't know, something was off with her face. And kind of her hair. I think it's because she is not a nice person. She's not. And what was with the bones sticking out on her shoulders? That was gross. I was really mad that she was leading the at home players. When Shay got up to weigh in and got so emotional because everyone was cheering so hard for her, I told Lee that that is what the show is about, not the money which is all Tracey cared about. She did not deserve to win. But when Rebecca came out, we had to rewind it to make sure we saw correctly!! When she beat Tracey's percentage I screamed I was so excited! I was really glad that Danny won, he looked so great. AND he's from my hometown of Broken Arrow! Yay! When they showed him driving around in the next to last episode, I kept trying to figure out where he was and where is neighborhood was! Haha. I'm also excited to see Shay at the next finale, I love her. Oh, and when Abby came out, we didn't even recognize her! She looked really good. I mean, they all did, but you know.

I am always so amazed at how thin everyone's faces look at the finale! I mean everyone's face looked so thin! It's just crazy to me that they can lose so much weight in such a relatively short period of time. And I really like that the show focuses so much on exercise and not on starving yourself. I've seen Bob and Jillian yell at the contestants because they don't eat enough sometimes. I'm already ready for the next season!

We did not watch the show while eating brownies and ice cream. No, we would never eat junk food while watching a weight loss show.

December 7, 2009

When it rains, it pours

Hi! Happy Monday! 10.5 more work days until my Christmas vacation! :)

You might have noticed that I put a survey to the right of the blog, so that you can guess whether the baby is a boy or girl! Please vote, I'm really interested to see what you all think!

Let's just have a little recap of the crap Lee and I have dealt with the past couple of months. You know, just for fun :)

In October, I got into the car accident. (Which, btw, was the day after I found out I was pregnant. I couldn't mention it then but I think it made it so much worse) Then, our garage door broke. That was an easy fix, but we still had to call people to come out, and we had to pay them. Then, the soap holder fell out of the shower wall. And when Lee went to fix it, the backer board fell out too so now we have a huge hole in the tile and we need a professional to fix it because I'm not messing with it! Which might not sound like a big deal, but my dad freaked me out about how they might have to rip part of the wall out and blah blah basically we would have to gut out bathroom if what he said was right. And then last week, our kitchen cabinet door freaking broke apart! Not just fell off, I mean broke into pieces and we have to get a new door. Trouble is, we are pretty sure that our kitchen cabinets were hand made by someone. And I don't mean a professional, if you get my gist. They are crap. So basically, we have to buy all new cabinet doors or all new cabinets.

Yes. So. All of that, plus everything that we already needed to do before the baby gets here (in a perfect world) it's really just all getting to me. If we planned on staying at our house forever, or even for a while, it wouldn't be such a big deal to get new cabinets for the kitchen. (um, it's small friends) But, we are only planning on staying there for another 2 years, max, so I don't want to put a bunch of money into the house just to sell it and not get the money back. Boo. Sometimes being a grown up isn't so much fun. I kind of just want Lee to say that we should just get new cabinets. That would make my life easier. Because we were planning on redoing pretty much everything except getting new cabinets. I was just going to repaint them with a fresh coat of white. And even though we are only going to be there a couple more years, having new cabinets would make those years a lot more enjoyable. (I'm in the kitchen a lot, usually, not so much these days :) ) But then you get into things like what if we get the cabinets out and find something wrong and what if we ended up having to get new flooring because right now it's a linoleum sheet that is laid around the existing cabinets and what if it just ends up being a big money pit and we end up having to do so much more than we anticipated?! Ugh!! I don't know!!! Can someone just tell me what do do? That would be great. Thanks.

Oh! And I think that there is a mouse under our stove. Yes. I know, gross. We had a minor issue with that the first winter we lived there. We knew about it only because of the dogs. The wouldn't leave the kitchen and freaked out about the stove. Well, Zoe was in the kitchen the other night by herself and started barking and running all over by the stove and sticking her nose under the stove. Then she came to get Lee. It was funny, I swear it was like Lassie. She stared at him and he got up and she kept running forward but looking back at him to make sure he was coming. Then she stood in front of the stove. I don't deal with mice well. I might have cried when this all happened. Might have. We know a good exterminator, but still. It's disgusting. Please don't judge me becuase we have a mouse, I swear I'm clean! :)

Umm, I also swear that we don't live in a dump! Haha, I just re-read what I wrote and it sounds like we live in some dilapidated shack, but we really don't. It's just an old house. There's just lots of things that you wouldn't notice if you didn't live there and if you weren't an obsessive compulsive perfectionist like I am. Maybe I should stop talking crap about it and it things would stop falling apart!

December 2, 2009

Let's start the Christmas countdown!!

13. 5 more days until I'm off for almost 2 weeks for Christmas!! I like to count down to things.

I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! But in reality it's only been a week! I would love to blog every day, but my life is pretty monotonous lately.

We had a good Thanksgiving. It would have been better if some certain people wouldn't have been here. Sad, but true. I will just give you some highlights of Wednesday night and Thursday:

- Father in law repeatedly told us that he knows the baby is a boy. Repeatedly. As in over and over. I yelled at him. Lee backed me up.

- Mother in law repeatedly asked us where she was going to stay when she comes to visit the baby. Repeatedly. As in over and over. Lee told her there is a hotel down the street. He was not kidding.

- FIL asked me when he gets to hold his grandson. I told him that he knows the due date.

- I got to hear that FIL had a vasectomy. At the dinner table. That is a true story.

- MIL told me about 500 times that "babies are so special" and that they "melt into you" and then she would close her eyes and mimic holding a baby and just stand there for a minute. What in the hell am I supposed to say to that?

- I was told numerous times that "this time next year you'll be holding your baby". Really? Gosh, I hadn't even thought of that. So you mean that this baby is going to eventually come out?! Crazy.

- I was accosted when the in laws arrived at our house. I am weird about people touching or hugging me. I don't hug people. Well, sometimes, if I really like you :) I don't even hug my own parents that much, if ever. It was disturbing, and worse than ever because I'm pregnant. And with that combined with everything else throughout the night, I was in tears by the time we all went to bed. The next morning Lee asked them to back off of me. They did, but then they wanted to hold my hand when they left. Awkward. I'd rather fake hug you.

- I spent all day Wednesday making appetizers because FIL gets out of sorts when we have to wait until 1:30 or 2 for lunch on holidays. So I set them all out on Thanksgiving, and Lee kept telling him to go and eat something, but he was grumpy and refused to eat. Then, as I'm pulling the rolls out of the oven (that's the last thing we make, so lunch was ready) MIL comes into the kitchen and says that FIL "needs a piece of cheese". That's what he always wants when he's mad because food isn't ready. I almost lost it and I said that was why I made all of those appetizers! Lee and I discussed it, and if they are here for a holiday ever again, then I'm just buying FIL a package of Kraft singles and he can have that.

Haha, okay, I'll stop now, but that was basically how our holiday went. I pretty much stayed holed up in the kitchen all day Thursday. We were sooo relieved when the in laws decided to leave on Thursday night. Lee did a happy dance when they left. It's so hard because I really do want to include them in things, even if I don't sound like it. And it always seems harmless to invite them to stay with us and whatnot for holidays, but as soon as they get here, we are reminded of why we always say we won't do it again. Anyway, we are both relieved that they are going to Alaska for Christmas :)

On the pregnancy front, I am doing much better overall. I have a lot more energy and the morning sickness is pretty much gone. It has been replaced with some really bad heartburn, but I've discovered how delicious the berry flavored Tums are so it's not so bad :) I am also really thirsty all the time. Like I feel like I'm dehydrated thirsty. But I can't drink a lot at a time or it makes me really sick so I just have to take little drinks all the time. I am 13 weeks this week! I need to take a picture and post it! I have one from last week, but you can definitely tell a difference this week. You can tell the baby is moving up, although I thought that when the baby moved up I wouldn't have to pee every 10 minutes. Haha.

We have a dr appt next week, and we are really hoping that when we schedule the following appt, that will be when we can find out the sex! I would be around 18 weeks then. We are really anxious to find out! Well, mostly I am really anxious! We've already picked out the furniture and bedding, different styles of each, so one for boy and one for girl. AND I think that we have decided on names for both too :) That is huge because I thought we would never 1) find anything that I liked so much that I would actually name a human being that for the rest of their life! and 2) both actually agree on the names!! I will admit that I am pushing for the boy name, but I think that Lee is getting there with it. We do have a feeling as to what the baby is, but I'm not saying until we find out. I need to do a little poll or something to see what you guys all think!

I was talking to my parents about it the other day and showing them the bedding and furniture. They told me that when my brother and I were born, they weren't able to find out the sex before! Apparently they didn't have the technology. I didn't know that. I would have gone crazy!! But then again, my parents also didn't know that you are pregnant for 40 weeks, they thought 9 months times 4 weeks! Haha, I was dumbfounded when my dad was confused about this little countdown thing we gave them. I was like, you guys have 2 kids, how do you not know that?!

Okay, I'm going to try and not make every post a pregnancy post, but that is really all that's going on in life right now, so I can't make any promises.

November 18, 2009

Jeans: My Worst Nightmare

Shopping for a new pair of jeans is the bane of my existence. I often cry. No kidding. My body was not made for jeans. It was made for dresses and skirts. My hip/thigh/butt area is rather large, my waist is very small in comparison, and I'm really picky about how jeans make that whole h/t/b area look (mostly my thighs, it can be scary). To put it in real terms, I have 2 pairs of jeans that I will wear, only one of which I actually like. So, yes, I'm picky.

I mentioned a few days ago that I ordered some maternity jeans from the Gap online. The one pair of jeans I have that I like are from Gap. I bought a pair of work pants at the mall here and I wore them earlier this week. They have the hidden band, so it's kind of like their kids' jeans where you can pull the elastic band out from the inside and it has button holes to secure it. (Those are so awesome for kids, btw) I like it, but since I'm obviously in the very early stages, I have to pull it so much that my waistband gathers and it looks funny. But, not too bad since I wear longer tops. The only complaint that I really have is that the (maternity) work pants from Gap only come in regular length, and I need long so I will have to have them let out a little which always looks funny because the crease stays and you can obviously tell that I had to have them lengthened. Whatever.

Fast forward to yesterday. My Gap order was waiting on my doorstep when I got home!!! Yay! I immediately pulled everything out. I was kind of nervous for the above reasons. I got these 2 pairs of maternity jeans, without seeing them or trying them on in real life:
Bootcut jean with a demi panel (a like 3 or 4 inch elastic waistband) (the picture doesn't do them justice, they look much better irl)

Skinny jeans with a full panel (stretchy stuff goes all the way over your tummy to your bra) (this is my very first pair of skinny jeans ever in my life, and they are maternity, haha)

OMGEEEEEEEE I LOVE them both!!! I was shocked at how much I liked them. They fit me so much better than any pair of regular jeans I've ever tried on!! And I'm not talking about in the waist, I'm talking in my 'problem' h/t/b area. That being said, let's go ahead and talk about the waist.! Elastic waistbands are amazing!!! Can I just always wear maternity jeans from now on? Please? Because that would be awesome! I am wearing the skinny jeans today and I love the full panel. It's still a little big for me so I wore the bella band with the jeans and it is working out great. The bella band works a lot better with these jeans that with regular jeans that you have to unbutton and all that fun stuff that makes you feel like a heifer. And I like that maternity pants kind of accentuate your belly. I only have a little pooch right now but it does look bigger when I wear maternity stuff. That might seem weird, but I love big baby bellies and I want to have one! I mean, I'm not doing all this for nothing, I want to have something to show for it, right? :)

Okay, that ends my psa on Gap and their maternity jeans. I should probably contact them to see about paying me for all of the endorsement.

November 17, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

- I heard on the news this morning that Six Flags in Texas is spending $10 million to renovate the Texas Giant ride. I also read online that they are about to file bankruptcy. I also know that we are in a recession. And an amusement park is spending $10 MILLION on a freaking ride!! That is absurd to me. I don't usually (ever) get worked up about things like this but this time it really got my panties in a wad.

- Who goes to Six Flags anymore? Maybe it's just because we don't have one around here (or because amusement parks don't thrill me) but I didn't think it was a popular place to go these days.

- I love that my office has packets of hot chocolate mix for us. A ton. And the replenish it daily. Score!

- That is the only time you will ever hear me say (read?) that I love anything about my office.

- Speaking of, last week was my one year anniversary of starting here. That matters only because it means that I can move departments/leave the company all together without any monetary penalty. However, I'm pregnant now. So the reality of finding a new job is really pointless and switching departments is a dream above all dreams because jobs in the depts I like rarely come available. So for the last year I was counting down to Nov. 11. Now I am counting down until June 11.

- Thanksgiving is next week!!! EEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

- Heartburn is a bitch. I have acid reflux in normal life (as opposed to pregnant life) and I thought it ws bad, but it's nothing compared to this.

- This morning Lee asked me something that made my heart skip a beat. He asked if we could go to Garden Ridge this weekend. Areyoufreakingkiddingme?! YES!! EEEEE!!!!!!!!

- I am going to a conference on Thursday that doesn't start until 9am!! I get to sleep in 2 HOURS!! I have been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks. I'm lame :)

- Proof that my in-laws can never do anything right by me: They are going to Alaska for Christmas to visit Lee's sister and her baby. I assumed that Lee would want to spend Thanksgiving with them but he said that the was the 'off' year and Thanksgiving wouldn't be at his parents house (it is every other year) and he didn't want to go to the other place. Fine by me. So, I asked him if he wanted to invite them up here (I even surprise myself sometimes by how nice I am ;) ). Well, when he asked, they said no!! Why not? They won't see their son at Christmas. That's weird to me that they didn't want to come up here and at least see him for Thanksgiving. Holidays and family are important to me so I didn't understand. So then he asked again and now they're coming and I was like, noooo!! Why are they coming?! Hahaha. I wish I could blame my irrationalities on the pregnancy but I cannot.

- Did I mention that Thanksgiving is next week?! I'm soooo excited!! I hope I am excited for food that day, not likely, but I can hope!

- I hope that I'm feeling well on Black Friday because I love to get out with all the crazies even though I'm usually not shopping for anything in particular that day :)

- Lee is getting the Christmas decorations out for me tonight :) I'm going to start setting up the tree!!!!!!!

Happy Tuesday!

November 16, 2009

Happy Monday!!

I just love Mondays! Did that sound sincere? I hope so :) Even Isabelle has a rough morning on mondays. She was very tired this morning :)

Over the weekend, I actually cleaned my house! Something that hasn't been done in forever. Ummm, it really needed it. Seriously, when I finished vacuuming just the main living areas, the vacuum was filled to the top with dust bunnies!! Sad, very very sad, but true. I am usually very on top of cleaning but with my current status, other things have more importance. Like sleep.

Okay, so I've always wanted to be all 'green' and clean my house with vinegar and baking soda and all that good stuff. So I figured, what better time to try it than when pregnant? So I did. (BTW, I have always cleaned our wood floors with vinegar and water, nothing works better and I love it.) But, I've never tackled the bathroom with these eco-friendly household recipes because, well, I am sort of a freak about disinfecting and I need the heavy stuff for disgusting places like bathrooms. I attempted a recommended combo of vinegar and baking soda for the bathroom. I used it on the counter, sink, tub and tile surround. Have you ever done this? What did/do you think? My verdict? Never again. The baking soda left a terrible reside when I could actually get it all off! I ended up cleaning the whole bathroom twice because of the gross residue the baking soda left. And I never even got it all cleaned up because this morning I spied a spot on the wall that I missed! No, I will be using regular cleaning products from now on! Not only was the clean up process/leftover residue annoying, but when I was finished cleaning the actual bathroom itself, I looked around and had the biggest mess from all of the household things I had used. Boo to that. Our floors look nice though :)

Annnnd, while I was scrubbing away in the bathtub, I was leaning on the soap holder thingy (that's the technical term in case you didn't know) on the wall and it came out of the wall!!! Haha. I was really startled by it, and then I didn't want to pull it all of the way out because who knows what's back there. Animals and bugs and lord knows what else. (our house is pretty old, like 60 years or so) Lee wasn't home so I had to be brave and I pulled it out. No animals! or bugs! Haha, I'm a big baby, we all know this. There was just some cement backer board back there. Exactly what's supposed to be! That is one thing about old homes like ours, they knew how to make them. And they didn't cut corners. We have the original bathroom and that backer board looked practically brand new. Crazy. And! When we were making the bookcases, every single time we went to make sure the wall was plumb or the corners were square, they were perfect, every single time. It's the little things. But, we don't have an indoor utility room. So there you go.

I also did something else over the weekend that I haven't done in forever. I went to the grocery store!! Haha, I have been to the grocery store exactly 2 times since I found out I was pregnant. Both times I raced through grabbing only what I 'needed', feeling like I was going to puke the entire time. What I purchased those 2 times deserves a whole other post! I should have taken a picture and titled it 'reasons pregnant women shouldn't go to the grocery store'. I have never been embarrassed to check out but I was those times! Little Debbie cakes, Pringles (my savior), ice cream, goldfish, twix....I could go on but I won't. It was like a 10 year old stole his mom's purse and bought food. The second time the cashier made comments about my food choices.

I also made dinner last night. I mean, boiling water and pouring pasta in it counts right? I also put bread in the oven. Yes, it counts.

November 13, 2009

Why can't I just keep my mouth shut?

I knew that I shouldn't have talked about it so much. But it was a common first question from anyone that knew. And it's not that I was bragging, because I really wasn't. Not at all. I was actually really surprised, especially given my [digestive] history. So I should have known it was coming. And it did. In full force this week. Yes, my friends, the vomiting has ensued. Bleh. Everything I eat just comes right back up. And in a very violent way. I did not expect this to start in week 10 but here we are, and it's okay. Obviously all for a very good cause. I had heard some nonsense that the vomiting doesn't actually make you feel better when pregnant, but that was a lie. I actually have welcomed it because it does make me feel better. So, um...thank you?There. I talked about vomit for a whole paragraph. And that was the first and perhaps, but not likely, the last time I do it.

I'm wearing a bella band today. Uh, I don't like it. Sorry but wearing something that is sorta tight around your stomach when you're already not feeling well doesn't really feel that comfortable. I keep messing with it. And it lands at a weird place that is very unflattering to my hips and thighs. And I don't need any help making that area look unflattering :) Oh well. It is better than the rubber band thing so I'll deal. And I don't feel like I have to pee 24/7 because I've pushed my tight waistband down to where it presses on my bladder, so that's good. I bought maternity pants last night, and I'm buying a few more things today online. Not that I necessarily need them yet (well yes, I do need the work pants actually) but I have that 30% off Gap coupon that I'm sure everyone and their mom has. Even Lee got one and he never shops at the Gap. Anyway, I'm going to take advantage of the 30% off while I can. And it's an excuse to buy stuff :)

Today is my mom's birthday! Yes, Friday the 13th! Actually it's on a Friday fairly often. I mean, at least once every 7 years, right? Anyway. We are randomly going to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar. My dad picked it, haha. Whatever I don't care. The menu is weird though. Or maybe it's not and I just didn't see anything I liked and thought that was weird. Anyway, Lee is really excited and he's been talking about it for like 3 days about how he's excited to go there. We're simple people.

Other than that, I don't know what we're doing this weekend. Lee's friend is in town so he will be with the guys pretty much all day Saturday. I want to put up the Christmas tree but I am almost 100% sure that will not happen. I keep telling myself that I will sweep and mop the floors and clean my neglected bathroom, but in reality I'm not sure it will happen. When we told my parents that I was pregnant, we started talking about how it was hard on Lee because I couldn't cook anymore. Hell, I couldn't even go in the kitchen. I still can't open the fridge. Anyway, I pretty much (used to) cook dinner every single night so poor Lee. He was confused! Haha. The man cannot cook to save his life. Well, I should say he will not cook. So in an effort to keep him from eating hamburger helper and frozen corn dogs every night (yes, that's what he will eat when there is nothing presented to him) my dad said that he would make some stuff and bring it over for Lee (he is spoiled in my opinion). AND, my dad also mentioned cleaning the house for me. Uh, yes please!! Well, he has been bringing Lee a casserole of some sort once a week, but he hasn't made one more mention of cleaning the house for me!!! What's the problem?! I'm growing a human being in my body and Lee's just living his normal life and he's the one that gets special treatment? That is very unfair! ;)

I hope today goes by fast! This week has lasted 100 years!

November 10, 2009

Lee's Other Birthday Present

When I was little, I liked presents. Uh, I still like presents by the way. So, on my brother's birthday, I would always get a little something too. And on my birthday, he would get a little something. I honestly don't remember if this was something my parents did, or if it was my grandparents. I'm thinking my grandparents, because they spoiled us, but I'm not positive. So, how much did it suck when that finally stopped? A lot.

So this year, on Lee's birthday, I was so excited that we BOTH got a present. And no, i'm not talking about this. (Although he was really surprised and he did love it!) (this thing is huge by the way, it's almost as tall as i am!)This is what I'm talking about people! We found out that I am pregnant!!!!
It was a complete surprise, although it wasn't necessarily unplanned. I stopped taking my birth control the last week in August. We wanted to try and get pregnant in December (or at least that's when we were going to start trying), and I wanted to stop taking my bc a little earlier so that my body could go back to it's natural cycle and so that we could do all of the fun charting stuff! I'm weird, I like to make charts and graphs, whatever. I even printed off an ovulation chart and had it waiting by my bed for as soon as I started my period. Well, it never started. (clearly) About a month after I stopped the bc, Lee asked me when I was supposed to start again and I was like, hmmm, actually right around now, come to think of it. So we waited. Nothing. Quite honestly, I didn't think much of it. I had heard that it can take a couple of months for your body to get back to normal after quitting bc, so I just thought it would take a couple months. (hence my wanting to stop taking it a little earlier than when we wanted to get pregnant) Then I started getting really bad cramps. Like really bad. So I thought, oh, I'll start any day now. Nothing for like 2 weeks. I seriously didn't think anything of it!

So on Lee's birthday, we were laying around waiting to meet my parents for dinner. I was talking to my friend Jenny, who has a baby, and she brought it up because I had mentioned to her that my period was taking it's sweet time returning. I told her about the cramps and that I was sure it would happen any time now. Her exact words were "Uh, you're pregnant!" Haha, I was like, huh? How? Apparently there is a little-known pregnancy symptom of "phantom menstrual cramps" She explained to me that it happens for like the first month or so of pregnancy. I thought she was crazy. There was no way that I could already be pregnant. But still.... So when I got off the phone, Lee, who had been sitting right by me, said "does she think you're pregnant?" (I will say here that Lee seriously thought I was pregnant the entire time, so he was like, see, I told you!) I told him what she said and we decided that I would take a test that day or over the weekend. Well, obviously I couldn't wait a minute, let alone until after dinner or the next day!! So we ran to the store and got a test. I would just like to say, that for the record, I felt like a teenage girl sneaking alcohol (or a pregnancy test!) when we went in to buy it. Like I was doing something wrong! Funny how even as a married woman who has every right to be pregnant, and even wants to be pregnant, you can still feel like that!

We got the one that had 3 tests in it, just in case. And, sorry if this is tmi (or if all this talk about cramps and periods is tmi), but I hadn't even finished peeing on the thing before the "pregnant" line appeared. But then the control line was really faint, so I wasn't sure. I called Lee into the bathroom and made him look. I said "I can't tell if I'm reading it right!" He said "You're pregnant" And we sat there staring at the little stick and then the instructions. Haha, we were completely in shock! I can tell you right now that was never how I envisioned finding out I was pregnant, or how I envisioned telling Lee! I thought I'd be all happy and crying and all that. But, no, I was freaking out. How could this have happened so soon?! Were we really ready for this?! I took the other two tests and they were the same. I was freaking out. I told Lee that we should have gotten the digital test that said the word pregnant or not pregnant on it because how was anyone supposed to read these stupid little plus and minus signs?! I really wanted to go get one of the digital ones, but Lee told me that I was crazy and that I was obviously pregnant and there was no need to go get a fourth test.

We had to rush around to get to dinner and it was silent in the car. We were both in shock. You know, like this-is-too-good-to-be-true and i-sure-as-hell-hope-we're-as-ready-for-this-as-we-thought-we-were shock. That's pretty much what it was like for the next 24 hours. I didn't want to let myself get excited about it because I wasn't sure. (yes, even though it was obvious from the tests) I just always felt like I would know if I was pregnant. And I didn't have a clue! And I never in a million years would have thought that it would happen so fast. I also always thought that it would take a long time for me to get pregnant. I have no reason for thinking that, it was just a feeling I always had. And then I started worrying about everything in the world. My weight, money, the house, how we wouldn't have a guest room anymore, could we really raise a baby?! And then I did the math. We will have a baby and our first wedding anniversary in the same month!!!

Lol, I was a crazy basket case for the next several days, but it did finally sink in! And obviously we are (and were when we found out!) so so excited! I have wanted to have a baby since I knew what a baby was!

As far as morning sickness goes, I have had it but it really hasn't been unbearable. Yes, I am nauseous pretty much 24/7, but I have only gotten sick once, and I'm pretty sure that it was because my stomach was growling all night and I was too tired to eat. (I have found that a can of pringles before bed works wonders to fix that :) ) Really, the hardest part for me has been how incredibly exhausted I've been. That was really surprising to me. For a while there, I would take a nap during lunch, sleep for a couple hours after work, then be awake for like an hour and then go to bed at a ridiculously early hour (like 7:30 or 8) and sleep until my alarm went off in the morning. I am really glad that the fatigue has gotten considerably better in the last week or 2.

We went to the doctor today for our first "real" appointment. We had an ultrasound and got to hear the heartbeat! Dr says everything looks great which was a relief to me. For some reason I have been such a worry wart about everything being okay. I am not usually a worrier so that was hard for me. We had originally thought that I was due June 4, but the ultrasound showed me at 9 weeks and 4 days (as opposed to 10 weeks and 4 days as we originally thought) so my official due date is June 11! That's only 9 days before out wedding anniversary :)

I do have a few belly pics. We started taking them in week 8 because it was so obvious to me that I was showing. And I really was, even it it was the tiniest bit.
This was from week 9
And this was on Monday, week 10. Yes I was in my pajamas. A huge difference and no, none of my pants fit. Jeans I can get to button while I'm standing up, but work pants, no way. I guess that means I have to go shopping!

November 6, 2009

Random Friday

Happy Friday!! We all know that this is my favorite day of the week!

Lee left this morning for Lincoln, Nebraska to go to the OU game up there. He is gone until Sunday :( While I will admit that I like my "me" time, I will also admit that I am a HUGE baby and I am scared to stay alone at the house. When he is gone, I don't sleep a wink. And the dogs freak out at every tiny noise because they are waiting for him to come home. It's so annoying. I was seriously going to pack it up and go stay with my parents, but my bff Mary is coming to save the day! Haha, why having her here makes me feel safer I don't know but it does!

I got my phone yesterday :) I know that I will become obsessed with it in time, but for right now all of the things you can do just baffles me so I am just ignoring all of the cool capabilities. Umm, except for facebook and words with friends. And shazam. I added those last night :) For now I'm just enjoying having a phone that I'm not embarrassed for people to see. I want to get a new email address with my new last name but I'm not sure about it. Not only because of my new married name, but also because my current email gets so much spam from various websites I have visited over the years. I use gmail and I must say that I do not like the set up it has. I've been thinking about going with Yahoo or something just because it's easier to organize things there. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I am so excited because I started seeing Christmas commercials last week! Thanksgiving and Christmas are my FAVORITE times of the year! And as excited as I am, it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is going to be here in less than 3 weeks! That means only 2 more full weeks of work then a 5 day weekend! I've been saving up a lot of vacation to use over the holidays :) And I've been listening to Christmas music at work! Haha, I know it's a little early for that business but I don't care, it puts me in a good mood! Annnd, I've been thinking about putting up the Christmas tree!! I have never put up the tree before Thanksgiving, I usually do it the Friday or Saturday after, but this year I'm thinking it will go up earlier, mostly because I didn't decorate at all for Halloween or Thanksgiving and I usually do for both of those. We will have a dilemma this year as to where to put the tree since we installed the built ins in the living room, that's usually where the tree went, and there's really not another good place for it so we will just have to move some furniture around I think. We bought tickets to the Christmas Train yesterday. If you live around Tulsa and you haven't been to the Christmas Train, you should go!!! I have honestly never been before but I have heard it is amazing and they sell out of tickets early every year! We are going on the 19th of December.

I also want to get tickets for the TransSiberian Orchestra. I love them. We had tickets a couple of years ago, when we had to travel to Oklahoma City to see shows. Well, Lee's friends also had an engagement party later that night in Lawton, his hometown. So our plan was to go see the show (it must have been an afternoon showing) and then continue on to Lawton afterwards to go to the party. (OKC is exactly halfway between Tulsa and Lawton). But, as we were on the road, it started snowing like crazy! And then we missed the exit because Lee thought that he could be one of those drivers and sneak into the front of a huge line waiting to exit (probably all people trying to get to the same show). And because of the snow, we were already late and we weren't even off the highway yet. I hate being late for anything. And since we were already running so late it was ruined for me and we were stressed so we decided to just go on and skip the show and continue on to Lawton. Boo. We were obviously bummed. I was really bummed because I had been looking forward to it for a long time. And to make matters worse, Lee's mom kept bringing it up and talking about how sad it was that we missed it. YES WE KNOW LADY!! I shut myself in the bedroom because she was talking about it so much. Anyway, that was really long winded and we always said we would make a point of going again and now is our chance! But we need to actually make the decision and get the tickets.

Okay, I think that is all of the random useless information I have! Happy Friday and have a great weekend everybody!

November 4, 2009

I love surprises!

Yesterday evening, lee texted me that he was running late at work. This was not news to me, he has been working a little later the past week or so. (for the record I do not like it but no one asked my opinion) So I was like, okay whatever, and didn't even respond. Then he got home and was playing with the dogs for a while. Then he was like, "oh, I brought you something" and he threw a white square at me. I though tit was some stupid something he won at work or whatever. On the front it said "Ring.Ring.Ring" And this was on the inside!!

It's a gift card for an iPhone!!!! (I got the image from google, obviously my name is not emily) Yayayayay!!! I have been whining maturely asking for one for a loooong time. :) I bought him one when they very first came out! I currently have a MotoQ9h which was a corporate phone for my previous job and I will tell you that that phone is terrible!! And ever since I lost my charger over my wedding weekend, it has not charged the same with the new one.

We really never get each other surprises for no reason so this was really unexpected! I am going to pick it up tomorrow and then I will join this century!

Wahoo!! Now I can get personal email at work! And read my messages on facebook! I am very popular with the messages on facebook. And I can join Twitter! Yes, I have been wanting to do the twitter thing but I only want to write things while I'm on the go and my current piece of crap doesn't do so well with the internet. And I can play Scrabble with my friend! And! And! And!

November 3, 2009

I need advice!

Does anyone subscribe to Netflix? I go back and forth about wanting it. We definitely don't watch a ton of movies. Lee gets bored. But I like movies. And now Netflix has television shows and I really want to watch True Blood. I've even considered getting HBO just so I can watch True Blood. As it is, we usually purchase an On Demand movie about once a month and those things are around $6 each (for the HD ones) and that seems like a lot to me. And I figure if we got Netflix, it might be a little more but we'd get to watch more than one movie a month! How long does it take to get a new DVD when you send one back? My life is hard and this is the most pressing matter. Well, that and whether or not it's too early to put up the Christmas tree! :)

I really wanted to wait until I had a picture to go with this story, but I keep leaving my camera at home. Lee took 2 sweaters to the dry cleaners (Yale in case you live in the Tulsa area because I don't care talking crap about them!) last week, a black crewneck and a gray wool half zip pullover (that looks good on him too!! :) ). They were both from banana Republic, so they were not cheap. Well, on Friday he pulled out the crewneck to wear to work. It had a hole in the sleeve! He was really angry. I thought it sucked but I wasn't crying about it. Then that night, he was changing before we went out and he pulled out the gray sweater. I heard him yell and then he was cussing up a storm in the bedroom, which he doesn't cuss often. I ran in there and the sweater looked like it was a little boys size!! You would laugh if you saw it! And Lee is not a small man, so this sweater had been HUGE before! I wore it once and it went almost to my knees. I could NOT believe it! It is completely unwearable. We have often said that we shouldn't keep going to these particular cleaners because I have heard of things happening there, not to mention I'm pretty sure that they lost one of his white button downs last year. AND a girl at work told me that they once gave her outfit to some other customer on accident! What is wrong with these people?! For some reason we just kept going there! Well, obviously not anymore. What got me is that they knew that they ruined the gray sweater, there is no way that they didn't notice that! And they didn't say anything to him when he picked them up!! He was really really angry about it. I pretty much hate them now and if Lee doesn't call like he said he would, they are going to have a very irate woman storming in there demanding that they pay to replace the sweater. Boo to you Yale Cleaners. A couple of different people have already recommended somewhere else, the same place, so we're going to start going there instead.

November 2, 2009

November already?!

Has anyone seen this?!?! Hahahaha!!! Heidi and Spencer dressed up as Jon and Kate for Halloween! I think it's completely hilarious!
I know lots of people have their opinions about Heidi and Spencer. I, for one, used to despise them!! I check about 3930 times a day and there are always crazy interviews with them on there. So much so that I've come to a new conclusion about this couple. I am almost 100% positive that everything they say/do in the public eye is strictly for show. They play it up to get a reaction from everyone. I mean, there is no way that the way they are portrayed in the media is really their relationship because that would never work out. And some of the statements they make are so outrageous that they cannot possibly be serious!! (for example, Spencer said that the spirit of Michael Jackson now lives on in Heidi. Seriously, here's the link!) And who can forget that Playboy interview they did! Ridiculousness at it's finest!

I am convinced that the joke's on us and they are actually a very normal, happy couple who laugh every night that people think they really are the idiots we think they are. Yes, I spend my days contemplating the lives of people on scripted reality shows.

We went to dinner and SYTYCD with some friends on Friday. We had floor seats and we were about 1/4 of the way back so we were pretty close! We were all excited because we seemed to have really good seats! But then once the show started, it was soooo difficult to see because the stage was really low so we could only see like the top half of the dancers, even though we were so close! That was kind of a bummer. I think from now on, no more floor seats for me at the BOK center. I would rather be in the real seats and actually be able to see than be a little closer and not able to see at all. The whole show was 3 hours long. The only thing I was disappointed about was that they didn't do many dances that were my favorites from the show! I didn't understand why they picked the dances they did. They also showed mostly Kayla's dances. I mean, I know that she was the judge's favorite, and in reality, probably the best dancer on the show that season, but I didn't like her. And I was sad that she kept coming out on stage. Blah. And she didn't freaking win!! Jeanine barely did any of her dances! I seriously think she did like 2, maybe 3, dances out of all of them, not including the group dances they featured. Don't get me wrong, they did lots of great dances, just not all of the ones that I would have picked.

There were 2 parts that were my favorite, well actually 3. The first was when Phillip did his solo. Oh my gosh, I forgot how much I love him! He seriously could have his own show and just stand up there and dance the whole time! He got a standing ovation! And then, remember on the show when Phillip and Jeanine had to do the Russian Folk dance? Haha, and Nigel talked some crap about how they wouldn't have that on the show anymore? Well, they kept having the two of them come out in their costumes, really excited to do the dance, and then the announcers would tell them to get of the stage. Well, finally towards the end, they came out and really did start doing the dance, and then everyone else came out and did a modified version (modified=waaaay better) and it was great! Here's a You Tube link to the one from the tour. And my third favorite was when they did one of the group dances to I Know You Want Me. That was the best one they did all night! Another awesome part of the night was when this guy behind us screamed out "I LOVE YOU JASON!!!" when it was almost silent and Jason was on stage! And I really mean that he screamed! That was hilarious and everyone was laughing.

October 27, 2009

Updates Turned into SYTYCD Rant

Hi hi hi :) Sorry I've been so MIA lately. I haven't really been in the blogging mood for whatever reason. And my life is boring and I'm pretty sure that you don't want to read about Lee's new shoes. That's about the only thing we've done in the past week!

I do have a couple of updates about random things. One, my car is fixed!! It was actually ready on the Friday morning after the Monday that Lee dropped it off! I was amazed at how quickly they finished it! He dropped it off late monday afternoon, so they really only worked on it for 3 days. And they had to order parts! It makes you wonder about other places who take forever. Anyway, my car looks all pretty and you can't even tell anything happened. I have never been so happy to drive that car as I was on the Friday I picked it up! A few months back, we were looking for a new car for me and decided to wait. Well, I'm pretty sure that I don't want a new car at all now :)

And, I got my permanent crown put in last week and I couldn't be happier about it! I have felt zero pain in that tooth since they did the prep work and it is woooonderful! But, remember when I went to that other dentist and they caused that nerve damage that rendered my tongue half numb? Yep, still there. For a little while I thought it was getting better, but it hasn't progressed any more at all :( I'm kind of bummed about it, although I'm sorta used to it by now. If I don't think about it then I'm fine, but when I do, it upsets me. Oh well. Nothing I can do about it for the time being other than just wait it out.

The So You Think You Can Dance tour is going to be in Tulsa on Friday and I'm going!! I almost completely forgot about it until my friend who's going with us reminded me about it! We've had tickets since the day they went on sale :) And seeing the beginning of the new season last night got me even more excited about it :) Speaking of, I just read on Us Weekly that one of the contestants had to leave the show because he has mono and another one injured her ankle, so she gets to sit out for one week and if it's healed, she's still in and if not, then she's out! How sad for them! The one with mono is really good too, he goes to Julliard. Maybe he'll be back next season!

This has been a strange season so far, because one of the girls they picked for top 20 turned them down to be in a movie. Not that it's weird she picked a movie ofer the show, but she waited to hear that she made it and was like, "Ohhh, I can't accept." Haha, I thought it was weird. And now this girl Ashleigh went in her place and I don't really like her. Her husband is also on the show and she is sooo awkward about it! Anytime anyone says something about him, she's like, "He's MINE" Duh lady, we are aware. And she makes weird faces, and she's soo not as good as the other female latin dancer. I mean, I really know a ton about dance so not only should I be making these judgements, but they should also ask me to be a judge on the show. ;)

And I'm sad that Mia Michaels is gone. And that surprised me because I used to not like her. But I am really sad. Okay, I'm done. Well, you know, for now :)

I can't believe it's the last week of October!!

October 21, 2009

This is why Wednesdays are the second best day of the week :)

THE Earrings

In case you were wondering (and you know you were!) I ended up getting my earrings at Dillards. I actually found these first but they were more expensive than what I wanted to pay. I think it was worth it!

The Other Stories

Okay, I should've just told the Gap and Swarovski stories since I mentioned them. Now you probably won't think they're that great because I talked about them and now you all have high expectations and because you kinda had to be there for the Swarovski one, but I'll try.

The Gap Story
After Banana this weekend, we went into the Gap. We moseyed on over to the jeans when a very awkward male teenage sales person approached us. He asked if he could help us find anything. we told him we were just browsing. We really were just browsing. Then he went on to tell us about the jeans. He said "Well, we have some jeans laying out here on this table (right in front of my face) and then we have some on this wall and over there (both places flanking the table in front of us)." Thank you Captain Obvious.

He kept talking about the jeans like we'd never been into a Gap before. My two friends were bitches and started laughing and left me with him. He told us that their jeans "are kind of confusing because they have both the waist size (27) and the 'real' size (6) listed on the label. (not really confusing to me, i actually kind of like it, but thanks anyway) And if you want to know about the style of the jeans, there are descriptions on the boxes next to them (points to obvious LARGE black boxes next to all the jeans)"

Wow, I almost lost it. Seriously dude? Well, I thanked him and went on about my business. Then about 15 minutes later, I made the poor decision to wander up to the front while waiting on a friend to check out. I overheard the same awkward teen talking to a woman customer. She asked "I'm not sure what the difference is between these two pairs of jeans." His response? "Neither do I, I'm not the designer." Bahahahaha!!!!! Say what?!?! I thought he'd just tell her to look on those magical boxes that describe the style. I had to leave the store immediately.

The Swarovski Story
I cannot explain in human words how long it took me to find earrings for my wedding. All I can guestimate is hours upon hours. I went to places I'd never heard of, never been to, and will never go again. One of them being Swarovski. Oookay. My bff Mary went to help me look after I called her likely in a complete meltdown about the impossibility of finding appropriate earrings. How can something so simple be so hard?!?! We had literally gone into in our mall that had even the remote possibility of carrying earrings. We went into a stripper-esque store. I'm completely serious.

So we finally went into Swarovski. It's a small store. I do believe that Mary and I were both wearing different shades of purple shirts. I actually think that I was wearing a purple t-shirt and shorts and she was wearing a dress or something. We sometimes accidentally wear similar colors. But never the same style. I am a jeans and t-shirts girl and she is way more stylish. Sorry, I digress.

We had just left the Gap (unrelated to the above story) where I believe several people told us that we matched. Um, no. We did not match. We were wearing similar colors. It was annoying. So, we walked into Swarovski. As I said, very small store. I could tell almost immediately that a)I wouldn't find anything, and b)very bad things were about to happen. We were greeted by a very bubbly albeit very flighty 20-something girl. He first comment? "Oh my gosh you're both wearing purple!!!!!!!" By this time in the search, I had taken to being silent and letting Mary speak for me. She's nicer than I am. So Mary was like, "oh, yeah I guess we are" or something like that. She and I exchanged a look. The sales girls replies, "That's okay, purple's a good color." Excuse me? Well, thank you for validating our preference for purple on this particular day. She asks what we're looking for. Again, Mary speaks for me, "She's looking for earrings for her wedding." At this point in the day, I was literally cringing at hearing the word 'wedding' because of the response it elicited. (Now I have to tell you the Limited story). The sales girls says to me "Oh my gosh, are you nervous?!?!" What? This was not the usual first response when someone heard I was getting married. I, as politely as I could, said "Not really". By this time, I had pretty much looked at the whole store and was ready to leave. The sales girl said "Do you want me to get a mirror and just start pulling out tons of earrings?" I said "No, I don't really see anything that I like, thank you." And we left.

The Limited
I love The Limited. Love. You know how the sales girls in there are always so cute and dressed up and usually in clothing from the store? Well, I think that this girl missed the memo. We were in there on the same day as the Swarovski incident (pre-Swarovski), so we were on the hunt for earrings. We would go into a store, look at nothing else, and leave. In our Limited, the earrings are in the very back of the store. We didn't see anything so we were leaving. We were about 2/3 of the way to the front, when a strangely-dressed girl who was at the front turned to our general direction, opened her arms out to the side as W-I-D-E as she could and called (yelled, really) out to us "SO WHAT DO WE THINK?!?!?!?!" Huh?! Mary and I were half laughing, half confused as to who she was speaking to. We were also super confused at to whether or not she really worked there. She was wearing this really weird outfit that looked like it came from the Bargain Basement. (to clarify, I have no problem with clothes from the Bargain Basement, but you just don't expect to see employees at The Limited wearing that at work, I'm pretty sure that they are supposed to wear clothes from the store) Turns out that, yes, she was talking to us. Lucky us! We were like what do we think about what? So of course, Mary gave her the dreaded response, we were looking for wedding earrings. Oh.My.Gosh. I thought the girl was going to eat me alive. She was like, "OHHH!!!! Give me a HUG!!!" *pause, pause, then extremely awkward hug* She proceeded to tell us that she had just finished planning her best friend's boyfriend's wedding. What? Isn't that your best friend's wedding?? I didn't get it, and still don't to this day. She kept talking about how she had planned this wedding and telling us stuff and saying how she could give us names of some great stores for earrings. Her great suggestions? Claires and The Icing. hahahahaha!!! Seriously, I think this girl wanted to leave her shift at The Limited and come with us to look for earrings. And then she wanted to plan my wedding. Or, maybe she wanted to plan my fiance's wedding ;) I think we stood there for a GOOD 8-10 minutes listening to her talk. It was so weird. You sorta had to be there for that one, but if I ever ask Mary "So what do we think?!" we both crack up.

I hope you got a giggle out of those :)

p.s. is it politically correct to call retail employees "sales people"? My hunch is probably not.

October 20, 2009

True Story

I went to Banana Republic over the weekend with two friends. This is seriously the course of events, in order, and practically word for word:

On the windows, there were HUGE signs talking about how you could get a $25 "Shop Card" when you spent $100. Okay. We walked in. A girl greeted us and said "For every $100 you spend, you will get a $25 shop card good for Nov 2 - 11." We thanked her. We saw a table of ribbed tank tops, you know the kind that look like they are for an infant because they stretch out so much? Always the sarcastic ones, we held up and extra small and joked "oh I don't think this will fit, I'm going to need an XXS". The same girl piped up, in a completely serious voice "We don't have XXS in those, XS is the smallest we have". We were confused, giggled a little and said "Oh, yeah, we were just making fun of how small the top was". The girl was silent. She didn't get it. We tried to stifle the screams of laughter and moved on.

We made it approximately 20 steps when another sales girl (she might have actually been the manager) approached us "For every $100 you spend, you will get a $25 shop card good for Nov 2 - 11." We politely thanked her and were slightly annoyed. There is no way she didn't hear the first girl. We made it about 15 more steps when yet another sales girl stopped us and said....wait for it....."For every $100 you spend, you will get a $25 shop card good for Nov 2 - 11." Bahahaha!! We talked some crap.

Mary liked a jacket and tried on a medium which was surprisingly snug. She then tried on a large which wasn't much better, with really long sleeves. She switched back and forth, spending a good 15 minutes trying them both on. Neither one looked good, they fit weird. A fourth sales girl spots her from across the store and runs over to tell Mary how much she loved the jacket and how well it fit her. Liar. That was a completely false statement.

Disappointed, we turn to leave when we run into the second sales girl/manager. She seemed confused that we weren't buying anything. She told us again about the shop card. We said that we didn't really find anything. She proceeded to tell us that the promotion would be going on for the next several days so we could come back and buy something so that we could get the card and then went on to tell us their store hours for the next three days!!!

WTF, Banana?

If you liked this story, you should ask me about what happened at the Gap after that, and also ask about the Swarovski incident while we were shopping for wedding jewelery. That one's a doozie.

October 15, 2009

My dream fan

Have you seen this? Dyson came out with a bladeless fan and it is awesome!!! Lee and I sleep with a fan every single night. We need the noise. But we have had so many issues with fans over the years. The smallish round oscillating fans that sit on the floor take up too much room in our already-packed bedroom. We got a tall, slim fan as a wedding gift, which is a great size, but it makes weird noises and it's more distracting that sleep-inducing. The Dyson fan is the answer to it all! The only issue is the $300 price tag! That's right, it's a three with TWO zeros after it! Still so awesome. I mean, if we can pay $500 for the best vacuum I've ever had, we can surely afford this, right? :)

I can't believe it's already Thursday! Yippee! Oh, and Glee was so freaking good last night. It's my favorite show ever!

October 13, 2009

I do love a good Joe Pesci movie

Have I ever mentioned how awesome my husband is? Well, he is totally awesome! (i feel like that phrase is appropriate for the 80's only) Seriously, yesterday he completely took care of everything related to my accident. I thought that he'd call our insurance guy then call me and tell me what he said. But by the time I talked to him at noon yesterday, he had already talked to several insurance people, taken the car to get a repair estimate, arranged for a rental car, and was already on his way back to the collision repair center to drop off my car and have the rental car delivered to him! I thanked him about 3930 times last night. His response? "Well, you told me yesterday that you wanted me to deal with everything" Haha, okay, so maybe I forgot about that little detail. I was too embarrassed to discuss it with anyone!!

So he called when he was on his way to take my car in and get the rental. Our discussion went a little like this:

Me: So I wonder what kind of rental car I'll get. Did they tell you?
Him: No, but I was wondering that too.
Me: Maybe it'll be something cool
Him: Maybe, I doubt it!
Me: It'll probably be like a Buick or something

About 45 minutes later I get a text from him saying that I got a Buick! LOL. I asked him if it was a metallic mint green skylark convertible (please tell me you know My Cousin Vinny...the two yout's? lol) Luckily it was not a metallic mint green skylark convertible. It was this:
A 2010 Buick LaCrosse. It looks pretty good, right? I was impressed, especially with what I was expecting. Um, it is terrible to drive!! I drove it to work this afternoon (hubby took me this morning because i wasn't feeling well :) ) and I was like, okay this is not the car to give to a girl who has just caused a wreck! There are like a million blind spots. The windows are tiny, you feel really enclosed! Oh well, it's only for 5 days, hopefully!

Okay I have a meeting but I just wanted to share my new death trap with you all. I'm not feeling 100% today so I might go home after the meeting. Maybe it's swine flu! haha, kidding....sorta :)

October 12, 2009

Monday Funday!

I'm having a pretty good Monday, and that's awesome because this weekend was not so fantastic!

Friday night Lee's birthday was a success. Dinner was good (they even had my most favorite soup EVER! and they never have it!) and he was very surprised with/enjoyed his gifts. Nothing too exciting, but here are some pictures from the evening:

Then on Saturday, Lee went to Norman for the OU game. While he was gone, I went to the mall for a couple things, and as I was leaving, I totally slammed into another car while trying to turn left across 4 lanes of traffic :( I have never been in a car accident before so it really shook me up. And the car I hit, I hit on the back passenger side and two little girls were in the car!! It was everything I could do not to cry. The girls were just fine, thank God, and the man was SUPER nice. A lot nicer than I probably would have been. I felt soooo stupid. Like I was the only person in the world who has ever caused a wreck. The man was driving a company car so we had to call the police, so I knew that I would probably get a ticket. When the cop got there, he was soooo nice too, he kept apologizing to me that he had to give me a ticket. He was so nice that I started crying, but tried to pretend like I wasn't. Anyway, everyone was just fine so that is the important thing, but it's just embarrassing to admit to people. I mean, I just absolutely did not see him at all! My car has pretty bad blind spots in the front and back so I have always been extra cautious, but I guess this time I should have looked once more. I pretty much cried off and on all day on Saturday. And it was worse because Lee wasn't here. He kept asking if I wanted him to come home but I wanted him to have fun with his friends so I said no. Well, he ended up not really having a great time and said he would rather have come home!

Here's what my car looks like :( Ugh, I could cry just looking at it! I love my car! I didn't take a picture of it, but behind the headlight, on the side panel, it's all dented in there too. I'm very lucky that I didn't do any damage to the engine or radiator or anything.
And to make matters worse, we had JUST changed out car insurance to a higher deductible, because we never get into accidents! We did that on Oct.1! I am so mad at myself. And just as I was trying to figure out how to pay for the damage, I checked the mail and we had gotten a check from my old homeowner's insurance for the amount we had overpaid when we switched to the new company (we moved homeowners and cars all into one). It was almost the exact amount of our deductible! Seriously that was a gift from God because I was stressing out! Lee has the day off work today so he called the insurance guy and he has gotten it all taken care of :) My car is in the shop as we speak and I'm getting a rental.
I feel much better about the whole situation today, but Lee said that the insurance claims adjuster is going to call me for a statement! I have yet to be able to talk about it without crying, so I really hope that I can hold it together because that would be really embarrassing!

Lee got back from Norman yesterday around noon, and I'm not lying when I say that we laid on the couch all day long!! We never do that, but we were both exhausted from our Saturday events. The house was a mess when I left this morning, I mean, really bad! haha, oh well.
I just got some really exciting news at work, my supervisor is getting switched to someone that I'm good friends with and who is a lot better than my previous supervisor and I am SO excited!! I mean, seriously people, this is the best news I've gotten since the day I started here!
Okay, we've got a meeting (likely about the supervisor change, since she told me right when she found out!) so I've gotta run, but I hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

October 9, 2009

Friday and a birthday!!

Yay for Fridays! Friday is definitely my favorite day of the week, even though I work on Fridays. It's just such a great day, knowing that you'll have two whole days off and so many possibilities and plans for what to do with the weekend! Saturdays are great, but I'm always thinking, great, tomorrow is Sunday and Sundays are the worst because you're dreading Monday! haha, maybe it's just me, but I seriously love Fridays!

Today is a very special day, Lee's birthday!!! He made me laugh the other day because I was getting all excited and asking him if he was excited and he said he wasn't. What? I didn't get it, and then he said he was not excited because he's getting old!! LOL, and I seriously did laugh out loud. He's 28 today for crying out loud!! That is certainly not old! I told him that when he turns 60, then he can say he's getting old. And in my opinion, you should be happy to grow old, because that means you're living a long time! Anyway, sorry for the tangent. We aren't doing a whole lot this year, for any holidays really. Mostly because we just had the wedding and we're both tired of feeling like we have to plan so much and basically hemorrhage money! So we're just going out to dinner tonight with my parents and hanging out. Then tomorrow he's going to Norman for the OU game, his first of this season. And he's staying there to celebrate with his friends. Part of me was secretly happy that he didn't even invite me, and part of me was like, uh, you don't want me to go?! Haha. But, I think it's because he's only going because someone has an extra ticket, and when he made the plans, he didn't even think about it being his birthday weekend! I know, right?! Boys are SO weird.

For his birthday, he didn't want anything! What?! Uh, it's your birthday. I think I already said that my parents and I are getting him a spray-in bed liner for his truck. He has really been wanting one ever since he bought the truck, so he will be really excited, and he has no idea. He seriously thinks we're not getting him anything! A bed liner sounds really boring and blah to me, but that's what he really wants, and I guess that maybe he thought the same thing about me wanting a purse for my birthday! Oh, and the girls are getting him that poster that I talked about before. (yes, the dogs give gifts) I finally went to a local framing store and said I wanted to spend less than $100 so she worked with me and it ended up being a little over, but at that point, I just wanted to get the thing framed! Bust sadly it won't be ready until next Friday :( I'm just going to keep it a surprise until then. And, how perfect is this. We are making his man room/office and he has had this huge hideous framed picture of a golf bag since before we met. I have had it hiding in a closet since we moved into our house and he pulled it out a month ago and said that he wanted to hang it in there. I said nothing except for "okay". It's his room and he can have what he wants. (this is a large step for me!) So the other day he started talking about how he didn't know if he wanted it in there anymore because it doesn't really mean anything to him and blah blah. And he started talking about how he maybe wanted to find something else to hang in there! Perfect! I almost squealed about the OU pic but I said nothing! I am really bad about keeping secrets.

AND today is his day off from work and it's totally gross and rainy and cold outside and he offered to take me to work this morning!! Isn't he the sweetest? I totally don't deserve him! I would never have offered to get out in the cold and rain at 7am to drive him to work! And now he's here so that we can go to lunch!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

October 8, 2009

Catching Up

Do you ever feel like you're in a rush to catch up with all of your bloggie buddies? That's how I feel today, and I only missed one day!! Most days, when I'm sitting at work, bored out of my mind, checking any and every blog I can, I am screaming inside my head "someone update!!" Lol, I promise I'm not a crazy stalker.

Yesterday I was out of commission. I feel like I should be today too, but really the world does not stop because my mouth is hurting. I know, weird huh? :)

I went to the dentist on Tuesday to get my (temporary for now) crown. I was SUPER nervous for some reason! All my life I've dealt with getting fillings. And I've been okay. I was blessed with teeth that get cavities very easily (there's a name I've been told but I don't remember...dense? something like that) plus I'm pretty much a sugar-aholic, so that doesn't help. The point is that I'm no stranger to the little drill or novocaine needle.

So why, oh why, was I sitting in the dentist's chair on Tuesday, 27 years old, with the hard part already over with (the needle) and I started crying?! Seriously, a couple of tears fell before I could snap myself out of it. Luckily no one was around to see. They did all the drilling and although my hands were clenched together as tight as possible and I was sweating like nobody's business expecting the worst, I did not feel ANY pain at all, I was completely numb (yes, as one should be and I always am, but I still can't get over the fear). I was told it would take 30 minutes. No, that was a LIE, I was there for over an hour. Anyway, the point of all this is that they had me biting down a lot and doing all of this grinding my teeth crap which is fine. But, they had me bite down one time for, literally, 13 minutes. I stared at the clock because whatever it was tasted disgusting, and he said it would only be 10 minutes, and it was 13!!! During those 13 minutes, I'm 99.9% positive that my numb tongue was stuck in my bite because it looks like I bit a chunk out of my tongue. I've never bitten on my tongue when it was numb, and I can't believe how excruciating the pain is! It's terrible. Never do it. I was hysterically crying yesterday after I brushed my teeth. I was a mess. All I wanted to do was take some of Lee's pain pills from when he hurt his finger and sleep, because that's the only time it doesn't hurt. And I talk, well, like Corky from Life Goes On. I'm trying to be a little PC here, but you get the idea. Lee called me Corky yesterday and I cried. Even though I know it's totally true and I totally would have made even more fun of him had the situation been reversed. The good news is that I can't eat. The bad news is that I can't NOT eat, so I do it anyway and then it hurts like a bitch.

The OTHER good news is that I have no pain in the tooth they they were fixing!! Yay!! It's amazing to drink ice water without screaming out in pain! Yay again! The last bit of good news is that I really really like the dentist. So really, way more good news than bad, but still. (oh and you know, I got to stay home from work :) )I kind of want to take a picture of my tongue and post it, but that's gross to me so I won't.

I hope no one at work talks to me because I'm embarrassed to say anything. The S's are the worst. Ugh!!

Today is Thursday, I really like Thursdays and I have stuff to do at work today! LOL, what a great day :)

October 6, 2009

I like to see the glass as half full!

Do you know anyone with the Swine Flu? I know several, and while I don't come into close contact with any of them on a daily basis, the other night I was wondering if I would get it this year. I haven't had the regular flu since 8th grade. I had to miss the Valentine's day dance! Heartbreaking. But, my parents did move a tv into my room so score for that!

So while I was talking with Lee about it, I actually began to think it would be a good thing if I got the swine flu! Here are my arguments:

1. I would miss work. Lots and lots of work. That, my friends, is never a bad thing!
2. I would get to lay in bed and cuddle with my puppies all day long, which is wonderful this time of year!
3. I would get to watch tons of tv, and maybe watch seasons of shows I've never seen but always wanted to (like One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl)
4. I'd probably lose weight. SCORE!
5. I wouldn't have the energy to go shopping for anything, so we would save money!
6. I would have an excuse to make people wait on me and for my dad to make me triple chocolate chip cupcakes and come clean my house! Wait! Would the triple chocolate chip cupcakes ruin my weight loss? hmmm...must think on that one.
7. I'm really good at being sick and pathetic :)
8. This might be the last flu season that I don't have kids, so I should really just get it over with and out of the way for the next 14 years.

I mean, come on, those are all great reasons to wish an illness upon myself, right?! Okay, i'm going to talk to the girl whose twins have the swine flu and breath very deeply and hope she coughs on me!