January 6, 2010

Why am I sitting on paper?

Name that movie!

Yesterday I had one million doctor's appointments. Okay, it was actually more like 3, but still, that is a lot of paper-covered benches for one day! We saw the baby doctor and got to hear that little heartbeat :) Officially less than 2 weeks until we find out the sex! I'm having a hard time being patient. I asked lots of questions that I had been forgetting so I left feeling a lot better and loving my doctor more than ever. Lee has gone to every appt so far (not sure that it will or should continue because they are kinda boring at this point!) and every time we leave, he talks about how much he likes her. I searched and searched for this doctor, trying to find one that I really liked, and it took like 4 years, so I'm glad that he likes her too!

We are having a really difficult time with the dogs lately. Mostly um, bathroom issues. Yorkies are difficult to housebreak, so FYI in case you ever want to get one. Isabelle and Zoe do really well at my parents house, and I'm convinced that it's because that's where they learned to "potty outside". At our current house, it's hit and miss. We have literally had to just throw away 2 rugs. The next time we move, I'll definitely treat the new house like they are new puppies and train them again because I think that is what I should have done when I moved out of my parents'. Lately we have been having an especially difficult time. I never know if they want outside to go to the bathroom, or if they just want to play/chase rabbits and squirrels/bark incessantly at our neighbors and their animals. And they have started just not coming inside. They just stay out there and ignore us and I am getting to the end of my rope. Yesterday morning I had a huge breakdown because Isabelle just would.not. come inside. It was like 12 degrees and pitch black and Lee was in the shower and I just lost it. We have started going out with them, making them go, and then come right back inside, but I still get nervous if they ask to go out because I don't know why they want out! Ugh, this is ridiculous. I think that we are going to take them to a training class. I have wanted to for a couple years (they are 3) but I never could talk Lee into it. I think my over dramatic breakdown yesterday did the trick :)

In addition to that, some pretty shitty things have been going on at work lately, the culmination of which was yesterday and I am officially done. For your sake, I will not get into it, but I have completely checked out. I am full on searching for a new job, regardless of my current uh, pregnancy status. With the market like it is, I will probably have this baby before I find something anyway, so there's no reason for me not to actively search. My ultimate hope is that something comes up in another department at my company. I have seen a couple of things in the last 3 or so months that I'm now kicking myself for not being more serious about. At this point, I'm willing to do about anything except my current field. At this point, I would be happy if I could quit and go work some meaningless job at PotteryBarn or something. (not that I think you are meaningless if you work at PotteryBarn! I am actually jealous) And I'm not lying when I say I would do just that if it was financially feasible :)

So boo to you, the first week of 2010! I know you're going to get better (hello, baby!) so let's just kick it into gear.

January 4, 2010

I'm Baaa-ack!!

Did you all miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? Haha. As you know, I was off work for a GLOOOOORIOUS 2 weeks, and I don't have a computer at home so I was not able to blog about anything!! Yes, this computer-less situation must be remedied before I go on maternity leave. Not that I'm thinking I'll have that much time to blog then but, you know :)

Don't you worry, I fully intend on catching you all up with my holiday festivities, although I must admit that we were really boring this year and I can probably sum it all up in about a paragraph! I'm sure that I will drag it out for a little more than that :) I never could tell a short story.
Let's see... why don't I just start at the beginning. The Saturday before Christmas, we went to the Christmas Train! It was our first year to go and we weren't sure what to expect but it was really fun! It is an event put on every Christmas by a local church. Years ago, for some reason a western-style movie set was built in a little town in Oklahoma. I'm not sure about the exact history and I'm too lazy to look it up and I'm sure you don't much care anyway. So, long story short, this church bought the set and it is used for all sorts of things, including this event. It really is just like an old western town :) Here we are with my mom waiting for the train ride, where they tell you the story of Christmas. p.s. It was like 20 degrees outside!
I found out in advance that they have a Santa there for pictures, so I made my whole family take a picture. I don't know why they had me sit while everyone else was standing, it's kind of awkward but whatever. Lee hadn't shaved in a couple days and I think he looks like a lumberjack :) He said that I didn't tell him that we were going to take pictures!

Then, on Christmas Eve, it started snowing. Well, this is Oklahoma, so first, we had to have about 3 hours of freezing rain/sleet and THEN an actual blizzard. Under all of that fluffy white stuff was several inches of ice. Typical of this damn state. I must admit that I am a grump about snow. I HATE it when it snows here because our city is not equipped to deal with all of the ice and snow and basically the whole city has to shut down and everyone gets stuck inside for days. Bah Humbug!! Anywho, Lee and I decided to go on over and stay at my parents' house on Christmas Eve so that we didn't have to worry about getting over there on Christmas morning. We stayed until the 26th and then braved the (un-plowed!!) streets back home.

I have no pictures of Christmas day because, well, I was feeling pukey, sorry but I was, so I wasn't in the mood for pictures. And I wasn't really into Christmas for some reason this year. I was kind of blah about all holidays actually. I don't know why, I'm usually excited for them. I'm sure I will be next year :) We actually had a really boring Christmas day. We opened gifts early, which took about 5 minutes because we didn't do much in the way of gifts this year! Lee and I didn't even get each other anything. We watched The Hangover (I mean, what better way to celebrate the birth of Christ than by watching The Hangover) (i didn't think it was that funny, maybe i had too high of hopes), ate lunch, laid around, and watched the Dark Knight.

Here is a lovely view of the snow from my parents' porch. Lovely because I didn't have to get out in it :)

And here is one of the side yard in back. Those are snow drifts that were probably, I don't know, maybe 3 feet high? That new fence is 9 feet, so that might give you some idea.

On New Year's Eve, we went over to some friends' house. It was a fun night, and I even stayed awake the whole time and we actually ended up leaving because Lee wanted (ahem, needed) to go, not me! I was surprised that I didn't get tired but I didn't. I also participated in several games of flip cup :) Of course, I was drinking root beer, haha! It was actually fun. (don't get me started on my new obsession for root beer! i went through a 2 liter a day over my little break, and i still could but i made myself stop!) Lee took full advantage of having a designated driver. We will just leave it at that ;)

Other than that, I was a lazy bum the entire 2 weeks I had off. And I mean lazy bum. It's kind of embarrassing. I had every intention of cleaning the house and doing so many things, but I just didn't have any desire to, and in reality I ended up laying on the couch most days! It was kind of frustrating because I wanted to get a lot of things done, but that's the way it goes I guess. I did get in my fair share of lifetime movies! It's really hard not to lay down and cuddle with my puppies too! They love to lay around with me :) Isabelle has been particularly needy lately and it's really funny and cute how much she wants me to hold her. She also lays on my belly all the time, Lee said he thinks she knows that I'm pregnant. Who knows, it's really cute though :)

And we had to start Zoe back on steroids because of her itching. It was all.the.time. Constant, and not only was it sad for her, it was really annoying to us, especially during the night when all she would do was scratch. So we put her back on the 'roids last week and seriously in the same day we started, she was not scratching at all!! I think that we are just going to keep her on them until further notice, she might have to be on them forever. But, since she has been taking them again, she has not stopped eating! She is the smaller one, and she could seriously care less about eating, she could take it or leave it. She rarely eats her breakfast and Isabelle usually ends up eating it for her in the evening. But, for the past week, she has gotten up in the morning when Isabelle does (which is EARLY) and eats her breakfast (we make it for them every morning. they are spoiled. well, we don't MAKE it every morning, we make it about once every 10 days and dish it out from the fridge) and then she usually eats her dry dog food that we just have out for them several times a day! It's so funny.

Okay, this post was all over the place. I'm hoping to go back to a regular blogging schedule, but January is a really busy month for me at work (shocking I know, it really just means that I'll have things to do, ha!) so we will see. We have a baby dr appt tomorrow, and we find out the sex in TWO WEEKS!! I might whine about it tomorrow and see if I can talk the dr into taking a peek then! It really isn't fair to make us wait for no reason :)