Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I wake up for the second day in a row 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. The urgent need to pee pulls me out of bed, past the rotating fan which has been keeping me cool and over a pile of laundry from last night at the end of the bed. I take note to the fact that the cat has taken residence on the bed directly on top of my husband and is staring at his face while he sleeps. I giggle as I stumble past the half open bedroom door into the cool dark living room and immediately knock over a soda can someone left by the side of the couch the night before.

When I bend over to pick it up I remember just how urgent that need to pee was and I pick up a little speed waddling my pregnant body to the kitchen door and across the cold tile. I drop the can into the recycle bin as the cat races past me into the restroom. I have no kids but I already pee with an audience most mornings. I notice the laundry room door is open and I make a mental note to shut it when I come out of the bathroom.

The laundry room is covered in big windows that face the direct sunlight most of the day. Closing them keeps the house cool. I have taped a note to the door to remind people. Unfortunately, the cat can't read and she can open a door knob.

I stumble into the bathroom and find the relief I was looking for. By the time I am finished the cat is bored and meowing to get back out of the bathroom. I set her free and shut the laundry room door. I hear the alarm go off in the bedroom and listen as my disgruntled husband stumbles to turn it off. Well, I guess that's done.

I step back into the bathroom and start the shower. Hot water at our house takes at least 3 minutes so I pull the rubber band out of my bed head from last nights pony tail, remove my grandma nightgown (which is the only comfortable thing I can sleep in now that I am pregnant) and take note that my boobs look like they belong to someone else now that I am in my 29th week.

The glaring light from the small window in the bathroom makes it impossible to use the bathroom mirror for much before 7:30. It's only 7 am so I hold my hand up to attempt to block some of the light while I look closely at my face. Pregnancy does strange things to your face. Although, I don't have acne yet I seem to look flushed all the time. "The glow", I could live without that.

Steam finally starts coming from the other side of the shower curtain so I step in to start my daily routine. Finally, I am awake enough to actually think. My first thought... this won't be my routine much longer. Two weeks from now my routine will be in another house, a house where I don't have to walk the entire floor plan in order to get to the bathroom. Then, just a few weeks after that there will be a baby. Someone down the hall that wants my attention before I pee, before shower and before I wake up enough to think.

I wonder how long it will take for that new routine to start running on auto-pilot as I begin shaving my legs in peace...a luxury I don't plan on having for much longer.

Harvest Christian Crusade Concerts

I have had a few people ask me about the concerts listed on my blog for next month. My church Monte Vista Chapel has teamed up with several other churchs in the area to host 3 days of evangilism and free christian rock music at Cal State University Stanislaus.

More information on the event can be found at the church website above or by clicking this link to the Harvest Crusades.
The following information has been copied from the MVC church website:
More than 73 churches in the Central Valley area have invited evangelist Greg Laurie and the Harvest team to Turlock for Harvest 07, August 24-26 at CSU Stanislaus. Harvest Crusades has brought the unchanging gospel message to more than 3.4 million people in stadiums and arenas around the world since 1990. Harvest Crusades events present the Good News of Jesus Christ in a uniquely modern way featuring Greg Laurie's relevant Bible teaching and contemporary Christian music.

Musical Performances

Friday 7pm - Katinas & Jeremy Camp
Saturday 7pm - P.O.D. & Lincoln Brewster
Sunday 6pm - MercyMe & Crystal Lewis

Monday, July 30, 2007

It's Give-away Time again

So there are two different contests going on right now in the land of blog that I would like to mention to you. Both are total keepers.

The first one is sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom and Best Buy and you could win a Insignia® 37″ Flat-Panel LCD HDTV (Model: NS-LCD37) worth $799.99. So click on this link and check it out.

The second contest is over at Love Shak where you can win a $250.00 Gymboree Gift Card for back to school shopping. So click on this link and check that out. (Their site is a little hard to read so scroll slowly).
A special thanks to Adventures in Babywearing who listed these give-aways along with several others on her blog this week...which is where I found out about them.

Joel 2:28-31

"And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord."

No, that's not the rant of Voldemort before the end of the new Harry Potter book. It's not the prophecy of the dark wizards in the Lord of the Rings. It's not the starter for the latest page turner novel or the theatrical trailer to the latest and greatest sci-fi movie. This is the bible, in it's most magical form.

My biggest Christian pet peeve is that people forget the power and grace that God has given to his servants. He gave them spiritual gifts beyond measure and he didn't stop handing them out when he took his seat in heaven. He promised us they would keep coming right till the very second he came back. He didn't just give us the abililty to serve and to love, he gave us so many other spiritual gifts. This month I'm going to talk about some of them (the ones people don't talk about as much). I'll be starting this weekend. I hope you'll stick around and see what gifts you have that you could be using to further God's kingdom. Our first spiritual gift will be prophecy.

Friday, July 27, 2007


I know you all love the calendar posts so here is the one for next month.

1st- Training my replacement begins
2nd- REO Speedwagon is at our County Fair
3rd- Meeting with the new landlord for some deposit exchange and keys hopefully
4th- Jon's cousin is having a house warming- I'm not sure if he's going but I'm not
6th- OBGYN Appt
9th- I have a sales conference
10th- I took a real day off from work to prep for moving
11th-12th- moving days & the 11th is my highschool reunion
17th- We're having a Co. Picnic at a Modesto Nuts Game
23rd- Scrapbooking Night at my house
24th- Harvest Christian Crusades Concert- The Katinas & Jeromy Camp
25th- Harvest Christian Crusades Concert- P.O.D. & Lincoln Brewster
26th- Harvest Christian Crusades Concert- Mercy Me & Krystal Lewis
27th- Jon's birthday
28th- I'm at an HR Seminar all day
31st- Co Mtg and Sales Mtg all day at work

That doesn't count both our work schedules, things on Jon's schedule that aren't on mine and the ever popular last minute plan... or my sister-in-law having her baby. I can't wait till September when things start slowing down.

29 Weeks

This weekend is going to be super packed at our house. Jon's cousin and her family from the San Diego area will be up visiting. That means family dinner tonight, my sister-in-law's baby shower tomorrow morning, the county fair with family tomorrow night, and probably brunch on Sunday morning. This is also the weekend that hypothetically the room-mate moves out. I haven't heard much about that one but I know her word is good so she's probably got a whole plan I don't know about. We'll start packing for our move on Monday probably while we wait for the landlord to get back from her vacation to give us the keys. None of that has anything to do with being 29 weeks pregnant. And that's the thing about this week. I haven't had time to be really pregnant.

I'm too busy to worry about the baby kicking, I'm too booked to notice if my feet are swollen and I'm too planned to have time to be really really tired. I am struggling with the age old fear of going out on maternity leave and then coming back and being fired because they figured out they can live without me. I go out on maternity leave in exactly one month. Hopefully, by then the boxes will be unpacked at the new place and I can spend some time nesting like a normal pregnant lady.

Things I have noticed about 29 weeks pregnant are few. I'm starting to get anxious. I'm a little moody and I really really wanted ribs the other night. I have a huge sense of needing my family right now that isn't panning out very well. Other than that, it's the same old thing... just with less days to go...77 in case you're keeping track.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Counting Down

That's the number of days until my due date. Seventy-eight days left. As it draws nearer I find myself focusing on the weirdest things. I worry about losing my job, not getting enough STDI money on my maternity leave, running out of things I can't afford to replace or a car breaking down.

Suddenly it's all about fear of the unpredictable. I guess if I can't nest I might as well be making lists about something else. So now I list the things I need to be prepared for.

That is a pretty long list.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You Love Me Because I Plan

I know, I know... it's only July (almost August) but trust me if you start now on that beloved Christmas shopping list of yours, you will actually enjoy the months of November and December. For that matter, your husband will really enjoy the months of November and December because you won't spend the whole holiday season searching for deals and spending his paychecks.

I figure it works like this, for every person on your list your going to spend X dollars. So starting now make that list of people and assign each person a dollar amount. If you have access to it, do it in excel or word on your computer. Now print it out and put it in your purse.

When you find smaller items (stocking stuffers, etc) that you can get now, get them. Start looking at sale items. Shop for the littlest people on your list. Look for items that are long lasting and classic.

Great examples from this year...

I got each of the children under the age of one in my family a duffle bag from Lillian Vernon with their name embroidered on it. These bags are great for trips to camp or grandma's house when they are older, store easily in the closet and Mom and Dad can use them when they have a lot of baby stuff to lug around. By ordering them now I got them for $14.98 a piece (that's for a 23" duffle with the name on it) and I didn't pay for shipping.

Earlier this month, wooden blocks went on sale at Walmart. A box of 100 blocks is normally $10 but they were on sale for $7. So I got each of the smaller kids a box of blocks.

There are some things you're going to have to save for closer to Christmas, buying for certain adults, teen-agers, the latest fad toy if you are into that sort of thing. But you can start now. Start with the little stuff. Does everyone get pjs or underwear from mom...get it now...

Let me know how your shopping goes. I'll keep giving you a ticker as Christmas gets closer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A letter to my editor

Dear Nesting Instinct,

Please stop calling. I have tried to make it clear to you that your services will not be needed at this time. We do NOT need to organize the sock basket. There is no overwhelming reason to sort our hangers by color. What we really need is patience and rest which your service does not provide.

I realize that my pregnancy is an impending event and that for you it seems like a limited time only sale but I'd like to reassure you that I tend to nest several times a year without hormonal prompting and will be contacting you some time after moving and some time near Christmas. The next time I get upset enough to clean, I promise you'll be the first to know.

Not to seem contrary because I do love you, little instinct, but I just don't have time to love you well right now. I'm much to busy doing the budget over and over in my head and thinking about food. We had a good thing... but it's time has passed.

7 months pregnant and planning a move

Monday, July 23, 2007

Movin' On Up

Friday night someone scared me to death. This particular unknown someone decided to jiggle my door handle while I was home alone in bed and as much as I love a good thriller movie I don't particularly like living in an attempted burglary episode of Law & Order.

For awhile now, the hubby and I have toyed with the "what if's" of getting a new place to live as soon as I returned to work from maternity leave. After Friday we spent a lot of time talking about how real that possibility really was.

On a whim I did a budget and called a few places in the paper. One of the first places we looked at and the first landlords we talked to were this cute elderly couple named Betty & Bill who were renting their 3 bedroom, 2 bath house for the going rate, in a great neighborhood, near good schools and close to my work.

We decided to apply. Bad credit and the great unknown loomed above us but 24 hours later we were approved for a new house on the good side of the tracks. Assuming all goes well we'll be moving in the middle of next month. Thusly, the pictures of the nursery will be delayed...but will come with lots of other pictures of our new pad.

Friday, July 20, 2007

28 Weeks

I'm sure most of you have figured out from my lack of posting that I got the flu this week from my room-mate. It was yucky. I'm pretty sure it's almost over now. Hopefully, I'll be good as new by tomorrow.

Week 28 of pregnancy brought something I did not expect. The 9 step program to roll over. Seriously. First you think about it for 4 minutes, then you have to pick yourself over and roll part way, then think about it for 5 minutes, then pick yourself up and roll the rest of the way over, then sort pillows for 3 minutes, then decide you have to pee, get up come back, adjust 3 times and finally get comfortable only to listen to the cat now settle down for 10 minutes while your hand goes numb and then decide to start the whole process over.

I woke up this morning, on the first day of my 28th week of pregnancy, having totally inappropriate desires for garlic bread. Seriously, it was borderline gluttony. Luckily for me there was stuff to make garlic bread in the house or else I think I would have ended up with a pending divorce from waking up the hubby from a dead sleep to send him for sour dough bread at 9 am.

Next weekend, hopefully on Saturday, my room mate moves out and the page of things to do for the nursery becomes priority numero uno all day Sunday. Can I just say that the thought of being able to put things where they go makes me giddy? I took before pictures yesterday...complete with laundry on the floor and dirty dishes in the sink ... because I am human. And I'll be doing a before and after post once the house is all the way it's supposed to be.

So that's about it... hello 7th month of pregnancy...good bye former pants size (because I just official got too big for my fat girl pants). 12 weeks left...and counting.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bed Bugs

My room-mate, two sister-in-laws, one brother-in-law and one or two of the hubby's co-workers all have a horrible 24-48 hour flu bug. Today, it appears, that I will be fighting the same bug by tomorrow. I'm tired, sore, achy and now I've got flu like symptoms from the waist down- if you catch my drift.

This means two things... I want to cry and I want to kill someone. You see in my family when you get sick you don't hang out with other people... you go into lock down with your germs and you don't spread them. And let me tell you, people have been spreading them.

All the lysol, bleach and purell I've used this week should have more than de-contaminated the crime scene.

Hopefully, whatever I have will pass without getting worse. I can't imagine anything worse than being sick in bed and 7 months pregnant.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Disappointing Weekends

Friday after work I was tired and I wanted to swim so my friend C invited me over for a nice dip in the pool and afterwards we met up with the boys for dinner at Angelini's and then everyone went home fat and happy.

Saturday morning was our first birthing class at Emanuel Medical Center. Now I really liked the lady who taught this class. Her name was Cheryl. She was fun, energetic she covered things clearly and she was just cool. Having said that I didn't learn anything I didn't already know but after the massage section I did go home and take a nice nap for the first time in awhile.

After the class we talked to Batman on the phone and he ended up coming over. There was pizza and then Batman, the hubby and C went to the movies to see the new Harry Potter. I've never missed a HP movie in the theatre but I was just plain tired so I stayed home. Ok, that's not true at all.

I stayed home and cried and bleached things. But, I can't talk about it here because the person who made me feel abandoned already thinks I attacked her once in my blog and if I actually wrote what I was thinking...attacking someone would be a polite view of the situation. So this paragraph should be considered a non-attack...for the record. I'm just bitter, disappointed and done trying... not necessarily in that order.

Sunday morning we got up and had a healthy McD's breakfast on the run towards our second birthing class. Day two of the birthing class was taught by a woman whose general teaching style made you want to stab out your own eyeballs with your pencil or smother yourself with a pillow. To make matters worse she went an hour late.

After a tour of the hospital we were starving so we went to Sweetriver saloon. SS is known for it's lack of service and bad air conditioning. But, I really wanted a fisherman's platter so we stuck it out. Batman ended up meeting us for dinner.

The boys went to rent movies but when we arrived home we found the roommate on the couch with her boyfriend, sweating out a pretty horrible case of the flu. We decided to leave them put so we set the movies aside and played a few games of Munchkin (which is a great card game by the way) and I ended up going to bed at 9:30 while the boys watche Happily Never After. Judging by the number of times I woke up to people laughing it had to be a decent movie.

Friday, July 13, 2007


So I have decided that I will not be posting pictures of my precious baby girl for the whole internet to see. But, I don't want to go private. So I have created another site just for Layla's pictures. If you would like access to that site leave me a comment with your email address or email me and I'll send you a link the day after she is born.


27 Weeks

I'm officially in the last week of my 6th month and the last week of my 2nd trimester. I swear I just got pregnant day before yesterday...or wasn't that last week.

It's odd watching the transformation that pregnancy takes. In the beginning you feel like each day is dragging on, there is no hope of feeling good and you just want to sleep...but you can't. Oh for the love of God just to be pregnant and safe you'd do anything. Or at least I would do anything.

Then it just labors along and one day your looking at a calendar and it dawns on you that in a little over a month you'll be out on Maternity Leave and you start losing sight of your feet and your belly button gets bossy about sticking out. You're leaking things, your stretched out, if you aren't me you are probably swollen and for some odd reason... you like it. I kinda like being pregnant. It's a joy to feel someone moving in there. I like the attention and I admit it. I like the eating. Oh God all the guilt free eating.

I miss margaritas. I miss sleeping on my stomach. That's about it.

At 27 weeks the baby has taken up tumbling. Usually she waits to start until I start eating. Which, by the way, makes me want to stop eating very quickly. At 27 weeks, people at work start asking when you're due and carrying heavy objects for you because now you look like it might be akward to move. At 27 weeks your graceful body movements have all been replaced with flailing that your husband laughs at when you are trying to get out of bed.

And, at 27 weeks, hope goes from being a small little light at the end of a very long dark tunnel to being a part of every sentence, every breath, every stretchmark and every internal thump.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pop Goes the...

Right front tire...

No that's not how that song goes. Dang it! This morning about 20 minutes after I got to work one of the nice engineers here came into my office and told me I had a flat tire. He was worried because I'm pregnant and didn't want me to drive around on it. (aww sweet)

Anyhow, I called the hubby and a few hours and a bottle of fix a flat later... it's still leaking. Yep. That's what we like to call a problem. There is construction going on at my work right now so I'm pretty sure it's a nail hole or something of that nature. I don't get paid till Monday. But it looks like Monday I'll be fixing my tires instead of buying myself some more maternity clothes.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Missing: One pair of feet, complete with ten toes. Approx. size 9 1/2. Last seen on Friday 5'4" below my head. Known for their inability to hold still while watching a movie and their love of sandals and toe rings these feet are well loved and their return to their rightful owner would be greatly appreciated. Signed~ Pregnant woman who suddenly swallowed a globe.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Licensed to Parent

Today I called and confirmed our birthing class this weekend. I restrained giggles as the hospital education coordinator told me that I would need my birthing certificate in order to be able to give birth. I'm sure she meant in order to pre-register at their hospital because I am pretty certain any fool can go through the process of actually birthing.

For a mere $40 and two days of our time though, Jon and I will recieve the false confidence that we can in fact get through natural childbirth without killing anyone on the hospital staff or hating each other. I suppose that will last right up until we actually go into labor and I start swearing like a sailor and sweating like a PE teacher.

After finding out I needed two pillows, a blanket, my registration form and my husband in order to be able to participate I was transfered to the administration department to pre-register for my actual birth. When I told the woman my due date she actually said "oh aren't we waiting till the last minute". Excuse me? I do not think spending 10 minutes filling out paperwork needed to be done more than a month early. I am a month and a half early. So piss off administrative staff.

When I said the name of my insurance she said "oh billing likes them" which I guess is better than "sucker you can't deliver here" but also didn't seem that appropriate. I can't say I blame billing for liking them though, being as they pay for all expenses except 20-40% of my room charge. That includes my entire OBGYN experience for just one $40 co-pay. Gotta love HMO. Bet you never thought you'd hear a Republican say that one.

Our OBGYN appointment was yesterday. While the Dr was listening to the babies heartbeat she decided to kick his doppler and make his ears ring. Luckily, he thought it was funny. I put on exactly 1 lb since my last appointment. In case you were wondering, that still puts me under the weight I started out at. According to the Dr there is a chance that after birth I will officially weigh less than when I started. Especially if I lose weight when I tighten up my tummy flab from post birth. And my boobs are bigger. That's one of those win win situations I hear so much about.

Today I sent the baby shower invite list to my sister-in-law. Then I had to hyperventilate for a minute due to the sudden acknowledgment that I'm in the final stretchs.

And the baby that had less than a 5% chance of survival past the first trimester... she's a little long for her age, predicted to be due right on time, and now in the 90% chance of survival if she was born right this minute. Which she won't be...because I haven't decorated yet so I strictly forbid it. But other than that... let's just say... I like the fact the first OBGYN was wrong.

Monday, July 09, 2007

This weekend was the dumps

This weekend we rented a 14 ft. dumpster. The trash company parked it in the street outside our house on Friday morning and on Saturday the boys loaded it up as we started purging things we don't need. Important things like the arch way from our wedding, two dead christmas trees, apricot branches, broken dryers and highchairs that don't work right. Into the dumpster it all went on one of the hottest weekends of the year and they'll be picking it up today and taking it away so that I never have to see it again.

I have only one page of my 9 page list left to do. Almost none of it can be done until our room-mate moves out at the end of the month. Everyday I pick it up and look at it and then set it back down because there isn't anything to do on it. The hubby has been slowly painting nursery furniture and I've washed all the hand me down baby clothes and sorted them into drawers.

I've offered about 12 people $25 to clean my kitchen and bathroom floors. No one has taken me up on the offer so today I'm going to ask the OBGYN at my appt if I can be taking off the list that involves no heavy lifting or straining so that I can get in there and do it myself. I think I'm officially fed up with waiting.

That goes for everything... I'm officially fed up with waiting.

Friday, July 06, 2007

26 weeks

Well, we made it. We're officially in that section of pregnancy where if something goes wrong and you end up in labor you could possibly still end up with a viable baby. That excites me...but only a little... I think I'll feel really safe after 32 weeks.

Things at 26 weeks pregnant are starting to feel like the same ole song and dance. The baby moves a lot. Funny things happen to my body. And I'm hot. It doesn't help it was 112 degrees in the Central Valley yesterday.

As my maternity leave gets closer my boss gets more stressed and less cool under pressure. At the same time my apathy for my job gets higher and higher. Somehow, feeling underappreciated does that to a girl.

So I guess this update isn't much of an update really. I'm just doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for my mom to come through on a gift, waiting for my next OBGYN appt Monday, waiting till the end of the month to be able to nest and waiting till payday to be able to start buying diapers. Waiting for baby.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July and the 100 day count-down

Our 4th of July was pretty typical of the last one before we have kids. We went to a friends house and swam, ate pizza, the boys drank beer, the girls floated around in the sun. It was very very typical. It was also super fun. We played liars dice and we joked around. I enjoyed it.

What we didn't do was go see the typical small town fireworks show...instead we decided they weren't worth the drive, traffic, parking situation and then crowds. Instead we kept swimming, eating and laughing which I think was a much better option.

4th of July for me was something totally different than it was for everyone else. The 4th was the start of the 100 day count-down. In 100 days (or slightly less, I will have a baby). The Dr has already agreed to induce me if we aren't in labor by the 12th of October. My original due date was the 2nd but I'm using the 12th for the countdown just to be safe.

This weekend we are renting a large dumpster to clean out some things that have no value and are clogging up our lives. 100 days till the baby is here... I can feel the nesting welling up in me... or maybe that's just kicking.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's Updatable

I'm to the part in my pregnancy where when people ask me questions I have to decide what kind of friend they are before I answer them.

I barely know you? Oh... ok... well then the pregnancy is great, very easy in fact and I'm looking forward to three more months of being kicked from the inside.

I know you a little better than the next guy? Oh... ok... well in that case I am doing good now but the beginning was hard and now I have a very high anxiety about labor.

I really know you? Oh in that case... The beginning was hard but it's pretty easy now that I'm not hormonal all the time from trying to just stay pregnant. I'm highly frustrated because I can't nest and I can't clean because my house is covered in stacks of little pink clothing and baby bedding I can't put away for another 27 days (not that I'm counting but boy am I counting). I'm tired of people touching me with out asking. I'd really appreciate it if my mom would stop putting her head to my stomach and talking to the baby because it tickles. I'm tired of going pee and parts of me are leaking interesting substances. But, other than that... it's great really.

See the thing is that I really like being pregnant. I really don't mind it much but I'm starting to have a lot of labor anxiety (which sometimes goes away when I hear about other people's labors) and I'm struggling with the true test of lack of control and patience God put into this little tiny person with little tiny feet kicking my pelvic bone.

I've also decided that pregnant women milk it. I don't want to be a martyr mom. I don't want to be unrealistic either but I think some people I know are just milking their pregnancy for all it's worth. And they aren't being realistic about it in the slightest.

It's not that bad. It's not wonderful. It is a miracle and I'm glad we got to do it. I'll probably even be willing to do it again baring the worst birth ever...

But, is it update worthy? Not really... most of the things I want to say every pregnant woman says. It's not that updatable unless you want to know about my strange sex dreams and the fact that I no longer am willing to eat certain foods.

It's just what it is... and depending on how well I know you... I'll tell you exactly how it is.

Monday, July 02, 2007

One Word MeMe

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Relationship? lifetime
3. Your hair? shorter
4. Work? stressful
5. Your sister? half
6. Your favorite thing? miracles
7. Your dream last night? realistic
8. Your favorite drink? pepsi
9. Your dream car? tahoe
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your shoes? off
12. Your fears? weak
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? fulfilled
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? family
15. What are you not good at? patience
16. Muffin? costco
17. One of your wish list items? nesting
18. Where you grew up? home
19. Last thing you did? type
20. What are you wearing? jeans
21. What aren't you wearing? bra
22. Your pet? sarah
23. Your computer? on
24. Your life? improving
25. Your mood? hormonal
26. Missing? baby
27. What are you thinking about right now? vacations
28. Your car? hot
29. Your kitchen? dishes
30. Your summer? hot
31. Your favorite color? pink
32. Last time you laughed? work
33. Last time you cried? home
34. School? finished
35. Love? unmeasurable

True or False Answers

Well as promised by my true or false post here are the answers/clarifications to the 10 items I posted last week.

1. True. I had acne most of highschool. When I was just out of highschool I noticed that orange juice started making my skin peel. So I stopped drinking it. My acne went away and it didn't come back till I got pregnant.

2. False. Jon and I got married a little less than a year after we met. We met in Oct and we got married the following Sept.

3. True. Neither Jon nor myself will eat dessert with fruit in it. We're highly competitive and we have been known to drive to the snow at 2 am just to drive home again.

4. True & False. I changed OBGYN's for two reasons. I had just miscarried and he seemed to think it was no big deal AND he had delivered a still birth with my mother and seemed to think that didn't matter either. I have since found out lots of people have the same complaint about him.

5. True. I am currently a Jr Territory Account Manager, the Human Resources Manager, the Office Manager and the Marketing Manager and it's only Monday.

6. False. I won't eat things that wiggle... like Jello, raw shellfish or gummy worms. Slimy, though...that's just fine.

7. False. I have never broken a bone as a result of being on my Grandparents ranch and I have never broken my leg.

8. True. I was planning on naming my first son Elijah Aden after my friend. But, my nephew's name is Aiden and I decided against it because I didn't want my child to think they were named after their nephew and not my friend.

9. False. I can't make cornbread to save my life. I can make almost anything in the kitchen except cornbread.

10. True. I used to sell swords at renaissance fairs and I used to be Pagan.