Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween part deux

I'm trying to convince john that tomorrow we need to wear Halloween costumes to dinner so that they don't go to waste since we have them, yet no where to wear them.

fingers crossed, I guess.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

why this halloween is on my craplist.

it all started yesterday morning.

john tells me he has to work halloween. which i already knew. but he was told that instead of coming in at 10pm, he had to come in at 6pm. which made us cancel my birthday dinner plans with my parents and reschedule them to thursday night, which made us have to cancel plans at garrett and jasmine's completely. i guess this is an improvement from last year's birthday, where i worked 16 hours straight, got yelled at, and was late and exhausted at my own party.

then at work (at a dental office) i lose a filling via pink starburst.

fan-freaking-tastic. so now i get to get THAT repaired, too.

then i throw up some.


then i find out that i have to miss lunch with my friends at work because i have to go pick up bitewings from a periodontist for a new patient we are seeing that day after lunch. so i grab a burger and eat in my car, alone.

i get sick some more. damn burger for being so delicious.

then i get slammed at work with phone calls/patients/information...all within a 30 minute period, where i have all three phone lines full at once at work, and two sets of dental assistants/patients lined up at the counter.

then i went home, and told john all about it. we ate chinese buffet, and carved pumpkins. mine is an "a", his is 801 (his call numbers). i got to hang out with my best friend for a date night, and get to eat dinner tonight with my family for my birthday. and and and friday john is giving me a present and birthday sex (sorry nelda).

so i like halloween a little bit more than i did the other day. but just a smidge.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I hate Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2008


since being pregnant, I've noticed that a lot of babies in the world are ugly.

perhaps that's the opposite of the usual response from women who are expecting, but I'm being serious. call me a horrible person, but wow. not everyone has to repopulate the earth, if you get my drift. I wish that I could say that these unfortunate looking babies grow up to be physically beautiful, but that'd be a lie. and I wish I could say that the parents are usually gorgeous and it's some fluke. but you know, not so much.

I'd like to, right now, blame this offensive material on the hormones and the heartburn I'm constantly having.

and now that the apology is over, I'll continue.

I am worried, vain as it is, that our monster will come out looking like something a cat threw up. john and I are both decent looking people (okay...he's pretty. and I'm okay.) and if the baby looked exactly like me, or exactly like john, I think all would be well. but if somehow it's a mixture of us, with my fat face and a...different nose (one that fits johns lean face great)...then the kiddo is screwed. we can reasonably guess what the swamp thing will look like: pasty, white/super blonde headed growing up, light colored eyes...but after that...nothing.

but I will pray for dimples.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

yellow tastes so good

after a week of wanting to die, I've find solace in one thing.

long john silvers.

call it whatever bad words you like, but today I felt like the gods of fried food sent an angel of joy to me by directing me to the gospel of long john's.

yes, I can't tell the difference between the fish and the chicken, but that's semantics. all I know is that yellow and crispy is a beautiful combination that the world should never be deprived of. if it was Christmas time, you all may have been getting fried golden joy from me. lucky for me, it's not. I can keep it all for myself.

oh, pregnant women of the world who refuse to ingest anything slightly unhealthy...back off. you can eat your granola and bran and smile gritty smiles. as for me, I'll wallow around in my yellow love for another few minutes.

praise the baby Jesus for long john silvers.
and I'm completely not kidding.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I'm back from my hermit hiatus. all is well.

this week the monster baby has kicked my ass. on Wednesday I was told to go home at 10:30 because after throwing up 4 times, I started to have nosebleeds. Thursday night proved no better. nor did Friday. the monster and I had a talk, and because of this week alone, they're driving a pinto for their first car. maybe a daewoo, if I feel generous.

I'm betting I'm feeling so poorly because the baby was working from being a fig to a lime, and I'm entering the promise land of the second trimester next week. all I'm saying is that this dang baby better be cute and a genius, or there will be words.

john still thinks Obama could be a candidate for anti-Christ.

my birthday is Friday (Halloween!) and to celebrate we bought me a winter coat. it's beautiful, and green, and absolutely perfect. I wear it around the house because if I was colorblind and a small French child in a boarding school, I could be madeline. I wish. for my acual birthday, we went with a friend and had sushi (all cooked) last night, am having my bday dinner at grandmas Sunday, and eating with my parents Friday night. I'm very excited about it all, mainly because I simply love all birthdays.

work is amazing, I love my office.

my husband is amazing because he brings me coco when he gets off work.

meat makes me want to die inside.

my belly is getting bigger (thanks amniotic fluid)!

and oh I quit the shelter! I'm only excited about it because I was so tired working an extra 16 hrs a week. except that the same two people call me daily to cover their shifts, which frankly is absurd. so paula and lindsey, suck it. dude, I even told the lindsey girl to her face that last weekend was my last shift. argh.

anyway, life is better. the baby is healthy. john is stinky. and all is well.

Monday, October 20, 2008

joys of pregnancy

one of the perks of being pregnant is that I don't have to pretend to like everyone.

wow, that sounded horrible. let me rephrase that.

I will surely be nice to you or almost everyone, because that's my nature. I like to be nice. but I've decided that I just don't have to like everyone. my husband and I can like (or dislike) different people, and it's great! the people I like, I love. and he people I don't like, well, I wish them well. I hope the best for them, and am glad that I personally don't have to find myself around them. they have people in their life for that, and I have people in my life for that. and everyone is much happier in the end, because I'm sure that those I don't care for probably don't care for people as well, myself included.

on a different note, but sort of similar, I miss the soon to be rose family and the soon to be stallings family. I wish that we all lived closer together instead of spread across 3 states. but thanksgiving break is coming soon, and for me, it's going to be a friends-a-palooza. from childhood friends scattered across the country to the stallings and the rose possibly some of johns friends eating with us at thanksgiving...I'm so excited!!! I've missed all of them so much, it's going to be so much fun!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

yesterday we heard our monster's heartbeat for the first time. After almost crying because he couldn't find it at first, I def burst into tears when we actually found it. It's the most amazing sound in the world.

We've decided to opt out of doing genetic testing. We don't want to know because frankly, we don't care. Our baby is our baby...god doesn't give us more than He knows we can handle.

After the appointment, I met up with jaye t and we spent a while looking at maternity clothes, munching on snacks and taco bell, and just finding general comfort in that someone else is just days apaprt from the experiences that I'm having. Sadly, tjmaxx doesn't have a momma section, and what gordmans had was exactly what was carried at motherhood, and at the same price.

My belly is getting bigger, I'm losing weight rather than gaining (and I'm not even throwing up), and I have neve felt more love for someone I've never met before.

I'm so glad that john is my partner in this. There isn't one other man I could even imagine being on this path with...I'm very lucky.

I quit the shelter last night, and asked for immediate resignation. I'll fulfill my shifts this weekend, but there is no way I can work my 40+hours a week and work both days of the weekend. It's just not feasible. And that okay.

Monday, October 13, 2008


you know, I really love my church.

It's a place that I know I won't be judged on what I'm wearing, what I look like, what I do for a living, any of that stuff.

It's a place where I can worship with my husband.

It's a place where I am excited to be.

It's a place where I don't feel guilted to be involved in every nook and cranny so I can feel like I belong. I can be apart of what I need to be apart of.

You know, I love our church.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


A baby is sort of a big deal.

I'm really glad to know two other couples that are due days apart from our little monster's grand arrival.

We get to hear the kiddo's heartbeat this Friday....and I'm so excited! I promise not to be that mother that is obsessed with everything that their child does, scrapbooks positioned in strategic places to bombard strangers with. I mean, it's a baby...our baby, even. But come on, it's a baby. It's not like it's a grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the virgin Mary on it. Now that's noteworthy.

We've decided (like 95% sure) that we are going to move when our lease is up. In may. 10 days prior to baby ETA. Nice. We're awesome at this timing stuff.

Time to stop..we are in Memphis!


we are finally home. Well, technically we won't be home until around 4am Sunday morning. But you get my drift.

Fun things you should know:

John consumed more soft serve chocolate ice cream than I knew was humanly possible.

We found out this morning that our garage door has been open for several days. We are really praying that it just acted up and did it's own thing rather than someone breaking in and taking our stuff. While we don't have much, we still don't want people to steal our stuff.

Being pregnant on a cruise ship is not that great.

I'm going to be huge whenever the baby is full term because I'm already showing crazy like.

John and I are officially old. We were in bed everynight by 930.

And there's lots more. But I stop so my motion sickness can stop.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Job changes...again.

I got a call two days ago from my boss. I am no longer the receptionist at their office. :(

Instead, her husband is going to be giving me paid training to become more or less a tooth painter. Weird and creepy sounding, I know. But basically, whenever people need a crown or false tooth, it has to be hand painted so that it can blend with the rest of the mouth.

So that's my new job. Painting teeth. He said that after a couple of years of training, I will be ready to do it alone, which means I make real money. Lots of real money.

I'm excited about the idea of being able to provide for my family in a way I'd have no other means of doing. So blessed.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I went to my first real doctors appointment this past week. I'm officially 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, putting my due date at may 10th (mothers sweet).

Everything came out great and normal while being examined, and the man gave me a piece of genius advice:

Listen to people who give advice about your pregnancy based on their own to be polite. Because most likely, yours will be nothing like theirs. Your pregnancy is different from everyone elses because it's yours. And that's all that matters.

I'm telling you, this man is a lifesaver.

I'm going back in a few weeks (this time with john) for my next appointment. Which is a big one- the heartbeat one!

I'm so excited! And even happier that we have almost nailed down the names we want for our little monster baby.