Monday, April 30, 2007

I will tell about the circus, really...just not right now....but in the meantime.....

Wanna see a really horrible picture? Not horrible like gross...just not a ..... good...picture of two people. The two people would be John and I. And no, John is not stoned, and I am NOT on crack. Really. I promise.

I'm not sure why I get such a kick out of displaying a picture of myself that is decidedly not a good one....but I do.

and I really promise. Neither of us are on drugs.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Finally! I worked in my garden!

Here are my two tomato plants, after transplanting! The ladders aren't staying up very well, but they aren't completely falling over, so I have hope. Both plants were outside, but the wind is a bit strong for plants that have spent their whole lives indoors. I'll put them back out tomorrow for a bit. I also planted basil seeds around the base of each has Lemon Basil all around, and the other has Large Leaf Italian and Red Rubin Basil. Looking forward to taste testing!

Here are the first of the two kinds of strawberries....these are the Whopper, and I am very much hoping they are just ugly bag is Andrea's, one mine....

Here is the second set of strawberries...these are Delmarvel, and look much better, don't they? Again, one is Andrea's one mine. After a week or so I can hang them up and have trailing bunches of berries! That is the plan at least...

And finally, here are the lettuce mixes I planted a few weeks ago...not looking great, but there's still time. I didn't refrigerate the seeds first, like I did with the last batch, and so far that seems to have mattered....

Keep watch! I'll post pictures of each of these as they grow!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Links of love

Check it out People! I have added (finally!) a list of the blogs I like best....this is not yet a complete list, so if you expected a link to you, don't be offended if you don't see it.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

speaking of Sarah Michelle Gellar.......

In 1977 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US

Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter

Singer Anita Bryant starts her "Save Our Children" crusade against gay rights

Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom

Congress creates a Department of Energy

Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace

Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold

Star Wars is the top grossing film

The Shining by Stephen King is published

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Three's Company premieres

All is good....

I'm not blogging as often as I was....quite simply, not much new is going on!

I finally :-) talked to Jason, and he has found himself a girl! He's doing much better over there, and I guess has decided to stay......he's promised to come visit though.

We are going to the circus on Sunday! well, Kaia and I are. Mike is way busy with finals. I can't wait until the end of next week! Neither can he, of course.

so we are going with John, Katia, Liam, Rene, Henry (Andrea's mom and step dad), and Amy's (Andrea's sister) three kids, who are staying with Rene and Henry. Quite the crowd! Dana mentioned her family was going on Saturday, and I thought it would be a lot of fun. I really don't want to drive to Spokane myself though, so mentioned it to Mike. He was definite about his inability to go, so I talked to John. Then he got Rene into it too! I told Kaia about it, before realizing she's never been to a circus. Today I remembered she has gone to a Cirque du Soleil show, but I don't think she remembers it. I told her we'd see elephants, and she wanted to ride one. She feels it's extremely unfair she doesn't get to. At some point I must have mentioned my dislike of clowns around her, because when I mentioned those, she said "I don't know if they will look very good." I told her we could watch other things, which is fine by me! Clowns are creepy and evil. I love trapeze's been awhile since I'VE been to a circus! ooo....cotton candy! popcorn! I need to remember my camera most certainly.

That will leave Saturday for two main goals. Put my damn laundry AWAY and transplant my tomatoes. Secondary goals are plant more plants and clean more. I will be happy if I get the first two done. Ecstatic, in fact.

Mike and I have been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. We have to take a break while he finished this semester, but we've been enjoying it. I don't really like Sarah Michelle Gellar, but I don't let that bother me. I love the series. They just introduced Seth Green, though we don't know he's a werewolf yet. I love Seth Green. Good thing I'll never actually meet him, because he's apparently very short, which would ruin his sexiness for me. Spike has also recently entered the scene, and I have a bit of a crush on him too....though I'm slightly embarrassed to say so..... Angel just bothers me, not sure why. I don't find him cute, and his whole "poor me I'm a vampire with a soul" bit is just annoying.

Baby is doing fine, I'm finally showing a bit! At work it doesn't show since I wear a loose polo shirt, but on the weekends I can start showing it off now that's it's warming up.

I'm finally caught up on all my bills! I was behind from when I missed work in February, but it's all taken care of now! Feels so much better! One of the coolest parts was that the bank that I have my car loan through actually let me skip a month to catch up since my payment history had been so good before this time. Yay me! Now just need to get the MasterCard to zero and we will be rockin'! Not much more to go on that either.....then Mike and I plan to leave it open but at zero, and we have one other credit card we use for groceries and such, but keep the balance low. our credit is getting better and better!

okay, that post was longer than I had anticipated. Adios for now! Smile, the SUN IS OUT!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Blech. BLECH, I say.

This day has not started out well, I can only hope it gets better.

This morning, Kaia forgot that she had planned to wear her cowgirl hat until it was too late. She sulked all the way to preschool, then sobbed hysterically when it was time for me to go. Her teacher had to bodily carry her into the classroom, with her screaming all the way. ( I called later, and she calmed down quickly, but still, it's hard on everyone)

Then when I got to work, I discovered that the non-lethal mouse trap had done it's job. The mouse that has been terrorizing Casey is trapped. However, now it shall starve to death, simply for being in the wrong place. I hate how the world works sometimes.

Then of course none of my customers can be HAPPY ones...well, one was, but she didn't buy anything she was just getting info.

My tomato plants didn't get transplanted, my seeds didn't get started. My laundry got mostly done, but it is sitting in a pile in my closet, wrinkling as we speak!

and I am still nauseous.

On a brighter note, I have a Reese's peanut butter cup.

Friday, April 20, 2007

TGIF? oh...wait...

you know those days that are just kinda...... blah? There's no real reason to feel down, and the "down" isn't THAT down.....just...... blah.

I was really looking forward to having the next two days off, even though yes, I know, I just had a 10 day vacation. Now I am working tomorrow, hopefully only a half day, but possibly all day. And I really do need the hours.

I was planning on getting quite a bit done. I can still get some done on Sunday, but not as much. I have oodles of laundry to do AND PUT AWAY DAMN IT, I WILL!!! and I need to transplant my tomatoes and start some more seeds. I also need to get some plastic mesh stuff to make a trellis with..... though I think I will check out what Andrea might have at her place.

In baby news, everything is going well. I have a bump...but not much of one yet. I have an appt to get blood drawn next week for the scary birth defects. And in a few weeks, I will know if it's a boy or a girl! too cool!! Then I can concentrate on sorting clothes and Mike and I can work harder on a name.

okay, this is obviously NOT going to be a very entertaining post, so I will get back to work and my cream soda.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A good time was had

wow. I need to take a deep breath! Catching up on my vacation will be long.....ok...let's begin, shall we?

The trip was wonderful. We had a wonderful time, and it was really relaxing for all of us, though Mike's time was much shorter than mine and Kaia's.

The beginning of it wasn't full of any special news. Mom let me sleep in every (!) morning, which was awesome. I had my hair consultation on Tuesday, and Reiki on Thursday. Mom had actually practiced on me earlier in the week, and got rid of one of my really nasty headaches! Yay mom!!! Kaia and I spent some time with Tania on Wednesday, and Kathy and Bree on Thursday.

Friday was the wedding! Katie looked GORGEOUS!!!! I felt pretty cute in my own dress and newly straightened hair, and Kaia looked adorable in her floor length white dress and pink glitter shoes. The ceremony went off without a hitch, and the reception was a lot of fun. I wish I had gotten more time to talk to some people, such as Carol, but ah well. I did get some time with most people I wanted to. Couldn't drink any of the wine :-( but mom has saved me one of the left over bottles. Katie and James left Sunday for their honeymoon in Hawaii, and I so hope that went splendidly.

Mom said something funny at the reception, and I have to pass it on...(sorry mom!).
Billy Idol singing "White Wedding" started playing, and I was singing along and bobbing about, when mom asked who was singing. I told her, and she said ......ready??

"oh. I've never heard this song.....but then, I never listen to modern music."

hee hee.....still makes me giggle.

Saturday night we spent with Mike and Kathy, and Sunday (Bree is so freaking adorable!!!), after a yummy German pancake at Elmer's, we headed back up to mom's house.

Tuesday we drove up to Bellevue for the interview at the school we want Kaia to go to. It set Mike's mind at ease, and now he's really excited about it too. It's a Waldorf school...if you are interested, do a search and read about it. Very cool stuff. Keep your fingers crossed that we get in! (and that Mike gets a job over there!)

Tuesday we came home, and Kaia had a really hard time getting to sleep. She missed her Granny! She claimed she never ("never ever!") wanted to go to school again, she just wanted to be with her Granny, but this morning she was excited to show her new rocks to her friends.

Casey keeps calling. There is no electricity over in the mall store. This sucks. AND the Internet guy is there to hook it up....


So now I am back at work. Have already had a customer whose phone was turned off despite promises it would not be, and one who has a deposit. He said he could pay by check, which we can't do, so he said he'd run to the bank. He has not been back, big surprise.

My tomatoes are doing wonderfully! I need to transplant them into their forever home. They are making my bedroom smell like tomatoes, which I love, but Mike is skeptical about. All my new plants died, ran out of water....apparently I wasn't clear about the method of watering they required. ah well, no big deal to start them again. I have plenty of seeds. This weekend will be full of catching up on gardening stuff! Hopefully we can visit Andrea too....

Suggestion--should you ever find yourself in Vancouver, Washington, go to Sunrise Bagels on east Mill Plain. Try the Italian Eggel. (It's tasty on a cheese bagel, warmed...) You can thank me later. Preferably with Sunrise Bagel Gift Cards!

okay, enough wasting work hours. (love you John! and CALL CASEY!!)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

sex and cocoa flavored peeps*

*sex related material ahead. fathers and others who don't want to think about me naked may want to just skip down to the part with the cocoa flavored peeps.

so every since I found out I was pregnant, I have been on "cervical rest". This means, as I'm sure you can deduce, NO SEX. of any kind. even orgasms are out, since they cause uterine contractions. At first, this was a minor annoyance. I mean, I like sex, really a lot. But with being nauseous and throwing up and all, it wasn't high on my list of things I yearned for.
Lately, though I've still been feeling not totally well in the tummy, things are changing.
THREE MONTHS PEOPLE. I am MARRIED. I am supposed to be able to get sex whenever I WANT IT. AND I WANT IT. and I can't have it.....and there's no telling when I'll be able to have it again. I am not happy about this. and neither, LET ME TELL YOU, is my husband. Though he has been an ANGEL about it, not being at all grumpy about it, though in discussions he has made it clear he misses it too. at least HE gets to ...umm...take care of his other ways. ok. end of bitching about no sex.

for now.

cocoa flavored peeps are YUMMY. I confess, I like peeps. I usually eat too many, and get sick. I also like that they have them at all holidays! I don't care for the strawberry or orange flavored ones, so have stuck with the original, until this morning! I found COCOA ones! mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........

AND, they have made Cadbury ORANGE cream eggs, which are also quite tasty.

I really need to watch my sugar intake better....

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

adorable little button nose....don't you agree?

here's a picture of the ultrasound I had yesterday. Baby was alive and flippin' all around! I don't get official results until today, but everything looked good to me. 'course that doesn't mean much......

So if you aren't proficient at deciphering these things, the round bit on the right is the head, in profile. The legs are on the left, folded up. The measurements this time puts me about a week further along than previously thought, though they will be able to get a more accurate reading around 20 weeks. So right now I am either 12.5 weeks along, or 13.5.

Starting to feel a slight bit better, though I've thrown up a few times in the last couple of days. Still REALLY tired....but getting a lot of sleep. Mike has been AWESOME in keeping the house clean and Kaia entertained and happy.

Going to Vancouver this Saturday, and my sister's wedding is in a little over a week! Too, too cool.