So proud, dotcha think?
Still nothing to report. I’m bummed 🙁
8/29 5:23 PM – STILL nothing. Went to the dr. this afternoon and everything looked fine. The dr. estimated that the young master will be between 8.5 and 9 lbs. Whew! I am dialated to 1 centimeter. I was SO disappointed for I was sure I was further than that. 🙁
I started the most charming little book this morning. I needed a light book to take with me into the bath this morning. Since Kristin Lavransdatter weights as much as this baby and Dracula isn’t exactly small either, I took The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. It is absolutely the cutest book! I’ve already devoured over 100 pages.
8/28 9:51 am – Still nothing. A few contractions, but nothing productive. Sigh.
Watching Pride and Prejudice, the Firth version. Delightful!
Since I can’t find any “little brother” shirts in my area, I’m working on making my own. I’ve made 3 possibilities so far (one is pictured to the side) but I just can’t get what I want yet. I think that one is my favorite so far, but something is missing. Sigh.
At last!!! The challenge I’ve been waiting all year for! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this one. Last year’s challenge was excellent and this year’s is looking to be even more fun! Carl, as always, has found new and exciting ways to make the challenge interesting. His Perils are spicing things up and I’m still trying to decide which one too do. I think I’m going to go with Peril the First, but see if I can’t fit in Peril the Second.
Here is the list of books I’m going to choose from, and boy is it a big one!
and probably more I haven’t found on my shelves yet! I can’t wait to get started. I’ll probably have a late start, since I’m due to have this little man soon, but I’ll also have lots of time on my hands since I’m on maternity leave now! Woot!
I liked this Thursday Thirteen theme that Tanabata did today so I am totally going to steal it for me. There are LOADS of things I am missing lately 😉 but I’ll keep it to thirteen.
Thirteen Things I am missing (or not) lately:
So there you have it. Maybe next week I’ll try to do a list of good things. Counteract the karma.
The hand, foot and mouth thing the kiddo had last week. I have it. 🙁 I feel okay, but I am not loving these little beastly bumps on my hands and feet. Especially the feet. As you can imagine, I have to walk on them, and little painful bumps are not condusive to walking. Not to mention the extra 35 lbs (give or take) I’m carrying around.
Tomorrow is my last day at work and I’m SO excited about that. I also only have a little over 3 weeks (3 weeks people!!!) until the new kiddo gets here and I am SO nervous about that. I just want to get it over with already!!! My reading is petering out, because all I can think of is all the things I need to get done before he gets here. At least I’ll be off work for awhile before, hopefully I get all this nesting done. I’m afraid I’m going to have to set aside Kristin Lavransdatter (which very sad for me, as it is VERY good and I’m already 60+ pages into it, but too much for my tired little brain) for the moment. And definitely set aside Storyville. The writing is horrible! Which is a shame, as it is an excellent premise for a book. The writer and his two kids set out on a road trip to some of the strangest named cities/towns/hamlets in America to find out exactly WHY they have such strange names. But it’s written in a very stream of conscious, vernacular style that is just trying my patience. I have a feeling a lot of YA, childrens, romance fluff reads are in my future. At least until the new kiddo gets here.
The air conditioner is fixed, for now. Sad news is it probably won’t last much longer. The thing is 25 years old and seriously needs to be replaced. Huzzah! I’m. So. Happy. About. That. (Not!) But at least the house is somewhat cooler!! Wahoo!
Well, I hope your weekend will be better than mine. My very grumpy kiddo has *voice drops to a whisper* Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. I hope, hope, hope I can get some reading time in, but more than likely I’ll be comforting my sick, very, very, very, very grumpy, 3-year-old. I am optimistic that we’re over the worst part though.
Did I mention she’s very grumpy?
And, of course, we get to celebrate our 7th anniversary on Sunday! We already exchanged presents because we are big dorks who just Can. Not. Wait. I think I already said that I got him the Ultimate Matrix Collection on HD DVD. Well, he got me the special 50th anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings, which is absolutely gorgeous, and the special edition of The Hobbit. I have coveted both for quite some time so you can imagine my excitement. I’ll have to read them very soon. I’ve read The Hobbit before, but I’ve never read The Lord of the Rings.
I’m such a loser.
I also have a new addiction. I have always loved word games and puzzles. Now, I have discovered a website that is dedicated to one of my most favorite word games; cryptograms!!! Cryptograms are SO much fun!!! I just can’t stop playing. It’s very bad.
I finally have Eclipse in my hot little hands! Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend! Woot!
Went to the doc yesterday and everything looks good. Sounds like he wants me out of work soon, which works for me! It also sounds like Wesley is going to be at least 8 pounds, if not a little more. Ellie was too, so I’m not surprised. And, I guess you can see from the change in my header, that I definitely have babes on the brain!
It’s another scorching hot day here again today. And our air conditioner still isn’t putting out very much cold air. Miserable! The house was 78 last night. Unexceptable!! Must call repair man!
I’m seeing that a lot of people must be thinking about the RIP challenge coming up soon. I’m getting a lot of hits on posts from last year. I’ve been thinking about it too and hope I can participate! I’ll be out of work, but I’ll also have a newborn to worry about. I’ve already started thinking about which books to read, so I’ll hopefully be ready.
I read over 100 pages of an actual BOOK yesterday!!! All is right with the world again! Is it just me, or do you feel weird if you don’t read something for a few days? I didn’t pick up a book all weekend and by yesterday I was feeling desperate. Luckily I had a book in my bag, so I took it out at lunch time and devoured about 40 pages. Then I read about 60 more last night while the hubby watched stupid wrestling. I hate wrestling.
But oh, I feel so much better! And the book, it’s soooooo good too. It’s one I’m reading for Estella, part for review, part for author interview. I’m so excited about it too, because it is by one of my favorite YA authors.
My anniversary (7 years, omg!) is Sunday. I had to tell the hubby what I wanted, but I’m getting something good. I’ll post pics Sunday. I got him The Ultimate Matrix Collection on HD DVD. He’s been wanting that for awhile. And, if I can find the energy, I may fix a special supper. Or we might just go out! Again, if I find the energy. 4 weeks 6 days to go and I’m really feeling it. So exhausted. And sooooo damn hot! It’s supposed to be 98 today (heat index of 100-105 though) and it’s SO “NC” freaking humid. Yes, we have our own brand of humidity. You can cut it with a dull spoon. To make it all the more smashdorable, something is wrong with our air conditioner. It’s “working” but not well enough. The unit is probably older than (or at least as old as) I am (I’m 29), so I’m just praying it doesn’t die before the summer is out.
That would be a catastrophe.
On a bittersweet note; today would have been my dad’s 47 birthday. Happy Birthday Daddy!