Saturday, May 31, 2008
"You're nesting? Isn't that a sign of labor? Stop. IMMEDIATELY." haha
"Can you even FIT behind the wheel of a car?" (Yes, I can, by the way).
"If you go into labor during Sex and the City, I am going to be seriously disappointed."
Friday, May 30, 2008
for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
I cried like a baby. twice. Once when the boat blew up (Sun's screaming was heartbreaking!) and once when Des realized it was Penny on the other boat!
I knew Michael and Jin were doomed, but I thought Des was going down with them. And I thought it would be more of a self-sacrifice on Jin's part. It makes it so much worse that he was this!close! to getting on the helicopter.
Does anyone else notice that no one ever feeds that baby? I don't know why but that bothers me a lot.
I honestly didn't know it was going to be Locke in the coffin. Actually, when we first saw that flash forward, during the season finale last year, I did guess that it was either Locke or Sawyer, but that was before we knew who the 6 were and all that. I tried all day today to come up with a theory, and while I had it narrowed down to three, I really didn't have a clue which one it would be. During the show, I thought it would be Ben. I think they were deliberately trying to throw us off by calling him Jeremy Bentham. I mean, come on.
Which brings me to the bazillion questions that I was left with at the end of the episode.
Why was Locke off the island? Why was he going around and trying to get everyone back? How did he die? -- I think Widmore (or someone he hired) somehow got to Locke while he was off the island. But would the island let him die? It wouldn't let Michael die so why would it let its "leader" die?
Will Ben be able to get back on the island? Is that why he is trying to help Jack? He probably thinks the island/Jacob needs him now that Locke is gone. Did he have something to do with Locke's death?
Can the island make mistakes? If so, why would it let the 6 off the island to begin with?
What horrible things have been happening on the Island? No main characters are really left there besides Locke, Juliette, and Sawyer, right? I guess Rose & her husband, and the Others are going to get bigger roles now.
Is Claire still alive or WHAT?
Where are Sayid and Hurley going? Sayid said they weren't going back to the island. Is he just lying to get Hurley to trust him or are he and Ben no longer working together?
Is Sun really going to help Widmore get to the island? Or does she blame him for Jin's death and is trying to ruin him in some way?
What did Charlotte mean when she said she was looking for the place she was born? Was she born on the island, and if so, how did she get off? And is this the end of Daniel and the random islanders' story? I think so.
As usual, this episode brought more questions than answers. I am so so happy that Penny found Desmond though, finally.
Did you see that there are going to be TWO alternate endings on Good Morning America on Friday morning? I seriously want to see them! I doubt I will be up that early though, so I hope they post the videos on ABC.com or something. If you see them, send me the links!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The other morning I woke up and as I stumbled to the bathroom, sleepy but having to pee for about the tenth time, it occurred to me that being pregnant is a bit like being drunk.
I spent the whole first trimester feeling incredibly hungover every day. Constant nausea, heartburn, and vomiting plagued me for those first few months. I wondered how people who worked while they were pregnant could possibly survive, as I could barely leave my couch. (And no, it didn't help when other people told me "Oh, I didn't get sick the whole time I was pregnant!") I couldn't cook, could barely grocery shop, and had to turn the channel if a cooking show or even a McDonald's commercial came on. It was seriously like a three month hangover. Luckily, after I made it into the second trimester, my doctor was able to prescribe me some pills to help when the nausea just wouldn't go away.
I think pregnancy brain is kind of like what happens when you get too drunk at a party. You say the same things over and over because you forget that you already said it, or you start talking about something and then totally blank out and forget what you were saying. Then there you are stumbling across the room towards the bathroom because you drank too much beer and making party fouls because you are just so clumsy when you're drunk. Sounds a lot like a pregnant lady just trying to get from the couch to the bathroom if you ask me.
Not to mention that a pregnant belly looks a heck of a lot like a beer belly for the first few months!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I don't know that I really made a difference in any of those kids' lives, but they made a difference in mine. It breaks my heart that I wasn't successful in most of the things that I tried to accomplish. The one thing that I am really proud of though, is that I didn't quit. They didn't make it easy. They wanted me to quit so that they wouldn't have to do any work. So many teachers had quit on these students through the years. Some of them had gone through the whole 5th grade with nothing but substitute teachers because no one wanted to take them. So yes, as bad as that sounds, not quitting was my greatest achievement.
It occurred to me last night that I wish I had started this blog before I started teaching. It seems that I have already forgotten many of the things that I just knew I would never forget. So I am going to try to post some stories from that school year, some funny, some probably sad, so that I won't forget them.
But for now, go check out my newest post over at the Deep South Moms Blog. I'm on my soapbox about No Child Left Behind, especially how it affected the school that I worked in last year.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Well, walking down the aisle, I was barefoot. Yep, that's right. I know that probably sounds tacky but my dress was really long and harder to walk in than I thought it would be. I was scared that I would trip! So I just went barefoot. Plus you couldn't see my feet at all anyway. My photographer thought it was really funny...
Then, I went back to the bridal room and put on my white flip flops which I wore the rest of the time. You couldn't see them either except for when I was walking outside because I hiked my dress up so it wouldn't drag the dirty wet ground (it rained during my wedding ceremony, but not before or after. Talk about good luck!)
This is actually the only picture I could find where you can actually see the flip flops, and there were over a thousand pics!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
See? I told you, I was a totally laid back bride!
Me: You don't sound very enthusiastic.
Him: Neither do you.
Me: You don't even want to, you just feel bad for me because I'm so huge.
Him: You don't want to either, you just want to try to get that baby out.
Me: Well, yeah!
Friday, May 23, 2008
I need your help! Please
recommend some spicy food
(but not too spicy)
that I can eat in
hopes of possibly getting
labor started soon?
Send me some simple
recipes or tell me where
to get something fast.
have been surviving off of
the spicy chicken
sandwiches from a
local Wendy's since my doc
Ok, I know, I know. I still have two weeks until my due date so I shouldn't be worried yet, and I'm not really. But I am getting more and more irritable and uncomfortable by the day. I thought I would be one of those women (do they even exist?) who just takes the last few weeks calmly, stocking up on extra sleep and getting ready for the baby. After all, most of my friends tell me that I was the nicest, calmest bride ever. I just went with the flow, not worried about anything. I knew as long as my groom showed up that everything would be fine. "Oh, the wedding cake is leaning? Who cares. It tastes delicious! Bring more champagne!"
Hmm, maybe that is the problem. Too many months without alcohol. I bet a glass of champagne would totally bliss me out right now.
But apparently I am going to be the opposite. I'm incredibly moody and irritable and can't sleep worth a damn! My doc said have sex (too bad hubby's working the night shift so we are on totally opposite schedules this week!) and eat spicy foods (I'm trying). I've been
Any other recommendations? Food I should eat? Someone suggested chicken Alfredo. I have no idea how that works but I'll probably try it. No, I won't be trying Castor oil, trust me I have heard horror stories on that one.
Did you do anything to try to jump start labor? Did anything work?
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I'm also blogging over at the Deep South Moms blog today. It's a topic day, and all of the posts over there today will be about S.E.X. haha. My post is a teacher's view of sex education--go check it out!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Oh yeah, and I don't have Group B Strep. And she told me that I should have lots and lots of sex and spicy foods this week to help get things started! Ha.
This is the poster that is on the wall of my gynecologist's office (I have to go to the Navy hospital for all of my appointments). I tried taking a picture of the actual poster with my camera phone while I was waiting FOR-EFFING-EVER, but it came out blurry, so I just made this one--
And then it took almost 30 minutes for me to make an appointment, because the guy behind the desk said he couldn't get the mouse on his computer to work, so he couldn't do it. Hmmm, so why don't you use the other computer right beside you? Oh, he couldn't do that because it was the other lady's computer. The other lady who works the front desk wasn't there at the moment, so I asked where she was, thinking I would probably have to wait for her to get back from a break so I could make the appointment. Oh, she's gone for the day. At 9:30 in the morning, she has already taken off for the day and I am stuck with this idiot who doesn't know how to work a mouse. I finally found someone who went over there and made the guy use the other computer. He complained the whole time but I finally got my appointment. I just really was not in the mood for some lazy ass who didn't want to do his job today.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Confession #1. I HATE rodents of any kind. Anything that remotely resembles a rat just freaks me the hell out! I hope hope HOPE that my son does not want any freaky weird pets, and I would rather let him have pet spiders than a gerbil or hamster. Weird, I know. Not that I am exactly "okay" with spiders either, though.
Confession #2. I have this fear of my water breaking while I get a pedicure. I know, that is probably the weirdest thing ever, but at some point during the beginning of my pregnancy I read that you should get a pedicure when you're close to your due date and it will help you feel pretty. When I read that, I just got an image in my head of me sitting there with my feet in one of those spa things and my water breaking all over somebody down there trying to give me a pedicure! That is the reason why my toenails aren't painted despite the fact that I wear flip flops everywhere I go. Well, that and the fact that I can no longer reach my toes.
Confession #3. I think most sports are completely boring, but I LOVE Auburn football!! I went to Auburn University, and I love the games, the feeling in the air on gameday weekends, the tailgating, Tiger Walk, Aubie, rolling Toomer's Corner when we win a game, singing the fight song, and the eagle soaring over the field before a game. I love that you can go anywhere in the world and hear a War Eagle from another Auburn fan. Seriously, I was once "War Eagle'd" in a commissary in Belgium while wearing an Auburn t-shirt.
Rolling Toomer's Corner after a win!
Confession #5. I am a total hypochondriac. I am always convinced that something weird is wrong with me. When I was young, and started growing boobs, I was convinced I had breast cancer. I was a very freckled kid--and convinced that every single freckle meant skin cancer. Anytime that I would see some hair in the shower drain, I thought I was losing my hair because of some kind of cancer. I had no idea that you lose your hair because of the chemo, not the cancer itself.
Confession #6. But I hate doctors. Instead of going to a doctor when I think I am sick or have some weird pain I will call either my friend who is in med school or my friend who is an athletic trainer (if it seems to be muscle related or something). Also, I put my symptoms into WebMD to find out what exotic illness I may have and try to find a home cure for it. Ridiculous, I know. I'm always convinced I will have this crazy disease, but that WebMD will tell me how to take care of it without ever seeing the inside of a doctor's office.
Sidenote: If you have never used WebMD before, just take my advice and DON'T DO IT. There are way too many things that whatever symptom you had could possibly be, just go to a doctor. For instance, in the beginning of my pregnancy I had some stomach pains. I didn't want to go to the doctor because I was on vacation and 400 miles away from my OB's office. So I looked on WebMD to find out what it might be and how to deal with it. Before I was done, I was convinced that I was about to have a miscarriage. Seriously, I was crying and made my husband take me to the ER.
As it turned out, all I had was a UTI. Nice, huh?
Confession #7. My dog threw up in the bed this morning, and my husband thought it was me! Reese threw up on the sheets at the very end of the bed, and of course I didn't notice until we woke up. I couldn't believe my husband asked me if I did that! He said he thought I might be sick or something, but come on. Like I would move to the end of the bed, throw up, and go back to sleep. I get up a billion times in the middle of the night as it is to pee, I'm sure I could have made it there if I had to puke.
Sorry that last one wasn't really a confession, just a really random thing that happened to me today.
I am going to tag Mandy because she tagged me last time :) and Emma!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Back pain and hip pains
seem to be taking over
my life as of late.
Oh my little one
don't you want to come out soon?
I sure am ready!
I want to hold you
and see you and kiss your face.
I want to count all
of your fingers and
toes. I want your father to
finally hold you.
I know that there could
still be weeks left before you
get here but I am
starting to really
get impatient and moody!
So get here soon, 'kay?
Thursday, May 15, 2008
WHOA! I cannot WAIT for the Season finale. I am so glad it is a two hour episode! Tonight's episode was so good. I am glad they are finally starting to explain some things instead of leaving us with so many questions over and over again.
Sun--you kick ass. Did you guys see the look on her father's face when she told him she now owns part of his company? Priceless.
I still don't know how in the world they are going to work all of this out in order to get rescued, but at least we know that it does work out....for some of them at least. I liked that they finally showed some flash forward scenes with all of them in it. It really brought the episode together.
Why are "the others" just now showing up in the almost last episodes of the season? I hate when they do that. And why aren't they giving any more info about Claire/Christian/Jacob? I'm still stuck on that from last week. I can't believe I don't really have any other questions from this week. I guess they just didn't do anything that shocking. I mean, we know the Others aren't going to kill Sayid and Kate, because they're part of the 6. Same with Hurley & the Orchid, and Sun & Aaron on the boat. So now it's just a waiting game.
I bet they'll shock the hell out of us next week.
This first one is only really crazy because it was SO VIVID that I felt like it really happened, and because it happened way back in the very beginning of my pregnancy and I still remember it. So we're right here on the coast of SC and basically have to travel over these tall bridges to get anywhere. I dreamed that I was driving over one of the bridges and for some weird reason I was the only car on the bridge. While I was driving, the road/bridge just split in half, moved over, gently dropped my car into the water, and then moved back! Here I was in my car, DROWNING, and the bridge had fixed itself! Luckily someone on a boat came to rescue me, but they totally did not believe my story of how I had gotten there! I woke up PISSED! haha.
This next dream I had, I told my sister about it and she freaked the hell out! I dreamed that she and I were both pregnant at the same time. For some reason we were in the middle of the woods in some log cabin (yeah, right) and she went into labor, so my husband had to deliver her baby!! YEAH RIGHT. Even if that were the only option, it wouldn't happen. My husband would probably die. As it is, his family is all betting that he will either pass out or throw up in the delivery room!
The latest one I have had is about the baby moving. I guess he was probably moving while I was sleeping or something because in the dream I kept feeling him move so I went to the mirror and lifted my shirt to look at the movements, and it was the weirdest thing! I could see the baby! It was like whenever he moved my stomach hardened and it looked like one of those 3D or 4D baby ultrasounds THROUGH my stomach! CRAY-ZY.
I guess I should leave out the details HA, but I have definitely had several dreams about John Krasinski (you know, Jim from the Office?). It always happens when I fall asleep watching The Office on TBS.
dream you have had lately?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Instead, I got this and this. In case you aren't clicking there, those are e-cards. Funny and sarcastic, yes, but not exactly sentimental, personalized, or thoughtful. They're just cards it took him about 5 seconds to find and put my email address on while I was in the shower
Oh I also got this...
"If there's anything you want to do today, just let me know. It is your day, after all."
Now, to some people I probably seem like a whiny bitch for thinking this statement wasn't good enough. I mean, we could do anything that I wanted! The problem is, that we spend every weekend going "What do you want to do?" "I dunno, what do you want to do?" and hardly ever doing anything, or doing the same things over and over again because the area we live in is pretty boring. Plus it was storming for most of the day yesterday. But mostly, I just wanted him to put some thought or effort into what we would do. I didn't want to come up with something on my own, I had already given him enough hints as to what I wanted! I showed him things in the store that I wanted, I talked about the Roomba nonstop for at least three days, and I even flat out told him about 20 times this weekend that I would be happy if he would just give the damn dog a bath.
It probably would have also helped if after he told me we could do whatever I wanted, he hadn't sat down in front of the TV and played video games for the rest of the day. I know he can't read my mind, but I think I made some pretty big hints yesterday that I was not happy. He either didn't notice or didn't care. I kept thinking that if I pouted enough, maybe he would realize what was wrong and at least make up some excuse to go to the gas station and get me a crappy bouquet of flowers or SOMETHING that required some effort, something that said, maybe this isn't the best that I could do but at least I finally figured out what was wrong and tried to fix it.
He was even sitting right next to me when I was on the phone telling my aunt that no, I didn't get anything for Mother's Day and yes, I was disappointed about that. It didn't help either that Mother's Day is already an incredibly emotional day for me. The thing is, I kept thinking he should KNOW what to do, I mean we have been together for almost 7 years now. But I guess really, I should have known what to expect because its not like this is the first time something like this has happened. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN when I found out that until we got married and gift giving somehow turned into my duty, that his mom always bought all presents for his dad from him and vice versa, even while he was in college.
I felt like I was in that Walgreen's commercial, where the lady asks her husband if he got her anything and he says "No, but I thought about it." and they hug and say "If only it really were the thought that counted." The only difference is, I really don't even know if it crossed my husband's mind at all to actually do something for me yesterday, despite at least a week's worth of reminders on my part. I know that I shouldn't complain, that there are people going through much worse things than this, but I just felt like I deserved something yesterday, even something small, to make up for all of the crazy shit that I have gone through with this pregnancy.
I know that in the end the reward will be the most wonderful little boy in the world, but I just thought that for the time being, I could have at least gotten some flowers.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I posted a Mother's Day blog about my own mom over here today, and am now contributing to the Deep South Moms blog, part of the Silicon Valley Moms group. It hasn't "officially" launched yet, but go check it out! :)
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wow! Once again I
am completely confused by
what is happening
on this island. Why
does that one guy never age?
Is Claire dead or is
she still alive? Why
has Christian Shepard all of
a sudden become
What the hell is going on
with the time changing?
Why are you making
me feel sorry for Ben now?
I used to hate him.
The biggest question
is how are they going to
move the whole island?
Please let me know your theories! I don't think I have ever been
so confused after an episode!! OH--and don't even get me
started on the time confusion! How in the world did the doctor
from the boat end up with his throat slit on the island BEFORE
it actually happened?
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Can you believe he crapped right in the middle of my freshly vacuumed carpet?
I wanted to beat his ass. *SIGH*
Sidenote: I did
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I say, heck yeah! Why would anyone tell a pregnant woman that she couldn't celebrate Mother's Day? We have been carrying around and taking care of our babies for several months now. I'm sure it doesn't compare to what motherhood will be like when our babies actually arrive, but telling a pregnant woman that she is not a mother is like telling her that the baby she is carrying is not her child! It just doesn't make sense.
So I hope that all of you pregnant ladies out there who want to celebrate Mother's Day, will! I would love to just spend the day getting some attention from my husband. I'd love a back or a foot massage, and if he would make me dinner then I might just be the happiest girl alive.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself (things/habits/quirks).
4. Name some of your favorite blogs.
5. Send an email/comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.
1. If I am at home I am usually in my pajamas (i.e. oversized t-shirt and pj shorts). That's what is the most comfy to me! Sometimes, I don't even wear the shorts--so if my husband is bringing friends home after work, he ALWAYS calls to make sure I have pants on! (Weird, I know, but it all goes back to growing up in a house in ALABAMA without air conditioning. Pretty much as soon as we stepped through the door in the summers we would strip down to a tank top and shorts.)
2. Vacuuming is my least favorite chore, but I think vacuums hate me as much as I hate them. I have already managed to break/tear up two brand new vacuum cleaners since I've been married (less than a year!).
3. I have a girl-crush on Britney Spears. Well, not so much anymore since she became SUPER skanky and showed her hoo-ha to everyone, but I swear if she came out with some good music I would totally forgive her.
4. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I have read every single book at least 3 times (the older the book, the more I have read it). I am seriously one of those dorks who had tons of theories before the last book came out. I have never stood in line at the bookstore at midnight or anything (I have my copies pre-ordered through Amazon and mailed directly to my house), but whenever I get the new books I always shut out the rest of the world and read them in one sitting, even if it takes 15 hours or so.
5. I love getting into TV shows after they have already been out for awhile so that I can rent the DVDs and have marathons. I've already done that with The Office, LOST, My Name is Earl, and Big Love. Any other suggestions out there?
6. I HATE the smell of popcorn. People think I am the weirdest person in the world, but I will not eat it (unless covered in caramel--like Crunch & Munch), and people who go to the movies with me know better than to get it!
Friday, May 2, 2008
button is about to "pop"
any day now. AH!
Such a silly haiku, I know, but ever since my husband found out that my belly button will probably "pop," he has been obsessed with it. Now that my stomach is getting bigger, I can see my belly button changing, and I'm a little obsessed with it too. What a weird and cool process!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I used to be the kind of person who drank wine or a cocktail with dinner at least a few nights a week. Needless to say, I miss it. Every time I go to Longhorn, I seriously start craving a watermelon margarita. So one of my favorite things to drink instead is strawberry lemonade. Here's an easy recipe for it.
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 1 (10 ounce) package fresh strawberries