Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It was sunny today

I like the to mow the lawn sometimes.
I like being able to hear cooing morning doves over the hum of the mower.
I like the smell of the juicey blades of grass and even the gasoline burning. It reminds me of playing barefoot outside late into the summer nights when I was little.

I like watching my toes become green as I push my way up and down the yard because I wear flip flops.
I enjoy all the sensory stimuli that goes along with a spring evening, enhanced by an enjoyable chore and the consuming rythym that requires focus and and relaxation at the same time

I DON"T like when the lawn mower stalls, over and over and over because the grass is still a little too damp and very long. Or when the grass catcher won't fasten on quite right and it dumps soggy grass back on my smooth pathways. Or when after emptying the darn thing I can't get it to start again. It's frustraating. And it just reminds me of all the other frustrating things that happened today. And then I feel angry and I don't want to mow the lawn anymore because now it feels like a chore.

So. What does a strong-willed and perservering person do when faced with such a problem?

She leaves it for her husband finish and goes inside to watch tv.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What do YOU think?

We go in for the big ultrasound in about 2 weeks. I've been dreaming about baby girls and baby boys so I'm divided. I think Bryce has gotten tired of me asking him a hundred times a day what he thinks it is, so will you indulge me?
Take my poll, what am I having?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lucky Number 22

22 days left of school. Can't wait for this to be over.
22 weeks left of pregnancy. Enjoying this quite a bit now that I feel well.
I'm liking this number so much today, I think I'm going to be 22 again this year.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I hate the word belly

So here is tummy picture
17 weeks and well on my way to HUGE.
Major craving so far:
On a hot dog, a pretzel...or just by the spoonful.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Apparently it's a big deal

It's been my observation that when local sports teams make it to some big championship event, let's say for example the state highschool football championaship, the SuperBowl or the NCAA Championship...people start acting crazy!

They do things they wouldn't ordinarily do like,let their employees where jeans and team paraphanelia, buy exhorbitantly priced souvenir shirts, or throw down in the middle of a grocery store over the last boxes of frozen pizza rolls and jalapeno poppers.

I'm not a sports fan. I don't really care who's playing in which game. So, living in Indianapolis this year has brought me several instances of intense confusion over all this eratic behavior. I just don't understand getting all worked up about which group is going to get the ball into the goal the most times.

So tonight while the rest of the city is glued to the game, I will be folding laundry and wishing we had two t.v.'s. However, all sports cynism aside I would like to say: THANK YOU BUTTLER BULLDOGS FOR GETTING ME OUT OF A 7:00 AM STAFF MEETING TOMORROW. GO BLUE!

I'll root for any reason to sleep in.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Break

No, my last post was not an April Fool's joke. I hate April Fool's. I don't like to think of myself as gullible, I just don't usually realize what day it is and end up getting all worked up by someone else's prank. We really are having a baby.

This week was so wonderful and went by way too fast. My week off from work included lots of house cleaning that I have been too sick/busy to do for the last three months, actually making dinner (which also hasn't happened in a long time,) going to the gym, taking long naps, enjoying the nice weather and going to the doctor to hear baby's heartbeat;such a happy, reassuring sound.

And this weekend was the best of all. How often do you get 85 degree weather in the beginning of April? Not a lot in parts of the country where I've lived. So we took full advantage and went camping in beautiful Brown County State Park with our friends the Turners (two pregnant women camping makes for lots of snacking and bathroom trips.). It was such a nice weekend with only a few hours of rain and lots of fun. And we made it home just in time for Conference Sunday morning and our traditional Easter dinner of Easter Bunny Poo (meatloaf.)

Sigh, having a week off definitely makes it hard to go back to work.


No pictures you've noticed? Yeah, our camera is pretty worthless. Maybe some nice husband needs to get me one for my birthday!

I'd even be okay if anyone besides my husband wanted to get me a new camera!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Just one of the reasons I haven't blogged in a couple months is because my life was consumed by being in a play. I was in the show Oklahoma! at Footlite Musical Theatre in downtown Indianpolis. It was a lot of fun, but I'm glad for some time off. Thanks to my super friends who came to see the show!
Another reason I haven't been up to blogging is my job. Anyone who's talked to me between last August and now knows that my job this year has been no piece of cake. I've had a particularly rowdy bunch of fourth graders, and I won't get into the nitty gritty details. But the good news is...I will not be enduring the same misery next year. I will be staying home to care for the BABY we're having in September!
And that's the third reason I haven't felt like blogging. I'm just about 16 weeks right now, and I think I'm finally over feeling like I have stomach flu all day, every day. I've had a few ultrasounds and baby appears to be doing well. I'm showing a little more than I would wish to this early on, and pants no longer fit, but it's so fun to visibly see the proof. I'm so excited for this baby to come, but so far I feel completely unprepared. That's normal right? Now I just have to get through the last 7 weeks of this school year and I can focus on getting ready for BABY!