One more thing I forgot to add. DH ran out to his car this morning (after I had left) to get some laptops and he saw our neighbor Jim so he said hi. He then realized that Jim was walking to our garbage (which is outside of the garage for the moment because we have too much junk in the garage) can with a garbage bag to throw away. DH watches him open our garbage and he then says, oh it's really full. DH said yes it is and we have more to put in there. So Jim says, well I don't have garbage service anymore so I guess I'll have to take it to the dump. I knew he was using our garbage and I'm seriously ticked off about it. For starters, it's his choice to cancel his garbage service but that does not mean he gets to use ours (which we pay for) for free. When they asked us 2 summers ago if they could put overflow from their garbage into our can (we rarely have a full can each week) we said that was OK but that's completely different than him canceling his service and then only using ours. I'm completely peeved about this and if I find anything in our can that does no belong to us I'm returning it to his front step. I can't wait until his house sells and that's really disappointing since he used to be one of my favorite neighbors.
The dirt and rock pile is gone, what a great feeling that is! B threw a fit when I picked him up from DC. They have been outside and he hates that I interrupt his fun. Once we got home he wanted milk, cookies, and a movie so we cuddled for a bit and I talked with my mom. After his movie we went outside and I started pulling big rocks out of the pile. DH was home shortly after that so we had a quick dinner (aka cereal) then we decided to start the sifting and dumping. Our neighbors had just gotten home from a vacation so their kids were out playing and we kept B in the back yard so he wouldn’t join them and then hold up our progress. He stayed plenty happy and busy helping DH put rocks on the sifter, dumping dirt, and raking so he wasn’t too deprived. At 7:30 we went inside to get B ready for bed then I put him down, we didn’t hear one peep from him and he slept solid all night. Once he was in bed we went back outside and continued our work and were done (with everything cleaned up too) by 9:30. I was a bit worried toward the end because the wind had really picked up and we could see storm clouds coming but luckily the rain stayed away. We then measured along the house to see what size of a storage shed we’d like and we’re pretty much looking for something 2.5-3.5 feet wide and about 8 feet long.
DH has the day off and he was hoping to mow but since it’s been raining steady since I got up that’s not going to happen. I am going to ask him to put some grass seed down just to try and help out the damaged areas in the lawn. He took B to DC so he could get things done around the house and he’s going to take me to lunch today so I’m excited about that, I figured since he’d be in town anyways to look at storage sheds he could spend some time with me. He also hooked up the receiver I bought him for our anniversary and he thinks he needs a new subwoofer now. I know he wants a new surround sound system and hopefully I can get that to him for either Father’s day or his birthday.
DH bought me a Wii Fit yesterday and I was so excited to try it out. He also asked me to stop by Costco on my way home since he wasn’t able to get the subwoofer to work with his new receiver to pick up a new surround sound system he wanted. Since I was going to do that I asked him to pick B up from DC, that way I wouldn’t feel so rushed. I’m really impressed with this new receiver because #1 we will no longer have to deal with the sound switcher when we go from watching tv to watching a movie, #2 it will play music directly off our I-pods, and #3 we’re hoping the issues we’ve had off and on with the receiver just shutting off (we assume when it would get too stressed) will be done. So I called my mom as I was walking to my car and my dad answered since he left work early and my mom wasn’t home yet. We chatted for quite awhile (up to the point where I was ready to check out at Costco and so we hung up since I think it’s rude to talk on the cell phone while at a check out register) and it was just really nice talking with him. I did get a lot of pissy looks from people in Costco and I don’t know why, it’s like they didn’t think I could shop and talk at the same time, whatever I guess. Granted when I first got there I was quite the sight to see. First off I was having a hard time finding the surround sound system DH wanted, he had sent me a picture so I had an idea of what I was looking for and the only Sony thing I saw just didn’t look right. So then I turn around and there it is. So I grab the only one they have left, I’m talking on the phone, and I try to put the box in the cart. Of course the cart starts to roll away from me and I’m about ready to drop the box so I had to put it down and run after my cart. I did get it in the second try but hopefully no one saw me, I would just blame it on the big belly though. I seemed to find a lot of stuff at Costco and most of it was fruit so that was good and I bought myself a little piece of heaven. They had body pillows so I picked one up (I thought B was going to steal it from me since he wrestled with it all night) and it was great between my knees because I don’t think I hardly moved all night, yeah! Anyways, I had mentioned to my dad that I thought my geographic tongue reacts when I eat something with msg in it and since he’s been getting these burns from the inside out on his skin from msg this got him going. He went on and on about research he’s done on msg and he seems to think it burns his tongue also, it was pretty interesting and I guess if nothing else it forces his diet to be healthier. Once I got home B was pretty pumped to greet me, then he saw the body pillow and I was old news. I had picked up a rotisserie chicken for dinner and prepped some fruit so we had a really healthy dinner. B was all over the grapes but still not too sure about the cherries, I think once they get sweeter this summer he’ll really like them. We had a nice normal evening and B went to bed without a peep, he tore his book area apart but he was quiet about it. DH and I watched some of the basketball game then we hooked up my Wii Fit. It was a lot of fun and I like that it has you work on keeping steady during the yoga moves. I also enjoyed all of the cardio games and I plan to try some more tonight. After I got in 30 min of working out I went to bed. B woke once around 2 crying and I figured I’d have to go in there since it was pretty hard but after I went to the bathroom he had stopped and I didn’t hear him again. I can’t complain about that and I hope this weekend doesn’t ruin the great sleep he’s been having.
I have a chiropractor appointment this afternoon then I’m stopping by the grocery store to buy snacks and lunch fixings for our trip this weekend. This will give us more flexibility on when to eat and where we are plus it’ll save some money. Hopefully YNP won’t be completely snowy and cold so we can picnic outside but time will tell. I need to start doing laundry tonight and do a quick clean, the house is in shambles. I think we’ve decided on the storage shed we want and I’m waiting to get the go ahead from DH so I can order it. We’ve been spending a lot of money lately but it’s long term items that we’ve been wanting for quite some time so I’m not going to feel bad about it.
I was tired last night when I got home and started to fall asleep on the couch while B was watching his movie, he didn’t let that happen. Then I had major heart burn and once DH got home we just had leftovers since I had been worthless up to that point. I took care of the dishes while DH gave B a bath and then it was bet time for B, another perfect night, and then I went to bed since I was beat. Today has been extremely busy and I’m so tired I had some caffeine to try to keep me awake. Hopefully I can get things taken care of early tonight so I can catch up on my sleep. Still lots to pack and do before we leave for YNP. We have a high chance of rain while there and I know there’s still a lot of snow so I have to get all of the winter duds out. I’ll be happy as long as we can have our picnic lunch outside of the car.
We had a fantastic weekend and I’m glad we got out of the house otherwise we would have been penned up due to the rain and cold. Saturday morning I finished packing and we hit the road shortly before B was due for a nap. He slept for about an hour and then woke up but we were almost to Gardiner so it didn’t matter. Our hotel room wasn’t ready when we got there so we walked along their little shopping strip and had ice cream before checking it. We then went swimming and the shallowest part was 3’ so B had to be held the whole time and he did great. We swam, jumped in the pool, and DH threw him up in the air. I was impressed he did so well. Once we got back to the room DH fell asleep and B and I played then we went out for dinner. He was a perfect angel at dinner and went to bed without a fuss. He did wake a few times after 2:00 and around 1:30 I was struggling with bad heart burn so DH went out to the car for me to get my Tums, I didn’t even have to ask him.
We were on the road around 8:30 and first stopped at Mammoth and then headed to Steamboat Geyser. When we first got to Steamboat B was sleeping so we let him nap for another 30 min then woke him up so we could continue our day. The cool thing was that Steamboat was going off and that’s the first time DH has seen it, I guess recent quakes in the area must have made her very active. This hike was nice though a bit long since I really had to pee. B did a great job of walking with us and holding our hands but when he’d get tired he’d just drag his feet and then DH would carry him. I think he felt pretty special on DH’s shoulders. The rain wasn’t bad either, mostly just a really light rain but it did pick up a bit for about 5 min, not enough to melt us though. We then stopped at the Artists Paintpots and that was a nice hike but my BH’s were kicking in so I didn’t do the uphill climb with DH and B. We then started the drive to Old Faithful and all was well until about 15 miles from OF we were at a dead stop with slow movements forward. DH was worried it was traffic into OF and I told him if it was we weren’t stopping to see OF. We also talked about whether it was from an animal and said if it was it better be a bear or something worth looking at. After 20 + min of this slow moving traffic we finally came upon what was holding all of the tourons up, a freaking buffalo and a calf. I know people get excited when they’ve never seen something before but these are animals we see regularly and the bottom line is if you want to look at it PULL OVER so those of us that don’t care can go on our way. We were so ticked off and then watched as the morons got as close as they could to get a picture, hello buffalo can kill you! We honked at the dinks in front of us that pulled the same crap as everyone else and they finally got moving. This was just a nice reminder of why we avoid YNP. We get to OF and of course it’s just gone off so we have about 1.5 hours to burn (thanks people that can’t pull over to look at things). We had an ice cream then got our seats. B was getting tired again so he was acting up some, nothing too bad though. After we watched OF we went back to the car and B fell asleep almost immediately. Yellowstone lake was gorgeous with all of the ice still on it and once we got to Mud Volcano (DH’s favorite) B woke up. That hike was so pretty and it was my favorite on the trip. We would point to things for B and he was stick his head under the railing and check it out. I think he liked all the bubbles in the water and mud we saw. We then headed up to Canyon Village and wanted to get a bite to eat but everything was closed so we decided to do more picnic food. The rain was coming down pretty hard at this point but we found a picnic table under an awning to use and it was right next to bathrooms. After eating we had to do some back tracking since Dunraven Pass was closed and that was a bit annoying since it was getting late. All went well until we were on the bridge outside of Mammoth and some danged buffalo were on the road crossing the bridge. We were fine with that until Nebraska (the car in front of us) didn’t try to get them moving or get around them once we were past the bridge. After travelling at 3 mph with some buffalo it is soon time to motivate the things. Finally DH honked and the buffalo moved a bit faster then slowed down. Nebraska still couldn’t figure it out so we honked again, this time the buffalo cleared our lane but Nebraska still wouldn’t pass them. Finally the third honk was for Nebraska being such pansies and luckily an elk spooked which moved the buffalo off the road, do you think Nebraska is moving around them yet? Nope, we finally had to yell at them to get them going. WTH is wrong with people? They pulled over after a bit so we could pass them and that was at least appreciated. We then come up on cars stopped and this time it was worth it. A grizzly was grazing on the side of the road and I’d say he was about 2-3 years old, not really big but fun to see none the less. Do you think this took us a full 20-30 min? Sure didn’t, we got our pictures and went on our way so others could enjoy, and it was pretty easy to do too. Of course there were the morons that got out of their car to get closer and better pictures, again wild animal people! We were on our last stretch enjoying the Lamar Valley and making a little bit of fun of the wolf watchers (they’re a special breed all their own) when about 2 miles past them I spot a wolf and DH pulled over. He was collared and just digging around in a field, it was fun to watch and unfortunately our pictures didn’t turn out too well. We then hit the road again, B was doing great for moving on 13 hours on the go but he was starting to let us know it was time to be done. Once we got to Silvergate for our cabin the stupid general store was closed and that’s where we were supposed to check in. DH went to a restaurant across the street since we needed to call due to the store being close (15 min early at that) and our cell phones have no coverage up there. The restaurant isn’t even nice enough to let us use their phone, nope we have to drive to Cooke City and the gas station they sent us to was also closed. DH went into another restaurant and they sent us to a hotel that had a pay phone. DH calls and gets a message machine, perfect! During our drive back we were both pretty peeved and just ready to be done with the day, we get back to the store and now there’s an envelope on the door with DH’s name. We got everything set up and put B down then we were out right after him, I was exhausted. The cabin was really nice though and would be great for an extended weekend.
Monday morning we were ready to go around 9 and B had a bit of an accident before we left. He was running around by the car and he tripped but caught himself. This would have worked perfectly if moment and the downhill slope weren’t working against him. He face dove right into the rocks and came up bruised and scratched. I felt so bad for him and he luckily bounced back quickly. Unfortunately the Beartooth Pass was still closed, not surprising with all the moisture. We thought about going over the Chief Joseph Pass but since it was snowing we figured it may just be best to drive back through the park and head home. At this point we’re beyond leisurely drive mode and just want to get home, apparently we were the only ones. We got behind Utah and they would randomly slow down for nothing and stop (in the middle of the road) to see what everyone on the side of the road was looking at. Well they were all looking at NOTHING! Once we finally got around him it was blissful. We did have another stop when there were buffalo on the road and the nice part is that DH spotted a wolf in with them. I don’t think most people saw the wolf otherwise we would have been there forever too. Oh and my favorite person for the day was the guy that had to get out and take some pictures of antelope, hello antelope are everywhere what’s the big deal? He was in a car with Wyoming plates but I’d put money on him NOT being from Wyoming. You can see more impressive antelope in the plains. It was close to noon when we got home and it was just nice having some time to do a few things around the house and relax. It was really cold and windy too so I think we had better weather in YNP than we would have at home. B also fell right back into his sleep routine so that was helpful.
Tuesday was a typical day at work and I left early for my doctor’s appointment. I had lost 2 pounds (she didn’t mention it so I don’t think she cared) and my bp was 117/70. The baby’s heartbeat was 139 and its head down. Everything looked great and I mentioned my Hypnobabies with her a little bit. I’ll be her first and she didn’t seem opposed so that’s nice. I then went to Costco to get gas and did some shopping at Target. I caved and bought a little dress in case we have a girl so I would have a take home outfit for her. I also bought newborn diapers and saw that Target actually now carries premie diapers, hopefully we won’t need them but it’s good to know they’ve finally progressed. After Target I went to my chiropractor appointment and then picked B up from DC. As we were leaving he was wondering into other rooms and I put my hand out to grab his hand and he turned right when I did this and I hit his nose with my ring. He didn’t seem too bothered so I apologized and we went on our way. Out by the gate he said nose and started to fuss so I picked him up and headed for the car. When I looked at him he had blood pouring out of his nose and it had even got in his mouth. So we headed back to DC since I didn’t have anything in the car and got him cleaned up, I felt horrible. DH had just gotten home so we stopped inside quickly to finish cleaning up blood and then we went outside since Megan was out playing. I talked with the neighbor for a bit and then we went inside for dinner. I was really tired by the end of the night so I just went straight to bed.
Wednesday morning I puked almost as soon as I woke up and then when I puked 2 more times before leaving the house I was wondering if it was more than just morning sickness. I felt fine on the way to work and after 1.5 hours at work I knew I needed to just go home and take it easy. I crawled straight into bed and took a 1.5 hour nap then stayed in bed until DH and B got home. Around 2:30 I took my temp and I was at 100.0 so I took some Tylenol and that had me down to low 99.0’s for the rest of the day. Needless to say I went to bed right after B was in bed and I think I probably fell asleep before he did.
I’ve felt pretty good this morning, have had a low grade fever and called the doctor’s office just to see if there’s anything I need to watch for. I think it’s almost over so I’m not too worried and the baby has been moving a lot. Most of the movements are now big body part movements and it’s crazy to think this LO is getting big. I’m so excited but still not ready, I want another 2 months please.
Thursday went really fast at work and when I picked B up from DC they said he had cried for me a lot. That was strange since he loves DC. He looked exhausted when I picked him up and I realized I needed to get some groceries so I braved it with my tired boy. He was OK but a bit more whiney than usual and I had to hold him while checking out, that does not make the process go any faster. Once we got home we played outside for a bit and I heard the neighbor kids talking about B. Jessica said he was her friend and Taylor agreed but Tray said he was not his friend. This doesn’t surprise me since Tray seems to be very possessive around B even with B’s toys. Luckily my son doesn’t pay it any mind right now. We rode on his bike up and down the sidewalk and then went inside for milk, cookies and a moonie. Once DH got home we ate dinner and B was pretty cute saying prayers with us. He will fold his little hands by his chin and prays with us (I’m sure God at least knows what he’s saying) and ends it with a sweet little amen. He even reminded DH and me two nights ago when we didn’t pray that we needed to, he then said again so we repeated our prayer and I made him stop at 2. When he wants me to sign and sing the alphabet he just says again and that’s my cue. He gets a couple of the letters and tries really hard at signing, he does have z down. After dinner I did some cleaning around the house and once B was in bed I followed suit.
I felt great this morning and was happy my darned bug had passed. When B woke up and joined me in the living room his cheek was bright red, sure enough he had a fever of 100.9 so I gave him Motrin (after searching for it for 10 min) and DH said he’d stay home with him this morning. I’m working through lunch so I can leave an hour early and then DH has to go to work to finish the day and close the store. I rescheduled the playgroup for next weekend since I don’t want to expose everyone to this bug, seems like it was a good move since more people have RSVP’d yes. This weekend I need to finish planting, clean the house, do DH’s books, and we have a little bit of shopping to do. It’s just nice to have a weekend at home and since my mom and aunts will be up in 2 weeks I need to get some things taken care of and ready for their visit. Time is just going by way too fast.
The weekends lately have been great and I think it’s because DH has been more involved with us, I don’t feel so “left” with B and thus overwhelmed. When I got home ELM was locating in our yard so I figure we will be getting our underground sprinkler system this week, yeah! DH left for work as soon as I got home and B and I just cuddled and watched movies for a bit. I chatted with my mom for a little while and then B found some energy and the whining began. I don’t even know what all he was whining about but nothing I did seemed to be good enough so I just gave up. I did some major work in his room, packed up clothes that are too warm and/or small for him, rearranged his closet and dresser drawer, organized his toys, set the crib up for the baby, and unpacked newborn diapers. I think the set up I have should work fine as long as I stay on top of moving out the clothes that are too small. DH picked up a take-n-bake pizza on the way home and we didn’t eat until almost an hour later than usual. B didn’t have much of an appetite for the day so he didn’t mind. Once dinner was over we got B into bed and then I did a little bit of organizing around the house before playing some MK with DH. B slept OK, he woke around 2 am with a 101.8 fever so DH gave him Motrin and he was out until 6. I wanted him to sleep a bit more so I told him it was still night-night time and we laid on the floor (he did not want in his bed) and he fell asleep within 2 min. I went back to bed but wasn’t able to sleep so at 6:45 I got up and organized/cleaned the pantry. B was up around 7:30 and we cuddled for a bit and then I continued cleaning and organizing the house. DH got up while B was having a melt-down (he’s been very clingy with my lately and is a major mama’s boy most of the time) and he luckily had the patience I was losing. B was on the potty and he was crying so hard he puked (which I caught in my hand, mmm) and then after that he let me hug him while he was on the potty. I got him calmed down and he was patting my back too so all was OK. We thought about running our errands in town before B’s nap but since he seemed exhausted we decided to wait until after. DH spent the morning mowing and I finished cleaning everything except the floors. B took a great nap and DH and I played some MK before continuing with our chores. I was just finishing up the hard floors when B woke up and then we had an unexpected visitor. M showed up since he was on his way through and while on the one hand it was nice seeing him (we had a nice visit) it was also just awkward knowing that he was abusive to J. I feel so conflicted with being friendly but I think that since J is handling things so well and not holding grudges to him maybe it’s OK that I was friendly. I just don’t know. After M left I finished the floors and then we headed to town. We bought pavers to put under the BBQ, a new cover for our fire pit, an indoor plant to replace the dead one in the bedroom, a few things from Target, and an umbrella and stand for the patio. We’ve been great for the economy lately, our credit card bills show that nicely. Once we got home B played outside for a bit and I went inside to get dinner started and cut up fruit. B didn’t eat hardly anything (except for lots of watermelon). He was fine going to bed for us but he did let me know his teeth hurt. He’s getting his 2 year molars and the poor kid is a bit sore from it. He had a great night of sleep but was up and ready for the day at 6. Once B was in bed I made raisin oatmeal cookies and then did the Wii Fit for 45 min and I love the boxing game, it was a ton of fun. DH got on it once I was done and I headed to bed. He’s been great at using the Wii Fit and he’s been working on not snacking at night, that’s a hard one for him. He’s going to cancel his gym membership since he hasn’t been in a long time and is using the Fit regularly.
I had a hard time getting up on Sunday and B and I lazed around for a little bit then I jumped in the shower. I woke DH up to see if he wanted to go to church with us and then it was our normal mad dash to get out of the house on time. It of course ended up being a Sunday where they didn’t have the early service so we promptly turned around and headed home, blast! We went for a walk then sat in the backyard for a bit and I then started working in my garden. DH ran to town while B and I worked. It was hard keeping B out of my strawberry bed after I planted the strawberries but he did put his pumpkins in the ground and helped me with the peppers before finding out that throwing dirt is more fun. He was at first concerned about getting dirty but I explained to him that it’s OK to get dirty when working in the yard. DH got home as I was finishing up and we then had lunch and put B down for his nap. We again played MK for a bit and then DH wanted to play around, which I was more than happy about. I must say I’m jealous of women that are able to O while pregnant, normally I’m a one minute wonder but when I’m pregnant I just can’t O during sex, it’s quite frustrating. But I did finally fess up that I needed some help in the lube area (it’s just been too painful lately and not enjoyable at all) and I was able to enjoy it even though I didn’t get to O. I only have 2 more months to go, I can live with this. We then took a short nap and got up when we heard the wind blowing pretty hard. We had a short lived storm blow through and I of course decided that was the best time to plant my herbs. When I came back inside B was up and cuddling with DH watching Lazy Town, this kid loves that show. Once the show was over we went for another walk then it was play time with the neighborhood kids. DH stayed outside with B and I went inside to take care of dishes and fix dinner. One odd note, our neighbor (the one that is abusing our garbage) had an open house with a lawn that was looking horrid. It needed to be mowed, has dandelions all over it, and his flower beds look terrible. Who in their right mind shows their house when it’s in such poor condition and the house for sale across the street is the same price and looks great? Crazy. My legs were so sore that I had to make the chicken strips while sitting on a chair, it was pitiful. DH and B came in a bit before dinner was ready, I guess B had had enough outside for the day. We had dinner and I was so proud because B actually ate a chicken strip, I could hardly believe my eyes and I guess we’ll have to try him with chicken strips more often. DH then gave B a bath while I cleaned up from dinner and continued doing laundry. Once B was in bed I was done moving for the day so I read some Hypnobabies (plan to finish reading it tonight) and then crawled into bed. I could have used lots more sleep last night and it was really hard getting out of bed this morning. Tonight I need to shoot for 9 but that’s always so hard to do when I have other things I want to get done.
I’m doing lunch with Chris today and once I get home if the weather is nice I want to work on weeding my flower beds. I figure if I can work on them in the evenings while B plays I won’t feel so behind. I also need to water the plants, finish laundry, and finish paying bills. DH made a deposit so I can pay our estimated tax and credit cards, it feels like I just paid the damned thing. Next weekend I plan to do DH’s books (just didn’t have time this weekend) and I’ll clean up the house again so it’s ready for just a quick clean before my mom and aunts arrive. Company is the best motivator for me to get things done, maybe I’ll even get the basement cleaned up a bit this weekend. I think our storage shed will arrive today. It’s in town and the company that’s supposed to deliver it is supposed to call me to set up a delivery time but I think they’ll just drop it off and that will be that, fine with me. If it’s delivered today we’ll have to get it put up tonight, I’m really excited about it and looking forward to cleaning up the garage a bit so it’s not so cluttered. This may even mean I’ll have some room to put a fridge in the garage so I can have more freezer and cold storage space, and get a new black fridge in the kitchen. Have I said I’m great for the economy?
Since I should update on the pregnancy I’m 32 weeks 3 days with my July 24th guess date. My heartburn is kicking in more and more but it’s nothing like it was with B and I don’t have the acid reflux issues so far. I’m still not snoring and still not swollen, unless I eat salty soup and that’s now off limits for me. The baby is really active and I love the full body movements, I can sort of tell what is where so that’s fun. DH told me on Saturday that since we’ve worked so hard for a boy’s name and have found one we really like he’ll be a bit disappointed if we don’t get to use the name. Maybe this means that even if we do have a girl we still have a little Gus to bring into the family afterwards, that’s a happy thought. I just feel so good and not at all in my 3rd trimester, it’s wonderful.
B was an angel when I picked him up from DC, why can’t all days be like that? I gave them a lot of plastic bags for diapers and talked with S about bringing the invitations for B’s birthday party to DC for them to give to the parents. She said that’s fine and so now I only have to get a map with directions printed out and they will be ready. It seems there’s a biter in B’s area (I’m not sure if he’s in B’s room or not but age wise he looks close to B so I’m sure they interact since he interacts with the 4-5 year olds at times). I walked in behind a mom (I think they’re new to the DC) and she said to S “Is that who he bit?” and S was putting B’s shoes on and said no he’s not (thank God!). I just really hope B doesn’t get bit AND he doesn’t pick up biting from this kid. It’s typical because just last week I was thinking to myself that it was nice there weren’t any biters in his area. The rain storm that went through was done once we got home and it wasn’t too windy so B and I played outside for a bit. He rode his bike up and down the street and I followed him, he was going fast too so I had to hustle butt a few times. He then played with bubbles and I put our recycling back in the garage then it was inside for juice. As I was prepping dinner J called me and we talked for almost 2 hours, it was great chatting with her. I told her about W & C and what W has done to C over the years, she agrees with me (she should know since her ex is bipolar) that W’s actions sound like those of someone with bipolar. B went down without a problem but we of course found him sleeping on the floor surrounded by books and stuffed animals. He’s so silly. I paid bills and did some clean up then went to bed, of course not as early as I had hoped but I didn’t feel too tired waking up this morning.
I have a busy day at work and am starting my FY prep by organizing inventory today, I better not find any mice or I will freak. I’m really not looking forward to it but it has to be done and won’t be that bad. I’m also forcing the guys to do some of it since my pregnant butt can’t move and organize the cable boxes that are in huge stacks. This is my major stressor at work right now and if I can get it cleaned up over the next 2 weeks then I won’t be so stressed the following 2 weeks. For my work stuff other than FY billing and inventory clean up I just need to get a few estimates completed, make sure I have switches ordered for projects that are coming up, and work on the handouts for whomever may cover for me while I’m gone. Really it’s not that bad I just need to buckle down and do it. I have a chiropractor appointment this afternoon and then I need to grab some groceries before picking B up. DH will be home all afternoon waiting for someone to service the AC and also for the delivery person that’s bringing us the storage shed. We will do our best to get the storage shed set up tonight (it’s supposed to be easy but still take awhile so we’ll see). The sprinkler people didn’t show up yesterday and hopefully they won’t show up today either, I’d just like to have this shed up before they do any work.
I bought DH his Father's Day present and I spent almost twice as much as he told me I to spend. Why he gave me a limit I have no idea but with the reviews, options, and emissions this lawn mower has I just couldn't resist. Hopefully Amazon will get it shipped to me in time, I'm a bit nervous since they don't expect it to ship until the 9th. I never thought I could get so darned excited about a lawn mower but here I am excited.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 06-03-2008 at 12:52 PM.
My chiropractor appointment went well and it felt great to get some areas massaged. I could have laid there forever. B had a major tantrum when I picked him up from DC and I expected it since they had just gone outside to play. He avoided me as long as he could and then he cried the whole way to the car, once at the car he swatted at me with his lunch bag twice and I forced him in the seat and said we were going straight to a TO once we got home and that’s what we did. We’re now doing his TO’s on his bed rather than his crib and he’s doing well with staying put. After the TO he wanted milk and a movie so I cuddled with him and chatted with my mom. We finally went outside when the door bell rang and some guys were selling meat (I can’t remember the name of the company) so I bought the steak package and filled our freezer. B then played outside for a bit and I did some clean up in the garage. DH had to run to town to get wood to make a base for the storage shed so he didn’t get home until 6. I then made dinner and got B bathed and in bed. Dh had to do another run to town to return the truck and pick up some projects at work so I did the Wii for 20 min and went to bed. I had a big snuggler in bed with me last night and it was a nice surprise. He kept saying really sweet things too so I’m not sure if he was sleeping for all of them or was awake, probably sleeping.
DH has the day off but he’s taking B to DC so he can work on putting the shed together. It looks time consuming but not difficult so that’s at least something. It’s raining here so I’m not sure how much he’ll get done, that’s a bit of a disappointment but it seems to be how our spring is working this year. I motivated myself yesterday and made some needed phone calls. I first called to get the info I needed regarding my leave without pay for maternity. I have the paperwork I need in beforehand done so I’ll get that handed in and once I have the baby and come down to get my timesheets and insurance set up I will get my LWOP paperwork handed in. Wee! I also need to gather all the paperwork & info I need to take to the hospital with me and I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to get my hospital bag started. I’m still in denial that it’s coming up so soon. At least if I can get some of this taken care of then it’s done and off my mind. My other phone call was to set up an appointment to get my driver’s license renewed. I’m working through lunch today and have my appointment at 2:20. After that I need to buy some groceries and then I’ll pick B up and see how DH is doing with the shed.
I discovered a neat feature the Wii Fit has, DH and I had talked about how it would be nice if it did it and then it was given to me as a tip by the Wii. Anyways, you can track activity not done on the Wii on their calendar so you can keep dibs on everything you do. I think this is awesome and I’m going to enter my info in it from here on out.
I must say the DMV having it where you can set up appointments for license renewal s is the best thing ever! I got there about 5 min early and they got me in right away, I was out of there in under 10 min, yeah! DH needed me home right away so I could help him with the shed so I decided to wait on groceries and picking B up until later in the day. It definitely took 2 people at times to put that darned thing together but it worked. I discovered that rocking on the walls from above helped them to snap into place, I guess I’ve watched my dad do enough random jobs that it’s just second nature to me. We had all the walls up and started on the door handles when it started to rain harder and it was 4:30 so we decided to pick B up. We went to the grocery store first and I was very disappointed when they didn’t have any roasted chickens out yet, this is not something to tell a pregnant lady when she’s CRAVING a roasted chicken. I pouted for a bit to DH and finished my shopping then we picked B up. He apparently thought every mom through the door was me and kept signing and saying mama, the little terd is always so indifferent to me once I do show up that I’d never guess. I was craving some Mexican at a local restaurant but didn’t really want to say it so we went home and I made tuna noodle casserole. After dinner DH went back outside and B and I played then went to bed. I had to join DH because he was having problems with the doors, I think he was just over thinking things and needed another perspective. Anyways, we got the doors on and started the roof and hit our first problem with only 3 pieces left. Instead of getting 1 front piece and 1 back piece for the roof we were given 2 back pieces, this doesn’t quite work. I called the company this morning (they were closed last night because I did call them right away) and they are sending us the part we need but we won’t see it until Tuesday, WTH? I could see if we had broken the part but it was a mistake on their part and we shouldn’t have to wait 5 days to get it. I really wanted to get this damned thing finished and the garage organized this weekend. I did e-mail their customer service online and told them I wasn’t pleased (in a really nice way I promise) I had to wait so long due to a mistake on their part. I doubt it will do any good but at least I got it off my chest. After that I went to bed, I was exhausted.
Tonight I need to do some recipe searching for the various visits I have this month. It shouldn’t be too bad and will be nice to get it taken care of. I also need to exercise tonight so that’s a priority also. Never enough time is there?