Sunday, July 31, 2011

Squeak Squeaker Squeakin'

Today was such a good day. We went to visit my parents, got a steak dinner, went grocery shopping, hung out you know how it goes. But the best part for Max? Well, "Uncle Goober" (my parents' dog) "donated" a handful of his toys for my dog to play with.

Y'see, I'm not sure how this exactly started... but some how or another, Goober got very spoiled. If you went to the store and did not bring him home a dog toy, he got very upset. So now my mom and grandma constantly buy him toys. Almost every time they go out. And he has a large cardboard box filled with toys that he has played with and forgotten... until I started rooting though it, then he got upset. Spoiled! But it's funny.

I picked out a handful of plastic squeaky toys that I thought Max might like. One of them is a giant, green, rubber chicken. It has the most annoying squeaker ever... something between a loud squawk and a baby crying....

Anyway, once Goober saw that I took it out of  his box, he wanted to play with it! It's miiiine, Goober was saying as he was playing with it. Luckily I was able to distract him with a peanut butter filled Kong and then I stole it haha!

Of all the toys I brought home for Max, he loves that damn chicken the best, just like I thought he would. It's cute, he just sits there and squawks it for ages.

He also has a squeaky ice cream cone, a long thin dog thing, Mrs. Clause's head, a bone decorated with Jingle Bells and mistletoe...

Max would just like to say "thank you" for Uncle Goober's generosity :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's Not My Colon, It's a Semi-Colon

Ha, grammar humor.

Oh, I was thinking of how miserable I was feeling, how I had sharp pain in my abdomen every time I tried to go to the bathroom, and how my laxatives were only solving half the problem....

I started Googling.

"Why does my lower abdomen hurt?"
"Where is the colon located?"
"What are the symptoms of UTI?"
"Where is the bladder located?"

And here is what I discovered....

-Ab pain is commonly caused by constipation.
-Ab pain can also be a symptom of an UTI
-I have a UTI. I keep forgetting, even though I'm taking my meds.
-The sharp pain could be my bladder reacting to the medication/bacteria infection and is irritated.
-I feel I constantly have to urinate, even when I don't have to.
-That is a normal symptom of a UTI but also pregnancy... so no wonder I was confused.

I think my problem is actually both of these things working against me and in unison, constipation and bladder infection, so I am going to just do what anyone else would do. Keep up my fluid intake, up my fiber intake, and take my medication. I'm also going to get some cranberry juice too, to help flush out my bladder.

...That's annoying.

Don't worry. I'll pull through! I'm the type who can handle this kind of thing. Whenever I'm sick or something, sure I'll bitch, but I do take care of myself. I have been sleeping on the couch though, because of its closer proximity to the bathroom versus my bed... Now that we moved the bed against the wall, it's hard for me to get in and out of bed a lot, especially with a dog at my feet. So poor Brian has been sleeping alone. I say poor Brian, but really he has the whole bed (queen size) to himself, so it's really not that bad! :) I told him tonight that I was going to sleep on the sofa again, and he was already half asleep. He said "That's okay. I would probably do that too."

"Do what?"

"Form volcanoes and stuff." Snooooore.

Hahah. He will be okay :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

You Look Better Pregnant

So it's true. What they say.

Men really do find pregnant women very attractive. I think it's some basic instinct in them. That they have successfully procreated and extended the human species, so obviously, they are proud that their mates are swelling with their young...


It  could be that my tits are bigger, my skin is softer, my hair is thicker, shinier, and more luxurious. And let's not forget that suddenly, I have an insatiable appetite. Of the carnal kind.

But anyway, that's not really important. What's important is that I am getting lavished with more compliments than I could shake a stick at.

Some of them come at odd times though. For example...

Him: "Wow, you look really great today."
Me: *blinks.* "I just woke up. And I'm wearing a stained t shirt and a pair of granny panties. I have Cindy Lou Who hair."
Him: "Yeah, you're hot."
Me: "Er, yes thank you hunny. Can I have coffee now?"

But all of them are sweet, and I do appreciate every one. I even thank him again and tell him how much it means to me (after I've had my coffee!) :)

Oh, and I agree. I totally look better pregnant.

What is THAT?

I'm really constipated. It's part of pregnancy. 1 part hormones, 1 part upped iron intake, 100% annoying. Now I used to get this way before I was with child; like the migraines, it's just more intense, not more frequent.

I was talking to my mom today and I told her I was so tired of all the bulls#$% that they say you can't take during pregnancy. Not because it will cause birth defects, but because there is not significant data that says it's harmful or safe. So screw it.

I wanted relief. I wanted a laxative.

I set out on a mission. Brian drove me to Wal-Mart, and we find ourselves faced with the laxative aisle.

I start pulling medications off the shelf, reading the labels. For what? Information on how long it will take before it starts working and I get relief.

Ex-lax, usually my go to brand, works in 6-12 hours. Not good enough this time. I am in so much pain that I can't even sit up straight. I need something faster.

Four to six hours... getting closer, but I still can't wait... I feel like I am going to die. Keep searching.

Finally it hits me... Laxative suppositories! I find one and I turn it over, look it up and sure enough. Relief in 15 minutes to 1 hour. Or sooner! "Suppository does not need to melt completely for laxative to take effect."

Like a good little medicine drone, I read all the information on everything anyway, and not one mention about pregnant women. Good!

I tell Brian this is what I want, and he said

"What is it?"
"It's a suppository."
"A sup..pos..itory?"
"What is that?"
"You don't know?"
"Ha, okay. Well it's not something you take orally."
*blank stare*
"Then... what do you do with it?"
"You shove it up your butt hole." *makes a motion with index finger*
"Ooookay. Does it work?"
"Want to try it out?" >:)
"No thanks."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

You're Not a Vegetarian, Are You?

Ah, so my neighbors are being incredibly friendly now and accepting our help with their dog. Things have been going surprisingly well. My neighbor called me today and asked me if I wanted anything from Chicago (?!!?) and I said no that's alright... but he insisted.

He's bringing me an Italian Beef, whatever that is. I'm assuming a sandwich? And I told him no that's alright but he just kept insisting and said "What? You're not a vegetarian are you?" hahaha

No, no I'm not a vegetarian.

So I'm looking forward to my tasty beefy treat later on tonight. Anyone ever had one?

My friend Carissa came over last night and we chatted all night long! I absolutely love that girl. Turns out we are so so similar so we just "click". I've actually only hung out with her a few times, but I feel like I've known her for years!

That's pretty much all that's been happening!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday friends!

It's a great day, despite the events of last night. I was sick as a dog. Or at least, as sick as a sick dog. I hate being sick. I spent all night fighting it... but lost, inevitably.

But enough of that. I am not one to dwell on the past because it just makes me worry so I'm all about today! It's been a good good day, we are scraping enough money together for rent! Brian made $140 this week so far, and he has another long night tonight too.

I'm hanging out with a friend today. Hopefully. I'm really tired and not feeling the greatest but its been a while since I have seen her. Hoping to get in a quick nap and maybe feel a little better.

She works until 5 and will probably want to shower and etc before she comes over, and it's 3 now... so that means she will probably call around 6... plenty of time for a quick little cat nap.

Here's to hoping that your day is going well too. And if it's not? don't dwell on it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

....That's Annoying

So there is this... 16 year old or thereabouts chick at Brian's work. Let's call her... Red.She happens to be pregnant. And she also happens to flirt with Brian a lot. Anyway, today she was asking Brian why he was waiting around after he got off work and he said that he was waiting on a pizza.

Red: Oh, so what's your wife's favorite kind of pizza?
Brian: BBQ Chicken.
Red: ....that's annoying.
Brian: *stared at her funny* (thinking: why would her favorite pizza be annoying?)

Red: So you didn't even know I was pregnant?
Brian: No, why would I?
Red: You couldn't see my belly?
Brian: No I don't look down when I walk.
Red: So all you see is my red hair?
Brian: Yeah.
Red:  What color is your wife's hair?
Brian: Light brown, but she likes to be blonde.
Red: She dyes her hair? That's annoying.
Brian: Why?
Red: Women who dye their hair are fake.
Brian: She doesn't bleach it white or anything, it's just highlights.

I guess she is always asking Brian about me, and then says something along the lines of "oh that's annoying" for every little thing. Brian was wondering why she would ask about me, and I told him it's 16 year old logic. She thinks that if she puts me down enough, that Brian will start to think that she is better than me, whether or not she's trying to get in his pants, I don't think it matters.

This girl has never met me. So I'm not worried. As she isn't even out of high school yet and already knocked up, I'm sure she has other things she needs to worry about hehe.

All Brian had to say about the situation was...

"That's Annoying!" :)

I'm slightly annoyed myself, but not really... I remember being 16 and thinking if I put down this boy's girlfriend then he would think I was the better choice (naturally) ...what I didn't realize at the time though, it just makes you look catty. She's got a lot of growing up to do (like all teens) so I'm just going to shrug it off and laugh. I told Brian though, if she asks after me again, to just say "why does it matter?" because really, she doesn't need to know anything about me if she's just going to put me down in front of my husband without me to defend myself. And also, Brian gets mad. So instead of giving her fuel, he's just going to shut her down every time and not say anything.

...And no, Brian doesn't like BBQ chicken pizza. But that's why we get half and half. I do BBQ and he does pepperoni with sausage.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Achy Breaky Back

I think the most trouble I've had with being pregnant has been the fact that I am not a side sleeper. I sleep on my back or stomach. Unfortunately, now I can no longer do that comfortably. I have to learn to sleep on my side.

It sucks. If I sleep on my back, it constricts blood flow because of my bigger belly. My legs go numb and eventually, so do my arms, if I don't wake up. I can't sleep on my stomach, either, because my body weight presses on my stomach and it hurts.

So on the side I sleep. Except I can't get comfortable. I don't have any back support, so my entire back hurts from my neck to my hips. I put a pillow between my knees to help ease any joint pain (and there is always joint pain, my hips and knees are acting up) There have been more than one night where I cannot sleep in my own bed, and I have to sleep on the couch. At least the couch is comfortable, big and fluffy, with a nice supportive back rest.  It's upsetting, because I actually like sleeping in the same bed as my husband (shock, I know)

He's promised me that we can push the bed up against the wall, that way I can lay with my back against the wall. It will give me a little back support and I will be able to sleep on my side better, without ending up on my back with numb extremities.

There are pregnancy body pillows, but I don't have money right now to buy one. I really don't mind sleeping on the couch for now if I have to to be comfortable. After all, I still have 5 months to go... It's only going to get worse.

I also can't really... bend over any more with out getting pain in my stomach. So that pretty much makes me useless.

Ah well.

So that's all that's going in. I'm tired, unable to sleep comfortably, and I can't bend over. :P


I gave up Facebook the moment that I got invited to Google+. I figured, no one would miss me (after all it's Facebook) and that I would not be missing out on anything.

Turns out, I was wrong. A lot of people kept asking me "did you delete Facebook?" and Brian got a few questions too "Where did your wife go?"

But it was no one I couldn't get a hold of or convert to G+, so all is well. The other thing? Since ditching Facebook, I've practically ditched Twitter too. Also, I noticed a few of my regular reads were only regular because they posted to one of those two websites. So I missed out on quite a few blogs lately.

I think it all started with me giving up my iPhone. I know that is unfathomable to some people that I don't miss it (yes, you Mom) but honestly, it's great. Did you know I only have to charge my cell phone once a week? And it only takes an hour to charge? You have no idea how great it feels to have actual keys under your fingers when you are typing!

I thought I would really miss being so connected and plugged in. Turns out, I don't. Every time I get online now, it feels like the first time in AGES, even though I work on the computer all day. I am not checking FB/Twitter constantly. I'm not checking Google+ constantly either. It's so... nice to be ....normal again!

What's one thing you gave up that you didn't think you could?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Scored Well

My brother in law is thinking of joining the Air Force. I told him I would help him prepare for the test they take, called the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) since he is a little worried about it.

Turns out,, the United States' official military page has everything you need to study and prepare for the test. And you can even take practice tests! Hurray! So I decided to see what was on the test, so I would know what to help him study for. I took a practice test and turns out, I scored really high... 80 being the lowest score I got, everything else was 100% haha

The test is a little brutal there were lots of things I had to wrack my brains over, like geometry formulas. And converting square footage to square yards. I remembered enough of it, though, it seems. Since I took the test, the government has been emailing me constantly. "Ready to take the next step?" Haha I should be like... "No. I'm 4 months pregnant. I just wanted to see if I was smart enough."

In addition to the online resources I found, our local library had a lot of study guides for the test, and I checked out 4 of them. They are all published in 2010 so they should not be too outdated. From my understanding they update the ASVAB yearly? Anyway, can't hurt. Plus it was free.

The brother is coming over tomorrow, I think, and we are going to have some fun checking it out. I think he's really ready for this step in his life and helping him study and succeed is one task I can handle!

Have any of you ever thought about joining the military? No matter which branch, just in general? Me, I could never go, I've got a bad ankle and you know... no desire! ;) It's nice to know that if I were able to go, I could get into the Air Force! haha

Have a great weekend!

Roller Coaster

I had a super rough day yesterday, my emotions were running up and down and back again. I won't really get into it, but let's just say that it was probably 15% pregnancy hormones and 85% circumstances. I am glad though, that I did not eat my feelings. I did however cry a lot and call Brian about every 15 minutes. I got his voicemail so many times he said it was painful to listen to each one since I just kept sobbing.
I finally took a xanax. 

Oh I got a call back from the dr's office and I have a "small" bladder infection which needed to be taken care of, pronto. So I luckily got a free prescription at Meijer and now I have to take (3) 500 mg pills a day for a week.

Anyway, today was a much better day. No complaints. 

I finally found a pain reliever that works. Tylenol for whatever reason doesn't do it for me. Excedrin has always been the only thing to help alleviate pain, whether it was from my ankle being stiff or a headache. I was looking at all the different types of Excedrin and they had one that was asprin/ibuprofen free. It's just acetaminophen and a little bit of caffeine. Tension Headache its called. And even though it's basically the same as Tylenol, it works. It might be the "placebo" effect or mind over matter, but it works, so that's all that matters (and it's safe for baby too!)

My parents got a pool yesterday (I know right? they just came over, had to run out and buy a pool!) I guess its one of those inflatable ones? It's 12 ft diameter and 3 ft deep so it sounds nice... not exactly a kiddie pool. Tomorrow I think we are going up for a visit and probably going to bob around in the water. Brian's all excited. He loves swimming hehe 

My slight sunburn went away, because I put some Solarcaine on it and it alleviated any pain/itching so I'm good there. Now I just need to go out every day so I can get tanned! 

And that's all for now. Not anything so exciting that you all were wondering where I went off to. I promise I'm not having too much fun with out you guys! 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunshine and Swimming

My parents and gramma came up today to take advantage of our apartment complex pool. This pool is huge, Olympic size, but L shaped. The water goes from 3 ft to 9 ft and it's so nice.

There were a lot of people today but it didn't feel crowded at all.

I slathered on my SPF 50 sunscreen and then got in! The water was so so so warm and inviting. It's 100 degrees here today in Fort Wayne with high humidity, so a swim was just what we needed!

However, even an hour in the sun swimming is too much for me to handle. My face is really really red (despite all the lotion)

I'm staying indoors for the rest of the day!

Plus, my grandma brought me snack foods and in the goodie bag? PUDDING!! Chocolate Fudge pudding... mmm...

She also brought me a lot of maternity clothes so now I almost have a full wardrobe, including pinstripe dress pants!

What a good day. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some pudding to eat.


I'm addicted to sudoku puzzles. Truth be told, I suck at them. Hard core. I love them, but I'm awful at it. I do my best to solve a square or a row/column, then I hit the "check for errors" button and correct as I go. I am a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.

Except not really. I don't eat pumpkin.

I only do it on the "easy" difficulty too.

I love doing these puzzles because its something I can do while I am working.

What sort of puzzles/mind benders/etc do you like to do when you're bored?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'll Bring You Down When You Are Up

Oh such is life. Ups and Downs. One minute you feel great, the next, uhm... not so much.

So I got a letter from my student loans telling me my deferment was up this month and could you please send us $150? Well... I don't have it. So I called them up and asked... am I eligible for another deferment? And I am! Hurray! Submitted the request on line and I have another 6 months, student loan free. Happy dance!! Now I don't have to scramble for that extra $150 this month!

Or so I thought.

Our phone company, with whom I parted ways last year, stopped sending me bills. I don't know if it's because I stopped paying them or if they just forgot about me or whatever. I owed $280 and paid off half of it in April. Then I decided that was stupid. They hadn't sent us a bill since January 2011. I decided not to pay any more until I got a notice it went to collections..... Fast forward three months... and yep! I got the letter today....

It went to collections. Can you please pay us $150?

Hahahaha..... oh karma.

But the difference here is... I only have to scramble to find the extra money this month, instead of every month.

Isn't it funny how life works out? Instead of having to pay an extra $300 this month, I'm still left with the extra $150 I had to originally come up with.

No worries though. Even if I don't get it paid before the first, it'll be paid by mid-August.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Today I woke up with a headache
Today I had cramps in my abdomen
Today I ate 2 Eggo waffles with butter
Today I got my dog to poo for me.
Today he stepped in it.
Today he got a bath
Today I picked up extra hours at work
Today I played Animal Crossing.
Today I took a shower
Today I did my hair and make up
Today I did the dishes...both in the machine and by hand!
Today I did some laundry... not by hand!
Today I listened to some music, cranked it loud and danced!

I got a lot done. I'm pretty much housebound (90+ degrees out, and no A/C or gas in the car) so I had to fill up my time somehow!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Battle of Minds

Mmmm friends. Friends, my mind is in turmoil. Well not really, but I am struggling. I'm struggling because my clothes are no longer fitting. I'm struggling because my waist is expanding. I know realistically, that this is the baby growing, not me. Here I sit, ever consistent at 222.8. Yet I feel like a balloon.

I took my measurements for the heck of it. I mean, why not! And I did not like the numbers. Boy... I am never doing that again.

My bust is 47 inches now, up 6 inches from the last time I measured it (Admittedly in April)
My waist... oh my waist... measured straight across the belly button... is 47 inches. Which is up 8 inches from my last measurement. I know that's all baby...but still...

My hips are 51 inches, up 4.

My body is obviously becoming a baby making machine. I know this. Yet its sad and a little bit overwhelming. I spent the last 3 years doing everything I could to be smaller. And these numbers are growing.

But, as Brian pointed out, it's not me growing. I've been at 222ish this entire pregnancy. Which means, as my waist and bust and hips expand... its not me. It's the baby. Which likely also means... I've actually lost weight.

The baby can't be growing and me staying consistent. So I have to be losing and the baby has to be gaining for the numbers to make sense. And it's true.

But I need to feel these feelings. I need to accept my body is changing. I need to get over myself. :)
And I will. I just need a couple of days to sort it all out. In the meantime, I have changed some things and now I am happier.

Firstly, I traded stationary bikes with my brother in law. He has a recumbant bike he doesn't use any more. I have Stella which I can't use any more. I can't sit on her for more than a few moments without my back hurting and my tummy hurting. So we traded. The recumbant has a nice cushy back rest and an elongated shape... it's sexy.

15 minutes a day. I did 8 last night just taking it for a test spin.

Also I got some more of my maternal clothes in the mail today. I got the shorts and that white and grey top. Sexy. The shorts? No zip. No button. All elastic. Perfect!

Anyway, so that's what's going on. Part of me is all like "wee! I look pregnant!" and the other part is like "OMG! What's going on!?" I'll get it all figured out though. I'm a champ.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bridesmaid Pics

Well here are some pics of me from the wedding. I laughed so hard because uhm... none are from the shoulders down. And in the other ones, they stuffed me in the back... I was the shortest one there!

Here you go.
Just me and Kayla. In our best pic ever.

Not overly fond of this one though

And here is what I meant... where they stuffed me behind all the tall people. And Kayla.

see me? in the back? Yeah, me either. 

Now to be fair.... I understand that I'm not really the most important person here. But every picture is like this. Even the ceremony was like this. I was the person most obscured from view throughout the whole wedding. It's pretty hilarious. But at least there are no embarrassing shots of my bat wing arms or anything. I'm neatly tucked away. 

Her brothers were the photographers. I'd get you a website... but I don't have one. Oh well.

Shopping Day

Today was the day. We went shopping. I some how convinced Brian that he needed new clothes too. He ended up getting 4 new shirts, 2 pairs of shorts (khaki colored) a pair of work pants, and some boxers! Wow!! He also bought Red Steel 2 for the Wii and 2000 Wii points. Talk about spoiled!!

We went everywhere today. We started off at Walmart, went to Old Navy, Game Stop, then we went to Gordman's, stopped by Arby's for chocolate shakes, hit up Goodwill, then we went to the mall and we went to an accessory shop called Glitter, where everything is a dollar... then we went home.

I don't have all of my purchases here, I did the majority of my shopping online. I did buy some things at Gordman's. I got a maternity top, pajama set and a nursing bra. I'm a size 40F now, up from a 40DD... :( oh well. It's super comfy though. Feels like I am not wearing anything. The pajamas and the top fit surprisingly well. I mean, I knew it was going to fit.... it is all Motherhood Maternity brand and the XL is my size.... but it fit really really well.

I went to Old Navy to see if they carried their maternity line in store, and not at this one they don't! so we just left :(

I did the rest of my shopping online. I bought 2 pairs of maternity leggings and a 2 pack of maternity tops. I also bought $10 of necklaces/earrings/bracelets "chunky" accessories to help make my outfits more interesting..

I'll post pics when I have everything, since most of my clothes are being shipped. I now officially have 4 maternity tops, 1 pair of shorts, 2 pairs of leggings, 1 pajama set. Which is plenty!

I am so tired. I really need to relax and put my feet up. My ankles are all swollen!

What really made me smile, all day Brian kept saying "this is the best day off ever! I never thought I would have this much fun shopping!" What a great day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Iron, Woman!

At the wedding this past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking to Kayla's sisters-in-law about their relative pregnancies. I was talking to E, whose son is just nearing 2, and she mentioned to me that it sounded to her like I needed to up my iron intake.

It's a common issue for pregnant women to become anemic, and that's because what little iron stores we had are rapidly used up by the parasite baby and we don't replenish them as often. Now, I am probably not anemic, because I had blood drawn 3 weeks ago and was not told of any issues (including anemia, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) so I am pretty sure I am in the green there. But she said that she felt so tired all the time, that even taking the stairs (!!) made her have to stop and catch her breath (sound familiar?) and she's a woman who is a marathon runner (I think.... or at least runs races regularly)

The other sister, A, said that she had gestational diabetes with both of her boys (now 11 and 7? I think) and that it was really bad. I'm so glad I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with it.

I noticed the other day that I am getting really tired again lately, and E's advice came back to me.. that I might need an iron supplement. I then remembered I haven't taken my prenatal since we got back from the wedding on Sunday. It's Thursday night. I checked the label, and there is 27g of iron in the vitamin, which is 150% DRV. I think if I just took my vitamin every day, consistently, I would notice less tiredness.

I'm trying to be a good pregger momma but it's hard, especially when I get all ADD and forget what vitamins are?? Out of sight, out of mind for me. I'll be placing these on my night stand so I don't forget them again!

Shopping: Maternity Clothes

I mentioned yesterday that I am not going to go hog wild with maternity clothes. I already bought 1 maternity top and 1 pair of maternity shorts at Here's what they look like

I was also looking at Old Navy, and they have a maternity section and a lot of the outfits they put together is basically a long, flowy shirt and a pair of leggings, with accessories. I can do that. The tights they have are $15, but Wal-mart sells the same pair for half that, so I think I'll get 2 pairs and then go to Old Navy and get a few tops.

Tell me how cute this stuff is??? I love all of the outfits, especially the first one and those tiny cowgirl boots... but I won't be buying them hehe. I don't need (more) new shoes.

I'm going to buy a few of the basic maternity shirts that they sell at Walmart for $7 each, and a couple of pairs of leggings, like I mentioned. Then I am just going to go with regular plus sized wear, just up a size, because if we have another baby, my maternity clothes might not fit. After the baby, I am not going to want to wear them all the time either. So I'm going to try and buy 50% maternity, 50% regular. I noticed in the Old Navy outfits that it's all about layering, so I am going to try and do that, and be more fashionable while still being cheap.

A store in the mall here sells costume jewelry/accessories like scarves, etc for $1 each, so I will hit that up too and pick out some matching fun chunky things.

It's been a long, long time since I was able to go on a shopping spree and I am really looking forward to it. I am so excited. I think I deserve it too :)

I'll be sure to model them all too!

Hormones Suck

Hormones suck. Just so you know.

It's like PMS except worse.... I am perfectly fine all day then out of nowhere, I start bawling. Why? I am not sure. No particular reason.

My skin is dryer... in some more sensitive areas.

So I bought some cocoa butter and I took a Xanax and hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.

Being pregnant sucks.

Nighty night all

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Empress Needs New Clothes

Okay... it's official. I need new clothes. And I am not happy about it... well I love shopping, but I'm pretty bummed.

All of my jeans don't fit anymore. My tops aren't long enough any more. I feel very.... "fat". I know I'm not. I weigh the same as I did pre pregnancy. I know I have a baby bump starting to show. But I am getting mixed messages from my brain.

I'm happy to buy new clothes. And I don't really mind the bigger sizes/maternity wear... I'm just sad. Sad that I have nothing to wear.

I feel so mismatched and out of sorts. I am pretty much reduced to 1 pair of work out capris and 1 pair of work out pants, and that's about... it. I have a pair of shorts but I'm not crazy over them. I have a few shirts that are long enough for my tummy but only barely.

I'm going shopping, dammit.

We are actually doing really well this month money wise, and Brian is getting a check for a commission, so we deemed this "clothes money" and we are going to go clothes shopping. Both of us. He wants new clothes too. So off we go!

I'm actually looking at right now in their maternity section and it's a little impressive. Not really GOBS of clothing, but more than I expected. And so cheap too! I bought a flowy cardigan top with a tank top and a pair of maternity shorts, both on clearance, for under $20. There were some other clothes I really liked but I could only buy 2 right now! don't worry.... they're on my wish list!

I'm also going to check out Gordman's too. The last time I was there and bought some clothes, I ended up in the maternity section (accidentally!) and kept marveling at how cute the maternity clothes were there, so I'm going now that I am knocked up!

I don't know where Brian will want to shop. I'm pretty sure he will like Gordman's. And he will like Walmart too. I don't know if he will want to go to Kohl's or not. He's weird when it comes to clothes shopping. He's all into polos now so he might just go to Goodwill and buy out their stock! (at $4 a shirt... yes please!) Unfortunately, there wasn't a great selection for bigger ladies/pregnant ladies last time I went but that doesn't mean I won't look!

Hmmmm  I should probably tell Brian I bought some clothes online... he will be happy I got only 2 items and they were both on clearance. Now that summer is officially over (according to stores) it's a great time to get things on the cheap!

I'm not going to go crazy with maternity wear, since it's such a fleeting experience. I got those shorts which will only last this summer, but I'm also going to buy more "active wear" like leggings and yoga pants because those are really forgiving. When fall/winter hit, I'm going to get a pair or two of pants, but I am just going to buy bigger tops instead of maternity cuts. There are also empire waists, which make *anyone* look flowy and pregnant.

Oh the woes of the pregnant lol

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glorious Day

As you can tell from the title dear bloggy friends I am out of my funk of the previous night. After eating 4 Eggo waffles with syrup and butter, I figured it was time for bed. I let out all of my frustration and fears before sleeping and really talked myself through it. I ate the waffles because I was hungry.

Aside from a lot of head congestion, a minor sore throat, and a temperature on the verge of "fever" I am in a great mood today. I got paid, and I didn't even know it. The one bank account sends me constant emails to let me know where I am money wise. Here's your daily account balance! Oh hey, a deposit was made to your account over $100 limit you set! etc, etc. The other bank account doesn't, because I haven't set it up. So I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was paid 3 days early (gotta love direct deposit) and I hadn't even noticed!

I sat down at the computer with Google Calendar, the calculator, and my bank account open. I took out my debit card/ check book, opened up each bill website in a different tab, and started paying them all. I wrote down  how much more I had to pay than just the minimums. Some of the bills I didn't have enough to pay all of the minimum last month, so it was carried over to this month. I knocked out everything except my car payment, Netflix (which comes out automatically next week) and rent due on August 1. Wow! Just... wow. It felt great to be able to pay everything.

Brian also gets 2 more paychecks this month, a check for a commission he's done, and he's been working 30-35 hours a week lately. He makes really good tips, about $10 an hour. Since he's been working a few 9 hour days you can imagine my delight when he comes home and hands me a big wad of cash :)

Also, even though it's 3 weeks late, we are celebrating this Sunday with his parent's for his birthday and his brother's birthday... so likely he will get some birthday cash as well :)

They say money can't buy happiness, but it sure can set the mood. I haven't been this happy (or this able) to pay all of our bills for a few months. I forgot how nice it was!

I'm off to study for my exam. I got 2 days to prep for it, and it's open book so I'll be fine. :) I'm going to start making some home made mashed potatoes and chicken & noodles. Yes it is 90 degrees out. But I want comfort food today :)

I'd Be Lying....

Well I didn't pass the second part of the exam. Luckily I was invited to re-take the exam this Thursday.

I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't sad. I'm actually really really bummed out about it.
I'd be lying if I said that wasn't what I (half) expected... it seemed a little too easy, and I sort of rushed it last minute since I was going out of town....

I'd be lying if I said I was confident I was going to pass this time. I know what I need to do. I need to read and study the guidelines (all 125 pages) and run the simulator until I get them all right. It will be tough work, but I really want this job.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't want it.

Because I do. I want this job so much. I feel like crying. I feel like sleeping, like hiding, like eating chocolate chip cookie dough... but I am not going to. I am going to take a Xanax, go to bed, have sweet dreams, and get up and deal with all of this tomorrow.

Thursday I get to take part 1 again. I know I passed part 1 the first time, but scores don't carry over, so I have to take it again.

I was explaining it to Brian. "It's like the test for your driver's license. Just because you fail it the first time doesn't mean you're a bad driver. It just meant that you were unprepared. You practiced and studied a little harder, and passed it the next time."

And that's true! Brian failed his twice, but he's never had an accident. Me on the other hand... well... I failed the written portion once (and lost my driving test waiver), then I failed the driving portion once... and then I had 3 accidents in a year... so... uhm... I really need to study. I may not be the best example for that analogy!

Anyway... I'm going to watch some Mythbusters and really try not to dwell on this anymore. I feel all funky and not myself at the moment.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Learning Patience

"Patient" is definitely not a word you would use to describe me. I'm impulsive. I have very little patience. I'm the kind of girl who secretly counts down to her birthday (yes, I'll be 24 in exactly 85 days, why do you ask?)

I'm also the kind of girl who wants all her presents NOW please! I hate waiting!

So this is a great time to exercise my patience.

I submitted the second part of the exam for my new job on Thursday. The deadline was this morning, and they won't send out results (whether you pass or fail- they will tell you both) until after the deadline. I've been cruising the forums and a lot of people have said it can take anywhere from 3-4 hours after the deadline (which would have been 7 am my time) or 2 weeks after the deadline. Apparently the length of time has no effect on the results, some people pass in 3 hours, others fail. Some pass at 2 weeks, and others fail. They re-invite you to take the test again though, if you fail, so that's good... I guess.

I feel like this job is perfect for me. Something I really want to do. I read the guidelines and it all made sense to me. I had no questions. I ran the simulation aid and got great results (85%-90% accuracy) and I found out that potentially I could work an unlimited amount of hours...... which would be fantastic.

Not only is this job something I would enjoy, I found out that there is relatively little feedback from the company (aside from reviews) which is another bonus. I work my best when I'm not worried that Supervisor A is breathing down my neck. I can handle constructive crit too (I don't like it... but I can handle it)

So I've resolved to stay away from the computer today until tonight when it's time for bed... I need to stop checking my email every few minutes!

It's a test in patience... and this one I'm going to pass.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Oh man I had a great time in Evansville. My best friend got married and I cried like a ninny from the moment I walked down the aisle to stand and wait for her to come through the doors... to the moment he kissed his bride... and again when they left on their honeymoon.

My best friend is married.

I'm so happy for her!


We had a great time, it really helped my parents were there too, otherwise it would have been a very lonely trip for Brian. I had to be at the church at noon and the wedding was at 3:30. We didn't know anyone else, except Kayla's family, and they were all so busy we barely spoke two words to them.

We made it there and back on $75 of gas (quite impressive really! considering gas was $3.75 a gallon and we drove nearly 800 miles round trip!)

It was a nice little vacation and I loved loved loved our hotel room. I really hope that we can go back :)

I missed my doggy too much though! :(

Have a great Sunday guys... tomorrow I'll know for sure if I got in at the new job or not, as tonight was the deadline for the exam (which I had submitted Thursday night) Surprisingly I didn't worry about it much at all on the trip but now that I'm home ... lol :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hello from Evansville!

Hello from Evansville, where it's a sunny 85 degrees and I'm sitting in a king size bed in a hotel that includes free wifi, a pool, a fitness center, and etc and what not. It's pretty nice!

after a grueling drive, I think its time for a little rest. The rehearsal dinner is at 6 pm and it's 4 pm local time, so I'm about ready to go take a shower and get ready... we still have to find the church! lol

Thank god gas is cheaper here (about .20 a gallon)

Have a good one guys!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eleven Layers of Delicious Christie

11 Layers of Me Quiz- Stolen from Tiffany at Spoonful of Me

LAYER ONE: On the Outside--

Full Name: Christie Farrar
Birthday: October
School: ITT Tech 2008

Major: Information Technology and Game Design
Current Location: Northwest Indiana
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Righty or Lefty: Lefty
Zodiac Sign: Libra

LAYER TWO: On the Inside

Your Heritage: German
Your Fears: Death
Weakness: Kisses :) ...hershey's.... actually any chocolate
Goal(s): To have a relatively easy birth, pay off debt, and get a house... not necessarily in that order
Relieve Stress: Pop a Xani, baby.
What upsets you: Bills. Bills upset me.

LAYER THREE: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow--

Your thoughts first waking up: FUCK!! (sorry... but it's true!)
Your bedtime: 4 am or later
Your most missed memory: Living at home :(

LAYER FOUR: You’re picking--

Pepsi or Coke: Cherry either is fine
McDonald's or Burger King: McDonalds.
Single or Group dates: "Dates"?
Lipton Tea or Nestea: Neither.
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee: Cappy!


Do Drugs: Nope.
Think you've been in love: Yes, and I married him.
Want to get married: Every day I get married to the same man. :)
Believe in yourself: Yes, it was only recently that I discovered that uhm.. I'm really happy with myself and my life in general and overall, even if there are some specifics I would like to change.

LAYER SIX: In the Past Month--

Drank alcohol: Nope! I'm pregnant so I abstain. I don't drink much anyway
Gone to the mall: Yes. Like, 40 billion times.
Eaten Sushi: No. I've never eaten sushi.
Gone skating: Not in years and years
Colored your hair: Mmmmaybe? I think I highlighted it.
Done something exciting: Yes! Listened to the baby's heart beat!!

LAYER SEVEN: Have You Ever?--

Changed who you were to fit in: Yes, before my mom sat me down and told me that it was okay to be the real me, because either way, there are going to be people who love me and hate me, and its more fun. And she was right.
Hid something from someone: Yes... but not very well lol

LAYER EIGHT: Getting Old--
Age you're hoping to get married: Ah, already done it
Age you're hoping to have children: I'm going to be 24 in Oct with a baby not far behind in Dec, so I guess then.
Want to travel to: Yes. Always

LAYER NINE: Perfect Mate--
Best Eye Color: Green
Best Hair Color: Dark hair
Short or Long Hair: His hair isn't "long" or "short" it's more like mini afro, or contained mini afro lol

LAYER TEN: What were you doing--

5 MINUTES AGO: Commenting on blogs
1 HOUR AGO: buying ink for the printer... again!
1 DAY AGO:  cleaning
1 YEAR AGO:  ....I can't remember lol

LAYER ELEVEN: Finish the Sentence--

I Love: my husband, dog, and at the risk of sounding cheesy, our unborn child
I Feel: tired, bloated, bladder-y
I Hate: cleaning bah
I Hide: my motives haha only sometimes
I Miss: my family
I Need: to finish packing! :(

Feel free to copy and repost.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dear Apartment... I hate you.

Oh I am being bad and taking a little break from cleaning. With only today and tomorrow to finish up before we're gone for three days, it seems like I still have so much to do, when in reality, it's not all that much. I have to vacuum, clean bathrooms, and finish scouring the kitchen.


But today there is a little more drama going on with the apartment... and this comes from the management. When we switched over apartments in March, we kept our same lease. Which meant, until September 2011, we were paying $630 ($615 for the apartment, plus $15 for pet rent). The new apartment is much nicer, with newer appliances and the normal rent on it is $635, add in the pet rent and that will bring us up to $650.

I got a call today from the office that we owed them $5? And when can you pay us this? Uhm... How much did I write the check for?

Her: "$630"

Long pause....

Me: "That's how much my rent is." (trying not to get snarky)

Her: "No, it's not. It's $635"

Long pause....

Me, confused: "Then why is it $635 all of a sudden?"

Now it was her turn to pause....

Me: "I mean, we switched apartments in March, but it was agreed that we kept our current lease, since we were only 6 months into it."

Her: "Oh. Okay. Well you are already getting a $15 discount on the apartment, plus the $15 for pet rent, and that brings you up to $635." (635-15=620+15=635)

Me: "Hmm no, that's not right. We were in [old apartment] and our rent, with pet rent, was $630, and [owner] said that when we moved, we would keep our current lease and rent payment until it was up in September."

Her: "Hmmm... well I'll give her a call and find out what's going on."

Me: "Okay, well call me back and let me know. I'll cut you a check for $5 if I have to." <-- WTF... it's $5... I paid $630.... but whatever.

Her: "I'll call back if its an issue."

Me: "Okay thanks."

...To be fair, I over paid by $5 two months ago... but that means um... I should have a $5 credit not a balance due lol

....Oh apartment life. I'll be so glad to be done with you.

Now I have to finish sorting some laundry and make some chicken salad sandwiches (Yummy!) with REAL mayo :P

PS my regular jeans don't fit me anymore either (and it's not the mayo!) so I'm wearing stretchy yoga pants and capris. Lol :(

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Skinny Jeans Don't Fit No More

Oh happy day! I put on my pair of skinny jeans today and they don't fit anymore! I can get them up my legs, thighs, and bum, but when it comes to buttoning them across my waist... well fu'geddaboudit!

I was a little concerned at first, but I still weigh less than I did when I bought them and I haven't gained any weight... which means one thing!


That's right!

It's here (barely!)

The only way you can tell is my tummy sticks out just a smidge further than my larger than life boobies, and my stomach is rounded out a little more... my flab doesn't look quite so flabby... its turning into a beautiful baby bump.

At almost 4 months, I'm surprised it took this long hehe :)

In other news, I took a 20-30 minute walk outside with the hubster and the pupster and I was walking faster than both of them, I even jogged for about 45 seconds! I definitely have a lot more energy! Ask me again how I'm feeling in about an hour and a half when I crash from the adrenaline high ;)

I may have gotten a little sun too, my arms feel tingly like they do when they are on the verge of burning... so it will be SPF 50 for me when we go out again in 45 minutes for Brian to get his hair cut.

I'm feeling very refreshed and full of energy lately... It's hard to sit still. It's partly the weather (BEAUTIFUL), partly the upcoming wedding weekend (Can't wait!) and partly because I'm past that pesky first trimester.

Have a great day! Enjoy the weather!

Monday, July 4, 2011

125 Pages

Oh man... so I started the simulated practice test for this new job and apparently... its a little tougher than I thought lol :)

I really need to study the guidelines. There are 125 pages of rules, examples, and exceptions. I stupidly printed them off... and now I'm waiting for it to finish printing. I guess I'll go to the store and grab a binder, highlighters, and a hole punch so I can at least be organized. It's an open book exam so I'm not too worried. I also need to pick up Brian a tie for the wedding. I found a nice one at Wal-Mart for 1/4th of what JCPenney wanted for the same tie... so I'll be headed out there to snatch it up!

Thank goodness for ATMs too, because I don't like using cash and I need to deposit a lot of it, so that will be a fun experience as well....

Then its back to here, to sit and study and highlight and play with colors... while I try to figure out exactly what it is I am supposed to be doing.

The first part of the exam is just over the guidelines, and it's 24 questions that covers 125 pages... talk about condensed! Also, to me, that means a lot of sifting to find the right answers. The second part (which I only get if I pass the first part) is 144 theoretical queries. I have until Monday, July 11th 00:01 PST to complete both parts.  I'm also going to be out of town from Friday, July 8th, to Sunday, July 10th, with NO internet access.............

So today is a study day, Tuesday is a partial study day/part 1 of the exam, and Wednesday is waiting for the results, Thursday will be exam part 2... and the weekend will be for simultaneously panicking if I got the job/ celebrating my best friend's marriage... it should be fun!

I still got 75 pages to go...

Sense of Taste

My sense of taste is off today. Everything tastes funky. And things that tasted fine yesterday taste kind of ... gross today. I've never had this happen. I wonder if it's pregnancy related?

I don't know. But it's irritating.

I'm really cranky right now I'm trying so hard not to be but it seems like this day is never going to end. I keep praying that it will eventually end and I'm sure it will, but it's taking its sweet time! :(

Things that taste weird

Diet mountain dew
Apple juice
Juicy Juice 100% Berry juice
Chicken Melt from Steak 'n Shake
Fries from S 'n S....
Refried beans and chips

... like everything tastes weird. I'm not sure if I burnt off all of my taste buds or what, but it's annoying.

I brushed my teeth earlier thinking that was it, and rinsed out my mouth real good and nothing... still tastes "off"

Even water has a really weird taste to it.

I'm hoping its something to do with my angry pregnant self today and when I go to bed I'll feel better tomorrow.

And taste better.

Dear Blog. I promise not to bitch any more today.

What am I thankful for today? Hmm... OH! I got part 1 of my exam for this new job. I have 7 days to complete both parts. I also got access to guidelines and a simulator, so I will be practicing for a day or two before I take the exam (it's open book.... like it wouldn't be! lol) so I will be just fine. I am a little nervous/excited. I'll know by July 11th if I have a new job or not! :) 168 questions is all that is standing between me and employment so I'm not about to fail :)

And ... end on a high note.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, DOWN!

I ate 5 baked potatoes yesterday. I must be craving potassium carbs. Either way, did I get a happy surprise when I got on the scale this morning! I weigh 221, so that is down a whole pound.

I am not actively trying to lose weight. I'm not even calorie counting right now. I'm just eating whatever I am craving simply because otherwise I would starve. I kind of hear that argument between Belle and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, when she says "I'm not hungry" and he yells "THEN GO AHEAD AND STAAAARVVVEEEE!" because that's how I feel sometimes.... if I can't pinpoint what I am craving, I don't eat.

I know, it's bad. But I'm also not huuuungryyyyy. So why force yourself to eat?

And now for something completely different...

I really wonder about some people. Like for instance, Jillian Michaels. She said on her FB page that she is going to do candle light yoga tonight to preempt some of the damage she's going to do to her diet tomorrow. I think it's kind of sad, really, that she can't enjoy ONE day without exercising? One holiday where she eats a bit more, and doesn't worry about what it will do to her waistline? Maybe its because she's famous. But I've noticed on the blogsphere that some people tend to think the same way.

Maybe it's because I hate exercising. But I always enjoy food. so I might be a little biased. I gotta go now, I only get an hour off between shifts so I'm limiting my exposure to screens. Carry on!

I needs me a potato.

Chicken Enchiladas

This weekend has been really hard on Brian. He's been working 6+ hour days Friday, Saturday, today, and he has another 6 hour day Monday. So much for a relaxing 4th of July weekend. The good news is he is making a lot of tips and that's money we could use. Technically we are doing alright now, but the wedding next weekend is setting us back for sure. Brian also only works 2 days next week (Monday and Wednesday) so any money he makes this weekend is what will get us through the next few days.

Since he's been working so hard he hasn't been home to enjoy my delicious baked potato fest I have going on here. He's requested I make something for him before he heads out to work today and that something is... Chicken enchiladas.

I love enchiladas!

I start off by boiling some chicken breasts. I let them cool, shred them and then toss them in a skillet with some diced onion and green pepper, and a taco seasoning packet. I put a little enchilada sauce in there too. Once it's all cooked through, I start filling the tortillas. Cheese, meat filling, wrap it up, place in pan. Repeat. Top with cheese and sauce. Bake 20 minutes.

I also got a package of instant rice Old El Paso Mexican Fiesta or some such. Yum. Brian really wanted refried beans too but I didn't pick those up when I went to the store. I might send him out for some and some more cheese (I've been using it on my potatoes... eep)

So while you fancy pants are all out enjoying steak (jealous jealous) burgers, brats, etc (jealous jealous) I'm having me a Mexican Fiesta :D


I don't eat a whole lot any more. Bonus to pregnancy- it's shrinking my stomach! I'm learning again what a true "normal" portion size is because that's all I can stomach (literally)

So because I'm not eating, when I get a craving for a specific food, I pretty much always get it. Sometimes its cheese fries from Steak n' Shake, other times it's a chicken, bacon & swiss from Arby's.

Lately? It's been baked potatoes. I bought a 5 pound bag of Russets, and I ate 5 potatoes today. (4 of them were really small, so I doubled up on those). I put real butter, real sour cream, real cheese, and real bacon on them. Oh. My. GOD!! Heaven!!

I must be craving carbs and potassium because that is all I am eating! I'm happy it's not cheese fries, or fried chicken but of course I'm going to put butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon on it! It's what I want! I'm still sitting at 222 so I'm not losing or gaining any weight.

I don't crave sweets really, I'm a big fan of salty, but I've always enjoyed salty over sweet. I'd much rather have a bag of Chex mix than a bag of Peanut Butter M&M's (don't get me wrong, if I could have both, I definitely would.) ....that sounds delicious right now... dumping a little package of m&m's into a bag of chex mix, shaking it and munching on it all night... yummy...

There's an old wive's tale that if you crave sweets you're having a girl, and if you crave sour/salty you are having a boy. I must be destined for one of each though! :)

Today was so hot all I could think of was baked potatoes and milk shakes... so I might head on out to get a milkshake from Steak n' Shake (they're half off from 2-4 am & 2-4 pm)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Am A Bad Housewife

...There's no "I feel like I've failed in being a housewife" here. There is just failure. No seriously. I'm not putting myself down, it's the truth.

Let's have some examples!

I never clean! There's no "I worked all day and don't feel like cleaning" excuses. Because I don't work all day ever, except on the weekends, and I still don't clean. I never feel like it. Hahah. So I don't clean. My husband used to be organized, then he gave up, I think, because of me. I don't know, let me ask... "Probably."


I don't cook every day. Why? Well nothing is clean for a start, so there went all my motivation to make whatever it is I was going to make. Secondly, I am lazy.

I don't do laundry... like EVER.

Anyway... I'm making a concentrated effort to be a better housewife. Not a perfect one.

That's one of my goals for this week. To do a little each day and to get it all done before this weekend, since we are going to be gone for 3 days.

So far today, I've done 2 loads of laundry and 1 load of dishes, and picked up the living room a bit. I'm trying to keep occupied and away from screens as much as possible if I'm not working. I've been getting migraines again so I think limited exposure to screens will really help.

Today it's so stinking hot out, in the low 90's and in the apartment its 78 degrees, so I'm trying not to think about the heat. Got my water, got my baby blanket I'm crocheting, and trying to keep positive. I might get me an ice vest hehe I think that sounds great :D I've been putting ice packs on my head to help keep the migraines at bay. Tylenol just isn't cutting it for me the stupid medicine isn't strong enough and I can't take anything else so it's time for me to quit complaining and just suck it up I guess. :) Big girl panties... on!

Hope you all have a safe, awesome 4th of July Weekend :D

Friday, July 1, 2011

Flats, Crossed Fingers, and Organization

I got my shoes for Kayla's wedding next weekend! I bought lacy flats with a bow from Torrid for $30. They came only in wide widths, so I bought them with two things in mind: comfort and practicality. They have to be comfortable for the wedding next weekend, but also as I get further along in my pregnancy, my feet are going to swell and my shoes have to be comfortable. I don't want to end up buying another pair later on, so I got these in wide.

Aren't they the cutest? :3

When I got home from shoe shopping, I checked my email and in it I found a job offer!! :) I have to take an exam between Monday, July 4th and Monday, July 11th before I can start working but I am pretty sure I'm in, since I signed all these forms and sent them back, and they scheduled the exam. Unless I fail it, I'm going to have a new job!! I'm so happy!

Bonus: It is a work from home job that pays 3 times what I am making at my other job, and it's still only part time, so I can keep both jobs!! Hurray!! All of your good thoughts, prayers, and of course, my prayers have been answered!! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't fail this exam. I won't of course.

Brian and I had a 'serious talk' last night/today. He wants us to be cleaner, and more organized since we are having a baby. Well I agree. And I came up with a solution. Brian's mom is home all day long and doesn't have a car, so she can't go anywhere. She's depressed. She wants OUT of the house, and when we went to see her yesterday she practically begged me to come over and pick her up. She said she would even clean my house for me. So I've got me a cleaning buddy. We figured it out. She will come over once a week and help me clean, and I'll go over there once a week and help her clean, and both of our dogs will have someone to play with! Isn't that nice?

Brian's mom is a really nice lady and we actually have a lot in common. Remember when I hurt my knee? She's going through that exact same thing right now. She is so on board with all of our decisions regarding the baby and I think she's probably happier than any one I know (except for my dad, he's pretty happy too)

Plus I get major bonus points from Brian. He's been worried about his mom for a while because she's stuck at home all the time. His dad works 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week and doesn't want to do anything on his day off (I can't blame him) so we are going to figure out our schedules (read: my schedule) and then I'll take her out a few times a week to get her all happy again.

I'm also immediately writing down anything important on a calendar. I'm trying to get in the habit of making sure I have important dates, events, payments, etc all written down so I don't forget later. I'm making an effort to stay organized! Let's hope it pays off.

Anyway, I gotta finish my dinner (Stove Top stuffing... don't judge) and then I am going to do some laundry LIKE A GOOD HOUSE WIFE