Sunday, February 24, 2008

Various Items of Interest (to me)

We finally had a fairly big snow in my part of New York on Friday. It snowed a minimum of 6 inches...which is fabulous. There was a enough snow so that Rascal, Reuben's new best friend, had to hop around in the snow. But what can he expect? He's a mini daschund. Very cute to watch. Unfortunately, no pics of that.

Here is my car all covered in snow. A little advice for those of you who don't do so already...if you put your wipers up before it snows the windshield is easier to clean off...and the added benefit is that if there is ice under that snow, you won't tear the delicate rubber off of the blades. Learned that trick from my dad.

Handsome Reuben in a snowy close-up.

Another beautiful Reu pic.

I might have more to share in the next few days...keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's been way too long

Life has been an interesting road to follow these last 9's been going from dull slow to fast, fast, fast! Chris and I are feeling well. I'm on vacation, but we're trying to buy a house, and there has been a lot of phone calls, looking at houses, making appointments, doing mental math...blah, blah, blah.

Last week is also is the week where I woke up one morning and my pants just don't fit anymore. I finally look pregnant and not just chunky.

On a happier, more fun note I am on vacation and I'm hoping to get a ton of sewing done. I'd like to start the alien baby quilt this week plus a few other minor projects. Nothing big.

The last thing I want to share is the lovely, lovely, lovely orchid I bought myself at the bulk buying club I belong to. the quality of this orchid is has 3 branches of buds. I got it for 15.99...anywhere else it would have cost upwards of $35.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Where does the time go?

Sorry I haven't been around recently...I had about a million meetings after school this week, so by the time I got home, I was I sat around and did nothing. Not a thing. Sad, because I really should be purging the apartment of things we don't need because we will eventually have to make room for this baby if we don't find a house. And even if we do find a house, we're going to have to purge before we move just to make things easier.

To make it up to anyone who visited and was disappointed, I took pictures this week for your entertainment.

This is especially for Marta who requested a picture of Reuben in his new hoodie.

Reu will whimper when he's on his dog bed if he's cold...the result is a snuggle up with a blanket. Sometimes, when we're lucky, he gets up and walks around wearing a cape for a while.

This is the fabric that I stashed away to make a baby quilt with. I actually bought it when my friend CA was pregnant and I wanted to make her baby a quilt. I think that whether I have a girl of's my kid and it will probably love aliens as much as I do...right?
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

See number 48 in the last post

How psyched am I that Tom Petty sang American Girl for the first half time song? Uhhhhh....can we say super psyched? Psychodelically psyched? Monsterously psyched? I just don't know!

Meme from Marta

I need to be dong something while I watch the Superbowl. I grew up in a track and field house...I didn't understand football at all until I was in high school. Yikes!

  1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes!
  2. Have you ever smoked heroin? Nope. 5th grade health class gave me a healthy fear of herion and LSD.
  3. Do you own a gun? No, but one of my brothers owns 3. He's a cop, so I guess that's allowed
  4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Sonic? We have no Sonic anywhere near me!
  5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Only before I go to the Obgyn and only recently because of the baby. Otherwise, it's not a problem.
  6. What do you think of hot dogs? They might be my favorite food. I love them..especially the dirty water hotdog you buy at carts in NYC. Good God, those are heavenly.
  7. Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Story. I love it so much, when I taught in NYC, I would show it to my English classes on the last day of school just for fun.
  8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? I used to drink Starbucks religiously, but now it's OJ.
  9. Can you do push ups? Yes, more than 10, but less than 20. All the girly kind.
  10. Why is there a missing questions here?? I don't know, Marta, but there is.
  11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? The only pieces of jewelry that I wear are my wedding ring and engagement ring.
  12. Favorite hobby? Sewing, reading, watching the tube.
  13. Another missing question, whoever came up with this one can't count! Even thought that's really not a questions, I agree (LOL)
  14. Do you have A.D.D.? No, but it does run in my family.
  15. What's one trait you hate about yourself? My avoidance of things and situations that make me over-emeotional. I should just learn to deal instead of avoidance!
  16. Middle name? Janet.
  17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment... I wish I looked pregnant instead of just chunky, why isn't there any ice cream in the freezer? How many people are on Warcraft right now instead of watching the game?
  18. Name 3 things you bought today... toilet bowl cleaner, a hoodie for Reuben, maternity pants.
  19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? seltzer, gingerale, orangina.
  20. Current worry? Will I ever feel the baby move?
  21. Current hate right now? Crazy, over dramatic, twin carrying co-worker who has sent more than 10 emails since Friday morning.
  22. Favorite place to be? Martha's Vineyard or Maine. Acutally, any place where I can hear the ocean, thank you.
  23. How did you bring in the New Year? At home watchin' season 2 of Lost with my husband.
  24. Where would you like to go? New Zealand, India, Ireland.
  25. Name three people who will complete this? Chai, Zumba Kim, Trixie Belden
  26. Do you own slippers? Yes, they look like sock monkeys.
  27. What shirt are you wearing? A seafoam green t-shirt
  28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Nuh-uh. Jersey or flannel, thanks.
  29. Can you whistle? Really loud...I used to walk the halls of my high school whistling the Andy Griffith theme song. Fun!
  30. Favorite color? Blue
  31. Would you be a pirate? Maybe for a job in between jobs...might be fun to do for a while.
  32. What songs do you sing in the shower? I usually don't sing in the shower.
  33. Favorite girl's name? Eabha (pronounced Eva), Edan, Caitlin
  34. Favorite boy's name? Ronan, Decland (Chris hates all my fav boy names)
  35. What's in your pocket right now? lint
  36. Last person that made you laugh? My husband...because Reuben looked so awesome in his new hoodie.
  37. Best bed sheets as a child? Disney's Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. My mom made them into curtains once they got a little thin, too. Thanks mom!
  38. Worst injury you've ever had? Pinched nerve in my shoulder.
  39. Do you love where you live? I love NY! Although, Maine is my favorite state.
  40. How many TVs do you have in your house? Two...the living room and the bedroom.
  41. Who is your loudest friend? Quite possibly CA
  42. How many dogs do you have? Cats? 1 dog but no cats...Chris and I are both allergic, but we looove cats.
  43. Does someone have a crush on you? One of the kids at work does.
  44. OK, ANOTHER one mising - someone messed this meme I think. Hmmmmm interesting, I wonder what those questions were? I think the missing questions should be: If you were a type of cereal, what kind of cereal would you be?
  45. What is your favorite book(s)? A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Sabriel by Garth Nix, anything by Janet Evanovich because she makes me laugh so damn hard.
  46. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter cups.
  47. Favorite Sports Team? Team? There are no teams in triathlon or track. Humph!
  48. What song do you want played at your funeral? American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (I knew there was a reason I was watching the game)
  49. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sadly, I was watching Sleepaway Camp on Monsters HD.
  50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Why did I stay up so late watching Sleepaway Camp?

That was Tom Petty on tv yet?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Double Cootie

Chris is feeling tons better. Thank goodness. We got a phone call this morning from his doctor's office. I couldn't figure out who was calling so early, and I really wanted to know who hit me in the back with a two by four. The phone call wasn't all that early. It was 9:3o...which is really late for me to sleep. We were informed that Chris' flu sample came back apparently Chris just had some kind of bacterial thing. Gross. Not only that, but as a result, I've got Bronchitis...again. When I got up for the phone this morning, I started coughing a bit and called my doc once I got off the phone with his doc. I'm now on mild anti-biotics (that are pregancy approved) because I want to nip this thing in the bud. I saw what Chris went through and I can not go through that. I think body aches and a slight fever are enough for me to handle considering all I can take is Tylenol. Blah. I've already called in to the library tomorrow, although I'm sure I'll be feeling better, I don't want to be in that panic of trying to reach someone from the library on a Sunday's nearly impossible.

I hope all of you are doing well out there in BloggerLand!