Well, it’s looking like my blogging break is going to have to extend for possibly another two weeks until I’ve actually taken my work-related Continuing Education test (essay test over a textbook I’ve been reading for almost a year on things that are way over my head).
I miss blogging and realize that probably only 2 of you will actually read this entire post, but I’m feeling chatty and wanted to get a few things out. While I’m totally ignoring my Google Reader, I’ll do my best to return the visit…for whatever that’s worth. Better yet, if you want to direct me to a specific post, I’d love that, too.
The biggest news, which I wanted to do in a post of its own but am too scattered right now to do a post on one topic, the biggest news is…
|Baby at 19 weeks|
So thank goodness no Baby Billy Bob. Though, she’s endearingly known now as Baby Billy Sue. I know, I know. I’m not a redneck, but I can’t help that I married one. [Scott isn't really a redneck, I just tease]. Think those are little fingers tips by baby’s head? And Little Miss already has several cute girlie outfits courtesy her future Grandma and Auntie. Of course, she also has a Harley tshirt courtesy other Grandma and Texas Rangers tshirt courtesy future daddy. First annoucement of Baby is here.
I’m also buckling under pressure and posting the belly shots (courage thanks to Trish Hey Lady who is my pregnancy twinner). I’m a little embarrassed of these because it looks like I have no belly–which isn’t the case (though it is on the small side, I think for 19 weeks). Perhaps the slimming black wasn’t the best choice but eh–ironic that when I’m pregnant and have gained xx pounds I finally take a skinny picture. #lifedoesntmakeashredofsense And yes, in second pic I am sticking my tongue out at mirror.
Other random thoughts of late:
Scott took it upon himself to make a pumpkin pie on Monday night without my help. I wasn’t really paying attention to what he was doing until he asked “Isn’t there an easier way to do this?” I looked over and he was shaking salt from a salt shaker into a teaspoon. How adorable is that? But the pie turned out delish.
I’d like to be granted an extra 2 hours every day (up from my normal hour wish) so that I can start making a quilt for Baby Billy Sue. Forget Scott’s quilt—pink is so much more fun than motorcycles. I LOVE this quilt–and it kind of makes me like the name Georgia as well.
When I saw these coffee cups at Target I literally ran down the aisle to get them. And then skipped all the way back to cart. They make me ridiculously happy.
Sometimes I wonder why I keep “Blog about 2009 trip to Europe” on my list of things to blog about. Even Sturgis 2010 is getting far away. I mean, at this point will it ever get done?
I’ve had baby names picked out since I was ooooh, 5 years old. Though, Gertie from ET is no longer on the list. It never occurred to me until recently that Scott might not like my names. This is very hard for me to reconcile (said name is extremely popular in several countries though I personally only know one person with said name).
My orchid plant has a little bud on it. I’m hoping it’s a flowering bud rather than a worm thingy. Any tips for “dormant” orchid plants? I keep watering them hoping one day they’ll sprout back. One seems to be in leaf stage right now—wondering if I need to repot it. What do you think? Bud or worm thing?
Scott has been nagging me for almost a year to decorate our new house. I HATE shopping and am a pitiful decorator/accessorizer. So, I’ve been slowly buying things here and there (which is how I think it should be done). BUT, he’s been changing out the light switches around the house and there are several switches with no plate—just bare switch. How is that any different from the fact that we have lime green drapes hanging in our family room? Pulllleeeeze.
It really irks me when I get a pistachio nut that isn’t cracked all the way. What do you do with these? Do you toss them or use a nut cracker or…gasp…crack them with your teeth? PS. Irk was a “word of the day” my mom gave us when we were little. I still use it all the time. Always after “it really…”
Last time I did one of these random posts I listed out the posts I’d like to write given the time. So, here we go again with last time’s list plus some additions:
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Just Listen, Les Miserables, The Book Thief
*Audiobooks: The Carrie Diaries, The Hunger Games, Paper Towns, When Engulfed in Flames, Freakanomics #fail
*Trips: Europe, Sturgis
*Trips I’d like to take–and possibly pictures from trips long long past
*A post about The Princess Bride I’ve been tossing around in my head [idea now drafted on paper]
*A mission to use my kitchen appliances (but then I’d have to actually do the mission)
Yummy food I’ve cooked–wish I had better pictures Cookies, Cookies, Pie
I’ve been toying around with the idea of writing about something personal that happened to me–not sure if this would be a good idea, though as the subject makes people uncomfortable (I think I answered own question) Mentioned during announcement of Baby
*Musicals I adore
*Songs I sing aloud to in the car
A list of all the books I’ve reviewed since this blog isn’t indexed well and probably never will be [Though list is now outdated]
*Book Club Recommendations
*Books I wish I could make time to read a second time
*Books that I would recommend to the well-read and/or adventurous reader
*Several Sunday Salon post ideas
What to do about the old blog [Who cares. Not sure why that blog still has over 400 subscribers? Big indicator that high subscriber numbers doesn't really indicate all that much]
*Our summer learning how to sail a sailboat
*Top 10 favorite Christmas albums and Christmas songs
*What it means to be an Aggie and how I’m oddly excited UT is not bowl eligible this year.
Yup, the end. Oh ya, one more confession. It’s officially December 1st and my Halloween Village is still on full display. Not sure it will come down until after I take that damn test for work.
What random things are on your mind lately?