Sunday, December 28, 2008

Do they know me at all?

I have to ask. I swear sometimes my family doesn't know me at all. One family member got me one of those really cool espresso machines for Christmas. The problem? I don't drink coffee. Of any kind. I hate it. I guess that is one item that I will be taking back. LOL I hope this family member doesn't come over and expect to have an espresso. LOL Wonder what I should buy instead? Hmmm. Such a dilemma. Also, should I tell this family member that I'm returning it? I've never really had to return a gift like this before.

I need more light

The lighting in this apartment is horrible. I have one floor lamp in the living room and it doesn't put out enough light. I need new indoor lighting. During the day it's fine when I can open the blinds, but at night I'd like a little more light. I wish we had an overhead light in here. Maybe with a ceiling fan. That would give me another advantage. I could lower my power bill if I had ceiling fans going. I swear my electric bill is higher in this apartment than it was in my house! But that is a rant for another post. LOL

You would think that I'd be tired of shopping

And truly I am, but I just can't help myself. I've been looking around for things on sale for the baby. My big thing is good price along with free shipping. I found several things at the above link that will work wonderfully! Not just baby stuff either. I will definitely be going back for a new laptop when this one finally dies. That might not be far off either. *sigh* They even had a good deal on a new eReader. I'll definitely be checking back for that when I'm ready to purchase one of those! You all know how badly I want one!! I'm trying to be good though and not spend too much money right now.

Where are you finding your good after Christmas deals?

Back home again

We got home from Florida last night. Another 11 hour drive. Ugh! I swear I used to make that drive in 9 hours! That is until I had kids!! I have to say that pregnant women should NOT be in a car for that long!! I feet blew up like balloons as soon as I took my shoes off. It was so uncomfortable.

Florida was nice though. The temp when we left TN on Monday morning was 8 degrees. In Florida we got into the 70s. Talk about nice!! It was great. No jackets or even long sleeves needed.

Christmas with the family was wonderful. As usual, my mom bought the kids more than was needed. We almost didn't have room in the van to bring everything back. The kids loved it though.

As much as I love going down there, it's good to be home. I sleep better in my own bed.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Who would have thought?

I always joke around that I have to get pregnant to lose weight. Well, it's true! I didn't lose weight with Joshua, but we didn't find out about the gestational diabetes until after I'd started gaining with him. With Ari I started on the diabetic diet at the beginning and I lost weight until 7 months. It's the same with this one. I found out I was pregnant in August and since then I've lost 11 lbs. I lose weight as fast pregnant as I would if I was using Fenphedra. LOL Granted it's not a lot of weight that I've lost so far and I can't really tell by looking, but it's more than I've been able to lose when actually trying. LOL I'll lose for a another couple months and then start gaining again. I'm hoping that this will be like after having Ari. I weighed less after I had her than when I got pregnant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just a quick computer check

Just checking to see if the computer is working ok. We've been having problems with it again even after coming back from the repair shop. *sigh* Looks to be working for the moment though. LOL

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Thinking about vacations.

Is it too early to be thinking about summer vacation? I have been anyway. We usually go to Amelia Island and stay with family for a week or so during the summer. I love it there, but I think I'm ready for something different. I don't want something that is hugely expensive like Disney (although I'd love to take the kids there one day) and I don't want someplace we would have to travel a long long way. Maybe I can talk the family into going in with us and making it a big family vacation. We can get one of those Outer Banks rentals in North Carolina. If everybody goes the cost would be down for all of us. I think it'd be fun. It's kind of hard to get all of us in my mom's apartment on Amelia so this way we could all be together and spread out. That sounds good to me. LOL



Got tagged!

I got tagged for a Meme too! My friend over at monstermash40 tagged me for the 7 weird/unusual things about yourself. Let's see if I can come up with 7. LOL

1. I hate to cook. I love to bake though. Cakes, cookies, candies. I just can't stand to be in the kitchen to cook a meal. I put it off as long as I absolutely can.

2. I'm a tomboy. Have been since ever since I can remember. You will normally see me in jeans and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Having said that...............I absolutely love to get dressed up. Like formal dress. Hair and make up done.

3. I hate to unload a dishwasher. I don't mind loading it, but unloading it is definitely on the list of things I hate to do. I would rather hand wash a sink full of dishes than unload the dishwasher to put them in.

4. I love to go fishing. It is so relaxing for me. Not sure if that would be considered weird or unusual though. Maybe because most people who know me outside of the family don't know that. LOL

5. I enjoy grocery shopping. I used to hate it, but now it is just about my only time away and to myself. I turn on the Jovi and enjoy the time to myself. LOL

6. Speaking of shopping. I really hate to go shopping. Christmas shopping, birthday shopping, whatever. BUT..................I love to go with my mom. I could spend all day shopping with her.

7. I love to read, but only romance. It's an escape for me and it's mindless. I need mindless entertainment sometimes. LOL I can read an entire book in a matter of hours. I hate to start a book if I know I'm not going to be able to finish it that day. I once stayed up for 24 hours straight reading. I took the book with me to the dinner table and the bathroom. I HAD to finish that book!!

So there you have my 7 things. Not sure how weird they are, but there ya go.

Ok, I'm not going to tag anybody, but feel free to participate if you like! ;-)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Looking for ways to save money

So, with the economy the way it is right now I'm looking for ways to save some money. I'm looking at all of our bills and seeing if there is a way I can reduce them. I've decided that I can't cancel the life insurance on any of us, but I can look into changing my insurance providers. I've been with the same company for car insurance since I was 16, but if I could find something cheaper I would be willing to look into it. With that said, who do you have your auto insurance with and how much is your monthly premium?

Did you notice?

I have a new countdown ticker. There is a Bon Jovi concert coming up and it's a Fan Club Only event!! We just found out today that it is not going to be the whole band though. I'm a little disappointed with that, but not enough not to go! Heehee! We don't know the venue yet either. Just that it is in central New Jersey in February. Yes, I'm nuts. I'm going to New Jersey in February!! It's gonna be fun though. I can't wait!!

I'm so tired of hearing these words!!!

"Mom!! I want that!!" It's all I hear these days. Every single toy commercial that comes on Joshua wants whatever it is! The latest? He wants one of these rc helicopters. I've tried to explain to him that it is rude to say that all the time or to demand a certain toy. He doesn't seem to get it yet. *sigh* He wants to tell everybody we know exactly what to get him for Christmas or his birthday. How do I convince him that this is not the polite way to ask for things?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Black Dagger Brotherhood

Ok speaking of lusting after things. I am in love/lust with a few vampires. Yeah I'm serious! I just finished reading a series written by J.R. Ward called the Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are 6 books in the series and another one comes out in April. I. CAN'T. WAIT!!! I finished the last book a couple day ago and I'm already having withdrawals!!

It took me awhile to start reading them. I had several friends who have read them and recommended them. I didn't think I would be able to get into the whole vampire thing, but oh boy did I!! They are fabulous!! If you like to read I really really suggest that you pick them up! If you do, let me know what you think!!

I was soooo cool!!!

Ok, I'm in lust with a media room. I went to visit a friend and they have what they call a media room. They have a huge plasma tv mounted on the wall with the fabulous home theater seating and surround sound. OH. MY. GOD!! I was in lust immediately. And then she turned it on. Yeah lust! No other word for it. I swear I'm such a guy that way. LOL

Family update!

There really isn't much going on these days. Ari is still taking the antibiotics for her reflux. She has an appointment with the urologist next Tuesday morning. It's at Vanderbilt at 8am. Wish us luck not only with the appointment but with traffic getting there. We have to drop Joshua off at school at 7am so it's going to be cutting it close getting downtown on time.

Joshua is doing really well at school. There were some struggles with him adjusting to being in "real" school the first nine weeks, but it seems to have worked itself out. He is loving it and learning a lot. I'm very proud of him.

Christian is doing well too. He moved into his own apartment in October. We hadn't seen him since June until last weekend. We all had dinner with him. It was great to see him. The kids really miss him. So do Michael and I. I hope he can come with us to Florida for Christmas, but he isn't sure he can get off work. We shall see.

I have had a nasty sinus infection for over 3 weeks. I went to the doctor 3 different times. I had 2 rounds of antibiotics, a steroid shot, and finally a steroid nasal spray. The spray is working finally. I was miserable. I can finally breathe much better. Still having problems at night, but not as bad as it was. My next OB appointment is next Wednesday. I will get an ultra sound and then see my doctor. Yes, we are going to find out what we are having. We are all excited.

Michael is doing well. Working hard as usual. We are getting to spend a little more time together just the two of us now that my doctor made me stop working. It's been really great. We don't get enough time to ourselves.

Is this a new diagnosis?

I've been wondering lately if the fibromyalgia diagnosis is a new thing. It seems that I have a lot of friends who have been diagnosed with it. I also hear about it more on tv commercials. I'd never heard of it until a few years ago. How common is it? I kind of wonder if I am hearing about it more these days because I'm getting older and my friends are older as well. It's pretty scary though. At least for me. It tends to make everyday things much more difficult.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

We are back!!

Whew, I hate being without a computer. Ours died a little over a week ago and we got it back today. Of course we lost everything so I have to go find all my favorites again. I hate that, but at least we are connected again. There are several posts I need to do to catch everybody up on things. I'll get to those in the next few days. I definitely have to do the last UGA regular season game recap. It's not gonna be pretty. Ugh! I'll catch everybody up on the kids and the pregnancy. Nothing major happening though so be prepared for boring. LOL