Tuesday, November 24, 2009

crazy easy

i've been at work for about 45 minutes and am already to get out of here.  it's a short day, though...i leave here at noon to head to the doctor for my 1st trimester screening (ultrasound) and then i've got about a million things to do before we hit the road to wv later tonight. 

i'm really looking forward to going home...i haven't been home since sometime in september, which really surprises me.  just had about a million things going on, it seems.  we should get to the g'rents at 10 or so tonight, and won't be returning to MD until sunday evening sometime.  it's a long break, but i'm a little worried about leaving the boycat that long.  d swears he'll be fine, so i'm holding him to it...

no real complaints on this end.  surprised, i'm sure.  things have been rolling along fairly smooth lately.

in the spirit of thanksgiving...
things i'm thankful for at this moment
  • my husband, who makes me laugh.  (dreams of fried eggs and random voicenotes come to mind)
  • the dot aka baby hughes
  • finding jeans that fit last night (this is a biggie, as i've been looking for over a month)
  • my grandparents for treating me like i'm their daughter
  • bestie, lovely, and richmond friend time this week!
  • my in-laws
  • girl time with my FF, which always involves good talks, good food, and brutal honesty
  • super mario world on wii and the penguin suit in the ice worlds
  • bloggers - because they keep me educated, and pass my time at work
  • dmb - for making the drive to work much more bearable, and for many other things
  • DVR and TiVo
  • stephenie meyer for writing one of my favorite stories and leaving me twilight obsessed again this week
  • good health insurance coverage
  • my prenatal vitamins for keeping me un-sick so far this year
  • my iPhone - i can't help it, i'm addicted, and i love it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

four things

as i'm already bored at work, and i've only been here 45 minutes, i thought i'd do this little survey i found on another's blog from a few years ago.  (what can i say, i've been blog stalking)

4 things i did 10 years ago - 1999
  1. recovered from a break-up from my 1st real serious boyfriend.   ah, josh colegrove.  would say it'd been awhile since i'd thought about him, but he updates on facebook more than i do.  hehe
  2. drove to canada with my mom - that was a good night...
  3. started my 1st job - i was 16, working as a cashier at foodland (sidenote:  i honestly did love that job, ended up working there until 2005 - through almost all of college - working as an office clerk and later as the evening manager)
  4. scored 64 points during the basketball season...haha.  and yes, i was proud of that number.
4 things i did 5 years ago - 2004
  1. skipped A LOT of accounting classes to do things that were more fun:  eat out (black bean soup from chilli willi's or cheese wedges at o'charleys or white cheese dip at rio), go shopping or because it flooded
  2. went to walmart at midnight, bought a single rose, some black spray paint, an offensive card, and a lemon meringue pie - and proceeded to leave it on a doorstep...maybe we got caught that night and maybe i peed my pants from laughing so hard, maybe.
  3. officially formed the AAA and dreamed of owning a CPA firm with that same name some day (although i'm kinda glad that dream didn't come true - not sure i'd wanna work at a CPA firm, let alone own one)
  4. went on my 1st cruise (grand cayman islands, cozumel, and key west) and fell in love with cruising and all of key west (i'm a parrothead, what can i say?)
another sidenote:  i was married to my 1st husband in 2004 and we went through a LOT of crap that year (my mom had recently passed away, his dad was in iraq) but still my favorite memories are with the girls.  wish i'd realized this then....

4 things i did yesterday
  1. watched biggest loser from tuesday night with my hubby and found out that rebecca and daniel are now dating, and am still trying to figure that one out
  2. talked to my poppaw for almost an hour, which included a very detailed description of the cole slaw he made using my grandma's kitchen aid mixer - don't ask.
  3. read a few chapters in breaking dawn
  4. sat at work, bored out of mind, for 9.5 hours
4 shows i love to watch
  1. biggest loser
  2. big brother - when it's on
  3. grey's anatomy
  4. top chef
4 things i love to do
  1. see DMB in concert.  i'm kinda having withdrawals, just a lil.  i realized this morning when JTR came on my iPod
  2. travel - for fun, not for work
  3. play dr. mario with daniel
  4. see the odometer hit a "milestone" number - 9,999 or 12,000 - anything even or a repeat of the same number
i guess technically i'm supposed to tag people, but i'll let you guys do it if you want, though i think amanda should definitely do it, because she hasn't updated in FOREVER!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


today has been the longest day in history.  no, really, it has.  i should've checked the almanac.  wish they could tell me those things - november 18, longest day of your life.  on this day, dmb tix will go on sale.  on this day, you will be so bored at work that you want to quit.  avoid your hubby this day - he will be cranky.  i think it'd be very useful.

i'm seriously looking forward to next week's holiday festivities.  i am going to enjoy a fabulous 6 days away from work, and will be spending the majority of it in WV - catching up with fam and friends.

that's all i got.  i think the longest day dried up some brain cells.

Monday, November 9, 2009

happy birthday, dear seuss....and maybe a bit of a breakdown.

yesterday was my birthday!  i love birthdays like you wouldn't believe.  love them.  would throw a surprise party for everyone every year if possible.  :)

the birthday celebrations started saturday with manda and jay.  we drove down to their house, ate dinner at outback, and then went to see the capitals hockey game.  it was my 1st time on the metro and everything!  okay, fine, i was a little proud of that.  it was a really good time...i didn't know what to expect at the game, but it was very fast paced, and we all had fun!  plus we got the best ice cream ever while we were there.  aunt manda and uncle jay bought the baby this:

love it!

anyways, the birthday celebrations continued into yesterday.  daniel and i got up early and drove to morgantown to meet jill, janie, and the madi girl.  we ate outback - yes, again - and then went shopping.  jill was trying to find some maternity clothes, but had no luck.  madi is a babbling fool now.  she talks soooo much.  she's even saying aimee plain as day, and trying to say daniel - it sounds more like dannel.  lol.  i was really happy to see them, but it made me really want thanksgiving to hurry up and get here so i can see everyone else!!!  i have plans made for almost every day that i'm home over thanksgiving.  i'm soooo looking forward to the long break.

let's rewind for a second.  friday night was a big breakdown by me.  huge, even.  i think daniel wanted to kill me.  i'm trying to decide if it was all pregnancy hormones related...who knows?  whatever the case, it was bad.  so daniel and i went out to dinner friday night (japanese steakhouse food - yum) and then went to the mall to try and find me some jeans that didn't make me leave them unbuttoned. well, no department store had maternity jeans for plus size gals. none. so i went to lane bryant, and the size i normally wear is too small in the waist....so i try the next size up...too small in the waist, still...but WAY TOO BIG everywhere else. so we left the mall, and I was just not happy, because I had no clue what to do. well, i guess i was being a lil cranky, but i honestly just didn't have anything to say, i was just bummed that nothing fit, and i was mad at myself for being fat. so then we get home, and daniel's all like i don't know why you're so upset, you need to calm down, it's not a big deal. you look just like you've always looked. so i started crying, and just didn't say anything, and continued to cry FOR OVER 2 HOURS. because i couldn't find a fitting pair of jeans. seriously.  anyways, i ended up ordering a pair of jeans from old navy in a size bigger and a pair of their maternity xxl jeans. just to see which i need. through tears, mind you. he went to bed like an hour before me, and i was still crying, and finally when i went to bed, he was like are you okay now, and that made me cry harder. i fell asleep crying. my eyes looked so bad saturday morning.  the next day we stopped at the motherhood outlet store in leesburg, and they carried plus sizes. i tried on 2 pairs of maternity jeans, which were all way too big. i did buy the bella band thing, though, and i think it's gonna help. funny thing is, when i got up saturday, i weighed and was down 4 lbs, and my jeans fit.  lol.  all of that over a bloated stomach.  nice, huh?  (in reality, i think missing my mom might have something to do with it all - my birthday is always hard 'cause it's the last time i spoke to her)

okay, this a long post - especially for me, as of late.  nothing else new - going back to the doctor on nov 24 for the 1st trimester screening and there's a *slight* chance we might find out the sex of the baby, and then i go back on the 30th for my 14 week appt.

is anyone else having crazy warm weather?  it's almost HOT here!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


i kinda suck at blogging, huh?  i've been SO BAD about updating lately.  i'm never, ever, ever on here.  it's harder for me to blog from work now that i don't work at massey, so i find that i rarely post anything new.

obviously i made it back from memphis okay.  it's GOOD to be back in my own bed.  for those wondering, yes, i tried the bbq, but i didn't make it to graceland.  the trip could've been much worse - but hey, it could've been better.  looks like i'll be going again in february, but it'll only be for a week this time.  i think that was part of the problem - 12 days away from home! 

i had my 1st doctor's appt for the baby today.  daniel took off work to tag along with me.  everything checked out exactly as it should.  they couldn't pick the heartbeat up with the doppler - the doctor said this is normal at 10 weeks - so we got an ultrasound.  we could see it's heart beating away on the screen.  the baby kept moving around and i think it looked like a wiggling worm.  it's head is way bigger than it's body, too.  haha.   i'm so glad the appt finally arrived - it made all of this seem a lot more "real".  daniel and i were so excited leaving the doctor - i couldn't wait to tell everyone about the baby and about seeing it!

i'm up 4 lbs since getting pregnant...the doctor seemed to think everything looked great, and didn't act like i should be too worried about my weight during the pregnancy, so that was a good thing.  they want me to keep my weight gain at around 15 lbs.

i'll try to be bettter about this, but really - no promises.  but you guys should blog because i still read the updates!!! :)