Saturday, September 29, 2007

Minor Breakdown

I haven't updated in forever...guess I haven't really felt like blogging...or maybe I've just had so much else going on... Well, we are painting the baby's room. First I painted all the walls a yellow marbled with cream...it was SO utterly bright. I love yellow, but, really, with the sunlight, it was blinding... so then I painted one wall cream, and it's much better. We're also going to be stamping some blue bees around the top of the room, which will add a nice non-yellow touch. Joel sanded and painted the dresser I bought this spring, and then we'll stamp some bees on it, too... when I bought it the guy told me that it had 3 drawers, and the bottom 'drawer' was a false front. Well, when Joel was working on it, he started tugging on it and got it open, and it turns out it's really a big drawer! It was so stuck that the guy who sold it to me didn't even think it was a drawer! So the dresser is HUGE! :) It will be SO nice!

I had a minor breakdown at Home Depot yesterday...pregnancy hormones are such fun...aren't they? We went to look for the bee stamp that we NEEDED for the baby's room, and Home Depot was out of it. The saleslady was not concerned at all. I guess she's never been pregnant, otherwise she would know not to say with a shrug, "Oh, well, guess we're out of 'em" to a 7-month pregnant lady who NEEDS the Pooh Bee Stamp that NOONE else carries and if she doesn't get it, her baby's room will be RUINED, and her child will NEVER be well-adjusted...anyway...I did say minor breakdown, and it happened mostly in the parking lot and was taken out mostly on Joel...poor guy :( Well, anyway...nobody else carries foam stamps for painting...not Walmart, not JoAnn's, NOBODY. So don't bother looking. We called Joel's mom because she had seen them in her Home Depot in Iowa, and she went and looked, and they were out, too! But then she went to Menard's, and they had a set with some Pooh stencils and 3 stamps- a bee, honey pot, and sun/flower! When she got up to the cash register, the whole set was only $1!!! How amazing! Then tonight my parents called and said they were at Menard's tonight and saw this (same) Pooh set for only $1 and picked it up for us! :) So now we have two sets! :) How funny is that? Oh me of little faith, right??? W

Well, I'm off...gotta pick out some kind of outfit for church...I got some new fall maternity clothes a couple weeks ago when I went shopping with a friend! She has some great secondhand stores in her area! I can't wait to wear my new stuff!! :)

Your Man...

1. Who is your man? Joel Hart
2. How long have you been together? We met the third week of our freshman year of
college, 8 years ago. We’ve been dating ever since!
3. How long did you date? We dated for 3 years and 4 months before we got married.
4. How old is your man? 27
5. Who eats more? Usually Joel…although when I’m pregnant I can give him a run for
his money. :)
6. Who said "I love you" first? Me. But he probably says it more often now.
7. Who is taller? Um, Joel. By a foot and an inch.
8. Who sings better? I don’t know…we both like to sing together…
9. Who is smarter? Probably Joel.
10. Whose temper is worse? Possibly me. :)
11. Who does the laundry? Me, if I want the loads sorted… ;)
12. Who takes out the garbage? Both of us, really…not a big deal since the dumpster’s
about 40 feet from our house.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? This question is confusing…is it when
you’re looking at the bed or laying in the bed? Anyway…I sleep on the side closest
to the bathroom. Whichever side that is. Always.
14. Who pays the bills? He pays them all online.
15. Who is better with the computer? Definitely Joel.
16. Who mows the lawn? Joel. Or Greg. Or the Grounds Staff…
17. Who cooks dinner? Usually me.
18. Who drives when you are together? Joel. Always. Thankfully.
19. Who pays when you go out? Joel. I’m so spoiled. I hardly ever bring my purse when
we’re together, he pays everywhere.
20. Who is most stubborn? Tee hee…we’re both firstborns…makes for an even
stubbornness match…
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Depends…. :)
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mostly his.
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me…in his Ford Ranger…on the highway…
24. Who asked who out? He asked me.
25. Who proposed? Joel, obviously. With a ring box inside a giant talking Pooh bear.
26. Who is more sensitive? Definitely me- I cry a lot, especially when I’m pregnant!!!
27. Who has more friends? I’d say it’s about even…
28. Who has more siblings? Joel- two brothers. I only have one sister.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Joel, thankfully. Otherwise we’d never get
anything done. :)

Love ya, Joel! :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Before & After

The following are sad but true pictures of my hall rug.



In case you can't really tell on the top picture, here's another one:



See how the left half of the picture is all clean and beautiful???? The right side is covered with yuck- fuzzies and hair and all???? I have had these rugs in my house for about 2 years now, and I could NOT get them clean other than by sticking duct tape to them and ripping it off. My old vacuum was broken, but with my birthday money, I bought a new one.
The difference is amazing. My old vacuum didn't have attachments either, so the new one is MUCH easier to clean with. And it's bagless, which is amazing, but I'm not telling ANYONE how many times I had to empty the little dust container part on my first round through the house! Just thought I'd let everyone know what I've been up to!

Aichmophobia: fear of needles or pointed objects

Apparently, I am aichmophobic. I went to the hospital lab today to have a routine blood glucose test done. You drink the orange glucose drink, wait one hour, get your blood drawn. Simple, right?

Well, first of all, I went to the lab at the busiest time possible, and had to wait an hour before I even got my orange drink. Then I had to wait another hour, and I went back in to get my blood drawn, so I could be on my way. At this point it was about 1:30, and I hadn't eaten anything other than an orange drink since 8 am. As I always do, I informed the lady drawing my blood that I have issues with having blood drawn, and I have passed out in the past. So the poor girl was kind of nervous to begin with. Then she couldn't find a vein in either arm...so she moved on to the back of my hand. She poked around in there for a minute, and I told her that it hurt and I was getting dizzy. She asked me if I could walk over to a cot and lay down, and I said,"NO".

The next thing I remember is about 5 nurses crowded around me, using something smelly to bring me back to life, and someone running out the door, yelling, "We've got a pregnant lady passed out in here! Somebody get some juice!" Praise the Lord that I didn't fall out of my chair, though, I just kind of slumped backwards, so I was very thankful for that! As if every shred of my dignity wasn't already gone, I practically choked on the apple juice, and was sitting there coughing like an idiot. Then, after I recovered, it was too late to do the blood glucose test, and I had just drank apple juice, so they called my doctor, and she said we would talk about it next week at my appt. So, to make a long story, well, a little shorter, I spent 3 hours at the lab today, and did not get a single test done.

I haven't blogged for a LONG time! I just haven't felt like it for some reason...who knows? Well, updates, then... we had an ultrasound in August, and found out that we're definitely having a boy! Everything is healthy with him (and with me, until today! ) He measured a little big, so hopefully that means he'll come early and not just be big! I have a picture to put up when I get my new scanner hooked up...soon . We went on vacation with Joel's family, to Arkansas, and that was really fun. We relaxed, watched Food Network, and swam a ton. I had my birthday last week, which Joel made really special for me. He took me to Chinese for lunch, took me to Walmart to get groceries, and bought me the afore-mentioned printer/scanner combo. Then he cooked me supper (pasta, Texas Toast and salad- delicious!) and let me relax! It was a great day! I have been working part-time at camp, and also working on getting the house organized and getting everything non-baby out of the baby room so we can paint it! I've even picked out a paint color- Banana Peel Yellow.