Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A little update

I'm a bad blogger, but maybe I can do better.
I had a baby, his name is Wesley and he was born on February 8th.
I would like to blog a series about him "52 weeks of Wesley" So far i'm only a week behind, so I'll blog those 2 weeks and then hopefully every Tuesday I can post about him, in all his awesomeness.

My pregnancy was really easy at first, no morning sickness, I felt better than I've felt in my whole life and had lots of energy. Then I went to my normal dermatologist appointment, had 2 moles removed. They came back Atypical, so I had them largely excised. I was 29 weeks at the time of surgery, and it was not fun at all.

I also failed my glucose test and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, that was not fun either because I had to adhere to an "eating plan" (its not a diet!) and exercise. I got a Wii, it called me obese, its in the cedar chest.

I managed to gain about 50 pounds while pregnant, and got up to 253.4 or so, yesterday I was down to 226, I'd like to be back to my normal 200 by Christmas, and if I'm less than that I'll be really happy.

At this point I remember next to nothing about the past year that has to do with anything other than being pregnant. I worked, but I don't remember it. My house is under construction, and I'm sure we've made some progress, but I don't see it.

Nothing exists but Wesley right now, well, sometimes Ben does.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Looking for a patio set

I'm looking for a small patio, or bistro set. I'd like to have two chairs, a small table, and possibly a settee. I don't want wicker - but a good quality plastic wicker look would be fine. metal is a plus, but I don't want any bendy seats. I don't want arms on the chairs unless they are wide. I don't want a glass table top. I am picky.
I very much like Martha Stewart's set at Kmart. but the chairs are bendy, and the seats rather small. the settee is nice though. I like these rocking chairs, but am not sure of the rocking mechanism and how sturdy it is.
This other walmart set is more than I am looking for - but there is a ton of furniture here for the price... it also has good reviews...
I will update this more later - i'm thinking out loud here for the most part

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chicken Lays an Egg

This is a video I made about one of my chickens. She is a princess and feels like she must lay her eggs atop the chicken coup..... she usually rolls them off the chicken coop, they go splat, and Henry runs and eats it. Gross. So if I am at home at 11 am I go out and catch her egg. One day I will attach a basket to the coop, its just not a priority right now. I hope you enjoy this, I plan on making more about all the stuff that goes on around here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Slacker Update!

I haven't updated in forever! Classes are going well. I'm actually studying and doing my work. I was a MUCH different student the first time around. Today I took a map test in International Politics and I was actually over prepared! I filled out about 50 countries when I only needed to do 10. I know my Professor Opie will be annoyed, but I was bored.

This past Saturday (1 / 31) I took my winterguard to their first contest. They did really well, and placed 9th out of 13 guards in their class. This is an improvement on last year and they had a good time. To read more about that you may go on over to the Grenadier Band Blog and see pictures of the girls as well as a video from practice.

50 books this year? That's going to be an ambitious goal. So far I have started two books. A devil to play, and Back on Blossom street by Debbie Macomber. I lost the former book for several weeks after a cleaning session, and found it last night. I haven't read a significant amount of either of them.... I've been reading text books, so maybe that counts?

Mystery Sock Stash DOWN!!! Its time to open another paper sack with some “surprise” yarn in it. I'll pick a pattern and start on those socks after I finish Rena's computer bag. I ran out of yarn for it so it has been living in the Rav bag for quite a while, but I will finish it this weekend when we go to CHARLESTON!!!!

The SCMEA conference is this weekend and I'm going to keep RR company and learn lots of stuff about band. Much of it will be over my head, like the Farkas book I got in the mail this week. I started reading that and felt like my brain had melted.

Currently I'm sitting in a Firestone store getting new back tired on my bug, and the car saga will be over for a while. Then we have to deal with Ben's teeth and then MAYBE we will have some relief!

I'll be posting this later when I have time at home and can format it properly online :-)
I haven't forgotten about getting the soaps out.... I'm just a slacker!