Wednesday, August 20, 2008

While I'm Waiting...

While I'm waiting for my freaking drawings to do their business, I'm going get rid of a little of this frustration.

So, today at work (still there by the way...) was not much better than yesterday. In fact, I'm thinking it might even have been a little worse. I'm not really sure why people think that they are the only ones whose stuff matters... Our freaking landscape architect just doesn't get that his damn trees are going to go in AFTER my site is graded and that I'm not going to grade around something for a damn tree... I don't have time for that and it's just not going to work!!! If he wants a tree put there, put a tree there... they'll plant it. Has he never been in the woods??? Does he not know that trees can, infact, grow on slopes??? WTF???? Ugh... So frustrating...

Okay, my drawing is back up and running... I'm going to try to finish up and get home at a relatively decent time...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hormones and Work... Not a good combination...

Well, before I get started on this day, here is the 26 week photo.  I can't believe we are almost 6 months already... Only another week and we are there... It's crazy how fast time goes by!

So, this day was probably the one of the worst so far... I'm telling you, these hormones don't take stupid people well... I had to take my pregnant butt outside for a breather this afternoon so that I wouldn't go on a murdering streak... Although there's no saying how long I'll be able to stay away from that!!  I swear to god people just push all the buttons at the same time to see what will happen... It's like the giant red "do not push" button that people can't seem to resist... I don't know what the hell the problem is, but it's not good.  And the doctor says "fresh air" is all that I can do... no happy pills for this pregnant lady. :(  Anyway, I was warned about this "east coast" work mentality before we moved out here and I didn't believe it until I got here and started working.  I can't believe how many people are so willing to throw others under the bus just to try to save their own asses instead of stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves... It's killing me.  All I can say, is I am SOOO proud to be from the Mid-West where we all know what a little hard work is and people actually treat other people with respect... Can't wait to get back to that... ugh... Anyway, the goulash is ready and I am so looking forward to that!!! A great way to end the day!!! :)

See you all in a few short days!! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008


So, I forgot to post this weeks' belly photo.  Whoops! Here is the 25 week photo, now that we are only a day away from 26 weeks... hehe!! :)  The belly is growing like crazy and the doc says that mama needs to control her weight gain... again... oops!! :)  So, I've been really trying to eat healthy and not eat out so much.  But I've been doing that for quite some time now and it's apparently not helping.  I guess your body will do what it wants to do!

Things are going good.  We are staying busy.  Did a little relaxing yesterday.  Got a good nap in. :)  ahhhh - much needed. :)  We took the dogs to the vet yesterday for more shots and Elwood had to get his nails trimmed.  The poor guy is crazy and we have to sedate him now to get his nails done... so we gave him a sedative yesterday before we went to the vet and the poor guy was knocked out ALL day... It was actually quite nice (for us).  Jake ran himself ragged at the park before we went to the doc too, so he slept most of the day as well.  I am so glad that we only have one more round of shots for the rest of this year... these crazy dogs are costing me a fortune!! So, we go on vacation at the end of next week and after that, one more round of shots, then a month later, he gets "the snip" and we are done for the year!!! Whew!!! :)

Last weekend Amy, Amanda, Beth and I had a nice relaxing girls weekend in Pensacola at Amanda's condo.  It was so nice!!! We sat in the pool and relaxed all weekend... We got pretty toasty while we were at it, but it's all good.  I'm pretty sure that's the only sun I've gotten since we were in the Dominican.  God - I really miss having lakes around!!!  I'm not much of a salt water, ocean girl, so I haven't been swimming since we moved here, except the couple times we used the pool at our old apartment.  However, we get to go home next Friday and get to spend the whole week there and you can bet I will be spending LOTS of time at both Day Hoff Lake and Lake Avalon!!! I can't wait!!! :)  Yea for fresh water!!!!!!!!!!  (We Michiganders are so spoiled and we don't even know it!!!)

Well, I don't really have much else to post.  Nick and I are going to head into DC and hit a couple museum's today and then, if we get home relatively early, I am going to start working on my baby quilt.  I meant to do that yesterday, but then I just didn't feel like it! :)

So, that's it for now.  I'm out!! Hope everyone had a good weekend! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Big Belly

Well, I've had a request to update the belly photo, so here is this weeks pic.  We are now 24 weeks and going strong. :)  As you can see, the belly is really starting to pop out!!! This little one is going berserk in there... Always kicking and moving and flipping.  It's a really cool feeling - until you get a foot to the bladder!!! haha!!

The family is doing well.  Dogs both have pink eye, which is lovely.  We had some medicine left over from a year ago when Elwood had it and I used it on them for a few days until it ran out, so I called the vet to see if I could just renew the prescription without making an office visit, to save myself $50... well, of course they said they can't do that because the prescription was written so long ago... so, in we go today and $80 later, we have the exact same medicine as before... lovely.  Thank goodness for pet insurance!! :)

The only other thing to report is that this weekend is girls weekend in Pensacola!!! Yea baby!! I can't wait!  Amy, Beth, Amanda and I are going to be doing a whole lot of gabbing and sitting by the pool and or beach since we will be staying at Amanda's condo on the Gulf!! I can't wait!!! Only 1.5 more days of work and then off to Florida for a much needed get-away!!!!!!!!!!  Yippeee!!!!