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Monday, September 15, 2008

No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to be bad, and you just want to start a new day or go on vacation? Today was one of those days for me. :-) I'll try to add the positive things in as well though.

It started out feeling very very tired. I seem to be more tired the last week or so. I got to work and found out one of the other receptionists was not coming in.(Positive #1, The store that I get a muffin from had resees chocolate muffins today, they were so good) Ok, I thought, thats fine. Usually my job is not very demanding at all. But today was a new thing. I was so busy talking to so many crazy people. (I do applications over the phone for legal aid) I hardly got to eat anything for lunch, which for a pregnant person, that is not a good thing. I had to leave work a little early to go to the dentist and get a cavity filled. That in and of itself would make your day bad.
So I got my cavity filled and it was very painful. I hate the dentist. Meanwhile, I'm still starving and can't eat anything because my cheek is numb. So I came home and layed on the couch for a half hour or so, and Richard came home. And he had a nice little yellow slip to present to me (he got a speeding ticket). That really throws everyone for a loop. He was irritated and I was trying really hard not to be for his sake.

Then I had to go grocery shopping. (postivie #2, I saved $37 on my bill, now that is pretty good). I always feel like I spend so much money so that isn't very fun. We are going on a mini vacation with Richard's brother and fam, and sister and Fam on wednesday, so I had to get a bunch of stuff for that. We are all kinda splitting the food. When we got home, I realized that I had forgotten the ingredients to make puppy chow that I was going to make for the trip. So Richard went back to the store for me.(Positive #3, I have a great husband who will do that for me, even when he has a lot of school work to finish before his 6:30 A.M. class) Meanwhile I'm making another kind of cookie (Centennial crunch) that requires melting butterscotch chips and peanut butter together. OF course I must've burnt the chips or something becuase it started to turn solid. but I still managed to get somewhat of a cookie made out of it, and it still tastes the same. But I'm embarrassed to take my famous cookies on the trip becuase they aren't normally that weird looking.

So Richard gets home from the store and I go to make the puppy chow, and I have to mess that one up too. Who messes puppy chow up? I am usually a pretty decent cook. But again I feel like I wasted all those ingredients, and of course I'm embarrassed to take not very good puppy chow on our trip with us. UGH!!!

And just remember while you read all of this, I am pregnant,(maybe I can blame all of this on being pregnant, at least my mistakes) very very tired, and all I can think about is laying down and sleeping.
So its 8:15pm right now, I'm ready to give up on everything, go to sleep and hope that when I wake up tomorrow things will be brighter and better. :-)
And in one more day I am going on vacation to the Beach!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Real Doctor's Appointment

Friday Sept 5th I had my first real Doctor's appointment. If you have talked to me about the doctor already you know what I'm saying real. I had an apointment near the beginning of August and had high expectations I guess. But they only took us into an office and asked us our family medical history and sent us away. They didn't even weigh me or anything at all. So I was kinda annoyed and still wondering if things were ok. I thought that appointment would give me some relief of the worry but it didn't do anything. Plus I knew my next appointment wasn't until Sept 5th and that felt like so long to wait.
But the day finally came. It was so amazing. The appointment itself was really quick but she said everything was great and looked completely normal and good. The best part was that we heard our baby's heartbeat. Richard said it was one of the coolest things he has ever heard. :-) She pointed at my stomach and said we should be able to hear it right here. As soon as she put the thing on we could hear it right away, loud and clear, and very fast and steady. Not much else to say about it, except it was so cool. I wish I could still hear it and listen to it. :-)
Its so amazing that its only the size of a Kumquat this week, and weighs less than an ounce, but we can still hear the heartbeat. God is so amazing, and we are learing so much more about his work of creation through finding out about our baby. Its so cool! :-)

My birthday

It seems that we always do something big for my birthday instead of our anniversary. The timing has just worked out better. Last year we were still in CO for my bday and on our annivesary we had just moved to Scranton. This year, we knew that NOvember would be a terrible time to try to do something because its close to the end of the semester for Richard, we will probably be moving into a different apartment, and I will be a lot larger (bellly wise).


So we planned a little gettaway, and tried to do it as inexpensively as possible but it was really fun. Friday night after work we got everything packed up and drove to a state park not too far from here and camped. Of course the weather here has been so AMAZING for like 2 weeks prior and the whole weekend/week after our camping trip. But the one night we decide to camp there is rain predicted, and yes it did rain. But it was just a steady drizzle and didn't really make it miserable. We got there and set up camp, then took a walk, (we had rain ponchos) and then when it got dark we went inside the tent and just read for a while. We were both pretty tired from the whole week, (and I seem to be constantly exhausted lately) so that wasn't bad for us, and we really had a relaxing time. By morning the rain had stopped and it was a beautiful camping morning. We lounged around a little and then went for a hike. Of course if I was my normal self this hike would've been a breeze, but by the end of it I was pretty tired, but very glad that we did the hike. We had lunch by the lake front at the park, then started our drive down to Doug and Steph's house.( Richard's brother and sister in law).



There we chatted for a while, then went for supper with some old friends from college. Its so fun to reconnect and spend some time together. Its fun to chat about how our lives have changed now. I think I will forever be friends with the people I went to school with. There is just a funny connection.



We woke up early Sunday morning and started our drive to NYC. I had never spent very much time there, but it was so cool. Doug and Steph helped us a lot with knowing where to park, and explaining a little about the subway/train system. We didn't have much planned but just wanted to see the city. First we went to Battery Park where we were going to get in line for the ferry ride, but we would've had to wait for a very long time and it was more expensive that we originally thought. (and we were trying to do this as cheap as possible). Richard had done it before and I was fine with seeing the Statue from far away, and so we were both content with that. (we both are pretty layed back about things like this). Then we went up to Times Square and walked around a lot. There is so much to see and all of it is so interesting. WE took a walk up to Central park. But come to find out, that park is huge with so much to do in it. We only saw a little part on the southern end of it. But it was still cool. By that time I was pretty tired. So we rested and just people-watched. NYC is the best place to do that. After that we walked back down to 34th Street and saw the Empire State Building, walked through the famous macy's, which by the way is so big. It was so incredible how big it was. By about 3pm we started heading back to our car.



We had made reservations at a restaurant called the Melting Pot that was located on the Jersey side on the water front facing the city. It was pretty easy to find and was such a great experience. It is a little pricey(the only thing we splurged on:-)) but you don't regret it. I could go on and explain all he food we tasted but it really wouldn't mean that much to you guys. But needless to say, the atmospher, the food, the experience was all so much fun.



WE finished pretty early about 8pm and walked around the waterfront which was so cool. Then drove the 2 hour ride home. It was such a fun weekend. We enjoyed ourselves so much. And one of the best parts of the weekend, is we still had labor day off (my actual birthday) so we could rest and get ready for the busy week ahead. It was so great. We will remember it forever. :-)

Then on Monday night, Melissa (richard sister that lives here in the area with us) came over with a beautiful cake that she made for me and a very very cute purse that she made. Perfect way to end my birthday. (Although I did miss being with my twin, and the rest of my family)
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