Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby it's cold outside. (And me with no one to cuddle with!)

It's still blustery and cold outside. Dustin should still get to come home tonight, but it won't be until the other guy gets there. It could be awhile. Our house is freezing! Our windows are drafty, what do you do? I left the furnace temp where it is and turned on the gas fireplace instead. That's warming up the living room.
I'm cuddled under a blanket with our dog Molly next to me. Gracie is curled up on a dog bed on the floor. We're snug.
I did some more drywall mudding today. I know, it's shocking! I will probably go up and do some more in a little while. I've been up there 4 hours today and was up there about 5 yesterday. So, I'm making progress.
Well, I'm going to stay here and stay warm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taking a break in the action.

I'm exhausted tonight. I have been doing some mudding upstairs. Dustin is at work until tomorrow night, so I'm hoping to have the room ready for the primer when Dustin gets home. I am only able to work for so long at a time and then I have to take a break. It's a bit frustrating for me.
Anyway. I thought I'd show everyone what we've been up to with the remodel.

This is the dormer we added to the east side of the house to the attic. Dustin, my dad and Tyler did most of the work. They did a great job. It still needs siding.

This is the dormer from the inside. Early on in the attic remodel project. It added some great space. When it is finished it will have built in bookshelves under the windows. There are recessed lights going in and some pendant lights will be hung in the right corner. There will be a chair for reading and the crib will most likely be along the left wall. It is bigger than it looks in the picture.

This is the inside framing for the windows on the south side of the house. The windows make the room very light. As you will see soon.

These are the windows installed. You can't tell the light comes in because I took the picture in the evening, but you should later on.

This is when we cut the hole in the floor for the stairwell.

Here my dad and Dustin were building the stairs. It took Dustin and I a long time to come up with the measurements of rise and run to make the stairs work and we still had a few adjustments as they went up. But they are usable now.

Here is Dustin during insulating the stairwell.

This is the doorway into the bedroom at the top of the stairs. It will have a french door.
Here is where we are right now. Finishing up mudding the drywall. It was some work to get it measured and up. We found out just how out of square our house it. There are a lot of corners to mud, so it has taken quite a bit of work, patience, and endurance. Hopefully tomorrow we can get up some of the primer.

So, there you have it. Our progress. Hopefully new pictures by the end of the week because we should be ready to maybe paint and start staining the woodwork.
Good night.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Getting ready for baby! Baby Stuff! Baby Stuff! Baby Stuff!

I took some pictures of some of the baby stuff we have so far, the cutest stuff anyway. I don't have lots. Holding off because of the attic remodel, but you can't expect a pregnant woman not to shop some. So, here is some of the fun stuff that we've gotten so far.

This is the cow and horse. Auntie Reyna bought one and I bought the other. They will be so cute with the crib set I bought. They are also incredibly soft. I can't post a pic of the crib set right now, it is packed away so it won't get dirty and I can't get to it without help. It's all farm animals! Absolutely adorable.

Baby Trend Car Seat. In Santa Fe, I think. This is part of a travel system with a matching stroller. I'm not dragging that out for a picture. I love the handle. It is really comfortable to hold. Safety ratings were good. I loved the color scheme of this car seat set. I wanted something gender neutral so we can use it for another baby. If our baby is going to be as big as the doctor suspects right now, baby will not be in this car seat for long.

Two pack of long sleeved onsies with pants. I bought these right after we found out we were having a boy. I needed to buy something blue. I loved the puppy face because it looks like our puppy Gracie. The other one says...
Is there any doubt? Our baby will totally be huggable.

Now, for the little Norwegian. Dustin's co-worker Noah picked these up for the baby. Thank you Noah. They are too cute and I can't wait to have him wear them to the Lutefisk dinner at the bible camp or maybe the one that we go to in Jamestown. If you can't read the onesies, they say...
"Where's the Lutefisk?" and "Where's the Lefse?" The hat, you should be able to read.

For the little monkey. I bought this sleeper to go with the monkey related gifts we have received already. It is too cute. I bought this at the same time as the blue clothes. It was a total impulse buy and I thank Dustin for just humoring me.

Here are the monkey slippers and stuffed monkey from Kris, Jeff, Devin, Tasha and Landon. They were part of a Christmas present. The slippers and the stuffed monkey all rattle.
The hat has monkeys on it too. It is from Auntie Reyna. I wish they had the matching sleeper, but they were out of it that day. I think I will return to the baby boutique where we found the hat and see if they get one in.

Finally, last, but not least. JJ Cole diaper bag. I looked at a lot of diaper bags. I wanted to find one I really liked, One that had lots of pockets inside and a changing pad. My hope was to also find one that wasn't too cutesie. I wanted one that I would really carry, since it will be my purse for the next several years. This will be one of the bags I use a lot. I have some other large bags that I will use as well, just to switch things up. I also have a black diaper bag, a small, basic one that will be perfect for quick trips down the road to grandmas or for Dustin to carry because it's not too girlie. The black one will most likely live in Dustin's truck. The one below. All mine. I love it. It has a great red lining too and the fabric is waterproof and will be easy to wipe off.

So, there you have it. Some of the baby treasure I have collected. I can't wait until we can use it or at least get it out for good. I'm getting antsy.

Well, this was a nice break, but I need to get back to mudding drywall. AGAIN!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Finishing the Day, Finishing my sermon.

My mom, dad and I quit early tonight. We got quite a bit done, but we were tired out. We ate supper and they went back to Nels and Harriet's house. I am getting my sermon wrapped up and get prepared for tomorrow. I would like to be wrapped up by the time Dustin gets home and since I'm writing a blog entry, you can tell that I am almost done. I just needed a little breather. So, I thought I'd write here while I play fetch with Molly. She needs a little attention, we've been upstairs all day, so she was alone most of the day.
Well, I better get back to work. Have a good night everyone.

I get to help again.

Yesterday afternoon, they started mudding. Dustin called me up to help. Why? I am really good at mudding and he didn't think my mom would kick me out again.
Dustin had to work today. Last minute thing. So, mom and dad are coming by later and we will continue with the seams and next stage of mudding. It should go pretty well. We mostly have the corners to finish taping, so that should go fine. I'm excited.
We'll see how well my dad follows my instructions today. That will be the test.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm glad the remodeling is progressing, I just wish I was needed.

Don't get me wrong. I'm glad that progress on the attic is happening. I just wish someone would let me help with anything. I ask what I can do and basically get told not to bother. There's nothing for me to help with. I know that they just don't want me to overdo it, but aren't I good for anything? Like I said, I appreciate all the help, but I get chased downstairs.
No one can figure out why I have gotten crabby. I get chased away. I went to town and said what I was going to do and was corrected on the order that I was going to do them in. (Does the order matter if I get the things done?)
I get looked at, whenever anyone comes down, like I'm lazy and not doing anything. When I offer to come up and help, I get told there is nothing for me to do. It's just frustrating.
To be honest, I don't have the energy to argue with them about it. I just wish I was part of my own house.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I just realized something! We're getting closer and I miss the puppy!

I just realized that there are now 59 days until my due date. That means we possibly could have a baby in less than two months. That's nuts! Good, but Nuts!
We are also getting closer to the attic being done today. A good push. All the drywall should be up by the end of the night. The taping and mudding will come next. We've taped and mudded about half, so, we're on our way. We may be out of our rut.
We took Gracie in today to be fixed. I miss our puppy. We get her back tomorrow. I don't think Molly and Winnie miss her as much, I think they see today as a day off from her overwhelming "puppy"ness.
Tomorrow, I get my Toyota back. This is another thrill. I haven't had it in about a month. I can't wait to have my own vehicle to drive again. Life is good.
Drywall, a puppy back home, a vehicle...Tomorrow should be a good day.

Drywall, Drywall, Everywhere

My mom and dad came today and are helping Dustin finish the drywall in the new bedroom. There's really no mudding or anything I can help with yet.
Tyler and Dustin got the roof of the stairwell done last night, that was big progress.
Dustin and I have really hit a wall on the remodeling. We've come so far, but then we look at it and see so much left to do. It is good that we have so many wonderful friends and family helping us, they have kept us motivated, carrying us a little further each time they come to help.
In pregnancy news. My new maternity clothes came Tuesday. I grew out of two pairs of early pregnancy jeans. I only had one pair of full panel jeans and needed another pair to get through the last two months.
So, two pairs of jeans, a pair of navy pants, those are for dress and for my ride alongs with my EMT-I class. I need to start riding along and try to get my patient contacts. I would like to have them mostly done before the baby arrives. I got a shirt. Finally, I got the best piece of clothing I could have purchased. I got a Bella Band. This is a spandex band that holds my pants in place, it is perfect. It also seems to hold my shirts down over my butt, that's just an added bonus. I had heard these things work well, it works better than well. I love finding a product that delivers what it promises.
Well, I have a sermon to write this week. It's been awhile. I am filling in for our pastor, he's out of town for the week. So, I better get cracking.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another night away from home and one more tonight.

I went to a class at the hospital last night with one of the hospital's breastfeeding consultants. The class was really good. I had a lot of questions and they were answered, which was good. I have read some about breastfeeding, but having a face to face person was helpful. It is a little bit less intimidating now. It's also nice to know that there is support in the hospital to help me. The hospital is very supportive of mothers who want to breastfeed and I like the consultant I met. I know the other one from college as well, so that is nice.
Tonight I am going to EMT-I class. We get to start learning IV's tonight. We first practice on model arm made for teaching IV's. After we get comfortable on that and have a certain number of successful starts then we get to start practicing on each other and other willing victims, I mean "volunteers." I offered up my arm to several paramedic and EMT-I students from previous classes, so I figure they now owe me.
I got home last night to bad news. Nothing earth shattering, but disappointing. Our dishwasher is broken. It stopped draining this week and last night Dustin tried to figure out the problem, unfortunately it looks like we will need to make a call to the repairman. It seems to be a problem with the pump that empties the washer when it is finished with its wash cycle. So, I have to wash dishes by hand for a couple days. Ugh, but not the worse thing in the world.
Sorry to not post pictures of the remodel. I have misplaced the camera. Actually, Dustin brought it to work to show pics off and now I think it is in the pickup somewhere. I promise they will be posted soon.
Tomorrow Tyler is coming out and he and Dustin are going to work on finishing the drywall in the stairwell. That should be super! I can't wait to get closer to done. It's so exciting!
Well, I better get to the dishes. They won't wash themselves, they use to, but not now. Later

Monday, February 16, 2009


I am in Jamestown today, we were going to be home awhile ago, so I thought, but we aren't. Dustin is finishing up a grant proposal and I had helped him with a bunch of the writing, so I came in to help him finish up. I want to go home. Dustin wants to go home. Did I mention we want to go home?
I believe we are almost done. Just waiting on a fax from the other office and then we can fax our stuff and leave.
I got very exhausted all of a sudden. Just beat. I think I may have to go in the other room and lay down in one of the recliners in crew quarters.
There is so much waiting in our life lately. So much doing what other people need done and waiting.
I am going to a breastfeeding class tonight. Dustin is not going with and I can't really blame him. He totally supports breastfeeding, he just has no desire to go to the class that is held about it. That's okay. Next month we have prenatal classes once a week for 4 weeks. He'll go to those happily. He will or he knows I will kill him if he complains. So. I'm going to go back to waiting.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

66 days until my due date! How did that happen?

I am shocked at how close the baby's due date is. Is anyone else? It seems like yesterday I found out I was pregnant. How I put the test in an envelope with Dustin's name on it and gave it to him as a gift. "Look honey, my pee on a stick." Don't worry people. The pee was not exposed.
He looked at the two lines and said, "Does this mean you are pregnant?"
"Really, are you sure there are two lines, it looks faint."
"Faint or not, if there is two, there's a baby."

Insert male goofy grin here. A man has a certain amount of pride when he gets his wife pregnant, it's kinda weird.

I'm the one who now has had all the hard work. He contributed one sperm. I have given up my body to a wild, nine month science experiment.

Anyway, it seems like yesterday that I found out.

The funny part, I had purchased an ovulation kit a few days before. It hasn't come out the box. I hope they have a long shelf life.

After we found out I was pregnant, a lot of things made sense. I was tired all the time. My body would change temperatures from too hot to too cold all the time. I was moody. I felt queezy a lot. I have not had processed ham in a long time. The thought of it still makes me wretch. I did start liking hamburger again, which is good. I would have starved at my mother in law's house if I couldn't eat hamburger.

This ride has been interesting. Not overly bumpy, definitely not smooth. It has had its ups and downs like all of life.
Lately, I can now see my stomach move when the baby is moving. It's still subtle, but it definitly moves. This amazes me. I'll be sitting on the couch and my stomach will start to move around a bit. I have felt the baby for a long time now. Dustin has been able to feel it for several weeks when his hand is on my stomach. Now, to see it. It's very incredible.
I didn't look very pregnant for a long time. now, there really is no mistaking it. My stomach enters the room way before I do. I waddle like a duck. Not attractive, but I can still get where I am going, so who am I to complain. I am really tired a lot of the time and the baby has grown big enough that my lungs are being squished and breathing is more difficult.
I do not know the last time I had a good, deep breath or the last time that I didn't get tired climbing the stairs.
Some of these things fascinate me, others annoy me. In the end. I would do it all again. I can't wait to meet our son. I can't wait to count his toes and fingers. I can't wait to put him in the first outfits I bought him. But I will wait because, he's not ready to come yet.
I have been craving a lot of sweets lately. I usually am a salt craver, so the sweets has been interesting. I try to usually have fruit, but sometimes, I just need icecream or chocolate. Cheesecake is my friend as well.
My glucose tolerance test went well. I passed like a champ. I was a bit worried with my family history and with my own body type that I was going to have to take real steps to watch for gestational diabetes. I have eaten remarkably well during my pregnancy. I am surprised. I have gone a little sweet crazy in the last weeks, but for the most part, I have eaten better than I have in a long time. I am hoping to continue this while breastfeeding as well and continue it beyond.
At my last appointment, I finally went back up to the weight I was when I first went to my OB. I lost quite a bit in my first trimester and in my appointments following I still lost 1-2 lbs every appt, except for one. Baby is growing more quickly now, so the weight is normal.
It is likely that I will weigh less after birth than before I was pregnant. This is nice to think about having a head start at taking off post baby weight. Until then, I am not worrying about it. Baby needs to eat, so I will.
I have survived painful Braxton-Hicks contractions. I hope that means that birth will be easier. I have signed up for a breastfeeding class and Dustin and I will go to prenatal classes next month. All of this says, "you are getting very close!"
WOW! I would do it all again, but I am excited to start the next part of the journey. I know that pregnancy is, in many ways, the easy part. Raising another human being is the challenge, but we aren't doing it alone.
I hope I can enjoy these next weeks. Remember everything. Be patient. Cherish and not take for granted the last weeks as a couple instead of a threesome. There seems to be so much to get done before our little boy arrives. But I don't want to do so much "doing" that I forget to enjoy all the other things. So, here's to not forgetting and enjoying the journey.
Now, I think I will get a snack.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A relaxing night!

I came home early from the open house at the ambulance so I would be driving home before dark. I have the car, so the bad roads seemed less complicated in daylight.
Dustin came home with Subway and cheesecake for me for supper. Yum.
We decided not to do any work tonight, but to just relax and go to bed early.
We've been running at a pretty hectic pace for the last week and we have earned a little R&R.
So, good night.

Tax appointment! Then I'm D-U-N.

Dustin and I turn out taxes into the accountant at 3:00 today. I am so excited. Why? Because I am done. I got through it relatively calmly this year. Minimum amount of crying. Was done with them several days ago. It is a wonderful feeling.
I am going to town for lunch at noon. We'll look at carpet after lunch. Go to our appointment. Then, we'll see. I'm not sure if I will come home or stay and help with the open house at the ambulance tonight. It will depend if they need my help.
Dustin got home really late last night. I'm really tired. With the weather the way it was, I just couldn't sleep until he got home. He had wanted to come home early, so felt really bad. To apologize he gave me a wonderful foot rub. It was blissful. My feet have been swelling quite a bit, so it was great.
Well, I better go warm the car up.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No class tonight and I have been sickly domestic!

Because some of my classmates come from a distance, class was canceled tonight. I was not too disappointed. The weather doesn't really seem like it has gotten bad, so maybe it won't.
Dustin is still in town. He called at nine. Said he was going to have a few drinks with the other managers, get a bite to eat, but wouldn't be home late. Um. Not late, right.
Anyway. I have been doing laundry all day. I have just about everything done. I am completely amazed that I got so much done. I also am feeling a little disturbed, is it possible that I could be this efficient and domestic? Nah. I'm pretty sure today was a fluke. It was nice to have a chance to just keep doing the laundry undisturbed.
I have some phone calls to make in the morning and then an appointment in the afternoon. I had time to make the calls today, but was enjoying the relaxing pace of my laundry and TV day. I think that is about all I did today.
Like I said, I feel really domestic and productive. I also shouldn't have to do laundry forever. I am running out of room to put the clothes. We never have them all clean at the same time.
It will be nice to have a closet again. Some day.
Good night.

Good Place Today!

I had a really good night of sleep last night. I was comfortable. I found the perfect pillow configuration for my pregnant figure. I have been tossing and turning a lot lately and it has made sleeping difficult. We got to sleep in a little bit. It was a blissful morning.
My parents left this morning, hoping to beat the looming storm home. They should make it if the roads aren't too icy.
Dustin went to work. I have been home. Doing laundry, mostly. Getting a few things organized. I'll do a little reading for my class tonight. It should be good. I hope the weather stays fairly nice, it is supposedly supposed to get bad. Right now. Gorgeous. Icy out, but I'm not out right now. I'll have to be careful getting to the car later tonight.
I wonder if we will have class canceled if the weather gets bad? I have two classmates that have to drive a ways and it is a night that would be hard to miss. Right now, I don't see class being canceled. I hope it isn't. I want to get as much done as possible. Besides, we start IV stuff tonight. Fun.
I will be able to start helping with the bedroom again. Dustin is picking up some mudding knives today so we can get started. Mudding. Very good. We'll also choose and pick up trim woodwork so we can stain and varnish it before the carpet is put down. It feels like things are coming together.
I felt frustrated yesterday. My parents wouldn't really let me help with anything. Dustin and I had a long talk about it last night, it helped. I appreciate all the help my parents give. We couldn't have gotten as much done without them. It's just that Dustin and I have the attitude that I'll do what I can. Everyone else wants me to sit down and rest. I get restless and frustrated.
Today. I have gotten through the feelings of yesterday. I'm thankful, but also ready to get back to doing some things for myself.
I got Dustin's valentine's day present ordered today. I hope it comes in time. I forgot to order it last week. I think it should make it on time.
So, today. I'm in a good place, so I hope I stay there.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Only 10 weeks to go! I want to decorate and stuff!

I am trying to wrap my mind around the fact that we are approximately 10 weeks away from being parents. That gets pretty overwhelming considering I don't think I'm capable of taking care of my dogs. (House breaking still sucks!)
I have a strong urge to really get ready for the baby. Clean the house. Decorate a place for the baby. Get stuff ready. But with the remodeling upstairs, I can do nothing. Cleaning is pointless, we have so much sawdust and sheetrock dust flying that it is fruitless. I clean up the kitchen floor a bit at night, but that's about all that happens. I dust off or wash off the counters for cooking and meals, but that is about all I can do. My mom says when the project is done she will come for a couple days and help me clean up the house. Thank goodness. By then, I will be running out of time.
I have stuff to decorate with, but there is no place to put it yet.
Today. I opened the car seat and stroller. I put the stroller together. Read about the carseat. Learned that it is less difficult to strap an astronaut into the space shuttle than an infant in a car. I need to figure out where to order the second car base from. I'm sure it was in there somewhere, but I didn't see it. I'll look closer later.
Dustin thought I was nuts to get it out. In many ways he is right. We had more room for the box than for the whole setup opened. But, he also said, "It makes you happy, so it's good." I really do like the stroller and car seat I picked out.
I'm bummed that I can't help more upstairs, I feel like I am in the way. I was studying for class tomorrow, but I've kinda run out of that too.
I could work on supper, but don't know when anyone wants to eat. We had lunch earlier, so I'll wait a little while.
So, I feel like I'm in a holding pattern. Not really able to go forward. Not really able to do anything in the present.
I was busy working on taxes for the last days, so I felt useful. Today. Not so much. Just a lot of facebook time.
I can't wait until stuff on the room gets close to being able to decorate and put the bedroom together. I can't wait until we order a new bed. That will be heaven. Our backs are killing us in our worn out bed. I'm struggling with my back already, so I have a terrible time getting comfortable.
The weather still sucks and it will be sucking for the next couple days. I'm hoping if I have class tomorrow night that Dustin will drive me. I'm sure he will. We might end up canceling, I wouldn't be surprised. We are suppose to get more rain and then 4-8 inches of snow on top of it, and more rain. It's going to be ugly. It's ugly already.
Well, I think I will go pretend to be productive.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Very productive weekend! And did I mention it's a boy!

We have gotten so much done this weekend, on so many fronts.
My mom and dad came to help us on Saturday with the bedroom. 12 sheets of the drywall went up. Stairs continued to be build and this evening, they were finally made walkable, I no longer have to go up the attic ladder, which is good because I have been having trouble getting up the attic latter the last couple days.
There is finish work on the stairs, of course, but they are done for now. Dustin and my dad worked so hard on them, There was so much work, so much measuring, so much figuring out how to make it work. It is going to be great. I am so excited for the whole room to come together.
I was not able to help with a lot of the weekend work. There was too much heavy lifting and lifting above my head, so I was downstairs most of the weekend, working on taxes. I have a couple phone calls to make tomorrow to double check some things, but for the most part. D-U-N. We meet with the accountant on Wednesday and that should be it. I am feeling pretty proud to not be stressing out.
Tomorrow, I will finish getting caught up on class and in the evening I am supposed to go to a breastfeeding class at the hospital. With the weather the way it is, we'll see what happens.
Dustin got called into work tonight, so hopefully he will get home safely soon.
It started raining a couple hours ago. We are looking at two days of freezing rain and snow on top. It is going to be horrible. They are even talking power outages because of the ice. I hope they are wrong, but it isn't starting that way.
My mom and dad were going home tomorrow, but I have a feeling that they will be staying at least one extra day with this weather. That's okay, it's fun to have them here.
It has really started to sink in that the baby is coming soon and it became very real for Dustin when we found out it was a boy.
This reality is starting to sink in with me too. I know nothing about boys! I know it will be okay, I'll learn as I go, but it really is something that freaks me out sometimes. Actually, the whole parenthood thing freaks me out sometimes. I guess it is supposed to, I think I might be weird if it didn't. I think wrapping my mind around this was a big part of my weekend too.
Tomorrow, I am going to also put together the stroller and look over the car seat, just for fun. I got it awhile ago, but it has been in the box.
It was a good weekend. I can see so much progress. I am so excited for the bedroom to be finished, for the baby to come, I am so excited.

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's a boy!

Today we had an ultrasound and the baby revealed himself. It's a boy. YAY! I had a feeling it was a boy and I was right. A lot of people thought it was a girl. Fast heartbeat, the way i was carrying.
Today, it was very obviously a boy. So, the question is answered.
Dustin is totally excited to have a boy first. Both of us would have been fine with either a boy or girl, but Dustin really wanted a boy first. We'll have a girl eventually.
I had to buy some boy clothes today to celebrate the occasion. I got some great carter sleepers and they are blue and adorable. I also got a great sleeper that has monkeys all over it. It will match the great monkey hat that Reyna got him.
As I have been on this journey so many things have made this more real as time has progressed. The first ultrasound, seeing the baby in there and seeing the heartbeat. It seemed more real.
When I felt the first flutters inside my tummy and could feel the baby in there, it was more real. The first time I could feel the kicking and put Dustin's hand on my abdomen and he could feel it kicking too, that made things more real.
Watching my stomach get bigger, a little depressing, but it was more real.
Today, seeing an image and being able to say, that is my son. That made it very real. I'm going to be a mom to a little boy. Wow. I can't wait, but I will, I have many weeks to go.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Good Morning. Bet you are wondering why I am up already.

I have been awake since 5:30 a.m. Puppy needed to go out. I brought her in and tried to sleep longer, only made it to 6:30 and decided to get up.
So far. I have played with dogs. Put laundry in the dryer. Fed the dogs and cat. made the bed. Folded towels.
I will now take a shower and start laundry after the shower. I have lots to catch up on. The washer drainage pipe was frozen...AGAIN! Stupid cold. Anyway. I thawed it out yesterday and since it is above zero two days in a row, I should be golden. I hope it is warm enough to get the pickup started. We had gelling problems with the diesel pickup again. It's always something, isn't it.
I have to have insurance stuff ready for the crop adjuster by 10:00. I'll do that after my shower. We have been waiting on this man forever and he had the nerve to sound impatient that he had to wait for us to have time to have him come get the stuff.
Dustin sounds annoyed about my hair appt today. I don't care. I made it awhile ago. Just get over the fact that I need the car. I should get to do some fun things too. At least I should get to leave the house.
I am hoping to get the taxes done by the weekend, we'll see what happens. The appointment is Wed. afternoon. The big part of going through the receipts is next. I hate that part, it takes time and energy and patience. I have none of these things, Dustin has less. I will do my best.
So, time to get moving.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

29 weeks, 3 days

I am single for the day. Dustin is working a shift, so I am taking advantage of the time alone. I vacuumed and picked up some of the construction mess. I left the office, it is covered with sawdust and it is just going to get messed up again, so nope.
I'll work on our taxes for the evening. I don't want to do too much of it at a time, I'll go nuts, but I can get a good bunch done. I just hate getting it all together. I didn't do a good job this year of keeping up, so I really am doing it all at the end and that isn't good.
This year, I will do better, I can't do worse, that's for sure.
The baby has been pretty quiet today. Days like that always make me nervous. I'm use to always knowing he/she is there. I'll do a kick count in a little bit to ease my mind, I'll drink a cold glass of water and that usually starts it going. Baby is usually so active that I don't have to wonder what's going on.
The dogs are playing very noisily, but they seem to be doing well.
I am trying to get a few loads of laundry done and taxes put together, but since I really am not in the mood to do either, it has been difficult.
Tomorrow is the best day. It is pamper myself day. I have a hair appointment. I am so excited, it should be blissful. 3 hours to myself. I can't wait.
Well, I better get some more work done. Or any work done will be helpful.
good night.