Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I am thoroughly frustrated. I have had a sore throat for about 3-4 weeks now. I've been to the doctor and had 2 strep tests. Both were negative. I went back again to the doctor, because this sore throat has been keeping me up at night. So after going back again, what do they tell me? They tell me that it could be a sinus infection, or a virus. The option is to either take an antibiotic or just wait it out. So I opted to give the antibiotic a shot, just because I am so sick of this sore throat. Its the only real symptom and it puzzles me. So, I wish that at my work, I got paid to make random guesses and just hope that it turns out ok. I mean what if I told parents, here is this new staff person. They may, or may not be harmful to your children. The only way to find out is to put them with the kids for awhile and wait it out. We'll see what happens. Its just frustrating, and I'm tired enough as it is. I did realize though, through some discussion with my small group tonight though, that I have not been venting to God about this issue. Perhaps there is a reason that God has me dealing with all of this while being pregnant and working. I haven't taken the time to really talk to Him about it, so I think I'll have to spend some time in prayer. I think I need to slow down and be alone for a bit. It might help.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I guess I got tagged. Is that the same as punked? I hope not. I am posting the rules as Molly as requested. http://bloggingmollyr.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post. (I don't know HOW I will do this!).
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Just so you know though, I'm not sure I know 6 bloggers to tag, but I'll try.

1. I wear a necklace almost every day that has a little bit of my mom's ashes in it and I once called it grandma jokingly and now Maggie calls it grandma. Way to go me.

2. I love to cook.

3. One of my favorite books of all time is Blindness by Jose Saramago, and I just found out they made a movie and it comes out next weekend. I am beyond pumped, but a little afraid they won't do the book justice.

4. I hate orange flavored things. By this I mean artificially flavored orange. So by default I do not eat the orange skittles, starburst, fruit snacks, gummie bears or anything else like that, I pick them out. Luckily Jeremy does eat them otherwise we would be wasteful.

5. I've been with the same employer in a different capacity for almost 8 years now and it makes me feel old.

6. I think I'm fed up enough with my dog to get rid of her. Does that make me a terrible person or just terribly pregnant?

I am tagging:

2. Lucas
3. Kurtis and/or Jess
4. Abby Breyer
5. Milli
6. Amber

Post away you guys. You better or else.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Halfway there

So the much anticpated wedding took place yesterday evening. It was a day of mishaps that ended with a beautiful ceremony, a gorgeous bride, and a really fun reception. So now we are halfway through our weekend marathon. Through this trying weekend, what else is going on but a hurricane right smack where our family is in Houston. So say a prayer for Houston, and for the rest of this weekend. I also feel like I might have strep throat so, its been a weekend of challenges so far. I need a couple of days off to just sleep!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Life is a party

I spent last night with a bunch of girls in the city doing a bachelorette party old school style. We all met up at the bride's house to park and then went together to Cesar's, home of the killer margaritas. Let's not fail to mention that the Guiness Oyster fest was going on about 2 blocks from her house. Also, I passed by about 3 or 4 different block partys. Suffice it to say, finding parking was a horror of horrors. Now I am by no means a city girl, and driving to the city by myself is a big feat. Driving by myself in these conditions is like a different version of the show Man vs. Wild, but more like Sam vs. City. I drove up and down the streets trying to figure out what to do. Of course, my hormonal pregnant body cooperated by sending me into a tizzy of tears as I tried to find a spot to park, passing by spots too small, and inflatable jumpers blocking huge sections of street parking. Finally though, I spot a guy leaving, hooray! I'm pumped, but to my dismay, there are five cars behind me that will have to suffer through the atrocity that is Sam trying to parallel park. As luck, or God would have it, I back right in, and do one correctional adjustment. I ended up about 5 blocks away from the house, but I FOUND A PARKING SPOT AND PARALLEL PARKED IN THE CITY BY MYSELF! We were only an hour and a half late for our reservations to Cesar's. After taking the brown line, which was interesting with a bunch of us suburban folks, we walked about 10 blocks?. (Half the ladies didn't know how to buy a pass and insert it through the turnstile.) We did end up at the home of the killer margaritas, with yours truly unable to join in the drinklicious festivities. I had a sweet tea and a burrito bowl, and tons of delicious chips and salsa. After a couple of hours we headed back the other direction. We had a good time,and it took me an hour and a half to drive home due to crazy traffic at 11:30 at night. My ankles are a bit sore, but we had fun! Good times for all. I think the party continued after I left, as they were opening gifts and going out to a bar afterward. I figured the pregnant lady should head home for some much needed sleep. I was right.