Monday, March 30, 2009
I had a little nesting moment again today and painted the trim in the baby room along with a complete cleaning of the room (and the upstairs) so I am feeling more like everything is ready! The other day I found a very cheap area rug (must love cheap) that matches the room and much to my surprise I checked the mail today and found a little package from mom just for me. It contained...the dresser scarf! This is the last item in things that were made for the baby room (okay that I had planned to make but things went differently...GOD BLESS YOU MOTHER!). Isaiah didn't quite understand when I shouted "Your grandma ROCKS!" as I opened the package and then was even more dismayed when he saw it was "just a green thing." I, on the other hand was obviously excited. Anyway, the room is finally and utterly complete. Awesome.
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is it in a nutshell...I have no idea how they even HAVE an AI this year! Allison is the ONLY one with unbridled talent. Anoop and Kris were hanging by a thread and barely I might add. Out of the rest, several of them can't even carry a tune. How do you make it on AI if you sing through your nose, constantly sing in a flat pitch and do they have a show stylist? Yes, these are just questions, but I believe they are pertinent ones when a show is supposed to be based on talent and talent alone.
Those of you new to this frenzy of opinions, should know that I had stopped watching this show about 3 years ago because I would get so fired up about the skewed voting process. I was conned into watching it again this year by all of Erin and Kevin's posts that made me want to express my opinions boldly. Now I am watching and angry all over again at the complete waste of time this show is. This knowledge fighting against the struggle that I need to know that I am right in my opinions of how badly all but possibly 3 of the singers stink!
I am done now. I may update next week but my rant for this one is over. Whew.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Late last night and this morning, I spent glorious time organizing all the baby things we received at the shower. I have folded all the freshly washed fabric items, hung my newest curtain that mom finished and was overly ecstatic to pack my new diaper bag with the baby clothes, blanket and miscellaneous items so that we are ready for the hospital when nature calls. Looking at all the baby stuff makes it more exciting and has helped the baby room feel more "alive." I LOVE feeling organized and ready!
An amazing friend, Amy, had a baby shower for me this past Saturday. Friends from church, family and various other friends came and seemed to have a great time eating appetizers and visiting. In the spirit of trying to help us find a name for this baby (which is still up in the air), Amy created a game about celebrity kids' names. Being a People magazine addict, I did rather well but Paula (sister-in-law) took home the prize...she must have a secret obsession?? Unfortunately the knowledge of children out there with the names, "Moxie Crimefighter," "Pilot Inspektor," and the infamous, "Blanket" does not really help us with the choosing of a name...Eric didn't really go for them... :)
It is always overwhelming for me to open presents in front of people, but we received soooo many things we needed and I'm now ready to go and have this kid! We have anything we could ever need or want and I SO appreciate the love that was shown. While I DID NOT tear up (yeah me!), there were moments I am so glad the hormones weren't kicking any stronger...
I sometimes forget how much I really have to be thankful for. I am thankful for the friends that cwere supportive, my family who came to be with me and of course, for Amy, our "fearless host." Love ya Amy!
Friday, March 20, 2009
This silence is broken only by the sound of the dog attempting to hack something up and out. I keep thinking it will end and then I envision dog vomit all over my freshly swept and mopped floor. Worse yet will be that he decides to up-chuck this "lodgement" on the freshly vacuumed carpet where it soaks in and I will have to scrub. Disgusting. Why do we have a dog? Where is Eric when the dog is making horrible noises?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I am now starting to feel heavy headed, a little swollen in the throat region and can't believe that I may end up coming down with something. If he would only learn to cover his mouth...