Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Little of This and a Little of That

I'm laying on the couch caught up with all my blogger buddies' posts and thinking about all the things I want to blog about. I've been having a difficult time finding time to keep up with blogging like I was. I hate not being able to get on at work anymore. They wouldn't care, the sight is just blocked for some reason.

Baby Chloe has the hiccups right now. It is one of the funniest feelings ever. Sometimes, I can feel my own heartbeat in my belly if she is in the right position, but this is definitely not my heartbeat unless my heart beats at different paces in different parts of my body. I've been told a few times this week that the baby is finally making her presence known. I guess that means that she is getting big...translation: I am starting to look like a whale. Hey, I paid a lot of money to be able to look like a whale so I'm not complaining! I have noticed that I am having to think about not waddling. I feel the need, but I don't want to cross that threshold quite yet. I am tired this week. I haven't worked out since last Thursday. Bad Lisa! I also haven't weighed myself since last Friday morning...and frankly, I'm not excited about the next weigh in. I think I'll do it tomorrow morning and see just how bad I've been this week...that chocolate ice cream sure was good tonight.

If you've been a reader since the beginning of the pregnancy, you know that I've had insane dreams. Well, I've stopped blogging about them for the most part, but they haven't gone away. I had a dream last night about my fertility doc, Obi-Wan Kenobe. I think I must be obsessed with him because this isn't the first dream I've had about him. Since I have G-rated dreams, I didn't dream about him in the only situation I've ever know him in: the Gyn's office. I dreamed that he lived next door to Russ and I and that we went boating with him and his family. The last dream I had about him, he was my dentist. Weird, I know. I can't help but wonder if my dreams are going to go away after labor or if it is going to be like this from now on. The only bad thing about these weird dreams is that I have to get up to use the restroom a couple times a night and so I don't get to finish all of the dreams.

Work has been going good. I actually enjoy talking to people and helping them figure out their bills. It's almost like a mystery and I am the detective that they trust to tell them what is going on. Of course, today I spent a good majority of the day fixing things that I screwed up, but that has luckily not been the case every day. I do have to say that there are some majorly ignorant people out there. I really hate it when people's mothers call in to talk about their children's accounts. I had a mother call in a couple days ago and out of curiosity I looked to see how old the child was...27. If you are 27, you should not have your mother call your utility company for you. It's pathetic. I was trying to imagine asking my mother to do that for me and I do believe she would laugh in my face. Here is one of the most hilarious conversations I had this week:

Customer: "I was in the lobby about 10 minutes ago to pay my disconnect notice and my electricity hasn't been turned back on."

Me: "Sir, we have 24 hours to work those orders."

Customer: "24 hours!?!? I can't wait no 2 days!"

Me: "..."

What do you even say to that? I had to think fast and so I just told him I was sorry and that we would get to it as soon as we could. Some people...

I finally made it to the craft store last night to get new blades for my paper trimmer. So, tomorrow night I'm going to be back in scrapbooking business. Well, I'll be back in business after I work out (and I will! Really, I will!) and after I get some chores finished up. I am going to try to get my regular scrapbooks caught up if at all possible. Though, I have a ton of pictures that aren't even printed and I don't know how many years behind I am...probably 2 or 3. Well, I'll just have to see what I can do.

I've been really great about my daily Bible reading. I've been reading during my breaks and lunch at work and then trying to get some in during the evenings. I am wanting to get through the whole Bible before Chloe is born and then just do Psalms, Proverbs and the New Testament multiple times during the rest of the year. I started Luke today so this is an attainable goal.

I've also been enjoying the Monday evening classes at the school. I'm trying to decide if I want to take the fall classes or not. I'm debating because I don't want to send Chloe to daycare all day and then not be with her during the evenings even though she would probably stay with Granny during that time. I'm just going to have to see what happens.

Russ has a preaching try-out on Sunday and we are hoping it works out for us. It is in a little town about 45 minutes south of here and seems like it would be ideal for us. We could move to a town in between this one and that one and then I could keep my job and insurance and Russ could preach.

I think that is all I'm going to say now. This got really long, but I just don't have time (or the desire really) to do a blog a day anymore. I need to get to bed because tomorrow is another day and I want to be bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning.
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Jackie. said...

I laughed aloud when I read about the adult mom thing that you deal with at work. I deal with it too! I sell higher-end furniture, and often (more than I ever thought), mothers come in with their adult sons-- I mean adult like 30-35, not 18-- to help them pick out furniture. Even their beds! It gives me the creeps knowing that these guys think that they cannot select an end table without maternal hand-holding. Gee, I wonder why they are single?

Thanks again for the laugh. I tune in all the time, but I have been pretty quite. I am so glad that you guys are doing well. You give great hope! We are in the 2ww-- ends 3/7. Yeah!

Kriss said...

I am glad you updated. I will keep Russ in my prayers and I hope the tryout goes well! On another note do you already have Chloe's room done? I can't remember if you mentioned it or not.

Hollie said...

Don't feel bad if you can't blog everyday or if you do just a short note to let us know you are ok. And don't feel bad if you can't work out everyday. Your body is going through major changes right now.

Love the baby hiccups! Such a strange feeling. People just must comment about your body. LOL about waddling and about the dreams.

Ang said...

I am just glad you are still blogging, that you are still doing well..that Chloe is healthy and has the hiccups..ha I am still secretly wishing that 'your' Chloe is born on the 13th on 'my' Chloe's birthday or the 18th, my birthday..haha You look are going to be such a Godly example to Chloe!!