Monday, August 17, 2009

My escape to the west

Last weekend i was in Tahoe. It was beautiful and i didn't spend nearly enough time there. Some day when we go back i look forward to spending relaxing days floating down the river, kayaking in the lake and sampling some delicious local cuisine.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

An ode to the past

It's funny how photographs can take you back to certain periods in your life that you will always remember fondly and also that you can't believe were so long ago and that inevitably makes you feel old..ha.
Regardless of the old part, good times were definitely had and enjoyed in full during my early 20's before i went through my "oh my god i'm getting older,i'm married so now what?" panic. I think i can safely say that i am through that crisis era. Maybe it comes with age, a lot of nights spent taking advantage of every possible drink special or the realization that your life is no longer just going to be about you. Whatever it is, i'm very happy my quarter life crisis has gotten bored with me and moved on to some other poor unsuspecting soul.... i'm sure my ever supportive husband would say the same.
As much as i look back with great nostalgia, i'm learning to appreciate where i am now because i know that life is never predictable. Besides, hindsight is always 20/20 right?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dog days of summer

It is definitely August in Minnesota, the heat and humidity have finally reared their ugly heads. With that though means that deep fried candy bars on a stick are just around the corner at the state fair, hooray! I know, talk about the worst food ever for you, but they are just so unbelievably good...and with being pregnant and all i feel i am entitled.
This weather is too hot for me and is even beginning to be unbearable for the dogs. Only in the evening is when they want to stretch themselves out on the cool grass and do what dogs do best, chew sticks! In only a matter of months we will be wishing for this weather, so i'm done complaining.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

26 weeks

Time is flying and i seem to be getting bigger by the day! I finally bought the's lovely and modern and i probably spent too much money but i love it. I will post a picture when it arrives..i know you are all in suspense! Next it's on to the crib. I have a fabulous revamp idea for it, but i will wait to let you in on my brilliant plan until it is complete. Just a little hint..there will be color!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Ok so they're not quite pickles yet (nor will they ever be in my house, unless they come from a jar with a brand name from the store). Since i'm not in to canning and pickling and all that...i have to draw the line somewhere....i am trying to figure out what to do with all these cucumbers from our garden. It does give me a small thrill when i eat one knowing that they grew from a seed that we planted (ok, seeds my husband planted) i will at least give him credit for the garden this year. I would like gardening better if you didn't have to weed, it weren't so hot and there weren't so many freaking bugs buzzing your ear off. Oh well, that's why you have children do all the hard labor you don't want to do. I know i did my fair share of back-breaking branch hauling and god awful lawn mowing when i was younger. All those damn pine trees, i got at least several bugs (and pine needles) up the nose while attempting to maneuver around the five million that were on our gigantic lot in the middle of nowhere. Ahh country life, not for me...i feel i'm somewhere between rustic elegance and city chic.

Monday, August 3, 2009

An exit strategy

In the past couple weeks reality has really started to set in. 14 weeks to go (hopefully less) and this karate kid is going to need an exit strategy. So i have begun to look at my options:
1) Painfully squeeze large head through hole that still does not seem anywhere near big enough to accommodate such a large creature.
2)Be drugged and then sliced open...enough said.
3)Wake up one day and child spontaneously appears

So in reviewing my options, number 3 seems like the obvious choice..unfortunately i have not come across this possibility in any birthing book.
I'll just have to go with the flow and see how everything unfolds.