Thursday, September 29, 2011


No, not that song* (though I have to admit I love it and rarely change the station when it comes on)

What I've been up to.... since I last updated almost two weeks ago (oops!)

Here goes:

1. I'm cooking again (hip hip hooray!)
(for example: pumpkin banana bread, peanut butter cookies, curried lentil soup, vegetable stock, chicken stock, chicken with chickpeas, tomatoes and paprika, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, etc etc etc.

2. Sewing (I can post these pictures after people get them, they are all gifts. hint: they are mini + some are Halloween related)

3. A bit of a belly**
Typical conversation:
Me: I feel like I am pregnant now
Ryan: you ARE pregnant
...and repeat

4. My skin is clearing up! Thank you burt's bees facial scrub!

5. Next Friday, we can find out if we are having a James or a Margaret (that is if the baby keeps it's legs uncrossed...)

6. Lots of wonderful fall things: scented candles, decaf pumpkin lattes (which seems like an oxymoron? regardless, super psyched they exist), apples that taste good, sweaters, light jackets...

7. I have tried to switch out a lot of products I use for more natural or diy versions. some positives: the other week I made my own detergent. not scary and it smells good! some negative: think I may have to switch back to regular deodorant. I am convinced I smell awful (sorry everyone I have any contact with)

8. Everyone is sick. Please don't get me sick. I am already crazy and nervous enough (also, I ate a cantaloupe like 3 weeks ago and even though my state is not one the recall is in, I freaked the eff out about it)

9. Ryan bought me a pair of Toms shoes. I have been wearing them almost everyday. I love them.

10. I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of Parks + Rec. Also, I have a good feeling about Up All Night. I need more Will Arnett in my life, I even suffered through 2 viewings of 'Let's Go to Prison' to get my fix.

11. I'm actually dressing up for Halloween this year! I'm thinking this, this or this.

12. Thinking of all of you but some special thoughts for these ladies.

How about you? What's new with you???

* pardon me, while I hyperlink the shit out of this post
** I'll post a pic soon, if you're interested. Last night with wild hair in my pjs was not a good photo opportunity

Monday, September 12, 2011

1, 2, 3

(still from the commercial...found here)

Today me and Ryan were sitting in the waiting room at the doctors. We were talking about lots of different things like my day at work and Ryan's schedule tonight. At some point, we referred some Simpsons episodes. In an effort to not be discussing Milhouse when the doctor walked in, we decided to change the subject. Somehow the subject of a certain commercial came up.

Has everyone seen that Slate by Chase credit card ad where the woman surprises her husband and tells him they are having triplets? And he faints and says 'triplets' as if we couldn't figure that out on our own?

Ryan and I had many questions: Why was he just finding this out now? She is pretty far along. Has he not been attending her doctor's appointments? Has she known this whole time? Why was she hiding it? This joke is pretty lame for her big reveal. Is she playing a trick on him and really let her 2 pregnant friends hide their purchases at their house?

I am so glad I married this guy. For many reasons. But hating on the same commercials is definitely one of them.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm old.

So I went to see my sister yesterday in the city and our conversation went a little like this:

my sis: "So I made a stumble upon"
me: "Really? That's so very crafty of you"
my sis: "What? Do you have one?"
me: "Ya, I made one like a million years ago in girl scouts*"

She of course was referring to this:

(image from here)

I thought she was talking about this:

(image+ directions on how to make your very own from here)

When I realized my mistake, I realized I am very old and uncool.


Friday, September 9, 2011


(image from here)

I'm breaking out (feeling like a 'before' picture in a proactiv ad)

I'm bloated (think 'she better cool it on the nougat' rather than 'wow! that girl must be pregnant')

I'm burping.

I'm farting.

I'm hairier? (am I making this up or am I just getting worse at shaving/plucking?)

I'm still nauseous.

Sexy trimester*, my ass**

*I'm about 15 weeks now
**my ever expanding ass

Thursday, September 1, 2011

a tiny gymnast

(image from here)

We recently went to the hospital for an ultrasound. They were testing for Downs Syndrome and Spina Bifida amongst other things. We were told they needed to take measurements of the neck and spine. The baby had other ideas. He/she kept turning around, rolling, doing somersaults and a baby version of handstands, putting hands in front of their face. I changed positions, went the bathroom, even had to take a walk down the corridor, in the hopes they would 'settle down' into a position they could take a photo of. Eventually, about 2 or 2 1/2 hours later, we got the picture. After we were done, Ryan said to the sonographer, 'When you asked earlier if we had any family history you should be concerned about, I probably should have mentioned then that I have a history of being a pain in the ass'.

I may have my hands full here.