Saturday, February 23, 2013

valentine's 2013

so this is old news, but on valentine's day loverboy took me to see dracula at the ballet! it was fantastic to have a night out together and the ballet was pretty good. i was most impressed with dracula himself. we also liked that they stuck so closely to the story, which we listened to together during my first year of grad school on librivox. now i can't think of dracula without thinking of the super nasally voice of the reader when she would read, "Mina Harker's journal." but the ballet was really fun. and actually it was loverboy's first real ballet! he took me to ballet austin on our first valentine's day together when they were doing this cool thing where there were three different dance companies who performed in different dance styles and the audience got to vote on which they liked best. the ballet was the best of course, but it was a short, simple production, so this one was much more interesting. seeing ballet always makes me wish i'd taken it as a kid. but i was one of those tomboys who wasn't interested at the time. i was quite impressed with this date as loverboy thought of it all himself and didn't even need me to say let's do something! then i went and got grumpy about something stupid and almost ruined it, but you know...just keeping things lively;)


Saturday, February 16, 2013

so this is a Saturday!

today, all my dreams came true. for the past two weeks my recurring daydream has been to sleep in on Saturday morning, order a large cheese pizza and eat it all by myself, in my pj's.

and so today, i did just that. mostly that is — i could only eat two pieces of pizza before my shrunken stomach protested and i wasn't wearing pjs as i can't sleep in these days and had to run some errands beforehand anyways...but you get the picture. i've been relaxing. which might also mean cleaning the entire house and doing all the laundry. it totally counts. i even made myself oatmeal this morning — non instant. yeah.

so. my floors are mopped and vacuumed, my sheets are clean and the plants got watered. i think i can make it through another 6 weeks of work. i think. (prayers are also being accepted at this time.)

extra hugs and kisses to my dear loverboy who gave me a day off and went with our realtor by himself to find us a house.

now i go to continue the Saturday of all my dreams with three boxes of girl scout cookies. what? i'm pregnant! (i told you i had it made over here.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

baby celebrations

on saturday my super sweet mother-in-law and sister-in-law threw me a baby shower. it was so, so nice, and i was so surprised and cherished by all the people who came to celebrate with us. i am getting so excited about holding this baby...all the little clothes and AH! tiny little booties are so adorable i almost can't stand it. we got spoiled.

also, i was dreaming about the cupcakes i was going to eat all week, and they did not disappoint! i mean, parties are really all about eating cake. am i right or am i right?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

little reminders

all over the house i keep finding these little stars that loverboy has secretly placed. they're supposed to remind me to do my pregnancy exercises, but i secretly never do my exercises when i see them. still, every time i see them, i smile—they are like little love notes, little reminders of the time of life right now. they are reasons to stop for a moment and remember again that where we are right now—this instance, waiting—we will never be again. it's so special. and i find myself all the time forgetting and wanting the time to go by quickly (although that's for other reasons). but i know that 9 weeks is so short and it'll be here before i know it. and it'll keep speeding up from there. i know that. but it's so hard to remember when you're in the middle of something terrifically miserable (again, i don't mean my pregnancy). it's hard during those times to enjoy the good things. and it's tragic when it's such a terrifically good thing. so i'm trying. these stars really help.

thank you to my dear loverboy who rarely loses sight of the good things.

Friday, February 1, 2013

goodbye to january

loverboy said to me the other day that january sure was going by slow. i told him that lots of people think that—my effort at being nice on a really crabby day. sometimes i feel like all i ever hear about january is how slow it is--and then i wonder what exactly people are waiting for. what's not to like about january (having never lived anywhere in january except austin, texas, southern california, and atlanta, georgia of course;)? it's a month for new year's resolutions and new beginnings and fresh starts (all of which i think i love). it's a time for scarves and mittens and long socks (other things i think i love but probably don't really). and so, i wasn't really supportive of his statement at the time.

but actually, he was right. january was like molasses in winter. and that saying right there means i've been too long in the south. january was not a happy place, over all. there was sickness. there was house hunting every single weekend. there was a bathroom that stayed dirty for the entire month. and now you know to use our bathroom at your own peril. all i have to say is, let's be a little faster february (and march)!

so i took today off to help things along. and also because things are just real hard for me at the moment.

but here are a few things that made me happy this week:

a present! cutest book set. can't wait to read these:)
flowers from my loverboy just because he likes me. those are the very best.
favorite snack. also, about 11 grams of protein. oh yeah.
my first baby clothes purchase! ridiculously excited.
tornado warnings at work on wednesday = très excitement, and great moody weather.
another present! so excited for all the books in our baby's library!

hooray for the weekend!