Show Us Your Find-Felt Animals

[to his girlfriend Lady] I think it’s time you learned the real me. Here we go. I’m not… like normal people. I don’t have superpowers, but I’m working on it. For instance, watch me move this pen. [stares at pen; it doesn’t move] It worked at home. I don’t know. Maybe my table’s slanted. Uh, anyway. Um, in my spare time, I also enjoy stuffing animals. Usually with other animals. For instance, a badger will hold five squirrels. A squirrel will hold most of a cat. A mouse will hold a shrew and a vole. You get it… the circle of life. I have broken the sound barrier, but you must never ask me how. I don’t believe in the moon. I think it’s just the back of the sun.-The Janitor, Scrubs

I haven’t actually done this yet, but I wanted to share it with you anyways. I’m stuck on this couch for the foreseeable future, so I thought I’d start up another sewing project. I’ve been wanting to sew animals to hang in Roo’s nursery tree. I found these patterns on etsy, and I am going to take a stab at it.

I’m still a complete beginner when it comes to sewing, so we’ll see how these turn out. Hopefully they’ll look like cuddly woodland creatures and not scary badly sewn nightmare animals. That’d just be cruel to hang in a baby room dontcha think?

April Photo Challenge: Days 4-6

Candace: Well, I can lift heavy objects, and I can levitate, and…and I can’t see my reflection in the mirror.
Ferb: Sounds like a vampire to me.Phineas and Ferb

I’m sticking with the April Challenge so far. Some of these are downright funny to me.

#4. my reflection:

It is so hard to take a serious picture when it looks like you just swallowed a basketball. Also I looked a hot mess because I had just woken up and was headed to the doctor for my Rhogam shot. Fun Fun!

Here’s a slightly more serious photo. I’m so amazed by how much my belly has popped! I feel a little silly about the camera being in the photo, but how else do I get my reflection without it?

#5. my favorite shoes:

Don’t laugh, but these are my absolute favorite shoes. They’re comfy, and I wear them all over the place. And yes, those are inserts for my poor little messed up feet. I wear them in every shoe I can!

#6. my morning

Lately it’s been so nice and sunny. I’ve been spending my mornings outside with my cereal, my ipad, and my pup. I may not be able to walk him right now, but I can still enjoy the fresh air and sunshine!

Show Us Your Find-How I Stay Organized

Monica: We need to sort through the tickets as quickly as possible to see if we won. Does anybody have any ideas how to organize this? [abruptly] How about this – we divide them into six groups of forty, and the remaining ten can be read by whoever finishes their pile first.
Rachel: [raising her hand] I have another idea!
Monica: Sorry, idea time is over!-Friends

This is a find I’ve been meaning to share with you all for quite awhile. Back in January I was figuring out how to update my dry erase calendar. I hated the layout, and I didn’t have enough room for all my notes. Then I looked on pinterest and saw some great ideas for DIY dry erase boards like these:

All you need is a frame with glass (plastic will not work) and a large piece of white paper to get started. Now mine isn’t as pretty or fancy, but it works really well for us. I like that every month I can change up the color of the month, and add little drawings depending on the season. Click on the picture to see a larger view.

With my calendar, I picked green for Match’s appointments, and red for mine. Blue is for both, and purple is for holidays. I hung it up in the entry way, right where we grab our keys before leaving the house. I love that Match actually uses the calendar. It keeps us completely organized and it makes my little Virgo heart go pitter patter. 🙂

How do you keep your family organized?

TTUT-April Photo Challenge

Terri: [handing Quinn pregnancy supplements] Take three times a day, or your baby will be ugly. –Glee

It’s time for another:

I’m linking up with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

So unfortunately this past Friday I woke up to a pretty good amount of bleeding, which was scary as hell. I went to the doctor and was put back on pelvic rest/modified activity. It looks like everything is just fine with Roo (I got to see my little cutie on the ultrasound, and he/she hiccuped for me, so cute!) but for some reason my hoo-ha is spotting. What the h-e-double hockey stick?! They think it’s due to too much activity, so I’m back to putting my feet up on the couch and wearing my trusty chastity belt (BOOOOO!).

With all this extra free time, I decided to take part in the Paper Coterie April photo challenge. I’m not going to do them once a day, but I think I’ll check in once a week and share them with you. Hopefully I can keep it up. It’s a pretty lofty challenge! It’ll be a welcome break from the online shopping I have been doing. I’m looking for a father’s day gift for Match. I’m thinking a nice tactical luminox 3051 watch would be pretty cool. But anytangent, back to the challenge!

April 1-3rd:

1. My Home:

We updated the plants in the front yard, and we’d like to do some more work soon. Eventually we’ll paint the house too. We want to do a dark charcoal grey with white trim.

2. My handwriting:

When I concentrate, my handwriting is decent. When I’m in a hurry it’s really messy. Here’s a little excerpt from my pregnancy book.

3. My smile:

I like my smile-thanks to years of painful orthodontist work. I do wish I had whiter teeth, but no one’s perfect!

Talk to Us Tuesday-The One Where Match Passes Out

[As a joke on Kevin, Ed and Eddy announce a booster shot for the school. Upon hearing this and seeing some of Eddy’s mind games, Kevin collapses]
Nazz [to Kevin]: Dude, are you okay? –Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy

I’m linking up with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

This past Wednesday I was doing my usual thing: puttering around the house, doing some laundry, blogging, tidying up the house, when Match called. He had been at a conference for work, so I assumed he was calling during the lunch break.

DG: “Hey sweetie what’s up?”

Match: “I’m in an ambulance. I’m on my way to the hospital right now.”

DG: blood running cold. “What happened? Oh my god are you okay?”

Match: “Yeah, I’m fine I guess I just passed out. They’re taking me to the hospital to run some tests. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s fine.”

Yeah right don’t worry. Was he kidding? He insisted that I didn’t need to drive to the hospital to meet him, and that he would call me back when he knew more. I immediately got dressed and headed out the door, trying my best not to overreact. I called his coworker, who told me that they had been sitting in a lecture, and then were walking to lunch when Match said he felt like he was going to pass out, and the next thing he knew, he was on the ground. He tried to sound reassuring but I was pretty shook up.

I called my Pops who talked me down and said not to think the worst. He said he probably just had low blood sugar and that it wasn’t a big deal. I called Match again and told him I was on my way to the hospital. He insisted that I don’t drive all the way there (40 minutes) and that there was no reason to worry. So instead I ran errands, rather than sitting at home pacing. I tried to keep busy but I kept checking my phone every few minutes.

What felt like hours later he called me back to let me know that he was going back to work, and that his vitals were fine. He had low blood pressure, and a low heart rate, but they said this was because he is in excellent shape. They were as stumped as he was by what had happened.

When Match got home that night I grabbed him in a bear hug and cried into his chest for a good five minutes. I was so relieved that he was okay, but I was worried too. What the heck would cause an extremely healthy 28 year old, whose blood sugar turned out to be fine, to just randomly pass out? He told me more details after I’d calmed down. He said when he woke up he had no idea where he was, and he didn’t recognize any of his coworkers. He was a little freaked out too, and he agreed that we should follow up with his regular doctor.

He went in for tests on Friday, and the results were that he is as healthy as a professional marathon runner. While it’s great news, it’s frustrating to not know the cause of the fainting, and his dizziness and headaches. He’s getting a cat scan done, mostly to appease me because I worry. Hopefully it was all just a freak experience. I’m just so relieved it didn’t happen while he was working in the jail. Can you imagine? I’m so grateful he wasn’t there where he could have banged his head on the deputy roll top desks or worse…in a cell alone with an inmate. The idea sends a chill up my spine.

Now that we know he’s probably just fine, we can laugh about it. I teased him that he’s having hysterical pregnancy symptoms and trying to steal my limelight. 😉