TTUT-Old School Bloggin’

Castle: Reading the paper? You are going to lose all of your wired teen hyper texting nano gizmo street cred.
Alexis: I’m a rebel. I kick it old school.-Castle

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Emmymom tagged me in Old School Bloggin’ style and I’m so glad, because I didn’t have much to report this week. I’ve just been getting the house ready for my baby shower (Tminus 11 days if you’re reading this Tuesday!) and keeping super busy with church activities. I sang my first solo at the church last week, and if I can figure out a way to edit the video archive posted on their site to just my song, I’ll try to share it with ya’ll. I’m in my 30th week of pregnancy, and I’m LOVING Piglet’s gymnastics routine. I’m also puppy sitting this week, and I have a million things on my to do list. But enough about the boring mundane stuff, it’s time to answer questions:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Wow, 10 years ago I had just moved in with the guy I was convinced I was going to marry-Flame Boy. I was commuting to San Francisco State from Napa every day, and it was sort of hell. Moving in with him was a terrible decision, and one I would later regret hugely. I don’t miss that time in my life, but man do I miss this figure!!

old school DG

Oh, and that terrible faux fur lined jacket? You guessed it, my Ididn’tknowhewasgaybutshouldhaveseenit boyfriend picked it out for me. I’m also leaning against his flame painted mustang. Red flag much?

What 5 Things are on your to do list? (just 5? My list is a mile long, but this is just some of the stuff I need to do this week)
1. Make thank you card for my baby shower hostess Geeky
2. Make height chart for nursery
3. Learn my alto part for the Hallalejah chorus by Easter Sunday (not much time left!)
4. Attend the breast feeding class put on by my hospital and hopefully learn something useful
5. Remove all window coverings from downstairs windows Thurs in preparation for our new windows to be installed Friday!!!

What are 5 snacks you enjoy
1. Turkey jerky
2. Wasabi peas
3. Chips and salsa
4. Dried mango slices
5. Apple slices and peanut butter

Name Some Things You would do if you were a millionaire?
Definitely buy my digital SLR! Buy a house in the country with property, so Match would be happy and so I could get some chickens. Pay off all debt, and then pay off both sets of parents’ debt, and pay for the best divorce lawyer money can buy for my brother’s divorce so that poor guy can move on with his life and get rid of that adulterous beezy once and for all. Set up a college fund for Piglet, invest, and then go on a long overdue vacation with Match. I’m thinking tropical island, after I can drink again, and when I’m ready for a babysitter. 😉 Oh, and a personal trainer to get my body back in pre-pregnancy shape first. 😉

Name some places you have lived
Oregon, California

Name some bad habits you have
I’m a very sloppy eater. I always have to remind myself of table manners when I go out in public.
I am pretty addicted to the internet. I connect first thing in the morning, and I am connected all throughout the day. I try to stay off the computer when Match is home, and I hope to spend less time online when my little guy gets here.

Name some jobs you have had:
cashier at a Kayak shop, candy bagger, Petco animal specialist, Marine World Education guide, Veterinary Technician, Project Manager of a wine testing lab, IT Support Helpdesk Specialist, Freelance Writer. Man I’ve had bunch of random jobs!

Well that was fun, and thank you Emmy for giving me something to write about this week!

I’m going to tag:

Phoebe-The Girl That Dreams

Hot Pants-Handbags & Handguns

Dandy-Spontaneous Clapping

Charlotte-My Pixie Blog



7 Months-Bumpdate

Rachel: Monica, we need more candy.
Monica: What? There’s only been like 4 kids!
Rachel: Yeah I know, but one of them just said that she loved me so I just gave her everything.
Phoebe: No wonder you’re pregnant. -Friends

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

7 months, 28 weeks

-Hello 3rd trimester!! It is so good to see you! I feel like time has actually gone by pretty fast. I’m loving my big round belly, and all the smiles I get when I waddle around town.

-I’m still feeling really good, and I have a surprising amount of energy. I expect that will change soon, so I’ve been trying to do as many crafts and projects as I can before the fatigue sets in.

-I haven’t had any wild cravings lately. I just love food, and I am doing my best to mix up healthy foods with the occasional junk. Whoever said when you carry a boy you don’t crave sweets is full of it. I love sweets, especially sour patch kids. I also still crave fried crab and cream cheese wontons from our local Chinese food restaurant, just like I did with Roo. I suppose that’s my one “pregnancy craving”.

-My belly button is getting closer and closer to popping out. It’s so weird looking to me. I’ve always had a deep innie, and this thing is so bizarre looking. Match says it looks like some sort of creepy sea creature. Thanks babe!

-The ladies at my church have asked to throw me a baby shower for Piglet. So next month I will have two showers for our lil guy. I feel so incredibly blessed!

-Just 8 more shots of progesterone, including this week. I read that it’s really common for babies to be born 7-10 days after the last progesterone shot. Wow. I wouldn’t mind if Piglet got here in May, so long as he was fully cooked. Even if he’s  overdue, he will be here in less than 3 months!


TTUT-10 Things to Smile About-February

Dr. House: I scammed you into doing the dishes, I made you sit on the steps, I didn’t kill your puppy. I did not make you miserable.
Dr. Wilson: Oh, so this is therapy?
Dr. House: No it just… makes me smile.
Dr. Wilson: All right, I’m finding a new place tomorrow.
Dr. House: Right, but not tonight.
Dr. Wilson: Well, I figure you wanna shave my eyebrows while I’m asleep— I wouldn’t wanna deprive you of that last smile. -House

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Today I’m also linking up with:

1. Baby kicks! They wake me up every morning and guarantee I will start my day with a smile. He also likes to give me soft jabs right before bedtime, so as I’m drifting off to sleep, he’s reminding me that he’s doing just fine in there. I also love that Match is consistently feeling him too. The kicks are getting harder and unmistakable! 2010-04-18

2. Monkey sharing his bed with Fluff. puppycuddles

Are they not just the cutest? I love how she just sauntered over to his bed to cuddle with him. I’m not sure he would have let an older dog do as much . I love how patient he is with the little pup when she visits. It bodes well for Piglet (at least I hope it does!) and hopefully he’ll have lots of patience with him too.

3. My new smartphone. Yep, I finally caved and got another smartphone, after going almost 2 years without one. It’s a refurb, and it was only 99 cents! I couldn’t pass up a deal that good.  Since having it back I’ve been a lot better about not letting it suck away all my attention. I scored this really cute case for it for cheap too. How cute is the black and pink?


4. Match cuddling on Geeky’s couch with her humongous dog Horse. I love that Horse still thinks he’s a lapdog. P1070871

5. My new drink holder. 🙂 I’ve been waiting to get big enough to do this trick for awhile. I’m pretty sure Match is going to want me to hold his beers from now on. 😉


6. Hanging with most of The Group for game night. Every time I get together with them, I’m reminded of how much I love this crazy crew. There have been talks of an adult prom in the works for either late this year or early next. I really hope it happens because with this group it’s guaranteed to be a good time. P1070922

7. This picture, and not just because it’s a nice one of me and Match. It makes me smile because when I posted it on Facebook, it prompted my cousin’s girlfriend to comment, “Damnn girl, check out those baby feeders!” It makes me laugh whenever I think about it. As a solid A cup pre-pregnancy, I have to admit, it is good sporting these “baby feeders”. P1070892

8. This beautiful weather, and being able to get out and enjoy it. I might sound like a broken record, but I just can’t even tell you how grateful I am that I get to be so active this pregnancy. Match, Monkey and I went on an hour and a half long walk in the park last week, and I felt so strong! It was incredible. IMAG0016

9. Watching Monkey smile when we take him on walks. Who says animals don’t feel emotion? That is one happy pup right there.


10. Seeing this face at my Dr. appointment yesterday put a big smile on my face.  Forgive the quality of the picture, but if you look close you can see that he has Daddy’s chin.


TTUT-I Need Decorating Advice

Lilith: You should be decorating professionally.
Norm: Doing you folks a favor is one thing. Anymore of this interior decorating junk could really eat into my reputation as a lazy, beer-guzzling lump of mashed potatoes.
Frasier: But Norm, you have a gift.
Norm: A gift? Try a curse, pal. I spent my whole damn life trying to cover up the fact that I have a great sense of color and I always know where to put the ottoman. -Cheers

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Alright readers, I need some help. We have this beautiful great room that is a living room/dining room combo with big vaulted ceilings. The problem is I’m left with this big expanse of wall that desperately needs decorating.

I was thinking of painting a triptych (3 canvases for one painting) and centering that in the middle of the wall, and  getting rid of the photograph on the left.



I would LOVE your suggestions on what I can do for this wall;  I just need a little inspiration. I wish I could afford to go out and buy some amazing piece of artwork, but for now I’m going to need to go the DIY route. Point me to links, photos, ideas, you name it, I’m interested. Help me figure out how to make this room work!



TTUT-Puppy Cuddles and a Welcome Distraction

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.-Francis Bacon

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

This week marks the point of loss for me. We lost Roo when I was 19 weeks, 2 days. I am exactly that far along in my pregnancy with Piglet as of today. It is a relief to hit this milestone, but it has not come without fear and frustrations. I started spotting on Friday and Saturday, very lightly, but enough to make me freak out. I haven’t had any pain, so I knew it was probably nothing, but the timing couldn’t have been worse.

I contacted my Dr. who believes it was from the internal exam he had to do on Thursday, and he reassured me that all was well with the baby. But he did promise to see me this Thursday, even though I’m not due for another checkup until the following week. I love that he respects my fears and what I’m going through, and is quick to accommodate me and reassure me. I really feel that I have the best team of doctors and nurses in my corner, and they will do everything they can for Piglet and me.

So Saturday when Match did his overnight overtime shift, I needed some distraction. My good friend Miss PhD came to the rescue, armed with her adorable new furbaby, this lil puffball Australian Sheppard puppy, who I will just call Fluff on the blog (she has a much cuter name, but I’m respecting her privacy).


Monkey was so good with her, and I was proud of him for being so patient with this 3 month old pup.

Fluff was the perfect cure for my worries, and for an evening I didn’t over think or stress about lil Piglet. Instead I got my fill of puppy cuddles and girl talk with Miss PhD. We made under cooked brownies and ate til we were stuffed. It was such a fun night!



And the best part? While we were sitting on the couch watching a movie, my belly full of brownie, Piglet gave me a very distinctive kick. It was like he was saying, “I’m good in here mama, don’t worry.” 🙂


Since Saturday I’ve felt pretty good, though I know the battles with these fears will continue throughout this pregnancy. It’s only natural for me to worry, especially when I do keep experiencing spotting. But luckily no pain or cramping, and thank god no heavy bleeding. The Dr seems to think all is well, and that my body is just sensitive and tend to spot from exams (lucky me!). I am grateful that I haven’t allowed the fears to take complete control, and I refuse to let them. I can get scared, acknowledge that fear, and then let it go. I refuse to let it overshadow the joys I feel during this pregnancy. I just keep visualizing that healthy baby boy in my arms early this summer, and I know it will be so.