She wrecks my blinds by practically crawling through them just to look outside, but she looks so darn cute doing it.
She fits into the smallest, silliest places, like the paper bag we brought the chicken wings home in.
I have other reasons, but no cute pictures to go along with them. I'll get on top of it.
Well, this is a momentous post for me. It marks 50 POSTS! Who knew I could stick with something so long??? I am, indeed sticking with it though, and my journals are suffering because of it. I'm still trying to find a balance between the two, because I feel like my journal will stick around longer than this blog, but it's so much faster (often funner) to type here.
I have to apologize if this is an unexciting 50th post, but I don't really have a lot to write about right now, so this is a bit of an update post. One of those, "so what are you and Matthew up to these days?" kind of posts.
What HAVE we been up to???
Well, Matthew is working away at the business and having fun with it. We're going to go on a bit of a road trip on Thursday, traveling to stores like his within a 1-2 hour radius of here, to see how they do things. You know, getting ideas, seeing what products they sell, etc. He's been working lots lately, and is working nearly every Saturday until mid-December. I'm not a big fan of the working Saturday thing, but we've made a compromise. He works Saturday and will take some time off at another time throughout the week if I can have something planned for us to do. None of this taking time off to sit around on our butts business.
So that's that. He worked this Saturday after our last photography field trip (woo hoo!) and I went off to the temple in Brampton because Dallin and Nathan were going for the first time. It was really nice to go and be there, and go out with everyone afterwards (dinner at the Mandarin! Woo!) but MAN it was a long day. I didn't get home until 9:30pm, and we went to bed immediately, we were both so tired. My friend Farrah thinks I'm pushing myself too much because my feet were REALLY swollen by the end of the day, but I think it was just because I did a lot of sitting and not drinking enough water. I didn't feel like I should just stop what I'm doing and take a break. I think the sleepiness was because I'd been up since 6am and hadn't slept well.
Sleep lately is difficult. I had a dream just before I woke up yesterday morning that I was crying and telling Matthew how much my back hurt and how I can't sleep because of it, and then I woke up and realized it hadn't happened but that my back actually DID hurt.
Because I've been waking up so much lately, I've been having a lot of vivid dreams that I can remember, and at least once a night I dream of food. And I don't mean just dreaming of looking at food. I can remember SO clearly what the food tastes like. Mostly I dream of chocolate, but not always. Once it was mini Mars bars, then Rolos, then buttertarts, then ham and vegetables, then this delicious brownie with whip cream and caramel, and last night it was canned green beans. I had made something with the beans and Matt had picked them all out because he doesn't like them, so I ate his.
I'm still trying to figure out if they're cravings or just me thinking about food as I sleep. I'm usually pretty happy to get the food I'm dreaming of, but it's not an obsession. Hmm.
I've also been trying to figure out if I'm nesting and I came to the conclusion last night at 11pm that I am. How did I know? I was in the doorway of the baby's room just looking at everything and then I decided that the rocking chair would go better in another corner of the room, so I spent 5 minutes rearranging everything and then just sat in the chair enjoying my handiwork.
Anyway, other than that, not too much has been going on. Yesterday I took a chance and said to Matt, "If I'm lucky I won't have to do anything in Primary!" and then 15 minutes later I was preparing a lesson for the 8-11 year-old girls! Too funny.
Oh! Yesterday I started listening to Christmas music in the car and we turned on our Christmas lights in the evening before we went to Matt's parents, and I loved every bit of it! I was going to wait until I saw more people putting on their lights, but then Matt pointed out that someone had to be first, so that settled it.
Hmm...what else should I update on? There really isn't much right now! Days are long and weeks are fast, but that's life for you! Oh, here's something new that is baby-ish. The baby has been doing more rolling and stretching than kicking lately, and yesterday it started to hurt. Until then it never really caused pain; it was more just pressure against my ribs or whereever. But yesterday and today he's been kicking (or pushing) certain places repeatedly, and they're getting sore. I just start pushing back in hopes that he'll stop and pick somewhere else for a bit, and that seems to work. Oh, and another discovery since Friday is that I have the beginnings of stretch marks. They're red and on my stomach, and seeing as I still have at least a couple months left, I'm fully prepared and expecting them to get bad, but I don't mind.
Now I really do think that is it! Nothing new, just life and the little things that happen throughout the day. It's good though. I'm glad everything is good and peaceful right now, and I love life (most days!)