Saturday, August 30, 2008

- Can't wait...and what I miss

I can't wait until Tuesday, we will find out if we're having a boy or girl or if it is going to be as stubborn as myself and DH and not share its gender. How exciting, right now there is so much anticipation as to the gender I haven't even wonder what the personality will be like let alone what it will look like....although soon I will have to stop calling it "IT" and call it he or she. :-)

What I miss:

dirty martinis
beer
SUSHI; oyster shots, hamachi sunrise, raw fish sushi.....oh how I miss you sushi.

Friday, August 29, 2008

- What a historical year!

Ok, I'm due January 20. I think that ROCKS. That is the day the new President and VP take office. Now here's the thing....

With McCain just making his announcement and choosing a women for his VP and Obama being the Democratic Presidential candidate my baby will be born in (what I think) the most historic year in the history of our country since we gained our independence, or since the end of slavery. And the thought that my baby is due on that day?!?

Despite who you are going to vote for, despite your party affiliation, its amazing. I am so thankful that this is when my baby is coming into the world. Despite our problems, despite our issues, changes are being made every day.

I remember in elementary school (mine was VERY liberal Episcopal school in the San Francisco Bay Area) being taught that a women and ESPECIALLY a Black man would NEVER EVER be a candidate let alone "allowed" into the white house....now despite your choice one or the other will be.

I'M LOVING THIS DAY!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

- pregnancy and finally some knitting!

Apparently I've been retaining some water....or about 5lbs. My feet have swollen from a size 6 1/2 to a 10. Needless to say, this is not the best. So the nurse told me to stay off of my feet as much as possible this weekend, drink 3 liters of water a day, and go to prompt care if I get dizzy, have vision changes or headaches. I've been keeping my feet up, and have been drinking a butt load of water and am feeling way better. My hands are still swollen, but not as bad, so I've been able to knit three whole rows (120 stitches) in the round, in order to start a new hat for my MIL. I haven't been able to knit in forever! My hands have been hurting for a while and I just haven't been able to knit. But now, VICTORY!!!! :-)

I'm going to attempt the Claudia hat again. Last time my problem was that I didn't follow the pattern. So I messed it up. I'm going to try again. I love the hat, and think my MIL will too.

I found the pattern on Ravelry.com.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

- BIG news

I haven't posted in quite a while, and I've been posting intermittently at best, why you ask....well you probably don't ask, but I'll tell you anyway.......Ready?!?


I'm pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup, I'm preggo! 4 1/2 months to be exact. I'll find out in two weeks if we're having a boy or a girl....or a puppy, I'm hoping for a boy or a girl.

So you'll have to forgive the intermittent posting, we're busy, and excited, and typing with swollen finger, not my favorite past time. :-)

Friday, August 8, 2008

- Can't knit right now

I want to knit, but my hands HURT. I have some nerve pinching going on right now, so I can't do anything. They huuuuurrrrtttt. But it shouldn't last forever, so I'll get back to it soon.

So in the interim I'll post some sites that are fun:

www.engrish.com
http://www.lileks.com/institute/
http://www.foundmagazine.com/find/2884
http://www.subservientchicken.com/
http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/
http://www.picturesofwalls.com/